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Hitonatsu no Papa e [ひと夏のパパへ]


Drama Details
Title:Hitonatsu no Papa e
Papa for One Summer
Telecast:2003-07-02 to 2003-09-03
Season:Summer 2003

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:10 Episodes

A high school student's mother passes away leaving her alone with her grief. The girl, Marimo, discovers the name of a father she never knew. Marimo sets off to meet him, but is completely shocked when she finds someone very different from the father she envisioned. Her father, Shinpei, a 38-year-old would-be private detective, is shocked too, and doesn't believe her until he sees the paperwork. With Marimo muttering "The worst father in the world"and Shinpei lamenting the loss of his freedom, these two are about to learn how difficult and rewarding a father/daughter relationship can be.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Kanshou 感傷 [Ueto Aya 上戸彩]

Actor/Actress Cast (13)
Ueto Aya
Sakurai Sachiko
Kitamura Kazuki
Yanagisawa Shingo
Matsushige Yutaka
Kitagawa Hiromi
Kohinata Fumiyo
Enami Kyoko
Watanabe Ikkei
Kobayashi Nenji
Matsuda Satoshi
Toyohara Kosuke
Ishizawa (epi 7)

Related Links (1)
1. Hitonatsu no Papa e Official Website

Drama Reviews (8)
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1. Not bad... but [Rating: 7/10]
This drama was not bad but it was not great either. The script was too loose. Some very talented people in the drama just not a very developed plot line. The show also suffered from poor charachter developement. You really wanted to see people bond and relationships become better defined but it just did not happen in my opinion. Still it had it's moments...
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 23 October 2006
2. a little disappointed [Rating: 6/10]
I was a little disappointed. Aya was o.k., I like Sakurai Sachiko but they did not give her much of a role in this. Kohinata Fumiyo was pretty good in this probably the best part of the show. The story never developed very much although the concept was decent. I'm glad KTSF played it, it was worth watching but nothing to get too excited about.
Reviewed by Doramafan113 on 23 May 2005
3. Not too exciting [Rating: 6/10]
Apart from Aya this drama had little else going for it. I had a real hard time caring for anyone else in the drama. The story was dull the soundtrack was awesome and well that is about all I have to say for this drama.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 15 August 2010
4. Pretty good [Rating: 8/10]
I really liked this drama. Aya was really good, and the chemistry bewteen her and Ikki made the show (while I thought everyone was good--they just made this show for me).
Reviewed by Shani on 23 February 2006
5. Should please Aya's fans [Rating: 7/10]
If I didn't feel like slapping Kitamura for being such a rotten dad, I'd have clapped my hands a little louder. Great music score when there's no dancing.
Reviewed by shari on 21 December 2006
6. nice drama [Rating: 10/10]
very interesting drama
make me laugh went it funny
and make me cry when it sad
good character all of cast
overall it's excellent
Reviewed by silg on 16 November 2010
7. not bad [Rating: 6/10]
just watched the last episode hmmm not bad
Reviewed by ester_grace on 7 December 2010
8. Standard [Rating: 5/10]
Reviewed by ester_grace on 6 October 2010

Comments From Users (41)
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1. Comments by MakiharaR [Rating: 7/10]
The first couple of episodes were a rough start, I felt like I had to force myself to watch it and hoped it got more interesting. Eventually it picked up and became a lot more enjoyable when the plot was not just centered on the father and daughter developing a bond, but many other characters as well. I though the dancing within the drama was pretty ridiculous and the plot was not very well developed, but there were moments that were very sentimental. The ending was definitely shocking and surprised me which was a definite plus, it made me feel like it was worthwhile. Aya Ueto's role was something I felt very comfortable watching as she fit it perfectly while the father was a little harder to watch. Still a good watch for Aya fans.
2. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 5/10]
This drama started off pretty slow and that didn't change much towards the end either. Aya Ueto plays Marimo, a girl who looks for her father who happens to be a detective after her mother passed away. Aya Ueto plays her regular self in this kind of drama and the other side characters just seem to be in the mix.

There's not much I can credit this drama with because the story was rather slow and the dialogue was both cliche and draggy. I felt as though I had to force myself to watch the rest of it. I think the only people that could enjoy this drama would be fans of Aya Ueto and even those people might find it a hard time sitting through this series.
3. Comments by g_hunter1 [Rating: 7/10]
This is one of the few dramas where I actually enjoyed Aya. The story involves a girl who ends up living with her father after the death of her mother. The father had no idea he had a daughter and has to somewhat adjust his life for her. I did not like most of the subplots in this drama. They were somewhat boring. It should have focused more on father-daughter relationship.
4. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 6/10]
Ueto's show, generally and its ok but forgettable. The OST belongs to her too!. Its an OK show, considering that Kitamura is in it and he's a cool thug to watch on TV but I really appreciated Kohinata's acting and dancing, he's a pro.
5. Comments by michiru3 [Rating: 4/10]
after watching 2 full eps and fastwarding ep.3, i can't watch anymore. There's no chemistry btwn Ueto Aya & her dad. The story's not interesting either. I can see where it's going already, so I stopped watching.
6. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: 6/10]
Again Aya Ueto is very cute in this drama. This drama is about how a daughter and father relationship grew from the father not knowing that he has a daughter until the 17 year old daughter appear on his doorstep.
7. Comments by shozen [Rating: 10/10]
aya was cute as usual. it was my first drama too watching aya. at then i wasnt so into her. was getting to see her face a lot on tv. after watching this is what got hooked to her. she is adorable to watch.
8. Comments by sao [Rating: 7/10]
A unusual drama, very coloured, moving and funny !
I like the atmosphere and humor of it, it reminds me a little City Hunter ! The duo Kitamura/Ueto is very amazing !
9. Comments by jovie2109 [Rating: 10/10]
hey..this drama is pretty good especially for those who has problems with their father..learn how to lov their own father n able to manage to accept how he is..
10. Comments by lelokong [Rating: 8/10]
her dad was funnie as hell, and she was pretty funnie also, though i wished there was more stuff between her dad and his gf, and less dancing stuff.!
11. Comments by Jiro takahara [Rating: 10/10]
this was one of my first jdramas to watch...ueto Aya had a good role in this drama and it had me on foot from start to finsh...i give this a 10
12. Comments by tabana [Rating: 8/10]
Not bad, but there's not much of private detective work. Mostly dance stuff. Fun to watch. Never heard omae said so much in a drama :)
13. Comments by tinyamaki [Rating: 8/10]
I like the chemistry of azumi and kanbei.... lols I mean Marimo and his papa junpei but the ending is a big disappointment...
14. Comments by aya_fans85 [Rating: 10/10]
I enjoyed watching the whole episodes and the Kanshou song as the OST was also great and wonderful. Should be watch!
15. Comments by Kuro570 [Rating: 8/10]
Most ppl hated it but I loved it although some points had you thinking shes just a whiny little brat.
16. Comments by Kendesu [Rating: 8/10]
this is a ok drama, it has lots of funny part but drama maybe a bit cheesy compared to other dramas.
17. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 7/10]
noting special to say.kitamura is maybe better in second roles, but still like him!
18. Comments by gupi [Rating: 7/10]
ueto ama erika maen bersama, tapi kenapa erika perannya cuma dikit banget ?
19. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 4/10]
Well...didn't quite get the whole storyline...not really my kinda drama...
20. Comments by boris [Rating: ?/10]
Samo za tvurdi pochtateli na Aya, slab scenarii, losh poddurzhasht sustav.
21. Comments by Raining JHan [Rating: 8/10]
oh i loved ueto Aya in this drama, very good performance in this drama
22. Comments by yume [Rating: 6/10]
A pretty nice cast, but I wonder about Aya's skills in this one...
23. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
it was better than what i had expected, nice family show i guess
24. Comments by kitakaze [Rating: 7/10]
Entertaining so far. Plus, it has Aya in it, which is...a plus.
25. Comments by Dorochive [Rating: 3/10]
Oh yes it's Aya, she's the only bright spot in this drama.
26. Comments by ueto_aya [Rating: 10/10]
going to watch this movie bcoz of Ueto Aya's drama...
27. Comments by carla-chan [Rating: 7/10]
It's sooo funny and Aya Ueto is a good actress
28. Comments by ShinYo [Rating: ?/10]
Bought, but not yet finish it...
29. Comments by momo_chan [Rating: 10/10]
soooooooooooooooooooo funni!
30. Comments by Babypicu [Rating: 9/10]
very well done aya drama!!

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Users who voted for this drama (42)
1. Freefall
Good drama with a great cast. Especially Aya, Kohinata Fumiyo and Kitamura Ikki were great.
I liked the story a lot but somethimes I had the feeling something was missing and I was a bit dissapointed about the end. It felt rushed and plain somehow and left many open questions.
2. jovie2109
i really love watching this drama n i dont stop until the final episode..a good drama for father and daughter which may helps to improve their relationships.Aya's song Kanshou in this drama is interesting n i did enjoy it..
3. aya_fans85
Aya's play a role as a daughter where she can't believe it that her dad was a guy with some kind of weird jobs.The Kanshou song is also nice to hear.I rate this drama 10/10!
4. japanese_girlz87
i like this drama among father and his daughter that he never knew of her daughter till his daughter find him and get hurt a lot..nice theme song..and bonus to ueto aya too!
5. gto_girlz83
This is a great family drama, a daughter that loss her mother and suddenly finding out her father that his job is quite weird.. The theme song also interesting to listen.
6. tinyamaki
good drama....I love the chemistry of shinpei and marimo and the story seems good but gonna wait till the end...haha ... marimo is soo cute!!
7. spldey126
Beginning was weird,middle was fantastic,ending was bit sad(Lack of good storyline) The best thing is Aya admitted she is cute.. xD
8. lov_ayachan
Some part very touching and some part was wonderful. I like the theme song too..Ueto Aya is great in many roles..(as daughter)
9. crazy_of_u
still downloading it..n i hope anybody out there please seed it..i'm really waiting to watch any from Ueto Aya's drama..
10. chipsmore_cube
the theme song is nice to listen and the plot drama was rarely and totaly great! Should be watch by others too...
11. fahim87
Another great drama from Ueto Aya...I hate the scene when some guy tried to kiss Aya but luckily it's not real!
12. i_lov_aya
Aya..Aya..i like to hear Kanshou song as the sound track for this drama n still in good in acting Go AYA!!
13. aya83
half away watching bcoz still waiting for somebody to seed it..please seed it for ueto aya
14. suki83
love aya's acting very much..dont care what ever she's lead..
15. Jiro takahara
this drama was like the best...it gets a 10 from me
16. polabear_85
aya again...whateva drama of Aya, i'll be watching
17. kozue_girlz83
i like ai no tame ni song in this drama-by aya..
18. silg
interesting altough in short plot (one summer)
19. lov_aya85
going 2 watch it until i finishing download
20. suki_1305
Go Aya chan!!This drama vote just 4 u..
21. kin_2109
whatever Ueto aya drama, i'll be watch
22. ayachan_83
like ai no tame nie song in this drama
23. jovi_cute1986
i like the song..aya's such great
24. Shani
Well acted, funny and emotional.
25. crazy_girlz2109
still searching 4 this drama..
26. cutie_girlz83
I love her song in this drama..
27. pandan_girlz83
i really enjoy her theme song
28. ueto_aya
l like Ueto Aya very much..
29. lov_aya
A good drama to be watch..
30. OasisCS
O o Excellect Movie o O

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