The Birthday Mystery




Is it a love story, a mystery, a human drama, or a social narrative? An unpredictable masterpiece where the future is uncertain

At 27, Sui Kurome leads a semi-reclusive life as a housekeeper, residing with her father, Joji, a manga artist. Ten years had passed since she locked herself away in her room when Joji’s serialization of his work was discontinued. Joji pleads with his editor, Kumi, “I’ll do anything to make a living.” Kumi proposes a collaboration in which Kumon, a best-selling author, writes the original story, and Joji takes charge of the artwork. The genre is an intense and pure love story. Kumon offers one condition: Sui is the model for the main character.

As they work on the story, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and the story delves into the depths of the pureness and darkness of love and life, transcending the pages of the book.

Shinji Nojima


Marie Iitoyo, Takanori Jinnai, Junpei Mizobata


Love, Mystery, Human, Social drama


60 min × 9 episodes