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  • Drama: Otto no Chinpo ga Hairanai
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 368 users)
  • Ranked: #3578
  • Popularity: #4065
  • Watchers: 657

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Kumiko enters university and begins dating Kenichi who has moved into the same apartment. On the first night that they try to sleep together, Kenichi cannot perform at all. Even after that, the two of them are unable to make love. However, their desire to be together because they love each other is stronger and they decide to get married. Kumiko feels a strong sense of inferiority that she cannot do something normal like this while an anguished Kenichi thinks he is “defective” and cannot make her happy. The couple gradually drift apart. (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com) Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV Netflix Netflix Netflix Netflix
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 368 users)
  • Ranked: #3578
  • Popularity: #4065
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
horsepen
14 people found this review helpful
Mar 30, 2019
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
This review may contain spoilers
This show could have been more interesting. The best part was the cinematography. While not anything spectacular, it felt calm and cool, like a nice movie. Someone said so in the comments, but this would have better served as a movie than a show. It didn't need 10 episodes, however short they might be.
Story spoilers ahead, read on at your own risk...
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So the major plot point is that the two of them can't do something which is a major part of most married couples lives: have sex. And with that, have children.
This is a real issue that affects many men and women, and in this case, it appears that Kumiko has vaginism. However, this was never stated outright within the drama. In fact, she and he never went to the doctor to do the obvious: find out what the issue was and see how they could overcome it.

Instead, we're given a very strange story arc that involves their continuous cheating on each other. First, Kenichi with a number of prostitutes every Saturday for years on end. Second, Kumiko with an online site that is a hookup spot. Kenichi is constantly asserting that sex is not love and that he doesn't need sex, yet it's never clearly spoken about that he constantly goes to a brothel. Kumiko mentions it briefly once, though she takes most of the blame for never revealing the fact that she was not in fact a virgin.

The show ends in a very lackluster note. Nothing is solved. The entire plot seems to be saying, "it's okay the way we are", but then why make this show? Why show this particular couple? What is the point? I love an open ended plot, but this show just seemed to be meandering this way and that, with no particular direction. It was stretched out to 10 episodes to say, "it's okay to be the way you are and love each other this way," but we don't need 5 hours of screen time to do that. Even if this was a movie, the current plot is too lackluster to remember. Very forgettable and no lasting impact.

This show wants to convince the viewer that Kenichi and Kumiko have overcome a problem together, but all I see is two people fumbling without properly addressing a problem or trying to solve it, then saying "let's move on." The resolution is not convincing.

This show could have been much more, but too much time was wasted on repeating the same actions, intermingled with Kumiko's obtuse thinking and communication issues, and Kenichi's lack of commitment to the issue. I'm not even sure who Kenichi is, by episode 10, as he was fairly flat the entire time. He was enigmatic from the beginning, and I wasn't convinced Kumiko actually liked him when they began their relationship. In fact, he was quite weird, just sort of embedding himself into her life without much explanation. And she just sort of quietly accepts it all without any questioning. She seemed like she was just going along with the flow as things happened to her. She wasn't really a part of anything, she just let things happen. Kenichi only did actions, and Kumiko only received them. That was their relationship for 10 episodes.

Even Kumiko's interactions with her students, particularly Miyuki, seemed to have been out of place. She quits suddenly, and that portion of the plot is simply wiped clean off the board. Then, oddly, she visits the home of her former student, but I'm not convinced she even knows why, or even the writer. Nothing was completed or fulfilled by her visit. Simply the satisfaction of entering the house and learning a little more about her. I feel this was underdeveloped and rendered useless..

Wouldn't rewatch. Can't really recommend. This was just a lackluster show. The filming was pretty, though. The acting, was somewhat mediocre. Maybe slightly above for Kumiko's part.

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SayItAintSoJoe
5 people found this review helpful
Mar 30, 2019
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Just finished this and I give it a 10! The acting, the cinematography and storytelling are excellent! Before I started watching it, I thought it was just going to be a short little comedy, but it's actually a really good slice of life drama. And not just like a sunny day slice of life drama, but one that gets a little dark and gloomy and even a little twisted at times. It dealt with a mature topic in a realistic way. It also dealt with cultural taboos and the mental stress that they put on people. It never felt cheesy or boring. Just interesting and entertaining all the way through. I'm definitely adding it to my list of Jdramas on Netflix that I am really proud of. This drama and Jimmy are the best two Japanese dramas on Netflix. I highly recommend both of them.

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