Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

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Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby ringo1 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:37 am

Hi, new member here.

Started watching japanese dramas a few months back and got hooked.
I watched about a dozen doramas and I thought I'll compile a list of characters I think have Aspergers Syndrome.

Others member please post names of characters (from dramas, anime etc but only stuff from Japan) who you think have Aspergers (and explain a bit if you feel like it.)

1. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko: I think the main character in the drama, Shinsuke Kuwano-san is an aspie.

2. Rich Man, Poor Woman: Hyuga Toru-san (the main character) is an aspie.

3. Tantei Gakuen Q: The character named Ryu has aspergers, I think.

4. Death Note: The character 'L' almost certainly has aspergers.

5. Nodame Cantabile: I get the feeling that Nodame-chan is an aspie, I am not sure. What do you guys think ?

Please add more characters and dramas and anime that have characters with aspergers.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
For those who wants to read up on characteristics of the syndrome.

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby koshonin » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:24 am

I don't agree
that Kuwano Shinsuke played by Abe Hiroshi in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko has aspbergers, he is just a stickler.

the others I haven't watched

One drama depicting someone with Aspbergers is:
ATARU and he is brilliantly played by Nakai Masahiro

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby Candylemon » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:16 am

As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, here's who I see as maybe having it:

• Kuwano Shinsuke in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko: Absolutely, definitely, pretty much everything about the character screams it.
• Akita Shinya in Last Doctor: Ditto
• Enomoto Kei in Kagi no Kakatta Heya: Ditto.
• Hayashi Niko in Sexy Voice and Robo: She was the first character in any sort of media that I really felt I could relate to, and she certainly shows a lot of the same Aspie traits I do.
• Kashiwagi Natsuko in Maruho no Onna: Less sure of this one, but there were times when she seemed like she might have it. Plus I could argue that any female Aspie who's reached 49 years old without a diagnosis is likely to have worked out how to hide their problems to a far greater extent than most of us.

Those are the ones that come to mind immediately. I don't know about Nodame, but it's a possibility. I haven't seen the other three you mentioned, so I can't comment on those.

koshonin wrote:One drama depicting someone with Aspbergers is:
ATARU and he is brilliantly played by Nakai Masahiro

That's not Asperger's, it's extremely low functioning autism. Personally I would argue that if you want an accurate portrayal of that, Boku no Aruku Michi was amazing, while ATARU was horribly inaccurate. I mostly know about Asperger's and high functioning autism, though, so maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby ringo1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:09 am

koshonin wrote:I don't agree
that Kuwano Shinsuke played by Abe Hiroshi in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko has aspbergers, he is just a stickler.


Nah, I think he's an aspie.

koshonin wrote:the others I haven't watched

One drama depicting someone with Aspbergers is:
ATARU and he is brilliantly played by Nakai Masahiro


Hmm, I haven't watched it. Will have to check it out, thanks.

Btw, it's Asperger's not "aspbergers", you have misspelled it twice.

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby ringo1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:16 am

Candylemon wrote:As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, here's who I see as maybe having it:

• Kuwano Shinsuke in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko: Absolutely, definitely, pretty much everything about the character screams it.


I agree.

Candylemon wrote:• Akita Shinya in Last Doctor: Ditto
• Enomoto Kei in Kagi no Kakatta Heya: Ditto.
• Hayashi Niko in Sexy Voice and Robo: She was the first character in any sort of media that I really felt I could relate to, and she certainly shows a lot of the same Aspie traits I do.
• Kashiwagi Natsuko in Maruho no Onna: Less sure of this one, but there were times when she seemed like she might have it. Plus I could argue that any female Aspie who's reached 49 years old without a diagnosis is likely to have worked out how to hide their problems to a far greater extent than most of us.


I haven't watched any you have mentioned in the above quote.
Thanks a lot, I'll check these out, and let you know, sometime soon, though I'm not sure when.

Candylemon wrote:Those are the ones that come to mind immediately. I don't know about Nodame, but it's a possibility. I haven't seen the other three you mentioned, so I can't comment on those.



Okay.

1. Rich Man, Poor Woman: It's a good one and I think the lead character (Hyuga Toru) has AS. Anyway, the drama is kinda slow in the beginning but towards the end it gets better and it is in my top 5 dramas.

2. Tantei Gakuen Q : It is a detective/mystery kinda drama.

3. Death Note: What? You joke? You no see death Note, the anime? There are movies but the anime is way better. And I'm almost certain the "L" character has AS.

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby Dwight04 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:50 am

Hey I'm a pretty private person. I do not disclose my problems with others. Now I am very stressed because I found some symptoms of aspergers. I don’t know what to do in this situation. I just finished reading lots of articles on aspergers famous people but still I am blank. Please help!!

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby ringo1 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:49 am

koshonin wrote:I don't agree
that Kuwano Shinsuke played by Abe Hiroshi in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko has aspbergers, he is just a stickler.

the others I haven't watched

One drama depicting someone with Aspbergers is:
ATARU and he is brilliantly played by Nakai Masahiro


Hey,

So I watched Ataru.
It doesn't seem to be AS, and the show says that he has Savant Syndrome.

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Re: Characters with Aspergers Syndrome

Postby uedajirou » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:44 pm

ringo1 wrote:Hi, new member here.

Started watching japanese dramas a few months back and got hooked.
I watched about a dozen doramas and I thought I'll compile a list of characters I think have Aspergers Syndrome.

Others member please post names of characters (from dramas, anime etc but only stuff from Japan) who you think have Aspergers (and explain a bit if you feel like it.)

1. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko: I think the main character in the drama, Shinsuke Kuwano-san is an aspie.

2. Rich Man, Poor Woman: Hyuga Toru-san (the main character) is an aspie.

3. Tantei Gakuen Q: The character named Ryu has aspergers, I think.

4. Death Note: The character 'L' almost certainly has aspergers.

5. Nodame Cantabile: I get the feeling that Nodame-chan is an aspie, I am not sure. What do you guys think ?

Please add more characters and dramas and anime that have characters with aspergers.

:thumleft:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
For those who wants to read up on characteristics of the syndrome.

Watched #1 , #3, #5. And ... NO. One shouldnt really equate with being indifferent towards others and enjoys being alone (#1) or being very awkward in social situations (#1, #5) with mental illness. It is really just misconception, especially in this society where it is so fast to give mental illness label on anyone without knowing deeply on what they actually mean. Its just like how people take word depression, phobia really lighltly. He is awkward in social situations and cant read situation.. so he must be aspergers... No.

Btw, Tantei gakuen q is out of question and I dint even know how you made such conclusion. do you really watch the drama and read the manga? As for kekkon dekinai otoko, imho he is just introvert (needs energy to socialize instead of gain energy from socialization). The fact that he is surprisingly close to Hayakawa sensei tells you that he isnt even anti social.


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