Tonbi (2013) – Dramacool

Ichikawa Yasuo, who goes by the nickname Yasu, is a ‘dumb’ man unequalled anywhere in the world. He has not had schooling, is boorish and would immediately let his fists fly if he loses his cool. But Yasu is different from the ordinary fool in that he is a “doting parent”. He grew up without parents and does not know what it is like to be close, but he and his wife love each other and live happily as they watch their son Akira grow up. However, when Akira is 3 years old, they are suddenly struck by tragedy. Yasu loses his wife in a freak accident. Although overcome with guilt and sorrow, Yasu puts it behind him and tries to raise his beloved son with the help of his friends.

~~ Adapted from 2008 novel “Tonbi” by Shigematsu Kiyoshi.

  • Native Title: とんび
  • Also Known As:
  • Director: Yamamuro Daisuke, Hirakawa Yuichiro, Nakamae Yuji
  • Screenwriter: Morishita Yoshiko
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Uchino Seiyou

      Ichikawa Yasuo

      Main Role

    • Satoh Takeru in Tonbi Japanese Drama (2013)
      Satoh Takeru

      Ichikawa Akira

      Main Role

    • Igarashi Hinata in Tonbi Japanese Drama (2013)
      Igarashi Hinata

      Ichikawa Akira [3 years old]

      Support Role

    • Fukuzaki Nayuta in Tonbi Japanese Drama (2013)
      Fukuzaki Nayuta

      Ichikawa Akira [11 years old]

      Support Role

    • Tokiwa Takako in Tonbi Japanese Drama (2013)
      Tokiwa Takako

      Ichikawa Misako

      Support Role

    • Nomura Hironobu in Tonbi Japanese Drama (2013)
      Nomura Hironobu

      “Namagusa” / Sonezaki Shoun [Yasuo’s childhood friend]

      Support Role


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    • Drama: Tonbi
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 10
    • Aired: Jan 13, 2013 – Mar 17, 2013
    • Aired On: Sunday
    • Original Network: TBS
    • Duration: 54 min.
    • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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