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  • Drama: Boku wa Mari no Naka
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jun 6, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 23 min.
  • Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 172 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3595
  • Watchers: 624

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Isao Komori is a college dropout who spends his days cooped up in his apartment playing video games. The highlight of his day is visiting a convenience store where an angel-like high-school girl called Mari visits every night.
One morning Komori wakes up in Mari's body. Another "Komori" inhabits his old body, and Mari has disappeared. Komori struggles to maintain Mari's ordinary life and starts to investigate Mari's disappearance.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jun 6, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 23 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 172 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3595
  • Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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Completed
Jelena
7 people found this review helpful
Jul 27, 2018
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Well, well, well...story is slightly different than manga but both are good...
Because this is drama review ill focus on it without making paralels!
Short without any space to bring some boring and meaningles moments, if you are into psyghology this is drama for you, fast developing of story could mislead you in many moments but in my opinion its a beautiful story of growing up pains, which is individual and inner struggle whille trying to find your true self. At first i was not satisfied with the end but when i think its kind of an open ending which bring its wievers to make they own jugment.

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realdeal
2 people found this review helpful
Feb 27, 2019
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
I thought I've seen all the clever twist in any movie or drama, but boy was I wrong, this drama has one of the most original and well executed twists in any drama. The last time I had this goosebumps was in the movie Pink and Gray, that one also has one hell of a twist. This drama is based on a manga of the same name so I guess I shouldn't be surprised because seriously these mangakas are geniuses coming up with original and crazy plot.

Isao komori is a college dropout who spends his days playing video games and watching porn. He is living a carefree life. Every day he go to this convenience store just to see Mari, she has this angel like feature that made Komori decide to make Mari his idol. He became obsessed and his sole pleasure in life is to stalk Mari. One morning Komori wake up in Mari's body. Another Komori inhabit his old body, but it is not Mari. Mari has disappeared. Komori struggles to maintain Mari's ordinary life and starts to investigate Mari's disappearance.

If you think this different take on body swap genre is what I mean when I said original, then you are wrong. The essence of the story remains though like trying to find where Mari went, and that's why this story is genius. A combination of mystery and character study, mystery is very gripping while the character study is what draws you in. If you are into psychology you would really love this drama, it conveys all the pains and struggle of every teenagers. Everybody could relate because in the first place identity crisis is classically adolescent.

Technical-wise the acting is surprisingly strong. These three young actors did their part well, but what I'm more surprised about is Ikeda's portrayal of Mari. She manages to give this character authenticity by giving the character intensity if needed but by not making the character looks exaggerated. Very complex character that I imagine most young actress would fail to portray. Both songs are catchy too, nice touch to give the drama fun vibe.

Overall a different take to a trope (body swap) that you would think it is so clever but then you would realize there is more clever twist than that and you won't see it coming at all. Twist after twist is basically in this drama, so I wouldn't be surprised if most will find it complicated and may end up confusing to them, even at the very end.

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