Currently Watching: Nobunaga Concerto

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Wow, can I count this drama as my fifth sageuk? I mean it is a historical drama *shrugs* except that it is a Japanese historical drama. Anyone objecting my decision? Wait, wait… My own self is objecting it. Drat. My resolution was made solely for kdrama so I really can’t amend my own decision. *heads down* I am my own enemy. But, on the bright side, *perks up* this is my first Japanese historical drama in a very loooong time. I don’t recall my last jdrama of this genre, I just knew I haven’t seen it in years.

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Nobunaga Concerto was never on my radar list to watch. If not because of Bel, which I can’t thank her enough, I don’t even know its existence. And if I’m not mistaken, Nobunaga Concerto is my fourth currently airing Japanese drama I’m watching this year. *pats shoulder* I’m quite impressed with myself, maybe I should include this for my 2015 drama resolution. Hmmmmm… *rubs chin*

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Nobunaga Concerto is a unique adaptation from manga series of the same title. You won’t see any slapstick humor at all. The humor is in the script and I find it hilarious just reading the subs. If you decided to watch it, you better pay attention to what they say. Some are direct humor, some are so indirect you’ll only gets it once the episode is over. In my case, hours later after I finished that particular episode. Yeah, I need time to digest it. I’m a bit…. Slow *sticks her tongue out*. According to Wiki, Nobunaga Concerto, the manga, is still ongoing. Wahhhhh this tells me there will be sequel once this series ends. And we only have 11 episodes, 45 minutes long. If there will be sequel, I want it soooooooon!

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As a I said earlier, Nobunaga Concerto is VERY unique. The story is centered around Saburo, a high school teenage kid who suddenly transported back to Japan’s Sengoku era. And it turns out, he met a spitting image of himself in this era and he is Nobunaga-sama. Nobunaga was surprised but took this opportunity to make Saburo as him and he left disguising himself as Saburo’s helper, Mitsuhide. Saburo led the Oda clan, after Mitsuhide’s father passed away, and he vowed to be the most humble and caring war lord in the country. Reliving the history is pretty surreal for Saburo and along his journey, he met a couple of time travelers like him too. However, his history textbook became a problem. More people want to get hold of it to know what the future lies for them. As the episode progressed, you’ll meet with Hisahide (name could be wrong). He found out Mitsuhide’s identity and took this chance to stir things up and caused ruckus to Saburo.

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So how will Nobunaga Concerto ends? I hope on a higher note! I’m currently watching the last episode and I must say, I’m very impressed with this show. I doubted Shun Oguri as the main lead in the beginning. He’s too old to play a high schooler but he did it! This live action drama is one of the best dramas I’ve seen this year. This is a must watch 2014 drama. I highly recommend it, peeps!

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10 thoughts on “Currently Watching: Nobunaga Concerto

  1. Pssst one of my fave watches this year was a J-drama! Don’t tell anyone ;P. I watched the first ep and thought it was fun but I decided to wait and marathon it since I just didn’t hv the time. Jom, let’s watch a few more J-drama next?

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  2. I mostly only watch Korean romantic comedies. Imagine my surprise that my favorite drama of 2014 (Korean or Japanese) is a Japanese historical drama. I think this drama succeeded because it’s loaded with confidence. Confidence in the storytelling to focus on a man’s journey instead of needlessly fabricating a love triangle. Confidence in it’s choice of the lead actor instead of hiring a pretty and young idol who can’t act. I think more dramas need to emulate this confidence. Nobunaga Concerto is fresh, exciting, emotional, inspiring, and it had me grabbing for the mouse to click on “next episode” even after the final episode. I’m going to have to watch more Jdramas from now on.

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