Celeb to Binbo Taro


  • Drama: Celeb to Binbo Taro
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Oct 14, 2008 - Dec 23, 2008
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 824 users)
  • Ranked: #2992
  • Popularity: #2041
  • Watchers: 1,391

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14 people found this review helpful
Sep 24, 2012
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
First of all this drama is about a rich woman and a poor man meeting each other and falling in love. This pattern isn't as rare to happen in a drama however the story in general and the funny moments definitely added more points to it for me.

I watched this drama during a time that I wanted something that would make me laugh and it did. I watched celeb to bimbo taro in one go and rewatched it again 2 times already. This drama has something to teach you and it is a rather inspiring one for those who are interested in fashion.

The acting of aya was once again great, I could not find anything annoying to it. Thoughin the beginning alice was an annoying person. Unfortunately everyone's acting was great but the guy's who played Taro. Even the kids did a better job, which is why i gave a 9/10 to it.

The music was light, definitely went well with the theme of each episode. It is an easy watch in my opinion and I did not mind the slow pace it had when it came to the development of feelings. I like seeing and noticing how people fall in love rather than watch something where the leads fall in love out of nowhere.

I think this drama is very good however you must look past the romance in order to see the meanings behind it which do not have to do with "money won't bring happiness" . I think this drama wanted to show that by not being dependent solemnly on money you will have happiness. In my book, this is a "feel good" drama. I do not think that money will bring me happiness but I won't be an idiot who will not try to make money. Money are needed in order to not fall pray to those who have money. This is how i feel. Before this drama, I used to think that money were not important and that even without them I would be happy. However this is not the case. In order to live, money is a necessary evil. However waiting for others to make money for you , is wrong. You have to believe in yourself and work to earn them. This is when you will come to appreciate who you are and what you do even more. Definitely an inspirational drama which is why i give it a 9 overall value.

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12 people found this review helpful
Nov 10, 2011
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I nearly barfed. Celeb to Binbo Taro is an awfully sappy story about a princess who by a ridiculous chance meets a poor man whose life and personality changes her perspective on her own life and the way she values things. I was so frustrated watching it because it follows a story line you can see 2 episodes in advance. However, once I start a drama I have to finish it so I hope this review helps.

First of all Ueto Aya is awesome, a truly great actress because she played this part. If you have never seen her in anything else you would think that she was playing herself. She was that good. Kuninaka Ryoko was a really good Sachiko and really acted that well. Not sure who played the male lead of Sato Taro, but I couldn't stand seeing his bad wig, overacting, he was really annoying. (Maybe they wrote the character that way) There was a lot of fabulousness going on in wardrobe and locations. They attempted a lot of name dropping and they did a really bad impression of president Obama and the American TV show 24hours.

It took me a long time to start watching this one and once I did, I really had to grit my teeth and try not to fast forward too much. I already knew the Princess was going to be a binbo, but I didn't expect the poor man to be stupid too. The situations and dialogue were so highly unlikely even for a drama, and the comedy wasn't funny. And it wasn't lost in translation, but just not funny. As far as the story goes, I think it's really a poor story line when you can skip an episode and a half and not miss anything.

Maybe I was looking for too much in a drama, but this wasn't a lighthearted romp that you could watch anytime, but a slow underdeveloped attempt to teach some lessons. Lesson 1- don't judge a book by its cover, lesson 2- be true to yourself, lesson 3- don't underestimate people, lesson 4- listen to your heart , love happens everywhere. Still a Ueto fan but not a Celeb to binbo fan.

p.s. this ends exactly how you think it will.

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3 people found this review helpful
Apr 7, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Do you want cheese with that rice and raw eggs?!! Yuck! But getting past that, this had to be the cheesiest drama I've ever watched! But I must say, get past the unbelievable story, it was really fun to watch. First time seeing either of the leads. What was surprising in this JDrama comedy was I actually got the humor. This is something that I have a problem with KDrama comedies is understanding the humor. Granted, get past the unbelievable story of a super rich girl falling for a super dirt poor guy....with 3 kids! Yeah, probably may not happen in real life. But to watch what Taro was willing to do for his famiiy and friends but also seeing the slow growth in Alice's character was probably worth watching. I can't help it. It was fun to watch.

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