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One of the things Tokyo Bandwagon has going for it, is the positive message it sends out. It just has a good feeling to it. Add to that a wonderful cast headed by brilliant character actress Mikako Tabe and you have all the ingredients for a successful season. Now, I know I single out Tabe right off the bat, but that shouldn't take anything away from the rest of this superb cast which includes Kazuya Kamenashi, Kôji Tamaki, Sei Hiraizumi and many more talented actors. Being American, I sometimes wonder how much of the story gets lost in translation, so to speak, especially when a show is complicated or deals with things that can be arbitrary or have multiple interpretations. Be this as it is, the feelings that come through with this show run the gamut and do not get lost with the interpretation coming from the subtitles. So, by all means, watch this wonderful Japanese show, it's well worth it and course it stars Mikako Tabe, who is so very gifted, with her ability to transform and become the character. I just wish she would come over to America and be in one of our longer running shows.
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