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  • 2008
  • TV
  • Japan

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romanized ryuusei no kizuna
english Ties Of Shooting Stars (literal)

Based On

based on book
title Ryuusei no kizuna
author Higashino Keigo (東野圭吾)


genres comedy, family, suspense


language Japanese


country Japan
type real
format TV
network TBS


date 17 Oct, 2008 - 19 Dec, 2008
episodes 10
duration 54 minutes
air day Friday
at 22:00 - 22:54
status released


avg. score 3.92 of 5 by 1927 users
total users 2961
rating 7556
favorites 166



The Ariake children come home late one night to find their parents murdered in their house, and end up being taken to an orphanage. Several years later, they are still searching for the killer in order to avenge their parent's death.




Ariake Kouichi
Ariake Shizuna
Ariake Taisuke
Togami Yukinari
Ariake Taisuke
Ariake Yukihiro





14 Jun, 2010
The story is about a family of 3 children who are left after their parents are killed. it follows them 14 years later as the statue of limitations is about to be up on their parent’s murder. They have become "swindlers" and their cons are quite entertaining. However, soon one of their cons turns into something more. That’s all I’ll say, I don’t want to give any more of the story away.

Not sure whatelse I can say about this show. First thing to know is that it is a little bit of everything; it’s a comedy, love story, mystery, tragedy, drama. Truly, it has all those elements to it. The acting was great, and the story was very interesting. It is a bit hard to get into at first, but give it at least til episode 3, you’ll be glad you did. I highly recommend this show!
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01 Apr, 2012
Both series involve swindling, and the main actress in both is Toda Erika.

23 Feb, 2010
Both series are based on the novels written by the same author and are suspense series with a little bit of comedy.


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reyascapes 13 Nov, 2016
Favorite grifter siblings. This had a good mix of humor, poignancy, and mystery. The leads made a great trio, imo.
misekeith 21 Feb, 2014
I have to tell the truth about this: it took me more or less two years to finish watching this drama. I began it because I wanted to see what was all the ado about this 'Kudo Kankuro guy', and I figured it was just natural to start with "Ryuusei no kizuna", since I'm a big Nino fan (among other things). But the first episode was a mistery to me: what the hell was this drama about? Was it a thriller? Then why the absurd fraud plot
(with Toda Erika as a white lolita, above everything, seriously)
, and the jokes, and the hard-to-catch humour? The continuous jumping between past and present in the narration, also, confounded me, especially for this change of tone that it brought.
So, well, I archiviated the first episode as a case of incompatibility between me and the screenwriter, and decided not to watch a Kudokan drama again.
At a certain point I changed my mind, and after having watched a good deal of Kudo branded things, I decided to come back to this, and I understood the problem: as natural as it may seem to most of you (even if 2 years ago it wasn't, to me) this is not Kudokan, but Higashino Keigo scripted by Kudokan; it's kind of a compromise, and once you get to know a bit about them separately, this result makes sense. And it gets pleasant at first, and really good (like 人情的に,'humanly' good, if you know what I mean) towards the ending.
So, if you made the same mistake as me to drop it, give it some time, and a second chance. It's worth it, I guarantee.
junho1582 28 Jul, 2013
Not too fond of the casst, but I guess I'll give this a try as everyone seems to love it and Kudou Kankuro never let me down by now :O
runnizy 09 Apr, 2013
masterpiece!! i never thought 'dark-drama' can made me laugh. i can't hold my laugh especially script part xDD lololol ninoo <3 their acting was great too. touching drama but also very funny.
meshamr2 21 Feb, 2013
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dodi1d 11 Dec, 2012
I loved it!!!!! it's a masterpiece.. i really enjoyed it ;)
suki034 14 Nov, 2012
lol my favourite characters were Kenta Kiritani's and Mika Nakashima's. loved their internal dialogues
jeaudrey 26 Aug, 2012
oh god, i love ryou so much, but this drama is soooooooooooooo boring, i can't stand it, i really tried watch this but i can't... who knows someday isn't? =x