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  • Drama: Ruri no Shima
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 16, 2005 - Jun 18, 2005
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 65 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 160

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On Hatomi, a small island in Okinawa state part of Japan's southern sea frontier, the social environment is suffering. With the last student of the elementary school leaving the place, the closing of the school is a virtual given.

Mr. Nakama (Ogata Ken), decides to do something about it and heads for Tokyo to recruit his grandson. Rebuffed by his daughter, however, he decides to adopt another child. He finds Ruri (Narumi Riko), a mature girl of 11 who distrusts people due to the fact that her mother(Nishida Naomi) doesn't care much about her, but after seeing Mr. Nakama's true intentions, allows him to take her to the island. Unfortunately, the local teacher, Ms. Sanae (Konishi Manami), who was banking on the school's closing to be able to go somewhere else, is resentful of Ruri and makes light of her city fashion (including permed hair, fake curls, and miniskirts), which leads to a big showdown between her and Ruri and the people who were enthusiastic about her suddenly begin to have their doubts, and only Mr. Nakama and his wife Megumi (Baisho Mitsuko) take Ruri's side strongly.

Following into the island is Mr. Kawashima (Takenouchi Yutaka), a mysterious man who saves Ruri from drowning following the fight and who becomes her conscience and friend in her daily life in the island. But is Kawashima what he seems? Or did he come to the island to run away from Tokyo and possibly a crime he may have been involved in there?

Katsumura and Nishiyama play a local married couple of neighbors, Kashu and Igawa a local unmarried couple of neighbors, all of them willing to help Ruri in their own way.

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 16, 2005 - Jun 18, 2005
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 65 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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pattyrn4
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Ruri no Shima can best be described as a slow, family oriented drama. There is not enough excitement here to stimulate the average drama fan, especially those who are interested in romance, suspense, or action. The main theme revolves around an isolated island community where members develop close relationships with one another. The main thing they miss are children and Ruri, a foster child, captures their hearts.
This drama should feel more heartwarming, but it feels more like a serial with a resolution to each episode. Even the mystery of why handsome Takenouchi suddenly appears on the island does not stimulate enough suspense to warrant watching this one.

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Crisl
0 people found this review helpful
Oct 6, 2019
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Очень хороший, теплый, ласковый сериал. Хотя по описанию драматично, но выполнен все так правильно, что главное тут -послевкусие каждой серии. Да подростки иногда бывают трудными, да - жизненные неурядицы иногда бьют по человеку, но если есть куда возвращаться, если есть те, кто тебя ждут - то все пройдет, пройдет и это. Рекомендую, особенно, если устали от своих проблем.

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