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MAGI The Tensho Boys’ Embassy

Season 1
201916+
In the 1500s, the Tensho Boys’ Embassy was the first to cross from Japan to Europe and meet with the Pope. A historical tale by one of Japan’s top screenwriters, Toshio Kamata, and famed director, Shunichi Nagasaki, MAGI depicts the lives of these boys as they make their perilous journey, cross paths with historical figures, enter manhood, and, finally, become buried in the sands of time.
Starring
SHUHEI NOMURAYUKI MORINAGAATSUSHI OGATA
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
EnglishEspañol日本語
Audio languages
日本語
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  1. 1. EPISODE 1 The Chosen Ones -Nagasaki Installment-
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    January 15, 2019
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    The Age of the Warring States. Valignano, a missionary, devises a plan to spread Catholicism in Japan by sending Japanese boys to the Vatican to meet the Pope as a manifestation of the bible’s MAGI “Wise Men from the Far East”. Valignano takes four boys to meet with Lord Nobunaga Oda.
  2. 2. EPISODE 2 The King of the Far East -Kyoto Installment-
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    Valignano takes the four boys to meet Nobunaga. He attempts to gain approval for an embassy sent by a Japanese king. Nobunaga commands Mancio, who still doubts the Christianity, to journey across the sea to an unknown land, then return to Japan. Together with a gold folding screen left in their care by Nobunaga, the boys embark on a long voyage to far-off Rome.
  3. 3. EPISODE 3 Purgatory Begins – Goa Installment-
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    The boys cross the sea, survive a savage storm, and arrive in Goa, India. Here, an unexpected message from the Jesuit Society Headquarters arrives. Father Valignano, who had been leading the embassy, is ordered to remain in India. The boys, now filled with uneasiness, leave Goa to travel onwards to Rome, now accompanied by Dourado.
  4. 4. EPISODE 4 The Empire On Which the Sun Never Sets – Lisbon Installment -
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    The Tensho Boys’ Embassy cross the Indian Ocean, round the Cape of Good Hope and arrive in Lisbon, Portugal. They are amazed to behold the grandness of Europe for the first time. They set out for Spain to meet King Philip the Second, known as the ruler of an empire on which the sun never sets. As they travel by night, they see a row of blazes. These are heretics being burnt at the stake.
  5. 5. EPISODE 5 Cheers and Spears of Hatred – Madrid Installment -
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    After their audience with King Philip, Mancio alone is summoned and observes an unusually true side of the king of the world. The boys leave Spain and head across the Mediterranean Sea towards Italy. On the way, their ship rocks wildly to the sound of cannon fire. After meeting King Philip, the boys are mercilessly targeted by a strained Christian society, now divided by Protestant Reformation.
  6. 6. EPISODE 6 Would You Die For Me? – Florence Installment -
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    After disembarking in the Port of Livorno, Italy, Juliao collapses with a high fever and is taken to hospital. The remaining three boys continue to the “City of Flowers” – Florence. Along the way, they are surrounded by crowds cheering “MAGI!” Believed to be the Three Wise Men from the East that appear in the bible, the Tensho Boys’ Embassy receives a zealous welcome.
  7. 7. EPISODE 7 Who is Judah? – Florence Installment -
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    The boys meet the Duke of Tuscany of Medici Family. They are invited to a ball hosted by the Duchess Bianca, a woman of unsurpassable beauty. The young men dance for the first time ever. They leave Florence, a city of endless excitement, and head for Rome. But, a day’s journey from Rome, they are stopped by a messenger from the Vatican and ordered to wait in a nearby lodge.
  8. 8. EPISODE 8 The Beggar’s Child – Rome Installment -
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    A crowd shouting “MAGI!” gathers around the boys’ lodge. Forced to wait with the Vatican almost in their sights, the boys cannot hide their frustration. Meanwhile, in Japan, Hideyoshi has risen up from his beginnings as a beggar to rule Japan in place of Nobunaga, who has died in a revolt. He closes in on Christian missionaries summoned to Osaka Castle. A storm descends upon Christians in Japan.
  9. 9. EPISODE 9 The Three Wise Men – The Vatican Installment –
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    At last, a messenger arrives from the Vatican and the boys are granted an audience with the pope. As a crowd of commoners cries out “MAGI!” in the belief that the three wise men of the Far East had come, the boys don elegant Japanese garbs and make their way to where the pope awaits them.
  10. 10. THE LAST EPISODE An Endless Journey
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    After their audience with the pope, the boys embark on their return voyage to their homeland. They are reacquainted with Father Valignano when they stop in Goa. But alas, the Japan that awaits them is one with intensifying oppression of Christians led by Hideyoshi, who has issued a Purge Directive Order to the Jesuits.
  11. 11. A story relating to Episode 1 : Nagasaki, Place Of Departure
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    A story relating to Episode 1
  12. 12. A story relating to Episode 2 : Nobunaga And The World Empire
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    A story relating to Episode 2
  13. 13. A story relating to Episode 3 : The Colony Of Goa
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    A story relating to Episode 3
  14. 14. A story relating to Episode 4 : Vestiges Of The World Empire
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    A story relating to Episode 4
  15. 15. A story relating to Episode 5 : The Boys And Letterpress Printing
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    A story relating to Episode 5
  16. 16. A story relating to Episode 6 : Florence, The City Of Flowers
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    A story relating to Episode 6
  17. 17. A story relating to Episode 7 : The Boys And Western Music
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    A story relating to Episode 7
  18. 18. A story relating to Episode 8 : Hideyoshi And Military Invasion
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    A story relating to Episode 8
  19. 19. A story relating to Episode 9 : The Other Story
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    A story relating to Episode 9

More details

Directors
SHUNICHI NAGASAKI
Producers
KANJIRO SAKURANAOHIKO OGAWAYORIE MIYATAKE
Network
TBS VISION
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more
Supporting actors
BOB WERLEYERIC BOSSICKKAI INOWAKINAOTO OGATAGAKU SANOKOJI KIKKAWA