Orange Days

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Orange Days
Orange days dvd.jpg
Genre Drama
Created by Eriko Kitagawa
Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki
Kou Shibasaki
Hiroki Narimiya
Miho Shiraishi
Country of origin  Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 11
Producer(s) Ueda Hiroki
Running time 46 min. (approx)
Original network TBS
Original release April 11 – June 20, 2004
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Orange Days (オレンジデイズ Orenji Deizu?) is a drama series that aired in Japan on TBS in 2004.


Yuuki Kai (Tsumabuki) is a senior at a university studying social welfare psychology and trying to find a job. One day, he encounters a girl, Hagio Sae (Shibasaki), playing the violin, and becomes intrigued. He eventually discovers that she has lost her hearing, and can now only communicate using Japanese Sign Language. Before they reveal what they think about each other, Sae and Kai must overcome a lot of barriers. They both become stronger along the way, finding their goals.



Episode Air Date Subtitle Ratings
01 2004-Apr-11 The Madonna Who Lost Her Voice 18.1
02 2004-Apr-18 The Beginning of Love 16.0
03 2004-April-25 Your Tears 15.3
04 2004-May-02 My Broken Heart 14.2
05 2004-May-09 An Evening of Secrets 15.7
06 2004-May-16 Her Love 15.6
07 2004-May-23 I Love You 18.8
08 2004-May-30 The Couple That is Bound Together 17.6
09 2004-Jun-06 A Sad Fate 17.9
10 2004-Jun-13 You Are Not Here 17.3
11 2004-Jun-20 Your Voice 23.0
Average -- -- 17.2

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


Theme Song "Sign" by Mr. Children

'OST Tracks by Naoki Sato

  • Eternal
  • Graceful Heart
  • That's Life
  • Memoria
  • Overcast Sky
  • Yo-Yo Comrade
  • Liebe
  • Anxiety
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Modest Request
  • Precious Seasons
  • Sign-Instrumental Version

Other Songs:

Shanghai Honey by Orange Range (Episode 5)

Bara no Hana by Quruli (Episode 10)

Gavotte en Rondeau (Violin Piece)


41st Television Drama Academy Awards

  • Best Actor (Satoshi Tsumabuki)
  • Best Scriptwriter (Eriko Kitagawa)
  • Best Director (Jiro Shono/ Doi Nobuhiro/ Imai Natsuki)
  • Best Cast
  • Best Theme Song ("Sign" by Mr. Children)
  • Special Award (Orange Days's Sign Language)

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