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  • Title: エール
  • Title (English): Yell
  • Also known as: Eru
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Drama
  • Episodes: 120 x 15 mins.
  • Viewership ratings: 1st=21.2, High=22.1, Avg=20.1
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2020-Mar-30 to 2020-Nov-27
  • Air time: Mon-Fri 8:00
  • Theme song: Hoshikage no Yell by GReeeeN


Yell is based on the composer Koseki Yuji whose music was beloved in the turbulent time of the Showa era.

Koyama Yuichi is the eldest son of a long established kimono shop in Fukushima, he's a shy and clumsy boy that tends to be bullied. However, when he start composing music at the recommendation of his teacher, he demonstrates his talent. He dreams of becoming a composer.

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Koyama Family
Sekiuchi Family
Gondo Family
Todo Family
Sato Family
Murano Family
Kimono Shop "Kitaichi"
People at Fukushima
People at Kawamata, Fukushima
People at Toyohashi, Aichi
Columbus Records
Tokyo Imperial Music School
Cafe Bamboo
Cafe Papillon
Oto's Music Class
Others in Tokyo
People during the War
People at Nagasaki
NHK Broadcasting Station

Production Credits



  • The filming of Yell was halted from April to mid June 2020 due to COVID-19. Due to more time was needed to implement new measures during the filming and recording, the production was shortened from the original planned 130 episodes to 120 episodes.

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