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Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]

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Title:Kamisama mou sukoshi dake
神様、もう少しだけ
God please give me more time / Precious time
Telecast:1998-07-07 to 1998-09-22
Season:Summer 1998



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes
Viewership:28.3%



Synopsis
A touching love story about a girl Kano Masaki (Fukada) who contacted HIV after selling her body in order to earn money for the concert of a famous composer Ishikawa Keigo (Taneshiro). After the concert, Keigo saw Masaki chasing after his van. She was drenched, and thus Keigo took her to his apartment, where they spent the night.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (4)
1. I For You [Luna Sea]LYRICS | RINGTONE | MIDI ]
2. In The Sky [Kudo Shizuka 工藤静香]LYRICS | RINGTONE | MIDI ]
3. Kirara [Kudo Shizuka 工藤静香]LYRICS | MIDI ]
4. Wishes [SENS]RINGTONE | MIDI ]

Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Kaneshiro Takeshi
金城武
Ishikawa Keigo
石川啓吾
Fukada Kyoko
深田恭子
Kano Masaki
叶野真生
Kato Haruhiko
加藤晴彦
Hibino Isamu
Tanaka Yoshiko
田中好子
Kano Yaeko
Miyazawa Rie
宮沢りえ
Takimura Lisa
Hirata Mitsuru
平田満
Kano Nogiro
Nakama Yukie
仲間由紀恵
Kaoru
Yazawa Shin
矢沢心
Oda Asami
Tonesaku Toshihide
東根作寿英
Kubo Takashi
Isayama Hiroko
伊佐山ひろ子
Hiratsuka Ishi
Masuoka Toru
益岡徹
Arida Yoshikatsu
Tanaka Yukimi
田中有紀美
Tamura Kana
Takeshita Kotaro
竹下宏太郎
Isawa Hiroyuki
Nagahori Taketoshi
永堀剛敏
Noguchi Takaaki
Katsurayama Shingo
葛山信吾
 
Kohinata Fumiyo
小日向文世
 
  

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1. Official Kamisama mou sukoshi dake Homepage @ Fuji TV (Japanese)
2. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Subway/6869/kamisama.html
3. http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Station/1825/
4. StarEastNet Singapore
5. Kamisama mou sukoshi dake Infopage (Big5)
6. CyberYouth - Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake
7. http://members.home.net/godmoretime/index.htm

Drama Reviews (70)
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1. Heart-wrenching [Rating: 10/10]
Cast:
Kaneshiro Takeshi as Keigo Ishikawa
Kyoko Fukada as Masaki Kyouno.

Plot:

Many themes have been incorporated into this Japanese TV series, such as HIV, friendship, bullying, abortion, parentage and of course, love.

The story revolves around Masaki, a swoony 16-year-old high school student who is an avid fan of Keigo, a music producer. In order to get enough money to buy the tickets for his concert, Masaki engages in a night of sexual intercourse with a complete stranger.

After attending the concert, Masaki and Keigo met up by chance. Keigo bought Masaki to his home where he was entranced by her bubbly and naïve nature. After this one nightstand, Masaki left his house, having no regrets at all.

Three months later, Keigo came back from his music tour and chose to meet up with Masaki. However, Masaki at that time found herself HIV positive. And through here the story continues to unveil itself where Keigo and Masaki’s relationship continue to develop, from sympathy to friendship to love. Throughout this time, Keigo stayed by Masaki’s side, supporting her without truly understanding his underlying feelings for her and in the end, falling in love with her.


A heartwrenching drama of two lovers caught in a tangled web.

Please God Give Me More Time is exactly what these characters needed in the end to finally be with each other. Including horrendous obstacles and fiery battles between two women (over a guy (Takeshi Kaneshiro)) this drama is one of the best. Takeshi Kaneshiro plays the dark and disturbed music composer, Keigo. He does a wonderful job, and he's so cute!

In this movie, Takeshi is 26 where as Kyoko Fukada is 17...wow, a nine years age gap...eh...well that's not so bad.

I'm 17 and now Takeshi's 33. now there's an age gap. hahaha

Anywho, good movie, a must see if you like One liter of Tears!

Hahaha, i got my Aunt addicted to this...so it MUST be good, ne?
Reviewed by Lissy24 on 5 August 2006
2. Moments [Rating: 8/10]
In spite of the spotting writing, innane plot with hundreds of holes, weak characters (Masaki, yes Kyoko is cute, but she can't act!), and overt dramatics (cue, lots of crying, or characters running desperately in the rain accompanied by a piano soundtrack; or plently of sepia toned flashbacks), there was enough in this series to make it very good.
Takeshi's acting of the character (as long as one ignores the character's occupation and celebrity status), especially the changes in his personality, held most of the series together. There were some truly great moments that made one forget about all the problems in the series, such as the end of the first episode. Similarly the very end of the series was probably the best ending of all, with a sharpness that was further emphasized by its adruptness and quick cut to the theme song. Truly an expectional (and heart rendering) ending. Probably made the entire series.
The theme song by Luna Sea is one of the strong points, and good use of it (most of the time; the exceptions include some strange echo-cuts), along with the opening title sequence emphasizes alot of the plot. For instance, as stated above, during the first and last episodes.
Overall, there is too much exception stuff in this series in spite of its lumpiness. The themes of alienation, prosecution, loneliness, family and social pressures, tend to wallow about obtusely until a moment of brilliance (parent-child relations; scene where Masaki's mother runs after her in the street, telling Masaki she would do anything to make her well). The series has too many of these moments of great clarity, in effect, negating some of the tediousness (and incredulous) plot, poor characterization, and weak acting.
Reviewed by mdz on 10 October 2005
3. Its more annoying then sad. [Rating: 6/10]
I have to admit the acting was good, characters were good. Story plot stunk and waaaaaay to unrealistic to even get into it. Its not sad at all, its just plain annoying and no common sense in this film.

It gets pretty annoying when you have to deal with a spoiled, selfish high school girl, always wanting her way in almost every episode. And a cheating mom character that gets on your nerves. What is unrealistic is that, you have a rich healthy musician who goes out with a high school girl, not to mention spoiled, selfish annoying high school girl, knowing that she has AIDS, he still sleeps with her and has unprotected sex, later on she gets pregnant and a healthy girl is born, HAHAHA, what a joke. Every single common sense is broken in this line of series.

The only character that I truely enjoyed and really felt sad for is the father figure. Who works hard, supporting his family, while his good for nothing wife cheats, his daughter is just plain spoiled and selfish gets AIDS sleeping around... I felt so bad for him for having such a crazy stupid family when he is the most honest hardworking characters of them all.... Everyone else can go to hell... The director lost his common sense, what was he thinking?!?!?!
Reviewed by makusu on 27 January 2006
4. Grows on You [Rating: 7/10]
It took me a few episodes to actually get into the drama. The first four or five episodes were not gripping at all, but I was surprised to see that this changed. Kaneshiro Takeshi did an excellent job. He was really convincing in his role. Fukada Kyoko was good, although at times it looked as if she were trying too hard. I found her character a little problematic. It was hard to sympathize with her at first, because her character was so stupid and self-serving. But then I realized in later episodes that teenagers really are stupid and self-serving, and that the drama was actually being realistic. It’s rare for me to change my opinion of a drama, but this one succeeded in doing so.

Nakama Yukie did an excellent job, even though her character was extremely annoying. The drama is full of angst, but pulls together in the final episodes. I was a little peeved by the scene of Fukada’s character’s death. I felt it was overly dramatic and overly done. But in all, it was a good drama and worth at least a glance.
Reviewed by Wynter on 20 August 2006
5. Despite all odds.. [Rating: 9/10]
Despite all odds, the main girl Kano Masaki really strived to make the most out of her life. The main complaints people have about this drama is that it's "unrealistic". I personally don't think so. They say it's unrealistic for a teenage girl to prostitute herself? No. They say it's unrealistic for a famous musician to fall for a high school girl? Not really; it's UNLIKELY, but not unrealistic. The emotions that both Kano Masaki and Ishikawa Keigo and everyone around them - friends, coworkers, family- is understandable and totally realistic. My only complaints is that it can be melodramatic (running in the rain, "i can't live without you", etc.) and often goes in circles (well, are they gonna finally be together or not?!), but overall i don't feel those problems are that bad.

The matters of loss, of broken families, of frustrations with career paths, searching for meaning in life, the cruelty of those who don't understand how you feel... this drama is more than just a mushy romance. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by megumi s. on 5 July 2006
6. masaki killed the show [Rating: 6/10]
masaki (played by fukuda) is incredibly annoying. cries every 10 minutes and is impossibly selfish, clingy, whiny, and inconsiderate of others. yes she's sick and all, but there's only so much sympathy and understanding you can juice out of it. (I do applaude her for her bravery in making that speech, though.) but i'm sure she cries in EVERY episode (and she does this heavy breathing thing when she does that is SO annoying).

plot also doesn't make sense but most drama series don't really anyway so that's tolerable. the only reason i'm able to stand the over the top plot and fukuda's character is because takeshi is in the drama.

the mom is kind of annoying at times (i'm not a very positive person so super cheerful people get on my nerves), but i'm sure a lot of people would be thankful to have a mother as understanding as her.

about the way everyone reacts to someone with aids is pretty sad too. i'd like to think that the japanese have more knowledge and understanding about the disease..
Reviewed by tklover on 31 January 2007
7. Weepy [Rating: 8/10]
It's one of those shows that you watch with the understanding right from the start that you're probably going to cry... a lot. This, Beautiful Life, 1 Litre of Tears...
But that makes what you see even more touching when you know the outcome. It really is a great show to watch. Fukada Kyoko got on my nerves a bit.... bit Kaneshiro Takeshi is just... well he's gorgeous...
The series is rather unrealistic at times, but that is really rather expected from a drama. The story itself was a rather interesting take on the usual love problems storyline... And I don't think I would have wanted to watch it if everything had gone wrong, which granted would probably have been more realistic. Really... if it had all been 'realistic' there would have been no show for us all to review...
Reviewed by InuStar on 5 February 2006
8. First drama and still my fave one [Rating: 9/10]
It was the first drama I have watched and there's something special on it that makes me watch it at least once a year, and cry all times I watch to it.
The story is original, but a bit unrealistic at the same time. Themes like AIDS, family, friendship, love, life's importance are so well approached that will let you think about them after the end of every each episode. There's intensity in this show, in every scene, in every dialogue.
Takeshi Kaneshiro is brilliant but Kyoko made it. Of course she cries a lot and it can be a little boring at times, but she did a great perfomance on it. Maybe the only one good perfomance she did.
This drama deserves a 10, but since is a bit unrealistic, I would give it a 9.
And prepare your tissues box before watching it.
Reviewed by shiruchsn on 13 November 2004
9. Could be better; could be worse [Rating: 6/10]
Despite the glowing reviews this drama received I found it to be overly dramatic at times...the subject matter is far from trivial but the dramatic skill of a very young kyoko fukada is lacking here and she OVER acts a number of times. I did feel sympathy for the characters to be sure but not as intimately as I would have expected given the gravity of the plot. Takeshi Kaneshiro is the better actor of the pair and he helps ground the show somewhat. Slow paced at times but more importantly the drama suffers from the inability to suspend disbelief at various points in the storyline
Reviewed by Tu_triky on 17 September 2005
10. The best J-Drama I've ever watched so far! [Rating: 10/10]
I'm not the type to recommend dramas to others but I've changed my mind about that after watching this drama. The most heartbreaking as well as heartwarming,touching and beautiful story ever! The moments with Masaki (Fudaka Kyoko's character) and her family and also with the love of her life,Keigo, are extremely touching. I hardly tear up when watching dramas but this was one that had me reaching for the tissues. Her love for everything and the things that she is willing to sacrifice for are what makes her a truly outstanding lady.

Highly recommended J-drama! <3
Reviewed by vanessateo591 on 23 August 2008
11. all time classic [Rating: 10/10]
this was my first ever drama that i watched and i have never regretted my choice. the story was very dark and showed how people's perspective is changed the moment after learning they are HIV positive. throughout this drama, you will see kyoko character trying to focus on her life ambitions instead of her disease and her relationship with kaneshiro character was simply heartwrenching. they really made the show look very real and coupled with excellent instrumental music makes it even better while watching it. I highly recommend watching it but it's very sad!
Reviewed by Coolsmurf on 2 January 2002
12. classic [Rating: 10/10]
this was my first ever drama that i watched and i have never regretted my choice. the story was very dark and showed how people's perspective is changed the moment after learning they are HIV positive. throughout this drama, you will see kyoko character trying to focus on her life ambitions instead of her disease and her relationship with kaneshiro character was simply heartwrenching. they really made the show look very real and coupled with excellent instrumental music makes it even better while watching it. I highly recommend watching it but it's very sad!
Reviewed by Coolsmurf on 24 September 2005
13. A romantic testament to love's enduring miracle [Rating: 9/10]
The lyrical beauty (yes I do mean the soundtrack in this drama) of this touching love story will captivate the heart of almost (if not most) of the viewers and establishes Takeshi Kaneshiro as a gifted actor.

While some may say that the element of "sappy-love-story-where-this-will-never-happen-in-reality" adds flaw to this drama, I beg to differ by remisnising how it's these "so-not-going-to-happen-incident" grace me with hopes of a better tomorrow.

I LOVE this drama so much and will recommend others to get a copy of it.
Reviewed by missida on 8 February 2007
14. the best drama [Rating: 10/10]
The best Japan drama ever made by Japan. The story line is very touching and make us learn about life more carefully. Kaneshiro and Fukada are great actors. I think Japan wouldn't never make drama as good as Kamisama, mou sukshi dake. Learn about love, family, faith and the most important is you can live if you love someone, and the world going to be very beautiful if the one who you loved is love you too. Fukada still 16 when play this drama, she's going to be the next Japan drama queen as long as she can play good.
Reviewed by rinarina on 4 October 2002
15. One of the best of all time [Rating: 9/10]
There is so much originality in the story and the acting is so intense you can really relate to the characters. It is definitely a tear jerker and if you really let yourself into the story, you will appreciate how carefully the story was written and how everything ties in nicely at the end. The only down side is it's a bit slow, but all dramas were pretty slow back then, almost six years ago. So for those who are used to watching the faster paced dramas of nowaday, be prepared.
Reviewed by Hiro Toyo on 1 December 2003
16. pain in the ass [Rating: 3/10]
i couldnt believed i have to watch this painful drag series while hunting the very great series as collection.
once again ive been deceive for the good reviews..the things is i just cant force myself to continue watching after ep 2.
there is nothing in the plot really grab my heart..instead i feel really annoying with fukada kyoko character.
im not sure if i can finish this drama. i think that i wanna drop it already!
argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by anon001 on 6 July 2011
17. A Very Heart Touching Drama [Rating: 10/10]
I really love this story and what makes it more interesting is that my favourite actor, Takeshi Kaneshiro acting in it. A very romantic and sad story. I never expect that Takeshi will stay by Fukada Kyoko's side till the end. Even though there are some parts when I get quite irritated with Fukada's scene; the part when she cries all the time but over all the story is really great and really touch my heart. And not forgetting the songs, too. Lovely!!!
Reviewed by peeka on 15 July 2002
18. too melancholic. [Rating: 7/10]
not really that the storyline is too farfetched just that... whoever the writer of this dorama is doesnt know what subtlety means. i mean, you can tell of a sad story without making it too heavy, right?

dont get me wrong, im such a sucker for tragic stories but the way this was told was just too sappy and 1940's-b&w-running-in-the-rain-saying-farewells-ish for me. oh wait, i think there was such a scene.

kaneshiro was hot, as always...
Reviewed by pulang tala on 2 June 2006
19. Merry Go Round Story [Rating: 6/10]
Typical merry-go-round drama! My friend cried like hell but to me it felt like a broken record. It was touching initially but got on my nerves after a while when incidents kept disrupting the romance just when it was about to bloom. Why so tragic?! The writer got carried away & threw logic out of the window, hahaha. I watched all the way because of Kaneshiro. Soundtrack by Luna Sea was very unforgetable.
Reviewed by aki_07 on 1 October 2005
20. Stunning [Rating: 9/10]
The supporting cast gave very good performances. The leads gave great performances especially Fukada san (especially for an actress as young as she is) It really exposed the risk of this dating club mentality Japan has with older men taking advantage of the real young girls. I would have given it a 10 but by the last 3 or 4 episodes , every scene was a crying scene, and it got to be very irritating
Reviewed by warren.mcclendon on 10 April 2002
21. Oh My God [Rating: 10/10]
This was one of the saddest dramas I have ever seen, but I loved it because it teaches us to love unconditionally even though we may be separated by death or something else. Such a tearjerker. I thought I would never cry while watching a drama, but I did and I know people were and are going to be crying so much when they watch this drama. A must see. Let it touch your heart as it did mine.
Reviewed by Golfguy45 on 13 November 2002
22. The pedophile and the drama queen. [Rating: 1/10]
The lead actress Fukada only has two expressions. Either she is crying which is practically every other scene or pissy. The plot if it exist is minimal it centers on Fukada who contracts aids and how its everybody else's fault. Terrible actress can't act her way out of a paper bag. On the other hand the Kaneshiro's acting is good he manages to save the drama somehow.
Reviewed by Lorry0607 on 17 November 2009
23. pretty damn good [Rating: 8/10]
considering the fact I don't really like Kyoko Fukuda, yes she was good in Kamikaze Girls but every other role I had seen her in until I watched this was basically the same as her role in Kamikaze Girls, but I now have new respect for her. Also poor Isamu he stuck with her the whole time and never got her love. And let me just say ythis in closing Worst. Wedding. Ever.
Reviewed by Sajen16 on 29 November 2010
24. Sugoi [Rating: 10/10]
Very sad but a great drama. Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake tackles some very sensitive and controversial issues such as AIDs and Prostitution. Everything about this drama is great from the sad and intense drama, to the acting, the music, and the strong character development that all the characters receive. Fukada Kyoko does a really good job with her character.
Reviewed by mrsmith10 on 15 October 2010
25. perpetual grief [Rating: 10/10]
one of the first J-drama's I've ever seen.. and it's still my favorite!! I love drama's that can make me cry and I pretty much cried throughout this whole drama! ..the romance and character developement was so sweet and moving. the music is wonderful and matches the scenes throughout! ..it definitely made me a fan of Kyoko Fukada! ..go watch it!! ^_^
Reviewed by yume1004 on 5 January 2002
26. i cried as many times, as did in the drama [Rating: 10/10]
i dunno y, but the moment i watched this drama... everytime there is a part where crying most involved in the drama, i cried... it really touched me inside here... my heart... met when high school and later fell in love... got seperated again and got back few years later...... very touching..... i really recomend this drama to be watched!!!
Reviewed by jaycee on 14 November 2001
27. Very romantic drama^0^ [Rating: 8/10]
Kamisama was hooked me with its story about a man who has truly love to a girl altough she got AIDS. I also want a boyfriend like him^-^ And also it took Kaneshiro and Kyoko as the cast who were my favorite artists. You know why i just gived 8 points???? absolutely cuz it was sad ending.>o<
Reviewed by lamy2 on 7 August 2004
28. Everything is pretty perfect [Rating: 10/10]
The title suits perfectly with the plot. 1 desperate step, and there goes a big change in Fukada Kyoko's life. It's a great story, portraying the current desperation in young generation, and how she tried to go on with her life, fighting to live with much pain to gain happiness
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 21 June 2003
29. Definitely one of my all time favs [Rating: 10/10]
This was one of the first jdrama i watched and i actually watched it thrice. All abt love, hardships, family etc. This story actually addresses the problems faced in Japanese society which high schoolgirls going into prostitution in xchange for materialistic self-gratification.
Reviewed by robetella on 29 May 2006
30. MY FAVORITE DORAMA [Rating: 10/10]
This is my favorite dorama....I watched this many...many times.....even now.... I'd just finished watch this dorama again....the story's very touching....and it's really true love....I like Takeshi and Kyoko......they played very good....
and the OST are sugoooiiiii....
Reviewed by dy_ans on 9 July 2003

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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 8/10]
I would actually give this drama an 8.5/10.

The cast and acting was great. I've seen Fukada Kyoko in other roles such as "SOS" and "Minami-kun" which I very much disliked so it was surprising that I found her acting in this earlier series to be very good. She had great chemistry with Takeshi Kaneshiro, who as always, acted superbly. The emotions that they brought forth with one another when they were together were very heartwarming.

In the beginning, I was a bit turned off by the ridiculousness of her character - prostituting herself to buy tickets and her extreme fanaticism with Keigo Ishikawa. But towards the end, I really warmed up to her character. The ending of this series was pretty good although a litle cliche, while the series as a whole was pretty far-fetched. But it's a good and touching series to watch, some of the scenes in the last episode made me tear up. (But as a whole, the drama wasn't as much of a tearjerker as I initially thought it would be.)
2. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 9/10]
This is really heavy stuff. Normally I try to stay away from dramas that deal with various mortal illnesses in this direct a manner, but something about someone as cute as Fukada Kyouko with aids in a love story seems like something I had to watch. The thing is that honestly her acting comes off less like a teenager, but rather more like a five year old. It’s the kind of thing a person is either really going to love or hate, and though I can understand people being on the other side, I am clearly in the camp of those who love it. I find her acting so adorable that I can totally see myself being a rock star like personality with my choice of hundreds of hot girls, but end up throwing myself off of bridges out of my love for some dumb high school girl with aids. Of course if you have seen any other drama she stars in, you won’t be surprised by her character, but what is different is seeing her usual childish character dealing with a such a serious illness.
3. Comments by Michi [Rating: 10/10]
Frankly at first, buying and watching this kind of drama is way beyond my mind. But someone told me that its a good story so i add it into my to buy list. So i bought it! My sister going crazy asking me: "What? You bought this drama?"
So i have to watch it all by myself, and each chapter goes better and i'm curious to know what happen next and so on...~ I find this story is rather intriguing and i thought " it's not that bad after all"

It is a tearjerker .. Luckily i watched it alone so there is nothing to control and i cry :P hehe.. It's so sad.. I begin to like the story and at the end i realize that i actually ' LOVE ' this drama ! And it is one of my fav now. ~ hehe.. :P
4. Comments by KAZdoramma [Rating: 8/10]
This dorama was good actually, i enjoyed it even tho bits were a bit repetitive. Kaneshiro Takeshi very arragont and lonely in the first few episodes but as the series goes on and he meets Fukuda Kyoko`s character, he realises that he needs her in his life as much as she needs him after she contracts the HIV virus, prostituting in order to get some money for Keigo`s concert (Kaneshiro). Very touching and I hate nakama yukie s character in this....she is a jealous, annoying character and I`ve never really liked her as an actress anyways and this series did not help with that perception. O well! it`s still worth watching and also has an winning theme song by LUNA SEA. I For You.
5. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 9/10]
Very good dorama.
deals with a topic that isn't easy to talk about in Japan. Fukada Kyoko is very cute but very stupid! Anyway, this is a revolutionary dorama but I would have apreciated that they used this opportunity to deliever a clearer message of contraception. It's never said in the dorama that you should use condom and I do think it's a big shame. It's still a problem in Japan, girls are too frightened to ask their boyfriends to use one. I have friends in Japan suffering of this society problem. The most strange time in this dorama is when Fukada makes love with Keigo without condom even though they both know that she has aids! So stupid!
6. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 7/10]
This dorama started in avery awesome away and the first half was great, but the later half was a litle boring and Masaki(Fukada Kyoko) became really annoying.
Fukada Kyoko´s performance wasn´t that good, but for a 16 year old girl and playing a character with a terminal desease she was very good, every 16 year old actor in my country are really awufull.
Kaneshiro Takeshi did a good job and Nakama Yukie is like Eita in my books, great actress but allways apointed to the most annoying and stupid parts.
The dorama was really good, i just don´t rate it higher because the last episodes weren´t that good and the ending was a bit overdramatic.
7. Comments by Dabbies [Rating: 8/10]
Takeshi Kaneshiro’s first ever Japanese drama….!! Very touching & highly recommended… playing his current role as a singer in the drama… keeping low & charming as usual… so touched that he can actually sacrifice for love & how he pull through the whole crisis of losing his loved one…. Fukada Kyoko’s role is quite commendable… determine & gentle… willing to tolerate or sacrifice anything… she has done her best in it… I have to say once again that this drama is VERY VERY VERY touching… is a must watch & a collection u can’t miss in all JDorama….!!! (^_^) v
8. Comments by Eyrien* [Rating: 9/10]
As much as I hate to admit, this drama is EXTREMELY good. This the only drama that I can stand Fukada Kyoko in. She and Kaneshiro Takeshi do a spectucular job of portraying extremely poignant emotions as a cynical song writer and a high school age girl with HIV in love. The first episode didn't really appeal to me for some reason, but I really became involved with the story as I continued watching. I also thought that Haruhiko Kato did an outstanding job as well. WARNING, due to the nature of the drama, prepare to break out the tissues a LOT.
9. Comments by ashley [Rating: 10/10]
My favourite Japanese drama. A great ost, a slightly controversial story and a brilliant cast. Takeshi Kaneshiro's monologue in the beginning is one of my favourite lines in a Japanese drama. That few lines sums up his character before he met Masaki, and gradually you see the thawing of his character as the story progresses. Kyoko Fukada is convincing in her role as an aimless teenager before she knew her time was limited.
Sometimes it does take something like that before you realise what you have been missing and what you are searching for.
10. Comments by tsubaki1 [Rating: 5/10]
this whole thing doesnt make sense. i watched it a long time ago so please correct me if i made any mistakes.
so first, the girl sells her body, for what? for a concert ticket.
second, the girl has sex wif her idol.
third, the idol actually falls in love wif her.
fourth, that a record *producer* can actually be so good looking.
fifth, fan marries idol.
sixth, she died at her wedding.
please, nothing makes sense. or its just too difficult than i can understand. i gave it a 5 and all 5 points go to the soundtrack.
11. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 9/10]
it was breath-taking that's for sure. i couldn't give it a 10 because i didn't like fukada that much, and also the ending... it wasn't that believable. plus, i couldn't understand why kaneshiro never got infected. hehe. just some ramblings.. but all in all it was an amazing drama. heck, i watched it STRAIGHT from night to the next morning! i also couldn't forget kaneshiro after this.. i mean he is the first man i've ever seen to look EXACTLY like a bishounen that walked out of a shoujo manga!!! O_O!!!
12. Comments by outlaws0025 [Rating: 7/10]
I kinda have mixed feelings about this. The story was kinda common. Not extremely impressiv, but then again - It's japanese, so it's way over the standard of other countries.

The great thing about it is definitely the acting. Amazing acting from the whole cast, but seriously.. I've never hated Nakama Yukie in a dorama before, but in this one she was really annoying! The same with the little brother!

All in all it's a great dorama, but not in my top 5... But I've also watched MANY doramas:D
13. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 8/10]
This drama realli touched my heart! Seriously, in society today celebrities wouldn't give a *beep* if u had AIDS, they'll just be like "watever, u made the choice" but in this drama it'z totally different from the real world! Keneshiro eventually wuz touched on wat Fukada did for him and got to know her! This is one of the saddest dramaz I've seen so far but it is a realli good drama indeed! I'll realli recommend this drama to u! Remember to have tissue beside u ^^
14. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 10/10]
Very amotional drama about a high school girl who contracts the HIV virus from selling her body.

What I really liked about this drama was that it didn't preach, it just told the story about the girl, her wrong choices, and the outcome. After a while, the main story focused on an unbelievable romance between her and a famous songwriter and the HIV/AIDs part took a backseat. Though it was far-fetched, I thought it was a great drama for its time and I enjoyed it a lot.
15. Comments by krissblade [Rating: ?/10]
If you want to watch this one. Camp out with a box of tissues!!! I cried and bawled so hard at the end that I didn't want to watch another sad drama in a long while. This was the first time I watched Kyoko Fukuda (sp?). She is a very good young actress. When I was in high school, I really liked Takshi Kaneshiro. I think this drama addresses some issues in society that people don't really want to look at or think that those things cannot happen to them.
16. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 3/10]
Surprisingly bad. I was looking forward to watching this drama for a long time because I thought the title was pretty and poetic, but I laughed more than I cried... and not when I was supposed to be laughing. The heroine was so whiny and annoying, I actually started rooting for her death. I watched it all the way through, but I am a perfectionist who must finish tasks, so that doesn't mean much. Pros: Pretty opening video and title; not boring, just lame.
17. Comments by strawberrynkiwi [Rating: 9/10]
A great drama to show the problems with HIV & AIDS. I must say I was disappointed with Fukada's acting, she really didn't convinced me as a girl who was positive & strong. I didn't really feel connected until I think the last episode with the baby, I started crying like no tomorrow. Overall, I loved it. Kaneshiro did a great job, very very cool his character =) The song "In The Sky" is really good, which made me get into the drama more^^
18. Comments by aki_07 [Rating: 6/10]
Typical merry-go-round drama! My friend cried like hell but to me it felt like a broken record. It was touching initially but got on my nerves after a while when incidents kept disrupting the romance just when it was about to bloom. Why so tragic?! The writer got carried away & thre logic out of the window! I watched all the way because of Kaneshiro. Sountrack by Luna Sea was unforgetable
19. Comments by underthesky [Rating: 7/10]
The more you see, the more you want to see... And I cry at almost every episodes... the last episode is the worst.. i mean, that's when i really really cry so much... that movie is my "sandwich of happiness". Plus, Takeshi is there.. He's great. Ending is good.. the more you follow, the more you want to follow... But Actually.. there are some exaggerated and stupid plots... So yah..
20. Comments by IkematsuSosuke [Rating: 5/10]
I give this drama a 5..one point for each for the four first episodes that I liked..and one for the subject matter.

I couldn't finish this drama..stopped at episode 9..I couldn't stand Fukada's character..she was just a spoiled b***h..I also didn't feel the connection between her and Keigo..also each episode have the same boring annoying feeling.

This drama was not for me.
21. Comments by hsiuting2003 [Rating: 10/10]
I love it! I Love it! I Love it! I personally think it's as good as Beautiful Life. I seriously cried in every episode. Masaki is so brave...I really admired her character. I recommend this to everyone who likes a good sappy, inspirational drama. One thing though, I didn't like much was the ending...it just kinda hangs you there...so. But all around great.
22. Comments by Tomokochan [Rating: 10/10]
A very touching story . It has been a long time since I cried when watching a film but this time my tears can't stop falling down. I'm very happy seeing Kyoko in this film.She act so well, I'm not wrong when chosing her as my idol :) .Kaneshiro is good too! I love Keigo's charaters :) This will be my all-time favourite film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23. Comments by tachan [Rating: 9/10]
Really kept me entertained and I thought the love story was cute. The cliffhangers made me want to see the next episode right away each time. Interesting parts of this drama was how the lead was a male singer (entertainment world) and the subject of a young girl dealing with HIV (which something I haven't seen covered in jdrama before).
24. Comments by itsonlykat [Rating: 10/10]
Nice one starring kyoko fukado, and takeshi kaneshiro, i cried throughout every episodes, it was very moving and the theme songs fits the story very well, i love shizuko kudo's voice when she sang the two main themes of the drama. It was "Kirara" , "In the Sky". Also the song by Luna Sea "I For You"... Overall Highly recommended!!!!!
25. Comments by MissMonika [Rating: 7/10]
A really touching, also at the same time, really sad and depressing drama. The story is good, and the overall theme is versatile. But homegirl, Fukada Kyoko, needs some serious acting lessons. She needs to show more emotion and not use the same tone all the time. But I LOVE Kaneshiro Takeshi. He's so great, and so gorgeous.
26. Comments by majinbads [Rating: 7/10]
Superb, moving performance by Kyoko Fukada. Hail the teen queen of tears. Too bad Takeshi Kaneshiro doesn稚 match Kyoko痴 performance. The director had to hide Kaneshiro痴 eyes behind dark shades for his apparent inability to show much emotion in this tearjerker. Will make you cry (even for guys). A good watch.
27. Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]
Fukada Kyoko was given a role that stood apart from her previous cutesy, candy-sugar-coated characters and shined more than I thought! A serious drama that keeps you watching. It is ashame her later works turned out to be disappointing, especially since her start seemed so promising with a challenging role.
28. Comments by glayjiro1017 [Rating: 9/10]
Haven't finished watching this one yet. =/

The story is really gripping.
Kaneshiro Takeshi is so mysterious!
Fukada Kyoko is a youngin in this one.
I think this was her debut drama? Not sure.

I love it. ED Theme by Luna Sea is awesome!
This drama another love/romance story that just gets to me.
29. Comments by zoqh [Rating: 8/10]
takeshi ......u know that....
I like takeshi kaneshiro play acting!!!
Great man!!! ....hm.hm..hm... just all (2)
The story is original, but a bit unrealistic at the same time.
I watched all the way because of Kaneshiro. Soundtrack by Luna Sea was very unforgetable.
kaneshiro was hot, as always... ^^
30. Comments by chobits [Rating: 10/10]
u won't regret to buy and watch it. fukakyo and kaneshiro are really good artistes. kaneshiro done a good job as a playboy :) it's a sad love story that shows how people are willing to do anything for love. but i think most people will expected the ending. it's one of the best drama i've ever watched.

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Users who voted for this drama (131)
1. occultangle
This is really heavy stuff. Normally I try to stay away from dramas that deal with various mortal illnesses in this direct a manner, but something about someone as cute as Fukada Kyouko with aids in a love story seems like something I had to watch. The thing is that honestly her acting comes off less like a teenager, but rather more like a five year old. It’s the kind of thing a person is either really going to love or hate, and though I can understand people being on the other side, I am clearly in the camp of those who love it. I find her acting so adorable that I can totally see myself being a rock star like personality with my choice of hundreds of hot girls, but end up throwing myself off of bridges out of my love for some dumb high school girl with aids. Of course if you have seen any other drama she stars in, you won’t be surprised by her character, but what is different is seeing her usual childish character dealing with a such a serious illness.
2. milkdrinker2002
The Drama that gets me into J-drama..!!! Very very sad & touching.....! You really need to get a box of tissue by your side...>_<. Even tho you are the kind of person that dont cry easily, grab a box of tissue JUST IN CASE!!! Kyoko's 1st drama, not bad for a newbie like her back then...! Masaki-(Kyoko) had learned how to be strong & fight against this deadly disease with the help from Keigo. KYOKO looks very very CUTE to me no matter when she cry or smile, she just so pretty.....Yahoooo! Keigo-(Keneshiro Takeshi) looks like a Asian Version of Terminator to ME.!!! He looks Very cool with his long hair & sun glasses. This is DEFINITELY A MUST WATCH drama.....!!!^_~
3. Coolsmurf
this was my first ever drama that i watched and i have never regretted my choice. the story was very dark and showed how people's perspective is changed the moment after learning they are HIV positive. throughout this drama, you will see kyoko character trying to focus on her life ambitions instead of her disease and her relationship with kaneshiro character was simply heartwrenching. they really made the show look very real and coupled with excellent instrumental music makes it even better while watching it. I highly recommend watching it but it's very sad!
4. ashley
My favourite Japanese drama. A great ost, a slightly controversial story and a brilliant cast. Takeshi Kaneshiro's monologue in the beginning is one of my favourite lines in a Japanese drama. That few lines sums up his character before he met Masaki, and gradually you see the thawing of his character as the story progresses. Kyoko Fukada is convincing in her role as an aimless teenager before she knew her time was limited. Sometimes it does take something like that before you realise what you have been missing and what you are searching for.
5. kantflixion
-takeshi kaneshiro is fine! i watched all of his chinese movies, and his role in the j-drama is really the coolest he's ever taken. his whole image changed after taking on this role - from cute to manly. and he's proven that he's a convincing dramatic actor as well,
-great music
-kyoko fukada is moving
-1st time I ever saw Nakama Yukie - really made an impression on me, watched her other dramas since then, didn't realize she had such a long resume, great actress
6. Aki
A classic dorama hit that shot Fukada Kyouko to stardom. It's a nice, dreamy story that fulfills the imagination of girl fans like me to a certain extent. In retrospect, it was also considered a liberal dorama during its time, taking on issues about HIV aka Aids and exposing the practice of high school gals' secret aruibaito (part-time).
7. miumiu_sky
Really nice drama, so touching!! This was the first j-dorama I've watched and since than I'm hooked watching other j-doramas! Really recommend to ya all~~ Takeshi was so handsome in this dorama and Kyoko is so cute!
8. kipas
absolute tear-jerker! fits to be shown for educational purposes, like AIDS week, etcetc...fukada gave a great head- start, I think, better than Kaneshiro in this drama...
9. dy_ans
it was great dorama....very touching.....very emotional....I watched this drama many times.....and still make me cry.....takeshi and kyoko are very good in this movie....
10. moon
i Love this drama a lot~~~ since the second episode up to the last... it makes me cry so much.... it is my first drama that ive watch and its great... Love it!!! =p
11. lunasan
It is one of most beautiful and sad drama which I could see. I cried much by seeing it. I adore too the song of luna sea "I for you", it is splendid.
12. chime.gochan
the story is touching....misaki's reason for wanting to earn money for the ticket is a lack of foresight though, but the story is good....so good
13. henry012
another story about diseases yet so different than others. good acting and story are very powerful and very touching throughout the series
14. ila
get ya hankies at the ready! not gona happen in real life, but sure keeps ya hangin til the end. great actin, plus luv the great tunes
15. cheery
Not the 1st Jap Drama i've watched but it was the one that attracted me to watch more Jap dramas and really like the characters.
16. tikleabubble
Definitely one of the best around. Kyoko Fukada impressed me. Kaneshiro Takeshi suited the role well (plus he's hot :D)
17. ocha
Well..actually I dun really like the storyline. But Takeshi Kaneshiro made thus dorama a must watch for me..he..he..
18. gakuchi
Fukada was once my most favourite person in the world bcoz of this drama. I even like this drama more than BL!
19. carie_akanishi
My favourite dark dorama.It has beautiful background music and a bold plot. Makes you cry a lot at the end...
20. Akikochan
What an excellent drama ! ! Very sad and the characters are realistic., they have their own personality.
21. maggiekk
Gotta love Takeshi and Kyoko's fantastic acting. The plot is so intriguing that it keeps you hooked.
22. aruthberry
I love this romantic love story alot. Especially when it is acted by my favourite artistes. ^O^
23. Ruth~route
This is my favourite dorama. i love the plot and actors and everything. I cried watching it
24. Jyangel
I love this drama so much is make me cry so many time and plus bcoz of the cast to.........
25. modesty81
A really good show how life can turn around so fast but allso something god can come of it.
26. UranustnkNW
This drama kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. So happy and sad I watched this.
27. i am stupid
my family cried buckets watching this drama..................well only my mom cried :P
28. johnnythao
This Drama is very good, because it shows a great plot about Fukada Kyoko's character.
29. hisashi
One of my favourite drama. Watched 3 times and still touching! Nice soundtrack.
30. choco
Great love story, perfect chemistry between Takeshi Kaneshiro and Kyoko Fukada

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