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  • Drama: Massan
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 150
  • Aired: Sep 29, 2014 - Mar 28, 2015
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Network: NHK
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 118 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3078
  • Watchers: 679

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Massan
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Ratings: 8.4/10 from 118 users
# of Watchers: 679
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Ranked #99999
Popularity #3078
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It is based on the true story of Taketsuru Masataka and his Scottish wife Rita Cowen. Masataka is the first Japanese person to produce whisky in Japan when he opened his own distillery in Hokkaido in 1934. The title comes from Rita's nickname for Masataka.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 150
  • Aired: Sep 29, 2014 - Mar 28, 2015
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Network: NHK
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 118 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3078
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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NewKDramaAddict
18 people found this review helpful
Apr 3, 2015
150 of 150 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama has been a privilege to watch. From beginning to the end, you truly felt that you were involved with the lives of the Kameyama family. This drama is amazing because it covers almost 50 years of this family; a multiculteral family during a period when marrying outside your race and culture just didn't happen. You got to witness the bravery of Elle going to a foreign country with a passable understanding of the language and morphing herself into a full-fledge Japanese woman. Catherine Kate Fox did a FANTASTIC job! I can already imagine how well she has been accepted in the entertainment community because she did such a wonderful job in portraying Elle. Tamayama Tetsuji was also sensational as a man driven to achieve his dreams of making Japanese Whiskey. The story itself makes you curious about the real people that this was based on. Even the times through World War II were realistic and definitely made you wonder how this woman AND her family maintained their strength through that turbulent time. So, the question is do I recommend it? Yes. If you are a lover of history, a great story and a beautiful romance between two people who beat the odds and stayed together until death do them part. My first Japanese TV Serial and it will not be my last! It was a labor of love to make and also a labor of time (and love) to watch!

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