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The story of Ciguatera follows Ogino, who is bullied in high school along with his friend Takai. The two rely on their passion towards motorcycles and desire to get one to add some hope and vigor to their otherwise bleak lives. The two are learning to drive in secret at a driving school, and it is there that Ogino's life begins to change forever. The manga follows a variety of characters through their high school and working lives, through their struggles, their triumphs, their dreams, their futures, their love, life and loss. (Source: MyAnimeList) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Ciguatera" (シガテラ) by Furuya Minoru (古谷実). Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 8, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #65768
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
RBR8man
1 people found this review helpful
Mar 8, 2024
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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The worst definition of episodic

Just gonna preface this and say I watched 11 of the episodes in a row, then GAVE UP for like an entire month until I got to 12. I wrote 99.9% of this review after ep9 though so it's not based on fuzzy memory.

Being straight up, I was naive thinking this, a non shounen manga origin, would actually focus on motorbikes for more than 2 seconds, but I would have liked for it to be AT LEAST more of an element than throwing everything else at us.
To say this straight up, I lost 70% of interest by episode 6, not because of them seemingly always throwing some random seemingly heavy topic at us then IMMEDIETLY forgetting about it, no, but because the ML was cringe lmao. Like ofc I know Japanese guys aren't that flaky irl, but gawd damn this is challenging my knowledge and confidence haha.
Anyways story was crap, like I said earlier they literally glossed over every single important sounding event in 20 minutes or somehow wrote it in a way that made it sound like something would happen, but nothing happens. Like one episode we meet the FL's new boss, awkward guy, he did give 'incel' vibes at first but whatever yk maybe he's just really awkward. 3 minutes before the end of the episode another character comes in and tells everyone he's a serial peeper/molester and was arrested after they found hard drives filled with it, literally haven't heard anything since about it, this happens EVERY EPISODE.
Characters are lackluster. yk what I feel about the ML already but the FL is no better, she seems like a 'yes man' type of character, just somehow actually doesn't mind "hey I know I just met you 3 days ago and I know I'm your boss that you dislike but can I perhaps have sex with you?" "yeah sure why not" (exaggerated interaction she had with her boss) so sad. every other character is 100% forgettable. And that really sucks because the ML and FL performers are really good, I hope they get cast for better roles in the near future.

TL;DR unless you're like me and watching stuff for Japanese immersion, avoid this, literally nothing is good about it.

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Details

  • Drama: Ciguatera
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 8, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #65768
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 160

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