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anone Scores MIPCOM Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama


Nippon TV’s drama series anone has been recognized with the MIPCOM Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama.

The series comes from the creators of the hit series Mother and Woman—My Life for My Children, which have seen successful Turkish versions adapted from the scripted formats. anone is also available as a scripted format.

The MIPCOM Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama is awarded to excellent Japanese dramas selected by MIPCOM.

Producer Hisashi Tsugiya said: “I am overwhelmed with joy for receiving this award. I was so pleased that two of my previous drama series, Mother and Woman—My Life for My Children, became international scripted formats and highly-successful hits around the globe. My stories have grown so much; it is thanks to the international drama family in this ‘golden age of television’ who understand the message in these series and I would like to send my deepest gratitude to all who helped make them accepted worldwide. I am confident that drama aficionados will also enjoy anone, a drama that I created in this time when relationships between people are ever so important and precious.”

Scriptwriter Yuji Sakamoto added: “Winning this award is the best present for me. Thank you for this great honor. This story tells the unique relationship between isolated people who can only find true human connections through their life of crime. I hope audiences will lend an ear to the small voice of the 19-year-old girl living in the corner of society who finds strength in unexpected ways.”

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