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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
On a snowy day on February 26, 1936, a baby is found under the eaves of a dango store. The baby Torajiro becomes the son of Mitsuko (Mao Inoue) and Heizo (Katsuya Maiguma). As he grows up, Torajiro doesn't want to make his mother sad and he tries to avoid bad behavior. His younger sister Sakura is then born. As an elementary school student, the war begins and his father Heizo goes to fight in the war.
- "Boy Torajiro" takes over NHK's Saturday 21:00 time slot previously occupied by "Swindle Detective."
- Based on novel "Warugaki Shosetsu Torajiro no Kokuhaku" by Yoji Yamada (published September 7, 2018 by Kodansha).
- Torajiro is a fictional character who is the main character in the "Tora-san" series of films directed by Yoji Yamada. NHK drama series "Boy Torajiro" covers the first 14 years of his life.
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