Tokyo Girl

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (699)

The story follows Aya (Asami Mizukawa) from the time she moves to Tokyo at age 23 up until she turns 40. Aya has to adjust to the different values and perceptions of the big city as she struggles with challenging situations. We get to follow Aya's move from one neighborhood to another as she maneuvers her career and love life.

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Final Episode:
11. Final Episode: "Can a Greedy Woman Complete the Game?"
April 20, 2018
Aya returns to her home in Akita. Her hometown hasn't changed. There is nothing she wants to acquire, but there is also nothing she can't acquire. What's so bad about being a fish in a little pond? After meeting various people in Tokyo, and the numerous districts that made her grow, where can Aya find happiness? The final episode of a never-ending drama of life.
Episode 10: Yoyogi Uehara
10. Episode 10: Yoyogi Uehara "So That's What it Means?"
April 20, 2018
Aya is seeing Kohei but she is not serious about their relationship yet. Kohei is younger than Aya. He doesn't have a clear vision of his future and is dependent on Aya, but he does cure her wounds little by little. Meanwhile, she meets Reiko at Mia's flower arrangement class. Reiko introduces Ryosuke to Aya. Ryosuke only talks about the high standard of living within his local community and Aya does not enjoy having a conversation with him. She gradually realizes that the lifestyle in Tokyo she has been trying hard to build is not what she wants. There are so many things that she cannot achieve in Tokyo no matter how hard she tries. Where does she truly belong?
Episode 9: Yoyogi Uehara
9. Episode 9: Yoyogi Uehara "Am I an Old Woman?"
April 20, 2018
To regain herself and reflect back on her thoughts, Aya decides to separate with Masato. She moves to Yoyogi Uehara, a district with kindness and a certain sense of distance. She meets Mia again, who stole Takayuki in Ebisu. She enjoys arranging flowers at Mia's flower shop. A cute boy, Kohei, works at a cafe she often goes to and lifts her heart. One day, Masato comes to see her and asks for a divorce. His shocking confession, a night together with Kohei, her friend's advice of remarriage... Aya's life is still full of events.
Episode 8 : Toyosu
8. Episode 8 : Toyosu "Endangered Species That Won't Go Extinct"
April 20, 2018
Aya spends a fulfilling professional life in Toyosu. However, compared to her achievements at work, her personal life starts to fall apart. Her relationship with her husband is not good, and she feels a growing frustration. It's not easy to have both a successful career and a successful family. All kinds of people live in Toyosu - mothers who enjoy raising their children, wives who are happy to have a life without children, and women who just want to look happy. What about Aya? She starts to lose herself in her marriage with Masato - her wish of having a child and a fulfilling career, her differences with Masato, and her values.
Episode 7: Toyosu
7. Episode 7: Toyosu "Et tu, Brute?"
April 20, 2018
Aya chooses to leave Yukikazu, but she is dissatisfied by Yukikazu's dry response. Now 33 years old, she spends a very depressing life. Her friends are all mothers now, and she changes her lifetime goal to marriage. She registers with a marriage agency. There, she meets her husband, Masato, who is a decent, if unremarkable, fellow. Aya moves from Ginza to Toyosu next. She starts to think that there is no such thing as Prince Charming, and that compromise and self-persuasion is important in reality.
Episode 6: Ginza
6. Episode 6: Ginza "Cinderella Story"
April 20, 2018
1 year has passed since Aya switched her job. Her boss, Anna, is very strict but Aya is working hard and has been enjoying a fulfilling life. One day, she goes out for work and meets the owner of a clothes store she visited before. Yukikazu is married, but Aya is attracted to his matureness, his elegant luxury and her dream of becoming an elegant lady. Which would give her more happiness, being an elegant lady or creating a loving family?
Episode 5: Ginza
5. Episode 5: Ginza "A Life Choice of a 30-year-old Woman"
April 20, 2018
Aya is almost 30. Her coworkers are starting to consider switching jobs for a better career. Aya no longer sees Takayuki, and her boss tells her that she's already reached her maximum skills. She decides to submit her resume on a jobs website to try and advance her career. Luckily, she books an interview with a high-end brand company. She leaves the Ebisu district full of optimism and enthusiasm. Did she choose the right path for her happiness?
Episode 4: Ebisu
4. Episode 4: Ebisu "Single Man"
April 20, 2018
Aya moves from Sangenjaya to Ebisu. She is now the leader of developing a new brand, and she is happy with her work and social life. After going on a few dates with Takayuki in Ebisu, he tells her he doesn't want to get married because he doesn't want to be restricted by the system. Aya is surprised to hear that, but she is enchanted by Takayuki and the Ebisu dates and is convinced that this is what she wanted. She doesn't listen to her colleague, Keisuke's advice at all. On her 29th birthday, Takayuki does not show up to spend the day with her. Aya realizes that romance does not last forever.
Episode 3: Ebisu
3. Episode 3: Ebisu "Friday 8 PM at Ebisu Station"
April 20, 2018
Aya is in charge of a big project at work. When she goes home, Naoki is there waiting for her. Everything is working out and full of happiness, it seems, but a part of her is not satisfied. She ends up going to a dating party to look for a new man. There, she meets men full of confidence -- like the Ebisu district, totally different from Naoki. Aya falls in love with Takayuki, a handsome elite businessman. She chooses to shine as a Tokyo woman rather than be satisfied with happiness that she can earn back home. She eventually leaves Sangenjaya.
Episode 2: Sangen-Jaya
2. Episode 2: Sangen-Jaya "Dream Life in Tokyo - The Beginning of a Survival"
April 20, 2018
Aya meets Naoki, who has a sweet yet simple smile, reminiscent of the Sangenjaya district. Aya and Naoki are from the same hometown, and gradually become attracted to each other. Aya feels happy that she can be herself when she is with him. She is also getting comfortable at her job and with her coworkers. Her coworkers often go to dating parties, and Ryoko, an experienced dater, dislikes Yuki for dating as often as her. Keisuke and Aya witness their fierce battle, and Naoki is anxious about Yuki's promiscuity. Ryoko and Yuki finally reach the end of their battle.
Episode 1: Prologue
1. Episode 1: Prologue "A Girl from Akita"
April 20, 2018
Akita-born Aya dreams of living in Tokyo, wanting to become the envy of her peers. During her high school summer holidays, she visits Harajuku in Tokyo. People in her hometown always told her how pretty she is, but in Tokyo, no one takes notice of her. She finally realizes how ignorant she was of the real world. She goes to a university in the countryside, still having the dream of living in Tokyo. After 5 years of job hunting, she finally moves to Tokyo to start her new life. Her first home is in Sangenjaya. People at her new job, a clothing company, spend time and money enjoying their private life. Others look less fabulous but enjoy their challenging career. Aya thinks about what kind of woman she should be in such a workplace. One day, she gets lost near her home and meets Naoki.

The story follows Aya (Asami Mizukawa) from the time she moves to Tokyo at age 23 up until she turns 40. Aya has to adjust to the different values and perceptions of the big city as she struggles with challenging situations. We get to follow Aya's move from one neighborhood to another as she maneuvers her career and love life.

Tokyo Girl is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2018.

Where to Watch Tokyo Girl

Tokyo Girl is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tokyo Girl on demand at and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    April 20, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (699)