- Title: あいくるしい
- Title (romaji): Aikurushii
- Title (English): Sweet
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Family, romance, human drama
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership ratings: 11.62%
- Broadcast network: TBS
- Broadcast period: 2005-Apr-10 to 2005-Jun-19
- Air time: Sunday 21:00
- Theme song: Ben by Michael Jackson
- Insert song: Shiki no Uta (ep1,5,6,7) composed by Toyohisa Araki
It's the foundation of humans. That thing is "family." Family relations have become weak, and they say that the "ties" of the good old days have begun to disappear. Even if you try to reform the "ties," you feel embarrassed and worry about what others will say about you expressing your love. The truth is, each and every one of us, deep in our hearts, is aching for familial love.
The story could be that of any in a small country town.
However, it's a family's true shape which we've forgotten.
A family of seven's everyday time -- Growth.
The days when you laughed till sunset with friends -- Friendship.
Won't you try one more time to think of "family"?
And then, won't you try to return the "ties" between us people?
The tie between parents and their children.
The tie between siblings.
The tie between husband and wife.
The tie between friends.
The tie between neighbours.
- Takenaka Naoto as Mashiba Tetsuo
- Harada Mieko as Mashiba Yumi
- Ichihara Hayato as Mashiba Go
- Ayase Haruka as Mashiba Michiru
- Kamiki Ryunosuke as Mashiba Horo
- Matsumoto Rina as Mashiba Uta
- Sugiura Naoki as Mashiba Meiji
Horo's friends (The Rainbow Warriors)
- Sakurai Sachiko as Nagumo Yuko (Shu's mother)
- Hagiwara Masato as Nakagawa Ryuuichi (Nana's adopted father)
- Asano Kazuyuki as Harasawa Atsushi (Seiko's father)
- Minami Kaho as Harasawa Chiaki (Seiko's mother)
- Takei Akashi as Harasawa Yuta (Seiko's younger brother)
- Takahashi Katsumi as Hanai Yoshio (Kosaku's father)
- Takahashi Hitomi as Hanai Kyoko (Kosaku's mother)
- Tsukaji Muga as Ootomo Hajime (Policeman)
- Sawajiri Erika as Kizaki Honoka
- Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji
- Producer: Ishimaru Akihiko
- Director: Yoshida Ken, Hirakawa Yuichiro, Nasuda Jun
- Music: Senju Akira
|02||Brothers' love like flames||11.9%|
|03||Words of a mother's life||11.7%|
|04||The reason why a husband loves his wife: At that moment, the children cried||12.6%|
|05||The family's last memory: We were born from you, Mother||11.1%|
|07||A family's team strength||10.7%|
|08||A family in love||10.4%|
|09||The family's breakdown||10.6%|
|10||Sign of love||10.5%|
|11||Baton of tears||8.8%|