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Doctor X 

Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~ (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2012– )
Daimon Michiko is a 37-year-old freelance surgeon who is part of a questionable "doctor placement service" that has her wander from hospital to hospital. The harsh environment at the ... See full summary »
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2019   2017   2016   2014   2013   2012  
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Ryôko Yonekura ...  Daimon Michiko / ... 59 episodes, 2012-2019
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ...  Akira Kanbara / ... 59 episodes, 2012-2019
Yuki Uchida ...  Dr. Jônouchi / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2019
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ...  Dr. Hiruma / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2019
Tomorô Taguchi ...  Narration 49 episodes, 2012-2017
Ken'ichi Endô ...  Takashi Ebina / ... 42 episodes, 2013-2019
Masanobu Katsumura Masanobu Katsumura ...  Hideki Kaji 42 episodes, 2012-2019
Kôsuke Suzuki Kôsuke Suzuki ...  Mamoru Hara / ... 40 episodes, 2012-2019
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Daimon Michiko is a 37-year-old freelance surgeon who is part of a questionable "doctor placement service" that has her wander from hospital to hospital. The harsh environment at the hospitals led many doctors to retire from their positions, forcing hospitals to make use of said program to fill the empty spots at least temporary. However, Michiko doesn't look like a doctor at all with her flashy clothes and eccentric attitude. Written by ahloy-419-149174

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Spin-off Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko Special (2016) See more »

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Japanese "House" ?
25 October 2019 | by keikoyoshikawaSee all my reviews

"Doctor X" is as irreverent and far-fetched as the series "House." But it does this in a very Japanese way. So don't go into this series expecting an exact copy of the American drama. Do expect, however, a drama-comedy that (only slightly) exaggeratedly plays off Japanese-ness in terms of culture and norms.

What good about this series is that, as a Japanese comedy-drama, it works well due to its fantasy of a super talented outsider doctor taking on the system. Not only that, she's a woman, and a surgeon! In Japan, women make up less than 6% of all surgeons. That fact alone makes for a very promising series.

The machinations and politicking of the male doctors and hospital administrators are equally fun and interesting to watch. The acting is quite good if sometimes a bit overplayed. But that is usual for Japanese comedy-dramas. So too is the overall plot in each season.

The only downside is that the main character is a bit childish, which can be quiet grating at times to watch. Sadly, Japanese society sees ideal femininity as child-like, and so even Doctor X cannot escape this fundamental fact and our protagonist is not so revolutionary as she looks.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

October 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor X Surgeon Michiko Daimon See more »

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TV Asahi, The Works See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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