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Arifureta Kiseki [ありふれた奇跡]



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Title:Arifureta Kiseki
Unsurprising Miracle
Telecast:2009-01-08 to 2009-03-19
Season:Winter 2009

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

One day, a middle-aged man named Fujimoto Makoto, is standing on a train platform about to jump in front of a train. Nakashiro Kana and Tasaki Shota both happen to be on the same platform, and sensing what is about to happen, they quickly pull him back to safety. There�fs a reason why Kana and Shota realized Makoto�fs intentions: they both have the same kind of emotional scars. Through a series of e-mails, they've become attracted to one another and slowly learn to open up their hearts once again.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Dreams are More Precious [Enya]

Actor/Actress Cast (22)
Nakama Yukie
Nakashiro Kana
Jinnai Takanori
Fujimoto Makoto
Kase Ryo
Tasaki Shota
Kazama Morio
Tasaki Shigeo
Toda Keiko
Nakashiro Katsura
Matsushige Yutaka
Kobe Kosaku
Igawa Hisashi
Tasaki Shiro
Kishibe Ittoku
Nakashiro Tomoya
Yachigusa Kaoru
Nakashiro Shizue
Kimura Midoriko
Ando Ritsuko
Shiomi Sansei
Kurosaka Mami
Tokieda Harumi
Miyata Sanae
Yamazaki Satohiro
manager of Ifu cafe
Fuse Eri
Kana's neighbor (ep. 1)
Watanabe Tetsu
Matsuki (ep. 4)
Fukikoshi Mitsuru
Tachikawa (ep. 4)
Miho Jun
Club Natalie receptionist (ep. 5)
Shiga Kotaro
Club Natalie's customer (ep. 5)
Sone Yuta
a passerby (ep. 5)
Suenaga Haruka
Mio (ep. 10-11)
Anan Kenji
head of security (ep. 11)

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Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Touching drama of real life [Rating: 9/10]
Drama starts interestingly and keeps going on describing problems of normal people in real life. Cast contains no teens, which makes the already touching story more believable. All the actors/actresses play their roles very well. Music and small parts of embedded Irish mythology fit in perfectly. If I would be put to describe this drama with only one word, it would be: sweet :)
Reviewed by morical on 14 May 2009
2. great human drama [Rating: 8/10]
just finished and i'm satisfied with the ending. i'm glad that everything was resolved without being forced. this drama might be too slow for other but i thought it was just right and there weren't a lot of fanfares for cliches or unnecessary stuff. pretty straight forward. didn't feel draggy at all.
Reviewed by weetzie_bat on 22 April 2009
3. Terrific [Rating: ?/10]
Deep and compelling. Wonderful performances.
Reviewed by Eve on 11 January 2011

Comments From Users (27)
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1. Comments by Cerebus [Rating: 8/10]
No stunt casting, no non-acting Johnnies, no flashy direction, just a superb drama about people drawn together after an attempted suicide. You get the feeling the characters are real people leading real lives and it is a tangible sense of melancholy running throughout. The script and cast are excellent and refreshingly I don't anybody is under thirty. It is very slow and subdued, and has some of the longest scenes and individual shots I've even seen in a j-drama. I swear that there was a single shot of about 5 minutes in the 3rd episode.
2. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 6/10]
The story in episode 1 was promising, meeting while saving a man whose thinking of committing suicide and both lead characters coincidentally have already experienced the same sentiments once in their lives. The story was slow pace, so you might want to discontinue watching it from time to time. The story was average. But I must say that the hobby of those two old men were really just freaking weird, I wonder what would�fve happened if their loved ones found out about it?
3. Comments by babysports [Rating: 8/10]
At first glance, it may seem to be a slow pace show and that may put you off, but underneath that, is a touching and inspiring story about 2 lonely hearts. The tiny miracles and problems that they face are very close to heart for the audience. Both nakama and the actors pulled off this show quite splendidly i would say.
A slow but inspiring story that forces you to appreciate the things around you.
4. Comments by russia [Rating: 9/10]
wowowowowow. super slow drama but oh so good. not for people who want a fast-paced drama or even normal paced ones. and its not even a rom-com. it's a romance drama, but barely. yet. it is a beautiful romance, in its way, and no other way will do. that is what makes it so awesome for me, anyway.
5. Comments by xerith [Rating: 7/10]
Slow plot but I quite liked it up until about episode 6 or 7. Then I felt that the story could have proceeded faster. Nevertheless, its nice to watch something that isn't the usual highschool or detective Japanese dramas once in a while.
6. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
difficult to say why 8p. although there is nearly no story, but it's interesting to see, how the people cope with their problems and it's some kind of romantic. (soundtrack and video-style are pretty good)
7. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 9/10]
Slow romance and family drama. But with a little bit of patience your reward is superb acting, wonderfully sad and funny moments and a realistic lovestory - meddling family members included.
8. Comments by dokaben [Rating: 7/10]
Started strong but it seemed like the writer didn't know where to go with it. As if there was this great premise and an excellent cast but not enough depth to fill 11 episodes.
9. Comments by HHND [Rating: 8/10]
Very good drama about people falling love around 30 years of age, though it started out slow at first. Great filming, scenery, sometimes even feel like you're watching a movie.
10. Comments by sw33t_laydee [Rating: 8/10]
I thought this was a good drama. I felt that it ending could have been better but I understand what the central message of the story is so the ending worked out fine.
11. Comments by Ushiroyubi [Rating: 8/10]
really solid but sort of shifted downward towards the end, imo.

still a solid drama, but the build up was definitely better than the climax.
12. Comments by Sleepingstar [Rating: 9/10]
really really slow yet funny and brilliant drama. Humor is just perfect here, so somehow common but still puts smile on your face :).
13. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
This drama is quite slow at times but its well worth sticking with . Great Performances from Jinnai Takanori and Nakama Yukie.
14. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 7/10]
It's kind of weird that the two families should meet so often before marriage. The two fathers were cute.
15. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
A real drama about real people. Great writing and outstanding acting by all the cast!!
16. Comments by weetzie_bat [Rating: 9/10]
what a nice little human drama. yankumi & ryo kase were perfect!
17. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 7/10]
Slow but beautiful.
Theme Song: Dreams are More Precious [Enya]: 7
18. Comments by Bbbut [Rating: 4/10]
average - could have been a lot deeper but stayed flat throughout
19. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 9/10]
Anything with Yukie is a good . Nice drama I liked it.
20. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 6/10]
kinda depressing..
quite realistic?
21. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 7/10]
Slow-paced but interesting.
22. Comments by Eve [Rating: 9/10]
Deep and compelling.
23. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 6/10]
[DELETED] dropped.
24. Comments by aznpride26 [Rating: ?/10]
watched most of
25. Comments by Shachihoko [Rating: ?/10]
plan to watch
26. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 6/10]
27. Comments by niknik [Rating: 8/10]
28. Comments by M [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by Doramako [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]

Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. UetoAyaFanboy
Nakama Yukie is so kawai. Very woeful story which tackles the issue of suicide -- particularly relevent in Japan, the country of workaholics. The Enya song is just amazing -- one of the best song ever! "Dreams are more precious than gold."
2. Veilen
Life, love, family and friends. The ordinary miracles. Simple and beautiful drama.
3. russia
you have to watch it to appreciate it. words just dont do justice.
4. Sleepingstar