Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし] This is such a beautiful drama. It was the first one I've ever seen and since seeing it I've seen plenty and not one has matched up to this one in style, neauty and laughs too. I'll never forget this story ^_^
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Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし] Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched) One of the greatest Easten love stories I've ever seen. A story of life, love and believing you can change.
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Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし] Heartbreaking and Stunningly Moving! [Rating: 10/10] "A Story of Love" is a story that millions can relate to, and is defiantly one of the best. With it's touching story line and great actors, this story is sure to break your heart as well as leave you with the memory of it's tale years after seeing it. The tale is about how a cold rich business man is transformed with the friendship of an honest man and the love of a kind hearted girl.
Harashima (Hiroyuki Sanada) is successful, wealthy, handsome and president of Harashima Enterprise, who is planning to build a new link on a housing site. He finds out he has only six months to live, and from then on is pulled into the world of the "little guys" by the poor and giving Konosuke (Koji Tamaki) and the beautiful and loving Kaori (Nanako Matsushima), who Harashima falls in love with almost instantly. Thus begins the roller coaster romance and drama.
Watch the drama, you won't regret it! This is not your classic "Pretty Woman" storyline of a rich man and the poor girl who captures his heart, it's so much more. The acting is top notch, and the three leads Hiroyuki Sanada, Koji Tamaki and Nanako Matsushima are all just wonderful in their roles. Harashima (Sanada) just had the most beautiful way of showing emotion, love and despair through his eyes. The look on his face when Konosuke tells him never to speak to Kaori again just broke my heart. He treated Kaori with utter love, respect and devotion, and he never tried to seduce her like most men in Japanese TV dramas seem to. Not only was Sanada amazing, but Nanako Matsushima is such a graceful actress and she really portrayed the young, naive and sweet girl Kaori. Like a breath of fresh air, her presence in this drama is so refreshing and you just have to adore her. Most of the scenes between Harashima and Kaori were so romantic and watching them together causes a pull on your heart strings. You truly have the feeling that these two people are real and that Harashima and Kaori are truly, deeply in love with each other.
The theme song, "Mr Lonely" was sung by Koji Tamaki himself, and the drama was inspired by the song. It a great song and it really makes you want to start swaying in your chair. Koji Tamaki is great as Konosuke and brought *many* laughs to the screen from the very first moment we see him. The over-trusting and warmhearted fellow is the perfect friend. Konosuke has some of the best lines, a favorite being when he said that Harashima and the man who lent him 30 yen aren't the same people. Though some might find him annoying, others find him a much needed comic in such a tense, romantic and depressing drama.
It wasn't cheesy and boring and it wasn't a run-of-the-mill drama. It's a masterpiece! You will be in tears when Harashima finally dies, not because he died, but because you feel you yourself have lost someone you love. Either way, whether you like a tragic yet funny and tense romance or not, 'A Story of Love' has a clever storyline and the best view of Tokyo you'll ever see. If not for the story, watch it for the wide location shooting. This drama is very underrated and I advice you to track this down and watch it. You owe it to yourself to see this drama.