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Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic Banashi [いだてん ~ 東京オリムピック噺]

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Title:Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic Banashi
いだてん ~ 東京オリムピック噺
Telecast:2019-01-06 to 2019-12-15
Season:Winter 2019

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:47 Episodes

Traces Japan’s history with the Olympic games and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics for viewers before Tokyo hosts the event again in 2020. The first half tells the story of marathon runner Kanakuri Shiso (Nakamura Kankuro), who became one of the first Japanese nationals to participate in the Olympics in Stockholm in 1912. The second half features Tabata Masaji (Abe Sadao), the coach who laid the foundations of Japanese swimming and helped bring the games to Tokyo for the first time in 1964.
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1. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
Lowest rated taiga ever and I can see why. There's no real conflict, no good guy vs. bad guy. The actors all did their best, Sadao Abe brought his usual energy, but the story just wasn't there.