Random Viewing Episode 01
Running Time: 00:46:16

Opening – Amachan Theme Song

INTRO

Greg and Hiro gather to discuss one of the more popular Japanese drams of recent times, Amachan. We tried to remain spoiler free but there were a few moments where we just couldn’t help ourselves. Sorry.

Summary of Amachan (from D-Addicts Wiki Page):

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Summer holidays… Amano Aki follows her mother, Haruko, to her hometown in Kitasanriku. There, she meets her maternal grandmother, Natsu, for the first time. Natsu is a woman diver, and Aki thinks that is just so cool.

Aki is a second year high-school student, and she struggles to keep up with the fast-paced life in Tokyo. Having been confined indoors most of the time, everything she sees in the rural town is exciting to her. But most of all, seeing her grandmother diving under the fierce surf along the coastline, leaves a huge impact on her. “I think I would like to be a diver too…”

Cast:

Nounen Rena as Amano Aki
Miyamoto Nobuko as Amano Natsu
Koizumi Kyoko as Amano Haruko
Arimura Kasumi as young Haruko
Omi Toshinori as Kurokawa Masamune
Morioka Ryu (森岡龍) as young Masamune
Kanie Keizo as Amano Chubee
Sugimoto Tetta as Omukai Daikichi
Higashide Masahiro as young Daikichi
Arakawa Yoshiyoshi as Yoshida Masayoshi
Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Sugawara Tamotsu
Ando Tamae as Kurihara Shiori
Shiomi Sansei as Oda Ben
Sugawara Daikichi as Konno Atsushi
Denden as Okinai Rokuro
Ise Shima (伊勢志摩) as Hanamaki Tamako
Fukushi Sota as Tanuichi Koichi
Minagawa Sarutoki as Isono Shinbei
Murasugi Seminosuke as Hibiki Ichiro
Watanabe Eri as Konno Yayoi
Kino Hana(木野花) as Osanai Katsue
Miho Jun as Kumagai Misuzu
Katagiri Hairi as Anbe Sayuri
Koike Teppei as Adachi Hiroi
Hashimoto Ai as Adachi Yui
Hiraizumi Sei as Adachi Asao
Yagi Akiko (八木亜希子) as Adachi Yoshie
Yakushimaru Hiroko as Suzuka Hiromi
Furuta Arata as Aramaki Taichi
Matsuda Ryuhei as Mizuguchi Takuma
Magii as Kawashima Kousaku
Matsuoka Mayu (松岡茉優) as Iruma Shiori
Ono Ito as Endo Mana
Yamashita Rio as Miyashita Ayumi
Kurashita Honami (蔵下穂波) as Kyan Ellen
Yuki Mio (優希美青) as Onodera Kaoruko
Saito Alina (斎藤アリーナ) as Veronica
Adachi Rika as Arima Megu
Matsuo Suzuki as Kai-san
Pierre Taki as Umezu

Amachan Tokyo Chart Amachan Home Town Chart

PANEL QUESTIONS

Thoughts on this drama

  • Worth the hype or a let down?
  • Was it a little deceptive in its premise?
  • Which arc was better? Home town or Tokyo?
  • Did you find that the show dragged on just a wee bit or was it paced just right?
  • Favorite moments from the show?
  • After watching this, does it inspire you to sing Ghostbusters at karaoke?
  • Better “singer”, Nounen Rena or Hashimoto Ai?
  • Favorite member of GMT?

SPOILER

Would you Friday Adachi Rika’s character (Arima Megu)?

OUTRO

Ending – GMT – Jimoto ni Kaerou

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