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The ghost of Otsuyu, a beautiful lady who died pining for love, visits her beloved Hagiwara Shinzaburo every night. The personalities and desires of Otsuyu's father Iijima Heizaemon the loyal Kurokawa Kosuke who serves the family without knowing that Heizaemon slayed his father in his younger days. Heizaemon's exceptionally wicked wife Okuni who plots to take over the home; her secret lover Miyabe Genjiro and the avaricious couple Tomozo and Omine intersect in this tale of sordid human relationships, revenge, and retribution. (Source: NHK Online, jdramas.wordpress.com) ~~ Adapted from the short story "Kaidan Botan Doro" (怪談牡丹燈籠) by Sanyutei Encho I (三遊亭圓朝). Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 49 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 66 users)
  • Ranked: #16658
  • Popularity: #16404
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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pash
9 people found this review helpful
May 22, 2020
4 of 4 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Allow me for once to start from...the end; namely, the ending credits: that eerily beautiful waltz, the sheer atmosphere conveyed by that fog and by the eponimous peony lantern, the creepily slow movements...and those absolutely fascinating, kimono-clad "bijin" who, with one feeble gesture, suggest we follow them - something that I suspect most of us would do, even knowing that it might not be a good idea...well, all this could serve as a perfect metaphor of the impact this dorama had on me.
Despite all the caution I might have wanted to exercise (I must confess I was quite worried that this might end up being another victim of the "westernization" of the Jdrama scene [*]), still I got drawn in right away by the perfect photography, by the very good acting, by the lovely music,
and last but not least by the sheer beauty of the afore-mentioned "bijin" gracing the ending credits - Kamishiraishi Mone and Toda Naho (BTW, the latter must have a portrait, hidden somewhere in her attic, which ages in her place; no, seriously, she's basically as attractive now as she was in "Shomuni", two whole decades earlier! I'm impressed - and hopelessly charmed, of course). Perfect 10!

[*] of course I should've known better than to fear anything like that from NHK, which instead managed to deliver a modern but at the same time loyal rendition of this traditional tale.

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Meowmeow
0 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2023
4 of 4 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.5

D'une beauté envoûtante

C'est une belle histoire.....qui mérite d'être transmise d'une génération à l'autre. Elle a été réalisée comme une pièce de théâtre mais a toujours la qualité d'une série dramatique japonaise normale.

J'ai fait la connaissance de nouveaux et merveilleux acteurs. Je pensais que l'actrice principale ne faisait que des comédies romantiques, mais c'est une actrice assez mature. Ce n'est pas effrayant mais c'est étrange et la durée de 4 épisodes est tout simplement parfaite.

J'ai adoré la musique, surtout le thème final. les personnages sont tellement bien écrits que même en 4 épisodes on en voit toute la profondeur. Je suis fan des contes populaires comme celui-ci, si vous aussi, vous devriez absolument regarder ça.

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  • Drama: Kaidan Botan Doro: Beauty & Fear
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 49 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 66 users)
  • Ranked: #16658
  • Popularity: #16404
  • Watchers: 246

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