Nobuta wo ProducePublished on November 30th, 2008.
Ahh, procrastination, don’t we all suffer a bit of it? I watched Nobuta wo Produce back in December 2007 and I finally get to the writing.
Nobuta wo Produce brings back good memories as it was the first drama I saw starring Horikita Maki, Yamashita Tomohisa, Toda Erika and Kamenashi Kazuya. You could say it was the kick-off of my drama watching habits, even though it wasn’t the first drama I saw (that was Densha Otoko).
The synopsis goes like this:
Kiritani Shuji is the popular guy who gets along with everyone, from the jerks to the nerds to the just plain weird. The one person Shuji cannot stand is Kusano Akira. To Shuji, Akira is just plain annoying. He laughs, talks and acts funny. Things heat up when a new student comes to school. Her name is Kotani Nobuko, a girl who has no self confidence at all and is content at being made fun of and bullied in school. Shuji and Akira come to an accord that in order to make use of their “youth” they will “produce” Nobuko as the next popular girl. One of the conditions, however, is that nobody should find out that they are working together as a team to make this concept possible. Unveiled here is the story of true friendship between three unlikely candidates who would not have been friends if not given the special circumstances. — DramaWiki
- Title: 野ブタ。をプロデュース
- Title (romaji): Nobuta wo Produce
- English Title : Makeover
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: School drama
- Episodes: 10
- Viewership rating: 16.89
- Broadcast network: NTV
- Broadcast period: 2005-Oct-15 to 2005-Dec-17
- Air time: Saturday 21:00
- Theme song: Seishun Amigo by Shuuji to Akira (Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa)
This drama is a definite must watch. I tend to recommend this drama to newbies since it worked very well for me back then, but of course it’s also a must watch for the veterans who might have missed it.
If you’re a guy and made it this far, good for you! I’d like to give you a warning. Don’t EVER try to imitate Yamashita Tomohisa and his *kon kon* thingy around other guys, if your straight that is. It’s a very bad idea, I’ve done it, haha.