When did J-Dramas Start Being Broadcast in Widescreen?

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When did J-Dramas Start Being Broadcast in Widescreen?

Post by Madoka » Aug 5th, '18, 05:41

I noticed that many of the older shows (like early 2000's) now getting released as DVDrips or TBS stream captures are in widescreen which makes me think that they had to be filmed that way. So I've been wondering when they started broadcasting the shows on air as widescreen?

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Re: When did J-Dramas Start Being Broadcast in Widescreen?

Post by PannenkoekenNL » Jan 29th, '19, 16:26

Kinpachi season 5 is from 1999 and already recorded in HD and widescreen.

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Post by JackBauer2424 » Apr 25th, '19, 20:17

Maybe they were cropped to remove the top and bottom to make them widescreen like Dragon Ball Z Kai.

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Re: When did J-Dramas Start Being Broadcast in Widescreen?

Post by Olive_sama_ » Oct 9th, '23, 04:45

It's an interesting question. I'm mostly interested in older Jdramas, so I'm used to 4:3. I have a few shows from 2002 (Gokusen S1, Pretty Girls, Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike), and they're all in 4:3 - so I think the shift must have happened after that for most productions.

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Re: When did J-Dramas Start Being Broadcast in Widescreen?

Post by Keiko1981 » Oct 9th, '23, 08:15

If it's of any help, Sakura, which started on April 1, 2002, was the first asadora to be broadcast in HD format.

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