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  • Drama: Time Spiral
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Sep 2, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: NHK
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.9 (scored by 367 users)
  • Ranked: #2709
  • Popularity: #2487
  • Watchers: 1,019

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Time Spiral
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Ratings: 6.9/10 from 367 users
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Ranked #2709
Popularity #2487
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When Natsuki Aizawa was a child, she was kidnapped which left her traumatized. Natsuki grew up relying on her friend Kentaro Yuki. She now studies physics at a university. One day, she meets newly appointed professor Shuya Tatsumi. Afterwards, mysterious events continually happen around Natsuki Aizawa. Shuya is time traveller who travels between the future and the past.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Sep 2, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: NHK
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 6.9 (scored by 367 users)
  • Ranked: #2709
  • Popularity: #2487
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
purplenette
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 26, 2014
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 6
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Although there were some holes in the story, I liked the approach this writer had to time travel and alternate universes. One of my favorite topics is the theory of multi-universes or parallel universes. I could see where this writer was trying to go, but some of the story wasn't laid out properly or totally thought out. OMG...I wish I could post spoilers, because there are a few things that totally bother me. If you want to know what they are then message me and I will tell you. The biggest theme regarding time travel that I have seen is related to what will happen to your future if you change the past. Not all physicists really believe that parallel universes exist. Even fewer physicists believe that it would ever be possible to contact these parallel universes. But what if they did and what if you could??? Where would you go and what would you do??? What if what you changed didn't matter at all and we will all meet the same fate no matter what choice is made??? The holes in the story are all due to the fact that the writer doesn't know the answers either. I seriously probably ranked this drama too high because I love the subject and it was thought provoking to me.

Um...I thought that Gackt was a better actor? That is all I'm going to say.

The music was fine.

I will never rewatch this.

I only really recommend this as a thought provoking tool.

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Completed
CherryBunny
14 people found this review helpful
Oct 24, 2014
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 9
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
This drama had a lot of potential, given the plot and the cast. However, it never delivered. For one thing, it never made sense, and just when you thought it might, that everything will fit and come together, it cheaps out and just makes even less sense. There are gaping plot holes and I'm left wondering if it's actually the drama or if that's truly how the book upon which it is adapted from was written. One glaring flaw, for example, is that the whole explanation of how the time travel happens is never explained nor addressed. I have never seen a drama or movie, nor read a book, in which time travel was the theme, that there was never some sort of explanation, no matter how lame. Given that this was the basis of the whole drama, shouldn't some sort of explanation been given?

Acting wise...I was extremely disappointed with Gackt's performance. This man is one of my favorite actors and I think he is highly talented, but in this drama, he seemed like he was merely there and trying hard to stay awake. It was kind of shocking how lifeless and dull his acting was here. Also, and this is minor but annoyed the crap out of me. Never once did his character change clothes. I mean, what? Did he never take a few moments out from time hopping to change his outfit? It never had any wrinkles or stains. Would it have killed the production budget to give the man a couple of outfits to change into like everyone else? The other actors wers ok. Nothing too special here. At least they had adequate changes of clothing, though.

Overall, this drama is watchable, but barely. It could have been so much better had more thought been put into delivering it and more sense made in the plot. Would I reccommend it? Not really. Especially for Gackt fans, don't watch it. It will be a huge disappointment for you.

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