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Asuka
(Sweet Ambition)
The Complete Japanese Drama DVD Collection (1-149 End)

Japanese with English Subtitles
Format: DVD

The 61st NHK Asadora
Drama is Asuka. Set in Kyoto in the home of a traditional Japanese
candymaker, Asuka is the story of one young girl's dream to one day
walk in her father's shoes and become a top candymaker in the
male-dominated world of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Asuka
grows to be a healthy, adventurous young girl with a deep curiosity
and, a desire to become a candymaker like her father. This NHK
drama is one of the best in years with an excellent cast, a
well-developed story based on extensive research into the
traditional worlds of candymaking and the tea ceremony in Kyoto,
and beautiful scenery and settings in Kyoto and the surrounding
areas.

Cast
* Takeuchi Yuko as Miyamoto Asuka
(heroine, age 19)
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Enokizono Miho as Miyamoto Asuka (as a young girl)
* Fujioka Hiroshi as Miyamoto Rokutaro
(Asuka's father)
* Konno Misako as Miyamoto Kyoko (Asuka's
mother)
* Ashiya Gannosuke as Fujiyoshi Ganjiro
(Kyoko's father)
* Arima Ineko as Fujiyoshi Shino (Kyoko's
mother)
* Umezawa Tomio as Fujiyoshi Tamajiro
(Kyoko's older brother)
* Natori Yuko as Ayase Hiroko (Mai's
mother)
* Sato Hitomi as Ayase Mai (Asuka's
cousin)
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Sugimoto Yuria as Ayase Mai (as a young girl)
* Fujiki Naohito as Hayata Shunsaku aka
Professor (Asuka's childhood friend)
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Asari Yosuke as Hayata Shunsaku (as a young boy)
Ogiya Isshindo
* Inoue Charu as Kiyokawa Tetsuji (wagashi
maker)
* Kunita Hideya as Enomoto Tomekichi
(wagashi maker)
* Uchiba Katsunori as Hattori Takeharu
(wagashi maker)
* Fukumoto Shinichi as Tsurumi Jun
(wagashi maker)
Kyoto
* Azuma Chizuru as Terashima Kiku
* Kaneda Ryunosuke as Matsuzaka Tahei (tea
ceremony master)
* Kano Yukikazu as Matsuzaka Saburota
(Tahei's son)
* Brian Hulse as Michael Brown
Nara
* Mishima Yuriko as Imamura Yoshimi
(Ganjiro's sister)
* Murakami Shoji as Imamura Seiichi
(Yoshimi's son)
* Mita Atsuko as Imamura Michiyo
(Seiichi's wife)
* Yamaguchi Tomomitsu as Batayan
(childhood friend in Nara)
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Nakamura Hiroki as Batayan (as a boy)
* Hirahata Keiji as Sanpei (childhood
friend in Nara)
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Ishino Shinichiro as Sanpei (as a boy)
* Oe Senri as Yamagiwa-sensei (Asuka's
teacher)
Others
* Arimori Narimi as Segawa Yoko (CM
consultant)
* Kakei Toshio as Hidaka Hideaki (business
consultant)
* Ichida Hiromi as Tamaki Sawako
* Koyanagi Keiko as Yone
* Asahina Kiyoko as Sada
* Sawamoto Tadao
* Tsuyuno Goro as Keigetsu
* 'Let's Go' Chosaku as Shojikiya
* Kitami Yuiitsu as Matsumoto Hiromatsu
* Seki Hideto as Irotoki Shigetsu
* Hironaka Maki as Yoshiko
* Okamura Aki as Yumi
* Oyama Rumi as Hitomi
* Yamanishi Atsushi as Sakabe Bu
* Momoyama Mitsuru as Gosho Chieko
* Mr. Okure as Kuwata
* Mineo Susumu as Master Shiozaki
* Kasugai Seina

Format: DVD
Language: Japanese
DVD Subtitles:
English
Episodes:
1 - 149 end
Region:
All code region free
( Playable on any DVD Player
)
PS2, XBOX Compatible.
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