Adapting an old socio-political novel, especially after the great Akira Kurosawa, can be a challenging endeavor, but the team behind A Town Without Seasons does it wonderfully. The show takes the ensemble cast of the original novel’s characters and places them in the present time with modern-day technology and digital payment systems– yet many of the struggles remain the same. While this series takes a sweet, slice-of-life perspective on the inhabitants, it’s grounded by an underlying awareness that most of us are a disaster away from the town’s situation. A Town Without Seasons empathizes with its unlucky characters, by taking its time to introduce them.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Daichi Watanabe, Gaku Hamada, Sosuke Ikematsu, Taiga Nakano, Toko Miura
Director: Kankuro Kudo, Naoki Watanabe, Satoko Yokohama