JDrama Review: Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru


Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru (Myu will Give Daddy her Legs)


The drama is based on a true story of Yamaguchi Hayato (25), a young man who learns he has a rare illness known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, which affects the nervous system. He begins to lose the functioning of his limbs, but he is determined to fight the illness with the support of his wife and his 2-year-old daughter, Myu-chan. (from tokyograph)


Being baited by MatsuJun into the jdrama world, I just can’t let this drama pass by me. So I watched it. Heard this from my co-drama junkie in the dorm. She said she was itching to watch this but she can’t find it anywhere in the net (We can’t download videos while in the dorm so we resort to Youtube). So being a good friend I am (hahahahahaha! really now? XD) and being a MatsuJun follower as well, I downloaded the torrent file. But my Internet was possessed by then so I asked my roommate to download it for me. And come Monday, we were able to watch it. 🙂 My roommate’s not a drama junkie like me but like all girls, she adores pretty boys like MatsuJun. XD

MatsuJun plays the role of Yamaguchi Hayato, the husband of Yamaguchi Aya, acted by Karina. We (my roommate and me) personally think that Karina is really pretty but that you have to see her more to realize that she’s pretty. Like, she’s not that “woah-pretty” when you see her for the first time. Anyway, they have a daughter, Myu, played by Hatakeyama Rina wo’s really cuuuuute. XD They are living a normal life until Hayato caught CIDP, a lifelong degenerative disease. The story shows the struggles of Hayato and his family and how a disease should not make you feel any weaker but stronger.

Hayato with Aya’s back. Heehee.

I would not like to dwell on the details since I would have spoiled the story for you. Yeah. There’s just a part when Hayato was given steroids and his face bloated. My roommate laughed (no offense) because the production crew really made his face all bloated. Don’t mistake us for people with no feelings and emotions, we cried. We cried. Well, who won’t cry after/while watching this. Toodeedoo.

Since this is just a tanpatsu, it was so short. We want more. Hooowelll.

I know MatsuJun is a great actor, being the stupid badass but cheesy and mushy Domyouji in HYD, the super lovable human pet Momo, the cool badass but very kind Sawada Shin in Gokusen and all that, but I think he needs more experience to act out a father role. He did great but I think he can do better.

A touching story. Aaaaaawww. Watch it! 😀

One Comment

  1. My wife has CIDP. It is no laughing matter for either of us. She has been suffering for about 10 years, but it was only diagnosed about 5 years ago.

    There is no known cure, and my wife’s neuro specialist says that nobody knows what really causes CIDP. It’s messed the quality of life up for us, but mostly for my wife as she is totally immobile without my help.

    I am glad that I have found this comment site, as it has allowed us also to find the film ‘Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru’.

    To everybody who is reading this, please watch the film with compassion and, if you or your loved one doesn’t have this debilitating illness, then give thanks that you are not suffering from it.



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