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Tenchijin [天地人]

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Title:Tenchijin
天地人
Telecast:2009-01-04 to 2009-11-22
Season:Winter 2009



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TV Station:NHK
Duration:47 Episodes
Viewership:21.2%
Genre(s):Historical
Period drama



Synopsis
The 48th NHK Taiga drama is Tenchijin, based on Hisaka Masashi's novel of the same name.

The story centers on Naoe Kanetsugu, a loyal and devoted samurai in Echigo Province in the 16th century. Kanetsugu was trained in his early childhood by Uesugi Kenshin and after his death, served Kenshin's adopted son Kagekatsu and is known for his extreme loyalty to the Uesugi family. He also made every effort to protect the people of Echigo with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners.
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Actor/Actress Cast (37)
Tsumabuki Satoshi
妻夫木聡
Higuchi Yoroku -> Higuchi Kanetsugu -> Naoe Kanetsugu
Tokiwa Takako
常盤貴子
Osen no Kata
Manda Hisako
萬田久子
Oman
Yamashita Shinji
山下真司
Naoe Nobutsuna
Kichise Michiko
吉瀬美智子
Oyu
Takashima Masanobu
高嶋政伸
Higuchi Soemon
Tanaka Misako
田中美佐子
Ofuji
Abe Hiroshi
阿部寛
Uesugi Kenshin
Kitamura Kazuki
北村一輝
Uesugi Kagekatsu
Tamayama Tetsuji
玉山鉄二
Uesugi Kagetora
Yamamoto Kei
山本圭
Yoshie Munenobu
Arai Yasuhiro
新井康弘
Kitajo Takahiro
Azuma Mikihisa
東幹久
Izumisawa Hisahide
Hiraizumi Sei
平泉成
Kuribayashi Masayori
Suzuki Masayuki
鈴木正幸
Fukazawa Toshishige
Katsurayama Shingo
葛山信吾
Abe Masayoshi
Papaya Suzuki
パパイヤ鈴木
Amakasu Kagetsugu
Matsuo Satoru
松尾諭
Sakurai Haruyoshi
Arai Kentaro
荒井健太郎
young Haruyoshi
Takashima Reiko
高島礼子
Sentoin
Higa Manami
比嘉愛未
Kiku-hime
Aibu Saki
相武紗季
Hana-hime
Tsurumi Shingo
鶴見辰吾
Akechi Mitsuhide
Sasano Takashi
笹野高史
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Oguri Shun
小栗旬
Ishida Mitsunari
Fukada Kyoko
深田恭子
Yodo-Dono
Kamiji Yusuke
上地雄輔
Kobayakawa Hideaki
Ishihara Yoshizumi
石原良純
Fukushima Masanori
Matsukata Hiroki
松方弘樹
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Matsuda Ryuhei
松田龍平
Date Masamune
Nagasawa Masami
長沢まさみ
Hatsune
Utsui Ken
宇津井健
Maeda Toshiie
Nakao Akira
中尾彬
Mori Terumoto
Kusabue Mitsuko
草笛光子
Tome
Kimura Yoshino
木村佳乃
Oryo
Kato Seishiro
加藤清史郎
young Yoroku
Namiki Ruri
並木瑠璃
young Osen
  

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Drama Reviews (5)
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1. Ordinary, but likable [Rating: 6/10]
Given the level of star power (which includes Misako Tanaka, Abe Hiroshi, Kazuki Kitamura, Masanobu Takashima, Yoshino Kimura, Aibu Saki...and the list goes on), one expects more. This drama boasts a more intimate, personal viewpoint in its story of an Uesugu samurai who prefers peace to constant war, and at its best, Tenchijin has s striking visual sense.

However, the awkward use of flashbacks and stagy effects frequently halts the drama in its tracks, with key scenes theatrically put on a cheap sound stage.

With this series, Eriko Komatsu moves from writer to director, but it's a journeyman effort at best.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 5 April 2009
2. Kind of disappointing [Rating: 4/10]
With the exceptional cast, which includes name stars even in supporting roles (Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Tanaka, Abe Hiroshi, Jo Shishido, and so on). this is sometimes engaging - with a floridly beautiful visual sense.

That said, many scenes look as if they were filmed on a cheap sound stage. Visual effects like flashbacks and lap dissolves can look cheap and unconvincing. Fantasy sequences are painfully awkward. Unfortunately, the action can be rather slow, as well.

This drama may benefit from the fast-forward button.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 29 March 2009
3. Good Taiga. [Rating: 8/10]
The 48th Taiga drama was another that was not focused on a super famous person but rather a general that not a whole much is known as fact so a lot of liberties were taken but that's okay. It was very entertaining and each episode got better. Great acting and interesting story as expected from an NHK Taiga drama. Still it will not place in my top Taiga picks but good none the less.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 19 October 2009
4. Great taiga experience [Rating: 9/10]
I really enjoyed the unique point of view portrayed in Tenchijin. This is such an interesting period of Japanese history and looking at it from different angles is a great way to inspire new thinking. The acting was great as can be expected.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 18 August 2010
5. hmm good cast [Rating: ?/10]
watching
Reviewed by Di@na on 9 January 2009

Comments From Users (13)
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1. Comments by knittinggirl1 [Rating: 10/10]
I must remind myself do not post any spoiler info such as the drama's ending or outcome of any plots. This drama look great.I love it.Because of Tsumabuki Satoshi in Tenchijin, i like yellow skin people. 16.12.2009
2. Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 10/10]
My absolute favorite taiga. Tsumabuki Satoshi was amazing. It was a interesting story with beautiful scenery. Worth watching and would watch again.
3. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 5/10]
I watched part of this show on KTSF in San Francisco...I have quit watching after a few episodes....sorry ...couldn't keep my interest...
4. Comments by aoiharu [Rating: 10/10]
still watching...
the cast is great... looking forward to the rest of the show.
5. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
A real charitable 7! With this cast, this should have been a whole lot better.
6. Comments by simpletoad [Rating: 10/10]
i would rewatch the whole thing anyday. tsumabuki is magnificent.
7. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: ?/10]
Watched few episodes, quit now, no time to keep.
8. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
typical nhk drama, but still incredible
9. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 9/10]
awesome!
very moving!
he's so royal!
10. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: ?/10]
does watching 13 episodes count??
11. Comments by jenanas [Rating: 7/10]
Always good to know the history
12. Comments by Shachihoko [Rating: ?/10]
plan to watch
13. Comments by SakuraDanielle [Rating: ?/10]
Up to Ep 3
14. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
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19. Comments by junker66 [Rating: 6/10]
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28. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 8/10]
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30. Comments by kaori-san [Rating: 8/10]

Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. knittinggirl1
:)
2. nickylynn