Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot: Season 1 (2018)


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Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot

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Air date: Jul 20, 2018

A young man named Hideaki Onishi joins the fabled comedy talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo, but he's terrified and completely in over his head.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2018

After floundering onstage, Hideaki is distraught when he sees Sanma arguing with his boss and he can't help but feel responsible.

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Hideaki immediately regrets his capricious decision to quit and go to Tokyo; he begs Sanma to take him on as a disciple, to no avail.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2018

A cunning fortuneteller takes advantage of Hideaki's simple nature, and there are serious consequences.

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Before Jimmy can bask in the glory of his brand-new stage name, tragedy appears to strike; Sanma has a fateful meeting with a new colleague.

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After a crisis of confidence, Jimmy is rushed to the hospital; the world starts to fall in love with him, but he's still relying heavily on Sanma.

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Jimmy's manager has had enough and is ready to quit -- if she doesn't get fired first; Jimmy has one special little fan.

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Jimmy's art fetches a surprising price and brings him a lot of work, forcing him to reconsider his priorities.

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Jimmy's art exhibit is ruined; after pouring his heart into it he feels devastated, but he learns that he's not the failure he thought he was.

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Cast & Crew

Akiyoshi Nakao
Jimmy Ohnishi

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Tetsuji Tamayama
Akashiya Sanma

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Hiroyuki Onoue
Murakami Shoji

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Seiji Rokkaku
Mr. Okure

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Sanma Akashiya
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Audience Reviews for Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot: Season 1

  • Sep 01, 2018
    I literally punched my dog in the face, I was so mad I wasted 15 minutes of my life.
  • Aug 28, 2018
    An intriguing series that portrays Japanese culture and humour in a way that is quirky and entertaining, but puzzling by Western standards. It is also surprisingly profound. Sanma, a legendary comedian in Japan, takes Jimmy under his wings. Jimmy is truly simple and very vulnerable. Sanma and the other comedians constantly assert that Jimmy is an idiot, and Jimmy readily agrees. Yet they all accept Jimmy into their midst in a way that is surprising – he is one of them even if he struggles to understand social norms. Sanma and the real Jimmy provide an introduction and conclusion to each episode. Sanma is no kinder in the present then he appeared in the series. The first few episodes have a somewhat jarring humour. But as the series evolves so does Jimmy, and we gain progressively deeper insight into his emotions and struggles and humanity. The entry of a female manager into Jimmy’s life adds another dimension. She slowly moves from abhorrence to kindness and affection and their growing relationship is poignant. Jimmy’s conversations with the moon are presented as a type of magical realism, and very beautiful. Whilst it is always comedic, at least superficially, it seems to me that this series offers Sanma himself the opportunity to include a great deal of philosophical musings as sub-text.

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