Idaten (TV series)

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Idaten
Written byKankurō Kudō
Starring
Narrated byTakeshi Kitano
Mirai Moriyama
Theme music composerTatsuya Shimono
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes47
Production
Producer(s)Kei Kurube
Takuya Shimizu
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original networkNHK
Original releaseJanuary 6, 2019 (2019-01-06)

Idaten (いだてん〜東京オリムピック噺〜) is a Japanese television series starring Nakamura Kankurō VI and Sadao Abe. It is the 58th NHK taiga drama.[1][2]It is slated to be broadcast in 2019 as part of the lead up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in which NHK is, under the Japan Consortium, principal co-host broadcaster. This drama will be also the 2nd ever post-war Taiga drama in NHK history and will also mark the 55th anniversary of the 1964 Summer Olympics, which NHK broadcast.

Plot[edit]

The drama focuses on the stories of two Japanese Olympians from different times of the 20th century: marathon runnner Shizo Kanakuri, who took part in the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics and one of the first Japanese athletes to compete in the Games, and swimming coach Masaji Tabata, known as a founding father of Japanese swimming and was part of the successful efforts to bring the Olympics to Japan.[3]

Cast[edit]

Starring[edit]

Meiji era
Shōwa era

Kanakuri family[edit]

  • Haruka Ayase as Suya, Shizo's wife
    • Riri Harashima as young Suya
  • Nakamura Shidō II as Sanetsugu Kanakuri, Shizo's brother
  • Tomorowo Taguchi as Nobuhiko Kanakuri, Shizo's father
  • Yoshiko Miyazaki as Shie Kanakuri, Shizo's mother
  • Shinobu Otake as Ikue Ikebe, Shizo's foster mother
  • Hisako Ōkata as Suma Kanakuri, Shizo's grandmother

Tabata family[edit]

Mishima family[edit]

Japanese Olympic Committee / Japan Amateur Athletic Association[edit]

Meiji and Taishō eras
Shōwa era

The people living in Asakusa[edit]

Meiji era
Shōwa era

Tengu Club[edit]

Other athletes[edit]

NHK[edit]

Foreigners[edit]

Others[edit]

Staff[edit]

TV schedule[edit]

Episode Title Directed by Original airdate Rating
1 "Yoakemae" (夜明け前) Tsuyoshi Inoue January 6, 2019 (2019-01-06) 15.5%
2 "Botchan" (坊っちゃん) January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13) 12.0%
3 "Bōken Sekai" (冒険世界) Takegorō Nishimura January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20) 13.2%
4 "Shōben Kozō" (小便小僧) Masae Ichiki January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27) 11.6%
5 "Ame ni mo Makezu" (雨ニモマケズ) Tsuyoshi Inoue February 3, 2019 (2019-02-03) 10.2%
6 "Оedo Nihonbashi" (お江戸日本橋) Takegorō Nishimura February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10) 9.9%
7 "Okashina Futari" (おかしな二人) Masae Ichiki February 17, 2019 (2019-02-17) 9.5%
8 "Teki wa Ikuman" (敵は幾万) Tsuyoshi Inoue February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) 9.3%
9 "Saraba Siberia Tetsudō" (さらばシベリア鉄道) Hitoshi Ōne March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03) 9.7%
10 "Manatsu no Yo no Yume" (真夏の夜の夢) Takegorō Nishimura March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10) 8.7%
11 "Hyakunen no Kodoku" (百年の孤独) March 17, 2019 (2019-03-17) 8.7%
12 "Taiyō ga Ippai" (太陽がいっぱい) March 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)
13 "Fukkatsu" (復活) March 31, 2019 (2019-03-31)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHK大河「いだてん」、異例の海外ロケを敢行". Sanspo. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "19年大河ドラマ『いだてん』主演の勘九郎「走りきりたい」 阿部サダヲ「楽しみ」". Oricon. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170404/p2a/00m/0na/005000c
  4. ^ Shino Ikenami is a granddaughter of Rin Minobe."『いだてん』古今亭志ん生の孫・池波志乃が出演 ビートたけしと夫婦役". Oricon. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Official Site (in Japanese)(The program website of The Taiga Drama‟ IDATEN” is limited to browsing in Japan only.)
  • Idaten on IMDb