Set within the fictional city of Mahoro, Keisuke Tada and Haruhiko Gyoten are two thirty something divorced men who run a “benriya” (odd jobs for hire) business. The drama series depicts their interactions with clients in their agency, which is located across the street from a station.

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  • Nov 21, 2013 12 of 12 episodes seen
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    • Overall  8
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    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
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    Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi is simply one of the most underrated dramas of this year. I am sure that most people didn’t even hear about this drama. I call it lack of intention for these types of Japanese dramas and it can be somewhat understandable.

    So what is this about? It’s a story about “Benri-ya” which literally means “handy men”. The two main leads are given certain jobs to accomplish and they get involved in various adventures through their clients’ requests. It’s a concept that’s not very unique since I am sure that many of you saw dramas where the main leads are “problems-solvers” where they get into contact with many characters and go through various situations to achieve their missions.

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  • mrhid 4 days ago
    This is good drama, deserve more score. I hope there will be season 2 and so on and so on!
    1 ❤
  • _Pien_ Feb 21, 2014
    Just started watching this and it's genius. It took me a while because the synopsis didn't seem special but once you start watching you realize that's it's strength. It's actually not a drama about anything special but that makes it so appealing, real, hilarious and "heartwarming" in a strange way. Such a shame it's not more widely known. Eita and Matsuda shine in their roles. This deserves more viewers!
    1 ❤
  • Lhuna-chan Sep 27, 2013
    anything similar anywhere? That's beyond genius and hilarious!
    4 ❤
  • PortgasDAce Sep 15, 2013
    'Oi, Gyoten!' This drama had me laughing a lot! Matsuda Ryuhei's character Gyoten is probably one of my favourite characters. How he runs is pretty funny too.
    3 ❤
  • MoseKnows_all Aug 4, 2013
    I absolutely LOVED it!!! Such a fascinating mix of laugh out loud comedy, dark reality, & spurts of action. The chemistry between Eita & Matsuda Ryuhei was perfection! I couldn't have asked for more! Easy 10 out of 10.

    Anyone know where I can find the film with eng subs?
    3 ❤
  • lontongstroong Jul 31, 2013
    Gyooooten is teh king!!!!! All hail to the gayyy!!!
    4 ❤
  • SayItAintSoJoe Jul 22, 2013
    I liked the movie, but it was really slow. It made me sleepy. Is the drama the same way?
  • What2Watch Jul 13, 2013
    "That's how our complicated gay S-M partnership began" lol Matsuda Ryuhei as Gyoten is probably one of my favourite drama characters. The stuff he says are absolutely priceless.
    2 ❤
  • NinaJade82 Jul 6, 2013
    These two crazy men hahahaha. <3 them.
    2 ❤
  • Moniisek May 22, 2013
    "Instead of being sneaky about it, I'm being openly lazy here."
    this drama has it all.
    7 ❤
  • Evony Jan 21, 2013
    Odd Jobs? That reminds me of Yorozuya from Gintama, lol!

    Ah, adding it - it would be cool if Eita played somebody similar to Gintoki. Only he can pull of somebody as, ekhm, eccentric as this guy.
    4 ❤
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Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi

Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi


  • Main Title: Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi
  • Native title: まほろ駅前番外地

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkTV Tokyo
  • Aired: January 11, 2013 to March 30, 2013
  • Airs On: Friday
  • # of Episodes 12
    Average Duration 29 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Life


  • Score: 8.30 (scored by 128 users)
  • Ranked: #97
  • Popularity: #1003
  • Members: 500
  • Favorites: 0
4.2 stars - based on 128 votes

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