Hito ni Yasashiku
Also known as:
Be Nice to People
1/7/02 - 3/18/02
Number of episodes:
Katori Shingo, Matsuoka Mitsuru, Kato Koji, Suga Kenta
Three men with no "real" family live together. One day a boy appears on their doorstep with a note from his mother asking them to care for the boy. Maeda Zen (Katori) takes it upon himself to care for the boy until his family returns.
What is good:
The interaction between the men and Akira (Suga)
What is bad:
The storyline drags at the end.
I am a fan of Katori Shingo and there were references to this show in an episode of SMAP X SMAP so I knew I had to watch it. As you should know by now, it took me a long time to get through this series, even though it's only 11 episodes. There just wasn't anything to make me want to watch it. Yes, I loved the playful teachings of Zen (Katori, Taro (Matsuoka), and Ken (Kato) but it wasn't enough. I'm glad I watched it. I think it would have been better if it was a little longer.