The life of five brothers living in the same house, each of them with his own drama, love and tragedy.
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 Akira sato (10 episodes, 2014)
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 Sato (10 episodes, 2014)
Hikari Mitsushima ...
 Hikari (10 episodes, 2014)
Tasuku Emoto ...
 Yo (10 episodes, 2014)
Shûhei Nomura ...
 Wataru (10 episodes, 2014)
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 Azusa (10 episodes, 2014)
Ai Hashimoto ...
 Kasumi (10 episodes, 2014)
Hidetaka Yoshioka ...
 Masaomi (10 episodes, 2014)
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 Takako (10 episodes, 2014)
Ryô Iwamatsu
(10 episodes, 2014)
Toru Baba
(10 episodes, 2014)
Toshihito Kokubo
(10 episodes, 2014)
Kent Kitamura
(6 episodes, 2014)
Kimiko Yo
(5 episodes, 2014)
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The life of five brothers living in the same house, each of them with his own drama, love and tragedy.

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Kimi no yuku michi wa hateshinaku tooi
performed by Naotarô Moriyama
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Talented Cast with Awful Directing and Scriptwriting
4 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of a popular old TV drama and made as special for Fuji TV 55th anniversary. Hence a very talented and popular cast was assembled. So one would imagine that this drama should be both good and popular. Opening with some 12% Japan audience rating, the second episode recorded a huge drop in viewership that stayed low for all episodes.

Now I have seen the cast in many other TV dramas and films. Because I enjoy their performances I was really looking forward to seeing this as, I suspect, was the Japanese TV audience. Well... watching this was one of the most annoying TV experiences I have ever had. The acting is turned up so high on the drama level with constant high volume yelling and physical fighting. I am not against drama or conflict, but it was beyond what normal human behavior and family behavior is like. Plus it occupies the bulk of screen time. I know the actors are all seasoned professionals so I can only think the director and scriptwriter ordered this be done.

I read some blogs saying the writer was trying too hard. Yes. some of the scenes / settings were beyond belief. I won't comment specifically as this is supposed to be without spoilers.

I rate it two stars. One point for the casting and one point for the theme song.

The high octane acting and pace might have worked for a 2 hour TV movie special. But it is very hard to endure for 11 episodes.


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