Monday, March 28, 2005

奥さまは魔女之我的太太是魔女 aka Bewitched In Tokyo

The wife is a witch! But she likes humans and she loves her husband.

Arisa (Ryoko Yonekura) is fascinated by humans. So much so that she leaves the magic world. But the broom she uses is faulty and she winds up in Japan. There she meets Joji Matsui (Taizo Harada) who works at an advertising agency. Joji has been assigned by his boss Ichio Suzuki (Naoto Takenaka) the difficult task of winning over Shiori Nomo (Asami Ishikawa) who is in charge of corporate communications at a client. However a little word from Arisa helps Joji win over Shiori and his agency gets the opportunity to pitch. Arisa and Joji fall in love and marry. Arisa swears never to use magic again as she and Joji begin their strange witch/human married life. However, Arisa's mother, Daria (Mari Natsuki) wants to take Arisa back to her world and uses magic to be a nuisance to the new couple. Arisa has to take care of Joji's boss Suzuki who drops in all the time, the prying eyes of their neighbors (Manami Fuji & Shiro Maggy) and the interference of her witch mother.

Bewitched Japanese style!

Compare that with the US series.

Samantha Stephens the Witch.

Darrin Stephnes the husband.

There might be differences though, but one thing that wasn't different is the mother of the witch. If you take the both mother of the witch and switch their places, you won't notice the differences in attitude and character!!!

Fans of the US Bewitched? -> "Tell Me Your Beyond Thoughts Dreams"