Title: Mop Girl
Broadcast dates: 10/12/07 – 12/14/07
Number of episodes: 10
Genre: Mystery Comedy
Cast: Kitagawa Keiko, Tanihara Shosuke
Plot: Momoko (Kitagawa) starts her new job at a small funeral services company. She soon finds that she has the ability to go back in time when she touches a precious object of someone who was wrongly killed.
What is good: The interaction between the characters was pretty cute.
What is bad: The ending felt unfinished.
Letter rating: C+
Overall: I started watching this because Kitagawa played my favorite senshi, Sailor Mars, in the live action Sailor Moon series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. She’s not a fabulous actress but she is definitely getting better as time goes on. Unfortunately, the role of Momoko is dull. She’s klutzy and beyond dumb. There are many times when she could have solved a problem on her own. Instead, she ran to Otomo (Tanihara). Then, at the end, when they show the surprise relationship between Momoko and Otomo, the story doesn’t go anywhere with it. It actually gets ignored completely. On one hand, I’d like to have a special episode to tie everything up. On other hand, the story isn’t really worthy of an extra episode.