The drama concerns 14-year-old Miki Ichinose, who becomes pregnant with her boyfriend's child. After struggling with the fact that she is pregnant, she decides that she will keep the baby and raise it by herself. The show follows what this means for her, her family, her school life, the life of her boyfriend and his family, and the society in which she resides.
Cast & Credits
The drama goes into the fallout of when a 14 year old girl becomes pregnant. The drama does bring up some interesting issues and it seems quite anti-abortion. I was quite disappointed by the end of the drama because of unnecessary conflicts brought on by secondary characters.
Shida Mirai was the female lead and this was not one of her better performances. She often came across as flat and uninteresting.
The only worthwhile performances were from Tanaka Misako as the all-bearing and brave mother of Shida Mirai's character. Also, kudos to the actress who played Miura's mother. She was an interesting and complicated character.
The drama would have been much better if there was more believable acting from the lead characters and better plot development.
It is an okay watch for something to do but I would not put this on my recommended list anytime soon. I did not feel invested in the pregnancy one way or the other, and the drama felt overly repetitive. There were no big changes in the characters and some of their motivations seemed slightly off.
I also believe they should have chosen a younger looking actor for the main male lead. This is nothing against him, but he looked 10 years older, rather than one.