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Shomuni Final [ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課]



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Title:Shomuni Final
ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課
Power Office Girls 3 - The Final Chapter
Telecast:2002-07-01 to 2002-09-18
Season:Summer 2002

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes

Shomuni Final is a comedic drama serial, continued from Shomuni 2.

With the re-instated GA 2 girls, and with the help of a worshipping security guard, Manpan company continues to be protected under the care of Shomuni.

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Related Dramas (3)

Shomuni 2
ショムニ 2

Shomuni 2013
ショムニ 2013


Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Taiyo wa Shizumanai 太陽は沈まない [The Alfee]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (10)
Esumi Makiko
Tsuboi Chinatsu
坪井 千夏
Kyono Kotomi
Tsukahara Sawako
Hosho Mai
Maruhashi Ume
丸橋  梅
Toda Keiko
Tokunaga Azusa
Sakurai Atsuko
Miyashita Kana
宮下 佳奈
Takahashi Yumiko
Himukai Rie
日向 リエ
Toda Naho
Sugita Misono
杉田 美園
Ishiguro Ken
Ukyo Tomohiro
右京 友弘
Morimoto Leo
Section Chief-Inoue
井上 課長
Sawamura Ikki

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Well Played! [Rating: 8/10]
You would think that a sequel would be dangerous after such a successful first season... but what about a third?!

I found this last season to be just as worthy of praise. Everything I said in my last two reviews for the last two seasons applies here. I am docking one point, though. I mean, c'mon. Chinatsu actually wore pants in this season!
Reviewed by Wynter on 30 June 2008
2. Worthy of your time [Rating: 8/10]
Often a series like this gets very stale but not here. They continue to push the envelope of crazy office fun and absurd situations. Fun over acting as it is designed to be. Most of the cast is still around and delightful as always. Not original like the first season not as strongly cast as the 2nd season but good.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 13 November 2009
3. Worthy addition, if only for the inevitable change [Rating: 8/10]
-Nonomura is gone. (Toshihito Ito had died before filming, so they replaced him)
-New, younger president. The company is now called "Manpan-George Smith" after a merger.
-The real ending to the Shomuni saga is the special known as "Shomuni Forever" which aired on this New Year.
Reviewed by UWFShooter on 2 November 2003

Comments From Users (51)
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1. Comments by ShomuniFan [Rating: 7/10]
The 7 Shomuni characters (let's not forget Inoue, shall we?) can act pretty darn well...and episodes 1 and 4 is a big laugh.

I review this after I've watched the entire Shomuni saga from the very first episode to the very last Special (Shomuni Forever), and I have to say the scriptwriters have had their creative juices sucked dry...Episode 6 was way too predictable and I was tempted to switch off my DVD player.

But as always, there are two parts to a joke: the joke itself and how the person tells it...even if you know the joke after hearing it for tens of times, the way a good joke teller tells it to you can still make you laugh. And laugh I did, though not too full-heartedly.

And if you're a fan of Rie (like I am), you're going to hate this: She will not appear very often throughout this series.

The "7" I give does not factor in the disgust I have for the scriptwriters who failed to give Takahashi Yumiko's character a storyline; that actress's acting had stolen the show from Esumi Makiko in seasons 1 and 2.
2. Comments by amane [Rating: 4/10]
well,i am a die-hard esumi makiko fan.however i don't really like her role in shomuni series.plus her straight front hair which has become her style in shomuni, (in my opinion) conceals her true beauty.but i must admit that her hair style did succeed in bringing out her tough,adventurious looking character.considering this show was once a hit in japan, i have to say this final one was entertaining and hilarious.however still shomuni series wasn't excellent enough to make me burst-out laughing.it was not an eye-watering show,so giving 4 out of 10 is definitely generous of me.
3. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 6/10]
Shomuni Final was quite a disappoinment ~~ compared to part 1 & 2 ~ the final was bad .... one of the main reason is the storyline became weaker than the previous 2 season ... and the assistant of HR department has been changed ... the new assistant can't be compared wif the original one .... the stories became a bit boring .... if u've not watch any .. i would recommend u to watch "Shomuni 1" & "Shomuni 2" ~~ better not watch "Shomuni Final" ... coz it'll affect the good quality in ur mind of "Shomuni 1 & 2" ~~ hehez ~~ personal opinion ~~
4. Comments by mochi [Rating: ?/10]
light comic relief! but still manage to communicate important messages (i remember once that Makiko, in her role, gave her opinion that one should take one's job seriously no matter how society views the importance/status of your job) it kinds of makes me want to put my best foot forward and give my 100% in everything i do, big or small!
apart from that shomuni final was fantastic as a comedy as well :D it made my day those sunday nights! (it used to be aired on sunday nights here)
5. Comments by AK [Rating: 9/10]
The only reason i'm not giving a 10 is the loss of Nonomura-kun (the actor passed away before filming this part). The Personnel section was a high point of fun in Shomuni and the change of the actor was like -20% of fun.
Amazing mention to Sugita-san (Naho Toda) who was really into the drama.
Real personalities appear here... we knew a perfect Chinatsu in Shomuni 1 and 2... in this third part we can see that she's not as perfect we thought she was...
6. Comments by yume [Rating: 5/10]
This drama puts Esumi in an unbelievably corny and comedic role that--while she can pull off--somehow makes you feel annoyed. It's a little too slapstick for me. I am never sure if I really want to continue watching till the end of an episode. I don't think any of it's too funny.
7. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 7/10]
Again, the third and final installment to Shomuni. It's still in the same style as its predecessors but fails to give any conclusion to the Shomuni Series. I rated this lower than the other ones because it didn't seem to further the series much if any.
8. Comments by FierceStriker [Rating: 9/10]
This show is hilarious. Definitely a live anime drama desu. Yet all the characters (other than Shomuni no minasan) seem to have grown throughout the drama - quite incredible for a gag show like this.
Highly recommended.
9. Comments by arashinokoto [Rating: 8/10]
i've always loved shomuni evey ep has a happy ending style of drama, and this final addition is good! i love maekawa shacho to bits! ^^ all the returning cast did a great job, especially toda naho.. a drama that provided a lot of laughs..
10. Comments by myarrow [Rating: 10/10]
i love esumi makiko....
u are so fantastic... huhu... im love this drama coz the story is so nice n funny!!!!!
with the tallest girl in this story make it so beautiful...... i want to see it again !! plz make it again, producer !!!!!
11. Comments by atheon [Rating: 8/10]
July 2004: Shomuni series never fails to caught my interest to watch it, hilarious and entertaining, tis series turn out to be my fave office dramas, well usually i dun like these type of dramas....
12. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 7/10]
IMO Shomuni 2 was the best one... Shomuni Final starts really well. But the last episodes really sucks (speacially the LAST ONE) Well... but its still a good dorama to watch... really enjoyable!
13. Comments by kaonashi [Rating: 7/10]
Just like the first 2 series. Some episodes are really funny & some are boring. Especially the episode with Tokunagas husband, it was terrible. 7-
14. Comments by anoneko [Rating: 7/10]
A tad repetitive but still very enjoyable because of Makiko Esumi's excellent acting. Sad that there's no more Shomuni after this one!
15. Comments by Geezer [Rating: 10/10]
I love everything about Shomuni. Shomuni Final was a bit sillier than the others. A bit more cartoonish. But that was fine with me.
16. Comments by celest8787 [Rating: 9/10]
wonderful episodes with a moral behind each and every story... it bears quite a good conclusion to the prequels of the drama...
17. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: ?/10]
I remembered I only watched some episodes, may be just only the ending. Anyway... it was not bad I thought...
18. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 8/10]
Shomuni continues to be successful in my books. This drama was a wonderful addition to the Shomuni saga!
19. Comments by Jessicasoon [Rating: 7/10]
it's a funny drama. not bad if it's a movie i guess. but it gets really repetitive after a long time.
20. Comments by syu77 [Rating: 10/10]
shomuni drama is always entertaining to watch... with all the lovely and super women.
21. Comments by yijing [Rating: 7/10]
funny as usual...& it once again breaks the Jpn's concept of living for the company.
22. Comments by Coolsmurf [Rating: 7/10]
just wasnt funny the third time round, had to dragged myself to finish watching it
23. Comments by cheery [Rating: 6/10]
Change of cast and was quite disappointing compared to the previous 2 series...
24. Comments by SabrinaOshio [Rating: 10/10]
Love this Shomuni Final......and can't wait Shomuni Forever came out........
25. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
Better than Shomuni 1, not quite as good as Shomuni 2, deserves a 9.25/9.5
26. Comments by Dorochive [Rating: 2/10]
Thank God this is the finale of the series. I guess I can wake up now.
27. Comments by gto_girlz83 [Rating: 10/10]
always good n laughable drama although it's already the 3rd season
28. Comments by Bsalez [Rating: 9/10]
New Boss,..New situation,...New kind of fun and laughter ne.
29. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 10/10]
Love this show...so funny...tongue in cheek humor....
30. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: 7/10]
It is a fun drama to watch, even nothing is there.

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Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. AK
A perfect trilogy must have three perfect parts. Shomuni is the case. Shomuni Final is as good as the two parts before. Maybe some things didn't work well (like the new partner of Terasaki-buchou) but huh. Who cares after 12 amazing episodes?
2. manticoreusagi
ROCK. I loved the ending to this.
3. aki21
It was cool.
4. nihon
5. anoneko