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  • Title: 白夜行
  • Title (romaji): Byakuyako
  • Also known as: Journey Under a Midnight Sun
  • Genre: Romance, Suspense
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 12.28
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Jan-12 to 2006-Mar-23
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00
  • Theme song: Kage by Shibasaki Kou


When Ryoji finds out that the object of his father's perversion is his first love, Yukiho, he kills him. To his horror, Yukiho's mother forced her to do so to relieve their dire economic straits. Yukiho also retaliates in similar manner by staging a suicide for her mother as well as herself. It's been 14 years since then and the boy that gave up everything and the girl that waged her life on the boy are struggling to continue to love each other. They grow up attempting to keep it secret and ride out the statute of limitations. In order to protect Yukiho, and improve her life, Ryoji enters the world of vice and dabbles in crimes to support her.

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Episode Information

Episode Air date Subtitle Rating
01 2006-01-12 Why did the boy...? Why did the girl...? The story of a grand love and despair that spanned fourteen years 14.2%
02 2006-01-19 In a doomed future 13.4%
03 2006-01-26 The last light 11.0%
04 2006-02-02 Crime and punishment 10.7%
05 2006-02-09 The two go their separate ways 11.8%
06 2006-02-16 End of the midnight sun 10.7%
07 2006-02-23 The beautiful ghost's resolution 12.3%
08 2006-03-02 The dream of flowers blooming in mud 12.3%
09 2006-03-09 A past that slipped through the cracks 12.0%
10 2006-03-16 The crimes of the past come to light 12.6%
11 2006-03-23 After the midnight sun 14.1%




  • This drama reunited cast & crew from the award-winning & popular drama, Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu.
  • Production took 6 months to persuade the author to agree to the drama adaptation from the novel which has sold over 1.2 million copies since its release in 1999 and has become the top bestselling suspense novel.
  • Izumisawa Yuuki & Fukuda Mayuko were chosen from 180 kids from an audition.
  • A 30 second commercial during the drama cost $224,000 US Dollars. Third highest behind Rondo ($233,000) and Saiyuuki ($269,000) for the 2006 Winter season.

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