‘Shogun’ Cast and Character Guide: Who Plays Who on the FX Epic?

Get to know the key Japanese, English and Portuguese characters in the miniseries based on the James Clavell novel

Hiroyuki Sanada and Anna Sawai on Shogun
Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga, Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko on "Shogun" (CREDIT: Katie Yu/FX)

The cast of the FX series “Shogun” is a sprawling one and it can be hard to keep track of who’s who in the historical epic.

The leads are Hiroyuki Sanada of “John Wick: Chapter 4” as Lord Yoshii Toranaga and Cosmo Jarvis of “Persuasion” as the stranded Englishman who proves pivotal to Toranaga’s fortunes. Here’s our guide to help you figure out who the rest of the players in this political saga are and where else you might have seen the actors who play them.


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