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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 9
  • Aired: Jan 16, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 280 users)
  • Ranked: #2143
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Members: 773

Share House no Koibito (2013)

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Ratings: 7.0/10 from 280 users
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In an attempt to change her life, Tsuyama Shio, a 30-year-old plain-looking office lady at a conservative company, makes up her mind to get started by living in a shared house. Through a strange turn of events she meets two intriguing men and falls in love for the first time in a long while with one of them, Sakurai Yukiya. Sakurai is a salaryman in his 40s, has a wife and childbut his life has ceased to matter because of something and he abandons work as well as family to come to the shared house. However, Sakurai is gradually drawn to the simple, gawky and mysterious Kawaki Tatsuhei, an alien being from outer space who came to the house attracted to Shio. And so a curious love triangle begins. -- Jdrama Weblog

  • Native title: シェアハウスの恋人
  • Also Known as: Share House Lover ; Sheahausu no Koibito ; Sharehouse's Lovers ; Sharehouse no Koibito
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 9
  • Aired: Jan 16, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 280 users)
  • Ranked: #2143
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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mysecretsoul
9 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2013
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Additional episodes and a more fixed direction might have improved Share House no Koibito, ultimately a disappointment. This is unfortunate as it is a drama which makes one want to like it; the potential exists but never becomes realized.

Three strangers, alienated by society in some way, enter into a love triangle. Share House spins this tried and true formula, having a male lead fancy the other -- instead of the main female. This aspect initially intrigues, but loses charm by the halfway point. Despite some chemistry existing in all directions, none of the possible love lines are handled well. Where romantic feelings exist, they appear to have done so strongly from first sight. We never see "falling in love", and no tension is created by the triangle. A second triangle (comprised of seriously underdeveloped supporting characters) could have been cut without repercussion.

The other theme, alienation, fares somewhat better. I will refrain from making a joke about extraterrestrials now, since there are enough in the drama.

Only one character worked for me (Sakurai), with the other two being snooze-worthy (Shio) or out of this world (Teppei). Sakurai, almost feline and seriously aloof, was easiest to like and sympathize with. His story rang true and actually had me feeling for him. On top of that, the comedic aspect of his character worked most consistently; Tanihara Shosuke has amazing comedic timing. Oizumi Yo does as well and is generally wonderful on screen. It's just the script spent too much time wringing laughs out of his character that weren't there.

Little impression was made by the music, though the vocal by ayaka is noteworthy. It plays at the beginning of each episode, accompanied by a neat intro sequence.

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aros
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 18, 2013
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Story: As the previous review mentioned, the storyline had a lot of potential, which is why I gave it a 7. Frankly, it ended up going flat after the first some episodes.. but it also could have been a lot worse.
Shio and Tatsuhei's storylines were fine, but unlike the prior reviewer, I found Yukiya to be the most boring character. Sure, the reason for him being such a stick in the mud is /kind of/ understandable, but he's still really dull throughout the entire series. His feelings for Tatsuhei are really the only interesting thing about his storyline, and that's because it's treated really light-hearted and added only for a comedic affect.

Acting/Cast: I have no complaints here. They're all good actors, and - again - as previously mentioned, Oizumi-san is especially funny. The actors are a big part of what makes the show watchable.

Music: Not really my taste, but certainly not bad either.

Rewatch Value: Pretty low, considering that the storyline itself is just fine the first time around. You'd probably only end up watching this again for the laughs.

In Short: It certainly won't be winning any awards anytime soon, but it's not that horrible either. Just.. average. I'd definitely recommend watching it for the comedy aspect, and I suppose for the storyline as well (at first), even if the plot does end up falling short.

All in all, it's nothing to get super excited about, but it's a nice drama nevertheless.

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