About once a year a Japanese drama comes along that I fall absolutely head over heels in love with.
In 2010 it was Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, in 2012 it was Lucky Seven, and now, in 2013 it is Last Cinderella.
Starring Shinohara Ryoko, Fujiki Naohito, and the highlight of the series, for me at least, Miura Haruma. I’m totally in love with him now by the way. He has just the perfect mix of being cool and cute. He might look a bit young, and, well, at 23 I suppose he is, but just look at those cheekbones! That mole! Skin as perfect as Snow White’s! Some say he looks like a girl, but I don’t care. I think Japanese guys generally tend to start looking manly a bit later in life anyway. Some of my 18 year olds don’t even shave yet. They’ve got skin as smooth as a baby’s bum, some of them.
Anyway back to the drama. In true Japanese love story fashion, it is dramatic – but all of the most popular ones are; Hana Yori Dango and Koizora are no exception. It also has its cheesy moments, but we all need a little bit of cheese in our lives, so enjoy it.
It’s a cute little love story with some interesting supporting characters and an adorable heroine. One can’t help but like her straightforward nature and pure heart. You’re also left guessing right up until the very end how things will turn out for her.
I’m happy because I got the ending I wanted for her, and I’m definitely not telling! I do think the ending quote was lovely and hopeful as well – “When you believe, anyone can become a Cinderella.” If that doesn’t win you over, I don’t know what will. So give this drama a chance, and see if you don’t fall in love with it too.
Now, as I cannot get enough of Miura Haruma, I will stop this post right here and go ogle his photos online, or watch yet another of his dramas. Hmm, where should I begin?
The promotional posters – trains were festooned with these when it started airing
Photos from the Last Cinderella Facebook page.