Star no Koi

Star no Koi (2001)

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Ratings: 7.1/10 from 126 users
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A Japanese take on Notting Hill (1999). Sosuke Nakata (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi), is just your everyday salaried worker. There is really nothing special that stands out about Nakata. He is a serious guy, whose life mostly consists of going back and forth to the office each day.
Suddenly one day though, Nakata just happens to meet a certain woman by coincidence-top star, Hikaruko Kirishima (Fujiwara Norika). Just by talking to her, Nakata is read moreleft standing feeling like he has just seen a dream.
Several days later, Kirishima calls an emergency press conference.
And there she announces..."I am now dating a gentleman by the name of Sosuke Nakata, a salaried worker, whom I intend to marry."
An announcement about their "relationship," out of the blue! More than that, this top star's boyfriend is just your typical salaried worker!! What does Kirishima have up her sleeve as she hides behind her intrepid smile?!
Nakata obviously has no idea about what happened at the press conference. He also doesn't know what lies ahead for him at work, and about Hikaruko's true intentions.

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  • Also Known as:

    Star Struck;Love with a Super Star ; Sutaa no Koi

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May 11, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Well, to be honest I am surprised I am writing a review for this. I normally am not appealed to this kind of show but I was hooked onto the first episode, it took me forever to get the rest but as soon as I had them I was pretty quick about watching them.

I felt goosebumps all over several times and I was even inspired a few times. This show is read more great for someone looking for an innocent love story, the "get together and break up then back together" story line most of these dramas portray was either not found or felt by me in this drama. I felt the actress really played her role well, it was elegant. That was, until I hit episode 10, I literally got so frustrated I just turned it off and walked away. A spur of the moment decision made me decide to finish episode 10 and move onto the final episode, 11. I am glad I did, the last episode was not a let down. I was lifted and thrilled as I watched the last episode, as corny as it may have been, the way they ended it was just so ironic I loved it. I really am glad I finished it.
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Mar 31, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I am happily watching one after another of these early 2000's Japanese dramas! This was truly a unique story and did remind you in some ways Notting Hill but the two lead actors we just wonderful together. I am slowly learning what I have been missing. Even though the romances are very toned down, I think the romance is stronger in just the conversations, the looks and the actors feelings as they read more portray them. I thoroughly enjoyed this drama from beginning to end. There was a time I wanted to choke Sousuke in his ultimate noble idiocy sacrifice but would this be any different than other dramas? I think not. But with only 11 episodes, it will be a quick but enjoyable watch.
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    NewKDramaAddict Mar 31, 2013

    Cheesy but good! Haven't stopped watching it yet! Day 2 and almost done

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    GreenPaintedRose Nov 2, 2012

    This was one of the cheesiest drams i've ever watched... but for some reson i couldn't stop - i only needed 2 days :D
    my description for this drama: sometimes awkward but overall really cute <3

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    darkangel662008 Jun 17, 2012

    Hmm... I like to have a taste with those different ham:-)

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    Bladey May 16, 2012

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    MonikaB Mar 25, 2012 - edited

    This remains one of my favorite 'star/salaryman' themed dramas. The ending's a bit corny, but it's still an enjoyable watch.

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      Eunice Santos Nov 24, 2015

      can u recommend some star/salaryman or ordinary man themed dramas? thanks


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  • Aired:

    Oct 11, 2001 to Dec 20, 2001
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  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.1 (scored by 126 users)
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