CHANGE (2008)

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Keita Asakura, 35, a primary school teacher from rural Nagano Prefecture whose recently deceased father had been a dietman from Kyushu. An all-around nice guy, Keita has no interest in politics and agrees to run only to get everyone off his back once and for all. But with the help of some sharp political operatives, he will be swept into the Diet and toward the prime ministership.
Once elected, he's bounced about read moreand manipulated by the elders of the Seiyuto (Political Friends Party) as he tries to use his power to change things for the better.

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Jul 17, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
My top recommended drama. It's about politic. If you don't like politics, no problem. You will like it because this is packed into comedy drama. I love how KimuTaku acts as prime minister. All dialogs has good speed like hollywood script. I can't find the boring scene, they are all important scene. I just want my government see it.
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Jan 29, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
If with zero political experience you were to become the prime minister of your country what would you do? Would you go for the money or would you try to make a difference?

Altough it is a political drama ,the amount of actual poltics involved is quite low. Its not very hardcore. Its quite lighthearted occasionaly but takes itself seriously overall.
It starts out very well but unfortunately in the middle they read more decided to add a huge melodramatic block spanning 2 episodes which i found very boring. They put too much focus on the not romantic relationship of the main actor and the secretary which ruined the whole series for me. It just lacks content unfortunately, but overall it isnt a bad drama. So if you are interested in a human drama spiced with a little politics give it a shot.
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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017

    Not all of Kimura's dramas are nice..or maybe I was to obsessed with him to see it before.
    It was really nothing special.

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    irish Nov 23, 2015 - edited

    A lovely drama with a top cast.

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      VishalIngle Oct 23, 2016

      where can i find this one?

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      usagi Jan 21, 2017

      You can find it at

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      VishalIngle Jan 21, 2017

      i watched it in the same bad quality from some other site, but thanks anyways.

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      Jessica May 15, 2017

      Agree!! Love the drama!!

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    nac369 Jul 17, 2012 - edited

    Nice drama.Nothing really particular EXCEPT one scene of 22 minutes in the last episode : Keita talking in front of the camera which doesn't move.This scene is a masterpiece and shows what Kimura Takuya is abble to do.Really a great scene!

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      VishalIngle Oct 23, 2016

      where can i find this one?

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      irish Oct 23, 2016

      Yep, it does seem hard to find. I can't remember where i got it from originally. It was probably youtube. I see it on veoh, but there are no subs. The only other suggestion I can make is see if you can sign up for this site BUT, you will not be able to download the drama, you can only stream it through winamp or vlc.

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      irish Dec 10, 2016

      Sorry for the late reply. The quality on might not be any better than what you get on dorama. To be honest aznv would be my last resort. The thing is, they do have stuff, which I haven't found elsewhere. But if you wan't some help in getting signed, i could post something. Although it woudn't be private.

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      VishalIngle Dec 10, 2016

      if it's bad then I'll pass this time. i already watched it in the same bad quality, but thanks anyways.


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    May 12, 2008 to Jul 14, 2008
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    Fuji TV
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    47 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 515 users)
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