Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic stickens men in the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, the gender roles have become reversed in Japan. Woman become the dominant members of society and males are sought out for the ability to produce children. - A young man named Unoshin Mizuno (Kazunari Ninomiya) hopes to marry childhood sweetheart Onobu (Maki Horikita), but due to class differences realizes this is almost impossible. To raise his social status and also save his poor family, Unoshin Mizuno enters the Ohoku (inner chambers of the Shogun?s castle) and attempts to vie among 3,000 other men for the affection of the female shogun. What Unoshin Mizuno quickly learns about the Ohoku is that the men there are all beautiful, but highly ambitious and conniving. In this environment, the 7th shogun Tokugawa passes away and the new shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa (Kou Shibasaki) takes the thrown and enters the Ohoku?
Very Interesting Movie
I found this movie to be really enjoyable and interesting. The twist of the roles of the sexes was entertaining and fascinating. I like how the main male while being in a role of being subservant, he still had male characteristics. Just like the lady shogun also was a very strong character but still kept female characteristics. She was also very cunning. This kept me interested all the way through and felt it was worth my time. I hope it is for you too..