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Moteki [モテキ]

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Drama Details
Title:Moteki
モテキ
Telecast:2010-07-16 to 2010-10-01
Season:Summer 2010



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TV Station:TV Tokyo
Duration:12 Episodes
Genre(s):Comedy



Synopsis
Fujimoto Yukiyo is a temp worker who has never had any luck with women. One day, he suddenly starts getting invitations from several beautiful women, and he finds himself confused about how to deal with this new experience of having a "moteki" (a period when one is very popular and attractive to others).
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Yoake no BEAT [Fujifabric]
2. J-POP [Half-Life]

Actor/Actress Cast (14)
Moriyama Mirai
森山未來
Fujimoto Yukiyo
Izumisawa Yuuki
泉澤祐希
YoungYukiyo
Nonami Maho
野波麻帆
Doi Aki
Mitsushima Hikari
満島ひかり
Nakashiba Itsuka
Matsumoto Rio
松本莉緒
Komiyama Natsuki
Kikuchi Rinko
菊地凛子
Hayashida Naoko
Shida Maki
信太真紀
Hayashida Yuma
Arai Hirofumi
新井浩文
Shimada Yuichi
Hori Mayumi
堀まゆみ
Shimada Yurie
Nakagawa Masaya
中川雅也
Sumi-san
Hamano Kenta
浜野謙太
Omu Sensei
Nobukawa Seijun
信川清順
Komiyama Motoki
Denden
でんでん
Yukiyo's father
Tomura Michiko
戸村美智子
Yukiyo's mother
 

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1. Official Site

Drama Reviews (2)
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1. Basic Premise, Excellent Acting/Music [Rating: 8/10]
What should've been a by-the-numbers J-drama turned out to be a very interesting portrayal of male/female relationships, due primarily to the quality of acting - Mirai Moriyama is perfectly cast as your average joe, with a sound supporting cast including Rinko Kikuchi (Oscar Winner from "Babel") and Hikari Mitsushima ("Love Exposure) among others such as Arai and Nonami. The other strong point is the music, which strays away from the usual J-POP fanfare, and turns towards indie classics. While music doesn't usually make a great drama, many of these songs are particularly effective in accompanying the drama at given times, and they also change every episode so you don't get that one boring theme song over and over. The only real drawbacks I found from Moteki, were the shortness of episodes (28mins) and a rather vague conclusion, which, while satisfactory, could've been stronger. I would've really liked to know more about the characters and their motives etc., especially the four women and the best friend, but this was understandably restricted due to the time limitations. Unfortunate for such a promising series as this.
Reviewed by dekatrain on 15 January 2011
2. Pleasently surprised! [Rating: 9/10]
Wasn't expecting much when I picked up this drama, so I was pleasently surprised when it turned out to be very good! The interaction between the main characters had a good feel to it and you really route for him to find his true love. This drama made me smile. Hope there's a second season!
Reviewed by Spider on 13 January 2011

Comments From Users (11)
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1. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 9/10]
How great is Moteki? First of all I was blown away by its amazing soundtrack, often name checked by characters on the show. Quruli, Nakatani Miki, Fuji Fabric to name just a few. The basic storyline is pretty cool too - 30 year old loser suddenly becomes popular, and the women he meets are more than ready to spice up his life. Aki, who is older and likes him but plays stupid games and can't be honest, Natsuki who is perfect in his eyes but just sleeps with anyone to mend a broken hard, Itsu who is in love with his best friend, as well as his yankee friend Naoko from high school and now love coach to Moteki. Great stuff and quite realistic in its portrayal of relationships between men and women. Glimpses into Moteki's inner world are great for comic relief.
2. Comments by dokaben [Rating: 10/10]
I simply loved everything about this show. As everyone will point out, the soundtrack is excellent. Rather than rehashing one or two songs across the series it throws 4-5 new songs at you in each episode. I found myself looking up every artist. The characters felt very real. Yukiyo's inner monologue is hilarious. The relationships were all messy...in a good way. From ep1 you know this won't be a generic journey of growth. The 30min format kept things moving. I could go on, but you get the idea!
3. Comments by dekatrain [Rating: 8/10]
What should've been a by-the-numbers J-drama turned out to be a very interesting portrayal of male/female relationships, due primarily to the quality of acting - Mirai Moriyama is perfectly cast as your average joe, with a sound supporting cast including Rinko Kikuchi (Oscar Winner from "Babel") and Hikari Mitsushima ("Love Exposure) among others such as Arai and Nonami. The other strong point is the music, which strays away from the usual J-POP fanfare, and turns towards indie classics.
4. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 8/10]
In spite of the obviously idiotic, but comical plot, this is a pretty good dorama. At first, I did not want to watch this because of the plot, but it is so self-ironical that it is a pleasure to watch. Note also the much, much better movie MOTEKI starring an irresistable Nagasawa Masami and a much denser atmosphere. Very cool soundtrack.
5. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Way better than I expected! Funny and realistic with an excellent cast. Moriyama perfect as Yukio and the four women, Nonami, Mitsushima, Matsumoto and Kikuchi were great. Mitsushima stood out more than the others IMO.
6. Comments by Sambalici [Rating: 6/10]
Starts promising but it becomes annoying after a while. I didn't like the ending either. Music is good though.
7. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
Fun entertaining drama that makes you smile to yourself! Touching moments too! Worth watching for sure!
8. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
A little bit freaky, but very enjoyable. Note: Watch the movie afterwards!
9. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 8/10]
Funny, quirky, pretty good story and some good music.
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