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Mishima Kanji is a reporter for the Weekly Times, which mainly deals with gossip. He feels a sense of emptiness and discomfort as he spends his days chasing celebrity scandals, without a shred of the journalistic spirit he aspired to. One day, Mishima goes to Amagasaki to pick up a certain person under the direction of chief editor Nagasawa Asuka. Nagasawa sends him off as a chance to fulfill Mishima's former wish to "see a world you wouldn't see if you lived a normal life", but what awaits him is Keijiro Kihara, a man who is now a renowned figure in all areas of the underworld, politics, and entertainment, as well as an urban legend among informers, known as "Informer". (Source: Japanese = KTV.jp || Translation and editing = goldenskies at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Informa" (インフォーマ) by Okita Garyo (沖田臥竜). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Italiano
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 20, 2023 - Mar 24, 2023
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Kansai TV Netflix
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 361 users)
  • Ranked: #4887
  • Popularity: #8386
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
MikanMira
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 17, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Blood Thicker than Water

Genius screenwriter, impressive camerawork, stunning cinematography and remarkable acting ? ?

It was well written crime plot.. This drama is mind blowing that makes every episode keeps you at the edge of the seat.. I got hooked after one episode.. Yakuza, Journalist, Police & Government.. Common connection but twist here and there that you won't expected.

The development from one episode to another episode perfectly ties together.. Sometimes all it takes one trivial matter to push someone.. Nowadays you never know what people are thinking, so watch out!! Huhu..

Other than that, it was packed with action and there's spine-tingling moments that makes your heart rate up ^_^ Also while there's serious moments, I love how they delivered humor here and there without trying hard xD

Mishima character being a timid, uncertainty without drastic change is perfection.. He's not to the point being annoying but realistic till the end.. Kihara, Nana and Kawamura also outstanding portrayed their roles.. I love how they showed strong relationships between them in this drama.. Their chemistry are great!!

Overall, it was intriguing and truly captivating drama.. I was really enjoyed watching it!! Highly recommended to watch ^_^

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Completed
pash
4 people found this review helpful
Apr 5, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 1.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

Not all that glitters is gold...

...nor all that's brown and nicely confectioned is Swiss chocolate, if you know what I mean...^__^;;;

In other words, looks can be deceiving, as is certainly the case with this J-drama.
Waitaminute!
This *looks* like a J-drama at first sight, what with the all-Japanese cast (a star-studded cast, BTW - what a waste of talent, seriously! T___T) acting in Japanese, and the Japanese setting.
But don't be fooled.
This is pure Hollywood.
The filming, editing, music commentary...but most of all, the extremely poor writing, the tremendously obnoxious "dialogues" where 90% of the time you'll have stupid, immature characters trying hard to be "cool" (gosh, I *hate* that word!), the confusing and completely implausible plot, the silly ending...and then again, the *abnormous* amount of mindless violence and morbid attention to the most disturbing details, and all in all the utterly luciferian taste - or rather lack thereof.
Not a single character passed the good ole "Meteorite Test" (for those who don't know this old scriptwriting inside joke, let's recite it once again: "If all the characters were to be assembled inside a building in the middle of the desert, and a meteorite were to suddenly fall upon said building, thusly killing them all, would you feel sad for any of them?").
The only thing that could've saved this would've been if they had added a sorta "episode 10.5" where a "Deus Ex Machina" armed with a sledgehammer (half The Mighty Thor, half Ramon Mercader, LOL) suddenly appeared out of nowhere and started bashing all characters' heads in. Then broke the "fourth wall" and went on to administer the very same treatment to the series' writers and producers.

When news of Netflix arrival in Japan broke out, I remember photoshopping myself an image signature (which I've used for a while on another site) with "Zetsubou Sensei" from the eponymous manga shouting, as per his usual: "Zetsuboushita! Netflix no dorama no sei de zetsuboushita!".
Seems the Sensei was right in despairing.
It has been mostly a disgrace, indeed.

p.s.
Of course plenty of viewers, who enjoy Hollywoodian productions, will love this.
To each his own. Peace!

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Details

  • Drama: Informa
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 20, 2023 - Mar 24, 2023
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Kansai TV, Netflix
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 361 users)
  • Ranked: #4887
  • Popularity: #8386
  • Watchers: 960

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