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  • Drama: Egao no Hosoku
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 6, 2003 - Jun 22, 2003
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 118 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #6880
  • Watchers: 270

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Yumi (Takeuchi Yuko) is a 23-year-old office worker. Out of the blue, she is fired from her job. A few days later, wearing kimono, she is rushing to an interview for some part-time work at a publishing company. She was at a friend's wedding that went on a bit longer than expected and she has no time to change from her kimono.
In another room at the publisher, popular comic book writer Reijiro Sakurai (Abe Hiroshi) is having an editorial meeting with some staff. He is planning to lock himself away at a hot spring for the next three months to concentrate on his next project. Yumi stumbles into the room, looking for somewhere to change out of her kimono. Sakurai comments that if Yumi were to join him he wouldn't mind being away for so long... --TBS Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 6, 2003 - Jun 22, 2003
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 118 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #6880
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Humbledaisy
4 people found this review helpful
Jul 4, 2015
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Egao no Hosoku is a slice of life drama that bobs along merrily like a boat on a stream. The heroine (Takeuchi Yuko) Yumi starts out in an unpleasant but fairly safe berth as a temporary worker while the hero (Abe Hiroshi) Sakurai Reijiro is a successful but unfulfilled comic book writer/illustrator. Both think they might want more out of life but it isn't until they team up to produce Sakurai's latest comic offering that they start to figure out their futures.

Along the way, they interact with the staff and management of the small town hot springs inn where they are staying. Conflicts and misunderstandings occur to make the journey difficult but eventually, all the main characters come to decision points in their lives. The series doesn't have a conventual happy ending but it is truthful and hopeful. The humorous side characters (and potential romantic partners) help them steady their boat along the journey.

As a television series, the show is beautifully shot and is not just a 'travel drama." Its soundtrack is nothing special but perfectly suitable - after all, you wouldn't want something to interrupt your peaceful mood. All in all, Egao no Hosoku isn't a gripping or gritty drama but it is funny, uplifting and entertaining and I'm sure you'll go on to look for the main actors in their other dramas. Just enjoy it and drift along for the ride.

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Julia
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 3, 2016
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 5.5
Enjoyable drama. The coaching by the hot spring's mistress taught me a few things too. I have two wishes: either come up with a sequel or a snapshot of romance after the drama was over showing the future. Yep, I'm a diehard when it comes to romance. The episodes seemed to get over faster than a lot of dramas. Kept my interest throughout. The funny thing about the drama was you heard birds throughout the episodes but I don't recall seeing a single bird. Great acting.
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