P.P.O.I. (1999)

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Ratings: 6.3/10 from 425 users
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Amano Hei (Yamashita Tomohisa) is a third grade boy in junior high who is short and looks like a girl at first glance. Ongoing with the story, he is involed in a love triangle with Sagami Makoto (Fukiishi Kazue) and Ichinose Hinaki (Maeda Aki). With his best friend Kusaka Banri (Aiba Masaki), a popular guy in school, they go through worries of love and adventures together. --DramaWiki

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Aug 6, 2015
  • Overall 5.5
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
[I wanted to make this review short since the show is short… and ended up writing a lot… Now reading this may be longer than watch one episode, well played myself, well played]

STORY (6) & REALISATION (5) [5,5]. A short story about young teenagers having their first experiences with love, how cute! The four main characters present different profiles, and however short the development of the story can be, I find read more it very cute and interesting. There are humoristic moments too, although they got kinda old since 1999, and are not really funny (well… I guess their age is the reason why it didn’t make me laugh). On the other hand, the fact that the show is only 8 episodes of less than 15 minutes long, these little almost awkward moments are not a big deal. The shortness of the show is also the reason why even though the story is far from being the best I have watched, I enjoyed and would give it a 6 out of 10. I hate the way it ended though!

AS FOR REALISATION. I really feel like I have to comment on this, even if there is no actual "realisation grade". Indeed the realization has some flaws (scenes with fast actions in particular), on the other hand it was obviously a tiny project, sooo… once again, not a big deal. I also found the mini shows of Takizawa Hideaki before and after each episode nice.

CASTING & ACTING (7). Yamashita Tomohisa, Maeda Aki, Nakamaru Yuichi and Akanishi Jin’s first drama! (Well okay, Akanishi Jin only appears in one episode and we almost don’t see him buuut still!). Aren’t they cute in their first acting experiences? Yamapi is only 14 if I am right. Their acting wasn’t exceptional I must admit, but it wasn’t bad at all, I appreciated watching them a lot! It is always great to see where it all started, ne!

MUSIC (5). The music is fine: light, kinda cute, not omnipresent, however not extraordinary.

OVERALL (5,5). All in all, I would describe this short drama with this only: EASY AND SHORT ENTERTAINMENT. You easily get charmed by those young boys and girls discovering love, and the shortness of the drama makes so that its flaws aren’t a big deal at all. Of course I cannot rate this drama a better grade since it seems to be a really small project, and however cute I found the story and actors, it remains far beyond other shows I have seen. Yet I keep recommending it for those who appreciate the actors like Yamapi.

Ijou ~
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    May 9, 1999 to Jun 27, 1999
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    20 min.


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    6.3 (scored by 425 users)
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