‘Fishbowl Wives,’ romantic feelings are inevitable. Miyako Koshikawa, Tomomi Matoba, and Fumi Tsubota teamed up to create a warm and inspiring women-centered series from Ryo Kurosawa’s original manga.
Six cougar women live with their husbands in a luxury tower in Tokyo. Although the picture was perfect from the start, their married life reveals the cracks and crevices as the story deepens. Eventually, some rekindle old emotions, others cling to the path to escape cheating, while still others face their oppressors and find freedom. You may find the ending very confusing, though the drama ends well.
Fishbowl Wives Season 1: Synopsis
At Sakura Hiraga’s birthday party, her husband made a beautiful party for her on the ground floor of their magnificent condo. Sakura visits the guests, while her husband, Takuya, is busy living with Yuriha Hakozaki in the former house. The women gather at the table, and Sakura introduces them to feng shui expert Mei, who lives on the 33rd floor of the same building. May helped Hiraga succeed in business.
However, Mei also offers to discuss confidential matters, even extramarital affairs. She tells the group, especially Sakura, that taking pets can be a cure. Other ladies at the table are Noriko, wife of the lunchbox of apartment 1605; Yuka, wife of 1612; and Hisako Taguchi, wife head, from 4103. Yuriha Hakozaki, the repair wife and Sakura’s cheating husband arrive later, while Saya Sanada, a chaperone wife from 301, chooses to remain absent.
While they all have their dirty relationships, the arc of Sakura’s story forms the essence of the building. Sakura becomes the wife of the “fishbowl” when she visits Haruko’s shop to pick up a goldfish with a moniker similar to hers. Sakura and Haruko look at each other across the aquarium, and she takes the fish home. However, Takuya, the abusive husband, fears that Sakura knows her secret, and a goldfish is a form of infidelity. He breaks the bowl, and to save the goldfish from dying, Takuya returns it to the Haru store.
Takuya saves the fish with a kind of salt and asks him to go on a boat. They have time, but Sakura leaves her husband. Back in the Condo, she asks her husband if she can continue to cut his hair, but Takuya kicks him out. He tries to hit her again, but now Sakura has a home where she lives. She returns to the Toyoda fish shop. As her love story grows, we get a glimpse into the stories of other women.
Fishbowl Wives Season 1: Ending,
Eventually, Sakura accepted Haruko’s fish shop as her home. Haruko also confronted his father, the owner of Kazama Holdings, about his feelings for Sakura. Together they run the shop, while with the help of Haruko’s ex-girlfriend, a lawyer, Sakura wins the divorce case against Takuya. As evidence that Takuya shows violence to Sakura is a crime, it destroys his career. Takuya loses the case, and the explosion of shame causes the collapse.
After receiving the news online, Sakura returns to her apartment, and Yuriha greets her near the door. Yuriha reiterates how the scandal has damaged Takuya’s health, and Sakura later found her in their closed salon. Sakura says they will finish it together, just as Takuya told her earlier. You go back to Haruko, but you find out that something is wrong with Sakura. He understands that Sakura also needs to take care of his business, and Sakura says goodbye to Haruko after finishing the unfinished business.
In the end, she doesn’t have to rely on a man – and she ends up without Takuya or Haruko. She begins to become independent and starts her own hair salon. The end of the season ends with both men looking at explosives but coming from different places. Sakura returns to the shore where Haruko saw explosives as a child.
Noriko and Taro’s married life has been difficult. Noriko’s beauty is cooking, while Taro’s vice is cuckolding. Noriko sends Taro healthy bento food to the office and gives it to her co-worker, Tsuta. Taro asks Tsuta if she would like to have sex with Noriko, and Tsuta comes to their house. Tsuta fixes his kettle while Taro sends him to the center.
Noriko thinks about her encounter with Tsuta. Knowing that Tsuta is ill the next day, Noriko cooks lunch. Tsuta apologizes to Noriko the night before, and they have another hot communication cycle. She promises to bring her food every day, if possible. Finally, Noriko brings Tsuta food, while Taro has to chew on street food. So, we can imagine that Noriko and Tsuta ended up together, thanks to Taro.
Yuka wants to have a baby, but her husband seems to be losing interest. Meanwhile, Yuka is disturbed when Jun, one of the worst boys, calls him. They meet Jun, forcing him to kiss her on the street. Later they got together to do some hot moments.
As her husband does not want to, she is thinking of “outsourcing” the child-rearing business. She eventually reveals that she is pregnant, though she does not know who her father is. We think my dad is Jun, as though he has doubts, Yuka visits him again to get some time full of hormones. “Fishbowl Wives.”