Hyakunen no Koi

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Hyakunen no Koi


  • Title: 百年の恋
  • Title (romaji): Hyakunen no koi
  • Also known as: Century of Love
  • Format: Yorudora
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 16 (15 mins. each, 4 weeks)
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  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2003-Nov-10 to 2003-Dec-04
  • Air time: Monday through Thursday at 23:00
  • Theme song: Genki wo dashite by Shimatani Hitomi


The 13th NHK Yorudora is Hyakunen no Koi, based on a novel of the same name by Shinoda Setsuko, published in 2000.

Kishida Shinichi, a freelance writer, has an annual income of only 2 million yen. He meets Obayashi Rikako, a fashionable business woman who makes 60 million yen per year, and falls in love with her at first sight. However, Shinichi worries that she's out of his league, so he gives up on her. He's relieved when she calls him back after their first date, and they end up going on another date. Can this love survive in spite of the great differences in their personal and professional lives?

-- translated from excerpts of the NHK synopsis by awrittensin

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Episode Titles (By Week)

  • Week 1: Is a Love Like This Even Possible?!
  • Week 2: It Wasn't Supposed To Be This Way
  • Week 3: I'm a Mommy?!
  • Week 4: There Really Are Married Couples Like Us

-- translated by awrittensin


Based on a novel by Shinoda Setsuko.

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