Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Generally it flows quite well and Takashi Sorimachi is a heartbreakingly gentle father. Each member of the family is special and vividly portrayed. Even though some parts feel a bit dragged out or tedious, it provides great insight to the complex relationships within a family and is absolutely a joy to watch.
|Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]|
Rating: 7/10 (Bought)
Although the idea of teacher/student relationship is rather cliche, I was pleasantly surprised by the difficulties that the characters encountered and all the trouble that they endured before their love came into fruition and their relationship was accepted.
But Matsushima Nanako's Michi is a bit too irresponsible and immature, and makes it difficult for me to believe that she is a grown adult and teacher.
Takizawa Hideaki's character Hikaru is also not very personable as the "aloof rich boy who's hurting on the inside" is a trite stereotype that he never really grows out of.
Yamada Maiko's character provides an interesting story, however, it seems tangential and destroys the unity of the drama.
But all in all, it's worth watching.