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Ushinawareta Yakusoku [失われた約束]


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Title:Ushinawareta Yakusoku
Season:Fall 2003

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TV Station:KTV

Ushinawareta Yakusoku will air Tuesday, Sept. 16, 9-10:48 p.m. Tokyo obstetrician Mayumi (Hitomi Kuroki) travels to Kyoto and is dumbstruck when she notices Koji (Etsushi Toyokawa) in the car next to hers. He is her "late" husband who went missing in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. Presumed to have died in the rubble, he is now driving down the road in a vehicle marked "Shinohara Pottery." She uses this clue to track him down and discovers he has a new life, a new wife (Ryoko Hirosue) and, evidently, no memory. This one should be good.
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Actor/Actress Cast (7)
Toyokawa Etsushi
Kuroki Hitomi
Hirosue Ryoko
Ishihara Yoshizumi
高村 守
Omori Akemi
Orimoto Junkichi
Yamamoto Kei

Drama Reviews (1)
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1. Excellent One-Episode Drama [Rating: 7/10]
If you don't have the time to follow those 10+ episode TV series, this is one emotional one-episode TV movie that you will enjoy. It is well-directed and well-acted, plus this is one story where you can relate to dilemnas in life when you have to sacrifice your love to achieve fairness, and hopefully happiness.

Hitomi is the wife (doctor) who thought she lost her husband in the famous Kobe earthquake. I have seen her in Good Luck!, but I did not realize she can be one terrific dramatic actress. Etsushi, the husband (businessman), portrayed convincingly a man who suffered from amnesia, but decided what is fair at the end. I never saw him before, but is he popular? Ryoko, who saved Etsushi from the quake and married him after, is her usual self, cute and squeaky. I have seen her in Otoosan and Moto Kare.

Lastly, I am really impressed with Japanese TV movie production and direction, the way they spend money just to shoot different angles of the performer's expressions or to emphasize the scene's message.
Reviewed by SushiMaki on 7 November 2003

Comments From Users (4)
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1. Comments by SushiMaki [Rating: 7/10]
This is a one-episode emotional drama that you would like if you don't have the patience to watch drama series. Well-written and well-directed and well-acted by Kuroki Hitomi (wife/doctor), a good dramatic actress, Toyokawa Etsushi (husband who had amnesia from the Kobe earthquake) and Hirosue Ryoko (Etsushi's young wife after the quake), one of the rising young starlets.
2. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 6/10]
Okay movie, not really that touching as I expected... but i really think that hitomi's really good in the show.
Plot is a bit slow, but portrays out the emotional struggles between the 3 characters.
3. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 7/10]
Hirosue Ryoko's latest drama. It's okay I suppose. I like the sensible ending, a bit of difference from Moto Kare.
4. Comments by zenith777 [Rating: 7/10]
Inspiring movie! Based on the real story and teach how to keep on your promises using hope and memories.
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Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. SushiMaki
Excellent one-episode emotional drama, well-written, well-directed and well-acted. Hitomi is a good dramatic actress and Etsuhsi was really a convincingly confused person with good judgement. Ryoko was her usual self as a rising starlet. I am really impressed with Japanese TV drama production.
2. ahseng
a very good story line, that starring ryoko... =)