Japanese drama “Amachan” premieres this October on TV5


TV5 has partnered with Japan International Broadcasting (JIBTV) to air “social phenomenon” Japanese drama TV series Amachan” this coming October.

In their press launch held at Palace Pool Club, JIBTV’s President and CEO Yoshihiko Shimizu said that lot of Filipinos will be able to relate to Amachan’s story. He also said that if “Amachan” is well received in the Philippines, they can offer to bring in more Japanese shows in the country.

JIBTV is a subsidiary of the Japanese national public broadcasting organization, NHK.

“Amachan” premiered last April 1, 2013 and it ran for 15 minutes per episode with a total of 156 episodes. The series was a success in terms of rating, earning an average 20.6% rating over the span of the series, second in the last decade. It has also won the “Galaxy Award” for best television program of 2013.

The series was also broadcast in Taiwan and Thailand.

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…”