Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~

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  • Drama: Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~
  • Romaji: Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~
  • Japanese: 最高の人生の終り方~エンディングプランナー~
  • Director: Yasuharu Ishii, Ryutaro Kawashima, Daisuke Yamamuro
  • Writer: Chiho Watanabe
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: January 12 - March 15, 2012
  • Runtime: Thursdays 21:00 - 21:54
  • TV Ratings: 10.9%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Masato Ihara inherits the family business and, reluctantly, becomes a mortician after his father passes away. He now has to deal with his new job and his estranged family.

26-year-old Masato Ihara (Tomohisa Yamashita) work as the regional manager for a franchise restaurant. Masato's father Kotaro Ihara (Keizo Kanie) runs a family funeral service business and works as a mortician there. Masato Ihara has 4 siblings and he is the second eldest son. Since an early age, Masato had a dislike for his father's business. When he graduated from college, he left home and rarely visited. Masato was relieved that his older brother Kento Ihara (Takashi Sorimachi) wanted to take over the family's business.

One day, Masato sees a woman walking towards the end of a subway platform. Masato thinks that she is about to kill herself and grabs her arm. He tells her that someday you will remember today and think about how better it is that it didn't happen. That night, he has a group meeting and a woman comes in late. Masato is surprised to see that the person is the woman he saved at the subway station platform that morning. The woman's name is Yuki Sakamaki (Nana Eikura) and she works as a detective. They have an enjoyable meeting and, afterwards, sit together on a bench outside. Yuki tells him that she did not intend to kill herself. Rather, she was just mourning someone who died there. Then she walks away.

Next morning at work, Masato hears news that Manager Hayashida jumped off a building. Masato remembers that the other day, he fussed at Hayashida to increase profits at his restaurant. Masato's boss tells him that he shouldn't visit Hayashida at the hospital. The reasoning being that Masato just followed procedure and that the company has nothing to do with Hayashida jumping off the building. Making matters even worse, Masato receives a phone call that his father fell off a ladder and is now in critical condition. Masato goes to the hospital. When he gets there, his father says that they should close the family funeral service business and then dies.

Masato and his 3 siblings take their dead father home. They still don't know where their oldest Kento is. Masato and his siblings talk about how to hold their father's funeral and they decide to conduct the funeral service themselves. Masato watches a funeral service video and memorizes the steps. They then conduct their father's service and they also decide to close their family business.

Meanwhile, Masato still feels guilty about Hayashida and goes to the hospital to visit him. Masato sees Hayashida die at the hospital. He then decides to conduct Hayashida's funeral, before their family funeral service business closes ...

Cast

Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Tomohisa Yamashita.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Nana Eikura.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Atsuko Maeda.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Yuri Chinen.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Ito Ono.jpg
Tomohisa Yamashita Nana Eikura Atsuko Maeda Yuri Chinen Ito Ono
Masato Ihara Yuki Sakamaki Haruka Ihara Hayato Ihara Momoko Ihara
Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Kensei Mikami.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Kohei Otomo.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Keizo Kanie.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Takashi Sorimachi.jpg Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata-Tsutomu Yamazaki.jpg
Kensei Mikami Kohei Otomo Keizo Kanie Takashi Sorimachi Tsutomu Yamazaki
Jun Nagamine Eisuke Tanaka Kotaro Ihara Kento Ihara Itsuo Iwata

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 01/12/2012 15.3%
02 01/19/2012 11.0%
03 01/26/2012 12.9%
04 02/02/2012 9.1%
05 02/09/2012 9.8%
06 02/16/2012 10.4%
07 02/23/2012 9.6%
08 03/01/2012 9.9%
09 03/08/2012 10.5%
10 03/05/2012 10.4%
Average 10.9%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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naily good drama n good story n good actors n actreses plus bonus handsome lead actor. no regret to watch

aznative Very good drama; great acting and interesting story.

Kaos Bola YAMAPIII new drama...i will watching :)

ani nadezhda @ichinen : omai..? ?! is it true..? how did you know that ? I thought they aren't allowed to have GF.

twilight omg yay~ for chinen ^_^!!! I've been waiting to see him in another drama since forever~ <333 he's so cute !

ichinen i want ask. that was a rumor about chinen was going to have a girlfriiend and she was okamoto Rei. is that rumor true ?

Chi Does anybody realize that Tamamori Yuta also in this drama? In episode 1 and might be in episode 2 as well!! My eyes are buttoning out after he walked into that pub and talking to Yamapi!!! But unfortunately he died later in.. *sigh

However, this drama has a lot of actors and actress that I love in it! My dream that Yamapi acts in a drama with Sorimachi Takashi finally comes true... Also Yamapi with Chinen!.. (^^,) My next dream is Yamapi and Yamada Ryosuke in one drama!

nanana @comment#7 It's interesting because he's going to play a college student when he looks younger than a high school student.

what so interesting bout chinen? what so interesting bout chinen?

^0^ Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!

A Yamapi Drama!!!!

Can't wait!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

:3 OMG!!!!! Can't wait for this! Most of my favorite actor and actress are in it. :)

Shieri I'm looked for this... I will wait chinen dorama.. I miss his dorama..

MiChii chinen!! yay!! i'm sooo looking forward to this XD!

sayuri omgosh yamapi <3 I can't wait for this dorama <3

hanna im so gonna watch this drama because of chinen!! chinen daisuki ~ <3

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