ESC to close 3.44 (by 432 users)risou no musuko
  • 2012
  • TV
  • Japan

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romanized risou no musuko
english Ideal Son (literal)
aka Perfect Son


genres comedy, family, school, youth


language Japanese


country Japan
type real
format TV
network NTV (Nippon TV, 日本テレビ)


date 14 Jan, 2012 - 17 Mar, 2012
episodes 10
duration 54 minutes
air day Saturday
at 21:00 - 21:54
status released


avg. score 3.44 of 5 by 432 users
total users 848
rating 1487
favorites 13



A comedy about an honest high schooler who loves his mother more than anything, and a single mother who wants her son to grow up to become a splendid adult who can buy her a house. The story starts when the mother, Umi, gets a new job at an all boys school with a bad reputation. Her son, Daichi, decides to transfer to the same school to protect his mom.




Suzuki Daichi
Suzuki Umi
Kobayashi Kouji
Mifune Kengo
Kurahashi Minoru
Ikeda Fuyuhiko




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03 Feb, 2013
Suzuki Daichi isn't a mama's boy. He just loves his mother very much. Since he grew up without a father, he feels very attached to his mother. So attached, that he even changes from his expensive, prestigious school to a school full of delinquents with a bad reputation, just because his mother took on a job over there. While he fights the bad guys in school and makes friends, he also copes with the strange personality of his mother.

As boring as the synopsis might sound, this drama is epic. Yamada Ryosuke alone is reason enough to watch this drama. His acting and the character in the drama are hilarious. The mother is a bit strange, but I really found myself liking her in the end, because she is a steady character. Strange yet steady. She overreacts but once she found her conclusion, she's fine again.

The side characters are lovely as well. The neighbour, the motherless friend, the other mama's boy, who doesn't get enough attention from his mother... Everything is just fun and good to watch.

Of course, since it's a japanese drama it has a rather simple foundation. Every episode is in the same scheme. The mother hears from problems other parents had with their sons and soon she sees a sign of that problem in her son. So she tries to avoid, accept or mend it, or do whatever is necessary to do so that he'd still end up buying her a house... In the end, I don't think that it was bad, that the episodes were all built up similar. I actually liked it, when they repeted the same fun over and over. Soon they all felt like my own family and I enjoyed watching the episodes to it's fullest.

For me, this is clearly a 5* drama. I didn't have any parts I disliked while watching and often felt like crying for the mother or the son. I can recommend it to everybody who enjoys a good japanese comedy and who doesn't get bored of ridiculous comedy scenes.
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08 Mar, 2013
The main male characters have a similar personality, though one is the ideal son and the other is the ideal father.


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aqu135 15 Jan, 2015
kinda stupid, but i really liked the mother's acting and the neighbor
donshi5 26 May, 2013
this drama became my fav ! :) absolutely perfect !
yamashita 02 Feb, 2013
Absolutely funny. My mouth was gonna die cause of laughing
yurisama 27 Jan, 2013
That was funny, Hahaha xDD
fuyuu 10 Aug, 2012
I don't think that this drama for lose time in vain. Soo good to set the mood!
paige 21 Jul, 2012
I just watched it and... it was HILARIOUS. I started watching it just because I wanted to watch something with Yamada Ryosuke and I actually thought it will be just bad (the synopsis sounded pretty unattractive for me) so I really did have really low expectations. And it turned out to be surprisingly enjoyable, I laughed so hard during the whole thing. It's true that it loses a bit of its humor after 3rd or 4th episode but it pretty much comes back in 8 ep. There are even some twist(s) I wouldn't expect in such a comedy series (I was like "Only Japanese could make up something like that, lol). Also actors were good, Yamada's facial expressions were unforgettable xD So yeah, it was pretty awesome, exactly my sense of humor (but what does it say about me...?).

My favorite parts:
nobody-ever-remember-me guy, COSPLAY & judo guy & "Like hell I will!", art teacher, "I'm not mama's boy, I just love my mom!, crocodile boy (without his teeth he looked even worse than with it...) and panda guy (and Daichi reaction when he's seen him for the first time XD)

So yeah, so if you don't look for something really deep and want to relax a bit it might be a great choice for you :)
inukko 20 Jul, 2012
Ahaha, this drama is hilarious, particularly how nobody ever remembers who that one guy is, that cracks me up every time.

- Now that I've finished it I shall say that regardless of the same thing being repeated over and over again which gets a little boring after a while it was still a really nice watch. It was really lovely how much they cared for each other.
rikatokato 12 Jul, 2012
i like the ending of the drama..<3^^
fun to watch