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Minamikun no koibito [南くんの恋人]


Drama Details
Title:Minamikun no koibito
MINAMI's Girlfriend
Telecast:2004-07-08 to 2004-09-16
Season:Summer 2004

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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:11 Episodes

What would you do if you were suddenly only 16 cm tall?
What would you do if your loved one was suddenly only 16 cm tall?
A best selling sentimental love story is dramatized for the second time!

Everything started when a high school couple, Chiyomi(Kyoko Fukada)and Minami(Kazanari Ninomiya) had a mysterious and ominous fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant�c �gIf you stay close to him, he will become great and the two of you will be together for a long time. However, when the two of you drift apart, horrible thing will happen�h. Just as the prophesy, on the very day when Minami decided to leave Chiyomi, a magical curse struck Chiyomi. Believe it or not, it shrunk her into a size of merely 16 cm tall! What would happen when a tender boyfriend and a miniaturized girlfriend secretly starts living together?
TV Asahi

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Hitomi no naka no Galaxy 瞳の中のGalaxy [Arashi 嵐]

Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Ninomiya Kazunari
南進 (18)
Fukada Kyoko
堀切ちよみ (18)
Tanabe Seiichi
日下部征一郎 (36)
Miyaji Mao
野村麗花 (18)
Abe Asami
南桜 (17)
Ishii Tomoya
大原幸作 (18)
Ishibashi Nami
坂井真澄 (26)
Sakurai Senri
Kitamura Soichiro
堀切千次 (65)
Natori Yuko
南竹子 (43)
Nishimura Masahiko
南謙一 (43)
Ogino Nao

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1. Official Site

Drama Reviews (10)
The review section may contain spoilers! Please understand
that you may find out about this drama's endings and plots!

1. idek [Rating: 8/10]
I really liked the drama, it was awfully cheesy tbh, but i enjoyed watching it. Especially liked the main cast, Ninomiya Kazunari and Fukada Kyoko~ They were really cute together, kinda wished there were more scenes of them actually acting together, since most of these charas scenes together were with Chiyomi as tiny doll so it was technically not acting together haha.
However, i do hate the ending so much,.. so the 2 points i had to take away because i was so disappointed in this ending to the point it gave me nightmares ugh.. no one wants to imagine them living their live together with Chiyomi staying this tiny forever.. please no. Why couldn't they have put her back into her normal state??? WHyYy?? Idgi, really. Especially disappoiting was that they made a wish to save her grandfather from dying.. but the wish went to waste with them later getting into the accident and the grandfather saving them, like wtf? really? orz
Other than that it was cute, just really wish i hadn't watched the end of the drama tbh.. so disappointing
Reviewed by Pikazu on 2 June 2015
2. bleh! [Rating: 1/10]
oh my god what kind of a disasteruous dorama is Minami-kun no Koibito??!!! this thing is sooo horrid and full of rubbish! the ultimate lame-ness will drag you into despair making you get nightmares with fuckakyon in it!!! holy crap !!! If you thought Fighting Girl was bad, you'll probably die watching this. the theme was sooo lame, fuckakyon was like this plastic doll with no soul ( and what the hell did she do with her face? bleh ) her acting was... ups... i mean, her blabbing was so unbareable you'd probably prefer to watch your neigbour's dog do crap in the sidewalk. once you thought you were nearly saved from this near death experience when fuckakyon jumped into the river with big hope that she would die and not appear anymore in the dorama, nooooo.... ! she comes back! as this tiny little inhumane thingi that lives in a barbie house!!!
Reviewed by monta on 17 January 2007
3. Okay series [Rating: 6/10]
This series was definitely different from the average JDorama. The scenario was too farfetched and almost sounded a bit like a synopsis from an anime series called "Midori no Hibi". I found that Ninomiya's character as Minami-kun was pretty endearing since he went through a lot of trouble in order to hide Fukada Kyoko's character from other's eyes. Sometimes his actions were just hilarious.

The series started off pretty well, though the explanation for her shrinking is a bit .. eh. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend going too much out of your way to watch this unless you're a big Kyoko Fukada fan or Ninomiya fan.
Reviewed by donna8157 on 21 January 2005
4. CHIYOMI (Kyoko) the 16cm gurl [Rating: 8/10]
The story starts as Kyoko is suddenly 16 cm tall. Her boyfriend Minami-kun finds her on the floor and takes her in. It is a really cute drama cuz its intersting to find a gurl suddenly 16 cm. She only eats a crumb of food for a meal and nobody can see her even though she is at school everyday in Minami's pocket. The ending was disappointing though, thats why i think it only deserves an 8/10. I won't say anything but....
Well...by the time u get all the way to the last episode u can't really stop watching. But be prepared to know that the enidng isn't that good.
Reviewed by N*A*Z*U*N*A on 20 February 2005
5. wat's wrong with the ending? o_o [Rating: 6/10]
well, this is an ok-ok drama, to say the least. not one of the better ones around, i must say, but nevertheless still watchable. there were quite some interesting scenes tat make this drama worth watching. :) i must say it's amusing to see a boyfren trying to keep his 16cm tall gf under covers and at the same time tending to her every need. ^_^

imo, i think the ending is quite pleasant. yeah, it's not exactly predictable and the wat-u-wish-it-would-be kind of ending, but not horrible.
Reviewed by youhei_mito on 28 March 2006
6. Touching Ending [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is actually worth watching, the story is good and funny even it seems nonsense. Even the ending is touching but I'm a bit disappointed, because she still small and cannot biger.

If you like teen romance this drama is absolutely one of them.
Reviewed by rinarina on 22 March 2005
7. Good Story, Bad Ending [Rating: 7/10]
I liked the story as it progressed, but then the ending just ruined the dorama entirely....it was kind of a piointless and predictable one, but Nino and Fukada were good together...I didn't quite enjoy all the dream wishing that Minami had a lot...
Reviewed by Kirari Ililah on 30 October 2004
8. Nice! [Rating: 7/10]
I wish the ending would be different, but I couldn't help liking it anyway. It is a really heartwarming n cute drama. Luv kyoko and nino!
Reviewed by kinkitsuyo on 6 November 2004
9. Minamikun no koibito [Rating: 5/10]
I don't really like the drama.. i think it's a bit lame, and i especially didn't like the ending!!!
Reviewed by Luki on 21 January 2006
10. interesting [Rating: 10/10]
in my opinion it is interesting and exciting
Reviewed by iok113 on 20 April 2005

Comments From Users (60)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
This drama started off at an interesting pace with Kyoko and Ninomiya's character secretly dating. Ninomiya plays Minami, a student who has had a crush on Chiyomi ever since that day he met her on the roof a year ago. Since then, he confesses his feelings to her and she accepts. Things happen and then all of a sudden Chiyomi just shrunk. It's pretty ridiculous, but it was still a bit interesting to watch.

Minami's antics in order to hide Chiyomi from prying eyes was always enjoyable to watch, especially when he tries to disguise the fact that she said something by saying something in a higher-pitched voice. But as the drama progresses, the plot quickly becomes old and the ending was terrible enough to make the rating go down a notch.

However, I would recommend this to avid Fukada Kyoko fans and Ninomiya acted wonderfully though he doesn't act much differently than the character in "Stand Up!".
2. Comments by haruyume [Rating: 10/10]
Minami~~~ he was so sweet!!! He almost stole my heart!! Him and Choumi were so cute together~ like a fairytale couple^^ The dorama revolved around close friends and relatives, and teaches a lot of realities of lifestyle in Japan. Home, school, the city, etc. The theme was 'unconditional love'. The drama was cute, touching and addictive!! Poor Ojiichan ;o; I was so sad for him throughout. Love this drama to bits! Nino you rule~ muah!!!!
3. Comments by Hinano [Rating: 6/10]
I was expectin a great drama because Nino was in it...and I was a bit disappointed especially with the ending. I have not seen the original and I wont spoil anything but I honestly was dissatisfied with it. I also thought Fukada Kyoko was highly annoying in this series and I liked her a lot more in S.O.S. It's a cute drama but a lot of annoying characters just ruin the goodness of it :/
4. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 9/10]
[Minamikun no koibito] is a very cute and sweet drama ne !! Minami & Chiyomi is chooo kawaii together ~ i thought it was merely a comedy kinda drama at first .. but it turned out to be so heart-warming and sweet .. i like that scene where Minami & Chiyomi both sang song at the river side .. playing with the shadow thingy ~ that part is really sooo sweet !!!!
5. Comments by Susan [Rating: 7/10]
This series was cute and sort of funny for the most part, but near the ending the cloying sweetness of it got to be too much. I mean, the ending alone is enough to leave me groaning. Terrible! I liked watching the series, but the writer tried way too hard with this one. At least I got to see Nino acting like a total pervert every episode.
6. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 7/10]
Hmmm..love story with a twist. Fukada Kyoko was alright, but again her 'chou kawaiiiii' acting is a bit overboard at times. Ninomiya was ok as well. A watchable drama but nothing too special. Then ending was not that good thought IMO...it wasn't too my taste. In the end I felt the two main characters kinda "lost out" there...
7. Comments by Kawaii Kinomoto [Rating: ?/10]
NINO!!!! <3 WHAT A GREAT SHOW!!! never failed to amuse me... great performance by all actors... except maybe seiichi tanabe... well i'm biased cuz i dont like him in general. fukada kyoko was the cutest in this show!! very amusing and entertaining with a somewhat odd ending
8. Comments by *ume* [Rating: 7/10]
the ending is a bit dissapointing as i hope chiyomi will turn back to her normal self. well i must praise their acting cos a lot of scenes they need to act by themselves as thou they are acting together. anyway this drama feature another jj artist - from arashi.
9. Comments by yo-chan [Rating: 10/10]
actually it's 12 or 15 or whatever just HIGH!!
maybe this is because I have a very special connection to it! I'm looking forward to see it with subtitles, maybe it's going to be my fav again *nobuta kicked this off it's throne XD*
10. Comments by Kiyomi L. Denise [Rating: 6/10]
Well, first of all, of course it doesn't make sense. Still, it's kinda cute. I really pity Minami-kun, is it really destined that he can't have any kids? Poor him... Aww... he'll have to DIY then... Poor guy... Poor guy...
11. Comments by shozen [Rating: 8/10]
was a little bit cheesy. but i liked the bgm music. im getting used to watching fukada kyoko and ninomiya a lot. its weird watching them together though. but the graphics werent bad for a tv drama.
12. Comments by 5_lvis_20 [Rating: 10/10]
i like Ninomiya Kazunari [��{�a��] ,
is a very cute story....
n let me know the feeling of live together with my lover,
it is so good.....
i like the ending........
13. Comments by Jessicasoon [Rating: 9/10]
i like it alot. minami is so sweet inside. finished the whole series in 2 days. oooh really fortunate to have such a caring and kind and gentle person by ur side..
14. Comments by Kirari Ililah [Rating: 7/10]
Good dorama, and story, but the ending was too predicatble, and not suprising at all, which is what it should've amounted to at some point.....
15. Comments by adrxuan [Rating: 6/10]
it's a pretty nice show....creative story line and all....but the ending is pretty bad....if the ending was better..i would giv it a 8 or 9...
16. Comments by octane [Rating: 8/10]
very cute drama...surprisingly good..
too bad they didn't really explain why she turn small..
PS. the ending wasn't that bad....
17. Comments by Shinobu [Rating: 8/10]
A really kawaii dorama, although I don't like the ending ... but nevertheless the actors did well and the story was exciting.
18. Comments by kindaichee [Rating: 3/10]
Don't think I'll be able to finish watching coz the casting of Fukada Kyoko & Ninomiya is incompatible & strange @_@
19. Comments by miia [Rating: 6/10]
Though all arashi's fans thought this as nino's worst film.. (acutally i kindof agree) but dis is really full of fluff...
20. Comments by Yuuki MatsuMiya [Rating: 10/10]
Chooo kawaiI, with beautiful messages about life and love. Minami-kun does such many beautiful love declarations.... <3
21. Comments by joychin [Rating: 10/10]
I give it a 10/10 XD!! It's a really nice drama and the OST and cast is great too ^^ (i love ninomiya XD!)
22. Comments by cheery [Rating: 8/10]
The story is really interesting. And there are very sweet moments in the drama between Nino and Kyoko.
23. Comments by aik0 [Rating: 3/10]
FY cuteness/innocence is unbearable. �{�n�^�� is much sharper at least for the first few episodes.
24. Comments by oline [Rating: ?/10]
Whoa....... what a story........ A girlfriend the size of a skewer...... thats something .....
25. Comments by ephesus [Rating: 6/10]
Watched this as a rerun on tv and missed a couple episodes but it was okay. I hate kyoko
26. Comments by dango [Rating: ?/10]
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27. Comments by N*A*Z*U*N*A [Rating: 8/10]
Kyoko was the greatest but i don't like the ending. I wish she turned big again.
28. Comments by Tsuyoshi's girl [Rating: 8/10]
minami is soo cute here with kyoko! A drama that is relaxing and refreshing!!!!
29. Comments by doramafans [Rating: 8/10]
I like this drama but not the ending. Especially there is Ninomiya Kazunari.
30. Comments by Andro [Rating: 9/10]
I don't really like Nino-kun, but this drama is funny. I like the storyline.

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Users who voted for this drama (11)
1. Yuuki MatsuMiya
What would you do if the person you're in love to got in a situation that left you helpless and the only thing you could do was stand beside her showing how she is important to you? Would you stay or would you turn your back? This drama is wonderful! And I would LOVE to know the name of the impromptu song that is always playing during all episodes!!!
2. masnita
Just for being soo cute. The story is cute (except the ending....hope it was kind of different), the two main lead are soooo cute together and it makes the whole cast look soo cute tooo!!!!
3. buzzybug
a very sweet drama...i think Nino (minami) really kakkoi in this drama...the way he takes care of Kyoko fukada (Chiyomi)... show's the meaning of true love...
4. d_yubiwa
Eventhough I don't like Kyoko, but Kawaii Nino changed my mind and plot of this story is cute sweet.
5. N*A*Z*U*N*A
It was okay...Nino and Kyoko were good together. Kyoko was cute as a 16 cm gurl. ~KAWAII~
6. CTY33
i love nino in this drama nd such a cute stiry!!><
7. yo-chan
my fav dorama! absolutely cute.. good actors ^.^
8. Akiko-chan
its such a cute drama ^_^
9. melting_snow
10. stroberica
11. ryusa