Top Caster

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Top Caster


  • Title: トップキャスター
  • Title (English): Top Caster
  • Also known as: Top Anchor
  • Genre: Family
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 18.25
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-17 to 2006-Jun-26
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: Dear Friend by Sowelu


Haruka Tsubaki hops on a plane from New York to Tokyo. She will be filling in the newscaster position on a news program that will begin airing on CNB Television. Haruka used to work as an anchor and was called "the legendary anchor" until she was involved in an incident that forced her to lose her position there. She flew to America alone to pursue her career as a journalist. It is Katsutoshi Shibata, the Senior Executive Director of the News Department that brushed aside strong oppositions and invited Haruna back. He tells her, "Do whatever you like. I'll take the responsibility."

At the headquarters of CNB, producer Shokichi Ichiba, director Kensuke Kanihara, announcer Mei Nohara, and the other crew are standing by for a meeting with Haruka. With great fear, they await the arrival of the legendary anchor. But when the door opens, only Katsutoshi is standing. He says Haruka headed to check out the news studio as soon as she arrived at CNB. The crew try to extend their greetings to her, but she pays no attention. Instead, she dismisses the programming strategy she was given, and insists, "Go for scoops."

What's more surprising is that Haruka appoints Nozomi Asuka — who was scheduled to deliver weather forecasts — as her assistant. She tells Asuka that it's the assistant's job to work alongside her for 24 hours and wake her up every morning. "Why do I have to spend my private time with her...?" Full of doubts, Nozomi heads to Haruka's apartment with her luggage. What awaits her? --Fuji TV

User/Viewer Ratings

(2 votes)



Production Credits

Episode Titles

  • Ep 01: The woman who calls the storms
  • Ep 02: Confession of a hero
  • Ep 03: Counterattack of a woman with zero luck in love
  • Ep 04: The big scoop that disappeared
  • Ep 05: Targeted woman
  • Ep 06: Ultimate rival
  • Ep 07: A caster change
  • Ep 08: The two in love
  • Ep 09: Unexpected pink slip
  • Ep 10: The reckless woman
  • Ep 11: Goodbye... Legendary woman

Episode Ratings

Episode Kanto Kansai Nationwide
01 23.1 ??.? ??.?
02 19.6 ??.? ??.?
03 18.7 ??.? ??.?
04 15.6 ??.? ??.?
05 18.5 ??.? ??.?
06 16.8 ??.? ??.?
07 17.3 ??.? ??.?
08 17.5 ??.? ??.?
09 17.1 ??.? ??.?
10 18.1 ??.? ??.?
11 18.5 ??.? ??.?
average 18.25 ??.? ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


  • 49th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress: Amami Yuki

External Links

Winter 2006
Fuji TV
Summer 2006
Monday 21:00