Title: Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame – 2013 Natsu – (明日の光をつかめ－2013夏－）
Date: July 1 – August 30, 2013
Broadcast time: Monday – Friday, 13:30 – 13:58 JST
Broadcast network: Tokai TV, Fuji TV
Number of episodes: 45
Genre: slice of life, friendship, romance
Script: Shimizu Yuuki
Producer: Ichino Naochika, Fuse Hitoshi
Cast: Sugita Anna, Watanabe Ikkei, Suga Kenta, Masaki Reiya, Arakawa Chika, Uchida Ai, Kurosawa Hiroki, Asaka Koudai, Shibata Rie, Itou Kazue.
Oota Aoi (Sugita Anna), a first year high school student who has a cheerful personality and is good at dancing, lives with her mother and older brother. One day, her brother who is bullied at the school stabs his classmate and accidentally falls off the roof. Their mother, who is shocked by his death, commits suicide. Aoi is left alone and ends up living in “Kabocha House”, a place where children who can’t live with their own families due to some circumstances live together.
One day, a middle-aged man called Kitayama Shuuji (Watanabe Ikkei) comes to “Kabocha House” to teach the children about agriculture. He says to them, “People are born to be happy”.
Opening theme song: “HIKARI” by GILLE
Ending theme song: “Don’t Give up” by Fis block
Official website: http://tokai-tv.com/asupika2013/