"When we grow up... We'll kill him together". Koichi, Taisuke, and Shizuna are three siblings whose parents had been brutally murdered when they were just in elementary school, and they vowed to avenge their death. Fourteen years later, their vengeful plan unravels countless new facts. A shocking revelation leads to an overwhelmingly emotional ending. What will become of the siblings who have lived their lives solely in reliance of their bond alone? --TBS

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  • Aug 13, 2011 10 of 10 episodes seen
    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  8
    • Rewatch Value  8
    Sometime ago I was on a Nishikido Ryo kick so naturally I placed this on my to watch list. It sounded like a good show but months past and I was never in the mood to watch something so Melodramatic. Until I read a review that said "Surprisingly Funny". I turned on the first episode to see if this person was pulling my leg and I was completely surprised.

    The prevailing mood is hilarious as the siblings spend their time swindling people of their money. And even though these siblings have such a heavy past hanging over them their banter with each other is fast, upbeat, and hilarious. Nevertheless the story doesn't seem silly but has depth because of the serious and sad
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  • Dec 30, 2012 10 of 10 episodes seen
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    I don't know how I came across this drama, but the synopsis and poster made me check it out. I think this drama has a lot of elements in it which makes it a great watch. There's murder mystery, revenge, sadness, romance, deception and humour all in one drama. A likable cast, good writing and decent direction makes it one of the best Japanese dramas for me.

    I expected a lot of darkness (look at the poster!) and some melodrama in it. The drama does have a dark tone to it but it has comedic relief which makes it less serious than it is. It was mostly focused on finding the killer and the emotions of the three siblings. Although their motive seems like they are
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  • Both have traumatized protagonists who have suffered from a tragic loss and who aim to take revenge on a mysterious culprit.Both are fast-paced,witty and include lots of hilarious dress ups!:D plus,they both have a NEWS member as lead actor!;)
  • Both stories are about changing your identity to get revenge.quartet is certainly grittier, and darker but follows the same idea of trying to find the truth through lies.
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  • Gu_Drama_Book Feb 12, 2014
    I'm re watching this!
    1 ❤
  • prettytin Dec 1, 2013
    i didn't start watching this drama for the longest time coz of the description. it seems like it's very serious drama then i read the review above and some comments that it was funny.

    i was surprised that first episode had me laughing hard. this is nice to watch. not so serious even if it's about murder. and you can see sibling love :)
    3 ❤
  • Yozora_Hikari Oct 28, 2013
    I laugh and cried when watching it! :)
    2 ❤
  • sylviamarlene Oct 16, 2013
    I love this drama!!!!
    1 ❤
  • Gu_Drama_Book Sep 27, 2013
    I searched for this drama for 2 weeks! I wanted to watch it again so badly! So happy I found it :'D (I couldn't remember the name of this drama long story I think I watched it about 3 years ago) so I went through all 202 dramas to find this.
    3 ❤
  • DNI Aug 16, 2013
    Forgettable, i watched this only for Erika Toda, and was a little bit bored at the ending, all this drama and trying to be more of a brighter tone didn't really worked. And the detective elements were poorly included.
    4 ❤
  • starry Jul 27, 2013
    miss this drama so much /cries softly
  • aeowina Jun 7, 2013
    Just looking at the cast list brings all these feels. Can't wait to actually watch it.
    1 ❤
  • addicted2dramas Dec 30, 2012
    The ending left mixed feelings for me. I would have liked it if they had killed the cop. And did they really have to go to jail for their "crimes"? Ah, well. It was a different kind of drama and ending.<br /><br />And all those incest hints? LOL. I was totally shipping both brothers with the sister. I blame that on the actors having good chemistry with each other. Their emotional connection really worked me up. But I am glad they didn't go with it. It would have ruined the entire drama. Good thing that romance wasn't the main focus. Overall- a great drama and worth a watch! :D
    6 ❤
  • nielyngrace Nov 22, 2012
    i had to watch it again.. when i realized that Nakashima Mika is one of the casts. haha
    2 ❤
  • haruki Nov 8, 2012
    I swear I thought this story would be dark and sad and gloomy but I was dead wrong! Totally a must watch!
    8 ❤
  • amna_44 Oct 29, 2012
    "Ryusei no Kizuna" was seriously good. Definetly worth a watch.

    The ending made me feel so happy, and even though I'm glad that Kouichi did the right thing by turning himself into the police, I was really sad. (At least he got out in the end...)<br />
    I still think Kashiwabara deserved to die, though...he made Kouichi and the others go through a lot of pain.

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    • ashertwinker456 Oct 29, 2012
      yeah for me too, i think that Kashiwabara deserved to die ..but Kouichi's decision was quite more painful than killing Kashiwabara in one shot ...
      like what Kouichi said ,"You will live. Live...and pay for your crimes.And continue watching how we live from now on...Live... and watch the family of the deceased laugh and cry...Dying and having it ends is wishful thinking..No matter how painful it is...Even if it's more painful than death...you will just live"...----&gt;> i think letting Kashiwabara live is more painful than killing him.
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    • amna_44 Oct 30, 2012
      I think you're right. It was so cool when Kouichi said that. In a way, I guess I'm kind of happy Kouichi didn't kill Kashiwabara. Kouichi is really strong. :D

      Btw, you know how Yukinari gave Shizuna the ring, did he propose to her? I mean, did they actually get married?
      1 ❤
    • ashertwinker456 Oct 30, 2012
      Yeah, you got the word ~~.."cool"..agree to also what you said, he's a strong and open-minded guy.

      Speaking of Yukinari,i doesn't recognized him in the ending haha! I think its bec. he was not there in the last scene..xD..hmm, i think they get married but because the mainline of this drama was about the 3-siblings maybe the writer decided to set aside the love story of him and Shizuna ...xD///
      What do you think?
    • amna_44 Oct 30, 2012

      SORRY, forgot to put "Reveal spoiler"

      Kouichi is definetly my fav. character. I have him as my profile pic. XD But I love Taisuke and Shizuna as well.

      Set aside...? Oh my God, to me, it felt like the writer completely threw away the idea of them getting married. XD Hahaha!! I think it would be cute if they got married.

      Oh, yeah, before finding out about who the actual killer was, who did you think it was?

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    • ashertwinker456 Oct 30, 2012
      Yeah , just check your profile .. :)
      I love Taisuke too and Shizuna...Taisuke was very loyal there ..xD
      Haha, yeah me too , Since comedy was one of the genre of this drama , the writer may end it on a wedding ..haha ~
      uhmm, i suspected Togami's father since Taisuke confirmed that he was the guy he saw on the day of killing until chapter 9...but on Chapter 10 i got confused and suspected Kashiwabara until Chapter 11..Glad that my intuition never failed me once...xD
      How about you???
      1 ❤
    • amna_44 Nov 2, 2012
      XD.Haha. Do you think Taisuke was really in love with Shizuna?

      First,I thought it was Shizuna's real father...for some reason....but then because of Taisuke...I started to suspect Yukinari's dad.
      To tell you the truth, I actually didn't suspect Kashiwabara for a long time, cuz' I thought he was a good guy, but...Guess I was wrong...
    • ashertwinker456 Nov 4, 2012
      Uhm,maybe it's only a brother love ...xD ..what do you think?
    • amna_44 Nov 6, 2012
      XD!!! Haha!! I thought it was the "other" love! It only felt like Kouichi loved her like an older brother.
  • ashertwinker456 Oct 14, 2012
    Watching those three swindling people makes me laugh always....haha..
    even though it's not that very catchy, i found it really interesting from the start until the end ,,haha...
    I love Koichi's attitude here, he's goal to find the killer was very consistent...although kindness rules his heart at the end...he still find a way to make the killer suffer ^^
    Shizuna and Togami are very indeed a cute couple here, even though Shizuna swindles other people..Togami was still loved her..that's the true beauty of love..
    Taisuke here, uhmm, i don't know how can i describe him but for me he's a kind brother here, really really kind here...he's very loyal too! Haha...
    All in all, this drama presents many different moral attitudes...
    You will find here different characters with different sides..
    I really indeed into this drama ~
    I hope i can find another one just like this ...
    3 ❤
  • Grapejuice Sep 30, 2012
    I have a feeling that this drama will have a twist in the end.
    2 ❤
    • ashertwinker456 Oct 14, 2012
      Hello 14 days ago since you posted your comment here...
      And for sure, you already finished this one...
      So, what can you say in this drama? Any negative or positive reactions??...haha..
  • helloflower Jul 9, 2012
    loving this drama so far!!!!
    4 ❤


Ryusei no Kizuna

Ryusei no Kizuna


  • Main Title: Ryusei no Kizuna
  • Native title: 流星の絆
  • Also Known as: Ties of Shooting Stars

General Details

  • CountryJapan
  • Aired: October 17, 2008 to December 19, 2008
  • # of Episodes 10
    Average Duration 45 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Friendship, Suspense


  • Score: 8.08 (scored by 1,675 user)
  • Ranked: #187
  • Popularity: #563
  • Members: 2,837
  • Favorites: 0
4.0 stars - based on 1,675 votes

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