Futsu ga Ichiban

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Futsu ga Ichiban


  • Title: ふつうが一番
  • Title (romaji): Futsu ga Ichiban
  • Also known as: Simple is Best
  • Tagline: 作家・藤沢周平 父の一言 / Sakka Fujisawa Shuhei Chichi no Hitokoto
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Genre: Drama, biography
  • Viewership ratings: 9.8%
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast date: 2016-Jul-04
  • Air time: Monday 21:00


With dreams of becoming a Naoki Prize-winning author, Kosuge Tomeji is a widower who ekes out a living as a reporter for a trade newspaper while caring for his young daughter, Noriko, and living with his mother, Takie around 1963. Based on the true story of writer, Fujisawa Shuhei, "Futsu ga Ichiban" traces the half life of protagonist, Fujisawa, up until his winning of the Naoki Prize in 1973 as seen through the eyes of his beloved daughter, Noriko. -- TBS

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