Mori no Asagao

Mori no Asagao
モリのアサガオ
Manga
Written by Mamora Gōda
Published by Futabasha
Magazine Weekly Manga Action
Original run 20042007
TV drama
Directed by Akimitsu Sasaki
Produced by Shinji Okabe
Junpei Nakagawa
Noboru Morita
Atsushi Kurosawa
Written by Daisuke Habara, Shizuka Oki
Music by Toshiyuki Watanabe
Network TV Tokyo
Original run October 18, 2010December 20, 2010
Episodes 10
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Mori no Asagao (モリのアサガオ?) is a Japanese manga series by Mamora Gōda. It won the 11th Grand Prize for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007.[1] It will be adapted into a live-action television drama in 2010.[2]

Contents

Synopsis

New prison guard Naoki Oikawa gets assigned to the death row section. He strikes a friendship with Watase Mitsuru who is on death-row for the revenge murder of the man who killed his parents. Gradually Naoki begins to wonder about the necessity of the death penalty and the meanings of such concepts as repentance and forgiveness.

Television series

Cast

  • Atsushi Itō – Naoki Oikawa (22)
  • Arata – Mitsuru Watase (22)
  • Yuu Kashii – Asami Sawasaki (Oikawa's girlfriend) (22)
  • Haruka Kinami – Kana Mochizuki (19)
  • Akira Emoto – Keizukuri Hukahori (59)
  • Sansei Shiomi – Yuzo Wakaboyashi (62)
  • Mitsuki Tanimura – Yoshioka Koharu
  • Youichi Nukumizu – Toshikazu Seko
  • Bengal – Toshiyuki Tanizaki
  • Masahiro Toda – Kazuaki Satonaka
  • Yasuyuki Maekawa – Ryo Goto
  • Ren Oosugi – Seido Oikawa (Oikawa's father)
  • Yoshie Ichige – Sawako Oikawa (Oikawa's mother)
  • Akiko Aizuki – Takako Toma

Guest

  • Shido Nakamura – Tadashishi Kouzai (ep1)
  • Naomasa Musaka – Akira Ishimine (ep1)
  • Koji Ohkura – Katsuhiro Hoshiyama (ep1-2)
  • Yuri Nakamura – Taeko Kuramoti (ep2)
  • Mitsuru Hirata – Takeshi Sasano (ep3)
  • Mari Hamada – Victim's parents (ep3)
  • Yumiko Shaku – Yuko Nishida (ep4-5)
  • Kanji Tsuda – Sako Nishi (ep4-5,7)
  • Yuki Imai – Shinya Hukuda (ep4-5)
  • Hiromasa Taguchi – Kengo Hukuda (ep5)
  • Ryo Ishibashi – Eichiro Akashi (ep6)
  • Minoru Tanaka – Takashi Touzyou (ep6)
  • Kotaro Shiga – Chief Justice (ep6)
  • Mashima Hidekazu – Kento Yamamoto (ep7)
  • Saki Matsuda – Miyoko Yoshikawa (ep7)
  • Yojin Hino – President of shipping company (ep7)
  • Rei Okamoto – Kazuko Funaki (ep7)
  • Mayuko Nishiyama – (ep8)

Episode information

Episode Title Writer Director Original airdate Ratings
(Kanto)
1 New prison officers to move hearts and condemned "bonds" story
(新人刑務官と死刑囚心動かす“絆”物語)
Daisuke Habara Akimitsu Sasaki Oct 18, 2010
22.00 - 23.09
5.8
2 Instruction execution
(死刑執行命令)
Daisuke Habara Akimitsu Sasaki Oct 25, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
3.8
3 Give flowers to the condemned
(死刑囚へ贈る花)
Shizuka Oki Makito Murakami Nov 1, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
4.6
4 Wedding Bride prison
(獄中結婚の花嫁)
Daisuke Habara Makito Murakami Nov 8, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
4.3
5 Capital punishment against the families?
(極刑反対の遺族!?)
Shizuka Oki Tomoyuki Furumaya Nov 15, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
4.1
6 Gray man 33 years of false accusation
(冤罪33年の白髪男)
Daisuke Habara Munenobu Yamauchi Nov 22, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
3.2
7 Father's death row prison guard rookie!!
(新人刑務官の父の死刑囚!!)
Daisuke Habara Munenobu Yamauchi Nov 29, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
2.2
8 Visits last miracle
(最期の面会の奇跡)
Shizuka Oki Tomoyuki Furumaya Dec 6, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
3.0
9 To the final chapter! Siblings Cry of the Soul Secrets
(最終章へ! 魂の叫び兄妹の秘密)
Tago Akihiro
Shizuka Oki
Akimitsu Sasaki Dec 13, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
2.2
10 Only to one person familiar with the last ...
(たった一人の親友へ最後の…)
Shizuka Oki Akimitsu Sasaki Dec 20, 2010
22.00 - 22.54
2.9
Viewership ratings: 3.6%

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