Tokyo Sentimental SP - Senju no Koi (2017) poster
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56-year-old Kururi Takuzo (Yoshida Kotaro) is the third-generation owner of a traditional Japanese confectionery shop ‘Kururiya’ in Kototoibashi, Tokyo. He received a strict education from his father, who was a man with an old-fashioned way of thinking, and his skills in making the shop’s signature dango have surpassed his father’s. But in his personal life, he is thrice-divorced and cannot help himself when it comes to women. His hobby is to go for walks in town with the antique single-lens reflex camera that his father bought for him when he was a child, and capture the scenery of the good old-fashioned Tokyo which will change someday. One day, a young man visits ‘Kururiya’ while they are in the middle of preparations. His name is Takakura Masahiro (Fukushi Seiji) and he is the son of Takuzo and his first wife. The atmosphere between father and son is awkward due to the suddenness of this visit. It has been a while since they last met. Disregarding the presence of a shocked Sudo Akane, the shop’s part-time employee, Masahiro tells his father that he would like him to meet with the girl that he is going to marry soon. Several days later, Takuzo goes to the venue despite whining about it. Masahiro’s fiancee Ebihara Rumi (Suzuki Anne) is cheerful and sensible, and makes a very good impression. Even after they introduce themselves and make general conversation, Rumi’s aunt Fujiwara Minako (Kuroki Hitomi) does not show up. So they have no choice but to proceed with the meal as they wait for her. Just when they feel that they have reached their limit, she finally appears. In that moment, Takuzo inwardly notes that she has dispelled his notion of an aunt. However, as the meal progresses, a disquieting air starts to settle over the table. Minako flares up at what Takuzo talks about and a heated exchange ensues between the two of them. This develops into a quarrel even though this is their first meeting. It is the worst encounter. But fate will not let them go. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Jan 3, 2017
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 15 users)
  • Ranked: #60274
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Tokyo Sentimental SP - Senju no Koi (2017) photo
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1 people found this review helpful
Sep 23, 2021
1 of 1 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This review may contain spoilers

This SP is very good, but the following one isn't!

WARNING: this review won't only contain some spoilers about this SP episode of "Tokyo Sentimental" ("Senju no Koi"), but also about the following one (Ochanomizu no Koi").
Continue reading only if that doesn't bother you!!!

"Tokyo Sentimental" had started with a very nice SP, then came the equally brilliant drama, and finally these two further SPs.
I could sum up my feelings about them by saying "I really wish there had been only one instead of two!" >___<

Elaborating a bit more on that: this "Senju no Koi" is beautifully scripted and acted (Kuroki Hitomi is such a perfectly chosen guest star, and such a lovely match for Kururi-san!), and I loved every single minute of it...except for the unresolved, bittersweet "ending"!

I really wished the writer(s) had shipped those two together, as it would've been THE perfect way to end this "Tokyo Sentimental" franchise.
Instead, they went for that "ending" so that they could later add another SP ("Ochanomizu no Koi") which I found, in all honestly, so weak that it didn't even reach the passing grade. Such a sad way to make the audience part from this endearing character! T____T

9/10 to "Senju no Koi" (it would've been a perfect 10 with an appropriate ending!) and 5/10 to "Ochanmizu no Koi".

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  • Special: Tokyo Sentimental SP - Senju no Koi
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Jan 3, 2017
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 15 users)
  • Ranked: #60274
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 52

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