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Ao no jidai [青の時代]



Drama Details
Title:Ao no jidai
Blue days / La periode bleue / Time of youth / The misfits
Telecast:1998-07-03 to 1998-09-11
Season:Summer 1998

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

Abandoned by his mother and having had to fend for himself, Ryuu is one of many Japanese youths that have turned to a life of petty crime in order to survive in Japanese society. Life on the streets has given him a tough exterior, but it is his kind heart and his dislike for what he has become that wins over a local beauty and helps him take his first steps towards a better life. When an overzealous and less than ethical police inspector fingers Ryuu for a crime he didn't commit, he is resigned to accept his fate. However, help emerges from an unexpected source to give him the strength to fight for his freedom: a victim of one of his past crimes.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Ao no Jidai 青の時代 [Kinki Kids]LYRICS | RINGTONE ]

Actor/Actress Cast (10)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi
Kamikawa Takaya
Okina Megumi
Ando Masanobu
Kohashi Kenji
Shinohara Ryoko
Fubuki Jun
Yamamoto Kei
Yoshizawa Hisashi
Toyohara Kosuke
Terashima Tatsuo

Related Links (3)
1. Official Ao no jidai Homepage @ TBS (Japanese)
2. Ao no jidai Episode Synopses @ KIKU TV (English)
3. Ao no jidai Infopage (Big5)

Drama Reviews (5)
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1. ao no jidai~hikari wo mirareru*Spoiler* [Rating: 9/10]
The two songs of this dorama are...beautiful, dicpicts the emotions, the strong feelings as messages so when...esp. 'Porushka Pore' .everytime i hear it..it reminds of how Ryu was not accepted. Okina's character Akane is at least a female role who fights for herself and Ryu, not the usual damsel in distress..admirable when she tries to protect Ryuwhat the drama seems to be tragic, touched with a sorrowful and gloomy tone..yet has a beautiful,positive ending. I love the characters and how they have deveoloped and changed in the end....Friendship, love , tragedy, trust, mistrust? hatred?and HOPE... this drama sets me to think. Of course, am I getting to long winded. I love this dorama. Tsuyoshi actually convincingly as Ryu, Megumi, ( in a role that i feel is very different from he rest), as Akane is one of the female characters that I admire. There is something abt her.Ryoko as her sister is GREAT, her internal conflicts, desperations to get away from her past..she brings out the unexpected of the dorama..having said to much, Ryu's friends are Great too..true friends we can see from here, One last word : Awesome!!
Reviewed by toHeart_music on 24 January 2004
2. keichi haruna [Rating: 8/10]
i like the character that call keichi haruna...maybe many of people like ryu but for me i like him because of his special's personality....this drama have many character and have a moral value too....this drama ask people not to boycott/hurt people because it'll give pressure to him/her then will cause the bad thing....
Reviewed by syahirah on 27 April 2004
3. sad~ [Rating: 8/10]
the story and the life tsuyoshi plays is incredibly touching and convincing. u see lives of people u never seen before and that was really surprising. i liked it altho the part where the lawyer had the split personalities didn't strike to me as plausible enuff. all in all a typical tsuyoshi dorama, alwayz good ^^
Reviewed by cola_cherry on 26 October 2003
4. Tsuyoshi Saiko!!! [Rating: 8/10]
tsuyoshi excels in this role as the rebelious but actually kind-at-heart ryuu. he seems to do well in these kind of roles, like as takeshi in wakaba no koro. another character that is outstanding is andou masanobu's character, yuli...worth a watch definitely!!!!
Reviewed by Stephanie on 26 July 2001
5. :) [Rating: 7/10]
Nice show with an interesting and unique plot.
Tsuyoshi has not disappointed me with his superb acting skills.
He is really a borned actor.
Reviewed by yvetsh on 11 January 2002

Comments From Users (22)
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1. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
the first dorama where i first set my eyes on DoTsuyo...and frankly, i dont like him that much...but this story is good..it is about teenage angst and the multiple personality disease..not him of coz. His lawyer, Kamiya Takikawa. DoTsuyo plays Ryu, a juvenile delinquent who wants to be good after much motivation fm his lawyer. But his lawyer has multiple personality and turns evil one night and vowed to kill Ryu..hmm..but the ending is spectacular..worth watching..
2. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 8/10]
i watched this drama really long ago .. when i was around 12 yrs old (1999) ~~ can't really remember the storyline anymore ... only merely rmb Domoto Tsuyoshi acted as a really cool character ... being misunderstood that he was a bad teenager ... the female lead was his gf in the drama ... haha ... tat was all i remembered .... but theme song was very nice till i went to bought my ever first KinKi Kids album (C Album) .. lolx ~
3. Comments by cola_cherry [Rating: 8/10]
the life tsuyoshi plays is such a depressing one. tho his change of his way of living was so incredible that u couldn't help but applaud him on his character's dedication, relying on all the people that trust and support him. kind of a weak twist to the story which i didn't quite like but to sum it up, it was ok. the guys were really cute in it tho and that helps^<
4. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 7/10]
OMG!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE LIKE ALMOST ALL TSUYOSHI'S DRAMA HE HAVE ACTED IN WAS WRITTEN BY THE SAME PERSON!!!!! SHE'S A GENIUS ^.^ this drama was alrite . . . . .still couldn't compare to to Heart at all!!! but then, tsuyoshi looks super hot in this drama, maybe even better than in to Heart and gakkou . . .. . hahaha ^_-V
5. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 9/10]
I thought this was rather surprisingly good. Tsuyoshi played the role of a bad boy really really well, and the way he protected Akane almost till death was rather touching of a guy who found it hard to express love. Liked it.
6. Comments by carie_akanishi [Rating: 6/10]
Hmm..a dark n depressing show, dun really like it a lot maybe becos of the genre but I watched becos of Ando Masanobu(his character is attractive)..bold plot makes it diff from many other dramas.
7. Comments by enazekinaz [Rating: 8/10]
this is the first japanese drama that i watched. and this drama has changed my perspective about international dramas. this drama is totally great. two thumbs up!
8. Comments by syahirah [Rating: 8/10]
I love this drama....this is the first japanese drama that i've watched...this drama is so unique bcoz' the hero have 2 personalities,the good n the bad..
9. Comments by emiko [Rating: 7/10]
I watch it like 3 years ago so the only image that I can still remember ~ the blue sea, Domoto & Okina's face. Strange..
10. Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: 8/10]
great acting by tsuyoshi! Didn't expect the lawyer to have a split personality! I'm glad the ending is not tragic
11. Comments by shiitake [Rating: 6/10]
fab! i thot' dat the story would be draggy..but its full of ups n down..
12. Comments by aesthetic reasons [Rating: 7/10]
Enjoyable but like lots have said, pretty dark.
13. Comments by Ling79 [Rating: 9/10]
Sad story...Tsuyoshi acted very well..
14. Comments by dianilla [Rating: 10/10]
I want see there
15. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
16. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 10/10]
the perfection.
17. Comments by jgal [Rating: 6/10]
pretty good
18. Comments by soupychan [Rating: ?/10]
Want to see
19. Comments by Yuana [Rating: 10/10]
nice drama
20. Comments by yt [Rating: 8/10]
sad mood
21. Comments by bluesnow12 [Rating: 4/10]
22. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 5/10]
v down
23. Comments by sarafina [Rating: 6/10]
24. Comments by Kippy [Rating: ?/10]
25. Comments by Munmun [Rating: 8/10]
26. Comments by stramist [Rating: ?/10]
27. Comments by babyram [Rating: 8/10]
28. Comments by Totoro [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by ethane [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by Lilynadia [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (7)
1. Aki
This is the very show that got me head over heels into Doumoto Tsuyoshi. I had watched this dorama more than 4-5 times and his acting in there is fabulous. No wonder he won the best actor award for the season of that dorama. However, I rated this dorama a 8 and not 9 because while the chemistry between the two talented artistes, Doumoto Tsuyoshi and Okina Megumi is great, the later part of the plot goes kind of imbalanced to focus on the bengoshi's (lawyer) spilt personality problem, neglecting the main plot somewhat. Nevertheless, a good watch, dorama-fans! Worth all my thumbs up!!
2. toHeart_music
Wow.I was impressed by Tsuyoshi's acting...or rather..everyone's...I like this drama alot..Guess I don't see much of such dramas now..but it makes me feel alot for the characters in it..and I like both songs from the drama...'Ao no jidai' and Porushka Pore'...
3. butetgra
4. joyfulgirl
Great drama..tsuyoshi is very great n okina looks so cute..:)
5. Selena
tsuyo kakoii!!!!!!
6. Kris
7. elysia