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Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]



Drama Details
Title:Last Christmas
Telecast:2004-10-11 to 2004-12-20
Season:Fall 2004

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

It's fall 2004. Kenji Aoki, manager of the Project Department of a major sporting goods manufacturer is in a ski resort in New Zealand. He has just finished helping out in a skiing event sponsored by his company, and finally has time to ski with his subordinate, Tappei Hayama. Just when Kenji is enjoying relief from work, he receives a call from Goro Shintani. "My car got stuck in the snow. Help me out."

Goro is Kenji's friend from college, but is now a board member of Kenji's company. Despite the fact that Goro is only 36-years old, he was promoted to his current position with the help of his father, the president of the company. As long as Goro is boss, Kenji can't refuse his orders. When Kenji arrives at the site, he discovers Goro with a beautiful and well-mannered girl. She is Yuki Aoi, Goro's secretary.

A few days after the skiing incident, Kenji sees a moving truck in front of his apartment. Somebody has moved into the vacant room right next to Kenji's. The two rooms were originally one room, but had been divided into two separate small rooms at some time in the past. Now only a wall and a sealed door separated the two rooms.

While observing the moving process, Kenji hears his new female neighbor using extremely vulgar language. She also has a terrible attitude. While still in shock at how boorish girls can be, Kenji picks up a photograph that has fallen from the girl's luggage. It's a picture of a female motorcycle gang—posing with their long hair bleached blond, dressed in flamboyant costumes, and wielding piercing looks.

"Oh boy, look at my new neighbor" thinks Kenji. He glances at the lady working downstairs and is taken back to see Yuki, the well-mannered girl he met at the ski resort. She's a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.

Since this day on, Kenji is amazed and disgusted at Yuki's way of life. There's a constant flow of different guys visiting Yuki's room. Knowing both of Yuki's polar personalities, Kenji is speechless at how well Yuki manages to balance her two extreme characters.

One day, Goro visits Kenji's apartment. Just when they're enjoying a chat about the good old days, there is a knock on Kenji's door. It's Yuki, and she's very drunk. Without opening the door, Kenji asks what she wants. Yuki says she dropped her keys and can't get inside. She wants to use the door between Kenji's room somehow to get in. Sensing that Goro has feelings for Yuki, Kenji manages to get Goro to leave from a different exit and lets Yuki inside.
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 Last Christmas 愛在聖誕節 / 織田裕二(Yuji Oda)
Last Christmas 愛在聖誕節 / 織田裕二(Yuji Oda)


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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Wake me up go! go! ウェイク・ミー・アップ・ゴー!ゴー! [Oda Yuji with Butch Walker 織田裕二 with ブッチ・ウォーカー]
2. Last Christmas ラスト・クリスマス [Oda Yuji with Butch Walker 織田裕二 with ブッチ・ウォーカー]

Actor/Actress Cast (17)
Oda Yuji
Haruki Kenji
春木健次 (36)
Yada Akiko
Aoi Yuki
青井由季 (24)
Tamaki Hiroshi
Higaki Naoya
日垣直哉 (26)
Moriyama Mirai
Hayama Tappei
葉山達平 (23)
Katase Nana
Fujisawa Ritsuko
藤澤律子 (26)
Takase Ayaka
高瀬彩香 (23)
Tamaru Maki
須藤恭子 (22)
Sakashita Chiriko
Motoyama Miki
本山美樹 (26)
Sakamoto Yuugo
Tsukamoto Shinsuke
塚本信輔 (25)
Shibata Sally/Sachiko
柴田幸子 (34)
Sakurai Sachiko
白河仁美 (33)
Ihara Tsuyoshi
Shintani Goro
新谷伍郎 (36)
Kaga Mariko
春木貴子 (62)
Kodama Kiyoshi
Sawaguchi Koutaro
澤口孝太郎 (62)
Katsumura Masanobu
Kaneda Akio
Okunuki Kaoru

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Drama Reviews (27)
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1. Great chemistry between Oda and Yada! [Rating: 8/10]
Kenji and Yuki is THE BEST COUPLE!!! Really cute couple!!!! I love the way they bicker with each other!! haha....Akiko Yada is cute! I really like Yuki's character! and I looove Yada's drunk acting, sooo funny and kawaii!!^.^ I just love their love story!!! I loooove all the western 80s soundtrack too! sugoi! Last Christmas by WHAM ga daisukiiiii!!! haha...but i dislike Oda Yuuji's version x) i keep wondering why didnt they just use the original song....heehee, Oda may be a great actor...but not a good singer x)
oh, but i have to say, that the love sub-plots are all CRAPS!!! Nana Katase and Tamaki Hiroshi are soooo annoying and boring! Their characters AND story are just crap. While the love triangle story between Goro, the sexy girl and the boy....althou uninteresting, but i like their funny characters^^ oh, but I do like the husband and wife quarrel, between Kenji's first girlfren and her husband...hehee, funny! and they made up thru the radio, very romantic!!^^ their dog is sooooo cute!
But, really....this drama is really just about Kenji and Yuki, for me....^_^ Great couple! i love the scene where Kenji and Yuki did the Titanic-pose!! haha!^^
btw, dont you think the way Yuki calls, "Keen-ji~!!", is sooooo similar with the way Rika Akana calls, "Kaan-chi~!!" ??? i thought i went dejavu there for awhile x)
Reviewed by yanie_chan on 8 February 2005
2. Gushingly Good [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama purely because it appeals to every nature of my being. Not only are the actors incredibly talented, but we have a plot that revolves around a Christmas Theme.

This isn't just another story about a girl getting sick and finding comfort in a surprise lover. It's about creating a dream and fighting to keep that dream alive.

There isn't one thing I would change about this show. The end scene with all the various couples was a bit corny, but it was so corny that I thought it completely appropriate.

Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko have such brilliant chemistry that it's impossible not to love them both by the end of this show. All the supporting characters were grand, and I must single out Ihara Tsuyoshi. This guy was SO funny! He was the perfect comic relief.

All in all, excellent drama and highly recommended to all!
Reviewed by Wynter on 4 October 2006
3. it is a classical love story as tokyo love story [Rating: 10/10]
have all the elements of a great love story, diluted a little by too many couples (as compared to 2 in TLS). (both are by the same writer: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sakamoto_Yuki)

It's sweet, light-hearted. Taste like coffee with plenty of milk and sugar. It's sweet and smooth, but you probably don't want to have a second cup. (added: well, I watched it again last night.)

Again, the ending could be better (or bitterer).

I watched the ones with English subtitles, so probably didn't catch all the dialogue that relates to japanese culture and background.

it's christmas 2005. happy holiday (added: this morning I rushed into Walgreen to get a toothpaste. The theme song "Last Christmas" was playing in the store. You need to experience such great feelings to know how I feel. It was great!
Reviewed by iamhuzhe on 24 December 2005
4. Good Drama! [Rating: 9/10]
Despite the age difference between Oda and Yada, the two seems to be able to work very fine together. You could definitely feel the chemistry between them.

The sub characters also worked hard in bringing the characters within their characters to life in this heart-warming drama.

One special note is the very good use of color contrasts and other filming techniques. I feel that the film makers deberately chose to decorate its settings in a very colorful way so to illuminate the atmosphere of the holiday seasons even further. A very good job on that department, since it's something that we don't normally see in Japanese dorama.

The plot may not be the best, but the actors and also the production makes up for it. I would recommend this to everyone.
Reviewed by nhk9 on 25 February 2006
5. Updated Tokyo Love Story [Rating: 9/10]
I wonder if Yuji Oda is feeling his age? Akiko was only 10 years old when he did Tokyo Love Story in the early 90's. Anyway, this is a bit of an updated version of that classic. Instead of Kanji/Kanchi we now have Kenji. He still works at Heart Sports, though, this time dealing more with ski equipment instead of tennis rackets and sneakers. :)

Very slick production. Solid cast. Story flows nicely. Even the Wham! song remakes are more than tolerable, LOL. Good for laughs, tears and everything in between. All in all, a very good dorama and highly recommended.
Reviewed by ichiban_noodles on 19 February 2005
6. Most Pleasant [Rating: 9/10]
Finally, there's another pair of couple that is on the Jap drama scene, it's been quite a while. It was always Takuya Kimura with another actress, but I fully agree, there's some real chemistry between Akiko and Youji in this drama. It's funny, and the way they meet is so cute and different!!! Not a simple boy meets girl....you will see what I mean.....Anyways this had been one of the most enjoyable jap drama I had watched in years, and really Hiroshi is so damn cute!!! Go Akiko...I look forward to more of your acting!!!!
Reviewed by yan_ange on 30 January 2005
7. horray for yada Akiko [Rating: 9/10]
I think i'm a bit biased for liking this show since I didn't see tokyo love story before, I do enjoy christmas, and I'm a horrid Yada Akiko Fanboy ever since I saw yamato nadeshiko. But yeah... anyway the worst part of this show is probably the horrible Engrish in the opening song (Why lord why!?!?!). After I get past that, it's a subtly charming romantic comedy ;)
Reviewed by zoglog on 6 September 2006
8. One of the better love stories [Rating: 7/10]
It's a cliche story line (with a bit of a twist ^^) but the 2 main leads pulled it off real well. Oda Yuji was really great in his role! Overall it has its funny moments, touching moments, tearjerker moments too- so stay tuned til the ending! I enjoyed seeing it through, especially with the great ost!!
Reviewed by sezling on 29 April 2009
9. Wow!!! [Rating: 10/10]
I saw this on t.v. without English Subs so a little was lost on me but I understood enough to get buy. Akiko Yada was lovely and did a great job, and Oda Yuji was fantastic as always. Great supporting cast too! This was a nice traditional love story drama but with a few twists to keep it fresh.
Reviewed by Doramafan113 on 6 May 2005
10. Love it! [Rating: 10/10]
This is the best Xmas dorama I've seen so far. The chemistry between the 2 leads are so good and the plot is fantastic. I'm inspired to go do Yellow Knief to see the Aurora Lights! Even my husband, who doesn't watch doramas liked this dorama, so, what else do I need to say? :)
Reviewed by momoechan on 13 July 2005
11. Yes [Rating: 9/10]
Based on the first 3 episodes (the description is based on the first 20 minutes of the first episode) this drama has extremely good acting for a jdorama. It also has a great cast (as is bound to happen in this star driven entertainment world in Japan)
Reviewed by ephesus on 31 October 2004
12. FANTASTIC! [Rating: 10/10]
THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST DRAMAS OF 2004! I know it'll always be one of my favourites! i LOVE Yada Akiko! Both she and Oda Yuji did an excellent job. i rent this drama coz of yada and oda, and i was NOT disappointed AT ALL! totally loved it!
Reviewed by ILuvAYU on 5 March 2005
13. love it! [Rating: 10/10]
I've not watched jdorama for quite some time already. All i can say now is that i'm glad i picked this!! Oda Yuji is such a great actor and Yada Akiko is the cutest! Can't wait to watch the rest of it, yet i don't want it to end so soon!
Reviewed by miracles on 8 December 2004
14. Captivating show. [Rating: 8/10]
Unlike other dying illness dorama, this one ends with a happy ending. With the 80s music, the happy mood floats around you. Best time to watch this dorama is around november or early december. X'mas will never feel the same.
Reviewed by popdod on 21 July 2008
15. Heartwarming and fun. A great present for the hol [Rating: 9/10]
A must-watch jdorama, particularly over the holiday season. The story moves along at a good pace with well-woven side stories intermingling with the main plot. A heart-warming jdorama acted out by a superb cast.
Reviewed by Shindou on 21 August 2005
16. Lost Christmas [Rating: 6/10]
I like the romance-your-neighbor premise, but stretching a simple idea into 11 eps makes this dorama look like it's chasing itself like a dog chasing its tail. Nice music score and night photography.
Reviewed by shari on 21 December 2006
17. A favorite [Rating: 10/10]
I loved the cast in this drama. Some of my favorite people are in this. It is a beautiful and moving drama that really had no slow parts at least for me. I felt the pace was perfect.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 15 August 2010
18. Great [Rating: 10/10]
I just finish watch this drama. It just took me one day to finished it. Yada Akiko very cute in this drama... I never realize before! They have so great chemistry together.
Reviewed by Ratu on 16 September 2005
19. last christmas [Rating: 9/10]
very fresh dialogue and creativity. i'm new to japanese dramas and been seeing them recently and have grown interest through the originality and cast and wonderful crews.
Reviewed by mudhalvan on 26 December 2005
20. ...::::: Last Christmas ::::..... [Rating: 9/10]
great plot and pace....
great chemistry among casters....
each characters played different love story...
quit interesting untill the end...
finally...good ending...
Reviewed by afiqwitri on 19 September 2007
21. Last xmas was awesomeee [Rating: ?/10]
This is a must watch. ;] I'de say this is one of the last really good dramas out there if you've found that new dramas are totally bad and stupid.
Reviewed by giggle weed on 26 September 2007
22. Aurora [Rating: 8/10]
Great love story
Good chemistry
Lovely characters (kenji and yuki)
Happy ending
Watching this drama make me want to see the beautiful aurora
Reviewed by ester_grace on 28 March 2011
23. Heart Sport II [Rating: 9/10]
Yuuji-san played it as it was Tokyo Love Story. But the story is sure heart touching. About the ending, it really tricked me.
Reviewed by shitomaru on 7 September 2006
24. Yada Akiko-chan kawaii!! [Rating: 8/10]
This dorama is kind of cheesy, but still a pretty touching story, and Yada Akiko is SOOOO cute! Definitely recommend it!
Reviewed by 8thSin on 6 October 2006
25. heh no u [Rating: 7/10]
Overly-cheesy but likable tale of a woman who is terminally ill BUT CAN BE SAVED???
Hilarious use of Wham! songs.
Reviewed by ninjavsself on 30 May 2007
26. Standard love drama [Rating: 7/10]
Quite standard love drama. Boring at times but the jokes are works of genius at times. Mirai was fun to watch.
Reviewed by Balmung on 10 July 2005
27. Aurora [Rating: 8/10]
Great love story
Good chemistry
Lovely characters (kenji and yuki)
Happy ending
Reviewed by ester_grace on 28 March 2011

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1. Comments by Dabbies [Rating: 10/10]
22.00, 3oth January 2005,
Although I watch this drama after Christmas, I feel that I am still very engrossed with it. I like the character of Oda Yuji in the drama�c wow�c he is such a nice man in it�c. Gentle & caring for his girlfriend�c I m so touched by his affection for his loved ones�c heard that this is the 2nd love drama he shot after Tokyo Love Story�c despite so many years of acting he is still the prince of all heart�c actually I haven seen any of his drama or movie before & this is the 1st time I seen one of it�c. I haf alady attracted by him�c I shld oso said that dis kind of man really extinct in dis world�c how I wish I know someone like him�c the Yada Akiko & him really make a perfect couple when they have tiff once awhile�c he really is such a nice man�c ahh�c to add on�c there are several characters I like�c Tamaki Hiroshi is one of them.. he is sooo handsome in the drama�c & how can we not feel for him with his love to a gal whom he admire for 4 yrs�c another funny characters would be Moriyama Mirai & Ihara Tsuyoshi�c they make a normal story into a humorous one�c whenever they appear, I would juz laugh�c they brin so much happiness to audience�c haha�c come to think of that & I can still smile�c haha�c in addition�c this drama has a very good OST selection�c. the theme song �gLast Christmas�h is my favourite Christmas among all & I like both version by Oda Yuji & Wham�c juz by hearing it, u will find urself once again surrounded by the Christmas ambience�c the view & scenery will automatically appear in ur mind�c how nice can it get�c??!!!! that's basically why i rated highly for this drama also.... This drama is highly recommended by me & I hope everyone would watch it�c thanks Kinkistuyo for lending me this drama�c. if u watch it during off-x�fmas season, this will definitely refresh your memory�c!!! Worth it�c!!! (^_^) v
2. Comments by phoenix_angkasa [Rating: 8/10]
Kenji and Yuki is THE BEST COUPLE!!! Really cute couple!!!! I love the way they bicker with each other!! haha....Akiko Yada is cute! I really like Yuki's character! and I looove Yada's drunk acting, sooo funny and kawaii!!^.^ I just love their love story!!! I loooove all the western 80s soundtrack too! sugoi! Last Christmas by WHAM ga daisukiiiii!!! haha...but i dislike Oda Yuuji's version x) i keep wondering why didnt they just use the original song....heehee, Oda may be a great actor...but not a good singer x)
oh, but i have to say, that the love sub-plots are all CRAPS!!! Nana Katase and Tamaki Hiroshi are soooo annoying and boring! Their characters AND story are just crap. While the love triangle story between Goro, the sexy girl and the boy....althou uninteresting, but i like their funny characters^^ oh, but I do like the husband and wife quarrel, between Kenji's first girlfren and her husband...hehee, funny! and they made up thru the radio, very romantic!!^^ their dog is sooooo cute!
But, really....this drama is really just about Kenji and Yuki, for me....^_^ Great couple! i love the scene where Kenji and Yuki did the Titanic-pose!! haha!^^
btw, dont you think the way Yuki calls, "Keen-ji~!!", is sooooo similar with the way Rika Akana calls, "Kaan-chi~!!" ??? i thought i went dejavu there for awhile x)
3. Comments by phlargo [Rating: 6/10]
Fun show.. although it gets a little cookie cutter at times, employing all the jdrama stereotypes/cliches you can muster.

Oda Yuji is the classic ne'er do wrong - always compromises his own needs to help others, etc. The drama falls into the classic episodic 'new problem - frustration - solution - resolution - new problem arises' cycle for most of the series. The ending's a little cheesy and again, abusive: they spend a lot of effort trying to mislead you.

All in all, fun to watch. Not great, but certainly not bad. Aoi's a darling, if a pain. I love the childhood friend, Sally (Ryo) - she's awesome. And the chick who hooks up with Tamaki Hiroshi's character is really really pretty.

Check it out. I won't be watching it again, but I'm glad I got through it :)
4. Comments by Lucian Dureau [Rating: 8/10]
This dorama is overflowing so much positivism and joy. Impossible not to watching it without smiling and feeling better, looking forward to the next episode to keep smiling. I like the role of the supporting cast, special mention to Tsuyoshi Ihara and Ryo, it could have been more different w/o them. At last I saw Yada Akiko in a big show like this, the only one I watched was My Little Chef, an extraordinary dorama but quite different than a romantic story like this one. The weak point is the music, ok I like the American 80's, but this too much for me, sometimes is unbearable!, I'm beginnig to hate Last Christmas song. However, as I have said before, don't doubt it!, it's worth watching.
5. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 8/10]
This was a great drama with an outstanding cast. I really enjoyed Yada Akiko and Oda Yuji's performance. They had great chemistry with one another and the dialogue between was both witty and cute. The other characters also faired pretty well although some of them were a little bit annoying at times and their problems just seemed to pop out from nowhere (not the man who played the boss though, I thought he was hilarious even when he made some pretty crude comments). The song put me in a somewhat Christmas-y mood even though it's the middle of June right now. =) I recommend watching it, it's a light-hearted romance and goes at an easy pace.
6. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 8/10]
Pretty much just a funny, cute, heart-warming romantic comedy that had a typical "happily-ever-after" ending. Some of it was a bit cliche, but I really like how the two main characters were able to trust each other when they were in love, whereas in a typical romance drama, the two main characters would develop a series of misunderstandings about each other through the whole drama and kept the audience frustrated for their stupidity >.< It's kind of bad, but I got hooked onto Oda Yuji's version of Last Christmas, it's just too catchy, even though he has a bit of a Japanese accent =P (not as bad as when he talks in English tho)
7. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 9/10]
A very nice story with a high feel good factor. Ex hardass biker girl Aoi Yuri moves in next to Haruki Kenji's apartment, causing him a lot of grief thorugh the the joint door that both apartments share. Yuri has a soft side her however, and Kenji falls in love with her gradually. This drama is kept moving at a fast pace, which is great but sometimes too fast for it's own good as the ending felt a bit rushed. Props to Akiko Yada for looking absolutely smashing in this drama. The soundtrack was quite good in my opinion, although the retro WHAM songs may not suit everyone's taste. Overall, great drama.
8. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 6/10]
Good dorama but i just couldn�Lt get into it, the characters are boring and sometimes the interaction between them is obnoxious, i can�Lt swallow that two people dating still sleep in separated rooms, specially when their rooms are just across the hall.
The only characters i really cared about were Tappei(Moriyama Mirai) and Ritsuko(Katase Nana), but their screen time was really small, i loved the last scene between them at the restaurant with everyone claping.
Anyway to me this dorama was slow and boring, i can understand why people like it so much but i just couldn�Lt get into it.
9. Comments by Deceased [Rating: 9/10]
One of the best love doramas. Watching this dorama reminds me of Beautiful Life. Both lead actress have some kind of serious illness but unlike beautiful life, this dorama ends with a happy ending.

The 1st few episodes are quite interesting and addictive and will makes you keep watching further. Nice story flows and somehow you will have the kind of holiday mood whenever you watch it.

Guess it is because of the X'mas theme song and the 80s music that makes the show interesting and memorable. If you are the 80s fan, you will definitely like this dorama.

Worth watching.
10. Comments by yume [Rating: 8/10]
Oda Yuji makes a come back in a romance drama after his first many years ago in, "Tokyo Love Story." By the same guy who wrote the first, at that. There are some strange moments when Oda's character, Haruki, says the EXACT same lines to the love interest in Last Christmas from Tokyo Love Story. Also, Tokyo Love Story's idea is that he falls for the bright, spunky love right before his eyes--after a long, long time. Same with Last Christmas. If you liked Tokyo Love Story--try it set in 2004! The supporting cast is more interesting this time around, too.
11. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 8/10]
I would say it was overall entertaining, but I guess I didn't love the chemistry too much. I think Yada Akiko was unable to give an up to par performance or presence as Oda Yuji had in the drama. Oda, though not entirely cute and lovable, just has a kind of warmth and humility around him that just shines through. The story was kind of weak as well, but I guess Yada Akiko's performance had a lot to do with how luckluster it felt since the main climax revolved around her character. It's definitely watchable, and if I were able to, I'd give it a 7.5~
12. Comments by nadrika [Rating: 7/10]
Watched this because it was shown on Channel U with English subs. Thank God!!! Like Saiyuki, watched for the sake of watching for my weekly dose of Jdrama.

The plot is actually quite okay. Was curious to know what happens next. But i guess just like the other love themed stories, it didn't appeal that much to me. Something was missing. But the drama gave me a nice happy feel, though.

Yugo Kanno composed the OST for this drama. Great job Mr Talented No. 2!!! I have given this drama an extra point just because of the OST. :)
13. Comments by KAZdoramma [Rating: 10/10]
JUUUUUUST BRILLIANT! this dorama is brilliant from start to finish with all the casts giving a solid performances, hence my ratings! Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko the 2 main characters who end up falling in love after they become neighbours, are fantastic in their convincing fantastic acting. Especially for a guy, Yada Akiki`s character Yuki is soo sweet even though she tries putting on a brave face all the time that u just wanna cuddle her! (sweat) anyways i recommend this to everyone who like japanese dorama! RATED 10.
14. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Well, pretty average. Good actors with average cuteness acting in an average story. Only Ryo convinces completely. I think the storyline is pretty much stripped down to the love relationships, nothing besides it. For me, too many couples (nearly EVERY main character forms a couple with another), way too much "coincidents", a bit too much kitsch, what results from the christmas setting, I think.

I was partly bored by this dorama, but maybe I watched too many in a too short time span.
15. Comments by akane_MYV [Rating: 9/10]
Although I didn't like the actors I really enjoyed this drama, that shows the storyline and characters were great. I love the ending, nice ending...it wasn't really predictable...just fifty fifty..hehe~
I loved the romance scenes, that was the big difference between other dramas, mostly other dramas just let the couple get together without deeply showing problems withing the couple or how they concern each other. That was really well made...but not as good as K-dramas^^
16. Comments by GreenIce [Rating: 7/10]
Deja vu of Tokyo Love Story all the way hahaha. But its good acting all round and Oda Yuji has made the role of the sensible, reliable but sensitive man, his. Though their age difference is quite obvious, the chemistry he strikes with Yada Akiko is quite believable. I found the tempo of the drama a bit slow at times, and the subplots were alright, not fantastic. Overall, a very decent drama worth watching, esp. for those fans of love dramas. Very romantic indeed.
17. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 9/10]
watching this drama during christmas period is sooo nice ! it's a really nice and romatic love story ~ Oda Yuji & Yada Akiko suprisingly has great chemistry despite of their age gap .. lolx ~ i love the side casts' love stories !! Moriyama Mirai & Megumi looked sooooo cute together !! while Tamaki Hiroshi & Katase Nana looked so compatible ~ lolx .. i simply lurve the ending .. so touchy and heart-warming !!
18. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 5/10]
I don't understand why this dorama is in the top 50! And I don't understand this dorama as weell! A love strory?love stories? do we have to be sad because the girl has an illness? Moreover their difference of age is obvious! Don't try to make us believe that they were classmates! The actors are good guys but they should have refused to act in this dorama. Anyway it's watchable and the girls are pretty!
19. Comments by x_XJules [Rating: 5/10]
I never finished this drama. I got super close though. I had maybe 1 or 2 episodes left. It's kinda cute. The thing that bothered me a lot though was the main character was supposed to be an ex-motorbike gang member.. and she was in NO WAY intimidating. It's wayyyy obvious that she's just some cute girl. Nothing special about this one. I found the side characters' stories more interesting.
20. Comments by atheon [Rating: 9/10]
Dec 2004: A really nice drama that suites the mood of christmas. Storyline maybe abit simple and predictable, but with a great cast, humour, nice setting, turned out to be the best this season. It starts off with a strong storyline, and ends with......The side plots of supporting cast also interesting, and tamaki hiroshi is damn cute~ Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko really match well together.
21. Comments by yourasthma [Rating: 7/10]
this was my first completed jdorama, so the rating is a bit biased. i got the feeling that yuji oda put in more effort than akiko yada, but the show was nevertheless entertaining enough. not life changing but decent enough... i also liked how the two stayed in separate rooms connected by a door. i didn't like the sub-plot about tamaki hiroshi. that dude cannot act and lacked charisma.
22. Comments by Tu_triky [Rating: 9/10]
All around a great show with a great cast, poignant moments, and a barrel of laughs to boot. The off-handed meeting of the main characters was quirky and unique and the story progressed smoothly with a few subplots to keep you interested in the entire cast of characters not just the protagonist. Given the theme of Christmas...a great drama to see around the holidays. Recommended.
23. Comments by Juu-ni [Rating: 10/10]
Love this one. First, I thought, �gOoo�c Someone will die in these series�h when Kenji say that I am not alone and hold the box. I just want to stop it right away. I am so glad that I didn�ft stop watching it. These series makes me laugh in every episode and I enjoy the relationship between the cast.
But, I think they should improve the ending and not let Oda sing the soundtrack.
24. Comments by dreamer10231 [Rating: 8/10]
many have recommended this drama...when i first tried watching this, i kinda got bored with the first episode so i didn't continue it...a year after, i heard that tamaki is in it so i gave it a chance again pushing it after the second episode and so on...the story is nice...like others have noticed, it's not a story with a break up in between...it's funny and is a sweet story...
25. Comments by mudhalvan [Rating: 9/10]
the series started to warm up after episode six and am glue to it by episode 8. Must say yada can be seen grown from an over successful secretary to become earthly angel where kenji fells in love with and adores and touches all our hearts with her witty,emotional,caring,loving and all out to do best for other and being selfless....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Gal...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
26. Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 8/10]
This drama has a nice rhythm to it. The music and theme songs go well with the mood. Also, Yada Akiko is really cute. It does get cheesey sometimes. It is faintly like a sequel to tokyo love story.

LOVE ACTUALLY. This totally reminds me of love actually. The theme is even like the poster. But oh wait, love actually came after this jdorama. Suspicious.
27. Comments by dirtysweet [Rating: 8/10]
Last christmas I gave you my heart! I love this show! So christmassy and warm and lovely and I like the christmas tree painting! I liked the main girl too, but I thought the main guy was kinda too old for her. But he's nice and all, so I guess that's okay. I still think that HUGE christmas tree painting is the best part of the entire show.
28. Comments by Bruno [Rating: 10/10]
Dorama supreendente. Os primeiros epis s&#227;o realmente desinterssantes, e n&#227;o possuem nada de especial. Mas do ep3 em diante a s&#233;rie toma um novo rumo, levando atores por mim desconhecidos a atuarem de forma marcante. Romance, drama, e um final excelente, fazem dessa s&#233;rie algo inesquec&#237;vel.
29. Comments by kneehard [Rating: 8/10]
It's not great, the is a little stiffness and lack of chemistry between Oda Yuji and the main actress. However, it's not bad either. Once the drama went along there was less stiffness on Oda's part, and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. I mainly watch it to see the progress of Tamaki Hiroshi and the lady painter.
30. Comments by eltinator [Rating: 10/10]
One of the most beautiful dramas I have ever seen in my life. The music and theme goes so well together. Oda Yuji is at the top of his game as always and Yada Akiko brings a break out performance in this one. No, this isn't just another corny Christmas drama, it's the real deal. Can be watched and enjoyed anytime ;)

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Users who voted for this drama (90)
At first glance I thought it looks boring.. but once I watched the whole series.. it instantly became one of my favorites. The jokes, the casts, the music, the story.. I thought it was all PERFECT. It's something you can watch Over and Over again. Not just during the holiday season, but anytime.
2. sahabat9
latest yuji oda's love drama...;) love it... he's definitely different from the man that i knew from TLS... hehehe... love his character in this dorama better... also, Yada Akiko is a great actress too :) and this drama has a great ending!! *wink*
3. lelokong
loved Akiko Yada's sweet talk in this drama, great ending, and probable the only drama where the drama didnt end when the main characters final get together. this is probable the best non-comedy, non-tragic, romance drama ever
4. popdod
Unlike other dying illness dorama, this one ends with a happy ending. With the 80s music, the happy mood floats around you. Best time to watch this dorama is around november or early december. X'mas will never feel the same.
5. phoenix_angkasa
In the beginning, I didn't really care for the drama much. Thankfully, the momentum picked up more and more towards the end. There were some parts that made me teary-eyed but not that many. I would still recommend this one.
6. David Heinemann
This is one of the best dorama i have ever seen in my life and the best Ending ever. This love story will let you cry and laugh and will give you the hope of finding somebody in the future to live with.
7. tzanth
This dorama is beautiful, stunning, and hilarious all at the same time! My vote is for the absolutely amazing chemistry between the two leads. It would be hard to find a more convincing couple.
8. miaka
Best drama ever!!!Nice Story line....Oda Yuji is really a great actor....I love this drama much and luckily it is a happy ending story....at first i thought it was a sad ending......
9. ilovedrama
As mentioned before great chemistry between the leads. Uplifting and great for the holidays. Keep watching this in re-runs and haven't put it down long enough to watch other dramas.
10. Char350
Solid plot, great chemistry between Yuji Oda and Yada Akiko. The supporting cast also did a great job in entertaining the audience without stealing too much of the spotlight.
11. intro_bay
I am currently up to the last 3 episodes of last christmas, and I must say that this drama is really one of the best I've seen. Hope to see more like this in the future =)
12. darknitelight
Love story about Christmas, how very touching. Acting was really nice; storyline is a cliche; girls weren't all that bad; all in all it was fairy tale type material.
13. nagrive
standard drama but still very2 good.. this is what i want... i am bored with sad drama... this one has an extremely good actor as well..
14. arcminute
My favorite disease drama. Well matched leads, good subplot, great supporting cast. For me, much better than Beautiful Life
15. MonsterZero65
Oh this such a wonderful drama. I really felt the characters were all so interesting and pulled for them the whole time.
16. liquidlzero
Finaly a drama that does not wait for a couple to hook up in the end but rather in the middle...very enjoyable to watch
17. jsut609
simply it's the best, it has a sad, happy, mix elements.......the best love romantic jdorama, i've ever watched :D
18. ghofigjong
very nice story, Yada Akiko is very good in this series. Plus the background characters are pretty interesting
19. K.T.Tran
Got me hooked right after the first episode. Its not boring at all and is a drama that anyone could enjoy
20. hikarisennin
Excellent cast, great story, great soundtrack. Quintessential Japanese romantic drama at its best.
21. Ramsus
One of the Best J-drama i ever seen. I enjoyed a lot the plot and all the cast it's fantastic here.
22. dstevenkwan
Yada Akiko's is...mesmerizing. Her acting here underlines her ability to fit into different roles.
23. snell
Love the chemistry between the two leads! The side characters and stories are interesting too!
24. Chrn0
I've always loved snowy themed shows, of course one with Yada Akiko is no exception :D
25. yuji88
One of my favorite drama! Great story! I really like yada akiko and yuji oda!
26. Sevenz
One of the best drama ever! Touching and heartwarming, perfect for Christmas!
27. tabana
One of my favorite dramas. Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko are terrific! A must see.
28. mudhalvan
very original and touching..... and brings out christmas spirit of giving
29. stechziey
very touching drama..i watched it twice and i've been cried twice!!hehe
30. kewell
Ranking as number two in my drama list! The best love story for me :)

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