Date: From 10.00 p.m., 18 November 2015
Scriptwriter: Aizawa Tomoko (Onna to Otoko no Nettai, Kagi no Kakatta Heya Series, Guilty)
Cast: Murakawa Eri, Kinami Haruka, Nakajima Ayumu, Mashima Hidekazu, Naito Risa, Babazono Azusa, Toyama Toshiya, Ito Kazue, Hashimoto Manami, Yamanaka Takashi, Shimada Kyusaku, Ishizawa Tomoyuki, Kanai Miki, Kamishiraishi Moka
Synopsis: 27-year-old Tsujimura Riko (Murakawa Eri) works as an editor at a small Tokyo publishing company. One day, she comes back to her hometown of Takahata-machi in Yamagata Prefecture with mixed feelings for the first time in many years. She is here to produce a sequel to the classic nursery tale ‘Naita Ao Oni’ by Hamada Hirosuke, an author who is a native of Takahata-machi, for the town’s revitalisation project. In an attempt to help with the project, the people running businesses in the shopping street including Riko’s parents (Toyama Toshiya, Ito Kazue) have publicly solicited the sequel and publication of an illustrated book. In fact, there is a secret as well as bitter memories between Riko and a former high school classmate Natsume Ayaka (Kinami Haruka). Ayaka had put other people at a distance, but some incident caused her to open her heart only to Riko. Although Riko is reunited with Ayaka through an unexpected turn of events, they are unable to face each other honestly as a result of feelings of indebtness for the past. Meanwhile, Riko obtains the help of Hamada Hirosuke Commemorative Museum’s curator Morioka Kota (Nakajima Ayumu), who is drawn to the charm of Hamada’s works, and the popular author Yuki Kazuya (Mashima Hidekazu) whom she was in charge of in her previous editorial role at a major publisher, and focuses on creating the illustrated book, but … …
Official Website: www.nhk.or.jp/yamagata/aooni
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