Nagareboshi (TV series)

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Nagareboshi
Nagareboshi title card.png
Nagareboshi title card
Genre Drama
Created by Motoko Usuda, Ryūhei Akiyama
Starring Yutaka Takenouchi
Aya Ueto
Shota Matsuda
Kie Kitano
Haruna Kawaguchi
Akito Kiriyama
Tetta Sugimoto
Chisun
Shingo Nakagawa
Hiromi Kitagawa
Yuka Itaya
Mieko Harada
Goro Inagaki
Theme music composer Kentaro Kobuchi
Ending theme "Ryūsei"
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Nakano Toshiyuki
Location(s) Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Yamanashi
Running time 47 minutes
Release
Original network Fuji TV
Picture format HD 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release October 18 (2010-10-18) – December 20, 2010 (2010-12-20)
External links
Website www.fujitv.co.jp/nagareboshi

Nagareboshi (流れ星, lit. "Shooting Star") is a Japanese television drama adapted from the Young Scenario Prize-winning screenplay Kurage Marriage by Motoko Usuda. The series aired on the Getsuku time-slot from October 18 to December 20, 2010 on Fuji TV. The drama's slogan was "Itsuwari no Ai Kara, Shinjitsu no Ai e" (偽りの愛から、真実の愛へ, "From Lie to True Love"). The series stars Yutaka Takenouchi, in his first Getsuku drama lead role in nine years, since Dekichatta Kekkon (2001), and Aya Ueto, in her second supporting role in a Getsuku drama and first since Konkatsu! (2009).[1]

The theme song of the drama, "Ryūsei," is performed by folk rock duo Kobukuro. The series premiere, which was extended by 15 minutes, earned a rating of 13.6%.[2]

Series synopsis[edit]

Takenouchi plays an aquarium employee named Kengo, who possesses a secret he would sacrifice everything in order to protect, while Ueto portrays Risa, a young woman working in the sex trade in order to pay off her brother's debt.[3] These two characters, both full of despair, meet each other and end up entering a contract marriage purely for its benefits. However, as they overcome various troubles, their relationship begins turning into true love.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Yutaka Takenouchi as Kengo Okada (37), an employee of the Shin-Enoshima aquarium who enters a contract marriage with Risa.[4]
  • Aya Ueto as Risa Makihara (26), a young woman working at the image club Sei Marin Gakuen under the alias Milk.[5]
  • Kie Kitano as Maria Okada (17), Kengo's younger sister and high school student who suffers from a liver illness.[6]
  • Shota Matsuda as Dr. Ryō Kamiya (28), Maria's attending physician.[7]
  • Goro Inagaki as Shuichi Makihara (35), Risa's older brother who has ruined her life for the sake of money.[8]
  • Haruna Kawaguchi as Mizuki Yasuda (17), Maria's best friend and schoolmate.[9]
  • Akito Kiriyama as Ryōta Sawamura (17), an in-patient at the same hospital as Maria who suffers from the same liver illness.[10]
  • Tetta Sugimoto as Junji Kawamoto (42), Kengo's friend and employee of the Shin-Enoshima aquarium .[11]
  • Chisun as Chizuru Kawamoto (32), an employee of the Shin-Enoshima aquarium. She is married to Junji Kawamoto.[12]
  • Shingo Nakagawa as Yūya Kashiwabara (27), an employee of the Shin-Enoshima aquarium.[13]
  • Hiromi Kitagawa as Rumi Nakashima (29), the nurse in charge of Maria and Ryōta.[14]
  • Yuka Itaya as Minako Aizawa (37), Kengo's fiancée. She works at a hotel.[15]
  • Mieko Harada as Kazuko Okada (57), Kengo and Maria's mother.[16]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Ken Mitsuishi as Shirai, the manager of the image club Sei Marin Gakuen (episodes 1–3).
  • Kazumasa Taguchi as Dr. Taninaka (episodes 1, 4, 7, 9).
  • Takeru Shibuya as a child at the aquarium (episodes 1, 9).
  • Saori as Kotomi Sawamura, Ryōta's sister (episodes 3, 6, 8).
  • Hijiri Sakurai as a ward office clerk (episodes 3, 9).
  • Natsuhi Ueno as Saeko Iwai, a tabloid reporter (episodes 7–9).

Guest cast[edit]

  • Shunsuke Daito as Makoto Fujishiro, Risa's boyfriend (episode 1).
  • Shihō Harumi as a customer at Sei Marin Gakuen (episode 1).
  • Yuzuki Amano as a child at the aquarium (episode 1).
  • Raishin Kodama as Kōhei, Kengo and Maria's uncle (episode 1).
  • Hisako Matsuyama as Reiko, Kengo and Maria's aunt (episode 1).
  • Kinpei Hayashiya as himself, a rakugo performer (episode 2).
  • Eihei Hayashiya as himself, a rakugo performer (episode 2).
  • Petako Hayashiya as herself, a rakugo performer (episode 2).
  • Michiko Yamamoto as the lady at the watch shop (episode 5).
  • Kaoru Sawayama as a hospital nurse (episode 5).
  • Yūki Mihara as a TV presenter (episode 5).
  • Shōgo Asari as Iwai's cameraman (episode 9).
  • Midoriko as the Aquapet Joy shopkeeper (episode 10).
  • Fuku Suzuki as a customer at Aquapet Joy (episode 10).
  • Arisa Isano as a customer at Aquapet Joy (episode 10).

Episodes and ratings[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Rating
(Kantō)
1 "My Beloved Has One Year to Live, the Love That Begins With a Contract!!"[17]
"Saiai no Hito wa Ichinen no Inochi, Konyaku Kara Hajimaru Ai!!" (最愛の人は一年の命 契約から始まる愛!!) 
Rieko Miyamoto Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)[17] 13.6
2 "Life-staking Emotions"[18]
"Inochigake no Omoi" (命がけの想い) 
Yūsuke Ishii Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)[18] 14.2
3 "Our Secret..."[19]
"Futari no Himitsu..." (二人の秘密…) 
Michiko Namiki Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)[19] 13.7
4 "Shocking Confession"[20]
"Shōgeki no Kokuhaku" (衝撃の告白) 
Michiko Namiki Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)[20] 15.0
5 "Broken Ties"[21]
"Kowareta Kizuna" (壊れた絆) 
Rieko Miyamoto Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)[21] 12.6
6 "Love and Death"[22]
"Ai to Shi" (愛と死) 
Yūsuke Ishii Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)[22] 13.9
7 "Night Between Us"[23]
"Futarikiri no Yoru" (二人きりの夜) 
Michiko Namaki Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama November 29, 2010 (2010-11-29)[23] 13.6
8 "The Last Night"[24]
"Saigo no Yoru" (最後の夜) 
Rieko Miyamoto Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama December 6, 2010 (2010-12-06)[24] 14.8
9 "Torn Bonds"[25]
"Hikisakareta Kizuna" (引き裂かれた絆) 
Yūsuke Ishii Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama December 13, 2010 (2010-12-13)[25] 13.4
10 "Our Decision"[26]
"Futari no Ketsudan" (二人の決断) 
Rieko Miyamoto Motoko Usuda & Ryūhei Akiyama December 20, 2010 (2010-12-20)[26] 15.8
Average Rating (Kantō): 14.1

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2011 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Drama N/A Nominated
Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Lead Actor Yutaka Takenouchi Nominated
Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actor Goro Inagaki Nominated
Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actress Aya Ueto Won
The Television Drama Academy Award Best Supporting Actress Aya Ueto Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ 竹野内豊、9年ぶりの“月9”主演作 ドラマ『流れ星』初回視聴率は13.6% (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
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  19. ^ a b 流れ星 第3回 2010年11月1日放送 二人の秘密…. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  20. ^ a b 流れ星 第4回 2010年11月8日放送 衝撃の告白. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  21. ^ a b 流れ星 第5回 2010年11月15日放送 壊れた絆. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  22. ^ a b 流れ星 第6回 2010年11月22日放送 愛と死. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
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  24. ^ a b 流れ星 第8回 2010年12月6日放送 最後の夜. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  25. ^ a b 流れ星 第9回 2010年12月13日放送 引き裂かれた絆. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  26. ^ a b 流れ星 第10回 2010年12月20日放送 二人の決断. Fuji TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-01. 

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