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Shopping Hero
Telecast:2002-07-05 to 2002-09-20
Season:Summer 2002

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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:11 Episodes

Diligent, mild-mannered Makoto works in the complaints department of Paradise Corporation, a fast-growing home-shopping firm. Makoto has a crush on Yuka, the queen of home shopping demonstrators, but he discovers Yuka and President Teraoka's secret. One day, Yuka doesn't show up in time for the show. In order to save the show, and so that Yuka's efforts will not have been in vain, Makoto appears before the cameras as Shopping Hero, in a Zorro-like costume, and begins pitching her product. His performance is such a success, that the president orders him to repeat his performance the next week.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Sweat [Blossom]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Nakamura Shunsuke
Jimmy / Tsuhan man
Kawahara Ayako
Tachiki Yuka
Kohashi Kenji
Kaneko Yukihiko
Taguchi Hiromasa
Kusakari Masao
Teraoka Yusuke
Suzuki Sawa
Sugawara Gladys
Tamaki Hiroshi
Maya Miki
Teraoka Reiko
Kikuchi Kinya
Matsumoto Macho
Hashimoto Satoshi
Ohtani Mitsuho
Kusamura Reiko
Jimmy's mom
Tawaragi Tota
Hirata Mitsuru

Drama Reviews (6)
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1. sorry... [Rating: 6/10]
I feel bad writing this....but, I really just couldn't get into this drama. Although many of my friends liked this drama and I respect their opinion on it, I just didn't like seeing a guy named Jimmy wearing a costume selling stuff on TV all the time. Some parts were funny, but it just wasn't my type of drama I guess.
Reviewed by noodlefreak on 8 February 2006
2. Who is Becky? [Rating: 7/10]
I like the fact you get a simple message out of each episode. It is a little slow here and there, but I always enjoy the ending! And as a side note, Becky [aka Ally Yoshino] is hot! Does anyone know her full name?

Reviewed by bakahakujin on 27 February 2005
3. Superb laugh [Rating: 9/10]
I agree with all here, Becky is one of the cutest things I've seen! Who is she? Love this show over all, good humour all through the series, not ups and downs as it usually is in dramas. See it!
Reviewed by bakaneko_san on 20 May 2005
4. The meaning of the drama [Rating: 10/10]
I've always liked this drama because it gives us all a simple message that can mean so much to people. Also it's a great comedy. Without fail this drama is one of the best.
Reviewed by Gao on 29 January 2006
5. There are pretty people in this! [Rating: 10/10]
Maybe it is just me, but I think Becky is awesome! She is so pretty, as you can tell I'm a crazy fan of hers... : )

The show is entertaining as well in a cheezy way!
Reviewed by cdfrogman on 7 August 2004
6. So good!! Watch it!! [Rating: 10/10]
OMG, this is one of the best dramas I've ever seen. Very funny and touching.
Reviewed by busususu on 11 September 2004

Comments From Users (35)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
A drama about shopping and the promotion of shopping. It's as if there are less shoppers than usual. The drama was interesting to say the least for the first two episodes, but then after that it just became monotonous and lame. Already, the main character, Makoto, played by Nakamura Shunsuke was done well because he already had a certain aura of geekiness about him. His actions were pretty funny and entertaining, but again this was only true for the first two or three episodes.

The other side characters didn't contribute much if any to the overall plot and some rather than making the series more enjoyable, made it seem slower and more annoying. This drama is okay for light comedic viewing, but only watch it if you have nothing else to do. There are many better comedies to spend your time on.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
It's been a long time since I watched a somewhat older drama series in the style of Tsuhan Man. It was cheesy and episodic, sure, but overall so much fun to watch! These days it seems jdrama get so caught up in melodrama and it's hard to forget reality when you're watching them. Tsuhan Man is not the case! Sure it's a soap opera and its characters are shallow and silly, however I couldn't help but be swept away by Nakamura Yuuichi's performance and the absurdity of the series. Great watch!
3. Comments by Ralbol [Rating: 9/10]
Une idee super originale et bien realisee ! Les clins d'oeil aux series de super heros (superman n'est jamais bien loin...sauf qu'il ne fait pas du teleachat) sont omnipresents et donnent une ambiance sympa a cette serie. Les acteurs sont bien dans leur role.
Le divertissement pas prise de tete a son apogee ! (apres evidemment, ca vole pas bien haut, mais s'il fallait toujours que ca soit complique...)
4. Comments by AK [Rating: 9/10]
Tsuhan-man is so fun! I'm giving a 9 (and not a 10) because the first episodes (first two) tended to bore me. But after that, we it gets your attention. You love it. Every message at the end of every episode is special, every character is special.
Special mention to Teraoka's wife. ;)
5. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
wow..what a great show...lately ive been watching shows that i stayed away from when i first started watching dramas, and this is one of them...great casting, very funny, took a crazy story and made me like it...and i loved the ending...there wasnt a thing i didnt like about it.
6. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 8/10]
Will review further when done watching.For some reason I expected nothing out of this series and yet I completely fell in love with it, even if it was a bit 'too much' at times. Mostly good to watch if you want to laugh slightly and enjoy a slow paced drama.
7. Comments by LuVinEm [Rating: 7/10]
a drama wit lots of shoppin stuff :P ... a bit slow and sometimes boring and sometimes very funny scenes.... i dont like th end so much not Jimmy and Yuka... better with jimmy and officelady Kuniko ^^... she is soooo cute!! ... see the drama
8. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 7/10]
I think it's a pretty funny drama, admittedly pretty ridiculous, but was enjoyable. It was my first time with a number of the actors in it and I think they were pretty good. I very much love Jimmy, hahaha.
9. Comments by Anees [Rating: 10/10]
This is one of those dramas that more people would vote for if they would just watch it. It's fun and different from other dramas, really cool. give it a chance! NOT just another love story.
10. Comments by Space Cat [Rating: 9/10]
Tsuhan-man was a funny, and very uplifting drama. Although I can't say much for the part of romance, the simple yet deep messages left after every episode never ceased to amaze me.
11. Comments by hurh. [Rating: 8/10]
I love the cheesy-ness! It might put off some people, but I think it was very enjoyable. This show is very heartwarming and fun.
12. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 7/10]
Enjoyable, though a bit on the fluffy and predicatable side, would recommend it for those who like a "feel good" type of drama.
13. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
Nerdy guy/Gorgeous girl co-workers formula. Just average. The high point was watching Miki Maya drive around in her Corvette.
14. Comments by madol [Rating: 6/10]
Not so great...i think if it's 3 eps drama it would be good..but 11? it's just too much to handle...it just gets lamer.
15. Comments by Super No. 1 [Rating: 7/10]
It was okay. There were a lot of funny moments, but to me it was really slow. I found myself bored in many parts.
16. Comments by michiru3 [Rating: ?/10]
This has mixed reviews, so not sure if it'll good. But the story looks interesting, so I'll give it a try.
17. Comments by kiba92 [Rating: 7/10]
Entertaining but slow drama. There are some funny moments. Only watch it if you have not else to watch.
18. Comments by Signo [Rating: 7/10]
Jimmy reminded me of spiderman. At all a good love and relationship show with some lengths.
19. Comments by noodlefreak [Rating: 6/10]
eh...it was okay i guess....didn't really like it that much cuz it seemed so unrealistic
20. Comments by MixxDreamer [Rating: 7/10]
its alright, the title sounds stupid but every ending has a nice slice of life lecture.
21. Comments by Okiunic [Rating: 10/10]
i love this one!! yaaaay jimmy!! i cant say anymore or else i'll reveal plot details ^^
22. Comments by tabana [Rating: 8/10]
Nice drama with a lot of funny moments. Becky is quite good. We love shopping ;)
23. Comments by g_hunter1 [Rating: 7/10]
Another over the top and wacky drama. Sometimes entertaining sometimes cheesy.
24. Comments by Anego [Rating: 7/10]
Pretty funny, watched 1 episode. probably will finish it :D
25. Comments by stararies17 [Rating: 8/10]
encouraging, makes u look at things in another perspective
26. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
A fun drama to watch...Ayako-chang is such a beauty!!
27. Comments by JAKQ [Rating: 10/10]
A simple message every time, simple, but meaningful.
28. Comments by jo [Rating: 8/10]
Hehe..funny..this one is recommended highly. A+++
29. Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 7/10]
Bit cheesy but lots of fun and cute ^0^
30. Comments by luvjdorama [Rating: 8/10]
Silliness at its best. Enjoyable.

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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. stararies17
funny, encouraging n inspirational. touching drama revealing ppl's feelings. nice drama to watch. jimmy in the e shopping hero suit is kinda suave. haha
2. Anees
What a cool idea! really well-done!
3. AK
Funny! Cute! Touching! Must watch.
Great Cast.