Jin (TV series)

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Jin
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Promotional poster
Also known as JIN-仁-
Genre Sci-fi
medical
Drama
Fantasy
Based on Jin
by Motoka Murakami
Written by Murakami Motoka (manga)
Morishita Yoshiko
Directed by Hirakawa Yuichiro
Yamamuro Daisuke
Kawashima Ryutaro
Starring Takao Osawa
Haruka Ayase
Miki Nakatani
Masaaki Uchino
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 22
Production
Producer(s) Ishimaru Akihiko
Tsuru Masaaki
Location(s) Japan
Running time approximately 60 Minutes
Release
Original network TBS
Original release 11 October 2009 (2009-10-11) – 26 June 2011 (2011-06-26)
External links
TBS homepage

Jin (JIN-仁-?) is a Japanese television drama series, first broadcast on TBS in 2009 and a second season in 2011. It is based on the Japanese manga series, Jin, written by Motoka Murakami.

It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards.

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The story follows a brain surgeon named Minakata Jin who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee, Miki, herself a doctor, lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he faints at the hospital and awakens to find himself transported back in time to the Edo Period. He is soon attacked by a samurai, but he escapes with the help of a man named Kyotaro Tachibana. Kyotaro suffers a serious injury to the head while trying to protect him, but Jin manages to save his life despite a lack of proper medical equipment. Because of that, Kyotaro's sister Saki begins taking an interest in Jin and becomes his assistant. Meanwhile, Jin is determined to find a way back to the present.

Season 2[edit]

Two years have passed since the last season. Jin and Saki develop a sweet confectionery that contains medicine for Saki's mother who has a severe case of beriberi. Meanwhile, Ryoma asks Jin to care for Kaishuu Katsu's mentor, Shozan Sakuma. Shozan is in a critical state after being attacked by the Shinsengumi. Jin is reluctant because curing Shozan would mean changing the course of history. However, Shozan tells him that he too is involved in the “present”.

Music[edit]

Ending:

Awards[edit]

Jin 1[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2010 63rd Television Drama Academy Awards Best Drama Won
Best Actor Takao Osawa Won
Best Supporting Actor Uchino Masaaki Won
Best Supporting Actress Ayase Haruka Won
Best Scriptwriter Morishita Yoshiko Won
Best Director Hirakawa Yuichiro, Yamamuro Daisuke, Kawashima Ryutaro Won
Best Theme song "Aitakute Ima" by MISIA Won
Tokyo Drama Awards Grand Prix[1] Won
Best Performance by an Actor[1] Takao Osawa Won
Best Producer[1] Akihiko Ishimaru Won
Asia Award[1] Won

Jin 2[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2011 Tokyo Drama Awards Best Drama[2] Won
Best Supporting Actor[2] Masaaki Uchino Won
Asia Award[2] Won
Special Award[2] Production Staff Won
69th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Drama Won
Best Actor Takao Osawa Won
Best Supporting Actor Masaaki Uchino Won
Best Supporting Actress Ayase Haruka Won
Best Screenwriter Morishita Yoshiko Won
Best Director Hirakawa Yuichiro, Yamamuro Daisuke, Nasuda Jun Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Tokyo Drama Awards". International Drama Festival in Tokyo. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2011 Tokyo Drama Awards". International Drama Festival in Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. 

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