Last Cinderella

Last Cinderella (2013)

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Sakura is a single 39-year-old woman. She works at a beauty salon as its vice manager. Sakura makes customers pretty, but she isn't interested in making herself pretty. She envies falling in love, but at the same time is afraid of falling in love. One day, at a party, Sakura meets Hiroto, who is much younger than Sakura. Hiroto is a bike rider and is attracted to Sakura.
Meanwhile, Rintaro is a read moremanager at beauty salon where Sakura works. Rintaro likes making biting remarks, drinking alcohol and using his scissors.

  • Native title:

    ラスト シンデレラ
  • Also Known as:

    Rasuto Shinderera

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Jun 23, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
When I first read about that drama, I wasn't sure if I should watch it because I'm totally over with the whole "Cinderella" Theme and I didn't know any of the actors (I'm new to the whole Japanese drama thing), so I wouldn't miss anything right? I don't know why I started it then but I'm glad that I did it.
Overall it's an really good drama. The story was not certainly read more new but the idea to tell the story of an older woman with no fashion sense who fall in love with an young BMX rider was (at least for me) refreshing and fun.

I liked every character that they included and to add an homosexual one was awesome. The little side stories were fun. But I had some bad problems with Sakuras over the top teenage like behaving. I can understand that she is totally in love, hadn't a boyfriend for a long time and that Hiroto is actually so young, but please she is almost 40 and not a teen. That's the only thing that really annoyed me from episode to episode.

The music was a good fit for the drama sweet and fun to listen to. I wasn't bored at all. Great!

In the end, I would watch it again. It was fun to watch and everyone was (more or less) likeable. A good thing happend here.
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8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Jun 24, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Quick and simple; Last Cinderella is a light rom-com that
is a wonderful watch for women of all ages to satisfy the dark

fantasies we keep locked in out hearts. Not only is it extremely

romantic drama, it is realistic. Although it is quick paced, it does go

over some serious topics about betrayal and forgiveness. The

characters where all love-able in their own ways from Sakura's

constant old man gibberish to read more the bar owners eccentric but helpful
talks he has with his regulars. When I started this drama I had hoped

it would be longer but it is actually perfect the way it is: Short and

sweet. There really isn't anything bad I can say about this drama
because it was just wonderful. The harsh reality of aging into an older women...but only on the outside. I learned that in our hearts,

when it comes to love it will always be new and exciting. I highly

recommend this to women even though men could enjoy this too. If you have any more questions just message me!! Enjoy!!!!
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Spinster started with dating. Similar embarassing situations (in OMD some scenes are over the top), funny... OMD is shortened +200 drama (2004), so the movie isn't comprehensive enough. LC is far better IMO.
Recommended by loranar
Both are noona romances. Where older women date younger men and realize they can find love in unexpected places. There are also 2 male leads who seem suitable for our heroine.
There are also other stories surrounding the main couple. The storylines of a few of the secondary characters are also similar.
Recommended by shountz

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    gakkirei001 2 days ago

    One of those dramas which have great characters, great details (OHHH I like those aphorisms so much), but do not end up well because of cliched wrong storyline

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    Chloe 8 days ago

    Do NOT watch this! She picks the wrong guy and its heartbreaking.

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    khjfan01 Sep 8, 2014

    I have one episode to go, and I'm dreading it because I want her to end up with Tachibana!!!! I love miura haruma to bits and pieces, but i don't want him to get the girl! I'll be so disappointed!!

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    arbutus Jul 13, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed this drama from start to finish... Honestly, I was dreading the day when I would reach the final episode. The plot is simple, but do not underestimate it. Many plot twists occurred which I enjoyed and sometimes did not expect. At first, I did not think I would like Hiroto and Sakura together, but I ended up liking them as a couple (Sorry to those of you Sakura x Tachibana fans!)! All the characters were great and well developed, so I was easily interested in them. The mature elements in this drama which I did not think I would like, actually ended up being a part of this drama which I thought was quite new to me (and not in a bad way). I am not a big fan of anything with too much mature content, but this drama made it a thing of humor, so I was quite pleased. Before I forget, I love humor (as I mentioned earlier) and if any of you are like me, you will laugh a lot while watching this! There were so many funny jokes and moments that made me smile! Another thing I must say, if you love Miura Haruma, then this is definitely worth watching (he looked so great in this and his acting was great too! this was my first time seeing him in a drama, by the way!)! Last thing: Although many of you stated you did not enjoy the ending, I must admit I think it ended very well! Long comment made short: Watch this drama!

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    Maria Jul 1, 2014
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    fireflower Jun 24, 2014

    Just finished this. I love it!! 9.5/10

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    Twyx Jun 18, 2014

    Ok... Miura Haruma in this drama is SO HOT! the only reason why I kept watching the drama. But it seems that everyone of you here enjoyed it a lot XD

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 15, 2014

    This was such a cute drama! It made me love Miura Haruma even more! <3

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    iamsarah Jun 8, 2014

    My first romantic J - drama I loved it:)

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    dramafreak007 Jun 3, 2014

    Loved this drama. I didn't have high expections, but this was better than I expected.

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    dramafreak007 Jun 3, 2014

    Loved this drama. I didn't have high expections, but this was better than I expected.

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    apple_pendragon Mar 8, 2014

    I really loved this drama, including the ending, but the last two episodes were kind of slow.

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    orangetree Feb 7, 2014

    I totally agree. It indeed has the Sex in the City aura.

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    ItsukaKitto87 Feb 3, 2014

    "Anego" meets "Sex and the City"

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      soumatra Feb 19, 2014

      loved anego, by the same lead actress (10 years younger this time)
      the most funny thing about her, in real life she married a guy 24 years older lol

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    I loved this drama! I watched it all in one sitting! I teared up, laughed, my heart broke and I whaaaaaaat-ed a lot in this drama. This is my most favorite drama and beats the K-dramas that I've been watching lately.


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  • Aired:

    Apr 11, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013
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  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    46 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 3,310 users)
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