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Hitsudan Hostess [筆談ホステス]

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Drama Details
Title:Hitsudan Hostess
筆談ホステス
Telecast:2010-01-10
Season:Winter 2010



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:Special
Viewership:12.2%
Genre(s):True story



Synopsis
The story is based on the bestselling autobiography of 25-year-old Rie Saito, who became a number-one hostess in Ginza despite being deaf.

"Hitsudan Hostess" was published by Kobunsha this past May, and so far it has sold roughly 115,000 copies. The book depicts the life of Saito, who was born in Aomori and became deaf at the age of 1 due to an illness. She rebelled against her strict parents, and she ran away from home several times as a youth. At a local club, she began taking an interest in "hitsudan" (communicating through writing), which she later made use of when she moved to Tokyo and became a popular hostess at a Ginza club.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Departures [SQUAREHOOD]

Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Kitagawa Keiko
北川景子
Saito Rie
Tanaka Yoshiko
田中好子
Saito Emiko
Fukushi Seiji
福士誠治
Saito Satoshi
Nashimoto Kenjiro
梨本謙次郎
Saito Shiro
Tezuka Satomi
手塚理美
Nagai Kyoko
Inoue Jun
井上順
Kobashi Fumiyo
Toda Naho
戸田菜穂
Kawaharu Miharu
Sasano Takashi
笹野高史
Segawa Kozo
Aso Natsuko
麻生夏子
Hikari

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Comments From Users (9)
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1. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 7/10]
Touching true story about a deaf girl who fights to be number one, as her mother told her once when she was little. It was a good dramatization; I loved the fight scene between Rie and her brother, but the ending scene was too long for my taste. It also made me think about communication between people, how to find one's path no matter what limitations we have, and the defects of parents, even though they fight strong to make their best. I also would like to know something else about the hostess world; is it so full of good people really? It seems Rie always found good people there. Give it a try, it is a nice dorama.
2. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 9/10]
Good enough to be a movie. It was very touching without going over the top. The one thing I didn't like was the few times the main character did speak. I would have left in the "yamete" at the beginning just to show that her speaking was bad, and pretty much no where else. One scene she fights with her brother via nothing but notes, it was really artistic and beautiful. So I was somewhat disapointed that they had her speak during the final scene.
3. Comments by Chimar [Rating: 9/10]
The ending was really long and silent, but really heart touching at the same time. great special, worth watching =]
4. Comments by JudithShakespeare [Rating: 8/10]
Keiko really showed a lot of emotion even though she didn't have any speaking lines, I was impressed!
5. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: 10/10]
very touching and interesting... kitagawa has proven that she is more than just a vase...
6. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 7/10]
Not exactly something new with the hostess story, but still watchable.
7. Comments by Megumi_Nagase [Rating: 8/10]
Really easy to watch, really entertaining!
8. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
real-life story dramatize..
9. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Suprisingly Interesting.
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Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. Shiatama
great touching drama, cried at the ending. This is why i love Jdramas because there are so many emotions
2. JudithShakespeare
<3
3. mrsmith10