The ultimate human comedy lets adults both laugh and cry!!
Former stock trader Goro Yamashita, age 45, was the provider and mainstay for his family... until his beloved wife, Taeko, passed away three years ago. Since then, he’s been a total shut-in. He was once a wonderful father who both excelled at his career and dearly loved his family, but that love was so strong that the shock nearly broke him. Unable to accept his wife’s death, he still hasn’t visited her grave.
Taeko Yamashita was like a goddess to her family, serving as the emotional foundation for all of them until she died in a traffic accident three years ago, when she was 36. She was young and beautiful, charming and gentle, the perfect wife and mother.
A third-year high school student, the Yamashita family’s only daughter Tomo has been efficiently handling all the household chores ever since her mother Taeko passed away when Tomo was in her third year of junior high. She used to be a spoiled child who adored both her parents, but since her father shut himself in, she had no choice but to mature quickly.
Tomo struggles to take care of her useless father, until suddenly a suspicious middle-aged man appears before Goro. In fact, that man is none other than Goro’s wife Taeko, who was so worried about her husband that she came back to life as a middle-aged man!
This drama explores the age-old question: Which is more important, a person’s looks, or what’s inside? And it does so through the extreme situation of a beautiful deceased wife transforming into a middle-aged man!
How are people supposed to live on after they’ve lost someone dear to them?
Does continuing to love that someone bring nothing but pain, or happiness as well?
This is a story of the ultimate pure love, packaged in surrealistic comedy.
© Jun Abe / Shogakukan
Keiji Kuroki （EXILE/EXILE THE SECOND）
Former stock trader Goro Yamashita, age 45, was the provider and mainstay for his family... until his beloved wife, Taeko, passed away three years ago. Since then, he’s been a total shut-in. He was once a wonderful father who both excelled at his career and dearly loved his family, but that love was so strong that the shock nearly broke him...
A supposedly deceased wife has returned as a middle aged guy!? While Goro is in a state of confusion, will he be able to love her despite her looks..? Meanwhile, Goro gets suggested a crazy proposal to confirm his wife’s identity..
Goro is now pretty much used to her wife Taeko being a middle-aged man. Meanwhile, a shocking situation occurs as Taeko’s father drops by…
It seems that Goro is now getting used to the ‘middle-aged man’ Taeko, who has now settled in. And and as they are cooking their meal, their daughter Tomo still treats him as a guy, which doesn’t make him satisfied…
Miku comes to visit the Goro family. Meanwhile, after hearing the stories about Taeko from her, he’s unable to hold back his emotions…
Taeko begins to reminisce of the good times she had spent with her close friend Emiko. Meanwhile, Goro makes an effort to help they meet up…
Taeko must go back to the heavens in 8 days? Meanwhile. The middle-aged guy ‘Taeko’ explains to Goro about the reasons she was sent back to earth...