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Suika Opening


  • Title: すいか
  • Title (romaji): Suika
  • Also known as: Watermelon
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 8.9
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2003-Jun-12 to 2003-Sep-20
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00
  • Theme song: Momo no Hanabira by Otsuka Ai


34-year-old Motoko, an employee at a credit union, is stunned when she learns her best friend and co-worker, Mariko, has embezzled 300 million yen and disappeared. Motoko, still un-married, lives at home with her parents and has no future plans or goals. Tired of her monotonous, mundane lifestyle, she decides to move out and live on her own. She happens upon a beautiful old geshuku, or lodging house, called "Happiness Sancha." The building is surrounded by lush vegetable and flower gardens, and is nestled right on the riverbank. There are only 2 remaining tenants; Natsuko, a college professor who has lived there since she herself was in college, and Kizuna, an erotic manga artist whose work doesn't sell much. The manager, Yuka, is desperate to take on more boarders, which is perfect timing for Motoko. This simple drama examines the life of four totally different women brought together under one roof, and follows them on their own searches for happiness at "Happiness Sancha."

-- synopsis by awrittensin

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Episode Titles

  • Ep 01: Runaway Woman, Fed-up Woman
  • Ep 02: Wipe Your Tears So Love Can Begin
  • Ep 03: Happiness Bought With 100 Yen Coins?
  • Ep 04: Am I An Interesting Person?
  • Ep 05: Dad, I'm a Bad Daughter
  • Ep 06: Secret Reunion With a Beloved Ghost
  • Ep 07: Breasts Can Make You Happy?
  • Ep 08: Even If Mom Has Cancer...
  • Ep 09: I've Decided! Goodbye, Mom
  • Ep 10: The Reason the Girls Have to Part

-- translated by awrittensin

External Links

Spring 2003 NTV Autumn 2003
Boku no Mahou Tsukai Saturday 21:00 Ashita Tenki ni Naare