Aozora no Tamago

Aozora no Tamago (2012)

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Drama is based on series of mystery novels by Sakaki Tsukasa - "Hikikomori Tantei". Torii is a hikikomori who can make deductions even when he's given very small amount of information. His friend Sakaki works in insurance company and he's the only person who can help Torii to break out of his hikikomori style. They begin to solve mystery cases together.

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Jun 19, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
First off, I'd like to just say that the summary does not do this drama justice. This isn't simply a cliché mystery drama the likes of all the rest. While the pacing is drawn out for the short 9 episodes, I never once felt like it was too slow or boring in any way.


I give the story a solid 8.5 or 9. It wasn't overly complex or mindblowing, however the read more writing was wonderful and full of emotion that most dramas neglect or don't bring out. I believe that the main focus in this show was to delve into the more psychological and highlight the relationships between people, and while yes there is some mystery, it wasn't very difficult to figure anything out. More important than solving the mystery was understanding why or what brought the people to this point. Especially important was the relationship between Sakaki and Torii--a friendship so beautiful I felt myself moved on several occasions, something very rare for me.


The acting, in my opinion, was rather well done. While I've seen Inoue Masahiro before and therefore had a good idea of what to expect, I'd not had the experience of watching Akutsu Shintaro act before. I can definitely say I was impressed by how he portrayed Torii. The awkward movements, the interactions with Sakaki VS. everyone else, and his general appearance were all very believable and made me want to see even more from him.


It's difficult to say how good the music was based on the quality alone. However, it absolutely served its purpose. During the narrative scenes, it really increased the impact of the words and made me feel more strongly what was being said or spoken about. Instead of getting lost in the background or distracting from the beautiful script, it enhanced it. I really enjoyed it.


Maybe in future I will rewatch this, though I don't think the impact will be as strong the second time around. However, simply to see Sakaki and Torii together again, I think I would definitely come back to this someday.

Overall I highly recommend this to most viewers. If you are a big mystery buff, I don't think this will be the best drama for you (the mysteries themselves aren't all that complex), but if you want to watch something quick and simple that isn't about all the usual drama tropes with a decent psychological theme, I would highly encourage all to give it a try.
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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    It was OK-ish..their friendship is the centre of the series though rather than anything else.

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    PrinceKenai Jul 16, 2016 - edited

    Does anyone know where I can watch this? I've tried dramacool/dramanice however halfway through the video the subtitles become out of time :(

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      yuurei Dec 20, 2016

      A bit late, but I'm sure most streaming sites that have this drama up will be out of sync, since I believe it was an issue from the person who originally subbed it, as I downloaded from the source and encountered this problem. I had to re-time them all myself in order to finish it. I've yet to see anyone post a fixed version, however.

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      PrinceKenai Dec 26, 2016

      Thank you for the reply! :D I see, that's a shame. I shall do the same :) May I ask, where did you download it?

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      yuurei Dec 28, 2016

      oh dear, umm. It's been so long so I have a hard time remembering. But! The subber was Amaris subs so you might check there? I think they have an LJ. If you can't find it let me know!

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      kittyflumpin Jan 7, 2017

      (I PM'd you a response b/c I wasn' t sure if it's okay to name the site on MDL.)

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      Althalus Jan 29, 2017

      did you find it with eng sub or raw? can you give me the link too?

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    Kikka Jun 16, 2016 - edited
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    HAMEX Oct 28, 2015

    All casts are ikemen,, wuohohoho,, my eyes were very pleased!

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    ghhgfdghs Oct 23, 2015

    such a beautiful story and beautiful friendship, amazing drama <3

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    asianfranticshows Sep 19, 2015 - edited

    Anyone know of any shows that have a similar bond/friendship like Sakaki and Torii had?

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      Iwyn Sep 27, 2015

      You can try Kids (2008). It's a movie, but both of the main leads share a similar bond.

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    rinsuzuki May 10, 2015 - edited

    It's too short but I love it! It's the first time I've watched a shounen ai mystery drama! Kudos to Inoue and Shin! :>

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      pigtails4ever Jun 24, 2015

      It's not really Shounen-ai, but I get what you're saying. :) It's not a bromance either, but simply an extremely strong friendship. Their interactions is what made this such a great drama.

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      asianfranticshows Sep 19, 2015

      It not exactly shounen ai but it's stronger than a bromance! But I love their relationship whatever it may be called

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    Iwyn Apr 30, 2015

    I loved it! This drama isn't about mystery - is about people and their feelings! I was expecting some crime investigation cases, but instead I got a psychological story, filled with lots of emotions. This drama was quite different from what I've seen so far, but that just makes it more unique! You should really watch it - it's worth your time ;)

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    irisixora Sep 5, 2014

    it was just ok drama to me ..i enjoyed all episode except the last 2 episode because it was chessy a little bit..and i really liked inoue masahiro character..

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    Neko Jun 14, 2014

    can i watch it somewhere with eng sub, without download?

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    yumizi Mar 23, 2014 - edited

    Why is it over??? I want more of them T_T I really enjoyed watching this drama <3

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      MirMir Apr 20, 2014

      Does it have subtitles now?

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      yumizi Apr 20, 2014

      Yeah... You can find it on d-addicts :)

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      MirMir Apr 20, 2014

      Do I have to download anything off that site? I've never used it before

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      asianfranticshows Sep 19, 2015

      dramacool or dramanice

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    animefayinc Jan 26, 2014

    Still want to watch this. Still no subtitles. Still very sad. :'(

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    XColonelsKingdomX Jan 15, 2014

    I wanna watch this :(

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    Viande Oct 13, 2013

    Defiently worth watching if you want to watch something different and meaningful. Instead of crime & mystery I think this drama is rather slice of life with psychological topics. Mystery cases were just way to introduce the topics to discuss about them.

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    animefayinc Jun 19, 2013

    I really hope one of the drama streaming websites uploads this with subs soon... I really, really want to watch it but there are no available english subbed videos on the web... Q-Q (And I can't download them either because of a variety of problems) Q-Q


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    Jul 28, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
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    TV Asahi
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    30 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 225 users)
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