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  • 2005
  • TV
  • Japan

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Titleinterface

romanized anego
native
english Older Sister (literal)
aka anego-アネゴ-

Based On

based on book
title anego
author Hayashi Mariko (林真理子)

Genres

genres life, romance

Language

language Japanese

Production

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

Release

date 20 Apr, 2005 - 22 Jun, 2005
episodes 10
duration 54 minutes
air day Wednesday
at 22:00 - 22:54
status released

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avg. score 3.23 of 5 by 1426 users
total users 2088
rating 4612
favorites 48

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Synopsis

A thirty-two year old office worker Noda Naoko has a nickname of 'Anego' by her fellow younger work colleagues for giving them advice like an older sister. This romantic drama tells of the problems she faces and her worries of the future.

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Roles

Noda Naoko
main
Kurosawa Akihiko
supporting
Sawaki Eriko
supporting
Saotome Kana
supporting
Katou Hiromi
supporting
Hasegawa Manami
supporting

Production

screenwriter
singer
director
director

Reviews


01 Aug, 2010
I watched this drama, because it had a recommendation linked from Kimi wa Petto. It is somewhat similar, but there are enough differences to enjoy it as something different.

First I didn't like it. Naoko was so focused on what she had planned for the future and what the society expects of her, that I wanted to slap her and all people who made her into this (especially her mother). But then she started to shake, like falling for a married man or for a guy a lot younger than her. She had to question her ideals she clinged onto before. And I liked how the drama pointed out, that the things we believe to get happiness from are not the things, that will make us truly happy. Like a marriage arranged through an omiai.

Sometimes I wished Naoko to be more thoughtful, though. Her life at 34 was so shaken up, she didn't know what she wanted or with whom she wanted to be with, ending up playing with poor Kurosawa's heart.

But all in all, I think everyone who was in situations like Naoko before will like this drama.
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Recommendations

Both are based on a work place environment, where the older female lead (in her 30s) falls in love with her younger co-worker (in his 20s).

17 May, 2011
The protagonist is independent woman around thirty who is engulfing herself in her work so much that she is losing her love life. She is worried about her future and can't picture herself married, although she is desperately trying to find a serious relationship. Her love affairs are ruined by her workaholic and reliable spirit, bearer of names by her colleagues, who respect her work and use her advice, but talk behind her back about her unfortunate affairs. A younger, new co worker, being curious about her, starts to sympathize with her feelings. There are also some other men around her.

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Comments

sweetfantasy 11 Nov, 2014
I liked the overall feel of this drama, and that it focused on the main character more than the romance. Noda Naoko is an independent female who has her inconsistencies, and I think her flaws make her more relatable. There were cute moments, but I felt there were many elements that could have been better developed. Still, I liked Shinohara Ryoko's role and Akanishi makes for nice eye candy (even if his acting is lacking).
revy 03 Jul, 2013
I like that this concentrated more on the main character's life than just the romance. Well yeah anego/Kurosawa was the best part pretty much (Akanishi really can be cute when he wants to :D) but it was a nice portrayal of a thirty-something OL. Gets minus-points from me for the incredibly annoying OH NO I MUST GET MARRIED MY ONLY GOAL IN LIFE!!11-thing that every other drama seems to have. Also minus-points for the married couple who ended up being massively annoying. Not a very light-hearted drama but a nice watch anyway despite some annoying clichés and a boring Other Guy (Sawaki meh).
revy 03 Jul, 2013
I like that this concentrated more on the main character's life than just the romance. Well yeah anego/Kurosawa was the best part pretty much (Akanishi really can be cute when he wants to :D) but it was a nice portrayal of a thirty-something OL. Gets minus-points from me for the incredibly annoying OH NO I MUST GET MARRIED MY ONLY GOAL IN LIFE!!11-thing that every other drama seems to have. Also minus-points for the married couple who ended up being massively annoying. Not a very light-hearted drama but a nice watch anyway despite some annoying clichés and a boring Other Guy (Sawaki meh).
irresi 17 Jul, 2012
not bad. but ending could be better..
corni 10 Jun, 2012
boring...
as if episode not 45 min, but 3 hours...
momo 31 Oct, 2011
liked this drama. Akanishi was adorable here~ And the story was great too
raissinha 27 Sep, 2011
Muito bom *-*
isnowflower 17 Sep, 2011
Shinohara Ryouko's acting was really great ! Akanishi Jin did a good job too, didn't expect him to be a good actor ....
I don't know why everyone seems annoyed by the plot, It's not great nor that boring ... it was fine, and sometimes funny ....
3\5
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