Shin Heike Monogatari

Shin Heike Monogatari (1972)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1972-01-02
  • Last Air Date: 1972-12-24
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 52
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 45 min.
  • Production Company: NHK
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: NHK G


Set at the end of the 12th century when several wars for control of Japan disrupted a long era of peace, this tale of "Heike" (another name for the Taira clan) focuses on Taira Kiyomori who fights alongside other members of his clan to at first successfully overcome the Minamoto clan and their bid for power. Battles and intrigue abound, as the puppet Emperor and Buddhist monks take sides in the power struggle. At issue is Kiyomori's parentage, not an unusual problem for the nobility in that era where clandestine liaisons among courtiers and the upper classes were common.

  • Keywords: japan, historical figure, period drama, jidaigeki, heian period, heike story, taiga
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    Shin Heike Monogatari Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1972-01-02
    52 Episodes

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    • Tatsuya Nakadai

      as Taira no Kiyomori
    • Michiyo Aratama

      as Gion no Nyogo
    • Ayako Wakao

      as Tokiwa Gozen
    • Osamu Takizawa

      as Shirakawa-in / Go-Shirakawa
    • Tamao Nakamura

      as Taira no Tokiko
    • Yoshiko Sakuma

      as Taira no Tokuko
    Writing Eiji Yoshikawa Original Story
    Writing Yumie Hiraiwa Screenplay
    Sound Isao Tomita Music