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Ashita no Kita Yoshio 

Can a coward commit suicide? Meet Kita Yoshio, a very unlucky man who has chosen his close friend's death anniversary as his suicide date, which is 11 days away. The number 11 has been ... See full summary »
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Fumiyo Kohinata ...  Kita Yoshio 11 episodes, 2008
Ryûhei Matsuda ...  Yashiro Heita 11 episodes, 2008
Masayuki Imai Masayuki Imai ...  Minami Takao 11 episodes, 2008
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ...  Ebata Tatsuo 11 episodes, 2008
Jun Kaname ...  Moriwaki Daisuke 11 episodes, 2008
Hitomi Katayama ...  Maakun 11 episodes, 2008
Manami Konishi Manami Konishi ...  Washizu Mizuho 11 episodes, 2008
Chiaki Kuriyama ...  Hasegawa Rika 11 episodes, 2008
Tomomi Maruyama ...  Yoda Ryoichi 11 episodes, 2008
Katsuhisa Namase ...  Sugimoto Masaru 11 episodes, 2008
Bambi Watanabe Bambi Watanabe ...  Pu 11 episodes, 2008
Akihito Yoshiie Akihito Yoshiie ...  Yaida 11 episodes, 2008
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ...  Yoimachi Shinobu 11 episodes, 2008
Asami Katsura Asami Katsura ...  Myu 10 episodes, 2008
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi ...  Shinobu's manager 9 episodes, 2008
Yuri Mizutani Yuri Mizutani 9 episodes, 2008
Maya Sakita Maya Sakita 8 episodes, 2008
Kumi Takeshita Kumi Takeshita 8 episodes, 2008
Yurisa Yurisa ...  Kura 8 episodes, 2008
Satoshi Jinbo Satoshi Jinbo ...  Washizu Hideto 5 episodes, 2008
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Can a coward commit suicide? Meet Kita Yoshio, a very unlucky man who has chosen his close friend's death anniversary as his suicide date, which is 11 days away. The number 11 has been quite significant throughout his life: he was born on November 11th; his roll call number at school was #11; and 11 years ago, he and his wife, Mizuho, went through a divorce. Debt-laden and feeling unneeded to the world, he sells off all his belongings and plans for his death date. However, on the 1st day, he meets Yashiro Heita as well as numerous other characters who will cause him to experience the most eventful 11 days of his life. Written by https://mydramalist.com/1348-ashita-no-kita-yoshio

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8 January 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Confusing mystery drama
27 March 2010 | by sillyman-2See all my reviews

Also known as 'Tomorrow's Kita Yoshio', this is a TV series of 11 45-minute episodes with good subtitling. It concerns a middle-aged man, Kita Yoshio, who has decided to commit himself in 11 days time on the anniversary of his friend's death. Each episode covers one day and there are many mysteries to be solved: Why did a rich man make friends with Kita in the first place? How did he die? Why did a beautiful young nurse agree to marry Kita many years ago? Why did she later leave him? How is she now the boss of a very large company.

The series is quite interesting in its mysteries. The main problem is the main character is such a drip. He wanders around, being terribly nice to people are are left deciding whether to help him or to use him for their own ends. The main character (who does both) is Keito, a club owner, who is played by Ryuhei Matsuda of '9 Souls' and 'Izo' fame.

The reason for my interest in the series is the presence of Chiaki Kuriyama as Keito's girlfriend. She is in each episode but only for about five minutes in each. She is still memorable, however, as she plays a very evil character. Not evil in her more well-known 'loving it' way, as in 'Kill Bill' or 'Great Yokai War', but as a selfish and weak-willed character who is willing to do the most terrible things to others to get herself out of the hole she has dug for herself. A very good performance!

Knocking down the stars I have awarded are inconsistencies in tone, such as a pair of comedy insurance investigators, amidst all this drama, who are trying to determine whether Kito's ex-wife murdered the previous boss of the company. Also annoying is the background music with frequent jazzy themes playing whatever the mood of the scenes being shown. But worth watching for the girl celebrity with a fetish for sucking toes who befriends Kito.

I obtained my copy from HKFlix. I have also seen it on e-bay.


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