Genroku Ryoran


 
Famous kabuki actor Nakamura Kanburo plays the role of Oishi Kuranosuke

Contents

  • 1 Details
  • 2 Synopsis
  • 3 Cast
  • 4 Production Credits
  • 5 Notes
  • 6External Links

Details

  • Title: 元禄繚乱 (げんろくりょうらん)
  • Title (romaji): Genroku Ryoran
  • Also known as: Chushingura (see note below)
  • Genre: Taiga drama, jidaigeki
  • Episodes: 49
  • Viewership ratings: 25.0 (1st ep), 28.5 (higest ep), 20.2 (average)
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 1999-01-01 to 1999-12-12
  • Air time: Sunday 20:00

Synopsis

The 38th NHK Taiga Drama is Genroku Ryoran. The “Forty-seven Loyal Samurai” is one of the most enduring and best loved stories of Japan’s history. Generations have grown up hearing the stirring tale of Oishi Kuranosuke, chief councillor of the Ako clan who leads his men through suffering and hardship to ultimately avenge their lord after he is unjustly forced to commit harakiri. NHK’s 38th Taiga Drama “Genroku Ryoran” is the ambitious remake of this classic epic and boasts a cast that reads like a Who’s Who in Japanese entertainment.

Cast

  • Nakamura Kanburo (中村勘三郎) as Oishi Kuranosuke
  • Matsudaira Ken
  • Ishizaka Koji
  • Miyazawa Rie
  • Otake Shinobu
  • Kyo Machiko
  • Yoshida Eisaku
  • Minami Kaho
  • Higashiyama Noriyuki
  • Akasaki Akira
  • Hagiwara Kenichi
  • Aikawa Kinya
  • Suzukaze Mayo
  • Suzuki Sawa
  • Murai Kunio
  • Sagawa Tetsuro
  • Kondo Masaomi
  • Murakami Hiroaki
  • Shinohara Ryoko
  • Hirota Reona
  • Unno Keiko
  • Suzuki Honami
  • Sasai Eisuke
  • Kataoka Tsurutaro
  • Ishii Rasaru
  • Kunimoto Takeharu
  • Abe Hiroshi
  • Muta Teizo
  • Hashizume Jun
  • Uchida Shigehiro
  • Yamaguchi Takashi
  • Reizei Kimihiro
  • Tohno Eishin
  • Takuma Shin
  • Yamanaka So
  • Ryu Raita
  • Natsuki Mari
  • Adachi Yumi
  • Nakamura Umenoshuke
  • Yamamoto Gaku
  • Igawa Hisashi
  • Sugimoto Tetta
  • Miura Koichi
  • Ogura Hisahiro
  • Katsurayama Shingo
  • Imai Tsubasa
  • Musaka Naomasa
  • Ikari Koji
  • Kawabe Kyuzo (川辺久造)
  • Kajiura Akio
  • Uchida Shigehiro
  • Sugawara Kaoru
  • Kato Hisato
  • Yamazaki Yusuke
  • Terada Minori
  • Emoto Akira
  • Morimiya Ryu
  • Kato Takeshi
  • Matsumura Tatsuo
  • Okamoto Aya
  • Okina Megumi
  • Takaoka Saki
  • Tsutsumi Shinichi
  • Sugimoto Aya
  • Achiwa Satomi
  • Miyazaki Aoi
  • Shinagawa Toru
  • Asari Yosuke

Production Credits

  • Original writing: Funabashi Seiichi (舟橋聖一)
  • Screenwriter: Nakajima Takehiro (中島丈博)
  • Music: Ikebe Shinichiro (池辺晋一郎)

Notes

  • A few sources refer to this taiga drama as Chushingura. Although the drama is based on the famous story of the 47 ronin, the official name given by NHK is 元禄繚乱, as published on both their website and in their annual publication (ISBN 4-14-923327-6). However, places like JDorama.com and KIKU-TV refer to the drama as Chushingura, and as such many people refer to the taiga drama using that name. — Groink 06:44, 24 Jul 2005 (EDT)
  • The story of the 47 ronin have been told in many other movies and TV dramas, including: 47 Ronin (Shochiku, 1941), Chushingura with Mifune Toshiro (TOHO, 1962), Ako Roshi (TOEI, 1985), Chuushingura 1/47 (Fuji TV, 2001), Saigo no Chuushingura (NHK, 2004), and Chushingura (TV Asahi, 2004). — Groink 06:44, 24 Jul 2005 (EDT)

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