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- Drama: Half Blue Sky (English title) / Half Blue (English & literal title)
- Romaji: Hanbun, Aoi
- Japanese: 半分、青い。
- Director: Kenji Tanaka, Shohei Doi, Shinichiro Hashizume
- Writer: Eriko Kitagawa
- Network: NHK
- Episodes: 156
- Release Date: April 2 - September 29, 2018
- Runtime: Mon-Sat 8:00-8:15
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
In 1971, Suzume Nireno (Mei Nagano) is born at a small restaurant in a town in the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture. She is born as a healthy child, but, in elementary school, she loses hearing in one ear due to a disease.
After graduating from high school, Suzume Nireno aspires to become a cartoonist and goes to Tokyo. There, she trains hard, but fails to become a cartoonist. She gets married and has a daughter. After experiencing financial hardship and divorcing her husband, Suzume Nireno returns to her hometown with her daughter. There, she faces an unexpected turning point in her life.
- "Half Blue Sky" takes over NHK's Monday-Saturday 08:00 time slot previously occupied by "Warotenka" and followed by "Mampuku" on October 1, 2018.
- "Half, Blue" is NHK's 98th asadora.
- Mei Nagano was selected to play main character Suzume Nireno after going through auditions which included 2366 participants.
- Filming begins fall, 2017.
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