Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

Boku to Star no 99 Nichi (2011)

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In the romantic-comedy "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" top Korean actress Han Yoo-Na (Kim Tae-Hee) falls in love with a quite man named Kohei Namiki (Hidetoshi Nishijima).
Kohei Namiki (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is a single man approaching his 40's. He works at security company as a part-time job. He also has a sweet and handsome appearance, which some people take advantage of. Kohei is easily swayed by those around him. Kohei often read moretakes care of his sister's three kids because Kohei's sister has a habit of wandering around, but he is a passionate man and dreams of finding his star. Because of his family and economic situations, Kohei can't follow through on those dreams.
One day, Kohei is assigned security detail for the beautiful actress Han Yoo-Na (Kim Tae-Hee). Even though she has a near perfect appearance and style, she prefers to act like other normal people. She enjoys eating simple Japanese foods and on the filming set Yoo-Na will stop to help others. Yoo-Na has a pure and kind spirit. She seems to be the envy of all, but inside Yoo-Na is lonely working in the entertainment field and she also has a big secret.
At first, bodyguard Kohei and top star Yoo-Na don't get along. With time they become closer. Over the next 99 days their relationship changes. On the 100th day when the contract ends what choice will they make?
Kim's role will require her to speak Japanese lines for the first time.

  • Native title:

    僕とスターの99日
  • Also Known as:

    99 Days with a Star; Me and My Star's 99 Days; My 99 Days With A Star

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amrita828
22 people found this review helpful
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Apr 5, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
There isn't much that I can add to what has already been expressed in other reviews here: the plot isn't new, nor unpredictable, the acting is good albeit a little over the lines, the dialogues are witty but definitely not deep, the music is fine enough. On a mere objective level, this drama is decent.

And yet, I loved it! I marathoned through it in a couple of days, and enjoyed every read more episode. I laughed, smiled, grinned. One may object that a drama is either good and to our liking, or it isn't. But the reasons why I like watching something aren't always as clear-cut and defined as I would like to think: I can remain cold in front of a masterpiece, and be enthusiastic of a piece of trinkets.
Hence my tepid marks, which reflect what I hope is an unbiased estimation, not the degree of my liking it.

Fact is, I truly loved the characters. Kohei, the bodyguard played by Nishijima Hidetoshi, is incredibly endearing. I had never seen this actor on screen before and at first sight I thought he was the complete opposite of an eye-candy. But his character is so sweet and lovable, I ended up liking him a lot. Kim Tae Hee, whom I could barely tolerate in My Princess, is adorable here, contributing factor the Japanese language, which renders her voice deeper and more pleasant.
The great actor Takanabe is hilarious. He seems vain and utterly stupid, but we soon discover he hides his own complex, and from that moment on, I dare everyone not to root for him, if not as a lover, at least as a friend and professional actor.
All the other characters do a good job, including Taecyeon, who surprised me with his very good Japanese. The bad guys aren't given enough screen time to get on our nerves.

The music is fine, mostly in the second half of the drama.

Surprisingly, I think I'll rewatch this drama one day. It was a perky watch, which I recommend to whomever is in need of something light, funny, romantic without being melodramatic or mushy.
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NewKDramaAddict
7 people found this review helpful
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Aug 5, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Kim Tae Hee dramas have always been a hit or miss; some I liked (My Princess); some I hated (Stairway to Heaven, too freaking sad) and some I'm just indifferent to (Iris and Jang Ok Jung); however, this drama I found on a fluke and absolutely loved it; from start to finish. I was pleasantly surprised at the story. It kind of reminds you (somewhat) of the The Bodyguard without the dangerous read more backdrop. This was my first Hidetoshi drama as I have a lot of his dramas on my watchlist but now I have something to look forward to as his acting was solid. The drama was a joint Korean and Japanese production and a nice surprise side story with Taecyon as Yuna's long lost brother.
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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    Watched it strictly for Kim Tae Hee..I'm not a fan of her acting..just her face and she looked as good as ever. From me her acting is great but I admit sincerely that I can watch any series she plays in.

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    ladymay Jun 17, 2016

    I really enjoyed this drama, it kinda has a anime vibe to it, its super cute, some parts were a bit cheesy but were still fun to watch ♥ the lead couple were adorable ♥ and the soundtrack was amazing ♥ all in all i really loved it, it was fun, and id recommend it to anyone whos lookin for somethin to watch thats short ♥ cute & sweet ♥

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    PEACEFUL May 17, 2016
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    Kristal Mar 29, 2015

    I just finished this, and, despite it being a little slow and boring at the beginning, I found it kinda cute in the end. :3

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    jxsilicon9 Mar 20, 2015

    I guess this drama is okay. Kind of bored me.

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    amo0on08 Mar 15, 2015

    Koheiiiii <333333333333

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    Alexandra Mar 10, 2015

    I just started watching and I already love it :)

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    kittyflumpin Mar 20, 2014

    Hehe, I watched this (back when it was airing) strictly for Nishijima Hidetoshi too (I was like, "Hey it's the guy I like from 'Real Clothes'!"). He was great in this (though truth be told I would fall for his character Kohei in real life too-- I find astronomy really interesting & cool). As for Kim Tae Hee-- her delivery sounded kind of strange and a bit, well, stilted to me. I don't speak Japanese and even I could tell she was not a native speaker. But hey, to her credit starring in a TV show in a foreign language is no mean feat. I sure as hell couldn't pull it off, so kudos to her.

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    ami10 Dec 15, 2013 - edited

    I'm watching this because of Nishijima Hidetoshi ( aka Kikuta for those who watched strawberry night :))

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      Ranchik Mar 19, 2014

      Oh, gosh, finally someone is here for him. Most are for the lead actress or the k-pop star.. (or ever since the itakiss remake: for Furukawa)

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      Ryu May 25, 2015

      i watched this because of him too

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    femmedesneiges Dec 8, 2013

    For such a great cast, I really didn't like this drama. Sasaki is fabulous as Ganmo though.

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    gonnabe2pro Jul 14, 2013

    wohooo just finished and the ending was a bit cheesy but who cares it was a happy one. I loved the drama but was hoping for a more closure in the end like marriage or something.

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    gonnabe2pro Jul 13, 2013

    I like this drama so much it reminds of of a anime harem romance

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    HAMEX Jun 23, 2013

    Wanna watch this because there is furukawa Yuki n taecyeon,,heheh

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      nurfitriyyah Aug 5, 2013

      same as me!! but i'm too lazy to download the whole drama. it would be nice if someone can tell when and where furukawa yuki appear :D

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      ylisse Sep 29, 2013

      both appeared by episode 1 till the end. It's a nice drama. :D

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    De1vSkm2 May 10, 2013

    Even though this was not the best drama I had ever seen, it was pretty sweet and the soundtrack was really good too!

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    Ranchik Apr 21, 2013

    At first sight, you'd probably think, "the main guy (Nishijima) is no way on the same level with the main girl (Kim Tae Hee)". Appearance wise, it'd probably true, I felt the same way.
    But as the story goes, I felt the opposite, "the main actress is no way on the same level with the main actor", acting skill wise.
    And I'm telling you, Nishijima is way hotter in real life. It was just his role here as Kohei made him had to appear as a plain looking guy :)

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Oct 23, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Sunday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    54 min.

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  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 1,212 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1846
  • Popularity:

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