Wednesday, 18 April 2007


Name/Title: Koibumi
Category: JDrama
Added: 2006-11-10 06:29:55
Modified: 2006-11-10 06:29:55
Episodes We Have: 10
Total Episodes: 10

Koibumi is a very well-acted series that stars Watabe Atsuro, Mizuno Miki, and Wakui Emi. The story is based on the 1984 Naoki Award-winning short story "Koibumi" by Mikihiko Renjo that addressed the subtleties of male and female relationships. It was made into a film the following year. The story was adapted for the screen by renowned scriptwriter Okada Yoshikazu.

Shouichi (Watabe Atsuro) is an art teacher with a very eccentric style. He basically has the personality of a young boy who does things that he feels are right, and doesn't really think too much about the consequences of his actions. Shoichi's wife, Kyouko (Mizuno Miki), is a no-nonsense mother figure that always has to clean up after Shoichi's mistakes. Their two personalities strike a balance and they enjoy a happy life together with their son, Suguru, who has grown up to be more responsible to make up for his father's childishness.

One day, his former lover Etsuko (Wakui Emi) shows up at his school, and tells him that she is dying from a terminal illness and has only six months to live. Shouichi decides to be with her until her death, so he quits his job, leaves his family, and finds a new job so he can spend more time with Etsuko at the hospital. Kyouko wakes up to find her husband gone with no explanation, and goes out in search of him...

# Watabe Atsuro as Ikehara Shouichi
# Mizuno Miki as Ikehara Kyoko
# Wakui Emi as Tajima Etsuko
# Kaname Jun as Wakabayashi Makoto
# Kokubu Sachiko as Ishitsuka Keiko
# Nose Anna as Nurse Mikami Hazue
# Izumisawa Yuuki as Ikehara Suguru
# Ishida Ayumi as Tsuji Mikiko
# Terao Akira as Mita Keisaku

Rating for this JDrama:

Music: 7
Graphic: 7
Story: 7
Review Average: 7

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