Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi


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Tuesdays, 10.00 p.m. – 10.54 p.m. from 9 July 2013

Fuji TV

In the town of Kawaguchi, at the foot of Mt Fuji, 32-year-old Uno Sawako leads an ordinary but happy life each day. Her husband has run away and she is a plucky single mother to three boys Dai, Hide and Shun. She works at a supermarket, and her grandmother helps with the household chores. One day, a young man on death’s door totters in front of Sawako’s car while she is on the way home from work. She is about to make a fuss when she notices that he is a rather fine young man. Captivated by his beauty, she falls in love with him in a heartbeat. The young man regains consciousness at Sawako’s house, but has lost his memory. Sensing that they were destined to meet, Sawako declares to her boys that she will make this man their father from this day and gets the story straight. Then, she gives the man the name Hoshio since he shows interest in the stars at night, and lets him live together as the father of her three boys. This is the start of a rather odd pseudo family life for Sawako, her sons and grandmother, and Hoshio. Hoshio cannot recall who he is and is bewildered that the boys are his children, but he believes Sawako’s lie, and lives in the Uno house. On the other hand, Sawako feels guilty for lying but cannot tell the truth for fear that he will leave if he learns the reality. One morning, Hoshio leaves the house to deliver something Sawako forgot to bring. He runs with unbelievable speed and catches up with her car in a flash. This sudden superhuman ability catches himself by surprise. At the same moment, a young woman called Michiru appears in the town. She seems to be searching for Hoshio’s whereabouts … …

Hirosue Ryoko as Uno Sawako
A 32-year-old single mother who was born and raised in the town of Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture. Her parents died early, and she was raised like a male although she is beautiful. She has a generous and cheerful personality, but is scary when angry. After graduating from high school, she got a job at a local company, got married and had three boys. One day, her husband left home. She now works part-time at a supermarket in order to support the family. She feels sorry that her children have no father, and a loneliness at having to carry on being a single woman.

Fukushi Gota as Hoshio
He came to Kawaguchiko to commit suicide but collapsed on the road and was saved by Uno Sawako. He loses his memory. However, Sawako lies to him that he is her husband, and this starts a strange life together in the Uno household. As he lives with the family, the warmth of their personalities leads him to open up. But something suddenly makes him realise that he has a special ability, and he gradually starts to feel uncomfortable with his own self.

Koike Eiko as Suda Setsu
The unmarried proprietress of the bar Star. Uno Sawako’s good friend since childhood. She wishes for Sawako’s happiness, and fully supports the love between her and Hoshio. She also hopes for her own happiness, but snubs the men of the town including her regular customer Satake Kohei.

Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Kashiwabara Miyo
Uno Sawako’s grandmother. Her husband is dead. She lives with her granddaughter and three great grandchildren, and helps Sawako to raise them. She supports the love between Sawako and Hoshio.

Kunimura Jun as Shigeta Shinzo
A 40-year veteran at the deli section of the supermarket where Uno Sawako works. He brings home the leftover deli items everyday. He is the head of a big family which includes his wife, son and daughter-in-law, daughter and grandchildren, but henpecked by his wife. He has been keeping an eye on Hoshio ever since he appeared, and is a key person who seems to know something about him.

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One Response to Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi

  1. Jekei says:

    Waa….I want to watch this drama. I’ll try to find it on the web!
    Thank you for the introduction 🙂

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