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A Story of Love (1997)

Kon'na koi no hanashi (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie
A wealthy coldhearted business man falls in love with a poor kindhearted girl who lives in the very buildings his company want to knock down.


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Cast overview:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Shuichiro Harashima
Kôji Tamaki Kôji Tamaki ... Konosuke Shimodaira
Nanako Matsushima ... Kaori Fujimura
Naho Toda ... Mayako Mizukoshi
Ikue Masudo Ikue Masudo ... Misao Fujimura (as Saya Takagi)
Yoko Saito Yoko Saito ... Hirano
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ... Norihiko Nakahata
Yuichi Haba Yuichi Haba ... Dept Chef. Domoto
Bsaku Satô Bsaku Satô ... Sensei (as Bsaku Satoh)
Kenta Satoi Kenta Satoi ... Director Ninagawa
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu ... Satou
Kimiko Imai Kimiko Imai ... Yajima (Konosuke's ex-wife)
Nobuyuki Katsube Nobuyuki Katsube ... Zenchii (The Cook)
Tokuma Nishioka Tokuma Nishioka ... Ryuzki Harashima (Shichirou's father)


Hiroyuki Sanada is the cold-hearted businessman Harashima, whose only goal in life is to work hard and make money. His plans for the future are cut short when he discovers he'll be dead within six months. By strange twist of fate, he bumps into Nanako Matsushima who plays Kaori, a poor yet loving girl who lives and works in Harashima's world and he falls head-over-heels in love with her. With the help of Koji Tamaki (The lively and cheerful Konosuke), Harashima begins to realize what the values of friendship, loyalty and love- but will be able to reverse the fate of Kaori and Konosuke's doomed homes before his fate catches up with him? Written by Sophie Ball

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Was inspired by the song "Mr Lonely" sung by Kôji Tamaki who stars as Konosuke Shimodaira in this drama. "Mr Lonely" is the 'A Story of Love' theme song. See more »


While Harashima is watching Kaori in the display window, you can see a camera light and two odd people reflected in the window, but not Harashima. See more »


[after Konosuke has hit Harashima over Kaori]
Kaori Fujimura: Stop it! Leave him alone! It's my fault, it's all my fault!
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one of the best tv drama I have ever watched
1 April 2001 | by lohipSee all my reviews

This is a drama worth watching. The story line was good, the actors (especially Sanada Hiroyuki and Tamaki Koji) really put in a marvelous performance. I would say the way the whole show was directed from start to end really glued the viewers to the tv screen, and the music too really is effective in setting the moods, funny, in suspence, hearbreaking and...romantic... I especially like the main track "Mr. lonely" (sang and composed by Tamaki koji).

After watching this show, I was so fasinated by both the main actors in this show that I start to search for more information on this two actors...new series, movies,fan page etc etc. Now I am a great fan of both of them. "Mr. lonely" too sets me off to be a music fan of Tamaki Koji!

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