• Special: Shounen wa Tori ni Natta
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Apr 1, 2001
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 184 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5517
  • Watchers: 402

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Nagashima Ken is a young boy who has heart disease. It's a miracle that he's still living but disease is getting worse as he's growing up. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Apr 1, 2001
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 184 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5517
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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6 people found this review helpful
Jun 27, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This review may contain spoilers
Yamashita Tomohisa takes on the role as 15 year old Nagashima Ken in the drama special Shounen wa tori ni natta about the boy who made miracles happen time and time again. I will be writing a spoilerless review.

Ken is a 15 year old boy who was born with a unusual heartdisease. Ever since the day he was born, There has always been a little hole in his heart. The doctors all claimed he wouldn't be able to live to become even 1 year old, Miracles occured and to the doctors big surprise Ken is now a fifteen year old boy. Planning and studying for what he would like to become in the future, the disease worsens as heartattacks begin happening regularly. Ken is growing, and his heart is unable to keep up with the growth at this rate. His old lifestyle is forced into a drastic change as Ken will have to start using means for living he never before thought that he would ever need. Ken keep on staying true to his own self throughout the sufferings and hardships he takes on. The Heartwarming story of a boy who despite of his handicaps always put other people before himself. Eternally fascinated by the legendary mountain hawk who he has only seen once before in his life, And deciding that he will live to see it again.

There wasn't much of an ost for this drama special. It honestly didn't even have a themesong which is rare for dramas. Most of the music in the drama was pianomusic or just emotional instrumentals adapted into fitting in with the story. The music isn't really anything to brag about, But what was there to be found really was good.

Shounen wa tori ni natta is a special that doesn't have to much popularity out there. It deserves more than it got. Watching the special it felt like Ken motivated you throughout the story instead of you just feeling bad for him. Its not just another tearjerker, The drama special will have you angered, laughing and crying along with the characters.

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