Love That Makes You Cry

Love That Makes You Cry (2016)

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After Sugihara Oto’s mother passed away when she was young, she was raised by adoptive parents in the Hokkaido countryside. Although she gave up having dreams, she lives cheerfully and bravely. But she is troubled by her adoptive parents attempts to force her into a marriage with a wealthy man 20 years her senior to save the family from poverty. Soda Ren lost his parents early and was brought up in the read moregreat outdoors in Fukushima by his grandfather. However, his grandfather gets swindled and Ren leaves for Tokyo in order to earn money to recover the farmland. He dreams that he will be able to live with his grandfather some day, but reality is harsh. By coincidence, Oto heads to Tokyo too. This is the story of love and growth of six young people from the rural areas who gather in Tokyo.

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    Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau; Someday, when I recall this love, I will surely cry

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20 people found this review helpful
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Mar 27, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I started this drama with very high expectatives after seeing the cast, and because it was written by Sakamoto-sensei, who has written most of my favorite dramas. I must say that, while this wasn't exactly what I expected, it was quite good.

The story isn't something that we haven't seen before, but it's well told. The first episode was fantastic but, sadly, the next few episodes don't live up to it. The read more second half is much more entertaining. As always, Sakamoto-sensei's dialogues are beautiful, and he's arguably the top screenwriter in Japan.

Most of the cast was great. Takahata Mitsuki's performance was probably the best, specially in the forth and fifth episodes. But I also need to comment on Arimura Kasumi's acting. I really don't understand why people dislike her so much. She did a GREAT job in this drama, she's probably the best after Takahata. Anyone who has seen this and Biri Gal knows that she's a pretty good actress when she has the right projects. Kora Kengo and Nishijima Takahiro were good too. I was really sad about Sakaguchi Kentaro and Morikawa Aoi, because most of their scenes felt like filler material, and they really didn't have much to do beside a few great scenes.

The music was solid, but not extraordinary or anything.

Overall, I think this is one of Sakamoto-sensei's weakeast dramas so far, but it's still better than most of the romantic dramas released nowadays, I recommend it to those looking for a slightly bittersweet slice-of-life romantic drama.
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Aug 1, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
First of all this is my first time reviewing in MDL since i created an account a long time ago, hopefully with this review i expect to help someone out there who still as doubts to watch, (Love That Makes You Cry) in japanese,
(Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau).

Story: In my opinion, the story was very consistent, well written, with a meaningful romance story and very well portrayed read more by the casting actors.
The main focus of the show is the romance story but this show can also offer a journey with hardships sorrounding love, happiness, work and life objectives.
All characters contribute to the storyline, and there's no character left behind without helping the story progress.
While i watched the story was depressing, dramatic, pleasing and very cute at times.
I experienced a lot of moments throught the show where I was frustrated how the story progressed in many ways that i can't spoil, but i can say the story was well told and the characters were very well portrayed with their own point of views, thoughts and emotions, so i had no choice to care for them, but that is just me enjoying the show in my own way.

Acting: I feel like in this case everyone's perspective on each character will be different based on your own morals, preferences, etc... So what i can say is that i loved the acting and the casting, i think everyone was outstanding in portraying their own role.

Music/Overall: Pretty decent OST so nothing to special about it.

Overall: I like every aspect in this show, also i gave it 9 out of 10, because i don't consider this to be a masterpiece, but it was very well done and very well portrayed. I recommend it to those looking for a deep story with Romance/Drama/Slice of life.
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Same male lead. Same nostalgic/ aesthetic atmosphere surrounding the characters
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The leading man reminds me of Kang Ma-Ru;s character who atones himself of the mistake he did in the past. How he also sacrifices his life and happiness for people he loves. If you fell in love with Kang Ma-Ru you might also fell in love with Soda Ren.
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    Pelin 30 days ago

    The first half was cute and felt more like a normal romance/life drama, but the second half of this drama was a tearjerker. The stories in the second half, those little moments almost every little thing made me cry soo much. The ending felt a bit short but overall I really enjoyed this drama.

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    ClaudiaKdramaFan Aug 15, 2017 - edited

    I have been holding up on this drama for like 9 months now, and I finally get to watch it and Im done and I really liked it, well mostly Haruta-Konatsu scenes...I love Kentaro he is so handsome and he is the japanese version of Seo Kang Joon....I also liked Kengo & Mitsuki the actors.

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    Surprise-Lobotomy Feb 27, 2017

    Kora Kengo is a truly outstanding actor

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    Whitney Feb 12, 2017 - edited

    Does anyone know where I can watch this drama? I'm searching for it but I can't find it anywhere.

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    SweetPotato Jan 5, 2017

    I liked it. I personally like romance that is mixed with slice of life. The cinematography is somewhat dark which compliments the theme. I appreciated the humbleness of the characters and the main character's optimistic view. If you're not a fan of angst, then I would not recommend this~

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    Akaisora Dec 2, 2016 - edited

    Could someone please give me a spoiler, how is the romance in this drama? (I've been told that this is somewhat dark, but I'll watch anything if there's at least some good romance mixed in. :D)

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      bossmama Dec 15, 2016

      The romance is heartwarming, I'd say. The lead couple is like kindred spirits; two very gentle misfits who are stuck with harsh life, found warmth and strength in each others' presence. The drama has some heavy undertones but the romance itself is not dark at all.

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    Koolgirl Oct 31, 2016 - edited

    does it have happy ending

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    Ceki Aug 25, 2016

    Oto's uncle is a disgusting pig. I hate him.

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    sweetdream Jul 26, 2016

    While watching this drama, I kept searching for a romcom, just comedy, or something thrilling that would let me escape from this seriousness.

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    Gee Jul 8, 2016 - edited

    I need to know if this is worth to watch. Kinda hesitating lol

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      sweetdream Jul 26, 2016 - edited

      I wouldn't recommend this's dark and dragging.

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      Gee Aug 12, 2016

      I like dark... but dragging? Is it the kind of dragging that's boring?

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      sweetdream Aug 13, 2016

      It just didn't fit my taste, but if you like melodrama, I guess it would be alright.

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    June77 Jun 25, 2016 - edited
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      yuyamatsushitafan Nov 4, 2016
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    Rokurota Jun 20, 2016 - edited

    God, i hate episode 5 so much.

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      blg Jun 28, 2016

      i hate that episode with passion >.<

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    Weirdestone Jun 9, 2016

    This was pretty good. Better than I expected. Seeing the elderly actually made me cry...

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    Ana May 30, 2016

    wow... this is extremely good I'm surprised


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    Jan 18, 2016 to Mar 21, 2016
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    54 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 888 users)
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