Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

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This article is about the Japanese TV series. For the South Korean TV series with the same name, see He Who Can't Marry (2009 TV series).
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
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Genre Drama
Directed by Yoshishige Miyake
Takashi Komatsu
Hisashi Ueda
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 12
Broadcast
Original channel Kansai TV
Original run July 4, 2006 – September 19, 2006

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (結婚できない男?), known in English as The Man Who Can't Get Married, is a 2006 Japanese drama broadcast by Fuji TV. The theme song is "Swimmy" by Every Little Thing.

The drama was produced by Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Media Mix Japan.

Plot[edit]

Shinsuke Kuwano (Abe Hiroshi), a successful architect at 40, enjoys living by himself. He doesn’t like people but somehow is able to design wonderful houses for them.

He has a routine of making himself a delicious dinner and then relaxing to classical music in his easy chair. (He likes to pretend he is the conductor.) One night, he plays the music loud enough to make his next door neighbor, Michiru Tamura (Kuninaka Ryoko) knock on his door to complain. When Kuwano answers the door, he suffers a terrible stomach pain and collapses to the floor. Lucky for him, his neighbor Michiru is nice enough to accompany him to the hospital, where he is treated by Dr. Natsumi Hayasaka (Natsukawa Yui). He is really rude to Natsumi, but she is still determined to treat him.

Afterwards, Michiru and Natsumi become part of Kuwano’s life. They make friends with Kuwano’s colleagues Eiji (Tsukamoto Takashi) and Maya Sawazaki (Takashima Reiko). They all enjoy talking about how strange and eccentric Kuwano is. Is it possible that someone would ever want to marry him?

Episodes[edit]

Episode title
Title in English (lit. translated)
Broadcast date
Ratings
Ep. 1
一人が好きで悪いか!!
What's wrong with being a loner!!
July 4, 2006
20.2%
Ep. 2
好きなものを食って悪いか!!
What's wrong with eating whatever I want!!
July 11, 2006
14.4%
Ep. 3
好きにお金を使って悪いか!!
What's wrong with spending money on whatever I want!!
July 18, 2006
15.9%
Ep. 4
休日を一人で過ごして悪いか!!
What's wrong with spending day-offs by myself!!
July 25, 2006
16.5%
Ep. 5
家に人を入れないで悪いか!!
What's wrong with allowing nobody comes in my home!!
August 1, 2006
15.1%
Ep. 6
融通きかなくて悪いか!!
What's wrong with being inflexible!!
August 8, 2006
14.4%
Ep. 7
親戚づきあいが嫌いで悪いか!!
What's wrong with hating family reunions!!
August 15, 2006
15.3%
Ep. 8
犬がキライで悪いか!!
What's wrong with hating dogs!!
August 22, 2006
14.6%
Ep. 9
彼女ができて悪いか!!
What's wrong with having a girlfriend!!
August 29, 2006
18.0%
Ep. 10
女ごころがわからなくて悪いか!!
What's wrong with not understanding women's emotion!!
September 5, 2006
17.6%
Ep. 11
花柄がキライで悪いか!!
What's wrong with hating floral-prints!!
September 12, 2006
19.2%
Ep. 12
幸せになって悪いか!?
What's wrong with being happy!?
September 19, 2006
22.0%

Credits[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Hiroshi Abe - Shinsuke Kuwano: the protagonist.
  • Yui Natsukawa - Natsumi Hayasaka: physician, Shinsuke's personal doctor.
  • Ryoko Kuninaka - Michiru Tamura: Shinsuke's neighbor, living in Shinsuke's next door which her uncle owns with her own pug "Kotsubu", during his uncle's long absence overseas.
  • Takashi Tsukamoto - Eiji Murakami: Shinsuke's assistant.
  • Reiko Takashima - Maya Sawazaki: Shinsuke's friend as well as his job partner as an architect producer.
  • SHEILA - Chizuru Nishimura: Michiru's friend, who always looks for boyfriends.
  • Yuko Nishimaru - Mari Ozawa: A nurse working under Natsumi, whom Natsumi named as "in charge of smiles".
  • Iku Takamatsu - Kazumi Emori: A nurse working under Natsumi.
  • Rieko Miura - Keiko Nakagawa: Shinsuke's younger sister.
  • Toshinori Omi - Yoshio Nakagawa: Shinsuke's brother-in-law (Keiko's husband), VP of the hospital Natsumi is working for.
  • Sakura - Saori Yoshikawa: Eiji's girlfriend, working for Maya's office.
  • Noboru Takachi - Hiroyuki Kaneda: An architect whom Shinsuke regards as a rival, owns a Toyota 2000GT, also a womanizer.
  • Mitsuko Kusabue - Ikuyo Kuwano: Shinsuke's mother.
  • Ayano Tachibana - Convenience store cashier.
  • Hiroyuki Nishio - Video rental shop cashier.
  • Mansaku Fuwa - Master carpenter.

Staff[edit]

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