After what has been months and months of waiting for some people, Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in Tokyo (AKA Mischievous Kiss 2), is finally here! The Mischievous Kiss franchise has been a huge success with not only the manga making a huge amount of sales but also the live-actions adaptations achieving huge success locally and abroad. Probably, on the mention of Mischievous Kiss, the couple comes to mind would be the undeniable chemistry between Joe Cheng and Ariel Lin in the Taiwanese adaptations back in 2005 and 2007. After the successes of both instalments, Korea dived into the franchise too giving it their own take. Last year, Japan decided to give this live-action a second shot after previously having created their own live-action adaptation back in 1996 with Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo and that came off as a huge success with fans all over the world, me included, waiting impatiently for this second instalment. I watched INKLIT quite recently so it is still fresh off my mind and I enjoyed it quite a lot. It was all so-cute and just full of bouncy and cute moments and I am just lingering to see more of the relationship between the OTP. This sequel follows off from the prequel, following the married life of the OTP and their hurdles to better discover themselves and their love for one another. It’s typical rom-com territory but somehow on-screens, Mischievous Kiss just manages to bring on a special warm and fuzzy touch.
I’m really excited for this sequel. I loved the prequel quite a lot and now I am ready to head on the next stage with the OTP. Filming began in February of this year and only just concluded last month in June. It has been confirmed that Fuji TV will once again be the distributor of this drama. A drama special Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Okinawa will air on 12 September depicting the newlywed’s honeymoon in Okinawa (as the title suggests) prior to the screening of Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in Tokyo. Check out the cute teaser below!