Ryusei no Kizuna-流星の絆 (Nino and Ryo’s New Drama)

September 6, 2008 at 4:53 am 5 comments



  • Title: 流星の絆
  • Title (romaji): Ryusei no Kizuna
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Suspense drama
  • Episodes: TBA
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Oct-17 to 2008-Dec
  • Air time: Friday 22:00
  • Theme song:


Based on the popular novel of the same name, Ryusei no Kizuna tells the story of three orphans, whose parents were murdered long ago. Together, the three vowed on a shooting star to one day avenge their parents. After many years, the two brothers have found the murderers, and are set to carry out their plan for vengeance when they realize they’ve made a serious miscalculation; you see, their sister…

I’m really looking forward to watching this 😀

The drama is based on this novel:

Book Information

Title:  Ryusei no Kizuna
Author: Higashino Keigo
Language: Japanese
Publisher: Kodansha
Released: 5 March 2008
Contents: 482 pages, 53 chapters
ISBN-10: 4062145901
ISBN-13: 978-4062145909
Additional information: Published serially in Shuukan Gendai magazine from 16 September 2006 to 15 September 2007.

Imagine you’re an 11 years old, and you found both your father and your mother’s corpses in the house, with blood stains everywhere. Then you have to tell the police what you saw over and over. Then later, you have to tell your 6 years old sister of what had happened. At the age of 11, you are suddenly burdened with big responsibility to protect and take care of your younger brother and sister.

That was what Ariake Koichi, the main character, has experienced. Ever since he and his younger siblings lost their parents in an awful tragedy, their bond has gotten stronger than ever. It tells a moving story about the strong bond between the 3 siblings. How they strived to keep living. And how after 14 years, they still cannot forgive the murderer of their parents, and keep thinking to take a revenge. Until one day, they found the murderer…

Ryusei no Kizuna is a mix of human drama and mystery suspense. Moving scenes and interactions between the brothers and sister. And also the built-up suspense, like… who is the murderer, actually? Is the man who they think is the murderer, really is the murderer? The answer is kept hidden until the last chapters, while the readers might able to take some hints here and there from the beginning. The book has 53 chapters that covers a 14 years span. Chapter 1 to 6 is when Koichi is 11 years old. A scene in Chapter 7 hinted that Koichi is already a 3rd grade student in highschool, then maybe he’s around 17 here. And Chapter 8 to 53 is 14 years after the tragedy which makes Koichi a 25 years old.

-from http://community.livejournal.com/ryuseinokizuna/

I really want to thank that person in livejournal who posted the synopsis of the book 😀

It made me want to watch the drama even more.

Ryusei no kizuna CM

Anyway, I’m not sure if all of them can pull-off their roles well….well, they’re all great actors/actresses but their roles seem kinda different from their usual. Erika Toda, Nishikido Ryo and Nino Kazunari are siblings in the drama….the casting crew was smart….all of them are short :)) I hope that the drama turns out well and that It’ll have high ratings. Ryo and Nino are both very versatile and great actors so I’m guessing that they can both play their roles well. I’m just not sure though 🙂 Can’t wait to watch it! ^_^


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