Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu
Kanji 影武者徳川家康
Romaji Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu
Form Manga
Volumes 6
Year Released 1994–1995
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Demographic Shōnen
Author Tetsuo Hara

Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu (影武者徳川家康; ; ; ) is a manga series written and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara which run in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1994 to 1995.


During the feudal era, warlords were not only in danger from enemies outside the castle, but also from within like their own lieutenants they trusted. To protect themselves, they secretly began to use decoys of themselves. Honda Masanobu was part of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s council and also his closest friend. However, to defend his home country from Oda Nobunaga’s campaign, he leaves his position. During the 10 years on the battlefield, he meets Jirosaburo Motonobu who looks almost identical to his former master. Masanobu comes to realize that Jirosaburo must become Ieyasu’s shadow because of his trustworthy character and battle experience.