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Contents:  Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5
2016 Special2019 SpecialExternal Links

Details[edit]

  • Title: 大奥
  • Title (romaji): Ooku / Oh-oku
  • Also known as: The Inner Palace
  • Format: Renzoku, across five seasons
  • Genre: Historical
  • Broadcast network: KTV / Fuji TV

Season 1[edit]

Ooku Season 1
  • Episodes: 52
  • Broadcast period: 1968-Apr-06 to 1969-Mar-29
  • Air time: Saturday 22:30-23:25

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Season 2[edit]

Ooku Season 2
  • Episodes: 51
  • Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-05 to 1984-Mar-27
  • Air time: Tuesday 22:00-22:54
  • Theme song: C'est Fini ~Ai no Makugire~ by Moriyama Ryoko

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Season 3[edit]

Ooku Season 3
  • Episodes: 11 + 2 Specials
  • Viewership ratings: 14.2
  • Broadcast period: 2003-Jun-03 to 2003-Aug-19, 2003-Sep-02, 2004-Mar-26
  • Air time: Tuesday 20:00, Tuesday 20:00-20:54, Friday 21:00-23:54
  • Theme song: I Say A Little Prayer by kazami

Synopsis[edit]

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"Ooku" is the story of the picturesque lives of the women living in the hidden, maze-like inner structure of Edo Castle. Inside, the women wielded their beauty and knowledge: some of them to win the Shogun's love, obtain political power, or to climb the ladder of the Ooku hierarchy. Their lives were filled with romance, hatred, anger, envy, tears, and persecution. Of the three-century history of the Tokugawa Ooku, this drama focuses on the last several years. It tells the story of the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Ooku, and also the lives of the women who lived through these times. --Fuji TV

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Season 4[edit]

  • Tagline: 第一章 / Dai-isho
  • Tagline (English): Episode One
  • Episodes: 11 + 1 Special
  • Viewership ratings: 17.6
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Oct-07 to 2004-Dec-16, 2005-Apr-08
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00, Friday 21:00-23:24
  • Theme song: Ai to yokubou no hibi by Southern All Stars

Synopsis[edit]

For the forth session in the Ooku series, it revolves around the era of the 3rd Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, and the birth of the Ooku. Iemitsu was brought up by his nanny, Ofuku, while his younger brother Tadanaga was brought up by their birth mother, who's the Shogun's wife. From when he was a young boy, his mother and his nanny both were at loggerheads, as each wanted to ensure their young charge succeed their father as the next Shogun. From childhood to adulthood, the series retells interesting happenings revolving around Iemitsu's rise to power.

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Episode Ratings[edit]

  • Episode 01: 16.6%
  • Episode 02: 16.3%
  • Episode 03: 19.1%
  • Episode 04: 16.6%
  • Episode 05: 19.4%
  • Episode 06: 17.6%
  • Episode 07: 15.2%
  • Episode 08: 17.8%
  • Episode 09: 18.2%
  • Episode 10: 15.8%
  • Episode 11 end: 20.3%

Season 5[edit]

Ooku ~Hana no Ran~
  • Tagline: 華の乱 / Hana no Ran
  • Tagline (English): War of the Belles
  • Episodes: 10, 1 Special
  • Viewership ratings: 15.67, SP=12.0
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Oct-13 to 2005-Dec-22, 2005-Dec-30
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00, Friday 21:00
  • Theme song: Shuraba by Tokyo Jihen

Synopsis[edit]

Depicts the grand battles of the women surrounding Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun.

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Episode Ratings[edit]

  • Episode 01: 14.5%
  • Episode 02: 18.0%
  • Episode 03: 14.5%
  • Episode 04: 15.5%
  • Episode 05: 17.0%
  • Episode 06: 16.2%
  • Episode 07: 14.6%
  • Episode 08: 15.4%
  • Episode 09: 16.0%
  • Episode 10 end: 15.0%

2016 Special[edit]

  • Format: Tanpatsu, in two parts
  • Viewership ratings: 9.6% (part 1), 9.2% (part 2)
  • Broadcast dates: 2016-Jan-22 and 2016-Jan-29
  • Air time: Friday 21:00
  • Theme song: Make Me Complete by BoA

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2019 Special[edit]

Ooku Saishusho
  • Title: 大奥 最終章
  • Title (romaji): Ooku Saishusho
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership ratings: 6.9%
  • Broadcast date: 2019-Mar-25
  • Air time: Monday 20:00-22:54

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Trivia[edit]

  • A movie version of Ooku starring Nakama Yukie opened in Japan on 23-Dec-2006.

External Links[edit]




Summer 2004 Season 4 Winter 2005
Ningen no Shomei Thursday 22:00 Yasashii Jikan



Summer 2005 Season 5 Winter 2006
Densha Otoko Thursday 22:00 Kobayakawa Nobuki no Koi