NHK BS Premium Drama Special 2023 ~ Kouunna Hito

Kouunna Hito

Date: From 9.00 – 10.29 p.m., 6 March 2023
Scriptwriter: Yoshizawa Tomoko (Jizoku Kanouna Koi desu ka?, Dream Team, Byoushitsu de Nenbutsu o Tonaenaide Kudasai)
Director: Ichiki Masae
Cast: Ikuta Toma, Tabe Mikako, Nishida Naomi, Kato Ryo, Aijima Kazuyuki, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Yamanaka Takashi, Uchida Chika, Machida Yu, Nagashima Keizo, Furuya Robin, Togashi Makoto, Yuki Hiromi, Mizuma Ron, Kondo Yoko, Tsujimoto Mizuki, Hayashi Yudai, Okumura Shuto, Mirai, Sasano Yuto, Imai Kofu, Yamamoto Yoshiko, Shiratori Tamaki, Ichihara Shogo, Namiki Ayaka, Takamura Kaito, Fujii Yu
Synopsis: 36-year-old Matsumoto Takuya (Ikuta Toma) is a health and physical education teacher at a junior high school and local hero who once participated in the Hakone long distance relay. He focuses too much on work and procrastinates on troublesome matters at home. His 34-year-old wife Sakura (Tabe Mikako) manages musicians at a music agency. She is on the verge of giving up on her talent for playing the piano but unexpectedly gets a chance to turn pro. That is when Takuya suddenly learns that he has cancer. The couple are faced with the choice of whether to have children – a question that they had been putting off. As they find it increasingly challenging to lead a normal life, they have to confront the harsh reality that the time he has left is the time limit for them to make a baby. Meanwhile, Takuya vows to himself that he will not envy Sakura’s future while Sakura agonises about whether she should sacrifice her career and devote time to Takuya. Husband and wife start to rebuild their relationship after his cancer diagnosis.
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3 Responses to NHK BS Premium Drama Special 2023 ~ Kouunna Hito

  1. Keiko says:

    Hello Jade Frost! Hope all is well with you. 🙂 Just a heads up. I think the title is supposed to be read as Kouun na Hito. That’s what it looks like according to Japanese Wikipedia.

    幸運なひと』(こううんなひと)は、2023年3月6日の21時から22時29分にNHK BSプレミアムおよびNHK BS4Kで放送予定のテレビドラマ

  2. Zoie says:

    Just saw this last night surprisingly. I didn’t know before. I miss Toma !

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