Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store

Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store (2016)

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Matsukoma-kun, a veteran part-timer and jobless university graduate, finds himself stressed and twisted around by Nietzsche-sensei his new colleague at the convenience store. Also known as Nii Tomoharu, Nietzsche-sensei is a university student studying Buddhism and has a peculiar way of serving customers.

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    Nietzsche-sensei ~ Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita

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Apr 30, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This dorama here, will be the funniest thing you'll ever watch ......ok, if that's a little too much than still be sure that it will be there for a while and if not, go see a doctor.

This bizarre yet smart, over the top yet minimalist comedy has achieved what very few dramas can, it's cast enjoyed the show more than the audience and one can easily tell. There are scenes with read more the Konbini manager where the rest of the cast literally fights to hold off their laughter; oh how I wish I could watch the behind the scene footage (speakng of that, if anyone has any clue where to, pm me onegaishimasu!).

I didn't know any of the cast beforehand and that's sad, because I can never take them seriously ever. If you have nothing better to do (Heck! If you had, would you be wasting time here reading this?!), go watch this drama and remember,

'God is dead (Kamisama......shinda),
- Nii kun
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Dec 26, 2016
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I'm really not used to japanese television, but I really enjoyed this dorama!
It's a comedy; It has the "sitcom" format, but let me warn you, the kind of humour it displays has nothing to do with american sitcoms (that's why there's people that didn't find it funny at all).
Of course, being a sitcom, it has no story at all, but the situations the employees of a late night shift in read more a convenient store; and they are hilarious. The contrast between Urai Kenji's facial expressions, and the expressionless Shotaro is fantastic.
The acting is pretty good (I'm really sorry Sato Jiro wasn't there more time, because he was superb every time he appears), and I have really no idea how Mamiya Shotaro kept a straight face with all the ridiculous yet hilarious situations.
If you enjoy bizarre (and sometimes "stupid") humor, and WTF situations, this dorama is for you.
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While these dramas have completely unrelated plots, their sense of humor are quite similar. Both are comedies that flourish through their character actors and zany antics in everyday activities. Both have a lack of background music that make the awkwardness and situations all the more hilarious and enjoyable. Fun comedies to relax with!
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    yuto Apr 4, 2017 - edited

    does Matsui Rena (Shioyama Kaede) appear in every episode?

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      MaiconErick Apr 7, 2017

      Yes, she's the reason I'm enjoying this so much.
      Her character is the best :>

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      yuto Apr 8, 2017

      thank youuuu, i only wanted to watch this drama for her!

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    shoetsukiyama Jan 3, 2017

    I honestly initially didn't find this hilarious but idk the awkwardness just got the best of me + the parts where they were unable to control their laughter + ever scene with the manager in it + Rena Matsui's delusions just made me laugh very much HAHAHA It's such a light-hearted simple comedy that is random and extra af that I eventually came to like, despite it being pretty much plotless and weird.

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    yuyamatsushitafan Dec 21, 2016

    Am i the only one who think that this drama is the best of 2016!!!!!

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    Edward Elrich Nov 17, 2016

    am i the only one who think that this drama is not that funny?

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    Ginia91 Sep 1, 2016 - edited

    I'd love to see making of/behind the scenes videos for this drama xD Considering how many scenes weren't cut with the actors being unable to contain their laughter, the behind the scenes must be a lot of fun xD

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      pigtails4ever Sep 17, 2016

      My thoughts exactly! I was wondering if it was aired live or something... loved when Nietzsche-Sensei couldn't keep a straight face in Ep. 5 XD

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    realdeal Aug 21, 2016

    Just watched ep 1 and music is already 10.

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    sanasoufi Jul 30, 2016 - edited

    Perfect!!!!!! 10 episodes only 23 minutes! If only all Asian dramas could be like this!

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      Alessa Dec 27, 2016

      100% agree, I found 1 hour (or more!) to be too much sometimes...

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    Rokurota Jun 26, 2016 - edited

    Hands down, Best Comedy Drama for this year.

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      realdeal Sep 3, 2016

      the battle will be tight cause it is reported that Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko is hilarous too and we have yet to see what the third yuusha has to offer. But the fascinating thing is, sato jiro has been the star for these 3 dramas. That guy is really good.

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    babybreaths Jun 12, 2016 - edited

    anyone know a funny drama like this?

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      Selty Jun 19, 2016

      sure : Aoi Honoo, Anna-san no Omame, Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko, and Bitter blood, different style, all very fun and WTF

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      realdeal Aug 21, 2016

      just look for dramas with sato jiro in it.

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    babybreaths Jun 11, 2016 - edited

    damn Nii is fiine

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    River May 12, 2016

    Oh my, I loved everything about this series. It's not perfect, there are some dull moments and try-hard jokes, but over-all this was a great watch. I'm now in love with Shotaro-sama. Kenji-san never ceased to amuse me with all of his facial expressions throughout the whole show. Everyone was great.

    Definitely binge-watch worthy.

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    Ceki Apr 22, 2016 - edited

    I loved ep 8! Waiting for the last two eps to be subbed!

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      ParanoidAndroid Apr 23, 2016

      may I ask where you watched them? I've only been able to find subbed episodes up until episode 4 and I'm dying to see what's next.

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      Ceki Apr 23, 2016

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      ParanoidAndroid Apr 24, 2016

      Thank you so much

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      shaz22 Apr 30, 2016

      They are subbed and available on Kissasian.

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      ParanoidAndroid Apr 30, 2016

      Thank you!!!! I watched the first episode on kissasian a long time ago and hen they didn't update right away I got antsy lol

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    Selty Apr 22, 2016 - edited

    This is waaaaaaay too funny, its been ages I didnt laugh so much for a drama. Every characters are very funny in their own way, i just live for Sato Jiro, and Urai Kenji's expressions. I think you'll probably enjoy it even more if you're familiar with japanese sense of humor, manga-like as Nijichijou, Gintama, etc.

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      boyshorts Jun 6, 2016

      I love Nichijou and Gintama so i'll give this drama a try!

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      Selty Jun 19, 2016

      Yes ! Did you try yet ?

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    Ace Apr 18, 2016 - edited

    Ridiculously funny, I loved Matsui Rena in here she stole every moment she was in and Mamiya Shotaro was great too loved the char he played. My only complaint is that it was too short. I loved how they kept in the scenes where the actors broke character, made it more funny.

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    Tsu-chan Apr 15, 2016

    Why only 23 mins??? <.<


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    Jan 21, 2016 to Mar 24, 2016
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    23 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 392 users)
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