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Boys on the Run [ボーイズ・オン・ザ・ラン]



Drama Details
Title:Boys on the Run
Telecast:2012-07-06 to 2012-09-07
Season:Summer 2012

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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:9 Episodes

Tanishi Toshiyuki (Maruyama Ryuhei), a salaryman who works for a small toy manufacturer, has never had a girlfriend in the 27 years of his life. Naturally he has no experience in women too. Ridiculed as uninteresting at his workplace, Toshiyuki is a hopeless employee nowhere near getting ahead in life. He is in love with his colleague, Uemura Chiharu (Minami Akina). However, he is not able to approach her, and relieves this dejection every day through telephone dating clubs and adult videos. Then one day, Toshiyuki appears to make progress with Chiharu following coaching by the elite salaryman Aoyama Takahiro (Saito Takumi) whom he got to know at his workplace, but...

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Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Maruyama Ryuhei
Taira Airi
Saito Takumi
Ueda Tatsuya
Minami Akina
Asada Miyoko
Sato Eriko
Jinnai Takanori

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Comments From Users (7)
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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 7/10]
This is primarily a comedy, but it's only mediocre at best as a comedy. On the other hand it actually works quite well otherwise. It has great pacing and development, interesting characters, and in particular, a decent story. It seems like so much happens in the course of this series, and it's hard to be bored watching it all unfold.

There is a major problem however. The old and tired plot of depicting one reject's determined quest for love has gone completely overboard here. They have succeeded in making him entirely pathetic and gross, but not in making him someone I can relate too. Or even feel much pity for really. The constant use of feces as a gimmick for his character didn't help much, nor did the repulsive expressions of his face. Sorry, but there is a limit to rooting for the underdog.
2. Comments by gaston [Rating: 6/10]
I would like to thank Boys on The Run for introducing me to Taira Airi (actually, I first saw her in HanaKimi but she is much more memorable here); she made the dorama watchable. The producers & director did a good job of hooking me from episode to episode even with an EXTREMELY annoying protagonist. His bowel movements (once you start watching you'll understand) irritated the crap out of me (pun intended). Overall a semi-enjoyable dorama -- for it's ending and Taira Airi. If you take that away, I would probably have dropped it, or scored it below 5 (which means it wasted my time and I rather not have watched it).
3. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 8/10]
Very funny drama. Overall enjoyable cast with some pretty good acting. I also give hair and make-up props for Tanishi's wigs. They were very realistic.

It was a little bit over the top in the crazy department but it was pretty hilarious XD I nearly died the first episode!!
4. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
The first half is too absurd, but it became better in the second half. I like the plot and the involvement of all characters. Worth watching, laughed every few minutes, but don't take the plot too seriously. It reminds me a little bit of Moteki. The end was really great!
5. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Though I like this kind of Dorama, it was a bit too unrealistic and too overacted for me. The story should have focused on he and his first love keep destroying each other. And I didn't like the fights. And he ended up with the wrong girl.
6. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 6/10]
the story is not to my liking. watching for Maru, Airi and of course YOKO!! Maru's acting is really good~ but the plot is too lame zzzzzzz
7. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 8/10]
The story changed dramatically. It was a fun watch.
8. Comments by nyanderful [Rating: 10/10]
9. Comments by jimb20 [Rating: 6/10]
10. Comments by Renestl [Rating: ?/10]
11. Comments by Okami Ray [Rating: 7/10]
12. Comments by Yorokobi224 [Rating: 6/10]
13. Comments by boris [Rating: ?/10]
14. Comments by LAC [Rating: 7/10]
15. Comments by mammothb [Rating: 6/10]
16. Comments by mario34 [Rating: 8/10]
17. Comments by Dorobou [Rating: 5/10]
18. Comments by simonelin [Rating: 8/10]