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Ningen shikkaku [人間・失格]



Drama Details
Title:Ningen shikkaku
Unfit human / The loss of humanity
Telecast:1994-07-08 to 1994-09-23
Season:Summer 1994

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:12 Episodes

Three tales raise unsettling questions about the central qualities of being human. In one, a father is torn between love for his son and the desire for revenge, while a second examines the twisted love of a teacher for his female colleague. The third story delves into the complex affections hidden within a bully.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Fuyu no Sanpomichi 冬の散歩道 [Simon & Garfunkel サイモン&ガーファンクル]
2. Suiyo no asa gozen 3-ji [Simon & Garfunkel サイモン&ガーファンクル]

Actor/Actress Cast (18)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi
大場 誠
Dohmoto Koichi
影山 留加
Akai Hidekazu
大場 衛
Kase Taisho
新見 悦男
Sakurai Sachiko
森田 千尋
Yokoyama Megumi
大場 夏美
Oginome Keiko
影山 小与
Okumura Kouen
Saito Yosuke
宮崎 信一
Igawa Hisashi
Kashiwabara Shuji
Miyake Ken
Kuroda Yuki
武藤 和彦
Yamashita Yorie
村田 志穂
Nakamaru Shinsho
Yamazaki Hajime
米田 太一
Sorida Takayuki
松野 裕次
Kohashi Kenji
戸田 哲雄

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1. Ningen shikkaku Infopage (Big5)
2. Johnny's Forever - Ningen Shikkaku (Big5)
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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. The Best! [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama! As a Tsuyoshi's fan long time ago, I had been looking all over Singapore however not until recently, Singapore VCD shops started selling and quickly grab a copy. The story is very twisted and there are many violent scenes, especially the abusing parts on poor Tsuyoshi (Makoto). Merely at the age of 15 that time, Tsuyoshi already acted so well in this series. And good acting by Akai Hidekazu (Makoto's father) and Sakurai Sachiko too. However, I think Koichi needs to brush up his acting. He look very stiff and expressionless. Well, I am not the only one saying so, I lent many friends the VCD and they too agree with me. On the whole, this is a great drama. Though already out-dated but I think it should be consider a classic. I cried in those scenes where Tsuyoshi was abused and when he died...
Reviewed by pearl on 12 June 2001
2. couldnt sit through the whole thing ;P [Rating: 2/10]
tried a couple of times to force the drama in (since it's been lying around the house collecting dust), but each time i only got to the 2nd disc tops (and not to mention endless skipping & forwarding :P)
makes u wonder if there really IS a sadistic school such as this. the kids were totally screwed & tragically lost, the teachers were screwed. heck, u'd think the whole town is that screwed up.
i do admit i watch dramas for the heart-warming-lightening moments & to be amused by the mutual relationships between the characters. and if u so happen to be like me, don bother with this drama.
Reviewed by youhei_mito on 10 June 2005
3. *depressed [Rating: 7/10]
very very dark..i have to skip certain parts, can't bear to watch them...tsuyoshi and koichi were brilliant..so were the rest of the cast... well...tsuyoshi acted well as oba makoto..and Ryuka's character was more challenging and difficult in my point of view...everytime i think of makoto I'll feel depressed..(0_0)..some how..i'd think that is a makoto out there..weird..haiz..
Reviewed by toHeart_music on 24 October 2004
4. BRILLIANT ACTING [Rating: ?/10]
Reviewed by Anil@Anil on 6 February 2008

Comments From Users (32)
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1. Comments by Wisteria [Rating: 10/10]
Many people seem to be a bit split over this, but I liked it very much. It's a very powerful story, dark and emotional. I think the writer(s) definitely plumbed the depths of depravity for this show: bullying, sadism, violence, treachery, betrayal, murder, jealousy, maliciousness etc. This show doesn't hold back any punches, the characters really live up to the title of the show: Human failure/unfit human.

I think the acting is very good, especially from Tsuyoshi and Koichi - it being one of their first doramas. Tsuyoshi is very good as Makoto, from being happy and optimistic to becoming miserable and despairing. I think Koichi did a very good job potraying some one like Ruka, who has a difficult time expressing his emotions and has a lot of repressed anger, when he does show emotions it feels suitable to the context. Akai Hidekazu as Gac-chan (Makoto's father) did a great job, loving father, vengeful father and everything in between, you could emphasis with everything he's going through. Kase Taisho (Nimi sensei), definitely bought out the batshit crazyness and manipulativenes of the character, at least he got his comeuppance. Sakurai Sachiko (?) was very good as the naive and clumsy homeroom teacher, her scene at the end, in the school assembly, was very good, very heartfelt. And let's not forget Koruda Yuki, going from a victim to ring leader to crazy, you could see it gradually developing.

The subtitles on my VCDs were okay, slightly mis-timed but I was able to understand what was going on. But damn the VCD producer, 'that kiss' was censored! And I have a feeling another scene or two may have also been censored but I can't be sure, they could have just been really bad jump cuts. I guess I'll just have to wait for the DVD, which reminds me I need to find a download for the extra ending from the DVD.
2. Comments by yolande [Rating: 10/10]
my favourite dorama. unpredictable, wild, and insane. the plot is beautifully twisted, and the acting was impressive. though tsuyoshi and koichi were young, they showed good acting skills. ruka is harder to portray than makoto is, but i daresay that koichi did a pretty good job, especially considering his acting experience at that time. the chemistry between tsuyoshi and koichi is overwhelming. the rest of the cast were fabulous. filming and directing was well done, and so was the cutting. fabulous dorama, i just can't praise it enough.
3. Comments by tsubaki1 [Rating: 9/10]
ive watched only 4 episodes and thats all i can BEAR bcos its just TOO DARK. its too POWERFUL than i can continue watching it. i thought i could finish it in three days, at the end i spent 2 months on 4 episodes and now ive decided to drop it until im brave enuf. the plot "sounds" cliche but its not your regular teenage dorama. basically, its not even a regular dorama. you just have to love Shinji Nojima and i admire all you who can finish this.
4. Comments by ilovetakuya [Rating: 9/10]
It's really dark, but it's definitely worth watching.
I really liked this drama..
the incidents in this drama, though they are certainly extreme,
the kind of things that happen in real life.
It was really impressive how Nojima Shinji actually brought this on screen...
Plus, Tsuyoshi was very cute,
and Sakurai Sachiko was so pretty..
5. Comments by marzyu [Rating: ?/10]
I only watched 3 episodes so far . . .haha I'm waiting to downlaod the rest . . . .but I don't really like this drama, it's wayyyyy too dark, but I'm amazed even back then kinki kids acting is soooooooo good!!!! haha they're born to be celebrities! I'll add more to this later when I finish the rest of it alrite!?
6. Comments by Zoe [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is so good I watched the first three hours in one go !
I disagree with some viewers who comment on Domoto Koichi's acting as being wooden in this. His character has trouble expressing his emotions and a lot of repressed anger. I think Domoto Koichi makes these come across really well.
7. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 7/10]
started strong..powerful, promising and profound. but went downhill once makoto (doumotou tsuyoshi) died in ep 6.. once the adults took over the drama, it lacked the depth the story initially made you believe it will have. the kids were the real jem of this drama.
8. Comments by teru_teru_bouzu [Rating: 5/10]
Sorry to say.. i didn't really like this story. It was way too dark for my liking. I had actually bought and watched it because Kinki Kids were in it.. And well the drama was too evil...But hey.. others might like it..........
9. Comments by cheery [Rating: 8/10]
It's good in a way that it shows some very cruel side of humans. But the story is really too sad and ridiculous at times. This is a really dark drama. The young actors inside are really good too!
10. Comments by katrinka [Rating: 8/10]
Really a good show. It's too bad that Domoto Tsuyoshi's character had to die half way through, his plotline was the best of the show. if he hadn't died, I would have given it a ten.
11. Comments by aoiharu [Rating: 8/10]
I preferred reading the novel than the drama. Nonetheless, KinKi Kids in their teenage days~ ^^
I liked the story... and it was one of my first school bully drama.
12. Comments by Fye_D.Flowright [Rating: ?/10]
Currently watching. I don't know whether I can finish this drama or not..because it is too scary to watch the way of high school student bully others
13. Comments by melting_snow [Rating: 9/10]
Sad drama, but love the storyline. Especially like Tsuyoshi's acting in the drama. Koichi is like a mystery in the drama.
14. Comments by arashinokoto [Rating: 5/10]
twisted story.. a little scary you know.. as i cannot stand watching the guys being tortured.. arghz..
15. Comments by Momo [Rating: 10/10]
haha... i love kinkiz.... n they've got a kissing scene in the show... of cuz i love it... wahaha
16. Comments by .posse [Rating: 9/10]
dark & depressing, good plot though. it gets me to really think and cry alot at the same time
17. Comments by Lady Zhuge [Rating: 9/10]
This is the best drama I would not want to watch again. Poor Makoto. *sigh*
18. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 8/10]
It's a pretty dark drama. Tsuyoshi and Koichi did a good job acting.
19. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 9/10]
Cannot forget the phrase: "atama no naka no hae ga!"
20. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 9/10]
so extremely sad! but Tsuyoshi was great in it!
21. Comments by rukaxmakoto [Rating: 10/10]
The best drama i have ever watched!! EVER!!
22. Comments by saya24 [Rating: 10/10]
GOOD drama with controversial theme....
23. Comments by octane [Rating: 10/10]
the first j-drama I find interesting..
24. Comments by Yuana [Rating: 10/10]
touched me in the last episode :')
25. Comments by eien Bussan [Rating: 9/10]
tsuyoshi at his best....
26. Comments by Johnny's_drama [Rating: 8/10]
very very interesting
27. Comments by cwenting [Rating: 7/10]
Kinki kids rok!
28. Comments by soupychan [Rating: ?/10]
Want to see
29. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: ?/10]
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Users who voted for this drama (8)
1. aoi
Shockingly good. Never watched a drama as dark as this one. I wasn't expecting the japanese TV to adopt a story with homosexual theme and a serious social critics on those early years. It really makes you think of what human are able to do for the worst scenario of their daily life. And when everything falls apart, you won't be able to tell where it went wrong or whom it is to blame.
2. Wisteria
This is a great drama, very powerful and emotional; Tsuyoshi and Koichi acted very well in this - you could really empathise with their characters - as well as the rest of the cast. The plot is quite dark and depressing, and twisted, so it may not be for everyone but I highly recommend it.
3. Ororo_munroe
kinki kids at their best
4. takara51244
5. yolande
6. melting_snow
7. ionization
8. brenda307