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  • Drama: He Is My Ex-Boyfriend
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 6, 2003 - Sep 14, 2003
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 47 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 71 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 186

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Toji, a manager of a food section in a medium-sized department store, has to put up with a tough boss that makes every day a real struggle. But things start to look up for him though when he meets a pretty elevator girl named Nao who is. Just as he is starting to enjoy a new-found happiness at work, a new account manager from an advertising agency visits Toji's division, and it is none other than Toji's ex-girlfriend from university, Makoto. Toji is surprised to see her again but Makoto treats him as if she has never met him before. Now dealing with a tough job and caught in the middle of a jealous Nao and Makoto who dumped him, things couldn't get much worse for Toji!
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 6, 2003 - Sep 14, 2003
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 47 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 71 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
chiibea
7 people found this review helpful
Oct 2, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
Okay. So, after seeing this in DramaWiki, and noticing that the Domoto Tsuyoshi and Hirosue Ryoko's in it, I figured I'll give it a try. And that went well, I guess.

The story revolves around a man named Kashiwaba Toji and his love life, both present and past, set up in a department store where he works at. Everything was going well for him, even with his ima-kano (current girlfriend), Hayakawa Nao. He was just starting to get used to his new job and newly-found relationship, but after a fateful encounter with his moto-kano (ex-girlfriend), Saeki Makoto, his whole world turned upside down again.

It's kind-of a typical situation where the former couple never really got over each other, but since there's a new person in either one of their lives, both of em are being passive about it. Although it's based on that type of situation, it's not the cliche for me, after I finished the drama. It's very realistic, and although it was not the best, it really gave a slice-of-life situation where one can be really torn between the pain of a love you never got over, plus the unclear reason of your separation, and the new love you gained but slowly forcing to commit yourself.

I did not like Toji's character at all -.-' Sorry to say. He's so.. uh. I mean, I even read somewhere that Tsuyoshi said that he did not like playing the character at all. Maybe that's the realistic feel to it. I can't really point out what's wrong with Toji, but I know he just feels... uhh.

Anyways, Hirosue Ryoko and Uchiyama Rina did a good job on their roles and made me cry. So, the casting was really good ^^b It's just Toji really -.- But, really, I can't imagine any actor playing Toji except Tsuyoshi. Hm, maybe Nakai Masahiro? or Matsuda Shota? But, oh well.

The music was just, Heaven. HAKKA Candy by Kinki Kids was great especially the insert song titled Teko's Theme. It's in English and the meaning was just really beautiful. So, OST is OutSTanding to me :)

I do recommend this drama to those who wants to see a real slice-of-life kind of drama. I think not every person will appreciate this, but those who really likes dramas, will definitely appreciate and see what this drama is really for. I would definitely re-watch this, but not any time soon. Maybe if I have time in the future.

Have fun with this drama. It's nice, not the best, but very heart-warming :) Enjoy

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3 people found this review helpful
Jan 9, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contains spoilers
Cast: Domoto Tsuyoshi - Kashiwaba Toji Hirosue Ryoko - Saeki Makoto Uchiyama Rina - Hayakawa Nao Sonim - Nishina Hiroe Sasaki Kuranosuke - Fujieda Toru Saito Shota - Kashiwaba Yuuji Amano Hiroyuki - Chitose Hajime Synopsis: After a painful break-up two years back, Toji (Domoto Tsuyoshi) seems to be getting his life together. He's settling in at his new job while getting closer to his new girlfriend Nao (Uchiyama Rina). But life doesn't ever go the way you want it. Just when he thinks he's forgotten her, his ex-girlfriend (Hirosue Ryoko) walks back into his life, and into his workplace. Caught between an aggressive ex and a jealous girlfriend, Toji needs to make a choice, but which one is right for him? *SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT* (Nothing major, I promise.) This is the first drama of Tsuyoshi's that I've seen. I'm quite a new fan of his and I've been curious about how well he acts. For those who don't know him, Domoto Tsuyoshi is one half of the popular singing duo KinKi Kids. Aside from performing, they also act in dramas and stageplays, and host television shows. Anyway, I quite enjoyed watching this drama. Perhaps the strongest feature of this drama is how realistic it is. It's a pretty simple plot - a man torn between the one that got away and the one that's right there. And their interpretation of this age-old conflict is just as raw. No over-the-top dramatics or grand gestures. Instead, they stuck to portraying it the way normal people would actually react. One of my favorite elements was Toji's cellphone strap. It was given to him by Makoto (the ex) and matches the one she has. Eventually, Nao catches on that they both have the same strap. That tiny issue sparks so many different emotions among the three of them, and I think the complexity of their emotions came across really well. Tsuyoshi did quite well with this role. His portrayal of Toji as a reserved man who is always struggling to do the right thing really impressed me. His emotions were controlled and subtle. I was also pleasantly surprised that I ended up liking Hirosue Ryoko. It was quite a difficult role to portray, precisely because it's a side of women that most of us wouldn't want to admit to. And yet, I sympathized with her and saw myself in her more times than one. Such was also the case with Nao's character. Between these two women, you'd quite likely find something to identify with. Accenting the main conflict between the three of them are the various relationship conflicts that the people around them are going through. Toji's parents, for one, seem to be trapped in a marriage with little affection and respect for one another. Toji's friend and colleague Chitose enters into a relationship with a much younger woman and agonizes over the implications of such a situation. These stories add color to the drama and intensify the message that relationships tend to be so much more complicated than we'd like them to be. However, I wouldn't recommend this drama to everyone. It's not meant to be hilarious or silly. Neither will it send thrills up and down your spine. But if you've been in a long-term relationship before I think that you will like this drama. It's subtle and introspective and you come away with your own thoughts on what it means to really love someone.

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