Candy House

Candy House (2015)

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Sakurai Taro’s parents died young. His grandmother, Akiko, has been making great effort to protect her struggling candy store, Sakuraya, in the old part of Tokyo, but it's not easy. Taro eats candy with regular customers such as chilhood friend Saegusa Hiroki who aspires to be a scriptwriter, and talk nonsense, like in their youth. However, they realize this unfettered, comfortable existence will end some day with the passage of time. Then read moreTaro’s ex-classmate, Kimura Reiko, comes back home with her son after a divorce. He and his friends start to notice what is truly important to them as they face up to their pasts, dreams and pains.

  • Native title:

    おかしの家
  • Also Known as:

    Okashi no Ie

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SayItAintSoJoe
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Jan 15, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I would give this an 8, which for me means, I liked it a lot, but I'm giving it an extra point because it has masterpiece qualities to it. It's such a unique drama. It's short, slow paced, and it doesn't focus on a direct story line, but it has such a powerful way of invoking the feels through it's atmosphere, music, dialogue and characters. This drama just had a unique way read more of coming out of the screen and working on the inside of me. There were several moments where I felt touched and moved, but what was interesting was that it was not in a way you would expect. It was different in a good way. It was even sad, but in a good way. I also really loved the movie quality film production, and the acting was very good.
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manggang_hilaw
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Feb 5, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
STORY:
It didn't need grand settings, situations, or even words just to get the drama's messages across the viewers. It was simple yet touching. The major points and plot twists in the story were executed with the right timing. Maybe, I was just a little confused (and curious at the same time) during the first few episodes since it didn't directly present a concrete story line right at the beginning.

CAST/ACTING:
The read more cast was superb. And no, I am not exaggerating about it. Their acting made me really feel that this kind of story does really happen and that how they acted is the way people react to this kind of situation. Also, let me just say, "oh, Odagiri Joe."

MUSIC:
All I can say is that the first few lines of the ending song gets through and pierces my heart. Bow.

OVERALL:
I was entertained by the story (I laughed and cried a lot) and at the same time I was reminded of a lot of good things about life and growing up (or old). I will certainly watch it again. :)
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Both of the dramas deal with letting go and moving on, and both of them give you feels. Both are slice-of-life. Both main characters are young adults who live with an older person.
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Candy House reminded me a lot of going my home. Neither of these dramas focus on a direct story line, rather both of the dramas focus more on delivering the feels through the way it's filmed, the atmosphere of the show, the touching music, it's slow pace, and it's slice-of-life existentalism.
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    2801nabibo Jul 1, 2016

    I give this 9/10 ^^

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    Nagelfar Jun 14, 2016

    This was better than expected, reality can be harsh.....

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    yarnie Apr 7, 2016

    at most parts this drama was so much like real life it hurts me while watching/rewatching but still i love it very much!
    Definitely a much watch.

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    NHK95 Mar 20, 2016

    The Angel episode was the best!

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    realdeal Jan 9, 2016 - edited
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    Saya1987 Jan 8, 2016

    Great Drama summed up in one sentence " out of sight out of mind"

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    Sara Jan 7, 2016 - edited
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      Saya1987 Jan 8, 2016

      I guess its the same when people get mad at children who ask many questions or don't understand fully what's going on. He had a child innocent mentality, they were already weary and helpless, so his comments burdened them.

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      Saya1987 Jan 8, 2016

      I guess its the same when people get mad at children who ask many questions or don't understand fully what's going on. He had a child innocent mentality, they were already weary and helpless, so his comments burdened them.

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      2801nabibo Jul 1, 2016
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    Mei86 Jan 7, 2016
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    PortgasDAce Jan 4, 2016

    Marathoned it. No regrets! Loved the atmosphere and the location

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    BrightestStar Dec 30, 2015

    Gotta say, I love it! It's very slow paced and reflective in so many ways! You have the focus on the mundane yet important things, the attachment to our childhood self and that how adult life can kill that side of our selves, today's never unchanging comfort and the need to move on and evolve, the adult we hope to become and that we really change to. The last episode brings me back to episode 2, and we see how easy it is to slip up.

    Even when we do our utmost best hanging on to what is truly important to us, life throws a curveball (or several) that forces us to move. As humans we need to move on and evolve, but we shouldn't forget who we truly are, where we come from (the bed is used very subtly yet perfectly as an allegory about that point), and ESPECIALLY the warmth of being with those dear to us.

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    kipzizz Dec 27, 2015

    What a lovely drama that was; so subtle yet powerful, in describing the mundane life most people lead and how it should be appreciated.

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    yarnie Dec 23, 2015

    Started this because i can't sleep and now i cant stop both with drama and my feelings :')

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    kenzo_jurippe Dec 22, 2015 - edited

    simple but quality .. full of meaning

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    Mei86 Dec 8, 2015 - edited
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Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Oct 21, 2015 to Dec 23, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday
  • Network:

    TBS
  • Duration:

    30 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 181 users)
  • Ranked:

    #15554
  • Popularity:

    #3794

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