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TV Series Feature: Orthros no Inu

I think now you guys know that I like to watch shows where my bias is part of the cast. Well, it can’t be helped. Though, I recently watch alot of series where I dunno the casts. hehehehehhe.

Anyway, here’s another Nishikido Ryo series that I like.


Drama: The Dog of Orthros

Romaji: Orthros no Inu

Japanese: オルトロスの犬

Network: TBS

Episodes: 9

Release Date: July 24 – September 25, 2009

Language: Japanese

Country: Japan

Starring: Nishikido Ryo, Takizawa Hideaki, Mizukawa Asami, Takito Kenichi, etc.

Synopsis: Ryuzaki Shinji who possesses a “God Hand”, the power to heal wounds and illnesses just by touching the patient, is in fact a dark introvert who does not reveal his true self to others. Aoi Ryosuke who possesses the “Demon’s Hand”, the power to kill a person just by touching him, is as kind and pure as an angel. When the demon meets the God, a fatal battle begins…

Detective Hasebe Nagisa gets caught by the criminals during a deep cover operation. Ryosuke, a man she does not even know comes to save her and she witnesses his “Demon’s Hand” in action. Thereafter she discovers by coincidence the existence of Shinji’s “God Hand” and brings the two together. Little did she know that this would cause great disorder to the world and even to her own life… (MyDramaList)

My Thoughts:

Orthros no Inu blew me away. The plot was so interesting and intriguing. I enjoyed binge-watching everything.

The story was unique. It tackles what it means to be human and our human nature. All of us are born good and bad, it depends on you and your choices which side you are on. In this series, the situations the characters faced tested their vulnerable sides and their own humanity. Would they do the bad thing? Or do what is the right thing to do. The series was quite intense.

But what made the series really good were the characters. Two main characters who happens to be siblings and are polar opposites. They happened to possess both a blessing and a curse. The older brother weilds the “God’s Hand” and heals other people, while the younger brother weilds the “Demon Hand” and easily kills people. They didn’t ask for this powers, but they had to live with it. Its a struggle between the two brothers and their contradicting views made this series really intriguing to watch. The mystery and suspense surrounding them, added with political drama and amazing chemistry between the casts, its this could easily be my favorite series. But…its not.

As much as I love this series, the negative parts of the story made me turn a bit off. The pacing was a bit too fast, which was a bummer. Yeah, this series was only 9 episodes, if it was a bit longer then it would have been better. Another thing would be Nishikido Ryo’s acting. It was lacking and I was expecting more from him. Rather than be on the same level with Takizawa Hideaki, Nishikido Ryo’s acting lacked abit of emotions. There were moments were he is bland compared to Taki. It was disappointing. Lastly, the development of Mizukawa Asami’s character. I had seen Mizukawa’s acting before, and bruh, she is good. She is also good here in this series, but she didn’t get enough development. It was a waste. But all of this are all my opinion, so don’t take too seriously.

So yeah, those negative points definitely affected my adoration to this series. Still, I would still consider this series as one of the unique and intriguing ones offered by Japan. Definitely worth the watch.

Thanks for reading!!


My Deadly Top 7: Top Favorite Japanese TV Series


After sharing to you guys my current favorite japanese films, I now wanna share my top jdorama favs. Compared to the movies, I had watched quite alot of japanese dramas. Dunno how much, but I do know its less than the animes. LOL. Not only jdramas, but also kdramas & chinese/taiwanese dramas but thats for another set of entries.

This list is all over the place when it comes to genres. From drama, crime drama to comedy, I watch them all. I don’t have s specific type of genre to watch, as long as I like the actors in the series then everything is all good. So might notice that most of the series mentioned below has the same set of casts. Hehehheehhe.

It was hard for me to pick the top 7 jdramas cuz I enjoyed alot of them, but still I was able to choose. But before share them, I do wanna share some honorable mentions. These jdramas I’m about to mention are really good ones and had a chance to be part of my top 7 list but got shortlisted. Anyway, here they are:

Proposal Daisakusen
Buzzer Beat
Attention, Please!
Taiyou no Uta
Joker: Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Doctor X series
Gokusen series

I won’t give much details about them, I just wanna let you know guys that you also need to check them out. They are all worth it.

Now for the main feature, here’s my top favorite japanese tv series: (this is in order)

7. My Boss, My Hero


Synopsis: The show is about Makio Sakaki (榊 真喜男), also known as “Tornado”, a 27-year-old yakuza, who wants to succeed his father at the head of the gang. But Makio is a little dumb, so his father decides to send him back to high school and makes a deal with him: if he can graduate he can become the new leader of the gang. If Makio doesn’t graduate, the position of boss will be given to his younger brother, Mikio. And that is how the hero goes back to school, hiding his identity and age. (Asianwiki)

My Thoughts: Before I even know/watched the famous and well-known school series, GTO & Gokusen, My Boss, My Hero was my jam…even until now. The mix of comedy, school, drama, and gangsta in the series was the best thing I had seen. Its so fun to watch. Even now, I still laugh my ass off watching this series. Seeing Tomoya Nagase of TOKIO as a high school student is already hilarious, and with that kind of storyline, bruh, full enjoyment is indeed the end game after watching the series.


6. Hotaru no Hikari: It’s Only A Little Light In My Life


Synopsis: It is said that many working women in their twenties are clandestinely, sloppy and lazy homebodies. At work, they put on a facade of living it up in glitz and glamour, but at home, they live as ultimate sexless slobs! Hotaru Amemiya (Haruka Ayase), who works in the interior design industry in Tokyo, is truly one such homebody. She would rather sleep than date and loves to dilly-dally at home, clad in a stained T-shirt and sweat pants, drinking beer while scratching her behind. But her comfy homebody life is threatened when one day, her boss, Takano (Naohito Fujiki), moves into her house out of the blue. Then, at work, an up-and-coming young designer, Makoto Teshima (Kazuki Kato) returns from London, and Hotaru’s life takes a new turn. She falls in love! How will the homebody girl respond to Makoto’s bold move? Will she remember how to be feminine again? (Asianwiki)

My Thoughts: A japanese tv series about a woman in her 20’s who is a hikikomori and loveless, who doesn’t like that plot??? I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Hotaru no Hikari is so funny, lighthearted, and romantic. I always feel good after re/watching this series. Its not just the story that made this series really really good, but also the characters and the actors portraying them. Haruka Ayase did a wonderful job in portraying the main character. She is so good. Also, I actually had a crush with Naohito Fujiki as the male lead through out the franchise. One of the best rom-com Jdorama I had ever seen in my whole life.


5. Ryuusei no Kizuna


Synopsis: At the age of 11, Koichi Ariake discovers his parents brutally murdered in their home. Furthermore, Koichi must tell his two younger siblings the aweful truth about their parents disappearance. 14 years later the three siblings still feel as much rage against their parents murderer as the day it happened. Then one day they locate the murderer… (Asianwiki)

My Thoughts: I didn’t expect I would love Ryuusei no Kizuna. What got me hook in this series was the fact that the 3 main characters were portrayed by my favorites, Nishikido Ryo, Ninomiya Kazunari & Toda Erika. Eyegasms overload. Not only the characters, but also the intriguing plot, very interesting stories in every episode and that shocking twist reveal at the last episode of the series. I totally didn’t expect that at all. It was an amazing experience. No matter how much I rewatch this, I still enjoy watching this series.

PS: I still have the theme song of this series on my ‘need to cry’ playlist. Ooohohohoho.


4. Bloody Monday


Synopsis: Based on Ryo Ryumon’s manga, “Bloody Monday” centers around high school student Fujimaru Takagi (Haruma Miura). Fujimaru Takagi is a white hat computer hacker who must clear his father’s name by solving the “Bloody Monday” mystery involving Russian terrorists.

My Thoughts: Bloody Monday was one of the first japanese drama I had watched that doesn’t have any romance, and was more into suspense, action thriller. I was still in highschool when I watched it and it amazed me to the max. I had always been a fan of this kind of series/movies since I was a kid, so seeing it portrayed and executed really really well, I’m stoked. The way the story flowed, from start to finish, had me on the edge of my seat. It was intense and I can’t stop watching it. Even the 2nd season, didn’t even disappoint. Though storywise, the sequel was abit all over the place, but still it was still enjoyable to watch. The characters were really engaging and intriguing, It was so fun to watch them grow and be awesome. It was also through this series where I discover Miura Haruma and Sato Takeru. They were still so young here, and their acting were on point. Though I am abit weirded out (and still am) with Takeru’s hair in this series. Thank goodness he looks so good now.

This series also made me check out its manga, and bruh, its really good.


3. Code Blue


Synopsis: The “Doctor Helicopter” system was legalized in Japan in June 2007. A medical team is dispatched to the patients on a helicopter to provide medical care in the field as soon as possible. One day, four young physicians are assigned to this latest medical system. The doctors experience traumatic medical situations, deal with personal ambitions, witness the fragility of life, and they grow personally and professionally.

My Thoughts: Yamapi. Aragaki Yui. Toda Erika. In a medical drama series? With a star-studded cast like this and amazing plot…How can I not love this one??

Code Blue was the first ever medical drama I had seen that is Japanese. I was in med school when I first watched it and I got hooked…so bad. Everything about this series made me check out more and more Japanese medical dramas. The plot itself is really interesting and quite unique. Though it is episodic, the situations the characters faced in every episode were really intriguing and it really spiked my interest in medicine. It was awesome to watch.


2. SPEC: Birth


Synopsis: Like the original series, “SPEC” will revolve around a pair of police detectives as part of a special division solving difficult cases (Mishou). Touma Saya is a woman with an IQ of 201 and an inability to “read the atmosphere” in social situations. Due to a previous case, her left arm is in a sling. Her partner Sebumi Takeru used to be the star performer of the Metropolitan Police. After some incident however, he was transferred to Mishou. Those two track down offenders with special abilities(SPEC) who managed to get away with their crimes. (DramaWiki)

My Thoughts: What got me hooked to this series was the plot. Yes, Toda Erika is the main character. I do admit, I checked this out cuz she is here in the series. But it was the synopsis that made me watch the series. The plot was really intriguing. A detective with an IQ of 201? Special abilities? Unsolved cases? HELL YEAH. This series didn’t disappoint. I really really love the story, the amazing writing, and mix of genres. Usually, comedy doesn’t mix well with crime drama, but in this series, it was mixed well. You won’t even question the absurdiness of everything that was going on. You just relax and binge-watch the whole damn thing and then you’ll go on a roller coaster ride of enjoyment. Its that fun. I mean, this series even get alot of special sequels, its that awesome! Ooohohohohooh.


1. One Litre of Tears


Synopsis: The story of a family whose 15-year old eldest daughter comes down with an incurable disease (Spinocerebellar Degeneration) but puts up a fierce battle to live while bearing up under her infirmity. It also recounts in a positive manner the warm-hearted days of her family, boyfriend and friends who cried and laughed while supporting her. The original work of the same name is a diary that a girl kept after the outbreak of her disease to gain courage in grappling with the illness and including her words of encouragement to her self, her reflections and her words of gratitude that were written until she could no longer hold a pen. The fresh and sensitive texts and poems created a sensation among the reading public in Japan, becoming a best seller with sales of more than 1.1 million copies. Even today, 19 years after it was originally published, it continues to provide the courage to live to many people. (Asiawiki)

My Thoughts: Uuuwwwaaaa…. this series. 1 litre of tears will forever be my number 1 japanese tv series of all time. No matter how much I rewatch this series, the result is still the same, I would be a crying mess. I have no words to describe how much I love this series. Its both heartwretching and painful, yet it also gives me hope and courage. The story, the characters, the struggles, the happy moments, their relationship with each other, the life lessons I learnt watching this series….everything. I cherish them all. And yeah, I won’t forget to mention my bae, Nishikido Ryo. It was through this series that I became I huge fan of him, and he will always be my number 1 Japanese male idol crush in my heart.


That was a bit longer than I expected it to be. Heh.

Please do check out the Japanese tv series I mentioned above. They are all worth it of your time and are MUST WATCH.

Anyway, that is all.

Thanks for reading!!





TV Series Feature: Doctor-X (Season 2)

Time for me to share my thoughts for season 2.

Drama: Doctor-X
Romaji: Dokuta-X Gekai Daimon Michiko
Japanese: ドクターX ~外科医・大門未知子~
Director: Naomi Tamura, Hidetomo Matsuda
Writer: Miho Nakazono, Aya Takei
Network: TV Asahi
Episodes: 9
Release Date: October 17 – December 19, 2013
TV Ratings: 23.0% (weekly average)
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan

Starring: Ryoko Yonekura, Naohito Fujiki, Yuki Uchida, Kenichi Endo, Ittoku Kishibe, Yoshiko Mita, Toshiyuki Nishida, etc.

Synopsis: Michiko (Ryoko Yonekura) enjoys a day watching horse racing at a race track in Hokkaido. Meanwhile, a woman, who is wearing luxurious fur and served by an attractive young man, sits in the owner’s chair, drinking champagne.

The horse, which is owned by the woman, blocks the path of another horse. The horse that is blocked is the horse that Michiko bet on. She loses all of her money and doesn’t even have enough for transportation.

Later, the horse racing staff informs the horse owner that her horse has a fractured leg and needs to be euthanized. The woman though refuses to put her horse to sleep. The horse cost 100 million yen. While the woman and the staff argue over the fate of her horse, Michiko happens to overhear their dispute. A veterinarian tells the woman that even if her horse has an operation, it won’t do any good. Hearing the veterinarian say that, fires up Michiko and she informs the owner that she will perform the operation on her horse. Michiko then heads to the operation room.

A few weeks later, Michiko attends a conference at Teito University Hospital in Tokyo. At the conference, doctors talk about treatment for a thighbone sarcoma patient. Doctors there make a decision to amputate the patient’s leg. Only one voice speaks out in dissent. That voice belongs to Michiko.

An uproar occurs at the conference over Michiko’s dissent. Michiko insists on saving the patient’s leg, while a hospital manager tries to push Michiko away. Then, the internal medicine department head calms down everyone. The internal medicine department head is the horse owner in Hokkaido.

My Thoughts:

For a sequel, I am not disappointed at all. On the contrary, I find this season better than the first one. Its much more enjoyable and the conflicts were much harder this time.

In some ways, the plot is similar to the first season. The differences were the conflicts, Daimon’s first encounter to some of the university doctors, and Daimon’s love interest. Yep, you read that right. In this season, we actually got a possible ship to route for. Yeeeeee!!

One of the things I like about the series would be the plot progression and the unexpected conflicts. Even though its only 9 episodes, the story was delivered really well. I never felt any changes in the pace, it was consistent all the way. I also like that some characters were the enemies on some episodes, then become comrades on the other episodes. It just shows how human they are, they have both good and bad sides to them. Definitely a plus.

Another thing I really really like in this series would be the new characters. I am quite shock to see Naohito Fujiki here, cuz he is BAE. Seeing him as Ryoko Yonekura’s love interest definitely excited me and their chemistry is through the roof. Naohito Fujiki never fails to amaze me, he always have good chemistry with his partners. Yoshiko Mita, surely made me confused the most. She’s so mysterious, I can’t read her. On some episodes, she seemed to be on the good side, on other episodes, she’s on the other side. Damn, everytime she smiles, I can’t really tell if she’s planning something bad or was it a genuine one. Such a marvelous actress. As always, Ryoko Yonekura & Yuki Uchida were BADASS as Daimon Michiko & Hiromi Jonouchi. I really really like that in this season, we get to see more of Hiromi Jonouchi’s playful side now that she’s also a freelance doctor. She interacts really well with Daimon’s literal old buddies. I also like the fact that Daimon Michiko is definitely the improved version from the previous season. She’s still sassy, but she now knows how to interact well with the patients. I also like her short hair in this season compared to the previous one.

Last thing I really like about this series was the growth of the characters. It wasn’t only Daimon who grew all through out the 9 episodes, but also the other doctors in the university hospital. They grew tremendously, to a point I don’t see them as shallow doctors only following what their superior commands them to do. It was really nice to watch.

Overall, this season is a must watch especially if you finished the first season. Its alot better and more enjoyable. I definitely had a great time watching this one.

Gonna move on to the 3rd season.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

Thanks for reading.

I’m almost there!!!! 100 Followers!!



Oh my GHAD!!

I didn’t notice this at all. Didn’t expect 100 follows is within my reach.



I really dunno how to celebrate this turning point of my blog.


To celebrate this event, LET’S DO A Q & A!!!! Hahahahahah..

I always wanted to do this at some point in my blog. I kinda forgot to celebrate my 50 followers…so I’m definitely making sure this one is a success!!

Why didn’t I thought of this earlier?? LOL.

Anyway, feel free to throw some questions on the comments section below. I don’t care whether its a weird, funny or serious questions, as long as its a question, I will answer it with all my might!!!

That is all.

Thanks for reading this lil’ update!!!



TV Series Feature: Doctor X S1

I have a soft spot for medical dramas, whether they are american or asian, I watch them all the way.

Doctor X is one of them. I always wanted to watch this since it aired years ago, but I was too caught up with my other  tv series, animes, & idol stuff, this one was thrown to the back burner. I started watching the first season last year, but I forgot to make a review about it. Just few days ago, I finished watching the 2nd season, and bruh, I have some stuff to share. But before I share my thoughts about S2, here’s my thoughts about the S1.

Drama: Doctor-X
Romaji: Dokuta-X Gekai Daimon Michiko
Japanese: ドクターX ~外科医・大門未知子~
Director: Naomi Tamura, Hidetomo Matsuda
Writer: Miho Nakazono
Network: TV Asahi
Episodes: 8
Release Date: October 18 – December 13, 2012
Genre: Medical
TV Ratings: 19.1% (weekly average)
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan

Starring: Yokenura Ryoko, Tanaka Kei, Uchida Yuki, Katsumura Matsunobu, Suzuki Kosuke, etc.

Synopsis: Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) goes to a university hospital with her letter of introduction. Michiko Daimon is a freelancer surgeon and is placed at the university hospital by a doctor placement agency. Due to the hospital’s harsh working conditions several doctors have quit. Michiko doesn’t appear as your typical doctor. She wears shorts and some people assume she is the girlfriend of someone at the hospital. Michiko though is an excellant surgeon.

At the university hospital, Michiko makes objections to the director of the university hospital, who plans to perform a surgery. Michiko points out the director’s antiquated surgical methods and the fact that he hasn’t performed as a surgeon in many years. Others though are frozen by Michiko’s objections. Nobody second guesses the director of the university hospital.

My Thoughts:

I had watched quite alot of japanese medical dramas. Like always, this series, Doctor X, brought/showed something new to me that was very interesting and intriguing. Freelance doctors. I’ve never heard of those before, here in my country or in the west. Whether this type of doctor is real or not, bruh, they sure live a better-ish life than the one stuck in the organization of a hospital. Lel. An organization would either be good or bad. It depends on the people running it. If most of them are corrupt and selfish, the organization’s definitely affected by their poison. And bruh, the org in the series is definitely corrupt through and through. Theres politics even inside the hospital. Damn.

What I see from this series, was that Daimon was standing out greatly. She wasn’t and has no plans on following the ‘rules’ set out by the organization. She’s seen as both cool and arrogant. Her being deviant was the key plot of the story. Cuz she’s from the outside, she careless expose to people (mostly her fellow doctors) that being tangled in the politics is definitely a no-no, especially cuz they are doctors, they are supposed to help those who are needed no matter what. Its a freakin’ service job, not a popularity contest. It wasn’t only her defiance that stood out from Daimon, also her outstanding skills. She traveled all over the world to hone her skills as a surgeon so that she could help more people in the future. Its truly inspiring. But those stuff weren’t the one that made me like Daimon or this series.

One of the things I like about the series would be the interesting problems the doctors faced all through out the series. Yeah, the show is kinda episodic (its always like this, lel), but it kept my attention on the screen. There’s no single episode where theres no scenes in the operating room. The sickness/problems of the patients were indeed complicated, but there’s always a solution. Even though they didn’t show much on how they operate the patient (need to keep everything censored, lel), they do try to explain as mundane as possible, the operation. As an ex-med student, medical stuff always tingles my heartstrings. I am always intrigued.

Another thing I like/love about the series would be the character developments, especially with the main character. Daimon is an amazing doctor, her only problem would be communication to the patients. She doesn’t know how to talk things with them. (ah! even to her fellow doctors) I find this really cute. Her struggles to connect was seen all through out the series, also her growth. You can’t see it very much, but there’s a subtle change later on on how she handles the patients. You can see her change more in the next season, but thats for another entry. It wasn’t just Daimon who had growth, also the other doctors. Jounichi is my fav in the series, and her development through out the series was really good to watch. I don’t want to spoil anything, but she definitely made the right decision in the end. I also like the growth of other doctors, but they are not as appealing as the 2 mentioend above. Lel.

Hhhmmmm…I think my small complaint of the series would be the lack of action in the operating room. I did say above that they censor it, but its still a shame I don’t get to see some good stuff. Other than that, I’m all good.

Overall, this series is definitely a must watch, especially if you are a fan of medical dramas. The series is easy to binge watch and the story is very interesting. You’ll not only see the medical side of the series, but also the hidden political structures in the organization inside the hospital. Definitely worth a try.

That is all.

Thanks for reading!

TV Series Feature: 99.9 Criminal Lawyer

If you are following my entries here on my blog, you might notice that I like to watch tv series that involves crimes. Yeah, this genre is one of my favorites. I grew up watching the shows my father use to watch: CSI, Law & Order, etc.

When I stumbled unto this series, I immediately watch it. Its been awhile since I had watched a Matsumoto Jun jdorama. Bruh, Eikura Nana is also part of the cast, damn, my anticipation for this series went through the roof. Lol.

99.9 Criminal Lawyer

Romaji: 99.9: Keiji Senmon Bengoshi
Japanese: 99.9-刑事専門弁護士-
Director: Hisashi Kimura, Fuminori Kaneko, Shingo Okamoto
Writer: Manabu Uda
Network: TBS
Episodes: 10
Release Date: April 17 – June 19, 2016
TV Ratings: 17.2%
Genre: Law
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan

Starring: Matsumoto Jun, Eikura Nana, Kishibe Ittoku, Kagawa Teruyuki, etc.

Synopsis: Hiroto Miyama (Jun Matsumoto) is a poor lawyer who takes on criminal cases, but unable to make money. He pursues the truth for the 0.1% out of Japan’s 99.9% conviction rate. One day, Hiroto is scouted by Haruhiko Madarame (Ittoku Kishibe). Haruhiko Madarame is the head of Madarame Law Firm which is one of the biggest law firms among the 4 big law firms. Hiroto Miyama begins to work with Atsuhiro Sada (Teruyuki Kagawa). Atsuhiro Sada is a lawyer specializing in civil cases and makes lots of money for the law firm. He doesn’t have any interest in criminal cases which can not make money.

My Thoughts:

This is good. Like, REALLY GOOD. No wonder the high ratings.

When I first started watching this, I got hooked immediately. It was really intriguing and interesting at the same time. The story flowed really well until the last episode. No problems with the pacing and you got the gist immediately of the situation in Japan through their intro in every episode. Japan is known to have low crimes and high conviction rate. If you are caught, whether you are innocent or not, you are going to jail. I think one of the reasons why Japan keeps on making this types of series was because they want to show to people that finding and convicting the right culprit is very important. Anyway, I’m getting a little bit away from the topic. Lol.

Back to the series.

I really really like the dynamic between the characters. With the main character, Miyama, being carefree and weird, the upright characters, Sada & Tachibana, tends to look really awkward and lost as to how to handle him. Because of their interactions, all the important characters got alot of character development. Its really fun to watch.



I also like the comedic scenes in the series. They were not exaggerated, but it fits well with the narrative and carefree nature of the main character. Ah! I think the best thing I like about this series are the cases. Most of them were really unpredictable. Though sometimes they do show who the suspect is, its the how and why they did it remains a mystery. It keeps you on the edge and it makes you think too how they did it and why they did it. Its really fun.

Overall, this series is a must watch. Everything was done right in this series. I think the only flaw to this would be the lackluster ending, but bruh, the 2nd season is currently airing in Japan, so…..I don’t care about the ending of this season. Lol.

I totally recommend this to everyone. You will definitely enjoy watching this. Binge-watch it if you have to.

That is all.

Thanks for reading.



PS: Jun looks so cool, HANDSOME and HOT in this hairstyle..

I mean…

Just sayin’…

TV Series Feature: Age Harassment

From a korean drama to a japanese one. I’m definitely on the roll right now. Heheheheheh.


Romaji: Eiji Harasumento
Japanese: エイジハラスメント
Director: Naomi Tamura, Takashi Komatsu, Meiji Fujita
Writer: Makiko Uchidate (novel & screenplay)
Network: TV Asahi
Episodes: 9
Release Date: July 9 – September 10, 2015
TV Ratings: 8.8% (weekly average)
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Starring: Emi Takei, Izumi Inamori, Kotaro Koizumi, Koji Seto, Jun Kaname, etc.

Synopsis: Emiri Yoshii (Emi Takei) begins work at a general trading company. Due to her family’s failure in business, she had to give up her dream of earning a MBA in America. Now, she hopes to become an executive of a company. Emiri is sent to the general affairs department at the trading company. She freaks out when she learns that lower level employees have to wear uniforms and she has to deal with everything from changing light bulbs to ordering business cards. Nonetheless, she works hard to pay off her family’s debt.

Emiri then finds herself in the crosshair of coworkers. Senior female employees are perturbed that she doesn’t drink coffee with them and skips their gatherings.

Meanwhile, the male employees like working with her, but only when they need an attractive women for matters like entertaining clients. The male employees do not give her serious work.

Emiri, who appears popular among the male employees, soon becomes an outcast among the senior female employees. She becomes fed up with her situation and takes action.

My Thoughts:

I had always been a fan of Takei Emi’s work ever since I saw her in her movie, Clover. I wanted to watch all of her tv series. Age Harassment is the latest one I just finished. Its very interesting. The premise of the story is very interesting & very intriguing. I never expected and thought about this type of harassment. Its quite known to people about the sexual harassment while the age harassment tends to get overlooked alot. Any type of harassment needs to be discussed and should not be practiced. So seeing a series tackling this topic and making sure to make the viewers know what is right and what is wrong is really empowering.

The story was about the newly adulting fellow, Emiri Yoshii, who got accepted into a big company and gets to experience age harassment in different forms. I love how this series tackles every aspect of age harassment, from authorities favoring the young ones over the old and experience workers, to the abusing of power of the old workers to the newbies. Letting us see the problems and how it was resolved, we, the viewers, get/learn some key points as to why we shouldn’t back down from age harassment.

I think my only very very tiny problem about the series was the part whenever the main character confronts the harassers. It sometimes comes off as disrespectful..?? Maybe it was just the words or the translation of what the main character say. The way she talks to the harassers, especially the authorities, irks me cuz of her tone of her voice. Don’t get me wrong, I do like it whenever she gives them a lecture of what is right & wrong, its just that I get this uncomfortable tiny tiny feeling sometimes. Anyway, other than that, I’m pretty much okay with everything.

Overall, this series is really good. You won’t regret watching this series.

That is all.

Thanks for reading!