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Jinsei wa joujoda [人生は上々だ]


Drama Details
Title:Jinsei wa joujoda
Life is good / Friends in need / What a great life!
Telecast:1995-10-13 to 1995-12-22
Season:Fall 1995

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

This heart-wrenching drama brings together a bill collector, whose past as a promising young boxer was ended by a false charge, and a gambler, whose future as a brilliant intern was smashed when his jealousy drove his girlfriend to suicide. Forced from the world of their dreams, they now struggle to forge a new path of "survival".

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Oretachi ni Asu wa Aru [SMAP]LYRICS | MIDI ]

Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Kimura Takuya
Hamada Masatoshi
Ishida Yuriko
Iijima Naoko
Toda Naho
Naitou Takashi
Kitaura Tomoe
Matoba Koji
Kobayashi Susumu

Related Links (2)
1. Jinsei wa joujoda Episode Synopses @ KIKU TV (English)
2. SMAP WONDERLAND - Jinseiha Jyou-Jyouda
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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. Liked the beginning... but hate the ending. [Rating: 7/10]
It was a rather good show. It was funny and light-hearted in the beginning but the drama became rather somber towards the end. Don't like the ending.
Pretty good chemistry between the 2 lead actors though.
Reviewed by kook05 on 29 December 2003
2. Great Story [Rating: 8/10]
The storyline is good. Takuya and Hamada both put in very convincing performances. Very entertaining.
Reviewed by KS17 on 16 August 2001
3. Dark drama [Rating: 5/10]
Similar to Gift. Only for Kimura's fans. A bit of gannster type of drama.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
4. Friend! [Rating: 8/10]
It's all about friendship
Reviewed by Ra2 on 25 April 2002

Comments From Users (17)
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1. Comments by viOLet harukO [Rating: 7/10]
erm...not a very impressive One...bUt this is the Only tak-cHan's shOw that i see him getting married and the story stiLL continued..often marriages happen in his shows in the ending...yeah. so there.
2. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Kimtaku is the star, but Hamada stole the show in this one. Really liked his character and he did a great job. Both he and Kimtaku worked well together. Ishida and Iijima very good as well.
3. Comments by majinbads [Rating: 8/10]
The earlier episodes were quite hilarious. A story of two people who become good friends for unlikely reasons. Later episode became serious but still worth a watch.
4. Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]
Finally finished it. I actually love the first part better. Dark comedy and not too complicated. I love the doctor Takuya though. Yum! :-D
5. Comments by db9paka [Rating: 7/10]
Takuya was hontonii kakkoiii!!! But really, Hama-san was the main 'attraction' in this drama. BTW, they both have a GREAT chemistry!
6. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 5/10]
I only watched it for Kimu Taku. It was going in the direction of being mysterious but came across as a dark drama to me.
7. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
dorama abt friendship..great combination of kimutaku n hama-chan�storywise�yeah..it was ok
8. Comments by amethyst [Rating: 7/10]
Story of 2 men who struggled through life and how they built this unlikely friendship.
9. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: 6/10]
Partly because of Takuya Kimura then i watch this show. Storyline is quite funny
10. Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: ?/10]
11-VCD set,Chinese sub
11. Comments by ainangst [Rating: 8/10]
And then he cried.... Takuya sincerity in his craft shones tru
12. Comments by yanaliao [Rating: ?/10]
Still haven't watched it yet, savin' it for the rainy days.
13. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 4/10]
far from being the best dorama of Kimutaku...
14. Comments by dnie [Rating: 9/10]
very funny! great friendship!
15. Comments by N|sz^^aYa [Rating: 2/10]
too bored!
16. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 7/10]
17. Comments by addlynna [Rating: 10/10]
18. Comments by Genma [Rating: 7/10]
19. Comments by Yasuko [Rating: ?/10]
20. Comments by shirley [Rating: 5/10]
21. Comments by sarafina [Rating: 8/10]
22. Comments by himawari [Rating: 6/10]
23. Comments by KS17 [Rating: 8/10]
24. Comments by hoshigata [Rating: ?/10]
25. Comments by natsuki [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by takuyee [Rating: 7/10]
27. Comments by hirochuu [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by hhh [Rating: 6/10]
29. Comments by aida11sg [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by Sakuraba Yuichiro [Rating: 7/10]

Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. stellaowen
i would say this drama is good. if only the local station will make the effort to re-telecast it on tv again. its shown during the time whereby japanese shows were still not widely watched in spore.
2. Phyllis