Tokyo Control (TV series)

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Tokyo Control
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Directed byGaku Narita
Starring Ayako Kawahara
Saburō Tokitō
Misa Shimizu
Zen Kajiwara
Composer Timothy Michael Wynn
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of episodes10
Original networkSky PerfecTV! HD
Original releaseJanuary 19 (2011-01-19) 
May 25, 2011 (2011-05-25)
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Tokyo Control (TOKYO コントロール) is a 2011 Japanese television drama series that is produced by Sony and Fuji Television. It is the first television series in 3D made in Japan. It revolves around air traffic control, and it stars Ayako Kawahara and Saburō Tokitō. [1]


Tokyo Control premiered on Sky PerfecTV! HD, a subscription-based channel on the Fuji Television network, on January 19, 2012. [1] It was aired in both 2D and 3D formats, and has a total of 10 episodes. [1] The series has been well received by viewers. [2]



The production team consulted with the production staff of the film Avatar before making the series. [3]


Rick Martin described the series as "Surprisingly good" and that it "was smartly photographed to take full advantage of the 3-D platform". [1] He also praised its filming technique, saying that its "camera movements are slow and subtle enough so as not to be distracting, but they're significant enough to continually create noticeable changes in perspective." [1]

The series producer said that of the emails the production crew received, "nearly all [were] positive". [2] He added that most "viewers find the stories interesting." [2]

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