Ryūsei no Kizuna

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Ryūsei no Kizuna
流星の絆
Also known as Ties of Shooting Stars
Genre Mystery, suspense
Starring Kazunari Ninomiya
Ryo Nishikido
Erika Toda
Opening theme "Beautiful Days"
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) Aki Isoyama
Jun Nasuda
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
Original run October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) – December 19, 2008 (2008-12-19)
External links
Website

Ryūsei no Kizuna (流星の絆 lit. Meteor Bonds?) is a novel by mystery writer Keigo Higashino and also a Japanese television drama adapted from the novel. The novel was released on March 5, 2008, after being serialized in Weekly Gendai from September 16, 2006 until September 15, 2007. With the opening theme "Beautiful days" by Arashi and the insert song "Orion" by Mika Nakashima, the drama series began on October 17, 2008.

Cast[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Taiyo Sugiura as Kazuya Saigō (ep 1,4)
  • Shoko Ikezu as Miwa Katsuragi (ep 1)
  • Tomiyuki Kunihiro as Nobuo Yazaki (ep 3,6)
  • Seminosuke Murasugi as Katsuo Tsukimura (ep 3-5,8)
  • Kazuaki Hankai as Teranishi (ep 3,6)
  • David Ito as Takehiro Sawai (ep 4)
  • Eri Tokunaga as Chiemi (ep 4)
  • Yumi Aso as Toko Yazaki (ep 5,6)
  • Aiko Morishita as Kimiko Togami (ep 5-10)
  • Shoichiro Tanigawa as a restaurant manager (ep 5)
  • Kiyohiko Ichihara as a shopkeeper (ep 5)
  • Akio Kaneda as chief clerk (ep 7)
  • Yusuke Shoji as Tsujimura (ep 7)

Staff[edit]

  • Script: Kankurō Kudō
  • Soundtrack: Shin Kōno (河野 伸 Kōno Shin?)
  • Producer: Jun Nasuda (那須 田淳 Nasuda Jun?), Akira Isoyama (磯山 晶 Isoyama Akira?)
  • Director: Kaneko Fuminori (金子 文紀 Fuminori Kaneko?), Yasuharu Ishii (石井 康晴 Ishii Yasuharu?)

Episodes[edit]

Episode Air date Title Director Rating Note
1 October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) Higashino Keigo x Kudo Kankuro! The No.1 Tearful, Moving, Epic Mystery Kaneko Fuminori 21.2% Extra 15 minutes
2 October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24) The Umbrella, the Portrait, and the Mysterious Woman 17.3%
3 October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31) Parents' Secret and the Hashed Meat Prince Yasuharu Ishii 15.0%
4 November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) A Memory That is Connected to the Real Perpetrator 15.6%
5 November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14) Enemy's Son and the Stolen Flavour 15.1%
6 November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21) We Are Not Real Brothers and Sister 14.8%
7 November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28) Our Sister is in Love with the Enemy's Son 14.5%
8 December 5, 2008 (2008-12-05) Our Sister's True Self and the Cornered Perpetrator 11.5%
9 December 11, 2008 (2008-12-11) Final Confession On the Day the Statute of Limitation Ends 15.4%
10 December 18, 2008 (2008-12-18) You Are the Perpetrator! The Fate of the 3 Siblings... A Tearful and Moving Final Episode! 22.6% Extra 15 minutes
Average Rating: 16.59%

It was broadcast in Taiwan through Videoland Japan on Monday through Friday from August 3 to 14, 2009.[citation needed] It is broadcast in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico through TV Japan, US affiliate of NHK, on every Saturday from October 10, 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This month's highlight - October" (in Japanese). TV Japan. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 

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