Summary: A girl is suddenly kissed by some punk. While she hates him at first, his sincerity wins her over. After that, a series of horrible events follow as she learns about true love.
Review: Apparently this drama is based on a “nonfiction” story… in the same sense that Densha Otoko is. However, the author can be considered anonymous, so I don’t know if that’s really true.
This drama is a tragedy people… it’s sad! It was apparently advertised as making a ton of people in Japan cry. I’m not sure if it’s THE saddest show out there, but yes, it will at least bring you close to tears.
I jumped into this drama not knowing this. I thought it was going to be a normal romance drama, or I would’ve avoided it. So, I’m glad I didn’t know that.
Past the sadness of this drama is a beautiful story of true love. You can really get a taste of what this kind of love feels like by watching this drama… and even though it will make you want to cry and scream out “Why?!” at the writer, it still doesn’t make one feel depressed after watching it.
I liked the actor. He acted really cute and real. The emotions he portrayed were great!
The actress… was okay. She wasn’t bad, but she wasn’t awesome either. There were times I felt she should have some kind of emotion on her face, or at least look a bit teary, but that was kind of lacking.
Things I Didn’t Like: Okay… I didn’t really see the point of how they tried to cram all these obstacles into this short amount of time. I think the part where Hiro’s ex keeps bothering Mika should have been left out. It’s just an onslaught of one bad thing after another for poor Mika. As soon as something is solved and she seems happy, something else happens to her. (I do like how she appeared to grow from it all in the end, though.)
I also didn’t like this: SPOILER ALERT!
Mika gets pushed down and later on has a miscarriage from it. Say what? She wasn’t that delicate… they never mentioned that she was a high-risk mother. Being pushed to the ground once like that probably isn’t going to cause someone to lose a baby. It was so unbelievable to me that I almost stopped watching. Luckily I kept with it, because the series got better as it progressed.
Another spoiler about the ending:
The ending left many people confused. A little girl about 5 years old runs up to Mika calling her “Mommy”. People were wondering who this mysterious little girl was.
Personally, I think it’s safe to assume that it’s Hiro’s daughter. Why else would she tell the girl to blow bubbles at the sky to deliberately show the kid off to Hiro (the sky)? Also, it shows that she still has Hiro’s photo near her bed. If she was now with another guy, I really doubt she’d keep his photo in that specific place. Finally, it doesn’t feel like that much time has passed since Hiro’s death. (Somehow I don’t think they’d want to fast-forward TOO far into the future. Having Mika constantly thinking about Hiro 10-20 years after his death doesn’t give off the “I’m strong now” vibe they seemed to be going for). The girl looks old enough to be his daughter… I doubt Mika would’ve slept with another man so soon after the love of her life – who she still says she loves – has died.
So there you have it. If you like sad things and/or true love, then you should watch this drama.