Mr Brain

Mr. Brain Details
Title: MR. BRAIN
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Comedy, mystery
Episodes: 8
Viewership rating: 20.0 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2009-May-23 to 2009-Jul-11
Air time: Saturday 20:00
Theme song: JUMP by Van Halen

Mr. Brain Synopsis, story and Review :

Tsukumo Ryusuke is a quirky, yet brilliant neuroscientist working for the National Research Institute of Police Science. Wielding a unique perspective and psychology, Tsukumo tackles the nation's most baffling crimes and scandals, going head-to-head with the most brilliant and twisted criminal minds. But his eccentricities and poor social timing can also aggravate people and circumstances, further complicating matters.

Mr. Brain Plot :

Takuya Kimura plays Ryusuke Tsukumo, a neurological scientist studying human nature at the Metropolitan Police Agency’s National Research Institute of Police Science. He tackles fundamental questions about human nature and overturns a few commonly-held beliefs along the way in a gripping mystery drama packed with plenty of emotional punch.

Ryusuke Tsukumo gets arrested himself for allegedly setting off an explosion. During his interrogation, he answers the questions using his keen sense of intellect and knack for deductive reasoning and turns the questions back on his interrogators, setting up inferences that point to a more likely suspect ...

Mr. Brain Cast and Starring :

Kimura Takuya as Tsukumo Ryusuke
Ayase Haruka as Yuri Kazune
Mizushima Hiro as Hayashida Toranosuke
Hiraizumi Sei as Funaki Junpei
Shitara Osamu as Kanda Junichi
Yamazaki Shigenori as Ochi Koichi
SHIHO as Mariko
Kinoshita Yukina as the cleaning lady
Isaka Shunya (井坂俊哉) as Namikoshi Katsumi
Hayashi Yasufumi as Iwabuchi Kiyoshi
Kobayashi Katsuya (小林克也) as Seta Ippei
Tanaka Yuji (田中裕二) as Natsume Mitsuo
Tortoise Matsumoto (トータス松本) as Nanba Jotaro
Daichi Mao as Sasa Miharu
Kagawa Teruyuki as Tanbara Tomomi

Ichikawa Ebizo as Takei Kohei (ep1,7-8)
Sugimoto Tetta as Kojima Hideki (ep1,3,7)
Takashima Masanobu as Doi Kenzo (ep1)
Yusuke Santamaria as Funada Tsutomu (ep1)
Toda Keiko as the host club customer (ep1)
Hirosue Ryoko (ep1)
Shiga Kotaro as Tsuchida Goichi (ep1)
Tsuda Kanji as Komine Kazuhiko (ep1)
Abe Ryohei as a yakuza (ep1)
Gackt as Takegami Teijiro (ep2)
Koyuki as Miyase Kumiko (ep2)
Matsushige Yutaka as Kishikawa Seiji (ep2)
Jinbo Satoshi as Tsumura Shusuke (ep2)
Fukui Hiroaki as Takada Hidekazu (ep2)
Hirayama Yusuke as Goto Hideki (ep2)
Ishiguro Hideo as Sugiyama Kozo (ep2)
Kawamura Yosuke as a detective (ep2,5)
Onoue Hiroyuki as a member of crime lab (ep2-3,5,7-8)
Kamenashi Kazuya as Wakui Masakazu (ep3)
Aibu Saki as Goto Megumi (ep3)
Koichi Mantaro as Dr. Chihara (ep3)
Hirayama Hiroyuki as Araki Akio (ep3)
Shinagawa Toru as Hyuga Shinichi (ep3)
Okuda Tatsuhito (ep3)
Sato Takeru as Nakagawa Masaru (ep4-5)
Kimura Tae as Nakagawa Jun (ep4-5)
Togi Hideki (東儀秀樹) as Yagi Hitoshi (ep4-5)
Takaya Yuya (貴山侑哉) as Kinoshita Shoji (ep4)
David Ito as Nishizaki Minoru (ep5)
Nakama Yukie as Akiyoshi Kanako (ep5-6)
Osawa Itsumi (大沢逸美) as Matsushita Yuriko (ep5-6)
Rokkaku Shinji (六角慎司) as Aoyama Koichi (ep5-6)
Yoshida Yo as Sakamoto Ryoko (ep5-6)
Kamikawa Takaya as Kitazato Yosuke (ep7-8)
Mitsuishi Ken as Aizawa Yoshiyuki (ep7-8)
Hamada Akira as Ozaki Kohei (ep7-8)
Suzuki Kazuma as Ozaki Shinichiro (ep7-8)
Shimizu Koji as Kikuchi Daijiro (ep7-8)
Obayashi Takeshi as Kawase Yozo (ep7-8)
Yamada Meikyo as Tsuda Yoshikazu (ep7-8)
Hayashi Tsuyoshi (ep7)
Katori Shingo as a hijacker (ep8)

Production Credits
Screenwriters: Makita Mitsuharu, Morishita Yoshiko
Producers: Ishimaru Akihiko, Iyoda Hidenori (伊與田英徳)
Directors: Fukuzawa Katsuo, Hirakawa Yuichiro, Yamamuro Daisuke
Music: Kanno Yugo

Mr. Brain bags top rating in Japan for first quarter 2009

Popular Japanese actor Takuya Kimura's latest television drama 'Mr. Brain' achieved a remarkable 24.8 per cent viewer ship and bagged the accolades for top rating for the first quarter of the year.

The first episode of 'Mr. Brain' even overtook last year's overall highest rated drama, 'Rookies'. This is a boost for the flagging Japanese drama market, where ratings have been dismal and uninspiring of late.

In this light-hearted drama, Kimura plays the role of Ryusuke Tsukumo, a gigolo who suffers a freak brain injury and becomes a crime-solving genius.

Before the series started, critics chided its storyline for being similar to another Japanese show 'Inspector Galileo' and the American hit crime-investigation drama 'CSI'.

But after the first episode, fans not only applauded the casts' performances but also agreed that it is different from the said dramas.

The broadcaster's decision to put a star-studded cast for 'Mr. Brain' has been a masterstroke in attracting the ratings. The regular cast includes Kimura, Mizhushima Hiro and Haruka Ayase.

Another highlight of the drama will be the featuring of a new guest star appearance in every episode. The first episode featured Ryoko Hirosue from the Oscar-winning film 'Departures'. Subsequent episodes will see the likes of popular artistes Sato Takeru and Kazuya Kamenashi.

However, not everyone is smitten with the drama. Netizens are complaining that the storyline is illogical, and may mislead kids. One of them questioned, "How can a person become a genius after injuring his brain? Children should not follow his example."

On a lighter note, the current success of 'Mr. Brain' has led to a series of commercial opportunities.

A bread company has already pushed out a series of "Golden Brain Bread" (Kimura's character is a blonde), and a Chocolate Bread with mayonnaise which includes the brain-enhancing ingredient DHA that is selling at 128 yen (S$1.96) each. - CNA/fa

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Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go Details
Title: 特急田中3号 
Title (romaji): Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go 
Also known as: Tanaka Express 3 / Limited Express Tanaka 3 
Format: Renzoku 
Genre: Comedy, romance, friendship 
Episodes: 11 
Viewership ratings: 08.8% (Kanto) 
Broadcast network: TBS 
Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-13 to 2007-Jun-22 
Air time: Friday 22:00 
Theme song: Yorokobi no Uta (Song of Joy) by KAT-TUN 

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go Synopsis

After two years of preparation, Ichiro Tanaka finally enters a university disdained as a third-class one. Out of his ardent desire to become popular with girls, he by chance steps into the world of the railroad "otaku" (commonly called "tetsu"), getting deeply involved in the fascinating railroad world. This drama portrays Ichiro who, together with those lonely "tetsu" guys he meets there who "want to be popular so badly but are not," develops love and friendship and grows mature as a person. --TBS 

Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go Cast and Starring :

Tanaka Koki as Tanaka Ichiro 
Tsukamoto Takashi as Hanagata Kei 
Akiyama Ryuji as Momoyama Seiji 
Kuriyama Chiaki as Meguro Terumi 
Kato Rosa as Shibuya Kotone 
Hiraiwa Kami as Kojima Riko 
Kaito Ken as Makita Joji 
Okouchi Nanako as Kato Miharu 
Sakamaki Keisuke (坂巻恵介) as Kimura 
Minami Shuhei (南周平) as Sasaki 
Kimura Ryo as Tanaka Jiro 
Endo Kenichi as Tanaka Katsuji 
Saito Keiko as Tanaka Shizue 
Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Tanaka Haru 
Hirooka Yuriko as Momoyama Saori 
Omi Toshinori as Momoyama Makoto 
Sudo Kentaro (須藤謙太朗) as Momoyama Seitaro 
Toyooka Masumi as Izumi 
Hashimoto Jun as Master 
Takahashi Issei as Mishima Ken 
Nozuki Takahiro (野月貴弘) as Tetsu A 
Minamida Yusuke (南田裕介) as Tetsu B 
Tomikawa Kazuto (富川一人) as Tetsu C 

Takagi Maria (gokon, ep1) 
Tachibana Ayano (gokon, ep1) 
Yamaguchi Misa (山口美沙) (gokon, ep1) 
Tomikawa Kazuhito (ep1) 
Tanaka Subaru (田中彗) as Tanaka Ichiro as a child (ep1) 
Tanaka Juri (田中樹) as Tanaka Jiro as a child (ep1) 
Passion Yara as a worker (ep3-4) 
Manami (愛実) as Miki (ep3,4,8,9) 
Noguchi Seiko (野口聖古) as Hitomi (ep3,9) 
Takahashi Hitomi as Meguro Keiko (ep3,9) 
Shitara Osamu as Terumi's father (ep3,8) 
Takahashi George (高橋ジョージ) as George (ep3,10) 
Harada Fumiaki (原田文明) as Professor Yamakawa (ep4) 
Ato Kai as Professor Fujii (ep5) 
Kikuchi Kinya as Kodera (ep5) 
Denden as Maegi (ep7) 
Kinami Haruka as Yoshie (ep7) 
Kobayashi Katsuya as Iwashiro (ep7) 
Nakagawa Reiji (中川家礼二) as Shimaoka (ep8-10) 
Kamenashi Kazuya as Shibahara Toru (ep9) 
Yokomi Hirohiko (横見浩彦) as Tetsu (ep10) 
Kimura Yuko (木村裕子) as Tetsuko (ep10) 
Matsumoto Jun 

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Hashimoto Hiroshi 
Producer: Isoyama Aki 
Director: Hirano Shunichi, Kaneko Fuminori, Tsuboi Toshio 
Music: Nakanishi Kyo 

Episode Titles
Ep 01: My Tracks Lead to You! 
Ep 02: You're the Lousiest Guy in the Whole World! 
Ep 03: A 1-on-1 Battle with Your Boyfriend in Your Hometown!? 
Ep 04: A Guy who Makes Lies into Truth 
Ep 05: How Long Does it Take to be Friends? 
Ep 06: Kindness is His Only Redeeming Feature 
Ep 07: The Love Train's Maiden Journey 
Ep 08: I Wanna Be Your Man, But... 
Ep 09: A Teary-Eyed First Kiss 
Ep 10: There's No Tomorrow for Us 
Ep 11: Our Train Heads for the Future

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Japan Drama Orthros no Inu

Orthros no Inu Details
Title: オルトロスの犬
Title (romaji): Orthros no Inu
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Suspense, human drama
Episodes: 9+SP
Viewership rating: 8.3 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2009-Jul-24 to 2009-Sep-25
Air time: Friday 22:00
Theme song: Hikari Hitotsu by Takizawa Hideaki

Orthros no Inu Synopsis, Story and preview :

Ryuzaki Shinji who possesses a "God Hand", the power to heal wounds and illnesses just by touching the patient, is in fact a dark introvert who does not reveal his true self to others. Aoi Ryosuke who possesses the "Demon’s Hand", the power to kill a person just by touching him, is as kind and pure as an angel. When the demon meets the God, a fatal battle begins…

Detective Hasebe Nagisa gets caught by the criminals during a deep cover operation. Ryosuke, a man she does not even know comes to save her and she witnesses his "Demon’s Hand" in action. Thereafter she discovers by coincidence the existence of Shinji’s "God Hand" and brings the two together. Little did she know that this would cause great disorder to the world and even to her own life… --TBS

Orthros no Inu Cast and starring :

Takizawa Hideaki as Ryuzaki Shinji
Nishikido Ryo as Aoi Ryosuke
Mizukawa Asami as Hasebe Nagisa
Yaotome Hikaru as Kumakiri Masaru
Yamamoto Ryuji as Shibata Sosuke
Harada Natsuki as Maezono Chiharu
Oshinari Shugo as Yoshizumi Masato
Haru as Shirakawa Kana
Shiba Toshio as Kumakiri Zenso
Rokkaku Seiji as Ninomiya Ken
Sasaki Kuranosuke as Sawamura Takayuki
Takahata Atsuko as Sakaki Yoko

Uchikura Kenji (内倉憲二) as Keita Miura
Nakahara Takeo as Goto Tamotsu
Kawakita Mayuko (河北麻友子) as Aoi Shiho (Ryosuke's sister)
Nakamaru Shinsho as Ryosuke's father
Hyugo Akiko (日向明子) as Ryosuke's mother
Matsumoto Hiroya as Uchimura Shuhei
Musaka Naomasa as Sugimoto Akihiko
Asaka Mayumi as Shirakawa Yukie (Kana's mother)
Kurosaka Mami as Sakaki Yoko's secretary
Okubo Mariko (大久保麻理子) as a nurse
Izumi Akiko as Shibata Sosuke's' wife
Kumada Sea (熊田聖亜) as Hasebe Mio (Nagisa's daughter)

Production Credits
Screenwriters: Aoki Mao (青木万央) (ep1-7), Kobayashi Yuji (小林雄次) (ep1,6-7), Ito Takashi (伊藤崇) (ep4-7), Kunii Kei (国井桂) (ep4), Kato Kohei (加藤公平) (ep6-7)
Producers: Mishiro Shinichi, Nasuda Jun, Matsubara Hiroshi
Directors: Kato Arata (ep1-2,5,7), Imai Natsuki (ep3-4,6)
Music: Izutsu Akio (井筒昭雄)

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Kiina Details
Title: キイナ 
Title (romaji): Kiina
Tagline: 不可能犯罪捜査官
Tagline (romaji): Fukano Hanzai Sosakan
Tagline (English): Impossible Crime Investigator
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Detective, mystery
Episodes: 9
Viewership rating: 14.5 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-21 to 2009-Mar-18
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: ChaNge the WoRLd by MiChi

Kiina Synopsis

At first glance Haruse Kiina is a completely normal 29-year-old. However, Kiina is the head of a special investigation unit nicknamed "Beppan" which deals with strange cases. With an unorthodox approach to solving crimes, she draws on her exceptional memory and powers of observation, and gets so absorbed in the pursuit of these cases that she forgets to eat or sleep til she solves the mystery.

Kiina Cast and Starring :

Kanno Miho as Haruse Kiina
Hiraoka Yuta as Yamazaki Takeru
Tsukaji Muga as Kudo Shinichiro
Koike Eiko as Endo Sakura
Tonesaku Toshihide as Hattori Koji
Sakura as Tamai Yumi
Takahashi Ryosuke as Hanada Yosuke
Sonoda Anna (薗田杏奈) as Uchida Maki
Kaneda Akio as Tsuda Akihiko
Kusakari Masao as Mitarai Shuji
Sawamura Ikki as Miyabi Kazuma

Kiina Guests

Shiraishi Miho as Koda Ayaka (ep1)
Katsumura Masanobu as Dr. Saginuma (ep1)
Kubota Masashi (久保田将至) (ep1)
Yamazaki Kenji (山崎健二) (ep1)
Kirishima Reika (霧島れいか) as Tanaka Shizuko (ep1)
Maido Yutaka (まいど豊) as Tanaka Hideo (ep1)
Nakamura Shuga (中村柊芽) as Tanaka Yuta (ep1)
Kawashima Umika as Fukada Yukino (ep2)
Otaka Hiroo as Fukada Yuzo (ep2)
Kato Kazuko as Fukada Akiko (ep2)
Kakazu Issei as Fukada Satoshi (ep2)
Konno Mahiru as Shibusawa Hitomi (ep3)
Yamazaki Shigenori as Shibusawa Keigo (ep3)
Matsuo Toshinobu as Kawano Hiroshi (ep3)
Minamino Yoko (ep4)
Maekawa Yasuyuki (ep4)
Kurosaka Mami (ep4)
Fukikoshi Mitsuru (ep5)
Asami Reina (ep5)
Nishio Mari (ep5)
Morisako Ei (ep6)
Izumi Masayuki (ep6)
Iriyama Noriko (ep6)
Eguchi Noriko (ep6)
Miyazaki Yoshiko (ep7)
Oginome Keiko (ep7)
Mikami Ichiro (三上市朗) (ep7)
Matsuoka Rinako (ep8)
Shishido Joe (ep8)
Hakamada Yoshihiko (ep8)
Yamaguchi Miyako (ep8)
Toji Takao (ep8)
Kato Masaya (ep9)
Yasoda Yuichi (八十田勇一) (ep9)
Otsuka Kazuhiko (大塚和彦) (ep9)
Fuku Matsumi (ふくまつみ) (ep9)

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Yoshida Tomoko
Producers: Kato Masatoshi, Koizumi Mamoru (小泉守)
Director: Inomata Ryuichi
Music: Kanno Yugo

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Watch Kiina (キイナ) Episode 1 Video and Preview here

Yukan Club

Yukan Club Details
Title: 有閑倶楽部
Title (romaji): Yukan Club
Also known as: Leisure Club
Format: Renzoku
Genre: School comedy
Episodes: 10
Viewership ratings: 12.63
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2007-Oct-16 to 2007-Dec-18
Air time: Tuesday 22:00
Theme song: Keep The Faith by KAT-TUN

Yukan Club Story:
The story is a comedy revolving around six wealthy and popular high school students who solve mysteries and in their free time, amuse themselves lavishly. Akanishi Jin plays Miroku Shochikubai, the son of the police commissioner.

Yukan Club Synopsis, and preview :

Shochikubai Miroku (Akanishi Jin) is the son of a police commissioner (father) and also a traveller (mother). Miroku has lots of connections and is a very good fighter. His interest is his motorcycle.

Kikumasamune Seishiro (Yokoyuma Yu) is the rich son of a large hospital. He also fights as well as Miroku. He is a good fighter with smarts.

Bido Granmarie (Taguchi Junnosuke) is the son of a Swedish ambassador. He's also a playboy, dating many girls at once. Granmarie can't see himself going steady because he thinks the world can't handle it.

Kenbishi Yuri (Minami) is the rich daughter of a world-renowned president of the Kenbishi Business. She loves to indulge on eating. She's also a good fighter, but can never beat Seishiro.

Hakushika Noriko (Kashii Yu) is the daughter of a famous japanese painter (father) and her mother is from a tradition tea ceremony family. Her only hate is men and can get very violent when they touch her.

Kizakura Karen (Suzuki Emi) lives with her mother, a rich jewel dealer. Her dream is to marry into a rich family using her attractive body and style.

Together, they formed the Yukan Club, solving mysteries to pass time.

Yukan Club Cast and Starring :

Akanishi Jin as Shochikubai Miroku
Yokoyama Yu as Kikumasamune Seishiro
Taguchi Junnosuke as Bido Granmarie
Minami as Kenbishi Yuri
Kashii Yu as Hakushika Noriko
Suzuki Emi as Kizakura Karen
Kaga Takeshi as Shochikubai Tokimune
Kataoka Tsurutaro as Kenbishi Mansaku
Kato Kazuko as Kenbishi Yuriko
Shirakawa Yumi as the School Director
Hasegawa Hatsunori as Principal Kurata
Hankai Kazuaki as Head Teacher Murakami
Okayama Hajime as Officer Soma
Sumita Takashi (住田隆) as Officer Katori
Kubo Akira as Godai
Yamada Shintaro (schoolmate)

Iwata Sayuri as Shiina Saki (ep1)
Hagiwara Nagare as Daka Shimizu (ep1)
Matsuzawa Ren (ep1)
Chinen Yuri as Ryota (ep2)
Fuse Hiroshi as Tasuke (ep2)
Abe Ryohei (ep2)
Iriyama Noriko as Yoshinagawa Ayumi (ep3)
Oshinari Shugo as Tamatsukasa Seiji (ep3)
Kurosawa Toshio as Shirafuji Goro (ep3)
Anan Kenji as Shirafuji's underling (ep3)
Masana Bokuzo as Shinkame Keisuke (ep3)
Takasugi Ko as Shinkame's underling (ep3)
Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Sakuragawa Kinu (ep4)
Matsuda Nanase as the child from the magazine (ep5)
Nakada Aki (中田有紀) as Seishiro's older sister (ep5)
Izumiya Shigeru as Master Unkai (ep5)
Koyama Keiichiro as Kariho Yuya (ep6)
Hashimoto Satoshi as Kongo (ep6)
Waki Tomohiro as Saburo (ep6)
Sasai Eisuke as Noriko's father (ep6)
Mike He as Prince Cassar Garcia (ep7)
Akiyoshi Kumiko as Shochikubai Chiaki (ep8)
Tsurumi Shingo as Keiko (ep8)
Hosoyama Takane (細山貴嶺) as Hiraizumi Ryuichiro (ep9)
Yamazaki Hajime as Midorikawa (ep9)
Maeda Gin as Dewazakura Kinzo (ep10)
Nakamaru Shinsho as Takachiho (ep10)
David Ito as the Samejima gangleader (ep10)

Yukan Club Production Credits
Original writing: Ichijo Yukari (一条ゆかり) Yukan Club (manga)
Screenwriter: Egashira Michiru
Producer: Ogino Tetsuhiro (荻野哲弘)
Director: Oya Taro (大谷太郎)
Music: Yamashita Kosuke
Opening narration: Kabira Jay

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Watch Yukan Club Episode 1 video here

Seigi no Mikata

Seigi no Mikata Details
Title: 正義の味方
Title (romaji): Seigi no Mikata
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 10
Viewership rating: 10.3 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2008-Jul-09 to 2008-Sep-10
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: Honto wa ne by Okumura Hatsune

Seigi no Mikata Synopsis, story, and Preview :

15-year-old Yoko, a young girl who is constantly tormented by her self-centered and devilish older sister Makiko, who works for a government office after having graduated from a famous university. But despite her ill nature, Makiko's actions tend to somehow make things better for those around her, causing others to praise her as an "ally of justice."

Seigi no Mikata Cast and Starring :

Shida Mirai as Nakata Yoko
Konno Moeka (紺野萌花) as young Yoko
Yamada Yu as Nakata Makiko
Natsui Runa as young Makiko
Mukai Osamu as Yoshikawa Naoki
Hongo Kanata as Okamoto Riku
Takizawa Saori as Yamashita Midori
Irie Jingi as Komori Taichi (Jumbo)
Nishiuchi Mariya (西内まりや) as Moriyama Chika
Nakamura Shizuka (中村静香) as Komatsu Kyoko
Shimura Rena (志村玲那) as Shimazaki Mai
Ishii Mieko (石井美絵子) as Horita Arisa
Sano Shiro as Nakata Goro
Tanaka Yoshiko as Nakata Haruko
Tokui Yuu as Nogami Koichiro
Hiraizumi Sei as Yoshikawa Katsuo
Yamaguchi Izumi (山口いづみ) as Yoshikawa Satomi

Watanabe Toshihiko as the tennis coach (ep1-2,9)
Fuse Eri as Nogami Koichiro's wife (ep2)
Choshu Koriki (長州小力) as himself (ep3)
Watanabe Yuki (渡辺裕樹) as Naoki's senpai (ep4)
Takubo Issei as Naoki's boss (ep6)
Abe Ryohei as the policeman, ramen shop owner (ep6,9)
Hisamoto Tomoko as the dog owner (ep7)
Tajima Ryo as Yoshikawa Hiroshi (ep7,10)
Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Kurumizawa Mieko (ep8)
Ogura Jun (小倉淳) as himself (ep10)

Production Credits
Original writing (manga): Seigi no Mikata by Hijiri Chiaki (聖千秋)
Screenwriters: Ouki Shizuka (旺季志ずか) (ep1-3,5,7,9-10), Seki Erika (ep4,8), Fukuma Masahiro (福間正浩) (ep6)
Producers: Tsugiya Hisashi (次屋尚), Okubo Tomomi (大久保智己)
Directors: Nakajima Satoru (中島悟) (ep1-2,5,7,9-10), Abe Yuichi (阿部雄一) (ep3-4,6,8)
Music: Konishi Yasuharu (小西康陽)

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Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Details
Title: ホタルノヒカリ
Title (romaji): Hotaru no Hikari
Title (English): Glow of Fireflies
Genre: Romance, comedy
Broadcast network: NTV

Season 2

Episodes: TBA
Viewership rating: TBA
Broadcast period: 2010-Jul-07 start
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: Kimi ga iru by Ikimono-gakari

Hotaru no Hikari 2 Synopsis :

In "Hotaru no Hikari 2," homebody Hotaru Amemiya becomes romantically involved with a manager named Seichi Takano (Naohito Fujiki). Hotaru Aemiya now seriously considers marriage.

Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything.

"I'd rather lay around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord is a bar owner, and one day his son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano. -- Japan Times Online

Hotaru no Hikari 2 Story :

Three years ago, the heart of Amemiya Hotaru, the ‘dried up female’, had settled on Takano ‘Buchou’, and the ‘dried up female’ was supposed to have grown up. However, right after that, Hotaru was posted as a project team member to far-away Hong Kong. She is cut off from ‘Buchou’ and devotes herself to work.

Then, three years later, Hotaru returns to Japan after finishing the project. She is assigned to the First Planning Department, where ‘Buchou’ belongs, and immediately begins work as one of the team members. However, both the staff as well as the mood in the company have changed a great deal. The planner, Seno Kazuma, who seems to be a frivolous guy, leaves work at precisely 5.00 p.m. because he is on a ’9 to 5 contract’. Another colleague, Sakuragi Mika also quickly goes back once she has “finished her own work”. Meanwhile, ‘Buchou’ and Hotaru work as mere superior and subordinate. Big Sister Yamada and Futatsugi

Shoji, who are aware of the development between the two of them, whisper to each other, “Once a man and woman are separated for three years, they will no longer be like they used to,” as they watch Takano and Hotaru, “A person will change after three years. I am different from the person I was at that time.

You’re the only one who hasn’t changed.” ‘Buchou’ leaves Hotaru and goes to meet the lovely Asada Konatsu. “What have I done these three years?” A depressed Hotaru spends the night together with Seno …!?

Hotaru no Hikari 2 Cast and Starring :

Ayase Haruka as Amemiya Hotaru
Fujiki Naohito as Takano Seiichi
Itaya Yuka as Yamada Sachiko
Yasuda Ken as Futatsugi Shouji
Mukai Osamu as Seno Kazuma
Usuda Asami as Sakuragi Mika
Kimura Tae as Asada Konatsu
Ishii Momoka as Asada Chinatsu
Takahashi Tsutomu (高橋努) as Izaki Hosaku
Nakabeppu Aoi as Sugishita Mana
Ichikawa Tomohiro (市川知宏) as Matsushoji Goya
Kimisawa Yuki as Takebayashi Atsushi
Ide Takuya (井出卓也) as Umeda Shota
Sato Chiaki as Tsubaki Haruno
Yanagisawa Takahiko as Mukunoki Shin
Mashita Rena as Shiina Ayumi

Production Credits
Original writing: Hotaru no Hikari by Hiura Satoru
Screenwriter: Mizuhashi Fumie
Chief Producer: Hazeyama Yuko
Producers: Mikami Eriko (三上絵里子), Uchiyama Masahiro (内山雅博)
Directors: Yoshino Hiroshi, Nagumo Seiichi, Ishio Jun (石尾純)
Music: Kanno Yugo

Hotaru no Hikari 2 Photos :

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2

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