Date: From 9.00 p.m., 24 August 2013
Cast: Ono Satoshi, Fukada Kyoko, Miura Tomokazu, Mimura, Kimura Fumino, Yamada Ryosuke, Kishimoto Kayoko, Mitsuishi Ken, Shimada Kyusaku, Agata Morio
Synopsis: Fujioka Kota (Ono Satoshi) who lives in a local town in the countryside dropped out of university, has nothing to recommend himself and no passion to offer too. He is a typical, ordinary young man. He has somehow lived, surrounded by a loving family. His father Kenjiro (Miura Tomokazu) is a pillar of strength who always watches over him; his kind-hearted mother Yasuko (Kishimoto Kayoko) takes care of the family’s health through homemade dishes; and his older sister Koharu (Mimura) is the life of the family. There is something that Kota finally thinks of trying. It is cooking. He wants to feed people with delicious food that he prepares. So he starts working at a restaurant as an apprentice cook. His relationship with his girlfriend Tanabe Etsuko (Kimura Fumino) is also progressing well. Then one day, Kota suddenly collapses and is sent to hospital. He is diagnosed by the doctor (Shimada Kyusaku) as having malignant lymphoma. In other words, cancer of the blood. It is difficult for Kota realise what cancer is, but it completely transforms the lives of himself and his family. The treatments, which are beyond his imagining, start to create a sense of distance between Kota and Etsuko as well as Kota and his family. He thinks that it is his own fault that the important things have come apart. During his painful stay in hospital, the encounters which Kota has transforms his life as well as the lives of the people around him. One youth Harada Nobuo (Yamada Ryosuke) developed an illness in childhood and has spent much of his life in hospital and seen many deaths. There is also the man Kokyuu-san (Agata Morio) who continuously does strange exercises on the rooftop of the hospital everyday. One woman Okubo Yuriko (Fukada Kyoko) is a counsellor who works at the hospital but there is some shadow hanging over her. Something inside Kota begins to change through these encounters. Tolerating the anticancer drug treatment, he beats the cancer. However, he has a relapse and is given three months to live. His family continues to give him support through this trying period. Knowing that he does not have much time left, Kota decides to live and die well … …
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