- Title: ゴールデンボウル
- Title (English): Golden Bowl
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Sports, romance
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership rating: 12.5
- Broadcast network: NTV
- Broadcast period: 2002-Apr-01 to 2002-Jul-06
- Air time: Saturday 21:00
- Theme song: "You Are My Destiny" by Paul Anka
Focus, concentration, proper posture and good release are the hallmarks of a good bowler. Welcome to Golden Bowl bowling alley. A bit rundown and small but no worse for wear, the Golden Bowl is stockbroker Shu Akutagawa's favorite haunt. A regular, he likes nothing better then the rumble of the bowl running down the alley and crash and crackle of the pins tumbling down. When a beautiful, older and married neighbor - who shares the same name as his old flame Hitomi - makes an appearance at the Golden Bowl, things start to heat up as Shu teams up with her to challenge some pro bowlers. Will Shu be as lucky with Hitomi as he is with the pins? --NTV
- Kaneshiro Takeshi as Akutagawa Shu
- Kuroki Hitomi as Sakura Hitomi
- Enomoto Kanako as Yashiro Midori
- Shofukutei Tsuruko (笑福亭鶴光) as Hoshino Yoichi
- Otaki Hideji as Tanoe Michio
- Matsumoto Rio as Kubo Akira
- Ogawa Naoya (小川直也) as Tateno Goro
- Degawa Tetsuro as Takegami Yuji
- Fujisawa Taigo as Shibahara Hiromi
- Segawa Eiko (瀬川瑛子) as Kato Chiaki
- Ogi Shigemitsu as Henmi Tsutomu
- Takewaki Muga (竹脇無我) as Kuroda Masanobu
- Umemiya Masako Ohashi Izumi
- Yoshikawa Hinano as Fubuki Hitomi
- Nagato Hiroyuki as Kazama Shigeru (ep6)
- Sakai Masato as Dazai Mamoru (ep7)
- Kimura Yoshino as Nishino Tomoko (ep7)
- Matsuura Aya as Yoshizawa Miyako (ep9)
- Parker Bohn III as Frank Cache (ep10)
- Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji
- Producer: Masuda Kazuho (増田一穂), Ito Hibiki (伊藤響), Kitajima Kazuhisa (北島和久)
- Director: Inomata Ryuichi
- Music: Ootsubo Naoki (大坪直樹)
Episode Titles & Ratings
- 1frame: You Are My Destiny
- 2frame: The Secret of the Bye-Bye Split... Break Up With Your Lover If You Make It
- 3frame: The Lone 5th Pin... How Long Can a Girl Bear It?
- 4frame: Our Love's Rapid Development! A Sudden Sweet Kiss... Tears of Twin Boys
- 5frame: Co-Ed Hot Spring Bowling!! If I Lose I Go Naked!? I'm In Trouble!
- 6frame: Flaming Southpaw! My Lover's Mad at Me!!
- 7frame: Akutagawa VS Dazai! Only The Cockroaches Know Who Will Win At Love!!
- 8frame: Frozen By the Ghost of a Lover! Trap of the Magical Kiss!!
- 9frame: Showdown With a Super Popular Idol! Live Broadcast Captures Amazing Achievement!!
- 10frame: The Arrival of the Real World Champ! Skill & Skill, Love & Love, Tears & Tears!!
- 11frame: Final Special of Love and Fate! Make the Miraculous Split 'Snake Eyes!!'
-- translated by awrittensin
- Ep 01: 14.3%
- Ep 02: 11.5%
- Ep 03: 13.8%
- Ep 04: 12.9%
- Ep 05: 13.5%
- Ep 06: 13.9%
- Ep 07: 09.8%
- Ep 08: 10.8%
- Ep 09: 11.8%
- Ep 10: 09.6%
- Ep 11: 15.5%