About the TV Show
japan historical figure period drama jidaigeki heian period heike story genpei war taiga
First Air Date: January 08, 2012
|First Aired on||:||2012|
|Genres||:||Action & Adventure,Drama,War & Politics|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||54 episodes in 2 Seasons|
Villain or hero, Taira no Kiyomori changed Japanese history forever 900 years ago. Without ever knowing his real father, Kiyomori was raised as a samurai. Together with his stepfather, he wiped out piracy along Japan's western coast, becoming a full-fledged warrior samurai. In an age when samurai were looked down on as members of the lower class, Kiyomori was skillful at winning the hearts and minds of the people. By rounding up surrendered pirates and achieving other successes, Kiyomori eventually became the de facto ruler of Japan.