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Last Friends(TV show/series, 2008)

Original title: "ラスト・フレンズ" (Japanese/JA)
49min per episode | Genre: Drama

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 11 episodes

Last FriendsRating: 2.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Last Friends (ラスト·フレンズ, Rasuto Furenzu) is a Japanese television drama which aired on Fuji TV at 10:00 pm every Thursday from April 10, 2008, until June 17, 2008. It stars Masami Nagasawa, Juri Ueno, Eita, Asami Mizukawa and Ryo Nishikido of japanese idol group Kanjani Eight. The special, consisting of a recap and some new additional scenes aired on June 26, 2008. The series follow the life of Michiru Aida, a beauty parlor assistant who returns to Tokyo after 4 years. Bullied by her seniors at work and abused by her boyfriend, she is reunited with her best friend during high school, Ruka Kishimoto, a skilled motocross racer. Takeru, a make-up artist, is introduced to Ruka by her housemate, Eri and thus begin a journey of friendship. A manga counterpart focusing on Ruka's and Michiru's high school days is currently being published in Malika. Although episode 11 was supposed to be the final episode, a sudden phone call requested the producers to add on a special. A movie has also been announced due to Last Friends' immense popularity. Last Friends was number 1 on Fuji's top 50 list from June 16 till June 29. However, it had since dropped to 6th place after the broadcast of ... ()
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About Last Friends

Last Friends is a Japanese television drama which aired on Fuji TV at 10:00 pm every Thursday from April 10, 2008 until June 17, 2008. The special, consisting of a recap and some new additional scenes aired on June 26, 2008. The series follow the life of Michiru Aida, a beauty parlor assistant who returns to Tokyo after 4 years. Bullied by her seniors at work and abused by her boyfriend, she is reunited with her best friend during high school, Ruka Kishimoto, a skilled motocross racer. Takeru, a make-up artist, is introduced to Ruka by her housemate, Eri and thus begin a journey of friendship. A manga counterpart focusing on Ruka's and Michiru's high school days is currently being published in Malika. Although episode 11 was supposed to be the final episode, a sudden phone call requested the producers to add on a special. A movie has also been announced due to Last Friends' immense popularity. Last Friends was number 1 on Fuji's top 50 list from June 16 till June 29. However, it had since dropped to 6th place after the broadcast of the special and as of the week of July 7 to 13, Last Friends ranked 9th on the Top 50 list. Aside from the official website at Fuji TV, another website has also been created, named "Last Friends: Another".


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Last Friends Seasons and Episodes

04/10/2008Rasuto furenzu season 1 - 11 episodes
#1 | 04/10/2008The troubles we keep to ourselves: DV, pregnancy, and forbidden love
#2 | 04/17/2008A life-and-death secret
#3 | 04/24/2008A love that eats life away
#4 | 05/01/2008A bond torn apart
#5 | 05/08/2008A night of shock
#6 | 05/15/2008A desperate getaway
#7 | 05/22/2008A harsh reality
#8 | 05/29/2008Last letter
#9 | 06/05/2008Your life
#10 | 06/12/2009Love and death
#11 | 06/19/2008To the future
06/26/2008Specials - 1 episode

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Japan
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 5 languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Japanese (JA), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 04/10/2008
Last episode released on: 06/19/2008
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Rasuto Furenzu"

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:23828, Added: 05/16/2018, Last updated: 08/21/2019