She was a homeless person running away from debt collectors and the next thing she knew, she became the wife of a CEO of a toy company for a month, that is until he passed away and now she’s a mother of six (her late husband’s adopted sons).
Here’s the lowdown on what’s exactly going on: her dad left her and mom debt-ridden; and when her mom passed on, she’s all alone. And then one day as she was escaping the debt collectors (as per usual), she was saved by a certain middle-aged man. He paid off her debts and in return she has to be his wife for a month, before his death.
A month passed on and true enough, he passed on possibly due to illness. She has done what she’s supposed to do, at least that’s what she was thinking before the family lawyer (the deceased husband’s) dropped the bombshell – she is to fulfill several conditions before she’s officially free from debts (unless she fulfill those conditions, she is to pay off the 1 million yen immediately) and that includes being a mother of his six eccentric sons and live under the same roof as them.
That’s pretty much what Atashinchi no Danshi is all about. Truth to be told, I was Googling for Mukai Osamu (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) when I discovered Atashinchi no Danshi. He’s probably the main reason I watch the series but by the second episode, I can’t wait for the next one 😀 That should be a good sign.
Maki Horikita (Hana Kimi)plays the main character, Chisato Mineta.
Edit (20090815): There is a manga based on the J-Drama of the same name out there.