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|1. ||Comments by minochi99 [Rating: 10/10]|
What a great drama. Personally ranked it behind Toshiie Matsu and Musashi. I didn't think Takizawa would pull off the Yoshitsune historical figure. But he did a fine job. Very believable as the upright, honorable, and naiive Yoshitsune. His acting still needs improvement, too dead-panned sometimes. Love the girls, can't complain there. Aya Ueto, Ishihara Satomi, Koike Eiko (man they put too much war gear on her, too bad :-( )....nice. Matsudaira Ken as Benkei is the strongest character in the movie. He really played the part well. Nakai has always been a Taiga dorama staple. Very underrated imo.
The drama theme of utter devotion between lord and vassal is interesting and touching. The ending is so emotional and heartful, you could feel the tragedy that was to become of Yoshitsune and his men. Life can be brutal even for the innocent. Very powerful ending, even more so than my two favorite Taiga dorams that I mentioned above. It's truly like a Shakespeare tragedy and I could see why the Japanese still honor and admire Yoshitsune even today. He has become one of my favorite Japanese historical figure. May his dream of a new country of peace always verberate in the hearts and minds of the people of Japan.
|2. ||Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 8/10]|
I watched one episode somewhere in the middle and it captivated me. Now I want to watch the whole series. Great series! I get so hooked that I keep watching all the episodes I have.
The only thing is that after about 12 episodes (the length of a typical drama), the episodes start getting repetitive, in the sense that the style is the same. It starts to lose its entertainment value. Then again, it probably would have been better to spread it out to one episode a week, as opposed to the rate I'm watching them, a couple episodes a day.
|3. ||Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]|
The way the story is told is nicely done with the narration and flashbacks. The child actors are even top-level, considering that Japan has low quality standards for its Japanese child actors because of their time constraints made by law. However, Yoshitsune is doing a good job there! Sadly, there seems to be emotion lacking in some of the characters, and a lot of the story seems hurried at first, it's got one full year, so I hope it moves better than it did in the first ep!
|4. ||Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 6/10]|
I still haven't managed to finish this I'm about 5/6 episodes shy of watching the whole thing. It is a good historical series but by golly it made me cry so many times!
Takki did great job as Yoshitsune he really brought the character to life. I really felt I could understand what he was feeling and most of the time it made me want to cry ^_^ wah!
Great Show! But a one time watch I don't think I could put myself through it again... saying that it is pretty long ^^;
|5. ||Comments by Nermal [Rating: 6/10]|
Hmm.. why such a low score. I`m not sure myself.. it`s nt that it wasn`t interesting, but with the tremendous cast of actors (still not talking about the main actor here), I was expecting much more from this I guess.
It`s good history wise if you didn`t know about that time. the supporting cast is good, Watari Tetsuya (kiyomori) put up a brilliant performance.
Other than that, it is a very long drama, lots of lenghts that I didn`t like. So here`s a 6/10
|6. ||Comments by LoveMonster [Rating: 8/10]|
(Eps 1-16) Grandiose cast! Stunning backdrops! A deep.. almost too deep, too detailed, too-much-going-on storyline. Aims to be epic, but I'm still on the fence as to whether it will reach perfection. But so far it has all been worthwhile content. Just be mindful when it comes to the lack of romance and comedy.
|7. ||Comments by onigiriman [Rating: 6/10]|
This gets a 6--barely above average--for incorporating many (if not all) the stories of the Yoshitsuen legend. They should have shown more of Yoshitsune's sour qualities--he was very short tempered. And they should have given Takizawa more sword-play lessons, especially since this was his showcase vehicle.
|8. ||Comments by rikastar [Rating: ?/10]|
This is still running for the whole of 2005 so can't rate it yet. My 1st taiga drama... gosh can't believe I'm watching one either. One of the reasons I like jdoramas is because I think 10-12 episodes is just right. This is all thanks to Takki, lol. I'm getting drawn into it though, so far so good. ^^
|9. ||Comments by Nodacchi [Rating: 7/10]|
Good historical drama.... a bit boring and Hideaki Takizawa sometimes stretched the believability of his role too far (he just doesn't look all that much like a warrior sometimes - the first episode seems to hammer this fact home). Still, he does make up for it later.
|10. ||Comments by cheetara56 [Rating: 8/10]|
Some parts boring, but otherwise I liked the cast a lot. I thought Takkey, though pretty, did a good job despite what others said about his role here. But the supporting actors are what really got this drama from so-so to something worth watching.
|11. ||Comments by LuVinEm [Rating: 10/10]|
still watch dis one too!! almost done!! cast Takizawa Hideaki, Itoh Atsushi, Oguri Shun, Ueto Aya and many MORE! lots of actor and actress!! ^^' very good drama of japanese civilwar!!.. i like the way of samurai! YOSH! ikeso! :P must see it!!!
|12. ||Comments by ginger ale [Rating: ?/10]|
My first Japanese taiga and Its awesome. Its history lesson in a movie!!! Takki is too young and too pretty for the role of this great samurai warrior general but then again his charisma was what got me to watching it in the first place.
|13. ||Comments by idetakun [Rating: 7/10]|
I never like historical dramas,
I watch it just to judge on Takki..
wow, amazingly, a youngster like him translate the role extraordinary good!!
He acts natuarally, and not exagerrately (as many do when performing a historical role)
|14. ||Comments by Szabotage [Rating: ?/10]|
Am watching now--points for gorgeous costumes! Not as good as last year's Shinsengumi, I think, but it's interesting to see how they're handling some of the story. It's still ongoing, will review again when finished.
|15. ||Comments by hikaruhana [Rating: 10/10]|
My favorite Taiga drama so far. Watched every single episode. The characters and relationships have a lot of depth, a lot of hidden undercurrents that get revealed as the story develops. Great great drama.
|16. ||Comments by xiong_here [Rating: 8/10]|
Still watching it, so far its decent. I read a bit about Yoshitsune in my Japanese class and as a history major it certainly is an interesting piece of Japanese history that I like looking into.
|17. ||Comments by MAYSEVENTEEN [Rating: ?/10]|
Well, actually I havent watched the whole of its movie. But I knew that Hideaki Takizawa (Tackey) casted as Yoshitsune. Somehow I knew about this movie because Oguri Shun-san was a guest in it.
|18. ||Comments by damsel [Rating: 5/10]|
tackey is hot in here. i still watch it eventhough i cna't understand what they are saying bec. it was dubbed in japanese. It'sl fun to watch tackey dressed in ancient clothes. ^_^
|19. ||Comments by simonelin [Rating: 9/10]|
Great drama!!! Takki is very kakkoi in the drama. Cannot take my eyes off him in the drama. But only in this drama.. haha cos i dont like Takki's modern image..haha...
|20. ||Comments by expanzee [Rating: 6/10]|
History is not my thing. Only watched this cause Satomi Ishihara acts as Shizuka. But after a few episodes, I found out that this series is rather fun to watch.
|21. ||Comments by Raining JHan [Rating: 6/10]|
this is one i did not catch from the beginning, but it was really cool, it was sad when yoshitsune died at end, his sprirt will live on forever in this drama!!!
|22. ||Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: ?/10]|
Plot still growing strong so far... it is the first time I watch Taiga drama and it is really very interesting! I am gonna watch till the end!
|23. ||Comments by AWALESPOOT [Rating: 9/10]|
I have a Yoshitsune's family's Kimono (because of the mont in my kimono) and it's because I'm have that , I want to see the full serie!
|24. ||Comments by maymay80 [Rating: 10/10]|
its a wow, Cool drama, wonderfull, moving drama...little too long, actually long! but recommended if ur a tackey fan i supposed LOL.
|25. ||Comments by melancholy [Rating: 7/10]|
this quasi-mythological part of japanese history has always been appealing to me + its a pretty good dorama ^^
|26. ||Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 8/10]|
Haven't finished it yet, but it's good. Not happy and stuff, but worth watching. Taki's in it!
|27. ||Comments by johnnythao [Rating: 7/10]|
Really good, the action filiming was rather off, but still a great drama to watch repeatedly.
|28. ||Comments by kitakaze [Rating: 9/10]|
Pretty cool so far, especially since I just learned about this period in Japanese history.
|29. ||Comments by Etsuko [Rating: 10/10]|
A historical drama that plays on your imagination.... I loved it, it was skillfully done!
|30. ||Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 5/10]|
Taiga for fangirls. Casting Takky as Yoshitsune is liking casting Donny Osmond as Patton.