Frankenstein no Koi

Frankenstein no Koi (2017)

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An incident 100 years ago led to a professor’s creation of a monster with a human-like form but definitely not a human-like appearance. And yet, this immortal monster has more compassion than humans. He quietly hides deep in the forest and dreams of the day he can live as a human being even though he knows this is impossible. Then something results in his encounter with a young woman Tsugaru-san and he read morefalls in love with her. He starts to learn about love, friendship and the world. However, there is a secret. A monster cannot come into contact with a human being

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Winnie Y
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May 23, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Fantastic acting, production value, cinematography, sound track. It was pretty much a movie production stretched into drama. Ayano Go is amazing here as the 'monster' created from dead people, where a scientist had altered some genetic material and revived. He learns about what it means to live, be a human, and human emotions like love, fear, displacement, friendship. Less sci-fi and more fantasy, and slower paced than it could be, still, its read more beautiful tone throughout is worth watching every minute. Finely calibrated performances from Ayano and Nikkaido, at a level you don't normally see in TV dramas. Take out the annoying side characters and you have a perfect drama.
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Jul 24, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
A modern classic!
"Frankenstein no Koi" has an interesting story with a better narrative, I liked it, the cinematography was beautiful giving an old and modern touch, the soft soundtrack that moved the cast in a very good performance. Perhaps what he sinned in the drama was the very basic story, although he did like it, it is not a fun novel worthy of Korean dramas, it is behaved within the average read more and Japanese standards, yet highly enjoyable!
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Both about an alien or a monster coming to live among humans and start to learn about love and friendship.
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Non-human beings learn what it means to be human and how they became "monsters". Franken no Koi has romance. Yokai Ningen Bem doesn't have any romance, and instead focuses on the relationships between family and friends.
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    BlackHalo 21 hours ago

    This is so heart-warming to watch you can't help but shed a tear here and there.

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    OKasiandrama Jul 23, 2017 - edited

    I'm posting this comment on July 23rd, 2017. I'll be back in 2 years and this drama will still not be subtitled in English yet.

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      scarleT Jul 27, 2017 - edited

      LMAO!! I know what you mean. The one doing subs for this (mottofreaky on twitter. People we're unfortunately stealing her subs *cough dramacool*) but it's actually being subbed by someone on wordpress: They have up to episode 9, and will finish subbing episode 10. The twitter user dropped it because she didn't like it anymore, but there one person subbing!! It's right on their home page. I'm waiting till it's fully subbed/uploaded to binge watch. Should be done soon!

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      OKasiandrama Jul 27, 2017

      Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for this info, I'm going to go look for it right now!!

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    KimsaAbe Jul 22, 2017 - edited

    Based on the story, I giving this a rating of 10/10. Loved it. Excellent characters!
    I prefer Jdrama is better than anime!

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    optimistwithinme Jul 11, 2017

    I love the cast and I’ve tried really hard to enjoy this but I'm afraid the mushroom part is too ridiculous :(

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    nishoken Jul 8, 2017

    I'm still at the 4th episode of the drama and while I mainly picked this drama for its stellar casts e.g. Ayano Gou, Nikaido Fumi, and Yagira Yuya.. the drama has what it takes to deliver / convey messages to the viewer on what is it like to be a human or what does it take to be one and so on.. and so far almost every episode moved me. I'd say Ayano Gou's acting is the highlight too. His crying scenes are always my favorite. I'd recommend this but please don't give up on the first two episodes as it may come out slow. :)

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    Zardua_ Jul 5, 2017 - edited

    Just watched the first episode, a nice mix of cute moments, sad bits and funny bits, also bath scene. Definitely looking forward to more. I only wish it was centered around mushrooms less, i have this weird irational fear of fungus growing on my skin, and this drama just awakens that fear completely. Highly recommend from the first ep, if you dont have a weird mushroom phobia like me though. I'm not saying its great, but it has potential!

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      EmpyreanConqueror Jul 6, 2017

      One day, just one day, you'll die and fungi will take over your body. On the plus side, thank you for your comment, I will watch this.

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      displacedmoon Jul 9, 2017 - edited
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    katherine Jul 4, 2017 - edited

    is this worth watching?

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      Jaz Jul 4, 2017

      Yes! and don't expect it to be that typical romance drama :) i think it's more than just romance

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    KristinaWilliams Jul 3, 2017

    Dropped! The old sounding 1980s erie music they played ruined the moment every time. Ayano Go acting wasn't bad, but I found the main girl character horrible. And the special effects was so... I'll just say I had myself a good laugh and cringe. X(

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    OKasiandrama Jun 9, 2017 - edited

    Has it finished airing and are all the episodes subtitled yet?

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      JAY Jun 10, 2017

      It's still airing right now and only two episodes are subtitled for now. The person who started subbing this drama said they were busy with school until mid-June!

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      OKasiandrama Jun 10, 2017

      ONLY 2 EPISODES!? well thanks for letting me know :)

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      kdramaaddict Jun 25, 2017

      june has almost ended and i wonder if the subber has restarted subbing...

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      Zardua_ Jul 10, 2017

      Even now there are 3 eps with English subs. There are raw vids and subs not connected to vids up to 8 that I can find, so if you can be bothered thats another way to watch. But yeah, seems like few people have picked up this J Drama, Many thanks to those who have <3

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    Shizuka Jun 1, 2017

    Excellent performance. Loved the story!

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    KenWong May 30, 2017

    I do enjoy this drama!
    Quite good story!

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    anniiing May 24, 2017 - edited

    5 episodes??? O.o

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      Hennie May 26, 2017

      It shows it has 11 ? Not sure though..?

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    YueofBlueGables May 24, 2017

    whaaat... it will have 5 episodes only??

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    Winnie Y May 23, 2017

    Fantastic and beautiful drama, finely calibrated performance from Ayano Go, a must watch.

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    BlackHalo May 18, 2017

    Have been looking so much forward to this, just watched the first ep and it didn't disappoint one bit! This is gonna be good!


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    Apr 23, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
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    45 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 108 users)
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