English: One Million Stars Falling From The Sky or The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Romaji: Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi
image from Amazon.com
Another series starring Kimura Takuya. Here he plays as a mysterious apprentice chef. I believe his character here, Ryo, has photographic memory and he doesn’t even know about it or he just lies about not knowing about it. He is also manipulative and overly cunning.
Here he gets involved with different girls, including a daughter of a rich business tycoon, a sister of a detective, and an equally mysterious probably even obsessed girl.
The story mostly revolves around a murder made to look like a suicide. One of the detectives, Kanzo, brother of Yuko, is the one that believes that this is a murder and not a suicide. He even suspects Ryo as the killer. Was it him though?
Every twist and turn of this story will leave you wanting to dig in deeper. It’s not your usual JDrama with sweet love and tears. This one has a dark side. Kimura, yet again, played his role excellently. As I’ve said in the past, when he plays a role you’ll forget that he played a different character in the past. This series will keep you guessing until the end.
Aside from Ryo, one character to look out for is Yuki, the 3rd girl being kept by Ryo. She’s really something. And Yuko, the detectives sister, she’s really stupid and gullible. She has this weird connection with Ryo for some odd reason.
I just find Miwa’s character a bit, ugh, dragging. I don’t know why she’s like that but it made it hard for me to watch this series because of her character, mainly, among other reasons. Thank goodness it was Kimura, if not, I wouldn’t have finished this series. Kimura’s character is mysterious enough to let you want to finish watching the series to know where he is coming from and what really happened.
You don’t know how much I LOVE seeing Kimura act, let me rephrase this, I LOVE seeing Kimura period, but this series has all the feels in all the wrong places. I don’t know why. Everything got a little better though from episode 7 on wards.
This series has won 8 awards during the 33rd Television Drama Academy Awards. You can see the list from wiki.d-addicts, here. Even though this is the case I really, really had a hard time finishing this series. I am glad that I finished it though. This is the second time that I watched a series that had Kimura in the same predicament in the end.
Here’s a few of the reasons why I continued watching. A few gifs I made.
It has been rated 7.7/10 by IMDb here.
You can watch it here.