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1,000,000 yen no Onnatachi 

A frustrated writer has arranged his home for 5 mysterious women, who all pay him a million yen as rent. What is the story behind this unusual arrangement?








Series cast summary:
Yôjirô Noda Yôjirô Noda 12 episodes, 2017
Rila Fukushima 12 episodes, 2017
Rena Matsui Rena Matsui 12 episodes, 2017
Miwako Wagatsuma Miwako Wagatsuma 12 episodes, 2017
Rena Takeda Rena Takeda 12 episodes, 2017
Yûko Araki 12 episodes, 2017
Tetsuhiro Ikeda Tetsuhiro Ikeda 12 episodes, 2017
Yûya Endô Yûya Endô 12 episodes, 2017
Kaito Yoshimura Kaito Yoshimura 12 episodes, 2017
Moeka Hoshi Moeka Hoshi 12 episodes, 2017
Juri Ihata Juri Ihata 12 episodes, 2017
Mariko Tsutsui 12 episodes, 2017
Kanji Furutachi 12 episodes, 2017
Takashi Yamanaka 12 episodes, 2017
Tomoya Nakamura 12 episodes, 2017
Lily Franky 12 episodes, 2017


A frustrated writer has arranged his home for 5 mysterious women, who all pay him a million yen as rent. What is the story behind this unusual arrangement?

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Incredibly Powerful and Compelling Work of Art!
10 January 2018 | by spasekSee all my reviews

This is the type of film that could easily be talked about and discussed in universities. If it isn't, then it's a tragedy. This complex, amazing character study rivals some of the best films and shows that I've ever seen in over 40 years of viewing.

This film is truly a work of art. Each character brings something refreshing, new and compelling to the table (almost literally!).

This powerful character study is about a novelist with a tragic past who is unable to become a successful author. For some strange reason, five women are invited to live with him for a million yen per month. When he's not writing, he cooks and looks after them. Each woman is different in age, occupation, personality, and background. Part of the mystery is in trying to figure out why the invitations were sent, what the purpose of the women being there is, and who sent them.

The author learns to accept his new living situation, and finds that there are rules for his interactions with them.

The story weaves like a fine tapestry of tragic, complex pasts in the lives of all of the characters, and basically what drives people to do things and be who they are. It's riveting story-telling that keeps you hooked, and makes you wince when the number of episodes left to watch dwindles. You want more. You crave more, and you find yourself grateful for finding such a unique and exquisite gem such as this series.

This is a series that can easily be watched over and over again. It's touching and heart-breaking that compels the viewer to dig deep within themselves; about the walls we put up to keep from being hurt; about the fear of loss, and the fear to love.

I can't recommend this series strongly enough. It's a story with characters that stays with you long after you've finished, and that's the mark of something so powerfully artistic in how it captivates its viewer.

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14 April 2017 (Japan) See more »

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