Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

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Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

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  • Title: 結婚できない男
  • Title (romaji): Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
  • Also known as: The Man Who Can't Get Married / He Who Can't Marry
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Episodes: 12
  • Viewership rating: 16.9
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Jul-4 to 2006-Sep-19
  • Air time: Tuesday 22:00
  • Theme song: Swimi by Every Little Thing
  • Related TV Series: The Man Who Can't Get Married

Synopsis

Shinsuke Kuwano, a successful architect at 40, enjoys living by himself. He doesn't like people but somehow is able to design wonderful houses for them.

He has a routine of making himself a delicious dinner and then relaxing to classical music in his easy chair while pretending he is the conductor. One night, he plays the music loud enough to make his next door neighbor, Michiru Tamara knock on his door to complain. When Kuwano answers the door, he suffers a terrible stomach pain and collapses to the floor. Lucky for him, Michiru is nice enough to accompany him to the hospital, where he is treated by Dr. Natsumi Hayasake. He is really rude to Natsumi, but she is still determined to treat him.

Afterwards, Michiru and Natsumi become part of Kuwano's life. They make friends with Kuwano's colleagues Eiji and Maya Sawazaki. They all enjoy talking about how strange and eccentric Kuwano is. Is it possible that someone would ever want to marry him?

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings
(Kanto)
Ratings (Kansai) Ratings (Nationwide)
01 So what if I like to be alone?! 20.2  ??.?  ??.?
02 So what if I eat the food I like to eat?! 14.4  ??.?  ??.?
03 So what if I spend my money the way I want to?! 15.9  ??.?  ??.?
04 So what if I spend my days off alone?! 16.5  ??.?  ??.?
05 So what if I don't let people into my home?! 15.1  ??.?  ??.?
06 So what if I'm inflexible?! 14.4  ??.?  ??.?
07 So what if I don't like to mix with the relatives?! 15.3  ??.?  ??.?
08 So what if I hate dogs?! 14.6  ??.?  ??.?
09 So what if I have a girlfriend?! 18.0  ??.?  ??.?
10 So what if I don't understand a woman's heart?! 17.6  ??.?  ??.?
11 So what if I hate floral patterns?! 19.2  ??.?  ??.?
12 So what if I've become happy?! 22.0  ??.?  ??.?
Average 16.9  ??.?  ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

Classical Music Pieces

This is a list of pieces Kuwano listened to. - From the official site's Q&A section

  • Ep 01: Mahler, Symphony No. 5, 5th mvt; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 (op. 47), 4th mvt
  • Ep 02: [same as Ep 01]
  • Ep 03: Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Overture
  • Ep 04: Schubert, Erlkönig (Erl-King), a Japanese adaptation by Ooki Atsuo (大木惇夫) and Ito Takeo (伊藤武雄)
  • Ep 05: Mahler, Symphony No. 5, 5th mvt; Schubert, Ave Maria
  • Ep 06: Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
  • Ep 07: Smetana, Má Vlast (My country), Vltava/The Moldau
  • Ep 08: Mahler, Symphony No. 5, 3rd mvt; Mozart, Symphony No. 41 Jupiter, 1st mvt
  • Ep 09: Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
  • Ep 10: Rossini, Largo al factotum from Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
  • Ep 11: Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 From the New World, 1st mvt
  • Ep 12: Puccini, O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi; J. Strauss Jr., Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz); Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, 1st mvt

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