Golden Bowl, ゴールデンボウル
Number of episodes
Broadcast first day
: April 20, 2002
April 20 – July 6, 2002
猪股隆一 [Ryuichi Inomata]
野島伸司 [Shinji Nojima]
大坪直樹 [Ootsubo Naoki]
『You Are My Destiny』ポール・アンカ （ソニー・ミュージック） – "You Are My Destiny" – Paul Albert Anka
増田一穂 [Masuda Kazuho], 伊藤響[Ito Hibiki], 北島和久 [Kitajima Kazuhisa]
Kaneshiro Takeshi [金城武] – 芥川 周 [Akutagawa Shu]
Kuroki Hitomi [黒木瞳] – 佐倉 瞳 [Sakura Hitomi]
Enomoto Kanako [榎本加奈子] – 屋代 みどり [Yashiro Midori]
Matsumoto Rio [松本莉緒] – 久保晶 [Kubo Akira]
Every time I get to watch that type of dorama, I sigh with easiness in my heart – that means I have not seen every Japanese romance movies worthy of watching yet.
"Golden Bowl" has become a great surprise to me. It was the first time I have watched the sports dorama (maybe not that sportish but still), and that is strange, for I am a great fan of spocons (anime about sports
). Also it was the first thing I have seen with Takeshi Kaneshiro. And surely I could not expect, that this dorama would be dedicated to my favorite subject (yes, I do not read synopses often before watch). And another thing is that the scriptwriter was Nojima Shinji, which explains a lot – I like all of his doramas I could see (Kimi ga Uso wo Tsuita, Suteki na Kataomoi, Kou Kou Kyoushi, Strawberry on the Shortcake, Pride, Love Shuffle).
And now, as usual, a little bit about the plot and the characters including my impressions.