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Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]


Drama Details
Title:Wedding Planner
Sweet Delivery
Telecast:2002-04-10 to 2002-06-26
Season:Spring 2002

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

In this romantic comedy, the story unfolds within a wedding planning company.

Oomori Toru, a depressed, pathetic salary man who was left at the alter by his bride, finds himself demoted to the position of President at Sweet Bridal, a wedding planning company with a staff filled primarily by women.

Butting heads with the vice-president of the company, Terashima Kanako (Iijima Naoko), and getting started on the wrong foot, Toru finds himself striving to prove his worth while battling his employees, dealing with complicated clients, and experiencing a love that has slowly crept into his life.

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2. Ever after - Moshimo anata ga inakereba [Sada Mayumi]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (36)
Yusuke Santamaria
Oomori Toru
Iijima Naoko
Terashima Kanako
Kimura Yoshino
Uno Misaki
宇野 美咲 (29)
Ito Ayumi
Aizawa Kurumi
相沢くるみ (22)
Abe Hiroshi
Okonogi Jun
小此木 純 (38)
Tsumabuki Satoshi
Narumi Shuhei
鳴海 柊平 (25)
Kamiki Ryunosuke
Terashima Taku
寺島拓 (8)
Shiga Kotaro
Oomori Yuzo
大森雄三 (55)
Gin Pun Chou
Oomori Toshiko
大森敏子 (53)
Ishibashi Kei
Oomori Aki (21)
Nukumizu Youichi
Hamatani Tsutomu
浜谷つとむ (35)
Takahashi Hitomi
Gamo Kyoko
蒲生響子 (45)
Imai Yoko
Usami Kaho
宇佐美果歩 (21)
Kinouchi Akiko
Naba Nana
名波なな (20)
Uchiyama Rina
Fujinami Chizuru (epi 1-4)
Kawabata Ryuta
Mitamura Takashi (epi 1-2)
Tonesaku Toshihide
Taguchi Shogo (epi 1-4)
Toyama Kyoko
Kanai Azumi (epi 1-2)
Kawaoka Daijiro
Higuchi Ryosuke (epi 1)
Okunuki Kaoru
Kiyamura Yumi (epi 1)
Mukaichi Mion
Yumi's daughter (epi 1)
Nishida Naomi
Sawada Yoko (epi 1, 5)
Agarita Aki
Ooya Emi (epi 3)
Kawasaki Mayo
Kadowatsu Jiro (epi 5)
Ishida Ayumi
Nakagawa Shizue (epi 6)
Oji Megumi
Yoshiki Mayuko (epi 6)
Narumi Riko
Mishima Haruka (epi 7)
Harada Ryuji
Tachibana Yuji (epi 8-11)
Takagi Rina
Mitsui Chieri (epi 8-9)
Washio Machiko
Chieri's mom (epi 8-9)
Suzuki Sawa
(from Terakoya Restaurant, epi 8)
Okada Nana
Furukawa Mieko (epi 8)
Yajima Kenichi
Aso Eiji (epi 8)
Tokui Yuu
Yasuda of Hotel Grandia (epi 9)
Miyake Hiroki
epi 9
Tamura Tagame
epi 9

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Drama Reviews (12)
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1. One of m Favourites! [Rating: 9/10]
I loved watching this drama. I canft exactly pinpoint how much I loved it, nor can I find any fault with it that is worth mentioning.

This is the only drama Ifve seen that had me shedding tears and laughing out load. My heart pulsed when the characters were feeling extreme emotions, and it flew when they were having a good time.

The line-up for this drama is great. Yusuke Santamaria was HILARIOUS. Although he was clearly outshone by the ladies in the drama (considering he was the main character), it seemed almost intentional. After all, giving his character too much of the lime-light would have ruined his appeal. This was my first drama with Iijima Naoko and shefs left me completely stunned. Not only is she incredibly beautiful (if only I had hair like hers!) but she was great in both the comedic moments AND the dramatic. Her feelings towards her son and his well-being were very convincing and it was easy to forget that she was just acting. Kimura Yoshino played my favourite character. She was perfectly cast as the classy, mature, seemingly-perfect, yet soft and vulnerable Misaki. She had brilliant chemistry with Abe Hiroshi, with whom Ifm madly in love and therefore words are not enough to express how much I enjoyed his performance. I did not enjoy Tsumabuki Satoshifs character, which means his acting was superb (how can anyone not enjoy his yumminess?).

The storyline and plot for this drama were both solid. The relationships between varying characters were subtle and handled with care. Each major character got equal exposure and were brilliantly developed.

The only negative aspect of this drama was that it was too short. :(
Reviewed by Wynter on 18 January 2008
2. Your mission: Watch Episode 8 [Rating: 9/10]
Innitially I didn't think much of Wedding Planner. The premise seemed lame and the lead actor reminded me of this annoying guy in my high school. I thought the girls were even worse. However, for some reason I held onto the show for over a year and on a whim started watching one day. It follows the standard episodic frame of most doramas, but it just does it in a more interesting and hillarious way. What really made this show stand out, was when Toru would go home for dinner. His family was absolute comedy - they should consider making a show about them. Episode 8 was probably the single funniest episode of a show I've seen in a long time... if you had to watch only one ep, watch that one. Overall, I give it an 8.5. You'll laugh, you'll cry (if you're a girl), and Ito Aymumi is kinda hot!
Reviewed by qwiksXnd on 29 June 2004
3. Heart warming and funny! [Rating: 8/10]
This is a fun-to-watch comedy. This dorama has a high quality cast with a lot of popular and famous dorama actors and addresses. In general, this is one smooth comedy with a good blend of funny and touching moments. Iijma Naoko is just beautiful and her comedy skill is as good as ever. Her acting is so natural and when paired with a comedy expert like Yuusuke....the result is a high quality drama that leaves you with a warm feeling afterwards.
Reviewed by jdfan on 25 April 2003
4. Great casting! Iijima Naoko rocks!! [Rating: 8/10]
A thoroughly enjoyable jdorama with a strong emphasis on character development. Plots were well written culminating in a satisfying but anticipated ending. Characters were quite endearing and the cast did a great job portraying them with laughs interspersed throughout. The advice meetings seemed a bit out of place I found but did give the drama some 'spicing up'. A well-cast and well-executed dorama!
Reviewed by Shindou on 25 July 2007
5. Enjoyable [Rating: 8/10]
An enjoyable romantic comedy about a small wedding planning company and the unlikely group who run it.

I did not fully feel the love story aspect of the drama so much. The chemistry did not feel real to me or I would have given it a 10. The supporting cast was great stories were light hearted and interesting but the lack of chemistry was aparent.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 13 November 2009
6. Watch this with your gf! .....errr.....yah! [Rating: 8/10]
NOTE: Take precautions when watching this with your gf....drama may introduce new heights to relationships.

This drama will not be as memorable as my others, but still it was the best yet in my 2003 summer drama marathon. It's a cute love story, with a goofy male lead, but a fine woman (women) leads. It's cute to the end.
Reviewed by gizm092 on 23 August 2003
7. happy weddings are wigged [Rating: 8/10]
wedding planner is hilarious and touching all over...it shows that marriage is still held of high value by many...and a wedding can be one of the happiest times of one's life...teh actors and actresses all delivered vivid performances...especially kanako...overall, i rate it 8.5...
Reviewed by Baka Senpai on 22 April 2004
8. Please continue to seed! [Rating: 8/10]
Good series with lots of emotions and irony in the stories. Not just wedding planners . . . and I thought this was about J-Lo. I've only seen 2 episodes but it looks like I will try to get the rest. (Please continue to seed.)
Reviewed by 206 on 16 August 2003
9. Wedding Planner [Rating: 10/10]
This was a good drama, funny and heartwarming. Really gets into weddings and how they are planned. So if you are getting married, this may be a place for you to look and see what kind of wedding you want. Good drama though
Reviewed by Golfguy45 on 25 April 2003
10. Wedding planning can be fun [Rating: 8/10]
This is a cute little drama with some romance and character development in it. I had some laughs and enjoyed the chemistry. I was not wowed but I was glad I saw it and can safely say I recommend it.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 15 August 2010
11. Sweet~ [Rating: 10/10]
This drama..
it twas so sweet.. each ending ;_;
predictable.. but each ep ended the way i wanted it too so it is a good kind of predictable
Reviewed by kewlger on 25 July 2003
12. Extremely good [Rating: 9/10]
Love the chemistry between yusuke and naoko, they were funny.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 25 November 2010

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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 8/10]
I'd give this series an 8.5. The characters are very endearing and the cast is just wonderful. I didn't expect much when I first started this series since I related the title of the drama to JLo's movie. Bleh. Luckily, this was nothing like that.

This series is a lot about marriage - both the beautiful things about it and the uglier things, such as divorce and the difficult topic of children who are in situations where the parents are divorced. Each episode focuses on a certain marriage, but the transitions are done so wonderfully and seamlessly that the series doesn't become episodic. One of the big pluses to this drama is the dose of comedy that it has, especially between the two leads.

Another great thing about this drama is the cast of great actors and actresses involved including Iijima Naoko, Yusuke Santamaria, Kimura Yoshino, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Abe Hiroshi, and even Uchida Yuki. I really enjoyed this drama and would highly recommend it both for the touching wedding scenes, the strengthening relations between the group of wedding planners, and the hilarious therapy sessions amongst middle-aged men. Haha.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 6/10]
Initially I wrote off this drama but upon a second look it has a notable cast made up almost entirely of actors I've enjoyed over the years. This is an older drama and I've noticed how significantly the style of dramas has changed in the past ten years or so. This series was much more episodic than I was used to seeing as well. The dynamic between the characters was very compartmentalized, and I was a bit disappointed at the inaccuracy of Sweet Bridal's day-to-day business. The ending of the series, though sweet, still felt rushed through. The last few episodes of the series felt far too plot heavy and it would've been better to gradually work through things. Oh well. It was a great distraction!
3. Comments by Mink [Rating: 10/10]
All-time favorite!

There's something so sweet and cute about this love comedy. You get a different love story each time, and some very interesting views into different styles of modern, personal style weddings... but you also have one of THE best casts ever in any drama with all their problems. It normally is a tragic formula for lack of focus on certain characters in other dramas, but WP gives each character equal time to resolve their conflicts. For once, Yusuke Santamaria's blend of seriousness/comedy worked well... Iijima Naoko & Kimura Yoshino are also great as Kanako and Misaki. Hope to see more of Ito Ayumi (Kurumi); she's really good in this...
4. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 8/10]
This is a fun-to-watch comedy. This dorama has a high quality cast with a lot of popular and famous dorama actors and addresses. In general, this is one smooth comedy with a good blend of funny and touching moments. Iijma Naoko is just beautiful and her comedy skill is as good as ever. Her acting is so natural and when paired with a comedy expert like Yuusuke....the result is a high quality drama that leaves you with a warm feeling afterwards.
5. Comments by kai0227 [Rating: 10/10]
An extremely enjoyable romantic comedy series with some great acting by all the main characters. The series mixed comedy and romance very well and the plot progressed smoothly. Yusuke Santamaria was amazing as Oomori Toru and all the female leads played their characters very well. My only complaint is that the ending could have been stronger but was otherwise not a bad way to finish off a highly-recommended series.
6. Comments by esc507 [Rating: 9/10]
The background song in this drama is so good (sada mayumi - ever after ~moshimo anata ga inakereba~) . Anyways, this drama is so cute...the way the two main characters fight is just...haha...you know. I really liked the show in general. The way they save wedding disasters from happening is just so touching. It will really be worth your time. I just hoped it was longer or had a sequel.
7. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 9/10]
One of the sweetest dramas I've watched so far. It was really enjoyable as it tugs at your heartstrings in a nice kind of way!! Haha.. The romance between the leads was nicely developed, and the side story romances were also very nicely done. Kimura Yoshino and Ijima Naoko were stunning in this :P Overall,a very very sweet natured drama, and I like it!
8. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 7/10]
This light-hearted comedy was one of the better ones in terms of casting and subplots. While it is one of those quick-pace type of dramas, it still managed to make me care about the characters.

I have to say that even though I was rooting for the main characters to get together, they honestly didn't have much chemistry between them.
9. Comments by kaonashi [Rating: 10/10]
I sure had doubts about a drama that revolves around something so cliche as weddings. But with a lot of cleverly added subplots, tons of humor & a great cast with great chemistry it turned out to be awesome. I loved it & it's one of very few j-drama that I've watched more than 3 times. One of the best drama ever made.
10. Comments by :::hALuCin8::: [Rating: 10/10]
VERY ENTERTAINING!!! It's one of the best drama I've ever seen! It has lots of laughs & it will make you feel all warm & fuzzy inside after each episode. I enjoyed all the performances in the drama. It's the bittersweet moments in this wonderful drama that stick with me. Predictable, but great plot & soundtrack too!
11. Comments by eltinator [Rating: 9/10]
What a beautiful drama! It was full of very touching stories that nearly made me cry. The music went very well with it and I liked how this drama didn't just focus on Iijima Naoko and Yusuke Santamaria, but actually used a VERY strong supporting cast. One of the more underrated dramas out there so go watch!
12. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 8/10]
Iijima Naoko clearly leads the cast in this endearing drama filled with many laughs and touching moments. Even with the light script and storyline, the cast played their characters well and gave great performances in bringing out the development in the characters. Well done!
13. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 7/10]
One of the better romantic dramas around in terms of characters and side stories - the comedic elements used sporadically are great too. Weddings aren't my cup of tea so I wasn't that much interested in the weddings they organised. Last 2 episodes were a bit too dramatic.
14. Comments by cheery [Rating: 8/10]
Watch the show on tv, actually i was attracted to this show coz of the theme song by chemistry such a nice song~~~ After i watched the show found out that the story was quite nice and i like Satosi Tsumabuki after watching it he is very cool photographer in that show!
15. Comments by niti [Rating: 10/10]
Lovely series. At first i though what the hell is this. but the more I watched the more interesting it became. It's a really funny series. I love the part when the main character goes to group terapi , lol.. This is a must for comedy drama lover !! :D
16. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 5/10]
Different guest star on each episode doesn't save this weak show about a wedding planning company. I think I only watched because the awesomely hot Ijima and Uchiyama app. in this show. Otherwise, I don't recommened it unless u got nothing to watch.
17. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]
Excellent drama. It's about wedding organizer with personal touch. Good blend of comedy and romance, showered with touching moments, from the 1st episode til the last, sealed with nice & sweet ending. The happy bride is the luckiest woman.
18. Comments by celest8787 [Rating: ?/10]
cant rmb much abt it...so i'd rather not rate it. but i rmb vaguely that de plot was quite interesting...in de way de co-workers cooperated to plan for weddings & made ultimately created very successful weddings for de couples.
19. Comments by Michelly789 [Rating: 8/10]
This is a feel good drama. Depending on how sentimental you are, you may cry. I did ^.^ The drama starts out a bit cheesy but do not judge it by the first 5 minutes. Watch on and you'll see why it's worth watching to the end.
20. Comments by ryce [Rating: 10/10]
Very touching show about wedding planners. There were many sweet moments in the show, esp when they brought the old couple together. But i had hoped they will dwell more on the Tsumabuki Satoshi & Ito Ayumi pairing...:P
21. Comments by blakmetalik [Rating: 9/10]
Wedding Planner drips with romantic cheesiness, but that's what I loved about it! The whole cast did a great job. Definitely a wonderful feel-good show that had me smiling, tearing, and laughing uncontrollably.
22. Comments by AngelXing [Rating: 8/10]
Sigh....this show was really really good! Tsumabuki...the cool photographer....Loved it!!! Watch it and you wish that you will one day have a wedding as beautiful as this....a very heart warming drama....
23. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 7/10]
This drama is funny and touching at times, but loses points with me because the main couple was so annoying! The supporting players were absolutely great, though, especially Abe Hiroshi as the florist.
24. Comments by tinychiz [Rating: 10/10]
Touching. Very touching.
Didn't even think about how well or poorly the actors acted.
Episode six was a true tear-jerker. Definitely watch this. It's hilarious, serious, and absolutely a great drama.
25. Comments by nadrika [Rating: 8/10]
Watched this long time ago on local TV. I can't remember what the plot was about, but i do know that i enjoyed this drama very much. The cast was great by the way, playing their characters well.
26. Comments by IkematsuSosuke [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best drama ever!! It's hilarious and touching. Makes you want to get married or attend weddings..or even go into the wedding planner business..lol..WATCH IT!! One of my favs!
27. Comments by icpmat [Rating: 10/10]
the story might not be original, but the presto pace and light heart approach makes it fairly entertaining. Yasuke Santamaria is hilarious! the theme songs are very fitting as well.
28. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 9/10]
This was an AWESOME drama! Not only does the cast include Abe Hiroshi and Satoshi-kun, but the females (ALL OF THEM) were completely stunning! A very heartwarming and fun story.
29. Comments by MixxDreamer [Rating: 9/10]
very heartwarming and i love the funny scenes between iijima naoko and yusuke santamaria. this brings you some good ideas and scenerios if you're planning to getting married ^_^
30. Comments by toolate [Rating: 9/10]
I loved watching the weddings that took place at the end of the episodes. They were really touching. ^^ ... But I also watched this series mostly for Satoshi Tsumabuki. :X

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Users who voted for this drama (46)
1. kai0227
An extremely enjoyable romantic comedy series with some great acting by all the main characters. The series mixed comedy and romance very well and the plot progressed smoothly. Yusuke Santamaria was amazing as Oomori Toru and all the female leads played their characters very well. My only complaint is that the ending could have been stronger but was otherwise not a bad way to finish off a highly-recommended series.
2. turbozed730
i'm voting for this one because it doesn't seem very popular and yet deserves more recognition. this series is really entertaining and touching. some parts are pretty hilarious too. if you're sick of watching dramas with main characters afflicted with fatal illnesses and just want to see a fun, feel-good drama, check this one out.
3. 206
The first episode won me over with the no luck Toru gettin the dad to come to the impossible 100,000 yen wedding planned by Kanako and crew. The detail of the family flower photo being the same as the wedding was a very nice touch that made me want to watch more. The theme music is a very nice song too.
4. effronterie
One of my absolute favorites. I've watched this almost as many times as Long Vacation ^^ I love the lighthearted script, the endearing characters, the lovely LOVELY soundtrack (again, another absolute favorite.) It's such a feel-good series ^^
5. Wynter
This was an AWESOME drama! Not only does the cast include Abe Hiroshi and Satoshi-kun, but the females (ALL OF THEM) were completely stunning! A very heartwarming and fun story.
6. Frits
i was happy because i bought this drama even the two main casts were not my favorit artists. i like them as a couple here, love their chemistry and their interactions each other.
7. Braehum
The storyline, character development and tension in this drama were really good. It definately made me laugh out loud all the time. Really Good.
8. cheesey
Quality cast, good acting and superb time line. The show is at times heart warming and at time highly hilarious. A very memorable Jdorama indeed...
9. kewlger
I love this drama!
it has become my fave drama.. I dont care what anyone says @__@;;
each episode will entice you and leave you wanting more..!!
10. zchendevlemh
dorama: thumbs up
cast: naoko was great, uchiyamana rina was cute.
bad part: naoko's partner

11. doramaqueen2004
This is the only dorama I got my friends to see over and over again...there's something special about it...
12. Hibiki-san
Fantastic ensemble cast. Yuusuke Santamaria is too funny. And Kimura Yoshino looks amazing. *.*
13. kaonashi
A hilarous & touching drama with a top notch cast. A drama that makes you happy.
14. CoolShadeS
a very complete drama, a perfect chemistry between comedy and love.. a 10/10 drama
15. hitomi #1
Bit fluffy and predicatable, but such a great cast, enjoyable to the max.
16. flyingangel
Surprisingly gorgeous, ignore the rates and enjoy watching it!
17. coven
Watched it in Japan and got hooked on J-dramas ever since.
18. musicfreak16
haku is so cute! :)
great & fun show, don't miss it
19. stevenang
One of the best jdrama in year 2002! good work!
20. Shakyamuni
So touching. So romantic. So good. A must see!
21. kidcadaver
my favorite drama of all time hands down.
22. roto04
a great drama! my favorite so far
23. yeong84
My favorite drama of all time.
24. emiko
a sweet comedy romantic story
25. :::hALuCin8:::
Best drama ever!!! (IMO)
26. kusaindakedo
No 4 best drama ever
27. dita_fh
love this drama.....
28. huiyi
I like the plot
29. Warrior
Happy ending!!
30. daphne01
very touching

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