Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

Last 2 episodes as season 1 comes to a close

It’s full-on war, betrayal, and sacrifice in the latest episode of Shōgun. From cannons butchering
mighty samurais, a brutal ambush in the woods, to a lethal stroke of katana to end a violent
regime, every life lost in Shōgun pushes the story forward and is never in vain.

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

And it’s only going to get bloody from here.

SPOILER ALERT!

If you haven’t seen the latest episodes of Shōgun or any episode for that
matter (if you plan to binge-watch the series once all episodes are available), we suggest you
stop reading here. But if you think a little bit of spoiler never hurt anyone and it won’t diminish
your interest or the thrill, then read on!

What have been the most notable and jaw-dropping deaths in the show so far? And how will
these sudden turn of events affect the course of the unfolding civil war in the once united Feudal
Japan? Here’s a run-down:

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

Shooting the messenger: Nebara Jozen

Lord Ishido’s messenger, Nebara Jozen, met his demise when he was ambushed while on his
way to deliver a message. After getting hit by cannonballs, his arm was blown off and was
ultimately killed off by Nagakado with a sword. In the aftermath of Jozen’s death, Lord Ishido
was left without a crucial messenger, disrupting his plans and leaving him vulnerable. And, most
significantly, it signaled the start of the all-out civil conflict. Mariko even called it and declared: “It
is war.”

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

Futile defiance: Lord Sugiyama

Lord Sugiyama’s defiance disrupted the council’s decision-making process, stalling approval for
Toranaga’s death, much to Ochiba and Ishido’s frustration. Determined to tighten their grip on
power, Ochiba told Ishido to solve the Sugiyama issue quickly. Ambushed by Ishido’s men while
attempting to leave Osaka, Sugiyama’s death was officially attributed to bandits, though the
truth was widely known, even by Toranaga. With Sugiyama now out of the picture, Ishido and
Ochiba seized control of the Council of Regents, unwilling to tolerate any opposition.

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

Facing the consequences: Akechi Jinsai

Lady Mariko’s father, Akechi Jinsai, did the unforgivable act of betraying and killing Lord Kuroda,
the former ruler of Japan. For this, he and his family were hunted. He was forced to kill his wife
and children, with only Mariko spared due to her recent marriage, before committing seppuku
himself. This altered the destinies of Mariko and Ochiba, once close friends who were inherently
innocent but compelled to adapt to survive in their own ways. They are now caught in the
currents despite not doing anything wrong. And every year that followed Jinsai’s passing, on the
anniversary of her family’s death, Mariko would ask to be permitted to take her own life but was
denied every time. She considers this a tragedy in itself, as she continuously carries the burden
of being the last living member of a disgraced clan that is deemed traitorous.

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

The beginning of the end: Lord Kuroda

The assassination of Lady Ochiba’s father, Lord Kuroda, marked the beginning of this saga’s
tumultuous journey. No one truly understands the motivations of Mariko’s father for murdering
him — other than the fact that Kuroda was thought to be corrupt and evil. His demise cleared
the path for the Taiko’s ascent to power, utilizing loyal vassals like Ishido and Toranaga to
establish order in the aftermath.

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

A brutal legacy: Nagakado

Toranaga’s son, Nagakado, set out to kill Saeki. Despite eliminating several guards with his
band of killers, Nagakado’s own demise came unexpectedly when he slipped and broke his
neck while trying to decapitate his uncle. His death not only left Toranaga grieving but also cast
a shadow of shame over his bloodline due to the failed assassination attempt, adding fuel to his
fire.

 

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Disney+ Historical Japanese War movie SHOGUN has jaw dropping scenes

A purposeful sacrifice: Hiromatsu

Toranaga’s longtime ally, Hiromatsu, boldly stepped forward, urging Toranaga to reconsider
surrender or witness his own honorable death by seppuku. Despite the gravity of the moment,
Toranaga remained resolute, as did Hiromatsu, who ultimately slit his belly. The episode’s
conclusion revealed the profound understanding between Toranaga and Hiromatsu, recognizing
the necessity of this sacrifice so no one would question the sincerity of Toranaga’s seeming
defeat. As the scene closed, Toranaga vowed to his fallen son and best friend that their deaths
would not go to waste.

Witness how these actions, consequences, and entwined destinies ultimately dictate the future
of Feudal Japan. Shōgun is now available on Disney+, with its final two episodes on April 16
and April 23.

Eli

Eli has 28 years of extensive IT sales expertise in Data, voice and network security and integrating them is his masterpiece. Photography and writing is his passion. Growing up as a kid, his father taught him to use the steel bodied Pentax and Hanimex 135mm film and single-direction flash, Polaroid cameras, and before going digital, he used mini DV tape with his Canon videocam. He now shoots with his Canon EOS 30D. Photography and blogging is a powerful mixture for him.

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