Japanese Drama 2019
Nagi’s Long Vacation (Japanese Drama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Life, Drama, Comedy, Friendship, Romance
- Date Released: 2019
- Origin: Japan; adapted from a Manga
- Dorama: 10 Episodes
- Koriki Haru as Oshima Nagi
- Takahashi Issei as Gamon Shinji
- Nakamura Tomoyo as Arashiro Gon
- Ichikawa Mikako as Sakamoto Ryouko
- Mita Yoshiko as Yoshinaga Midori (The coin Lady)
- Shiratori Tamaki as Shiraishi Urara
- Takiuchi Kumi as Adachi Kokoro
I love this first episode. It is very satisfying.
Oshima Nagi was just turning 28 years. She works in an appliance company which is busy and frenetic.
Nagi worked very hard. She did not have the guts to say no to colleagues passing their own work with her.
She has also a secret boyfriend from her company. He was a popular guy and admired by the ladies.
One night, she was again the last one in her office to remain, finishing up the jobs her colleagues thoughtlessly left for her to complete.
She happened to glance at a mobile phone left charging in the office. There she noticed a conversation from her colleagues who where arranging to meet up.
They were laughing at her and her gullibility. They said as long as they compliment her a bit, she will do anything.
Nagi was mortified.
But a telephone call from her boyfriend pacified her a bit. He said that he had still some work to do but he will see her at her place that night.
Nagi was on his way to his office when he overheard his conversation with his colleagues. He admitted that he has a girlfriend but it was all casual. No intention at all of marrying her. He was just staying with her because she was willing and convenient and was good at giving blowjobs.
They were laughing so hard that she started to hyperventilate and collapsed where she was standing.
One week later, she gave her notice at work, she gave up her house and moved to what she thought was a nice flat in the suburb.
Instead, the house is on a derelict side with no airconditioning.
With just a futon and a bicycle, she thrashed the rest of her things, she started settling to her new house.
For the first time in ages, she was feeling happy. She is her own woman. She stopped straightening her naturally curly hair. She also started to have her opinion and even complained to a greengrocer when she thought she was shortchanged.
She was satisfied with her new lot.
She had also started to meet her neighbours. One was known as a coin-lady, because she could be often found looking for coins under vending machines.
Another neighbour was a hot young man who grew bitter melon in his veranda.
Her joy, was cut short by the appearance of her boyfriend, who complained that she had grown ugly with her curly hair. He told her to put her hair back the way it was.
Nagi had finally told him that she was happy the way she was and that she doesn’t want him to ever visit her again.
In the rain, they stood looking at each other and he said he will come again.
Their little drama was noticed by her neighbours who came to see her and give her moral support.
In the meantime, her boyfriend was almost caused an accident because he was not looking when he was crossing the road.
People who saw him started saying that he was crying so hard.
Her boyfriend ended up in a bar still crying.
The barman said that he looked like that he had been dumped.
The boyfriend cried even harder. He said he really loved his girlfriend. When they first got together she would get up early in the morning just to straighten her hair for an hour. He then told himself that he would always protect her.
Love this drama so much. It has lots of character and warmth.
Nagi was really getting into the groove of things. She even made a friend when she went to a job agency. But she was disappointed when this new friend was trying to sell her a stone bracelet for good luck.
But she remembered that she was trying to reset her life and she was not going to be a pushover anymore. So she said to the new friend that she does not need a stone for good luck as she will make her own luck.
Her neighbours had rallied round to cheer her up and in turn she amazed them with her doggedness and perseverance. She was like a cute pupply, soft with her curly hair.
Her ex-boyfriend was really missing her. He did tell everyone but not to her.
The coin lady found him knocking at Nagi’s door.
She told Gamon to watch a movie with her while waiting for Nagi.
They enjoyed watching Gone with the Wind. The coin lady said that in the end the Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara did not get together in the end because of a misunderstanding. Both refused to say what they really want to say, what they feel for each other so they parted thinking that they don’t love each other the truth is the opposite.
When Nagi came back from the picnic she share with Gon, she found Gamon waiting for her.
They decided to play a game of cards but it got out of hand.
Gamon felt dejected so he decided to leave.
The coin lady told Nagi that Gamon had been waiting for her for hours and had even brought a bag of While Lover.
Nagi went chasing after Gamon, who finally told her that he loves her that she had got his confession, now she can go back to normal and to Tokyo with him.
What he got was a slap from Nagi.
Again, Gamon went to the station crying his heart out.
Nagi accidentally ended up going on a marriage date with her friend.
Gon and her new friend Sakamoto asked Nagi what she loved about Gamon.
This made Nagi think so she went to Gamon’s office and waited for him outside.
When they saw each other, the mean girls were also there.
Gamon took her hand and led her away. It was obvious to anyone that they were in a relationship.
Gamon took her to a restaurant. He began to apologise to Nagi how he treated her in the past including saying that she was only good for sex and he was just about to confess properly when Nagi also said she wanted to apologise to him as well.
She then told him that she had been thinking about what she liked about him. She said she cannot think of anything except that he was so good at work, the golden boy who can do anything that she wanted a bit of his shine that’s why she went into a relationship with him. She never loved him at all and now she was formally break up with him.
Gamon was shocked as Nagi left.
When she got home she asked Gon if she can go to his apartment. He said yes. She went into his apartment and into his bed. She was very satisfied with the sex but she quickly realised that she was not really special to him. Just after being intimate with her he was playing a game in his Gameboy, he opted to go shower rather than take with her.
Gamon, on the other hand, was left crying again. He was seen by Gon’s band friends. They invited Gamon to the clumb. The girl in the band pointed several women who she said were all waiting for Gon. Gon apparently is a Lunatic Making Machine.
Gamon cannot really forget Nagi. He went looking for her again. He was invited by Gon to stay in his flat while they wait for Nagi to surface.
Gon got called away and he said to Gamon to stay as he had waited long enough for Nagi.
Gamon after a while decided to go home but saw Nagi just coming out of the shop. They were both surprised to see one another.
He told Nagi that Gon is just playing her. He said he saw his bathroom full of women’s toiletries.
Nagi confirmed that she knew and does not care. Being with Gon makes her happy.
Finally they knew that they were not meant to be. And this made Gamon cry, again.