Hanako and Anne花子とアン

  • 156 x 15 min.
  • EDR0S041-001~156
  • English, Spanish, M/E, HD

©NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

This drama series is based on the life of Hanako Muraoka, the woman who translated L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables into Japanese for the first time. Hanako was born into a poor, rural family in 1903. But because her father wanted her to receive higher education, at the age of ten, she was transferred to a Christian school for girls attended by children of noble birth or wealthy families. Unfortunately, Hanako couldn't understand what her English-speaking teachers were saying and she felt depressed for not being able to fit in. However, she overcame these challenges in bold and witty manners and eventually was able to excel at English even more than her schoolmates. Just like Anne Shirley, the main protagonist in Anne of Green Gables, Hanako had a youth filled with excitement, love, and friendship, and in later life she was able to realize her dream of becoming a translator.