Ashita no Kita Yoshio

Ashita no Kita Yoshio (2008)

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Ratings: 7.4/10 from 118 users
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Can a coward commit suicide?

Meet Kita Yoshio, a very unlucky man who has chosen his close friend's death anniversary as his suicide date, which is 11 days away. The number 11 has been quite significant throughout his life: he was born on November 11th; his roll call number at school was #11; and 11 years ago, he and his wife, Mizuho, went through a divorce. Debt-laden and feeling unneeded to the read moreworld, he sells off all his belongings and plans for his death date. However, on the 1st day, he meets Yashiro Heita as well as numerous other characters who will cause him to experience the most eventful 11 days of his life.

  • Native title:

    あしたの、喜多善男
  • Also Known as:

    Kita Yoshio's Tomorrow; あしたの、喜多善男〜世界一不運な男の、奇跡の11日間〜;

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yaven
6 people found this review helpful
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Feb 22, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
So far this is the most peculiar drama I've seen. As for genre, instead of life and drama, I'd say it's a psychological crime story.
The theme is suicide, so I guess numerous people will drop it just because of that. But it's not as gloomy as it seems at first. Actually it's very funny at times and the action scenes are the best!
The acting is superb. Every one of the read more characters is believable, you'll love them, you'll hate them, but one thing is for sure, you will not be untouched by them.
I recommend this drama for those, who are looking for an unique piece, and aren't afraid of heavy themes and the bad sides of people.
Also be aware, that the the story drags at ep 2 and 3, but after that the pace is very good.
Two more things I'd like to compliment in this drama; the writing is great and the music is very good too.
So for those who are looking for non-romantic drama, this could be a great choice.
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dragynfaerie
3 people found this review helpful
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Sep 14, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I absolutely adore Ashita no Kita Yoshio. I have recommended it to several drama watchers including a diehard nothing's better than K-dramas person and they all loved it. Your heart can't help, but go out to the affable, down on his luck, curry loving Kita Yoshio played by the wonderful Kohinata Fumiyo. Ashita is brillantly written. I'm sorry, but no one tells a story and makes every moment count like the Japanese read more especially in 11 episodes. It might be a drama about a 40-something balding guy who plans to commit suicide, but it's life affirming. Yeah the drama may have some flaws here and there, but really who cares. It's a great drama and you do yourself a disservice if you don't wwatch it.
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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    Maybe I'm weird for liking this more than I should have..but it left quite the impression on me.

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    DareDaniel May 23, 2011

    worst shit ever

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      yaven Feb 22, 2012

      I find it utterly hilarious that you rated this drama 1 and at the same time you find Bloody Monday good (7). Taste is one thing, but being objective would be good too.

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    11
  • Aired:

    Jan 8, 2008 to Mar 18, 2008
  • Aired On:

    Tuesday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.4 (scored by 118 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3002
  • Popularity:

    #7015

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