Minami-kun no Koibito (2004)

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Minami's Girlfriend


  • Title: 南くんの恋人
  • Title (romaji): Minami-kun no Koibito
  • Also known as: Minami's Girlfriend
  • Episodes: 11
  • Genre: Romance
  • Viewership ratings: 9.4%
  • Broadcast network: TV Asahi
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Jul-08 to 2004-Sep-16
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00
  • Theme song: Hitomi no naka no Galaxy sang by ARASHI
  • Related TV shows: Minami-kun no Koibito (TV Asahi, 1994), Minami-kun no Koibito (Fuji TV, 2015), Minami-kun ga Koibito!? (TV Asahi, 2024)


What would you do if you were suddenly only 16 cm tall? What would you do if your loved one was suddenly only 16 cm tall? A best selling sentimental love story is dramatized for the second time!

Everything started when a high school couple, Chiyomi (Fukada Kyoko) and Minami (Ninomiya Kazunari) had a mysterious and ominous fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant… "If you stay close to him, he will become great and the two of you will be together for a long time. However, when the two of you drift apart, horrible thing will happen". Just as the prophesy, on the very day when Minami decided to leave Chiyomi, a magical curse struck Chiyomi. Believe it or not, it shrunk her into a size of merely 16 cm tall! What would happen when a tender boyfriend and a miniaturized girlfriend secretly starts living together?

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Viewership Ratings

  • Ep 1: 11.2%
  • Ep 2: 9.0%
  • Ep 3: 10.1%
  • Ep 4: 10.5%
  • Ep 5: 10.4%
  • Ep 6: 9.4%
  • Ep 7: 8.1%
  • Ep 8: 7.4%
  • Ep 9: 8.0%
  • Ep 10: 8.4%
  • Ep 11: 10.9%


This series was definitely different from the average JDorama. The scenario was too farfetched and almost sounded a bit like a synopsis from an anime series called "Midori no Hibi". I found that Ninomiya's character as Minami-kun was pretty endearing since he went through a lot of trouble in order to hide Fukada Kyoko's character from other's eyes. Sometimes his actions were just hilarious.

The series started off pretty well, though the explanation for her shrinking is a bit .. eh. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend going too much out of your way to watch this unless you're a big Kyoko Fukada fan or Ninomiya fan. --By donna8157 of

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Spring 2004
TV Asahi
Autumn 2004
Denchi ga Kireru Made
Thursday 21:00
Kurokawa no Techo