Last Friends

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Last Friends


  • Title: ラスト・フレンズ
  • Title (English): Last Friends
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Friendship, human drama, gay/lesbian
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 17.7 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Apr-10 to 2008-Jun-19
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00
  • Theme song: Prisoner Of Love by Utada Hikaru


Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru's mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru's in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life. --jade_frost

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings
Ratings (Kansai) Ratings (Nationwide)
01 The troubles we keep to ourselves:
DV, pregnancy, and forbidden love
13.9 ??.? ??.?
02 A life-and-death secret 15.9 ??.? ??.?
03 A love that eats away life 15.6 ??.? ??.?
04 A bond torn apart 15.9 ??.? ??.?
05 A night of shock 19.9 ??.? ??.?
06 A desperate getaway 17.2 ??.? ??.?
07 A harsh reality 16.0 ??.? ??.?
08 Last letter 18.8 ??.? ??.?
09 Your life 18.0 ??.? ??.?
10 Love and death 20.7 ??.? ??.?
11 To the future 22.8 ??.? ??.?
Average -- 17.7 ??.? ??.?
SP The love of young people who live the moment 17.4 ??.? ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



  • Immediately after each episode aired, a special spin-off movie centered around Takigawa Eri titled "Eri - my Love" aired on FujiTV On Demand. Although a fee is usually charged, "Eri - my Love" was provided free for one hour after Last Friends aired.

The production staff for the spin-off series included the following.

External Links

Winter 2008 Fuji TV Summer 2008
Shikaotoko Aoniyoshi Thursday 22:00 Code Blue