Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Rinyuaru~ Fuji TV Fall Drama 2012

  • Drama: Late Blooming Sunflower -My Life Renewed- (English title)
  • Romaji: Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Rinyuaru~
  • Japanese: 遅咲きのヒマワリ~ボクの人生、リニューアル~
  • Director: Junichi Ishikawa, Yasushi Ueda
  • Writer: Atsuko Hashibe
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 23, 2012 – December 25, 2012
  • Runtime: Tuesdays 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 9.2% (weekly average)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set along the Shimanto River in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. “Osozaki no Himawari” depicts the lives of seven people who follow vague dreams, but live an ordinary life.

Jotaro Kodaira (Toma Ikuta) is about to turn 30-years-old. Jotaro has recently been laid off from work and around the same time his girlfriend of seven years dumps him. Jotaro then spots a website recruiting people for work in Koichi Prefecture in a regional revival cooperation.

Kahori Nikaido (Yoko Maki) is clinician sent to work in her hometown of Koichi Prefecture. On the way to there, Kahori meets Jotaro Kodaira.

Cast

Osozaki no Himawari-Toma Ikuta.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Yoko Maki.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Kenta Kiritani.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Yuu Kashii.jpg
Toma IkutaYoko MakiKenta KiritaniYu Kashii
Jotaro KodairaKahori NikaidoJunichi FujiiAyahana Morishita
Osozaki no Himawari-Tasuku Emoto.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Fumino Kimura.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Ryoko Kuninaka.jpgOsozaki no Himawari-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg
Tasuku EmotoFumino KimuraRyoko KuninakaYutaka Matsushige
Hiroki MatsumotoHaruna ImaiSayori ShimadaTetsuya Kusaka

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Episode Ratings

EpisodeDateRatings
(Kanto Region)
0110/23/201213.5%
0210/30/20129.9%
0311/06/20128.0%
0411/13/20128.9%
0511/20/20129.3%
0611/27/20128.6%
0712/04/20127.8%
0812/11/20129.0%
0912/18/20128.7%
1012/25/20127.6%
Average9.2%

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