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Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste Of Honey~ [蜜の味~A Taste Of Honey~]



Drama Details
Title:Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste Of Honey~
蜜の味~A Taste Of Honey~
Telecast:2011-10-10
Season:Fall 2011



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Genre(s):Drama



Synopsis
Morimoto Naoko, a girl from the countryside, is in love with her uncle, Ikezawa Masato. She follows after him to Tokyo by getting admitted into an elite medical university, but there she runs into Masatofs girlfriend and colleague, Aya, a beautiful and intelligent researcher who is the daughter of the university hospitalfs director. Regardless of this girlfriend, things get complicated after Naoko and Masato meet again.
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Actor/Actress Cast (5)
Eikura Nana
榮倉奈々
 
Kanno Miho
菅野美穂
 
Iura Arata
井浦新
 
Mizobata Junpei
溝端淳平
 
Ichikawa Tomohiro
市川知宏
 
 

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. Mitsu no Aji [Rating: 10/10]
I can just tell that this drama is going to be very polarizing and frankly quite despised by many people. But I simply must be the person to say that this is absolutely one of the best dramas ever, period. I happened to notice that it was written by the same person as "First Love", which was also strongly hated by many people, and which I feel is one of the most overly criticized series ever. There are many thematic similarities between the two series, even a lot of the dialogue is almost exactly the same. But most of the things wrong there, mainly the last few episodes and the over the top characters, are much better here, and one of the great things there, forbidden love, is so much more powerful and blatant here, because it's a love story between an uncle and his niece.
I know this isn't the first time Japanese entertainment media has dealt with a story about incest, but television drama always has a tendency to toy with forbidden love themes, for example often times it's a student/teacher, but they usually only use it for enough shock value to get ratings but then back off before they might actually offend people. They don't back off here! And I couldn't be more pleased with them for that. I realize that something like incest is not something normal that most people would want to participate in in real life, but it makes for very moving drama if one will just accept it as a story.
Another thing that's so excellent here is the way it builds to a climax and then halfway through reinvents itself. It allows the story to be more "epic" without either dragging on, or having to resort to trivial forms of conflict flip-flopping the story (which is exactly the problem with the last few episodes of the aforementioned "First Love".) In this way it reminds me of my absolute all time favorite drama "Aoi Tori." The story is actually very beautifully simple and straight forward, an uncle and a niece fall in love, but that is obviously not an easy relationship to have. That does bring me to the only flaw I can think of, and that is the over the top behavior of the jilted boyfriend and the power of tabloid magazines, but this is television so I don't feel like that is beyond expectation nor does it significantly harm the main plot. Kanno Miho's character is quite evil, but it's also equally believable and reasonable, and if anything, her eventual acceptance of the situation is the only thing that would be questionable in real life, but it's great for the story.
Really I was rather shocked by this drama, I really didn't think they would so honestly portray a story like this and be willing to go all the way through with it. But it was a very good kind of shocking and the best drama I have seen since "Aoi Tori."
Reviewed by occultangle on 11 January 2012

Comments From Users (7)
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1. Comments by gaston [Rating: 10/10]
Great performances by the whole cast! I was leery of this drama after reading spoilers and watching the first episode but glad I was proven wrong. Subject matter may be hard to swallow for those that chastise the premise and like the other reviewers, will be very polarizing, but definitely worth your time. I rarely give out 10/10 -- to deserve it not only must everything fall into place (e.g., performance, pacing, story, rewatchability) the story somehow must change my outlook on life, and this one definitely does.
2. Comments by NaomiMaeda [Rating: 5/10]
I started watching it because of Kanno, Mizobata and because it was medical related but I dropped it after 3 episodes because I didn't like it at all. The story was horrible, main character's annoying and that supposed-to-be-young uncle looked like an old man. Overall, I don't think I'll ever try to watch the rest of episodes.
3. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 10/10]
Without a doubt one of the best dramas I have ever seen, though I fear I will be one of the few people that will feel that way. The most blatant depiction of forbidden love I have ever seen in a J-Drama, and truly amazed they were willing to completely go through with this story without getting cold feet.
4. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 6/10]
To be fair, I skipped a few episodes but this drama wasn't good at all. Silly incest story in medical setting. Shame Arata was in it.
5. Comments by Yuuki MatsuMiya [Rating: 9/10]
Really liked this drama. Simple plot, straight feelings. Easy to watched and I even liked the main song Zutto!
6. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is saved by Kanno Miho's performance.
7. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 8/10]
Wincest?
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10. Comments by lonewolf82 [Rating: ?/10]
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15. Comments by FireReaverX [Rating: 5/10]
16. Comments by GameChili [Rating: 9/10]
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18. Comments by siu dong [Rating: 7/10]
19. Comments by kyoihishi [Rating: 6/10]
20. Comments by DPanTHera [Rating: 8/10]
21. Comments by mario34 [Rating: 9/10]
22. Comments by junny [Rating: 2/10]
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Users who voted for this drama (1)
1. occultangle
I can just tell that this drama is going to be very polarizing and frankly quite despised by many people. But I simply must be the person to say that this is absolutely one of the best dramas ever, period. I happened to notice that it was written by the same person as "First Love", which was also strongly hated by many people, and which I feel is one of the most overly criticized series ever. There are many thematic similarities between the two series, even a lot of the dialogue is almost exactly the same. But most of the things wrong there, mainly the last few episodes and the over the top characters, are much better here, and one of the great things there, forbidden love, is so much more powerful and blatant here, because it's a love story between an uncle and his niece. I know this isn't the first time Japanese entertainment media has dealt with a story about incest, but television drama always has a tendency to toy with forbidden love themes, for example often times it's a student/teacher, but they usually only use it for enough shock value to get ratings but then back off before they might actually offend people. They don't back off here! And I couldn't be more pleased with them for that. I realize that something like incest is not something normal that most people would want to participate in in real life, but it makes for very moving drama if one will just accept it as a story. Another thing that's so excellent here is the way it builds to a climax and then halfway through reinvents itself. It allows the story to be more "epic" without either dragging on, or having to resort to trivial forms of conflict flip-flopping the story (which is exactly the problem with the last few episodes of the aforementioned "First Love".) In this way it reminds me of my absolute all time favorite drama "Aoi Tori." The story is actually very beautifully simple and straight forward, an uncle and a niece fall in love, but that is obviously not an easy relationship to have. That does bring me to the only flaw I can think of, and that is the over the top behavior of the jilted boyfriend and the power of tabloid magazines, but this is television so I don't feel like that is beyond expectation nor does it significantly harm the main plot. Kanno Miho's character is quite evil, but it's also equally believable and reasonable, and if anything, her eventual acceptance of the situation is the only thing that would be questionable in real life, but it's great for the story. Really I was rather shocked by this drama, I really didn't think they would so honestly portray a story like this and be willing to go all the way through with it. But it was a very good kind of shocking and the best drama I have seen since "Aoi Tori."