Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu

Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (2016)

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25-year-old Moriyama Mikuri graduated but had no job offers. She became a temporary employee but was even laid off. So while she is taking a break right now, Mikuri feels unwanted and displaced. She starts work as a housekeeper for bachelor Tsuzaki Hiramasa by chance. One day, he proposes a contract marriage to her. The two of them get married in secret, but will their married life work out?

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Jan 2, 2017
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This drama was stunning - a complete breath of fresh air - and I just needed to write a review in the hopes that more people will watch it. I wish I could give it more than a perfect 10 because I really enjoyed it that much!

Right away, I’ll say that this is not the goofy romcom I was expecting it to be. Although there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and read more lighthearted comedic scenes, this drama gets heavy at some points and definitely moves into the melodrama category occasionally. But what made this drama so amazing is that it continually challenged my expectations of the comedy genre and the difficult emotions never felt unnatural. I laughed and I cried many times and found myself re-watching scenes again and again. The dialogue was fascinating, very quotable, and definitely gave me a new outlook on love and relationships.

It's the cast and characters that really make this drama special. Not only is the acting superb, but the individual characters are very complex and unique. Mikuri, the drama's heroine, overanalyzes and missteps often, can rarely reign in her colourful imagination, and is bold as brass, but that’s what makes her endearing and I loved watching her grow. Even the most minor characters shine in this drama! Each character is so well developed in their personalities and desires that you can’t help but root for everyone to find happiness!

Definitely don’t miss this beautiful drama!
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Jan 3, 2017
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I don't even know how to introduce this drama. All I really want to say is 'watch it! - you won't be disappointed.' However even though I can't rave enough about it that's not probably true. It won't be for everyone but absolutely everyone who has wound up here, reading these reviews to assess whether or not they should watch it, I say 'WATCH IT.'

It starts off slow and all of read more a sudden you're thrown with the couple into something so implausible that you wonder how or why something so ridiculous would work - not just as something between the couple in the drama BUT also as a plot device. Like, is it just too ludicrous to see through to the end. However soon enough you realise that you're still watching, and you're still enjoying and suddenly you realise actually you relate to it all. Like you really connect because you're just as weird and wonderful as this couple.

I think the main success of this drama is due to the fact that it's picked up modern malaise that most of us must endure. Life is tough and full of struggles in which our dreams just seem so unlikely to ever manifest and yet we dream, we daydream, we wish, we want and so our hearts conjure up weird and kooky ways in order to just survive.

There are people out there like you and me, like Mikuri and Hirasama and well all the supporting cast too (I'm more Yuri than anyone else.) But yeah, I think it's a drama for all because you'll find yourself in there somewhere and you'll find relief in their message: life isn't what you wanted it to be, but it's not all bad either.
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Both are japanese dramas based on josei mangas. The female leads deal with unemployment and the male lead end up hiring them.
It is about adult life, money and relationships. The two of them are funny but also real life situations.
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Both dramas centers on socially awkward characters and their desire for a domestic life.
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    Soumya 14 days ago

    1 of my favorite jdramas.Loved it ! The dance at the end of each episode was so funny and enjoyable. I liked its realistic approach to romance and the awkwardness between them

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    Megune_san Aug 14, 2017

    8/10 for the story,,
    100/10 for the ending credit,,,the koi dance is so catchy lol

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    Alaa Aug 7, 2017

    I am completely smitten with this drama

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    Sueperstar Aug 2, 2017

    I love it! It's different and refreshing! I didnt know Hoshino Gen sang the title song! So happy I could download the single! Wohooo!

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    Bian Jul 15, 2017

    I loved how awkward and adorable the lead couple was. They were super refreshing to watch. I got excited every time they hugged. Also that dance at the end of every episode made me so happy!

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    Subnick Jul 14, 2017

    The comedy parts were very creative, and the music at the end of each episode made this show even more enjoyable.

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    LuvK Jul 8, 2017

    This drama should be called Hugs Tuesdays. @[email protected] Lol, but I liked it, it's been a while I have seen a good romantic Jdrama that I haven't dropped. I really like everyone and the chemistry between leads felt very natural, and I liked it.

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    AbeLincoln Jul 1, 2017
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    alecsandri14 Jun 24, 2017

    this show is amazing. it's really worth watching. the only bad points are not enough kisses(and they are pretty fake) and the secondary relationship was not developed

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    joannesmith Jun 3, 2017
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    Raphael May 28, 2017

    Great drama!! So many funny moments. I am so glad I watched it.
    I watched the ending dance every single episode and never got tired of it haha. I gotta learn it!

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    Room707 May 25, 2017

    I don't watch as many romcom dramas as I used to because I got tired of basically watching archetypal characters and the same storyline over and over again. So, of course, I was a bit skeptical about watching this one. That, and the fact that the whole "marriage contract" plot seems to be getting a bit too popular these days. But this drama, however, was a breath of fresh air. It still had that sweet and cheesy romcom feel to it, but with great characters and some interesting and thoughtful dialogue sprinkled throughout which helped in giving the drama a bit more of that mature atmosphere. Anyway, I really enjoyed this drama. It was definitely binge-watch worthy.

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    Oct 11, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016
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    45 min.


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