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Title:Oshin
おしん
Telecast:1983-04-04 to 1984-03-31



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TV Station:NHK
Duration:297 Episodes (15 min. each)
Viewership:52.6%



Synopsis
The 31st NHK Asadora Drama is Oshin.

Oshin tells the story of a girl born into a very poor rural family in Japan, who through hard work and perseverance eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.

Broadcast in the early 1980s when Japan had finally cast off the legacy of the post-war years and the Japanese were beginning to reap the benefits of economic development, the aim of the story was to recall the hardships the older generation had endured in order to pave the way for their children. Viewers were drawn to the suffering of the main character Oshin - and then drew similarities between her story and their own home lives.
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1. Oshin おしん」メインテーマ

Actor/Actress Cast (57)
Kobayashi Ayako 小林綾子Kobayashi Ayako
小林綾子

Oshin (aged 6 to 10)
おしん
Tanaka Yuko 田中裕子Tanaka Yuko
田中裕子

Oshin (aged 16 to 46)
おしん
Otowa Nobuko 乙羽信子Otowa Nobuko
乙羽信子

Oshin (aged 50 to 84)
おしん
Izumi Pinko 泉ピン子Izumi Pinko
泉ピン子

Fuji (Oshin's mother)
Ito Shiro 伊東四朗Ito Shiro
伊東四朗

(Oshin's father)
Oji Michio 大路三千緒Oji Michio
大路三千緒

Naka (Oshin's grandmother)
Yoshioka Yuichi 吉岡祐一Yoshioka Yuichi
吉岡祐一

Shoji (Oshin's older brother)
Watanabe Eri 渡辺えり子Watanabe Eri
渡辺えり子

Tora (Shoji's wife)
Sendo Nobuko 仙道敦子Sendo Nobuko
仙道敦子

Haru (Oshin's older sister - young)
Senno Hiromi 千野弘美Senno Hiromi
千野弘美

Haru (Oshin's older sister)
Watanabe Tomiko 渡辺富美子Watanabe Tomiko
渡辺富美子

Riki (family friend)
Namiki Shiro 並樹史朗Namiki Shiro
並樹史朗

Ryuzo (Oshin's husband)
Kitamura KazuoKitamura Kazuo
Daigoro (Ryuzo's father)
Takamori Kazuko 高森和子Takamori Kazuko
高森和子

Kiyo (Ryozo's mother)
Kitamura Soichiro 北村総一朗Kitamura Soichiro
北村総一朗

Taro (Ryuzo's older brother)
Kanze Yoko 観世葉子Kanze Yoko
観世葉子

Tsuneko (Fukutaro's wife)
Imafuku Masao 今福將雄Imafuku Masao
今福將雄

Imamura Genemon
Ito Takeshi 伊藤毅Ito Takeshi
伊藤毅

Yuu (Oshin's oldest son - young)
Yamano Reo 山野礼央Yamano Reo
山野礼央

Yuu (Oshin's oldest son - young)
Matsuda Yoji 松田洋治Matsuda Yoji
松田洋治

Yuu (Oshin's oldest son - young)
Norimasa Fuke 冨家規政Norimasa Fuke
冨家規政

Yuu (Oshin's oldest son)
Yamashita Shinji 山下真司Yamashita Shinji
山下真司

Hitoshi (Oshin's son - young)
Takahashi EtsushiTakahashi Etsushi
Hitoshi (Oshin's son)
Tanaka Misako 田中美佐子Tanaka Misako
田中美佐子

Michiko (Hitoshi's wife - young)
Asaji YokoAsaji Yoko
Michiko (Hitoshi's wife)
Yoshino Yoshiko 吉野佳子Yoshino Yoshiko
吉野佳子

Kirihara Fumio 桐原史雄Kirihara Fumio
桐原史雄

辰則
Nagashima Yuko 長島裕子Nagashima Yuko
長島裕子

Hatsuko (Oshin's adopted daughter - young)
Sasaki Ai 佐々木愛Sasaki Ai
佐々木愛

Hatsuko (Oshin's adopted daugther)
Shikiya Aya 志喜屋文Shikiya Aya
志喜屋文

Yashiro Kayo (Oshin's friend - young)
Azuma Terumi 長岡輝子Azuma Terumi
長岡輝子

Yashiro Kayo (Oshin's friend)
Nagaoka Teruko 小林千登Nagaoka Teruko
小林千登

Kuni (Kayo's grandmother)
Kobayashi Chitose 尿林心登勢Kobayashi Chitose
尿林心登勢

Mino (Kayo's mother)
Ishida Taro 石田太郎Ishida Taro
石田太郎

Seitaro (Kayo's father)
Nomura Mannojo 野村万之丞Nomura Mannojo
野村万之丞

Yatsushiro Nozomi (Kayo's son)
Ohashi Goro 大橋吾郎Ohashi Goro
大橋吾郎

Kei (Nozomi's son)
Watanabe Misako 渡辺美佐子Watanabe Misako
渡辺美佐子

Harada Taka (mistress)
Nagawa Shinobu 名川忍Nagawa Shinobu
名川忍

Ritsu
Tomizawa Michie 富沢美智江Tomizawa Michie
富沢美智江

Natsu
Shimamura Miki 島村美妃Shimamura Miki
島村美妃

Kei
Maya Yuko 真野ゆうこMaya Yuko
真野ゆうこ

Sono
Tanaka Setsuko 田中世津子Tanaka Setsuko
田中世津子

Toyo
Maruyama Hiroko 丸山裕子Maruyama Hiroko
丸山裕子

Tsune
Nakamura Masatoshi 中村雅俊Nakamura Masatoshi
中村雅俊

Shunsaku (deserter)
Watase Tsunehiko 渡瀬恒彦Watase Tsunehiko
渡瀬恒彦

Takakura Kota/Namiki Kota (Oshin's first boyfriend)
Uratani Hizuru 浦谷ひづるUratani Hizuru
浦谷ひづる

Namiko
Hyugo Akiko 日向明子Hyugo Akiko
日向明子

Someko
Kodate Yuki 古館ゆきKodate Yuki
古館ゆき

Shigeko
Tanigawa Miyuki 谷川みゆきTanigawa Miyuki
谷川みゆき

Yaeko
Konoshima Aiko 此島愛子Konoshima Aiko
此島愛子

Tsuru
Kuwabara Kazuto 桑原一人Kuwabara Kazuto
桑原一人
Guts Ishimatsu ガッツ石松Guts Ishimatsu
ガッツ石松

Nakazawa Ken (ep98)
Akagi HarueAkagi Harue
Koyama Hisa
Nagamisa HirokoNagamisa Hiroko
Saito Yosuke 斉藤洋介Saito Yosuke
斉藤洋介
Tanaka Yoshiko 田中好子Tanaka Yoshiko
田中好子
Nagato Hiroyuki 長門裕之Nagato Hiroyuki
長門裕之

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Drama Reviews (9)
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1. A classic [Rating: 10/10]
Oshin pushes beyond "classic" into the realm of "phenomenon." This story of a woman's life from poor child to prominence captures Japan as it moves through series of trials that always seem intimate and, very often, melancholy.

It originally aired in 297 episodes over the period of one year. No Japanese drama has approached Oshin in terms of its world popularity. It grabs you and won't let go.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 30 March 2009
2. great dorama [Rating: 10/10]
i used to watch this series with my mom when it was shown back years ago in my country. it was shown half way through then it stopped. they continued after a few years, sadly my mom passed away before they start showing it again.

But this dorama is the best... out of all dorama or any other tv series i ever watched and i just got it with englis sub (after all this years).
Reviewed by ami_yan on 5 November 2006
3. Oshin ^_^ [Rating: 10/10]
The greatest jdorama I have ever seen. I watched it first like around 10 years ago subbed in english and just acquired them on DVD (with no subs unfortunalty >_<). But I recommend everyone to watch it! =D It's the best! Great story.
Reviewed by alkhoon on 5 November 2003
4. Oshin on VCD / DVD [Rating: 10/10]
BEST Japanese Drama ever!! I still remember watching when I was young.
I want to buy Oshin DVDs or VCDs with English or Malay subtitle / Dubbing . Please email me at keen78@hotmail.com if you have it. Thanx
Reviewed by Keeny on 23 April 2007
5. A Classic [Rating: 10/10]
This one captivated the entire world's heart. Please, I need to find out if this is available with English subtitles/dubbing on VCD or DVD. Would be grateful.
Reviewed by adichad on 4 January 2005
6. my first drama [Rating: 9/10]
I remember my grandma loves this drama!!,we allways see this drama togheter,so this is my first drama
Reviewed by Johnny's_drama on 20 June 2003
7. My 1st dorama [Rating: 10/10]
My 1st dorama..wonderful & gorgeus!!
Reviewed by ester_grace on 23 December 2010
8. My 1st dorama [Rating: 10/10]
My 1st dorama..wonderful & gorgeus!!
Reviewed by ester_grace on 23 December 2010
9. Oshin [Rating: 1/10]
Oshin
Reviewed by anhdao on 26 May 2007

Comments From Users (39)
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1. Comments by snow_san [Rating: 10/10]
NKH 297 Episodes x 15 mins. each. Wonderful acting. Very natural. Nazukashi (nostalgic) feelings. A look at the hardships of being poor. Lil Oshin wa totemo kawaii~with the cutest rosey red cheeks. It's fun watching her. When spoken to, she always listens attentively with interest~eye contact. Enter 16 year old Oshin. Very well mannered in moral&etiquette. Kaiyou hasn't changed! :p Oshin hits Tokyo! New work, changes in her personal life. And episodes filled with smiles&laughter! Oshin is even quite silly at times! :p Late teens/early 20s continues with struggles of work and family life. There's a long run of episodes that'll anger and exhaust many. It did me and although I'm not sure keeping the viewer in such an angry state for so long is good viewing, it was addicting. As we near the 200 mark, we'll be reminded of lil Oshin again! ;) And again, tears of joy!
The series is a tearfest! Most will flow during the early episodes so have your tissues! The series will touch all emotions, from sadness to laughter to anger. Nakamura Masatoshi (early episodes) delivers some really powerful lines that'll move you!
Kurushi~Tsurai~Kanashi!
2. Comments by zealous [Rating: 10/10]
This is the best drama i ever watched... It's a very long drama but worth it to watch.. It tell us how the very little girl survive for living by her self.. trying to figure out about life for herself... and most important it's a very touching drama... Great I recommed to all to watch it all over again...
3. Comments by Aunty Coco [Rating: 9/10]
This was my first Jdoama... watch it when I was a little kid... Though I can't really remember the whole story... My entire family & I were hooked on to it... It has become a family affair watching the series every evening...
4. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 10/10]
This was the very first drama which I have seen. It's still so vividly clear to me. Oshin charater is a very strong will person who is determined when she set out her goal. This will be one of the classic in my list.
5. Comments by athida [Rating: 8/10]
My very first Japanese drama. I don't think I saw all of it but saw the early episodes when Oshin was still young. I remember loving her dearly and feeling sorry for her at the same time. Wow, that was back in 1994!
6. Comments by adichad [Rating: 10/10]
I watched only about 30 or so episodes of this in India when I was a kid. I really liked it and I want to find out if there is an affordable way to get all 297 episodes of this classic on vcd or dvd.
7. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 8/10]
This is the very first japanese I've watch. It was in dubbed version. Recently bought the original version and really enjoy rewatching this again. Very heart warming, very motivating
8. Comments by ume [Rating: 8/10]
Watched a translated version of this on my local TV. Don't remmeber the plot now...just that the thing was really long and I found it quite interesting... at the time....
9. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 8/10]
My FIRST ever Japanese drama!! An absolute classic. Love the first and the second part. Didin't quite like the part after the war or the 'elder' part though...
10. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]
my first and best j-dorama. never missed this dorama when it's aired in national tv (tvri) back in eighties/nineties. all time favorite.
11. Comments by Dina-chan [Rating: 10/10]
I think this is a very good story (or history...I don't really know)and this story is very well-known in Indonesia...Banzai Oshin!!!
12. Comments by Genma [Rating: 8/10]
Tale of a woman's life from 8 to 80 years (to be exact, 6 to 84). The Chinese version of this drama was titled "Ah(1) Xin(4)".
13. Comments by FallenStar [Rating: 10/10]
Still remember the emotions I felt when watching this drama so many years ago.
Oshin's life moved me deeply.
14. Comments by butterLiLy [Rating: 10/10]
This has to be my first ever jdrama that I've watched. I was about 5/6 then. This was a true classic
15. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
The "Citizen Kane" of asadoras. Too bad the characters are fictional, this would make a great Taiga.
16. Comments by ryce [Rating: ?/10]
Watched it when I was still a kid... my mum & aunts loved it alot... Always with a teary eye... ^^"
17. Comments by peace_chan [Rating: 10/10]
the best of the best Jdorama. Very inspired us..not only in Japan, all country in the world..
18. Comments by shikirocks [Rating: 9/10]
Watched the eglish dub of this in my country a long time ago. It was really good.
19. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: 8/10]
Remember i watch it when i was a kid. Really long, not much memory of the story
20. Comments by dewidrop [Rating: 7/10]
cant really remember the story. but i added anyway cus it was really famous
21. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
can't remember much of it.but,one helluva classic dorama..n quite long...
22. Comments by pandora [Rating: 8/10]
If you're one for drawn out misery watch this...it is good though...
23. Comments by Takumi Am Soichiro [Rating: 10/10]
Sad drama, ever I had watching since I was a child. Great drama !!!
24. Comments by Zi Yan Kosaka [Rating: 9/10]
First japanese drama I've ever seen.....Luv this drama!
25. Comments by Mali [Rating: 10/10]
Such a touching story! A masterpeace. My first Dorama.
26. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 10/10]
The greatest longest Jdrama show on a global scale!
27. Comments by fuqinlan [Rating: 10/10]
this is the first japanese show that i have seen !
28. Comments by iez [Rating: 8/10]
this dorama has a sentimental-value for me!.....
29. Comments by adinda_indriaputri@yahoo. [Rating: ?/10]
it was a famous jdorama at that time
30. Comments by Q-chan [Rating: 8/10]
Watched it years ago... Love it!!!

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Users who voted for this drama (15)
1. for3vergirl
Nothing compared to this one and only morning dramas ever aired. It dubbed in so many languages and nobody could even remember. My country, Indonesia, is one of them. The dramas took away people's attention as they had breakfast or as they prepared to go to work in the morning. The emotional and moral value of this story is so huge that it became, I think, the first Japanese drama that captured the attention of ppl in my country.
2. ohikaenasutte
My 1st J-dorama! Didn't remember the stories because way back 20 years ago, but I remember it was very long, inspired, emotional and touching drama about love and life hardship. Have special slot in my memory becoz watching it with my beloved grandma who have passed away. Both my parent also used to love this J-drama. Must see!
3. aoi_dolphine
My vote goes to this drama as it's my first since way back... and after this drama is shown again and re-watching it, it's still does not lost it's charm after all these years. It's a classic piece.
4. brian_brian
agree ... I also ...remember this great j-drama .. was watch with my love sister before she passed away ...
5. snow_san
Wonderful drama that'll move you. Filled with tears of joy&sadness. Kurushi. Tsurai. Kanashi.
6. viagnette
Best TV melodrama transpiring different eras and lifestyle from edo to metropolitan
7. gaijinmark
Without doubt the best asadora ever made and one of the best dramas ever made.
8. Ali
Very nice dorama. So many things to learn.
9. alkhoon
I love this jdorama so much!
10. Mask Maker
Heartfelt and enduring!
11. xoai
This's my first Jdrama!
12. Pes
A great Dorama ...
13. Mali
A masterpeace
14. jasspong
15. Taira-Panku