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Nobuta wo Produce

Posted under Japanese TV Drama's by admin on Saturday 28 February 2009 at 17:07

  • Title: 野ブタ。をプロデュース
  • Title (romaji): Nobuta. Wo Produce
  • Genre: School renzoku drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership ratings: 16.89%
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Oct-15 to 2005-Dec-17
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00 to 21:54
  • Theme song: Seishun Amigo by Shuuji to Akira (Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa)


  • Kamenashi Kazuya as Kiritani Shuji
  • Yamashita Tomohisa as Kusano Akira
  • Horikita Maki as Kotani Nobuko
  • Toda Erika as Uehara Mariko
  • Ukaji Takashi as Kiritani Satoru
  • Fukaura Kanako as Kiritani Nobuko


Kiritani Shuji is the popular guy who gets along with everyone, from the jerks to the nerds to the just plain weird. He’s the one that everyone can count on. However, what they don’t know is that Shuji knows how predictable his classmates are and he plays off their predictability to his advantage. His day-to-day existence as “Shuji-kun” is just a facade he uses to play in the school popularity game. Truth be told, Shuji is bored.

The one person Shuji cannot stand is Kusano Akira. To Shuji, Akira is just plain annoying. He laughs, talks and acts funny. Nobody in class takes Akira seriously. Shuji can’t stand the sight of Akira and it drives him nuts that Akira does whatever he wants despite Shuji’s expressed dislike of him.

Shuji has a daily ritual of touching a certain willow tree for good luck. One day, he is startled to find out that his willow tree was uprooted and in its place, a freaky-looking girl telling him that some people took the tree somewhere else to be spotted. She told him that she was planning to hang herself from that tree. Scared, Shuji runs away.

Things heat up when a new student comes to school. Shuji is shocked to find out that the new student was the freaky girl he saw the day his willow tree disappeared. 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.

Of course, there can be no protagonist without an antagonist. There is a mysterious girl in school jeopardizing the duo’s plan to make Nobuko popular. The mystery continues to unfold.

Unveiled here is the story of true friendship between three unlikely candidates who would not have been friends if not given the special circumstances.



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