First of all, a bit of (old?) news from the entertainment world: Kanno Miho, who played Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in the film Ôoku: Eien, and Sakai Masato, who played Arikoto in the drama and Emonosuke in the film, registered their marriage on 2 April. おめでとうございます！May your work in excellent gender-based dramas lead to you happiness. (Sources: Oricon, Tokyo Hive)
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Posted in Ôoku, Gender, Manga, tagged japan, manga, Ohoku, 男女逆転大奥, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Arikoto, Iemitsu, Chie, Sakai Masato, Gyokuei, Ôoku: Tanjô, alternate history, drama, Tanaka Koki, Tabe Misako, 大奥 誕生 on 2013/01/17 | 4 Comments »
Aired Nov. 9, 2012 on TBS.
This recap contains spoilers for the drama and the manga, including the Tsunayoshi story arc (vol. 4-6 and the film Ôoku: Eien). Episode 4 recap here; manga analysis here; Ôoku category (film, manga, and drama) here.
Before I start the recap today, I did see the Ôoku: Eien movie, and damn, is it good. Sakai is much, much better suited to playing Emonnosuke, and Kanno Miho was such a great Tsunayoshi. I need to collect my thoughts (and maybe see it again), but the sets are gorgeous, the music is great, and it’s a great “sequel” to the first film.
Posted in Gender, Manga, Advertisements, Ôoku, Visual Culture, tagged manga, Oooku, Ohoku, 男女逆転大奥, film, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, よしながふみ, Arikoto, Iemitsu, Kaneko Fuminori, Sakai Masato, Tsunayoshi, Emonosuke, Gyokuei, KAT-TUN, Tanabe Makako, Ôoku: Tanjô, TBS, Ôoku Eien, Eternity, Birth, speculative fiction, alternate history on 2012/08/18 | 4 Comments »
Finally! I’ve been waiting and waiting for some teaser photos from the new Ôoku TV series (Ôoku Tanjô, Oct. 2012) and film (Ôoku Eien, Dec. 2012), and here they are!
TBS Drama. Ôoku: Tanjô (Arikoto/Iemitsu) (『大奥：誕生』[［有功・家光篇]). Release date: Oct. 2012.
Let me talk about effective uses of visual media for marketing to potential viewers and to rabid fans. When you release the first promotional photos into the wild, you want your audience to have an immediate all-caps reaction Tumblr-style:
WHAT IS THAT I MUST SEE IT NOW
ALL THE FEELS