Disney+ ‘Shogun’ Receives Local and International Praise

From Rotten Tomatoes to Pinoy internet personalities, critics are raving about Shogun on Disney+

Ever since its February 27 premiere, Shogun has captured the hearts of period drama aficionados and action lovers alike. Set in Feudal Japan, this meticulously crafted series brings together visual brilliance, timeless storytelling, and exceptional performances from a top-notch cast that has international critics and local audiences raving about the show.

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Abundant International Acclaim

With its ensemble of A+ directors and producers, talented Japanese and international cast, and first-rate
costume, makeup, and movement experts, the show has always set its sights on the top.

Earning a solid 99% Tomatometer and 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the series deftly tackles weighty themes such as religion, war, and culture, crafting a compelling narrative that leaves viewers hungry for more.

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A mix of independent reviewers and journalists affiliated with top international publications agree that the series is truly an epic everyone has been waiting for, with many calling it worthy of standing among
recent TV legends.

Local Celebrities and Cinephiles Agree

Shogun has also made a significant impact on Filipino audiences, carving out a following across various social media platforms, including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter). Influencers and cinephiles alike express approval for this samurai saga, a cinematic flick that ticks all the boxes of a compelling and thought-provoking story.

GeekyPinoy, a content creator on TikTok, recently hailed Shogun as one of the standout series of 2024. Their post garnered over 70,000 views and more than 200 comments, sparking discussions that ranged from comparing its influence to acclaimed shows like Vikings and Game of Thrones, to praising its cinematography, world-building, and well-crafted character development.

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Across social media, the show has become synonymous with terms like “cinematic TV experience,” “visually stunning production,” and “the best show on TV right now.” When someone mentions a “samurai show,” chances are they’re referring to Shogun.

Shogun is now streaming on Disney+.

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