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Kurumi Nanba is a student in late teens majoring in math at Tokyo university. She's viewed as a weirdo due to her poor communication skills, but having a genius level intellect. Meanwhile, Tatsuhiko Tomodo is a young detective. Kurumi Nanba and Tatsuhiko Tomodo work together to solve difficult cases including a series of bomb explosions, a locked-room murder and corporate blackmail. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,133 users)
  • Ranked: #4337
  • Popularity: #4458
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Hard Nut! (2013) photo
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9 people found this review helpful
Aug 13, 2014
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
Even though the drama was short, I loved every minute of this drama. I was waiting for this before it aired and I was hyped.

I am glad that I ended up watching this drama. There were math problems that I have never heard of before & the cases kept you interested.

The thing is I love the leads! They so opposite of each other, but they make a great team. I haven't seen the female lead in anything before, but she was great. I think I have seen the male lead before, I don't remember which movie or drama that I have seen him in, but he is a great actor as well. He is also hot. . . I had to say it. . . The only problem with the drama is that we didn't get to learn much of their background at all. They have great chemistry despite the age difference. But don't let that turn you away from watching this drama.

The music fitted in the right spots, theme is catchy, but I don't remember much since it was a long time ago when I watched this drama last year(2013).

I would re-watch this again when I have time.

Overall, I definitely recommend this drama if you like crime genre, math, comedy & cases that keep you guessing, then you will like this one.

The only complaint besides the one I mentioned above, is that it should of been longer.

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8 people found this review helpful
Apr 22, 2014
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I have mixed feelings about this drama. While it started off okay, the ending left a lot to be desired. I didn't really enjoy this drama as much as other detective dramas such as Galileo or Brain.

Like other reviewers, I agree the acting was really good. Everyone portrayed their characters realistically and consistently. The actress who played Kurumi, Hashimoto Ai, was especially good at showing both her ditzy and intelligent sides.

The story and plot was all right. There was no exciting twists, though the villains were pretty unique. It was just your standard police procedural drama.

For me, the drama went off the rails towards the end, with no explanations for the events that occurred and leaving some subplots unresolved. There were some implications about one character's past that seemed to come out of nowhere with no setup or foreshadowing. The end strongly hinted at a Season 2, so maybe things would get resolved then.

Overall, this drama was meh. It has some great elements, but they weren't executed to their greatest potential. Some of the storytelling choices, especially at the end, make no sense, which soured my feelings towards the drama.

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  • Drama: Hard Nut!
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NHK
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,133 users)
  • Ranked: #4337
  • Popularity: #4458
  • Watchers: 2,666

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