[Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

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Postby K.T.Tran » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:00 pm

raven_frost wrote:KDO DVD and a special DVD for Ken-chan have been released!
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GO KEN-CHAN!!!!! you got a special DVD. Sugoiii!!!!!


yea, this drama was awesome.

And i think that girl Yuki is pretty hot too :lol :lol
ImageAya Kawaii :wub:

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Postby baby_shin » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:03 am

hi....this drama looks interesting
anyone knows where can i d/l this besides torrent? clubbox or megaupload??
thank you :)

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Postby HolEdg » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:37 pm

I also would like to know if somebody has this in thier clubbox?? Please help me out.. I have tried to d/load from Clubbox, but epi 3 is slow. Please help me out. I want to watch this show..

Thanks for the help...

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Postby Moondy » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:39 pm

yeaaaah!!

I finished "kekkon dekinai otoko"!!!It is a wonderful drama!!
Abe Hiroshi is a very good actor :D
I like!!!! :wub:

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Postby Narutokun123 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:17 am

does someone know the name of the nurse on the left side? is she popular or playing in other series?

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Postby japysia » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:35 pm

Her name is Nishimaru Yuko.
TV Series:
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Oniyome nikki
Mother & Lover
Magarikado no Kanojo(ep.5)
At Home Dad(ep.7)
Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi III (ep.8 )
:thumleft: ~ サトラレ ~ 心の声がサトラレる。。。 :thumright:

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Postby newersumm » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:42 pm

She's worth of branleh or two :lol

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Postby nhk9 » Thu May 10, 2007 10:07 am

Finished watching it recently

I like how Natsukawa portrayed her character. She's charming despite being almost 40. Very refreshing to see her performance. Of course, Kuninaka is cute as always. Nice relaxing drama after watching the darker drama watashitachi no kyokasho. Storyline wasn't overly convincing (for example why would Natsukawa fall in love for Abe?)... so 7/10

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Postby l0nEr » Fri May 11, 2007 1:00 am

Yeah, i guess the story wasnt exactly convincing, i mean why would all 3 girls fall in love with him. lol. But anyway, i like the show, or else i wouldnt be here. lalala... 8.5/10

The drama has great acting, and somehow, it left me kind of feeling lonely...
Michiru is real cute in the show, with Ken-chan...
Hiroshi Abe's character looks rather impossible in reality, but i guess there are really such hermit people around. Perhaps we should all stop watching jodramas (just like he has stopped fluttering his hands while listening to music), and go out and visit the world....

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Postby terra-kun » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:41 am

Just finished watching the drama, and I got to say....I LOVED IT!!!! I liked how Abe portrayed his character. I've only seen him in Dragon Zakura, but his role in this was funny. I couldn't help crack up when he made fun of people unintentionally. His romances were nice too, even though they all end up weird. I really wanted to see him and Michiru go out together, even when she's like waaaay younger. I really hope there's going to be a special episode....even if it's unlikely

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Postby DesOk » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:33 am

I just thought I would put in my 2 yen.

I just finished watching this drama and I think the ending with the house model and the cohabitating fish is a perfect ending. It gives just enough to see where they are going without coming right out and saying it. And who says that they have to get married. Maybe they can just live together and be happy. Marriage isn't the only way for couples to be together in todays society.

I just turned 30 myself recently and am not seeing anybody. I get the all too frequent lectures on not being married with kids (which I've gotten since just getting out of high school). I'm Jewish and although I'm not very religious, you can imagine how it looks to be a 30 year old unmarried woman with no prospects. My mom wanted lots of kids but couldn't so she started wanting lots of grandkids early. At least she got to see my brother's son before she passed away, or I think she would be haunting us until we had kids. I personally don't want any kids of my own, but I would like to eventually find the right guy and get married. It just doesn't seem to be likely any time soon.

Anyway, I can really feel for Natsumi. I am confortable with my job, hate chores/cooking, and want to find someone comfortable whom I can live with the rest of my life. I don't want to just grab a guy off the street and wind up unhappy like I see so many others doing. I've seen enough bad and/or short relationships (like my brother's usually) that I guess I want a stable man who cares about me. I wouldn't mind having money and maybe for him to have some good looks (OK, I'm a romantic too), but I'm not rich or a raving beauty either. Practical is good. Kawano is good looking and seems to be well off, and although he has his oddities, he is still stable and kind hearted. I think I could like a guy like that. Who doesn't have hobbies or quirks that others find annoying or odd, but friends and co-workers still hang out with you or work well with you? I mean I love watching anime and foreign dramas and to read manga and lots of books. I go to fantasy faires in garb when I can and sit on the computer or read during my free time. I don't really go out much and like to eat good food when I can (which is where all my extra money goes and for which my brother is always getting on my case for), but why not enjoy life while I can, right?

Sorry for my long rant. But, I think I can really empathize with some of the characters in the drama more than a few of the others I've seen, which made this more enjoyable.

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Postby Jarrah » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:57 pm

hi all, know anybody, what is this phone? (use by Kuwano Shinsuke)

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Postby forevergirl » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:58 pm

.I just watched this recently and manage to finished, I guess Im contented on the plot of the story, but Its like cliff hanging in the end,...I hope there's SP or something of this, The main girl she's pretty, I like the way she smile, Its very rare for me to approve a Japanese actress, coz some of them are not natural beauty.. u know wat I mean but her is really pretty..

.. I owuld recommend this drama to watch..

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Postby piousm » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:55 pm

agreed. this is a good show, and the doctor has a gorgeous smile. I hoped it would continue a bit more - where did the second fish come from?

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Postby jeresun » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:22 pm

This has got to be my favorite japanese drama. I went and looked up the filming locations for this drama and made a custom map of it.

Check it out HERE!! You can even enter street view and see all the landmarks.

What's interesting is that the locations for things like their work commute, stores, and places to hang out actually make sense in the real world location they occupy.

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Postby YukawaManabu » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:22 pm

Great job, jeresun!
This is one of my top doramas too. Abe Hiroshi is just too funny with his deadpan delivery. I love him so much. His chemistry with Natsukawa-san is just wonderful to watch.

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Postby seppydude » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:15 am

Does anyone know where I can get the soundtrack for this show? I've had Crispy Park (and by extension Swimmy) for years, but I'm really interested in whether the soundtrack was ever released.

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Postby superdevilgundam » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:13 pm

has anyone ever bought the ken dvd? i just recently bought the KDO japanese dvd box set on amazon japan and they have a ken chan the dog from KDO dvd for $20+. im just wondering whats on it and if its worth it buying that dvd.
KDO is my favorite, its rly smartly written and love abe hiroshi.

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Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Postby tunix_2008 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:00 pm

I can't believe it took me 10 years to discover this jdrama. And I even took the long way around at that. I was watching some Korean-Chinese crossover movie on Red by HBO, which reminded me of Uhm Jung-hwa so I looked her up because I like her in Get Karl! Then I saw she starred in He Who Can't Marry (Korean version). So I started watching that when I read there was a Japanese version. I knew I had to see the jdrama first because IMO Japanese version is always, always better than Korean version. And now I'm here.

I really love this that I ended up binge-watching it right off bat. It's simple, funny, and allegorical. I saw one discussion thread about this entitled "King of Subtlety". This is so accurate since subtlety although intangible is very much present in this jdrama that I think it's a whole, well-developed character on its own. I mean, if you love Austen, you'll eat this up.

It has a very Japanese way of story-telling -- they present a theme and it plays out for the rest of the episode. And the theme is not the title, mind you. It's Kaneda's episodic allegory. Kaneda shows off his muscles to his revolving-door girlfriend, Kuwano shows up at a gym, gets injured, goes to see Natsumi where he says something like "personal physical development" but not for her to see when we all know he wants her to see. Kaneda says something about watching fireworks with the one you love, Kuwano invites Natsumi to watch fireworks with him complete with fancy meal, wine and opera glasses. Kaneda says something about protecting the one you love, Kuwano although seemingly forcibly recruited to protect Michiru, was really protecting Natsumi when he chased after her when he saw her running to confront Michiru's stalker at the restaurant.

I am also reminded of the anime, Sayonara Zetsoubo Sensei, as I think this jdrama employs subliminal messages as well. Case in point: starting episode 2, when they began developing the love angle between Kuwano and Natsumi, their scenes in the clinic were shot from across the examination bed. Except for one scene with Kuwano's mother, no other character interacting with Natsumi in that clinic had the same angle shot. Yet all clinic scenes between Kuwano and Natsumi showed the bed. Talk about subtlety they didn't even kiss in the entire series but sparks sizzled between them especially in those clinic scenes. There's also the movie that he eagerly awaited only to realize it was remake so he ended up not renting it. It's about that girl who was a facsimile of what he truly wanted, Natsumi. Then there's the spoon, which I haven't even begun to think about.

Everyone is lauding Abe Hiroshi's performance here. I think it is very much deserved. His Kuwano is on the thin line between being just a grumpy old know-it-all and being clinically diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. But as far as romantic leads go, the Kuwano character is not. That is why so many here question why he got 3 women attracted to him. To them, I venture to postulate that Kuwano brings out the nurturing nature of women; they want to take care of him. Still the thought of spending the rest of one's life married to Kuwano is like taking Sisyphus' place behind that infernal boulder, no thank you. My heart belongs to Yui Natsukawa. I l-o-v-e her! Her facial expressions are priceless. Her Natsumi is a great romantic lead, I wanted to give her a hug. If you don't fall in love with her in the end, "There's nothing I can do for you." Kuwano's mother is right, nobody will be good enough for her. Kuwano himself was right when he asked, "Am I good enough for you?"

All in all, this is a very good story, well-written, impeccably acted, artfully crafted, and aptly cast. No one overacted or underacted even the dog. They just did their job and it worked.

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Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Postby JackBauer2424 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:12 am

I ignored this series thinking I didn't have interest in another marriage drama, but after watching it, I liked it a lot. Hiroshi is good at playing eccentric goofball. The actress who played the next door neighbor is very good looking and I don't think I've seen her in any other series. The work sidekick was also a good pick for that role.

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Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Postby kitty10 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:56 am

JackBauer2424 wrote:I ignored this series thinking I didn't have interest in another marriage drama, but after watching it, I liked it a lot. Hiroshi is good at playing eccentric goofball. The actress who played the next door neighbor is very good looking and I don't think I've seen her in any other series. The work sidekick was also a good pick for that role.


Ah, you mean Kuninaka Ryoko? If you've seen Hotaru no Hikari, she's Hotaru's love rival (of sorts). She's also in Date. She's Mukai Osamu's wife, they met in Hungry! and got married in 2014.
:heart: 玉木宏、藤木直人、佐藤健... 大好き! :heart:

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Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Postby JackBauer2424 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:52 am

I watched her in Gekiryuu Watashi wo Oboete Imasuka? which was not that bad.

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Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Postby superdevilgundam » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:07 am

tunix_2008 wrote:I can't believe it took me 10 years to discover this jdrama. And I even took the long way around at that. I was watching some Korean-Chinese crossover movie on Red by HBO, which reminded me of Uhm Jung-hwa so I looked her up because I like her in Get Karl! Then I saw she starred in He Who Can't Marry (Korean version). So I started watching that when I read there was a Japanese version. I knew I had to see the jdrama first because IMO Japanese version is always, always better than Korean version. And now I'm here.

I really love this that I ended up binge-watching it right off bat. It's simple, funny, and allegorical. I saw one discussion thread about this entitled "King of Subtlety". This is so accurate since subtlety although intangible is very much present in this jdrama that I think it's a whole, well-developed character on its own. I mean, if you love Austen, you'll eat this up.

It has a very Japanese way of story-telling -- they present a theme and it plays out for the rest of the episode. And the theme is not the title, mind you. It's Kaneda's episodic allegory. Kaneda shows off his muscles to his revolving-door girlfriend, Kuwano shows up at a gym, gets injured, goes to see Natsumi where he says something like "personal physical development" but not for her to see when we all know he wants her to see. Kaneda says something about watching fireworks with the one you love, Kuwano invites Natsumi to watch fireworks with him complete with fancy meal, wine and opera glasses. Kaneda says something about protecting the one you love, Kuwano although seemingly forcibly recruited to protect Michiru, was really protecting Natsumi when he chased after her when he saw her running to confront Michiru's stalker at the restaurant.

I am also reminded of the anime, Sayonara Zetsoubo Sensei, as I think this jdrama employs subliminal messages as well. Case in point: starting episode 2, when they began developing the love angle between Kuwano and Natsumi, their scenes in the clinic were shot from across the examination bed. Except for one scene with Kuwano's mother, no other character interacting with Natsumi in that clinic had the same angle shot. Yet all clinic scenes between Kuwano and Natsumi showed the bed. Talk about subtlety they didn't even kiss in the entire series but sparks sizzled between them especially in those clinic scenes. There's also the movie that he eagerly awaited only to realize it was remake so he ended up not renting it. It's about that girl who was a facsimile of what he truly wanted, Natsumi. Then there's the spoon, which I haven't even begun to think about.

Everyone is lauding Abe Hiroshi's performance here. I think it is very much deserved. His Kuwano is on the thin line between being just a grumpy old know-it-all and being clinically diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. But as far as romantic leads go, the Kuwano character is not. That is why so many here question why he got 3 women attracted to him. To them, I venture to postulate that Kuwano brings out the nurturing nature of women; they want to take care of him. Still the thought of spending the rest of one's life married to Kuwano is like taking Sisyphus' place behind that infernal boulder, no thank you. My heart belongs to Yui Natsukawa. I l-o-v-e her! Her facial expressions are priceless. Her Natsumi is a great romantic lead, I wanted to give her a hug. If you don't fall in love with her in the end, "There's nothing I can do for you." Kuwano's mother is right, nobody will be good enough for her. Kuwano himself was right when he asked, "Am I good enough for you?"

All in all, this is a very good story, well-written, impeccably acted, artfully crafted, and aptly cast. No one overacted or underacted even the dog. They just did their job and it worked.


wow...your analysis is great! ive been watching kdo every year for the past 10 years (its my favorite show :P ), and i never thought about what you posted. glad you finally got to watch this show! i watched the korean version after kdo but for some reason i didnt like it as much. i think its because i felt that the koreans were just copying everything and were trying hard to make it more quirky. kdo is what made me become an abe hiroshi fan for life :P hopefully you try watching his other works.


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