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Original run: 4 Oct 2000 – 10 Jan 2001

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Anime, Comedy, Music, Romance/Dating

Network: WOWOW JP

Watched by: 5 245 of 675 855 0.78%

Total running time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Episode duration: 25 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.2 of 10 809 rating: 7.117 of 10 1 951

MyShows rating: 3.47 of 5 3 270


The story surrounds an aspiring singer, Shuichi Shindou, and his band, Bad Luck (formed with his best friend Hiroshi Nakano, who is on guitar). Shuichi wants to become Japan's next big star, and follow in the footsteps of the famous idol Ryuichi Sakuma, lead singer of the now-disbanded legendary group Nittle Grasper. One evening, Shuichi is looking over lyrics for a song he was writing when his paper is blown away by the wind and picked up by a tall, blond haired (light brown in the manga) stranger. The man dismisses Shuichi's hard work as garbage, which hurts Shuichi deeply. Despite his anger, he is intrigued by the stranger. This will be their first encounter as Shuichi becomes fascinated by the stranger, who soon turns out to be the famous romance novelist, Eiri Yuki (real name: Uesugi). Both the manga and the anime follow this plot.

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