“silent” Creator Not Excited by Foreign Viewers
The Fuji TV drama “silent” has become a social phenomenon, so much so that it is the most streamed drama in Japan ever.
The drama’s creator, Ubukata Miku, appeared on the Fuji TV show “Bokura no Jidai” on December 18. Her interview has sparked some controversy.
First, she came out against Korean dramas, saying she wasn’t a fan. Why? Because she likes the Japanese language.
“It’s like ‘silent’, only some parts make sense in Japanese.”, she explained. “The same words can have different meanings in different scenes. Words can be interpreted differently by different people, so it doesn’t make sense unless it’s in Japanese.”
Expanding upon this, Miku gave her thoughts on the show being aired overseas in different languages, saying there is a bit of sadness on her part about this since it won’t be fully understood by foreigners. This is why she’s not really interested in international distribution.
“It’s amazing if it’s shown overseas, but it doesn’t really make me happy. I want Japanese people to see it. I want people who understand Japanese to see it.”