By Amy B. DavisNPRI got to meet the creator of the Netflix hit Japanese drama Lovely Bones and his wife last month in New York City.
She told me that the series, a blend of the stories of several Japanese families, had always been an idea that would never come to fruition.
“I think I was a little surprised that there wasn’t another way to do that,” said Yoshiyuki Nakamura, the series creator.
“The story has been so well told that it’s very difficult to come up with a new way, especially for a series that’s been so popular.”
While the series isn’t out yet in the U.S., its first season is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Its premise is simple: The siblings of the Matsuri family live a very ordinary life, and yet they can’t seem to escape the reality of being orphans in a foreign country.
They have no family, no friends, no history.
They live in a single room with a toilet, with a broken TV and a bed.
They spend most of their time sleeping.
They don’t even have a name.
They’re called ‘lovely bones.’
“Lovely bones” is a word that has long been used to describe these three kids, whose story of growing up in Japan is very real, and one that’s very moving.
The series is produced by the same team behind The Loneliness Project and The Wayward Sons.
The show was created by Nakamura and Shigeto Tachibana, who also wrote the original Lovelybones manga.
He’s been working on the series since 2011.
It has been hailed by critics as a classic in Japanese children’s literature, and has been described as a rare gem of a Japanese drama.
It premiered in Japan in March 2018 and has since been picked up for international distribution.
Its creators and cast have had a remarkable run.
Nakamura is best known for the series The Lazy Librarian, which won him an Academy Award in 2009 for Best Animated Feature.
He also has been working as a storyboard artist on other acclaimed Japanese childrens shows.
“Love is a series where the story is the central theme and the characters are a group of people in a particular group,” Nakamura told me.
“The story is so beautiful and the cast are so wonderful.”
“They’ve been doing this for years,” he added.
“They have a lot of experience.
They know how to tell a story, how to get the viewer to pay attention to the characters.
They are really talented.”
But he’s a big fan of the series’ main characters.
He told me about a story he told his children when he was young, where they asked him if he knew who the lead character was.
“It’s a little sad,” Nakamoto said.
“We’re supposed to have a story about two children, but we’re really just two boys.
They were talking about what to name the character.
I told them, ‘You should name him cute.’
And I’m like, ‘But he is cute.'””
I told my son, ‘No, no, he’s cute.’
It’s not cute,” Nakamuras wife, Nakamura’s daughter, told me as we talked.”
We have two little boys and they love each other, but it’s like they’re separated in space,” she added.”
They are inseparable, but they don’t know what’s really happening in each other’s lives.
They just want to get along.
That’s why I love them so much.”‘
Lovelybones’ has been adapted into more than 20 feature films and a television series.
The series is about a family of five kids living in the Tokyo suburb of Kogane, where their parents are both doctors.
They’ve never really known each other before, and they have a very distant relationship.
The children grow up together and, for some reason, the relationship grows stronger as they grow older.
“That’s what we were looking for,” Nakami said.
He said that in order to bring the children together, he was interested in creating a story that was very realistic.
He said that while he knew that Japanese children would be very sensitive to trauma and pain, it was more important to him to make the characters relatable.
“As a filmmaker, you can’t always create something that you can relate to,” he said.
“You can’t be as objective as a filmmaker because then you can end up making the same kind of mistakes.”
As the children grow older, their lives become increasingly complicated.
In order to connect with each other and their families, the show’s characters have to navigate new social situations.
This is especially challenging for the older children, who have very little experience with other people.
The show is about two parents and a child who have to juggle growing up and living in a new city.It