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Koibito yo [恋人よ]




Drama Details
Title:Koibito yo
My dear lover / To love you more
Telecast:1995-10-19 to 1995-12-21
Season:Fall 1995

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:10 Episodes

Just hours before two different couples (Manae & Ryotaro : Shoko & Kohei) take their vows, Manae and Kohei discover an untold secret of their spouses-to-be. While they are pondering over their decisions, they meet each other and become friends. Their friendship then extends after their marriages with Manae taking the initiative of choosing her home beside Kohei's. This move is certainly not to Ryotaro's advantage, as he is Shoko's ex-boyfriend and the child she is carrying is actually his!

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. To Love You More [Celine Dion and Kryzler & Co.]MIDI ]

Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Nagase Tomoya
Suzuki Honami
Kishitani Goro
Sato Koichi
Suzuki Kyoka
Sakurai Atsuko
Mizuno Miki
Yamaji Kazuhiro
Oishi Goro

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1. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/6036/Lovers.html
2. Koibito yo Infopage (Big5)

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. A love story of unconventionality [Rating: 7/10]
To put it brusquely, this drama celebrates discreet extramarital affairs, betrayals and dishonesty between spouses. However, the execution of this seemingly poisonous plot isn't oversimplified and manages to portray the many facades of love and relationships.

I personally thought that the surreptitious relationship that so hastily bloomed between Suzuki Honami and Kishitani Goro was rushed and somewhat ludicrous. The sexual tension between them just didn't feel right at all. And after awhile, I was thinking about giving this drama a 5. But later, it was shown that despite the unfavorable circumstances, their love was actually the purest of them all.

The drama was redeemed by the great camera work and ultimately, the performances by the actors. Suzuki Honami shone, Sato Koichi was just plain awesome and Mizuno Miki stole the show in the last few episodes.

It took a lot of patience to go through this drama, especially when the characters were wreathing in their own faults, weaknesses and shortcomings. There were lots of times when I just wanted to knock some freaking sense into their heads. And certain moments were way over-the-top, cheesy and fell flat.

Despite that, when I look back at the drama as a whole, it really was quite an unconventional and poignant love story. The drama overall, with its idealistic tone, wouldn't have worked if it weren't for the seasoned actors who gave very solid performances.
Reviewed by Mint on 11 August 2008
2. Worh a try [Rating: 9/10]
I lot of fans considered this a a classic. This drama presented a very different way of looking at unfaithful relationships. Suzuki Honami was great and wish she had worked on more dramas. Not as good as Tokyo love story.
Reviewed by jdfan on 27 June 2002
3. To Love You More [Rating: 10/10]
I like that song especially Celine Dion the best!
Reviewed by areshi on 31 March 2012

Comments From Users (11)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 8/10]
What can I say? I love Suzuki Honami, once again she shines as her role as Manae, a woman who finds love in the most unexpected of places and at the most unexpected times. She once again was able to capture the feelings of and emotions of Manae s well that the audience cannot help but rise and fall with her.

Her male opposite played by Kishitani Goro (Kohei) does an excellent job, the two of them have great on-screen chemistry and some of the dialogue was just unforgettable. The other two were also good at the characters that they portrayed. The wavering feelings between the four of them was apparent and realistic (for this type of situation). Also, Celine Dion's "To Love You More" really seemed to be the perfect theme song for the overall tone of the story.

The only quirk that I have with this drama is the ending, the plot was very tight until then (even though sometimes a bit contrived), but I still recommend watching it for some angst and if you're a fan of Suzuki Honami.
2. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 10/10]
There is a reason this one is a classic. It's a three-hanky drama. Love! Misunderstanding! Betrayal! And More! Excellent acting all around, would love to see a subtitled version of this someday, cause I know I missed some things. Theme music is highly appropriate, although by the end of the series I never wanted to hear Celine Dion again... ;-D
3. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Good old-school drama on what happens when you meet the love of your life the day you marry (somebody else). It�fs a more mature drama trying to explore relationships after you wed, which is something rare in the drama world. The only thing I deemed unnecessary was that there had to be *spoiler alert* a tragic illness at the end to solve conflicts.
4. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]
I lot of fans considered this a a classic. This drama presented a very different way of looking at unfaithful relationships. A four way love affair and also they became neighbours. Suzuki Honami was great and wish she had worked on more dramas. Not as good as Tokyo love story.
5. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 9/10]
The four main actors (Honami Suzuki, Goro Kishitani, Kyoko Suzuki, Koichi Sato) are so good together, they really make this work. And check out a young Tomoya Nagase and Miki Mizuno just starting out.
6. Comments by biga816 [Rating: 8/10]
Very nice storyline, a lot of heartfelt moments. Suzuki Honami made the best facial expressions I had ever seen. You can't beat her smile.
7. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 10/10]
If you like 'love' and 'cheating' ... this is the drama for you. Ending is over the top but somehow ... believable.
8. Comments by mizuno_takako [Rating: 10/10]
the cast, the songs, the story, the whole thing juz capture ur attention thru out the whole drama....
9. Comments by gomibagu [Rating: 8/10]
Creative twist on love affairs. Very touching at times. Title song was perfect. Honami was great.
10. Comments by yatta [Rating: 10/10]
i like this drama
11. Comments by caitlincoffee [Rating: 10/10]
No sub...=(
12. Comments by Genma [Rating: 8/10]
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Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. jcb card
Top notch and versatile acting,beautiful cinematography,compelling and highly emotional storyline and dramatic music by david foster.Definately watch it if you haven't.
2. trash
very touching. suzuki honami at her prime as one the leadin actress in japan. still so beautiful now.. wooo....
3. shinjitsu