N no Tame ni

N no Tame ni (2014)

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University student Sugishita Nozomi, Naruse Shinji, Ando Nozomi and Nishizaki Masato end up coming upon the scene of the murder of the Noguchi couple, because of a plan they had devised. Nishizaki is arrested at the scene and is given a 10-year prison term because of his voluntary confession. 10 years later, Takano Shigeru, a former police officer who has misgivings about the verdict of this case, starts to pursue the truth. read moreHe is convinced that it all began as a result of an incident caused by Nozomi and Naruse on an island in the Seto Inland Sea in the summer 15 years. “They committed a crime at that time. It was for the sake of each N.”

  • Native title:

    Nのために
  • Also Known as:

    For N, The Testimony of N

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Inkscraps08
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Feb 16, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This drama is one of my favs. I came to watch it because of some gifs I saw on Tumblr. I recommend this to everyone. However, this drama is pretty heavy. I cried several times. It was a mystery thriller romance done right. It's nothing comedic and the romantic moments are true / realistic. The drama feels real because it could happen to anyone. At the same time, you'd hate to think read more that this could be happening to anyone around you.

The scenery was beautiful. Long shots of the entire setting allows us to feel like we're watching things happen from a far. Although the shots seem 3rd person point of view, you are still connected to each character. They are all encouraging characters with clear motives. Each one is given a good amount of time in every episode to tell their side of the story. You may grow to hate a character but also understand why a character would do such a thing. It makes you really think not just of the mystery, but what it's like to be human. You grow as the characters grow.

The story / events aren't shown in chronological order. It jumps from time to time - but it was a perfect way to transition into things. The soundtrack is just beautiful! When you listen to certain songs you can definitely link it to a precise moment in the drama. They are also played at the perfect moments.

When you complete the drama you'll feel like you've witnessed someone's entire life and that kind of made me feel complete. What made me love the drama even more was how it presented hints to the mystery all along but I didn't find them until my second time watching. On my second watching, it felt familiar but also shocking. I was baffled by how subjective I was. It amused me to see how arrogant I could be just like some of the characters.
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Javier97LJDHfan
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Feb 1, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
N no Tame ni caught my attention when I read that it was based on a book by Kanae Minato. Kanae Minato also wrote a book called ''Confessions'', which was adapted into one of my favorite films ever. That's why I decided to watch it. And it turned out to be AMAZING.

The story is slow paced, but it's extremely addictive. It's very mysterious you never know what's going to happen, and read more I didn't figure out what happened during ''the day of the incident'' until a few seconds before that scene started. I loved the way they used the scenes of ''the day of the incident'' throughout all the episodes, adding a few more seconds to the scene in each episode. There were a ton of beautiful moments too. Also, the character development was brilliant.

The acting was AWESOME. Nana Eikura was amazing, she did a great job playing Nozomi, one of the best performances I've seen in a while. Masataka Kubota, Kento Kaku and Keisuke Koide did a fantastic job, too.

The music was SPECTACULAR. This is probably the best OST I've ever heard in a japanese drama. I can't stop listening to it. And the theme song is really beautiful.

The cinematography was so beautiful that it left me astonished. You need to watch this in HD.

To sum up, N no Tame ni is a really mysterious and beautiful drama, filled with great performances, a fantastic story, outstanding music and a spectacular cinematography. You really need to watch this as soon as possible.
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Both series have flashbacks from the past and a range of mysteries, which involve multiple characters and someone's death.
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Both dramas are full of suspense and in both dramas you'll find out the whole, real truth at the end and it probably will be unexpected
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    Maya Jun 14, 2017

    i am so glad I decided to watch this drama.. one of those dramas who kept me looking forward for each next episode.. Highly recommended~~

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    rubydiamonds May 17, 2017

    This was such a good show. Never expected the ending and I was trying to guess the whole way through. I was in tears at the ending. It was so beautiful.

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    casuelteddybear Apr 28, 2017

    Not a fan of duel storylines, but that's just my own personal opinion, so I dropped it after 1 episode.

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    Marooya Mar 22, 2017

    Yakou Kanransha is way better than this one coming from the same writer.

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    Hisato Jan 24, 2017

    Hella overrated

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    BeautiBea Dec 6, 2016 - edited

    I'm hearing mixed reviews about this drama, is it worth the watch??

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    mikachan Aug 28, 2016

    I can't believe that in real life Eikura Nana married Kaku Kento! YAYY

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    Mody May 14, 2016 - edited

    This drama is a no

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Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Oct 17, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Friday
  • Network:

    TBS
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 856 users)
  • Ranked:

    #115
  • Popularity:

    #829

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