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Hanako to Anne [花子とアン]

Drama Details
Title:Hanako to Anne
Telecast:2014-03-31 to 2014-09-27
Season:Spring 2014

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:156 Episodes

Born to a poor family in Yamanashi prefecture, in the year of 1903 at the age of 10, Muraoka Hanako was accepted by a Missionary school in Tokyo. It was her father's, Ando Kippei, greatest wish that his daughter get a higher education.

The Missionary school was attended by daughters from noble families, and as a charity case, Hanako was reminded by her father to never be inferior to her rich schoolmates. As the classes were carried out in English, Hanako faced a culture shock when she started school. Unable to understand the teachers nor able to grasp the conversation of her peers, Hanako resolved to work really hard at her studies.

This drama follows Hanako from her childhood, through her years at the missionary school, to her life as a school teacher and finally as the translator of L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables".

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Nijiiro [Ayaka]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Yoshitaka Yuriko
Ando Hana/Muraoka Hanako
Ihara Tsuyoshi
Ando Kippei
Muroi Shigeru
Ando Fuji
Ishibashi Renji
Ando Shuzo
Kaku Kento
Ando Yoshitaro
Kuroki Haru
Ando Kayo
Tsuchiya Tao
Ando Momo
Kubota Masataka
Kiba Tomoichi (Hana's childhood friend)
Matsumoto Akiko
Kiba Rin (Tomoichi's mother)
Takeyama Takanori
Tokumaru Jinnosuke
Asada Miyoko
Mogi Noriko (domitory matron)
Tomosaka Rie
Fukuyama Taki (English teacher)
Takanashi Rin
Daigo Ayako (classmate)
Suzuki Ryohei
Muraoka Eiji (Hana's husband)
Nakama Yukie
Hayama Renko (Hana's lifelong friend)

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Comments From Users (3)
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1. Comments by pash [Rating: 10/10]
It was my first asadora - and it took me ages to watch all of it! ^_^; - but I have to say it's such a wonderful dorama! Very well scripted, filmed, acted, beautiful photography, costumes and music, and most of all such a nice, heartwarming story! Another great performance by the extremely beautiful and talented Yoshitaka Yuriko! Heartfelt congratulations to her, to the rest of the cast, and more generally to everyone involved in this lovely production! :)
2. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Yoshitaka was very good as Hanako but the title "Hanako to Anne" is kind of a misnomer. The book doesn't show up until about 3 weeks before the end of the drama and the printing of it doesn't happen until the last 3 episodes. They should have called it "Hanako to Renko". Speaking of which, they spent way too much time on Yukie and her character. It was a distraction a lot of the time. They could have just as easily told more about Hanako's family.
3. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 9/10]
Extremely well written and acted, sometimes tragic but never boring.
4. Comments by shwetapal [Rating: 8/10]
5. Comments by lunelle [Rating: ?/10]
6. Comments by tiny^2 [Rating: 10/10]

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