Based on a hit manga, this adaptation depicts the life of a married man Nanase Kohei after he returned to his former job as a male host. He woos the clients with his gentle and caring nature, and soon retrieves his former credit as the ace of the club. However, the transition back for this middle-aged man is not without its challenges. Afraid that his wife will find out about this job, Nanase is also garnering jealousy and displeasure from the younger hosts. Throughout the course of his employment, he demonstrates to others that hosting should not be the vulgar occupation it has become where the entire goal is to make the women frivolously spend money, rather, it is about a human connection that is so often overlooked.
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This is one of those dramas where the main character almost always has a smile and he's got a little bite to back up his bark. Kohei (main character) was written well with complex feelings, loyalty and intelligence, very different to what hosts are usually portrayed to be. I really liked the fact that Kohei had certain standards working in the world of hosts clubs and those standards helped him survive.
I felt the story was realistic in giving an answer to "what happens to good hosts when they get old?".
Although the story is based in and around host clubs/ life this is not a romance and its not funny either. Gira Gira is a life drama attempting to shove "you dont have to sell your integrity" on its watcher with every episode. I didnt mind the message as much as i hated(i know i contradicting myself) the seemingly forced waxy smile kuronosuke always had on his face, he must have kept botox flowing. The men were much worse than the women, the men were: catty, jealous,traitors, cowardly and overly sensitive throughout the drama.
yes there is some stero typical behavior, some really bad things happen to our main character, and yes he dishes out ridiculously miraculous advice. However, even with that waxy face Kohei is endearing, sincere, persistent and you fall in love with him. I liked Gira Gira; there is a feel good ending, it stays entertaining and suspenseful, and it helps there are one or two hot guys around. give it a chance by getting to episode 2.
I do agree with the person who told me it wasn't good. I wouldn't say it is terrible but it just doesn't have that hook that keeps the audience entertained. It does grab you a little on sympathy but not by much. The creativity just wasn't there. It's one of those movies/dramas where you watch it, think it's okay and leave it at that.