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Shiroi kage [白い影]





Drama Details
Title:Shiroi kage
White Shadow/Love and Life in the White
Telecast:2001-01-14 to 2001-03-18
Season:Winter 2001

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:10 Episodes
1 Special

Nobuko Shimura is on duty for the first time at Gyoda Hospital. The duty doctor is Yosuke Naoe. After 9PM Jiro Toda, a childhood friend of Nobuko' s, is brought in with a cut to his forehead from a fight. But Naoe has gone out for a drink, and can' t be found. Both Toda and the ambulance crew become angry and demand to know where the doctor is. Naoe returns and seeing the commotion, he orders Toda be locked in a toilet until he calms down. Nobuko is horrified by Naoe' s attitude but is later impressed with his ability as a surgeon when treating Toda' s injury. This is their first fateful meeting...

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1. Mayonaka no Nightingale [Takeuchi Mariya]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Nakai Masahiro
Naoe Kensuke
Takeuchi Yuko
Hara Sachie
Ikariya Chosuke
Junna Risa
森 玲子
Omori Akemi
Aimoto Kumiko
Kurosawa Momoko
Mizuno Miki
Takashima Masanobu
Yamaguchi Ayumi
Konishi Manami

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Drama Reviews (12)
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1. review [Rating: 1/10]
i think this drama is made so poorly. there was one drama Heaven's coin(Hinko no kinka), that one is a excellent one with hospital setting. i could not image a person with terminal illness could have such energy to persuit his love one. that is so funny. there is another drama - Konna koi no hanashi (A story of love) which is a bast drama to record a very ill man who in his last days living with such dignity and not to hurt the one he loves. i think to love a person is consider for them ( not to hurt them)
Reviewed by jane5 on 4 September 2001
2. Fantastic! [Rating: 10/10]
I was totally captivated by this drama. It has definitely overtaken "saigo no koi" as my favourite Nakai drama.
Nakai's performance is excellent. He should be highly commended for taking up the challenge of a role so different from any he has ever attempted before. It is obvious that a lot of effort was spent on his part to make his portrayal of intense, broody Dr Naoe convincing and he has suceeded!
Takeuchi also shows great promise and it is this drama which really launched her career.
Reviewed by booboo on 31 May 2002
3. Tearjerker [Rating: 9/10]
Dr Naoe has been living in loneliness and despair and appear cold to everybody , Despite that he is a brilliant surgeon and earn the respect from fellow colleague. He has sworn off love until the appearance of a new nurse , Noriko due to an awful secret. He tried to stay away from her but her cheerfulness and zest to life melts away the coldness in his heart. Can they stay together forever? Watch and see it. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by sarafina on 11 May 2001
4. Great drama [Rating: 9/10]
I would give it a 9.25. I think the 2 leads gave great performances. The musice was perfect for the drama. The drama is really focused on the relationship between the patients and physicians as they go thru different health related tragedies (this is what leads the main two actors working together in the hospital).
Reviewed by warren.mcclendon on 25 November 2002
5. Excellent Drama - a must see [Rating: 10/10]
I was so touched by the drama. Nakai's performance is superb. His image is very different than his variety shows or previous drama. Very touchy drama- a must see. I like all the scene of Nakai with Yuko. Shimura is so persistent about her love for Naoe. The scene that touched me most is the farewell video tape.
Reviewed by Samantha on 22 July 2001
6. The best show I have ever seen [Rating: 10/10]
This is a heart wrenching show. The times wen u see Dr Naoe in such agony really pains u as u watch the show. And all he does to make the only love of his life happy. He said one thing tat really caught my heart- Because I love her, thats y I choose not to tell her. So this is one show that u MUST not miss.
Reviewed by TsuyoshiK on 14 July 2001
7. Very Touching View of Life [Rating: 9/10]
Takeuchi Yuko and Nakai Masahiro did a great job. It's difficult to believe that Nakai was not an actor all of his life. Their characters are so different and this is one of the points that makes this drama's progression interesting. Takeuchi's acting in the near-final scene was like a work of art.
Reviewed by Gaijin JDorama Fan on 20 August 2002
8. Love this drama [Rating: 10/10]
Nakai Masahiro and Takeuchi Yuko were great. Yuko was voted the best actress of the year for this drama. After you finished, you'll still be thinking of the storyline for days�c This is one of the best in 2001. Don't miss it!
Reviewed by jdfan on 27 June 2002
9. Very touching [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is something like Beautiful Life & Summer Snow. Very touching. Nakai is so cool throughout the whole show and yet so gentle to Yuko. And Yuko is a natural actress. Both their acting really melts my heart.
Reviewed by pearl on 21 August 2001
10. ...:{ [Rating: 6/10]
I was thoroughly dissapointed about how typical the ending was. I also think Nakai-kun did not do such a good job acting. His best angsty role is in Suna no Utsuwa....
Reviewed by vash_donutangel on 26 February 2004
11. Touching drama [Rating: 7/10]
A bit slow but it's a good drama. Enjoyed watching Nakai & Takeuchi. However, the ending is very sad.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
12. greAt!!! [Rating: ?/10]
Nakai is GreAt.. his role as naoe sensei is jus great.. i love him..
Reviewed by delfichacha on 23 April 2004

Comments From Users (25)
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1. Comments by Jessicasoon [Rating: 6/10]
very very dark. i'm not too much of a fan for dark shows. but well. nakai's here. he did very well thou he shld smoke lesser!! does he wants a shorter life?? XD oh ya. it's very very scary and always very action to watch him in pain. so i was disappointed that his death was so no action. i mean, they didn't even show him at his last moment. and i wonder y yuko likes to suddenly keep crying in this show. don't like the scenes when yuko and nakai got together thou. give me the creeps.
2. Comments by michelle [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama! I feel so sad for Naoe sensei. Looking at him suffering as well as not able to tell Noriko about it. Ah...sigh...so sad, so sad. Never have I seen a drama so emotional. I'm so depressed now. I think I need time to recover after watching this drama. I'm too affected by it! Sigh...
--> Another good thing about this drama is the music. The music suits the drama. Everyone who enjoy this drama should get the soundtrack!
3. Comments by yolande [Rating: 8/10]
I would have given it a seven, but I'm giving it an eight due to Nakai and his ability to portray this character well. Other than Naoe and Shimura, it's a little weak on characterization. The plot and lines are pretty cliche. Nonetheless, it's nicely filmed, nicely directed. Very enjoyable dorama. In general, thumbs up for Nakai and reccomended for all who doesn't mind cliches that much.
4. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 5/10]
It was okay. Ending was a total shocker, but the whole drama was too depressing for me. I can stand depressing endings like Beautiful Days and Summer Snow, or a depressing drama with a happy ending like Koori No Sekai, but I cannot stand a whole entire depressing drama with a depressing ending like this one. Too much ><
5. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 10/10]
Nakai Masahiro and Takeuchi Yuko were great. Yuko was voted the best actress of the season for this drama. After you finished, you'll still be thinking of the storyline for days�c This dorama stirred up dicussions in many forums too. This is one of the best in 2001. Don't miss it!
6. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 8/10]
Very good acting from both Nakai and Yuko. This is a much better attempt to re-create japanese version of ER (very similar feeling as dr. green last day battling with brain cancer). Nakai is very CUTE!!! Worth watching.
7. Comments by arglborps [Rating: 8/10]
Nakai proves that he can act. Also Yuko Takeuchi suprised me with pretty solid and convicing acting.

The story is very moving and some of the landscape shots in Hokkaido are the icing on top of the cake.
8. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: 8/10]
Must watch!!!It is about a doctor who is terminally ill and is very cynical about love who fell in love.However it is so sad that he comitted suicide without knowing that his girlfriend is pregnant.
9. Comments by Milano [Rating: 8/10]
I'm a bit concerned about this drama, the story is not so good but interesting to the very end. For sure, to japanese watchers, hospitals are constantly present in dramas. Disappointing...
10. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 10/10]
WOW! Awesome acting by Yuko and Masahiro.....This drama was aired in 2001.....and I'm impressed by the talent that these two young performers were able to record onto the camera.....
11. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]
A story of talented doctor suffering bone cancer. Sad and tragic dorama. Great Script for Great Actor as Nakai Masahiro and Yuko Takeuchi. Doctor is only human ...
12. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: 10/10]
Perfect chemistry between Nakai and Yuko. Excellent acting skill. A very Touching drama from the beginning to the end. Really cried.
13. Comments by delfichacha [Rating: 10/10]
tis is 1 of e best drama i've ever watched man.. it's realli great.. especially nakai's acting.. he's soo handsome..
14. Comments by orenji [Rating: 10/10]
Both Yuko and Nakai have done a good job in the dorama. It has touched me tremendously. Love the role of Naoe. ^_^
15. Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]
One of Nakai Masahiro's best. It's the first time I saw him kiss in a drama. He should do it more often. :-D
16. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 8/10]
wow! so sad!!! so incredibly sad in the end~ I love Nakai!! an Yuko too
17. Comments by sect0r7 [Rating: 8/10]
Main lead can't act very well, but overall is still a nice sad drama
18. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 7/10]
at first v slow n boring..bt later find it v nice show!
19. Comments by kaitosan20 [Rating: 8/10]
first nakai drama i wached and his a pretty good actor
20. Comments by Shindou [Rating: ?/10]
Watched up to ep 3. Giving this an 8/10 so far
21. Comments by Yukishiro [Rating: 10/10]
Watched until ep04. Giving it a 10/10 so far.
22. Comments by Lady Zhuge [Rating: 7/10]
Liked the drama, but hated the ending. Grrr.
23. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
The standard terminal illness scenario.
24. Comments by CHARA [Rating: 10/10]
25. Comments by totuta [Rating: 7/10]
not bad. but too manipulative.
26. Comments by Genma [Rating: 7/10]
27. Comments by himawari [Rating: 9/10]
28. Comments by sarafina [Rating: 10/10]
29. Comments by Susie [Rating: 7/10]
30. Comments by Stephanie [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (11)
1. ping_bong
What a sensational drama! I like the way how the director chooses the important scenes.
I especially like the way Nakai portrays as Naoe sensei in great pain and he tries to inject the medicine into his arm! Cos it looks so real and you can actually feel the pain that he's going through! Both Nakai and Yuko did a fantastic job in this drama! Well done!
2. sosweet56
this show is just too too touching. My heart hurts for Naoe whenever he;s hurting too. It's really nice. My no. 1 show. No other show will overtake this show. IN this show, Nakai showed the other side of him. He can also be serious. not only that comedian he is. haha. : ) a must watch for everyone.
3. orastaako
Although setting (hospital) typical, still very different drama. Thought provoking even after you have watch the whole series.
4. jdfan
A very moving and under rated show. It moved me in every episode.
5. fuqinlan
one of my all time favourite show !!!
6. vienna_sg
One of the best drama i ever watch.
7. tk_iva
great show.. very touching....
8. KS17
9. dokidoki
10. yan_ange
11. blue_imaginary