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Hakusen nagashi [白線流し]



Drama Details
Title:Hakusen nagashi
Those were the days / White line
Telecast:1996-01-11 to 1996-03-21
Season:Winter 1996

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:10 Episodes
2 Specials

Sonoko, a rural high school student, notices stars drawn on her desk at school. It seems that sitting at that very same desk at night is Wataru, a poor teenage student, who with no parents is forced to work during the day and study at night. Then one day a chance encounter changes their lives in this nostalgic teenage love story.

(Nagase) is a high school student who dropped out but is now going back to night school. He works at a metal shop type of place. His father died and his mother abandoned him, so he is living alone, going to work and going to night school. Sonoko (Sakai) is a high school senior at North Matsumoto High School in Nagano Prefecture. They meet, actually crash into each other , on a street. She leaves a book about the stars behind. Wataru manages to return the book to Sonoko. Later Sonoko finds out that Wataru uses her desk at night school. Sonoko and Wataru have feelings for each other.

Sonoko's friends Madoka (Kyono) and Fuyumi (Mabuchi) are very good supporting characters. Yusuke (Kashiwabara) plays Sonoko's classmate and has a major crush on her. Yui Ryoko is Wataru's co worker at the metal shop and does not like Sonoko at all, she wants Wataru for herself. Sonoko, a rural high school student, notices stars drawn on her desk at school. It seems that sitting at that very same desk at night is Wataru, a poor teenage student, who with no parents is forced to work during the day and study at night. Then one day a chance encounter changes their lives in this nostalgic teenage love story.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Sora mo Toberu Hazu [Spitz]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Nagase Tomoya
Ohkouchi Wataru
Sakai Miki
Nanakura Sonoko
Kyono Kotomi
Iino Madoka
Kashiwabara Takashi
Hasebe Yuusuke
Mabuchi Erika
Tachibana Fuyumi
Nakamura Ryu
Tomiyama Shinji
Yui Ryoko
Shiota Kayano
Yamamoto Kei
Sonoko's father
Shirakawa Kazuko
Wataru's mother
Hiraizumi Sei
Yo Kimiko
Matsumoto Rumi
Sonoko's mother

Related Links (2)
1. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/6036/hakusen.html
2. Hakusen nagashi Infopage (Big5)

Drama Reviews (5)
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that you may find out about this drama's endings and plots!

1. ... Great!... [Rating: ?/10]
Wonder why the reviews given are not very favourable... to me, I love this drama! Basically it's about the group of 7 teens... also, the specials, are woth watching, and here's a short summary for those interested:

19 no haru: about sonoko entering university, and going to hokkaido to meet wataru...

20 no kaze: about the girl that sonoko's teaching, and the problems faced by the rest who started working...

tabitachi no uta(23yrs): sonoko started working, wataru quit his job at Hokkaido... ends up working as host in a club. Then all bad things happen to sonoko... her father died and wataru left for Vietnam (in a youth project)

25 sai: sad story... wataru came bad to Japan, but is marrying the girl he works with during the youth project... and in the whole drama, they almost never met each other!

Hoping for another special this year, or the next, or the next....
Reviewed by Dot on 10 February 2004
2. I do hope... [Rating: 10/10]
I do hope that hakusen nagashi will be aired in the Philippines. :)
I think that jdorama is so nice coz as I read in the synopsis, that is the story for 7 teens (students) And me as a ordinary college student, the way i read that synopsis, I remember those days when I was in high school :)
Reviewed by areshi on 12 August 2011
3. Slightly overated. [Rating: 5/10]
Nagase was not too bad in this drama but I think this drama has been overated as it was a bit slow in the middle. For those who like high school drama. Not for those who like happy dramas.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
4. Most Watchable Teenage Dorama!!! [Rating: 8/10]
nagase tomoya at his best!!! this kind of role seems to suit him; the gorgeous, brooding hunk with a dark past...it was voted best tv serial for that year, so definitely watchable!!!
Reviewed by Stephanie on 25 July 2001
5. ... Great!... [Rating: 10/10]
forgot to give rating...
Reviewed by Dot on 10 February 2004

Comments From Users (29)
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do not want to read about this drama's endings and plots!

1. Comments by dnie [Rating: 9/10]
This is drama that I first set eyes on Nagase. he plays a juvenile delinquent who has to work on days and study by night. He then make friends with a few students,and this is the story of their friendship, in their struggle
to make through their teen life and studies. Kassy, Miki Sakai and a few others make up his grp friends. of cozthere are love triangles and problems, but at the end,it gets better and Nagase even pursue his studies oversea.
an inspiring look at friendship and school years that we've left behind for good. I like it coz it reminds me of my school days..
2. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 6/10]
To me, this drama wuz realli realli bad . . . I mean I didn't even get the story well! So I gave it another chance to watch it again and I found it worse than da first time I've watched it! I watched cuz of Kassy . . . but I hafta agree that the drama specialz were pretty good! They are Spring of 19, Wind of 20 and the newest one from 2002 called reunion! I would only recommend the drama specialz!
3. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: 10/10]
Actually I only watched this show recently (2007) though it was broadcast more than 10 years ago. The initial reason why I watched it was for the sake of Kassy (he's cho hansamu in it... as always), but later grew to like the drama because I thought what the characters experienced (like dreams, job searches, future etc) kinda reminded me of myself and the situation I'm in.
4. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 7/10]
i borrowed this drama vcd from my friend (who's a super big fan of Kassy) ... this drama is rather slow in pace ... but it's abt teenagers' dreams and future .... liked the feel of how they filmed it .. first 17 yrs old ... then 19 yrs old .. then 20 ... it seems like we're watching the characters growing up ~~ hehez ~~ the background music was nice ~~
5. Comments by xploring [Rating: ?/10]
Watched 4 episodes so far. This convey the sentiments of those leaving school but uncertain of the future very well, in a quiet, subtle way. The pacing is slow, and not much really happens, but somehow I was always interested. I think the direction has a lot to do with that.
6. Comments by piglet44 [Rating: 6/10]
There were good reviews for this drama. I bought it because it stars my favourite actor Nagase Tomoya. It also stars Kasiwabara. All of them are very young. I think all of them were less than 20 years old in this drama. However, I thought this drama was a bit draggy.
7. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 8/10]
This is a very nice story about six youngster (High-school seniors) dealing with their future. A sweet drama! If you are fans of Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, and Takashi Kashiwabara then you have to see this one! This is how they get started...
8. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 8/10]
Wow nagase actually *had* very nice hair. For any Gilmore Girls fan (WB drama in north america), you will find negase looked like Dean. I am totally drawn to the story line. Brought me back my high school year.
9. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
A quite realistic coming of age drama about provincial high school kids. I was fresh at university when this first aired. I wish I could have watched this back then. It is also fun to watch a puppy Nagase Tomoya.
10. Comments by pandora [Rating: 10/10]
I loved this especially the theme song and the theme of the manga, Nagase's role in this is different from what we normally see him in recently. I didn't like the SP's that follow though...they are depressing!
11. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 10/10]
Very meaningful drama; brought back memories from my own highschool days as well. Good cast, great plots and a beautiful theme song. Love it!

By the way, tomoya was (and still is) really kakkoi!! :p
12. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 4/10]
ughh....boring & slow...guess tht was considered the most hype drama during the ol' days..don't expect 2c much action fr Nagase.. so much innocence in him back in those days.....kekeke....
13. Comments by vichelle_tk [Rating: 7/10]
the story kinda confusing and hard to understand.. but KASSY is in the production so worth watching !! No choice, KASSY is my fav jap male idol !! =)
14. Comments by aimare [Rating: 7/10]
The first drama with Tomoya that I watched.
Long time ago already, but I still remember the stars drawn on the desk and the crash scene.
15. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
The plot, the actors were good, but not great. However, it had a lot more realistic feel to it than say, GTO. I really liked it.
16. Comments by AsanoRin [Rating: 9/10]
The second JDrama I ever saw and the first JDrama I ever bought. I will always have special memories of this series.
17. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 8/10]
i fall in luv wit tomoya in tis show!...realy cool! this show makes me tink of going to sch again...young times...
18. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 6/10]
A very old drama when Nagase Tomoya and Kawashibara Takashi were still very young. Watchable.
19. Comments by cghu007 [Rating: ?/10]
Wish list (with BM/English subtitled). But I've got the 2001 special though (mandarin sub)
20. Comments by SYILA78 [Rating: 7/10]
21. Comments by hibiscus920 [Rating: 5/10]
Watched a long time ago. Don't remember much.
22. Comments by Kuro570 [Rating: 8/10]
Not spectacular but good, Nagase ftw lol
23. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
Currently watching. 5 eps seen so far
24. Comments by lynn [Rating: 6/10]
Download...data CD
25. Comments by nimadifob [Rating: 7/10]
sucks you in...
26. Comments by tikleabubble [Rating: 10/10]
Still Watching
27. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
amazing show.
28. Comments by lunelle [Rating: ?/10]
nice music
29. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by tickey [Rating: 2/10]

Users who voted for this drama (8)
1. kotoko
love this show... reminds me of high school days. and they have the 19 years old, 20 years old, 25 years old.... so... we actually "grew up" with the characters. its nice. a lot about friendship.

a truly good job!
2. Dot
Brings back the old memories of school-days... plus the story line is pretty touching. Also, the background music and theme song is great and very appropriate for the theme.
3. AsanoRin
The second JDrama I ever saw and the first JDrama I ever bought. I will always have special memories of this series.
4. russia
never ending story. super concept piece of 'reality tv' long before reality tv hit the masses
5. aizawa^hase
OMG!! Nagase tomoya is uberly hot in this series!! wish i watch this series earlier.....
6. sanmao
life with the pure, innocent and zest of childhood friends....best ending....
7. caitlincoffee
8. Tougen