Mugi Kadowaki, Kei Tanaka, Illustrated by Yu Saiga (C) Maijitsu
The drama “Reversal Orchestra”, which Nippon Television was desperately trying to popularize, has quietly reached its final episode without causing a stir.
In a bad way, it was tasteless, odorless, and uninteresting drama.
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The main character, Hatsune Tanioka (Mugi Kadowaki), a city hall employee, is super plain, but is actually a former genius violinist. He left the center stage due to a traumatic event in the past, but one day, Maestro Tokoha Choyo (Kei Tanaka), who had just returned from Germany, forced him to remodel the Kodama Symphony Orchestra (Tamakyo) into a top-notch orchestra. It’s a story about getting caught up in the plan to do it.
“It’s common to have a main character and a sub-hero, but there’s no problem here, and the general story is easy to understand, and the goals are clear and easy to read. It was a template story.” (entertainment reporter)
10 episodes that ended with just a rehash
“Reversal Orchestra” is a story that solves the problems of each member in each episode and deepens the bond. However, this was generally unsatisfactory.
“Young people who are struggling with money, women who are depressed compared to geniuses, elderly people who find it difficult to balance nursing care and orchestra, mothers who find it difficult to balance family and orchestra, uncles who once left the orchestra…etc. All the stories were boring.They were all problems that I had seen somewhere, and the solutions were also commonplace.” (Same reporter)
The main character seems to be the reason why the story has become so mediocre.
“Since the main character was a boring and sober female character, all stories centered on the main character were boring. If you ask me, I know it’s not funny.
At the end of the story, the hero suddenly changed character, but it’s already too late. I should have made it a little more crazy character from the beginning.
The average household audience rating for all 10 episodes is in the 6% range (according to video research, Kanto region), so you can see how boring the drama was.”
It was the last that gave us a hint of a sequel, but I wonder how many viewers really want it…
[I want to read it together]
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