The first Live Action drama’s I ever saw and instantly loved it! Although it portrays things differently to the manga, its better than the anime version. I think its probably because the actors really bought the characters to life.
At times I was little confused because it was linked to the anime or the manga because they added a little nephew character that doesn’t appear in the manga or anime. But he had his own little cute part and I guess I can understand why they added him.
As this is my first Japanese drama, I don’t really know what to expect but I loved the fact that my favourite character Kyohei was played by Kamenashi. He seems like a really good actor and I would like to see what other roles he can play.
However, there are two actors that I felt didn’t really work with their characters. Oomasa, is pretty in her own way. But I don’t think she can play Sunako very well. I just don’t understand how she decided to act the way she did. And her appearance, I think, doesn’t show someone who like the cult things. She seemed better off playing a totally different character. After watching the Anime, I felt like I could relate Sunako because we are very similar. However, it was hard to connect with Oomasa’s Sunako because all she did was hide and wear a cape. Which I don’t think is Sunako at all.
I also didn’t like Ranmaru at all. He didn’t seem like a person who could play a player and have a lot of women after him. His acting was also cringe worthy most of the time and over the top that he just seemed like an odd ball at the end of the day.