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Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]

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Title:Bijo ka Yajuu
美女か野獣
Beauty or Beast
Telecast:2003-01-09 to 2003-03-20
Season:Winter 2003



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Viewership:18.5%
Genre(s):Comedy
Drama
Romance



Synopsis
After graduating from the Tokyo University School of Law, Makoto Tamiya goes on to Harvard University where she earns an MBA. She later works at one of the "big three" networks in the United States as a news reporter. While covering a story on an international symposium in Paris, Makoto is scouted to work for JBC Television in Japan. The news producer at JBC wants to use Makoto to help raise low viewer ratings. He persuades her to work for him for an absurdly high salary, and also gives her the right to hire who she needs.

While Makoto is being brought in to be the savior of the News Department, one man gets transferred from the Variety Department. His name is Hiromi Nagase. Since joining JBC Television, all he has done is variety programs.

So now the News Department has Makoto who thinks high ratings are the meaning of life, and Hiromi who values the success of a program as just a tool for the full enjoyment of life. These two totally different personalities mix it up and somehow reach a mutual understanding, creating a delightful "light comedy".
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. The Galaxy and Maze 銀河と迷路 [Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ]

Actor/Actress Cast (37)
Matsushima Nanako
松嶋菜々子
Takamiya Makoto
鷹宮真
Fukuyama Masaharu
福山雅治
Nagase Hiromi
永瀬洋海
Watanabe Ikkei
渡辺いっけい
Kuze Teruhiko
久瀬光彦
Yashima Norito
八嶋智人
Towatari Kantaro
戸渡千太郎
Sasaki Kuranosuke
佐々木蔵之介
Kote Hiroshi
古袋博
Shiraishi Miho
白石美帆
Shirai Yukino
白井雪乃
Nagai Masaru
永井大
Yamamoto Takeshi
山本タケシ
Suzuki Papaiya
鈴木パパイヤ
Kacchin
カッチン
Fukaura Kanako
深浦加奈子
Akiyama Fujiko
秋山富士子
Kodama Kiyoshi
児玉清
Sakuragi Kyoichiro
桜木恭一郎
Shimizu Shogo
清水章吾
Tamaru Reishi
Shiga Kotaro
志賀廣太郎
Tsurumaki Yukio
Yamamoto Ryuji
Sakamoto Daisuke
Morishita Tetsuo
森下哲夫
Todo Seichi
Katsurayama Shingo
葛山信吾
 
Nakamura Ikuji
中村育二
 
Matsuo Masatoshi
松尾政寿
 
Sano Mizuki
 
Masu Takeshi
升毅
 
Tsurumi Shingo
鶴見辰吾
 
Ishida Taro
石田太郎
 
Michael Tomioka
マイケル富岡
 
Mizukawa Asami
水川あさみ
 
Kusabue Mitsuko
草笛光子
 
Watanabe Noriko
渡辺典子
 
Ikari Yukiko
碇由貴子
 
Komoto Masahiro
甲本雅裕
 
Anan Kenji
阿南健治
 
Ishii Kota
石井康太
 
Kunimura Jun
國村隼
 
Asanuma Shinpei
浅沼晋平
 
Ryu Raita
竜雷太
 
Yamada Meikyo
山田明郷
 
Tokui Yuu
徳井優
 
Hiraga Masaomi
平賀雅臣
 
Morishita Chisato
森下千里
 
Kagaya Junichi
加賀谷純一
(ep. 7)
  

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Drama Reviews (29)
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1. love is in the air??!! [Rating: 6/10]
I watch this drama because of a possible electric interest that a NM-MF combination I thought might generate. Alas, a letdown for me.

While competent in their roles, there is no hot-wiring. The flaw lies in the script. The make-up of NMfs character - way too cool to frigid point whenever MF attempts to bridge a connection. Therefore, the hint of romantic undercurrent between NM and MF is not as well perceived as in gHeroh, heartwarmingly so between Kimura and Matsu.

NMfs hardened aloofness sets the tone of the relationship with MF throughout until it seems to dawn on the scriptwriter that the show is ending without so much as hot air between the leads and to pacify audience, insert an eleventh hour ghappily-ever-afterh closure. Eh??!!! It did nothing but markedly the empty promise of a romance.

Apart from the non-romantic development, it is still watch able for the 2 good-looking leads.
Reviewed by yuka on 5 May 2003
2. Brillian show [Rating: 9/10]
This drama follows the pattern of the "case by case" or "story by story" method, where each episode focuses on a specific story or plot and the characters go through each episode trying to resolve something. It's quite common to see this type of pattern in J dramas these days.
I liked this drama because they did such a good job of it, of connecting everything and making things run smooth and at a good pace. The story never got too fast or too slow, and each episode focused on an issue that's relative to today's world, and I can tell the writers did their homework on this one.
I don't see why people actually complained about the love story in this. I watched it for the conflicts within the news station and the love story was just in the background, and was never the focus. I personally like this formula, for it thickens the drama and prevents the drama from being too one-sided.
Reviewed by Hiro Toyo on 4 February 2004
3. subarashii.. [Rating: 9/10]
i loved it..!! so much so that i finished it in less than 2 days.. from the beginning, i already loved the setting in a newscenter.. and also the main cast of nanako and masha.. but as i watched on.. masha's character, nagase hiromi, slowly grew on me, and i fell in love with hiromi-chan.. his carefree attitude.. but always knowing when to be serious.. i loved his serious moments a lot.. because he seems so happy-go-lucky, when he is serious, it really shows how important makoto is to him.. nanako did well as makoto, protraying a successful career woman.. well she really looks like it.. the rest of the cast were funny and serious at the same time.. and i loved the scene of the studio and control room.. nagase looks so cool when he says [ok.. cue..!!]
Reviewed by arashinokoto on 6 November 2003
4. Excellent Show! [Rating: 10/10]
I have no complaints whatsoever. I went into the show with no expectations. After the first episode I still felt a little lukewarm, but very quickly the storyline and characters grabbed hold of me and that was that.

I LOVED Matsushima Nanako. I always thought she was a bit overrated. I guess I just needed a role like this to make me see why people love her so much! And of course, I'm extremely attracted to Fukuyama Masaharu as an actor and I felt this role was great and fun.

I liked the dynamic between the characters at JBC News. I wish I had a workplace like that. It was so warm. And the small bits of romance were sweet and not overdone. Everything worked so naturally well with everything else.

It was a great watch. Woot!
Reviewed by Wynter on 19 July 2010
5. Watch this with your gf! [Rating: 10/10]
I don't care what any of you say, I really liked this drama. Maybe it's the hype from just finishing it minutes ago, but still. In my past dozen dramas or so, I've learned that you can't always expect the love connection in a non-love drama. This one is one such example. Next time I feel like a love drama, I wouldn't mind poppin in Yamato Nadeshiko or Love Generation, but this one was just great too even if that one end scene was pretty fake (you know what I'm talking about if you just finished this). Coming from another news drama (News no Onna), I now find the news in Tokyo exciting. How funny would it be if it were to be the same old boring news that we get here in So Cal. Yes, how funny.
Reviewed by gizm092 on 30 May 2004
6. I enjoyed this one! [Rating: 9/10]
The 2nd highest rating show this season only behind "Good Luck". Nanako and Masaharu were good leads. A "Typical" heart warming drama evloves around a TV news room. Since there were many news room related dramas out there, that makes this drama storyline a bit predictable! A Worth watching show but not the bestcand the ending is too wide opened for my taste! They should throw in more ramantic scenes or at least expand the relationship between the leads. You would say "That's it!"!!!!
Reviewed by jdfan on 25 April 2003
7. Bijo ka Yajuu [Rating: 9/10]
Honestly, I thought this series would spare the same amount of dialogue and shots for romance as HERO did. Fortunately, I was proven wrong. The series indeed focuses on the news hustle and bustle; but it tries to cram a snapshot or two of how Takamiya and Nagase were and how they tried to come to terms now. Basically, these little morsels dropped by the writer kept me hoping and excited about how the series would progress. Recommended.
Reviewed by Red Impulse on 2 June 2005
8. Boring dorama, big disappointment [Rating: 2/10]
I only started to watch this dorama becasue I am a big Musaharu fan and Matsushima Nanako fan. But I must say I kinda had to force myself to finish watching this one, it was kinda boring and each episode was kinda predictable. Also I felt lack of chemistry between the two main stars. I had high hopes for this dorama but was utterly disappointed. Each episode seems pretty much the same that you quickly lose interest in the story.
Reviewed by dys199 on 17 March 2004
9. thumbs up for this one [Rating: 8/10]
love this show coz with nanako in it,the show seems special...anwya,the story line is good...and nanako is perfect as the head of the news team...love her acting and her expressions here..althos sometimes she is stubborn...i find the love relationship between the 2 lead can be considered under-developed...it would be better if there are more story between the 2 of them...overall a great show...
Reviewed by funny face on 24 April 2004
10. It's showtime! [Rating: 7/10]
Matsushima Nanako, as usual, does a great job playing a top-notch producer weighed down by a less top-notch but highly dedicated crew. Fukuyama Masaharu, as Nagase, truly embodies the spirit and determination of the team and injects the needed heartfelt touch to this entertaining drama. Nicely crafted episode plots will keep the viewer more than satisfied.
Reviewed by Shindou on 14 September 2005
11. So so [Rating: 6/10]
Very predictable. The good thing was Matsushima Nanako's acting, that's what got me to go on watching it. Each episode is fairly self contained. And the series goes through each character's problems and finding the solution to the problem, etc.etc. very typical scenerio. BUT If you love Matsushima Nanako then it definately doesn't hurt to watch! :)
Reviewed by risumonki9 on 8 March 2004
12. i guess..~~ [Rating: 8/10]
i guess...they caught my attention on life..i'd lost my luv cos i thought he wasnt luv me anymore..and i've made a huge decision to keep on moving ...to look stronger ..to be better person..but suddenly tis drama took me back to think wut if he's not like i thought he was..but real life story isnt same as in drama..i guess,life's jz complicated~~
Reviewed by aYa haYashi on 3 January 2005
13. one beasty show [Rating: 8/10]
the drama was well-made and promoted worker ethics...i enjoyed it a lot...humorous most of the time, but doesn't forget the serious parts...wigged twist near the end (made me go holy frig!)...bad stuff is that they dragged a lil near the middle and not romantic enuff...nanako did a superb performance while the other guy held his own as well...
Reviewed by Baka Senpai on 13 April 2004
14. Beauty and the Beast? or Beauty and the Prince? [Rating: 8/10]
Great Drama I would say. Thought Fukuyama Masaharu should be considered as the Prince instead of the Beast? He's so cool in the drama. Needless to say, the Beauty gotta be Matsushima Nanako, the pretty, knowledgable and career-minded News Producer of JBC.

Chemistry between both of them are great! Every episode with great surprises!
Reviewed by Jewel on 24 May 2005
15. Ths drama is the best of 2003 [Rating: 10/10]
It has a good story and it is very easy to get in to. The cast is good the characters are great. I love this drama very much every body should see this Nanako is realy good in this drama. It is a must see. It kept me watching. Masaharu was great too. YOu need to watch it its great.
Reviewed by johuth on 4 December 2004
16. Beauty & the Beast is the best!! [Rating: 10/10]
The main reason I bought this is because of Nanako and Fukuyama. It was one of those moment when u realise there is such a thing as chemistry. I enjoyed the series very much and I hope to see Fuku & Nanako again as a pair in the future.
Reviewed by Scarlett on 9 May 2005
17. Great Drama eh why not call it a comedy? [Rating: 10/10]
This is a great drama and prehaps a comedy! Some parts do get boring but I doubt the claim that this is a boring drama. A lot of it is in the form of Japanese humor and cultural views.
Reviewed by Matsuyama on 29 August 2004
18. Bijo ka Yajuu [b] [Rating: 10/10]
The plot is excellent... and the casting is very good... nanako always has this very radiant.. she is so lovable... the male actor is very good... very handsome too...
Reviewed by Fiery_Nova on 1 November 2003
19. cool!~ [Rating: 8/10]
a new version of news no onna
nanako looks so cool here
she's like a perfectionist but of course no one is ever perfect without other ppl supporting her
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 21 June 2003
20. Bijo ka Yajuu [b] [Rating: 8/10]
I love Fukuyama Masaharu's character !!! esp. all his cheeky grins and goofy actions !!! so cute~ both leads acted well with much chemistry too.
Reviewed by J on 2 January 2004
21. wakara nai [Rating: 10/10]
sukoi ne!! not your typical teeny bopper show this one of the matured dramas i want with a touch of comedy, love story and REALITY!!!.
Reviewed by zchendevlemh on 29 March 2004
22. Pretty good. [Rating: 8/10]
quite a good show...
Nanako looks gorgeous as usual....
i don't know but i find it a little too 'politically correct' sometimes.
Reviewed by kook05 on 22 December 2003
23. flowin with it [Rating: 8/10]
deserves an 8.75
watch it ppls...maybe the best of spring 2003...gotta finish good luck first to decide
Reviewed by Baka Senpai on 13 April 2004
24. VERY FUNNY [Rating: 10/10]
nanako as beautiful as she can get, and fukuyama is adorable. the story is wonderful
Reviewed by cola_cherry on 28 September 2003
25. Like Hero [Rating: 7/10]
Not a bad one. Like Hero. Story is by one epsiode. Nanako looks very beautiful.
Reviewed by vienna_sg on 21 July 2003
26. Awesome!!! [Rating: 10/10]
For me, this is the best drama acting by nanako matsushima..
Reviewed by conan_02 on 29 January 2004
27. nanako [Rating: 7/10]
i watched it because nanako...
that's all!!!
Reviewed by yon on 19 October 2004
28. Bijo ka Yajuu [b] [Rating: 9/10]
very interesting dorama
Reviewed by sena_ringo on 24 May 2009
29. great! [Rating: 10/10]
great drama
Reviewed by gotosira on 31 December 2003

Comments From Users (173)
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1. Comments by phoenix_angkasa [Rating: 9/10]
This drama follows the pattern of the "case by case" or "story by story" method, where each episode focuses on a specific story or plot and the characters go through each episode trying to resolve something. It's quite common to see this type of pattern in J dramas these days.
I liked this drama because they did such a good job of it, of connecting everything and making things run smooth and at a good pace. The story never got too fast or too slow, and each episode focused on an issue that's relative to today's world, and I can tell the writers did their homework on this one.
I don't see why people actually complained about the love story in this. I watched it for the conflicts within the news station and the love story was just in the background, and was never the focus. I personally like this formula, for it thickens the drama and prevents the drama from being too one-sided.
2. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 10/10]
Exciting true to life stories from the TV newsroom. I was fascinated and glued to the tube every episode. Have not watched anything like this on television before. Loved the character of Makoto Tamiya so principled, elegant, driven. Loved her clothes. Nanako Matsushima shows another facet of her wide acting range as the serious, career driven TV executive Makoto who seldom smiled but has a soft heart.I love independent women. Masaharu Fukuyama as producer Hiromi Nagase was so cool, cheeky, goofy and laid- back. His flippant character was a sharp contrast to the unsmiling workaholic Makoto. The love angle was not bad either and the ending, pure jdorama- nothing specific but its left to the imagination of the viewer. And since I love happy endings, this one is a happy one.
3. Comments by HaN [Rating: 10/10]
I bought it but returned it because the VCD had a problem. But i still miss this drama. When 8TV played it, i watch it again. I like watching the beautiful Nanako Matsushima here with her pretty hair. That hair suit her role and suit for her too. Love to have hair like that. The story, kind of politically. But the atmosphere that shown in this drama was so real. It shows the real life as a news man behind the tv. Their office are the evidence of their busy work. When I watch this, I know that this job wasn't for me. I die doing job like this. But it's good to watch the hardworking people that are doing the job they like.
4. Comments by yourasthma [Rating: 8/10]
this is the first time i have watched fukuyama and nanako, and i must say that i liked them. the show reminded me of odoru daisosasen since the plot is mainly episodic and focuses on their profession. despite faltering in comparison to the much funnier and quirky odoru, i would still recommend this show.
the supporting cast was a bit annoying at first but each character is given some 'story' and development. i like sakuragi too.
i also liked the theme song. nice show to watch and learn from, but i don't think it is life-changing per se.
5. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 4/10]
This is another of those unsubstancial doramas(like Hataraki Man or Celeb to Binbo Taro), i really had a hard time finishing this up; not even the beautiful Matsushima Nanako was able to save this for me.
It was supposed to have a romance flick between Makoto(Matsushima Nanako) and Hiromi(Fukuyama Masaharu), but we get nothing on that during the first 10 episodes, only in the last episode you are supposed to "buy" that they love eachother blah.
In conclusion this is boring, boring, boring and boring again.
6. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 7/10]
A good series focusing mainly on the lifestyle of a newsroom. Matsushima Nanako and Fukuyama Masaharu did a convincing portrayal of JBC's producers and the trials that they had to go through in order to pull in higher ratings seemed very realistic. The series had a really turbulent ending (the last two episodes), but the conclusion seemed a little too rushed. Other than that, I really enjoyed it.
7. Comments by mldesu [Rating: ?/10]
if first episodes are anything to go by, then this one's gonna be irritating despite the good acting from furuyama masaharu. i just don't get why it is that a successful woman like nanako has to suffer those kinds of indignities? can't a woman simply be successful in work and personal life?

music's interesting.
nanako looks harder and older. she was tons lighter in yamato.
8. Comments by andrewujin [Rating: 10/10]
this is my first love in jdrama. nothing beats this drama for me, and i have watched it at least tens of times over and over without getting tired of it. fantastic pairing between nanako matsushima and fukuyama masaharu.... great performance by the two of them,...
short, sweet and appealing plot
they should have a sequel to this show!!! :-)

enjoyed it very much
9. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]
The 2nd highest rating show this season only behind "Good Luck". Nanako and Masaharu were good leads. A "Typical" heart warming drama evloves around a TV news room. Since there were many news room related drama, the drama storyline is quite predictable! A Worth watching show but not the bestcand the ending is too wide opened too! You would say "That's it!".
10. Comments by Akiiness [Rating: 8/10]
Despite the average rating I gave it, I actually really liked this one. The plot is very episodic, but I tend to give in to dramas like that. Masha and Nanako pulled a very nice performance together. They could have pumped more into the romance portion, but I'm not complaining. I enjoyed the atmosphere that the drama gave off, and I totally recommend it! ;)
11. Comments by glyq [Rating: 6/10]
let say its ok ... the 1st 2 eps were the best... towrads d end got a bit commercial and it didnt make sense. At the begining of the drama, forming Nanako such a smart, bright, full of experience character, but in the 3rd onwaqrds eps, always made her character not sensible enough to handle things? i mean... doesnt dat contradicts itself?
12. Comments by Jewel [Rating: 7/10]
Great Drama I would say. Thought Fukuyama Masaharu should be considered as the Prince instead of the Beast? He's so cool in the drama. Needless to say, the Beauty gotta be Matsushima Nanako, the pretty, knowledgable and career-minded News Producer of JBC.

Chemistry between both of them are great! Every episode with great surprises!
13. Comments by Mink [Rating: 8/10]
Too bad the chemistry between Fukuyama Masaharu & Matsushima Nanako is... uh, practically non-existent! It's mostly because Matsushima's character is so cold and doesn't really "change" per se around him... otherwise, it's really entertaining and gives a very interesting look at the drama behind TV news production.
14. Comments by tsuyoshi7nhwi [Rating: 8/10]
Can anyone play "bitchy but beautiful" better than Matsushima Nanako? I don't think so. A phenomenal cast, superb acting and excellent writing. Stereotypical J-Drama (read "predictable"), though, which is why I only gave it an "8." Favorite scene--the ending of the Valentine's Day episode. Darned lucky Masha!
15. Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 7/10]
Fukuyama Masaharu was the draw. Matsushima Nanako was kinda bland, playing a rather unchallenging role as the aloof ex. The overall story was fine but their relationship dragged out slowly by bits till the very end to a rather ambiguous closure. I was waiting for sparks to ignite...alas...
16. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 8/10]
Very interesting show! Love the bickering between Nanako and Masa. They look very compatible and good together. I like the story background of a news tv station, it makes the story fast-paced. Nanako is very good at portraying a high class and professional business woman image.
17. Comments by IkematsuSosuke [Rating: 8/10]
Nanako is excellent! Good news drama, but News no Onna is better by far. I wanted to see more interactions with the two lovers. They didn't really build up their relationship that much. It wasn't that comedic as well. Overall a good drama, worth a watch. Nanako rocks!
18. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 9/10]
this dorama is funny, tells the story about stubborn-beautiful-brilliant woman, who became an evening news producer in order to increase viewerships rating. Also the ups and down of the show, makes her realise her love to her former boyfriend who is one of her staff;
19. Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 6/10]
There doesn't seem to be much chemistry between Nanako & Masha. Plot is just above average. Masha is quite funny at times, but that's about all that is worth mentioning. Maybe the whole idea of a broadcasting job environment just dun fit in too well for me...
20. Comments by makky [Rating: 10/10]
it was unfortunate that this drama was getting less hype because kimura's drama "goodluck" was dominating the ratings and pretty much taking most of the hype. This was a unique pairing up with Matsushima Nanako and Fukuyama Masaharu. A chemistry I really dig!!!
21. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 8/10]
Interesting, Fukuyama and nanako duet was great!!
This is not boring, trust me, a relationship between the character was strong, maybe the ending wasn't that great, but still worth to watch..
Soundtrack: The Galaxy and Maze [Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra]: 7
22. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 7/10]
A fairly interesting jdorama with some rather amusing and entertaining plots. I haven't watched any other news jdoramas as of yet so this show was fairly refreshing and different. Nanako and Masaharu were a pretty good pair supported by decent cast.
23. Comments by citrusrain [Rating: 10/10]
Matsushima Nanako does a great job in this drama!! Plus she's really pretty in this one :D Although I had watched some of her dramas before this one, was after I watched this drama, that I started to respect her acting skills and became a fan of hers
24. Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 5/10]
I've only watched the first episode so far. It seems like an okay series but it's missing that spark that usually gets me to finish a show in one go. Maybe I'll go back to it at some stage, but I have more exciting doramas to watch right now O_O
25. Comments by subaruppi [Rating: 9/10]
Fukuyama Masaharu - excellent singer, quirky actor. I really liked the chemistry between him and Matsushima in this, and even though his acting/character was just REALLY cheesy, in general, it was all held together by his utter hotness. XD
26. Comments by japochoboi [Rating: 8/10]
It was a good drama. There was good chemistry between the two leads. I also liked how they incorporated the past into the story to make you want to keep watching. However, I feel that the ending could use some improvements.
27. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 10/10]
Matsushima Nanako is so charming in the show! I admit. I have a thing for career woman. A very nicely done twist in the relationship between the 2 leads. No matter how strong a woman is, she still needs a lover....
28. Comments by 206 [Rating: 8/10]
An interesting drama about a news department and all of the behind the scenes stuff that happens to get a production out. Not much of a "love" drama but each of the characters gets featured to find their place.
29. Comments by Spider [Rating: 7/10]
Nice drama and Matsushima Nanako is very cute, but she played the role too straight and it came across as one dimensional. I wished she showed a but more emotion and range. Still enjoyable but a disappointing.
30. Comments by atheon [Rating: 9/10]
Dec 2003: Predictable...but worthwatching. The two leads did a great job, nanako won the best actress and best outfit for this drama. She deserves it. It will be great if more romance between masha and nanako.

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Users who voted for this drama (43)
1. andrewujin
FANTASTICO!!

this is the drama that got me into watching more japanese drama. well, the main reason was nanako matsushima. she's so fantastic and elegant, and her acting is just fascinating. i've never thought that her pairing with fukuyama masaharu will work so well.

really enjoyed it very much.. my first love in jdrama :-)
2. Iv3_imt
Very interesting drama that covers refresh idea about news television with very good acting. Love both leads! The female lead seems so arogant but lonely inside. And the more i look at the male lead, he looks more and more handsome and cool!!
3. arashinokoto
credit goes to nagase hiromi or masha.. he did so well.. an exciting drama that does not miss out on what the audience wants.. lots of emotional parts too..
4. thedark123
though the ending not that nice...but the whole story flow is good, and also there are nice casts to make the whole show look great
5. stararies17
Like the attitude, like the story. touching n funny too. a show must not miss! hahaz. Nanako's hairstyle is very nice!
6. makky
Although this was high in the 19 to low 20 percentile range, nowhere near the front runner. A very good drama.
7. akitezuka
Love this drama very very much, nice story & characters played by Nanako & Fukuyama
8. Jeanxi
Just simply great! Loved Fukuyama and Matsushima...kind of like Hero in its layout.
9. panda21c
excellent casting, great chemistry on screen and good script, perdictable though.
10. warhero200
very witty n funny! fresh concept also..i love the leads...look good and act well
11. Lazsu
Matsushima Nanako is so pretty in this dorama. Shows how classy she can be.
12. minerva
Funny. Great chemistry between Fukuyama Masaharu and Nanako Matsushima...
13. johuth
if you are wondering why i am voting for this drama see my review of it
14. shiosai
An interesting drama. Great leading casts. NM & FM rocks.
15. sahar
masaharu look very cool in this drama
nanako always kawaii
16. json1980
Great plot and superb acting. One of the best of 2003.
17. shinkuji
you have my vote! Just watched it and love it.
18. st_heaven
engaging chemistry between the two leads
19. Red Impulse
Cool acting by Nanako Matsushima !
20. sagiarsyad
Matshushima Nanako's Best Dorama
21. DukeGonzalez
full of excitement
22. cirrus
i love this drama!
23. aki21
Love this drama.
24. seaweed
Great show.
25. tight
Very good!
26. Baka Senpai
i liked it
27. yajiro
Sugoi !
28. enrique
Great!
29. Sungirl
30. flyingangel

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