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  • Title: パパドル!
  • Title (romaji): Papadol!
  • Title (English): My Daddy is an Idol!
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 8.20%
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Apr-19 to 2012-Jun-28
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00
  • Theme song: Ai deshita by Kanjani8


This drama takes a whole new approach by making stars act under their real name and collaborating with other TBS television shows. Nishikido Ryo acts as a popular idol and member of Kanjani8 (or as himself) who secretly marries a woman with three children. This comedic drama portrays the reality of show business and the importance of a family bond. Ryo has come to his girlfriend Haruka's house to ask her mother and children for her hand. Her eldest daughter refuses flat out saying that she doen't want an idol as her father. To make things worse, Kanjani8's manager finds out about the marriage and tells him to either get divorced within three months or end his career in show business. --TBS

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Case Subtitle Ratings
01 Nishikido Ryo's top secret marriage!? Finding out after the fact that an idol has become a father!
An early retirement awaits if the secret comes out into the open
02 Living under the same roof as an idol!? The trouble-filled living arrangement 08.1
03 Ab affair is revealed through a photo of a secret meet-up!? A torrid family feud! 08.1
04 For my loving son...Coming face-to-face with Ishikawa Sayuri!? 08.0
05 Nishikido Ryo is retiring!? Divorce or...The tearful and emotional decision 07.1
06 First kiss!? The daughter’s first love leads to dad’s worst crisis!? 07.6
07 Former dad VS Nishikido the dad!? Major problems arise from living together! 08.1
08 The tearful separation that causes a rift within the family 06.7
09 The final chapter! When an idol decides to retire 07.6
10 The best ever proposal for the one you love!! 07.9
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Source: Video Research, Ltd.

  • A special episode titled Kanjani8 X Families in special circumstances: The record of the trials and tribulations of being a dad,was aired on May 5th. For this special episode, the members of Kanjani8 visited various families to become a dad for a day. This episode garnered a rating of 08.6% in the kanto regions.

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