- Drama: Hibana: Spark
- Romaji: Hibana
- Japanese: 火花
- Director: Ryuichi Hiroki, Kazuya Shiraishi, Shuichi Okita, Shinji Kuma, Yasutaka Mori
- Writer: Naoki Matayoshi (novel), Masato Kato, Miyuki Takahashi
- Network: NHK, Netflix
- Episodes: 10
- Release Date: June 3, 2016 (Netflix) / February 26 – April 30, 2017 (NHK)
- Runtime: Sundays 23:00-23:45 (NHK)
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Tokunaga (Kento Hayashi) is an unpopular comedian. He happens to meet comedian Kamiya (Kazuki Namioka) who has quite a foul mouth and a genius sense of comedy. Tokunaga is strongly attracted to Kamiya and asks if he could mentor him. Kamiya accepts. Every night they talk about comedy while drinking alcohol.
Tokunaga slowly gains popularity as part of his comedy duo. Meanwhile, Kamiya has a hard time because everything doesn’t work out. Kamiya falls into debt and suddenly he disappears.
- Based on the novel “Hibana” by Naoki Matayoshi (published March 11, 2015 by Bungeishunju).
- Related titles:
- Hibana: Spark | Hibana (Netflix-NHK / 2016)
- Spark | Hibana (2017)
|Kento Hayashi||Kazuki Namioka||Mugi Kadowaki||Masao Yoshii||Hideaki Murata|
|Tokunaga||Kamiya||Maki Miyano||Makoto Yamashita||Kazuya Obayashi|
|Nahana||Sayaka Yamamoto||Eri Tokunaga||Daichi Watanabe||Maryjun Takahashi|
|Erika Nishida||izakaya employee||Ayumi||Onodera||Yurie|
|Tetsu Watanabe||Shota Sometani||Tomorowo Taguchi||Kaoru Kobayashi|
|Roku-san||Kenji Ogata||Seitaro Hyuga||Watanabe|