48-ninme no Chuushin

48-ninme no Chuushin (2016)

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Kiyo is a lady-in-waiting who serves the Asano family’s Edo mansion in the Genroku Period. She has fallen in love with Isogai Jurozaiemon, a samurai of the Ako domain. Kiyo sets her mind to overcome the difference in social status and live for love. But at that moment, bloodshed occurs when Asano Naganori, the young lord of the Ako domain, attacks the master of ceremonies, Kira Yoshinaka, inside Edo Castle. This incident read moresets Kiyo’s destiny in motion as the 48th “loyal vassal” unable to participate in the raid with Jurozaemon and the rest of the 47 lordless Ako samurai. After they pull off the raid on Kira’s residence, Kiyo’s second life begins. She gets close to a family positioned to accede to the shogunate and eventually enters the inner palace of Edo Castle with the aim of restoring the Asano family.

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    Chuushingura no Koi ~ 48-ninme no; 48 Eyes of the Loyal People; A 48th Loyalist

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    namopanik Apr 26, 2017

    Not sure how to feel about this. I think I like the classic better, it had an elegant structure. Framing it in a lovestory with a theme of overcoming social standing seems like a trivialization. It's fine as 47 ronin story, it'd fine as a romance set in the early 1700s, with the girl having slightly lower status and both she and her lover having to follow their lords wishes even when it comes to their personal lives (because there's nothing personal about their lives to decide on their own). It even matches, with common theme of honour, obedience and denial of self. But at the same time pushing a 48th female ronin feels fake - as in 'too modernized in principles' and disregarding the context.
    But after Keeanu Reeves version nothing should really bother me anymore. The story is based on the true events, but there no 'original' version, only countless retellings.
    It's easy on the eyes and there are so many wonderful details though! Hair ribbons and ornaments made of paper. On-fingers koto picks (tsume) made of bone. I feel it's not aimed at the international viewer, it requires a little more context knowledge than usual. Which is fine.

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    namopanik Apr 26, 2017

    episodes are 34 minutes long, not 48

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    sweetmint Apr 23, 2017 - edited

    Is this drama good? Is there a lot of romance?:)

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      NewKDramaAddict Jul 1, 2017

      I wouldn't watch this if you are only looking for romance....

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    AmastrisDratwka Mar 19, 2017

    The 10 year age difference doesn't show here.

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    NewKDramaAddict Jan 26, 2017 - edited

    Subbing is slow but this is interesting!!

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    korzero Oct 3, 2016 - edited

    Can someone simplify the synposis/plot? I'm having trouble understanding it...>_<

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      Chocobana Mar 16, 2017

      This is related to the famous 47-ronin story. From what I understood, they're counting her as the 48th one.

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      korzero Mar 18, 2017

      oh ok =)

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    Sujach Sep 30, 2016

    cant wait for it to be subbed, seems really good

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    Erica Sep 26, 2016

    Huge fan of Emi Takei. Love this drama.

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    KenWong Sep 26, 2016

    Watching it.. Emi Takei, one of my favorite actresses.


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    Sep 24, 2016 to Feb 25, 2017
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    48 min.


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