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29-sai no Kurisumasu [29歳のクリスマス]

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Title:29-sai no Kurisumasu
29歳のクリスマス
29th Christmas
Telecast:1994-10-20 to 1994-12-22
Season:Fall 1994



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Viewership:26.9%



Synopsis
Noriko is approaching 30 and is still unmarried. She is a fashion designer, dreaming of success and a Paris Collection. On her 29th birthday her world falls apart. Her boss transfers her from design to managing a bar. Her boyfriend betrays her for another woman. Shocked, Noriko decides to leave home and to move in with her best friend, Aya. The story of one woman's struggle to find happiness and love.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Koibitotachi no Christmas [Mariah Carey]

Actor/Actress Cast (11)
Yamaguchi Tomoko
山口智子
 
Yanagiba Toshiro
柳葉敏郎
 
Matsushita Yuki
松下由樹
 
Mizuno Maki
水野真紀
 
Nakamura Toru
仲村トオル
 
Inamori Izumi
稲森いずみ
 
Kondo Toshinori
近藤等則
 
Tayama Ryosei
田山涼成
 
Shimizu Kunihiko
清水邦彦
 
Yoshiyuki Kazuko
吉行和子
 
Moriyama Shuichiro
森山周一郎
 
 

Drama Reviews (5)
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1. I love "Noriko & Kisha" ! [Rating: 9/10]
I just felt inlove instantly with the couple in this JDorama. They are Noriko (Tomoko Yamaguchi) & Kisha (Toru Nakamura). Noriko is an active, full of spirit woman and Kisha is a cold, mature, quiet man. Whenever they met, it's so romantic. Love to see more JDoramas from Tomoko & Toru together !
Reviewed by enau on 14 May 2001
2. enjoyable show [Rating: 8/10]
this dorama is really good, i liked how they developed the love story between noriko and kisha. and of cos noriko's friends are really cute and wonderful!!!
Reviewed by lumos77 on 23 October 2001
3. Slow! [Rating: 4/10]
I didn't like the ending. A bit too realistic. I think dramas should have some elements of dreaminess and fairy tale qualities.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
4. OK [Rating: 7/10]
An average script with good acting performances. Yamaguchi Tomoko was good but I like her better in Long Vacation.
Reviewed by jdfan on 26 June 2002
5. Same age for falling apart [Rating: 9/10]
I just bought the book and haven't see the series, but I also had fell apart as soon as I was 29!
Reviewed by inessalenin on 29 June 2004

Comments From Users (13)
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1. Comments by yume [Rating: 6/10]
I thought this type of drama would be right up my alley because it reminded me of "Koi wa Tatakai" and "Koi no Chikara," but it turns out that by the end of the first episode I lost interest. The characters played are too stock and the story just of lagged me on. I might try to watch more--only to see if I am wrong--still seems boring though.
2. Comments by michelle [Rating: 6/10]
This drama is really good at the beginning. I couldn't stop watching it. However, when it comes to the last episode, the plot somehow hangs. I would give this drama a '9' if not for the ending. Sigh...disappointed. Ahh...why must the ending be like that? Sigh...Again, the only character that I like are Toru Nakamura and Yamaguchi Tomoko.
3. Comments by ilovetakuya [Rating: 6/10]
I couldn't continue watching..I was bored and stopped watching after episode 4.
Although I like Yamaguchi Tomoko and Nakamura Toru, I just couldn't find anything interesting in this drama..:(
4. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 7/10]
An average script with good acting performances. Yamaguchi Tomoko was good but I like her better in Long Vacation. A lot of fan like this one. In my opinion, this is just an average show.
5. Comments by piglet44 [Rating: 4/10]
This drama was over-hyped. Its has its exciting moments but I don't like the ending. Both gals end up with nobody.
6. Comments by cyberarts [Rating: 7/10]
The worries of women's chances of getting married as she gets older.
7. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 8/10]
Funny, loved the heroine. Ending was not what I expected.
8. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 3/10]
Lousy and slow. One of the not so good dramas!
9. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
An average drama with an outstanding cast.
10. Comments by Strega [Rating: 7/10]
I like Yamaguchi and Nkamura Toru here.
11. Comments by Q-chan [Rating: 7/10]
A great dorama...
12. Comments by russia [Rating: 8/10]
29th christmas
13. Comments by ephesus [Rating: 8/10]
uh...
14. Comments by enau [Rating: 9/10]
15. Comments by Yasuko [Rating: 7/10]
16. Comments by himawari [Rating: 5/10]
17. Comments by babyram [Rating: 5/10]
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20. Comments by for3vergirl [Rating: 8/10]
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23. Comments by Joyce [Rating: 7/10]
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25. Comments by genji_cat [Rating: 8/10]
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29. Comments by yipsm [Rating: 6/10]
30. Comments by yuka [Rating: 4/10]

Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. jessica.t
Wonderful, natural and attractive acting of Tomoko Yamaguchi. I didn't watch many Japanese dramas before. But this one really attracts me a lot both by its good-looking cast and natural storyline approaching to the real life and reality although it is pity of seperation between the lovers...
2. arian
It was a beautiful J-dorama, the story about love and friendship . Although it has a bitter-realistic ending, Noriko and Kisha show us the spirit and integrity to achieve a better live as honourable human being.
3. for3vergirl
My first Tomoko's dramas. She's so funny and I love her since this one. The drama is cute, plus it's about Christmas with Mariah Carey's perfect theme song "All I want for Christmas is You".
4. pinony
this is the drama that i had ever seem!!
tomoko yamaguchi is really good acter.
5. Mujer