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Narita Rikon [成田離婚]




Drama Details
Title:Narita Rikon
Narita Divorce
Telecast:1997-10-15 to 1997-12-17
Season:Fall 1997

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:10 Episodes

This drama is a hilarious story about a couple who get married after a short relationship, but then realize on their honeymoon that they clash. After a stormy argument upon landing at Narita Airport, they decide to get a divorce. Will the estranged couple realize the meaning the marriage before it's too late?

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1. Sunny Day Holiday [Matsutoya Yumi 松任谷由美]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
Seto Asaka
Abe Hiroshi
Fukatsu Eri
Sawamura Ikki
Ito Yuko
Morimoto Leo
Sakai Toshiya
Kondo Yoshimasa
Ukaji Takashi
Ryu Raita
Takabayashi Yukiko
Tateishi Ryoko
Kawamura Ryuichi
Masuda Yukio

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Drama Reviews (14)
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1. Great... Until the Last Episode [Rating: 7/10]
I'm not a huge Kusanagi Tsuyoshi fan. I find him awkward to watch and he rarely has chemistry with his leading ladies. So I was a little hesitant when I started this drama.

It ended up being quite fun to watch! I'm still not a Kusanagi Tsuyoshi fan, but he was bearable through his interactions with Seto Asaka, who's performance was passable.

I found the supporting cast much stronger than the two leads. Abe Hiroshi and Fukatsu Eri were great, as they usually are, and it was nice to see Morimoto Leo's pleasant face again.

The storyline and plot were interesting and entertaining, but I found that the last drama really lagged. It was boring and stretched unbearably so. By the time the drama ended, I was annoyed.
Reviewed by Wynter on 27 July 2009
2. The constant fighting with a tiny bit of love. [Rating: 8/10]
This drama was funny but they did fight alot over the stupidest little things. They forgot what brought them together in the first place. I do believe that they are a good couple. They just need to choose there battles. I believe that Yuko needs to act kinder towards her new husband and she got that why because of her father but she should learn from his misstakes and not repeat them. I don't understand why she changed so much in a month or so from sweet to not that sweet. They had way to many fights but i do love the characters in this funny not so sweet drama. Watched it in one day back to back.
Reviewed by johuth on 15 November 2004
3. funny & great chemistry btwn cast [Rating: 9/10]
It's a cute story, and even though they keep fighting, it doesn't seem to get old. Seto Asaka is so pretty and she does a good job being the spoiled princess. Ichirou's co-workers have a good chemistry, and I liked all the acting done here. I like Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's acting here better than in Food Fight, he seems to fit this character more. The only person that was kinda annoying as Yuki, who keeps chasing after Ichirou, but she didn't get TOO annoying and she got better, so I ended up liking her.
Reviewed by michiru3 on 15 February 2004
4. Perspectives on divorce [Rating: 9/10]
Excellent dorama with plenty of hilarity interspersed throughout. Abe Hiroshi and Eri Fukatsu were at their finest leading the strong supporting cast while Tsuyoshi and Asaka couldn't have done any better with their characters. The dorama's first episode started off in a rather interesting way and after a few bumps in the first or second episode, the dorama came into its own, fuelled by a strong script and was truly very well executed. Definitely a must watch!
Reviewed by Shindou on 28 October 2006
5. Ok but very classic [Rating: 6/10]
I was a bit disappointed. The story is good, and the actors all right, but it was very classic, and not exciting enough for me.
I categorize this jdorama as "nice watch" but not more than that.
The part I enjoyed best was looking at the act of Fukatsu Eri, very sweet and innocent with her young and round face, different from all the other roles I've seen her play after this one.
Reviewed by Jackykero on 9 July 2009
6. Not To Bad [Rating: 8/10]
well i am a big fan of Kusanagi Tsuyoshi so maybe that is why i liked this dorama so much, the relationship between the two main stars was very cute although the girl can be a little annoying at times, but overall a pretty interesting dorama. Plus I really like the theme song for it too.
Reviewed by dys199 on 30 October 2003
7. quarrel fest [Rating: 6/10]
asaka is beautiful, the supporting cast is hilarious, but the show never convinced me the couple were in love... not even for a second... they kept bickering and fighting, sometimes they help each other out and seem to care for each other... they were more like friends than lovers
Reviewed by kikkuman on 25 September 2004
8. Funny and Frustrating [Rating: 8/10]
Well I liked this drama but there were parts that just kind of frustrated me and got on my nerves. I could not understand their behavior and wanted to smack some sense into them. haha But I did find some good laughs in this drama and found it enjoyable overall.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 21 August 2010
9. Awesome! ^^ [Rating: 9/10]
Seto Asaka is really really very funny (and fierce too..kowaii ><). The characters are very comical and the whole drama is simply hilarious. I too enjoy every episode.
Reviewed by ciel on 30 June 2002
10. not the best but it still make me happy when i wat [Rating: 8/10]
this drama is not the best but i like it. watching asaka seto fighting with tsuyoshi kusanagi is really fun. my mom also like this drama.
Reviewed by chep ammar on 20 November 2004
11. A lot of quarrelling!!! [Rating: 3/10]
Too much quarreling in this drama. The couple are seen quarreling from the start to the end of the drama. How frustrating!
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
12. A Good one [Rating: 8/10]
Seto Asaka blew me away. The two main actors were great in this comedy. I enjoyed every episode.
Reviewed by jdfan on 26 June 2002
13. one of the best produced drama i've watched [Rating: 10/10]
great great great show! great cast. all my emotions were taken up and down thru'out the show.
Reviewed by cherytwinkle on 26 February 2002
14. 1 of my fav. [Rating: 9/10]
funny and so touching
Reviewed by maui on 22 August 2006

Comments From Users (77)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
The commentary about marriage and divorce at the beginning of the drama was informative and well done. There was plenty, plenty, plenty of bickering throughout the series. In the beginning, it was pretty humorous (ie. "Why do you have to wash your underwear? Can't you do it after the honeymoon? I hate men who wash their underwear!) Lol. The two of them fought a lot and it was usually over nothing. But then again, marriage is like that sometimes.

I thought that Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's character was incredibly endearing - especially when he saw his wife get upset over nonsense for the first time. His bewildered look is priceless. Anyway, it's a fun series, but only watch it when you have the time to do so. The ending is kind of sweet too with the fairy-tale like touch.
2. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 7/10]
The constant quarrelling between the two main characters got to me after awhile, but the story was a good one, and the supporting cast was hilarious. For a minute, the intro (in English, done in documentary style) threw me--I thought I had the wrong channel on or something. Very clever! I didn't much care for the main couple--the hero was a nice guy, but wishy-washy, while the heroine was downright abrasive. But the drama was well-written enough that even with unsympathetic characters, it held my interest.
3. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 9/10]
Giving this dorama a solid 9/10 as well, almost perfect except for a few minor things. I highly recommend this one as tsuyoshi and asaka really played their roles to the fullest. The supporting cast led by abe hiroshi, eri fukatsu and morimoto leo did a great job backing up the leads. i originally did not expect this dorama to be that good, particularly on the heels of another great dorama Over Time, but ended up finishing this in about 3 days.
4. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 6/10]
A bit too classic. The story is good, and the actors all right, but it was very classic, and not exciting enough for me.
I categorize this jdorama as "nice watch" but not more than that.
The part I enjoyed best was looking at the act of Fukatsu Eri, very sweet and innocent with her young and round face, different from all the other roles I've seen her play after this one.
5. Comments by michelle [Rating: 10/10]
I just watch 2 episodes on TV. I find it really, really good. So enjoyable and funny. The lead actor looks so blur all the time. So kawaii~ Haha...I'm looking forward to get the VCD. I couldn't seem to find it though... :(
==>Okay...finally!! Completed this whole drama...like I've expected, the ending was a funny one! ^_^ Well, don't ask me, go see it for yourself! :)
6. Comments by matsu_takeiko [Rating: 9/10]
This drama made me fall in love with Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's character, I mean he's such a nice guy, why wouldn't you like him? It's so cute, and great acting from Kusanagi... very nice plot, but the ending was a little too exaggerated. Still, it's one of my favourite dramas ^^ You'll feel for Ichiro... (Yuko is just a little too overbearing sometimes!)
7. Comments by michiru3 [Rating: 9/10]
It's a cute story, and even though they keep fighting, it doesn't seem to get old. Seto Asaka is so pretty and she does a good job being the spoiled princess. Ichirou's co-workers have a good chemistry, and I liked all the acting done here. I like Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's acting here better than in Food Fight, he seems to fit this character more.
8. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Average level Dorama. Unusual love story that begins with a divorce. The constant quarrels are fun. I like most of the actors, especially Kusanagi and Abe, though last named had not reached the high acting proficiency which he has now. Seto Asaka isn't the real thing, but she shines when she gets angry on screen.
9. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 8/10]
I thought the plot was unique that it started with rikon (divorce). Really like asaka.. but again, tsuyoshi is acting the normal salaryman who is weak and cannot make any decision.. just like star no koi..

Overall I think is still a catchy show with good storyline.. I really like Asaka and Abe! :D
10. Comments by Cerebus [Rating: 5/10]
A romantic comedy that's neither romantic, there is zero chemistry between the leads, nor particularly funny. It's one of those dramas whose thin premise is stretched to breaking point. I watched it as it has Fukatsu Eri and Abe Hiroshi is supporting roles, but they were given very little to do.
11. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
this dorama is soo funny it will tickle you to the bone..Kusanagi and his face, i cdnt forget it! Asaka Seto looks beautiful throwing his tantrums and Abe Hiroshi as the desperate ex-lovers is so pitiful..ha ha ha..excellent dorama that teaches us about marriage nad divorce!!
12. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 7/10]
i only remembered the couple got married really fast .. and decided to get divorced after their first honeymoon ... lolx lolx .. and this couple fights all the time ... it's really amusing to see them fight sooo much .. haaz ..
13. Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]
I've just gotten my hands on this drama I have been dying to see for almost 2 years. So far, I like their roles--and the constant bickering isn't so bad yet. Kusanagi--I love it when he played the meek guy!
14. Comments by Longman [Rating: 7/10]
Kusanagi had me convinced that he is a henpecked husband. The unreasonable wife played by Seto didn't let me down either. Very amusing to start with, but sort of loses its steam midway through the series.
15. Comments by Clockwork Orange [Rating: 9/10]
Story about one couple's divorce. I would have given this a 10, but the woman annoyed me a lot with her stubborn behavior, and the story went on for a long time. But I am also partial to Tsuyoshi. (^_~)
16. Comments by kiba92 [Rating: 6/10]
A pretty boring love story. If it wasn't for Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, I would not have been able to finish it. I am not saying that Kusanagi Tsuyoshi was great in this, I just happen to like him very much.
17. Comments by pandaguitarist [Rating: 6/10]
this should be a 6.5 honestly. there's a few parts of the drama that tug at your heart strings. it's hilarious and touching at times, but it gets laggy near the middle. overall, it's alright.
18. Comments by jaycee [Rating: 8/10]
this is very funny~!!!>.. entertaining.... *^^* asaka seto is very cute in here... from the she met they husband till they stayed under one roof even after being divorced unofficially...
19. Comments by Tekanan [Rating: ?/10]
the first ever drama that i watched.....and it's great! strong performance by Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Seto Asaka. watch out for the proverbs at ending of each episodes.
20. Comments by apithea [Rating: 5/10]
The story is not bad, I like the quote at the end of each episodes, somehow it makes me laugh out loud.
But I think it's lack chemistry between the main character.
21. Comments by blaupunkt [Rating: 10/10]
the first drama hung me to jdrama, extreme hillarious people with touching scene~ i like drama style like this, n thats y i dun like LR maybe.. hemm
22. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
great show..it was really funny..the bickering they did never got old for me...i could see from episode 2 that they were meant for each other.
23. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 7/10]
An entertaining drama with a lot of funny moments, but the last episode was a bit of a drag and I doubt I'll watch this show a second time.
24. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 8/10]
hilarious. easy come easy go... easy to get married, easy to get divorce. i love the quotes at the end of each episodes, funny but true...
25. Comments by majinbads [Rating: 9/10]
Hilarious till the last episode. Story of a mismatched couple who quarrels a lot after getting married. I really like this kind of drama.
26. Comments by Milano [Rating: 7/10]
more funney than sentimental; very useful the sentences regarding the marriage, at the end of the episodes. I dislike the male actor.
27. Comments by tabana [Rating: 8/10]
Cute romantic comedy. Not dramatic, most serious issues are talked with humor. The supporting cast is bleh at best.
28. Comments by kikkuman [Rating: 6/10]
constant bickering got on my nerves. never convinced me they were in love. the supporting cast was hilarious tho
29. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Sometimes funny, sometimes touching. Kusanagi is a very underrated actor. Good job by the supporting cast as well.
30. Comments by aki21 [Rating: 4/10]
I only rated it a 4 because I watched it quite some time ago and can't really remember much about it.

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Users who voted for this drama (6)
1. matsu_takeiko
Really great drama! I really fell in love with Kusanagi's character, even if he's a little over the clouds sometimes, he's just really a sweetie, I can't understand why Seto Asaka keeps complaining over little things...
2. ren1999
The drama is funny and engaging. Every aspect of Seto Asaka's beautiful face is a joy to watch.
3. doramaqueen2004
I love the ending...
4. wigjly
5. roar
6. maui