Orange Days

Orange Days (2004)

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Kai Yuuki is in his senior year at university studying social welfare psychology. At present, he is in the middle of job-hunting season. He is finding it difficult with no job offers so far. One day, he meets a girl who is playing violin in the campus. She is Sae Hagio. In marked contrast to her beautiful tone and attractive looks, her personality is somewhat impertinent. And to top it off, she read morecommunicates through very vulgar sign language. Four years ago, she lost the most important thing for a violinist - her hearing. As a result Sae closed off her inner self from the outside world. Kai finds himself on a date with Sae, in place of his best friend. Unexpectedly, he comes into contact with Sae's private side. Love, job-hunting, friendship... Setting a campus in spring as a dorama's backdrop, it's the start of a glittering youth drama. --TBS

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Nov 25, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
There really comes a time when you will encounter a truly beautiful work and I can consider Orange Days as one of those. Orange Days is a captivating and heartwarming series that showed the wonders of love, friendship, and dreams for the future.

It is great to watch the smooth development of the story unfold before your eyes. It may not have much of those cheesy scenes unlike some other dramas, but read more the romance scenes here are sweet, and innocent, in my opinion, if I may add. The friendship between the five characters are good, too! The story made me think of my future again. Somehow, watching this makes me feel nostalgic.

I really commend the actors and actresses for being able to portray their roles very well. It's a well-chosen cast. I wondered how long it took them to be able to learn some sign language because it seems that they're good at it, especially the lead characters. Oh, and it's great that they have chemistry, too!

This series doesn't have that of a memorable music, in my opinion, but I actually don't care that much about it because the great story and acting compensated for it. In any case, it's simple and just suits the scenes where it's played.

I'll definitely re-watch this someday! It's worth it to watch and I bet it'll be worth it to re-watch.

I give this a 9.5 because of the great time I had while watching it. I was a bit hesitant to watch it at first, but I didn't regret trying it. I really recommend it to everyone. It'll be too bad to miss watching something as precious as this.
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Mar 27, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I LOVED Orange Days!!!

What a sweet and touching drama this is. It's the type of drama that will have you feeling nostalgic, and it'll make u want to hop on the phone or send a quick message to friends you haven't talked to in awhile. I was going to call this a coming of age drama, but it's not really, since all the characters are adults in their senior year of read more college.

The story is so much more than some deaf girl and the challenges she faces while trying to fit normally into society. It's all about deep friendships, forming bonds, creating memories, finding your way. Most of all, taking value and worth in yourself.

I just have so many feels just thinking about Orange Days. After I finished this drama for the first time, I wanted me and my friends to get a notebook and write in it just like in the drama. Omg this drama will have you missing simpler times (if you've already graduated from high school or college), or make you really appreciate the times you have now (if you haven't).

Overall, I rate this drama a 9 because it's not something I could watch over and over again, back to back. And the music, although nice and fitting, doesn't make me want to run and download it. Everything else is pretty much perfect to me. I recommend this drama to everyone honestly. It's really that good. I thoroughly suggest u give it a chance.
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    darkheart94 13 days ago

    i like kai~~ gosh, i was my bf was nice and supporting like him TT^TT

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    Randevouz Jul 23, 2014

    I love this one a lot. Very endearing and the main lead is a very caring, kind person. The ending fragment in the final episode as the credits rolls/ after the credits is such a nice touch. Ay, Tsumabuki made me love him in this drama.

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    missmaple Mar 16, 2014

    Such a heartwarming emotional drama. <3 I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to watch a genuine love story with a great plot and good supporting characters.

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    Rosie Feb 19, 2014

    I started this a couple of days ago and I'm really liking it so far (4 eps in), its sweet, heartwarming and refreshing....

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    Cheer Feb 11, 2014

    Such a nice heartwarming drama! I am not even into these types of dramas at all but I end up enjoying it and relating to its characters a lot.
    Satoshi, Kou, Eita being in my favorite actors list is a great bonus. Even Narimiya was very likeable (:

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    winnie Feb 8, 2014

    It's been around a year since I watched Orange Days and I still hold a character crush on Kai. The nicest male lead I've seen so far, he's geninuely supportive, kind and very very cute! It is one of the best romance/friendship dramas I've seen so far, it's realistic with believable characters. Don't miss out on a real gem.

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      Bladey Jun 7, 2014

      I love Kai. Such a giving person.

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      winnie Jun 28, 2014

      I like to see more male lead characters like Kai so if you know any dramas/movies let me know bladey :D

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    palak Feb 4, 2014

    This drama is sooo beautiful. I wish more people would try watching it.

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    Lhuna-chan Jan 15, 2014

    I'm on a 2nd episode only, and already regretting why I didn't start it earlier. It's definitely not an ordinary drama.

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    Meli Jan 14, 2014

    One of the best dramas I've seen! I laughed, I cried, I ran the gambit of emotions! So worth the time and tissues for this!! It's a must see!!!!

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    Surprise-Lobotomy Nov 12, 2013
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    Starae Oct 22, 2013

    Great show, definitely worth the watch. :)

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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Aug 2, 2013

    Watching it right now and loving it! Nice acting! I like the flow of the drama!
    Oh, Juri Ueno isn't listed in the cast yet?! *add her to cast list*

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    AmandaMarta Jul 28, 2013

    Plainly Convinced.

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    TheHugMonster Jun 21, 2013

    where did you guys go to watch this?

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      sakurasomething Jun 22, 2013

      here's where I watched Orange Days
      this dailymotion user has them as well:

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      TheHugMonster Jun 22, 2013


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    Betty20 May 4, 2013

    I really really liked this drama and I loved little brat Sae the most.
    Kai, always so nice and supportive. Lucky Sae! :)
    Nice, warm and cute drama. Great acting from Tsumabuki Satoshi and Shibasaki Kou.

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      Betty20 May 4, 2013
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    Apr 11, 2004 to Jun 20, 2004
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    45 min.


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