Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky[1] (空から降る一億の星, Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi) is a drama that aired on Fuji TV. It first aired in Japan from April 15, 2002 to June 24, 2002 every Wednesday. It features music by Elvis Costello (SMILE - main theme song).

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi
Written byEriko Kitagawa
StarringTakuya Kimura
Akashiya Sanma
Fukatsu Eri
Shibasaki Kou
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes11
Running time52 min. each episode
Original networkFuji TV
Original releaseApril 15 (2002-04-15) –
June 24, 2002 (2002-06-24)



This dark mystery drama written by Eriko Kitagawa is not the usual fare of romantic love comedy that you might expect from the screenwriter who also penned Beautiful Life and Orange Days. Katase Ryo (Kimura) is working as a chef at a pricey restaurant and is a womanizer. Women are only accessories and if he tires of them, he gets rid of them in any way possible. When a presumed suicide turns out to be murder, detective Dojima Kanzo (Sanma) crosses paths with Katase. A cat and mouse game starts with Katase raising the stakes when Dojima's little sister falls for him and Kanzo is determined to save his sister no matter the consequences. As the story continues, a dark past in Kanzo's life also start to rise and open an unimaginable connection between him, his sister, and Katase Ryo. This drama is arguably one of Kimura Takuya's best appearance.


A South Korean remake of the series titled The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Hangul: 하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별; Hanja: Haneureseo Naerineun Ireokgaeui Byeol; lit. Hundred Million Stars From the Sky) is on air in Tvn channel from 3 October 2018.[2]


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  2. ^ "tvN to remake Japanese drama Hundred Million Stars From the Sky". Dramabeans. April 30, 2017.

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