11 nin mo iru! is the latest work from master writer Kudo Kankuro. It follows the story of the Sanada Family, a family consisting of 10 members: a jobless father, a domestic mother and 8 children with different personalities.
Kazuo, the eldest, is the main protagonist being played by Kamiki Ryunosuke, who takes it upon himself to be the breadwinner of the family since his father is a jobless photographer and his mother runs a cafe that doesn't really have any customers.the conductor is ready to conduct his orchestra. XD
While Saigo, the youngest, played by Kato Seishiro, is the only one who can see the family's 11th member... A ghost named Megumi, played by Hirosue Ryoko, who is the mother of all the Sanada children except for Saigo.Ssh!
It started off a little slow for a KudoKan piece but there are a lot of great highlights and extremely funny moments in this episode that made me laugh out loud (especially towards the end). I think its a drama with a really good potential to be placed along KudoKan's masterpieces (Kisarazu Catseye, IWGP, Tiger & Dragon & Manhattan Love Story).
I first saw it raw so I couldn't really understand half of what they are saying but you could pretty much grasp everything. The advantage of seeing it raw is that it makes me focus more on the acting of the actors first. The acting was done superbly as everyone felt really natural with their roles. The exchanging of lines from the characters are very fluid and the facial expressions are not extremely exaggerated,which I really liked. (Of course, there are exaggerations in facial expressions but what I'm saying is it isn't as magnified unlike other comedy dramas.)Kazuo has a lot of things he needs to say to his father. XD
When the subtitles came out... this is when KudoKan's genius comes in. The lines are extremely funny and are very appropriate for the character involved (not gonna put in some spoilers. :P). I mean, I know that some people are worried that he might tone down a bit because this drama involves such a young cast but, the way it was executed as well as the timing made it much more enjoyable and extremely funny coupled with the acting of the actors.
The interactions between Hirosue Ryoko and Kato Seishiro are definitely the ones that you would really watch out for since most of the comedy comes from their exchanges while Kamiki Ryunosuke's comedy comes from the situation that his character, Kazuo, is involved in. Plus, these two child actors are too cute... no make that former child actor and a child actor (this is a really good transition role for Kamiki-kun). XD
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Overall, it is a drama that can make you laugh and make you feel warm inside. The sense and warmth of a family is very well written. I look forward to seeing more of these interactions in the future... I call this latest KudoKan piece as a "diamond in the rough". Hopefully, it'll be a precious gem the end (I'm pretty confident that it will). :)can't help it. XDDDDDDDDD
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Ahh! I almost forgot, NICO's "Bicycle" is perfect.♥ Also, the lines that were sung by Hoshino Gen at the end... I think it'll be a full song in the future~ he has a very nice voice... Now I'm wondering why SAKEROCK doesn't do vocals. XD