Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi
|Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi|
|Written by||Eriko Kitagawa|
Takuya Kimura |
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Running time||52 min. each episode|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original release||April 15– June 24, 2002|
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi (空から降る一億の星, lit. One Million Stars Falling from the Sky; also known as The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) is a drama that aired on Fuji TV. It first aired in Japan from April 15, 2002 to June 24, 2002 every Wednesday. It features music by Elvis Costello (SMILE - main theme song).
- Kimura Takuya as Katase Ryo
- Akashiya Sanma as Dojima Kanzo
- Fukatsu Eri as Dojima Yuko
- Igawa Haruka as Nishihara Miwa
- Shibasaki Kou as Miyashita Yuki
- Tayama Ryosei as Osawa Takashi
- Hanmi Kazuaki as Hnazawa
- Morishita Aiko as Sugita Kotoko
This dark mystery drama written by Eriko Kitagawa is not the usual fare of romantic love comedy that you might expect from the screen writer who also penned Beautiful Life and Orange Days. Katase Ryo (Kimura) is working as a chef at a pricey restaurant and is a womanizer. Women are only accessories and if he tires of them, he gets rid of them in any way possible. When a presumed suicide turns out to be murder, detective Dojima Kanzo (Sanma) crosses paths with Katase. A cat and mouse game starts with Katase raising the stakes when Dojima's little sister falls for him and Kanzo is determined to save his sister no matter the consequences. As the story continues, a dark past in Kanzo's life also start to rise and open an unimaginable connection between him, his sister, and Katase Ryo. This drama is arguably one of Kimura Takuya's best appearance.
- "tvN to remake Japanese drama Hundred Million Stars From the Sky". Dramabeans. April 30, 2017.