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My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 6

INK2Oh no, this ep was all about relationship turmoils for our OTP pushing them to breaking point. The jealousy kicked in but resulting in a negative effect rather than a positive. The jealousy is pulling the OTP apart rather than bringing them closer together. Naoki is handling his jealousy totally opposite to what one expects. Instead of putting up a game against his love rival, he is distancing himself from his wife leaving her in all sorts of confusion and frustration. Poor Kotoko who is trying her very best to remain positive of the situation despite receiving the cold shoulder from her hubby but she can only do so much because a relationship can only work with participation from both parties but not both parties are willing to participate. Continue reading

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My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in OKINAWA (Special)

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Hi my fellow and dearest readers! Guess who’s back!? That’s right, me! I missed you guys, did you miss me? It’s been soooo long since I dramaed and blogged but I am very glad to be back on board! I just want to thank you all for sticking by me and my blog even when I was on hiatus! You can be sure to receive drama posts from me now!

Soooo, prior to my exam, I had heard news of Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO coming out this Spring but I was a little upset since it was going to air during my exam period! I loved the first season and was so ready to live-watch this season! I was ready to watch it right under exams and to my surprise, it was only the special Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in OKINAWA that aired during my exam period and that the drama itself will start airing the 24th of November, so that means I will be able to live-watch it (yay!). Continue reading

Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO for September Premiere

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After what has been months and months of waiting for some people, Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in Tokyo (AKA Mischievous Kiss 2), is finally here! The Mischievous Kiss franchise has been a huge success with not only the manga making a huge amount of sales but also the live-actions adaptations achieving huge success locally and abroad. Probably, on the mention of Mischievous Kiss, the couple comes to mind would be the undeniable chemistry between Joe Cheng and Ariel Lin in the Taiwanese adaptations back in 2005 and 2007. After the successes of both instalments, Korea dived into the franchise too giving it their own take. Last year, Japan decided to give this live-action a second shot after previously having created their own live-action adaptation back in 1996 with Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo and that came off as a huge success with fans all over the world, me included, waiting impatiently for this second instalment. I watched INKLIT quite recently so it is still fresh off my mind and I enjoyed it quite a lot. It was all so-cute and just full of bouncy and cute moments and I am just lingering to see more of the relationship between the OTP. This sequel follows off from the prequel, following the married life of the OTP and their hurdles to better discover themselves and their love for one another. It’s typical rom-com territory but somehow on-screens, Mischievous Kiss just manages to bring on a special warm and fuzzy touch. Continue reading

Shitsuren Chocolatier Releases First Teaser

I’m slowly venturing out towards j-doramas and Shitsuren Chocolatier is one that has caught my eyes. My first j-doramas and probably one of my all-time favourite j-doramas is Rich Man, Poor Woman. Interestingly, the leading lady here, Ishihara Satomi was also the leading lady in RMPW. She had great chemistry with Oguri Shun in RMPW, but I am sure she will have some great chemistry with her leading man here, Matsumoto Jun since they shared some really good chemistry in the Lucky Seven SP. From what I have seen, both are great actors and with some great chemistry together. Together with a solid storyline, I am expecting this drama to be warm to my heart. Due to my limited exposure to the j-dorama world, I have no idea who the second leads Mizukawa AsamiMizuhara Kiko or Mizobata Junpei but hopefully I will be able to fall for them!

Shitsuren Chocolatier is actually a manga adaptation of the same name but I tend to have this thing against manga adaptations because they either turn out to be a good adaptation or a bad adaptation, it is usually the latter than it is the former. However, considering I am basing my opinions on Taiwanese drama manga adaptations, I am not one to judge. Hopefully Japanese dramas are able to do a much better job at drama adaptations or else I will be losing faith in watching these types of dramas. Continue reading