Tadatoshi Fujimaki: Author of Kuroko No Basket

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Mar 052019
 

Kuroko No Basket is the most popular sports manga in Japan. When adapted into an anime, it once again created a big craze in Japan in particular and throughout Asia in general. Kuroko No Basket’s author is Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Let’s find out more information about this artist!

The anime version is produced by Production I.G. The film was broadcasted on April 7, 2012 and ended Season 1 on September 22, 2012, with 25 episodes. After the end of season 1, the producer plans to continue broadcasting season 2 in 2013. Information from Shounen Jump newspaper reported that Kuroko no Basket season 3 was in March 2015. Anime has also been released DVD and Blu-ray format.

1. Tadatoshi Fujimaki used to be a basketball player

Kuroko No Basket is based on what Tadatoshi Fujimaki used to experience when playing basketball from secondary school. Therefore, he can understand the terminology and movements in this sport. He gave the character Kagami Taiga the use of shoes and a headband based on Michale Jordan’s model in real life.

2. He dropped out of school to pursue his dream

When Tadatoshi Fujimaki was young, he made money by drawing Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk at the request of his friends. Then he won the grand prize in a drawing contest with ¥50,000. It is a great motivation for this artist to pursue his dream boldly. And when Tadatoshi Fujimaki was in college, he decided to drop out to join Shueisha Publishing. It was this choice that changed his life forever to become a young artist with a huge turnover.

3. He used to be threatened by an overstated fan

Tadatoshi Fujimaki was once sent anonymous letters by an overstated reader. He threatened him not to draw Kuroko No Basket manga anymore. The incident was even more serious when he sent a letter of intimidation and terror to the secondary school that Tadatoshi Fujimaki once studied.

Because of this incident, he could not participate in many events with fans. However, accepting a life-threatening threat, he still tried to complete the ending of Kuroko No Basket manga. Fortunately, the perpetrator was arrested by the police.

Top 10 Japanese Dramas of 2018

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Mar 042019
 

A survey of favorite dramas was conducted with readers of the Modelpress newspaper from December 8, 2018 to December 15, 2018, collecting 14,570 votes. Here are 10 best dramas that received the most votes from Japanese audiences.

The top three spots are Ossan’s Love, Chugaku Sei Nikki, and Hana Nochi Hare. All are pure romantic love movies that explode Japanese forums and social networks in the past year. The Blu-ray Box and DVD Box Ossan’s Love ranked No. 1 in 2018 film sales, showing that the love of old-fashioned young people is still very hot even though the movie aired on TV. In particular, Ossan’s love is a rare Japanese love movie that is officially shown on television and is currently hot to the social network.

Medical and criminal dramas are also two types of dramas that are extremely popular with Japanese people. These genre dramas have been aired throughout the year. Therefore, it is not surprising that the list appears some detective dramas like 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II or Unnatural. And the hot drama in the medical section are Black Pean and Good Doctor. 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II and Black Pean are both films with the highest average rating by period, with the numbers surpassing 17.4% and 14.2% respectively.

Meanwhile, Unnatural not only won the audience but also scored with hard-hitting critics when receiving a lot of important prizes at 96th Drama Academy Awards ceremony. In it, we can’t ignore the best TV Drama category. A lot of viewers are waiting for Unnatural to come out next season 2 next year. As for Good Doctor, the Korean drama remake has set the highest record of the highest rewatching in the Fuji TV drama series renzoku history through FOD-paid movie service.

Below is a specific ranking.

1. Ossan’s Love

2. Chugaku Sei Nikki

3. Hana Nochi Hare

4. Dorokei

5. 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II

6. Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka

7. Black Pean

8. Unnatural

9. Dai Renai

10. Good Doctor