Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi

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Thanks to the uninspiring summer 2015 drama line-up, I had another opportunity to work on my backlog of dramas. This time, I dived back in time to the early 2000s, when skinship in J-dramas was as natural as breathing, and J-drama writers and actors were still pretty happy to experiment with anything and everything.

A young female university student is killed and the scene arranged to look like a suicide. A series of clues leads Detective Dojima Kanzo (Akashiya Sanma) to suspect Katase Ryo (Kimura Takuya), an enigmatic chef’s assistant working at a high-end restaurant called Reve. The pair have had run-ins, and each time Kanzo is left feeling unsettled as he uncovers more about Ryo, his obsessive girlfriend Yuki (Shibasaki Kou) and Ryo’s complicated entanglements with various women. But what worries Kanzo most is the developing relationship between Ryo and  Kanzo’s younger sister, the beautiful Yuko (Fukatsu Eri)… Continue reading

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