This is one hit where I get why the underlying work is popular but not sure why the ancillary element is making waves. J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job), adapted from the same name ladies manga, is a bona fide rom-com hit in Japan. Starring Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen, the dorama has been doing teens in ratings which is impressive for the usually lower rated romance genre. I guess the housework as a job element does bring in an additional demographic, but the bottom line is that the cute romance has won viewer hearts and so has the ending song weird dance that’s now the performance art du jour.
If the PPAP dance was the easiest thing ever then the Nigeru love dance is so ridiculously complicated and yet people are doing their darndest to learn it and perform in unison. I’m not caught up on the most recent episodes of Nigeru but enjoyed the first few watched, Gakki is absolutely winning when she hits the right role and this is on par with Zenkai Girl but her chemistry with Hoshino Gen is still a step below the amazing synergy she had with Nishikido Ryo. Check out the dance below and then marvel that people are learning the entire thing.
“Love Dance” from Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu: