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Kawamura Kyonosuke is the successor to the prestigious Kishima family in the Kabuki world and has been brought up & trained in the art of Kabuki all his life. However, he no longer has any passion for it and has been turning in lacklustre performances despite his father's disapproval. Chiba Ayame is a poor high-school girl who loves Kabuki. After watching one of Kawamura's bland performances, she confronts him about it after the show and berates him for not taking Kabuki seriously and wasting her money. Also, as chance would have it, they later discover that the both of them also attend the same high-school. Chiba Ayame's passion & love for Kabuki touches Kawamura and, not only did he fall in love with her, she also inspired Kawamura to see his craft in a new light and he starts to take his Kabuki lessons & performances seriously in an attempt to win her heart. However, Ayame already has a childhood sweetheart and he happens to also be an aspiring Kabuki actor and Kawamura's rival. In a situation where the stakes are either a place in the Kabuki world or in Chiba Ayame's heart, who will prevail and will obtaining one mean giving up the other? (Source: MyDramaList) ~~~ Adapted from the manga series "Pin to Kona" (ぴんとこな) by Shimaki Ako (嶋木あこ) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 18, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,023 users)
  • Ranked: #5474
  • Popularity: #4226
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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MysteryMel-Bookish
11 people found this review helpful
Nov 12, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Modern youths engaged and steeped in Kabuki tradition is the backdrop of this Jdrama. The actors were strong,the storyline is directionally solid even with the accompaniment of the standard poor girl who helps a boy, father and family grow-up & a love triangle, all which works well together. The costumes & pageantry of this theater backdrop was compelling,& educational. The most fascinating aspect, was to see young adults (YA) who are holding fast to their important rituals that define their culture. These YA were dedicated (for some obsessively) to their painstaking yet stunning art - most impressive. Each episode is full of rich dialog, kabuki practices and segments of a performance (nicely & tastefully debriefed by the family caretaker to explain to all of us non-Kabuki theater folks). Well done finale nothing too over the top, just solid closure on relationships. Enjoyed this series!

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Completed
Bodea
11 people found this review helpful
Nov 6, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Overall, I give this drama a 9 out of 10. I took off the one point because the last ep didn't feel rushed, but I felt like more time could have been spent on Ayame and Kawamura in the last three eps. I mean, why not? Everything that was an obstacle had been resolved (very well too). So while I liked the ending, I was kinda mad that we didn't get more. I'd love it if they did a special for this one.

Other than that, I loved it. The cast was great, everyone's acting was excellent. I enjoyed all of the characters and appreciated their complexity. I loved that this drama was such a great mix of drama, romance, and education.

At first, I wasn't going to watch because I thought Kabuki (which I knew nothing about) being the center of the story would bore me. I'm glad I decided to watch in the end because I found the Kabuki aspect very interesting and well done. I can honestly say there wasn't anything that I didn't like about this drama. I recommend that anyone tired of the same old detective/mystery dramas give this a chance. You won't be disappointed. Overall, this drama left me feeling happy and satisfied.

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Details

  • Drama: Pin to Kona
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 18, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,023 users)
  • Ranked: #5474
  • Popularity: #4226
  • Watchers: 2,949

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