With a super long wait for the english subtitles, I still couldn't find this movie with translations, so I gave it my best shot to watch it in the original, Japanese language. I've watched a ton of anime so understanding Japanese is quite simple actually. Speaking of anime, Itazura na Kiss was one of the first romance anime that I head over heels fell in love with. It is that good of read morea story that I've re-watched it about 5 times, read the manga and watched the Thai and Japanese drama adaptations. Seeing the trailer for this movie and hearing about its' release seriously made my year so much better!
First of all, let's just appreciate the fact that they're making 2 more movies with the same director and actors. The story was actually never finished due to the author of the manga passing away while writing it. That's why there is an opportunity of the directors and writers to add their own little twist to the story. I loved that this movie was actually very close to the anime, all of the principal parts were kept in and squeezed into a one great film.
Second, what I adored the most were the actors and how wisely they were chosen. I mean, the actors of Irie and Kotoko looked like they were taken straight out of the manga, their resemblance is uncanny. The acting was spot on as well. The mom's character got me just like in every other adaptation, she'll forever be my true spirit animal of shipping couples :D
Overall, this movie is definitely worth a watch for the biggest and true fans of Mischievous Kiss and for those, who are looking for a sweet and typical Japanese rom-com movie. Can't wait for the upcoming sequels! Let's hope they'll be subbed faster!
Talk about beating a dead horse. Was ANOTHER one really necessary after the slew of remakes in the past few years? To be honest this version wasn't that bad, but for viewers who have watched most of the other versions, it's repetitive, and the actors contribute little to making this stand out above the others. I wish writers would be more creative and consider adaptations -- ie, using the basic bones of the story, but putting a different spin on the events, rather than remaking near exact copies of the original story. I had to fast forward through a bit of the movie because I was bored to tears knowing what was going to happen next. Is China the only country who hasn't jumped on the band wagon yet?
The guy is a handsome young actor but the execution of this story is still just as awful as the drama I previously saw awhile ago (taiwan 2005). The acting is nothing to take note of..Not worth time watching since the plot is obvious.
I have to say that, Sato Kanta is the one that resembles the most at the anime/manga character Naoki haha he did a really good job! Reina Visa didn't convince me that much but it wasn't bad. I can't imagine how hard must have been to squish all first season in to one movie and I think they did a good job and included all the important details haha. I always get so excited like I'm watching the story for the first time XD
***SPOILER DON'T READ WHAT I WROTE BELOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET***
The only thing I felt was weak is the "kiss scene" it wasn't as exciting as the other remakes >.<
I really dislike this remake. The actors are pretty annoying,almost no one of them can play his role nice. It's just boring and it can't be compared to Love in Tokyo. The only persons I've liked were their fathers and Irie's mother, and Yuki.
I honestly liked it, the story is always the same but it never fails to be enjoable especially if you're a fan.
I also very much like the casting for the leads, they are imo the ones who resemble the most the original manga/anime characters.
It's pretty much like the others, they should stop making so much remakes it's getting so boring to watch. And please to do not criticize me saying if I don't like then I shouldn't watch it. I want to give it a try and see if it was any different and I was just hit with a major disappointment. If you've watched the other remakes, you're going to pretty much watch the same thing but different actors and different backgrounds but the rest is pretty much the same.
Everything that annoyed me in the drama annoyed me in this movie x2, if you want to watch all the annoying parts from the drama then watch the movie. It's short so you only have to bare with it for a short while.