• Special: Byakkotai
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2007 - Jan 7, 2007
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 371 users)
  • Ranked: #2698
  • Popularity: #3675
  • Watchers: 759

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A re-make of the 1986 hit, which scored 80-percent in the Aizu district of Fukushima prefecture.

"Byakkotai" seems to be a story by which the content of the drama visits Byakkotai Memorial Hall by a modern young person who is the descendant of a Byakkotai samurai, and traces the history of the tragedy of the Byakkotai in the force organized by about 340 boys of 16 years old and 17 years old at Boshin War (Aizu war). Yamashita performs two roles (a Byakkotai samurai in the old days and the descendant, Shintaro Sakai). Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2007 - Jan 7, 2007
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 371 users)
  • Ranked: #2698
  • Popularity: #3675
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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1 people found this review helpful
Nov 25, 2017
2 of 2 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I write this from the point of a genealogist, which happens to be my second job.  Any time I research any person from any war my heart cries, they are more than dates and places to me.  This movie effected the same emotions in me, it made them especially difficult to reign in due the age of the squad involved.  I made comparisons like, 1868 is just after the American Civil War, where children were also fighting for which ever ideal they upheld.

It portrayed well every angle of war, not just the men's, not just the women left behind, and while it is told from the Aizu point of view, you still see all sides.  The beginning was slow as the set up for the war had to be done to put the rest into context.  The modern framework seemed tacked on, but I guess it is necessary to relate to people 140 years after the incident,

I do not seek out any war movies, due to how they effect me, but I watch this to complete my Yamapi watch list.  I do not think I will ever watch it again, but it is now in my memory and I learned yet another important part of Japanese history.

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