Hikari (Kyoko Fukada) has to take care of her sick mother and two younger brothers. They are informed that their missing father has died, and later find out he left them a huge 10 million yen debt. They are a very poor family. They have no money or food. To pay off the debt, Hikari lands a cleaning job at the UBS TV company. On the other side, there’s Masako Nagai (Matsushita Yuki), a struggling UBS TV drama producer. The men she works with are somewhat sexist.
Through an incident within UBS, Masako discovers Hikari’s talents as a creative person with a great imagination for drama writing. With no allies within UBS, she decides to hire Hikari, training her to be an assistant producer.
Hikari’s happiness is keeping her family fed and paying off her father’s debt. Masako’s happiness is to gain respect within UBS by excelling as a drama producer.
Title (romaji): Shiawase ni Naritai!
Also known as: I Want to be Happy!
Viewership ratings: 11.4
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2005-Jul-14 to 2005-Sep-15
Air time: Thursday 21:00
Theme song: Himawari by Sugar
Fukada Kyoko as Asada Hikari
Matsushita Yuki as Nagai Masako
Tanihara Shosuke as Hasegawa Junichi
Tsurumi Shingo as Iijima Akira
Ito Kazue as Hoshino Sanae
Oshinari Shugo as Tajima Yojiro
Ihara Tsuyoshi as Sakuma Yuya
Tsugawa Masahiko as Kumano Yutaro
Gin Pun Chou as Asada Yoshie
Shinoda Takuma (篠田拓馬) as Asada Takeshi
Ayabe Shuto as Asada Satoru
UBS TV Staff & Crew
Sawatari Minoru as Sawaguchi Osamu (director)
Tanaka Yoji as Komada Koji (chief asst. director)
Morishita Yoshiyuki as Motoyama Hitoshi (in-charge of production)
Takizawa Saori as Aki (Illumination assistant)
Kasugai Seina as Shi-chan (make-up artist)
Owada Miho as Kaoru (scripter)
Asano Maiko (浅野麻衣子) as Tsuneko (desk/copy editor)
Takeno Isao as Aoki (cameraman)
Seto Yoichiro as Yanagisawa (costume/outfit)
Oshita Genichiro (大下源一郎) as Ichikawa (asst. director)
Sugiura Masafumi as Sekine (stage setting/scenery)
Katsuno Yosuke (勝野洋輔)
Onishi Takeshi (大西武志)
Ito Chikara (伊藤力)
SYNOPSIS: Hikari (Kyoko Fukada) has to take care of her sick mother and two younger brothers. They are informed that their missing father has died, and later find out he left them a huge 10 million yen debt. They are a very poor family. They have no money or food. To pay off the debt, […]