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Yae no Sakura [八重の桜]

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Title:Yae no Sakura
八重の桜
Telecast:2013-01-06
Season:Winter 2013



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TV Station:NHK
Duration:50 Episodes
Genre(s):Historical
Period drama



Synopsis
Niijima Yae, also known as Yamamoto Yaeko, was born into the Aizu Domain during the late Edo period. Skilled in gunnery, she helped defend Aizu during the Boshin War, earning her the nickname of the “Bakumatsu Joan of Arc.” After the war, she married educator Joseph Hardy Neesima (Niijima Jo) and became a Christian, and she helped Neesima found Doshisha University.
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Actor/Actress Cast (44)
Ayase Haruka
綾瀬はるか
Niijima Yae (Yamamoto Clan)
Matsushige Yutaka
松重豊
Yamamoto Gonpachi (Yamamoto Clan)
Nishijima Hidetoshi
西島秀俊
Yamamoto Kakuma (Yamamoto Clan)
Fubuki Jun
風吹ジュン
Yamamoto Saku (Yamamoto Clan)
Hasegawa Kyoko
長谷川京子
Yamamoto Ura (Yamamoto Clan)
Toda Masahiro
戸田昌宏
Tokuzou (Yamamoto Clan)
Yamano Umi
山野海
O-kichi (Yamamoto Clan)
Ayano Go
綾野剛
Matsudaira Katamori (Matsudaira Clan)
Inamori Izumi
稲森いずみ
Teruhime (Matsudaira Clan)
Yamamoto Kei
山本圭
Yamagawa Hyoue (Yamagawa Clan)
Akiyoshi Kumiko
秋吉久美子
Yamagawa En (Yamagawa Clan)
Tamayama Tetsuji
玉山鉄二
Yamagawa Ookura (Yamagawa Clan)
Ichikawa Mikako
市川実日子
Yamagawa Futaba (Yamagawa Clan)
Katsuji Ryo
勝地涼
Yamagawa Kenjiro (Yamagawa Clan)
Shirahane Yuri
白羽ゆり
Yamagawa Tose (Yamagawa Clan)
Miyazaki Yoshiko
宮崎美子
Saigou Chie (Aizu Women)
Kuroki Meisa
黒木メイサ
Takano Takeko (Aizu Women)
Ashina Sei
芦名星
Jinbo Yukiko (Aizu Women)
Gouriki Ayame
剛力彩芽
Hinata Yukiko (Aizu Women)
Kanjiya Shihori
貫地谷しほり
Takagi Tokio (Aizu Women)
Nakamura Shido
中村獅童
Sagawa Kanbe-e (Aizu Men)
Nishida Toshiyuki
西田敏行
Saigou Tanomo (Aizu Men)
Sato B-saku
佐藤B作
Tanaka Tosa (Aizu Men)
Kazama Morio
風間杜夫
Hayashi Konsuke (Aizu Men)
Tsukayama Masane
津嘉山正種
Jinbo Kuranosuke (Aizu Men)
Saito Takumi
斎藤工
Jinbo Shuri (Aizu Men)
Kitamura Yukiya
北村有起哉
Akizuki Teijiro (Aizu Men)
Okada Yoshinori
岡田義徳
Hirosawa Tomijiro (Aizu Men)
Ikeuchi Hiroyuki
池内博之
Kajiwara Heima (Aizu Men)
Yanagisawa Shingo
柳沢慎吾
Kayano Konbe-e (Aizu Men)
Kunihiro Tomiyuki
国広富之
Yokoyama Chikara (Aizu Men)
Musaka Naomasa
六平直政
Kurokouchi Dengoro (Aizu Men)
Koizumi Kotaro
小泉孝太郎
Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Edo Shogunate)
Murakami Hiroaki
村上弘明
Matsudaira Shungaku (Edo Shogunate)
Namase Katsuhisa
生瀬勝久
Katsu Kaishu (Edo Shogunate)
Enoki Takaaki
榎木孝明
Ii Naosuke (Edo Shogunate)
Oguri Shun
小栗旬
Yoshida Shouin
Tanimura Mitsuki
谷村美月
Oda Tokie
Koichi Mantaro
小市慢太郎
Furukawa Shunei
Matsukata Hiroki
松方弘樹
Oogakiya Seihachi
Okuda Eiji
奥田瑛二
Sakuma Jouzan
Hasegawa Hiroki
長谷川博己
Kawasaki Shounosuke
Odagiri Joe
オダギリジョー
Niijima Jo
Suzuki Rio
鈴木梨央
young Yae Yamamoto
 

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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 7/10]
Most Taiga dramas suffer the problem of going through lots of ups and downs. Not here though, the first half is entirely amazing, then the second half is a straight drop off a cliff. I absolutely hated the second half, to the exact same extent that I loved the first. I was even largely prepared for it, because I had read up a bit on the real life character of Yae. "Oh no! She converts to Christianity. This is going to suck." I thought, and boy did it ever. I admit that it's reality, and can't be helped but to show it, but they can decide how to portray it, and how much time and focus to spend on it. We got "Yes, Jesus loves me" over and over again. Even the few political/historical events that do show up in this half are dealt with as briefly as possible, so as to not interrupt our precious 25 episode hymn recital.

So I loved this, and then I despised this, and then we get to the final episode...And it was awesome! Everything this drama should have been always. So I almost forgive it, !!!BUT!!! I find it actually very insulting. Here we have amazing stuff happening, war with China, Yae as a nurse in the Red Cross, Yae learning the tea ceremony, reunions with old friends, everybody is dying, plans to restore the honor of Aizu. This stuff should have been 15 episodes long, and that stupid Jesus school nonsense cut that amount. The entire Sino-Japanese war was no longer than any one of the hundred "Jesus loves me" songs. Just to prove my point, in the last few episodes there were quite a lot of flashbacks, all of them were from the first half when this show was great.

So I really don't know how to feel about this as a whole. There was so much greatness, but equal amounts of crap that erased it all. I know one thing; I will never watch it again.
2. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
A mixed bag. The first half covering events leading up to and including the Boshin War was great. The second half which dealt with creating the schools was some of the most boring stuff I've ever seen.
3. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Got alot better from episode 34 when Odagiri Joe started becoming more important. Far too much emphasis and flash backs on the boshin war and not enough on education.
4. Comments by H.Mirei [Rating: 10/10]
5. Comments by C-yber Rhapzody [Rating: 5/10]
6. Comments by rafinharomano [Rating: ?/10]
7. Comments by Watt [Rating: ?/10]