Kirin ga Kuru
Kirin ga Kuru (麒麟がくる) is a Japanese historical drama television series starring Hiroki Hasegawa as Akechi Mitsuhide. The series is the 59th NHK taiga drama, premiering in January 19, 2020. It is the first regular taiga drama to be fully shot in 4K resolution.[Note 1]
|Kirin ga Kuru|
|Written by||Shunsaku Ikehata|
|Directed by||Taku Ōhara and others|
|Narrated by||Ichikawa Ebizō XI|
|Composer(s)||John R. Graham|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||44|
|Producer(s)||Masaru Ochiai (chief)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||January 19, 2020|
- Hiroki Hasegawa as Akechi Mitsuhide
- Fumino Kimura as Hiroko, Mitsuhide's wife
- Sayuri Ishikawa as Maki, Mitsuhide's mother
- Masahiko Nishimura as Akechi Mitsuyasu, Mitsuhide's uncle
- Satoshi Tokushige as Fujita Dengo
- Shōta Sometani as Oda Nobunaga
- Katsunori Takahashi as Oda Nobuhide, Nobunaga's father
- Rei Dan as Dota Gozen, Nobunaga's mother
- Haruna Kawaguchi as Kichō, Saitō Dōsan's daughter, and the legal wife of Nobunaga
- Kuranosuke Sasaki as Hashiba Hideyoshi
- Kōtarō Yoshida as Matsunaga Hisahide
- Shōzō Uesugi as Hirate Masahide
- Ryo Kimura as Oda Nobuyuki, Nobunaga's younger brother
- Houka Kinoshita as Oda Nobumitsu, Nobunaga's uncle
- Masahiro Motoki as Saitō Dōsan, the "Viper of Mino"
- Hideaki Itō as Saitō Yoshitatsu
- Kaho Minami as Miyoshino, Dōsan's concubine
- Kyōko Kataoka as Omi no kata, Dōsan's legal wife
- Takehiro Murata as Inaba Yoshimichi (Inaba Ittetsu)
- Hidekazu Mashima as Hosokawa Fujitaka, Mitsuhide's best friend
- Shōsuke Tanihara as Mitsubuchi Fujihide
- Shunsuke Kazama as Tokugawa Ieyasu
- Ryusei Iwata as Takechiyo (young Ieyasu)
- Yosuke Asari as Matsudaira Hirotada, Ieyasu's father
- Wakana Matsumoto as Odai no kata, Ieyasu's mother
- Eiji Yokota as Mizuno Nobumoto, Ieyasu's uncle
- Kenichi Takitō as Ashikaga Yoshiaki, the 15th and final shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
- Osamu Mukai as Ashikaga Yoshiteru, the 13th shōgun
- Tomiyuki Kunihiro as Hosokawa Harumoto
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Miyoshi Nagayoshi
- Music – John R. Graham
- Titling – Suitō Nakatsuka
- Historical research – Tetsuo Owada
- Costume designer – Kazuko Kurosawa
On April 19, 2018, NHK announced Kirin ga Kuru as its 59th taiga drama, starring Hiroki Hasegawa as Akechi Mitsuhide, a samurai and general during the Sengoku period, with Shunsaku Ikehata as writer. Ikehata previously wrote the 29th taiga drama, Taiheki (1991). The drama will aim to shed light on the first half of Akechi's life, of which little is known about due to lacking historical records.
After Hasegawa, the rest of the main cast was announced on March 8, 2019, which included Mugi Kadowaki, Takashi Okamura, Sayuri Ishikawa, Masahiko Nishimura, Katsunori Takahashi, Erika Sawajiri, and Masahiro Motoki among others. The second cast announcement on June 17, 2019 included Fumino Kimura as Hiroko, as well as Kaho Minami, Takehiro Murata, Satoshi Tokushige, Kataoka Ainosuke VI, Rei Dan, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
Shooting for the series began on June 3, 2019. Kirin ga Kuru will be the first regular taiga drama to be fully shot in 4K resolution.[Note 1] Chief producer Masaru Ochiai stated that the colorful costumes to be worn are made with adherence to feng shui.
|Episode||Title||Directed by||Original airdate||Rating|
|1||"Mitsuhide, Nishi e" (光秀、西へ)||Taku Ōhara||January 19, 2020||19.1%|
|2||"Dōsan no Wana" (道三の罠)||January 26, 2020|
- Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, a taiga fantasy drama from 2016 to 2018, was fully shot in 4K, but it is not counted as part of the official list of taiga dramas.
- "《2020年大河ドラマ》"美濃編" の出演者を発表！". NHK_PR (in Japanese). NHK. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "《2020年大河ドラマ》"美濃編" の出演者を発表！". NHK. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- "大河「麒麟がくる」織田信長は染谷将太！門脇麦、沢尻エリカ、本木雅弘ら12名出演". Natalie. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- "《2020年大河ドラマ》"戦国武将＆戦国の華" 出演者発表". NHK. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
- "沢尻容疑者大河の代役は川口春奈「気高さと強さを」". Nikkan Sports. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- "2020年 大河ドラマ 制作・主演決定！ 脚本 池端俊策 ＆ 主演 "明智光秀" 長谷川博己". NHK_PR (in Japanese). NHK. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- "《2020年大河ドラマ》"美濃編" の出演者を発表！". NHK_PR (in Japanese). NHK. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- "2020年大河「麒麟がくる」撮入、光秀・長谷川博己「期待以上のものお見せできる」". 映画.com (in Japanese). Eiga.com, Inc. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
- "撮影スタート！出演者の衣装を初お披露目". NHK_PR (in Japanese). NHK. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- "2020年 大河ドラマ 制作・主演決定！ 脚本 池端俊策 ＆ 主演 "明智光秀" 長谷川博己". NHK_PR (in Japanese). NHK. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- Official Site (in Japanese)
|This article related to Japanese television is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|