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Ii hito [いいひと。]

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Drama Details
Title:Ii hito
いいひと。
Good person / Good man
Telecast:1997-04-15 to 1997-06-24



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Viewership:24.6%



Synopsis
After graduating from college, Yuuji lands the job of his dreams at the company that manufactures his favorite running shoes. The complete sincerity and selflessness that Yuuji shows everyone he meets causes many to dismiss him as naive or simply stupid. But when his good deeds start paying off, his co-workers begin to come around to the idea that nice guys don't have to finish last.
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Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Kimura Takuya 木村拓哉Kimura Takuya
木村拓哉
Kusanagi Tsuyoshi 草なぎ剛Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
草なぎ剛

Yuuji
Zaizen Naomi 財前直見Zaizen Naomi
財前直見
Kanno Miho 菅野美穂Kanno Miho
菅野美穂
Hosokawa Shigeki 細川茂樹Hosokawa Shigeki
細川茂樹
Ito Shiro 伊東四朗Ito Shiro
伊東四朗
Yabe Miho 矢部美穂Yabe Miho
矢部美穂
Nomura Yuka 野村佑香Nomura Yuka
野村佑香
Kyomoto Masaki 京本政樹Kyomoto Masaki
京本政樹
Katahira Nagisa 片平なぎさKatahira Nagisa
片平なぎさ
Tsuruta Shinobu 鶴田忍Tsuruta Shinobu
鶴田忍
Fujisaki Nanako 藤崎奈々子Fujisaki Nanako
藤崎奈々子
Karasawa Toshiaki 唐沢寿明Karasawa Toshiaki
唐沢寿明
Katori Shingo 香取慎吾Katori Shingo
香取慎吾
Nakai Masahiro 中居正広Nakai Masahiro
中居正広
Takeuchi Yuko 竹内結子Takeuchi Yuko
竹内結子

(epi 5-6)
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Drama Reviews (5)
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1. Lite fun [Rating: 7/10]
It doesn't pay to be too critical with II HITO, but the direction can be rather disappointing; every minute, scenes are overplayed or misplayed, despite the fact that the basic premise is quite winnng. The main character (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) can't pass up the chance to do a good deed (helping an old lady across the street, chasing down a woman's misplaced purse, etc.), but his life is more challenging now that he's left Hokkaido for the big city (Tokyo, that is). However, it's his good fortune that the first people he helps are associated to an athletics shoes company he loves - and that he ends up being a new hire in that firm. II HITO (or, GOOD PERSON) is the story of an incessantly good, positive person whose qualities somehow diminish the petty flaws of anyone else he meets.

Miho Kanno has never looked prettier, though she'd show off her acting skills in later dramas. The same could be said for Kimura Takuya, too, or even ever-lovable Yuko Takeuchi (here, playing a high-schooler). A taut plot assures that there's not a chance of losing interest.

The orchestral soundtrack is energetic and uplifting, making for an even more energetic experience.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 16 June 2011
2. Nice comedy [Rating: 7/10]
CAST
A note about the casting as I find the Cast list above a bit misleading.
The main roles of the dorama are Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (lead role) with Zaizen Naomi and Kanno Miho.
Karasawa Toshiaki and Katori Shingo only do a cameo of less than 30 seconds each, in the last episodes. I did not even see Kimura Takuya or Nakai Masahiro, I wonder how I could miss them though. So for you Kimura fans don't be disappointed.
Also, fans of Takeuchi Yuko will be happy to see her in a small role in one of her first appearances in a dorama.

REVIEW
Ii hito is a light-hearted comedy, supported by a brilliant cast (if you can accept Kusanagi's a-bit-over-the-top acting, although it works well in this dorama), with lots of characters of interest that add to the story.
Zaizen Naomi plays her part very well and Kanno Miho's acting is so good that she makes us completely believe in her super-naive character.
I would recommend it if you are looking for a nice comedy to watch.
Reviewed by Jackykero on 20 July 2008
3. Fantastic vehicle for Kusanagi's energy [Rating: 9/10]
Fantastic show that exhibits Kusanagi's spirited, enthusiastic acting. Although the plot seems a little unrealistic and Yuuji a little TOO good to be true sometimes, the feel-good element of the show saves the day. Guest appearances by Shingo Katori etc give the show an additional boost.
Reviewed by chentnk on 5 June 2002
4. Run Nagase Run [Rating: 9/10]
An under rated positive thinking country bumpkin really blows some fresh air into a money minded athletic shoe company. Nagase Tomoya is solidly cheerful and runs like a lunatic.
Reviewed by Eve on 27 September 2012
5. I am seaching this drama and or English subs [Rating: 10/10]
Can anyone send me this drama? Or copy this drama,VCD. Thank You. Or anyone know where i can download this with BIT-Torrent. Thank you very much.
Reviewed by Takuya-Kimura on 13 July 2005

Comments From Users (20)
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This section may contain spoilers! Do not proceed if you
do not want to read about this drama's endings and plots!


1. Comments by xploring [Rating: 7/10]
Disappointing. I really like the first two episodes, they were a lot of fun and had me hanging on Yuji's every move. But after that, the series went a bit flat for me, and when they tried to be serious later on, it just didn't fit, I rather wished they didn't. I thought the support cast were quite good, but Kusanagi, who won an award for his performance, just didn't deliver a real character for me. The whole series only told the story of a single product launch, that was a disappointment as well. I would recommend Okane ga Nai! over this, that was so much better.
2. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
Ii hito is a light-hearted comedy, supported by a brilliant cast (if you can accept Kusanagi's a-bit-over-the-top acting, although it works well in this dorama), with lots of characters of interest that add to the story.
Zaizen Naomi plays her part very well and Kanno Miho's acting is so good that she makes us completely believe in her super-naive character.
I would recommend it if you are looking for a nice comedy to watch.
3. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 10/10]
This drama was watched ..June 2008...11 years after it was released.....I gave it an 10+ because I really enjoyed this comedy...It was wild...silly ..and satisfying...really funny and a fun drama to watch...I wanted more....The entertainment of the 90's was the best.....It was also fun to get a glimpse of some of the actors and actresses in their early years.....so refreshing......
4. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
I loved this drama!!! Kusanagi and Kanno were both great!!! Great story and strong supporting cast, highly recommended!!!
5. Comments by Eve [Rating: 9/10]
Charming, feel good drama.Nagase is simple yet inspiring in a not quite cloying fashion. Rest of the cast are super.
6. Comments by Kendesu [Rating: 10/10]
i watched it when i was really young and b/c of this drama kusanagi probably became one of my favorite actor.
7. Comments by Signo [Rating: 7/10]
laughed a lot. realy unrealistic, but never boring.
soundtrack is nice. it's like the disney-style.
8. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 8/10]
not a so good drama but has many positive messages and keep you watching it until the end.
9. Comments by maui [Rating: 8/10]
kusanagi and kanno miho are so cute together.kimura,nakai and shingo appeared as cameo.
10. Comments by elfgeek [Rating: 8/10]
Kimutaku and Kusanagi were just awesome. I enjoyed the series throughout.
11. Comments by Miss Marty [Rating: 6/10]
Mr. SMAP is so likeable! Kyoumoto Masaki looks hot!
12. Comments by toiling [Rating: 7/10]
Tons of fun! I like Naiomi Zaizen even more!
13. Comments by celery [Rating: 10/10]
Kusanagi as a super good guy.
14. Comments by zdorama [Rating: 7/10]
Mmm, Love that Naomi Zaizen
15. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 7/10]
a little crazy but fun.
16. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 6/10]
will update again
17. Comments by arglborps [Rating: 7/10]
Nice drama.
18. Comments by elletosatoshi [Rating: ?/10]
Watching
19. Comments by Bbbut [Rating: 3/10]
average
20. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 3/10]
Yuks.
21. Comments by himawari [Rating: 5/10]
22. Comments by ct3395 [Rating: ?/10]
23. Comments by cyberarts [Rating: ?/10]
24. Comments by genji_cat [Rating: 8/10]
25. Comments by qiqi_16 [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by Reggie [Rating: 8/10]
27. Comments by katrinka [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by wai [Rating: 7/10]
29. Comments by fuqinlan [Rating: 9/10]
30. Comments by doumyouji [Rating: 7/10]

Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. gaijinmark
The ultimate "feel good" drama. Kusanagi is so goofy and naive, Kanno wonderful as well. Great story and great supporting cast.
2. ainakaikun
very cute and funny.
3. Hapa Japa