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Natsuzora [なつぞら]

Drama Details
Natsu / The Summer Sky
Telecast:2019-04-01 to 2019-09-28
Season:Spring 2019

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:156 Episodes

9-year-old Okuhara Natsu (Awano Sari) lost her parents (Uchimura Teruyoshi, Toda Naho) in the war and was separated from her older brother Saitaro (Watanabe Ao) and younger sister Chiharu (Tanaka Noa). In the summer of 1946, she is taken to Tokachi in Hokkaido by her adoptive father Shibata Takeo (Fujiki Naohito) who was her father’s comrade in arms. The Shibatas are dairy farmers from the Hokuriku region. As Natsu helps out with dairy farming, she regains her cheerfulness. She begins to learn about the spirit of the settlers and the importance of life from Shibata’s father-in-law Taiju (Kusakari Masao), a first-generation immigrant to Hokkaido. In elementary school, Natsu is introduced to animated films, which had become popular in America at that time, by a youth called Yamada Tenyo (Yoshizawa Ryo). She is moved by this dreamlike world. Under the influence of Tenyo who aspires to be an artist, Natsu (Hirose Suzu) hopes to get a job where she can draw. However, Shibata wants her to marry his only son Teruo (Kiyohara Sho) and take over the farm. At this point, Natsu is informed that her brother (Okada Masaki) is working in Tokyo. The day when she leaves draws near … …
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1. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Pretty much standard asadora scenario. Young woman overcomes adversities to realize her dream. As an added bonus the cast includes Nanako Matsushima AND Tomoko Yamaguchi!
2. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
I love asadora.