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An incident 100 years ago led to a professor’s creation of a monster with a human-like form but definitely not a human-like appearance. And yet, this immortal monster has more compassion than humans. He quietly hides deep in the forest and dreams of the day he can live as a human being even though he knows this is impossible. Then something results in his encounter with a young woman with an incurable disease named Tsugaru-san and falls in love with her. He starts to learn about love, friendship and the world. However, there is a secret. A monster cannot come into contact with a human being Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 635 users)
  • Ranked: #7096
  • Popularity: #3996
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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15 people found this review helpful
May 23, 2017
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Fantastic acting, production value, cinematography, sound track. It was pretty much a movie production stretched into drama. Ayano Go is amazing here as the 'monster' created from dead people, where a scientist had altered some genetic material and revived. He learns about what it means to live, be a human, and human emotions like love, fear, displacement, friendship. Less sci-fi and more fantasy, and slower paced than it could be, still, its beautiful tone throughout is worth watching every minute. Finely calibrated performances from Ayano and Nikkaido, at a level you don't normally see in TV dramas. Take out the annoying side characters and you have a perfect drama.

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3 people found this review helpful
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Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5

A little weird but amazing

Ok so lets go a little deep here. This is a
modern version of a classic story
called " Frankenstein " i wouldn't call it a
remake or a copy cuz the story and all is
very much different but the theme is
pretty much same.

Now we all know who real Frankenstein
is right? The monster we all were afraid
of on our childhood. If you don't know
what I am talking about. let me explain it
to you all.

" Frankenstein " is the name of the classic
novel written by marry Shelley and is
like one of the most famous thing on earth
and has been remade but
Hollywood multiple time. It's story is
about a scientist named " Frankenstein "
who does an experiment and creates a
horrifying " creature" .

To make it more specific Frankenstein
took a dead body of a particular
person and did an experiment and the
dead person became alive and well he
looks so ugly so scary that every one is
scared of him and as he is a. " monster"
he tries to kill Frankenstein and
his family and all that horror stuff.

This is the story we all know. A classic
horror tale but what we don't
know that " Frankenstein" isn't a horror
tale at all. Atleast it wasn't originaly made
like that. The original novel written by
marry was very much different and deep
while the Hollywood ruined its story and
main message and made it a horror.

We all followed the Hollywood version
and made the creature made by
Frankenstein a "monster" but was he
really a monster? Originally
" Frankenstein " was written to tell the
world that appearance isn't everything.

It was about an irresponsible
university or a studying scientist that
doesn't have much experience but as
he is immature and so he creates a
scary looking creature. He looks so ugly
that you can't even look at him but his
heart is made of gold and is nicer than

That nameless creature was infact a
vegetarian! ( a dead person that got alive
ate vegetables isn't that nice?) He didn't
wanted to harm human at all. Infact he
wanted to be friends with them! As the
creature was so ugly which
Frankenstein didn't thought, he
abandoned the creature.

The creature then lives alone and
teaches himself to write, read and the
basic things about humans but humans
around him starts to get terrified of
him as he looks so ugly. Everyone hates
him and refuses to talk to him because
of his ugliness and so he doesn't get to
receive love.

He was a human in the heart. As the
human he also wanted love. The only
thing he ever wanted was love but he
didn't got it. As he wanted someone to
love him he went to his father
Frankenstein to ask him to make
someone ugly as him and a female and
so they will love each other and live at
an island and will never bother him
again .

His wishes were so little and yet
Frankenstein refused and so that
creature was forced by the hollow society
and that monster Frankenstein to
become a "monster ". The creature killed
Frankenstein and his family in the end
and also committed suicide as he
didn't wanted to harm any innocent

The story ends there but the nameless
creature that had no fault at all was
punished and for decades is
considered a " monster" . The book's
message was just becuase someone is
ugly doesn't mean that the person is a

It pointed out how bad our society is.
The nameless creature is referred to
Frankenstein as his creator's name was
that but in fact his creator Frankenstein
was a monster cuz he was just so
irresponsible and immature and i hated
him the most.Sorry this is so
unrelated 😂

But this story touched my heart and i
thought i should spread the message
more so i did😅 Ok so as Hollywood
ruined the message but japan took the
message and made this drama asking
" is Frankenstein a monster?" " is it ok if
we fall in love with a human or live in
human world" is it?

All these questions are answered in this
drama and honestly i loved this drama!
Although this drama is kinda sad but
overall its a cute sweet bitter love story
of a " monster" and a girl. Yes a bitter
sweet love story suits the drama the

Sometimes you will laugh with the
characters sometimes you will cry and
sometimes you will feel anger
sometimes nervousness and just
every emotion! Its a story a monster
learning about humams but on the way
we , humans learn a lot about humans

The whole message of the drama is
" heart's beauty is what that matters
and nothing more" and it proves that
well! You know what no matter how
weird Japanese dramas i watch at the
end I'm left speechless or empty. That
feeling i always get of wanting more.

Honestly i never want more from a
drama but these just left me you know
feel touched. The stories touch me.
Whether its about a stupid guy
turning into a genius or two different
time line lovers or this.

Yes i loved this drama a lot. It made me
laugh, angry, nervous and all that. Their
love story is absolutely beautiful.Yes it
is. Although the drama is little weird but
it's just beautiful. A must watch!

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  • Drama: Frankenstein no Koi
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 635 users)
  • Ranked: #7096
  • Popularity: #3996
  • Watchers: 3,133

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