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I thought we could do with a general topic on Japanese TV Shows and Movies.

These don't have to be sumo related.

Mostly interested in those which you are watching or have watched.

 

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I'll kick it off with a show I'm watching at the moment [between bashos]

Kimi to Sekai ga Owaru Hi ni   君と世界が終わる日に

So far this is turning out to be one of the best TV series I've seen. Well worth a look.

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A brief synopsis: Mamiya Hibiki works as a car mechanic and lives with his girlfriend Ogasawara Kurumi. Hibiki makes a plan to propose to Kurumi. On the day he will propose to his girlfriend, he slides off a tunnel and becomes trapped. 4 days later, he is able to escape, but he faces a different world. There are no people outside, the traffic system is destroyed, and there are bloodstains on the streets. What happened to the world? Hibiki tries to find Kurumi.

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Taiga drama - NHK's historical weekly drama, this year Kamakaru-dono no 13nin nhk.or.jp/kamakura13/, about Minamoto_no_Yoritomo,the shogun that started the Kamakura bakufu dailymotion/鎌倉殿

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Chiko-chan ni shikarareru dailymotion/チコちゃん

Award winning NHK show - sometimes with information about sumo - from a locked topic:

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the very popular Chiko-chan ni shikareru "Don't sleep through life" show checked what the people know about the origin of slippers: hardly anybody knew that slippers were introduced (they even claimed invented) in Japan to allow the foreigners enter Japanese rooms with their shoes on:  maybe the last place to keep this original tradition is on the dohyo - sumo again as preserver of cultural heritage

On 27/12/2019 at 20:45, Akinomaki said:

Today Chiko-chan as usual scolded the people on the panel who didn't know enough - today also about sumo. After sumo maybe the best program on NHK, and now both together: the focus is on the time schedule of the basho day - how to have it end at 18h - actually the aimed for scheduled end is 17:55h. An expert from the sumo museum explains details and history of the schedule, and Shibatayama the techniques to control the schedule bout per bout.

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NTV's Shoten bilibili/笑点, also frequently about sumo

On 01/07/2020 at 11:03, Akinomaki said:

And then there is Shoten, at the climax time when sumo is on - Shoten ogiri regularly uses joke material from sumo, in the past it was published on the net google/search?q=相撲+力士_sitesearch=www.ntv.co.jp sho-ten

On 02/01/2020 at 13:50, Akinomaki said:

Yesterday Hayashiya Kikuo paid a visit to his (rating) enemy sumo - Shoten's TV ratings drop on Sundays during the basho (they are on the last 30 minutes of makuuchi). He was at Takadagawa-beya,  watched keiko of Ryuden and Kagayaki, and competed against 4 rikishi in an ogiri (the shoten main rakugo part), for which Shodai and Shohozan joined. Shohozan won on the contest of wits https://www.bilibili.com/video/av81628712

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Kikuo on his Kikukin TV YT channel now posted rakugo sumo, sumo of wits: 【名勝負数え歌】 【Meishobu: great bouts - kazoe-uta: the Hakkeyoi rikishi/oyakata sumo PR song is also a kazoe-uta】 とんち相撲  KIKUKIN場所が開幕! the Kikukin basho has opened

that's about what I'm watching at the present - and everything that's sumo related in the shows I mention in my program announcements

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On that subject  I recall Ryomaden and Taira no Kiyomori.

Can't recall what year they were

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15 hours ago, SDM said:

On that subject  I recall Ryomaden and Taira no Kiyomori.

Can't recall what year they were

Check here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiga_drama

Ryomaden was 2010, Kiyomori 2012

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