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College student Arisawa Ichika is indifferent to romance and crazy about the online game 'Tenkyo'. Her avatar, Vivi, is in a virtual relationship with top player Leon. Upon meeting Leon in person, he turns out to be the campus prince, Onoda Asahi. He’s popular, athletic, and even owns a gaming company. Attracted to each other, they start dating. Trouble looms when a co-worker and the campus belle enter the picture. Arisawa even becomes the target of slander, courtesy of those who are jealous of her. (Source: 38jiejie, fujitv) ~~ Adapted from the web novel "A Slight Smile is Very Charming" (微微一笑很倾城) by Gu Man (顾漫). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • 日本語
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 12, 2021 - Mar 16, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV Youku
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 580 users)
  • Ranked: #9726
  • Popularity: #4977
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Komentator isenk
10 people found this review helpful
Jan 8, 2022
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contain spoilers

The difference

Ok as a fan of love 020 of course I need to watch this as a comparison. Thank God there was a kind hearted person who upload it with english sub.

Ok. Let's do the comparison between this and love 020
What better:
1. The process of Onoda Asahi (OA) falling in love to Arisawa Ichika (AI) is better than Love 020. OA takes his time to know AI before deciding to be in a relationship with her. AI also more careful to OA, since of course he is stranger to her.
2. The friendships between AI and Ikemoto Umi (IU) is way better than the friendship between Bei Wei Wei & Er Xi in Love 020.
3. Sasahara Kengo (SK) is way better man than Cao Guang combine with Zhen Shao Xiang in Love 020. This year he is my second lead syndrome, he is way better for AI than OA.
4. At first i really afraid they make the story complicated by adding childhood friend for OA, but turn out Shibuya Satomi is really nice woman.
5. The story overall actually more make sense than Love 020, Love 020 sometimes quite too perfect, but however i'll always have prejudice about that drama.

Ok now the bad part or the one that really ruin the story for me:

! Warning spoiler alert!

1. They break AI and OA apart!!! :( This one the one that make lower my score. I really hate this kind of break up. Break up just because he wants to protect her...!!! In their case no need for break up, he needs to stay by her side instead. I really love how Xiao Nai & his gang clean up the messed in the internet, they just clean the site, hahaha... Just like Bei Wei Wei friend said, that's how them as computer student take care of the problems. In here OA just like SK said, he can't protect his girl.
2. OA himself not so much a charm as Xiao Nai. I can't sense his charisma, i don't get what makes him so special.
3. The CGI in the game really bad & quite hurt my eyes :(. We can see they really have quite low budget.

Overall i really happy i can watch this adaptation drama. :)

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13 people found this review helpful
Mar 18, 2021
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 2.0
Story 1.5
Acting/Cast 3.0
Music 2.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

Had so much potential, dissatisfying to watch

The characters don't give me butterflies and the acting is dead. Seto's lines are unbelievably boring. All my expectations just went drastically downhill, because I was looking forward to the scene where the couple has a conversation before the basketball match, after they meet officially for the first time. (Oh, the butterflies in the Chinese version!) It was just so disappointing. The characters are less manly/feminine and that shift made me so confused. There should be a fine line between each characters, but non of them have a basic and distinctive characteristic that belong to a specific character. All of them are just one blur. All of them act the same and the dialogue is boring. I'm not putting all of the blame on the actors/actresses but the director, acting teachers and the scriptwriter could've done a better job in guidance.

Everything else/comparing to the Chinese versions:
The animation/greenscreen sucks. I've seen what Japan can do, but I think this production just has low budget. All of the episodes are less than half an hour long, so everything is rushed, speed up and non of the details from the original plot is shown. I understand that Japan's tv slot time is different, but this was just irritating. It's dissatisfying to watch compared to its Chinese drama counterpart. It's kind of annoying and frustrating because it had so much potential. Even the Chinese movie version was better smh. I don't recommend watching this unless you're extremely bored.

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  • Drama: Cinderella Is Online
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jan 12, 2021 - Mar 16, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV, Youku
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 580 users)
  • Ranked: #9726
  • Popularity: #4977
  • Watchers: 2,231

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