When a guy goes Fuwa Fuwa Time…
I’m really not an expert when it comes to J-doramas actually. I can’t even name a few actors except from the ones from HYD. Also, mot j-doramas I had watched are adaptations. To list them up, I watched Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen series, GTO, Jigoku Shoujo, Nodame Cantabile series, Koizora, and Zettai Kareshi. From all that, only like, half of them amused me and some left me disappointed. And oh, the only non-manga/anime drama adaptations I had watched are Strawberry on the Shortcake (wayy back ago) and Last Friends. Yep, I’m still a newbie~ XD.
So adding up to the list is the adaptation of (yet another) shoujo manga Otomen. When I first heard of it getting a live-action adaptation, I can’t deny I have doubts, since I was expecting more of an anime adaptation. But since we’re all here anyway, I did not hesitated to take a first, short glimpse on how it would turn out…. And wow it has exceeded my expectations ^___^.
For those who had checked out the manga, you know how this goes. Male school idol Asuka Masamune [played by Masaki Okada] is such a dream boy, he’s good at kendo, handsome, strong, tall and loved by everyone. Then there’s also Ryo [played by Kaho] met by Asuka during a bullying scenario. She turns out to a transfer student in their school. The girl is also stong and feisty as well. The two totally got along really well. Yep~ We have the ship.
Btw… Yay~ It’s manga!Asuka making a cameo lol XD.
But Asuka has a secret. Think of Nogizaka Haruka minus the hardcore closet otaku-ness and the guy’s the one having a secret he’s ashamed to admit. He likes shoujo manga, cooking, sewing, knitting and all the other stuff us girls like to do. But at the same time I find it so cute! Well that proves he’s so talented ^.^.
Well, that totally contrasts Ryo’s feisty personality. And that just makes them a more adorable couple-to-be~!
One thing I totally need to mention is how awesome the ED is. I love it to bits!!! Love the song and the action <3
Last but not the least, this cake looks too pretty to eat >___<
More screencaps on the gallery next page~