The drama series depicts the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616).

Takechiyo (who later becomes Tokugawa Ieyasu) was born as the son of a poor and powerless daimyo. Takechiyo lost his father during a war. He grew up lonely and away from his mother. Takechiyo didn't have a clue about what his future would hold. He then has a dramatic meeting with the young Oda Nobunaga.

Series Cast

  1. Jun Matsumoto as Tokugawa Ieyasu / Takechiyo

    Jun Matsumoto

    Tokugawa Ieyasu / Takechiyo

    50 Episodes

  2. Junichi Okada as Oda Nobunaga

    Junichi Okada

    Oda Nobunaga

    50 Episodes

  3. Kasumi Arimura as Tsukiyamadono / Sena

    Kasumi Arimura

    Tsukiyamadono / Sena

    50 Episodes

  4. Tsuyoshi Muro as Toyotomi Hideyoshi

    Tsuyoshi Muro

    Toyotomi Hideyoshi

    50 Episodes

  5. Mansai Nomura as Imagawa Yoshimoto

    Mansai Nomura

    Imagawa Yoshimoto

    50 Episodes

  6. Hiroshi Abe as Takeda Shingen

    Hiroshi Abe

    Takeda Shingen

    50 Episodes

  7. Nao Omori as Sakai Tadatsugu

    Nao Omori

    Sakai Tadatsugu

    50 Episodes

  8. Yuki Yamada as Honda Tadakatsu

    Yuki Yamada

    Honda Tadakatsu

    50 Episodes

  9. Yosuke Sugino as Sakakibara Yasumasa

    Yosuke Sugino

    Sakakibara Yasumasa

    50 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 1 - What will you do, Ieyasu?

Season 1

2023 | 50 Episodes

Season 1 of What will you do, Ieyasu? premiered on January 8, 2023.

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What will you do, Ieyasu?
What will you do, Ieyasu?


Original Name どうする家康

Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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