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Depicts the life of a former yakuza who was released for the first time in 14 years. (Source: News Yahoo) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: ABC TVK
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 60 users)
  • Ranked: #49932
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
Jan 25, 2022
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I have to confess that, upon finishing this "Mushoboke", I just had to sit on it for a while before deciding how I was gonna rate and review it.
Don't take me wrong, I've found the script great (more on that in a while), the acting very good (the ML, Kitamura Yukiya, doesn't have many leading roles in his filmography, alas...but I find him a brilliant actor indeed!), the music commentary and OST absolutely superb, and the cinematography classy, innovative and artistic in the best possible sense of the word (as in, NOT artsy and pretentious...there's a whole lot of substance here! Take the "baseball" scene in episode 6 for example...a pure stroke of genius!).
The only thing is, it's a lot darker and much more depressing than I had expected it to be.
The author, Abera Hidenobu (young and talented scriptwriter, I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on him!), didn't sugarcoat it much, quite the opposite...the traumatic psychological consequences of the ML's jail time are a constant presence in the drama...sometimes they'll end up resulting (bitterly) funny, but most of the time they're just a deeply sad reality.
But then again, I asked myself: doesn't that make the drama's message (about how we shouldn't waste our life but rather treasure what - and who - makes it special and brings some light into the darkness) so much more powerful?
And that's when I realized I just had to reward it with the top grade.
Yep, this "Mushoboke" can be pretty gloomy here and there, some scenes will make you cry...but you'll be left with a nice aftertaste and a lovely message in the end. Once again, my hat goes off to both the scriptwriter and the ML, it wasn't an easy feat to make me relate to such a main character, but they managed to do so brilliantly.

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  • Drama: Mushoboke
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: ABC, TVK
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 60 users)
  • Ranked: #49932
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 175

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