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ESC to close 4.24 (by 436 users)kazoku game
  • 2013
  • TV series
  • Japan

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Titleinterface

romanized kazoku game
native
english The Family Game (literal)
aka kazoku geemu

Based On

based on novel
title kazoku game
author Honma Youhei (本間洋平)

Genres

genres comedy, drama, family

Language

language Japanese

Production

country Japan
type real
format TV series
network Fuji TV

Release

date 17 Apr, 2013 - 19 Jun, 2013
episodes 10
duration 54 minutes
air day Wednesday
at 22:00 - 22:54
status finished

Stats

avg. score 4.24 of 5 by 436 users
total users 781
rating 1849
favorites 36

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kazoku game
1983 film jp
same setting

Synopsis

Yoshimoto Kouya, a home tutor who has a mysterious past, visits Numata family upon a request to educate their son, Shigeyuki, who is withdrawn socially because of bullying. After Yoshimoto holds a short family meeting, he decides to accept the offer. As per the process of education, he disintegrates the family and drives it to collapse.

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Roles

Yoshimoto Kouya
main
Numata Shinichi
supporting
Numata Kayoko
supporting
Numata Shigeyuki
supporting
Numata Kazushige
supporting
Asami Maika
supporting

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Recommendations


10 Aug, 2013
In both, a weird outsider intrudes into a seemingly normal family and helps change their ways by breaking them apart.

20 Jun, 2013
Both dramas talk about an outsider, who has a mysterious past, intruding upon a family with problems and trying to solve them in weird, yet effective means.

News

"Kazoku Game" Revived In 2013; Sakurai Shou Starring akiraka 1 posts 05 Feb, 2013 by akiraka
It was recently announced that Arashi member Sakurai Shou is to star in the upcoming Fuji TV drama series "Kazoku Game" (The Family Game), based on the novel ...

Comments

reonsoru 21 Mar, 2014
So far, I am really impressed with this drama as well as Sho's acting.

I am not gonna say too much, since I don't want to spoil the experience.

Just this much: The main character isn't exactly nice and the drama has a lot of critism towards society so far.

If you like slightly darker dramas, you might feel intrigued to watch this one as well.

Update: I posted review on my blog now that I finished watching the drama! ^ ^ http://reonsoru.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/the-fabulous-world-of-japanese-and-korean-cinema-002-kazoku-game/#comments
beautifur 12 Jan, 2014
Very good drama, quite disturbing at times as bullying is a very delicate matter.
First time seeing Sakurai's acting and enjoyed it. His character was interesting and complex, I think he did quite a good job portraying it. Same with Kamiki, I really liked his acting, especially in the last scene. Oh and soooo many plot twists, I was going crazy! Not to mention that ii nee phrase will hunt me forever lol

The ending though.

Was everything a lie?! We'll never know....
crimsonrae 24 Nov, 2013
I really liked this drama, I had high expectations on this one because is rated here with 4.3. I'm not disappointed and ended seeing it in 2 days.
I can get way there's a recommendation for kaseifu no mita, because they both have that kind of psychological game were you don't really know exactly what is going to happen and what is the real truth, although this on is a bit heavier and darker sometimes.
Both Sakurai and Kamiki did an amzing job.

That scene in the end, after the credits and stuff, when Shinichi asks Yoshimoto if that story is really true, kinda left me wondering...
watashiwachiaki 07 Nov, 2013
interesting drama. highly recommended.

LOL at all the stuff shinichi said before saying Thank You to Sho's character (lol I don't know what name to address him, Yoshimoto Kouya or Tago Yuudai)


at the beginning of ep 10 tho,
I've been thinking which is the truth. coz I have the slight feeling that Shinichi was able to find Mizukawa Sara because Yoshimoto wanted him to. you know what mean... gwah! everything seemed planned!
telmaceres87 03 Oct, 2013
Ótimo drama!
Fazia um bom tempo que eu não via um j-drama tão bom.
Final surpreendente.
o/
d0npian0 09 Aug, 2013
I'm glad that people were comparing it to kaseifu no mita because that's the only reason why I decided to watch it... and it was really really good, woah!
rikatokato 09 Jul, 2013
i really want to see season 2 for this drama ,, i want more ..<3
neoluchs 03 Jul, 2013
This drama will mess with you, oh man! So many twists and turns. It's terrible and upsetting but it's well-done and fun to watch. I feel this drama accomplished its aim of taking a good, dark look at the current issues that ail modern Japan and the individuals that have to live with them. A psychological ride, for sure, and it all feels worth it by the end (maybe, lol).

Is physical bullying by multiple teachers really plausible though?

Wtf @ that last scene! I kind of wonder if they did make it up because Toda's rationale for turning into Yoshimoto is verging on insanity. Obviously the guy has a few screws loose, but his reasoning doesn't make sense if you think about it critically. But it would make sense if it was fake, hoho!

The acting in this drama is fantastic. Every member of the family seemed so real. Uragami Seishuu (Shigeyuki) was the stand-out actor, imo. Very impressive for a child. Sakurai was pretty good, except for his forced laughter -- guy really needs to work on that.

A special for this drama would be totally awesome.
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