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ESC to close 3.54 (by 1027 users)zenkai girl
  • 2011
  • TV
  • Japan

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Titleinterface

romanized zenkai girl
native
english Full Throttle Girl
literal All Out Girl
aka zenkai gaaru

Genres

genres comedy, family, romance

Language

language Japanese

Production

country Japan
type real
format TV
network Fuji TV (フジテレビ)

Release

date 11 Jul, 2011 - 19 Sep, 2011
episodes 11
duration 54 minutes
air day Monday
at 21:00 - 21:54
status released

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avg. score 3.54 of 5 by 1027 users
total users 1646
rating 3640
favorites 22

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Synopsis

Because of her difficult childhood, Ayukawa Wakaba aimed all along to become a top class lawyer. Her dream finally came true and she's about to enter an international office but on the day of the entry ceremony, things turn unexpectedly bad. Having to find rapidly a new job, she is offered a position in an office managed by a charismatic single mother but she didn't know that her new job would be to babysit her five year old girl. At kindergarten, Wakaba meets again with Souta, a young man she took as a pervert in the subway. He takes care alone of his ex wife's son and is known as the ikumen star, the perfect houseman, all the opposite of Wakaba's ideal man. Despite their differences, is love going to blossom between these two?

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Roles

Ayukawa Wakaba
main
Yamada Souta
main
Sakuragawa Shouko
supporting
Shiota Soyoko
supporting
Shindou Kyouichi
supporting
Morris Sakota
supporting

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Reviews


24 Sep, 2011
A law school graduate with very high standards dreams of being a top-class lawyer. When things don't happen as she has planned them, she has to take the next best job and learns about the hardships of life and love while babysitting her bosses daughter and dealing with people way below her standard.

This surprised me so much because, against all expectations, I enjoyed it quite a lot. I initially thought it would be like "My Girl!!", only in reverse, but it wasn't really.

Also, it went against all clichés I've been constantly confronted with in just about every dorama I watch.

A strong-willed female lead and a somewhat weak male lead instead of the standard reverse.

A lady boss that was very likeable, supporting and a good mother instead of being a bossy, ruthless bitch that puts her career before her child.

Kids that weren't bratty, nosy and generally annoying, but really cute and quite mature.

Co-workers that were supportive and understanding, rather than planning one intrigue after the other.

So it was really quite refreshing.

Even the minor characters, such as the other dads, the law firm people and the pre-school people, were great and always helped the story to develop instead of annoyingly taking up time with their own side-story drama going on.

And I was really impressed with the child actors of Hinata and Pitaro. They are going to be great actors one day, because they did a fantastic job. They were actually *acting* and I believed them, unlike most kids who are all awkward in front of cameras and annoy me endlessly.

In this dorama I even liked Ryo. A lot. And I never like Ryo. That should say enough about this dorama. ^^
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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.

22 Dec, 2011
Both are about a man who is raising his child alone. He meets a woman and falls in love with her. Their points of view are different; the man is caring and passive, while the woman is more aggressive and also selfish in her feelings. While showing the man her point of view he suffers. Seeing his honesty and gentleness she falls in love with him. Her love is the opposite of her goal.

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rojoong 01 Oct, 2011
I watched this on some night when I was in Japan, don't know if I'm going to watch the whole series, though... ^^ Maybe only because of Ryo-kun.
curi 25 Sep, 2011
It wasn't anything special, but it was really cute. The ending was pretty good. I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this drama! Probably had something to do with how adorable Ryo is with kids. ♥
alicia 25 Sep, 2011
the ending was so cute~ i loved this drama so much ♥ i'm gonna miss it T.T cast was really great :D
purtysunshine 23 Sep, 2011
Cute and funny. I don't bother watching many Japanese dramas lately since they don't seem to pull me in as much anymore as they used to but Zenkai Girl was one of the few I stuck with this past summer season and I'm glad I finished it. Although it is nothing really new or exciting, it is full of heart and has a certain charm that keeps you watching more. Probably, you will be able to guess how the plot will play out from the get-go but it is HOW it gets there that makes it entertaining. Plus? It always managed to put a smile on my face...in my opinion, that's all it takes to make a decent drama worth watching ^___^
superboink 22 Sep, 2011
Altough I feel that the ending was a bit lacking and could have been better, I must admit I really enjoyed watching this drama. The casts are so lovable especially the kids! The sweet moments are totally sweet and made me squeal while the angsty moments are totally annoying that I almost gave up on the drama haha. Thank goodness I didn't though. Oh and did I mention, I love Nishikido even more after this <3
beautifur 22 Sep, 2011
I loved it.
The ending was so cute & sweet. <3
And Hinata is easily the best character ever lol
collony 21 Sep, 2011
I really liked that. Great cast. Though it's true that ending was pretty weird
p3rk3le 21 Sep, 2011
I'm gonna miss this so much~!!!! :D :D loved it ^^
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