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Diamond Girl [ダイヤモンドガール]

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Drama Details
Title:Diamond Girl
ダイヤモンドガール
Telecast:2003-04-09 to 2003-06-18
Season:Spring 2003



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
With her brilliant looks and dazzling figure, Reika Nanjo is like a finely polished diamond. And to her, that's all she really cares about, because she was raised to believe that those are the two most important qualities that a woman should possess. Reika is in Australia to "study English," but in actuality, the only reason she's there is to visit esthetic salons, and get her nails done.

One day, Reika suddenly meets a lawyer by the name of Shinichiro, who is doing an internship in Australia. The two fall for each other as if fate had brought them together. Reika, who is enjoying life to the fullest, suddenly gets a call from Shinichiro out of the blue. He got headhunted by one of the biggest law firms in Japan, Maurice-Makihara Law Office, so he has to return to Japan right away. Shinichiro tells Reika that he wants her to go back to Japan with him, and of course her answer is yes. He tells her that he'll be back for her, and they will get married.

Reika is now as happy as can be. So she decides it's time to go shopping for a wedding dress. And just as she is being fitted for the dress, she gets a call from Shinichiro. He tells her that he can't go to Australia to bring her back to Japan, and that he can't marry her... This is, of course, a shock to Reika, so she races back home to Japan to find out the reason for all this.

Now back in Japan, Reika tries to call Shinichiro's cell phone, but he doesn't answer. She then goes to his apartment, but he isn't there. The person that lives next door tells her that Shinichiro moved out about a week ago. So poor Reika is left not knowing what to do. She's got one more chance, and that is to try to reach Shinichiro at the law firm that he told her he was going to work at.

Now standing in front of the ultramodern, mammoth Maurice-Makihara Law Office, Reika is caught off guard by the size of the building. She can't just give up and turn back without seeing Shinichiro, so she goes inside. However, to her dismay, she is told "without an appointment, we're afraid we won't be able to help you." After all, this is one of the top three law firms in Japan. Determined to see Shinichiro no matter what it takes, she spots some girls heading inside for an interview, so she blends in with them. The funny part is that she gets hired! "Now I can finally see Shinichiro," she tells herself. But Shinichiro is away on business for three days.

Reika later finds out who she'll be working for. His name is Kosuke Nabeshima. Unlike all of the other lawyers that work at the firm who have great language skills and are considered to be some of the best in their field, Kosuke is assigned all the tasks that none of the other lawyers would ever touch. What's worse is that Kosuke is a terrible boss, treating Reika like dirt and forcing her to serve tea, make tons of copies, and input information into the computer all day long. The only person that is nice to her is the new lawyer on the block, Shiori Sonada.

Not being used to this kind of work, Reika is confounded a bit. But she knows that if she hangs in there a little longer, she'll be able to see Shinichiro.
Fuji TV

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Shout It Out [Mizuki Arisa 観月ありさ]

Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Mizuki Arisa
観月ありさ
Nanjo Reika
南條 麗香 (26)
Kishitani Goro
岸谷五朗
Nabeshima Kosuke
鍋島 耕介 (38)
Hara Sachie
原沙知絵
Sonoda Shiori
園田 詩織 (26)
Tanihara Shosuke
谷原章介
Natsume Shinichiro
夏目 慎一郎 (29)
Oshima Satoko
大島さと子
田中 悦子 (37)
Hamada Mari
濱田マリ
アケミ
Katsumura Masanobu
勝村政信
Makimura
佐久間 実 (38)
Shirakawa Yumi
白川由美
Morris Kimiko
モーリス 君子 (58)
 

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1. Diamond Girl Official Website (SJIS)

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. This Diamond is Your Best Friend [Rating: 9/10]
The Japanese version of "Legally Blond". Instead of the Blockbuster sugar pill, this Diamond Girl is not only good-looking and well-dressed, but has a heart of gold and a superior fighting spirit as well. Mizuki Arisa did a fantastic job as Nanjo, the girl chasing after the fiancee who abandon her because she lacks "inner quality". She interns at his law office to win him back first, but ends up having a complete change of heart. It is a romantic story and many law and justice tales in one. There are so many heart-felt moments that makes this dorama worth watching. For those people who ignored this gem just because the leads are not the most gorgeous surely lack "inner quality." Do not forget that a diamond is born within a rough surface.
Reviewed by FierceStriker on 15 May 2004
2. Great dorama [Rating: 10/10]
I think this dorama was a great dorama. The storyline was good. The cast also good. Mizuki Ariza has done a good job in this dorama. If you like hero, then you'll like it. I did not say that it is the same, but just the concept, are typically almost the same. This is a good series, epecially for the woman, coz the story was about a woman that finally can show her talent, beauty, and character to his ex boyfriend that left her.
Really meaningful and so powerful. Ariza looks so sweet and beautiful in this dorama. Kishitani Goro's acting was good too. So, just watch it.
Reviewed by makimura_RAn on 17 January 2004
3. a question [Rating: ?/10]
Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get this serie?
Appreciate all info!

Thanks!
Reviewed by River on 19 April 2008

Comments From Users (18)
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1. Comments by FierceStriker [Rating: 9/10]
The Japanese version of "Legally Blond". Instead of the Blockbuster sugar pill, this Diamond Girl is not only good-looking and well-dressed, but has a heart of gold and a superior fighting spirit as well. Mizuki Arisa did a fantastic job as Nanjo, the girl chasing after the fiancee who abandon her because she lacks "inner quality". She interns at his law office to win him back first, but ends up having a complete change of heart. It is a romantic story and many law and justice tales in one. There are so many heart-felt moments that makes this dorama worth watching. For those people who ignored this gem just because the leads are not the most gorgeous surely lack "inner quality." Do not forget that a diamond is born within a rough surface.
2. Comments by ryce [Rating: 8/10]
Viewership wasn't very high in Japan but I still liked it nonetheless... Made me take notice of Mizuki Arisa... Vain but very cute. Wasn't very attracted by the opening story but I stuck on a while longer coz Kishitani Goro was in it. He is a good actor who can act the good & bad (think the villain in Returner) very well. I'm glad I stuck on with the show... :) A dorama based on lawsuits that shows how lawyer Nabeshima & assistant-o Nanjo help the helpless in lawsuits against big companies. A motivating & inspiring show with some comedy added. Juz love seeing Nanjo & Nabeshima squabbling... though i would have loved to see ***SPOILER ALERT begin*** them get together as a couple...:P ***SPOILER ALERT end***
3. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 8/10]
Very entertaining legal drama. Mizuki Arisa and Kishitani Goro play off each other brilliantly, while the supporting cast is all good as well. The real standout was Kishitani Goro, who made his caustic character both humane and lovable. Definitely a feel-good drama--I recommend it!
4. Comments by reli [Rating: 7/10]
The show emphasizes too much on character Nanjo Reika. It can be done more about the interaction between Reika and Shinichiro, her ex-boyfriend. After all, Reika chooses to be a legal assistant to get close to Shinichiro.
5. Comments by 4julls [Rating: 8/10]
okaaayyy !!!
i like this kind of story
hehehe ... and the fashion
hohoh you must wacth for it !!
plus ... you will see another view of KAMEN RIDER RYUUKI
hauhahahahaahahahah
6. Comments by minerva [Rating: 9/10]
I love this dorama? why? dunno, perhaps it because i like that kind of story. Even though I don't like the male character, the chemistry bet two main actors are good.
7. Comments by asma [Rating: 9/10]
Love the story altho' not the cast. But very watchable and funny at times. Didn't get bored with the storyline and couldn't wait to see the next episode.
8. Comments by Akakage [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is very entertaining, I would've never expect to be that good. Great performances from the artistes too!
9. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
its a great story..its funny & cute at the same time...i have to say Arisa's outfits are fabulous!!
10. Comments by Kendesu [Rating: 7/10]
this drama was ok drama, the first half was not that fun and it starts getting a bit funner.
11. Comments by olivia158 [Rating: 8/10]
nice storyline and good acting skills.... the show has some very funny parts.... :)
12. Comments by fiundin [Rating: 8/10]
Fantastic comedy show, very entertaining with popular actress, Arisa Mizuki!
13. Comments by shikka [Rating: 7/10]
d female lead was very cute.....n weird...
story line....is a ok only....
14. Comments by minitotoro [Rating: 9/10]
arisasan w/ law
learned so much and enjoyed it alot
lots of humor too!
15. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 7/10]
ariza mizuki was pretty and cheerful. i enjoyed watching this drama.
16. Comments by jo [Rating: 5/10]
Its Ok story, I don't like the actor and actress, though.
17. Comments by positive [Rating: 8/10]
Ally McBeal meets Moonlighting, Japanese style!
18. Comments by tmy0123 [Rating: 9/10]
I admire her spirits, never give up!!!
19. Comments by hill383 [Rating: ?/10]
20. Comments by fuqinlan [Rating: ?/10]
21. Comments by TLCy [Rating: 7/10]
22. Comments by Bsalez [Rating: ?/10]
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24. Comments by wonderwabbitt [Rating: ?/10]
25. Comments by Mink [Rating: 5/10]
26. Comments by rsawabe [Rating: ?/10]
27. Comments by haisai [Rating: 7/10]
28. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by oyaduras [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by qiqi_16 [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. Szabotage
I've ended up watching this drama three times already. Very well done, plot and character-wise. You can't go wrong watching this one!
2. makimura_RAn
A great dorama to watch. Mizuki Arisa is good in both acting and her beauty.
3. olivia158
nice show.... very funny.... good storyline too...it's a must watch!! :)
4. z_dane
nice girl....
5. bobopuzo