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Wakaba [わかば]

Drama Details
Telecast:2004-09-27 to 2005-03-26
Season:Fall 2004

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TV Station:NHK

In the winter of 2001, Igawafs gardening company helps Eizo to cure an old camphor tree in Suma, a seaside town in southwest Kobe. Masaya comes to see Eizofs work as he is interested in the glegendary gardener.h The next day, Wakaba falls down from a ladder at work and sprains her ankle. Masaya gives her a quick treatment and takes her to a hospital. When Wakaba is resting at her boarding house, Masaya comes and asks her a favor to build a small garden on the balcony of his acquaintance. Wakaba agrees and completes the garden. On Christmas Day, a party is held at the boarding house. After visiting GROOVE to see Shizukafs live concert, Wakaba goes out with Masaya who unexpectedly kisses her.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Naitari Shinaide 泣いたりしないで [Fukuyama Masaharu 福山雅治]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Harada Natsuki
Takahara Wakaba
高原若葉 (21)
Tanaka Yuko
Takahara Utako
Naitou Takashi
Takahara Koichi
Sakimoto Hiromi
Takahara Hikaru
高原光 (17)
Minamida Youko
Murakami Nobu
Saigo Teruhiko
Murakami Koutaro
Saito Keiko
Murakami Yukie
Tsukamoto Takashi
Tani Jyunichi
Orimoto Junkichi
Takahara Eizo
Azuma Chizuru
Ou Shigemi
Ishimoto Kouji
Ou Seijyun
Kamo Sakura
Fujikura Nagisa
Ayado Chie
Hitomi Shizuka
Yamaguchi Sayaka
Fujikura Aki
Kyou Nobuo
Fujikura Masaya

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Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Wakaba [Rating: 6/10]
Harada Natsuki has a bright future I think but this was not the most interesting morning drama. I enjoyed elements of it including the location of Kobe which was nice. The basic story of a girl trying to follow in her departed fathers footsteps and fulfill his dream and her own was a nice concept and the cast was good for the most part but they really loose their focus in spots and abruptly make massive changes in the story with no rhyme or reason. (Well that's not true it was a ratings bomb and they tried to do things to boost ratings and that failed and messed up the story for those watching). Still it was worth watching if you have the time.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 28 August 2006
2. Harada Natsuki [Rating: 7/10]
I really enjoyed the performance of Harada Natsuki. This was a refreshing series and had a lot of pleasant moments and a great theme song. I felt the story got shifted a few times in the middle and end. It was as if a new writer suddenly decided to change the plot at random a couple of times. This annoyed me a little and destroyed the tempo of the show but it was still good.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 18 August 2010
3. Viva Harada [Rating: 6/10]
The middle of this asadora has some great moments when a dead character shows up alive, but the idea, like many other ideas in this show never develops. Harada Natsuki is doing a nice job as the sensitive big sister who tries to keep a smile no matter what. Harada has shown to be a high-class actress in her cameos in other dramas.
Reviewed by shari on 21 December 2006

Comments From Users (6)
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1. Comments by Raining JHan [Rating: 10/10]
This was a sweet drama, i love the ending to it.
Juri and Yuuta were cute babies
2. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 8/10]
Wakaba...the show and the girl grew on me after a while..
3. Comments by minochi99 [Rating: 3/10]
Okay dorama. Nothing extraordinary.
4. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
Very good series. Nice cast
5. Comments by kitakaze [Rating: 7/10]
Great drama so far.
6. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
Average asadora
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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. jdoramadotcom
Wakaba seemed to go on forever - slow without being vital or original. Veteran Yuko Tanaka , however, is touching - bringing back wonderful memories when she starred in the remake of 24 Eyes..
2. Raining JHan
this drama is so good, and the plot was amazing, a very good ending with Wakaba having two children, and her dream home!!!
3. Jiro takahara
this is like my second all time favorite show...wakaba is just so full of life and i couldnt wait to watch it
4. gatto_kung