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Ishida Hikari as Hirari, the heroine.


  • Title: ひらり
  • Title (romaji): Hirari
  • Genre: Asadora drama, human drama
  • Episodes: 151 x 15 minutes
  • Viewership ratings: Ep1=34.9, High=42.9, Avg=36.9
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 1992-Oct-5 to 1993-Apr-3
  • Air time: Monday thru Saturday
  • Opening Song: Haretara ii ne by DREAMS COME TRUE
  • Original soundtrack: Hirari Original Drama Soundtrack, Epic/SONY Records ESCB-1341

Series Synopsis

The 48th NHK Asadora Renzoku Drama is Hirari. Story's settings includes Tokyo. Hirari is a young and energetic girl. She loves the sports, sumo, very much and would like to find a career in this field. However, there isn't any suitable career for a female in this area. Nevertheless, she still works hard towards her dream, and at last, she gets a chance to become a sumo stable's nutrition consultant.


Production Credits

  • Screenwriter: Uchidate Makiko
  • Producer:
  • Director:


Hirari is one of my favourite drama. This drama truly reflects the everyday life of the Japanese through the eyes of Hirari. And it is through this drama that I really get to understand what sumo is really about. I think this drama deserve at least a 3 stars (out of 5.)

Besides, it is because of this drama that Ishida Hikari gets to host the annual NHK Kouhaku Uta-Gassen. This shows the level of popularity and review this drama had. -- youri from Singapore 2000-12-30

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