I’m slowly venturing out towards j-doramas and Shitsuren Chocolatier is one that has caught my eyes. My first j-doramas and probably one of my all-time favourite j-doramas is Rich Man, Poor Woman. Interestingly, the leading lady here, Ishihara Satomi was also the leading lady in RMPW. She had great chemistry with Oguri Shun in RMPW, but I am sure she will have some great chemistry with her leading man here, Matsumoto Jun since they shared some really good chemistry in the Lucky Seven SP. From what I have seen, both are great actors and with some great chemistry together. Together with a solid storyline, I am expecting this drama to be warm to my heart. Due to my limited exposure to the j-dorama world, I have no idea who the second leads Mizukawa Asami, Mizuhara Kiko or Mizobata Junpei but hopefully I will be able to fall for them!
Shitsuren Chocolatier is actually a manga adaptation of the same name but I tend to have this thing against manga adaptations because they either turn out to be a good adaptation or a bad adaptation, it is usually the latter than it is the former. However, considering I am basing my opinions on Taiwanese drama manga adaptations, I am not one to judge. Hopefully Japanese dramas are able to do a much better job at drama adaptations or else I will be losing faith in watching these types of dramas.
I am really enjoying the overall vibe that this first teaser is giving. It is cute but doesn’t try to overdo it with exaggerative feelings. It is really digging its way to show us who the characters are and that is something that I enjoy watching. The way it has incorporated the chocolate theme into the storyline feels nicely done, unlike the feeling that I am getting with the teasers for upcoming Taiwanese manga drama adaptation Chocolat starring Blue Lan and Nagasawa Masami. I am already loving the interactions and chemistry between Jun and Satomi. They make me excited for this drama and that is always a positive sign! (:
I couldn’t find one with English subs! 🙁