Title: Kimi wa Petto
Also known as: You’re My Pet
Broadcast date: 4/9/03 – 6/18/03
Number of episodes: 10
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Koyuki, Matsumoto Jun, Tanabe Seiichi
Plot: Journalist Iwaya Sumire (Koyuki) has had a terrible day – her longtime boyfriend broke up with her and she got a demotion at work. On the way home, she finds an injured boy (Matsumoto Jun) in a cardboard box. After nursing him back to health, the boy claims that he will do anything in order to stay with her. So Iwaya takes him in as a pet and names him Momo, after the dog she owned when she was a child.
What is good: MatsuJun is pretty cute as Momo.
What is bad: The “ideal” man that all the girls want (Tanabe Seiichi) is a huge dork, whereas everyone calls him “cool.”
Letter rating: B
Overall: Kimi wa Petto is a very cute show. However, there isn’t a whole lot of depth to it. While you like the characters, there isn’t anything to make you really feel for them. Iwaya seems to be stuck in this sadness, even when she’s supposed to be happy. Takeshi shines when he takes on the Momo personality but is fairly dull as himself. This is something that you’d watch when you have nothing else to watch and you don’t want to turn on your brain.