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“To Shining You #The October Night Conspiracy” Will Michinaga, entangled in the spell of love, eventually become a sad hero?

I'm a masochistic man who was overjoyed at the double Academy Award win, but was a little disappointed that the "Ozu style" was no good. This week is truly cinema week. This time's ``Say whatever you want'' while also referring to past movies.


Mahiro and Michinaga have finally crossed the line. It's too rich....


Well, it was a long 45 minutes. Full of highlights!


Even so, what surprised me was that Michinaga and Mahiro crossed the line. Even if it were to be surpassed, it would still be a suggestive depiction, such as ``in the shadow of the blinds'' or ``a scene from the after-morning period.'' It was a shocking scene that far exceeded my lukewarm expectations.


When I caught a true bird's-eye view of Mahiro, who was wearing a scarlet kimono (or undergarment if it was from the Edo period) lying down under her uchikake, I thought it was from ``Yokorou'' or ``The Life of Hanako Kiryuin.'' I thought so, really. What's more, right before that there's a deep kissing scene.


If you think back on it, even in ``What's up with Ieyasu'', Ieyasu and Sena (Kasumi Arimura) suddenly kissed for the first time, but that was just a casual kiss. This time it was long.


Mothers and fathers watching with their children must have been in a lot of trouble. Well, children these days who live in an age where all sorts of images are on the internet may be used to scenes like this.

Participating in bad things for the sake of good government



Aside from the excitement of the "attacking" scenes, which are uncharacteristic of NHK, Michinaga, whose love was not fulfilled, accepts Mahiro's plea to "fulfill your mission of good government" and does "good government". For the sake of the great cause, I guess I was given an exemption to turn a blind eye to minor evils.



At first, Michinaga is portrayed as a carefree third son who is detached from the world, but he gradually becomes embroiled in a power struggle and becomes one of his father's sidekicks. However, this is not evil, but one of the steps taken by the Udaijin family to seize power and for Michinaga to ``do good government'' for Mahiro.


The idea that all of Michinaga's energy in grasping power was for Mahiro was clearly engraved here.


Moreover, Michinaga also said, ``You were the one who waved.'' In other words, Michinaga had the qualification to later say, ``If only you had listened to my request back then, I would not have done this.''


Even though he is in the midst of a power struggle for Mahiro, he constantly thinks of Mahiro who rejected him, thinking, ``This is not who I am.'' And he is constantly tormented by regret for causing Naohide's death. Michinaga, how refracted!


How will this pent-up energy manifest in the love triangle between Michinaga, Mahiro, and Rinko that will eventually arise, or how will it be related to Mahiro's motivation to write The Tale of Genji? This is something to see. The story has more depth and shade.

New theory! “To Shine” is similar to “The Godfather Part 1”



Emperor Hanayama was completely fooled. But even so, members of the Udaijin family are plotting a conspiracy. It's scary. Looking back on my memory, I realized that I had seen something similar to this atmosphere...



Yes, this is similar to "The Godfather Part 1", isn't it? This is the atmosphere when all the mafia underlings meet in Don Corleone's office (?).


Yasunori Danda is the villain with a soy sauce face, and Marlon Brando is tough and buttery. In the case of the Fujiwara family, it's a little different from the mafia that they have a woman named Rinko (You Yoshida), but even Rinko is quite scary.


Michinaga and Michael (Al Pacino) have a lot in common.


Well, the family structure is similar. Both Michinaga and Michael, played by Al Pacino, are the third sons, and he also has an older sister. At first, he is a man of pure conscience, but after his two older brothers die (in the case of The Godfather, Michael kills the second brother), he eventually becomes the leader of the family. Same thing.


Michinaga is probably not as ruthless as Michael, but the intellectual and sometimes cold face he shows is similar to Al Pacino's, and both of them have the feeling that they are not normal.


In the first place, the composition of the Fujiwara family, who wielded power as the emperor's maternal relatives, and the Corleone family, who were godparents and exerted influence, were very similar. Although they don't use machine guns, the Fujiwara family is also willing to kill their enemies if the situation calls for it. Kaneie told Michitsuna, ``If you see him carrying out the Three Sacred Treasures (called ``Kenji'' in the broadcast), kill him.''


*Note from Nko here. In fact, screenwriter Shizuka Oishi said at a production presentation that the work will be similar to ``The Magnificent Family'' and ``The Godfather.'' It seems that it is said! Straight!

Is this the only intense scene between Mahiro and Michinaga?


Now, in the last episode of ``Whatever You Want to Say'', Miss Nko wrote that she was watching ``We are watching The Tale of Genji Episode Zero,'' and that is exactly right. ” does not even begin.


However, in this broadcast, I feel that the story has a very deep connection to The Tale of Genji.


Hikaru Genji's brilliant career as a woman depicted in The Tale of Genji is, on the other hand, the wanderings of an aimless soul, and Hikaru Genji is a sad protagonist who is forever chasing Fujitsubo's illusion. I think Michinaga will also become a sad hero, forever thinking of Mahiro and coming to terms with the world even as he hides his wandering soul in his heart.


If you think about it that way, this should be the only time Michinaga and Mahiro are brought together. Are there no more intense scenes? Putting my casual interests aside, I'm really looking forward to the future.

What is the review of “To Shining You”?

"Premium Japan Literature Club" (exaggeration) was formed by people who love literature within the Premium Japan editorial department. For literature lovers, the 2024 taiga drama ``Hikaru Kimi e'' was a perfect opportunity to discuss this and that. Volunteers from the editorial department will continue to freely review articles. Editor S and Editor N reviewed the differences between historical facts and dramas, a deep dive into foreshadowing, and more!


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