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Imouto yo [妹よ]



Drama Details
Title:Imouto yo
Tokyo Cinderella story / Sister of mine
Telecast:1994-10-17 to 1994-12-19
Season:Fall 1994

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

Yukiko has been living in Tokyo for three years. Inside her heart, she believes that this beautiful city will certainly bring her happiness. This belief starts to realise one day when she has a chance encounter with Masashi while welcoming her brother, Kikuo, at a railway station. As Masashi is the son of a very rich businessman, and Yukiko is only an ordinary girl from the countryside, their together is highly obstructed by lots of barriers. However, Yukiko's kind-hearted personality finally wins Masashi's love, and he takes out his courage to turn down marrying his rich fiancee.

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1. Meguri ai めぐり逢い [Chage & Aska チャゲ&飛鳥]LYRICS | MIDI ]

Actor/Actress Cast (10)
Wakui Emi
Matsui Yukiko
Karasawa Toshiaki
Takagi Masashi
Kishitani Goro
Matsui Kikuo
Tsuruta Mayu
Takaki Hitomi
Watanabe Katsumi
Ono Kenji
Nishida Naomi
Takashima Reiko
Toyohara Kosuke
Miura Shinji
Kawauchi Momoko
Namase Katsuhisa

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Drama Reviews (9)
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1. Don't you love fairy tale ? [Rating: 9/10]
I can't deny my love to romance's fairy tales like the story of Cinderella. Yep, that's why I love this JDorama. Toshiaki Karasawa & Emi Wakui makes such a lovely "charming prince and sweet Cinderella". If you in the mood for Cinderella's type of romance (like me,..always ! :D ), you might want to see this one ! I just get confuse with the ending, it suppose to be a happy ending, but the TV channel here showed it in a rather unfinished ending ?! *sigh*
Reviewed by enau on 14 May 2001
2. Touching.. [Rating: 10/10]
One of my fave shows of all times! I felt really sad at times for Yukiko for all the humiliation and heartbreaks she suffered for her love for Masashi. Masashi was at times a pretty weak character n kind of let Yukiko down at times. Nevertheless, Masashi truly fell for her at the end. I have to agree..the ending was so unfinished!..Lets u feel unfufilled...
Reviewed by dreamcloud on 24 June 2001
3. Fabulous [Rating: 9/10]
Let's just say I fell in love with Japanese drama because of this show. Toshiaki Karasawa is sooooooo good looking in this drama, I remembered him as Takagi Masashi ever since.
And anyway there IS a reason for calling it Tokyo Cinderalla story, you know... so (to piglet44) 'too fairy tale' is definitely justifiable!!!!
Reviewed by chentnk on 20 June 2002
4. Nice prince & princess!! [Rating: 9/10]
Tis is not jus a romance drama, but oso shows how a bro protects his sis by doing all he can. I like toshiaki in tis drama as takagi masashi is so handsome and prince charming!! emi wakui oso pretty in tis drama, dey made up a nice couple!! =)
I tink tat the ending could be better, too plain to be an ending.
Reviewed by biggirl20 on 2 September 2007
5. Truly a Cinderella Story. [Rating: 8/10]
one of my earliest drama. like the english name suggests, it's really a cinderella story... some moments were just so sweet... the theme song by Chage and Aska was good too... tot that Karasawa Toshiaki is rather cute after watching this show...
Reviewed by kook05 on 29 December 2003
6. Not quite [Rating: 6/10]
You can't fault the sweet, affectionate performance by Wakui Emi in a modern-day fairy tale. In fact, it's almost too simple to be really completely interesting.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 31 March 2010
7. So Romantic, with a short ending [Rating: 9/10]
Well I liked it so much, the deeper feeling between the couple really touching me.

Too bad the ending was too simple and too short.
Reviewed by rinarina on 17 September 2004
8. A modern cinderella love story [Rating: 7/10]
Yep, it is a modern cinderella love story. I like it, specially the actor (Toshiaki Karasawa). sooo.... cute!
Reviewed by alvi-j on 26 May 2005
9. Only for Cinderella Die Hards [Rating: 4/10]
Watchable but a bit too fairy tale!
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002

Comments From Users (54)
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1. Comments by pash [Rating: 4/10]
Great acting - as usual! - by the always superb Wakui Emi. Unfortunately, there's little else here. The plot is annoyingly trite (the Nth retelling of Cinderella's tale - which I don't care for at all, btw; I'll never understand how anyone can actually consider even remotely romantic a story which could be summed up as "she's poor, he's loaded". Materialistic much?!?). The dialogues aren't memorable, and neither is the rest of the cast (actually, Tsuruta Mayu is good; Kishitani Goro's clownish antics are somehow funny, but seem out of place 90% of the time here; as for Karasawa Toshiaki, he's as expressive as...a fish!!!). Forgettable.
2. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 7/10]
Wonderful cast of characters. Wakui Emi portrays innocence and purity that could never actually exist in this world. The mere fact that it could even be faked is a miracle. The show is at it's best only in the beggining however, when the simple story fits well with her acting. My problem lies with the later attempt to add drama and take some of the focus away from her and Takagi and focus on her brothers relationship. Once they come back and resolve Yukiko's romance much of the "cinderella" magic is gone. Frankly I feel that I would have prefered that the endings of the two respective relationships been reversed.
3. Comments by jade_sylvia [Rating: 9/10]
It is a very romantic story. There is not much action, but I still think it is a good drama. It has funny and touching moments. Emi Wakui looks so cute, Kishitani Goro is very funny, and Karasawa Toshiaki is very cool! I wish I had a brother like Kishitani Goro! Although it is a fairy tale story, it makes me want to believe in prince charming-cinderella stories!
4. Comments by cwenting [Rating: 9/10]
One of the first few jdoramas i've ever seen. The storyline is great! Really like a cinderella story..a prince meets a normal girl. 1st few episodes were really great. The relationship between the brother and the sister is also clearly depicted in this story.. The theme song Meguri Ai by Chage Aska adds another bonus to this drama!
5. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
Another lullaby from Cage and Aska, put a darn handsome to bits rich boy from uptown and sweet and kind poor girl from the village and
you got your fairytale story..Oh, only Cinderella this time got an obnoxious
brother, but damn adorable to boot and goes to the rescue of his sister. And you know, the rest is history...
6. Comments by joyluck_sista82 [Rating: 5/10]
when i first saw it 7 yrs ago, it left a big impact on me...but mayb that's bcoz of the main actor's eyes...hehe, but when i see it now i don't really like it...maybe bcoz the story seems like fairytale and i'm not into that sort of stuff anymore...but i still love chage and aska's song...
7. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 8/10]
Wakui Emi and Karasawa Toshiaki performances were good. This story is about how a poor country girl fell in love with a rich business executive. There are many obsticles in between. The ending was a little rush. In general, this is a very good one.
8. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 7/10]
This was one of my early dramas. At that time I was so young and I couldn't help but think that Karasawa Toshiaki was really like Prince Charming in this show, making the whole show really fairytale-like ^^
9. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
great jdrama...towards the end i got tired of seeing ppl discard their own happiness for the sake of others, it got a little hard to watch because of that reason...but other than that, it was really good
10. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 8/10]
it was the first show in which i saw toshiaki.. :) i liked the love story bet. him and his leading lady... timeless.
the brother was also a touching figure who made the drama even more moving.
11. Comments by hoshi2307 [Rating: 8/10]
One of my fave dramas when I was young! I rushed home after saturday supplementary lessons just to watch it last time.. I love the opening theme Meguriai. I still have the song in my mp3 today!
12. Comments by tetsukei [Rating: 8/10]
Sweetest romance ever. A fairy tale relationship, topped by the strong brother-sister bond. Expected ending, but the process is interesting.
Story 7/10 Actors 8/10 Music 7/10 Humour 7/10
13. Comments by kamikaze54 [Rating: 8/10]
My first drama. Watched it one episode per week on tv. It was so addicting and so difficult having to wait for the next episode.
Emi Wakui was outstanding. Highly entertaining.
14. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 10/10]
The very first drama that got me hooked on Jdorama. My love & passion for Japan began with this drama as well. Re-watched it recently & still stays to be my top favourite!
15. Comments by Fye_D.Flowright [Rating: 8/10]
This is my first Jdorama I watched. What can I say? I can't deny any fairy tale story like this, coz I also imagine me as a cinderella and one day I will find my prince..
16. Comments by idetakun [Rating: 7/10]
the first jddrama i watched. it was 1995, if not mistaken.
A few yrs ago, i revised it, still liking...
thanks for bringing me into the world of JD dramas!!!
17. Comments by amethyst [Rating: 7/10]
Aptly named Tokyo Cinderalla Love Story in English. About a woman from a poor family falling in love with a rich man and both their transformation mentally.
18. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 9/10]
Nice to watch this kind of drama. It has nothing particular but you will like each character.And the wondeful opening song... aaaunnnnnnn Kono negaaaaiii...
19. Comments by Beautiful_cloud_77 [Rating: 9/10]
Though it quite impossible to happen in real life but just can't help to fell in love with such 'classic' fairytales drama. Hoping it will happen...
20. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best! and one of the first dorama that I really really loved.. willing to not study for my exams just to watch the last episode.. oh..
21. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
one classic dorama�I thot karasawa was awesome n kakkoii�kinda sad..but hey�it�s a cinderella story�u know how it goes
22. Comments by pandora [Rating: 8/10]
It was worth watching but I find the two lead charecters infuriating! Thats not a good thing. Boy are they annoying!
23. Comments by kurenai [Rating: 7/10]
one of the great OPs in dorama. it's been ages since i last saw it, but i must have enjoyed it if i remember it.
24. Comments by aimare [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is the beginning of my J-Series addiction.
Typical Cinderella story, yet still very romantic.
25. Comments by yatta [Rating: 10/10]
26. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: 8/10]
Just knew the story by the title. Typical cindrella show but without stepsisters and step mother.
27. Comments by biggirl20 [Rating: 9/10]
Nice prince and princess story!!! Toshiaki is prince charming in tis drama!!! =)
28. Comments by wai [Rating: 10/10]
lovely story...been watching j-dramas, but this one got me HOOKED big time. ^_^
29. Comments by yuka [Rating: 6/10]
Ensconce in your comfy couch and be charmed by this simple modern fairy tale.
30. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 9/10]
Probably one of the better dramas of the generation portraying hope and love.

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Users who voted for this drama (24)
1. alvi-j
Very typical love story, but still worth to watch. It has a comedy touch too. the lead actor (Toshiyaki Karasawa) is very handsome! where is he now?
2. volcom_inc
The Love Story of all time.And as the title goes, the big bro and kid sis scene will make us smile and cry at the same time
3. trash
makes u believe in fairy tales again. it's a realli good show!!
4. ruroshin
Its a shame there isn't any dramas as good as this anymore.
5. wai
the show that got me hooked on japanese dramas BIG TIME
6. cwenting
classic jdorama.. love the theme song by Chage Aska.
7. yajiro
Endearing series. Show the value of true love
8. lamy2
A precious classic japanese dorama ever!!!^o^
9. fisan
I like to see karasawa toshiaki's act.
10. rinarina
What a romantic and good drama ever.
11. femiihsani
i love Toshiaki in this dorama...
12. biggirl20
Nice romantic drama. *thumb up*
13. zoee
My favorite of all time
14. lia00027
Should watch it.
15. Red Impulse
sugoi ne 111
16. garyura_akira
17. groink
18. blurq
19. zanonia
20. mwulaflaga
21. jashingo
22. koptastic
23. ice_shi
24. shinjitsu