Episode 1 North Wind and the Sun
The drama opens with a video of a woman explaining what she wants out of life, a child, a small apartment and flowers then cuts to Shiomi Eiji played by Katori Shingo (Saiyuuki, Galileo
) as he arrives at the hospital, his daughter Shizuku has been born but his wife has died in the process. The rose that he carried, crushed in his hand along with his dreams. But he starts working part time jobs and raising his daughter showing her the world and flowers. The story skips to present day, Shizuku is wearing a hood over her face and leaving for school, her father reminds her to take an umbrella it’s supposed to rain. When Shiomi opens the flower shop attached to his house, he finds a blind woman standing in the rain, Shirato Mio played by Takeuchi Yuko (Pride
, Lunch no Joou
) he invites her in out of the rain. She accepts because she says a “Florist can’t be a bad guy”. Shiomi get’s a call from Shizuku’s schoolteacher, Ono Yuki played by Shaku Yumiko (Himitsu no Hanazono
, Stand Up!!
) there has been some trouble with his daughter and a new student who just enrolled. He tried to pull off her hood so he could look at her face.
I wasn’t sure before watching this drama if I would care for it or not, the drama wiki listed it’s genre as human drama, romance and I often find that combination a little slow. One drama that comes to mind is Aoi tori which apart from a really nice performance by Suzuki Ana, just dragged on, to me seemingly forever. But with this cast there is no way that I couldn’t give this a try, the story was very interesting as were the characters. The line “a florist can’t be a bad guy” was repeated a few times and I wonder if that is foreshadowing, but that’s my speculation. There is a mystery going on however I won’t comment on that as I don’t want to give any spoilers. If the drama continues as well in the upcoming episodes, I’d recommend this to anyone who likes mysterious slice of life dramas like Yasashii Jikan or Himitsu no Hanazono
Download the English Hardsub bit torrent file for the first episode here
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