J-Dramas Enter the Third Dimension

According to a post on Yonasu.com, Japan is taking the leap into 3D television by producing the first ever 3D J-Drama. While I love J-Dramas, and generally am displeased with 3D films, I am certainly curious about this idea. What especially makes me want to see this 3D concept is the thought that when compared to American TV in particular J-Dramas tend to look less polished. I presume this is because the cameras used are lower grade. So when watching a J-Drama in 2D the look comes closer to fitting real life, so I wonder if a 3D drama will truly take advantage of the limited camera abilities by making the show jump out without too many ‘hollywood’ camera effect?

In regards to the plot itself, here’s what Yonasu.com has to say:

The drama is titled Tokyo Control and stars Ayako Kawahara and Saburo Tokito. The story revolves around life as a tower controller.

Conceptually I’m already interested because air traffic control centers aren’t typical fair for American dramas, and so I’m looking forward to hopefully learning about traffic control centers in general and in particular what Japanese airports are like.

While I’m not sure if I’ll end up liking the drama, or the 3D part especially, I’m at least willing to give it a try for when it comes out in January ’11. I’m sure I’ll have a more detailed write-up when we cover that season’s dramas, so look forward to that.


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