How to Watch Nihon Gankutsuou Online in The UK

Seasons: N/A

Released: 1979–

Rated: N/A


Updated: 2nd Aug, 2021
Genres: Adventure, History
Director: N/A

The cast of Nihon Gankutsuou

Tôru Abe, Hiroshi Arikawa, Yoichi Hayashi, Nagisa Katahira

What is Nihon Gankutsuou about?

Japan in the year 1637, the city of Edo is celebrating the wedding of the young Samurai Aoi Tsinoske and his maid Miyuki. But at the same time Shogun Iemitsu receives the message that a violent revolt is taking place in Kyushu. The infamous Shimbara-Rebellion is threatening his reign. Iemitsu reacts immediately and sends out 3.000 warriors to beat the rebels. As a noble samurai and one of the best warriors, Tsinoske becomes one of their leaders and kicks off at the same night of his wedding. In Kyushu, Tsinoske and his army are surprised by the strong resistance of the rebels, which forces them into a series of bloody fights. But the most danger for Tsinoske is not in front of him, its lurking behind his back! His own cousin Kamiya Jyudayu - who is extremely jealous about Tsinoske's successful career and his wife Miyuki - is spinning an evil scheme around him. Together with his best friend Sagenta, his superiors and a business partner, Jyudayu is able to set a trap for the noble samurai. Their plan seems to work, Tsinoske falls in disgrace, but the officials are too afraid to kill a noble samurai too quickly. So they sentence him to be imprisoned on the infamous hell-island, where he should find a painful and slow death, while his traitors come back as heroes. But against all odds, Tsinoske is able to survive with the help of a monk and a former rebel. After 10 painful years he manages to escape hell-island to seek fatal revenge on his traitors.

Where to watch Nihon Gankutsuou

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the UK, with a broad range of TV Shows, Movies and documentaries. Prime has also recently moved in to live sports, giving customers the option of streaming Premier League football and Rugby Union Internationals.

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Amazon pretty much built its popularity in the UK around shows like The Grand Tour, Vikings and Good Omens. But the addition of Live sports like the Premier League, International Rugby and Tennis mean it has become much more than that.
Amazon Prime can be added to your bill whether you’re a Sky, BT or Virgin customer.
If you’re a sports fan then Amazon wins hands down. Both providers have a fantastic selection of TV Shows and Films, and in this respect, it’s tough to separate them!


  • Short and Long term contracts
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Streaming on Crunchy Roll

Anime fans in the UK have another platform to indulge in. Crunchyroll hosts some of the most popular shows that can be streamed online. And there’s manga too.

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Yes. When users subscribe, they can watch and read their favourite content without any ad breaks.
No. While the platform is available on mobile devices, Appel TV, Roku, and even gaming consoles, users will have to pay the subscription fee.
Funimation Now gives access to their own content. Crunchyroll opens the door to a wider selection of anime. Not to forget manga too.


  • Users can watch anime and read their favourite mangas on one platform.
  • Recent episodes available one hour after the Japan telecast.
  • A super expansive anime and manga library.
  • Discount on merchandise from Crunchyroll store.