Japanese martial arts legends Sonny Chiba and Ken Ogata star as men on opposite ends of a government dispute in SHOGUN'S SHADOW. The shogun favors his younger son as his heir, but must concoct a way of eliminating his elder child Tachechiyo. He declares that Tachechiyo must travel to Edo for a special initiation rite, hoping that bandit leader Iba Shoemon (Chiba) will do away with him on the journey. Little does he realize that a team of skilled samurai with fondness for the boy, led by Igo Gyobu (Ogata), have decided to accompany him on the dangerous trip. Filled with swordfighting martial arts action and stunts coordinated by Chiba's own Japanese Action Club, SHOGUN'S SHADOW is an entertaining treat for fans of the genre.