Friday, May 18, 2012

Bunshin (2012)


Mariko was a student in child welfare. she lived in Hokkaido and had always doubted the love she barely received from her mother Shizue, who died in a fire 9 years ago. Futaba was a university student that spent all her time with her band. they were making television appearance, which her mother strongly oppose and caused her to be suspicious of her mother's behavior. the 2 girls was unaware of each other's existence despite looking alike. one day Mariko found Shizue's possessions in her aunt's house and discovered that while Shizue was alive, she had been searching for a secret in Tokyo. to uncover the mystery, Mariko decided to head to Tokyo.

at the near end of the episodes, there were so much tension going on that it was absolutely captivating. some of the earlier episodes were introductions of the 2 girls that were unaware of each other. it took longer than necessary, but did a great job of giving us an idea of what they were like, and how different they were. the story started when they came to realize how identical they looked and seeking out the mystery with medical and scientific ways. it was an intriguing idea and impressive enough to have us feeling satisfied after know the truth.

some background on the drama:
- episodes: 5
- director: Koto Nagata (永田琴)
- released: 2012
- cast: Masami Nagasawa (長澤まさみ), Ryo Katsuji (勝地涼), Sawa Suzuki (鈴木砂羽), Satomi Tezuka (手塚理美), Masato Ibu (伊武雅刀), Shiro Sano (佐野史郎)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Drama/Family


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