Monday, 13 February 2017

Asa Ga Kita (with Eng Subs)


...Asa Ga Kita...
this is 93rd drama for Asadora slot...

I did not remembered how I found this drama, but What a surprise is, I managed to watch all 156 ep in just 2 days....

of coz each ep only 15 minutes but in that 2 days, I managed to download all ep with ENG SUBS and watch it!!! and seriously this drama is such a great masterpiece!!! I keep laughing and crying throughout all eps...

to be honest, I do want to write about this drama but suddenly I feel like I'm going to be a spoiler to those who did not watch it... bcoz of that reason, I decided to make a review only....

so, minna-san... please enjoy reading and please forgive me for my poor english....

~Asa Ga Kita~
main point
Asa determined in changing the society perception towards women's ability... at that time society had been dominated by men so Asa feels that women should had a chance to make choice in their life... Asa also thought that during that time, women should be given a chance to study like men does... in order to achieve her dream, there are many changes resulted from Asa's action where those changes happened in line with the changes that occurred in Japanese society during Meiji Restoration...

our heroine is Asa Shirooka....


Haru as Asa Shirooka

she is second daughter of Imai Family.... she is a tomboy and always feel curious on the new things... she is interested in studying business but, since at that time, it is usual for young girl to be teached on doing houseworks, her father did not allowed her to study...

she has an older sister (Hatsu) and a little brother (Kyutaro)... Hatsu is an obedient child, unlike Asa... Kyutaro is the eldest son for the family and bcoz of that, he is going to be the heir of his family business...


Aoi Miyazaki as Hatsu, Asa's older sister


Yoichi Hayashi as Tadamasa, Asa's grandfather
he really love Asa... he always backup Asa whenever she is in trouble....


Shinobu Terajima as Rie Imai, Asa's mother
Takeshi Masu as Tadaoki Imai, Asa's father

this is Asa parent... actually there is a secret in Imai Family that relate with the daughters... one day, Rie had to tell that secret to Asa due to certain circumstances... and had asked Asa to keep that secret from Hatsu...

Asa always said, "...びっくりぽん..." which pronounce as bikkuri-pon... the meaning is "What a surprise!!!.."... and that behavior make people around her feel more comfortable when communicating with her.... but she also has bad behavior as she always asking "Why???..." and that makes people around her feel irritated...

Asa had been engaged since born with the son of money changer in Osaka, Shinjiro Shirooka who is 11 years older that her... unlike Asa who is passionate towards the business, Shinjiro is seems to be a playful, irresponsible man and never thought to work with his family....


Hiroshi Tamaki as Shinjiro Shirooka
(psst.. he is the reason why finally I decided to watch the first ep... but later I fall in love with all the cast members as they are totally a great actor....)

he is the second son of Shirooka family who had been engaged with Asa... since his family put trust on his older brother (Shotaro) in inheriting the Kanoya-business (money changer), he decided to take part on being a playful son... haha... I'm writing based on my opinion (^^,)....

actually, there is one accident that makes Shinjiro distanced himselves from the family business and that matter had be known by his father (Shokichi) and the chief head clerk (Gansuke) only.... I am not sure whether his mother (Yono) know about it or not...


Jun Fubuki as Yono, Shinjiro's mother
Masaomi Kondo as Shokichi, Shinjiro's father


Takaya Yamauchi as Gansuke, the Chief head clerk
He is really suit with this character... he is responsible man...

Asa and Shinjiro marriage need to postpone bcoz Shotaro had passed away due to lung disease... since Shinjiro has no interested in business, Shokichi had decided to make Shinjiro younger brother (Eizaburo) as the eighth generation successor to Kanoya.... Shinjiro had been appointed as Eizaburo guardian since Eizaburo still young at that time (18 y/old)...


Akito Kiriyama (Johnny's WEST) as Eizaburo, Shinjiro's younger brother

Asa is quite lucky coz Shokichi is open minded and Yono did not prevent her from study and working... actually, at first Yono quite stressed with Asa behaviour until she had asked Shinjiro to take a mistress/concubine since Asa unable to give a child due to her business.... Shinjiro had ignored that but since Asa was in distress, she had urges her husband herself to get a mistress and Shinjiro accept that idea half-hearted... Later,Asa feels regretted as she wanted Shinjiro to only have her as wife...
and fortunately, Shinjiro did not take any mistress/concubine. Besides that Yono also had allowed Asa to study and work as Asa had mention to Shokichi that she want to protect her family.... 

after 11 years, Asa had pregnant and gave birth to a girl (Chiyo)... Chiyo feel jealous as her mother always talking about business at home and always travel to Kyushu and Tokyo...


Fuka Koshiba as Chiyo, Asa and Shinjiro daughter

for the sake of family, Asa had make changes to Kanoya business where in future, Kanoya is no longer a money changer... with the advice from Mr.Godai, Asa managed to transform Kanoya to a mining company and also a bank... with both ideas, Shirooka family able to survive in the business... not only that, Asa managed to force her husband to work!!!! so, the only goal that Asa not achieved yet is open a first university for women in Japan... She want to provide opportunity for women to study...


Dean Fujioka as Mr. Godai 
Mr Godai is a samurai that Asa meet in her childhood... he just finished his study at overseas and had come to see Asa... He respect Asa as married woman and he decided to be friend with Asa family and Shirooka family....

with the help from Narusawa-sensei, she finally can working towards that dream.. but, of coz there are many obstacles hat she need to face to make her dream comes true... and one of it almost causing a death.... and thanks to that incident, Asa and Chiyo relationship had became better.... ohhh!!! I really love that week....


Koji Seto as Narusawa-sensei
an educator who had resigned from his job to work on the idea in establishing a university for women... he asked Asa to become his supporter but at the end Asa willing to help him not just become a supporter but also in collecting the donations....

so, do you want to know whether Asa can published the university or not??
huhu... please watch it by yourself nee~~~ (^^,)
so, here the link to watch + download the drama with EngSubs....

Asa Ga Kita (with Eng Subs)
Asa Ga Kita SP (Behind the scene)


I really support this 2 character which is Asa and Shinjiro... of coz all the success need to be credit to other people too like Shokichi, Eizaburo, Gansuke, Kisuke (middle head clerk), Mr Godai... but for me, this couple character should be praised since they are like a key player of the success!!!!

again, it is true that Mr Godai is the the person that providing the information+hints to Asa to make changes in society.... but if Asa did not make a first step, and Shinjiro did not support his wife idea, the changes will not go smoothly as planned...

this couple is caring and loyal to each other.... their relationship may be seems weird to other people since Asa always go travel for her coal business at Kyushu and at the same time Shinjiro always walking around playing his favourite shamisen... but together they are key player to the success of Kanoya-business...

wait!... wait!... I'm not finished yet!!!...

this couple also has their own specialty.... for Asa, she is really reliable in managing the business... her intuition in business is really useful and when she has thinking something, she always says it to Shokichi and sometimes to Shinjiro and also to Gansuke.... during her trip to coal mine, she always says her opinion to Kisuke.... her opinion always makes people around her realized something and like what her husband said, that is Asa's great weapon...


for Shinjiro, even though he seems like to wander around, but he is quite famous among the merchants... his intuition is quite useful and he always listening to others... from there, he managed to make a decision which sometimes had shocked his own father, wife and also head clerk... He always said that "...I didn't do anything..." but the real is, he always do works behind the scenes....


orait... b4 I ended this entry, let me shows some scenes from the drama...

* love this part... Shinjiro fight for Asa's sake!!

Tasuku Emoto as Sobei, Hatsu's husband
* I'm sure at that time, Sobei-san actually love his wife, Hatsu more than his mom...

*Sobei and his parent
Takuro Tatsumi as Eitatsu, Sobei's father
Hisako Manda as Kiku, Sobei's mother

*Chiyo with her husband and daughter
 Asuka Kudo as Keisuke, Chiyo's husband

*Kisuke who responsible to accompany Asa when she went to coal mine...
Hiroki Miyake as Kisuke, middle head clerk

Kaya Kiyohara as Fuyu, Hatsu's dowry maid
*later she had worked with Shirooka Family...

Tomochika as Ume, Asa's dowry maid
*I love her character... she always look after Asa and sometimes scolded Asa...

Sumika Nono as Miwa, Shinjiro's shamisen teacher and later had become Asa friend


*that child is Rio Suzuki, who played as childhood Asa
her act is really great... really kawaiii....

*Gansuke who feels irritated when Asa keep asking why?


*Love thsi week!!! Chiyo and Shinjiro crying!!!!!

*Shigeo Tsujimoto as Hei-san who had helped Eizaburo and Asa in managing the bank...



(^^,)
that's all... I really wished that I can summarized the whole drama but I feel bad towards those who want to watch the drama... huhu... I hoped I'm not spoiled too much nee....
so, minna... enjoy watching!!! please informed me if the link cannot be opened....