The popular 2007 drama series “Hotaru no Hikari” is returning for a second season, it was learned on Sunday. Haruka Ayase (25) will once again play the starring role.
Originally based on a shojo manga by Satoru Hiura, the first series told the story of a young office lady named Hotaru, who has no interest in romance and instead prefers spending her time lazily at home. However, her life changes when circumstances lead her to live under the same roof as her boss. Although the first series focused on Hotaru’s reawakening to love, “Hotaru no Hikari 2” will be more about her path towards possible marriage.
Naohito Fujiki(37) will also return for the new series. NTV plans to broadcast the show on Wednesdays at 10:00pm, starting in July.
cr: tokyograph; source: Sports Hochi (this is in Japanese, fyi)
CAN I GET HAPPIER THAN THIS? (Well, technically yeah. But okay. Killjoy self aside.) Hotaru no Hikari Season 2! Fujiki Naohito! I’m not that into Ayase Haruka but a season 2 of the amazingness and awesomeness of Hotaru no Hikari and Buchou-sama~, I NEED IT. It’s been years, ya know, since Hotaru no Hikari. Definitely watching this!
(Sarah, Buchou-sama~ part 2!)