Date – Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira – Fuji TV Winter Drama 2015

  • Drama: Dating: What’s It Like To Be In Love?
  • Romaji: Deto – Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira –
  • Japanese: デート~恋とはどんなものかしら~
  • Director: Hideki Takeuchi, Junichi Ishikawa
  • Writer: Ryota Kosawa
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: January 19 – March 23, 2015
  • Runtime: Mondays 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 12.5%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Yoriko Yabushita (Anne Watanabe) works at a Yokohama research laboratory. She tracks trends in relation to macroeconomics. She is 29-years-old and enthusiastic about her work. She also enjoys efficiency and having a regular life. Although she doesn’t excel in social settings with other people, her next goal is getting married and having a baby. Yoriko believes that she marry by the age of 30, because everyone around her did including her late mother. If Yoriko finds a man who fills 24 items listed on her ideal husband list, she will marry him.

Meanwhile, Takumi Taniguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa) is 35-years-old and unemployed. He did graduate from college, but he spends his days reading books and listening to music. He’s not interested in dating or getting married, because he knows he lacks a source of income. He lives with his mother and knows that when she passes away, he can’t continue his current lifestyle. Takumi Taniguchi then decides to find a woman who is capable of supporting him financially.

Yoriko Yabushita and Takumi Taniguchi, who both think of marriage as a contract, begin to date with the goal of getting married.


Date (Japanese Drama)-Anne Watanabe.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Hiroki Hasegawa.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Ryoko Kuninaka.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Yuto Nakajima.jpg
Anne Watanabe Hiroki Hasegawa Ryoko Kuninaka Yuto Nakajima
Yoriko Yabushita Takumi Taniguchi Kaori Shimada Yutaka Washio
Date (Japanese Drama)-Satoru Matsuo.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Emi Wakui.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg Date (Japanese Drama)-Jun Fubuki.jpg
Satoru Matsuo Emi Wakui Yutaka Matsushige Jun Fubuki
Sohtaro Shimada Sayoko Yabushita Toshio Yabushita Rumi Taniguchi

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 01/19/2015 14.8%
02 01/26/2015 13.6%
03 02/02/2015 11.0%
04 02/09/2015 12.4%
05 02/16/2015 11.1%
06 02/23/2015 11.6%
07 03/02/2015 10.4%
08 03/09/2015 13.9%
09 03/16/2015 12.3%
10 03/23/2015 13.5%
Average 12.5%