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Please Love The Useless Me ダメな私に恋してください Episode 1 Review /1st Glance


ダメな私に恋してください Damekoi 01 Summary : Michio Sibata is broke, has no job, her boyfriend scams her savings out constantly and reaches the desperation point of trying to steal a cat’s canned food! Upon seeing that, her former boss Ayumu gives her a part-time job in the tearoom he’s about to open.

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That was a weird sort of episode for me; for the first half, I got the (not good!) vibes I used to get when I was watching the first episodes of 5-ji-Kara, but I started liking it near the end. I am not sure if it was the pace or the fact that Michio’s behavior reached UNLIMITED ARTLESS LEVELS, but yeah, the first half did a really good job of portraying the main heroine in a negative light; Michio is as gullible as it gets, naive, silly and falls for every trick her younger “boyfriend” can think of-the worse is that she’s willing to get into dangerous situations to satisfy his needs (or should I say her needs of not wanting to end up deceived) so I felt a tad frustrated at some point.

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However, her redeeming quality, is that she knows that she’s simple-minded and in the end she seemed to work to become someone that others won’t take advantage of easily, so that was quite nice to see.

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Ayumu on the other hand, is strong-willed and determined to make his new store successful after being fed up being a businessman; the constant pressure has turned him into someone he disliked, so he now wants to settle down in a calmer environment and rejoice in his cooking artistry! (damn that omelette-rice looked deliciously unreal!)

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I guess it was a bit “hmmmehh” how he took Michio under his wings that fast but I suppose he felt bad for yelling at her constantly in his previous job. (then again, lol when you see someone ready to eat cat canned food, I don’t think you need to consider helping them twice!)

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Ayumu’s gangster friends (I can’t with Terui lol, I keep thinking of Suzuki’s role in Gomenne Seishun as the upright boys president and the contrast makes me loool!) were pretty hilarious in their synchronization so was Akira in her drunken speech and her stares of “DON’T FALL FOR IT DUDE” when Michio was ready to crumble under Junta’s spell in the end. Miura Shohei’s character didn’t appear a lot but seems to be a decent guy, so there’s gonna be a love…rectangle along with the flower lady and everyone else.

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There’s definitely room for improvement so I’m looking forward to what’s in the store for the next episodes. Onwards to episode 2 then!

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[disclaimer – this post was written by a scared-for-QFs-today kipzizz for dramajjang.co only + huge thanks to FURITTSUBS]

(Vintage Ayumu-delinquent pic!)

(Vintage Ayumu-delinquent pic!)

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"There's nothing greater in life than loving another; it leads to love for your fellow people, your country..and the whole world."

I'm pretty outgoing from what I've been told; unless, you bad-mouth Ayase. Or Gakky. Or Ueto. Or Tori. Or Masaki. Or Kame. Hmmm, the or-thing is actually endless! You get the gist of it, right? ; p


  1. January 26, 2016 at 12:40 am — Reply

    Wow. That bleached yellowish hair is something else.

    • January 26, 2016 at 1:53 am — Reply

      He’s my favorite!

      • April 28, 2016 at 3:43 am — Reply

        OK. I finally started watching this drama 🙂 the first episode wasn’t perfect but it had some pretty funny moments 🙂

  2. January 31, 2016 at 2:59 am — Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS. I enjoyed this manga so much and I can’t wait for more chapters but I had no idea there will be a jdrama?! So happy I found this post. Aaaah I have no words TT____TT

    • January 31, 2016 at 12:25 pm — Reply

      Yeah, there haven’t been many volumes of the manga either, so it is a bit surprise; the drama is alright though, it has some pretty funny scenes!

      • February 1, 2016 at 4:27 am — Reply

        I just finished the episode and I loved it because I’m biased like that xD Dean Fujioka is the perfect Shunin! 🙂 <3 Looking forward to the next episodes!

        • February 1, 2016 at 8:34 am — Reply

          Not Shunin, MASTER! ; p (yes he is!)

  3. bluelysia
    August 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    hahah that delinquent past photo is awesome!

    since I read the manga, tho I don’t particularly hate it but I have to say that even tho Kyoko Fukada face suits to be Michiko, she gives off pretty woman and girly vibe too much.. I was expecting tomboy and always-talk-back-with-fierce-expression Michiko.. also in the manga Michiko & shunin often insult each other openly lol

    another thing is everything move too fast, like suddenly shunin hire Michiko out of nowhere when he didn’t even know if she has job already or not..

    I hope episode 2 gives better impression

    • August 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm — Reply

      Oh there will be some insults in the later episodes, some hilarious moments shall ensue!

      • bluelysia
        August 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm — Reply

        the positive side of the drama Michiko is she is very cute and know how to be grateful towards shunin.. that’s the bad side of Michiko manga, she seems too fierce for her own good XD

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