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Enka no Joou

Enka no JoouEnka no Joou is a Japanese drama series. It is about Himawari, who is an unsuccessful 39-year-old enka singer. She has bad luck with men and money. Born in an Osaka takoyaki shop, the young Himawari was inspired by her father’s words to immerse herself in Japanese enka. However, when she was 13, her father disappeared. Her mother who’d remarried, treated her harshly. After graduating from high school, Himawari heads to Tokyo and makes her debut as an enka singer.

Title: 演歌の女王 (えんか の じょおう) / Enka no Joou
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2007-Jan-13 to 2007-Mar-??
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Kimi no Suki na Toko by Hirai Ken

Casts:
Amami Yuki as Ookouchi Himawari
Harada Taizo as Tamaru Hitoshi
Sakai Wakana as Ichijo Masami
Kikawada Masaya as Nobutomo Katsuya
Hirayama Hiroyuki as Yazawa
Hankai Kazuaki as Shida
Takahata Atsuko as Nobutomo 星江
Fukuda Mayuko as Koji
Nukumizu Youichi as Nurumizu Keiji
Danta Yasunori as Hagimoto Jiro
Ikeuchi Junko as Tamaru Michiyo
Narumi Riko
Takei Akashi
Hada Michiko (ep1)
Matsukawa Naruki (ep5)

Screenwriter: Yukawa Kazuhiko
Producers: Oohira Futoshi (大平太), Oota Masaharu (太田雅晴)
Directors: Ootsuka Kyoji (大塚恭司), Iwamoto Hitoshi, 木内健人
Music: Ike Yoshihiro (池頼広)

Official Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/enka/

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