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Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story

Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story

Other name: いだてん 東京オリムピック噺, Tokyo Olympic Banashi
Category: Japan Drama 2019
Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Life, Drama, Sports
Release: Jan 6, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019 Runtime: Sunday
Episode(s): 47 Country: Japan
Broadcast: NHK Language: Japanese Subtitle: English
Director(s): One Hitoshi, Inoue Tsuyoshi, Ichiki Masae Writer(s): Kudo Kankuro
Cast: Beat Takeshi, Ayase Haruka, Nakamura Kankuro, Abe Sadao

Summary
Follow up the story of 52 years and covers three editions of 1912 Stockholm Olympics, 1936 Berlin Olympics and 1964 Tokyo Olympics where it features the two lead characters Kanakuri Shisou as the first Japanese man to participate in the Stockholm Olympics’ and achieved a world record and Tabata Masaji who was credited with bringing the Olympics to Japan.