Kounodori (2015)

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Sakura Konotori is a gynecologist and also a pianist known as "Baby." He is the leader of a ob-gyn team and respected by his peers. One day, he begins to play the piano at a club in Tokyo. 10 minutes later, he stops playing and takes a call from the hospital on whether to accept a pregnant woman. He rushes to the hospital. The pregnant woman has never had an examination and read morethe hospital isn't even sure how many months she has been pregnant. Sakura decides to accept the pregnant woman even though there is high risk. He asks the Neonatology team for help. Takayuki Imahashi is the leader of the Neonatology team and he prepares for the woman to give birth.

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Aug 18, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
First off, I LOVE THIS DRAMA. I accidentally found this drama when I was searching for something else. I almost didn't watch it--it didn't seem that interesting--but then I saw Oguri Shun was in it. I'm so glad I decided to watch it!

The scripts were fantastically written. So many babies!! Each episode has a new storyline (a birth) as its central theme, so you get a complete "story" in each episode. read more Then, there is the cast. Such great acting! As the drama unfolded, I got to learn about many of the characters' back stories, so, over time, I started to care about them. The actors themselves did an amazing job and complemented each other well. What can I say about the main actor, Ayano Go? Not enough good things! I didn't know much about this actor (apparently, he's had small parts in some of my other dramas), but his acting in this drama was superb! As Dr. Kounodori/Baby, he was believable, and I developed a lot of empathy for him as a person...not to mention the way he treated his patients--like I said this character was very real, and very approachable. I look forward to watching more of his dramas, and those of other cast members.

The music was another wonderful aspect of this drama. Not only was the drama music soothing, the piano playing was amazing as well. This is one of those dramas where I would really like to own the OST--it'd be worth it.

Very important: There is a bit of a mystery in the last episode...something where I needed to do a bit of research. A cute piece of information I was able to discern by having eagle eyes. Good luck!

Lastly, and this is a biggie, be prepared to shed tears. This is a drama in a true sense of the word, with so many heart-breaking and heart-warming moments--sometimes both in each episode! I needed tissues for all 10 episodes! Really, this drama brings up so many emotions; it's just an overall feel-good series.

Keeping my fingers crossed for a second season!!!!
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Feb 25, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I enjoyed this drama and learn too. Why should you watch this drama?
The music is excellent, the acting is superb, surpassing Japanese drama normal acting standards, the story topic addresses a needed outreach. The whole show was carried out very well, props to the director.

I highly recommend this drama to everyone. There were many good lessons, and episodes, but what really struck me is how well the drama did to read more show how not to be judgmental. Its really hard not to judge people and let that show, but this drama does well to illustrate how its done. Its such a powerful lesson to the rest of the world, especially japan, since embedded in the culture is to judge others.

I hope this drama gets a chance, its powerful, yet soothing, a real gem.

Thank you for reading.
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Both concentrate on gynecologists and the OB department. The character backgrounds are totally different but similar settings of the main events.
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Heartfelt medical/human drama and full of wonderful casts. The nature of 2 main male characters are quite similar, too
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    Njkita Aug 18, 2016

    Good series.I liked the dialogues.

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    Sounds interesting ;). I'm adding this to my 'to watch' list.

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    lontongstroong Mar 30, 2016 - edited

    We need Kounodori SP, the sooner the better!

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    George Mar 17, 2016

    I'm only on the first episode and its so good- but I can't just be me wondering what is up with the tennis ball thing. I've never heard of this! WHAT IS GOING ON?

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    darkangel662008 Feb 15, 2016

    Loved this drama. :)

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    Selty Jan 19, 2016 - edited

    I don't understand at all the plot someone got a clearer explanation ?

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      Simplifica Jan 25, 2016 - edited

      actually that synopsis is just a synopsis from the beginning of episode 1.
      Simply put, Kounodori is a story about gynecologist doctors in a hospital. They are helping many moms giving birth and all ...

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      Selty Jan 26, 2016

      I see thanks, you wear well your name ! haha

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    MimiFlantros Jan 15, 2016

    Beautiful drama. The mother who was giving birth at home and her whole family are cheering her on in Episode 7 is deeply resonating in my memory. It's a special simple scene, unlike any other.
    Everyone loves babies even if those who say they don't.

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    irisixora Jan 7, 2016 - edited

    Very beautiful and heartwarming drama and go ayano is so precious.....and yoshino gen is so Annoying in this drama..btw I'm surprised that he can pull play serious character really well,because I used to see him in comedy roles so it's weird..

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    Mei86 Jan 5, 2016 - edited

    Very good drama with a lot of heart in making it. Anyone experienced pregnancy and child birth or have someone experienced it will definitely relate to this drama. It was well acted and very realistic, I even forgot that it's adapted from manga except for Director Osawa's character and BABY's wig.
    I liked Konotori Sakura's character very much, Ayano Go really shines in this kind of sweet and lovable characters. Konotori's story was sad but give us hope as we see him being a great doctor and musicain. the scene in epsode 5 when he visit the infant home was very beautiful and emotional, I cried a lot in that episode T_T

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    Timbone Jan 4, 2016

    Does the mood improve? The story is nice but its too depressing

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    realdeal Jan 1, 2016 - edited
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    Soori Dec 29, 2015

    For me it wasn't just the "usual heart warming episodic drama" they actually touched important aspects of giving birth and child caring. Past characters were brought back to show their evolution. Of course everyone will see this drama through different eyes so just give it a try and judge it by yourself.

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    Mei86 Dec 28, 2015 - edited
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    Ace Dec 25, 2015

    Such a great drama, I loved it. It's rare for me to cry but I couldn't help it, so many moments that get to you (well they did for me XD). Cast was perfect too and I wouldn't mind another season tbh.

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    green_tokki Dec 24, 2015

    If you are a fan of Go Ayano and watch a bit of Shun Oguri this drama is for you - but basically there is nothing special to this just your usual heart warming episodic Japanese drama.


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    Oct 16, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015
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    46 min.


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