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Ando Natsu [あんどーなつ]



Drama Details
Title:Ando Natsu
あんどーなつ
Telecast:2008-07-07 to 2008-09-22
Season:Summer 2008



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:12 Episodes



Synopsis
Ando Natsu, whose dream is to become a patissiere, finds herself jobless after the shop ownerfs sudden death. She goes to Tokyo in search of another job at a confectionery but the recruiting period has just ended and there are no available positions. This is when she makes her first encounter with the well-established Japanese confectionery gMangetsudoh. It is run by the veteran confectioner Umekichi, Takezo, and Mitsuko, and they happened to be looking for a part-time worker. A number of chance events follow and Natsu starts working at Mangetsudo. Although her job is to serve customers, Natsu becomes interested in the world of Japanese confection. Having only worked in cake shops, everything is new to her and she is gradually drawn into the deepness and profoundness of Japanese confection.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Tada, Arigato [Monkey Majik]

Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Kanjiya Shihori
貫地谷しほり
Ando Natsu
Kunimura Jun
國村隼
Yasuda Umekichi
Omi Toshinori
尾美としのり
Maruoka Toshizo
Fubuki Jun
風吹ジュン
Tsukioka Mitsuko
Shirakawa Yumi
白川由美
Hitotsubashi Ayame
Hosoda Yoshihiko
細田善彦
Mitsuya Yosuke
Shibata Rie
柴田理恵
Mitsuya Kazue
Tanaka Ritsuko
田中律子
Mitsuya Etsuko
Kaneko Noboru
金子昇
Mitsuya Ryuta
Manase Juri
真瀬樹里
Kurata Mamiko
Nagira Kenichi
なぎら健壱
Taizo
Watanabe Natsuna
渡辺夏菜
Miyo

Comments From Users (8)
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1. Comments by dira [Rating: 6/10]
I love movies and dramas about food, this one about Japanese Snacks so I assume this drama will make me drool!Originaly from manga,this dorama is about Ando Natsu struggling to be a Japanese Snack Master. Everyday she learns how to make new scrumptious snacks and dishes to sell in her landlady's snack shop located in Asakusa, Tokyo. The dorama is heartwarming and I learn lot of Japanese culture and aestethics!This dorama has its moments that make me smile and make me cry. Although its good, I found it is too slow and draggy at some point that made me snooze.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 10/10]
I love slice of life films and dramas and this series was no exception. There was immense detail in both the creation of gorgeous wagashi (traditional Japanese confections) and the inhabitants of Tokyo's Asakusa. I really enjoyed each of the individual stories and the overall plot of Natsu striving to become a professional at what turns out to be her calling in life. My only complaint is that the series was too short! The finale felt more like an episode in the middle of the series and I wish I could see the further developments of Natsu and Mangetsudo.
3. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 8/10]
An-Donuts!!!! A nice dorama... made me laugh and cry at many parts of the show. The casting is OK... the characters are really adorable. The main thing this dorama lacks (and the main reason i didnt rate this dorama a 10) is the fact that Ando Natsu doesnt really have a main plot. I mean.. OK... An-Donuts wanna be a top chef and all that stuff but at most of episodes it's all about sub-plots and the main character helping other ppl. Nways... a good dorama afterall.
4. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 6/10]
I really enjoyed watching this dorama, mainly because I learnt some things about Jap sweets and some other stuff about Asakusa. I like knowing new things about Japanese culture and daily life so this one was perfect, because it focus on the lives of all people around Mangestsudou. It may seem slow sometimes but I recommend it.
5. Comments by dokaben [Rating: 7/10]
A so-so drama with some redeeming qualities. Shihori Kanjiya is adorable as Natsu. Great chemistry between the chefs. I learned a lot about Japanese sweets and artisans. The show drags at times. There's no real tension or main plotline. Still, if you're into Asakusa and old Tokyo it's worth checking out.
6. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
Asakusa backdrop. Cultural setting. Not a fan of azuki beans but every episode is meaningful to watch.
7. Comments by BlueRain Alchemist [Rating: 9/10]
an donuts...^^
8. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 5/10]
kinda boring
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Users who voted for this drama (1)
1. Parishilton
not bad