Zenkai Girl

Zenkai Girl (2011)

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Devoted to becoming an international lawyer, Ayukawa Wakaba is full of ambition. Her hard work pays off when she lands a job at an international law firm, but to her disappointment, the first prestigious assignment that is given to her is to babysit the boss' 5 year old daughter, Hinata. Wakaba loathes kids and nursing, but unwillingly takes on the job as she is fixated on wealth and success. One day when read moreshe goes to a preschool to pick up Hinata, she meets a man named Yamada Sota. Sota is a man without higher education, wealth, or a future goal, someone that Wakaba absolutely cannot stand, the complete opposite of her ideals. Once again, contrary to her will, she ends up looking after Hinata and a few other kids along with Sota. Despite being exhausted from all the first-time experiences in child care, Wakaba begins to realize what is truly important to her. A heart-warming comedy about work, relationships and love.

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    Full Throttle Girl; Kane nashi, Gaku nashi, Ikemen no Hoshi? Sonna Otoko, Mondai Gai desho?; 金なし、学なし、イケメンの星?そんな男、問題外でしょ?;

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Sep 29, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I really liked this drama. One reason is because I've been searching for exactly this story - reverse roles of the usual drama where the girl is the innocent, sweet person and the guy is the cold, self-centered one. I also liked it because none of the characters were morons or annoying IMO.

Also, it had kissing. I haven't really seen Japanese dramas having skin contact much, and that kinda annoys read more me. This drama didn't have that anime feel to it either, which I like sometimes, but I know alot of people who don't like Jdramas because of that comical way they talk and stuff. Oh yea, I liked the ending ;D

Overall, I would recommend this drama to all. It was nice to watch. Blah... now I want to find a similar drama!
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Jul 16, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I am a guy and at first I thought this might be a girly show so I didn't want to watch it, but after hearing some good reviews I decided to try it out. I'm so glad that I did because it was great!!! I really loved it. The story was great, the comedy was great, the romance was great, the life lessons were great, the acting was great, and the little read more kids were great. Almost every episode had 1. something that made me laugh, 2. Something that broke my heart, and 3. Something that touched me. This show managed to get my heart burning/breaking/soaring a few times. Teared up a few times too, but I didn't cry because you know, I'm a guy. Anyways, Zenkai Girl is definitely worth your time.
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    IdaBenavides Aug 23, 2017

    What I need now is a spinoff series with grownup Hinata and Pitaro

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    Sueperstar Jun 26, 2016

    Incredible actors both Nishikido and Aragaki. This drama is a GEM <3

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    Pearlyn Jun 17, 2016 - edited

    Loved the beginning to middle of this drama, but not really sure what to feel at the end.
    Both Hinata and young Wakaba are so cuteeeeeeeee ~

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    DaemonSaDia Jan 26, 2016

    There is no believable explanation as to why multiple beautiful women fall for this wet noodle except that the drama must take place in a fantasy world where men with a complete lack of a confidence, ambition, income, humor, charisma and the capacity to honest are magically irresistible to the opposite sex.

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    hyerim Jan 21, 2016

    The lead actress kinda reminds me of Jessica Jung for some reason, she's very pretty!

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    TokkiLily Jul 25, 2015

    very cute drama, one of my favs

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    aline Jul 12, 2015 - edited

    heart-warming! I'm only on episode 2 but I already love this series. Who doesn't like a nice guy? Perfect for the wounded fighter (the girl). The chemistry is strong in this one. Love the actors and actresses.

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    amo0on08 Feb 21, 2015

    Cute <3

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    jagasthesecond Dec 6, 2014 - edited

    loved the acting! being cuties are a plus! great music! though it's predictable still one of the nicest romcoms i've watched :)

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    Kay_LUV_DRAMAS Oct 30, 2014 - edited

    Can anyone tell me where I can watch this show? Plzz!

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    exorosh Sep 22, 2014

    Anyone know a good romcom drama like this?

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    jagasthesecond Sep 21, 2014

    cute feel-good drama!
    Ryo and Yui have good chemistry. The kids are adorablle! one of my favorites :)

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    _Rosie Sep 14, 2014 - edited

    Why isnt the girl who played little Wakaba credited she was wonderful as was her dad my 2 favourites :)

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      usagi Aug 1, 2016

      dad is Kanbe Hiroshi but not sure who played lil Wakaba... anyone know who she is?

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 15, 2014 - edited

    This drama was absolutely adorable! I love Yui Aragaki and Ryo together <3 They're rumored to be dating.. hope it's true!

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    fadetoblack May 24, 2014 - edited

    she was kind of a B at the start....i would have stopped watching just from that but the story is pretty good. and i love the end song


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    Jul 11, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 2,670 users)
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