21 October 2014

Detarame Hero Review

Title: Detarame Hero
AKA: Nonsens Hero
Episodes: 13
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-fi
Broadcast period: 2013-Apr to 2013-Jun
Cast: Sato Ryuta, Tsukamoto Takashi, Motakariya Yuika, Akimoto Rei and Kohinata Fumiyo.

Kusumi Kenta (Sato Ryuta) is the worst type of adult you could think of: the trash type, meaning he doesn’t have a job and doesn’t want to, yet he gambles his money as if he has a lot. His nickname given by his friend is ‘Kuzu Ken’ which is the short of his last name, but also means ‘Trash Ken’. After only having bad things happen to him, he at one point borrows money from the Yakuza, making his situation even worse, having to run away from them.
Until one day when on his door step, a boy named Daichi (Akimoto Rei), tells him he is the son of his sister. At first Kenta doesn’t believe him, and when Daichi shows Kenta his bank account of 2 million yen, Kenta takes it and gambles it away. Shortly after a lawyer shows up and tells Kenta that his sister has passed away and he is the guardian of Daichi. Both incredibly reluctant to live with each other, the two start bickering over a bottle of drops, which Kenta takes one drop of and leaves the house in annoyance.
When Kenta is surrounded by gangsters once again, almost beat to a pulp, he finds the drop and puts it in his mouth. Suddenly he becomes strong and fast, and manages to save himself.
Surprised himself he goes to his friend Tanba Shunji (Tsukamoto Takashi) who is a police officer, and tells him about the drop and how he’ll make money with it, but as it happens he becomes a hero while saving civilians.
As time goes he and Daichi are confronted by someone who seems to know a little too much about the drops, which makes his sister’s death seem a little too suspicious…

I found this drama by accident and decided to download it because I am a Sato Ryuta fan, but I didn’t read the summary - which was a good idea since I might’ve decided not to watch it. I have to admit I kind of like it. The overall idea and theme is a bit ‘childish’ (and with childish I am thinking of the 90’s power rangers with powers and costumes), but it does have a seriousness to it - like any superhero story. Though this story is about a man starting at the very bottom, slowly moving his way up; all thanks to his nephew who acts more of an adult than him. But that doesn’t make it any boring. It really is an entertaining story and I really liked it.
To sum up, a family story with a hint of superhero.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

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