Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fumo Chitai不毛地帯 – Release Oct 09

Kumo Japan Drama sneak!!

Japan Drama Story:
Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 used to be a military leader who is in charge of planning war strategy back in World War 2 in Japan. Right after Japan surrendered, Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 was captured and sentenced to 11 years of hard labor in Siberian. After surviving the long in prison years he was finally released and return to Japan. While adjusting his life at home, he was given two choices on what he can do in his new life. Either he can return to military or choose to start a new career in a major trading company. Considering from the persuasion from his family Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 decided to start his second life in business. Despite trying to avoid getting involved with military again, Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明still have no choice when it comes to defending the wealth and benefits of his country. The war still continues but this time the battle field is in the business world.

Feelings and comments:
It is said that business world is like a war zone. Lots of battles are carried out even until today. In the world today money reflects the power of a country. Instead of launching missiles, we launch assets and business buy over. Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 is an example of turning his ability in planning war strategy towards the business trading world. Basically what he did is collecting information, analyze data, make use of his connection and utilize his stuff efficiently. No doubt he is brilliant in his work. All of his energy and focus are into the job. He did not spend much time with his family and children. Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 is a typical workaholic who devoted his life for his company and country. Such talented individual can easily draw enemy or friends.
    This drama is mostly focus on how Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明takes on the challenges in business. You will witness his actions in automotive business, oil development business and jet plane business. This is a serious drama. You won’t see much of Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明’s smiling face.
    If you’re a Japan drama lover, you’ll find lots of talented actor and actresses participate in this drama. You’ll find lots of familiar faces that you saw in other Japan drama. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that this drama is nice to watch.

Things that caught my eyes:
Probably the most eye catching part is the ability of Iki Tadashi (Karasawa Toshiaki) 唐沢寿明 to resolved every problems he encounter in business. By the way there are lots of names or title which is similar with the actual name in the real world. I think you’ll notice it because the pronunciation is almost the same, especially the major car company in US.

Japan Drama Rating:
Nice to watch. This drama is a remake of 1979 drama series of 31 episodes. It’s a classic version with lots of talented actors within. It’s kind of a man drama with lots of business topics. It can be boring if you don’t like this type of drama.

Original Soundtrack, The Waste Land / Fumo Chitai - Complete Season 1 & 2 - Japanese Drama w/ English Subtitle (Original 11 DVDs)

Drama Theme Song: Tom Traubert's Blues by Tom Waits

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