Japan’s First 3D Drama

Posted by Loc on November 24th, 2010. Filters:

The future of TV is here and that future includes dorky glasses that don’t fit on your face correctly. The first of its kind in Japan (or elsewhere I imagine), Fuji TV will broadcast the first 3D drama come January of 2011. The drama is titled Tokyo Control and stars Ayako Kawahara and Saburo Tokito. The story revolves around life as a tower controller.

So although the synopsis for this drama is not very clear as to what else it could be about, I’m already uninterested. However, the notion of it being a 3D drama perks my attention so I thought everyone would be interested to know as well. 3D seems like the new frontier for movie maker, but I myself feel it doesn’t add anything to the story. So the person pops out of the screen…a little. So what? I really don’t get it. Are you a fan of 3D movies?

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    Well… I did like Avatar, and while 3D doesn’t add to the story itself, it can certainly have an impact on the movie as a whole. I’m not so sure of what I’ll think of 3D in a drama however, but it’ll certainly be interesting to see what it’s like!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think you will need those red/blue glasses for this. I assume this is made with the new 3D technology that is used for 3DLED TV’s where the glasses are polarised and not different coloured.I never liked the 3D of these red/blue glasses produced as the strong colours are too distracting.The new 3D technology is a lot better. It’s a nice plus and also some people might just watch it so they got a chance to use their 3DTV at it’s full specs. I think in Japan this could become a standard easily just like HDTV is since the late 90’s. Would love to see things in proper 3D! Imagine idol dvd’s where things go “boom in your face” when they do closeup shots. xD

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      While 3D will of course increase in popularity, I doubt it’s something that’ll be used on a regular basis anytime soon.

    • http://twitter.com/yaadayaada Loc Lam | ロックラム

      hehe I know, my theatre actually has black ones like sunglasses. It’s still huge though and doesn’t fit my face at all. I just use that image to get the point across faster.

      The new Nintendo DS supposedly has some sort of 3D technology as well so Japan is definitely exploring this 3D field, but I think they’ve been doing that for awhile.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Yeah, they should start making better versions of those glasses. I don’t understand why they have to be huge and plastic crap.

      Indeed they’ve been messing with 3D for a while, but I doubt it’ll become standard used on a regular basis. Producing 3D costs a lot more and in most cases it doesn’t make the movie better, and especially not a drama (although that remains to be seen). However, I have a strong feeling that they will start messing with this in the idol industry, otakus would probably pay good money to get their idol DVDs in 3D. It would certainly make for a better virtual girlfriend than those seen in LovePlus, haha.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    3D is for action and horror movies not dramas -_-

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Well, the word drama has a different meaning in Japanese, so it could just as well be a horror or action series. I’m thinking there’ll be some action it it, although I’m not sure what kind of action you can expect from the life of a tower controller…

    • Isaac

      if they do a lot of take offs and landings with a crash or two it might seem interesting?

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Haha, perhaps it would :P