Daimon Michiko is a 37-year-old freelance surgeon who is part of a questionable “doctor placement service” that has her wander from hospital to hospital. The harsh environment at the hospitals led many doctors to retire from their positions, forcing hospitals to make use of said program to fill the empty spots at least temporary. However, Michiko doesn’t look like a doctor at all with her flashy clothes and eccentric attitude. In the first episode she raises objections to a certain operation which is planned to be done by the head of a hospital who hasn’t performed an operation for a very long time. This causes Michiko to incur odium at the hospital, however, everyone becomes frozen when Michiko points out the outdated skills of the director. She also holds a scrupulous compliance when it comes to her working hours, never does any unnecessary chores that don’t require a medical license, and couldn’t care less about the power struggles within the hospitals. Nobody knows how she acquired such a top-level skill that allows her to claim exorbitant sums as reward, but her private life is an even greater mystery to everyone around her. Tanaka plays a rookie surgeon, Uchida an anesthetist, Kishibe the head of the placement service, and Ito the head of the surgical department of this institution.

Related Content

Add Cast Show More Cast (6)Cast

News & Articles

Write a Review More ReviewsReviews

  • Nov 3, 2012 8 of 8 episodes seen
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Other reviews by this user
    • Overall  9
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  9
    This has got to be the one of the most interesting and fascinating medical drama that I've seen in a long time. It sucks you in within 15 mins and you’ll be begging for more.

    The main reason for this is the character of Daimon Michiko played by Yonekura Ryoko. She makes the wide-eyed, constantly calm, mysterious and confident character (she goes dancing every night!!) so captivating that u just want to know more about her. The story seems extremely realistic but different at the same time.

    The other actors too have done a pretty good job in playing their parts. This drama mainly shows us how Daimon Michiko does her job as a doctor without being hindered by the bureaucratic nature of the hospital.

    read more
    report I found this review Helpful Not Helpful
  • Nov 15, 2012 8 of 8 episodes seen
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Other reviews by this user
    • Overall  9
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  7
    • Rewatch Value  9
    I usually never watch ongoing dramas because I hate waiting but this one's an exception. If you liked the American medical drama HOUSE MD, then you're in for a treat.

    The lead is a charismatic figure who follows her own set of rules and refuses to do anything that can be done without a license. She loves being a surgeon but hate the politics that go along with it. She basically just shows up does her job, to perfection, and leaves once the time is up.

    The plot line is great, something sort of original for once. If you ignore the formulaic screenwriting and catchphrases typical of a jdorama then you'll find it awesome. The plot visits the side of healthcare that people don't really get
    read more
    report I found this review Helpful Not Helpful

Make a Recommendation More recs.Recommendations

  • The story revolves around a young genius surgeon who currently works at a hostile hospital and his/her passion in the profession will captivate the environment he/she surrounds that will set rules for change.
    reportRecommended by Princess_Saber
  • Medical dramas of idealist doctors fighting the corrupt systems without loosing their souls. Doctors & teams trying to serve-help the public while battling corrupt, power hungry people and systems prevalent in the medical field.
    reportRecommended by MysteryMel

Comments (25)

  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • anngominho Mar 11, 2014
    A versão feminina e japonesa do "House".. rsrs Mas o "gerente" era o melhor de todos... :D Adorei!
  • Ami Dec 26, 2013
    this was great! melon for you~
    1 ❤
  • Plural Oct 21, 2013
    I just rewatched it again. This is one of my favorite all-time drama.
  • lily_b Oct 8, 2013
    I've only seen two episodes, but so far she's like a female version of Black Jack! <3
    1 ❤
  • awkward-duck Aug 22, 2013
    4 ❤
  • darkn3ss Jun 21, 2013
    lol she's like the female version of Asada Ryutaro <3
  • Ashu Mar 31, 2013
    One of the best japanese dramas I've watched in a long time. Very refreshing ^_^
    4 ❤
    • nana858 May 23, 2013
      I totally agree. At I thought it wasn't good, because it was so short. But...it turns out to be awesome and unique.
      1 ❤
  • titi_odus Mar 27, 2013
    SEASON 2! SEASON 2!! SEASON 2!!!
    6 ❤
  • Mocha Mar 26, 2013
    I was a little hesitant to watch it because I have never watched a medical drama before, but I'm really glad I did, I enjoyed every minuet of it! I demand for a second season!
    1 ❤
  • SayItAintSoJoe Jan 12, 2013
    It was great! I wish I had seen it before I wrote my Top 12 for 2012 article because I would have rather put Doctor X as number 12 rather than Beginners.
    1 ❤
    • Mrmz Feb 23, 2013
      Is it really that good? I watched the first episode but I couldn't stand it. The story was generally fine and I liked the Idea but I HATED the main character, I found her rude and arrogant, and felt that this was being passed as if she should be this way since she's great Surgeon, Of course everyone else was being an idiot. Will their be character development throughout the show?
      1 ❤
    • SayItAintSoJoe Feb 24, 2013
      The rest of the eps are better than the first. She is rude and arrogant, but as the series goes along you see that she cares a lot more than she shows. You may not like it, but then again you might.
      1 ❤
    • Mrmz Feb 24, 2013
      I guess for now I'll take ur word for it ;) When I get the chance (Time!!) I might go back to watch more.. I might have judged it to harshly. I actually liked the idea behind it.
    • nana858 May 23, 2013
      I totally have to agree with Mrmz. The first episode wasn't exciting because I guess we hadn't gotten use to those characters, but later you see another side of her. She was silent but compassionate. She never ask for anything returned.
  • KoR_Zero Dec 30, 2012
    Finished this in one night! Very very very nice medical drama! I liked all the characters very much. The flow of the story is very good too, didn't get bored at all. :D
    1 ❤
  • Nisha Dec 17, 2012
    this drama was really good! something different....
    there won't be a second season right? :( too bad...
  • sunflower63 Dec 17, 2012
    I just finished this drama and I have to say that it deserved the highest share of the season in Japan, mostly because it was very well made with a fast rhythm to each episode. Even though it wasn't particularly original as it reminded me of House MD, I thought that the idea of her being a pretty and sexy woman doctor was good and the fact that she went against the rules and the general 'male' domination in hospitals was convincing. The OST fitted perfectly with the story and all in all this was a high quality medical drama that I would recommend. I would have preferred it to have a real flow of the story rather than having separate 'cases' episodes which is why I am only rating it with an 8.
  • zbujenka Dec 15, 2012
    Very interesting :)
    Can't wait for the last ep~!
  • SmileKuma4 Dec 6, 2012
    Its really good :)


Doctor X

Doctor X


  • Main Title: Doctor X
  • Native title: ドクターX ~外科医・大門未知子~
  • Also Known as: Doctor X ~Gekai Daimon Michiko~

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkTV Asahi
  • Aired: October 18, 2012 to December 13, 2012
  • Airs On: Thursday
  • # of Episodes 8
    Average Duration 54 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Medical


  • Score: 8.10 (scored by 350 users)
  • Ranked: #175
  • Popularity: #421
  • Members: 716
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 350 votes

Recently watched by