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Itazura na Kiss: Love in Tokyo japanese drama review
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Itazura na Kiss: Love in Tokyo
12 people found this review helpful
by leahakiko
Jul 20, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Itazura na Kiss: Love in Tokyo japanese drama review
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I held off on this drama when it was first airing but caught up right before the final episode was aired. I was iffy about this since I really loved the Taiwanese version but I was surprised at how much I actually liked this. Most people know this story so I won't bother talking about the plot. My only complaint about this version is the pace during certain episodes and the ending. The first 10 episodes moved fairly quickly to me. Not in a bad way though. It kept me wanting to stay up longer to watch another episode. But episode 11-15 moved slowly. Everyone (well those who have seen the other versions) knew what was coming and I felt that the drama was just dragging on. The ending, I was expecting too much. I was slightly disappointed to be honest. I felt like a lot was left on in the last episode. I enjoyed the cast. Kotoko's character wasn't as annoying as all the other versions thankfully. Naoki was calm cool and collected, I liked how Yuki played him. The family was cute. Naoki's mom is always one of my favorite characters. Kotoko's friends were extremely entertaining too. Overall, I really liked this version. Hoping for a second season or a special but I would definitely recommend this to those who have seen the other versions and aren't sure about this one.
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