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Description: Set during the Edo Period, "Sword of Desperation" tells the unforgetteable story of swordsman Kanemi Sanzawmon (Etsushi Toyokawa). Three years ago, Kanemi Sanzawmon killed Renko (Megumi Seki), the mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou (Jun Murakami) & a woman causing corruption. Unexpectedly, Kanemi Sanzawon received a lenient punishement and was able to return to his clan in only one year. After the death of his wife Mutsue (Naho Toda), Kanemi Sanzawon lives with and takes care of Mutsue's niece Satoo (Chizuru Ikewaki). Kanemi is unaware of Satoo's secret affections for him, but she is able to change his outlook on life. Meanwhile, Kanemi Sanzawon's unique "bird-catching" sword fighting technique will be tested when he must battle Hayatonosho Obiya (Koji Kikkawa) ...
REALLY GREAT DRAMA....BUT...
It is really unfortunate that such a great drama got my 9 stars instead of 10 stars rating because segment 6/6 was a completely different modern drama. Uploader snafu!!! Anyhow, this drama is still so interesting that with the missing conclusion, I still gave it a nine. Kanemi kills his lords concubine because she was influencing the lords’ decisions and causing the deaths of many citizens. Kanemi gets off easy with a judgment of one year house arrest. During his house arrest his dead wife’s niece takes care of him and become closer and eventually become intimate. The rest, you need to see. There is loyalty, love and a moderate amount of blood and gore for a Japanese movie. I hope that by the time someone reads this the missing segment will be corrected.