Freeter, Ie o Kau.

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  • Title: フリーター、家を買う。
  • Title (romaji): Freeter, Ie o Kau.
  • Genre: Human drama
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Season 1

Freeter, Ie o Kau.
  • Tagline: 家族、やりなおし
  • Tagline (romaji): Kazoku yarinaoshi
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership ratings: 17.1% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Oct-19 to 2010-Dec-21
  • Air time: Tuesday 21:00
  • Theme song: Hatenai Sora by Arashi
    • Insert song: Kimitte by Nishino Kana


The story revolves around Take Seiji, who quits his job after three months. With no dreams, no savings, and a poor relationship with his family, he becomes a hikikomori. However, after his mother falls ill with depression, he ends up having to take on a part-time job at a construction site. Because of that, he soon decides to work towards rebuilding his life: "Even though I'm just a freeter, I'm going to buy a house for the sake of my family." One of the people he meets at the construction site is Chiba Manami, who graduated from a top-class university and joined a well-known general contracting firm. Manami is the complete opposite of Seiji. But while their personalities clash at first, they gradually come to understand each other. --Tokyograph

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Episode Subtitle Ratings
1 My cheerful mother broke down...! 17.6 17.3
2 No matter what I do, I'm just an embarrassment of a son to you 16.8 ?
3 Even a dad like that, was once a hero to me 17.7 ?
4 I can't bear to take care of my mother anymore... 17.4 ?
5 What do you mean we live in different worlds... 16.7 ?
6 Don't do anything to hurt mom 15.4 ?
7 We all live alongside fear 14.7 ?
8 You don't know a thing about your father 16.4 ?
9 Starting over, or so I thought 18.6 ?
10 My mother smiled 19.2 ?
Average 17.1% ?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



Freeter, Ie o Kau. Special
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership rating: 14.3% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast date: 2011-Oct-04
  • Air time: 21:00 - 22:54
  • Theme song: Hatenai Sora by Arashi
    • Insert song: Kimitte by Nishino Kana


One year has passed since Take Seiji became a full time employee at Oetsu Construction. The Take family, having moved into their new home, have been living there peacefully until Sumiko's brother shows up one day while she is out, and Seiji and Ayako discovers that their parents had in fact married despite objection from Sumiko's family.

Also, Manami, in the midst of her internship in Okayama, is coming back to Tokyo for a week, and so Seiji and Manami are finally able to reunite. Manami's father had passed away when she was young and her mother, Sayuri, had remarried since then. Growing up in such an environment, Manami had fostered a complicated relationship with her mother, and because of that the prospect of marriage wasn`t appealing to her.

Seiji, having just started his new life, hadn't really given much thought to marriage, but after meeting Manami's mother, he is shocked to learn how Manami feels about her mother and towards marriage. But one day, on the way home from drinking with the Oetsu Construction members, Seiji and Manami come across an abandoned kitty. After promising to take care of the kitty only until a new owner is found, Manami is able to take care of the kitty at her mother`s home. But, while Manami is out at work, the kitty becomes ill and Manami's mother not knowing what to do contacts Manami and so Seiji decides to take care of the kitty in the meantime. And, the very presence of the kitty becomes a turning point for both the Take family and Manami`s relationship with her mother... -- Fuji TV


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