Osozaki no Himawari

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Osozaki no Himawari


  • Title: 遅咲きのヒマワリ ~ボクの人生、リニューアル~
  • Title (romaji): Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~
  • Title (English): Late Blooming Sunflower –My life renewed-
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Human
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 9.2%
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Oct-23 to 2012-Dec-25
  • Air time: Tuesday 21:00
  • Theme song: Jotoku by Mr. Children
  • Opening song: Anata ni by MONGOL800 (as sang by the main cast)


"Late blooming Sunflower –My life renewed-" is a story of 7 young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last of the crystal clear streams. Somewhat nostalgic, somewhat new, they hold on to their dreams and insecurities. It's a true-to-life portrayal of the days in young adulthood.

Kodaira Jotaro, the main character, played by Ikuta, is an easy going, slow starter who spends a rather relaxing time at a private college before graduating to work at a company as a contract employee. He leads a so-so life with moderate satisfaction and moderate uneasiness, like any other young man of the modern times. Later, his character and honest ways are acknowledged by the company and he is planned to become a full-time employee when suddenly things take a complete turn. He is not only laid off, but left behind by his girlfriend who he dated for over 7 years.

Jotaro returns to his parents' home only to find that his brother was now the central part of the family, working for the government, the most dependable figure in the family. There is no room for him to fit in and feeling bewildered, he finds a website online that is recruiting volunteers for the revitalization of Shimanto city, Kochi prefecture. Without much thought, he desperately jumps at the opportunity and finds himself in the middle of Kochi, where nature is grand and time is of abundance. -- Fuji TV

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Episode Subtitle Ratings
01 Right before turning 30. Will I be able to re-do my life? 13.5
02 Will my life ever hit it's blossoming peak? 09.9
03 Do I really need a reason to start loving someone? 08.0
04 Do you really understand the feelings of those important to you? 08.9
05 Is it a bad thing to work as hard as you can? 09.3
06 Can you really find an answer in life and love? 08.6
07 誰かを想う気持ち、持ち続けていますか 07.8
08 気持ちを伝えると、何かが変わると思いませんか? 09.0
09 自分がやるべき事は最初から目の前にありませんか? 08.7
10 自分らしく咲ける日が来ること、信じていますか? 07.6
Average 09.2

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


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