Koinaka (恋仲, KOINAKA ~ Best Friends in Love[2]) is a Japanese television drama series premiered on Fuji TV from July 20, 2015 on Mondays at 21:00.[3] It was directed by Hiro Kanai and Shōgo Miyaki, both of whom directed Summer Nude in 2013. The screenplay was written by Sayaka Kuwamura who is a screenwriter of the live-action version of Strobe Edge.[4]

Koinaka
Koinaka(恋仲) Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asKOINAKA ~ Best Friends in Love
Japanese恋仲
Genre
  • Drama
  • Romance
Written bySayaka Kuwamura
Directed by
  • Hiro Kanai
  • Shōgo Miyaki
Starring
Ending theme"Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" by Leo Ieiri[1]
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes9
Production
Producer(s)Ryōta Fujino
Running time54–69 minutes
Release
Original networkFuji TV
Original releaseJuly 20 (2015-07-20) –
September 14, 2015 (2015-09-14)
External links
Fuji TV official page

Sota Fukushi played the lead role for the first time in getsuku drama,[5] Tsubasa Honda played his childhood friend, and Shūhei Nomura played his rival in love. They made a joint appearance in Enoshima Prism in 2013.[6]

The first episode received a viewership rating of 9.8%, and the third episode recorded the highest rating of 11.9% in the Kantō region.[7] The last episode was partially broadcast live, and Rino Sashihara appeared as a guest role.[8]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Original air date Ratings
(%)
1"君がいた夏"Hiro KanaiJuly 20, 2015 (2015-07-20)9.8[9]
2"戻れない距離"Hiro KanaiJuly 27, 2015 (2015-07-27)9.9[10]
3"7年目の真実"Shōgo MiyakiAugust 3, 2015 (2015-08-03)11.9[11]
4"裏切り"Shōgo MiyakiAugust 10, 2015 (2015-08-10)10.8[12]
5"最後の花火"Shōgo MiyakiAugust 17, 2015 (2015-08-17)11.8[12]
6"決意"Shōgo MiyakiAugust 24, 2015 (2015-08-24)9.5[13]
7"告白"Hiro KanaiAugust 31, 2015 (2015-08-31)10.6[14]
8"結婚"Shōgo MiyakiSeptember 7, 2015 (2015-09-07)10.9[15]
9"君がくれた夏"Hiro KanaiSeptember 14, 2015 (2015-09-14)11.5[7]

International broadcastEdit

  • In Sri Lanka, it was aired on TV Derana with Sinhalese subtitles under the title, Best Friends in Love and premiered on June 7, 2018.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ieiri Leo to sing the theme song for Fukushi Sota's starring drama". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.fujicreative.co.jp/for_buyers/more_info/tabid/106/pdid/676/Default.aspx
  3. ^ TV 恋仲. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  4. ^ 福士蒼汰、月9初主演に不安なし! (in Japanese). Cinematoday Inc. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Fukushi Sota to star in next 'Getsu 9' drama". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  6. ^ 新月9「恋仲」の3人は実は幼馴染!?福士蒼汰、本田翼、野村周平が出演の映画『江ノ島プリズム』をご紹介! (in Japanese). navicon. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  7. ^ a b 月9「恋仲」最終回視聴率は11.5% 右肩上がりでフィニッシュ (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ 指原莉乃『恋仲』最終回に生出演「月9女優になれました!」 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  9. ^ 「恋仲」初回視聴率は9.8% まさか…月9史上初の1桁発進 (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  10. ^ 「恋仲」第2話も2桁届かず9.9% 月9史上初の1桁発進から横ばい (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  11. ^ フジ月9「恋仲」視聴率11.9%!第3話で初の2桁をマーク (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  12. ^ a b 月9「恋仲」第5話視聴率11.8% 3週連続2桁台キープ (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  13. ^ 月9「恋仲」第6話は9.5% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ 月9「恋仲」第7話は10.6% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  15. ^ 月9「恋仲」第8話は10.9% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  16. ^ https://www.lk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000598.html

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Yōkoso, Wagaya e
April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) – June 15, 2015 (2015-06-15)
Fuji TV Getsuku Drama
Mondays 21:00 – 21:54 (JST)
Succeeded by
5-ji Kara 9-ji Made: Watashi ni Koi Shita Obōsan
October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12) – December 14, 2015 (2015-12-14)