Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss (1996)

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Late for a meeting, Kotoko was running along the corridor in school and bumped into Naoki, their lips meeting. Naoki showed his disgust, but Kotoko started to idolise him, who was good at everything from studies to sports. When Kotoko's house burned down, her father's good friend Machiko invited them to move in with her family. It was then that Kotoko realised Naoki was the elder son of Machiko, who took up read morethe role of a fairy-godmother to bring the two together...despite the fact that Naoki was disgusted. Not discouraged, the clumsy and not-so-bright Kotoko started to do everything that would change her impression on him. Gradually, the icy-cold Naoki who disliked girls started to feel for Kotoko...

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Apr 25, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
1-The reason i watched this : i watched it because it's the adaptation of one of my favorite stories "Itazura na kiss", i'm a huge fan and i watched this drama right after finishing the anime, it was the first drama adaptation that i've watched before "Playfull kiss" and "It started with a kiss".

2-Storyline/plot : They even changed the original manga story and didn't follow it plus it was short that read more i couldn't get the time to fully focus on it.

3-Acting/Cast : the female lead was totally an unforgivable choice, she ruined Kotoko's image in my mind for a while, she's so annoying that i end up not feeling sorry for her when Naoki treats her bad. The rest of the cast wasn't bad and i believe that the lead male was good.

4-Music : Fair enough

5-Rewatch value : people who liked it will rewatch others won't: it's as simple as that.

6-The ending : It was kind of rushed; it happened so quickly but it's not a bad ending.

7-Overall: I was kind of disappointed in this drama adaptation, it doesn't suit the huge size of Itazura na kiss. I believe that out of the 3 other dramas adaptations the japanese version was the worst yet seing Itazura na kiss's story all over again totally worth watching so no regrets.
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Jun 22, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
At first I watched this drama out of curiosity, especially after watching Playful Kiss and It started with a kiss. After the 1st episode I was openly to say totally disappointed, but I gave this drama its chance and watched it till its end. I tried to sort out my impressions so I took my time to settle my thoughts.. but the disapointment still remained.

The female lead was really disturbing. Her read more acting wasn´t even cute... only dumb. The result: As a viewer I couldn´t believe the story, which shouldn´t be the case of each good story.Every good written fiction should beacome in the eyes of the viewer at least just a little bit possible. It is a pity, that this disadvantage covered up all good sides of this drama. The other actors played their roles quite well. Maybe sometimes overdone but not the whole time.

For those, who are looking for something cute and funny, don´t have great expectations like I had, maybe you wan´t be so disappointed like I was.
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    onewbaby Apr 11, 2014

    this irie naoki was also in the 2013 itazura na kiss... he was walking down the hall as a doctor and naoki #2 turned back to stare at him lol

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    docnty Feb 18, 2014

    Cute drama but the ending was too rushed in my most humble opinion...

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    soumatra Dec 12, 2013

    Nakama Yukie in this drama, I will watch it

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      soumatra Dec 13, 2013

      Nakama Yukie is the underling of Ozawa Maju (the bad girl) lol
      now yukie is the big star and maju the cameo-star lol

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    nurfitriyyah Jul 27, 2013

    this version's kotoko is very's not that she's ugly or what. but she is just too much. it's amazing how naoki could accept her. love is really a miracle o____o

    good thing that all of the remakes are hundreds times better than this, especially the latest Japanese remake.

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      myra522 Dec 14, 2013

      where can i watch this at??please tell asap been looking for this the longest

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    Kachiiing Jun 13, 2013

    Is this the drama that kickstarted the asian TV revolution? Although looking back, it may seem the worst piece of sh*t, I think it gave the foothold for Korea/China/Japan/Taiwan to start branching out to the awesomeness we have today.

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    tarepanda Apr 22, 2013

    TBH started this because of Kassy (the lead actor), and I think he did a pretty good job as Irie. I agree though it could get a bit annoying esp with Kotoko around, but if you went back to the original sources, you'll find that she's not exactly a peaceful character in the first place. So I justified the annoying-ness of this jdrama with that. This is the only version I was able to sit through without wanting to throwing something since it deviated from the original story, so it all comes down to personal taste I guess.

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    LuvK Apr 12, 2013

    i watched this, and i was like okay, @.@ weird, i didn't dislike it, it was funny and stuff, but annoying at the same time, but the main lead guy was hot, but weird plot, didn't even follow much the manga. oh well.

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    Sunorah19 Mar 28, 2013

    I watched this cuz I've watched the korean and taiwanese(my fav) versions and I wanted to see how this one was portrayed. And it was okay. I didn't dislike it and it had funny moments. I can't wait to see the remake and how it'll compare. I feel like I know the story so well after watching so many versions and the anime lol.

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    Miya242013 Mar 12, 2013

    I actually really like it because it the first one.

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    Miow Mar 4, 2013

    sooooo funny

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    noukster Nov 6, 2012

    i cant watch this because its ugly

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    unused Jun 30, 2012

    I don't remember much about this drama at all, and the Taiwanese version was far better, but I still liked it. All I really remember is someone saying that Kotoko's ears were too big.

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    Xingyun May 2, 2012

    This was my first asian drama. ^^

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    suistar Jan 26, 2012

    I remember watching this years and years ago...I thought it was funny...but then I did have a huge crush on Takashi Kashiwabara :P

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    DiverGirl Jan 9, 2012

    I didn't like it at all. The acting rubbed me the wrong way and the show just grated on my nerves.


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    Oct 14, 1996 to Dec 16, 1996
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    TV Asahi
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    6.1 (scored by 1,058 users)
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