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Narukawa Sana is a young CEO who founded the startup "Dream Pony" that deals with educational apps when she was 23. Although reckless, Narukawa has a goal and that is to make "Dream Pony" into a unicorn company and that its business is available to everyone all over the world within 10 years. The company did well when it was first launched but Narukawa became frustrated as there hasn't been any huge growth. Narukawa dedicates her time mostly on her work and has been neglecting her private life and romance. One day, a middle-aged salaryman Kotori Satoshi decides to change his job and starts working at "Dream Pony". At first, Narukawa is not fond of Kotori but the two become closer as Kotori helps Narukawa by giving advices based on his experiences. Meanwhile, Narukawa's co-founder Suzaki Ko has been in love with Narukawa but he is unable to suppress his feelings after the arrival of Kotori. The team now gets caught in a triangle between work and love. (Source: DramaWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Español
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2022 - Sep 6, 2022
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 57 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 611 users)
  • Ranked: #5231
  • Popularity: #5931
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
LenaKove
5 people found this review helpful
May 20, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 2.5
Story 1.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

Really Good Cast, Disappointing Drama


Once in a while, I remember "Unicorn ni Notte" and I get goosebumps all over my body. How did they manage to mess up so badly? They assembled an incredible cast only to produce such a dull and uninspiring outcome!

The story lacks excitement and the characters are incredibly bland. The romance feels lifeless and, to be honest, puts me to sleep. The only redeeming factor is the character of Nishijima Hidetoshi, who showcased great chemistry with Nagano Mei. Their storyline was the highlight of the show, and the exploration of ageism was well-executed.
I am unsure of what they were attempting to achieve with Sugino Yosuke's character. Their romance felt clichéd and completely outdated for 2022. A case of: too stupid to get together. As for the supporting characters, they are hardly worth mentioning, except for Bando Ryota's role, which was... okay.

The company's struggle, which is the main focus, was not particularly engaging, to be honest. I found it difficult to empathize with the ambitions of the main characters. Moreover, their discussions about the company are so basic and simplistic that it's no wonder they are on the brink of bankruptcy, to be honest. (lmao)

Overall, unless you are an avid fan of Nishijima Hidetoshi, who, even when typecast, always delivers, "Unicorn ni Notte" is not worth your time.

PS: nobody come for me pls thx!

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Completed
thecheesz_
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 26, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
This review may contain spoilers

Hopeful startup drama with some ambiguous romance

I am unsure why the hate for this drama. In my opinion, it was a pretty good drama that focus primarily on a start-up and slowly expanding and growing. But I guess even though there are some challenges that the startup faces that was depicted in the show, it's mostly a smooth journey, which you might need to take a pinch of salt, if you are watching this drama with a focus on the business side of the story. I think it's definitely way harder to build a startup than what is portrayed in the drama. But I guess the drama wants to give off that hopeful vibe that if you have a dream, you work hard and you can attain it eventually. I am not complaining though as Iife is already hard and this kind of feel good drama definitely makes life better.

There are also the focus on the romantic life of the FL, who is a career woman. There were moments that they kept emphasizing on her attraction with Kotori but I don't see that they are romantically attracted to one other as it felt to me that Kotori was more of a fatherly figure to her than a partner and this makes a lot of sense because she don't have a father. But the script was written in an ambiguous fashion about their relationship (most likely on purpose to keep audience suspense to their relationship) and I thought that the two characters pull off the ambiguity quite well. Suzaki's role is more like a silent supporter for the FL but I do feel that he is rather out of place in the show as he don't have a lot of scenes and sometimes I am not even convinced he is one of the ML. But I am happy that they got together eventually even though the pact they had for not loving each other is kind of cliche. It was a wasted opportunity that they did not manage to build up the storylines of side characters especially for Jiro and Megumi. Would love to hear more about their backstories. I feel like they are just there for the sake of being there.

Music was great but forgettable. But it fits the vibe of the show.

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Details

  • Drama: Unicorn ni Notte
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2022 - Sep 6, 2022
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 57 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 611 users)
  • Ranked: #5231
  • Popularity: #5931
  • Watchers: 1,701

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