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Sunao ni Narenakute [素直になれなくて]



Drama Details
Title:Sunao ni Narenakute
Hard to Say I Love You
Telecast:2010-04-15 to 2010-06-24
Season:Spring 2010

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

Nakajima looks up to his father, who was a war photographer, but can only get a job as an assistant for gravure magazines.

Mizuno is a provisional high school teacher, currently on probation.

Nishimura is Mizuno's best friend, whose boyfriend has been avoiding her since she discovered she was pregnant.

Ichihara works at a magazine where he is being blackmailed into sexual favours by his chief editor.

Park, on Twitter, takes on the persona of a doctor, when he is actually working at a company that sells medical equipment to disinterested doctors, and at the same time, trying to take care of his younger sister.

This is a story about the blossoming friendship of five young people who were brought together by Twitter, and their journey to finding honesty with each other and with themselves.

Related Videos (2)
 菅原紗由理 - 素直になれなくて / Sayuri Sugawara - Sunao ni Narenakute MV
菅原紗由理 - 素直になれなくて / Sayuri Sugawara - Sunao ni Narenakute MV

 WEAVER 「Hard to say I love you ~言い出せなくて~」
WEAVER 「Hard to say I love you ~言い出せなくて~」


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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Hard to say I love you ~Ii Dasenakute~ [WEAVER]
2. Sunao ni Narenakute [Sugawara Sayuri 菅原 紗由理]

Actor/Actress Cast (21)
Nakajima Keisuke/"Nakaji"
Ueno Juri
Mizuno Tsukiko/"Haru"
Seki Megumi
Nishimura Hikari/"Peach"
Tamayama Tetsuji
Ichihara Kaoru/"Linda"
Hero JaeJoong
ジェジュン / Jejung
Park Seonsu/"Doctor"
Kinami Haruka
Park Minha
Nakamura Yuichi
Mizuno Shu
Fubuki Jun
Mizuno Sachiko
Sakamoto Shougo
Matsushima Kenta
Ryusei Ryo
Takahashi Masafumi
Ezawa Rina
Maeda Yuki
Kikkawa Koji
Nakajima Ryosuke
Igawa Haruka
Yamamoto Kiriko
Yajima Kenichi
Yamamoto Tomohiko
Watanabe Eri
Okuda Mariko
Tanaka Tetsushi
Minehara Takashi
Matsukawa Takahiro
Tonesaku Toshihide
Shiraishi Takafumi
Yamada Meikyo
Ichihara Yasutoshi
Asaka Mayumi
Ichihara Misako
Katsumura Masanobu
Yano Jyunichi

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1. Official Site

Drama Reviews (5)
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that you may find out about this drama's endings and plots!

1. Disagree with some opinions [Rating: 9/10]
I don't think it is as bad as many people say. I think it's a very good dorama, the dorama doesn't focus always on any character, it has lots of side stories and it focuses on many characters mixing good moments where u laugh a lot and painful or sad ones.

My only complaint is the ending, so don't expect a big ending, but the plot is quite good, one of the best Jdorama of drama genre I've seen
Reviewed by Jhvx on 7 August 2010
2. Biggest 'WTF?' of 2010 so far [Rating: 3/10]
I didn't expect such sloppy work from Kitagawa Eriko. It felt like I was watching Last Friends, the awkward version. The characters were given dirty little secrets just for the sake of having dirty little secrets. There were too many subplots thrown in that left me saying "What was the point of that?"
Reviewed by spazzy06 on 12 July 2010
3. Not worth it [Rating: 5/10]
Great on-screen chemistry between Eita and Ueno Juri, good acting from the cast but overall it's a fail. The plot develops slowly, serves only to bore you to death and ends with nothing, the subplots are pointless and the characters lack any sort of character. Skip this, it isn't worth the time.
Reviewed by Limes on 24 July 2010
4. Poor [Rating: 3/10]
Boring plot, no chemistry between the characters, and some very disturbing subplots. If the best actors in JDrama are starring in such a clumsy series, then Japanese drama is in serious trouble.
Reviewed by justjuice on 5 August 2010
5. Poor [Rating: 5/10]
Reviewed by ester_grace on 24 December 2010

Comments From Users (42)
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1. Comments by Susan [Rating: 9/10]
This is a drama that resembled another so closely, that I had hard time getting into it out of fear, and because that made it somewhat predictable. Of course, the drama SunaNare resembles is Last Friends. Go figure, what with the completely different production staff. Could it have just been Ueno Juri and Eita? Nah. It goes deeper than that. A love triangle, a group of friends struggling with personal problems, and a suicide? Sounds EXACTLY like Last Friends. But the upside of SunaNare is that it didn't involve so much INDECISIVENESS! Just to break it down. SunaNare had very likable characters, fantastic plotting, even more fantastic side-stories and characters (their parents' romance was so engrossing), and really great tunes. Not to mention that it looked great, whether it was sets, styling, or direction. Some folks might be turned off by the ending, but it suited the drama and was really well-handled. Overall a great drama! No masterpiece, but damn good!
2. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 9/10]
I'd even give this dorama a 9.5 as a special Eita bonus. He's simply too hot. ;'D No, but seriously... this drama is great. I don't think the Twitter-aspect was captured as much as it could have been, but that doesn't really matter. It's a kinda serious dorama of the likes of Last Friends and really captured my interest. And apart from Eita's good looks and charisma his acting skills were exceptional as always. Can't get enough of him...
3. Comments by room304 [Rating: 5/10]
The characters are likable enough, although extremly awkward at times, but the storyline.... what happend to good writing? Or decent writing? Or just believable writing? I hate to compare dramas because they happen to have the same writing staff, but they don't even attempt to disguise this as anything other than "Last Friends" the second but even more stupid version.
4. Comments by jetlagged [Rating: 8/10]
This was a rather interesting drama to watch, I just started to delve into this kind of genre of a drama, and definitely it was worth my time to watch it. Very unpredictable drama with some predictable elements, but the unpredictable little hints just made me go WOW!
5. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 8/10]
hmmmmmmm, i would give this drama 9 points, but the ending seems a bit awkward. And for theme song, they added toooooo much songs, sometimes ting tings, sometimes weaver, sometimes sugawara sayuri and it ruined the mood of the drama.
Theme Song: All of them: 5
6. Comments by Spider [Rating: 8/10]
This drama kind of reminded me of Last Friends, and perhaps because of the success of that drama this one evolved. Lot's going on in this drama and it was enjoyable to watch things unfold. If you were a fan of last Friends I think you will enjoy this drama.
7. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 4/10]
I started watching because of Ueno Juri and Eita, but the first few episodes were very disappointing. The whole set up reads like a knock off of Last Friends, except it's even worse than Last Friends. Won't be finishing.
8. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
Another bad one. This is where I began to notice what I call the "UKD" phenomenon. Otherwise known as the "Ueno Kiss of Death". If Juri Ueno has a major part in a drama, it's probably not any good.
9. Comments by simpletoad [Rating: 9/10]
i can empathize with haru and nakaji's relationship in that their love was met with many obstacles because they liked each other at different times.

its good that they end up together anyway (:
10. Comments by rickyruffle [Rating: 7/10]
good soundtrack, great art direction, okay story

I really liked Nakaji and Haru, but Park's character was a little whiny bitch, the scriptwriters could have done a little better job with that.
11. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
((WATCHING)) so far i like it, great characters, actors, acting and story...i like how much character development they did with all the characters in just one episode, good stuff.
12. Comments by Hinano [Rating: 6/10]
Meh...it seemed like it was gonna be interesting, but then the writers didn't know what to do and ended up making the entire cast fall in love with one character lol.
13. Comments by Chimar [Rating: 8/10]
omg what happened to Linda broke my heart!! </3. but Tamayama looked so hott in this drama! and it was nice to see Ueno playing a mature girly character!
14. Comments by in.the.cold.breeze. [Rating: 8/10]
tamayama tetsuji (linda)'s arc was the best. his acting too. jaejoong (dok-taa) started out weak in his acting, but was surprisingly good at the end.
15. Comments by dekatrain [Rating: 6/10]
Good actors (Eita, Ueno) held down by a disappointedly dull and aimless Kitagawa script. Watch Orange Days instead. Ten times better than this.
16. Comments by Megumi_Nagase [Rating: 4/10]
I rated it 4 because i watched it until episode 6. Started really interesting but then it got boring and really clich&#233;.
17. Comments by Jhvx [Rating: 9/10]
Love it, cast was very good and amazing plot too with lots of side stories!!! very good human friendship dorama
18. Comments by williu [Rating: 10/10]
Great cast, great and fresh storyline, and each episode keeps pulling you in more and more.
19. Comments by cutesawada [Rating: 6/10]
a bit slow/boring. Watched and skipped around. I like the actors/actresses in here tho
20. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
Eita-Juri pairing!!Wld love more story outta both instead focusing on the other frens..
21. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 5/10]
Irrelevant stuff - would like to be fresh but fails. Avoid if you can.
22. Comments by TiV0 [Rating: 8/10]
It's always pleasure to watch Ueno Juri with different performances
23. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 7/10]
Starts out really good but gets nowhere after a few episodes.
24. Comments by mizz_evy [Rating: 9/10]
its a very good drama & it has jaejoong in it!!! YATTA!
25. Comments by xerith [Rating: 7/10]
Watchable but nothing special. Around 7.5/10 in my opinion.
26. Comments by Aysha [Rating: 5/10]
T__T why why they made him look like that!! TAMAYAMA!!
27. Comments by Signo [Rating: 6/10]
The plot is too soft and sometimes really boring.
28. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 6/10]
Aborted. Story develops too slow and too shallow.
29. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 7/10]
Entertaining ... but could have been better.
30. Comments by ChechuChi [Rating: ?/10]
kimi ga ireba (with micky yoochun)

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