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Star no Koi [ƒXƒ^ƒA‚Ì—ö]

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Title:Star no Koi
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Star Struck/Love with Super Star
Telecast:2001-10-11 to 2001-12-20
Season:Fall 2001



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Viewership:14%



Synopsis
Sosuke Nakata (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi), is just your everyday salaried worker. There is really nothing special that stands out about him. He is a serious guy, whose life mostly consists of going back and forth to the office each day.

One day, Hikaruko Kirishima (Norika Fujiwara) - a famous and popular Actress, appears at Nakata's work. Just by talking to her, Nakata is left standing feeling like he has just seen a dream.

Several days later, Kirishima calls an emergency press conference, where she announces..."I am now dating a gentleman by the name of Sosuke Nakata, a salaried worker, whom I intend to marry."

This story, a funny and romantic love story, follows the footsteps of a man and woman from very different worlds, as they experience the painful and sometimes remarkable ups and downs of love.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Stop! In the Name of Love [globe]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (23)
Fujiwara Norika
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Kirishima Hikaruko
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Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
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Nakata Sosuke
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Ukaji Takashi
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Saegusa Eiji
Toda Keiko
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Tatsukawa Midori
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Anzai Hiroko
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Hyuuga Reiko
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Hasegawa Kyoko
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Koizumi Tsubami
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Katsumura Masanobu
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Koganei Akira
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Furuta Arata
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Ushiyama Mamoru
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Kakei Toshio
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Jiya Yoshitaro
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Morimoto Leo
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Kinanaka Torao
Azuma Mikihisa
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Ichikawa Ryutaro
Katori Shingo
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Koda Iori
Ihara Tsuyoshi
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Hijikata Sho
Ogi Shigemitsu
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Komada Shiro
Sato Hitomi
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Takase Mina
Kitagawa Hiromi
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Ano Taeko
Kanno Rio
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Koganei Chika
Takamatsu Hideo
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Aoki Shinsuke
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Sakurai Ryo
Irie Masato
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Yuuki Hajime
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Asano Kazuyuki
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1. Stop! In the name of love [Rating: 10/10]
I started to watch this as my latest Japanese drama because it introduced the story as the Japanese take on Notting Hill. I remembered liking that movie and I wanted to watch something romantic, so I started it. It may resemble the American movie, but it's just so much more.

Why do you fall in love with a story? There are some love stories, that you like, or find interesting. Some are cute. But there are still others, that just manage to touch something inside you that others may not. To each its own and no two people are affacted in the same way by a story. This one did manage to touch something inside me. I could never explain why, but I'm glad it did, because it will be a drama I will always cherish. Anyone who knows me may find that strange, as I'm not a romantic type, and generally detest love stories. There was, however, something so pure in this story, that it even broke through my barriers.

It's about two people. One a star, a beautiful actress, who constantly has love affairs, but none of them really touch her heart. Then she meets this man, who is not particularly handsome, nor smart, just a regular man working in an office. But for her, he is the one she had always been looking for. The one who changes everything. It's a Japanese story, so they may or may not get together, but all the same, I still managed to cry a lot.

Please, let them into your heart.

For more reviews go to: isabelle-reviews.blogspot.com
Reviewed by Isabelle on 14 August 2012
2. Some Good Ol' Romantic Sap [Rating: 8/10]
This was a girly drama through and through, which is probably why I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was predictable and lacked consistency.

The drama is about a normal Salaryman who randomly meets a mega super star. Through a series of events they get to know each other, and eventually fall in love. Their love is tainted, however, by the fact that they live in two completely different worlds. Before either can even confess to the other, they overthink their situation, at which point enters some healthy angst.

I was pretty indifferent to Kusanagi Tsuyoshi in this drama (though I must admit, I was quite fascinated with his unproportionate body). The supporting cast held some of my usual favourites, such as Toda Keiko and Morimoto Leo, which was dandy. But it was Fujiwara Norika who completely stunned me. Ifve only ever seen her in Akimahende, and wasnft complete partial to her acting. But she totally convinced me in this drama. I even felt for her in the last few episodes. She successfully made me believe in her emotions, I found her smiling face heartwarming. Will I run out and get all her dramas? Probably not, but I thought she was great in this show.

I would recommend this drama to anyone needing some romantic sap to gobble up.
Reviewed by Wynter on 28 January 2009
3. IMHO, it was ok [Rating: 6/10]
I loved Kusanagi Tsuyoshi in Narita Rikon, so I was really expecting a lot for this drama. Although compared from his performance in Narita Rikon and this one, I sympathize more for his character in Narita Rikon. Somehow I don't think Kusanagi did give life out of Sosuke Nakata. The story in itself was ok, truly reminiscent of Nottinghill. Just that maybe they overdid the dramatic parts. For example, when the director was explaining about the "chair of destiny" for the drama to seem profound and deep, i thought it was just really it's just plain cheesy. I'm not saying this drama is bad-- its actually really fun watching, especially Sosuke's colleagues who're really funny. I recommend watching it along with a big slice of pepperoni pizza (weird, eh?). But for those who're expecting a realistic and effectively profound story, as well as a really great performance by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, I'd recommend Narita Rikon.
Reviewed by matsu_takeiko on 31 December 2002
4. mediocre at best [Rating: 4/10]
spoilers ahead

you know, this show had a lot going for it conceptually. fujiwara norika is staggeringly cute and charming in her role. the whole star-commoner love story has the potential for a very good drama. unfortunately, star no koi didn't live up to it's potential. i found the main guy to be pretty annoying at times. i guess for me there's a point where being too shy or reserved becomes a fault. remember the scene where he coldly tells her that things aren't possible between them and then later cries like a baby. what the heck was that all about? why am i supposed to feel sorry for the guy if he doesn't give something a try. in any case, there were some decent moments in the series as well. but the major issues were played out poorly. oh yeah, the theme song was annoying. "STOP! In the name of God!" replaced the song's real lyrics in my mind.
Reviewed by turbozed730 on 6 March 2004
5. The best ever dorama [Rating: 10/10]
This is my all time favorite Drama. I have watched it three times, and it's made me happy each time. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi is really great in this dorama. I really liked his charactor and the unusual people he worked with. His preformance is 'straight on." Also, like the way that when the story got sad, the billboard with the star had a wallscrawl that said "agony" on it. Which mirrored what the male charactor was going through. The Dorama plays like an Rock Hudson/Doris Day romantic comedy. It even has that 'type' of incidental music. It even has a happy ending! A bonus to this is the guest in the last episode, Shingo Katori. He plays a reporter in the future who is going to write a book over the star's story. This Dorama has it all. My highest recomendations!
Reviewed by katrinka on 25 June 2002
6. Pleasant surprise! [Rating: 10/10]
I was DEFINITELY not expecting this series to be that good when I started watching because it seemed like a typical cheesy story, but it turned out perfect. It's true this is impossible in real life, but isn't that why we watch TV, movies and plays?
This dorama has a really nice flow to it. I was cheering for the two of them before I realized it, and Sousuke's coworkers were really funny. The ending was a bit cheesy, but it was still very moving.

I've always liked Globe's "Stop! In the Name of Love", but being a techno/trance song, I didn't think it was a good choice for this dorama, but it seems to fit better and better as the show progressed. There might be something wrong with me, but I almost cried to this Trance song in the final episode.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 18 November 2006
7. Loved this Drama!! [Rating: 10/10]
I loved this drama, I don't comepletely understand Japanese, but this drama is easy to follow without being boring. All who enjoy romantic comedies will love this one. I have to say, that the summary given above isn't all that accurate, it's more of an surprise meeting rather than a coincidence. I only have a couple of dramas in my collection (One's that I can watch over and over again) and I think I can add this drama to that collection. I sooo reccomend this to any and all who enjoy a good love story, a very satisfying drama. The supporting cast is very funny if not crazy. I could go on and on, but I'll stop here, please see it for yourself, you won't be sorry, that is, if you're a romantic comedy fan.
Reviewed by Namielove on 31 January 2002
8. Good first half, terrible second half [Rating: 5/10]
Noriko Fujuwara is great, gorgeous and wonderful in her few TV appearances. However, I can't vouche for Kusanagi Tsuyoshi who is horribly miscasted in this role.

He looks shorter and smaller than Norika and the two don't make a good pair. Eguchi Yousuke will be a much better everyday salaryman than Tsuyoshi.

The first 7 episodes are halirious but the final 4 episodes are horrible when the story is clearly going nowhere, just waiting to come to a stop somehow.

I fast forwarded through the final three episodes and I didn't think I missed anything.
Reviewed by jameslam on 22 October 2002
9. Not the best, not the worst [Rating: 7/10]
This love story about love, fame, and the enjoyment of fine ham has an agreeable dramatic arc. However, lead actress Fujiwara comes away looking great but seeming rather wooden, and the central metaphor of "the chair" is pretentious and, yes, wooden.

This is a simple romance that would have been more satisfying if there had been more chemistry between the stars. Given the warm reviews, I was expecting something more. In particular, the last third of the drama loses steam and doesn't seem to know where it's going.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 26 August 2009
10. Great Show [Rating: 9/10]
Never expect that there is so much chemistry between fujiwara and kusanagi! Fujiwara is expectionally cute and great in this show.. she acted very well in it.

really cried a lot when they misunderstood each other and do not know how to express their love for each other. It was very funny in the beginning, heartwarming, and got ver sad towards the end..

supporting role, kyoko is very good! although she doesn't look too kawaii in the uniform, she definitely can act well. One of the best show!
Reviewed by cass_dust on 5 June 2004
11. A++++++++++ [Rating: 10/10]
I remember I rated this drama from watching a couple eps, but if you watch this all the way you will love this drama! I think if you love hopes and dreams about romance, you HAVE to watch this drama, it seems that people are missing out on a good drama. I'm an old fashion drama lover and this is by far one of the best dramas that has recently can out. I really recommend this to people!! A must watch!!! It kept pulling my hair out when watching the final eps!!!!
Reviewed by jpoptearz on 26 April 2003
12. What a Way to Get introduced to Kusanagi Tsuyoshi. [Rating: 9/10]
Having never previously been an audience to the performance of Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, I began watching this series in awe at the portrayal of a simple yet gentle ham salesman. The entire opposites attract story was a joy to watch, with an actress falling for a salaryman. Fujiwara Norika delivers a stunning performance as Hikaruko, complete with the subtle art of playing an actress within a dorama. This series instantly became one of my favorite doramas.
Reviewed by otaking on 21 July 2002
13. Ham and some cheese [Rating: 8/10]
The first half of this feather-weight comedy is pure fun thanks to its very creative direction and a nicely fitting music score (except for the theme song that'll send you scrambling for the mute button). At times you even forget that androgynous Tsuyopon has no more charisma than a slice of ham. The second half looks like the writers scratched their head as to what they could come up with, and you'll likely scratch yours as to what they came up with.
Reviewed by shari on 30 November 2007
14. A light-hearted show [Rating: 7/10]
A rather enjoyable show. Norika Fujiwara looks every bit the super star in this show. She acted really well here. She can be a glamour puss, a ditzy woman as well as a wide-eye innocent girl all rolled into one.
Storyline is pretty similar to Nottinghill, where a super star fell in love with a 'commoner'.
Kusanagi's role here is alright, a Mr Goody Two Shoes.
A light-hearted comedy with a touch of romance.
Reviewed by kook05 on 7 April 2004
15. I have been 'Struck' for the better [Rating: 9/10]
When I saw the reviews of this being a light romantic comedy I thought it would translate into tedious boring comedy for me. But I was greatly surprised by the whole flow, plot and performances of the cast. They were people in the cast from HERO, and this plot has that same kind quirky direction to it, but I liked this a lot more than HERO
Reviewed by warren.mcclendon on 28 June 2002
16. very funny and romantic [Rating: 10/10]
who played Tsubami Koizumi character?

anyway this is one of my favorite dramas with the beautiful Norika Fujiwara and the likable Tsuyoshi Kusanagi... i liked both characters, but felt Tsuyoshi looked a little stiff and nervous during the kissing scenes... still very heartwarming drama and funny characters. Talk about crazy co-workers!
Reviewed by InSearchOf on 26 December 2002
17. great story!!! [Rating: 9/10]
I only watched it with chinese subtitles. luckily i understand japanese.this is a great romantic comedy.never thought the pair-up between kusanagi n fujiwara could be that good.they manage to create lots of chemistry.recommended to those who had watched mukodono n for fans of kusanagi n fujiwara.please watch this dorama!!!
Reviewed by ema on 13 January 2002
18. Falling in Love with Movie Star [Rating: 10/10]
Great Drama that will make you laugh and cry about a regular nerdy guy Falling in Love with Gorgeous but lonely Movie "Star" who decides to make him her fake-boyfriend as a publicity stunt and the pitfalls that occur to make it work, as they get to know each other under extreme pressure from the media and paparazzi.
Reviewed by asugar2 on 24 December 2012
19. Oh My DoramaGod[ess], this was nice! [Rating: 9/10]
I can't help but extremely enjoy the story of this dorama. Very exaggerated at times, but that only adds to the effect. This dorama made me think happy, especially after watching the sad ending of which was handokku, also a great, and exaggerated dorama. This dorama works well as a nice booster-upper for your mood.
Reviewed by KAZSAW on 16 May 2002
20. Love with Superstar.. [Rating: 10/10]
Well...the story was great.. ilike it and i alredy buy the vcd & watch it...funny and a moving heartwarming story..It's about both two people who are from two different world that suddenly fall in love with each other.. but they do not know how to express their love...so watch it...
Reviewed by Lilynadia on 13 January 2002
21. Above Average [Rating: 8/10]
Kusanagki Tsuyoshi and Fujiwara Norika were surprisingly good in this show. Norika Fujiwara was the best actress of the year, voted by viewer. And also the Best dressed. They spent some money on her outfits. In general, I like the chemistry.
Reviewed by jdfan on 1 July 2002
22. ok series by [Rating: 5/10]
Another predictable drama! was interesting at the beginning, got bored at the end! Nice theme song from Globe - Stop in the name of Love!
Got annoyed by the close "face shots" everytime the characters wondered=/
Reviewed by Pemu on 23 April 2003
23. Good, good drama! [Rating: 9/10]
I loved how the story/romance developed and how the characters, especially Nakata's office mates, interact with each other.
This was my first Tsuyo-chan drama & I've been hooked on his acting ever since.
Reviewed by DoramaQ on 28 March 2011
24. Excellent [Rating: 9/10]
Great show. One of my favorites actually. =) The plot is kind of similar to Notting Hill but this show is better. Even though it has dramatic moments as well as sad moments it is also extremely funny at times.
Reviewed by lordgus on 30 June 2004
25. good beginning, lame ending. [Rating: 7/10]
the beginning was good,but the final episode taking place in the future with the actress talking about her life was lame,even the make-up to make her look old was awful.did the writers run of ideas at the end?
Reviewed by unicron1986 on 9 October 2010
26. Love Sutaa no Koi! [Rating: 10/10]
Fujiwara Norika was made for this part. She plays it so convincingly well that it made me wonder about the real her. haha. Really the chemistry and plot made me love this drama. One of my favorites.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 16 August 2010
27. Worth Buying!!! [Rating: 7/10]
This show is really worth watching!!! The story is great and Norika is really pretty in the show...Actually i didn't really like her but after watching this, i started to like her more.....
Reviewed by ambery24 on 15 February 2002
28. funny norika [Rating: 8/10]
In this drama we can see the other side of fujiwara norika, she always played a mature and sexy woman but in this drama we can see her innocent side which is so funny :) hihihi
Reviewed by ester_grace on 15 August 2011
29. funny norika [Rating: 8/10]
In this drama we can see the other side of fujiwara norika, she always played a mature and sexy woman but in this drama we can see her innocent side which is so funny :) hihihi
Reviewed by ester_grace on 15 August 2011
30. Best...best...best [Rating: 10/10]
The story was the best. You can watch for many time, because you can never be boring. Fujiwara Norika was so prety! She act so well... and she look so perfect
Reviewed by Ra2 on 25 April 2002

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1. Comments by Lucian Dureau [Rating: 7/10]
Remembering my three sexiest actress in 2004, that are: Naoko Iijima, Eriko Sato and Norika Fujiwara, I decided to watch a dorama of one of them, in this case from Fujiwara. After watching her as supporting actress in Love Generation (1997) and News no Onna (1998) it was time to watch her with the leading role in this funny dorama, a kind of japanese version of Notting Hill.
First of all, The first episode was horrible, I almost shot myself listening all the time that unbearable melody. However, the rest of the show is really much better, funny and easy to watch. I thought it was about the common guy who wants to get the celebrity girl, but it was different. Being calm and realistic, it's he who doesn't want to start any relationship with her, and it will be her who has to take some initiative. If in other doramas the supporting cast has some importance, here it's crucial, because being the main roles, a quite man and celeb who doesn't undesrtand love, they will have the part of weight of the plot, special mention to Hiroko Anzai and Takashi Ukaji's roles. About Norika Fujiwara, her performance was splendid, but due to the needs of the script, maybe she couldn't show all her potencial as an actress. Even so, great for her. Sexy and beautiful as always.
2. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 9/10]
This series really surprised me, it was actually very, very good. I had read reviews that said it was good and the "female" version of Mukodono! however I didn't enjoy "Mukodono!" as much as this series. It had a much more detailed plot and much better acting. The female lead really surprised me with her acting in this series and as always Tsuyoshi acted just as well. Fujiwara Norika really was like a mega superstar and looked the part, too. Very gorgeous and elegant. (Loved the costuming for her - although I rarely notice these types of things in dramas)

I really liked how the series developed, there were times when I wasn't sure where the story was going. There was a review on this series that I read here that said something about how this drama is like some story she would have liked to write. I couldn't help but think the same thing for myself. A cute love story with great characters. A must see!
3. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 7/10]
Why would someone in their perfect state of mind trade Hasegawa Kyoko for Fujiwara Norika...i know i know this is just a fictional work lol...end of rant.
Anyway this was a pretty good dorama, but i didnLt like the two leads, Hikaruko(Fujiwara Norika) had no character development whatsoever, itLs hard to swallow that Sousuke(Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) felt so hard in love with her, she was like an emotionless doll, pretty dull character, Sousuke had character development but was a character boring has hell.
The best thing about this dorama were the guys from the ham store and the beautiful Hasegawa Kyoko, they were all really funny.
In conclusion this is a very generic love story about a salariman who falls in love with an idol, full of cliches and generic dialogues.
4. Comments by Namielove [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama. It was so sweet, and funny. It made me a fan of Fujiwara, and though I've always liked Tsuyoshi, I have gained and even greater esteem for him after watching this drama. Romantics, this is a drama for you. It was completely enjoyable for me and it never got too melo dramatic The comedic scenes were well placed, Fujiwara was beautiful, and did a very good job switching up acting styles within the drama. Tsuyoshi was very sweet and very likable. Believe it or not it didn't seem so far-fetched that Fujiwara's character would fall for Tsuyoshi's character. He was very endearing. It left me with such a good feeling when it was over. The end does not dissapoint. Oh, Shingo has a cameo in the drama as well.
5. Comments by xiangh [Rating: 8/10]
almost finished watching. While this drama as the slowness which prevent me from enjoying most comedy (especially japanese ones in fact...), I truely like it. Often it's like action is lacking, yet I always have a few good laughs (which is rare on my part) and want to watch again at least some part of it (usually it means having the show running while I'm working).
Hikaruko facial expressions might have a part in this (especially since both her face and expressions remind me of a friend... which increases her sympathy potential ;> ).
6. Comments by kaonashi [Rating: 1/10]
Japan's version of "Notting Hill" should've been much better than this. A predicable love story like this requires some charm & finesse, but even the opening episode, which is supposed to capture the viewer, is a disaster, just ridiculous & plain stupid. And the choice of leads is horrible, especially Kusanagi who's the worst actor I've seen in a J-drama. He's acting's just so pathetic. Well, I really can't find anything good to say about this drama. This is one of very few J-drama that I've given up watching. 1-
7. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 8/10]
I did not see the appeal of Fujiwara Norika's character nor could I understand why the (male) drama fans are obsessed with her. I just think she's average and not as appealing as everyone says. And her 80's looking clothes bothered me. Perhaps it was the trend at the time, but it looked really outdated. Mr. SMAP dude was his usual wooden-self and had no appeal, but maybe he just did what the director told him what to do. The drama itself was not bad at all.
8. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
Norika Fujiwara plays a star and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi is struck by her..sorta like Mukodono and Notting Hill.. Kusanagi plays his usual self, much like Narita Rikon but Norika plays a different character than the usual 'third party' or 'advisor' part. She's damned gorgeous(when ever is she not?) and Kusanagi is charming as usual..I like it at the end when Shingo(Kusanagi's best friend) appears as guest appearence..
9. Comments by dokaben [Rating: 7/10]
The first few episodes were warm, funny, perfect. Then things started to get weird. Hikariko turned ditsy, a few ill-fitting subplots took over, and the humor weakened. It started to recover towards the climax, but I just didn't feel a strong love between the couple. Still, worth watching if you focus on the first few episodes. Excellent cast overall. And Tsuyoshi's always awesome.
10. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 9/10]
spicy as ever, noriko's star shines here. Kusanagi has been my fav. since this show and food fight. I remember keeping an eye on kyoko since this show, because she was purly hot and I really liked her back then, compared to her current medicore state now, IMO she lost sex appeal. don't know what happened, but as for this show, globe rocks with their cover of Diana ross' 60s hit.
11. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 9/10]
I was expecting a major rubbish here.... much for my surprise Star no Koi is amazing!!! Reaaaally funny... u ought to feel sorry for Tsuyopon character. Very original many comedy/romance nowadays doramas could learn a thing or another in this one!
Good casting (the very first tsuyopon'd dorama i've watched and found him a good actor) Higly recommended.
12. Comments by yume [Rating: 7/10]
Do famous people really live in such a different world from non-famous people that they cannot love the same? This drama tries to answer this question. At first I hated the star, Hikaruko, who is pretty selfish and bland, but when more was revealed, I came to like her and hope for their love. Kusanagi, as usual, plays an excellent nice guy, hahaha.
13. Comments by niti [Rating: 10/10]
Sousuke in this dorama (the main actor) He was truly great. There was nothing you could hate about him. I loved the series it was cute and really nice end. I however do not like the girl he falls in love with, (Hikaruko) cause she was not that good of an actor, but in the end I like her to. 10/10 it was truly nice to watch this series.
14. Comments by Hoshi [Rating: 5/10]
I actually forced myself to finish the show. It's not because Noriko's acting is really bad, but she acting pretty and doing nothing else really got on my nerves. The plot's not very new, but there's always the fun of finding out how the plain jack and the pretty princess get together and live happily ever after :P
15. Comments by kiba92 [Rating: 10/10]
Great love story. It is just a much longer Japanese version of Notting Hill. It is a very heartwarming entertaining drama. I thought that Fujiwara Norika is very pretty in this show. Love must of her outfit. This had a nice ending unlike some of the jodrama out there. I would recommend people to watch this.
16. Comments by celest8787 [Rating: 8/10]
wonderful movie with an interesting storyline... fujiwara norika is really pretty and sexy as the superstar...and kusanagi tsuyoshi looks rather plain comparatively. yet the sparks between the two lead characters would drive you nuts coz it's a hard to pursue type of relationship. it's a pleasant drama really...
17. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
Good classic romantic story.
The story develops nicely, the cast is good and the supporting cast adds the necessary touches of humor.
It's all predictable and completely unrealistic, but that does not matter for a romantic comedy, does it? I've seen better, but it was well done enough to deserve a 7.
18. Comments by atleast13 [Rating: ?/10]
02/01/06. fujiwara's mouth bugged me the first couple episodes but i got over it. i'm thinking she probably just got her teeth straightened. anywho... the drama itself, wow... honestly, i cried. but i laughed a lot too. i'd recommend it. definitely! the subs were just ehhh... but overall, thumbs up!
19. Comments by xiong_here [Rating: 7/10]
My first Kusanagi DORAMA and its cute.
I find the storyline to be extremely interesting but its execution/ some acting by 'some' actors were certainly lacking. I felt that it could've rocked on hard but...the tension just faded and it soon because pretty predictable...anyways, yay for Kyoko.
20. Comments by jo [Rating: ?/10]
Still finishing...Norika Fujiwara was funny, I think she handled her part for real...the actor is boring. Hasekyo look so young. Norika was the bomb in that show, looks far more beautigul than Kyoko but If I choose today(present) between Norika and Hasekyo, I would definitely choose Hasekyo.
21. Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 4/10]
Horrible. Noriko Fujiwara is pouty and ditzy, which gets annoying when is becomes apparent that the plot will get nowhere when both leads go into self denial for at least half the show. Urgh... couldn't help but wish I could yell "get on with it". Could have cut the number of eps by half.
22. Comments by aik0 [Rating: 7/10]
Filed under Fantasy, Romance, Comedy. The first few episodes are fun to watch and as usual it gets a liittle bit draggy towards the end. The female lead is cute+great in protraying an "innocent" star. Yet the male lead has become weaker and weaker to the point that he disgusts me.
23. Comments by Juu-ni [Rating: 9/10]
Love these series. I know that these series are predictable, but I canft help it. I really enjoy up and down their relationship. I agree with the author (at the last episode), when he say ghe teaches her about life, and she teaches him about loveh. Really recommend this drama.
24. Comments by arglborps [Rating: 10/10]
I've watched this about 5 times now. They showed it again on TV and I thought, I'd be fed up with it and once again got hooked. I don't know what captures me so much about this drama, the story is rather simple, but I think the chemistry of all the actors is just perfect.
25. Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 7/10]
Kinda strange basis for the plotline. I like Kyoko Hasegawa's more down-to-earth role, i think she shines more in this role than the other ones i've seen of her where she plays the beautiful but quiet girl (itsumo futari de and tentai kanzoku). Anzai Hiroko is cute too.
26. Comments by bLaCkNbLuE [Rating: 8/10]
RECOMMENDED!!! This is a very light-hearted comedic romance. I enjoyed the first half of the series more than the end. If you are looking for a drama you can take seriously, this might not be for you. If you are looking for a drama to make you smile, look no further!
27. Comments by ando_aja [Rating: 9/10]
Norika Fujiwara was very cute and funny, she played the role perfectly in my opinion. Though I don't like the part that she almost get married to a vet, but overall this is a very nice, warm, funny and cute drama. Recommended for those who enjoy romantic comedy.
28. Comments by Akakage [Rating: 9/10]
This drama really makes me laugh. I just cannot believe that Tsuyoshi and Norika have great chemistry..surprisingly they look good together. I love this drama and I've watched in more than once. Two thumbs up for the leading actors...and all of the casts.
29. Comments by Michi [Rating: 8/10]
Norika is absolutely GORGEOUS in here!! Her dressing is superb and excellent! She's so cute and the performance by that short guy also not bad though he doesnt look good enough with Norika. Anyway, i like this dorama very much. Norika is extremely cute!!
30. Comments by arashilove [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is pretty good! It was very heartwarming and very entertaining. I was touched by the strong friendship between Sousuke-san and his co-workers at San Marco Ham. Plus, Fujiwara Norika is absolutely GORGEOUS as the star, Kirishima Hikaruko!

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Users who voted for this drama (34)
1. Techie
You either love it or hate it.
Personally I can not understand how I could wait so long to see this great dorama.

The tempo switch mentioned in other voters rating is not expected, but that adds to the flair of the show. Once more, all thumbs and toes up for Fujiwara-san and Kusanagi-san for their excellence on screen.

One of my personal favorites no doubt and highly recommended for anyone who wants a great laugh, some seriousness and much love.
2. xiong_here
Loveable characters! Kusanagi is a great actor and its funny just how dumb-downed he looks. ALSO: KYOKO IS IN HERE! GOHD I LOVE HER! I didn't know it was her when I first saw the series but the thought of me knowing it was someone I've seen kept coming to mind. GOHD she's HAWT!!
3. qwiksXnd
My favorite dorama ever. After watching the first two episodes I didn't really think anything of it. After the 3rd ep I was hooked. And Fujiwara Norika has NEVER looked better. And Hasegawa Kyoko and Hiroko Anzai are also incredible. Great cast + weird story = dorama goodness.
4. baggypantgpa
The story was seamless in its presentation. A great cast with superb acting skills. Watching this dorama is like you're actually there with the characters. A very heartwarming romantic comedy. A true classic.
5. ando_aja
Romantic comedy mania should watch it. Plus you can enjoy the beautiful, elegant, and sometimes funny Norika Fujiwara.
6. susantotony
The funniest movie I ever watched (and this is my first dorama). Fall in love with doramas because of this.
7. Doramafan113
Fantastic dorama. Great acting by a top cast. I can't imagine how it could have been better.
8. TsuyoshiK
A bit impossible for it to really happen in real life.. but i guess anything is possible.
9. MonsterZero-65
Perfect cast for this drama. I was surprised how much I loved this show. Really good!
10. Dawgie
great series just watched it, was funny, had a great story and very touching
11. lowrykun
I think that this series is totally underrated. I really liked this series.
12. Bo$$
watched this drama probably more than 5 times
13. illuminati
i liked it and Fujiwara Norika is pretty
14. Haiji
This drama is one of the best all time!
15. MonsterZero65
A sweet story with a great cast choice.
16. swit_kiss56
nice nice nice!!!!!!! sooooo cute!!!
17. InSearchOf
One of the best romantic comedies
18. zindaka
Great drama, one of my favorites
19. ainakaikun
sweet and cute romantic comedy.
20. katrinka
the most wonderful drama ever!
21. arnel98
kinda like nottinghill
22. lordgus
Wonderful series. =)
23. musicfreak16
quite funny
24. Buruburu
25. otaking
26. dmorgan
27. poch05
28. genji_99
29. Keishin
30. dUlaIt

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