Ashita no Kita Yoshio
As I’ve only been watching idol dramas as of late, I decided to go with something different when I got home from Tokyo in February. Ashita no Kita Yoshio (Kita Yoshio’s Tomorrow; The World’s Unluckiest Man, and his 11-day Miracle) is about a very unlucky man who has decided to end his life on his friend’s death anniversary, 11 days away. 11 is an especially meaningful number to Kita Yoshio, but most importantly is that his wife left him after a 6-month long marriage 11 years ago. With a large debt and feeling unneeded to the world he decides to sell off all his belongings and spend his last 11 days in peace. However, on the very first day, he meets Yashiro Heita along with many other interesting characters who will make Kita Yoshio experience the most eventful 11 days of his life.
While this drama is packed with famous actors, it’s good to see a drama with Kohinata Fumiyo in the lead. Kohinata is simply an amazing actor and definitely one of my favorites from the older generations. It’s good to watch “adult” dramas from time to time and not always watch the melodramatic idol dramas that air every season.
The cast is quite impressive with actors like Kuriyama Chiaki (Battle Royale, Kill Bill), Yoshitaka Yuriko (Snakes and Earrings, Tokyo DOGS) and Kaname Jun (Ryuusei no Kizuna, Shokojo Seira). See full cast here.
I had a great time watching this drama, the story in whole is a little hard to believe when you think of it, but the acting is amazing. It’s definitely worth watching!