Sawako was nicknamed Sadako by her classmates due to her gloomy appearance and similar haircut with the character from a horror movie. despite being caring, Sadako had always been a loner, unable to express her thoughts. Shouta was Sadako's classmate, he was outgoing and popular, but unexpectedly fell for Sadako. he led her to interact better with her classmates and formed an unlikely friendship with Yoshida and Yano.
despite coming across many live-action adaptation of anime that turned out to be a disappointment, i was clearly surprised with the outcome of Kimi ni Todoke (2009-2010). though not special enough to stand out, it was unexpectedly good and engaging. in many ways the live-action reminded me of its anime, though most of the storyline were re-written and not an exact copy of it. which also made it refreshing and comfortable to watch.
some background on the drama:
- episodes: 1
- director: Takahiro Sato (佐藤貴広)
- released: 2010
- cast: Mikako Tabe (多部未華子), Haruma Miura (三浦春馬), Misako Renbutsu (蓮佛美沙子), Mirei Kiritani (桐谷美玲), Natsuna Watanabe (渡辺夏菜), Haru Aoyama (青山ハル), Yuta Kanai (金井勇太), Arata (井浦新), Yasuko Tomita (富田靖子), Masanobu Katsumura (勝村政信), Rena Haruyama (春山怜那)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Romance
- Kimi ni Todoke (2009)
- Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season (2011)
- Kimi ni Todoke Live-Action Movie (2010)