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The Youngsters 

Wakamonotachi (original title)
The life of five brothers living in the same house, each of them with his own drama, love and tragedy.






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Series cast summary:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ...  Akira sato 10 episodes, 2014
Eita ...  Sato 10 episodes, 2014
Hikari Mitsushima ...  Hikari 10 episodes, 2014
Tasuku Emoto ...  Yo 10 episodes, 2014
Shûhei Nomura Shûhei Nomura ...  Wataru 10 episodes, 2014
Yû Aoi ...  Azusa 10 episodes, 2014
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto ...  Kasumi 10 episodes, 2014
Hidetaka Yoshioka Hidetaka Yoshioka ...  Masaomi 10 episodes, 2014
Masami Nagasawa ...  Takako 10 episodes, 2014
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu 10 episodes, 2014
Toru Baba Toru Baba 10 episodes, 2014
Toshihito Kokubo Toshihito Kokubo 10 episodes, 2014
Kent Kitamura Kent Kitamura 6 episodes, 2014
Kimiko Yo 5 episodes, 2014


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
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Talented Cast with Awful Directing and Scriptwriting
4 November 2014 | by dan-843-657853See 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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