Toilet no Kamisama (drama)
Toilet no Kamisama (トイレの神様; Toilet God) is a 2011 MBS/TBS drama special based on Uemura Kana's song of the same name. It aired on January 5, 2011 from 21:00 to 22:58 JST and achieved viewership ratings of 9.8% in Kanto and 16.1% in Kansai.
At a young age, Uemura Kana began living with her mother and three older siblings after her parents' divorce, with her grandparents living next door. Her mother worked often, so they did not spend a lot of time together. One day, Kana's grandfather passes away, giving the family an even harder time. Kana ends up moving in with her grandmother next door. During their time together, her grandmother tells her that a goddess lives in the toilet, and if she cleans the toilet every day, she will become a beautiful woman like the goddess. Time passes, and Kana is now a high school student. With a dream in the music scene and the meeting of her first love, Kana and her grandmother gradually grow apart.
- Kitano Kie as Uemura Kana
- Ashida Mana as young Kana
- Iwashita Shima as Uemura Waka (grandmother)
- Natsukawa Yui as Uemura Yoko (mother)
- Kobayashi Nenji as Uemura Shunji (grandfather)
- Miura Shohei as Daisuke (boyfriend)
- Original Work: Uemura Kana – "Toilet no Kamisama"
- Screenplay: Oki Shizuka
- Producers: Yagi Yasuo, Takezono Hajime, Kamei Hiroaki
- Director: Takezono Hajime