Set in a world where the men are the ones who get pregnant. Kentaro Hiyama works at an advertising agency while his romantic partner Aki Seto is a freelance writer and editor. She prioritizes her career and ignores her parents' pressure to marry. One day, Hiyama learns that he is pregnant, surprising both himself and Seto. Neither had expected to become parents. As Hiyama endures increasing difficulties with his pregnancy, he and Seto must decide whether or not to have their baby. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation
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Life's twists and turns can be unexpected.I chose this drama because of its unique concept. This drama takes place in a world where cisgender men can give birth as well. This concept initially creeped me out. But then I thought, "Why not?" So, I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did.
The drama is one-of-a-kind and extremely well-executed. The story raises awareness about a variety of issues that should be taken seriously, as well as teaches us some valuable lessons:
1. The roles that a man and woman "should" take on when having and raising a child. Is it really required? Should there be a division of responsibilities?
2. This refers to the difficulties that a person faces when preparing to give birth, whether it is a man or a woman.
3. It also teaches us the importance of staying true to ourselves and how it shapes who we are.
4. Last but not least, the implementation of transgender people's pressures. This is not said directly, but this sure magnifies this. People should accept and value a transgender's individuality. Transgender discrimination, in my opinion, should be considered a crime punishable by law.
All of the actors and actresses in this drama are excellent. But, in particular, for the male lead, who played the pregnant Hiyama Kentaro. He was a perfect fit for the character.
This is unquestionably a must-see. This may not be much of an entertainer for some, but it does provide us with a glimpse of the reality faced by trans men, but from the perspective of an ordinary man. I wholeheartedly recommend this drama to anyone and everyone.
unexpected things happen in life one after the otherDo I think this drama should’ve been from the point of view of a trans man? Yes.
Do I also understand that the issues this drama brings up more people would be willing to listen if it was portrayed through the eyes of a cisgender man? Sadly also yes.
I went into this drama very sceptical and had been sceptical about it ever since I read the plot description because storylines like this one almost always tread in transphobic waters. But I came out of this drama pleasantly surprised. The writers knew exactly what they were doing to grab people's attention, bringing awareness to topics that sadly society doesn't take seriously from pregnant people. The discussion on the idea of what "roles" men and women "should" take when it comes to having and raising a child was done brilliantly. Every member of the cast did an amazing job at portraying this story with such care.
The one thing I am a little disappointed on is after really the first episode the erasure and lack of mentioning of pregnant trans men and how they could most likely relate to a lot of the struggles and curiousity that we see multiple of the pregnant cis men go through within the drama. But other than that I did enjoy this drama and I think it did exactly what it was set out to do.