Dec 18, 2010

That's what we called Best Friends - Nobuta Wo Produce (Japan Drama)

Again because Kamenashi Kazuya is acting in this drama. On top of that Kame was pairing with Yamapi (Yamashita Tomohisa) they make a good team here in this drama. This drama is airing on 2005 a year before Tatta Hitotsu No Koi, its make a big craziness for Jdorama fan in japan. its winning best drama, best actor, best supporting actress, best director, best script and best music on 47th annual Japanese Television Academy awards.
When I decided to watch this drama, it was really only because Kame and Yamapi were in it. After watching a few episode, i realized that this drama pretty good and the plot is nice. I think the story line is pretty good..with strong friendship, to overcome a problem, to make a mistake and had an experience, to learn about life and so on..
Out of 3 main character, i think kame did a decent job, he pretty much fit his role. Kotani's character was kinda weird, especially how she drag her two feet to school with her head hung low, then all of sudden when she does her nobuta power pose, it was kinda fast and smooth as if she's 'normal' its a bit weird of character. Then Akira character too was kinda unusual, weird, confuse and cute (because yamapi is existing cute). But the the friends relationship that they emphasize in this drama a really good.


Introducing Nobuta
Shuji Kiritani (Kazuya Kamenashi) is a very popular high school boy who is close to Mariko Uehara (Erika Toda), the most popular girl in school, but whom he does not actually love. Akira Kusano (Tomohisa Yamashita), his classmate, does not really have any friends - something that is attributed to the fact that he cannot read the atmosphere well. One day, a very shy girl, Nobuko Kotani (Maki Horikita) transfers to their school and is instantly picked on by a group of girls for her shyness. As a testimony to their youth, Shuji and Akira team up and decide to "produce" her, to make her popular. They nickname her "Nobuta".
Production of Nobuta
The various episodes deal with the pair's attempts at making Kotani popular by making her more appealing. Amidst this, a mysterious person insidiously attempts to waylay all of Kiritani and Kusano's efforts. Fortunately, the trio always manages pulls through with ingenuity

Kiritani has to cope with his loss of popularity after he is caught out lying about Uehara and does not assist when a classmate is beaten up. Despite this, with the knowledge that his two true friends, Kusano and Kotani, will always be there for him, Kiritani gets over it. There is also the revelation of Aoi, Kotani's first friend besides Shuji and Akira, as the mysterious antagonist of the story. In the final episode, Kiritani discovers that he and his family must move out of Tokyo because of his father's job. Kusano follows Kiritani to his new hometown and surprises him by showing up at his new school. Kotani is left alone in Tokyo, but she has overcome her shyness, and is finally able to smile. She also becomes popular among the other students, and is no longer bullied. The end of the drama sees all three characters being able to "live wherever [they] are", having learned the meaning of friendship and love.

Main characters

Shūji Kiritani

Shūji Kiritani treats everything in life as a game, and thus, lives his life as a little white lie. He believes that by keeping up a "cool" façade, he can get to his goal without getting hurt. Because he chooses to hide his true self, Kiritani is, on the inside, a truly lonely person. Although he does not like Mariko romantically, he has lunch with her every day in a bid to boost his popularity. He is only truly open to Kusano and Kotani, and considers the two as his only true friends. Always putting the feelings of others before himself, Kiritani does not have the power to say "no". He always bottles up his own feelings, and never complains.

Nobuko Kotani

Nobuko Kotani is painfully shy after initially being rejected by her stepfather at a young age. Following this, due to the fact that she finds it difficult to relate to other students, she has been continuously bullied. Because of this, Kotani is cynical. She believes that no matter where she is, or no matter how hard she tries, the world will still reject her. With Kiritani and Kusano's help and encouragement, she begins to open up more to others. Kotani considers Kiritani and Kusano as the two people who are the most important to her. At the end of the series, she has finally gathered enough confidence to smile and continue socializing, even without them.

Akira Kusano

Unlike Kiritani, Akira Kusano is not popular. Constantly on a soy milk high, Kusano always finds ways to get on Kiritani's nerves. Despite this, they become good friends by the end of the series. With much money to dispense of, Kusano finances most of their escapades. With no intention of following the footsteps of his father, the president of a company, Kusano is a free spirit who would rather live his a life as a "dime in the street" and enjoy his youth. At one point in the story, it is revealed that Kusano has affections for Kotani. However, he does not pursue his feelings knowing that he will not be able to make her happy. He demonstrates a high prowess in karate easily beating up a bully and smashing through a set of tiles. Naturally forgiving, he is ready to forgive and forget, as long as it preserves his friendship with Kiritani and Kotani.

So who does like to watch another Japan drama, you can try this drama. Please enjoy like i do ..(Akira n Shuji they really cute in here). Here the link...

Nobuta Wo Produce - Drama

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