Get Your Samurai Swords Out Because ‘Shōgun’ Is Out On Disney+ This Month

Taking you back in time

Get ready to be taken back to 1600s Japan because streaming platform Disney+ has finally announced the release date of the highly anticipated series adaptation of Shōgun. If you’re one of those looking forward to the series, read on to know what to expect and its premiere on Disney+ in Singapore.

Shōgun: An action-packed series

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The official poster for 'Shōgun'. (Photo from: @disneyplussg)

Shōgun is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell. The story follows John Blackthorne, a skilled English navigator who gets stuck at a poor fishing village in feudal Japan and must learn how to navigate through the politics and power in the region.

Along the way, he meets Lord Yoshii Toranaga, a power-hungry figure, who must find a way to survive after his enemies on the Council of Regents team up against him. The fate of these two men is inextricably linked with their translator, Lady Toda Mariko, a Christian noblewoman who comes from a disgraced line. While on the job, she must also prove her loyalty while carrying on her duty for her late father.

The official trailer for 'Shōgun'.

John Blackthorne is played by Cosmo Jarvis (Peaky Blinders) while Japanese actor and martial artist Hiroyuki Sanada (John Wick: Chapter 4) steps into the shoes of Lord Yoshii Toranaga . Anna Sawai (Fast X) plays Lady Toda Mariko. 

When and where to watch it in Singapore

The 10-episode limited series will be premiering on Disney+ Singapore on 27 February, starting with two episodes. One episode will be released every week after. 

What are you most looking forward to in the series?

(Cover photos from: @disneyplussg

Looking for more Japanese titles to watch? Check out this English-dubbed version of Studio Ghibli’s The Boy and the Heron.

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