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Byakkotai [白虎隊]


Drama Details
Telecast:2007-01-06 to 2007-01-07
Season:Winter 2007

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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:2 Episodes

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Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Yamashita Tomohisa
Tanaka Koki
Higashiyama Noriyuki
Yakushimaru Hiroko
Nogiwa Yoko
Asano Yuko
Wakamura Mayumi
Kobayashi Nenji
Sakimoto Hiromi
Saito Shota
Fujigaya Taisuke
Ishiguro Hideo

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Drama Reviews (2)
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1. Touching historical dorama [Rating: 7/10]
How could the young age boys be a byakkotai? So much pain for me to saw their expression, they were so happy..
Reviewed by ester_grace on 27 November 2010
2. The GreaTesT Drama I`ve eVer SeeN~ [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is great!
I`ve never seen a drama like this before...
Reviewed by Pie-Chanz on 20 April 2009

Comments From Users (38)
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1. Comments by yurifly [Rating: 8/10]
maybe 8.5. great drama, great cast...a touching story. I personally didn't think Yamapi could pull off a heavy character like Mineji, but he did better than I expected. There are rooms for improvements, though esp with the crying scenes. And Koki also surprised me. I am used to his "stupid" characters and it was a nice change to see he can do a serious role. I thought the drama was good in its own exploration of how destructive war can be while also revisiting the idea of dying for honor. It was subtle and nicely done.
2. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 4/10]
Ok, I saw Shinsengumi so It was nice to complete my kmowledge about this period. But no!!! YamaPi is not good for this kind of dorama, He was showing his body (that he trains in the gymnasium of Meiji daigaku... a friend saw him) and acted so poorly!! The kat-un guy is so ugly, a mix between a rat and a mouse. And more of all the historical aspect isn't enough developped contrary to shinsengumi.
But I manged to stay infront of the screen for 4 hours! I,m so great! yeah
3. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 7/10]
Byakkotai, a Taiga style drama during the Bakumatsu in 2x2 hours Specials.

A short yet interesting drama showing the lives of two young boys` ancesstors fighting for Aizu back during the Bakumatsu, the end of the Shogun era.

Nothing of great interest yet again nothing that was a total waste. If you watch it, you will enjoy it however if you don`t watch it, you are not missing anything important.

Great cast of supporting actors
4. Comments by Yamapifans [Rating: 9/10]
Very meaningful and touching drama. Sending message of cherishing life and nice demonstration of parent-son love. Picture is beautiful. Some nude and bloody scenes, but overall good. Actors are doing well, especially the senior actors, so excellent acting skills. Yamapi is soooooooo kawaii and kakkoi there. His acting isn't perfect but acceptable. Worth watching at least once.
5. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 9/10]
Young lives, brave hearts, samurai to the end. Loved the two part series, it's history incapsulated in 4 hours with Yamapi, Koki and Taipi as the teen samurai who put their youth and young lives on the line to uphold the Bushido code.Its a bittersweet drama , tragic yet happy, like eating sweet sour hard candy. A must watch for historical drama addicts like me.
6. Comments by cheery [Rating: 10/10]
Definately a show that is worth watching. It is a show that teaches you the importance of things that have also been taken for granted. Byakkotai actually reflects an opposition of the samurai spirit whereby it takes more courage to continue living than commiting sucide.
7. Comments by strawberrynkiwi [Rating: 7/10]
I really like war themes, so I enjoyed it even if I couldn't watch the whole thing as once. I cried, Yamapi is great, but I do admit he still needs to improve. The elderly actors/actresses are always great and Raise You Up is a nice touch.
8. Comments by PaperCaged [Rating: 7/10]
It was a short series, but I enjoyed watching it and learning about the Byakkotai. Yamapi's stoic expressions came in handy, since he was a samurai going through such rough times. Tanaka Koki's role was also memorable.
9. Comments by kyunspark [Rating: 7/10]
Don't really like this kind of drama, but it turns out quite interesting. I found it rather odd that a Japanese historical series that supposed to be very Japanese, got 'You Raised Me Up' as it ending theme.... ^^!
10. Comments by Lady Zhuge [Rating: 7/10]
The first half is better than the second half, but overall I don't feel that it's a particularly outstanding adaptation. The story is sad, but slow. I felt bad checking my watch. Or maybe not.
11. Comments by NuOy [Rating: 5/10]
umm.. I'm not YamaP's fan. And because I'm not Japanese so i don't understand this series. But all i understand is war not give anything good, war give blood and tear...
12. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 8/10]
Great... This is a true story, sugoi...
When you see a war like that, it's always give me a goosebumps.
Soundtrack: You raise me up (Celtic Woman): 10
13. Comments by moeru_h [Rating: 10/10]
Amazing drama! Love the setting! Love the modern/historical setting! Yamapi was great here! It's amazing that he can also do jidaigeki!
14. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 7/10]
I watched this drama because of Yamap and Koki. Just wonder how they will look like in samurai attire. It turns out not bad.
15. Comments by nike_girl [Rating: 10/10]
Very spiritual. Rated drama i think because got lot commit suicide scenes. But its a good drama to know about samurai spirit.
16. Comments by lesamouraifou [Rating: 10/10]
Not bad at all..
The story is so sad but I don't regret watching it.
I learned so much.
17. Comments by Zapper [Rating: 10/10]
just watch half of this drama not done yet but it was good also Yamapi in this drama.
18. Comments by meri_anne_kiki [Rating: 9/10]
I cried the whole drama... it was very touching. Definitely one of my fav's
19. Comments by expanzee [Rating: 8/10]
Good make of the historic event. Another good performance by YamaP.
20. Comments by cutesawada [Rating: 9/10]
It's actually a lot better than I anticipated! Poor pi.....
21. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
jidai drama....yamapi & koki...being samurai..kinda cool
22. Comments by mmyy [Rating: 7/10]
An interesting historical piece, but pacing is a tad slow.
23. Comments by Vinny_Duvet [Rating: ?/10]
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24. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
((WATCHING))great show so far...one more part left
25. Comments by room304 [Rating: 3/10]
this drama didn't have much impact on me
26. Comments by natni [Rating: 8/10]
i love the music..
27. Comments by lynn [Rating: 9/10]
Download...VCD+Data DVD
28. Comments by norani [Rating: 10/10]
Tomohisa Yamashita -
29. Comments by hanipazui [Rating: 10/10]
it made me cry...<3
30. Comments by Higashi [Rating: ?/10]
Not watched yet...

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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. nike_girl
This drama is sooo amazing .I've learn lots from this drama. Very motivated movie abaout the spirit of samurai... I can see the chemistry between yamapi, Tanaka (KATTUN). From this movie, i know that long ago.... girls and boys are not allowed to communicate with each other...
2. Yamapifans
Very meaningful and touching drama. It promotes the thought of cherishing life and reminds the audience the terrible, negative side of war. And the actors all doing excellent in the drama.
3. Shinsei
Strong impression made on me 'cause of the mass suicide of females. Generally interesting.
4. thera~kun
very moving and motivating.
about loyalty and trust