Haruka Fukuhara NHK’s “Soar! has turned from a “crying morning drama” to a “cheesy adolescent romantic comedy.
The 8th week of the NHK morning drama “Soaring! (NHK), in which actress Haruka Fukuhara plays the lead role. (NHK), starring Haruka Fukuhara, the #Mairiagare-reflections” that had been lurking in the shadows until now has suddenly become more active, and even viewers who had warmly watched the drama so far are now voicing their concerns.
In this morning drama, the heroine Mai Iwakura (Fukuhara) grew up in the manufacturing town of Higashi-Osaka City and the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture.
The story has been highly acclaimed for its careful and sensitive depiction of the emotions and backgrounds of each of the characters. However, from the 8th week, the heroine Mai’s character was changed to “a clumsy and stupid girl who is not good at studying,” and netizens were disappointed, saying that “she has become something completely different. The netizens were also disappointed, saying, “She has turned into a completely different person.
Mai, who had been reserved in her childhood, comes to be able to express her feelings honestly under the watchful eyes of the strong and kind people of Gotō.
By incorporating the charm of Gotō into the story, the drama “Soar! was able to run strongly by incorporating the charm of Gotō into the story,” said production supervisor Kumano.
Ritsutoki Kumano, the production supervisor, said, “By incorporating the charm of Gotō into the story, we were able to get the drama of ‘Soar! However, what do you think? When the 8th week began, he said, “The situation changed.
The situation has changed and the school element has become stronger. The tempo and touch inevitably changed from the previous weeks as the story progressed through the play of Mai, the team of six, and the instructor.
It’s as if a different drama has begun. But what about “Naniwa Birdman Arc,” which depicts the college years in the same school drama?
In “Naniwa Birdman,” Mai’s challenge to become a pilot is depicted as a coming-of-age drama, while the dreams of her father Kota (Katsunori Takahashi) and mother Megumi (Hiromi Nagasaku), who run a “screw-making factory” in a manufacturing town, and Mai’s childhood friends Takashi (Eiji Akachu) and Kurumi (Mizuki Yamashita) are also depicted. (Mizuki Yamashita), Mai’s childhood friend Kiji (Eiji Akachu) and Kurumi (Mizuki Yamashita), are also well depicted.
The seventh week, when Mai and Kurumi head to the Goto Islands to bring back missing Takashi, became a famous scene in the early part of the drama, which is called a “crying morning drama”” (producer, production company).
However, as soon as we entered the 8th week, Mai’s character changed to “a clumsy and stupid girl who is not good at studying,” and she passed the entrance exam to an airline school without much effort.
What in the world was going on in the morning drama “Soar! What in the world had happened to the morning drama “Soar!
The scriptwriter was changed from Ryoko Kuwabara, the main writer, to Uriha Shimada and Ryota Tsukuda starting with the “Aviation School” version. Mr. Kumano, the production supervisor, explained the reason for the change: “The aviation school version is extremely specialized, and it took a great deal of time to interview and communicate with the aviation academy, which served as the model for the script, to confirm it. For this reason, we formed a team for the aviation school version, including the script, direction, and production staff who made various arrangements such as location shooting.
However, he says, “Of course, the base of the film was created by sharing the worldview created by Mr. Kuwabara,” but is that really the case? I just can’t believe that Mr. Kuwabara’s worldview is being followed. If Mr. Kuwabara had been involved not only in the overall structure but also in each and every line, instead of leaving everything to two scriptwriters, the first love between Mai and Hiroaki Kashiwagi, played by Ren Meguro of Snow Man, would have been a lot more enjoyable. If Mr. Kuwabara had been involved not only in the overall structure but also in every single line of the drama, the first love between Mai and Hiroaki Kashiwagi, played by Ren Meguro of Snow Man, would not have been ridiculed as a “cheap adolescent romantic comedy.
The scriptwriter of the morning drama “Soar! (Mai-Age!), a scriptwriter, has been deaf since she was in the sixth grade. To compensate for her handicap, she went to college to become a lawyer, but gave up when she turned 20 because she could not hear people’s voices at all. He aspired to become a screenwriter while submitting children’s stories and poems.
In 2002, he won the top prize of the “BK Radio Drama Screenplay Award” sponsored by NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station for his radio drama “Summer Afternoon, the Bay is Light,” and began his career as a screenwriter. In 2008, he attracted much attention with the serial drama “Healing Heartache” (NHK), which was modeled on his own experience of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Atsuko Takahata, who plays the role of Shoko, Megumi’s mother who lives in Gotō, said, “The language of Gotō is so difficult that when I read it over and over again, I find myself crying so hard I have a pile of tissues.
When she learned that Kuwabara-san has a severe hearing impairment, she confessed, “I felt as if I was being choked up every time I read the script,” thinking, “He must have put a lot of himself into his profession of spinning words.
Mai, the heroine, rises up even after being hurt, reaches out to others, and “soars high against the headwind. When will such a heroine, Mai, come back to life again?
Text： Ukon Shima (Broadcaster, Video Producer)
He is involved in program production in a wide range of genres, including variety, news, and sports programs. He has also planned and published many books on female TV announcers, idols, and the TV industry. While working on documentary programs, he became interested in history and recently published "Ieyasu was dead in Sekigahara" (Takeshobo Shinsho). She is also publishing the e-book series "Ibun Chakurezuregusa" (Different Stories about Craftsmen).