A Girl & Three Sweethearts

A Girl & Three Sweethearts (2016)

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Sakurai Misaki is a patissier who dreams of having her own business in the future and has prioritised work to the extent that she has forgotten how to kiss. But one day, she is suddenly dismissed and has difficulty finding a new job. At that moment, Misaki meets Shibasaki Chiaki, her first love in high school. Learning about her situation, Chiaki invites her to live-in and work at the seaside restaurant that read morehe runs in Shonan. Chiaki has two younger brothers. Second brother Kanata is a talented chef while third brother Toma is a waiter at the restaurant. Misaki ends up spending one summer with the three handsome siblings.

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    There’s Someone I Like; Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto; Sukina Hito ga Iru Koto;

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Sep 22, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I was totally in-love with this drama. Honestly, I watched it because of the pairing Yamaken/Kiritani Mirei after watching them at Heroine Disqualified. And a plus that my Shohei Miura, another Ikemen from Japan is part of the cast with another with Shuhei Nomura.
The story is just basically simple but enough to keep you interested and make your heart go doki-doki (flutter) with every cute scenes. I was actually envious of read more Mirei (or Misaki's character) for having the opportunity to live with the brothers, such a lucky situation, plus they adore her and almost fall for her.
Some may think that some of the acting or portrayal of the actors are way too exaggerated or over-the-top, but as a more jdrama fan (specially a live-action adaptation), I am more used to it, or just kinda expected that to happen, and for me, that adds more charm to the drama.
I think Yamazaki Kento's acting keeps on improving as he takes more roles nowadays. Shuhei Nomura, as Touma - the youngest one is my favorite character in this story. He is so free-spirited, playboy, and tactless, but somehow his words makes sense. And I love how he is so supportive of Misaki, even if he have a little crush on her.
Another reason to watch this drama is the food, specially those mouthwatering display of desserts!
Though as much as I wished that this drama have more episodes or at least reached until 12 episodes, I am satisfied how it went till the final end. It didn't left me feeling something missing, it just went how it should be. I only want it to last long because I still want to see them all together because I love how each of the actors played their characters, meaning they have a very good chemistry working together.
The soundtrack is also good. I haven't checked out the meaning of the lyrics, but it is nice to listen to.
I would watch it again, in fact I may be watching it this weekend. Please watch it too, and hope you enjoy!
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Sep 22, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I honestly picked up watching this after watching the cast on VS Arashi, and watching a different special on before it. I had to rewatch the first episode since I started on 2 but I knew I was hooked.

The premise is pretty simple, 'average' girl ends up living with three guys in pursuit of her dream as a pastry chief. Of course, shenanigans ensue. It's touching, it's dramatic, and it even read more got me to tear up a little bit.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between cast members. You could tell from VS Arashi they were all friends after filming, and during their scenes it was really impressive. Kento Yamazaki, and Kirie Mirai have absolutely stunning chemistry between them. And Nomura Shuhei is the perfect balance between serious moments and comic relief (without being a joke himself). Shuhei was even cast in the Taiwanese adaptation! The setting is in Enoshima, not too far away from Tokyo (closer to Yokohama though) which was a refreshing change of pace.

My friends and I agree that Chiaki's character development was rather sad, in comparison to the others. And there is a weird insert character whoose got no purpose or name but causes a lot of grief for the others, that we found rather boring and unneeded.

I've already recommended this drama to friends, and I watched it in Japan and with subs after leaving Japan. Not a top favorite of mine, and I won't be rewatching unless it's with friends/for nostalgia but it's a sweet drama worth watching.
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Both dramas present stories about love and mainly take part in restaurants. Main characters love cooking and often prepare something.
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In both dramas the female lead starts living with three brothers and working at their family-run restaurant. The personality of the brothers are even similar in both of these dramas. In this regard Yuujirou is comparable to Kanata, Junzaburou to Chiaki and Koushirou to Touma. Lunch Queen is much older but just as much enjoyable ! Who will be the lucky brother :) ?
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    BangtanAhgase 12 days ago

    I loved this so much asdfghjkl ❤️❤️

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    Lavendova 13 days ago - edited
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      Rima 13 days ago

      lol similar thoughts... I enjoyed watching it yesterday and her acting improved as the drama progressed!

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    toptoptabi Mar 20, 2017

    Not a bad drama. It was pretty easy to get through but I found the main actress to be super annoying. Overreacting at everything and her acting seemed... idk. I know Japanese tend to react to things very over the top a lot of the time but..

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    Deka Feb 12, 2017 - edited

    What I didn't like about this drama is how the male actor kanata grabs the girl chins when she is talking about something.I was taken back by this, it seemed quite aggressive to me.

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      NotYourOppa Feb 19, 2017 - edited

      Yeah. I'm on the 3rd ep right now and I'm wondering "WTF with this face-grab?!". Disgusting. Put that aside drama seems quite ok. Oh, only heroin's exaggerated mimics irritate me;)

      After all not only the mimic were irritating... The end of the 9th episode lead right to the awfully draggy and boring last episode. Pity words.
      But one thing I cannot forgive. Plagiarism of Hana yori dango. It's milion years too soon for Kanata to act like Domyouji. He's no match for him.

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      Makotachi Feb 21, 2017 - edited

      I am quite curious right now to know how the personality of kanata's character is plagiarism of Domyouji's one LOL! but what I know is both characters are bad , and Domyouji is even worse ( regarding the written character and acting).

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      NotYourOppa Feb 22, 2017

      I didn't want to make a spoiler so I haven't wrote about the scene. And it's not about the character:) Acutally that scene didn't really fit to Kanata's character. Do you know now which part I'm talking about?
      Sorry to make you confused:)
      p.s. Let's not talk about Domyouji's "acting" cause there're many remakes (worse and better) and I meant the story, which is originally the anime.

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      ayse Feb 22, 2017

      well,i loved domyouji's charachter development (imo unlike the other 3 verisons j version nailed it) and matsumoto jun did a stellar job with it
      as for the infamous scene, i was like " oh no, you did not ", apparently writer got lazy with her/his script cause that was just straight up copy paste from HYD

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      Makotachi Feb 22, 2017 - edited

      These scenes called "cliché" happen in almost all these mediocre romcom dramas, and not really a plagiarism of other works.
      For Jun he does a better job as a singer imo, and I am agree that the J-version is better than the others (despite it was really bad ) but at least I could completed it and not dropped it like the other versions. Sorry for taking another path in this page which supposed to be for A girl and three sweethearts and not Hana yori dango.

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    Toomuchdrama Feb 4, 2017

    I don't get why some of the reviews are so bad...yes, this is a cliche show but almost all shows are..I mean it's story is like a K drama...a feel good show. I like the Japanese style of making shows, it has a little more heart and also the place where it's shot is
    beautiful. I think you should give it shot.

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    Toomuchdrama Feb 4, 2017

    I don't get why some of the reviews are so bad...yes, this is a cliche show but almost all shows are..I mean it's story is like a K drama...a feel good show. I like the Japanese style of making shows, it has a little more heart and also the place where it's shot is
    beautiful. I think you should give it shot.

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    Toomuchdrama Feb 4, 2017

    I don't get why some of the reviews are so bad...yes, this is a cliche show but almost all shows are..I mean it's story is like a K drama...a feel good show. I like the Japanese style of making shows, it has a little more heart and also the place where it's shot is
    beautiful. I think you should give it shot.

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    seoulscript Jan 30, 2017

    I'm still torn between picking it up again (mostly for Kento) but then again I don't want to waste my time getting through it because it's just super boring to me. The main girl just ruins it for me.

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    Lovely Jan 15, 2017

    not great but okay.

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    chibiladychoi Jan 13, 2017 - edited

    so overrated that i think i dont have to watch lol... still on my PTW tho..

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      arbios Jan 17, 2017

      how do you know it's overrated if you haven't watched it yet?

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      chibiladychoi Jan 17, 2017

      I see it everywhere thats why

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      arbios Jan 18, 2017

      but if it's a good drama then it deserves to be everywhere
      i'm not saying that it's a good drama i'm just saying you can't judge whether it's overrated or underrated without watching it

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      chibiladychoi Jan 18, 2017

      Hey there, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Ill try it when i can and see if it really deeserve the attention and votes its getting.

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      EmaChan Jan 26, 2017

      Watch it watch it is a cute drama <3

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    redtealeaf Jan 10, 2017 - edited

    so.. who does she end up with?

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    DaemonSaDia Jan 1, 2017

    This is about three men with zero capacity for honesty who manipulate and emotionally abuse those around them including the weak-willed protagonist who instinctively blames herself for being their victim. It should be more tragedy than comedy, but this drama is not that smart. The plot twists are painfully dumb (special kind of blood?), the dialogue is shallow with no persistent theme or image, and the overacting of the supporting cast helps give the whole thing a feeling of cliché.

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    Mica Dec 29, 2016 - edited

    Loved this show and I have a feeling they are going to make a season 2. I'm really hoping they do because I loved every bit of it from the music, to the acting, to the amazing cast~ it's so well done!! <3 Even the places they chose for filming were scenic and beautiful. To some degree, it advertises places to visit in Japan.
    Kiritani Mirei was really good at acting! I'm going to look into watching more of her shows. :D
    It's the perfect summer drama.

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    Max Dec 28, 2016

    Not very original but utterly nice. I really liked the way the relation between our two protagonists is developed and exposed, I smiled a couple of time watching this drama =)

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    rmsllrs Dec 23, 2016

    It has a predictable plot but I like how the growth of each character esp. Touma!!!


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    Jul 11, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 2,608 users)
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