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Ikuta Toko has been raised by her uncle in the city of Morioka. She's been active as a local idol with the hopes of eventually becoming an actress someday. When she's 19 years old, she's anxiously looking forward to go to Tokyo for a big audition. However, the day before the audition, Japan gets struck by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. (Source: HPriest at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Aug 4, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 625 users)
  • Ranked: #5686
  • Popularity: #5011
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
5alool
4 people found this review helpful
Mar 14, 2021
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
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My emotional roller coaster ride watching this drama

I have finally decided that I actually loved this drama. It wasn't an easy decision to come to though. I remember feeling like this drama would be a beautiful, happy romance drama as I just finished watching the first episode. That feeling did not last too long. *Spolier alert* I absolutely loved the part where Ikuta Toka spoke about her feelings with her fellow volunteers after the construction. It was the first of many times she was able to awaken my emotional sensors lol (maybe because I love Kasumi Arimura). I hold a little grudge in my heart against the writer for fixing sadness in every stage of Toka's life. I felt absolutely miserable as I watched Han san unknowingly betray her because I thought at least she was a great friend and a sole support for Toka chan. Having said that, not only did she verbally gave the lesson of "grab ur own happiness" but also practically taught it( if only Toka would not have run away and approached them in that restaurant part) . I had ill feelings for Han chan whilst watching the episodes but they faded upon realizing that she actually did help the dude get back to normal. How can I hate someone for developing feelings for someone??. In the end, I knew what I was wishing for to happen but that wish seemed unattainable. This drama teaches us what to expect from life and that even in meeting devastated phases in your life, eventually it is up to you to find your happiness and live on.

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Completed
IzzyDramaLover
6 people found this review helpful
Dec 19, 2020
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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I sort of like this drama to some extent but I'm not totally satisfied.

Things I like about the drama:
- no fairy tale ending, thank gosh!
- everyone's acting (regardless of how I felt about certain characters)..especially that of Kasumi Arimura's.♡
- has a good theme
- realistic story

Well if I move on to what I don't like about this drama, the number one thing would be everything about Kiyotaka and Han-chan..gosh they're the worst!
The screenwriter tried to make us see Kiyotaka as a good genuine character, but for me he was the worst. He was selfish and I didn't see him genuinely liking either Toko or Han-chan. >.< I hated him even more when he found out what happened to Toko and still didn't go to talk to her about it. And I hated Han-chan for convincing him that it was better for him not to talk to Toko. She was such a terrible "friend".

Selfish people like that exist so that's unfortunately realistic and anyway that's not exactly what I hated. What I didn't like was the fact that we were supposed to see Kiyotaka and Han-chan as decent people as well with the theme of the drama applying to their characters as well. Just nope!

I think I would have actually liked the drama better if Toko had been the only main character. I liked how straightforward she was and how she stuck to the decisions she made and somehow got the courage to move on and live despite all the troubles she faced. I can't say the same for the other two.

Music: I didn't pay much attention so I barely noticed any music. I think there wasn't much music actually..

Re-watch: Yeah I won't be watching this again. It was just good enough for a one time watch.

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Details

  • Drama: Soshite, Ikiru
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Aug 4, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 625 users)
  • Ranked: #5686
  • Popularity: #5011
  • Watchers: 2,306

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