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After Sakura fails the Tokyo University Entrance exam for the fourth time, she takes on a job as a housekeeper for Tokyo University graduate Takuma, who shuts himself in his room. Will these unlikely people be able to overcome their difficulties? Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: May 16, 2014
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 359 users)
  • Ranked: #9909
  • Popularity: #7516
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Tiffa
7 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2014
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Story: It's an intriguing story, despite the premise being somewhat predictive of how cliche it is. It wasn't developed at all, and I found it very difficult to believe due to its inconsistency. I think they spent more time on some parts than they should have, and that left the leads little time to develop any chemistry on screen. At its core, though, is a solid idea--one I would watch if it were expanded into a full-length drama.

Acting/Cast: Both leads are relatively new on the scene (in terms of experience, skill, popularity), but they both did pretty well. There were some parts by Gouriki (actress) that I found to be poor, but overall it was okay. Kiriyama (actor) is clearly the stronger actor between the two.

Music: I don't recall there being any[thing noteworthy].

Rewatch Value: I've mentioned in my other reviews that I very rarely rewatch, so I give everything a 5 unless I really do want to watch it again.

Overall: I'm not ecstatic about it, but I don't feel like I wasted an hour either. It was interesting, enjoyable, and it was cute. The acting wasn't amazing, necessarily, but I didn't expect it to be considering the original time slot and channel on which it aired. It was cute and average.

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PHope
0 people found this review helpful
May 7, 2020
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
" Back Hug " was a nice TV special.

The story was odd, but kind of realistic, and, surprisingly, the pace was spot on. But the ending was open, though, it is kind of expected from a TV special. The performances were great as well from both leads and they did have a nice chemistry and interesting dynamics. The moral of the story was good as well, as the story didn't focus on the romance, but, rather, to the growth of the characters and them overcoming their problems and fears.

So, overall, seven out of ten.
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  • Special: Back Hug
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: May 16, 2014
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 359 users)
  • Ranked: #9909
  • Popularity: #7516
  • Watchers: 1,211

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