* Title: JIN-仁-
* Title (romaji): Jin
* Format: Renzoku
* Genre: Sci-fi, medical, jidaigeki
* Broadcast network: TBS
* Broadcast period: 2009-Oct start
* Air time: Sunday 21:00
Ep 02- 16.4
Ep 03- 17.2
Ep 04- 17.2
Ep 05- 20.3
Ep 06- 20.2
Ep 07- 16.8
Ep 08- 22.3
Ep 09- 16.1
Ep 10- 20.4
Ep 11- 25.3
Average : 19.0
The story follows a brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who falls into a "time slip" that sends him back to Edo during the Bakumatsu era, the period that spelled the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan. There, Jin ends up using his 21st-century medical expertise to help the people, who are suffering from various epidemic illnesses from the time, with the help of the modern medical knowledge of his era.
* Osawa Takao as Minakata Jin
* Nakatani Miki as Tomonaga Mirai / Nokaze
* Ayase Haruka as Tachibana Saki
* Koide Keisuke as Tachibana Kyotaro
* Kiritani Kenta as Saburi Yusuke
* Uchino Masaaki as Sakamoto Ryoma
* Takeda Tetsuya as Ogata Koan
* Kohinata Fumiyo as Katsu Kaishu
* Taguchi Hiromasa as Yamada Junan
* Toda Naho as Myo
* Sato Jiro
* Musaka Naomasa as Suzuya Hikosaburo
* Aso Yumi as Tachibana Ei
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Jin – Episode 11 Synopsis
Episode 11: Episode 11: The end of the time slip
Jin and Ryoma are attacked in a shocking incident. Attempting to save Ryoma from the assassins, Jin grabs him and the two of them plunge off a cliff.
When Jin comes to his senses, he is all by himself with Ryoma nowhere to be found. The memories of the moment when he went back in time comes vividly back to him. Was the unidentified patient who had ben brought to the hospital on that day, Ryoma? Jin scrambles to search for Ryoma, starting with Katsu Kaishu and his students, but he is not able to locate him.
One day, Saburi visits Jin and passes the documents he has compiled on breast cancer to Jin. He had paid courtesans to let him conduct research. Jin is impressed. On this occasion, Saburi also presses Jin to reexamine Nokaze. And so, Jin goes with Saburi to Yoshiwara once again to see Nokaze. Considering that the fate of Nokaze’s redemption is connected to Miki’s existence, Jin expresses a reluctance to operate on Nokaze even though she clearly exhibits symptoms of breast cancer, because he cannot determine whether the tumour is malignant. Saburi, who has a different opinion, cannot accept Jin’s diagnosis. Thinking that Jin does not trust his diagnosis, he gets upset. However, Nokaze just smiles in acceptance. Jin is consumed by feelings of guilt but cannot take the plunge and operate on her.
Then, Ryoma comes by the penicillin manufacturing building to the shock of some of the doctors. Explaining that he had been saved by fishermen near the sea after falling into the river, he inquires about Jin. Jin has gone to Ogata’s grave to confide his troubles and this is overheard by Ryoma, who quietly walks away.
“All this while, I’ve not thought much of the future.
I’ve just saved those lives in front of me as righteousness.
But … now I’m trying to pretend that I don’t see Nokaze’s breast cancer.
Because of pure selfishness.
Nokaze is probably the ancestor of my fiancee, a lady called Miki.
If Nokaze-san is not redeemed, Miki may not be born.
I’ve earned Saki-san’s contempt.
I told Ryoma-san, ‘Who would mourn if Miki isn’t born?’
I’ve crushed Saburi-sensei’s feelings.
I’ve taken advantage of Nokaze-san’s emotions.
I’m a scum.
But … I can’t do it after all.”
Later that night, Jin wanders over to Yoshiwara. A disconcerted expression crosses his face as he overhears some men talking about a banquet to celebrate the end of Nokaze’s career as a courtesan. At that moment, he is fondled by someone. Turning around, he finds himself face to face with Ryoma and is overwhelmed by surprise which gradually gives way to delight. Ryoma drags Jin to a deserted alley. Then he suddenly kneels down on the ground and asks Jin to save Nokaze. Jin cannot find a response to Ryoma’s plea as he battles conflicting emotions. However, a conversation with Shinmon, who lost the woman he loved because he had unknowingly pulled down the house she was in to hold back a fire, finally gives Jin the resolve to operate on Nokaze.
Together with Saburi, Jin makes another visit to Yoshiwara. Saburi explains to Nokaze that the cancer could recur or become metastasic even if the surgery is a success but she still chooses to undergo the surgery, “I’ll be happy to be of help to the study of medicine.” The mistress of the establishment is upset with Nokaze’s decision as it means that her redemption will be up in the air. However, Suzuya is more understanding and entrusts Nokaze to Jin. And so, Nokaze leaves Yoshiwara for the first time since entering Suzuya at the age of 10, and goes to the penicillin manufacturing building to prepare for the surgery.
The doctor, Misumi, is criticised and warned by the person who had intended to redeem Nokaze, for his failure to notice her tumour. Humiliated, Misumi plots to get even with Jin. He hires samurai to create a disturbance so that Nokaze’s surgery will be jeopardised.
Meanwhile, talks on Saki’s arranged marriage are progressing steadily and the day of the presentation of betrothal gifts finally comes. But as Saki comes before the doors of the room where the messengers representing her future husband are waiting, she reaches a decision. She declines to accept the betrothal gifts to the bewilderment of her mother, and declares that she has to be somewhere else. Kyotaro is not surprised by his sister’s actions. Quickly grabbing Saki, he drags her from the room and demands that she commit ritual suicide because he cannot forgive her for what she has done today. However, as he thrusts a short dagger into her hands, he whispers to her to run off and let him handle the situation. Then in a louder voice, he yells that he never wants to see her again and Saki scrambles away.
At that moment, Jin is operating on Nokaze in a room adjacent to the penicillin manufacturing building. The surgery proceeds smoothly and he extracts the tumour. As he goes on to extract the surrounding lymph nodes, a group of five samurai barge into the building. Yamada tries to stop them but they pay no heed and begin smashing the door of the room where the surgery is being conducted. On the other hand, there is profuse bleeding from the part that Jin had dissected and he focuses on stopping bleeding despite the ruckus outside. The pounding keeps going on and plaster from the ceiling starts falling off. At this rate, Nokaze’s life will be in danger …
Then a voice calls out to the samurai to stop. It is Saki. The samurai disregard Saki, forcing her to take drastic action. Moving in front of the door, she draws out the short dagger that her brother had given to her, points the blade to her throat and threatens to end her life if they attempt to enter the room. With Saki stalling the samurai, Jin continues operating on Nokaze. However, skeptical of Saki’s intent, the samurai grow impatient and approach her. In desperation, Saki presses the blade into her throat just as Jin opens the door to the room.
The leader of the group of samurai demands that Jin hand Nokaze over to him. Jin questions whether this is the instruction of the person who had intended to redeem her because the man had expressed his regret to Suzuya that the redemption could not be honoured and hoped Nokaze would take care of her health. The samurai have no response to this and turn away.
Nokaze’s surgery is a success and she makes a rapid recovery. Ryoma tries to persuade her to work at Jinyudo for a while but Nokaze declines. Saki is Jin’s able assistant. Moreover, she has achieved emotional closure, she tells Ryoma as she teasingly places his hand over her heart.
The time comes for Nokaze to leave. Jin, Ryoma and Saki gather to send her off. Before she turns to go, she steals a kiss with Jin, catching him by surprise.
“I’m going to go where I want to with my own feet.
I’ll meet someone there.
I’ll love him dearly and be loved by him.
I’ll be happier than anyone else.
Because Minakata-sensei has given me a new lease of life.
Tears fill Jin’s eyes as he shouts back,
“I’m glad I saved your life.”
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Jin – Episode 10 Synopsis
Episode 10 : Sakamoto Ryoma, Assassination …
Jin suddenly loses consciousness when he is attacked by the headache that he had forgotten. When he regains consciousness a few days later, he recalls the time when he went back to the past and also thinks about that unidentified patient … but the mystery goes unsolved.
In the midst of this, Nokaze’s redemption is decided. She is to be redeemed from Yoshiwara for 2,500 ryo by a retired man who wants to make her his concubine. Before that, Nokaze has to undergo a physical examination and Suzuya comes to the Tachibana residence to ask Jin to fulfil Nokaze’s last wish because she will not be able to see Jin again after she is redeemed.
Speculating that Miki is a descendant of Nokaze and the person who redeemed her, Jin worries that Miki will not be born if Nokaze is not redeemed. So he makes the decision to examine Nokaze and heads to Yoshiwara with Saki. However, the doctor representing the person redeeming Nokaze is also present.
As Nokaze prepares for the physical examination, she shares an observation with Saki.
“The person in his heart is a formidable enemy.
He didn’t tell me where she is from but I could sense his feelings for her.
I invited him to think of me as her but …
it was a futile attempt.
I cannot give him up and I cannot forget my feelings …
That’s why I’m doing this.”
Jin starts to examine Nokaze. He feels something abnormal in her left breast but is too anxious about Miki’s fate and cannot bring himself to mention the abnormality. On the contrary, he agrees with the other doctor’s assessment of Nokaze’s health. Then he learns from Suzuya that Nokaze’s redemption will fall through if she is found to have a serious illness. Jin is conflicted but persuades himself that his diagnosis is correct. The lump was so small that it was difficult to be definite … Feeling Jin’s sense of panic, Nokaze tries to write a letter asking him to examine her again but changes her mind and instead thanks him for allowing her to move on without reserve.
Meanwhile, Saki finds her emotions for Jin growing stronger with each passing day but she is not able to tell him about the offer of marriage that she has received. Jin remains oblivious to Saki’s feelings until Ryoma points it out to him. And then, Jin starts to wonder how cruel he has been to her.
One day, Saki visits Nokaze at Yoshiwara to consult her about the offer of marriage because she believes Nokaze would understand her the best since they face similar situations and love the same person. She innocently asks if it is possible to forget Jin if she makes up her mind to give up on him, and gets married. Nokaze tells her in response,
“I’m lying if I say I have given up.
But there is no other path for me but to be redeemed.
Besides, a courtesan cannot refuse a redemption.
But if she has a serious illness, it will be called off.
I was aiming for that.
I have a lump in my chest.
My mother also had a tumour in her breast when she was young and died because of it.
I had no doubt about it, that’s why I requested for an examination.
But the diagnosis gave me a clean bill of health.
And my scheme was thwarted.”
When Saki returns home, she finds that the sign for ‘Jinyudo’ has been removed. She runs to Jin’s room in a fluster. Greeting Saki with a smile, Jin announces his intention to move to the clinic at the penicillin manufacturing building in order to produce the large volume of penicillin needed for the burn patients. Saki is taken aback. Then, she asks Jin to examine Nokaze again but Jin says he has no experience handling breast cancer and tells her that the tumour might not be malignant. An agitated Saki asks Jin if he intends to let Nokaze die without helping for Miki’s sake. She reminds him that Nokaze is his savior. However, all Jin would say in response is that he is a demon for doing so.
The next morning, Jin is about to leave the Tachibana residence. As he bids the Tachibanas farewell, Saki finally breaks the news of the offer of marriage that she has received.
Jin has barely settled in at the penicillin manufacturing building when Ryoma looks him up. Ryoma reminds Jin of his agreement to accompany him to meet Kusaka Genzui, a comrade from Choshu’s Joi faction who wishes to see the application and effectiveness of penicillin. However, Ryoma receives a frosty reception from Kusaka. In Kusaka’s eyes, Ryoma has transformed from a fervent patriot to a lackey of Katsu Kaishu. The animosity between the two men is clear.
Ryoma asks Jin to show Kusaka how penicillin can treat syphilis. Jin obliges and Kusaka is impressed by the efficacy of the drug. He enquires about the price of the penicillin but Ryoma cuts him off and tells him not to be a fool and fight a war with the Tokugawa shogunate when it is clearly not a war that Choshu will win. He invites Kusaka to join him to sell the penicillin to the barbarians. With that money, they can construct ships, build the best navy and defeat the barbarians. Kusaka tells Ryoma that he will consider the offer but he has other plans in mind.
Painfully aware of the danger of changing history, Jin is also at a loss in the face of Ryoma’s revolutionary ideas to change his era and attempts to turn back history by persuading Ryoma not to change the fate of people who are meant to die in the impending war. Ryoma does not understand Jin’s logic and wonders why Jin is speaking so queerly. Then, he recalls Jin’s remarks when he had first met him. Could Jin possibly know their destinies?
At that moment, Ryoma and Jin are surrounded by assassins in a shattering event that will shake up their destinies!
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Jin – Episode 9 Synopsis
Episode 9 : The cruel God’s decision
All of a sudden, talk of redemption (purchase of freedom) comes to Nokaze. Although Nokaze knows that she cannot turn it down because of her social status as a prostitute, her feelings for Jin become stronger and stronger each day.
Meanwhile, Jin is impressed by the new medical instruments that have been made by Saburi and the other doctors but an old man who sees those one of these instruments laughs scornfully and openly dismisses Jin’s treatments. That old man is Shinmon Tatsugoro, the chief of the ‘Ogumi’ group of firefighters. Not knowing who he is, Jin does not flinch from Shinmon’s opinion and makes a promise to do medical treatments at the scene of the next fire. It is only after Shinmon leaves that Jin learns of his identity from Kiichi and Kyotaro.
One day, a letter from Nokaze is delivered to Jin at the Tachibana residence. Saki grows increasingly miserable when she learns about this although she hides her feelings and urges him to go because someone may be ill. Many thoughts fill Jin’s mind as he heads to Yoshiwara with Ryoma, who had been with him.
“I wished to see Nokaze-san to confirm a hypothesis.
Miki’s picture has changed many times now.
I had a vague sense that what I have done
may change the future of medicine.
However, the change this time
undermines Tomonaga Miki’s very existence.
Is this an omen of the beginning of something?
Perhaps Nokaze-san is Miki’s ancestor.
What happens to Nokaze-san now
will consequently affect Miki’s life and death.
Could it be?
I had come to think that whatever I did would not affect the course of history.
But … maybe not.
Even a small flap of the butterfly’s wings
may be the start of a storm.”
Nokaze has called Jin because she “needs to consult” with him. However, that is just an excuse. What awaits Jin and Ryoma at Yoshiwara, is a banquet by the courtesans including Nokaze. Whenever Nokaze met Jin, it was always about medical techniques. Wanting to talk to him about other things just this once, she spent 50 ryo on this banquet. Jin insists that she did not have to go to such lengths. He spends the evening distracted by thoughts of Miki while Ryoma gets carried away by the attention of the courtesans. Then, Ryoma passes out from drinking and Jin is finally left alone with Nokaze. As he awkwardly tries to excuse himself, Nokaze observes that he gives her the feeling of a person who lives in these present times and yet does not seem to be alive. She presses him to tell her about the person he loves and he reluctantly gives in.
“She is a person who is easy to misunderstand.
A person who is distant, as if by habit.
She is smart and hates to lose.
You can say that she does not like to show her weak points …
As Jin says this, he comes to the realisation that Nokaze does not just look like Miki but is also like Miki at heart and starts to experience a sense of wonder. He impulsively embraces Nokaze as the memories of Miki overwhelm him.
At that moment, Jin hears the sounds of a bell signalling a fire. What leaps out at him is a wave of massive fire that enshrouds the city of Edo when he draws open the windows of Nokaze’s room. Remembering his promise to Shinmon, Jin tells Nokaze that he must go. Although Nokaze initially feels insulted to be spurned by Jin, she relents after he explains. Leaving her behind, Jin hurriedly rushes to the site of the blaze with Saki but the scene that extends before his eyes is a scene of unimaginable carnage.
Shinmon’s man, Senkichi, guides Jin and Saki to the holding area for patients. Then Kyotaro arrives, bringing Yamada, Saburi and other doctors. Jin quickly instructs them to distribute strips of cloth of different colours to separate the patients according to the severity of their injuries. Priority will be given to those requiring urgent treatment.
In the midst of this, Senkichi, experiences breathing difficulties and collapses. He is thought to be suffering from burns to his respiratory tract and his fellow firefighters hurriedly bring him to Jin. However, Shinmon is dismissive of Jin’s treatment when he sees him trying to resuscitate Senkichi with a crude version of the ambu bag that is used in modern medicine. He issues orders to his men to take Senkichi to a Buddhist priest. Jin refuses to let them move Senkichi. He tells them that he will cut Senkichi’s throat open and insert a tube to allow him to breathe. This outrages the firefighters including Shinmon and they are about to carry Senkichi away but Jin’s declaration that he cannot live with himself if he lets go of a life that he can save, stops them. Entrusting Senkichi to Jin, Shinmon and his men go back to fight the fire.
The blaze spreads with the change in wind direction, threatening to engulf the vicinity where Jin and the rest are battling to save Senkichi’s life. Jin remains focused on the surgery despite the danger. Before long, Senkichi starts to breathe on his own with the aid of a tube inserted in his throat. The surgery is a success.
Dawn breaks. Jin, Saki, Yamada and Saburi emerge to find that the buildings around them have been flattened. The firefighters had pulled those buildings down to hold back the fire.
At that moment, Ryoma, who has awakened, mutters that he will not forgive Jin for leaving him alone as he slides the doors to Nokaze’s room open. But Nokaze is by herself.
“We got to the best part but I lost to the fire.
Between the doctor and Saki-sama there is medicine.
I also wanted to have some bond with him so I can go without reserve.
I’m to be redeemed.
It sounds good, but this time, I will just be a bird in a cage.
I will not be able to see the doctor occasionally as I have done so far.
So I wanted just once to …
But it is painful to be spurned.
While romantic liaisons are my livelihood, I know absolutely nothing about his heart.
He has truly taught me something.
I wish I can turn into snow.
If I become snow, I will be able to rest on the doctor’s shoulders at anytime …”
Tears start to fall as Nokaze confides in Ryoma. He quietly pulls her into a hug and lets her cry …
When Nokaze is alone in her room later, she feels a lump in her breast. She goes to Suzuya and tells him that she would like to undergo a physical examination before she is redeemed, adding that she wants Jin to do it.
Meanwhile, a group of men are discussing the assassination of Ryoma. They fear that he will be able to persuade members of the anti-foreigners faction to give up their aspirations by using penicillin. On the other hand, Jin is seized with a sudden, severe headache just as Saki summons the courage to break some news to him …
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Jin – Episode 8 Synopsis
Episode 8 : Change in the course of history
Ogata, who has been a tremendous support, dies. Having decided to be stronger than ever, Jin opens a hospital called ‘Jinyudo’ and repeatedly conducts experiments with Saki every day in order to produce penicillin that is more potent. Through a process of chromatography, unwanted substances are screened to obtain purified penicillin. The resulting penicillin is thirty times stronger than the present penicillin being produced. However, Jin needs 400 ryo (= 400 yen), which was a large amount of money at that time, to produce the penicillin in this way, and he asks Hamaguchi for assistance but the answer he receives is not very favourable. Hamaguchi asks to see Jin’s ability first before he will support him.
Hearing that, Ryoma brings Jin to Yoshiwara for some reason. With the company of a half-dazed Kyotaro, the three of them head there. At Yoshiwara, they hear Nokaze’s angry voice, “Deceitful man!” Those words are aimed at a man who has his head wrapped in silk. But that man treats her mockingly and leaves the place. After that, Nokaze seeks Jin out from among the crowd of people and entreats him to examine a sick courtesan called Hatsune from the establishment, Tamaya. Jin readily agrees but Kyotaro cannot hide his shock when he hears the name Hatsune. Nokaze takes notice of this.
Hatsune was pregnant with a customer’s baby and an abortion has induced sepsis (blood poisoning). The existing penicillin is not effective against the bacteria and Hatsune is on the verge of death as her fever continues to rage. The new penicillin is needed to the treat the sepsis but with no prospects of getting any money, Jin is at a dead end.
Learning that Hatsune has been muttering the name of Sawamura Tanosuke, a popular male actor in female Kabuki roles, Kyotaro suppresses his own feelings and proposes to Jin and Ryoma that they seek monetary assistance from Sawamura, who may have fathered the baby. At Moritaza in Asakusa, Jin and Ryoma ask Sawamura to lend 400 ryo as Kyotaro watches on in silence. Sawamura flatly refuses to let them have any of his hard-earned money and this infuriates Kyotaro.
On the other hand, Nokaze offers 50 ryo to Jin. Although Jin appreciates her gesture, he turns the money down and hurries to the warehouse to begin the production of the new penicillin. He instructs the workers but they angrily demand their wages. Just as the situation starts to get out of control, Ryoma appears with a chest of money. He had borrowed 400 ryo from the doctor who had aborted Hatsune’s child. The loan is interest free and to be repaid within seven years. And so, Jin is able to produce the new penicillin … Before long, Hatsune regains consciousness as the treatment using the new penicillin takes effect.
A week later, the doctor visits Tamaya to demand the repayment of the 400 ryo from Jin. He shows them the document that Ryoma had signed. The period stated is seven days and the not seven years that Ryoma had negotiated. Everyone is taken aback. If the money is not repaid today, all the new penicillin will have to be handed over to the doctor. Kyotaro rushes out and looks Sawamura up at Moritaza. Knowing how much effort Jin and the others had devoted to the production of the medicine, Kyotaro begs Sawamura to lend 400 ryo. Sawamura is about to refuse again, but Kyotaro declares that he will do anything for the money …
Meanwhile, Saki offers to serve an apprenticeship at Tamaya in exchange for a loan of 400 ryo from its owner. At that moment, Sawamura arrives with a chest of money. Telling Jin that he does not have to pay him back, Sawamura throws its contents of gold coins at the doctor who hurriedly gathers it up. It turns out that Kyotaro had knelt down on the ground in the middle of the streets and publicly begged Sawamura to lend the money. Knowing how much courage it had taken for Kyotaro, a samurai, to prostrate himself before an actor, Jin is grateful.
The next day, Jin goes to meet Hamaguchi and asks for his support once again so that he can repay his gratitude to the people who have helped him to come this far. Impressed by Jin’s ability to help and to protect the people around him, Hamaguchi agrees. And so, this pushes the hands of time forward in the realm of medicine …
One day, as Jin walks around the city with Ryoma and Saki, Ryoma senses men shadowing him again. But when he turns around, the men have hidden themselves. However, he does not think that these men are after his life even as a sense of foreboding comes over Jin. Could the advances that he has been making in medicine in the Edo era be pushing history toward the Meiji Restoration faster …?
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Jin – Episode 7 Synopsis
Episode 7 : Living Testament
The tumult set off by Saburi, which rocks the Western Medicine Institute, looks like it may be settled with Jin’s departure from the institute. However, doctors who do not approve of Jin remain within the institute and this affects Ogata and the other doctors who support Jin’s medical techniques.
Jin, who has quit the Western Medicine Institute because he feels that he is to blame for the turmoil, continues to use the penicillin brought by Yamada to treat syphilis at Suzuya. Meanwhile, Nokaze tells Saki to tear up the letter that she had sent to her. When asked if she loves Jin, Nokaze airily calls him one of her lovers and denies her feelings for him, not realising that Jin has overheard her exchange with Saki until she whirls around and catches sight of him. Their eyes meet and Nokaze’s composure falters momentarily …
Ito confronts Ogata and demands to know why he has been giving penicillin to Jin when the medicine is the property of the institute. He is silenced when Ogata offers to pay for everything. Telling Yamada to keep this matter from Jin, Ogata says they have to work out a plan to safeguard the penicillin and starts taking action in spite of his failing health …
At the Tachibana residence, Jin broods over the 10 yen coin inscribed with Heisei 22 (2010) – the year of the mint – that he had found in the sleeve of his robe. Saki senses Jin’s hesitation and anxiety over the success of Miki’s surgery even if he were to go back to the present as Jin ruefully wonders if he will have to carry on living here in the Edo era. And so, Saki starts talking about God’s will. This prompts Jin to think of Miki as he stares at the coin in his hands …
“What if, some day, a decree from Heaven came down from the skies?
And if I’m living in this era, will I be able to give up the possibility that lies in these hands?
Will I be able to give up a future with you?”
Then, Kiichi comes in search of Jin and tells him that Akane, whom he works with at the tea house, has suffered serious injuries. Jin hurries to visit Akane’s home together with Saki but Akane has been scalded by the oil used to deep-fry food and has to have a skin graft to heal her wounds. However, the skin graft requires large amounts of penicillin in order to protect Akane against infectious diseases and Jin makes a request to Ogata for a massive production of penicillin. Ogata willingly agrees but asks Jin to let his acquaintance watch the surgery too.
Akane’s skin graft begins with Ogata and his acquaintance, Hamaguchi Gihe, watching. The surgery proceeds smoothly and even Hamaguchi cannot hide his surprise at the medical techniques he sees with his very own eyes. However, what awaits Jin and the others after that is an incident that they least expect … Someone deliberately sets fire to the laboratory where the penicillin is being produced. The facility is burnt down and all the penicillin is lost. This news is a blow to Jin, Ogata and the other doctors. Without the penicillin, Jin has to be careful about the attachment of the skin and painstakingly keep disinfecting the grafted area. On the other hand, Ogata is embarrassed that he could do nothing about the rivalry between the factions at the Western Medicine Institute and begs Hamaguchi to help.
Akane develops an infection after the surgery. As a result of the destruction of the laboratory, new production of penicillin at the Western Medicine Institute will take at least two weeks. In desperation, Jin approaches the Tokugawa government’s medical school for medicine to prevent her skin from festering but is roughly thrust away by the doctors. However, when he returns to the Tachibana residence, he finds a bottle of penicillin with an accompanying note from Yamada that says “It’s not much yet but I’ll deliver penicillin in this way to you everyday.” This cannot be possible since it has only been seven days … but Jin is delighted that he can make use of the penicillin to treat Akane.
A few days later, Jin looks Saburi up to find out how they had managed to produce the penicillin within such a short time. Saburi leads him and Saki to a warehouse where soy sauce used to be made. The owner is none other than Hamaguchi, the seventh generation head of Yamasa Soy Sauce, who says he decided to help because he was touched by Ogata’s desire to protect Jin’s medical techniques. Hamaguchi urges Jin to pay a visit to Ogata as soon as possible because he is suffering from severe pulmonary tuberculosis.
Stunned by the news, Jin runs over to Ogata’s residence and asks Ogata for permission to examine him. Emotions overwhelm the two men as Ogata asks Jin what the future will be like while Jin takes his pulse and listens to his heartbeat. Ogata is pleased to hear that his illness can be cured in that future. When Jin asks what he can do to repay his debt of gratitude, Ogata tells him to create a better future and a peaceful world. Weeks later, Ogata passes away peacefully.
Jin receives a letter from Ryoma, who has now found his calling. In it, Ryoma expresses his feelings about the conflict at Choshu and his determination to change the country and make it one, for he believes that is God’s will for him. Those words inspire Jin, who looks at the 10 yen coin anew.
“Maybe this is God’s will.
Miki, I’m going to try to establish a hospital.
With a price that everyone can easily afford and
where they can get a fusion of Western and traditional Chinese medicine.
I believe it is possible that new medical treatments will be born from one of the two.
Because of that, your future may get worse in the meantime,
as I’ll probably be doing various things.
But I believe I’m definitely headed in the right direction in the big swell of the sea.
If the future is a result of the past,
then if I do my best, it should not get worse.
I believe in that.
I will now try to create a future where your tumour can be treated.
This is my new beginning.
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Jin – Episode 6 Synopsis
Episode 6 : Alive
Jin has created a stir with the production of penicillin, which had not been available in the Edo era, and his treatment of syphilis. His divine medical techniques rapidly spread around the city of Edo and he becomes a sensation to the extent that talismans calling him a god appear. Maybe it is because the Tokugawa government’s medical school heard these rumours that Jin is requested to have a meeting with the school’s principal, Taki Antaku. Traditional herbal medicine has been central to the country’s medical care since ancient times and the school, as headquarters for traditional herbal medicine, views the Western Medicine Institute as a newcomer that has brought western medicine in without permission.
At the school, Taki quizzes Jin about his background, asserting that it is a grave matter to have a person with an unknown identity in a public place like the institute. Ryoma and Kyotaro, who have come together with Jin to protect him at the orders of Katsu, skillfully try to sidestep questions on Jin’s identity but this only strengthens Taki’s distrust of Jin.
Then the school’s doctor of the inner palace, Fukuda Genko, who is also present at the meeting with Taki, suddenly complains of abdominal pains and collapses. Examining Fukuda, Jin diagnoses a high possibility of a ruptured gastric ulcer. Since it will develop into an inflammation of the peritoneum if left alone, Jin hurriedly begins preparations to perform an emergency surgery on Fukuda. He explains that Fukuda’s abdomen has to be cut so that the hole in his stomach wall can be closed up. This horrifies all the doctors of the school, including Taki, but Jin boldly proceeds with the surgery even as everyone watches on with hostility …
However, after the surgery, Saburi is discovered to have caused an incident which shakes up the Western Medicine Institute. His scalpel had been found in the room of a murdered woman. Saburi desperately tries to explain that he had treated the woman while she was ill and conducted an autopsy after her death. But Ito demands that someone take responsibility because the unauthorised autopsy has set a bad example for others. “Saburi’s disgrace is my disgrace,” Ogata says and asks Ito to let Saburi and himself quit. Jin is troubled by the course of events.
The next day, Jin visits the institute. Expressing his wish to resign, he asks Ogata and Ito to pardon Saburi. Ryoma, who had overheard the conversation, confronts Jin and voices his worry that Jin seems to have no desires, and along with it the will to live.
Meanwhile, at Suzuya, an unbelievable rumour about Jin is relayed to Nokaze … A shaven head man who was thought to be a doctor, was overheard saying that Jin is a monster that has to be killed for the sake of the medical society. Flustered, Nokaze gets up. Throwing the doors of her room open, she is about to hurry out but stops … Instead, Saki receives a letter from her.
Someone out there … I’m not exactly certain who,
is trying to kill Minakata-sensei.
But I’m like a caged bird, not allowed to set one foot outside Yoshiwara.
I can only put myself at your mercy.
Saki-sama, you say you envy me but
I’m envious of you.
Your free spirit,
your innocence and honesty too.
And most of all, your lot in life.
You can go over and be near the person that you love.
For me, it’s a dream that won’t come true.
Please protect the doctor, Saki-sama.
Saki dashes off when she discovers that Jin had left the house alone. Meanwhile, in the woods, Jin is confronted by a sword-wielding man who charges at him. Jin stands frozen in shock as the man raises the sword over his head. At the last moment, someone pulls Jin away by the arm … It is Saki! The two of them flee through the woods and seek refuge behind a tree at a nearby shrine. The man pursues them but is forced to run away when he stumbles upon a couple’s rendezvous and cries of “suspicious fellow” fill the air. Jin thanks Saki for saving his life but she tells him that the person he should thank is Nokaze.
Ryoma confronts Taki on the attempt on Jin’s life. Taki acknowledges that Jin is formidable, but declares that he lives with the pride of a doctor and won’t resort to killing a person to protect himself even though doctors like him will be abandoned if Jin’s medical techniques spread.
At that moment, Ogata, Saburi and the other doctors find that someone has wreaked havoc at the laboratory where the penicillin is being made …
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Jin – Episode 5 Synopsis
Episode 5 : Birth of a drug against God
Granting Nokaze’s request, Jin examines another patient. This patient is Nokaze’s senior, a courtesan who goes by the name of Yugiri. Yugiri has severe syphilis which is an incurable condition given the medical techniques of the Edo era. Nokaze appeals to Jin to save Yugiri one way or another, but Jin tells her that even he cannot cure her.
At the Western Medicine Institute, Ogata discusses the difficulty of treating syphilis with Jin. Jin considers it important to first protect those within the red-light district in order to avoid a further increase in patients suffering from the venereal disease. And so, together with Ogata, he offers to examine the courtesans of Suzuya for syphilis. Fearing that they will lose business, the courtesans reject him squarely and he is at a loss.
Nokaze explains that a courtesan will become a full-fledged woman and can command a higher price if she recovers from her first bout of syphilis because it will be difficult for her to contract syphilis again or get pregnant. Jin protests that this a misconception. The courtesans know that, having seen others in the final stage of the disease, but “What can a woman do to survive if she does not sell her body?” Nokaze asks and walks away. Jin learns from Suzuya that Nokaze, who was once a child attendant to Yugiri, has been searching for renowned doctors to treat Yugiri ever since she was laid up in bed three years ago.
Jin broods over the first step in the production method of penicillin which has slipped his mind. Then one day, an incident jolts his memory and he recalls that Miki had told him that rapeseed oil is added to the culture of percolated penicillium during a discussion they had had on penicillin production. Jin immediately runs to the Western Medicine Institute to ask Ogata for his help to produce a cure for syphilis. He explains the production process for penicillin to Ogata and the other doctors, who eagerly get into action. However, some doctors including Ito Genboku, the director of the institute, are displeased that Ogata seems to treat the institute as his own school.
Jin and Ogata visit Yugiri to obtain spirochete bacterium from the boils on her skin in order to make the penicillin. However, Yugiri’s condition has been deteriorating steadily and she now displays symptoms of end stage syphilis. The production of penicillin becomes an urgent task but the process does not go smoothly. The penicillin extracts seem to have no effect on the small dishes of agar medium which have been rubbed with bacterium. There are no changes to the surfaces of the agar medium. Just when it is thought that it is all over, the efficacy of the penicillin is finally proven with the discovery of a circle around the extract in one of the dishes.
At that moment, Jin is notified that Yugiri is in a critical condition. Before leaving for Yoshiwara, he tells the doctors that he needs a large amount of fresh penicillin extract. This means that they will have to produce the drug around the clock.
Yugiri is unconscious when Jin arrives at Suzuya with Saki. He hurriedly injects Yugiri with the pencillin as he prays for her to come round. Yugiri slowly regains consciousness and over the next few days, she shows a dramatic recovery. The penicillin has dealt a blow to the syphilis but the amount of the drug that they can obtain is very little and its efficacy is uncertain.
Then on the morning of the fifth day, Yugiri passes away. There was nothing more that Jin could do. Nokaze, who had put on a brave in front before Yugiri, breaks down in tears …
Later that day, Jin tells Saki about Miki and how she had thought of that method to produce penicillin.
“At first, I thought this was some punishment.
But now I believe that my being here is an opportunity.
If I can push medicine forward,
the future will be a more medically advanced world.
By doing this, maybe her surgery may be a success too.
Meanwhile, Ito, who had set up the Western Medicine Institute, is suddenly ousted from his position as the chief doctor of the inner palace and the doctors belonging to his faction begin to feel insecure and discontent … If this goes on, the institute will soon belong to Ogata and Matsumoto. And so, those doctors plot to frame Saburi for the murder of a woman he had been seen visiting by planting a scalpel engraved with his name at the scene …
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Jin – Episode 4 Synopsis
Episode 4: A predestined and tragic reunion
As the days pass, Ryoma becomes a disciple of Katsu. Meanwhile, Jin, who has become accustomed to life in Edo, gives lectures at the Western Medicine Institute under the auspices of Ogata, and enthusiastically teaches medical techniques to doctors and medical students.
One day, Ryoma brings Jin to Yoshiwara without telling him their destination. At Yoshiwara, they visit an establishment called Suzuya. Ryoma had previously saved the owner, Suzuya Hikosaburo, from a samurai attack, and in turn, Suzuya had invited him to visit at anytime. Jin tries to leave and Ryoma tells him there is a person that he is dying for him to meet. The person who appears before them is Nokaze, Suzuya’s highest ranking courtesan. Seeing Nokaze, whose profile bears such a striking resemblance to Miki, his fiancee in modern times, that she looks just like her, Jin is overcome with surprise. Ryoma introduces Jin as the best doctor in Edo who is able to cure any kind of illness. But all Jin can do is to stammer and ask about Nokaze’s surname and whether she has children. In response, Nokaze pulls her eyelid down and sticks out her tongue. Then she walks out, indicating that she has completely no interest in entertaining warriors from the countryside even if they are her father’s benefactors.
Then, Ryoma and Jin hear from the establishment’s mistress that Suzuya had become sick three weeks ago and no doctor could diagnose his illness. Introducing Jin as a reputable and famous doctor who can cure just about everything, Ryoma suggests that she let Jin examine Suzuya.
Jin learns that Suzuya had lost his footing and sustained a bump on the left-side of his forehead. Although it had been rather painful at the time, Suzuya had recovered quickly. This information convinces Jin that Suzuya is suffering from a chronic epidural hematoma. If it is not treated, he may become an invalid or his life may be in danger. The mistress and another doctor who is in attendance are aghast to hear that this involves making a small hole in Suzuya’s skull to remove the blood clot. But Jin cautions that there is a possibility that it may turn out to be a brain tumour or stroke instead of a hematoma. Outraged, the doctor accuses Jin of merely being interested in taking a look at what is inside Suzuya’s head.
Nokaze intervenes at that moment, asking Jin to do the surgery and save her father. She says that she has seen numerous doctors but he is only one to have diagnosed her illness in that brief moment that they were together. It seems Jin had noticed that her eyelid lining was white and had informed a manservant of Nokaze’s anemia as well as recommended food for her to take as supplements. Nokaze vows to the mistress that she will drink with Jin as a payment of debt if Suzuya is not saved.
Kyotaro comes by the Tachibana residence to pick up the surgical instruments that Jin needs for the impromptu surgery but Saki says she will bring it to him, so her brother is forced to disclose that he is at Yoshiwara.
With the surgical instruments, Jin makes a small hole in Suzuya’s skull. Finding nothing there, he decides to make another hole to the horror of the mistress and the other doctor.
In the next room, Nokaze tells Ryoma that she owes what she is today to her father. Ryoma learns that she had been sold to the establishment at the age of 10. In her innocence, she had come because she was told that she could eat her fill of rice but she soon learnt what sort of place it was and grew to hate it. One day, she made up her mind to run away. She escaped and wandered around the streets of Edo all day. However, her joy was short lived because she realised she had nowhere to go and had no choice but to return. When Suzuya found her, he gently advised her to strive to reach the top rather than to run away because she had the looks, wit and determination. As the highest ranking courtesan, everyone would be at her mercy and she could also refuse any minister … Suzuya had been a father figure to her ever since then and she would be lost without him.
Jin succeeds in locating the hematoma after making a second hole in Suzuya’s skull. He removes the blood clot to Nokaze’s relief and joy.
A few days later, Jin visits the establishment with Saki to check on Suzuya’s recovery. As they are about to leave, Nokaze calls out to Jin. Saki is taken aback by the sight of Nokaze who looks just like the woman in the picture with Jin that she had accidentally seen while packing his surgical instruments. Nokaze tells Jin that there is another patient that she would like him to examine and leads him to a room …
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Jin – Episode 3 Synopsis
Episode 3 : A break with the future
Before long, cholera starts to spread like wild fire across Edo. Seeing the suffering of Kiichi and Yamada, who have been infected with cholera, Jin decides to fight the disease. He gives a detailed explanation of the treatment method for cholera to Ogata, Saburi and the other doctors of the Western Medicine Institute. To treat cholera more effectively, Jin feels the need for the technology of intravenous drips and intravenous injection needles which are not available in Edo at the time, and asks Ogata to have such specialised devices manufactured. With the intravenous drips, the doctors will be able to directly administer saline solution into patients’ bodies.
Sets of intravenous drips and intravenous injection needles are made in a short time. Jin teaches Ogata, Saburi and Saki how to use the intravenous drips and all the members begin the collective fight against cholera. Ryoma is impressed by Jin’s fearlessness and passion for his profession, confessing that he still has not found his calling.
With Jin’s effective intravenous treatment as well as the cooperation of Ryoma and the rest, Kiichi, Yamada and the other cholera patients recover steadily. Meanwhile, Katsu Kaishu’s lobbying results in the Shongunate’s decision to put all effort into launching measures to counter the disease and Kyotaro comes to share the news with Jin.
However, just when the treatment of cholera is making remarkable progress, Jin vomits … Jin has been so focused on treating patients that he has also contracted cholera. Everyone is worried about him but he insists that they continue to do what must be done to keep the disease under control. And so, they reluctantly follow his instructions. Jin’s condition rapidly deteriorates as cholera ravages his body. He vomits repeatedly and the large amount of body fluids lost causes him to go into shock. Then, he starts to hallucinate that he has returned to modern times.
Tae goes to summon Ogata’s help but Ogata’s prognosis for Jin is not good. He is on the verge of death. Saki refuses to give up. Remembering what she had learnt from Jin, she searches for thick veins in his legs to administer the intravenous drip …
Jin soon makes a full recovery from cholera. Ogata invites him to beat some character into the doctors practising western medicine in Edo and Jin is momentarily lost for words. When Jin asks why Ogata had decided to trust him in the treatment of cholera, Ogata replies that Jin had reminded him of his younger self. Back then, he had found a cure for smallpox but no one would believe in him at first.
The following day, Jin and Saki receive shocking news of Tae’s death. She had been randomly killed by a samurai the night before. They rush over to Nagaya and find Kiichi weeping inconsolably beside his mother. “It’s all right, doctor. Every person has to die … I’m sorry but I wish you didn’t save us,” Kiichi tells Jin. Jin hugs the boy tightly as tears fill his eyes.
Later, on the way back to the Tachibana residence, Jin confesses to Saki that he is a person who has come from the future. He had feigned ignorance about cholera because he feared that he might do something that would change history and the future too. But now, he thinks that that was an outrageous misconception on his part. Maybe the people he had saved from cholera would have been saved even if he had not done anything. Maybe Tae, who should have died when she was kicked by the horse, would only have been killed by the samurai. And maybe history will make all that he has done come to naught … Jin is plagued with self-doubt which prompts Saki to tell him that her encounter with him and his skills have changed her destiny.
That night, as Jin lies on his back, staring at the night sky, he makes a resolution and decides to accept Ogata’s offer to teach.
I’ve made up my mind.
History is more powerful than I think.
And so I’ve nothing to hesitate about.
After all, the only thing that humans can do is to live to their fullest.
I will help people with these hands as much as I can.
And if by doing so, I can push medicine forward by just a little,
I may be able to change your destiny.
The possibility is close to zero.
But it surely isn’t zero.
Because the faint flutter of the butterfly’s wings can also cause a storm.
I will live to my fullest in Edo.
Until I meet you again some day.
On the other hand, Ryoma asks Kaishu to take him as his disciple even if it means betraying his comrades. He wants to walk the path he believes in though it may be an untrodden path. Because his comrades will follow as long as it is the right path … This is what someone has taught him.
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Jin – Episode 2 Synopsis
Episode 2 : The tragedy of saving lives
Jin learns that the identity of the mysterious man is Sakamoto Ryoma, who is called the hero of the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and is speechless at the news. He wonders if Ryoma had been that unidentified man at the hospital? That would mean that he was not murdered* and travelled through time to 2009 … ?
Having saved the lives of Kyotaro and Tae, Jin is plagued with apprehension and doubt.
“I may be changing history by continuing to practice medicine here.
Keeping alive someone who should have died is changing that person’s destiny.
That may mean killing someone out there who should live.
If I take a mere step, the destiny of someone may change.
Perhaps I … should actually disappear from this place now.
If I cannot do that …
I should at least …
hold my breath and live inconspicuously as much as I can.
Until the day I can return …
Meanwhile, a deadly infectious disease called cholera is about to ravage Edo once again. Fearing that Edo will become a city of death, Ogata Koan, the head of the Western Medicine Institute, visits the Tachibana residence when he hears about Jin’s mastery of advanced medical treatment techniques from Saburi Yusuke. Ogata bows, asking Jin to teach him how to treat cholera. However, Jin who has started to worry that he may change the destinies of people by living in this era, lies that he does not know about this illness called cholera.
Then, on a visit to Tae’s house together with Saki, Jin sees Kiichi vomit severely and collapse. Jin maintains that he does not know how to treat cholera even as he watches the little boy suffering right before his own eyes … Saki realises that Jin had been feigning ignorance when he unwittingly lets slip that it is a contagious disease. Jin feebly explains that there is a line that he cannot cross even if he knows about cholera. In the face of Saki’s demands to know the reason why he, as a doctor, will not save the life of an innocent child, and the sight of Kiichi curled up in pain, Jin’s earlier resolve gives way. Spurred into action, he explains the method to combat the spread of cholera to Tae’s neighbours. Then he starts dissolving salt and sugar in water to make what is termed oral rehydration solution (ORS) in modern medicine in order to replenish the fluids Kiichi has lost as a result of the vomiting and diarrhoea.
Saki tries to help but Jin pushes her to leave, knowing that Sakae will be distraught if another member of the Tachibana family catches cholera. So, Saki reluctantly returns home and starts praying before the family altar. But she soon grows restless and frustrated with her helplessness. Prayer could not pull her father from the brink of death back then and yet she is praying now when there is a way to fight cholera. Making up her mind to join in the battle against the disease, she hurries to summon Ogata’s help.
At that moment, Ryoma and his compatriot, Inaba, are launching an assassination attack on Katsu Kaishu which somehow seems to go awry. Is Ryoma deliberately foiling the attempt? Then Inaba suddenly collapses and vomits. A worried Ryoma hurriedly carries him away in search of Jin.
Ogata and his men arrive with Saki in the district of Nagaya where Jin has been treating Kiichi and other patients stricken with cholera. Jin, who is reaching his limit because of the strain of caring for them, is appreciative of Saki’s gesture. Ogata wants Jin to tell him the method for treating cholera before he will honour his request. Jin explains at length but Ogata says that he can only trust Jin if he knows where he learnt this knowledge and Jin is unable to reply. Dissatisfied, Ogata turns and walks away. Jin goes on his knees to beg Ogata to help him. Then, Yamada Junan, one of Ogata’s aides throws up and collapses … Cholera has struck again.
At that moment, Ryoma appears with Inaba. Having witnessed the scene between Ogata and Jin, Ryoma loudly mocks the doctors from the Western Medicine Institute, who recoiled in fear from Yamada, as he entrusts Inaba to Jin … Then Ogata grasps Yamada tightly and carries him over to Jin, “Please save him. For the sake of our country, our field (of medicine).”
*Sakamoto Ryoma was a real figure in history who was instrumental in setting the stage for the Meiji Restoration in 1868. However, he was assassinated in 1867 at the age of 33, never seeing the modern Japan that he had struggled to build.
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Jin – Episode 1 Synopsis
Episode 1: A touching story of love and life that spans time and space
Minakata Jin is a brain surgeon at Tohto University Hospital. He has a fiancee, Tomonaga Miki, who is in a vegetative state as a result of his surgery. And so, he spends each day tormented by a reality that he can do nothing about.
One day, an unidentified man is brought to the hospital for emergency treatment. His face has been struck repeatedly and he is suffering from an epidural hematoma. Jin, who is on duty, operates on the patient to remove the clot. During the surgery, a tumour in the form of a deformed foetus is found, extracted and sent to the pathology department for diagnosis. The surgery is completed without any difficulties but the patient surprisingly escapes, taking the jar of the deformed foetus from the pathology department with him. Jin is surprised to see the jar when he catches hold of the man who cryptically tells him, “I must return … return to that world.” Then Jin tumbles down a flight of stairs and loses consciousness.
When Jin comes to, he finds himself in the woods. Roaming about, he comes across a group of samurais with topknots crossing swords and presumes that he has stumbled upon a movie set. He gets caught up in the situation and soon realises that everything that is happening is real and not part of a production. He is almost killed by a sword but is saved by Tachibana Kyotaro and somehow escapes. However, Kyotaro has been dealt a gaping injury to the head while protecting him.
Jin hurriedly makes the decision to perform an emergency surgery at Kyotaro’s residence. Kyotaro’s mother, Tachibana Sakae, who has equated a doctor to a murderer ever since her husband died of cholera after being treated by a Dutch medicine man, does not trust Jin. She threatens to kill him and commit suicide if Kyotaro dies. Forced to allow Sakae to witness the surgery, Jin begins to break a part of Kyotaro’s skull to remove a blood clot in his head using improvised household tools in the absence of surgical equipment. However, she gets agitated and lunges at him with a short blade. Jin manages to subdue her and explain the medical procedure. With the time running out, Jin enlists the help of Kyotaro’s younger sister, Tachibana Saki, and saves a dying Kyotaro with his medical skills. And so, Saki gradually starts to take an interest in Jin. Sakae is grateful to Jin for saving her son’s life but also suspicious of him because he is vague about his identity.
Jin has gone back in time to the Edo era (1603 – 1868). The year is 1862 – 10 years after the Black Ships had arrived. Not understanding why he has come to the Edo era, Jin attempts to return to the modern times in one way or another, reasoning that he will be able to go back if he finds that unidentified man. Then one man appears before Jin as he gazes down at the Kandagawa and contemplates whether another fall will bring him back to the present day. This man sounds familiar … Jin asks for his name, but the man has to hurry off and Jin chases after him …
Along the way, Jin encounters Tae, a woman bleeding profusely from a severe head wound. She had been kicked in the head by a horse’s hoof as she rushed to save her young son, Kiichi, from being trampled. Jin staunches the bleeding as he waits for his surgical tools to be brought from the Tachibana residence. Saki comes but forgets to bring the anesthesia. As Jin fights to save Tae’s life without it, he comes to a realisation …
You probably won’t believe it but I’m in Edo now.
I’ve ended up doing surgeries in a world where surgeries are mistaken for murders and where there are neither decent tools nor drugs.
They are very simple surgeries.
Ones that I’ve never once failed before.
But here, such surgeries fluster me.
It isn’t my skills that has made my surgeries a success all this while.
It is the drugs, techniques, equipment and knowledge created or given by somebody else.
Without these, I’m just a quack who doesn’t know a thing about a suturing method with little pain.
I didn’t know this even though I’ve been a doctor for 14 years.
I didn’t know that I was this small.
I thought I was being modest but
for a quack doctor like me to only choose the surgeries that I can do …
the thought of it is rather ridiculous.
Maybe … this is what you have always wanted to say to me.
Could this is be …
your punishment for me?”
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yeah an awesome plot definetely on my list this fall
wow very interesting
i hate to love him, but i do!!!!!!!!!!
Suiyoubi ga daisuki!!
hope somebody sub this one...the plot is so good
im on a dramabreak!
ayase's so beautiful in the banner!!
im on a dramabreak!
currently watching it the first 1 hr of it already caught my attention I think this will be the best drama of 2009 also the best medical drama for me:))
finish with ep1...
definitely going to be BEST DRAMA for 2009....
and best asian medical drama...
i rate 9/10 for ep1.....
Rating for ep1 : 16.5
wow that's a great start ratings for JIN haha I totally agree JIN is the best jdrama this year and I think it will increase the ratings for the second
im excited to watch ep2....
and good news Heiwa Fansubs will subbing this drama.....................!!!!
im on a dramabreak!
i dont watch it online, i dwld the RAW video from d-addcits...
they used old Japanese words...so its hard to understand...plus they also use Japanese medical terms since this is medical drama
i dont understand it 100%...just 50- 60%....
the softsub will be out this weekend...