|Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]|
Sad *contain spoilers* [Rating: 8/10]
I first watched the movie of Sekai no chuushin, I thought it was incredible, I'm not a big fan of love story and especially tear jerker, but it was one of the best movie I've seen, the scenes were beautifully done, but second half of the movie didn't impress me that much, the plot didn't feel right, but still very good.
So I decided to see how the tv drama turned out, the tv drama felt more better written, imo it felt over exagerated at first, also I felt that saku was more 'pathetic' than what I thought his character would be, but after watching more of the story, and the character development on Aki and Saku, you really feel for him. Towards the end, it's just depressing to see the way Saku lived his 17 years of life.
Aki's character and developement was much better in the tv drama, her interpretation in afterlife, life and death at the end, felt encouraging.
Some scenes felt dragged at first (might've been because I know part of the story from watching the movie), but after finishing the series, I feel like going back and watch the flashback scenes over again just to see Aki and Saku again, the scenes were great, both actor did well in the drama, Ayase Haruka was very good as Aki, I hope to see more from her in the future.
Great drama, nice story, ost and characters. Highly recommended.
I'd love to read the novel if I have the chance to.