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Shimokita Sundays [下北サンデーズ]

Drama Details
Title:Shimokita Sundays
Telecast:2006-07-13 to 2006-09-07
Season:Summer 2006

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TV Station:TV Asahi

This drama portraits the nostalgias of "the good old days" and youthful hopes and dreams.

Yuika Satonaka (Ueto) is a freshman in university who came to live in Tokyo to continue her studies. Although she had a brand new start before her eyes, she was somehow at a loss. Nothing seemed to interest her and her hopes and dreams were distant. One day at the school orientation, her eyes are glued at a sudden performance of a group of unsuccessful actors, �gShimokita Sundays�h. Their unique play made her laugh�c something she has forgotten for a long time. Yuika takes a chance to visit Shimokita and goes to see their play only to find how unpopular and how very few audiences they had. But still, their performance touches Yuika�fs soul�c great enough to make her try out for their audition.
TV Asahi

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Shimokita ijou Harajuku miman [Fuji Fumiya]

Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Ueto Aya
Satonaka Yuika
Sasaki Kuranosuke
Akutagawa Tsubasa
Sada Mayumi
佐田 真由美
Idachi Chiemi
Yamaguchi Sayaka
Emoto Akiko
Ishigaki Yuma
Yagamai Eiichi
Fujii Fumiya
Daizawa Jirou
Kitamura Soichiro
Satonaka Tomio
Fujigaya Taisuke
Sato Shin

Related Links (1)
1. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/shimokita/

Comments From Users (28)
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1. Comments by MakiharaR [Rating: 8/10]
Shimokita Sundays had an interesting story which felt unique and deviated itself from all other dramas. The plot starts off slow with the introduction of Aya Ueto's character, Yuika. Yuika's character is very different from what Aya's other roles are, so it was interesting seeing Aya's ability to portray her. The cover art for the drama is kind of a turn off due to Yuika having a weird haircut, but I'd figured I give Aya a chance and I was glad I did. Most of the show is filled with awkward and funny moments while having a consistent melancholic feel and each episode gets progressively better. Chances are, if you're an Aya fan, you'll give it a shot and you'll either love it or hate it.
2. Comments by Freefall [Rating: 6/10]
Shimokita Sundays had a good idea and story behind it but lacked of originallity and should have been way more funny.
They could have done much more with the idea and good cast.
There were many stetched and boring times and I watched it mainly because of Aya.
However, the cast and story were good.
And, as always I have to say how excellent Aya was ^_^
With her great way to play Yuika she really was the best part about SS. Super cute and funny.
But I must say that SS later became better with every episode. The last 2-3 were quite good. It had a slow start though.
3. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 8/10]
Shimo...shimo...shimo...shimo...Shimokita Sundays!
The heroine, misled without dreams and hopes for the future is finding her way back to a good life and learning the important things that make life woth living.. Pay attention to the things happening in the background of the screen, can be very funny. Lovely Soundtrack. This Dorama proves again the versatility of Ueto Aya.
4. Comments by spldey126 [Rating: 8/10]
Yes...u wouldn't understand the whole story in the beginning but overall after epi 2 it all makes sense...there might be over-reacting laughing weird guys but i went through laugh and tears and totally no regret watchin it..i felt sorry for those who didnt watch this..(just my opinion) and the theme song were fantastic..
5. Comments by Kirari Ililah [Rating: 7/10]
Kinda funny to me, though hard to understand some of the jokes. It takes a while to get used to but other than that it's a pretty good drama as it is Ueto Aya. She's not too much a clown but she's cute for trying!
6. Comments by nuts [Rating: 8/10]
When watching eps 1, I quickly got bored cos I couldn't understand what the story was. But then it became more and more interesting. I really love their show about 'Monkey', I cried a lot there.
7. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 6/10]
Enjoyable nonsense, Sasaki Kuranosuke is good as usual but unfortunately the script did not allow Yamaguchi Sayaka to show what she's capable of.This will probably appeal only to Aya Ueto fans.
8. Comments by Qinrong1992 [Rating: 6/10]
She is quite blur in the drama. But it was very adorable. She wanted to become a good actors and training with a team of actors trainee. It is a totally Comedy drama. Cheering Us Up!!~
9. Comments by rei-desu [Rating: 7/10]
i havent finished watching this movie.. i cant find the other episodes anymore.. i watched only 1-4eps. in crunchyroll.com but i think it is removed already..
10. Comments by aya_fans85 [Rating: 9/10]
For first episode, I felt weird about the story line..but when Aya's part on acting, I enjoy it. She's an aura that some people doesn't have!
11. Comments by daniela [Rating: 6/10]
to tell the truth, I watched it only because Aya was in it otherwise I would have immediately dropped it..
12. Comments by Milano [Rating: 8/10]
it was fast to see to the end. The story is very simple: friendship among actors of a small acting group.
13. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
it was really funny. ueto aya is definitely one of my favorite actresses
14. Comments by xploring [Rating: 6/10]
The storytelling wasn't that great, but Aya was convincing and kawaii.
15. Comments by shozen [Rating: 10/10]
Was very surreal, Aya played a very different role. Enjoyed it.
16. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 6/10]
Average show....no passion... no sparks...no nothing.....
17. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 9/10]
Aya's best role, no role has to be glamorous to her.
18. Comments by tinyamaki [Rating: 8/10]
Weird drama but I still enjoyed most of it
19. Comments by jepy_east [Rating: ?/10]
hmm... waiting to watch it :P
20. Comments by Nai [Rating: 8/10]
Watched halfway only hahaha
21. Comments by Hanzo21 [Rating: 8/10]
Aya's hairdo looked good.
22. Comments by qinhan [Rating: 10/10]
Cos of aya ueto excellent
23. Comments by kinkitsuyo [Rating: 7/10]
Aya is funny as usual!
24. Comments by gupi [Rating: 4/10]
i don't very like it
25. Comments by atleast13 [Rating: ?/10]
currently watching
26. Comments by a-nesuto [Rating: 2/10]
27. Comments by gto_girlz83 [Rating: ?/10]
will be watching
28. Comments by lynn [Rating: 6/10]
29. Comments by carla-chan [Rating: 9/10]
30. Comments by boris [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (14)
1. ben_galahad
At first the plot seems rather weird but as the story proceeds on it gets incresingly interesting.At least this isn't the usual love story stuff.It's more humorous and eye-opening to watch Aya acting as a entertainer!!!
2. tobu
cute ueto aya dress up street style and have weird hairstyles bringing up tokyo's fashion heaven shimokita. i like this kind of comedy. I wonder why the viewing rate was soo low.
3. lov_ayachan
At first i dont really understand the plot of the drama..later i realized not many drama produced like this and Aya acting really great to make it interesting..go Aya!!
4. kin_2109
This votes just fo Ueto Aya. I really enjoying her drama.She's look different but still great and kawaii..The plot of the drama can be improve but ok..
5. chipsmore_cube
This vote just for ueto aya...she makes me able to finish the whole drama.such a nice smile!
6. Nai
Aya Ueto is just so natural at acting , she makes me wanna watch more of her dramas
7. madomado
getting weird in the second half,,, but i really liked aya ueto's acting
8. spldey126
Just watch it...is worth watchin definitely...
9. aya_fans85
weird drama but enjoy when Aya's acting!
10. japanese_girlz87
very2 interesting drama from ueto aya!!
11. fahim87
a weird drama but interesting..
12. qinhan
cos of ueto aya rate 10/10
13. gto_girlz83
i lov crazy Aya Chan..
14. silg