English Title: Oda Nobunaga, The Fool Who Conquered Japan
Romanji: Tenka wo Totta Baka
This is a movie, for TV, depicting the life of Oda Nobunaga. He is often considered as a dunderhear, the greatest dunderhead, mainly because he doesn’t conform to the norms of being a Lord. He is the heir yet he acts and dresses like a normal villager, like a begar even. Most of the time he’s dirty and is always involved with fights.
People consider him not worthy to be his father’s successor, only a few believed in him. But he proved them all wrong.
As always, Kimura Takuya’s acting was superb. The way he portrayed Nobunaga’s playful side and how he expresses anguish and pain, it was just the best. This story showed the bloody side of how lands were conquered during that era. It was bloody and even brothers fight for the right to lead. I just hope this doesn’t happen anymore.
People will betray you, is one of the things I learned watching this. Even though she’s your mother or even a brother you trust, when push comes to shove, they only save themselves. It’s sad, but it happens.
I’m not saying this because I LOVE Takuya, but he really is the Drama King of Japan. He’s a really great actor.
Through his childhood and early teenage years, he was well known for his bizarre behavior and received the name of Owari no Ōutsuke (尾張の大うつけ?, The Big Fool of Owari). He was known to run around with other youths from the area, without any regard to his own rank in society. With the introduction of firearms into Japan, however, he became known for his fondness of tanegashima firearms. ©Wikipedia
The copy I got was a bit low quality but you can watch it quite fine. You can watch it here.
You can read Oda Nobunaga’s wikipedia here.
And it was marked 7.5/10 in IMDb, here.