Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
As long as hearts exist inside people, there will always be those who suffer. And then something “strange” enters their mind and causes a strange disease to manifest itself in the body. The illness, which is called a “mystery disease” is unknown to most, but certainly exists. There is a doctor and apprentice who fights the disease, which modern medicine cannot cure.
His name is Ramune. He acts freely all the time, is foul-mouthed, and doesn’t even look like a doctor! However, once he is confronted with the mysterious disease, he is able to quickly uncover the root cause of his patients’ deep-seated distress and cure them. And beyond that…
This show is highly entertaining and highly unexpected. I was originally turned off by the synopsis and the theme of the show. I’m typically not a fan of supernatural shows as they go in odd directions. They’re just not a favorite genre of mine. However, this show kept me captivated all the way to the end. As of the writing of this article, we’re currently into week 11 so we’re at the finish line.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
What I enjoy about this show is that the supernatural is only a small portion of the show. While the medical conditions that surround Dr. Ramune’s patients are caused by supernatural reasons, we aren’t beaten over the head with a bat regarding it. The show focuses on the issues that caused these weird medical conditions to begin with.
And, yes. The medical conditions are on the ridiculous side. We have gyoza ears, popcorn popping out of one’s head, and chili pepper fingernails. At the root of each of these problems is a real-life stressor and Dr. Ramune jumps head first using an array of supernatural methods to help his patients figure out their issue.
It has all been very fascinating. It helps that Dr. Ramune is pretty funny. He’s a bit of an airhead. If it weren’t for his assistant, Kuro, he’d be in a lot of trouble.
Kuro also has an interesting story that we don’t get to until episode 10. The entire first half of the season, I was wondering how this very studious and diligent student paired up with the quirky doctor. We finally get that answer near the end of the season. It definitely highlights that even though Dr. Ramune is unconventional, he goes above and beyond to help his patients.
Dr. Ramune has a good heart and you get a good balance of supernatural with comedy. If you’re looking for a silly show with moments of suspense, moments of laughter, and even sympathy for his patients, I recommend this show to you!