First Impressions: Yankee-kun to Megane-chan

Okay, just to let everybody know, I decided to keep track of this jdorama simply because of Kanata Hongo.  I’ve been waiting for his small-screen comeback like forever! And at last, the most anticipated news had arrived…All Hail Yankee-kun to Megane-Chan!

I’m not a major fan of the leads and to be frank, I have zero-knowledge of the manga. Thus, I don’t have any expectations or pre-empts, whatsoever. It’s a rather good thing for me coz I don’t have to deal with any  feelings of dissatisfaction or disappointments, if ever there is, later.  Even if KH doesn’t play the more important male protagonist , I’m at ease to see my favorite bishounen in action. Good to see yah again Kanata-kun!

See?! He’s just too adorable as Izumi Gaku, isn’t he? 😀

I’m not berating Hiroki Nariyama or anything. In fact, I adored his acting skills in Orange Days and in my all-time favorite Gokusen 1. But when I first learned that he’ll be a “high school” delinquent in the drama, I somehow doubt if he’ll pull the strings together. You can’t blame me though, I’ve watched him portray much older roles before. After ep. 1, I can say that he did give Daichi Shinigawa‘s character some justice. I dunno if it’s because of his sharp and strong facial features or because of his past acting experience, but somehow he hits it bullseye. 🙂

As for Riisa Naka (Hana Adachi), I don’t really have much to say about her. Just to be honest, I haven’t seen any of her dramas before or if ever I’ve seen one, I haven’t noticed her. Sumimasen Riisa-chan. Anyways, watching her in the drama just makes me laugh out loud. She upgraded the words “persistently annoying person ” to a way higher level. She screams, she crawls,  she stares… Okay, in short, she pretty much does everything  that are totally unexpected for a girl.

Well, I’m looking forward- not the exaggerated and desperate anticipation but more of the hopeful and optimistic type– to this drama. It’s too early to give a comment but still I’m hoping for the best. So far, so good.I dunno if there’s gonna be some romance, but I can tell that there’s chemistry. Before I forget, the humour is two-thumbs up superb!

The jdorama kinda resemble Gokusen in a way or two. And it’s a plus factor for me, since I love school-comedies and stuffs. First, it centers around the rather quirky life of a misjudged  rumble-rousing juvenile delinquent. Second, it has a meddling, unwavering, funny and at the same time weird female lead. Third, it has a lot of over-the-top  fighting scenes. Fourth, the female lead has a not-so-secret past. I can go on and on but I’m going to cut the list short and ends it here.

Who knows, maybe I’ll make an episode recap or at least a summary of it? I’m still on Episode 1 though that means I have so much of catching up.

Posted on May 19, 2010, in First Impressions (Jdrama), Japanese Drama/ Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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