Family's Form

Family's Form (2016)

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39-year-old Nagasato Daisuke is a bachelor who works for a stationery manufacturer. Although he is attuned to trends and interacts with other people flawlessly, he hates being hurt by love. Daisuke is not disatissified with living alone. On the day he moves to his new apartment, he meets his neighbour Hanako for the first time due to an unpleasant situation. 32-year-old Kumagai Hanako is a divorced office lady. She has the clear read moreintention not to remarry and is already preparing for old age. For some reason, Daisuke and Hanako keep quarreling right from the time they meet. But the two of them actually have many similarities. One day, Daisuke’s father Yozo suddenly visits for the first time in five years. He had secretly remarried in this time and has a step-son in tow. Meanwhile Hanako’s mother Ritsuko starts living separately from her husband and comes to live with her beloved daughter without consulting her. Daisuke and Hanako’s lives as swinging singles get disrupted because of parents who have no hesitation about enjoying their own lives.

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    Kazoku no Katachi; The State of Union

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Mar 27, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
*I can't leave my sons hardly any money, but I do want to tell them to make people their asset.*

This was one of the dramas I wasn't planning on watching, then started out of boredom but turned out to be a pleasant watch. Watching it made me forget all my problems and the things I stress about, and gave me a warm feeling. I enjoyed every second of it. I can't read more say they it has anything that stand out, but more of a number of things coming together in harmony and giving us this heartwarming fun dorama.

The drama is really about bringing people together. The title is about the ever changing form a family takes as time goes on and how we find ways to adapt at every upcoming change. I love that our hero Daisuke, played by Katori Shingo (my first time watching him - he did pretty well) is a typical introverted who treasures his time alone, only to have to deal with his extraverted father Yozo, played by Nishida Toshiyuki, who has no consideration for such issues. Another highlight is the growing relationship between Daisuke and his new ototo, and mostly the hearwarming relationship between Yozo-san and Kota. Then there's Ueno Juri playing lonely Hanako, with her lazy demeanor that takes out her boredom by complaining about anything, getting nicknamed *Complainer Hanako*. I enjoyed her bickering relationship with Daisuke, her mother, played by the lovely Fubuki Jun. Actually my favourite part of the drama was the relationship of Yozo and Ricchan and how they affected everyone around them with their warmth. Arakawa Yoshiyoshi as Daisuke's colleague doubled the fun, and the addition of Tanaka Kei was a great welcome. That guy needs to get a leading role next!

There were more. It's a huge cast and the drama gave the spotlight to most of them, and we saw both main and supporting characters grow throughout the drama.

Nishida Toshiyuki was at the center of it all. He brought lightheartedness to the drama, but can be a firm father figure when needed to, and when he gets emotional you can't help but get carried away by it. There were many instance I understood Daisuke's frustrations, and it would've drove me crazy if I was in his place, but the moment Yozo-san makes amend or explains himself, I just can't help feel for him and want him to be forgiven.

Anyways fun drama worth checking out ;)
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Mar 29, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
First Impression: Searching for Kiko Mizuhara's filmography and end up click this title. With no expectation, I enjoyed this drama.

I love the plot. Simply telling about 2 people with different point of view on living, but time after time, they learnt and they made it. That's what I love from this drama. This is kind of heartwarming drama that makes you smile and laugh during watching this. This drama also told read more me about living is not always a bad choice, and choosing someone is not going make you bad person too.

The acting. I love Shingo's and Juri's chemistry during the drama. They gave the couple not so couple vibe but I love when they interact with each other. Not to forget Yo-san and Kota-san and Hanako's mom interactions, they are such a scene stealer. Ah, and also Kiko as Tanaka is great too. I thought she's going to be annoying all over way but thank God sometimes she's kind of cute (just like what Daisuke said)

The soundtrack. I didn't focus to the soundtrack but the one that has lyric "Dont make me cry, don't make me cry" is good so I kept singing to that song. Anyone please let me know the title is hehe.

If you like no conflict drama with warmhearted story, please watch this drama.
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    Nozomi 18 days ago

    Loved the acting, the cast is brilliant, Katori Shingo is naturally talented, he was genuinely acting himself while portraying the character perfectly.
    The music is amazing, the whole ost was really grabbing my attention and adding to my emotions, a very heart-warming, smooth and easily going drama, so balanced in comedy and seriousness, things go unexpectedly different which makes the whole drama an unique ride.
    Highly recommended.

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    Gnitgnat 21 days ago

    I was surprised by how this drama turned out to be one of those drama that leaves me with withdrawal symptoms! A good balance of heartwarming moments (some tear-shedding too), comedy and wonderful acting. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a drama on family, values and some love:)

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    Antonin Jul 18, 2017

    I'm a fan of Ueno Juri so I gave it a slightly higher score. The romance is slow, it really is half a family drama, quarter work stuff, quarter romance.

    Overall, different kind of romance, the ones that I actually like.

    Probably has one of the weirdest love confessions though lol

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    jagasthesecond Mar 1, 2017

    Subarashii ending! i don't know why I'm still feeling giddy after watching the final episode.

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    anastassia Feb 27, 2017

    LOVEEEEEEE everything except the final touch. love every single dialouges and moments together.

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    Blitsheart Jan 16, 2017
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    tar Jan 5, 2017 - edited

    anyone has the engsub link to this drama? I really want to watch it, thankyou!

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      Blitsheart Jan 16, 2017

      You can find it in kissasian. Just search "Family's Form", apparently that's the name of that drama in that site.

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    realdeal Jul 6, 2016 - edited

    The gym girl is cute, name of the actress?

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    peacewon May 11, 2016 - edited
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      kura2ninja Aug 19, 2016 - edited
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      BrightestStar Sep 4, 2016

      I always thought Sawamura Ikki would've been a perfect fit for the role.

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      TimiZero Nov 19, 2016
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    Ace Apr 17, 2016 - edited

    This was such a nice heartwarming drama, with lots of wonderful little messages. There's moments that will make you cry, then laugh and sometimes both at the same time. It was really enjoyable, loved the interactions between everyone especially the leads. I especially loved the relationship between the lead chars, how they had that understanding and were so comfortable with each other, the ending was perfect. =)

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    Switelenia Apr 7, 2016

    I really enjoyed this drama ! It felt good to see all those people who didn't know each other come together and become "a family".
    This drama is really perfect after a long day when you just want to relax. There is no misunderstanding or secret.
    It's really a perfect family and heart-warming drama.

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    Chocobana Mar 31, 2016 - edited

    This was sooo much fun and so heartwarming. A group of strangers come together and become family. Love it.

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    momo Mar 28, 2016

    the last episode was so lovely... a really good drama

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    tropka Mar 28, 2016

    I wasn't planning on watching this one but it turned to be my favourite of the season. Yozo was the heart of the show


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    Jan 17, 2016 to Mar 20, 2016
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    54 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 456 users)
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