- Title: 遅咲きのヒマワリ ~ボクの人生、リニューアル~
- Title (romaji): Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~
- Title (English): Late Blooming Sunflower –My life renewed-
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Human
- Episodes: 10
- Viewership rating: 9.2%
- Broadcast network: Fuji TV
- Broadcast period: 2012-Oct-23 to 2012-Dec-25
- Theme song: Jotoku by Mr. Children
- Opening song: Anata ni by MONGOL800 (as sang by the main cast)
- Ikuta Toma as Kodaira Jotaro
- Fukuzaki Nayuta (福崎那由他) as young Jotaro (ep1)
- Maki Yoko as Nikaido Kahori
- Kiritani Kenta as Fujii Junichi
- Kashii Yu as Morishita Ayaka
- Emoto Tasuku as Matsumoto Hiroki
- Kimura Fumino as Imai Haruna
- Kuninaka Ryoko as Shimada Sayori
- Taguchi Junnosuke as Aoyama Kaoru
"Late blooming Sunflower –My life renewed-" is a story of 7 young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last of the crystal clear streams. Somewhat nostalgic, somewhat new, they hold on to their dreams and insecurities. It's a true-to-life portrayal of the days in young adulthood.
Kodaira Jotaro, the main character, played by Ikuta, is an easy going, slow starter who spends a rather relaxing time at a private college before graduating to work at a company as a contract employee. He leads a so-so life with moderate satisfaction and moderate uneasiness, like any other young man of the modern times. Later, his character and honest ways are acknowledged by the company and he is planned to become a full-time employee when suddenly things take a complete turn. He is not only laid off, but left behind by his girlfriend who he dated for over 7 years.
Jotaro returns to his parents' home only to find that his brother was now the central part of the family, working for the government, the most dependable figure in the family. There is no room for him to fit in and feeling bewildered, he finds a website online that is recruiting volunteers for the revitalization of Shimanto city, Kochi prefecture. Without much thought, he desperately jumps at the opportunity and finds himself in the middle of Kochi, where nature is grand and time is of abundance.
75th Television Drama Academy Awards: Special Award
source : dramawiki - Osozaki no Himawari
v1olet's comment :
Cerita : menarik, sehari-hari banget. Karena nonton serial ini jadi baru tahu bahwa penting juga program bantuan untuk para manula yg tinggal di desa. Makin hari makin sedikit anak muda yg tinggal di desa karena sekolah dan kerja di kota, maka pemerintah perlu turun tangan untuk mengurus manula. Di negara maju mungkin begini, kalau di Indonesia sih ... boro-boro.
Cast : Suka sama Ikuta Toma. Kalau main film lucu dan cocok untuk peran yg periang. Chemistry Toma dan Maki Yoko juga bagus. Persahabatannya juga lucu.
Ending : Happy
Kaori kembali ke Tokyo, tapi bukan bekerja di Laboratorium seperti tawaran Professor. Kaori kerja di Laboratorium lain dan mulai dari nol lagi. Perlu kerja keras. Pada hari Natal, Jotaro minta Kaori foto pohon natal di Tokyo Tower. Saat lagi foto-foto, Kaori menabrak seseorang, ternyata Jotaro nyusul ke Tokyo naik mobil van semalaman sambil membawa bunga matahari yg telat mekar. Mereka jadian deh.
Rating : 8/10