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A psychological drama that explores the dilemma of whether a person who has had integral parts of them changed, fundamentally remain the same person. Naruse Junichi hopes to one day become a painter, but he works currently on a factory line. His girlfriend is Megumi and his days are generally happy. On Christmas Eve, Junichi stops by a jewelry store to buy an engagement ring. He then becomes a part of a robbery at the jewelry and he suffers a head injury. Junichi becomes the first successful brain transplant patient in the world. Junichi is unaware that he received a brain transplant. When he is discharged from the hospital, Junichi's hearing becomes sensitive and he also becomes violent. He does not hold the same feelings for his girlfriend, Megumi. Junichi realizes he is changing and becomes seized with horror. Meanwhile, Megumi hopes Junich becomes his old self. She also seeks to unlock the hidden mystery of Junichi's operation. (Source: DramaWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Henshin" by Keigo Higashino Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 195 users)
  • Ranked: #5349
  • Popularity: #8459
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Yura Lee
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 4, 2020
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
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Ship of Theseus

I wanted to see Kamiki's acting, but I had the impression that the story was a little painful for me, who was a junior high school student at the time. But looking back, I think it was well worth watching this work. I don't know for sure, but I had the impression that at the stage of writing the script, words were chosen that pierced each and every line deeply. It was true that I had a hard time watching this role as a fan, but I didn't feel scared because the cast had scrutinized the meaning of each line before issuing it. I personally like the camera work, room photos, dirty clothes, and half-eaten meals that make the two people look real when they ate. The lyrics of the last theme song resonate very much. It was very nice to have the theme song and feel that it was made for this work.

The atmosphere like the folds of Kamiki at the beginning was very good, so I felt the outline of the part that wasn't so clearer as I proceeded.

Jun cannot return to his former self, who had a mild personality, and soon becomes a sharp and ferocious personality, even killing people.

It's good to have a life, but I think it's a living hell if I'm no longer myself, I'm no longer in love with her, and I'm struggling when I'm out of control.
I was thinking about it all the time, remembering the theory of Ship of Theseus.

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Completed
Jasmine98
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 4, 2020
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5

Poor execution of a story, saved by performances of the main leads

Story- Just by reading the synopsis of the story one can guess that story highlights the ethics in the medicine field. While I do agree with with whatever the drama is trying to explain to the viewers and how much ethics is important in Science, the execution was a little poor. It is very intriguing for the first two episodes but becomes a little bit boring in the between only to be saved by a very good finale.
Acting- Kamiki Ryunosuke gave a performance of a lifetime. If Suda Masaki gave a performance of his lifetime in 3 nen A gumi, Kamiki gave that Henshin. Henshin is I guess one of the very few dramas that make good use of his acting ability. I liked Nikaido Fumi a lot here too.
Music- I really liked the theme song oyasumi by Yu Takahashi, it has pretty good lyrics. Not a huge fan of the background score though.
Overall- This series had the ability to be a masterpiece but because of the inconsistent execution of the story it kinda failed to become one. Watch it if you are a fan or interested in the performances of Kamiki Ryunosuke or Nikaido Fumi, they both were awesome!

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Details

  • Drama: Henshin
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 195 users)
  • Ranked: #5349
  • Popularity: #8459
  • Watchers: 970

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