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Binbo Danshi [貧乏男子 (ボンビーメン)]



Drama Details
Title:Binbo Danshi
貧乏男子 (ボンビーメン)
Telecast:2008-01-15 to 2008-03-11
Season:Winter 2008

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:9 Episodes

Koyama Kazumi is a poor but optimistic college student who firmly believing that there are more important things than money. Despite his own poverty he ends up taking on other people's debts and faces various challenges to pay off those debts.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Monochrome [BENNIE K]
2. Ue wo Muite Arukou [Suzuki Masayuki]

Actor/Actress Cast (28)
Oguri Shun
Koyama Kazumi
小山一美 (21)
Yashima Norito
Hikita Shuzo
引田修三 (36)
Yamada Yu
Nakahara Mimi
中原未海 (23)
Miura Haruma
Shiraishi Ryo
白石涼 (17)
Yusuke Santamaria
Kamiji Yusuke
テルテル (28)
Otou Takuma
チャぎー (31)
Ichige Yoshie
Koyama Shizue
Naka Riisa
Shinjo Sumire
新城すみれ (20)
Shibue Joji
Sunagawa Takayuki
Shikauchi Takashi
Inoue Goro
Katagiri Hiroshi
Ito Yumi
Kurata Wakana
Okada Ryosuke
Akagi (Kazumi's Classmate)
Ishida Yudai
Nakata (Kazumi's Classmate)
Kai Makoto
Uekusa (Kazumi's Classmate)
Tomikawa Kazuhito
Morita Yosuke
Kojika Keiji
Masuda Shuichiro
Takiguchi Yukihiro
Abe (Host)
Yazaki Hiroshi
(ep. 1)
Hankai Kazuaki
(ep. 3)
Iriyama Noriko
(ep. 3)
Tokui Yuu
(ep. 4)
Yamazaki Hajime
(ep. 6, 8)
Kasai Kenji
(ep. 7)
Yamashita Yorie
(ep. 8)

Related Links (1)
1. Official Website

Drama Reviews (6)
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1. Bombee Men [Rating: 8/10]
This was actually a breath of fresh air from Shun, after being type cast as the silent/mysterious character in dramas since 2005. But.. I guess it was overdoing it a little, most especially in episode 1. There were even times that I really resented his acting & his character. Good thing, it lessens as the story went on. The situation was more realistic but the lead character wasn't so that's why the way he handled it was different from what a normal person would do. I started liking it at around ep4, that�fs when I really started laughing at Shun�fs character plus the scenes with Shiraishi that would always end up in him hugging Shiraishi. Also, the scene when Koyama was counting the money while Omu Omu keep on distracting him and don�ft forget the weird scenes with his mother. All in all, it was a mixture of a human drama, light to exaggerated comedy and friendship. I wouldn't say that I didn't like the ending but I guess adding that marriage thing in the end was not necessary.
Reviewed by aiscess on 13 April 2008
2. Good acting but poor storyline [Rating: 5/10]
Oguri Shun exaggerates a little too much as Koyama Kazumi; Yamada Yuu is solid as Nakahara Mimi; Yashima Norito provides some good laughs as Hikita Shouzo; Miura Haruma is excellent as Shiraishi Ryo; Yusuke Santamaria is quirky as the unpredictable Omu-Omu; the chemistry between the actors is fantastic but the plot is a real let-down. How Koyama accrues his debts and then works to pay it off is a bit unrealistic; there is no meaning to the 'love story' between Shiraishi and Sumire; and the marriage at the end is totally unnecessary. There are some powerful scenes in this drama especially that exchange between Shirashi and Koyama in episode 6, but that's not enough to save it. The main message is that connecting to people and the heart is more important than money, which in the ideal world should hold true. But realistically it is difficult to achieve, and if there is anyone in this world who lives like Koyama Kazumi, God help them.
Reviewed by Limes on 10 January 2010
3. all bout debt?// [Rating: 7/10]
hemmm...i've watched tis drama...shun is so talented coz he can act as kazama...really a different character fom his previous dramas...but i keep asking is kazama-kun really exist in tis world...hemmmm...^^

starting fom 1st episode, he worked really hard tp pay all the debt tat money totally not use by him...
working working n working...n doin some ridicilious act yet effective to gain money....hemmmm....nice lol..^^

credits for shun anyway...
Reviewed by cnidaria_jin on 25 August 2008
4. Over the top.. [Rating: 2/10]
Sadly I'd have to say I watched one episode and stopped. It makes for VERY light viewing and only if one is a big fan of Oguri Shun but otherwise I'd give it a miss =( His character was simply too exaggerated to the point it was ridiculously annoying rather than funny..
Reviewed by sezling on 21 April 2008
5. So-so Dorama [Rating: 7/10]
Its a refreshing to watch Oguri Shun plays as cheerfull person. The story just so-so, i like the idea of puts others feeling above money.that he always put smile on his face eventough so many hard thing happens.
Reviewed by chibichan on 5 September 2008
6. I do not like so well! [Rating: 6/10]
I do not like so well!
Reviewed by jed_ka on 1 November 2008

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1. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 6/10]
Onother one of those comedy oriented doramas, but pretty good anyway. It was the first time i saw Oguri Shun playing such a goofy character and i have to admit i was surprised, he was actually pretty good and i loved all of his Rocky�Ls references(i�Lm a big Rocky fan). The main character himself was way to much of a good person, almost in the impossible realm, so it made the story stupid a couple of times(when he bought a piece of land in Jupiter i think lol).
And i really enjoyed the supportive cast, specially Kamiji Yusuke who played Teruteru
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
Contrary to some [stupid] people's belief, Oguri Shun is actually a great actor and high charisma and energy. In Binbou Danshi he was really able to show off those aspects of himself to their full extent. I thought he was simply awesome as the optimistic Koyama Kazumi. The supporting cast were good as well, although sometimes they were a hit, sometimes a miss. Overall this was an interesting drama series that came to a superb conclusion. Check it out!
3. Comments by Swedish_Japan_Lover [Rating: 7/10]
Although I kind of liked this drama, im not in to dept-dramas.... they can get pretty tiring, this was pretty good but could still get boring... And I didnt like the ending at all, sure I like when endings are unpredictable, but... it was just so wrong ;___; Oguri was good though, I really like his actingskills, though Ive never seen him play a normal role, either a sad quiet person or a crazy energic person, such a shame, but i'm still waiting!
4. Comments by linda100 [Rating: 7/10]
I like the concept...but it did get a bit boring on some parts...but the main reason I watch this drama was because of Shun! I love him in this! he is so cute & funny, but silly & dumb at the same time...and one does tend to get a bit annoyed with his character's ott antics & excessive optimism. But overall, I thought it was a good drama...not great, but good.
5. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 7/10]
Rated 6.5
I liked several episodes of the drama. By the end, I kinda got tired of the main character's cheerfulness. It's hard to believe how a poor guy like him would do various things suggested in the drama -- that is to say, the story is quite unrealistic which is understandable since it's based on a comic book. Either way, I thought it was okay, but not that good.
6. Comments by d0npian0 [Rating: 9/10]
I often read before that people who usually like Oguri Shun, disliked him in Binbou Danshi. Funnily, this drama finally convinced me of his talent and I started really liking him. It's amazing how many different roles he can pull of.

Well, apart from that... I'm not sure why but I incredibly loved Binbou Danshi. I loved the characters, the humour and the storyline.
7. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 7/10]
Come on, don't take it too seriously. A person like koyama will never appear in this world, but at least imagine that he's alive. Funny drama, a relationship between the character was great. But yeahh, the storyline and koyama sometimes really overacted.
Soundtrack: Monochrome [BENNIE K]: 10 (Great song)
8. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 8/10]
I'm looking forward in watching this series. It's been a while since Shun did a comedy.

EDIT: It was a mixture of a human drama, light to exaggerated comedy and friendship. I wouldn't say that I didn't like the ending but I guess adding that marriage thing in the end was not necessary.
9. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 6/10]
Entertaining dorama, good to see an always laughing Oguri Shun. I didn't really like the way that the whole message about money was given, but I ended up liking each character, including Omu Omu san, which I really loved. Quite good overall, but not twice watchable.
10. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 7/10]
hhmm.. how should I put it.. not one of the good drama I come across. However come to think of it there really are such ppl around us that put others above themselves. But I don't agreed that one should borrow money for the sake of the others.
11. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
this is a motivating drama on how to be responsible for ur debts...i don't blive tht thers such person like Kazumi-chang though...then again..Oguri-san did a splendid job being Kazumi...chooo baka da ne...
12. Comments by sw33t_laydee [Rating: 4/10]
Despite this drama having Shun as the main character, I thought this drama was horrible. I got bored after the 3rd episode and then watched the last two episodes just to see what happened. It was bad...
13. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 6/10]
Funny but stupid and frustrating to see Oguri Shun's character just keep on giving when he has nothing. Still, it was nice to see him in a different role from his usual silent loner types.
14. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 7/10]
A reasonably entertaining drama - not really anything special, but cute in its own right. I thought the first and last episodes were the highlights, while it kind of lagged in the middle.
15. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 7/10]
Oguri is sooo funnie in this show ~~
the cast is nice ~ w yamada yuu and mimura~
but the drama itself basically dun haf much meaning except money is impt ! hahaha
16. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 7/10]
Haha, funny drama! Shun was quite nice, too nice in my opinion. For some reason I enjoyed the scenes with Yusuke Santamaria ^^ another plus, little Haruma-chan
17. Comments by raynawashere [Rating: 8/10]
lol this drama is so funny. mostly. lol. and shun oguri is such an awesome actor!! seriously. and miura haruma. SO CUTE!!! :)
18. Comments by cnidaria_jin [Rating: 8/10]
kazama-kun...pity for him..he is so nice...
how come tat omou2 can do tat to him...
but..hepi ending..i like it...^^
19. Comments by kimjj33 [Rating: 10/10]
Hits you right in the heart about caring for your friends and using money. Koyama is the man!
20. Comments by romi510 [Rating: 7/10]
Overall, I think this is only average. It just get pretty boring halfway through the series.
21. Comments by hibiscus920 [Rating: ?/10]
The main character is annoyingly unrealistic, so is the story line. DROPPED after first ep.
22. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 7/10]
a so-so dorama. Shun Oguri plays a man who always thinking of others so he cant say No
23. Comments by akitsu [Rating: ?/10]
I think this is one of the stories that may create a great manga but horrible dorama.
24. Comments by adrxuan [Rating: 9/10]
nice!!! this show is funny~~~ and oguri shun's expression always cracks me up~
25. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 5/10]
Sorry. Oguri Shun's overacting irritated me after a while. Storyline was ok.
26. Comments by asako77 [Rating: 9/10]
I found this to be pretty funny. Shun did a great job with this character.
27. Comments by azngelique [Rating: 8/10]
the concept is amazing... actors are great.. very optimistic drama.. :)
28. Comments by room304 [Rating: 1/10]
Couldnt even get past the 2nd episode. I was too bored with the story.
29. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 8/10]
Very funny , I especailly enjoyed Yusuke Santamaria's performance.
30. Comments by michimaru [Rating: 8/10]
one of the many favorite sides of Oguri Shun that i adore.

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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. diadokmai86
Great actor in Binbou Danshi. Very kind man. This drama also very funny! : D. Go Oguri Shun!! Banzai
2. kimjj33
Kayama (Ogure Shun) did a splendid job and should you how you should really look into life.
3. Rodrigo Imai
It's very funny.
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