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Taira no Kiyomori [平清盛]

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Drama Details
Title:Taira no Kiyomori
平清盛
Telecast:2012-01-09 to 2012-12-23
Season:Winter 2012



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



Synopsis
The 51st NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a general of the Heian period, who established the first samurai-based government in Japan.

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Actor/Actress Cast (67)
Matsuyama Kenichi
松山ケンイチ
Taira no Kiyomori
Tamaki Hiroshi
玉木宏
Minamoto no Yoshitomo
Matsuda Shota
松田翔太
Emperor Goshirakawa
Fujiki Naohito
藤木直人
Saigyo Hoshi/Sato Norikiyo
Nakai Kiichi
中井貴一
Taira no Tadamori
Toyohara Kosuke
豊原功補
Taira no Tadamasa
Nakamura Baijaku
中村梅雀
Taira no Iesada
Fujimoto Takahiro
藤本隆宏
Itou Tadakiyo
Kamikawa Takaya
上川隆也
Taira no Morikuni
Morita Go
森田剛
Taira no Tokitada
Daito Shunsuke
大東駿介
Taira no Iemori
Suruga Taro
駿河太郎
Taira no Tsunemori
Suzunosuke
鈴之助
Taira no Norimori
Nishijima Takahiro
西島隆弘
Taira no Yorimori
Muro Tsuyoshi
ムロツヨシ
Taira no Tadanori
Nakamura Atsuo
中村敦夫
Taira no Masamori
Kubota Masataka
窪田正孝
Taira no Shigemori
Watabe Gota
渡部豪太
Taira no Motomori
Ishiguro Hideo
石黒英雄
Taira no Munemori
Koyanagi Yu
小柳友
Taira no Tomomori
Tsujimoto Yuki
Taira no Shigehira
Wakui Emi
和久井映見
Fujiwara no Muneko
Fukada Kyoko
深田恭子
Taira no Tokiko
Takahashi Ai
高橋愛
Fujiwara no Tsuneko
Nikaido Fumi
二階堂ふみ
Taira no Tokuko
Kondo Risa
近藤里沙
Taira no Moriko
Mikami Hiroshi
三上博史
Emperor Tobajo
Iura Arata
井浦新
Emperor Sutokuten
Kuwashiro Takaaki
桑代貴明
young Emperor Sutokuten
Kato Koji
加藤浩次
Usagimaru
Ito Shiro
伊東四朗
Emperor Shirakawa
Matsuda Seiko
Gion no Nyougo
Dan Rei
檀れい
Fujiwara no Tamako/Taikenmon'in
Ryo
りょう
Horikawa no Tsubone
Matsuyuki Yasuko
松雪泰子
Fujiwara no Nariko/Bifukumon'in
Aihara Mika
愛原実花
Princess Muneko
Narumi Riko
成海璃子
Taira no Shigeko / Kenshunmon'in
Tomiura Satoshi
冨浦智嗣
Emperor Nijo
Chiba Yudai
千葉雄大
Emperor Takakura
Sato Hitomi
佐藤仁美
Princess Akiko
Kunimura Jun
國村隼
Fujiwara no Tadazane
Yamamoto Koji
山本耕史
Fujiwara no Yorinaga
Abe Sadao
阿部サダヲ
Fujiwara no Michinori/Shinzei
Yoshizawa Hisashi
吉沢悠
Fujiwara no Narichika
Horibe Keisuke
堀部圭亮
Fujiwara no Tadamichi
Hosokawa Shigeki
細川茂樹
Fujiwara no Motofusa
Murasugi Seminosuke
村杉蝉之介
Fujiwara no Motozane
Aijima Kazuyuki
相島一之
Fujiwara no Kanezane
Tsukaji Muga
塚地武雅
Fujiwara no Nobuyori
Kato Toranosuke
加藤虎ノ介
Saitou
Sato Jiro
佐藤二朗
Fujiwara no Ienari
Watanabe Tetsu
渡辺哲
Fujiwara no Ieyasu
Okamoto Nobuto
岡本信人
Fujiwara no Kunitsuna
Kohinata Fumiyo
小日向文世
Minamoto no Tameyoshi
Takei Emi
武井咲
Lady Tokiwa
Tanaka Rena
田中麗奈
Lady Yura
Okada Masaki
岡田将生
Minamoto no Yoritomo
Nakagawa Taishi
中川大志
Minamoto no Yoritomo (as a boy)
Kamiki Ryunosuke
神木隆之介
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Fukiishi Kazue
吹石一恵
Taira no Kiyomori's mother
Kato Ai
加藤あい
Takashina no Akiko
Hiiragi Rumi
柊瑠美
Touri
Anne
Hojo Masako
Endo Kenichi
遠藤憲一
Hojo Tokimasa
Tsukamoto Takashi
塚本高史
Toukurou
Fukuda Saki
福田沙紀
Yaehime
Kyomoto Masaki
京本政樹
Fujiwara no Hidehira
  

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Comments From Users (4)
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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 7/10]
My primary reason for watching this was that it was set in the Heian period, which I have an interest in and which is surprisingly not often used in Taiga Dramas. The problem is that they waste this great setting by trying to make everything covered in dirt, apparently in an attempt to fix the common complaint that Gou was too "pretty", which I don't personally find to be a problem. They eventually get over this dirt phase, and start showing things in a better light, but the damage was already done, and I feel they never showed off the potentially beautiful costumes and settings that could have been.

Another big problem which is common to most Taiga drama is in casting a popular trendy type of actor in the lead. It ends up meaning that most of the supporting cast is better than the lead. Though he actually does a relatively decent enough job, and quite surprisingly is better at portraying older versions of Kiyomori than younger, which is kind of insane. Of course this does not include the last 5 or 10 episodes or so when they start dressing him up in old people makeup, which is just stupid. And they're inconsistent about it, his age seems to go back and forth minute by minute, and he appears much older than people who are actually supposed to be older than him.

Also the show has pretty much a fundamental flaw in having a character almost universally depicted as a villain as the "hero." It might be okay if they started off with him as a sort of anti-hero, but they try to make him out as some sort of emo rebel humanitarian who ends up a vicious psychopath in the end, for no good reason at all, and it's very jarring to watch.

It's hard to say anything good about this show in particular, but it is what it is, a year long Taiga drama, it's long and epic. it has its ups and downs, but overall I don't think it's nearly as bad as its ratings would suggest.
2. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 4/10]
The first time I'll be watching a Taiga drama as it airs. I'm worried about how well I'll be understanding the story, but oh well. I'll deal with it.

And now that I've finished it....all I can say is man. I wish I wouldn't have. It's one of the lowest rated Taiga dramas...and there's a very good reason for that. It's horrible. It started off alright but slowly got worse and worse. Of course it has a crazy huge cast of many good actors, but I feel like they could have chosen someone better than MatsuKen to be the lead.

I guess you can say it's "good" from a visual prospective, like many Taiga dramas. The cast members are all good looking. The costumes are wonderful. The makeup is awesome (especially later when they have to age some of the characters). The cinematography is very nice. And not visual, but the score is really good. But then again, this all goes for most recent Taiga......so yeah.

I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone and I kind of wish my first full Taiga would have been something else. I think I'll take a break from Taiga for a while.
3. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 6/10]
Not a total disaster , I fear that this period may be a bit distant for some, I had to keep referring to Stephen Turnbull's book on the Samurai throughout the series. My problems with this series are, that a fair bit of artistic license on the storyline, for instance Kiyomori was quite happy to execute his uncle .The same actors have been used to cover the same characters over a wide period of time and although this works for the mature and later years of the characters, it seems a bit odd for the younger years of the characters.Some of the battles involved tens of thousands of people however they tended to look like large skirmishes in the series. Any how I'm glad they brought the story right to the end of the Genpei wars and the death of Yoshitsune,rather than end it on the death of Kiyomori.
4. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 3/10]
The "perfect storm" bad taiga. Bad script, weak lead actor, and an era that holds very little interest. Really, I don't see how they can possibly make a worse taiga than this one.
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