The Dream of Nepenthes

The Dream of NepenthesProfile

  • Drama: The Dream of Nepenthes
  • Romaji: Utsubokazura no Yume
  • Japanese: ウツボカズラの夢
  • Director: Yoshikazu Kaneko, Katsumi Ishikawa, Daisuke Ajiki
  • Writer: Asa Nonami (novel), Kiyomi Fujii, Yukari Nakamura
  • Network: Fuji TV / Tokai TV
  • Episodes: 8
  • Release Date: August 5 – September 30, 2017
  • Runtime: Saturday 23:40-24:35(55 min.)
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Mifuyu (Mirai Shida) is a high school student. Her mother suffers from a severe illness, which causes Mifuyu to spend most of her time taking care of her mother and doing housework. She doesn’t think about her future after high school.

One day, Mifuyu’s mother dies. Her father brings his girlfiriend to their house and kicks Mifuyu out. Mifuyu goes to the home where her mother’s cousin lives, which is an exclusive area of Tokyo.


  1. Based on novel “Utsubokazura no Yume” by Asa Nonami (published June, 2006 to September, 2007 in monthly magazine Shousetsu Suiri).


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