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|1. ||Comments by nadrika [Rating: 7/10]|
I really love this historical drama. Watched it several times already. It has a great cast, full of actors and actresses that i really like. However it gets a 7 as the Japanese actors couldn't convince me that they are Chinese. And that made watching this hard. Yoshino Kimura did the best job with her Mandarin. The rest tried but really made my head spin. It was a treat hearing Yutaka speak Mandarin, though. He looks like a Chinese in this drama and loved his character's gentleness. Sweet!
And i should read up on the history of Manchuria, China and Japan to further understand this great production.
Really nice soundtrack accompanying this drama as well.
|2. ||Comments by occultangle [Rating: 9/10]|
If it wasn't for some for some silly special effects, and a few scenes like a person's hand being shot off, this would be perfect. I love history, and I love love stories that are complicated, ill fated, forbidden, etc. One thing I would like to point out is that this is a good example of how much music can effect the feeling of a drama (or movie or anything for that matter), they use a very beautiful melody very often, often played on a Chinese fiddle, it really brings so much emotion to the story, without it it would have only been a fraction as good as it is.
|3. ||Comments by atheon [Rating: 8/10]|
Mac 2004: This is a historical drama....with great cast. A must watch for everyone cus normally u wont see japanese actors speak chinese and practice traditional chinese customs. As a chinese myself, i really touched by this drama, well acted by the actors, touching plots, im impressed. Learned some history too....
|4. ||Comments by juliana_phang [Rating: 8/10]|
takenouchi yutaka might looked a lil silly here, but his performance is perfect enough to cover his silliness.
i was surprised to see that they spoke in mandarin, n they did it pretty good.. asahi did a good job in portraying the life of this couple trying to unite the chinese n japanese..
|5. ||Comments by jo [Rating: 6/10]|
Good acting by Takenouchie, not particularly fond of Tokiwa's acting. Not sure about the real history, but watching it from Japanese production point of view, I think it's pretty much obvious to assume that they have changed so much of the ACTUAL history. B+
|6. ||Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]|
This is a quality WWII period drama with a top notch cast. The leads are great and the storyline is quite touching. If you are a fan of either Yutaka Takenouchi or Takako Tokiwa then this is a must see short series.
|7. ||Comments by AK [Rating: 10/10]|
Simply beautiful. It made me sob so many times that I cannot remember.
I do not have a great knowledge about Japan or China's history but as a simple person, I found this drama amazing, touching. Deserves a 10.
|8. ||Comments by ume [Rating: 9/10]|
INCREDIBLE performances. Haven't seen Tokiwa and Takenouchi for a LONG TIME. Reminds me of what Japanese dramas used to be like. AMAZING SOUNDTRACK. and you really feel that sorrow and devotion. MMMM
|9. ||Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 8/10]|
a very neat drama. never thought the japanese will act out such a story about the Chinese history. Better than my expectation in a lot of ways, if only the actors can speak even better Mandarin...
|10. ||Comments by freak_of_psycho [Rating: 7/10]|
Didn't know the history btwn the Japanese and the Manchurians so it was confusing for me... maybe a little homework on history before watching would help... I love the music tho....
|11. ||Comments by xy0131 [Rating: 8/10]|
Great drama, i think takenouchi yutata's acting is quite good. as for japanese speaking chinese...not bad. at least i can understand more than half not looking at the subtitles.
|12. ||Comments by hikaruhana [Rating: 7/10]|
Liked this drama quite a bit for the historical interest and the star-studded cast. I had never known about this story until I learned about it in the drama. Nice production.
|13. ||Comments by mayne_que [Rating: 10/10]|
Great casts. Very different from most dorama. I like this alot. Chinese spoken was not that good...however, leading casts made a considerable efforts to speak the language!
|14. ||Comments by octane [Rating: 9/10]|
I like this drama..
very nicely done,
since this is a Japanese production, thought they would change the veiw to favor the Japanese side during World War II
|15. ||Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]|
It's a Japanese version of China Last Emperor. Excellent, deep & meaningful drama. Yutaka Takenouchi, Takako Tokiwa, and Takeshi Sorimachi are great.
|16. ||Comments by Milano [Rating: 8/10]|
my first watched historical drama. I feared bore but it was a lot interesting, i've learnt something about that period.
|17. ||Comments by 4julls [Rating: 9/10]|
LOVE IT!! beside well .. it gots yutaka in it
heheheheh ^___^ .. but i just love it the kind of story like this ....
|18. ||Comments by gakuchi [Rating: 10/10]|
This show deserves a WOW! The actors were very good I must say. One of the best Japanese shows Ive seen.
|19. ||Comments by russia [Rating: 7/10]|
brave story about WW2, but lousy mandarin spoken by japanese actors. can't be helped, i guess.
|20. ||Comments by tjddks [Rating: 10/10]|
Saikou..... I can't believe it's based on true love story....
Kizukazuni namida ga..... T_T
|21. ||Comments by Geezer [Rating: 7/10]|
Interesting little bio-pic. I'd never heard of Princess Hiro before.
Pretty well done.
|22. ||Comments by aimare [Rating: 7/10]|
This drama is very well-done in details.
A historical drama rather than romantic.
|23. ||Comments by jaycee [Rating: ?/10]|
anyone know where i can this title in msia? please tell me...!! oshiete kureru?
|24. ||Comments by Aunty Coco [Rating: 5/10]|
The show is boring... What kept me going was the cast of A-listers in the show
|25. ||Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: 9/10]|
aka Princess Hiro, watched 4/28/05, 4 VCDs, avail for trade!!!! ENGLISH SUB
|26. ||Comments by Eve [Rating: 9/10]|
Fantastic performances and a deeply moving true story!!
|27. ||Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]|
base on a true historical story....really touching..
|28. ||Comments by Jewel [Rating: 9/10]|
One of the best historial dramas i've ever watched
|29. ||Comments by rainbowglasss [Rating: 1/10]|
Distorted view of history. No point to watch.
|30. ||Comments by norani [Rating: 10/10]|
Also known as The Last Princess of China .