Hey guys, I'm a long time user of the site. I have been gone for a long time (so long that I forgot my user name and what email it was linked to), but my friends at work have started pushing me to watch Amachan, and that's gotten me back into the wonderful world of dorama.
The question I have is this: How would one go about tracking down a dorama that no one probably has on their hard drive? I'm not going to be as bold to create a new user name and immediately post a seed request. I honestly think no one would have it.
The dorama in question is Sakura. It was an NHK asadora that aired in fall of 2002.
It was one of the first shows I ever watched, broadcast by the local Asian channel pretty much as soon as it aired in Japan, for free. I was really impressed with the show, and I have always wanted to rewatch it. The story features a girl who goes to Japan on the JET program and covers a lot of topics that really matter to gaijin living in Japan. Now more than ever, having come back to the US from doing JET for five years, I really want to watch it!
When I was in Japan I was able to track down a DVD of the show, but it's only a compilation specifically made for sale (a 総編集), and it's missing so much content. It's kinda depressing how much it's missing. Especially given the price I paid for it! But as far as I can tell, NHK doesn't offer these dorama up for sale, especially not ones so old (over 10 years now... yeesh!).
So, what are my options? I've sent out a brief inquiry to NHK World (as I think they were the ones rebroadcasting it). I'm half tempted to draft up an email in Japanese and send it off to NHK proper, in Japan. I would pay damn good money just to be able to rewatch this show, and maybe share it with the site. But has anyone ever successfully petitioned for and obtained an older show? Especially these asadora, which seem to be one-run-and-done deals.
Would appreciate any feedback!