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Hotman [ホットマン]


Drama Details
Telecast:2003-04-03 to 2003-06-19
Season:Spring 2003

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes
1 Special

Takashi Sorimachi plays school art teacher, Enzo Furiya who takes care of his 5-year-old daughter of whom he has no idea who her mother is. He also lives with his four siblings whose fathers are all different. Enzo�fs daughter suffers from severe atopic dermatitis, so he throws himself into managing her diet to alleviate her condition. He is so determined to raise the little daughter well, he doesn�ft appear to have any spare time for a girlfriend. And yet Enzo finds himself drawn to Misuzu Kaneko (Akiko Yada) a health teacher at his school. Enzo pursues life passionately for his little girl and his family.

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Hotman Season 2


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1. Breezin Together [Exile]LYRICS ]
2. Utakata うたかた [YeLLOW Generation]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (18)
Sorimachi Takashi
Furiya Enzo (29)
Nanami Hinata
日向 ななみ
Furiya Nanami (4)
Yada Akiko
Kaneko Misuzu (24)
Konishi Manami
Furiya Shima (24)
Ichikawa Yui
Furiya Hinata (17)
Saito Shota
Furiya Haiji (15)
Saito Keita
Furiya Ryunosuke (15)
Fukami Motoki
Okuma Toki (24)
Kurotani Tomoka
Sakamoto Yukimi (27)
Kuga Yoko
Fujita Sonoko (29)
Sawajiri Erika
Akikawa Satsuki
Hiranuma Norihisa
Fujita Masato
Yamamoto Yuko
Tatsuko Mama
Ryu Raita
Enzo's Father
Nakamaru Shinsho
(the twin's father)
Waki Tomohiro
Natsukawa Jun
Kamiji Yusuke

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1. Hotman Official Website (SJIS)

Drama Reviews (32)
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1. My review is soooo late! [Rating: 10/10]
ahh.. am so sorry to manami!! honto honto ni gomenasai na~

watched the drama for the 2nd time and realised i have not give a review for this great x3 show....

okie.. firstly: plot /story is good... not fantastic, is the kind of family show that will keep the audience chasing etc., but not original..

story is good, the actors, takashi is okie... believe that it can be improved. soshite, the lead actress (or 2nd?), akiko is good in bringing out the show... i find her quite funny most of the times.. :)

nanami~~~ i really like her.. she is just grreeeaat!.. cute and good at acting, at least for such an age.. :)

Of course, bought the show because of manami aka shima... she is really good at her acting!! superb :) :) and i would think that she is the most kawaii actress, besides the little kid..
great that she can act in this show, with at least a few more scenes, compared to most of her previous shows.. yokatta!!

may have said this numereous times.. but pls support manami!!
manami!! manami!! ....
Reviewed by cass_dust on 9 February 2004
2. Warm and Fuzzy [Rating: 8/10]
Hotman is one of those dramas that make you feel all warm and fizzy inside. It�fs not a drama has considerable depth and philosophy, so if you�fre looking for something profound than this wouldn�ft be a good pick. On the contrary, it�fs quite easy-flowing and simple, and this simplicity makes it a good watch. Yes, there are corny scenes. Yes, it is predictable. But sometimes you just need a drama that has these qualities!

The casting in this drama was done brilliantly. There is so much chemistry between the family dynamic and between the family and supporting characters. Yamauchi Nana is a delight to watch and I�fm sure she�fll grow up to be a talented young actress.

There is a sequel to this drama so I won�ft criticise the end. I would like to say that I�fm glad Nanami�fs mother was not revealed. Like Shima says in the drama, it�fs not important whether we know who the mother is or not. It�fs not about the mother at all. It�fs about Enzo and Nanami. End of story.
Reviewed by Wynter on 20 November 2006
3. A Superb Family Drama [Rating: 10/10]
This drama series exceeded all expectations that I had for it. Sorimachi Takashi shines in this series in his portrayal of the protective and loving, Enzo. At first I thought that this was going to be a typical family drama, but it wasn't. It was much more than just that.

Each of the family members did a wonderful job in portraying their characters and I definitely felt that family chemistry between all of them. At times it seemed to be unbelievable that they weren't related in real life. Each character was memorable and endearing, especially Nanami-chan.

I highly recommend watching this drama. Very rarely do I give dramas a rating of 10/10 these days (since I've watched so many), but this drama really shines and I really think you'd be missing out if you didn't watch this series, especially if you're a fan of Sorimachi Takashi. His acting is so convincing in this series and his character would touch you.
Reviewed by donna8157 on 4 June 2005
4. GTO 2 [Rating: 10/10]
this is one of the best dramas ive seen. each ep is self contained heart warming tale. the characters plays off each other wonderfully. takashi shows alot of charisma and is real cool, a more subdued onizuka? nanami is really cute and acts way better than i could have imagined for someone her age. the supporting cast is terrific, akiko was very funny and looked hot, her expressions were priceless, esp when shes drunk ^^
of course the standout is manami, im glad she finally got more screen time, shes very beautiful in this and shows she can act too. go manami!!

overall very touching, a must see unless you have a heart of stone ;)
Reviewed by kikkuman on 26 September 2004
5. Average 'dramatic' dorama [Rating: 6/10]
I can see how the dorama tries to make you feel warm and fussy about family... but i find them abit dramatic over little things. At the beginning i was kind of lost what was happening because they kept arguing with each other for no reason, and their acting wasnt very realistic. However there were a few comical situations and the characters did grew on me a little bit including the cute nanami-chan. Overall the story flows and the end was very nice. One thing though, why does the actors have so much bad skin??? I think the camera needs a better filter...hmmm
Reviewed by venusvelvet on 11 September 2005
6. Family at its best [Rating: 9/10]
I was quite skeptical at first, thinking that it was some cheesy family drama and that pple were only watching it because of the actors/actresses. Man was I wrong. To anyone who's wondering if they shld watch it or not. My advice is: if at any point in your life, you have been unhappy over favourtism, over protective family members, not being able to fit in sch, or have fun with your friends this is the one show that you can really relate to. Watch, laugh, cry, smile at this unique family as they address problems faced by almost everyone.
Reviewed by mysticalgal84 on 19 October 2004
7. One of the Best Dramas Ever! [Rating: 10/10]
I really love everthing about this drama. It is sad, funny, and encouraging. It is about a family that is struggling with many difficulties but even through the harshest times, they all help each other out and care for each other. The actors were absolutely fantastic. hey even the theme song is good. I loved how it is truly uplifting and wonderful in every way. The characters are funny, the script is smart, and the whole drama is fantastic. I think that Hotman is the perfect example for "Ganbattene"
Reviewed by Azumanga Daioh Fan on 27 May 2006
8. Above average [Rating: 7/10]
A family drama with decent plots. It's an entertaining show. At times too much moralizing, not nesessary to point out that clearly. Another thing that bothered me a bit was Enzos constant pestering about his daughter Nanami whenever Misuzu's around. Where I live that's a deathsin to do on a date. And a girl of Akiko Yadas caliber deserves slightly more attention....don't u think?
Anyway, this drama's still good, above average and well worth my time. To me, 7,5 would seem like an exact rating.
Reviewed by kaonashi on 11 June 2004
9. super touching [Rating: 10/10]
While watching this drama with my mom and brother, we all cried. The story was very good...I definitely felt bad for the family because they go through so much. I also loved the artists in this drama. Nanami-chan was sooo cute! Watching her talk to Enzo...awww don't you just want to hug her? This was one of my first dramas and I enjoyed it lots. And as soon as I think of this drama, the theme song pops into my head. Did I mention that I love that too?
Reviewed by noodlefreak on 17 March 2006
10. Watch this with your gf! [Rating: 10/10]
Dam, i could not put this one down. I just kept on watching. I'd like to call this drama GTO from the back end. You take Onizuka sensei, milk of him of all the unorthodox methods of GTO (this is not a school drama however), and add in his cute kid with no mama. Good family drama even though it's not truely your normal family. You could feel the warmth of the family often and it's nice to see people always doing their best.
Reviewed by gizm092 on 7 March 2004
11. No Perfect But a Good Drama [Rating: 8/10]
I thought the story was good , based off of a manga, just a few things made it seem weird, like having Sorimachi Takashi play the role of Dad, and Oldest brother, I kept seeing him as a very angry guy, but through much of the episodes his character changes and so did my opinion of him....the girl playing Nanami is SO cute and fits perfectly with the character in the story with the disease "atopi"....
Reviewed by Kirari Ililah on 11 June 2004
12. A warm and fuzzy feeling [Rating: 7/10]
Sorimachi Takeshi stars in this warm family dorama in the role of Furiya Enzo aka. Great Father Enzo. The dorama is entertaining and the supporting cast is OK but feels a tad unrealistic at times. For sure, the comedy and warmth of this jdorama makes the viewing experience a pleasure as you watch the trials and tribulations of Enzo's family. NAnami is soooo cute! :)
Reviewed by Shindou on 19 April 2006
13. Fightooo... [Rating: 10/10]
Very impressive family story...this drama is very interesting...all the characters have their own implication to the overall...surely people 'must watch' this drama...u will not regret...hahaha...every episode has it own message...the plot has been well manipulated...really2 enjoy watching this drama...fightoo...fightoo....fightoo!
Reviewed by BluE_ScorPioN on 26 April 2004
14. "GFE 2 (Great Father Enzo)" [Rating: 10/10]
This is my 2nd best influential drama next to GTO live drama. Takashi Sorimachi' acting takes a high level in this one and has mature a lot!!. all of the cast here has TALENT!! specially Nanami she's cute. try the next Season. Hotman 2 it's a great sequel to this one too.

Samuel Samaniego of Quezon City, Philippines.
Reviewed by slashersam016 on 22 August 2006
15. HOTMAN HOTMAN HOTMAN! What can I say??? [Rating: ?/10]
Great drama! Has the whole "family" issue embedded all over ti! Loved this drama! Yada Akiko is so damn fine in it too! I'd say comparing this to G.T.O., Sorimachi's acting has improved a lot! He's still got a long way to go but it's good to see that it's improving!!!
Reviewed by ahochaude on 17 November 2003
16. Pretty Good [Rating: 8/10]
Another great Sorimachi Takashi dorama. Kinda reminded me of GTO, but with a family twist. The little girl in it is so cute, although at times it did get a bit too dramatic, but overall a pretty entertaining dorama, a must watch if you are a Sorimachi Takashi fan.
Reviewed by dys199 on 17 March 2004
17. Hotman Rulz! [Rating: 10/10]
I love this dorama! Takashi Sorimachi is so cute. Nanami is a little darling. I almost cried watching every episode. I'm almost done watching. Two more episodes, I think. I can't wait. I hope Enzo ends up with Misuzu and they can be a happy family. : )
Reviewed by bunnikawaii on 27 November 2003
18. not that good... [Rating: 5/10]
Was just okay. Thought the story was a little bit draggy, characters are overacting, and they fight over silly things. the only thing i probably like about this drama, is the cute little nanakimi. that is what kept me going on watching the series.
Reviewed by duba878 on 10 May 2004
19. Heartwarming drama [Rating: 10/10]
Just finished watching this dorama. U will get touched just by watching young little Nanami.... n Sorimachi was such a good father to her.... great plot n acting... Did make mi think a bit about GTO... only those parts where he got angry ... heeez
Reviewed by TsuyoshiK on 6 September 2003
20. Great show, not the best though [Rating: 8/10]
I find the characters quite enjoyable in this show. However Enzo's character does get annoying at times with his stubborness. Plus Soramichi is in it so that's always a bonus ;). The show in general is very cute and just easy going.
Reviewed by zoglog on 6 September 2006
21. Great family drama [Rating: 9/10]
A wonderful collection of characters living under one roof. I really enjoyed the show and though it was not a wow kind of drama I really encourage people to watch it because it is entertaining and does not get draggy.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 15 August 2010
22. Pretty Good [Rating: 9/10]
A totally different role for Sorimachi Takashi, but he was amazing in it, really enjoyed this dorama, great dramtic and comedic scenes. Nanami is also very cute, which makes the dorama even more enjoyable to watch.
Reviewed by dys199 on 20 January 2004
23. enzo... enzo... [Rating: 10/10]
Motto soba ni ite
Kage ga hitotsu ni naru kurai
Motto suki dato itte
Ano goro no youni...

Kumasan ni...
De ata...
La la la la la la la la la...
La la la la la la la la la...
Reviewed by yon on 19 October 2004
24. Best Family Drama [Rating: 10/10]
Not like ordinary family drama when head of family know everything... but this also shown that they learn from each other. I think all the character very interesting to watch.
Reviewed by Ratu on 27 May 2005
25. Hotman cools quickly [Rating: ?/10]
Tries a bit too hard to make Enzo loveable. Boredom looms after only a few eps. I'll try to watch the rest next time I have to stay home to nurse a cold.
Reviewed by shari on 21 December 2006
26. Family Oriented... [Rating: 7/10]
Not kind of dramas to my likings, yet I still finished it. So, there's something which clicks but not much. Nevertheless, it's worth watching.
Reviewed by tiesw on 9 April 2005
27. What A Great Family!!! [Rating: 8/10]
It's all about building great relationship between each family member. Nice plot,great actors,very talented especially Nana.
Reviewed by faeze on 25 March 2004
28. it's pretty good [Rating: 8/10]
a heartwarming family drama. strong cast lineup, with good storyline and great performance. recommended for everyone.
Reviewed by abubakaz on 19 April 2005
29. another version of GTO [Rating: 10/10]
this is GFE
great father enzo
great plot..enzo the protective dad n brother
sometimes too protective...
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 13 December 2003
30. Hotman [Rating: 9/10]
Another great drama from Sorimachi Takeshi. The family atmosphere was brilliantly acted out
Reviewed by ahweigor on 19 July 2005

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1. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 8/10]
Well i�Lm usually not a big fan of family doramas but this one was really good, really addicting story and the plot unfolds very nice.
At first i tought Sorimachi�Ls performance was good but then he spent the entire dorama averacting, it was awful sometimes; but overall wasn�Lt that bad.
Loved the cast for the family: the cuteness of Nanami(Yamauchi Nana) and Hinata(Ichikawa Yui), the love crush of Haiji(Saito Shota) for Misuzu(Yada Akiko) and the silent love quest of Ryunosuke(Saito Keita) for Akikawa Satsuki(Sawajiri Erika).
When i first saw her i didn�Lt even recognize Sawajiri Erika, she�Ls so young in this one.
The most touching scene was really when Nanami started asking her friends to eat Enzo�Ls(Sorimachi Takashi) cake instead of the chocolate cake that Shima�Ls(Konishi Manami) boyfriend bought.
Anyway overall the acting isn�Lt that great but the chemestry between the Furiya family members is 5 stars.
2. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 10/10]
An outstanding drama that exceeded my expectations. When I first read the description of this series, I thought it was going to be another one of those cookie-cutter family dramas, but surprisingly it was so much more than just that. Sorimachi Takashi shines in this role as Enzo and each of the other characters do a spectacular job. There was definitely a sense of family chemistry in this series that made each character even that much more endearing, especially Nanami. ^_^ The ending was very touching and sweet.

I highly recommend watching this drama. I don't like how others have called this GTO 2 because it's not GTO and I felt that Sorimachi's character in this series was different from that of the overzealous, over-righteous Onizuka. We saw the softer side of him in this series. Great work. A must watch!
3. Comments by Kitsuchi [Rating: 10/10]
This dorama is really sweet.. Little Nanami is cute and Sorimachi as her father.. He's cool. He's one of those actors with the best and funniest expressions.. Hard to describe this dorama, but then it shows how much I like it. No words, eh. It's a story describing how beautiful a family can be and how things can go on right before your eyes without you noticing anything, and in worst case, not until it's too late.. Enough of babbling, this is one dorama with alot of emotions and feelings. You should watch this.
4. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 7/10]
A domestic dorama in all ways. Family show, not very original, but heartwarming and entertaining. The little girl was adorable. Anyway I just couldn't understand some reactions from Enzo and they kept arguing and arguing, but each character had its own story and you almost felt that the house itself was another character. I started watching season 2 but I hated that Manami was changed by Misaki Itoh. Season 1 is one of those doramas that has some weak and cheesy points but that at the same time is a must watch.
5. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 7/10]
Nanami is a super cute kid! Really, really adorable <3 This is a pretty warm and funny family drama, with loveable and noisy family members. However, the 3 youngest siblings seem to be mere caricatures and their characters are not explored much, which is a pity. There is an excess of Shima's smiley face if you ask me = =''' But it's a good attempt at other type of roles by Sorimachi, he makes me laugh out loud at his exaggerated antics, and did I already mention that Nanami is super adorable?
6. Comments by williu [Rating: 7/10]
A very heartwarming drama! The rather low score says nothing about Sorimachi's acting, which is in fact superb. He is one of the best drama actors out there - period. The problem that arises however, is that basically _everyone_ in Hotman (maybe with the exception of Yada Akiko) is outshone by him. Their acting is on such a different level that at times (especially by the two twins) it just feels pathetic. If you can look beyond that, it's a nice drama, without any special plot-twists.
7. Comments by kurii [Rating: 10/10]
Recent Watched (June/2005) - Yet another ii feeling series starring Sorimachi Takashi. 'Yamauchi Nana...Sugoku Kawaii.' =) Theme song fitted really well. The bond between Enzo (Takashi) & Nanami (Nana) was simply the best. I'm glad i didn't miss such a great series. One last thing, 'Haha, Kuma da'. Kinda caught me off guard seeing Kuma (Gokusen) in a suit. >_< (After commenting, i think i'm going to watch it again. =D )
8. Comments by phoenix_angkasa [Rating: 9/10]
Dam, i could not put this one down. I just kept on watching. I'd like to call this drama GTO from the back end. You take Onizuka sensei, milk of him of all the unorthodox methods of GTO (this is not a school drama however), and add in his cute kid with no mama. Good family drama even though it's not truely your normal family. You could feel the warmth of the family often and it's nice to see people always doing their best.
9. Comments by qilver [Rating: 6/10]
slow drama. Good acting. The guy from GTO is the lead in this one too. Akiko was hot. Yui was cute. The storyline was ok, i felt this drama moved way to slow. I thought the character that was created for Manami Konishi could have been better, but i felt she acted very good. At times, i felt uninterested in the drama, although there were some dramatic moments. I finished it out and overall i thought it was ok.
10. Comments by godai-san [Rating: 10/10]
Gave it a nine at first, but after I finished watching this series, I changed my tune. This drama had everything- cool songs, a great cast, hot chicks, a super-adorable five-yr old, not to mention family crises, laughter, tears, some romance, comedy, and stuff about life, being a parent, being a kid, and being part of a family. Loved this series. Gotta wait til someone subtitles the Hotman Special! Yeah!!!
11. Comments by K.T.Tran [Rating: 9/10]
Thought Sorimachi did a good job in this drama and Akiko was HOT!!!!! The others did good too, I think Yui looked cuter in this drama then in H2 and the Shota twins were good. Little girl is very cute, sweet little innocent baby girl. The story is good. Like how the family is always there for one another and how the family does run into some trouble and they come up with ways to solve it.
12. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best doramas ive watched.... The most heartwarming dorama ever... Yamauchi Nana plays her char. in an adorable way... u just can help falling in love with her....
BtW... The casting is superb! It seems like every actor really fits perfectly their respective chars. Im not much of a fan of these "family's doramas"... but this one really touched my heart... Thumbs up!!!!
13. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 8/10]
Hitotsu yane no shita (2003)?!! This dorama reminded me of the aforementioned classic. The older brother trying to take care of his brothers and sisters but this time they throw in a little 5 year old girl. Yes, I enjoyed every episode. I wish they further developed the relationship between the two leads. The little girl is so adorable and she can act...
14. Comments by jo [Rating: 5/10]
Okay story, it's boring and shallow sometimes, I can't understand why they would argue all the time with silly simple things, and Enzo would burst out with his stupid loud voice. Nanami is one lovely, smart cute little girl. Makes my day when I see her smile, Misuzu was nice too, but can't really find this drama worth watching ever again. C-
15. Comments by Kirari Ililah [Rating: 8/10]
Good drama for the family. Sorimachi Takashi is a very good actor and seems to be good with kids....Yamauchi Nana who plays Nanami is SO cute. The Saitou brothers might not be well known, but I still like them, especially Keita who plays Ryonosuke, he's cool by a coward....I recommend for anyone who enjoys a good and casual family drama....
16. Comments by niti [Rating: 5/10]
Another series with the actor that had the main role in GTO (onizuka), I am ashamed to say it but I have only seen one episode of this series. After I saw the first episode, my comp had a breakdown and it took me some time to get another one. By the time I had a new one I had lost the interest of the series.
5/10 for that what I remeber.
17. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 8/10]
at first i was skeptical to watch this, 'cause i saw quite a few not so good comments abt the show. demo yappari ii dorama da. a lot like hitotsu yane no shita, but the story revolves more around the father-daughter tandem of enzo & nanami. heartwarming & fun to watch, it's the kind of dramas from which you learn a lot abt life.
18. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 9/10]
Great, great family drama. Every episode was enjoyable... and it's filled with numerous moments of pleasure and sadness.. I was so touched when Enzo drove his family out because he didn't want them to suffer anymore, then started to rebuild the house on his own...Akiko Yada is also super cute in this show..really love her here!~
19. Comments by linco [Rating: 7/10]
it was pretty good. its ur typical family drama. the ending kinda sucked tho. they left a lot of things open and i dont see how enzo fell in love with misuzu. in fact i didnt even know that was a proposal on the beach. but overall its pretty good. i liked the interactions between teh sibilings. nanami's so cute
20. Comments by kartanoman [Rating: 9/10]
Funny and heart-warming dorama! Enjoyed Takashi Sorimachi's portryal as Enzo and beign held in suspense as to whether he and Akiko Yada (playing Misuzu) would end up together in the end. Little Nana Yamauchi, however, clearly wins the prize for the most entertaining character ... simply priceless! Highly recommended!
21. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 7/10]
Sorimachi Takeshi plays a similar GTO-esque character in the form of Furiya Enzo - Great Father Enzo. The supporting cast do an OK job but their acting could definitely be improved on. However, the entertainment and warmth of this jdorama make this a jdorama well worth your time. Remember to look out for Nanami!
22. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 9/10]
Superb!!!! because of this drama, i will vote Takashi sorimachi. He deserves it, he makes this drama colorful. Everything is almost perfect, also Erika Sawajiri is on this drama, Wow. kawaii. I have nothing to say, this is a great drama. You will not regret watch this drama.
Theme Song: Breezin Together [Exile]: 8
23. Comments by AjiKan [Rating: 9/10]
Sorimachi Takashi does it again ^^. But this time as a loving father to the cute Nanami! You can sense his love for his daughter in this heartwarming dorama. I thought it was nice to see him have a big family and see all the interactions between them, during their ups and downs. Saito twins are a definite plus ^^;
24. Comments by zealous [Rating: 10/10]
the very best dorama i ever watch... wit "enzo" the kakkooooiiiii man, very responsible to his siblings and a good father and "nanami" the kawaiiiiiiiii child...very cute one... good at acting and like it whe she call "Enzo". Very good story, very good acting, very good casting... and..... very good dorama......
25. Comments by farfie [Rating: 9/10]
Generally it flows quite well and Takashi Sorimachi is a heartbreakingly gentle father. Each member of the family is special and vividly portrayed. Even though some parts feel a bit dragged out or tedious, it provides great insight to the complex relationships within a family and is absolutely a joy to watch.
26. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 6/10]
A bit cheesy, but overall a feel good drama. I would not like it as much if it weren't for the cute little girl. The ending is a bit unsatisfying. It was like the writer of the drama had no more to write so he/she just ended the drama...in other words, abrupt ending with no closure.
27. Comments by krazeealiens [Rating: 10/10]
great actors and great storyline... i love sorimachi... and Ichikawa Yui her acting here is really good... lol i apologize... shes pretty good... lol its soo cute sorimachi a father to a lil girl he thinks is his... i think i can imagine how hes raising his own lil girl.. hehe
28. Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]
Sorimachi plays a different type of character here, which is refreshing. The girl who plays his daughter is cuteness wrapped in a sugar-breaded roll!! The supporting cast provide a happy, family-viewable, pleasantly put-together drama. Hotman 2 is coming out soon, can't wait!
29. Comments by pcmodem [Rating: 7/10]
A sweet family dorama, once again Takeshi plays a teacher like in GTO. Konishi Manami is so sweet as his sister, Shima, and is also the narrator. Yada Akiko is Misuzu, a nurse at the school that falls for Enzo (Takeshi's character). Kurotani Tomoka is so darn hot... phew.
30. Comments by bunnikawaii [Rating: 10/10]
I love this dorama! Takashi Sorimachi is so cute. Nanami is a little darling. I almost cried watching every episode. I'm almost done watching. Two more episodes, I think. I can't wait. I hope Enzo ends up with Misuzu and they can be a happy family. : )

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Users who voted for this drama (72)
1. Kirari Ililah
Sorimachi Takashi is a great actor and this drama is great for the family....Its also funny because you see Haiji being a semi-bad kid, but then energetic and funny too....as for the brother, Ryonosuke, a cool guy, buy some-what a coward...you'd feel sorry for him too though....I think this drama can also teach some lessons and easy to realate to sometimes....
2. Shouri
Such a great show... Sorimachi stole the show with his acting. Nanami's actor was too cuteee.... I think I want a daughter now, and trust me... I'm a pretty tough guy... I almost never say the word 'cute'. The soundtrack was pretty good too... loved both songs by Exile and Yellow Generation. Why isn't this drama way higher on the top 50?
3. .k3NiCHi
A truly touching story about a loving family and the strong bond they share, sticking together through thick and thin. I know, I know it sounds sappy. It is. But it's SOOO GOOD1 =] Great performances by Takashi Sorimachi and the rest of the gang. And Nanami is so cute. The Kayui-kayui man!~
4. effronterie
Gotta love sorimachi takashi's oniisan-type roles ^^ he's the best best big brother figure. this series was another of those light-hearted feel-good ones, the kind I can watch over and over. Nanami was so cute!
5. masnita
Ahhhhh....that's the only word to express how I feel about the drama..as usually, bravo Sorimachi. Another great drama...I especially like those scenes between Enzo (Sorimachi) and Nanami...really touching.
6. AjiKan
Hotman is a great show that many people would enjoy. Sorimachi Takashi is very good as Enzo, Nanami is very cute and the Saitou twins - Shouta and Keita are very cool ^_^
7. kimurababe
an endearing family drama that will win takashi sorimachi more fans (because i think he's cuter here, though a little bulkier). he's as equally charming here as in gto.
8. oluap
A very touching drama yet is not sad, everyone did an amazing job specially Nanami -Nana Yamauchi- the story is amazing, I truly enjoyed Hotman 1&2.
9. pokester08
If you like heart wrenching dramas, this is one to watch. From what I can remember, every episode wreaked havoc on my non-existant tissue box.
10. outlaws0025
Would never have thought this dorama to be this good, but it really is! The little girl is such a great actor and so is Sorimachi of course.
11. TsuyoshiK
This drama is very heart warming. We learn alot from little Nanami chan in the show (to know how.. pls watch it.. u wun regret! ) :)
12. bcgurl
Love Enzo's facial expressions and Nanami's innocence. Aww.. She's so kawaii ne.. And every episode is always so sad and touching.
13. nieda
great dorama.. great plot.. it show that sorimachi have quality to be a good father.. also love cute narami & the twins..
14. gaijinmark
The first drama I ever saw, the one that got me hooked. I have to vote for this one if for no other than sentimental reasons.
15. Dark^3nforc3r
Very heart warming and nice!!
I recommend this to everyone who loves drama with a lot of touching family moments.
16. Kira-chan
Really good drama. I wish I could see the whole thing but from what I saw it was great. ^u^
17. sos_fukada
Because this story is amazing!! What else?? Don't forget Hotman 2 too...both is amazing!!
18. mariana70
Takashi sorimachi act is so cool,,,,and also Manami Konishi is so cuteeeeee....!!!!
19. MagicShiine
This drama has taught me about the importance of understanding in family
20. didie
A family drama that teaches about the important of close family bonding
21. Lugalbanda
Misuzu sensei was sweeeet and funny. Anyway, Nanami was the cutest :)
22. wahyu_ru
luv this drama. very touching!!! Sorimachi is always the best
23. mimisyamimi
Nanami Chan! Enzo.... Love the family relationship btwn them!
24. gelyn
wont get tired of watching this one over and over again...
This is a very touching drama, I personally enjoy this.
26. takim
best,funny,cute,coll,responsibility,tough and others
27. thyelaine
A very nice family dorama and good acting by all.
28. darkwind
heartwarming series, 1st one to make me teary :)
29. Azumanga Daioh Fan
One of the best dramas Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30. baen_86

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