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Yumi, a 23-year-old office worker, is fired from her job out of the blue. A few days later, coming from a friend's wedding and having no time to change out of her kimono, she is rushing to an interview for a job at a publishing company. Yumi stumbles into the room, looking for somewhere to change out of her kimono, and finds popular comic book writer Reijiro Sakurai is having an editorial meeting with some staff. He is planning to lock himself away at a hot spring for the next three months to concentrate on his next project. Sakurai comments that if Yumi were to join him he wouldn't mind being away for so long..., and so their adventure begins.

Series Cast

  1. Mao Miyaji

    Megumi Isaka

    11 Episodes

  2. Katsumi Takahashi

    Katsumi Takahashi

    Eikichi Koizumi

    11 Episodes

  3. Takanori Jinnai

    Takanori Jinnai

    Koichi Kurasawa

    11 Episodes

  4. Yoko Nogiwa

    Misako Yuzuhara

    11 Episodes

  5. Hiroshi Abe

    Hiroshi Abe

    Reijiro Sakurai

    11 Episodes

  6. Yûko Takeuchi

    Yûko Takeuchi

    Yumi Kurasawa

    11 Episodes

  7. Atsuko Sakurai

    Atsuko Sakurai

    Natsuko Ohara

    11 Episodes

  8. Rie Shibata

    Yoshie Yoneda

    11 Episodes

  9. Hidetoshi Nishijima

    Hidetoshi Nishijima

    Kazuya Yuzuhara

    11 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2003 | 11 Episodes

Season 1 of Always Smiling premiered on April 13, 2003.

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Always Smiling


Original Name 笑顔の法則

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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