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When Aihara Ame was a high school student in Nagasaki, she wasn’t confident in herself due to her past. Asano Taiyo was a student attending the same school as Aihara Ame. He was the only person who talked to her brightly. With him, she was able to see her life positively for the first time in her life. She had feelings for him. After her graduation, she went to Tokyo to fulfill her dream of becoming a patissier without telling Asano Taiyo about her feelings for him. After 8 years, she returns to Nagasaki. One day, she meets Asano Taiyo, whom she has never forgotten, and is elated to see him again. An accident soon occurs, and Aihara Ame falls into deep despair. A man appears in front of her and introduces himself as a guide from the afterlife. He tells her that if she gives her heart to him, he will make a miracle for her. Meanwhile, Asano Taiyo is a bright person. His family has operated a fireworks shop for generations in Nagasaki. His dream is to become a fireworks expert and succeed his father in their family business. Even though he is a bright and honest person, he didn't tell Aihara Ame about his feelings for her when they were together. He meets Aihara Ame, whom he has never forgotten, again for the first time in 8 years. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 8, 2024 - Mar 18, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 196 users)
  • Ranked: #3913
  • Popularity: #6219
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Mertseger
2 people found this review helpful
12 days ago
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

A fabulous melodrama

By the end of the first episode a premise is established, and you might wonder why one would want to watch this show if they are going to stick to this premise to the bitter end. Well, they do stick to the premise all the way, but mange to stick the landing about as well as one could hope. Along the way there are a couple of surprises that are also quite moving, and there are good, uplifting themes that provide warmth and light in what otherwise would make for a pretty dire story arc.

It is the story of a boy named Sun (Taiyo) and a girl named Rain (Ame) who fall in love in high school and promise to meet again once they achieve their respective dreams. Eight years later Ame returns to town and neither of their aspirations have been fulfilled. It is a story of sacrifice and love for the pair at the center of the story and for their families. Over the course of the series they have to face an unquestionably terrible fate in their near future mediated by two mysterious supernatural beings who have been chosen by the heavens to witness the story as it unfolds.

It does end up being a bit of a crying contest between Yamada Yuki (Taiyo) and Nagano Mei (Ame). I prefer Nagano as a comedian, but she can cry on cue apparently effortlessly, and so she often gets booked for these kind of roles. Here she manages to bring her bright personality and charm to the character which goes a long way to preventing this series from being the emotional slogfest that you might expect it to be given the premise. Yamada has the more stoic role to fulfill, and he does match Nagano tear for tear in the scenes that call for it. The pair have a solid chemistry together, and they have a nice romantic arc, but that romance pretty much has to be sexless because of the set up.

It bears mentioning that the series is beautifully shot with consistently excellent blocking and composition. They have chosen a color grading that makes almost all of the daytime shots feel like golden hour which also helps to keep the series from feeling dire and grey.

If you like melodramas, and want a good cry, then this series is probably exactly what you're looking for. I tend to avoid melodramas as a genre and tend to think that they can be emotionally manipulative for little payoff other than the tears. And so I was pleasantly surprised that this series had a bit more depth than merely saying "life sucks and then you die". And so I'd say the series is also well worth the watch for anyone looking for a nice little fable about love and pinky-swears.

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Paclitaxhit
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24 days ago
11 of 11 episodes seen
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Ame best girl

Mei Nagano acting is just a whole different level, she even talk with her eye...the plot just like regular romance fantasy sickness-related (Shizoutabetai, ShigatsuUso etc) movie but with more mature problem. The scene is top notch, the music is pretty good. The ending little bit meh for me but changing it also bad for the overall series.
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  • Drama: Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kuretakara
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jan 8, 2024 - Mar 18, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 196 users)
  • Ranked: #3913
  • Popularity: #6219
  • Watchers: 1,577

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