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Higa Nobuko was born and raised with her three siblings in a farmhouse in the "Yanbaru region" in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa. She aims to become a chef drawing inspiration from Okinawan cuisine. The four siblings follow very different paths, but the memories of their hometown connect their hearts and they're able to overcome their hardships as a family. (Source: heart-ereki at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 125
  • Aired: Apr 11, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 58 users)
  • Ranked: #50798
  • Popularity: #12220
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
shibamata
2 people found this review helpful
Jan 28, 2023
125 of 125 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Very enjoyable asadora

This asadora has all ingredients, which make it enjoyable from beginning to the end. Covering roughly 20 years from the 1960's to the 1980's, we follow the life of our heroine Nobuko, who appears to be somehow naive at first glance, but is ambitious when it comes about mastering the struggles of becoming a chef.

It is located on Okinawa in the early years, but the main story takes place in the Tokyo area. That said, we don't see too much from Okinawa, mainly the country side only. We learn a bit about Okinawa's folklore, with Nobuko's father and later her sister playing the traditional instrument sanshin. And we learn about the war time and the years after affecting the people of Okinawa.

The people around Nobuko have their own issues in life, nicely covered in small side-stories. Two sisters and a good-for-nothing brother, who has some similarities to my hero Tora-san. Moka shines in portraying the shy, physically weak younger sister. There are ups and downs, there are nice people and not so very nice people, but don't worry: it's an asadora, so it always turns out nicely in the end, except from some tragedies which are part of the life.

I enjoyed really it and did not find any weak story arcs and so I can highly recommend it.

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Completed
Kitty102
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 1, 2022
125 of 125 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
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Best Okinawa asadora since Churasan

I finish watching this series a last week. I think it's a very good series best Okinawa series since Churasan. The casting is the best. The first 2 weeks is about Nobuko's childhood story and all the hardships her family went through after their father died. Very touching series with a bit of comedy in between. The oldest brother is like Tora-san from the Yamada movie series. He falls in love with a Madonna a few times during the series and always ends up losing her but helping her out with another love. Nobuko is great in this series. She goes to Tokyo and ends up working at a high class Italian restaurant run by her father's aunt. Most of the series involves seeing Nobuko's struggle to be a great chef, falling in love, opening her own restaurant.

There are multiply stories in this series. Each of the 4 siblings have their own story. I thought the ending was quite good and satisfying. It's a great story about love, family, friendship, cooking, Okinawa, and history.

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Details

  • Drama: Chimudondon
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 125
  • Aired: Apr 11, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 58 users)
  • Ranked: #50798
  • Popularity: #12220
  • Watchers: 471

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