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Jimi ni Sugoi! ~ Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko [地味にスゴイ! ~ 校閲ガール・河野悦子]

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Title:Jimi ni Sugoi! ~ Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko
地味にスゴイ! ~ 校閲ガール・河野悦子
Pretty Proofreader
Season:Fall 2016

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TV Station:NTV


Kouno Etsuko (Ishihara Satomi) joins a publishing company with her sights set on becoming a fashion editor. But she is assigned to the very unglamorous proofreading department which examines and fixes errors in manuscripts. Dressed in flashy clothes, Etsuko goes beyond her proofreading work to see the writers in person and also get into actual locations to verify facts. She tries to do each job to perfection for a transfer to the fashion magazine editorial department. Despite her worries about the gap between her ideal job and reality, Etsuko dedicates herself to the work of proofreading in her own unique way and gradually starts to realise its allure.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Heaven's Door ~Hi no Ataru Basho~ [Kanna Chise]
2. 12-gatsu no Ame 12月の雨 [chay]

Actor/Actress Cast (20)
Ishihara Satomi
Kouno Etsuko
河野悦子 (28)
Suda Masaki
Orihara Yukito
折原幸人 (23)
Honda Tsubasa
Morio Toyoko
森尾登代子 (26)
Aoki Munetaka
Kaizuka Hachiro
貝塚八郎 (36)
Kishitani Goro
Takeyama Shoon
茸原渚音 (51)
Eguchi Noriko
Fujiiwa Rion
藤岩りおん (35)
Wada Masato
Yoneoka Mitsuo
米岡光男 (36)
Taguchi Hiromasa
Oda Daisuke
尾田大将 (48)
Kaga Takeshi
Hongo Daisaku
本郷大作 (65)
Adachi Rika
Imai Cecil
今井セシル (23)
Soda Marie
Sato Yuri
佐藤百合 (25)
Sugino Yousuke
Masamune Nobuyoshi
正宗信喜 (23)
Matsukawa Naruki
Aoki Yohei
青木祥平 (26)
Asoh Kaori
Sakashita Kozue
坂下梢 (40)
Takahashi Osamu
Meguro Shinichirou
目黒真一郎 (50)
Mr Chin
Nagae Hidekazu
Tencho Matsumoto
Yoshimoto Miyoko
Kamei Sayaka
亀井さやか (42)
Ise Kayo
Hatano Nozomi
波多野望 (35)

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Jimi ni Sugoi! ~ Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko [地味にスゴイ! ~ 校閲ガール・河野悦子] Chart

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4. AsianWiki

Comments From Users (7)
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1. Comments by Sakebitosan [Rating: 9/10]
[Currently - Jan 2021 - available on Viki as "Pretty Proofreader."] I dove into this not knowing what to expect - actually a little exasperated with Viki's Rom-Com-heavy drama lineup and expecting a frivolous comedy. Instead I got an instant classic, easily on a par with "Life," "Joker," "Voice," "With Love."

Kouno Etsuko - whose shortened name "KouEtsu" is also the word for "proofreader" - is a lifelong fan of a fashion magazine and dreams of becoming an editor there. She tries (and fails) repeatedly to get hired, and one day succeeds - but not hired as an editor, but rather as a proofreader, a job seen as the bottom rung on the publisher's ladder. Nonetheless, she plows ahead with flawless and outstanding work as though her life depends on it. Which it does, when you think about it.

It's "only" a romantic comedy, but it is also a "jimi ni sugoi" (quietly amazing) character study of a heroine who is at once: intellectually brilliant, ethically uncompromising, admirable in her dedication to excellence, ingenious in her often spontaneous innovations and problem-solving, and jaw-droppingly yet almost inadvertently beautiful in every single scene in this drama.

It may sound maudlin or clichéd, but this particular drama is one of a lengthy list of J-dramas I can honestly say has made me a better person just for having seen it.

Definite don't-miss material, this one.
2. Comments by lilly_ky [Rating: 8/10]
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Episode 8
- Episode 9
- Episode 10
3. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 8/10]
nice drama with great fashion to look out for at each episode. however, ending could be better.
4. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 9/10]
Very good drama. Good job from Ishihara Satomi. I don't really like the guy but anyway.
5. Comments by kijoken [Rating: 8/10]
still not finished, but its so good!
6. Comments by lybr [Rating: 8/10]
Fun light hearted show
7. Comments by lunelle [Rating: ?/10]
nice outfits
8. Comments by DoramaOnna [Rating: 7/10]
9. Comments by The Mighty Mango [Rating: ?/10]
10. Comments by rikastar [Rating: ?/10]
11. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 8/10]
12. Comments by lynn [Rating: ?/10]
13. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 6/10]
14. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]