Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu

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Crying out Love, in the Centre of the World


  • Title: 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ
  • Title (romaji): Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu
  • Also known as: Crying out Love, in the Centre of the World
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance, Human drama
  • Episodes: 11, 1 Special
  • Viewership ratings: 15.9
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Jul-02 to 2004-Sep-10
  • Air time: Friday 22:00-22:54
  • Theme song: Katachi Aru Mono by Shibasaki Kou


"I thought I might be using a lifetime's happiness in a moment. I was that happy and she was that beautiful." A young boy stands on the red earth of Australia under its blue sky. It is 17-year-old Sakutaro Matsumoto. His time with the girl comes back to him. The colored sand runs through his hands and a tear appears on his cheek. He wakes up. It's 2004 and he is 34 years old and in Japan. He thinks "I have been in a world without her for 17 years." Returning home to see his old high school for the last time before it is demolished, Saku confronts anew the loss of the love of his life, Aki, to leukemia 17 years ago. Now a medical researcher at graduate school, he has been living as if half of him died with her since then. Based on the bestselling novel that sold over 3 million copies, the past and present come together in this love story that is both pure and sad.

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Episode Information

Episode Air date Title (English) Rating
01 2004-07-02 Letter from the Teacher 18.5%
02 2004-07-09 Delicate distance 15.7%
03 2004-07-16 Eternal separation 15.2% 
04 2004-07-23 The Last Day 13.9%
05 2004-07-30 Approaching Shadow 16.5%
06 2004-08-06 The Journey to Live 15.0%
07 2004-08-13 A Night With No Dawn 14.5%
08 2004-08-20 Proposal 15.4%
09 2004-08-27 Choice In the Last Moments of Life 15.9%
10 2004-09-03 Please Save Me... 15.2%
11 2004-09-10 Something With Shape 19.1%
SP 2004-09-17 Graduation After 17 Years 15.9%




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