The final episode of the 2020 Taiga drama Kirin ga Kuru airs this week.

Unfortunately, KIKU will not be airing a Taiga drama in 2021 because NHK recently informed us they would not be licensing this show outside Japan at this time.

The last time this happened was two years ago when the Taiga drama contained Olympics footage we were prohibited from airing in the U.S. We aired Oshin in its place and many of you shared with us how much you enjoyed seeing Oshin again or for the first time.

Because of your positive response to Oshin, we searched for and found another nostalgic drama to share with you. This one is titled Kita no Kuni Kara (From the Northern Country) and is about a family that starts life over in the town of Furano in Hokkaido. It will begin on Tuesday, April 6. We hope you enjoy it!


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5 Responses to Taiga Drama

  1. R Aki says:

    This is heaven, all the good shows on right now!!!!! Thank you.

  2. Saburo says:

    Speaking of Onihei Hankacho…

    The Fuji-TV archive lists 26 episodes for Season One ( but KIKU will only be airing 23. Any reason for this — just what they offer for overseas markets?

    The 16:9 full-screen look also looks funnykine for a TV show from 1989. Assume the image is cropped. Are black bars still viewed as a bad thing for modern audiences?

  3. Pamela Webb says:

    Would have preferred a samurai drama after such an excellent Kirin ga Kuru.

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