Ooku ~Tanjou

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Ooku ~Tanjou~


  • Title: 大奥 ~誕生~[有功・家光篇]
  • Title (romaji): Ooku ~Tanjou~[Arikoto Iemitsu Hen]
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 8.6%
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Oct-12 to 2012-Dec-14
  • Air time: Friday 22:00
  • Theme song: DEEPNESS by MISIA
  • Related TV show: Ooku (KTV/Fuji TV)


During the reign of the shogun, Iemitsu, an epidemic causes the population of men to sharply drop, leading to an ooku where the role of men and women are reversed. Thus, “the women become the shogun, served by 3000 handsome men”...and so with that, the unimaginable and grand scale story begins.

The 2010 movie version was set during the period where Yoshimune, the eighth shogun, was in power, where the role reversal of men and women were not uncommon. However, this drama dates back to the time where Iemitsu, the third shogun, was in power, and this story could be considered as “episode zero.” This drama will dramatically portray the schemes, jealousy, and the pure love that emerge at the Edo castle, with the mystery of “how the sex role-reversed ooku came to be?” as the backing plot. --TBS

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Episode Subtitle Ratings
01 The shogun is a young lady!? The reversal of roles for men and women began here 11.6
02 This is the men's club where jealousy is flying all over 10.6
03 I was only born to rescue you 7.9
04 The barren fruit tree, a poisonous snake creeping up 7.6
05 The night when his beloved woman is in the arms of another man 8.9
06 On becoming a mother, you became beautiful and you'll become strong 9.0
07 My child, my devotion 7.1
08 The death of Kasuga no Tsubone, the birth of the first female shogun 7.0
09 Your body and soul belongs to me 7.0
10 I live only for you 8.3
Average 8.6

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


External Links[edit]

Summer 2012 TBS Winter 2013
Kuro no Onna Kyoshi Friday 22:00 Yakou Kanransha