Akumu-Chan (2012)

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A somewhat strange girl named Koto Yuiko transfers to the class taught by Mutoi Ayami. Koto Yuiko has the special ability to make her dreams come true, but the outcome is usually a disaster. Mutoi Ayami doesn't want to become involved, but it soon affects her.

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    Nightmare Chan; My Little Nightmare;

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Feb 13, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
The premise of this show is quite original and different from what I was used to watch and it was the main reason why I started watching it: to go in a different direction.

You have a little girl that can predict the future in her nightmares and a teacher who is a psychopath and finds herself having to help this little girl and the students in her class, even if reluctantly, read more since each dream normally concerns at least one of her students. But what makes this show so interesting is the mystery that surrounds each dream. As one would expect from a dream, things are not clear as water, and trying to find the meaning behind all symbolism and riddles keeps the mystery till the end of the episode.

But the mystery does not end in each episode. All the characters have a really intriguing personality and past story that will make you hooked. And here the acting is really important. I found Kitagawa’s acting to be the most memorable. Her character that started as a really cheerful teacher who was actually a pessimist unable to trust people suffered a drastic change in personality over the stories and she was really able to portray it. The little girl that played Yuiko also did a good job, although sometimes, especially in the beginning, I could not really feel her emotions, but maybe that was how it was supposed to be. Even Gackt, whom I had never seen in a drama, surprised me in a good way. The way I felt about his character changed so many times in the drama, and sometimes within the same episode, that I found myself confused. Well, at least the fact that you can drool at him never changes. :p

Even the ending left things really well wrapped up and you felt a sense of completion. However, I would not mind having at least a special, but I will not spoil that.

Overall this is really a heart-warming drama, with you feeling sympathy for the students themselves who all have a distinct personality, while also being a mystery drama that will always keep you wondering what will happen next. What else can they do to surprise you?
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17 people found this review helpful
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Jun 3, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
At first I wondered what could be so great about this plot and how they could make it interesting of 11 LONG episodes. This drama stayed in my plan to watch list for the longest time and I have skipped over this for other dramas plenty of times but eventually my love for Kitagawa Keiko could not be overlooked for long so I finally decided to watch this show. What I never read more expected was for this show to get me hooked on from the first few minutes of the first episode itself. All the characters were so brilliant and acting was out of this world. The surprise package for me was Gackt of whom I have never heard of before but fell in love with at the very first site. The story is definitely executed very well and the mystery surrounding each dream and the main characters itself kept me on a roller coaster ride through the show. The ending was really surprising and mysterious and I ironically felt that it was the best way to end the episode even though I would have loved to see more. Gackt I want to see you in many more dramas too!
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    zahirah Jan 28, 2017

    so who is the father??

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    Ari Jan 6, 2017

    start watching it because of Gackt...the result is that I loved all about it especially Kitagawa Keiko! I didn't watch the movie yet but I will

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    peacewon Jul 19, 2016 - edited

    AAARgh i am almost to the end of this drama and I am having separation anxiety because I really never want it to end. I fell totally in love. one of the best dramas I have ever seen. I am only rating it an 9 at the moment. waiting to see what the ending is.. aaah i don't want it to end tho!!

    did they ever make the movie? GAH. it wa a great series and a special too!! woo woo.

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    Kikka Oct 25, 2015

    Loved this drama! :D

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    MimiFlantros Sep 24, 2015

    This drama is special. Check it out.

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    vanillasalt Apr 15, 2014 - edited

    does this drama have a cute ending? like, is there romance where the main couple ends up together?

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      Mareina May 19, 2014

      This is not a romance drama. They hint at something, but if you only want a love story you'll be disappointed.

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    Cheer Aug 12, 2013

    This drama was really good. At first, I thought that it will follow the episodic pattern that I came to avoid but I was wrong; even with the episodic feel into it, the drama was surprisingly good especially in the few last episodes. Thumbs up!

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    Kiribechan Aug 11, 2013

    I started watching it because GACKT was starring in it, but it grew on me. Loved the ending :)))

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    moonlitebliz Jul 21, 2013

    I really liked this.. found it soo cute!! and that ending omg!! i think i know who that person is but i shall wait for the movie xD 2014 needs to hurry up and come!!

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    mahae Jul 5, 2013

    am i the only one who didn't like it ?? ... i hate how in every episode, they solve someone's problem and in the end, everyone becomes happy because main characters helped them

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    nurfitriyyah Jun 27, 2013

    i've watched until ep5 and it just didnt grab me. dont know why :/

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    Weirdestone May 11, 2013
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    ylisse May 6, 2013

    Loved it! A very cute and heartwarming drama.. and the ending.. I couldn't ask for more., it was great! :D

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    Mikeira424 May 4, 2013


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    Oct 13, 2012 to Dec 22, 2012
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    54 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 1,207 users)
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