Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu (2021) poster
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Akaza Yukiko attends a high school for blind. She has amblyopia, which causes her to recognize colors only vaguely and she can recognize large letters with a magnifying glass. When she walks outdoors, she always carries a white cane. Nevertheless, she has a bright personality. One day, Yukiko happens to meet delinquent boy Kurokawa Morio. At first, Yukiko doesn’t like him, but she somehow gains an understanding of him. They become attracted to each other. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the manga "Yankee-kun and the White Cane Girl" (ヤンキー君と白杖ガール) by Uoyama (うおやま). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,991 users)
  • Ranked: #954
  • Popularity: #1582
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
jeonberry
31 people found this review helpful
Nov 26, 2021
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

A true joy to watch - with a HEALTHY & WHOLESOME relationship! :D

If you think that this is some tearjerking, serious, or sentimental drama just because it deals with disabilities (the poster image on here really makes it look that way), I assure you, it’s the complete opposite. Full of fluffy, goodhearted romance and comedy, and most importantly, one of the rare dramas that has a healthy relationship with open communication and realistic problems between two socially belittled individuals, Koi Desu may just be one of my favourite J-Dramas of this year. FINALLY Sugino has a breakthrough character that perfectly fits him, and the acting between both FL and ML is effortless and it just makes you feel all warm and fluffy while watching them!

Sugino Yosuke has really been meh in other shoujo/josei dramas I’ve seen him in, either being too cringy as an “ikemen” character or not memorable enough. I really think that this is a huge turning point for him, as he plays the character of Kurokawa Morio so effortlessly. Morio is goofy, earnest, and wears his heart on his sleeve, not taking offense and trying to learn and understand Yukiko’s eye condition, which creates an unbelievable gap moe to his threatening “yankee” demeanor (he just looks cute imo). He’s patient with the FL and understanding of the protectiveness of her family, never pressuring the FL to reciprocate his feelings for her.

Sugisaki Hana has also been very “meh” for me, but her character as Yukiko is headstrong, kind, and independent in this drama. Her acting and skepticism towards Morio is realistic and understandable. She is someone who is constantly wanting to prove that she can do things just as well as others can. And the two really do have an affinity with each other!

The other characters are all really delightful to watch, and the drama is kept to a minimum that gets resolved by the end of the episode. It’s an inspiring, uplifting drama that will leave you feeling giddy and envious of the leads’ onscreen relationship. I highly recommend it! :)

Also, the little informative comedy asides by the comedian Hamada Yutaro, who is also blind in real life, are really entertaining! I love that they included him and gave him a platform to speak and further explain the tools, resources and feelings that blind individuals encounter on a daily basis, all in a light-hearted fashion. You definitely don't want to miss this one!

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Completed
Dani
7 people found this review helpful
Dec 22, 2021
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10
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Definitely one of the best Jdramas I’ve ever seen!

I’m so happy that I found this one because the story, characters and the chemistry between them are SO GOOD!

First let me talk about the story. Althought simple, the plot can be very captivating and didactic. I loved Hamada Yutaro’s scenes and how they put a real representation of someone who is blind in real life! I learned a lot of things about visually impaired people in his scenes that I didn't know before, it was really interesting.

The relationship between the main leads is also beautiful. Azaka gave the "vision" for Kurokawa to see the world differently and Kurokawa himself did the same to her. Their relationship is purely based on mutual respect where both characters grow during the drama while their love also grows. I absolute love them and they’re one of my fav couples of the year. They’re too cute :(

Talking now about the characters, everyone here is likable. Maybe some ones in the first episode can be a little annoying but they grow on us later. I loved Azaka’s relationship with her family. And loved how Kurokawa’s friends embraced her easily. I also LOVE Azaka’s friends and it was good to see how different they’re from her. Azaka is omg..so cute I loved her :( She’s bright, strong and SO hardworking. I cried a lot in her scenes. And omg Kurokawa is seriously perfect. He’s sweet, caring, cute, funny, respectable. Definitely one of my fav male characters, ever.

The only few things I didn’t like that much about this drama was Azaka’s old lover in EP9 and I found things a little too rushed in EP10. Also, Shishio’s relationship with Azaka’s sister seemed a little forced because we didn’t see the grow in their relationship. But well, I still liked them together so it’s ok.

So yeah, I TOTALLY recommend this one if you’re looking for a good Jdrama. It may not be perfect for you but I think it’s impossible to not like this one.
And Koi Desu definitely become one of my fav Jdramas!

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Details

  • Drama: Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,991 users)
  • Ranked: #954
  • Popularity: #1582
  • Watchers: 9,695

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