Kouno Etsuko joins a publishing company with her sights set on becoming a fashion editor. But she is assigned to the very unglamorous proofreading department which examines and fixes errors in manuscripts. Dressed in flashy clothes, Etsuko goes beyond her proofreading work to see the writers in person and also get into actual locations to verify facts. She tries to do each job to perfection for a transfer to the fashion magazine editorial department. Despite her worries about the gap between her ideal job and reality, Etsuko dedicates herself to the work of proofreading in her own unique way and gradually starts to realize its allure.
Runtime: 59 minutes
Pretty Proofreader - Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko - Netflix
Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko (地味にスゴイ! 校閲ガール・河野悦子, English title Pretty Proofreader) is a Japanese television drama series based on the novel by Ayako Miyagi. It premiered on NTV on October 5, 2016, starring Satomi Ishihara in the lead role. Etsuko Kouno takes a job as a proofreader, all the while aspiring to become an editor at her favorite fashion magazine. Etsuko frequently commits gaffes and errors which in the end turn out to be triumphs. The program is unusual in in its use of on screen text. The drama received its highest viewership rating of 13.2%. A spin-off drama Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko...ga Inai Suiyōbi is streamed on Hulu with three episodes.
Pretty Proofreader - Cast - Netflix
Main Satomi Ishihara as Etsuko Kouno, a proofreader Masaki Suda as Yukito Orihara, a novelist Tsubasa Honda as Toyoko Morio, an editor of the fashion magazine Lassy Munetaka Aoki as Hachirō Kaizuka, an editor of the literary division Gorō Kishitani as Shion Takehara, a manager of the proofreading section Rika Adachi as Cecil Imai, a receptionist Guest Takeshi Kaga as Daisaku Hongō, a mystery writer (episode 1 and 7) Rie Tomosaka as Aki Komoriya, a blog writer (episode 2) Nao Minamisawa as Asuka Sugimoto, an actress (episode 4) Hiromi Miyake as herself (episode 6) Yoshikazu Ebisu as himself (episode 7)
Pretty Proofreader - References - Netflix