Kurage Hime 01
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|Kurage Hime (TV Drama) episode|
|Original air date||January 15, 2018|
|Fan Rating||4.67 / 5|
|Episode 01||Ep 02 >|
Important things that happened
- For ONEs, docomo
- Toyota talking car
- Jim Beam with Rola
- Horoyoi with Sawajiri Erika
- Premium Soushuuriki
- iPhone & iPad Docomo
- Aletheia Clinic with Kanda Sayaka
- Dr. Scholl's Medi Qtto
- Fanta with Suda Masaki
- To prepare for the new drama, the trivia show that aired before Princess Jellyfish had Tsukimi, Kuranosuke, Mayaya, and Shuu's actors as guests.
- This episode was 15 minutes longer than usual.
- Kurara is named after Clara from Heidi of the Alps, Kurara being how you'd pronounce Clara's name in Japanese.
- Shibuya is a section of Tokyo that's known for its shops and high fashion.
- There are a couple points where Kuranosuke nearly blows his cover by using the male pronoun "ore". Tsukimi succeeds in passing it off as "Olé". The next time it happens, Kuranosuke simply changes it to the more gender neutral "watashi".
- Even though it almost outs Kuranosuke, "ore" is the preferred pronoun of Mayaya.
- When in Tokyo, Tsukimi tends to suppress her Kagoshima accent, but it comes out when talking to her mom or when she's distressed.
- Shuu has a scene that parallels Tsukimis. When Tsukimi discovers Kuranosuke's gender, she has trouble saying "man". Later on, when Shuu tries to ask about Tsukimi, he struggles to say the word "woman".
- When Tsukimi comes in wet and covered in leaves, the Ama~s mistake her for Sadako from the Ring movies.
- Chieko is referred to as Chieko-shou at one point, a reference to 恵子抄, an old movie/poem.
- Ama is the Japanese word for "nun". The girls call themselves Ama~s. They live in the Amamizu district, which uses the kanji for heaven for ama.
- Kurara, Kuranosuke, and Tsukimi all have "Kura" in their name. Tsukimi's is in her family name Kurashita. This is because the word for Jelllyfish in Japanese is "Kurage".
- The Ama~s interests
- Tsukimi likes jellyfish, of course. She compares Shuu to the Amakusa Kurage, the cool character of the jellyfish world.
- Jiji is into old men, which is what her nickname means. At one point she says "Tsukimi has no intent on going to Shibuya" but uses the phrase "no intent" which literally is the word for "bald head".
- Banba likes trains.
- Mayaya is a fan of Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. She casually mentions characters from the story like Zhou Yu, Zhao Yun, Zhang Liao, and Cao Cao.
- Chieko likes dolls and kimonos.
- The mysterious Mejiro-sensei is a BL (Boys Love) mangaka.
Differences From the Manga
- Kuranosuke is the older one with Shuu being the little brother in this. In the manga, it's the opposite.
- The manga starts with Tsukimi trying to go to Shibuya, but in the drama, she's encouraged to go by Kuranosuke.
- Kuranosuke originally brought the beef as an apology to the Ama~s, but in this, he brings it initially, insults the Ama~s, then brings more beef back as the apology.
- The details of the aquarium date are changed. In the drama, Kuranosuke sets up Tsukimi and his brother. In the manga, Tsukimi was originally planning to go to the aquarium on her own. Kuranosuke dresses Tsukimi up for Hanamori, not his brother. In the manga, when Shuu sees Tsukimi, he offers to be the driver to tag along.