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Face ~ mishiranu koibito [FACE〜見知らぬ恋人〜]


Drama Details
Title:Face ~ mishiranu koibito
Telecast:2001-01-10 to 2001-03-07
Season:Winter 2001

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:9 Episodes

A love story about a woman who falls in love with a man suffering from split personality disorder, and the troubles she goes through because of this love. Saki Aizawa, who works for a trading company, was having an affair with her department chief, Okada, but decided she wanted to put an end to the relationship. On her way home after telling Okada it is over, Saki is surrounded by a gang of young boys. Luckily, Ryo Takagawa, a man with a piercing glance who happened to be there, rescues her, then steals some money from her wallet and walks away. The next day, a new employee, Takumi Mizuno, reminds her of him. Saki thinks that it canft be the same man....

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Shooting Star [My Little Lover]
2. Aishiteru [Takahashi Katsunori & Nakama Yukie]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (6)
Takahashi Katsunori
Nakama Yukie
Tanaka Minako
Matsuo Masatoshi
Watanabe Marina
Shibasaki Kou

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1. FACE ~ mishiranu koibito ~ (SJIS)
2. OnTV Japan - Face (SJIS)
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3. Face (SJIS)
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Drama Reviews (7)
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1. Sugoku Suki Yo !! [Rating: 9/10]
I like this dorama, it's indeed a great psychological dorama. Takahashi Katsunori is really suitable to play as a personality disorder person both as the kind Mizuno Takumi and the wild Katagawa Leo. Just by looking at his expression we could know which personality at that time.
Nakama Yuki is playing good too as the sensitive poor Aizawa Saki.
Every person in this dorama has a complicated personality, but i think each has the reason.
I'm very interested on watching this dorama, i wonder about the storyline, how could a deephurted Saki-chan could save either Takumi-san or Leo, she couldn't even deal with her life, and also which one is she really loves, is it Takumi-san or Leo, til the end i still couldn't surely tell. I think she indeed loves both of them, coz both Takumi-san and Leo is one person after all.
When Leo is in comma condition, i am very wonder which personality will he be when he'd wake up. Good scenario, he is losing his memory. And as the time goes by, he always has the memory of Saki-chan's existence.
And finally at the beach, he meets Saki-chan, and express his feelings. I'm very relieved when he said, "Saki-chan, aishiteru". It means that he is Takumi, darou? Coz it's Takumi-san who always called Aizawa Saki as "Saki-chan" while Leo just simply called her "Saki". But when at the end Okano kills him, it's Leo who said, "Saki...".
What a great dorama!!
Reviewed by HimuraGirl on 13 September 2002
2. a totally different story [Rating: 6/10]
A drama with a different kind of storyline.. a guy with a double personality.. the chemistry between the two leading cast is good.. from the middle onwards, secrets unfold.. alot of twist in it.. and youd expect from something good to come out from all the tragedies but.. still not a bad drama to watch.. wouldve given an 8 actually for the first few eps..
Reviewed by kyouki on 10 October 2004
3. Too heavy and sad [Rating: 8/10]
Is a great drama, with a great plot.. but is too heavy, almost made me could not breath, esepecially when they reveal the reason why takahashi has spilt personality...

I think both actor and actress are really good at this show, and they look so compatible!
Reviewed by cass_dust on 28 February 2004
4. One Thing [Rating: 8/10]
I'm just disappointed with the ending, so I finish to see it when they are in the beach. It just too bad for Yuki to lost her baby.
Reviewed by rinarina on 22 August 2004
5. sad ending [Rating: 9/10]
A very moving drama i must say. Hmm i like it..its a good drama , with sad ending ~__~ and yea, the songs are great too !!!
Reviewed by Michi on 8 May 2002
6. cant find it [Rating: ?/10]
I cant find this drama could anybody tellme where can i watch it from?
Reviewed by kai2kid on 8 November 2013
7. A bit boring [Rating: 5/10]
The story is too heavy... and the ending was a quite disappointed
Reviewed by Ra2 on 25 April 2002

Comments From Users (14)
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1. Comments by Michi [Rating: 9/10]
To me, its a great drama!!!Although some might not like it, saying its dark, weird and disgusting but i love it!!! I have never watched any drama that have this kind of storyline, so its fresh and new, i thought its going to be tragic-love-story but its not just love its all about, its more than that, like there's something lies beneath. a secret that unfold as the story proceed!! ^__^ pretty cool.. and yea Katsunori is such a hottie *drools*
2. Comments by chobits [Rating: 9/10]
really like this dorama. it took years for me to search for this dorama. at last i found it. it's worth to watch and buy. u really can't wait to watch until the end of the story. it's a heavy drama with good plot.
3. Comments by HimuraGirl [Rating: 8/10]
It's not really my favorite ending, but I like the overall story especially the emotional revealing of the main characters. The casts are mostly perfect for their roles. A dark dorama indeed!!
4. Comments by zealous [Rating: 8/10]
mystery + confiused = best...that's what i can tell..... yukie + takahashi.. is very good couple... good job takahashi... very good acting... but this drama is good great overall....
5. Comments by darknitelight [Rating: 8/10]
Here's a different concept nicely acted out. Ending will make you quite angry or very sad.. Don't want to ruin the show, don't watch the last 5 minutes after the beach scene..
6. Comments by 4julls [Rating: 7/10]
wahat an end?!?! well one of dorama that i wanna change the ending ... absolutelly !!!
anyway ... nice one .. havent seen any dorama like this ... with double personalities
7. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 8/10]
Very good.. and i like the song.. but the ending is a bit stupid that takahashi should die just like that.. and another sad ending, which i do not really like... :~
8. Comments by emiko [Rating: 8/10]
a very unique serial. Like others I also feel "that's it?" after finished watching this drama.Why can't they just give Saki & Ryo/Takumi one happy life together?
9. Comments by xuanie [Rating: 9/10]
the actor acting as some1 with a split personality is brilliant! the whole script is very 'dark' and exciting. nice!
10. Comments by akagi_nami [Rating: 7/10]
I like the character. But the ending was not the way i expected. (ToT)
11. Comments by kinki_txr [Rating: 2/10]
Bought this drama because Nakama Yukie is in it. One word- Awful.
12. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
yet another weird doramajeckyll & hyde-likekinda freaky tooo
13. Comments by Bsalez [Rating: 7/10]
Da word is Multiple Personality!!..So dark..
14. Comments by cursed within [Rating: 7/10]
Another dark Jdrama.
15. Comments by Dell [Rating: ?/10]
16. Comments by ken [Rating: 9/10]
17. Comments by Yuki [Rating: ?/10]
18. Comments by Nakoruru [Rating: ?/10]
19. Comments by Yasuko [Rating: 8/10]
20. Comments by thee [Rating: ?/10]
21. Comments by qiqi_16 [Rating: ?/10]
22. Comments by thereds [Rating: 7/10]
23. Comments by lynn [Rating: 8/10]
24. Comments by Aishah [Rating: 9/10]
25. Comments by yuka [Rating: 3/10]
26. Comments by sorimachi [Rating: 5/10]
27. Comments by serenne [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by Ikha [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by eriko_identity [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by missmoonlight [Rating: 7/10]

Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. darknitelight
You really can't tell what is going to happen in this show. It is an emotional roller coaster if you like those types of shows. Basically all the characters have issues, pretty screwed up, which is what makes it interesting.
2. kantflixion
takahashi was convincing as someone with a split personality; the chemistry between him and nakama yukie was so strong, the drama never slows down, it's an emotional one, so watch out.
3. HimuraGirl
A very twisted psychological dorama with perfect casts, especially for the main roles.