Risou no Musuko

Risou no Musuko (2012)

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Suzuki Umi raised her son Daichi singlehandedly while she worked. Daichi is a high school student and mummy’s boy who has been raised as the perfect, obedient son. He loves his mother and is a high achiever who tries desperately to please her while getting rid of the men who come to woo her. One day, Umi starts on a new part-time job. However, it is at the cafeteria of an all-boys read morehigh school that is notorious in the area for its troublemakers. Determined to protect his mother from them, Daichi quits the prestigious preparatory school that he has been attending without seeking Umi’s permission and decides to put himself in that school. However, the adorable, high-achieving Daichi is like a meek lamb thrown into a den of wolves.

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    Ideal Son ; Perfect Son

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Mar 16, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
To be honest, I only started watching this because of Yamada Ryosuke. I really liked him from Hidarime Tantei eye,so i was looking forward to this drama ever since it was it was announced to be released. It has plenty of fight scenes, and the use of graphics and its quality was very impressive.Acting and Cast was good, specially the main characters; they were great. I loved the twisted and strange love read more between the mother and son. and for all those Yamada fans, it got great footage of bishounen Yamada :D

A downside of the drama is that it is fairly predictable. The previews pretty much told the story of the next episode. The drama stretches the realism, a LOT. For me , this drama is not the type that I will re watch.

So, if you are looking for something funny with action and a bishounen guy, I would really recommend this. but be warned, it is very unrealistic.
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Mar 27, 2015
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I'm torn with this one. I really liked the idea of the animals and the characters that represented them, there were a lot of likable young characters in this drama, and Yamada Ryosuke is an extremely talented actor, he can pull off comedy as well as drama and it's great to watch him. But the whole relationship between mother and son did make me feel rather uncomfortable at times. The mother's character read more is extremely problematic and she never fully faces her issues and how she manipulated her son throughout his life, that for me is a no. There were some sub plots that I found much more interesting than the mother's tribulations, like Taipi's career and his mother (A+ for Taipi in that last scene he was in, really great handle of drama) or both girl characters with their extremely opposite yet very interesting backgrounds (we never get to know the resolution of one of those arcs, actually). I feel I would have enjoyed it more if it had been either more balanced in content or if the mother had actually faced half the things she did as problematic. Everything that had to do with Daichi's school life, I loved: the classmates, the fights, the coming-to-age aspect, the problems his friends had to face (including Yuto's character, which was complicated to get through at times but it did pay off in the end), the friendships, the school loyalty, the troubles between schools, the prejudices, everything. But the family aspect, which is supposed to be the central part of this drama, that's where they lost me. I felt the connection between them was so strange and co-dependent that I couldn't quite feel their attachment as something I wanted to root for. Maybe that's the point of the drama, maybe they want you to want them to get it over with, but with the mother never fully accepting that she did wrong (she apologizes for things she had no control over, like being poor or not offering him more but never for using him to try to get a house and economical stability through constant "brainwashing", as she called it), I can't fully say I completely loved it. The acting, especially the acting of the young cast, is reason enough to give it a shot, though.
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    lilisen Feb 26, 2013

    I hate the mother's character in the drama. She is really annoying. -.-" Good drama though :)

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    nielyngrace Jan 10, 2013

    i was surprised. i am actually enjoying it. hehe. currently watching. can't wait to go home from work. haha

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    stashio78 Dec 28, 2012

    so good, really enjoyed this drama, its funny and serious what can't you love

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    darkness323 May 13, 2012

    I'd say this drama is cute and Yamada's acting is really good in it. ^_^ It has a lot of funny moments too~

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    ruhena May 5, 2012 - edited

    Does anyone know the name of the actress that played that girl that liked Daichi in the last couple of episodes?

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      Miya Aug 6, 2015

      Anna Ishibashi

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    HAVA-RAVA Apr 30, 2012

    Wow I didn't know Yamada had this good acting skills : D

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    shadowdancer Apr 18, 2012

    I like the poster of this. The expression on Yamada's face is?...well unique. :)

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    yankumicho Mar 24, 2012

    So funny. Every episode has a message, a new friend, and hence and new animal. I started this drama on a whim, but fell in love with it instantly. Love Yama, Taipi, and Yuto here!

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    stormy_yume Mar 4, 2012

    I think Yama-chan, Taipi and Yuto fit really well with their characters (Yama-chan?s sweetness, Taipi?s toughness and Yuto?s cowardliness, lol)

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    goldenseal50 Feb 22, 2012
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    Hafsah25 Feb 12, 2012

    Just finished watching the first three episodes and I gotta say, it's really funny and I'm really curious about how it'll turn out! Even though there are some lame moments, there are others that are just so funny and interesting that I gotta keep watching ^o^ I think it's worth watching :)

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    Mirichan Feb 9, 2012

    Right now watching the first episode and it is just hirilous !!!Such an funny Drama..almost perfect :)Hehe I am even stopping parts because it is too exiting and hirilous xD

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    Mirichan Feb 9, 2012

    Wow it has been longs since I have been so exited from just an explained plot!!!!Interesting!! <3

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    foreveranny Feb 7, 2012

    It's so awesome <3 Yama-chan in dresses ?

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    Saintrat Jan 26, 2012

    I want a son like that! Why wasn't it shown how exactly did she rase him?? Mine's 6. Is it too late to start a special training?


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    Jan 14, 2012 to Mar 24, 2012
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    45 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 997 users)
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