Catching up with Last Cinderella, episodes 5-6

These episodes were awesome. Seriously. The drama was on a confused and downward slope in episode 4, and I was so ready to write it off but episodes 5-6 has given me everything I ever wanted from an unambitious but highly enjoyable romantic piece: our playboy acquired some personality and instantly got even more attractive, our heroine got her act together (partially) and became more relatable (that or her consistent good-naturedness and hilarity just grew on me), there is some actual development with side character’s story lines AND we had a glorious shower scene.

[warning!:gratuitous capping of Hiroto ahead. Oh, and Japanese cleavage]

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Last Cinderella, episode 4

No Itazura na Kiss this week, which makes me infinitely sad but there is still Last Cinderella….I guess?  I’m growing more frustrated with our heroine, not for her obvious flaws but the overwhelming inconsistencies in her characterization…It just feels like the writers are attempting to do so many things with her, noble things perhaps, like break stereotypes, bring certain issues to light, have people relate to her—but none of these attempts are very successful, imo. Sakura feels less like a character to whom one can relate and more like a hodgepodge of necessary character traits. But I’m still hoping that the drama will iron out the wrinkles in her characterization; I already see light in Hiroto and Choko, whose backstories actually interest me now.

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Last Cinderella, episode 3

Well, this is a tad late, seeing as how episode 4 comes out tomorrow. But late is not too late, is it?

“This pain isn’t it an illness, is it? It’s love, isn’t it?”

An episode in which Sakura’s heart gets crushed a bit, we find out Hiroto’s taste in girlfriends is highly questionable, and Choco-chan is revealed to be a creepy stalker of Mr. Creepy Mustache. Frustrating episode, by all accounts.

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Last Cinderella, episode 1-2

Holy cow, am I seriously watching two Japanese dramas at the same time, after not having watched any for 3 years? Not since Love Shuffle, I believe.

Speaking of which, Last Cinderella feels like a mix of Love Shuffle, Hotaru no Hikari and Sex in the City. So basically a distinctly Japanese romcom with some sex thrown in there for good measure. Everyone rejoice and indulge in the glorious sight of Miura Haruma’s buttocks.

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Wait, not yet.

That’s Sakura’s butt. She is our heroine and she is awesome.

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