Ordinary People

Ordinary People (1993)

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On the day of entrance exam someone helps Narumi by giving her a pencil. She wants to thank him but he's soon gone. She couldn't forget her hero so she hopes to see him again. While looking around the campus she hears the sound of the piano and enters a room where other four freshmen are present. Here she'll meet Seika, Tamotsu, Osamu and Junichiro. Together they decide to form the Asunaro Club.

  • Native title:

    あすなろ白書
  • Also Known as:

    Asunaro White Paper ; Asunaro Confessions ; Asunaro Hakusho

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waterbird12
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Sep 18, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I decided to watch this drama because I enjoy stories about students, I've been trying to watch some older dramas recently, and I am somewhat of a Takuya Kimura fan.

The story was a little melodramatic for me, and that got frustrating at times, but the acting was decent and nothing felt fake. I enjoyed all of the cast, and think the actors fit their characters well. Narumi was my favorite character read more because she was very relatable and had complexity.
The soundtrack was sweet and romantic and I especially liked the opening "True Love" by Fujii Fumiya.

As far as rewatch value, I might rewatch it someday since the story was character driven and I enjoyed the characters and their interactions, but it will be awhile. While some plot points were a little predictable, I thought the ending was pretty good and came with a few twists.

If you are looking for a bittersweet, somewhat philosophical drama that explores friendships, relationships, and all the shades of gray in between, you will probably enjoy this one. It is also interesting to see what Japan looked like during the 90's.
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    Raincat Oct 8, 2012

    Finding whole last episode 11 is hard...but there is one place- dramastyle.

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      Raincat Oct 8, 2012

      p.s. Acting is good and look back into 90th is prizeless, heroine is typical and same time nontypical, to be honest it is more drama about 5 than drama about one main couple.

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      soumatra Nov 13, 2013

      The guy was a real bastard, in pejorative and literal meaning lol

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    Ranchi Oct 6, 2012

    all over the site there're always warning says: "DO NOT POST SPOILERS", and yet the synopsis up there is blutantly reveal one of the biggest spoiler ever. It upset me so much..

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      soumatra Nov 13, 2013

      for me that was a worse, when I debuted this drama, in place of watching the 1st ep I watched by error 15 min of th 9 th ep ===
      thats a real spoiler lol

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    11
  • Aired:

    Oct 11, 1993 to Dec 20, 1993
  • Aired On:

    Monday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV

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  • Score:

    7.0 (scored by 62 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2148
  • Popularity:

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