L♥DK (2014)

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Nishimori Aoi's parents moved to another city for work, but Aoi didn't want to transfer to a new high school. She stays behind and lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei Kugayama moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student at their high school. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the fire sprinkler go off in his room. Until Shusei's room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.

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    L-Dk; Love Cohabitation; Rinkyo Dōkyo; 鄰居同居; ラブ同居;

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Oct 27, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 4.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
Here is my review for my most anticipated Japanese movie for 2014. Whether you watch this movie or not- just don't watch the trailer. The reason for all the hype and expectations I had regarding this movie was purely the FANTASTIC and very cute trailer. Oh boy! Look where it landed me.

For starters, I am a very big lover of this manga. It isn't exactly a very smart story but what read more drove the entire plot of the manga had been random cuteness and a swooning chemistry between the leads. While the lead actors here are cute they fail to make me love them and rather came off as annoying. I don't know how old both actors are but I'm gonna be harsh and say they did a terrible job of their characters.

Shuusei and Aoi were unrecognizable to me as characters by the end of the film. With a story that originally hardly had any depth, the script of the film makes it shallower (as if that's even possible). Yes, the sudden romantic moments are cute but before you reach half of the film- you feel like you're watching a couple of teenagers' random romantic moments put together. The characters don't make sense and the flow of the story is practically non-existent.

I understand that not all movies have the same budget but for this the acting really ruined everything and not the lack of glamour. The humour, romance and story- everything failed me. Yet for some very odd reason I didn't hate the movie. There was something addictive about it that made me kept going. I couldn't wait to get to know what happened next nor could I wait for it to end. It was like a tug-of-war happening within me as a viewer.

One of the bright sides of the movie was the presence of Kiriyama Renn. Even his barely-there presence left more of an impact on me than the other actors could do. It was rather a waste of this otherwise talented man.

This is a harsh review and my ratings are all low and yet the overall score is fine. That's because I couldn't hate it being a fan of the manga nor could I hate the cliches in the film. As a one-time watch it hurts nobody but does stand as very forgettable in the long run.
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Oct 29, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I loved the manga so much & I have been waiting for months for it to get subbed & I finally watched it last night.

Story: 9/10 because it's something we know & love. I love cohabitation dramas/movies. It's different, but I still loved it anyway. I wished it was a drama instead.

Acting: 9/10: I thought the acting was great. I love the lead actress. I thought she was natural in read more this movie. I haven't seen the lead actor in a lead role & I haven't seen much of his other works. But I thought he great. I think they were great in the second half of the movie.

music 7/10: The music wasn't memorable, but it was cute.

rewatch value: 8.5/10: I would re-watch this because it's so cute & innocent love story. It put a smile on my face.

Overall, I recommend the movie if you have read the manga or if you are new to the plot. I think you should watch this if you are trying to watch a Japanese movie. I think you should watch this if you are also new to Japanese romantic-comedies.
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same male lead - Kento Yamazaki ~ high school rom-com
L heart DK based on manga, two high school students lived in the same apartment complex and turn of events male and female lead will share the same apartment room.
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The boy and girl end up sharing an apartment and nobody must find about that.
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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    When I heard about the release of Live Action I knew it was not just another love story. The manga is super ten, Live also followed the same line as the manga.
    For those who love love stories, this is a drama that should be on my

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    SomyBee Apr 2, 2017

    they could do it better than that .. not that great movie i didn't like it at all.

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    aky Mar 18, 2017

    cant believe my first comment on this site was going to be on such a bad movie. Story, Actors, and the rest 3/10. Not worth your time.

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    Emily Jan 14, 2017

    I was looking at the cover picture forever like "why is this two chicks? why is it pretending to be a lesbian movie?"
    Aaaaand THEN I realized that's just the male lead. That boy is hella pretty!

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    Erica Dec 19, 2016

    I love this show!

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    EmaChan Dec 4, 2016

    I watched this for the sake of kento

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    EverGrimmRose Nov 19, 2016

    I liked it for the fact they made a movie of one of my favorite mangas but I also didn't like how it was rush felt like so many scenes was left out. So many hot moments that I wanted to see come to life. I will give it 5/10 bubbles.

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    Meeiishal Oct 25, 2016

    i liked it but then again i like Kento so i'm being a bit biased.

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    awesomelyplain Oct 17, 2016

    This was....bad.

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    Melodious Oct 3, 2016

    Loved the manga. . . Was a little disappointed with the movie.

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    Shina Sep 16, 2016

    Hummm They don't develop enough feeling for this type of ending...

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    chibiladychoi Sep 10, 2016

    Yamazaki kento was handsome here. Buti dropped this due to Goriki s over the top acting!

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    coolcancerian May 3, 2016

    Loved kento ...I saw this immediately after heroine disqualified ...though both r high school movies his characters r different ..he did a very good job ...girl ayame is good too .

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    Lena Apr 21, 2016 - edited

    Where can I watch this? I know online, but which websites for free? (with English subtitles)

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      Jill Apr 22, 2016

      kissasian.com is a good site to watch jdrama's. Though the subtitles aren't great on the ldk movie. But this is the first time i encountered bad subs. So if you want to see other jdrama as well this is a great site! =D

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      Lena Apr 22, 2016

      Thank you! :D I also made a thread regarding this and someone also directed me to that site.

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    TokkiLily Apr 13, 2016

    What does Rinkyo Dōkyo mean?


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    Apr 12, 2014
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    1 hr. 53 min.


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