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Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi [最後から二番目の恋]

Drama Details
Title:Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
Season:Winter 2012

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TV Station:Fuji TV

This drama is about a 45-year-old single woman who works as a TV drama producer. Starting to feel anxious about her health and her future, she visits an old house in Kamakura where she intends to live with her friend when they reach old age.

She meets a man who is a 50-year-old government worker at Kamakura�fs city hall whose wife has passed away. With both of them at a crossroads in their lives, their fateful encounter leads to romance.

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Related Dramas (1)
Zoku. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi Season 2
続・最後から二番目の恋 2


Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. How Beautiful You Are [Hamasaki Ayumi]

Actor/Actress Cast (5)
Koizumi Kyoko
Nakai Kiichi
Iijima Naoko
Sakaguchi Kenji
Uchida Yuki

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1. Official Site

Comments From Users (18)
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1. Comments by pash [Rating: 10/10]
Brilliantly scripted and superbly acted by the whole cast (with particular mentions for the leads, Koizumi Kyoko and Nakai Kiichi, who are absolutely great! Chapeau!), this is without any doubt one of the best doramas I've ever seen, seriously! It even reminded me a bit of the wonderful series of movies "Kazoku Wa Tsurai Yo!" for the general atmosphere and for the adorable craziness (and at the same time, adorable "normality", as weird as that may sound) of the families portrayed in those movies as well as in this dorama. Great music, too (most of all, the piano piece reminiscing of Erik Satie's Gymnopédies). Instant top10 of my personal all-time faves! Perfect 10! ^_______^
2. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 9/10]
Best drama for quite a long time! An all-round brilliant and heartwarming drama about the lovelife of a woman in her mid-40s. I usually don't watch dramas about older people, but this one really felt like a great watch even for younger people. I think it deals with careers and love in a way which is interesting and in no way old-fashioned. The main character is in no way old-fashioned, either. A very fresh approach to an increasingly significant theme. I'd almost say it's a must watch! (There's also quite a variety of interesting characters and plot-lines! Nice pace, nice soundtrack, nice directing, nice characters, nice atmosphere, nice story, nice actors, nice everything!)
3. Comments by Susan [Rating: 9/10]
What can I really say about this series? I love a fast-talking show and the chemistry between the cast is unparalleled by anything else I've seen in the past five years, maybe longer. Nakai Kiichi is a fantastic actor and he and Koizumi Kyoko played off each other well. I suppose my only regret with this series is that the two of them were so good together that it was disappointing not to see their romance begin until the very end. It just wasn't a satisfying conclusion to the series, but I have to give the show credit for showing that small degree of realism and sticking to the promise of its title; her next love will always be her "second-to-last love."
4. Comments by xploring [Rating: 8/10]
Gobbled up all 11 episodes of Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi in 3 nights. Staying up until wee hours in the morning. If it wasn't for the need to sleep, I would have finished it in one.

Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. My favourite parts are the banter between Nakai Kiichi and Koizumi Kyoko, and when the Nagakura siblings get together. Having only seen Nakai Kiichi in serious roles, his performance really surprised me. He stole the show for me. Some of the scenes are so funny, I haven't enjoyed a recent drama so much for quite a while. One of the best in recent years.
5. Comments by snow_san [Rating: 7/10]
4th ep. - young scriptwriter, Kuriyama Haruka-sensei with the three older ladies ~too funny! Koizumi and Nakai's arguments bit on the annoying side but 8th ep., it got so hot&heated...couldn't stop grinning. :) End of 8th the funniest!! chu!! <3 Credit to the writers some really funny lines in this drama. Good cast. Small knock - if you've seen 1ep, you've seen several ~you get some repeated stuff. The SP is more a continuation~ like extra episodes, more of the same.
6. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Lovely family drama set in the even lovelier town of Kamakura. Great actors and interesting side characters, but not entirely cliche free! But the observations made about life, age, death, loneliness and love are in my opinion accurate, and that's a big achievement for a drama.
7. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Sort of a cross between "Kekkon dekinai" and "Around 40". Nakai was great and I really liked Iijima and Uchida, but for some reason Koizumi's character kind of rubbed me the wrong way. It was still a very enjoyable drama.
8. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
The drama has a certain charm that's hard to explain, and an innocence that's usually in teen dramas. The chemistry between the two main leads is very very good and the supporting cast are superb as well. Nice drama!
9. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 9/10]
One of the best from the last few years, interesting characters and storylines, solid acting and well paced, never a dull moment, highly recommended.
10. Comments by WhiteHawk [Rating: 9/10]
So nice to see a drama about people my own age. A very charming "slice of life" drama set in a very charming location.
11. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 5/10]
I actually thought that this drama would be better ... fell short of my expectations though everyone else loved it.
12. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
Maybe when I hit 45, I'll watch it again and comment. Hopefully, jdorama.com is still around when i grow old.
13. Comments by rafinharomano [Rating: 10/10]
Excelent drama, quite unexpected and different from all the others that I have seen before!
14. Comments by kirtil [Rating: 8/10]
not tailored for young generation but I liked it
15. Comments by williu [Rating: 7/10]
It's a sweet little drama, but nothing more.
16. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Nice but predictable.
17. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 8/10]
18. Comments by niknik [Rating: 10/10]
19. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 9/10]
20. Comments by Doramako [Rating: ?/10]
21. Comments by Taira-Panku [Rating: 8/10]
22. Comments by kinokid [Rating: ?/10]
23. Comments by brenda307 [Rating: 9/10]
24. Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 8/10]
25. Comments by FireReaverX [Rating: 8/10]
26. Comments by elite [Rating: ?/10]
27. Comments by ermac [Rating: 8/10]
28. Comments by Kra [Rating: 10/10]
29. Comments by Zemus [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by siu dong [Rating: 7/10]

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1. tifosi84
2. niknik
3. Kra
4. hairbeeleck