Strawberry on the Shortcake TBS Winter Drama 2001

  • Drama: Strawberry on the Shortcake (S.O.S.)
  • Japanese: ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ
  • Director: Nobuhiro Doi, Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Writer: Shinji Nojima
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: January 12 – March 16, 2001
  • Runtime: Friday 22:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Manato is an unpopular high school student who shuts out the world to deal with being bullied at school and his parents’ divorce. With his father’s remarriage, Manato gradually finds himself attracted to his new step-sister, Yui, who is a constant thrill seeker, but she is completely oblivious to his feelings. At the same time, Manato’s childhood friend and neighbor, Haruka, understands all of his problems, but she hasn’t been able to admit her romantic feelings for him. Manato and Haruka must find a way to deal with their unrequited love, and in doing so find the happiness for which they are searching.