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Don Quixote [ドン★キホーテ]



Drama Details
Title:Don Quixote
ドン★キホーテ
Telecast:2011-07-09
Season:Summer 2011



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TV Station:NTV
Genre(s):Drama
Super natural



Synopsis
Shirota Masataka is a child welfare official working at a child consultation center. Sabashima Hitoshi is a charitable yakuza boss. These two lead completely different lives, but one day their souls are suddenly switched. As a result, Masataka begins dispensing odd advice about the grules of societyh and other things. While his colleagues naturally see this as a problem, the children gradually come to rely on him.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
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Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Matsuda Shota
松田翔太
Shirota Masataka
Takahashi Katsumi
高橋克実
Sabashima Hitoshi
Narumi Riko
成海璃子
Matsuura Sachiko
Uchida Yuki
内田有紀
Sabashima Ayumi
Matsushige Yutaka
松重豊
Hyodo Daisuke
Kobayashi Satomi
小林聡美
Mizumori Mineko
Miyake Hiroki
三宅弘城
 
Ichikawa Miwako
市川実和子
 
Konno Mahiru
紺野まひる
 
Watanabe Kenkichi
渡辺憲吉
 
Tamura Ai
田村愛
 
Yamane Kazuma
山根和馬
 
Kawakita Mayuko
河北麻友子
 
Aoki Ken
青木健
 
Ueda Mao
上田眞央
 

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. started reluctantly, but finished nice [Rating: 10/10]
The first I saw of Takahashi Katsumi was in Shomuni and the first of Matsuda Shota was in Meitantei no Okite.
I was kind of expecting Takahashi Katsumi to be grand, but I was surprised of Matsuda Shota's ability to portray Sabashima-san.
Both characters are Don Quixote in their own way and, more than that, one could see the two characters developing throughout the episodes.
Also the supporting staff is very good.
The cliches used did a very good job of embossing the huge gap between the street gangster and the otaku-like Shirota.
Hat down for the way this drama was shot and the camera movements.
The spanish style soundtrack added quixote flavor to it.
I would accept someone's complaint that sometimes the kids weren't so convincing that they were mistreated (dark joke), but I enjoyed the drama and I laughed each episode e2e.
It may not look like it, but this drama will Pow-Thwak-Bangbang! you.
Reviewed by favug on 16 November 2011

Comments From Users (17)
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1. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
This series definitely had its ups and downs. I suppose for me the biggest failure was the completely different ways that Matsuda Shota and Takahashi Katsumi portrayed Shirota. Even from the start, there was little in common between Takahashi's Shirota and Matsuda's Shirota, but I do admit that Matsuda had little time to work on the character. Yet they both did well playing Sabashima! Go figure. I wish the side characters had been a bit more developed in this show. There was one gentleman who seemed to have no role at all so I wonder why he was even given screen time. This show was fun, however, and the final episode really tied it all up nicely. Though a part of me wanted them to be stuck in each other's bodies forever. That's the one part of the series that's incredibly obvious.
2. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 8/10]
Even though the plot is about "switched personalities", it was funny to watch. I think Matsuda Shota made a wonderful job here. I liked how both characters slowly learn things from totally different worlds they are forced to live in for a while. Really nice!! The only thing I didn't like at all is that the Spanish accent is not from Spain but from Cuba or Mexico (not sure), and music is Cuban and not Spanish either; please note that "Don Quixote" is an old book from Spain.
3. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 9/10]
Wow... watched this for Matsuda Shota and it was way better than I expected. It might lack somewhat of a captivating nature, which makes you want to watch episode after episode after episode (I like that in a drama), but in every other way it was good! Great actors, interesting episodes and characters, much detail, good execution and looooots of fun!
4. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 8/10]
Truly funny drama. I was a little bit worried it might turn out super terrible but overall I enjoyed it. I think the acting was pretty well done. I really think Shirota is a strange character and I found him completely gross when he was acted by Matsuda Shota. XDDD

Oh and of course, loved Suda Masaki <3
5. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
A nice take on the "switched personalities" storyline. Matsuda was great!! I wish they'd given Uchida and Narumi more to do though.
6. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 8/10]
Hilarious!The whole Katsumi & Shota switched personality...loved both Shota's portrayal in this!gotta love the kids & him!
7. Comments by gaston [Rating: 7/10]
Was ok. Good laughs, but nothing life changing. Ending was definitely funny with Nishi-yan and Hyodo.
8. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 8/10]
this drama is very funny! i enjoyed it very much! matsuda shota did a great job!!
9. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 7/10]
The script is too usual... yakuza stuff.... Anyway Matsuda Shota saves the show!
10. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 7/10]
Not exactly a new story, but had some good funny moments here and there.
11. Comments by beckymc21 [Rating: ?/10]
Get this when complete! 2 guys switch souls, looks good.
12. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Funny in part, there are some good actors here.
13. Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 10/10]
I loved it! The actors were just fantastic!
14. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 8/10]
Expect comedy, get comedy and laughs.
15. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: ?/10]
((WATCHING))
16. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 6/10]
Dumb...
17. Comments by niknik [Rating: 7/10]
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18. Comments by Doramako [Rating: ?/10]
19. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
20. Comments by angelwings18 [Rating: ?/10]
21. Comments by Kiyomi L. Denise [Rating: 6/10]
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24. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 7/10]
25. Comments by mvc [Rating: 8/10]
26. Comments by NaomiMaeda [Rating: 9/10]
27. Comments by hoihai [Rating: 6/10]
28. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 8/10]
29. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 8/10]
30. Comments by yollibee [Rating: ?/10]

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