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Career woman, Shimura Eriko, works for a large general trading company on equal footing with the men. She is beautiful and highly educated. Her parents have a house in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward. Life seems to be going well for Eriko whose single greatest hang-up is the fact that she does not have any female friends. Her secret pleasure is to read a popular journal written by a housewife influencer of the same age on social media. At one point, she happens to meet Maruo Shoko, the writer of the diary, who lives nearby. Shoko also has no female friends. The two of them who have this point in common, quickly become close. However, some incident causes their relationship to develop in an unexpected direction. (Source: ~~ Adapted from a novel of the same name by Yuzuki Asako Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jan 30, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 37 users)
  • Ranked: #81006
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ongoing 2/8
1 people found this review helpful
Apr 1, 2023
2 of 8 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5

I wish this show as a lesbian show

Ok so first I wanna say

Story: The story is very good. However, please keep note I am judging based on only watching 2 episodes and half of the third episode. As I was watching the story, characters, are is very good. However, I cringe watching the main character, making the same mistakes over and over and listen to her negative thoughts. At times I have to pause the show because its way too much for me to handle. I felt like I could feel the second hand embarrassment. Because Eriko takes it way too far. Watching Eriko spiral when Shouko did not answer her phone was hard to swallow. Since that is where the story really begins. And shows how Shouko's feelings set the tone for the rest of the show.

Characters: Shimura Eriko: I thought maybe the show was inferring in some aspect that Eriko may be a lesbian? But I could be wrong. It only read as such because she seems to really need or want validation from women, not inherently men. Plus the scene of her riding on the back of Shouko's bike also felt very gay. Not from Shouko's perspective, just solely Eriko. And she has a pattern of being hurt by her female friends for not putting so much effort in remembering her. But I was wondering if her friends have told her that she is being too much. Because when her friend told her she went to see a movie with another person and not invite her made her very upset. Which I can understand to an extent. Because you would think your friend group would invite you if you are all friends. However, nothing you can control if two people are more closer to someone than you. She takes it very personal. I wish this character was healthier and just expressed how it hurts her being left out. But I understand this show is a psychological show. But I interpreted this as some kind of trauma response? This is just my observation as I am a lesbian. I kinda wish the show did go in a lesbian direction. Because sometimes people who are in the closet or do not understand their sexuality make or do strange decisions that may not make sense to someone not having the same experience.

I really have nothing to say about the other characters. I think they are all well written and serve their purpose.

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  • Drama: Nile Perch no Joshikai
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jan 30, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 37 users)
  • Ranked: #81006
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 139

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