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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Segodon NHK 2018 Taiga drama Reply with quote Back to top

Title: 西郷どん
Title (romaji): Segodon
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Jidaigeki
Episodes: 47
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2018-Jan-07 to 2018-Dec-??
Air time: Sunday 20:00

Synopsis

Saigo Takamori, the hero of the Meiji Restoration, was born to a poor, low-ranking samurai family in the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). His simple honesty caught the attention of its charismatic feudal lord of Satsuma, Shimazu Nariakira. Nariakira’s assertion that the love of people is what will enrich and strengthen the nation captivated Saigo who took on Nariakira’s secret mission and eventually became a key person for Satsuma. No picture of him survives today and much of his life is a mystery. He is a man who was twice exiled and three times married. He overthrew the Tokugawa Shogunate with exceptional bravery and action. Although he accomplished the restoration, he lost his life in a fight with the new Meiji government.

Cast
Saigo Clan

Suzuki Ryohei as Saigo Kichinosuke / Takamori
Kuroki Haru as Iwayama Ito
Kazama Morio as Kichibe
Matsuzaka Keiko as Masako
Sakuraba Nanami as Koto
Watabe Gota as Kichijiro
Omura Kon (大村崑) as Takamitsu
Tsukaji Muga as Kumakichi
Nikaido Fumi as Aikana
Nishikido Ryo as Judo / Shingo

Ookubo Clan

Eita as Ichizo / Toshimichi
Hirata Mitsuru as Jiemon
Mimura as Masu

Satsuma Domain

Kitagawa Keiko as Oichi / Atsu-hime
Takanashi Rin as Fuki Kakihara Rinka (柿原りんか) as young Fuki
Kitamura Yukiya as Ooyama Kakunosuke / Tsunayoshi
Takahashi Mitsuomi as Arimura Shunsai / Kaieda Nobuyoshi
Horii Arata as Murata Shinpachi
Sawamura Ikki as Akayama Yukie
Minamino Yoko as Ikushima
Koyanagi Rumiko as Yura
Kaga Takeshi as Shimazu Narioki
Watanabe Ken as Shimazu Nariakira
Aoki Munetaka as Shimazu Hisamitsu
Toda Naho as Kiku
Tokui Yuu as Yamada Tamehisa
Itoda Jun (井戸田潤) as Katsura Hisatake
Ryu Raita as Zusho Hirosato

Tokugawa Shogunate

Matayoshi Naoki (又吉直樹) as Tokugawa Iesada
Fujiki Naohito as Abe Masahiro
Sano Shiro as Ii Naosuke
Mito DomainIbu Masato as Tokugawa Nariaki

Others

Tanaka Michiko as Tama
Onoe Kikunosuke (尾上菊之助) as Gesshou

Nishida Toshiyuki as narrator

Production Credits
Original work: Novel Sego-don by Hayashi Mariko (林真理子)
Screenwriter: Nakazono Miho
Directors: Noda Yusuke, Bonkobara Makoto (盆子原誠), Okada Ken
Music: Fuuki Harumi


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Saigo Takamori was from Kagoshima and there is a site, appropriately enough called "Kagoshima Love" which provides a pretty good guide: https://kagoshimalove.com/saigo-articles?lang=en
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ha, Suzuki Ryohei and Kuroki Haru also worked together in Tenno no Ryoriban, where she played his sister-in-law. Sato Takeru should put in a cameo for laughs.

Happy to see Fujiki Naohito feature in another taiga Smile

Hope it'll turn out to be a solid taiga outing for Suzuki.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So much for my theory that viewers preferred taigas with a male actor in the lead. "Naotora's" first two weeks ratings were were 16.9% and 15.5%.

First two weeks of "Segodon": (01) 15.4% – (02) 15.4%

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