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Drama Details
Marriage Hunting!
Telecast:2009-04-20 to 2009-06-29
Season:Spring 2009

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

Amamiya Kuniyuki is the unemployed son of a Tonkatsu restaurant owner. He finds a job that requires a married person, so he lies by saying that he has plans to marry, and he is forced to keep up the charade using Hida Haruno, a part-time worker from the restaurant. The relationship between the two is the key of this romantic comedy, though the series also focuses on family and friendship through Kuniyuki's interactions with the other characters.

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1. Wedding Bell [PUFFY]

Actor/Actress Cast (26)
Nakai Masahiro
Amamiya Kuniyuki
Ueto Aya
Hida Haruno
Sato Ryuta
Fukazawa Shigeru
Shaku Yumiko
Murase Yuko
Ueda Tatsuya
Amamiya Kuniyasu
Tanihara Shosuke
Nihei Takumi
Kitamura Yukiya
Ito Masaru
Kohinata Fumiyo
Amamiya Kunio
Takakura Makoto
Fubuki Jun
Mizoguchi Shizuko
Hashizume Isao
Sakurada Shugoro
Otomo Minami
Hayami Rika
Tanaka Yoji
Masuoka Fumihiko
Yamada Shintaro
Komatsu Narimichi
Kazama Shunsuke
Mogi Hideo
Toda Keiko
Amamiya Kaoru (special participation)
Hanahara Teruko
Kuniyuki's grandmother (ep. 2)
Yamaguchi Sayaka
Kaneko Anri (ep. 3)
Yamaguchi Makiya
Sonoda (ep. 4)
Maeda Goki
Yosuke (ep. 4)
Shibuya Takeru
Takakura Shintaro (ep. 5)
Takubo Issei
Kawabata (ep. 5)
Konishi Miho
the boutique clerk (ep. 5)
Numata Baku
Kazuhiko Sumi (ep. 6)
Washio Machiko
Oikawa Tomoko (ep. 7)
Sato Eriko
Arata Reiko (ep. 10)

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Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Good series plagued by bad ratings [Rating: 6/10]
Nakai Masahiro's first dorama in nearly 5 years, CX probably expected the viewership ratings of this Mon@9 series to be in the 20s.

The acting in this series is embarrassing. Nakai Masahiro was not Amamiya in this series, he was himself, Ueto Aya is horrible as usual, and Satou Ryuuta is hopeless. BUT! The first few episodes had the feel of "Koi ni Ochitara" (by same director), and in my opinion very fun.

However, marriage is not something of interest for the Japanese today, and there was also that Kusanagi Tsuyoshi scandal. It is clear to me that the scriptwriters and the director gave up in this series half-way through. A getsuku that didn't even get extended finale.

It was a so-so series that didn't meet my expectation. FujiTV made a mentally retarded decision of casting Ueto Aya, AKA "Low viewership rating queen", and wasted the opportunity of Nakai's comeback.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 17 July 2009
2. Lets go Marriage hunting. XD [Rating: 9/10]
This drama wanted me begging for more. It was kinda annoying, since Kuniyuki kept running in circles. First this girl... Then that girl... Then he ends up with a totally different girl. It pissed me off when he didnt end up with the girl I wanted him to end up with, but Haruno was okay as well. And I barely saw any of Ueda. And on his first drama, Its sad. :))

But even so, I still give it uh... 9 out of 10. It was cool, as of my P.O.V. I wouldnt like to spoil anything so my writing will stop here.
Reviewed by JEaddicthellyeah on 3 November 2009
3. Not Bad [Rating: 8/10]
Beginning somehow weird for me but i enjoy it alot..
Reviewed by spldey126 on 21 August 2010

Comments From Users (49)
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1. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 6/10]
So-so story, but somehow it was interesting until the end; I kept wondering who would marry who. Unfortunately relationships weren't believable; for example, I think there was much more chemistry between Shigeru and Haruno than between her and Kuniyuki, but you know what, sometimes life has some surprises and things don't always happen as we expect. What I liked the most was the fact that marriage was not the only story; it also talked about growing up, how things change, neighbourhoods... Not the best dorama but quite simple and entertaining; give it a try if you want to kill some time without thinking too much. Btw, I loved Shugoro-san! And I want some tonkatsu! :D
2. Comments by michimaru [Rating: 8/10]
a slow start, but in the end turned out to be a feel good family drama. best part: the scene between Shugoro-san & Yuko at the cafe, looking for his love. so sweet. was i the only one rooting for Shige & Haruno? i so wanted them to be together. Shige's the best. the coupling of Kuni & Haruno just didn't fit right to me. it was a better match with Makoto. anyhoo, i'm glad the town was successful in the end. yup... feel good family drama.
3. Comments by MakiharaR [Rating: 8/10]
Full of humor and fun moments. Although this drama was centered on marriage and romance, I thought it was more comedic. Slow at first, but eventually picks up and then slows down again. Aya Ueto did not have much of an appearance in the beginning, but eventually had a more important role. I also wished the character development was more refined, but nonetheless an enjoyable drama.
4. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
I never planned on watching this drama, but found myself hooked after episode 1. It was a predictable romantic comedy with a bit of "save the neighborhood" drama mixed in, but with a fantastic cast and the right mood it turned out pretty well. It's a fine example of some good old pick-me-up fluff that shouldn't be taken too seriously, but is more than watchable.
5. Comments by uchi23 [Rating: 10/10]
It started a little slow at first. But it was certainly worth sticking with. All of the characters grow on you throughout.. there was also great chemistry between the main actors especially the kawaii Ayachan =].. A heart warming story that will definitely leave you wishing you were part of a neighborhood like that!!!
6. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
waaaayyy better than i expected, great acting, great casting, ueto aya was beautiful as always, sato ryuta was hilarious as always, my first nakai masahiro drama, it solidifies just how talented all the smap guys really are, i loved the ending i loved the whole show! what? is that a 10? it is
7. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 5/10]
The supporting cast Sato Ryuta, Kohinata Fumiyo,Hashizume Isao, Fubiki Jun and Ryo perform well. But the main problem with this drama is the dull script and that Nakai Masahiro and Aya Ueto have zero chemistry.The script writer should have had the romance between Ryo and Nakai Masahiro.
8. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 5/10]
Finished the first episode, but I'm pretty sure I won't keep watching. Though the premise is somewhat interesting, the story develops a little too slowly and is pretty bland IMO. I feel like close to nothing happened in the first episode, and I have no idea where this drama is going.
9. Comments by Qinrong1992 [Rating: 7/10]
She not marry in the beginning tho. So do not worry! She will remain single till the drama gotta end. Its kinda alike to the other artist drama. The pair of couple been though quite a lot of difficulties together and end up in a perfect marriage. Lol!!~ Maybe quite touching tho.
10. Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 7/10]
Really enjoyed the first half but it dragged a bit onwards. Kuniyuki and Haruno I felt didn't have enough chemistry to make their relationship more heartfelt and believable. Some of the acting was kinda awkward to watch. But overall, a nice easygoing family drama.
11. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 8/10]
actually watched for the sake of ueda.. but not much of ueda.
The drama turned out to be not bad... is funnie. though the r/s b.w nakai and ueto can be quicken! The BGM is not bad too.
not advisable to watch when u are hungry, Tonkatsu will drive u crazy
12. Comments by katsup [Rating: 7/10]
the show was kind of fun, and it really made me want to eat tonkatsu! but, there was no chemistry between /any/ of the characters. ueto aya didn't do a great job, and this show only incresed my growing dislike for sato ryuta.
13. Comments by ryouji [Rating: 6/10]
i watch this because i love ueto aya.. Just as i thought that this is funny.. but i got disappointed cause in the middle until the end kuniyuki and haruno didn't go well with they're strategy. but still it was okay for me!
14. Comments by sect0r7 [Rating: 6/10]
Storyplot is dull.No chemistry between Nagai and Aya chan.I watched it for the sake of kawaii Aya Ueto.The highlight i say will be in episode 9 where Aya Ueto wears the yukata.She is so Kawaii in it.
15. Comments by gaston [Rating: 7/10]
Didn't feel the chemistry between the two leads. Was one of those doramas that I actually had laugh-out-loud moments -- definitely seen better but, still enjoyable and worth the time.
16. Comments by tinyamaki [Rating: 7/10]
it's a pity that the script had change just to get Nakai... now it screwed OMG... they shouldn't changed the script that far .... good thing the last few episodes are good...
17. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 6/10]
A bit dissapointing, dragged it only because of Aya. Very shallow story and no in-deep relationships. Just light entertainment. Maybe this reflects today's society.
18. Comments by raynawashere [Rating: 8/10]
this drama is so cute! it always made me hungry. lol. is that weird to say? haha but anyways i really liked this drama :) especially ueda tatsuya :) lol
19. Comments by x_XJules [Rating: 3/10]
I made it all the way to ep 11. I think I watched half of it and just never cared to finish it. The series isn't worth it and it's cheesy as hell.
20. Comments by delaciel [Rating: 8/10]
well, it's 7.8
Entertaining enough... Nakai's act was nice... But, I can't feel his chemistry with Ueto.. (this is a romantic drama right?)
21. Comments by Akiiness [Rating: 6/10]
Nothing special. Actually, my only reason watching this was to see the Nakai/Aya pair. Don't expect much, it's actually pretty draggy.
22. Comments by nienna [Rating: 5/10]
Well... this is my first time watching Nakai acting so I was intrigued. However, it was kinda disappointing; the plot, the characters.
23. Comments by russia [Rating: 5/10]
could have been a very good drama, but things just too fake and leads dont click. just no chemistry, maybe cos age diff too great.
24. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 7/10]
nice and funny story at beginning, but in the few last episodes the story went off from the theme of marriage hunting
25. Comments by williu [Rating: 9/10]
Very funny and heartwarming drama. Nothing too deep, but good acting and a solid, original script.
26. Comments by Chimar [Rating: 6/10]
I had trouble finishing this drama due to boredom, but my love for Ueto Aya kept me going ^_^
27. Comments by Megumi_Nagase [Rating: 4/10]
Just rated it 4 because the first episode was hilarious! I cannot finished this drama...
28. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
loved Nakai init!the story wasn't what I xpected though...x enuff romance...hehehe
29. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 7/10]
A really nice drama, with nice characters and a extremely cute Nakai ^^
30. Comments by sw33t_laydee [Rating: 9/10]
really good drama. I thought it was really entertaining.

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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. Hakucho
Kore wa totemo kireina eiga de suki desu.
2. qinhan
cos of Ueto aya rate 9/10
3. spldey126
Not bad...touching..
4. Stevie