Minami-kun no Koibito: My Little Lover

Minami-kun no Koibito: My Little Lover (2015)

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Susumu Minami possesses good looks and does well academically in high school. Chiyomi Horikiri is a bright girl who likes dancing. They were childhood friends and also their first loves, but after Susumu Minami’s father disappeared they hardly talk. On a storming night, Chiyomi Horikiri has an argument with her parents over her future course and leaves home. While trying to avoid the rain, Chiyomi Horikiri wishes that she go back to read moreher childhood. Suddenly, Chiyomi becomes 15 cm. tall. Susumu Minami happens to see tiny Chiyomi Horikiri. She tells him that she doesn't want anyone else to see her and Susumu Minami takes her his home.

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    南くんの恋人〜my little lover

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Feb 5, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The plot of the story is very intriguing, and started out great. I, however watched as it aired for around 5 episodes, took an extended break, and binged the last 5. In general, I thought the story dragged quite a lot in the middle episodes and picked up speed in the last two. That said, this show still gets a pretty good score from me.
Now on to the positive points, if read more you need just one reason to watch; it's the male lead. This guy is seriously gorgeous (which he doesn't really showcase until the last two episodes), and he's only 17! You can definitely see his character evolve from being stiff and awkward to being very natural around the girl.
As the plot implies, this drama is definitely full of CGI. It's not an amazing Hollywood film quality, but it's decently done so that it isn't a problem.
This is definitely worth a watch if you're looking for something light and fluffy.
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6 people found this review helpful
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Feb 5, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I would not have found this drama if it were not for Viki, and thank God for that! How is there no reviews on this yet!?

This drama was a treat, I went in knowing nothing about it and I ended up loving it. Short and sweet, this is worth the watch for any cutesy romantic fans out there such as myself. It is definitely a unique story, and has a very read more fairy tail type of theme to it, so it almost feels as if you're watching a Disney movie in some ways.

The reason for an 8.5 for acting is because it seemed to take a little bit for the actors to warm up, but towards they end they did a fantastic job. Minami-kun was a bit too stiff for me in the beginning, and although I'm sure that was because of his character roll, I feel like it could have been pulled off differently to where it didn't seem just like bad acting if you know what I mean.
Chiyomi did wonderful acting the whole way through, as well as the rest of the cast, I really got attached to all of the characters of the story. I would love to see her in more dramas in the future!

I dont normally rewatch dramas, but I would most certainly give this one another go, just because of it's short length, charm, and easy going story.

I most certainly recommend this drama!
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Main character had a crush on her childhood friend for the longest time. However, there was a girl he got involved with that he couldn't reject. Leading male's parent also abandoned him at a young age, but meet again years later.
Recommended by kookiejamz
It has a similar shoujo, light and fluffy vibe to it. In a way, the female lead has a similar charm to her, and they're but pretty cute. The main male leads are both tsundere as well, and they end up becoming increasingly kind of the female lead. Both works are by the same director too!
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    twinsizedmattress 11 days ago

    as im nearing half way I'm glad i picked it up! nothing but lighthearted cute fantasy! It's funny because the comment section on viki is me and a bunch of preteen girls who had opinions about the drama I would've had if i was watching at that age! I know I wouldv'e found the lead annoying, but as I'm watching it I find her just young, charming and niave

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    BAEBunnij May 16, 2017 - edited

    I thought it was cute to boot. I can't say I loved it but it was very sweet. I thought the leading boy could be Fukushi Sota twin brother lol.

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    Maknae Apr 21, 2017

    A light hearted and cute drama.

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    StephStephieTeff Apr 3, 2017 - edited

    I just finished this. I really liked it! So cute and easy to watch. I just went to the leads page and saw their age o.o omo so young! And this is a 2015 drama!

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      RikuObsessed Apr 4, 2017

      I remembered you mentioning a 'Riku' was in this. I'll need to check this out on that fact alone xD

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      StephStephieTeff Apr 4, 2017

      Haha yes there is! I thought of you every time xD

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    Ashleyxx Feb 4, 2017

    This was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! I always was put off by the summary but it's such a cute little drama. I loved it! <3 Very satisfied with the ending too xD

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    Max Jan 31, 2017
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    Ayuuie Jan 28, 2017 - edited

    this was so cute!

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    Parknara Jan 25, 2017

    So does she remain as a 15cm girl till the end??

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    DhiyaSachiko Jan 3, 2017 - edited

    OMG! i was and am really enjoying this throughout the drama! recommended for someone who prefer a high-school romance . just sweet and nice.

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    Janey Dec 15, 2016 - edited

    This was SO cute. Thanks Netflix!

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    KatieMiller Dec 9, 2016

    Loved this drama! Seriously is recommended! I'm in love with it! Also the ending is awesome!

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    shepaintedfire Dec 5, 2016

    This is a very light, cute drama. Good for when you just want to pass the time, :)
    Adorable, ;w;

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    naccu Nov 13, 2016 - edited

    Doesn't this guy look JUST like Spencer from iCarly? Nuh?? Just me?? Ok.....

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      defsoul Dec 3, 2016

      i'M CRYING HE DOES!!!!!

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      naccu Dec 3, 2016

      YEEEEEY someone understands!!!

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    dpcirizarry123 Oct 24, 2016

    This was the cutest, funny, romantic drama I've watched in a while! Loved it & I'll be rewatcking.

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    mikucchan Aug 20, 2016

    Nakagawa Taishi's acting on episode 9 needs recognition!


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    Nov 9, 2015 to Feb 1, 2016
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    43 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 1,627 users)
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