Tokyo Wankei

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Tokyo Wankei


  • Title: 東京湾景
  • Title (romaji): Tokyo Wankei
  • Title (English): Destiny of Love
  • Genre: Human drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 13.83
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Jul-05 to 2004-Sep-13
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: Kimi sae ireba by Weather Forecast


"Please tell me who I really am."

This e-mail message was sent by Mika Kimoto, an editor working at a publisher in Daiba, Tokyo.

Coming from a wealthy family, Mika has always had everything she has ever wanted and more. She is a third-generation Korean living in Japan. She loves her job, and her Japanese boyfriend is a doctor.

There's one thing that bothers Mika though... Her father Masao is very conscious of his ethnic heritage and will allow Mika to marry only a Korean. When her relationship falls apart because of her father's interference, she just happens to post the above message on a mobile phone dating service.

Ryosuke, a blue-collar warehouse worker at Shinagawa Pier, replies to Mika's message.

Daiba and Shinagawa Pier are separated by Tokyo Bay. Mika is a career woman working at a major firm. Ryosuke lives a meager life doing manual labor at a warehouse. There seems to be nothing in common between the two. Still, destiny brings them together.

One day Mika happens to find her late mother Yuri's diary. Written within is the tale of Yuri's concealed relationship with a Japanese man before she married Masao. Mika finds out her mother's hidden past and her passion for the man she loved. Without knowing it, she is about to follow the same path as her mother.

-- Fuji TV

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings (%)
1 A love that runs past Japan and South Korea 17.7
2 A lover who existed 14.3
3 Confession of love by the sea in midsummer 13.5
4 To the core 13.3
5 A written challenge from Seoul 12.3
6 A miraculous de jevu 13.1
7 Summer sonata ~ to my home country~ 13.8
8 Determination 13.9
9 Raging stream 10.2
10 Death of the bride 13.7
11 Final episode ~samsara~ 16.3

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Spring 2004 Fuji TV Autumn 2004
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