Fridays, 11.15 p.m. – 12.15 a.m. from 15 October 2010
In the summer of 2007, Sugita Heisuke, who works for an electronics manufacturer, sends-off his wife Naoko, who is going home to visit her parents in Nagano, and 16-year-old daughter Monami. Several hours later, the express bus carrying Naoko and Monami plunges off a cliff, and Heita, who learns of the accident through the news, rushes to a hospital in Nagano. Naoko momentarily regains consciousness but passes away. On the other hand, Monami miraculously returns to life but has lost her facial expressions and speech. One day after Naoko’s funeral, Monami recovers her speech and Heisuke is overjoyed. However, the words she says are, “I’m not Monami. I’m Naoko.” Monami starts talking about the first night Naoko spent with Heisuke, who has difficulty grasping the situation.
Shida Mirai as Sugita Monami
The only daughter of Sugita Heisuke and Naoko. A first year high school student. She was carefully nurtured by her parents and grew up healthy, but met with a bus accident and survive because her mother protected her. However, all that is left is Monami’s body because her soul switched places with Naoko’s.
Sasaki Kuranosuke as Sugita Heisuke
An engineer who deeply loves his wife and daughter. He learns that the soul of his wife has entered the body of their daughter, Monami, who survived the bus accident, and experiences joy mingled with despair.
Ishida Hikari as Sugita Naoko
Sugita Heisuke’s wife. She and Heisuke began going out during their university days, and decided to get married after discovering her pregnancy when they were about to graduate. She has devoted herself to homemaking and child rearing as a full-time housewife. She protected Monami in the accident and lost her life, but her soul inhabits Monami’s body.
Motokariya Yuika as Hashimoto Taeko
Sugita Monami’s high school form teacher. A rookie teacher who has a strong sense of justice and does her best for students. While meddling in the affairs of Heisuke and Monami, she finds herself attracted to him.
Hashimoto Satoshi as Kosaka Yotaro
Sugita Heisuke’s close friend from university days and a brain surgeon. He had liked Naoko until Heisuke began dating her.
Hayashi Tantan as Kawabe Yurie
Sugita Monami’s classmate and close friend. She takes good care of Monami.
Ryusei Ryo as Soma Haruki
Sugita Monami’s classmate. He is dating Monami.
Horiuchi Keiko as Kajikawa Seiko
The wife of Kajikawa Yukihiro, who drove the express bus. After the bus accident, she was singled out for criticism by the victims. Her health has been damaged because of her anxiety.
Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Kajikawa Yukihiro
The driver of the express bus. He lost his life in the accident which resulted because he fell asleep at the wheel. While alive, he was cash-strapped and was found to have thoughtlessly volunteered to work overtime.
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