Influence (2021) poster
8.3
Your Rating: 0/10
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 878 users
# of Watchers: 2,597
Reviews: 13 users
Ranked #1101
Popularity #4531
Watchers 878

Yuri goes to a female novelist and tells her that she and two of her friends committed three murders. Yuri asks the novelist to write a story about them. Back when Yuri was a high school student, she lived in an apartment complex in the province. She was aware that her classmate Satoko was sexually assaulted by Satoko's grandfather, but Yuri could not do anything about that and they became estranged. This hurt Yuri emotionally. Maho, from Tokyo, transferred to Yuri's high school. Maho took everything seriously and this led her to not get along with the other students, but she became close with Yuri. They lived in the same apartment complex. One day, Maho was about to be attacked by someone holding a knife. Yuri tried to help Maho and this led to Yuri stabbing the attacker. The next day, Satoko was arrested. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Influence" (インフルエンス) by Kondo Fumie (近藤史恵). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Türkçe
  • Polski
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 878 users)
  • Ranked: #1101
  • Popularity: #4531
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Where to Watch Influence

Viki
Free (sub)

Cast & Credits

Photos

Influence (2021) photo
Influence (2021) photo
Influence (2021) photo
Influence (2021) photo
Influence (2021) photo
Influence (2021) photo

Reviews

Completed
chiha
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 12, 2021
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
No spoilers :)

Influence follows the lives of three girls–Yuri, Maho and Satoko. Yuri and Satoko have been friends since childhood but they were estranged after Yuri’s parents forbade her from visiting Satoko. At that tender age, Yuri was unable to help Satoko who was being sexually abused by her grandfather.

In high school, Yuri meets Maho, a girl who is ostracized for her wealth and her “difference” from other girls.

To protect each other from abuse, the three girls commit a string of murders and such is the story related by Yuri to the author Oikawa Tomomi, tto get this story written and shared with the world. But wait, there’s more.

Influence is true to the title and talks about the "influence," the effect which these hideous events have had on these three girls. Right when the viewers begin to wonder “why do these girls keep murdering the assailant everytime,” the title reminds us the answer. That these girls have been shaped and moulded by their pasts, their mindset has been influenced by the experiences where nobody stood up for them.

“I want children to be in a world where they can trust adults.”

—Totsuka Yuri, Influence (Ep. 5)

Influence tells a story of an unconventional friendship born out of gruesome circumstances but one which can withstand any storm for the other.

Beautiful flowers do bloom out on strong roots but Yuri, Maho and Satoko have had to rely on themselves to spread roots, but eventually they bloom with a strange wild grace (and the occasional homicidal tendencies).

With a well-paced storyline and unexpected plot twists that make sense, Influence is a wild journey which I loved to be part of. 8.5/10» An awesome show which impressed me. (My rating scale is on my profile :)

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?
Completed
Moonlight
3 people found this review helpful
Jan 17, 2022
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

♥ インフルエンス ♥

Influence is a drama about 3 girls who are friends since high school, Totsuka yuri the main character is the most innocent while her friends kill some people. When Yuri becomes older she goes to a novelist who writes book to write about her story.Back when Yuri was a high school student, she lived in an apartment complex in the province. She was aware that her classmate Satoko was sexually assaulted by Satoko's grandfather, but Yuri could not do anything about that and they became estranged.
They lived in the same apartment complex. One day, Maho was about to be attacked by someone holding a knife, the story becomes very dark but it's really good, I got so addicted to this drama. Young Yuri is sooo cute and great actress ♥ ♥ ♥

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

Recommendations

N no Tame ni
Aishite tatte, Himitsu wa Aru
The Bad Kids
Extracurricular
Garasu no Ashi
A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower

Recent Discussions

Be the first to create a discussion for Influence

Details

  • Drama: Influence
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 878 users)
  • Ranked: #1101
  • Popularity: #4531
  • Watchers: 2,597

Top Contributors

69 edits
32 edits
23 edits

Popular Lists

Related lists from users
Female Centric Dramas & Movies
550 titles 171 loves 2
Female Driven Dramas
95 titles 114 loves 3

Recently Watched By