At a high school entrance ceremony, high school student Aihara Kotoko, who isn’t that smart, notices pretty boy Irie Naoki. She falls in love with him immediately. Kotoko initially doesn’t express her feelings to him, but finally has a chance to tell him how she feels. Unfortunately, Naoki turns Kotoko down, saying “I don’t like dumb women.”
One day, Kotoko’s house is severely damaged by an earthquake. Until the house is rebuilt, Kotoko Aihara and her father decide to live with her father’s friend. When Kotoko moves to her new temporary house, she is surprised to learn that Irie Naoki lives there as well.
I finished watching Itazura Na Kiss Love in Tokyo, a Japanese Drama (love story). I aslo watched the Taiwanese and Korean Version of this. I believe that the Taiwanese vesion is closest to the real story line (manga). I don’t want to compare the two but I did enjoy this version a bit more. With only 16 episodes the drama was fast paced.
At first I don’t want to continue watching this, because I really hate both actors. I find them over acting, but then I decided to continue. Uh okay.. Swallowing my words now.I liked Naoki as the main lead. He did a good job at being cold to Kotoko. Furukawa played Naoki’s role too well I must say. I had absolutely no idea on what was going on in his head. His expression less face is perfect. HAHAHA
The girl playing Kotoko needs to stop the overacting. The exaggerated facial expressions. She’s pretty, but she has none of the natural screen presence of someone like Ishihara Satomi.
The chemistry of Kotoko and Naoki was palpable. Who would’ve thought that 16-year-old Honoka Miki and 25-year-old Furukawa Yuki will be able to pull it off so well.
I also like Kin-Chan and Kotoko’s friendship despite that I was kinda annoyed and heart broken that he didn’t get the girl.
But overall, it was a great Japanese Drama to get back into, I had forgotten how romantic their shows were.
The original Aihara Kotoko (Sato Aiko) and the original Irie Naoki (Kashiwabara Takashi) made a special cameo in this drama.
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