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.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Yoko Maki.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Kenta Kiritani.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Yuu Kashii.jpg
Toma Ikuta Yoko Maki Kenta Kiritani Yu Kashii
Jotaro Kodaira Kahori Nikaido Junichi Fujii Ayahana Morishita
Osozaki no Himawari-Tasuku Emoto.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Fumino Kimura.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Ryoko Kuninaka.jpg Osozaki no Himawari-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg
Tasuku Emoto Fumino Kimura Ryoko Kuninaka Yutaka Matsushige
Hiroki Matsumoto Haruna Imai Sayori Shimada Tetsuya Kusaka

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 10/23/2012 13.5%
02 10/30/2012 9.9%
03 11/06/2012 8.0%
04 11/13/2012 8.9%
05 11/20/2012 9.3%
06 11/27/2012 8.6%
07 12/04/2012 7.8%
08 12/11/2012 9.0%
09 12/18/2012 8.7%
10 12/25/2012 7.6%
Average 9.2%

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