Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu First Look
Moriyama Mikuri (Gakky) is a psychology graduate but finds it difficult to work on her field; her father sets her up to work part-time for Tsuzaki Hiramasa, (Hoshino Gen) a company engineer. A number of events, lead them to decide that a “de facto” marriage, would be the best for both of them.
Loooooved the first episode! I mean, I expected to like it (what with my Gakky bias, Nogi Akiko as a screenwriter, interesting cast etc) but I was a bit skeptical regarding the plot; thankfully, if the first episode was any indicator, we won’t go down a route of “same ol’ annoying characteristics” mixed with cold-hot rom-com setup.
If anything, the story’s main theme is about finding your place in the world, and satisfy the innate need of belonging somewhere.
“I want someone to pick me. Saying “It’s a good thing you’re here”. I want to be accepted. I wonder if that’s a luxury? Everyone wants to be needed by someone. But..it doesn’t go well. Gradually giving up on various emotions, laughing it off when you want to cry. That is how I might be living.”
Mikuri’s character has a realistic tone, in the sense she’s struggling with what most people do, after graduating- finding a suitable job, preferably, based on the subject you studied for. But, it doesn’t (NEEEVER lol) always work that way.
Still, Mikuri finds fulfillment in doing things “professionally”, no matter what that is; ain’t no use in complaining, when you got a job to do, right? Which is also, Tsuzaki’s “life theme”.
Thankfully, Hoshino’s character has not much in common with his latest role, Shinomiya in Kounodori, hahaha. Tsuzaki is a calm, collected, hard-working person, who comes across a bit distant; but, deep down he’s an adorable, appreciative, fluffy dork, that is happy feeding birds.
Mikuri and Hoshino gradually get along together, but their work-friend-relationship is abruptly interrupted, when Mikuri’s parents decide to move in the countryside; since her part-time job, can’t cover for her expenses of potentially living alone, she proposes a de-facto marriage to Tsuzaki, who eventually accepts it, since it will be beneficial for him as well.
So things will get complicated, even though, the reason the de-facto marriage was put in the table, was to avoid any complications, lol.
It was a very entertaining first episode, with funny quick-liners, enjoyable supporting cast (Mikuri’s aunt and Tsuzaki’s senior caught my attention the most!) but also a couple contemplative-touches. Hopefully it continues strong!
Onwards to episode 2 then! *
p.s that ED song, so darn catchy- and the dance is eeeepic!
*I will be offline for a couple+ weeks, so I will start recapping when I get back. (that probably means, from episode 4 and onwards)
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang only + huge thanks to mottofreaky