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Busu no Hitomi Koishiteru [ブスの瞳恋してる]

Drama Details
Title:Busu no Hitomi Koishiteru
Falling in Love in the Eyes of the unpretty
Telecast:2006-04-11 to 2006-06-27
Season:Spring 2006

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TV Station:KTV
Duration:12 Episodes
1 Special

Popular scenario writer, Yamaguchi Osamu (Inagaki Goro) is currently dating fashion magazine model Ebihara Yumi (Ebihara Yuri). With a high salary and a beautiful girlfriend, one would expect Osamu to be the envy of all around him. Yet there is something missing in his life. On the complete other end of the spectrum, 25 year old Ota Miyuki (Murakami Tomoko) works part-time at a Ramen restaurant while trying to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress. Though her parents may have named her Miyuki with the intentions of her being beautiful and happy, the reality is she is ugly. Ugly enough for her parents to worry over her future. Miyuki herself, though she hates it, is also quite aware of this fact. This is where Osamu and Miyuki meet. Shocked by Miyuki's pure and fresh personality, he is drawn to her, but...

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Koi no Tsubomi 恋のつぼみ [Koda Kumi 倖田來未]
2. Beautiful Mind [MIYU]

Actor/Actress Cast (20)
Inagaki Goro
Yamaguchi Osamu
Murakami Tomoko
Ota Miyuki
Ebihara Yuri
Ebihara Yumi
Omori Nao
Takeda Takeshi
Kato Shigeaki
Shimizu Kota
Igawa Haruka
Fujiwara Miyako
Sasaki Shoko
Matsushige Yutaka
Ueshima Satoshi
Aijima Kazuyuki
Saitou Saburou
Takahashi Hitomi
Ota Satoko
Watanabe Tetsu
Oshinari Shugo
Matsumoto Ryouji
Takizawa Saori
Terashima Yayoi
Sato Jiro
Muroi Shigeru
Satonaka Hanako
Funakoshi Eiichiro
Yoon Son Ha
as herself
Yamashita Shinji
Koda Kumi
Asaoka Yukiji

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Drama Reviews (9)
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1. It's ok [Rating: 7/10]
I feel that this drama is ok for 'busu' (even i dun really understand what it means). Prince charming with ugly duck y not?
but what is strange is when Osamu suddenly proposed to miyuki when they were never even have a properly date before and Osamu never really said that he loves miyuki (i doubt he married her because he loved her I suppose its because she's funny) u know it's a happy ending drama. However still the story is ok and after all the soundtracks are good with the koda kumi as a guest appearance even for just 2 minutes.

Goro was not so good actor in this drama his role was just so-so can 't feel any other emotion from his character. Anyway episode 4 (if I'm not wrong) is the funnies scene where osamu pretended to be miyuki's boyfriend in front of her family.

It's ok but the not so good drama because of the plot story, I prefer if miyuki and osamu seeing each other before suddenly got married.
Reviewed by rinarina on 6 August 2007
2. Busu no Hitomi Koishiteru ~ a bit too much over th [Rating: 4/10]
i agree with the person who said the hero was so wooden, didn't know why he deserved the attention of 3 women! the morale of the story was good : but generally was kinda slow in the beginning, got kind of weird in the middle, and got even weirder when all of a sudden this guy decided whatever it was that he decided. BUT I AM GLAD I WATCHED IT BECAUSE (a) the basic morale was good (although sometimes acting over the top, and (b) it was my 1st introduction to SHIGEAKI KATO, who is oh-so-very-cute-and-adorable~~!!!!
Reviewed by kakliza on 17 October 2006
3. Disappointing... [Rating: 6/10]
I was drawn to this dorama by the interesting concept but was sorely disappointed particularly by the weakness of the script and acting. Tomoko's effort is worth mentioning but Goro and the supporting cast never really built the camaraderie necessary for the dorama to take off. Compounded with the fact that many of the comedic moments were ruined by poor jokes and forced humour, this series truly disappointed me by its inability to reach its true potential.
Reviewed by Shindou on 2 January 2008
4. Funny, yet lagged at the end... [Rating: 6/10]
I like it, it's just the ending disappointed me. Also the idea of Goro's character swimming through 3 girls and FINALLY picking, made me tired. It was obvious from the start what was going to happen, but getting there got tiring after a bit.
I do like Kato though...heh, my pick for cute Johnny, but I am serious when I say this is a good drama for laughs, not for best story.
Reviewed by Kirari Ililah on 31 July 2006
5. I love it :D [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama. I think it's very funny and also it potrays a good lesson all at the same time. My favorite character is Miyuki, and sometimes I can relate to this drama especially when Miyuki talks about how people make fun of her. I think it's a good drama to watch and you might even learn something. Give it a watch~
Reviewed by orly on 12 June 2006
6. Really thoughful and cute so far. [Rating: ?/10]
I think these reviews so far are a bit harsh. I've watched 1-3 so far and the story is developing well, and even parts that may have been unconvincing in the beginning become more believable even by the third episode. The cast is great and the story is very cute and thoughful.
Reviewed by soubi on 30 April 2006
7. Fun [Rating: ?/10]
I didn't like the title of this dorama, but I saw the first episode and thought it was pretty funny.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 18 April 2006
8. The best among this season!!! [Rating: 6/10]
The best among this season!!!

Reviewed by idetakun on 2 June 2006
9. ??? [Rating: ?/10]
Reviewed by elleyred on 14 April 2006

Comments From Users (58)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 7/10]
A cute drama taking from the theme that personality is more important than a person's looks, personality helps shape a person's beauty. I thought that this drama was a bit similar to the idea in the Korean drama, "My Name is Kim Sam Soon". In both dramas, the protagonist is an average and not so good looking woman. The male in this drama is wealthy and a bit superficial in the beginning. But he soon learns that beauty is not always found on the outside.

In this particular story, Oomori Nao plays a hefty woman who dreams of becoming a serious actress. Her dreams led her to Tokyo, but she's always rejected because she's overweight and none of the casting crew can take her seriously. She meets a man who directs Variety Shows (played by Inagaki Goro). He sees her and instantly sees a hit with her if she were to act in comedy. Throughout the drama, he tries to persuade her to be in his show. The acting was a little over the top, but fun to watch. Oomori Nao does a good job of portraying the main character with her determination and sometimes frustration when encountering obstacles. Inagaki Goro however seemed a little insincere when executing his dialogues. Overall, it was a fun drama to watch and I would recommend it for people who are looking for a light romance.
2. Comments by yume [Rating: 10/10]
Casting Inagaki Goro as the super goodlooking screenwriter may have been a bit farfetched, but he plays a kind-hearted, handsome, successful screenwriter well so it's forgiven. So far as Miyuki (played by comedienne Morisanjuu's Tomoko?), she's an absolute delight to watch. I love how they didn't try to "create" someone "ugly" or "fat" and just let the character and casting speak for itself--not that she's an ugly woman, but by the standards set in this drama and society, she is, so all works well. In addition to that, the supporting cast is lively and interesting, and not just an array of pretty faces as seen in other dramas from the Spring 2006 season. The speed of the story seems a bit slow at first, but the pace eventually finds a good rhythm, leaving you full of anticipation by the end.
3. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 6/10]
Finally completed this series. Despite the interesting concept behind this dorama, the quality of the script and acting fell far short of what I had expected. Tomoko's effort was apparent and worth mentioning but the rest of the cast just didn't have the coherence or 'team' feel evident in other doramas. The weakest part of the series was probably the script, particularly for the comedic moments, which far too often felt forced and unnatural. Overall, a disappointment...
4. Comments by ume [Rating: 8/10]
Funnier than most ppl would expect. The concept's pretty out of the ordinary. Beginning is good but middle gets a bit draggy and boring. And Inagaki Goro also gets a bit boring in the middle. If I was the main girl I'd have gone with the Ramen boy instead. Anyways lil laughs carry u through to the end, and it has a fuzzy warm feeling to it so this gets an 8.
5. Comments by Mali [Rating: 5/10]
The original idea was quite interesting actually, the story of an ugly girl, but what counts is the inner beauty, but the script was really boring. I think the character interpreted by Inagaki Goro is stupid and useless, and I don�Lt understand why all the girls fall in love with him. I prefer 100 times the boy working in the ramen-ya.
6. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 7/10]
Very bad acting of Inagaki. It not possible to choose the ugly one. What a fucking waste! Ebi chan!!!!!!!!!!! POOR Ebi chan!! Go to excuse you to her! What a waste!! Anyway the koda kumi song is nice but the dorama isn't very deep... Beautiful people, Megumi, Ebi chan etc... but whitout a script or a plot a drama is uncomplete!
7. Comments by Susan [Rating: 9/10]
This was a great drama with a good cast and overall awesome plot line. It had its flaws, however. I was a little disappointed at the rushed ending and Miyuki's jump to comedy. But overall it was a lot of fun! This drama is definitely one of those pick-me-up series that is a must see when you're feeling down.
8. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: ?/10]
If not ��_��Y, I don't think I will watch the first episode. However, I feel I still couldn't bear it. I just can't bear that he is with her. Sad, because of this, I might quit watching it, even though I like ��Y pretty much. Hope others are not like me and keep the viewship high.
9. Comments by onigiriman [Rating: 8/10]
This actually turned out better than I thought. I didn't like the title as it was very condescending, but the actual story of an unattractive girl hoping to hook up with the good looking guy is the female version of dramas like Train Man or 101st Marriage Proposal.
10. Comments by carie_akanishi [Rating: 7/10]
This show really caught my eye at the beginning. The female lead is very diff from the other drama, n whenever the radio play tt song n the ger think abt her past n stuff is always so sad..but in the end it kinda fizzle off..din watch the last episode.
11. Comments by tabana [Rating: 8/10]
I put this one on hold for a long time due to the title. I didn't like it and found it kind of insulting. But, the drama is good and I liked it. A nice cast, most of it comedy and little dramatic on the side.
A light and fun drama to watch.
12. Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 6/10]
Goro's so wooden it's hard to understand why he deserves the affection of three women who deserve so much better. It's hard to really care for the characters, even Tomoko Murakami who turned in a credible performance, after awhile.
13. Comments by dira [Rating: 7/10]
miyuki is very beutiful from within..and she's v v energetic!!! genki genki!! although she's plump and chubby, but her skin is flawless and alabaster fair!! phewiit..i like miyuki soooo much..she's cheerful and happy!
14. Comments by akitsu [Rating: ?/10]
I watched the first episode of it and I cant continue. The storyline is too exravagant even though the cast did great job so far. But I cant go on because I found it too sad, it isnt something I expect of a dorama
15. Comments by aik0 [Rating: 6/10]
So far the story has been unbeleivable+unconvincing for the male protagonist to fall for that girl. The side casts are more interesting thou, if only more time are devoted to them rather than to the protagonists.
16. Comments by kumaxell [Rating: 5/10]
I cringed everytime I was reminded that Kato's character, too, liked the ugly girl (and she is really a busu. not a okay looking girl playing an ugly girl. but an ugly girl playing an ugly girl.)
17. Comments by Hemilya [Rating: 8/10]
If it wasn't for such an unreal ending, this drama would be just at the top. But... at the end all turned out.. too dorama-like. And they lived happily ever after, blah-blah-blah... :/
18. Comments by MRStakahisa [Rating: 4/10]
I thought this show was kinda boring... would have stopped watching it if it weren't for Shige...

-People from NEWS-
Kato Shigeaki:
He doesn't talk much in this show la. =\
19. Comments by hero too good! [Rating: 7/10]
the first time i gave anything below 10.
well i couldnt find it funny i some parts, and i just cudnt laugh in some parts.i hate to disappoint ppl, but this is the truth.:(
20. Comments by aozora7 [Rating: 8/10]
i like this story cause i think it's more logic & make sense than the tale of Cinderella (which i really dislike btw), though it has the same kind of theme.
21. Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]
I thought I will not like it but I did. Goro was cute here but I wish he was more passionate in his romantic scenes. And I did notice Shige..hehe..
22. Comments by ongrina82 [Rating: 9/10]
I like this drama alot!! It's sad when Goro-chan used the girl to crack a joke...it's sort of cruel...but this is a great drama, 2 thumbs up!
23. Comments by LivNagisa [Rating: 7/10]
Very cute light drama. Goro isn't given much to do and the last few episodes are pretty rushed storyline wise but enjoyable none the less.
24. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 7/10]
really cliche, believe me it just happen in dorama, no real men will choose an ugly women rather than his hot-pretty-sexy girlfriend
25. Comments by Kawaii Kinomoto [Rating: 3/10]
watched the first episode and it was NOT my thing!! i kept thinking "when is this gonna be over?" it just seemed boring to me
26. Comments by oblueskycomplex [Rating: 10/10]
I loved this drama. One of my favorites. I can;t find drama. One of my favorites. I can;t find episode 8 and above, though :(
27. Comments by Paine_kun [Rating: 7/10]
It was funny and good in the beginning and became quite slow and boring in the end. Too bad. But I still like it.
28. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
this was one unusual pair-up of Goro n wats tht girl's name...don't quite u/stnd the whole "waratte" thingy...
29. Comments by meri_anne_kiki [Rating: 8/10]
It has it's funny moments XD, but I'm not so into comedy. Still for the ones who like it, it's a good option.
30. Comments by pantherebelle [Rating: 9/10]
I first saw this show about 4 months ago(late, I know) but now I want to see the rest of the season!

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Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. mhaellix
Watched this because of Katou Shigeaki! He wasn't shown much though.. but I still love shige-chan.. ganbatte kudasai.. i liked the story too after a few epi..
2. ongrina82
Based on a true story, very nice drama!
3. buagie_goofybua
so happy so funny
4. Stevie
It was goooood
5. LivNagisa