Most of their classmates think that high schoolers Mugi Awaya (Dori Sakurada) and Hanabi Yasuraoka (Miyu Yoshimoto) make the perfect young couple. Both aged 17, they are popular, good-looking and appear to have bright futures ahead of them.
But the duo shares a dark secret – their relationship is actually a hollow sham. Although they are both burning with love, the real objects of their passions are actually other people.
Mugi Awaya is madly in love with a young woman who used to tutor him when he was in middle school. And Hanabi Yasuraoka also loves a teacher – the newest member of the high school teaching staff. Unfortunately, that same teacher only seems to have eyes for some else: Hanabi Yasuraoka’s homeroom teacher.
Deeply unhappy, and tired of pining for their unrequited loves alone, Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka find solace in each other’s arms – although they pledge not to fall in love with one another.
But as the pressures of love and life take their toll, what will become of their promise? And will the true objects of their affections remain out of reach forever?
This series was based on a hit manga series first published in 2012.
“Scum’s Wish” is a 2017 Japanese drama series directed by Shogo Miyaki and Shunsuke Shinada.