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Some background info first:
JIN -仁- was a 11 episode Japanese TV Drama broadcasted on Tokyo Broadcasting Systems, inc (TBS) TV Network, Japan. It was aired from October 11 , 2009 to December 20, 2009 on Sunday nights. According to Video Research Ltd, this drama achieved 25.3% ratings nationwide during its finale with an average rating of 19.0%.
(2011 , JIN - DramaWiki )
Till this date ,Jin has received many recognitions such as the Best Drama , Best Actor - Osawa Takao , Best Supporting Actor - Uchino Masaaki , Best Supporting Actress - Ayase Haruka , Best Scriptwriter - Morishita Yoshiko , Best Director - Hirakawa Yuichiro, Yamamuro Daisuke, Kawashima Ryutaro , Best Theme Song in the 63rd Television Drama Academy Awards.
It has also received the Best Actor - Osawa Takao , Best Producer: Ishimaru Akihiko and the Asia Award from the 2010 Tokyo Drama Award. Thats a fair bit of awards I guess for a single drama.
( 2011 ,Television Drama Academy Awards - DramaWiki )
A brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he faints at the hospital and awakens to find himself transported back in time to the Edo period. Attacked by a samurai and escaped with the help of a man named Kyotaro. Kyotaro suffers a serious injury to the head while trying to protect him, but Jin manages to save his life despite a lack of proper medical equipment. Because of that, Kyotaro's sister Saki begins taking an interest in Jin and becomes his assistant. Meanwhile, Jin is determined to find a way back to the present.
(2009 , Fall 2009 Drama Preview! - Tokyograph)
Lets see what others say:
Saioree - A Must Watch Drama
This drama is amazing, it takes you through the role of jin in the edo (the past), the impact he made in the progress of medcine in the future, the feelings he faces as he learns to let go of miki and fearing for the future changes. this drama can teach you medical/history terms and at the same time makes you admire the courage of jin and saki. I dont think this is the only season, the ending was too open, so hopefully there’s a second season
Loved this show
I don’t think there was a single part of this show I didn’t like. The acting, the sets, the storyline. It was all so good and well done. I’d seen the lead actress in other shows, but they were comedies, I had not seen the lead actor at all before, but both did an excellent job.
Molkisha - Inspiring
I must admit that I got caught up in the drama from the episode one! And I couldn’t wait to see the next one. Which is the result of a good ploting and an amazing atmosphere, created both by the story in itself and the actors and set. It looks like a taiga drama at first, but the feeling is very realistic and modern. What I learned from the story, besides what has already been said, is how important it is in life to pay attention to everything that is around you, and not take everything for granted - you may never know when you’ll lose something or will need to use some knowledge that you once thought you’d never have to use.
(2011, JIN Japanese Drama Reviews - DramaCrazy)
Best quote from the drama :
God (life?) gives us challenges so that we can overcome them.
If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the link below.
Here is the download link: JIN -仁- OST
Theme song , Aitakute Ima by MISIA can be downloaded from here.