Koishite Akuma

Koishite Akuma (2009)

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Ruka (Yuma Nakayama) is a young vampire, but hasn't yet matured into a full-fledged vampire. His canines have yet to develop, which means he still hasn't tasted human blood. In order to get him prepared, he is cast down into the world of humans, where he boards with Jiro (Shiro Ito), the owner of a Chinese restaurant, and enrolls in high school.
His homeroom teacher (Rosa Kato) is a cheerful, though meddlesome, read moreyoung woman who catches the fledgling bloodsucker off-guard. Is he actually falling in love with a mortal?

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    Koishite Akuma - Vampire Boy ; The Loving Demon; Vampire Boy; Demon in Love

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Apr 24, 2011
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
From what I've read around the web, this dorama didn't meet with a big success. I think the main reason is that it attracted the lovers of vampire stories but it didn't deal with vampirism in the traditional sense of the word. It defeated its own object.

On the other hand, for someone like me who is only mildly interested in vampires and the whole sarg-sleeping, cross-shunning, blood-sucking process, read more this drama was a lot more enjoyable than I had expected.

I liked the way the issue was approached, presenting the vampires as a decadent, declining, arrogant race who watches the humans with a mixture of desire and deep distaste, boarding on disgust.

It makes it all the more touching when the cards are turned on the table and the one who thought himself superior is treated with contempt for his being different, a "monster".

I confess at being invariably deeply affected by the issue "difference", and how people treat those who don't conform to the norm, either for their skin colour, their beliefs or lack thereof, their behaviour, their look. There are a couple of scenes in this dorama which are still vivid in my memory because they were intensely moving. They made me think once again of how cruel people can be when they ignore and how easy it is to be judged abnormal.

So, although the acting is far from stellar and the plot at times inconsistent, I do believe this show deserves more attention than what it got.
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5 people found this review helpful
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Mar 16, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
At first, it started off a little bad. The acting seemed stiff and the characters a bit silly. The plot seemed to read like a cliche shoujo manga. However, as the show progressed and the characters as well, it became much better and meaningful. By the last episode, I felt a bit like crying and the ending was very well thought out, in my opinion.
It was definitely worth a watch.
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    dejawufan Mar 13, 2017 - edited

    I liked the first episode but it got really boring after the 2nd episode. There are so many filler scenes. The acting is also pretty cringey. I ended up dropping it.

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    HannahWest Sep 9, 2016 - edited

    Just finished watching the first episode and i am in love!!!! Its very studentxteacher romance about it...
    But question people...this was made in 2009 right? well Nakayama was born in 1994, which made him 15 in this movie...fuck off is he 15. he looks like hes just turned 20 or early 20's not 15. Please can someone tell me because i am so fucking confused........

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      KinaAyumi Oct 11, 2016 - edited

      He was really 15 at that time..It's just that, Yuma-kun looks more mature at his young age..There's also many people said so..however, as for me..when he smile he's actually look innocent like a kid..well, I've watched him since he first joined Johnny's anyway. Maybe that's why..haha

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    chibiladychoi Sep 8, 2016

    You may think its Twilight ripoff, yes I think so too. Not the best romance drama, but watchable anyway.

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    Mexu2d Jan 1, 2016
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    diemme Aug 12, 2013

    I actually enjoy a good cheesy vampire story but this isn't one. An incredibly slow drama in which not much happens besides sulking and not so dramatic exits. The acting is insipid at best and laughable at worst. Not much in the way of eyecandy either. Skip this one.

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    KarolK Jun 30, 2013

    i find Nakayama Yuma so sweet but this was oooooooh the most boring drama ever. i didn't even shed a tear and i always cry like a baby over any kind of romance.

    @malen: you're so right!

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    malen Apr 9, 2013 - edited
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    Shiikatsu Apr 1, 2013

    I thought this show was really sweet. It's a while since I watched it but I remember enjoying it a lot! ^^

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    fadetoblack Dec 30, 2012

    what a bad choice for the romance pairing. i guess they were trying to target female viewers in their late 20s-30s...who dream of teenage boys!

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    MemeChing Nov 13, 2012

    I am so annoyed with this one cuz the romance wasn't between who I wanted it to be so I stopped.

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      Meowtastic Dec 7, 2012

      Huh~? The romance is between two lead actors - Ayumu and Makoto. =w=
      Well, I quess you didn't like them as a couple... o3o

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      MemeChing Dec 27, 2012

      I wanted it to be between the vampire and the classmate.

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      Meowtastic Dec 29, 2012

      I see. :)

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    Kagome1439 Nov 12, 2012

    I can't describe how much I love this drama, it is quite literally and emotional roller-coaster. One minute you smile and are laughing along with the characters, the next you are crying as you watch the hardships they face.

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    lyssa Oct 8, 2012

    I really, really enjoyed this drama! I was honestly surprised to see so many people disliked it. xD
    And I really liked the ending? xD maybe that just me >.>

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    pandab3rr Jun 10, 2012

    this drama was so retarded i couldnt even watch 2 episode.


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    Jul 7, 2009 to Sep 8, 2009
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    6.6 (scored by 1,987 users)
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