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Beach Boys

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  • Title: ビーチボーイズ
  • Title (English): Beach Boys
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Episodes: 12 + 1 SP
  • Viewership ratings: 26.5%
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 1997-Jul-07 to 1997-Sep-22
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: Forever by Sorimachi Takashi & Richie Sambora

Synopsis

Upon getting thrown out of his girlfriend Fujiko's apartment, Hiromi (Sorimachi) decides to head for the ocean. En route, he crosses paths with Kaito (Takenouchi), an elite employee of a large multinational trading company in Tokyo who is running away from his problems at work after losing a key client. The two stumble into a quiet B&B on the beach run by the aging surfer Masaru and his high-school-aged granddaughter Makoto. Hiromi immediately applies to work there for the summer, and Kaito is forced to join him after he loses his wallet. The two share a room, with Hiromi trying to make friends, and Kaito at first resisting, unimpressed by Hiromi's devil-may-care attitude. Slowly over the ensuing episodes, Kaito becomes more and more at home in this sleepy rural town, and begins to wonder if he should give up his pursuit of success in the big city, and try to relax, and enjoy himself more. When he returns to Tokyo to finish his work, Hiromi and Makoto come to lure him back, but when he returns to the B&B, his boss and girlfriend Sakura likewise come looking for him.

SP Synopsis

3 months have passed since the events on the beach. Kaito works for a marine biologist (Kirishima Karen) whereas Hiromi dates the heiress (Shinohara Ryoko) of a Hawaiian hotel owner. When Kaito's work takes him to the island as well, they run into each other by chance. Makoto and Haruko now run the B&B back in Japan. One day they win a trip which will make the reunion complete.

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Spring 1997 Fuji TV Autumn 1997
Hitotsu Yane no Shita 2 Monday 21:00 Love Generation

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