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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37 people found this review helpful
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Dec 30, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I love the way this ended! ( I won't give spoilers.) I started watching this one afternoon and found myself going to bed at 7:45 am the next morning having completed it. It is definately a "I'll just watch one more episode" kind of drama. I was unfamiliar with all of the actors, but thery were great. The plot was definately a lot spicier than K-Drama. I would highly recommend this for read more a rainey Saturday or an all night marathon!!
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Jun 24, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I think this is the 1st drama I've watched that didn't have an obvious ending as to who the female lead would end up with.. It had me becoming more and more curious as the episodes progressed of who would end up with who. When I had first read the plot, I wasn't particularly sold on the whole "age-gap" thing, so I wasn't expecting a lot from this drama, but after I read more had watched the 1st episode I was hooked and found myself looking forward to every Friday when I would be able to watch this. It was fun, had an incredibly funny cast, and didn't seem to have uninteresting moments where I just couldn't watch it anymore.

I actually didn't know I'd like the cast as much as I did. Shinohara Ryoko did such a great job in portraying her character. I wasn't really all too thrilled with the portrayal of Sakura in the beginning, but her funny, loyal, over-the-top self managed to grow in me really fast.. Which applies for the rest of the cast as well.

As for the music, there was nothing that stuck out to me. Everything was very fitting for this drama, but nothing too extraordinary to mention. Overall, I enjoyed watching this a lot. This kind of drama goes to prove that you don't need the young, popular idols in order to make a good drama. The type of friendship and romance this drama portrayed was enough for me to stick around all 11 episodes. It'll make you laugh, possibly even cry depending on which guy you root for, and will show you the value of friendship and real every day situations. I would definitely watch this again, one of the best J-Dramas I've seen this year.
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Both have a woman dating a much younger man and struggling - with an older man slowly realising that not only does *he* like her too, but that she is actually a great person and he screwed up in the beginning by not realising it. The only difference is the endings - one has the woman ending up with the older man and the other has the woman ending up with the younger guy (and no, I'm not saying which is which - you'll just have to watch and see!)
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Both stories show younger men falling in love with older women. He is "forced" to pursue her for deceitful reasons in the Last Cinderella, yet ends up growing more mature and responsible. In Baby-Faced, the younger male lead sincerely helps the female character grow professionally.
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    Chuu Jan 28, 2017 - edited

    So... Does she end up with Rintaro or Hiroto? (Don't want another The Producers accident) Go on~ spoil me, please!

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    Sonao Nov 7, 2016 - edited

    Japanese dressings are really sucks compared to"Korean & Chinese" They need to be well fitted and look more gorgeous Then my one and only Japanese actor Miura Haruma would be more attractive and handsome and so the other actors.

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    JohnGilbert Jul 6, 2016 - edited

    I'm just finishing episode 1 and for me it is VERY similar in feel to Sex in the City. Maybe no where as raunchy, but it's vibe and it's obsession with men and sex certainly feels like Sex in the City. I like though. It's energetic and funny. I'll see if it stays good. It's nice have the lead be nearly 40 and adorable. Shinohara Ryoko is beautiful and cute.

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    Fara Jun 19, 2016

    I really enjoyed this drama. Both of the male leads are such eye candies.

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    NaijaLuv_88 Apr 26, 2016

    I really love this drama and this was one of those dramas that had me in a long time wondering: WHO THE HECK IS SHE GOING TO END UP WITH???!!! I love the female lead in this drama Shinohara Ryoko as Sakura and was hoping and praying she would end up with Miura Haruma because the way things were I wasn't sure. But docked a point or two because of the constant replaying of the music (which in certain scenes were not needed) and i guess to dray more laughter, but the show did it perfectly fine all on its own without it.

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    Sani Feb 2, 2016

    I rated this drama 9/10 because the story was very cute+simple and the main actor MH is very handsome I just loved his caracter in this series woooaah he have a killing smile >.< definitely I'm going to watch it again, it's a very romantic+funny noona romance

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    Selty Jan 21, 2016 - edited

    I'm I the only one that find that Miura Haruma is riduculous in this drama ? like when he walks 10 metters with a finger on his lips or when he's like oveeeeerboreeed with a hair movement and eyes looking up like a rebelious kid, lol, is he like 14 ? But Fujiki Naohito is so cool on the other hand, I love when he fights with Shinohara Ryoko for every little thing, they look so good and natural together ! Every side story is interesting too. Did I mentionned the Japanese version of Sex and the city's Samatha played well by Iijima Naoko ? perfect.

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    sweetcaramel Jan 1, 2016 - edited

    Can somebody give me a recommendation of a Japanese drama like this one. T___T

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      NHK95 Mar 2, 2016

      from reading the comments in 'Witch's Romance (2014)', it seems that these are quite similar in terms of their story but witch's romance is a korean drama. i haven't watched it yet, so i can't really say much more.

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    remostar19 Dec 25, 2015

    one my favorite drama at all time, i can't get enough of it, i don't even remember how many time I've seen it ,,ahhhh ..T_______T"

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    Bodea Sep 29, 2015

    I'm a sucker for anything with Miura Haruma in it. Not only is he handsome, but the boy can act. I held off on watching this for a while because I heard mixed reviews at the timed it aired and most people seemed to dislike the ending. I'm glad I decided to watch it. It was pretty good. I loved the ending and the friendship between the 3 ladies was great. My only complaint was that they should have given Haruma's character more to do/development in the first few eps. All in all, a nice rom com.

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    SHIRLEYMOLINA Sep 26, 2015 - edited

    I am new to J dramas and I really liked this, I am hoping someone on MDL can recommend some more good J dramas to me I would really appreciate any input. Thanks

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    MimiFlantros Sep 24, 2015 - edited

    It's obvious Miura Haruma had a huge crush on Shinohara Ryoko or he was starstruck? Who'd blame him, right?

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      miralleqro Feb 12, 2017 - edited

      Hehe I noticed that too. Shinohara is an institution, I doubt there is a 20-30yo actor in Japan who doesn't feel weak at the knees working with her.

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    nynex Sep 12, 2015 - edited

    Dang the shows that make you want both the male leads to win in the end D:

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      Trouble-chan Sep 11, 2016

      I know - it's one of the rare ones where you really can't choose.... :)

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    Emily Jul 9, 2015

    I wanted it to end both ways.
    Alas, my dreams couldn't be.

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    Kristal Mar 23, 2015 - edited
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    Apr 11, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    46 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 5,836 users)
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