Blue Moshiku wa Blue
- Title: ブルーもしくはブルー
- Title (romaji): Blue moshiku wa blue
- Also known as: Blue, Otherwise Blue
- Tagline: ~もう一人の私~ / Mou hitori no watashi / Another Me
- Format: Yorudora
- Episodes: 16 (15 mins each, 4 weeks)
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- Broadcast network: NHK
- Broadcast period: 2003-Jun-23 to 2003-Jul-17
- Air time: Monday through Thursday at 23:00
- Theme song: Genki wo dashite by Shimatani Hitomi
The 10th NHK Yorudora is "Blue, moshiku wa blue," based on a novel of the same name by Yamamoto Fumio.
Sasaki Souko is an affluent married woman. Her husband Yuusuke, works at an advertising company, and she finds out that he has a mistress. However, Souko herself has a lover, a younger man named Naoya. Although she should be happy, her heart just isn't satisfied. One day, she happens to run into a woman named Kawami Souko, who looks so much like her she could be her twin sister. Even more surprising, the woman is arm-in-arm with Sasaki's former lover, Kawami Shunichi! Unbelievably, the two women have the same birthday, the same upbringing; the only thing that differs is who their husband is! When Sasaki was worrying about who to marry, Yuusuke or Shunichi, "Kawami Souko" split from her, creating an alternate version of herself. Longing for a change in her life, Sasaki asks Kawami to exchange lives with her for one month, and Kawami accepts. However, by doing this, Sasaki has no idea that she has greatly disrupted the balance of her fate...
-- translated from the NHK synopsis by awrittensin
Episode Titles (By Week)
- Week 1: 「運命」 "Fate"
- Week 2: 「嫉妬」 "Envy"
- Week 3: 「復讐」 "Revenge"
- Week 4: 「出発」"Departure"
-- translated by awrittensin
- Inamori Izumi
- Ishiguro Ken
- Hosokawa Shigeki
- Nakao Mie (中尾ミエ)
- Utsui Ken
- Nanase Natsumi
- Nemoto Harumi
- Uchida Asahi
- Original writing: Yamamoto Fumio (山本文緒)
- Screenwriter: Nakatani Mayumi (中谷まゆみ)
- Producer: Chiba Yukitoshi (千葉行利)
- Music: Suzuki Yasuhiro (鈴木康博)