Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi

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Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi
Written by Eriko Kitagawa
Starring Takuya Kimura
Akashiya Sanma
Fukatsu Eri
Shibasaki Kou
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 11
Running time 52 min. each episode
Original network Fuji TV
Original release April 15 (2002-04-15) – June 24, 2002 (2002-06-24)

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).



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.


A South Korean remake of the series titled The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is set to air on September 26, 2018.[1]


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