TBS Drama Special 2015 ~ Red Cross ~ Onnatachi no Akagami

Red Cross

Official Website

From 9.00 p.m., 1 & 2 August 2015

In Japan 70 years ago, there were women who set off for the battlefield of their own will. In 1931, Amano Kiyo (Matsushima Nanako), a student from Saga, has been inspired by a nurse who provided care for her mother, Kinue (Asaji Yoko), who was once hospitalised, and that becomes her dream. Wanting to be of use to the country even though she is a female, she decides to be an army nurse. Kiyo goes through hard training and graduates from nursing school without a hitch. She receives the draft papers and goes across to Manchuria along with her junior, Mabuchi Haru (Takanashi Rin) and others as she is sent off by her grandfather, Daisuke (Yamazaki Tsutomu), and mother. However, what awaits them is a harsh environment that exceeds expectations. It is far removed from the Red Cross’ conviction of the “spirit of benevolence”. They are in the line of fire and their lives always in danger. Every day is spent nursing so many injured soldiers that they are short-handed, and sleeping like a log. One day, Nakagawa Wataru (Nishijima Hidetoshi) of a Manchurian settlers community brings in injured people. One of them is his elder brother, Hikaru (Akai Hidekazu). The other patient is a Chinese called Sun (Kashikura Yuta). Kiyo persuades the military physician, Otake Hideyo (Shofukutei Tsurube), and provides Sun with medical treatment. But some incident leads to this matter being exposed by Lieutenant Colonel Kurahara (Hashimoto Satoshi), who is in charge of the hospital. After that, Kiyo, who has finished her 18-month stint, returns to Japan temporarily with some sense of purpose. She has fallen in love with Nakagawa and makes the decision to live in the settlers community. They get married and she then gives birth to their son, Hiroto (Kudo Asuka). In the midst of their happy days, the war intensifies and they start to find themselves at the mercy of the times.

* Matsushima Nanako as Amano Kiyo
* Nishijima Hidetoshi as Nakagawa Wataru
* Takanashi Rin as Mabuchi Haru
* Shibamoto Yuki as Muramoto Tami
* Kudo Asuka as Nakagawa Hiroto
* Suda Kunihiro as Okano Satoru
* Watanabe Makiko as Nakagawa Kaori
* Kato Toranosuke as Muramoto Koki
* Higasa Kei as Soldier Higasa
* Kurashita Honami as Muramoto Sachi
* Takamura Kaito as Nakagawa Hiroto (young)
* Nakamura Rukito as Nakagawa Hiroto (teenage)
* Ichimura Rion as Nakagawa Daichi
* Hara Suzuko as Amano Kiyo (young)
* Takada Riho as Amano Kiyo (student)
* Tezuka Mai as Koga Maki
* Inoue Tomoko as Yamaguchi Michi
* Matsuoka Rinako as Nakajima Kazuko
* Yamaguchi Keiko as Yoshida Hiroko
* Fukuyoshi Marina as Matsumoto Chiyo
* Abe Tomori as Mori Fumiko
* Imamura Yuki as Noda Teru
* Ura Mayu as Otsubo Yoko
* Nakajima Hiroko as Takagi Shizu
* Asaji Yoko as Amano Kinue
* Hashimoto Satoshi as Kurahara Motosuke
* Akai Hidekazu as Nakagawa Hikaru
* Yoshizawa Hisashi as Major Mizoguchi
* Shofukutei Tsurube as Otake Hideyo
* Yamazaki Tsutomu as Amano Daisuke

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