"Camphor NEWS" is an online news media site run by a large publishing company. Their incompetent editorial staff writes articles consisting mainly of rearranged news items and comments lifted from other news sites. As their site attracts a low number of page views, it is deemed unprofitable by their parent company. Seko Ririko transferred from the Accounting Dept to the Camphor NEWS' editorial team. She is on a mission to boost website traffic, aiming to reach 50 million views by simply writing gossip. (Source: AsianWiki; Edited by Taishi Miwa and Lee C at MyDramaList) Edit Translation
- magyar / magyar nyelv
- עברית / עִבְרִית
- Native Title: ゴシップ #彼女が知りたい本当の〇〇
- Also Known As: Gossip: #The Real 〇〇 That She Wants To Know , GOSSIP – #What she wants to know , Gossip: #The Real [Censor] That She Wants To Know , The Gossip Is Not Footless
- Director: Kinoshita Takao, Ishikawa Junichi, Kimura Mahito
- Screenwriter: Seki Erika
- Genres: Mystery, Business, Drama
Cast & Credits
- Kuroki HaruSeko Ririko /"Riri"/ "Cerberus"Main Role
- Mizobata JunpeiNezu MichiharuMain Role
- Ishii AnnaIchimoto Makoto ["Camphor NEWS" Editor]Support Role
- Nomaguchi ToruKabatani Seiji/"Kaba" ["Camphor NEWS" Writer]Support Role
- Nomura ShuheiShimouma Shuto ["Camphor NEWS" Writer]Support Role
- Sato KanichiroSasame Kotaro [Freelance photographer]Support Role
Eccentric lead, Underrated dramaThis drama is so underrated. From the very first episode I was captivated by the female lead — there's something about these very eccentric but straightforward and socially unique leads that just feel so relatable and immediately create a different dynamic wherever the drama takes place, which, in this show, is a newsroom.
I really enjoyed the episodic format of this one as well, and it was even more interesting than typical episodic dramas because of how well they tied in the subplots of each side character with different cases. By the end of the show I truly felt like I knew every single person working in that newsroom.
My only criticism is a minor one: I enjoyed the backstory arc of the main female lead, which was revealed about halfway through the way, better than the actual ending arc, which was treated like the finale. It's not a dealbreaker by any means — in fact, logically it makes sense for the story to wrap back around to present day, but I just felt like it wasn't as emotionally hard-hitting.
Overall, I still really enjoyed this drama and I'm sad at how underrated it is.