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  • Drama: Date - Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 898 users)
  • Ranked: #955
  • Popularity: #936
  • Members: 2,557

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Date - Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira (2015)

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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 898 users
# of Members: 2,557
Reviews: 10 users
Ranked #955
Popularity #936
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Yabushita Yoriko, a 29-year-old economics expert who holds a Masters degree from University of Tokyo and works in the field of macroeconomics research, is rigid and refuses to pander to others. As she aims to get married by 30, she registers at a marriage agency in order to find a partner. On the other hand, Taniguchi Takumi is a jobless man who depends on his mother for a living while being absorbedin the world of literature, arts, music and entertainment. He regards himself as a high-class nomad and decides to register at the same marriage agency as Yoriko in order to find a rich woman who he can depend on for a living if his mother is no longer around. The two of them who are said to be unable to love and unsuitable for love get paired up together and through a number of dates, become closer to each other while viewing the topic of marriage as a mere contract rather than the union of two people who are in love with each other.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 19, 2015 - Mar 23, 2015
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 898 users)
  • Ranked: #955
  • Popularity: #936
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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heavenlene
24 people found this review helpful
Mar 25, 2015
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
If you're looking for an absolutely unique rom-com, this dorama is for you. The two main characters did their part very well. Their eccentricities are not at all irritating, rather, they are so entertaining. As a viewer, one would definitely sympathize (or even empathize) with these two. For me, a good drama or film is one that would make you forget that you are watching "just" another drama or film; one that would make you feel excited and would make you "feel" even the characters with supporting role; one that would make you realize that most scenes are kinda close to reality. And this dorama perfectly suits those descriptions. A must-see rom-com series. Every episode is totally entertaining!

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purplenette
19 people found this review helpful
Mar 29, 2015
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Date is funny, sweet, deep and moving. The question of how do we know we are in love is probably asked by everyone at some point in their life. The question is answered from an individual perspective of life and what is important. Personally, I never ever dreamed of being in a relationship. Even when I was a child I did not fantasize about marriage nor did I play "house". Then one day after years of knowing the same people, but never meeting, I met my significant other. I fell hard and 14 years later we are still together. We were so straight forward with each other that some of this drama resonates true deep in my heart. The quotes and mathematics are also great quirky characteristic touches. I didn't care which character ended up with another character, because they were all likable. It is a relaxing, interesting watch.

All of the actors were great. Anne Higashide was really cute as Yoriko. That duck face was too funny. She is so smart and despite appearance and her practical approach is very caring. When she upsets or hurts some one, it is obvious that she doesn't mean it. I would love to have a friend like Yoriko. At least I wouldn't have to second guess her motivation or friendship. Hiroki Hasegawa is also amazing. That funny strange smile Takumi has like he isn't used to smiling but is trying to express himself is perfect. I loved his character as some one that had a scar and like most of us are want to do we let it change our lives. I'm going to get a little personal here, because his character was most important to me on a personal level. As someone who has experience agoraphobia for months after I had a mental break down over a trauma, I can say that it can become a habit. Mostly because a person can become comfortable not facing a harsh world. I felt like my perspective of reality must be wrong and I was confused for a while between what was real and what wasn't. I thought that every one was lying to me and had other social anxiety issues. I went to counseling once a week for months until I could venture out into the world again. i don't know where I would be if I had not sought help. Maybe I would have been like Takumi. Anyway, I was totally invested in the main characters.

The music was good.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

I recommend this drama to everyone. It isn't action, thriller, murder, mystery, amnesia, lost family member, etc. type drama. However, the writing, character development, and humor over the question "what is love to me?" is worth the watch.

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