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Title:Hotaru no Hikari
ƒzƒ^ƒ‹ƒmƒqƒJƒŠ
Glow of Fireflies
Telecast:2007-07-11 to 2007-09-12
Season:Summer 2007



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TV Station:NTV
Duration:10 Episodes
Viewership:13.6%



Synopsis
Ayase Haruka stars as the title character, Amemiya Hotaru, in this adaptation of Hiura Satoru's "Hotaru no Hikari" manga series. Hotaru is a twenty-something office lady who has become a "dried fish" - she has "retired" from love, and she prefers to spend her time lazily at home. Then one day, her world gets shaken up when she unexpectedly ends up living with her boss (Fujiki Naohito ). To complicate her life even further, she begins to find romance with a new employee named Makoto (Kato Kazuki).
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Hotaru no Hikari 2
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1. Yokogao [Aiko]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Ayase Haruka
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Amemiya Hotaru
Fujiki Naohito
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Takano Seiichi
Kuninaka Ryoko
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Saegusa Yuuka
Kato Kazuki
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Teshima Makoto
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Jinguuji Kaname
Itaya Yuka
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Yamada Sachiko
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Futatsugi Shouji
Asami Reina
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Sono Minako
Watabe Gota
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Sawaki Shun
Shibue Joji
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Tadokoro Junpei
Matsumoto Marika
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Murota Suzuko
Matsushita Sara
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Kasumi Hatsuko
Maruyama Tomomi
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Goutokuji Ken
Matsunaga Hiroshi
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Yamaguchi Takatoshi
Kurotani Tomoka
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Miyuki

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Drama Reviews (21)
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1. Starts slow, but gets better [Rating: 8/10]
When I first started watching Hotaru no Hikari, I thought it was a bit dull. Nothing really sparked my interest and I felt, over all, indifferent to nearly everything that was happening with the plot. To be fair, this isnft necessarily a bad thing. But nor is it a good thing. How does one categorize gmediocreh?

By the seventh episode I finally started to enjoy the drama. Ifm not sure what it was. Possibly the very subtle shift in emotions the characters began to feel/expose? By the ninth episode I believe the gmediocreh for me shifted to ggoodh. It helped that I was satisfied with the ending.

Ayase was amusing to watch. I have a lot of respect for her as a result of watching some of her more powerful roles in other dramas. She wasnft outstanding in this particular role, but I did think she was hilarious at times and her comedic timing was grand. However, I found the transition of her work self and her home self too drastic, but this can easily be the fault of the writer/director, and not necessarily her as the actress.

Ryoko-chan was lovely as ever, but her character was severely downplayed. She almost faded half way into the drama and didnft make a stand again until the last few episodes. For as much as she was on screen, though, I thought she was grand! She has a charismatic presence that I donft think Ifll ever tire of.

The dude who played Makoto (notice the lack of effort on my part to find out his real name) was so blah! His acting was poor and he was really painful to watch. I also didnft dig his selfish, useless, pathetic character.

But goodness, Fujiki-san! I had a major crush on him when I first saw him in Ichi Ritoru no Namida, and maintained this crush for quite a while. It evaporated a bit after watching him in Antique, and completely disappeared after seeing him in Galcir. I think this role replenished it a bit. His character was grand and he really pulled it off. I was completely convinced by everything he said and did. I always enjoy a good man in a suit.

Although the drama started off slow, it did redeem itself at the end. Was it a great drama? Nah. But it was good.
Reviewed by Wynter on 3 February 2008
2. A show with all the right charms [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is such a treat! Throughout all the 10 episodes, it never fails to entertain, delivering tongue-in-cheek humor and adorable moments between the characters.

Ayase Haruka plays a rather simple-minded and clueless woman who has a messy alter-ego : himono-onna. She's so comical and likeable, and her character is very refreshing - she's flawed and she knows it, yet she's always at ease with herself eventhough her object of affection may not agree with her lifestyle. Fujiki Naohito is great, especially in funny scenes when he throws all these humorous, dispiriting remarks deadpan-style.

The platonic relationship between the leads - which is teeming with farcical bickering and heartfelt confessions - is such a joy to watch. The drama lacks any sort of affection, but the actors are more than capable to make their scenes work.

My only complaint is Koto Kazuki, who despite being a total eye-candy, is a very stiff and inept actor - but his performance doesn't decimate the awesomeness that is this show. Overall, I really enjoyed it and would totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light-hearted comedy.
Reviewed by Mint on 21 August 2008
3. HORRIBLE, OVERRATED, LAME, JUST DOWN-RIGHT ANNOYIN [Rating: 5/10]
Ayase Haruka is not cute or funny in this. She ends up being REALLY annoying. It's just so hard to watch her attempts at being cute... If you want to see cute go watch kitakawa keiko in mop girl. but in all seriousness her acting is absolutely horrible. It's overacting and lame. The script or the writing i bad enough as it is but she makes it even worse with her overacting.... sorry to break it to you but overacting doesn't make it funnier. it makes it worse.

The story/characters is just really banal and ordinary and it's just really boring. I have no idea why it's so popular. I've never seen fujiki naoto in a good drama... this being one of them.

The drama is not funny or romantic etc etc. 2 dramas that aired in the same season that are million times better than this are: hanazakari no kimitachi e, LIFE . these have better camerawork, directing, lighting, background music, etc especially LIFE. But seriously the lighting and the camerawork and the directing everything is so abysmal, you know the usual cheap j-drama feel from the like the 90s even though it's 2011 now... and this came out in 2007.
Reviewed by howtwosave on 10 December 2011
4. Recommended! [Rating: 10/10]
As somewhat a himono-onna myself, this drama really touched my heartstrings. After watching this, it gives me confidence that even a person like me may find someone.

I loved the underlying theme of the story - that the person you truly love is the person you feel most comfortable with. In any relationship, I think being able to understand each other is one of the most important aspects, and I loved how this drama was able to portray that so subtlely in Hotaru and Buchou's relationship. I think what really made the love triangle between Hotaru, Buchou and Teshima successful was the chemistry between the actors. There was just so much of it in the banter between Manager and Junior, chemistry that was very lacking in the careful relationship between Teshima and Hotaru. Was it the acting, the direction or the script? Whatever it is, it really works, and that's the driving force behind this drama.

This has definitely become one of my favourite dramas of all time. It's been a while since I watched something I loved so much. It's excellent, and one should definitely watch and enjoy it.
Reviewed by Limes on 13 June 2008
5. My Fair Lady [Rating: 8/10]
When Eliza Doolittle left Prof Higgins' house to marry Freddy, there is this song sung by Prof Higgins which I thought fits the mood of this story:

"I've grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
I've grown accustomed to the tune she whistles night an' noon
Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs
Are second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in

I was serenely independent
And content, before we met
Surely I could always be that way again, and yet
I've grown accustomed to her looks
Accustomed to her voice
Accustomed to her face

But I'm so used to hear her say "Good morning" every day
Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows
Are second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in

I'm very grateful she is a woman
And so easy to forget
Rather like a habit one can always break and yet
I've grown accustomed to the trace
Of something in the air
Accustomed to her face"

AND I HAVE GROWN TO ACCUSTOMED TO THE FRONT PORCH AND THE FIREFLIES........
Reviewed by Eyeyore on 10 September 2007
6. Fun comedy - typical good dorama [Rating: 9/10]
I read the Review from Wynter and this is basically what I felt, except I enjoyed it from the start.
I seldomly really laugh out loud while watching a dorama, but this one did it to me. The scenes between Hotaru (Ayase) and her Buchoo (Fujiki) at home were always so funny, and they kept coming with different types of jokes (not always the same thing that repeats itself).

I usually don't care much for Fujiki, who tends to always play the same type of role with his serious face (except Galcircle that was a bit too much), but in this dorama he managed to pull out a very credible character, which was far from easy considering what he had to face with the character of Hotaru, and really helped to build the comedy.

And yes, Kato Kazuki (Makoto) was a waste (he only has one face - I think he was playing with a mask on :-), but whatever, he was not the one you'd look at anyway.

It had been a while I had watched such a good comedy. I would compare it to Nobuta or Mukodono.
Reviewed by Jackykero on 26 April 2008
7. wanted it to be different but... [Rating: 8/10]
if the final didn't end like that it could get way from being dull. a man and a woman begin to live together and it is unavoidable for them to fall in love with each other. so from the beginning the goal of the serie was it. But here although at the end they said they loved each other I couldn't see it - at least from Hotaru's side. Teshima liked her as herself and always said this but she couldn't see it clearly and always tried to be the 'admirable girl' so when she wasn't herself when she was with Teshima and the guy was disappointed. I am not convinced Teshima and Hotaru are over each other and Hotaru loved her manager. She was alone for a long time and not having any reason to make him like her she had no problem being herself around him. It would be better if Teshima and Hotaru ended together at the end. I think it would also be refreshing for this kind of plots.
Reviewed by Uchiha Kaede on 28 April 2008
8. Giddy fun [Rating: 9/10]
Haruka Ayase is charming and amusing in her lead role as a hopelessly failed romantic unschooled in the language of love. Soon, she finds herself contemplating a relationship; but her home is a total mess, a problem that's complicated by the fact that she's sharing the place with her manager.

Ayase negotiates a role whose faces include an architectural assistant, a loner with self-esteem issues, and a "himono-onna" - doomed never to find romance. Ayase has already proven herself with tragedy, but she lends Hotaru no Hikari a giddy charm. Fresh and amiable.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 26 August 2009
9. ~cute, funny, sweet~ [Rating: 8/10]
Amemiya is such an adorable character. She may get on your nerves at times but somehow you always forgive her in the end. Not your usual office drama female character either. Dialogue is funny and witty too so you'll always be smiling and laughing throughout the drama. Ayase Haruka and Fujiki Naohito have good chemistry and it shows through their dialogues. Just wish Kato Kazuki could have done a bit better in portraying his character. There are a few sweet moments to, the kind that makes you go 'aww...'. It's a light-hearted drama that's pleasant to watch.
Reviewed by doublemask on 29 November 2008
10. Very cute!! [Rating: 10/10]
hotaru soo cute!! (ps: i'm a girl) :D This is one very worth watching dorama. story-wise it's not so unique but it has the freshness and intriguing 'sense' i always get when watching manga-turn-dorama. the chemistry between the 2 leading roles were also good, although I'm not sure it's 'romantic' chemistry... but they just feel so good together! :) u'll get what i mean when u watch this... ;)
Reviewed by bells on 7 August 2008
11. I was pleasantly surprised [Rating: 10/10]
I normally watch more serious dramas but I loved this one I laughed out loud almost every episode. I loved the chemistry between Ayase and Fujiki they were perfect and I felt an attraction between them almost from the beginning, on the other hand I never felt Ayase and Kato felt anything at all about each other so the ending earns it a solid 10.
Reviewed by Sajen16 on 19 June 2010
12. Cute <3 [Rating: 8/10]
Really cute and funny <3 Ayase Karuka plays the role of a himono onna so well!! And I really liked Fujiki Naohito's acting in this one! I found the relationship between Amemiya and Teshima quite boring but I absolutely LOVED the interaction between Amemiya and Takano (aka Buucho~!)
Reviewed by sezling on 28 October 2007
13. Hilarious [Rating: 9/10]
When i first saw the dorama, I thought it was gonna be borring. But after watching a while the dorama was really enjoyable to watch that I can't stop watching.

en I think Ayase Haruka play as Himono onna very well.
the srory is very good, en make me laugh.
it's a good dorama
Reviewed by apithea on 30 January 2008
14. what a lovely drama! [Rating: 10/10]
ayase once again is revelation. she perfectly played hotaru. you can't say anything bad about her performance. i immensely enjoyed this drama. there is something about the role that made me related to the character. it felt personal, in a way. :D
Reviewed by weetzie_bat on 20 April 2009
15. Sweet and simple [Rating: 7/10]
Overall, it was definitely entertaining. I think it would be interesting if we could see during the series why Hotaru became a himono-onna in the first place, I mean a traumatic backstory/past or something. For some reason I was anticipating it.
Reviewed by BomChorom on 15 May 2016
16. Excellent drama, for a comedy= A must watch! [Rating: 9/10]
Very funny, hilarious, each time i watch an epsiode, i'm spending great time and laugh a lot.

Ayase haruka and Fujiki Naohito are perfect!

I strongly recommand you to watch this drama, it worth it.
Reviewed by Choberibado on 20 August 2007
17. awesome [Rating: 10/10]
loved the lead actors. ayase haruka did an awesome job in portraying a messy girl, and fujiki naohito rocked. i like his character in this drama the best out of all his other dramas.
Reviewed by PepperGreen on 14 August 2008
18. sweet [Rating: 9/10]
this story is really wonderful i enjoy watching the jdorama..the acting skill are very good for both ayase haruka and naohito fujiki...but still lack of romance
Reviewed by akai on 12 March 2008
19. Short and sweet [Rating: 8/10]
I like the theme song very much. The plot and the main cast were refreshing and natural. Watching this is like reading a short love novel.
Reviewed by hoshi2307 on 14 December 2007
20. one of the bests [Rating: 10/10]
by far my favorite comedy & main couple (buchou and hotaru!!!!!)
Reviewed by janas on 9 November 2007
21. great [Rating: 10/10]
buchou & hotaru ferever
Reviewed by janas on 11 October 2007

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1. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 9/10]
I read the Review from Wynter and this is basically what I felt, except I enjoyed it from the start.
I seldomly really laugh out loud while watching a dorama, but this one did it to me. The scenes between Hotaru (Ayase) and her Buchoo (Fujiki) at home were always so funny, and they kept coming with different types of jokes (not always the same thing that repeats itself).

I usually don't care much for Fujiki, who tends to always play the same type of role with his serious face (except Galcircle that was a bit too much), but in this dorama he managed to pull out a very credible character, which was far from easy considering what he had to face with the character of Hotaru, and really helped to build the comedy.

And yes, Kato Kazuki (Makoto) was a waste (he only has one face - I think he was playing with a mask on :-), but whatever, he was not the one you'd look at anyway.

It had been a while I had watched such a good comedy. I would compare it to Nobuta or Mukodono.
2. Comments by poopiefish [Rating: 7/10]
I really enjoyed this series.
I'm not very fond of love stories, but this one was very refreshing.
(a little spoilers)
I think it's because the story describes a friend/companion-like relationship between couples, instead of a very romantic one.
In most love stories in which there are 2 male leads, the female lead almost always ends up with the guy that she has romantic feelings for, while the other will be rejected with words like "I've always only thought of you as my best friend, and there's nothing more than that."
But that isn't truly the case in many real life situations... a lot of times, friendship-like relationships work out a lot better than relationships that are based on infatuation. And this is where Hotaru no Hikari distinguishes itself from other love stories -- it does a good job in describing the gradual sprouting of a love seed...
I started off rooting for Makoto, but as the series progressed, I also found myself taking a liking towards Buchou :P
3. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 10/10]
I absolutely love this drama! It is definitely the best romantic comedy since Anego. The chemistry between Fujiki and Haruse was great even though, to me, they were more like family/siblings/close friends than a couple. I really wanted to see the two of them dating instead of having the show end where it did, but I also can't imagine the two of them kissing or doing other couple-y stuff...it's almost like incest >.< I think all of the cast was great in the show, except for the lack of acting by the guy who played Makoto. Good thing that he's at least ikemen =P The ending song by Aiko is also great. Just like how Kitade Nana's Kiss or Kiss fitted Anego perfectly and Every Little Thing's Swimy fitted Kekkon Dekinai Otoko perfectly, Aiko's Yokogao was great for Hotaru no Hikari. I'm really hoping that the producers will decide to make a good SP with some more plot progression....kyaaaaa!
4. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 8/10]
Really quite funny, and quite good as well. I found it refreshing and enjoyable that none of the characters were evil or hateful, no villains here, all the antagonists were likeable human beings. Not every drama needs to be like this, but it seems a lot more watchable than the typical evil characters intent on ruining peoples lives that are in so many other drama series. But it did sadly feel somewhat empty and shallow. I think it had a lot to do with a lack of time and development of all the side characters. Usually I find side characters distracting and prefer dramas that keep a tighter focus on the main characters, but here I found myself feeling the opposite. Also most of the work related plot material was boring. This drama mostly deserves its popularity, but I feel it's just missing a little something that could have made it really exceptional.
5. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Neat at work, total slop home, Hotaru has given up on love and prefers to hang out at her perch drinking beer. Her boss going through an acid divorce and has no other place to stay than at Hotarufs, which is incidentally owned by his parents. Obviously the two personalities clash and Hotaru happens to meet a guy she likes and with the help of her boss progresses in the relationship while all along the two have a thing for each other. This drama felt sometimes like a very loooong beer advert, targeted at women and somewhat like a re-hash of dramas such as Kimi wa petto, Last Christmas, Sapuri etc. On the plus side: the chemistry of the two main actors, their likeability, light entertainment and some funny scenes.
6. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 7/10]
This is one of those doramas with ligh comedy and light romance story, while watching this i got the same feeling i had while watching Hana Kimi or 1 Pound no Fukuin. I was highly entertained by this but itLs the kind of dorama i wonLt watch again.
Only Hotaru(Ayase Haruka) and Seiichi(Fujiki Naohito) had character development, all the other character had almost zero character development, specialy Teshima(Kato Kazuki) who was such an important secondary character, he would deserve more development.
I really laugh on every funny conversation between Seiichi and Hotaru, the Himono-onna jokes were really funny.
If you like this kind fresh and light doramas then you can watch this one without fear.
7. Comments by joychin [Rating: 10/10]
I really really enjoyed this drama. Even from the first episode,it was really interesting. I wasn't expecting ayase haruka to act that well but yes,she did. The way she expressed herself in the drama and the way she spoke really reminded me of Yankumi from Gokusen. Naohito,*melts* i liked him every since antique and i still really like him. I like his angry look......................because he doesn't frown! Haha! That's one thing i realised after watching so many dramas of him. He's really good at acting for sure. Oh,i like the makoto dude too. LOL! Another reason why this drama is enjoyable to me is because there isn't any really bad mean character.They're all nice <3.
8. Comments by Inujun [Rating: 9/10]
Overall a light-hearted slice-of-life romantic comedy with a very interesting female lead who has some traits that remind me somewhat of myself and other friends around me. Its this interesting bit of her that actually carries the show, together with the chemistry between the foul-mouthed boss of hers.
Even though this whole drama seems to only talk about her life and how she copes with her romance, be aware though that it is nowhere near boring. In fact this series actually manages to balance many aspects together to make it one of the most worth watching this year
9. Comments by Susan [Rating: 10/10]
A fun and light-hearted drama. I kept watching because Hotaru was so contradictory to herself. I wish I could be that relaxed and hard-working at the same time. In the end, I was sad that Hotaru adn Makoto couldn't make it work. I was a bit let down by the ending in general. There was no resolution to any relationship. Sometimes I'm satisfied with that in other dramas, but not in this case. Overall good, interesting, and fun to watch!
10. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 9/10]
This is the first time I've seen Ayase in such a light-hearted and cute role and she does really well. Cute and refreshing story with nice supporting characters. I can't decide if it is the character Makoto or the actor (maybe both) but you can't feel any support or hope for their budding romance, especially not when Hotaru and Takano buchou have such great chemistry. The scenes at the house were especially just awesome and hilarious.
11. Comments by UsopSama [Rating: 9/10]
Hotaru no Hikari is based on the manga of the same name; Hotaru is a girl who prefers to laze around at home rather than to seek romance, until her manager discovers her living habits. The story is very solid and touching. The acting is fantastic. The casting could not have been any better chosen. There is comic relief throughout the story so the story is very easy to digest. I seriously could not find any flaws in this series.
12. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 8/10]
This is a "feel good" Drama for me. I like this one, because it feels like a fresh breeze to watch. Ayase Haruka and Fujiki Naohito are performing some top-of-the-notch acting here. Very straight, linear story, but I like the Idea of this lifestyle, and the personalities of the main characters. Good chemistry between them. Maybe I should vote one point better for the Ayase-in-HD-experience XD
13. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 8/10]
A light romantic comedy. One of those series that you had fun from watching. Not too much conflict but I must say that Ayase and Naofs character interaction at first was a little weak but it gets better after each episodes. Definitely a good performance from Ayase. Too bad her love interest here was as stiff as a rock, a different actor couldfve brought justice in portraying Makoto.
14. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 6/10]
I loved Ahomiya-Buchou relationship, I think it was the best think about this drama. It was funny and entertaining too, I hoped they ended up being in love with each other, and everything seemed to lead there, but finally I was so disappointed; they should be together!! Anyway it's quite good. I read there's a Part 2 but it doesn't have good references so I suppose I won't watch it.
15. Comments by yourasthma [Rating: 10/10]
Wasn't a fan of ayase haruka or naohito fujiki before this but i've been converted. The show may be light hearted but has enough 'heart' in it to score a 10. Acting was good (apart fr makoto), supporting cast was good, and I (rather unfortunately) could relate to Hotaru very well. My only wish is that there was an extra fifteen minutes of lovey dovey scenes between the leads.
16. Comments by Cerebus [Rating: 7/10]
Comedy based on the dubious assumption that if you dress down away from work, then you are some sort of social outcast. The supporting cast are nothing more than cardboard cut-outs. The best parts where the conversions and bickering between Ayase Haruka and Fujiki Naohito. A special mention to DoReMii whose fansubs where superb and really caught the spirit of the show.
17. Comments by anpanman [Rating: 8/10]
This was my favourite of the season. Ayase Haruka is adorable as Hotaru, and her bantering with Buchou was very entertaining. This was a very enjoyable series, although I still can't comprehend what is sooo unacceptable about females wearing t-shirts and tracksuits at home. I don't really believe the Japs are that superficial in real life.
18. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 5/10]
Hummm.. an OK dorama imo!
Dunno y i didnt like that much.... guess those humor/romance doesnt work with me....
But thats just me... well.... but i've gotta say...

At least Hotaru no Hikari is funnier (and better) than that creepy Densha Otoko...

one last note> IMO Fuijiki Naohito doesnt quite fit those "serious" characters;;;;
19. Comments by apithea [Rating: 9/10]
Such an excellent drama. I really enjoyed watching it. It's hilarious also
the story is unussual and unique, though I think some woman experience the same thing as amemiya being a himono onna and wears jersey at home xp.
Haruka ayase play it very well I think, n fujiki naohito too.
It's definetely a must, to watch this drama.
20. Comments by misaki697 [Rating: 9/10]
i really liked this drama! it was great watching her relationships with her coworkers grow and change as the series progressed. and her character is so cute and funny! :3 you cant help but love her! the ending was a little lacking though. a bit more chemistry between the two at the end would have made the series perfect!
21. Comments by sweet_tapioca [Rating: 10/10]
I think it's one of the best drama this season. It's funny, at the same time very touching. I really liked hotaru and buchou, they are so awesome together. I really didn't like Makoto character, so very annoying, and the acting of the actor is not that great either. I liked the ending, but I wish it was a bit more romantic.
22. Comments by animefreak101 [Rating: 10/10]
probably my favorite :D haha the girl is so funny XD she reminds me alot of myself since all i do is lay around the house in my pajamas but then at school im all hyper-active and act really cool like im always going out or something hehe :P a very funny and romantic story line I RECOMMEND TO EVERYBODY!!!!! SO GOOD!!!!
23. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 9/10]
Great drama!.. But it has a slow start, if you want to like this drama, just don't give up only at beginning. in the end you will realize that this is a great drama!!! Ayase "HAH!!!" was really funny and cute, i like this couple and will watch the second season soon!!..
Soundtrack: Yokogao [Aiko]: 8
24. Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 8/10]
This drama was so addictive until episode 4, which got me REALLY dissappointed because it was too ridiculous. But I didn't give up and continued, and I'm really glad I did not give up on it. I thought the ending was really sweet, but too hasty imo. Naohito Fujiki is too cute in here! <3
25. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]
fun to watch dorama. I love seeing Ahomiya and Buchou sitting at porch drinking beer, watching fireflies, talking about their ups and downs at the end of the day. I should say that this dorama is the best in summer 2007. Fujiki Naohito is the best. Viva Tomodachi, and Itadaki Mambo!
26. Comments by Blood_Berry [Rating: 10/10]
im giving it a 10 for the sole reason that Fujiki-san was just so d@mn BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT & ADORABLE in this dorama! (^w^) the final "pairing" was a bit forced...and abrupt...but the story was nevertheless hilarious. Kato Kazuki badly needs acting lessons though. LOL.
27. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 9/10]
Ayase Haruka proves herself to be more than just an dramatic actress--she also has a comical side to her. Also, this is the first drama that I like Fujiki Naohito in. He plays the sarcastic, but caring BUCHOU(!), who I was more fond of than the Tsunko-look-alike Makoto.
28. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 9/10]
very funny, in this dorama i found an interesting nickname "Himono Onna". Ayase Haruka potrays Himono Onna really good, it was hillarious watching her falling in love and feel extremely worried about it, especially when she try to tell her boyfriend about her weird habit
29. Comments by Bbbut [Rating: 2/10]
horrible - stopped after 5 episodes - had a lot of potential (good story and support characters) but it all comes down to how good the main actress can deliver. And sadly Ayase is horrible in this. Her acting looks so unnatural and forced in my opinion. What a miscast...
30. Comments by Kitsuchi [Rating: 4/10]
Weird sometimes, but sweet and funny at the same time. Tells the viewers how it's important to accept everything about the one you like/love, all good and bad things. Otherwise, it'd be difficult to feel at ease and be truly happy with each other.

Worth watching. :J

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Users who voted for this drama (69)
1. SunnyDaiki
Will be my most favourite drama ever ^^ The story is way too cute!! nice casting & I really like buchou ^^ Naohito is so cool!

The drama is really good but the I don't really like the ending!!! In the end, it's only 7 minutes for Hotaru and Buchou!!! Buchou should kiss her or something >"< I felt good after the show, though. and juz wanna watch it over & over again ^^

I'm like Hotaru, too ^^ wish that I'm fortunate enough to hav one buchou like that XD
2. Jeanxi
I had no expectations of this show since the living-with-the-boss story seemed so cliche. However, it was nothing like what I had expected and I'm glad that I checked it out after seeing all the positive reviews. For me, Hotaru no Hikari is battling with Anego for the best romantic comedy drama ever. I'm leaning more towards Hotaru no Hikari, though, probably because I can relate more and it's not as melodramatic.
3. v1olet
fun to watch dorama about Ahomiya and Buchou. I should say this is the best summer dorama in 2007. Viva Tomodachi and Itadaki Mambo. Home is the best place at the end of the day, with Buchou sitting at the porch, of course.
4. ester_grace
Ayase haruka is wonderful actress, I always impressed by her again and again..she was awesome as amemiya hotaru, so funny and natural. Fujiki naohito was amazing too, I never liked him before I watched this.
5. zhirong
I love how Ayase Haruka says Buchoooooooooo and HUH? HUH?! HUH!!
Simply a nice romantic comedy. Predictable plots but who cares! I just love how Ahomiya and Buchoooooooo interacts.
6. dokodemodoa
i read the posts above me, and see someone wrote "the story of my life". I agree, it's also my life, without the handsome boss and all those good looking people in the office.
7. Janny Low
SURE....WHY NOT??
Naohito is awesome in this drama; don't you think? Esp his pairing up with Ayase!!
Come on, people let's support this fantastic series..........
8. janas
buchou & hotaru forever!!
come on people, letLs vote for this AWESOME drama!!! If you like Fujiki Naohito in LR youLll LOVE him after seeing this!
9. tobu
not much of Ayase Haruka fan but this drama is funny. Again the cool guy Fujiki Naohito plays a funny character. He's damn natural.
10. Julieto ~*
I like this dorama very much! it's the best!
the most thing that I like in this Dorama is NAOHITO!! I watched it because of him <3
11. vero
Very funny and entertaining! Can't help laughing for Hotaru and Bucho. Nao & Ayase has a great chemistry here.
12. NKatie
unusual plot and very nice actors! funny scenes, cute Ayase Haruka...the best drama I've watched recently!
13. docalion
IT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC SHOW EVER!!! THE CAST ESP. THE MAIN LEADS ARE THE BEST!!! SUPER SHOW, this is!!
14. hidelirium
A big surprise. It's not boring, et and this drama made me laugh very much. Haruka-chan is perfect.
15. Spider
This is a great drama that shows the side of life through a young OL working and living in Japan!
16. PepperGreen
this has GOT to be one of the most fascinating dramas ever! ayase haruka acted her role so well!
17. anon001
lighthearted and fun comedy.
i have a very good laugh watching haruka in lazy and tennen mode.
18. Nanaki
Funny, cute, great cast, great characters, great couple and chemistry, such a joy to watch <3
19. nakamotosan
Buchou's feelings toward Ahomiya is mean and caring. I really enjoyed this series.
20. kijoken
FUUNYYYYYY.. HAHA FAVORITE PARTS.
ARE THE VIVA LA GAPPA AND ITADAKI MAMBO LOL
21. Michikohime
A great drama with romance, friendship and akwardness (but the good kind)
22. joychin
It's a really interesting drama + great cast and story line XD
23. un3xpectedfate
This one is such a great drama. It was so funny and cute!
24. KJjap
JUST THE BEST! AWESOME! I'm kinda like Hotaru at home! XD
25. Yamapifans
The story is just cute and sweet. A pleasure to watch.
26. dreamer10231
funny, interesting, and sweet...one of my fave...
27. Anjelus
Never ceases to amuse me everytime I watch it. ;)
28. Limes
Funny and heartwarming, definitely a must-watch!
29. rafinharomano
Never laughed so much in my life! Love it!
30. joykimlee
Funny one. First time enjoying Ayase.

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