Shinigami-kun

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Shinigami-kun
Genre Drama
Written by Hiroshi Hashimoto
Starring
Ending theme "Daremo Shiranai" by Arashi
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 9
Production
Producer(s)
  • Sō Īda
  • Kimiko Nishikawa
  • Jun Shimoyama
Release
Original network TV Asahi
Original release 18 April (2014-04-18) –
20 June 2014 (2014-06-20)
External links
Website

Shinigami-kun (死神くん) is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga of the same name by Koichi Endo.[1][2] The screenwriter is Hiroshi Hashimoto who is known for Thermae Romae 2 (2014) and Flying Colors (2015).[3] Satoshi Ohno, who is a member of the Japanese idol group Arashi, played the lead role. Mirei Kiritani also appeared in a supporting role.[1] It received an average viewership rating of 9.7%.[4]

Plot

Shinigami-kun, also known as Shinigami-kun #413, is a rookie grim reaper whose job is to inform people of their impending death and to bring their souls to the spirit world upon their death. He appears with his signature phrase "Congratulations! I'm here to call on you." However, because he is a rookie reaper, he has a tendency to make biased decisions toward the human side, breaking the rule of his world and causing him to get reprimanded by his superior.

Cast

Main cast

Guest appearances

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Original air date Ratings
(%)
1 "心美人お迎えに参りました!あなたの命はあと3日 最期は僕が傍にいる" Hideo Nakata 18 April 2014 (2014-04-18) 11.2%[5]
2 "悪魔誕生 デスノートで上司のいじめに復讐する男!?" Jōta Tsunehiro 25 April 2014 (2014-04-25) 10.1%[6]
3 "あの海へ 余命2日の令嬢と愛の逃避行〜死神VS悪魔" Masaya Kakehi 2 May 2014 (2014-05-02) 9.9%[7]
4 "神の選択 密室火災…取り残された5人の運命は!?" Keita Motohashi 9 May 2014 (2014-05-09) 10.3%[8]
5 "老夫婦の幸せ ~オレオレ詐欺の孫に悪魔が囁く…!!" Hideo Nakata 23 May 2014 (2014-05-23) 9.4%[9]
6 "だまされ上手!? ~結婚詐欺師に1000万貢ぐいい女" Jōta Tsunehiro 30 May 2014 (2014-05-30) 9.7%[10]
7 "芸能界の女帝バトル…!? 栄光の人気歌手の最期の歌" Masaya Kakehi 6 June 2014 (2014-06-06) 8.9%[11]
8 "最終章!! ピーマンと僕の生きる道" Keita Motohashi 13 June 2014 (2014-06-13) 8.4%[12]
9 "さらば優しい死神!! 最期は僕の傍にいて" Keita Motohashi 20 June 2014 (2014-06-20) 9.6%[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Kiritani Mirei and more added as cast members for Ohno Satoshi's upcoming drama". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  2. ^ TV 死神くん. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  3. ^ 有村架純の『ビリギャル』は笑って泣ける"ハウツー"感動映画 (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  4. ^ a b 死神くん (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  5. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」初回11.2% 深夜枠で好発進 (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  6. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第2話は10.1% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  7. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第3話は9.9% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  8. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第4話は10.3% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  9. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第5話は9.4% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  10. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第6話は9.7% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  11. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第7話は8.9% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  12. ^ 大野智主演「死神くん」第8話は8.4% (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-07-02.

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
  • Shinigami-kun on IMDb
Preceded by
Watashi no Kiraina Tantei
(17 January 2014 (2014-01-17) - 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07))
TV Asahi Friday Night Dramas
Fridays 23:15 - 24:15 (JST)
Succeeded by
Tokumei Tantei Season 2
(4 July 2014 (2014-07-04) - 5 September 2014 (2014-09-05))


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