30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 1
I saw Redbeanmochi doing the 30 Day Asian Drama Challenge over at Give Me Dramas thanks to her stumbling upon it on tumblr and thought I’d give it a go as well.
Day 1: First drama you watched?
What else could it be but one of the dramas based on the popular manga series Hana Yori Dango by Kamio Yoko? Since I was in love with the manga, when I learned there was a live action version, I was ecstatic, although I don’t know why. Usually, I am generally not happy with live action adaptations of beloved books, but for some reason that doesn’t apply when it comes to comic turned movie/drama adaptations. Go figure.
So…just which version was my first? It was NOT the Taiwanese version which was the first, but the Japanese live action starring Matsumoto Jun as the temperamental, childish Domyouji and Inoue Mao as the commoner heroine Makino Tsukishi. Since this drama series is my first and based on a beloved manga series, it holds a very special place in my heart.
The acting wasn’t horrible and the plot stayed pretty faithful to the original, which made me happy. And thanks to this drama I fell in love with Matsuda Shota and Oguri Shun.