A Town Where You Live

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (288)

A Town Where You Live is a Japanese romantic drama television series that aired from July to December 2012 on TV Tokyo. It is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kouji Seo and produced by Gonzo Studios. The show follows the life of Haruto Kirishima, a high school boy who moves from Hiroshima to Tokyo to attend a vocational school. He stays with his childhood friend, Yuzuki Eba, who also moved to Tokyo, but for personal reasons. However, their reunion is not as happy as Haruto expected when he finds out that Yuzuki has a boyfriend and is planning to move back to Hiroshima soon.

Feeling betrayed and hurt, Haruto develops feelings for a girl in his school named Nanami Kanzaki, who has a crush on him. As Haruto tries to move on from Yuzuki, he also discovers that the girl he loves has some secrets of her own. Meanwhile, Yuzuki struggles to reconcile her feelings for Haruto and her commitment to her long-distance boyfriend.

As the story unfolds, the characters face various challenges in their personal and romantic lives. Haruto deals with jealousy, insecurity, and the pressure to follow his dreams, while Yuzuki struggles with guilt, fear, and the consequences of her decisions. Nanami, on the other hand, faces rejection, bullying, and the need to find her own identity and purpose.

The show explores themes of love, friendship, family, and growth, as the characters navigate their way through adolescence and adulthood. It also depicts the cultural differences and similarities between the rural and urban areas of Japan, as well as the challenges of long-distance relationships and communication.

The cast of A Town Where You Live includes a mix of experienced and newcomer actors, such as Shuntarō Yanagi, Suzuka Ohgo, and Ayane Sakura. They deliver convincing and emotional performances, portraying the complexities and nuances of their characters' personalities and relationships.

The show's production values are of high quality, with beautiful cinematography, music, and art direction. The cityscapes of Tokyo and Hiroshima are vividly depicted, as well as the natural sceneries of the countryside. The opening and ending themes, "Sentimental Love" and "Kimiiro" respectively, are catchy and memorable, adding to the show's romantic atmosphere.

Overall, A Town Where You Live is a compelling and engaging drama that will appeal to fans of the romance genre. Its realistic portrayal of the ups and downs of teenage relationships, as well as its exploration of Japanese culture and society, make it a must-watch for anyone interested in Japanese TV and cinema.

A Town Where You Live is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 13, 2013.

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A Town Where You Live
12. A Town Where You Live
September 28, 2013
Haruto is torn. He finally realizes who he's in love with, but the thought of having to break someone's heart in the process torments him.
11. Confessions
September 21, 2013
Yuzuki and Haruto relive their childhood memories. Reluctantly, Yuzuki confesses her true feelings to Haruto.
Beautiful Flowers
10. Beautiful Flowers
September 14, 2013
Asuka is forced to cancel her trip with Haruto. Haruto decides to go back to Hiroshima and ends up reconnecting with Yuzuki.
Is It a Date
9. Is It a Date
September 7, 2013
Rin mischievously sets Haruto and Yuzuki up on a date. Haruto's recent strange behavior causes Asuka to worry.
On the Evening of the Reunion
8. On the Evening of the Reunion
August 31, 2013
Haruto has moved on and is dating his friend Asuka, but a chance encounter with Yuzuki causes familiar feelings to stir within him.
7. Wish.
August 24, 2013
A risky surgery could save Kazama's life, but will he go through with it despite the low chance of success?
My true feelings...
6. My true feelings...
August 17, 2013
Haruto learns the truth about Yuzuki's departure and her relationship with Kazama. Knowing this, he resolves to try and win her back.
Declaration of War
5. Declaration of War
August 10, 2013
When Haruto and Yuzuki were still together in Hiroshima, he learns that they'd actually first met when they were children.
4. Greetings
August 3, 2013
Just as the bonds of friendship begin to grow between Kazama and Haruto, a startling development threatens to ruin it.
Suddenly, Bang! A Kiss!
3. Suddenly, Bang! A Kiss!
July 27, 2013
A school festival gives Haruto the opportunity to meet Yuzuki face-to-face for the first time since he's arrived in Tokyo.
When Cherry Blossoms Bloom
2. When Cherry Blossoms Bloom
July 20, 2013
Haruto thinks back on how he and Yuzuki first met and the time they shared together back in Hiroshima.
1. Chase
July 13, 2013
Haruto Kirishima and Yuzuki Eba ride a bicycle through a dandelion field in Hiroshima as in the background he remarks that she was an unknown person at the time he met her, never having met her before or talked to her as well. Eventually, she jumps off the bicycle, fading into the background prompting Haruto to stop pedaling as he looks on noting that she left unforgettable memories when she left.
Where to Watch A Town Where You Live
A Town Where You Live is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Town Where You Live on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (288)