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Hikari to Tomo ni [光とともに]


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Title:Hikari to Tomo ni
With The Light
Telecast:2004-04-14 to 2004-06-23
Season:Spring 2004

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:11 Episodes

Sachiko and Masato Azuma, in their 4th year of marriage, had been so excited about the birth of their long-waited first child. They named their baby boy �gHikaru�h (meaning light in Japanese). Nobody doubted that the birth of their precious son Hikaru would bring great happiness to the Azumas�f family life. Until one day, Sachiko noticed that there was something different about Hikaru. This heartwarming drama is a story about family. Hikaru�fs mother goes through so many difficulties raising her autistic son, sometimes so overwhelmed that she doesn�ft know what to do. Then at Hikaru�fs school, with the help of one very special teacher, she learns to deal with her son�fs autism and think positive about her family life. Her story will touch the heart of all mothers with young children, mothers who have brought up young children, as well as woman who will be mothers in the future.

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1. Mangekyou kirakira 万華鏡キラキラ [�q�x�s�g�d�l リズム]

Actor/Actress Cast (11)
Shinohara Ryoko
Azuma Sachiko
東 幸子 (31)
Kobayashi Satomi
Rio Hidemi
里緒 秀美 (33)
Yamaguchi Tatsuya
Azuma Masato
東 雅人 (32)
Takeda Shinji
Sakura Toshiya
桜 俊也 (30)
Suzuki Anju
Sagura Kaori
相良 薫 (34)
Ichikawa Mikako
川見 純 (24)
Igawa Haruka
Yabushita Megumi
藪下 めぐ美 (28)
Ohkura Koji
藪下 檜冶 (29)
Saito Ryusei
Azuma Hikaru
東 光 (6)
Takahashi Keiko
Azuma Takako
東 貴子 (54)
Watanabe Ikkei
Yabuki Makoto
矢吹 一

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. One outstanding and unique drama [Rating: 9/10]
Definite must watch!! Give it a 10/10 for shinohara & azuma very good acting.. Plot is very well done and a very unique one, with very touching scenes and a catchy pace. Surprsingly, this drama is not a slow one as I expected.
Reviewed by cass_dust on 12 July 2005

Comments From Users (20)
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1. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 8/10]
Not my usual kind of drama but I'm glad I watched it. It's a detailed process of how a family copes with an autistic child, every episode is like watching the boy taking baby steps towards achieving something and it's very touching. Shinohara Ryoko was awesome as the mother, I really like her now after watching this, she's a good actress. Hikaru's teacher was also really awesome, I was just wondering how it is possible that she could just tend to Hikaru alone without doing other work. The little boy is just so cute too.
2. Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]
A drama about a family whose son is autistic and the daily struggles and battles of living with a disorder that is as enigmatic as the human brain itself. Shinohara Ryoko plays flawlessly a mother at her wits end but unwilling to give up. Yamaguchi Tatsuya plays the father who doesn't under autism; he plays a frustrated man very well. This drama has to be applauded for informing people about a condition that was previously thought to be stupidity or ornery behavior. The execution could often use work, however.
3. Comments by atheon [Rating: 8/10]
Dec 2004: This is the first drama my dear shinohara ryoko won for best female actress, and the little boy from this drama gets best supporting male, this drama not only touching, but teaches us to be more considerate and patient to ppl who suffers from autisme, great acting and educative, but some will find it rather boring bcos the story is abit more detailed. My mom watch it with me too, shes the one kept buggin me to continue watch the next episode....
4. Comments by kirtil [Rating: 4/10]
basically a feel good dorama about autism. Follows the structure of school doramas but having a side character highlighted and then forgotten couple of episodes later doesnt work as well here.

On a side note I noticed an ongoing unintentional positive discrimination here which is not so good if you think about it.
5. Comments by dira [Rating: 9/10]
As a mother of an autistic daughter, I can relate very mch with this drama. Bittersweet life, never give up, and always be positive..i love this drama, the script is heartwrenching, tears keep falling from my eyes..
6. Comments by mezomozaa [Rating: 10/10]
The Best japanese drama I have ever watched , the best ending of Asian drama ever , this is our real life in a drama , suffering and suffering with glances of happiness
I can't forget this drama :'(
7. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 9/10]
a very unique theme to tap on - autistic children. so interesting that even my Mum got hooked! The ending's kinda weird though...that's where that 1 point gone to.
8. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 10/10]
What a lovely drama. Very touching, and meaningful. And I can learn a lot about autism too.

Reminds me of the famous special education teacher Torey Hayden!!
9. Comments by icpmat [Rating: 7/10]
I like Kobayashi in this series. She seems to be very good at playing quirky and intelligent characters. Yamagushi from TOKIO over acts in too many scenes.
10. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
I think Shinohara gave her best drama performance in this, and Kobayashi was great as well. Real good drama about a subject that isn't easy to tackle.
11. Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: ?/10]
avail for trade! 7-VCD, CHINESE SUB
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12. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: 10/10]
This drama makes me understand what is autism. The kid acting is superb.
13. Comments by toiling [Rating: 10/10]
Brilliantly Performed. Haven't seen such a great dorama in a long time
14. Comments by hisashi [Rating: 6/10]
A story of how to deal with a son with autism.
15. Comments by mezoomozaa [Rating: 10/10]
this is the BEST asian drama EVER
16. Comments by MikeNolan [Rating: ?/10]
current watch
17. Comments by soupychan [Rating: ?/10]
Want to see
18. Comments by Bbbut [Rating: 4/10]
19. Comments by rafinharomano [Rating: 8/10]
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22. Comments by clcs85 [Rating: 8/10]
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24. Comments by yolande [Rating: 9/10]
25. Comments by himitsu [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: ?/10]
27. Comments by qiqi_16 [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by comel_5 [Rating: 6/10]
29. Comments by wai [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by Janicechen [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (1)
1. mezoomozaa
this is the BEST japanese drama I have EVER watched , no doubt about it