Akai Ito (TV series)

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Akai Ito
Akai ito poster.jpg
Genre Romance, Drama
Written by Ritsuko Hanzawa, Chiho Watanabe
Directed by Shosuke Murakami, Yasuhiro Kawamura
Ending theme 366 Nichi by HY
Composer(s) Yugo Kanno
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Producer(s) Masayuki Sekiya, Yoshihiko Taneda, Aya Moriyasu
Running time 54 minutes
Production company(s) Fuji TV
Original network Fuji TV
Original release December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06) – February 28, 2009 (2009-02-28)
External links
official page

Akai Ito (赤い糸) is Japanese television drama series based on a popular mobile phone novel written by Mei about two soulmates - junior high school students - Mei and Atsushi - who must overcome drugs, rape and attempted suicide in order to be together. The love story was an online hit in 2006 and later published as a series of five books which sold 1.8 million copies.



Episode Title Rating (Kanto Region)
1 I fell in love with you the moment I saw you 7.5%
2 The Chocolate That Heals Loneliness 8.4%
3 When the Two of Us Met 7.8%
4 The Nagasaki Sky 10.0%
5 The Ineffective Drug 10.8%
6 The Thread is Broken 8.0%
7 A New Love Begins 8.4%
8 Red Thread of Fate 8.0%
9 The 366th Day 8.9%
10 The Children Who Can't be Adults 7.0%
11 Even so, it's okay, it seems I'm in love 8.9%
average 8.5%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

See also[edit]


  • The movie, produced by Shochiku, was released on 2008-Dec-20.
  • Both movie and TV versions feature the same staff and cast and also carry storylines that are closely connected.

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