Monroe ga Shinda Hi

Monroe

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/pd/monroe

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 6 January 2019

Network
NHK

Story
Yukimura Kyoko’s husband died of illness and she lives alone in a town near Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture. She is the caretaker of a museum to the writer Harashima Fujio but there are few visitors and she spends her days peacefully. One day, Kyoko develops symptoms of a panic attack while shopping and is encouraged by her friend Yasuyo to see a psychiatrist at Hanaore Clinic. The doctor who examines her is Takahashi Tomoyuki. He is a doctor in public practice at a hospital in Yokohama, but he does part-time consultations at the clinic in this town later in the week. Takahashi says he was Marilyn Monroe’s exclusive psychiatrist. As Kyoko talks to him, she slowly feels a sense of peace. The two of them are drawn to each other and Kyoko eventually invites Takahashi to her house. She feels blissful in her relationship with him. However, Kyoko has no way of knowing that there is an emotionally unstable woman waiting for Takahashi who has returned to Yokohama. Then one day, a surprising thing happens to Kyoko and Takahashi. What will happen to their romance?

Characters
Suzuki Kyoka as Yukimura Kyoko
She lives alone in the town of Hanaore near Karuizawa. She is the caretaker of a local museum museum to the writer Harashima Fujio. She feels emotionally unwell and goes to Hanaore Clinic to see a doctor on the advice of her friend Hasegawa Tomoyo. She meets the psychiatrist Takahashi Tomoyuki at the clinic and love blossoms but … …

Kusakari Masao as Takahashi Tomoyuki
He works for a hospital in Yokohama and in the later half of the week, he comes to the town of Hanaore to be a locum doctor at Hanaore Clinic. He meets Yukimura Kyoko and the two of them fall in love. However, he has a huge secret … …

Aso Yumi as Hasegawa Yasuyo
Yukimura Kyoko’s friend. She is always concerned about Kyoko and is straightforward with her.

Satsukawa Aimi as Takahashi Mio
A hospitalised patient whom Takahashi Tomoyuki is in charge of at a hospital in Yokohama. She soon becomes a person who greatly affects the story.

Negishi Toshie as Uzuki Haruko
The head of Hanaore Clinc. She trust in Takahashi Tomoyuki as a doctor, but … …

Scriptwriters
Okada Yoshikazu (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni, Hiyokko)
Watanabe Mako (Cheerdan, Pretty ga Oosugiru)

Original Work
Monroe ga Shinda Hi by Koike Mariko

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