Furukawa Yuki

And we have a sequel … sort of

So some of you may already have heard the news but for the benefit of those who haven’t, it looks like Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo will be getting a sequel after all.

However before you hit the “spazz” button, there are two important details that everyone should take note of:

  1. The sequel will be helmed by a different production team (yes, that’s right. Director Nagata Koto, producer Moriya Takeshi and scriptwriter Miura Uiko will not have anything to do with it. Q___Q)
  2. The cast, according to Nagata, has not been confirmed yet. (I can just about imagine the shit storm that’s going to go down on Weibo and Baidu if they change the leads. I don’t think they’ll be so dumb as to swap out FuruYuki, unless they want to alienate his one million+ fans. But it’s really Honoka who I want to see again.)
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Promoting Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Hong Kong XD

Here’s what Director Nagata has to say about the whole thing:  (more…)

Once More with Feeling: Saying Goodbye to Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo

She’s a dreamer with her head in the clouds. He’s an apathetic genius living his life on autopilot. They’re the last two people you’d ever expect to fall in love with each other…

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But once in a while, something unexpected happens to bring two very different individuals together and open their eyes to possibilities that they never considered before.

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Their journey together is far from easy though (in part because one of them is an emotional retard). As they navigate the minefields of the heart, they experience for the first time, the highs and lows of falling in love.

And so, after years of fervent prayer and wishing upon falling stars…

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after much resistance and denial…

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I hope your words taste good because you are going to be eating a lot of them, Naoki

and a few awkward confessions…

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And for all of us watching at home, after months of spazzing and flailing, and two weeks of wishing we could laser beam some sense into Naoki, it has finally come to this.

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*sniff* Hold me? (more…)

*sigh* Why must you make things so difficult for yourself, Naoki?

Judge me all you want but the drama I am currently watching religiously is (much to my own embarrassment -.-) ItaKiss ~ Love in Tokyo. I’m pretty sure that at least one circle of hell has frozen over considering that I have never been able to stomach any of the previous adaptations, much less the manga.

Not going to lie: this is to my brain what candy floss is to my teeth but damn if it doesn’t fill my days with spazzy glee. With the exception of episode 11, I haven’t had a problem with any of the subsequent ones. I know there are people who find the pacing of this final arc a little slow but I actually like its introspective tone and the fact that it shows the characters growing up and contemplating their future. They can’t stay in high school or college forever and canon or not, if Naoki and Kotoko are meant to be together for the long haul, I need this drama to show me that they share a connection that cannot be replaced. I need to see something more substantial than cute displays of puppy love.

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Long, rambly post ahead. Spoilers galore, naturally. I beg your indulgence and dear lord, it’s now T-minus 10 minutes to the episode finale. I haven’t been this excited about a drama since SUFBB. Pretty sure everyone is going to gif and screencap the crap out of this last episode as soon as it’s done airing XDDD (more…)