Sena is a college graduate who dreams of becoming a world class pianist. He teaches piano at a local piano school. Minami is an out of work model. On her wedding day, she gets dumped by her... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Takuya Kimura ...
 Hidetoshi Sena (11 episodes, 1996)
Tomoko Yamaguchi ...
 Minami Hayama (11 episodes, 1996)
Yutaka Takenouchi ...
 Shinji Hayama (11 episodes, 1996)
Izumi Inamori ...
 Momoko Koishikawa (11 episodes, 1996)
Ryôko Hirosue ...
 Takako Saito (11 episodes, 1996)
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 Ryoko Okusawa (11 episodes, 1996)
Leo Morimoto ...
 Professor Sasaki (11 episodes, 1996)
Ryô ...
 Himuro Rumiko (11 episodes, 1996)
Kosuke Toyohara ...
 Sugisaki Tetsuya (11 episodes, 1996)
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Sena is a college graduate who dreams of becoming a world class pianist. He teaches piano at a local piano school. Minami is an out of work model. On her wedding day, she gets dumped by her fiance and loses all of her savings, which she gave to her fiance. Her fiance turns out to be Senna's former roommate. She rushes to Sena's apartment and finds out that her fiance has skipped town. With no money and no where to go, she moves in with Sena. Sena likes Ryoko, a college sophomore. He likes her a lot, but just doesn't have the courage to ask her out. Momoko is Minami's best friend and is also a model. She provides much of the comedic relief in this show. Shinji is Minami's younger brother who just happens to be better than Senna at piano. He opens a bar/nite club. Rumiko is Shinji's girlfriend. Sasaki-sensei is Sena's professor at college and is always encouraging Sena to perform at the next piano competition. Written by ahloy-419-149174

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A fun romantic comedy!
24 January 2000 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

One of the most popular Japanese TV dramas both in Japan and among foreign fans. A great ensemble cast lead by romantic leads Takuya Kimura (Japan's resident heart throb) and Tomoko Yamaguchi who is fun and attractive. About a young pianist who hasn't yet learned to mix emotion with art, and an aging model facing the reality of her industry. When Yamaguchi moves into Kimura's apartment-- taking the room left by her fiance who stood her up on her wedding day-- their very different personalities collide. Outspoken and brash meets shy and soft spoken. The scenes that result are classic. It is a rocky road but fun to watch. The rest of the cast: Yutaka, as Yamaguchi's brother a player-- of the piano and by nature; Inamori, as Yamaguchi's flaky but endearing best friend; Matsu, as Kimura's talented piano playing crush/competition. Accompanied by a great soundtrack of original songs by Cagnet. If you are reading this you have probably seen it already or at least heard of it, but if you haven't... it is hard to find but well worth the effort.


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