The morning drama “Chimudo-don”, which has been harshly criticized one after another, will have a complete change in evaluation due to the spectacular recovery of foreshadowing? | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The morning drama “Chimudo-don”, which has been harshly criticized one after another, will have a complete change in evaluation due to the spectacular recovery of foreshadowing?

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Yuna Kuroshima is the heroine of NHK’s morning drama “Chimudotsu. The drama has received harsh reviews, but…

NHK’s morning drama “Chimu Dodan” began airing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s return to the mainland. Although the drama started with high expectations, the average household viewer ratings continued to decline until the fourth week, and SNS has been reporting that

I’m so bothered by Chimu.
The actors are good, but the script is just plain bad.

The script is noticeably flawed because the actors are good.

The morning drama started in Okinawa before the restoration of Japan. It is a coming-of-age ensemble drama that depicts the heroine’s dream of Okinawan cuisine and the bonds between siblings who support each other. In the previous drama, “Come Come Everybody,” by screenwriter Yuki Fujimoto, SNS was excited by the development of a spectacular foreshadowing play in the centennial story of three generations of heroines.’ Since the 2007 morning drama “Chitoto Tecchin”, many viewers have felt that the drama was lacking in the role of Fujimoto, who is known as a “magician of foreshadowing”.

However, in terms of the scale of the drama, “Come Come” is by no means inferior. If “Come Come Come” is a story of three generations over a hundred years, “Chimu Doton” is a family story reminiscent of “Wakakusa Monogatari” and “Hosoyuki” woven by Higa’s four siblings.

In particular, the aura of the “three beautiful Yamahara sisters,” the eldest Yoshiko (Haruna Kawaguchi), the second Nobuko (Yuna Kuroshima), and the third Utako (Moeka Kamihiraishi), is incomparable.

The drama was originally set up as four sisters, but Daisuke Habara, who wrote the script, suggested that the story be changed to one of four siblings, three sisters and an older brother. Mr. Habara’s father is actually a fourth brother and sister, just like the Higa siblings.

Moreover, his own father was a troublemaker, even more so than Kenshu (Ryusei Ryo), and “was naughty until the day he died,” according to Habara himself. Enjoying the four different lives of the four Higa siblings is one of the highlights of this film.

The heroine chosen is Yuna Kuroshima from Okinawa, who plays the second daughter, Nobuko. Chief producer Daishi Kobayashi, who is in charge of production, commented, “She has a clear and dignified look.

She is a wonderful actor who can express both serious and comical scenes with a sense of transparency, dignity, and toughness. We couldn’t think of a better choice for the heroine than Ms. Kuroshima, who is also from Okinawa.

He also said, “I couldn’t think of anyone else to play the heroine but Ms. Kuroshima, who is also from Okinawa.

However, despite being a commemorative morning drama marking the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s return to mainland Japan, the hashtag “#Chimudo-don’t reflect on the drama” and other posts immediately after the broadcast began, and social networking sites were flooded with criticism.

However, there are those who believe that the stronger the headwind, the greater the chance for success.

Writer Banana Yoshimoto, who was a classmate of Habara’s at university, commented on the “Massan” morning drama series that Habara worked on in 2002: “The characteristic of his script is that at a certain point, all the foreshadowing suddenly comes to life and the characters come alive. He praised the script, saying, “His characterization is so well-developed that every event has a foundation, and the story can be watched with ease, but with a twist of depth.

If this is the case, there is a good chance that a grand “foreshadowing” drama will begin concerning the father Kenzo (Nao Omori), who regretfully died leaving his family behind, and the mother Yuko (Yukie Nakama), who lost her family in the Battle of Okinawa.

Screenwriter Daisuke Habara, who started his career as a driver for the late Kohei Tsuka, has one thing he cannot compromise on.

He has produced such works as the movie “Patchgi” and the morning dramas “Massan” and “Tempest” (both on NHK), in which he has looked at different cultures within Japan and portrayed the gritty drama of people surviving in the face of adversity.

Moreover, in all of his works, he has placed “universal human love” at the center of his depictions, an attitude he inherited from his mentor Tsuka. How will he portray Nobuko and her siblings living through the turbulent transition from the American to the Yamato era? I look forward to a memorable drama in the future that summarizes the history of the reversion of Okinawa,” said a production company director.

Mr. Habara wrote a scene in the “Yamahara version” with tears in his eyes. It is when Nobuko, who was bewildered because she could not find what she wanted to do, participates in the “Young Industrial Festival Competition” as a helper for the cooking club. At the end of the fourth week, she declares, “I want to go to Tokyo and become a chef.

I wrote that scene while crying,” said Kuroshima, who plays Nobuko, “I cried the first time I read that scene. I was so moved. The scene was a turning point for the show. The following week, the viewer ratings started to rise a little bit.

The “Yamahara” episode depicted Okinawa before it was returned to Japan. The “Yamahara Arc” depicts Okinawa before it was returned to Japan, and the numerous “foreshadowing” scenes scattered throughout the episode blossom and eventually bring viewers to tears of joy. We are excitedly waiting for such a blissful moment to arrive.

  • Text Ukon Shima (broadcaster and video producer)

    He is involved in program production in a wide range of genres, including variety, news, and sports programs. He has 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).

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