Ubai Ai, Fuyu

Ubai Ai, Fuyu (2017)

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Ikeuchi Hikaru works for a design company in Tokyo and has a fiancé Okugawa Kota. However, her life suddenly changes with the appearance of her ex-boyfriend Moriyama Shin. She had once loved him to death but he vanished all of a sudden after telling her that they are breaking up. The feelings that Hikaru has tried to suppress are rekindled when she is reunited with Shin, who is in Tokyo for three read moremonths, and her heart seeks him even though he is now married with a wife, Ran. As this happens, Kota’s love and jealousy deepens and he gradually turns into someone he hates.

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Mar 5, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Oh man, where to even begin with this drama.... It's a very over the top, no-way-that-would-happen-in-real-life, but oddly compelling storyline spun out and wrapped up all in seven episodes. So if you're more of a fan of realistic dramas, this one is not for you unfortunately.

The story piles on a lot of small time concerns; meeting an ex-lover at work, recovering from such a meeting, questioning your current lover, confrontation of read more other partners, a lot of rather typical things that do actually happen in relationships. Pile on a cast of characters that are either rooting your relationship on, or prepared to take you apart, there is no room for middle ground. While you would think there's no way a plot like this could surprise you; every episode twisted away from what I thought was going to happen, and brought it in a new direction. This drama had me on my toes the entire time, rooting for some people, cursing others, and it was rather quick how I was to turn around who I was cheering for. The best question is who snatched whose love away in the end? (Btw, the title translated roughly to 'stolen love in winter'.

Acting; oh boy. This is where it gets good. The whole cast is golden. A little concerned about execution of such an over dramatic plot? Have no fear, the whole cast is here. Misuno Miki (Ran) absolutely STEALS the spotlight with her over the top but oddly relatable reactions. You'll be despising her character as much as you sort of sympathize with her at the end. A perfect villain or the perfect victim? You'll have to chose. Kurashina Kana (Hikaru) is the perfect opposite. More or less you will be rooting for this girl the entire time, and rightfully so. And while she appears much less dangerous a character then Ran; her development will give her the backbone to surprise you. Otani Ryohei (Shin) is the perfect match for and against Miura Shohei (Kota). Both lead males are so handsome, and believe me, incredibly romantic in the series like Hikaru you'll have a hard time choosing. Although I will have to admit, Shohei is experimenting with his acting style and it's got mixed reactions from me. Sometimes seeming too dramatic, sometimes not dramatic enough, it's fitting for this series though.

Music, realizing the ending theme is 'Magic' by AAA sold it for me. The use of repetitive songs kinda gets boring though to be honest. You can read a lot of the action and the direction it does by just the music cueing up. At least the opening theme and opening in general is short to focus more on the story. I'm not a rewatcher, but I'm curious when the subtitles come out (I did raws for this and mostly understood all the dialogues) how I'll feel about the series then.

Overall, if you're a fan of any of the main cast I highly recommend this series. If you want something so over the top, and somewhat of a guilty pleasure please watch!
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    Amy T Jun 5, 2017

    Has it been subbed yet? And also, sad or happy ending? Gotta know lol.

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    rosyprincess Mar 4, 2017


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    NewKDramaAddict Feb 10, 2017

    This is going to be a wild and crazy ride!!!!!

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    Mareina Feb 10, 2017 - edited

    Oh my gosh this is ridiculous! Even laugh-out-loud-unintentionally-funny at times. Almost everyone is crazy, and not just a little! Just to make the leads likable by comparison...

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      Kisugi Feb 14, 2017

      I dropped for the same reason, this is too much for me. Ridiculous is the best word to describe the story.

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    amourexdile Feb 5, 2017 - edited

    Sigh. It is being subbed in Spanish and French but not English. Why?!! :(

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    sound Jan 25, 2017 - edited

    this sounds SMOKIN someone hit me with the link if u find one please??!! forever greatful

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      sound Jan 30, 2017

      and if it never gets subbed well ill watch it and add my random diagloue as i go to interpret it as best i can.lool

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      RisefromBlackAshes Jan 30, 2017

      Dramacool usually gets subs pretty quickly, but idk if this one will be picked up. Glad it helped a little!

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      amourexdile Feb 5, 2017

      If you can understand French or Spanish, it is being subbed in those languages.

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      tropka Feb 8, 2017

      guys check jdrama fansub map. there's a link there for the eng subbing community but you have to have livejournal

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      sound Feb 8, 2017

      Thanks u guys!! Love that everyone is amazing and shares there info!:) gonna check it out!l

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    rosyprincess Jan 22, 2017


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    CarlaSantini Jan 14, 2017 - edited

    Wow, very similar to the novel I'm reading right now :O

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      Amy T Jun 5, 2017

      What book? Haha now I'm interested.

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    Wafha_Kamenashi Jan 8, 2017

    I hope the story of this drama will be good because Shohei is the lead role Gambaitte!

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    Erica Jan 4, 2017

    Interesting story.

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    rosyprincess Dec 8, 2016



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    Jan 20, 2017 to Mar 3, 2017
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    TV Asahi
  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    6.7 (scored by 26 users)
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