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Ryoma Den [龍馬伝]



Drama Details
Title:Ryoma Den
Telecast:2010-01-03 to 2010-11-28
Season:Winter 2010

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:48 Episodes

The 49th NHK Taiga drama is Ryoma Den, set back in the Bakumatsu period.

The story focuses on the life of Sakamoto Ryoma, who lived from 1835 to 1867. He was an important leader in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa Bakufu, eventually bringing about the Meiji Restoration. He was also one of the founders of modern day Japanese navy through incorporation of western technology, which proved to be a force to be reckoned with during the revolution.

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Actor/Actress Cast (22)
Fukuyama Masaharu
Sakamoto Ryoma
Terajima Shinobu
Sakamoto Otome
Kodama Kiyoshi
Sakamoto Hachihei
Sugimoto Tetta
Sakamoto Gonpei
Matsubara Chieko
Sakamoto Iyo
Shimazaki Wakako
Sakamoto Chino
Kagawa Teruyuki
Iwasaki Yataro
Kanie Keizo
Iwasaki Yajiro
Omori Nao
Takechi Hanpeita
Okunuki Kaoru
Takechi Tomi
Hirosue Ryoko
Hirai Kao
Miyasako Hiroyuki
Hirai Shujiro
Oizumi Yo
Kondo Chojiro
Sato Takeru
Okada Izo
Kaname Jun
Sawamura Sonojo
Pierre Taki
Mizobuchi Hironojo
Maki Yoko
Narasaki Ryo
Kanjiya Shihori
Chiba Sana
Satomi Kotaro
Chiba Sadakichi
Watanabe Ikkei
Chiba Jutaro
Takeda Tetsuya
Katsu Kaishu
Takahashi Katsumi
Saigo Takamori

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1. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
My first taiga drama and I must say Ryoma Den was very good! I knew of the character from Jin, but here the story is all about the early life and eventually death of Ryoma. I agree with what some have said here in that Fukuyama Masaharu's range as a actor really didn't do any justice to this real life hero. A stronger lead actor with an acting range that could show some true emotional range would have really lifted this taiga to another level!

Still this is a very good drama about the real and incredible life of Sakamoto Ryoma. He was a true visionary and foresaw change and that modernization of Japan was much needed. My first Taiga and definately won't be my last.... I'm hooked!
2. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Another case of a "star" in the lead instead of a real actor. This taiga may be remembered as the "great actresses" taiga. In addition to Yoko Maki, you've got Mitsuko Baisho, Shinobu Terajima, Kimiko Yo, and Aoi Yu all giving great performances.

Also special mention to Nao Omori as Takechi Hanpeita, Munetaka Aoki as Shojiro Goto, and Taizo Harada as Kondo Isami.
3. Comments by moeru_h [Rating: 10/10]
I've only seen the first 2 episodes but it just blew me away. The Ryouma here is a bit different but I still like him (maybe I even like this Ryouma better than the real one! @_@) I can't wait to see all the other episodes.
4. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 10/10]
Just amazing! great cast, great acting, fukuyama is great as Ryoma. The fact that Iwasaki Yataro narrates the story is a very good point.
5. Comments by auberginefleur [Rating: 9/10]
Weekly synopsis in English available here:

6. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 7/10]
So far I think I like it a little better than Atsuhime, but like all taiga dramas, it's a little slow at times.
7. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
Not bad.
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