Natsuzora

Natsuzora (なつぞら) is a Japanese television drama series and the 100th Memorial Asadora series, following Manpuku. It premiered on April 1, 2019, and concluded on September 28, 2019. The story is loosely based on the life of animator Reiko Okuyama.

Natsuzora
Original titleなつぞら
GenreDrama
Written bySumio Ōmori
Directed byTakafumi Kimura
Tadashi Tanaka
Tetsuya Watanabe
Kenji Tanaka
Daisuke Futami
Kuniome Hashizume
Makoto Yabe
StarringSuzu Hirose
Nanako Matsushima
Naohito Fujiki
Masaki Okada
Asuka Kudoh
Ken Yasuda
Ryo Yoshizawa
Taishi Nakagawa
Yūki Yamada
Arata Iura
Shihori Kanjiya
Atsuko Takahata
Masao Kusakari
Narrated byTeruyoshi Uchimura
Opening theme"Yasashii ano Ko" by Spitz
Composer(s)Yukari Hashimoto
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes156
Production
Executive producer(s)Tomoaki Iso
Toshitake Fukuoka
Producer(s)Shunpei Murayama
Running time15 minutes
Production company(s)NHK
Release
Original networkNHK
Original releaseApril 1 (2019-04-01) –
September 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

As Natsu's parents were dead, she was raised by her father's old friend Takeo Shibata in Tokachi Hokkaido.[1] At first Natsu was not recognized as a member of the Shibata family, but gradually gains Taijū Shibata's trust by her efforts.[2][3] Natsu learns a lot from him and he has a great influence on her life.[4]

But Natsu decides to go to Tokyo to be an animator.[5]

CastEdit

Natsu's familyEdit

Hokkaido and Tokachi peopleEdit

Shibata ranchEdit

  • Masao Kusakari as Taijū Shibata, Shibata Ranch owner
  • Nanako Matsushima[7] as Fujiko Shibata, Natsu's foster mother
  • Naohito Fujiki as Takeo Shibata, Natsu's foster father
  • Shō Kiyohara as Teruo Shibata, Takeo's son
    • Ryōtarō Okajima as young Teruo
  • Momoko Fukuchi as Yumiko Shibata, Teruo's eldest daughter
    • Rian Arakawa as young Yumiko
  • Nanaka Hirao as Akemi Shibata, Teruo's youngest daughter
    • Moeka Yoshida as young Akemi
  • Takashi Kobayashi as Yūkichi Tomura, Shibata Ranch's employee
  • Takuma Otoo (TEAM-NACS) as Kikusuke Tomura, Yūkichi's son

Setsugetsu pastry shopEdit

  • Ken Yasuda (TEAM-NACS) as Yukinosuke Obata, the pastry's shopkeeper
  • Atsuko Takahata as Toyo Obata, Yukinosuke's mother
  • Nobuko Sendō as Taeko Obata, Yukinosuke's wife
  • Yūki Yamada as Yukijirō Obata, Yukinosuke and Taeko's son

Yamada familyEdit

  • Shigeyuki Totsugi (TEAM-NACS) as Seiji Yamada, Ten'yō's father
  • Ayako Kobayashi[8] as Tami Yamada, Ten'yō's mother
  • Ryo Yoshizawa as Ten'yō Yamada, Natsu's friend (based on Kanda Nissho)
  • Sakurako Ohara as Yasue Yamada, Ten'yō's wife
  • Atsuhiro Inukai as Yōhei Yamada, Ten'yō's brother

Tōyō AnimationEdit

OthersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "なつぞら". ザテレビジョン. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  2. ^ "なつぞら". NHK. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ "なつぞら 草刈正雄インタビュー". NHK. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  4. ^ "なつぞら". NHK. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  5. ^ "なつぞら". NHK. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  6. ^ The lead actress of the 49th Asadora Ee Nyobo
  7. ^ The lead actress of the 54th Asadora Himawari
  8. ^ One of the lead actresses of the 31st Asadora Oshin
  9. ^ The lead actress of the 77th Asadora Chiritotechin
  10. ^ The lead actress of the 76th Asadora Dondo Hare
  11. ^ The lead actress of the 55th Asadora Futarikko
  12. ^ The lead actress of the 1st Asadora Musume to Watashi
  13. ^ The lead actress of the 41st Asadora Jun-chan no Ōenka
  14. ^ The lead actress of the 28th Asadora Honjitsu mo Seiten nari
  15. ^ The lead actress of the 14th Asadora Hatoko no Umi
  16. ^ One of the lead actresses of the 79th Asadora Dandan
  17. ^ One of the lead actresses of the 31st Asadora Oshin
  18. ^ The lead actress of the 70th Asadora Tenka
  19. ^ The lead actress of the 99th Asadora Manpuku
  20. ^ The lead actress of the 17th Asadora Kumo no Jūtan

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