Sonoko, a rural high school student, notices stars drawn on her desk at school. It seems that sitting at that very same desk at night is Wataru, a poor teenage student, who with no parents is forced to work during the day and study at night. Then one day a chance encounter changes their lives in this nostalgic teenage love story. Wataru is a high school student who dropped out but is now going back to night school. He works at a metal shop type of place. His father died and his mother abandoned him, so he is living alone, going to work and going to night school. Sonoko is a high school senior at North Matsumoto High School in Nagano Prefecture. They meet, actually crash into each other on a street. She leaves a book about the stars behind. Wataru manages to return the book to Sonoko. Later Sonoko finds out that Wataru uses her desk at night school. Sonoko and Wataru have feelings for each other. --Fuji Creative (dramawiki) The drama won 8th Television Drama Academy Awards (1996-Mar-19) for Best Drama, Best newcomer, Best Theme Song, Best Director and Best cast

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  • Jan 17, 2014 11 of 11 episodes seen
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    What a complete waste of time watching this super crappy drama including the 5 specials after it. Only redeeming point to this drama was the fact of Madoka and Shinji getting married. Wataru was very selfish, only thinking of himself, Hasebe was super selfish and overbearing, and Kayano was just a complete witch, and Sonoko's mother was super overbearing as well. The only time she gets kissed is by Hasabe in the first episode, and a farewell kiss by Wataru in the third special. In the special Hasabe and Kayano mature and become a little nicer. But as a whole, this drama and the specials were complete trash. My heart broke for Sonoko all through the drama and all five specials. I would give this drama read more
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Hakusen Nagashi

Hakusen Nagashi


  • Main Title: Hakusen Nagashi
  • Native title: 白線流し
  • Also Known as: Those were the Days; White Line; Throwing White Ribbon

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkFuji TV
  • Aired: January 11, 1996 to March 21, 1996
  • Airs On: Thursday
  • # of Episodes 11
    Average Duration ? per episode
  • Genres: Romance, School


  • Score: 6.86 (scored by 21 users)
  • Ranked: #NA
  • Popularity: #2196
  • Members: 80
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3.4 stars - based on 21 votes

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