Hanshin Awaji Daishinsai kara 15 nen Kobe Shinbun no Nanokakan
Eng Title : 15 years since Hanshin-Awaji earthquake disaster 7 days of Kobe Newspaper
Time: From 9.00 p.m., 16 January 2010
Station: Fuji TV
On 17 January 1995, the Great Hanshin Earthquake occurred. Lifelines such as the roads, railroads, electricity, water supply, gas and telephone lines were cut off. At that time, Kobe Shimbun’s photojournalist Mitsuyama Tomohiko (Sakurai Sho), was a news photographer in his fourth year with the paper. Kobe Shimbun, which had been around for 110 years, was a popular local newspaper that the people of Hyogo had to have. Furthermore, its staff was proud that the the paper had never suspended publication since its establishment. However, the paper’s functions were completely paralyzed by the earthquake, which had destroyed its computers and also made the development of photographs difficult. All they had left were just two phone lines and a rotary press but they did not give up producing newspapers.
At first I wasn't going to watch this but I woke up and watched it because I remembered it was on.
This happened 15 years ago and as I watched the images come up from the actual story I remembered it very little. I was only 11 years old when this happened. Sho's performance as well as the whole cast was phenomenal. The DocuDrama showed not only the actors who portayed these real life people but those who actually lived through this. Showing the emotion from those photographers as the pictures they took began to break their hearts. So many dead around them and they couldn't take pictures because it made them sad. To the reporters who had to set aside their feelings and lost of those they loved to be able to write the stories they did. If your gonna take the time to watch this than have tissues ready because you'll be balling before the end. I don't want to say much because you have to see the whole thing to understand the emotion. I was tweeting the whole time with my friend ueda_love1 and the both of us talked about many things like how the Editor of the paper poured a bottle of sake on the ground as a way to say farewell to those who died and how this event so long ago reminds you of the things that have happened in your life. We live through so much in so little time and the things that stay with you are the ones that have a big impact on the world around us, bombings, earthquakes, war etc.. We should learn from these and learn to help each other out not cause them to become a bigger problem. Forget things like 2012 and religion talking about the End of Days, this movie is teaching you that things happen unexpectedly and you should learn to live your life help those who need it and move forward because you don't know when something like this will happen around you.
For my review I give this movie a full 4 stars for reminding people that anything can happen you can lose everything in one moment but you have to learn to live on after and not just let it follow you.
This is going to be Today's Sho Month post because it was his drama. A picture of him is not needed today..