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[Discussion] Idaten

Post by Keiko1981 » Aug 15th, '18, 18:35

Swedish news "Rapport" just had a segment about the filming of upcoming taiga drama Idaten. :shocked:

Segment starts at 20:49 min
Can be seen worldwide until August 22nd 2018.

Title: Rapport
Broadcast date: 2018-Aug-15
Broadcast network: SVT1
Air time: Wednesday 19:30

https://www.svtplay.se/video/18692602/r ... 930:pla:lp

Summary of what was said
That the story of the Japanese marathon runner Kanakuri Shiso who "went missing" during the Olympic Games 1912 in Stockholm will become a drama series. He didn't register that he canceled the marathon (probably due to the heat), there he was considered "missing."

Short interview with director Inoue Tsuyoshi and main actor Nakamura Kankuro.

Nakamura Kankuro was asked how well known Kanakuri Shiso is in Japan.
He answered that he's 36 years old, but he don't think that many people younger than him knows of Kankuro, except those who are into the sport.

What wasn't said
They didn't say specifically that it was Idaten, or that it will air on NHK, but I could figure it out by the rest of what was said. Big budget historical drama that will air for one year on a Japanese channel equal to SVT (state run TV network) = NHK.

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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Ginto-gin » Aug 15th, '18, 21:25

Great segment! In the clip, is the filming on location in Stockholm? This really makes my day. Thanks again for sharing :-)

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Post by Keiko1981 » Aug 15th, '18, 21:33

Ginto-gin wrote:Great segment! In the clip, is the filming on location in Stockholm? This really makes my day. Thanks again for sharing :-)
Yes, film crew is in Stockholm. I'm not very familiar with the city myself, I live way up north myself. But I've been there a couple of times.

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The first half tells the story of marathon runner Kanakuri Shiso (Nakamura Kankuro), who became one of the first Japanese nationals to participate in the Olympics in Stockholm in 1912. The second half features Tabata Masaji (Abe Sadao), the coach who laid the foundations of Japanese swimming and helped bring the games to Tokyo for the first time in 1964. -- Jdrama Weblog

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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Avallac'h » Aug 17th, '18, 12:47

Story is intersting enough and writer is Kudo Kankuro.
But I have doubts about future taiga anyway.
Not sure if will be fit for the taiga format.
I would be good movie, or SP, or may be shorter dorama.
But 50 episodes... Okay, even 25 for both characters seems too long for me.
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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Keiko1981 » Aug 17th, '18, 13:24

Avallac'h wrote:Story is intersting enough and writer is Kudo Kankuro.
But I have doubts about future taiga anyway.
Not sure if will be fit for the taiga format.
I would be good movie, or SP, or may be shorter dorama.
But 50 episodes... Okay, even 25 for both characters seems too long for me.
Yeah, a special or regular drama would be enough.
And too modern for a taiga drama.

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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Ginto-gin » Aug 17th, '18, 19:01

Even with the declining quality of taiga dramas, I'd like to remain optimistic about Idaten. Kudo Kankuro is a master at bringing cohesion in storytelling. There's got to be enough material for him to work with and stretch because of recorded history and footage. Perhaps introduce other athletes or individuals who were notable at the time. I'm also looking forward to the rakugo :thumright:

Btw it's not the first time taiga drama is set in modern, post-war period-- there were "Sangya Moyu" (1984) and "Inochi" (1986) that I wish I could watch today.

Keiko1981, I'm quite impressed that some scenes are being filmed on location! I'm sure I'll have questions for you about all things Swedish when the show airs :-)

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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Keiko1981 » Aug 17th, '18, 20:39

Ginto-gin wrote:Btw it's not the first time taiga drama is set in modern, post-war period-- there were "Sangya Moyu" (1984) and "Inochi" (1986) that I wish I could watch today.

Keiko1981, I'm quite impressed that some scenes are being filmed on location! I'm sure I'll have questions for you about all things Swedish when the show airs :-)
Inochi is more like a compact asadora. :)

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Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Post by Ginto-gin » Aug 17th, '18, 21:34

Keiko1981 wrote:Inochi is more like a compact asadora. :)
Oh right, you're providing translations for Inochi :doh: good to know, thanks :D

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