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50-year-old Okita Makoto is a middle-aged man who is old-fashioned and prejudiced against certain people and behaviors. Because of his values, he is disliked by his son, who likes cute things, his fujoshi daughter, who likes BL, and his wife, who is a fan of male idols. After meeting a gay young man, Makoto begins to slowly change his way of thinking.. (Source: Drama-Otaku) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Ossan no Pantsu ga Nan Datte Ii Janai ka!" (おっさんのパンツがなんだっていいじゃないか!) by Nerima Zim (練馬zim). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV Tokai TV
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 68 users)
  • Ranked: #73344
  • Popularity: #11003
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5
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Who knew sexualities could be likened to old men's underwear?

I have to be honest, I started this show entirely because I knew Sota was playing a gay character, and the moment I found out he had a love interest, I picked the manga up right away. The manga impressed me so much already, I started to all the more look forward to the drama, and least to say, it didn't let me down.

The drama centers around Makoto-san, who's your usual old-fashioned old man. To add on to the synopsis, he's nearly ostracised by his family for always looking down on the things they enjoy and noticeably disliked by his subordinates due to that old-fashioned mindset of his. Nonetheless, it can't be more obvious that he's actually a really good father and tries his best for his family, so you can't help but root for him.

Rather than comedy, this drama focuses largely on the life aspect. It talks about gender stereotypes, the troubles older fans of idol groups have, the contemplation of whether your hobbies can translate to your career and more. Most notably since I tend to watch a lot of queer-centric shows, the issue I enjoyed watching get covered the most, was the difficulties in coming out and the horror of outing. Each issue is touched on in such depth, but in a way that makes it relatable that I believe if there's anyone like Makoto watching, it might get them to reflect and change their mindset, even if it's just by a little.

I like the realism in the character growth too. While Makoto does change his ways, he does make mistakes that he doesn't realise could hurt others around him until it's too late, and learns from it. Personally, I do see my own father in Makoto as a character, and myself in Mika, Moe and Kakeru in different parts, so I can understand some of their own actions, which makes the development from their cautiousness around Makoto and how they slowly open up all the more impactful and realistic to me. The writing's just so good, with how each character is "updated" each episode, slowly and surely, to the point you see the Okita family heal. It's simply satisfying seeing the characters and relationships develop, to the point where the characters that were updated by Daichi, end up updating others around them too.

Acting-wise, it's shockingly good. The ML, Harada Taizo, is mainly a comedian so I wasn't expecting much, but he did a relatively good job playing a character like Makoto, portraying his growth throughout the episode. And while it may be Sota's first regular role in a drama, he actually impressed me. Knowing Sota, Daichi's positivity and friendliness is very alike Sota in reality, so I wasn't shocked to see that, but he even portrayed the little complexities in Daichi's emotions well. Other actors did REALLY well too, but Higashi Keisuke especially impressed me in Episode 8 for the anger, desperation and utter love he possessed in his eyes <3

As for the music, I do think the soundtracks were used in place, especially that ochestra-ish song that plays whenever something impactful happens each episode, mostly when one of the characters is "updated". "Dancing Dreamer" by 4-CaraT as the Ending Theme is so unfairly catchy I was out playing that song all the time the moment it released. And this may be a biased opinion as a fan of the group, but "Update Life" by FANTASTICS (Sota's group) was also a nice addition in the intro! It's a nice sweet balance to the energetic ending song, and the opening sequence is also adorable.

Overall, I think this show is way too underrated and deserves to be widely known and watched by all families around the world. It's an endearing drama that manages to balance itself out well in all aspects. If you're looking for comedy, this may not be it, but it's a heartwarming show to watch, which I'd even suggest watching with your family if possible. By the way, the little 0.5 taken of the rewatch value is simply because I don't think the impact of the character and relationship developments will hit as hard on a rewatch, but still remains VERY rewatchable.

P.S. whoever styled Kakeru every episode deserves a raise and MadoDai (Madoka x Daichi) I love you so much please be happy together forever

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  • Drama: Ossan no Pants ga Nandatte Ii Janai ka!
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV, Tokai TV
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 68 users)
  • Ranked: #73344
  • Popularity: #11003
  • Watchers: 575

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