The most recent Japanese drama that I finished is called Pretty Proofreader, and it is on Rakuten Viki. The title sounds super unappealing, and there is no way I would have watched it if I didn’t read about it on Google (or see its’ 9.3/10 rating on Rakuten Viki).
The concept of a proofreader (as in the people who proofread articles/books before they are released) does not seem like the most interesting. However, the show itself is actually incredibly entertaining. I really enjoyed the entire show, and I thought the casting was perfect.
The drama follows Kouno Etsuko, a young woman who dreams about working for Keibonsha, a publishing company. She tries for years and years to become an editor at the company; after 7 years, she finally gets offered a job, but it is only in the proofreading department. This department is known as the most boring in the company, and it is seen as extremely undesirable. However, Etsuko views it as a potential stepping stone to a future editing job.
The entire show is 11 episodes, and over time Etsuko falls in love with the proofreading department. The entire department also changes because of Etsuko’s energy, and it is an incredibly enjoyable/humorous drama. Although Etsuko and the rest of the cast may seem strange at the beginning, they will definitely grow on you over time. This is another must-watch Japanese drama!
Pretty Proofreader Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!