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Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari (Yamada Taro Monogatari), NEWS' Nishikido Ryo (Last Friends), and popular actress Toda Erika (Code Blue) star as orphan siblings in the hit 2008 TBS drama Ryusei no Kizuna. Adapting Higashino Keigo's best-selling novel into a 10-episode series, acclaimed screenwriter Kudo Kankuro (Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Tiger & Dragon) approaches the serious story with a light touch, making Ryusei no Kizuna one of the most uniquely told murder mysteries television has seen. Working with a script that combines Higashino-style intrigue, wry Kudo-style humor, and moving family drama, Ninomiya, Nishikido, and Toda deliver admirable and affecting performances, convincingly balancing the story's grave and comedic moments. Other than the idol leads, Ryusei no Kizuna has a superb supporting cast that includes veteran Miura Tomokazu, Kaname Jun (Tatta Hitotsu no Koi), and singer Nakashima Mika (NANA), plus Banana Man's Shitara Osamu (Loss Time Life), Kiritani Kenta (Rookies), Emoto Akira, Terajima Susumu, and Ryo.

On one fateful night fifteen years ago, Ariake Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) and his younger siblings Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo) and Shizuna (Toda Erika) sneaked out of the house to see a meteor shower. When they returned, their parents were dead, murdered in cold blood. With the statute of limitations coming up soon, the siblings are more determined than ever to find the killer. While running a swindling operation on the side, the siblings happen upon a prime suspect, and slowly lay a trap to catch him. For the past fifteen years, finding their parents' killer has been Koichi, Taisuke, and Shizuna's greatest reasons for existence, but the truth may not set them free.

This edition comes with a bonus disc of special features.

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Product Title: Ryusei no Kizuna (DVD Box) (Japan Version) 流星之絆 DVD Box (DVD) (日本版) 流星之绊 DVD Box (DVD) (日本版) 流星の絆 DVD−BOX DVD-BOX Ryusei no Kizuna (DVD Box) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Meteor Bond Meteor Bond Meteor Bond Meteor Bond Meteor Bond
Artist Name(s): Ninomiya Kazunari | Toda Erika | Nishikido Ryo | Nakashima Mika | Omi Toshinori | Kaname Jun | Miura Tomokazu | Emoto Akira | Osamu Shitara | Terajima Susumu | Ryo | Kiritani Kenta 二宮和也 | 戶田惠梨香 | 錦戶亮 | 中島美嘉 | Omi Toshinori | 要潤 | 三浦友和 | 柄本明 | 設樂統 | 寺島進 | | 桐谷健太 二宫和也 | 户田惠梨香 | 锦户亮 | 中岛美嘉 | Omi Toshinori | 要润 | 三浦友和 | 柄本明 | 设乐统 | 寺岛进 | Ryo | 桐谷健太 二宮和也 | 戸田恵梨香 | 錦戸亮 | 中島美嘉  | 尾美としのり | 要潤 | 三浦友和 | エモトアキラ | 設楽統 | テラジマススム | りょう | 桐谷健太 Ninomiya Kazunari | Toda Erika | Nishikido Ryo | 나카시마 미카 | Omi Toshinori | Kaname Jun | Miura Tomokazu | Emoto Akira | Osamu Shitara | Terajima Susumu | Ryo | Kiritani Kenta
Director: Kaneko Fuminori | Ishii Yasuharu 金子文紀 | 石井康晴 金子文纪 | 石井康晴 金子文紀 | 石井康晴 Kaneko Fuminori | Ishii Yasuharu
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Publisher Product Code: TCED-429
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Publisher: TBS
Other Information: 6DVDs
Shipment Unit: 4 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1014001030

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
二宮和也 / 錦戸亮 / 戸田恵梨香 / 東野圭吾 (原作) / 河野伸 (音楽)

本編ディスク5枚+特典ディスク1枚

[特典情報]
初回特典:特製プローターペン/封入特典:アリアケノート/映像特典:メイキング、予告集他

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
本編486分
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 2008

[シリーズストーリー]
いた折、洋食チェーンの御曹司である戸神行成をターゲットにした3人は、彼の父親・政行が両親が惨殺された時間に家から出てきた人物に似ていることに気付く。店の名物であるハヤシライスの味から、政行が両親を殺害しレシピを盗んだと確信した3人は、行成に接近して政行を陥れるための罠を張っていく。作戦は順調に進むが、静奈は行成に恋心を寄せてしまう。序盤から細かい伏線が張り巡らされ、政行を追い詰めたとき、思いもよらない事件の真相が明らかになる。

[シリーズ解説]
東野圭吾氏の最新刊「流星の絆」は、2008年上半期小説部門売り上げ No.1 の本格的ミステリー。原作の要素を大切に、脚本家・宮藤官九郎が得意とする青春ドラマの要素を加えた金曜ドラマ『流星の絆』は、この秋注目の話題作 !!小学生のときに両親を何者かに殺された3人の兄妹…… 功一、泰輔、静奈。3人はそれ以来ずっと、お互いの絆だけを頼りに生きてきた。この兄妹を演じるのは初顔合わせとなる二宮和也、錦戸亮、戸田恵梨香。またこの3人を見守る刑事役に三浦友和。豪華出演者でお送りする。

[シリーズエピソード]
第1話〜第10話

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Higashino Keigo via Kudo Kankuro
What happens when you cross the moving suspense of Higashino Keigo and the oddball humor of Kudo Kankuro? It's this strangely inspired combination that puts the 2008 TBS drama Ryusei no Kizuna in an engaging genre-bending category of its own.

Adapted from Higashino's popular novel, 10-episode mini-series Ryusei no Kizuna follows three orphan siblings - Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari), Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo), and Shizuna (Toda Erika) - as they try to find the man who killed their parents in cold blood 15 years ago. Though the premise of the story is heavy, screenwriter Kudo Kankuro's hand is light, approaching the crime mystery and complex relationships with a snappy tone, offbeat pacing, and amusing script. The drama, however, never for a second makes light of the family tragedy or the toll it has taken on the characters beneath their laidback personalities. The past hangs over the story and the characters at every spoken and unspoken moment, and the close, yet contentious relationship of the three siblings and Miura Tomokazu's Detective Kashiwabara is casually but clearly conveyed through simple, yet telling interactions and dialogue.

Kudo Kankuro's influence is strongest in the first half of the drama. The three siblings take to swindling in seemingly random manner, and their escapades are presented as cheeky short films directed by mastermind Koichi, complete with costumes and credits. These irreverent drama-within-a-drama interludes are clearly something out of Kudo Kankuro left field, and his script is punctuated with dry zingers and odd humor. This unpredictable quality gives the drama a very distinct tone and mood of its own that soon feels natural and appropriate for the story and the characters. After the Kudo humor is naturalized and the characters and backstories have been established, the drama settles increasingly into the familiar world of Higashino Keigo as the twist-filled investigation picks up, and the siblings' efforts to manipulate the suspected killer and the police take them to unexpected places and conflicts.

The idol trio of Ninomiya Kazunari, Nishikido Ryo, and Toda Erika form an easy and believable chemistry that gives Ryusei no Kizuna its emotional core. Both Nishikido Ryo and Toda Erika are likable and convincing as the younger siblings, but it is older brother Ninomiya Kazunari who gets the most crucial and fleshed out character, providing an anchor and outlet for all the under-the-surface ties and tensions that hold the story's many relationships together. Ninomiya may not have been the most obvious choice for Ryusei no Kizuna but his casting, like Kudo Kankuro's writing, fits like second skin. Carrying his boyish appearances with a world-weary air, Ninomiya is able to give the drama's seemingly offhand dialogue deeper meaning and hold his own next to veteran co-star Miura Tomokazu, particularly in the drama's emotionally taxing finale.

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