Taiga Kusunoki (Jun Matsumoto) is a less than popular, tsundere, second-generation actor. Although he is the son of the famous and popular actor Kotaro Kusunoki (Shiro Ito) his career is far below the level of his father's. Taiga develops an inferiority complex due to the huge difference between his image and his father's popularity to the point that his management company struggles to find work for him. Due to his lack of roles, he spends his days with Keita Ueno (Hideyuki Kasahara), a fellow second-generation actor with a similar plight as Taiga. As fate goes, the two friends go sky diving one day and Taiga loses control of his paracute, landing himself in a tree several miles away from his destination point. Shiori (Takeuchi Yuko), a beautiful cheerful woman, rescues him. Laughing away all her worries, Shiori is the exact opposite of Taiga and a huge fan of his famous father.
Theme song: Love Rainbow by Arashi
Insert song: Please Stay With Me by YUI
Cast & Credits
Still, I thought I'll share my opinion about this as I have slightly different thoughts on it than the ones that already wrote a review.
Despite the quite bad reviews from most of the others, I really enjoyed watching this drama.
I have seen quite a lot of promotions for this drama in which Jun always said that this is a drama that will warm your heart and I cannot but agree with him on that.
It might be not such an inventive storyline, but how the problems of the main roles are written and portrayed makes it very believable to me.
You cannot but feel the grieve of Taiga, who struggles to become a successful actor as his father was. Also, he's so deeply in love with Shiori, the single mother, that is nearly breaks him every time she rejects him and you just want to comfort him.
However, Shiori's role of the single mother that tries to find a way of living with her daughter peacefully is portrayed very wonderful. Takeuchi shows us all the emotions a mother has when she falls in love with a "new" man after raising her death husband's child.
Also, the supporting characters were nicely written. Each of them had a little story around its own that were shown in the drama as well which made them not plain supporting roles, but gave all of them a feeling of authenticity.
The whole cast did an amazing job and it is a pleasure to watch them all.
The music fits nicely into the drama and I am still humming some melodies along with me and I will listen to the sountrack happily as soon as I get it.
I would wathc the drama again one day, just because the emotions were so nicely shown that I could feel them in my own heart. Also, Jun has a pretty cute role here, so if you fancy him, you might just fall in love deeper with him^^
I think that this is a really nice drama andI recommend it to those that like to watch romance and children as well as struggling with real life problems between two people that actually love each other but need time to finally find each other.
And to say it with Jun's words "This drama really warms your heart!"
2-Storyline/Cast : The main story here was about the love relationship between a single old mother and a second generation young actor; there were age problems, his failing career, family, friends.
I would've liked it better if they focused more on his acting career as much as they focused on family problems.
In general, the story was acceptable (considering the fact that I dislike old woman-young man relationships).
3-Acting/Cast : Like I said earlier it's Matsumoto Jun is the main reason that made this drama watchable. On the other hand, I really respect Takeuchi Yuko as an actress (I believe she's one of the greatest Japanese actors) but here there wasn't much chemistry between her and Jun here although I liked her character portrayal.
The believable acting is a strength point that counts for this drama.
4-Music : I still remember it and sing it sometimes. I rarely remember any drama's music but "Please Stay whith me" was extremly great.
5-Rewatch value : No it's not rewatchable. If you liked it from the first time you will ruin the story for yourself if you rewatch it.
6-The ending : It was an acceptable ending but it wasn't any special.
7-Overall : Anything Matsumoto Jun touches turns to gold that's what i've been thinking while watching this drama nothing more.
P.S : if you are not Matsumoto Jun's fan then I would really advice you to stay away from this drama.