• Drama: Kenja no Ai
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Aug 20, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 186 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3542
  • Watchers: 602

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Kenja no Ai
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Takanaka Mayuko is an editor of a literary magazine. She has been having secret rendezvous with Sawamura Naomi without the knowledge of his parents, Yuri and Ryoichi. Naomi is dependent on Mayuko and keeps seeking her. This is precisely Mayuko’s “revenge” of two decades.
13-year-old Mayuko lived happily with her parents and Sawamura Ryoichi, a teenage boy she liked who stayed in a detached house on the grounds of their family estate. But her first love was stolen by Asakura Yuri, a new neighbour with whom she became fast friends. Little did Mayuko realise that Yuri wanted everything that was hers. One winter soon after they had become working adults, Yuri suddenly confessed that she was carrying Ryoichi’s child and the couple got married. Mayuko was there to witness Yuri’s childbirth and give a name to the boy at Yuri’s insistence. She called him Naomi.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Aug 20, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 186 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3542
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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4 people found this review helpful
Aug 10, 2018
4 of 4 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is one of my favourite dramas of all time, for sure!
Well, I love revenge dramas so i couldn't miss this one but even myself didn't expect this to be so good. The plot looks like some typical revenge drama: 40 years-old lady wants revenge against her best friend, who has always stealed her everything she hold dear, the final blow: stealing her man when they were 20. So, it seems she has endured this betrayals all this years in silence... but she has a plan.
CHARACTERS: this is the best of all drama. The characters are very complex and you can relate to them, even when they are despicable you can understand their actions because they look so human: with good and bad traits.
I loved Naomi, btw.
CASTING: perfect, all the actors nailed it.
PLOT: mindblowing
CHEMISTRY BETWEEN MAIN LEADS: they have a lot of chemistry, and I mean A LOT.
NEGATIVE POINTS: Ii don't consider this a 'negative point' but I think they could have reduced the number of flashbacks, although I loved them and focus in the present a little bit more.
(If I have some grammatical mistake, sorry, I am not native)

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