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Rafael Antonio Pineda wrote:
The manga is set at the end of Japan's Warring States period, as Tokugawa Ieyasu is securing his shogunate by eliminating the the political supporters of the previous shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Actually, Toyotomi Hideyoshi did not become a shōgun (seii-tai-shōgun).
According to Toyotomi Hideyoshi Fu, a book by Edo-period scholar Hayashi Razan, Hideyoshi tried to become an adopted son of shōgun Ashikaga Yoshiaki in order to become a shōgun, but Hideyoshi failed in it and could not become a shōgun. Toyotomi Hideyoshi Fu also says that nobleman Kikutei Harusue suggested that Hideyoshi should become kanpaku (the Chief Adviser to the Emperor) instead of shōgun. In fact, Toyotomi Hideyoshi became a kanpaku. Not a shōgun. (Some scholars think that the Imperial Court stealthily offered to give the title of shōgun to Hideyoshi but he declined it, however.)
Mind you, Hideyoshi's having become a kanpaku is mentioned even in biographical/historical books about Hideyoshi/the Azuchi–Momoyama period aimed at Japanese children.
Since Japan-related things often appear in anime and manga, to write articles on anime and manga often requires a writer on anime and manga to have solid Japanological knowledge, especially if he/she wants to write high-quality articles.
If you work in a Japan-related field and want to produce high-quality results, it may be better for you to study Japanology hard, Mr Pineda.

Rafael Antonio Pineda wrote:
Efu no Shichinin (The Seven Palatine Ninja)

The term 'efu' usually means the office of warriors who guarded the Imperial Palace.
But, in the afterword for Volume 3 of the Efu no Shichinin manga, the author Yamaguchi Takayuki says that in the manga the term 'efu' means a visionary city which people who resisted conquerors sought in another world.
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