• Drama: Otoko Meshi
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 15, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 94 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 228

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University student Wakamizu Ryota, who is the middle of job hunting, gets caught up in a sudden gang dispute. Ryota’s life is saved by Yanagiba Ryuichi, the boss of Yanagiba-gumi, and Ryota for some reason ends up harbouring Yanagiba in his own home. Ignoring Ryota who wants him to leave immediately, Yanagiba uses the leftover food in the fridge and starts to prepare a meal without asking. However, the meal is surprisingly delicious despite the leftovers that did not seem possible to combine. This is the beginning of a bizarre communal life connected by meals for a gangster and a university student. (Source: MyDramaList) Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 15, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 94 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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1 people found this review helpful
Nov 6, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
Go ahead read the plot and you'll know what you going to get, a weird type drama that you shouldn't take the story seriously, it is hilarious most of the time but MEH!! sometimes. Imagine yakuza guys suddenly barge into your place because some men were after them and then they force you to hide them and as an exchange he will cook good food for you. I see a lot of young people could relate to this drama especially that our main character is about to graduate from college and is experiencing hardships looking for his first job. Now the question is how this drama connects yakuza and food? Well that is WTF-JAPAN-SERIOUSLY for you.


What I like is the formula for each episode, like out of nowhere the yakuza boss will cook a dish, he will explain the proper way to prepare each dish which I am sure most people don't know. While they are eating the yakuza boss will explain what he did to make it delicious then our loser protagonist will make a commentary about the food while wearing his hilarious face LMAO, and as if it's not enough, after they were done eating, the yakuza boss will throw a meaningful comment that will connect the food to the lives of our characters LOL.

Those dishes in this drama are not that hard to do as some ingredients are pretty common and sometimes the yakuza boss improvised if some ingredients were not available.


Although the story has a nice twist at the end, it is still disappointing. I said this because the first episodes are good and it seems it is going to be a great drama but as the main story progress it didn't end up quite well, the plot got messed up and I'm quite annoyed when they forced that romance which in my opinion was so unnecessary.
Too much slapstick comedy as if they want to reiterate how loser the main character is, we got it, he is a loser and it's not even funny sometimes.


I like the chemistry between our 3 characters, it is a food drama anyway and it damn funny seeing their hilarious face while namase was explaining with his straight face. Main character has interesting group of friends, I said interesting cause they are the types who are most likely won't get along, rich kid, hardcore otaku(tho they had to cut his character in the middle cause it seems the actor did some sh*t in real life), BL manga lover and your typical loser main guy.

I've seen a lot of jdramas with stupid plots and I hadn't thought that this type of drama could be informative but ironically it is. I learned a lot like how to properly cook rice, the best way to drink beer, better way to cook fried rice, using yakisoba noodles for spaghetti and some methods that I didn't know exist.

Check my Blog for other reviews & other JDramas stuffs. (。◕‿‿◕。)

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