18 June 2010

14 Sai no Haha Review

Title: 14 Sai no Haha
AKA: 14-year-old Mother / Juyon-sai no Haha / Mother at Fourteen
Genre: Family
Episodes: 11
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-11 to 2006-Dec-20
Cast: Shida Mirai, Tanaka Misako, Namase Katsuhisa, Miura Haruma, Muroi Shigeru, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Koumoto Yunichi, Kitamura Kazuki . . .

Miki Ichinose is just a 14 year old student who by "accident(they got no idea wht they r doing)" gets pregnant with a guy, Kirino Satoshi(Miura Haruma!!) from her cram school. She only realises when 2 months have passed and she hasnt had her period for a while. Then in order to find out whether she is pregnant or not, she steals a pregnancy test, cause she cant really buy it,, people would be thinking "Naani?".. So the test turns out positive and she hides it at her room. Then by accident her mother finds it while cleaning. She then confronts her and they talk about it. Miki's parents, especially her father, get really mad. And everybody are like naturally "quickly abort it then u can move on again". But Miki is actually thinking about giving birth. So when she tells her parents they immediately try to convince her to abort, they even go to the clinic and just when they are about to do it Miki runs away. Then she convinces her mother, tht she really wants to keep it. So her mother understands and supports her, later on her father too. But everybody around them their neighbors too are like looking really mean at them and never greet them and talk about them all the time. And not to mention that Kirino's mother is TOTALLY against it and she tries to "buy their silence" about her son being their father, but the media like found out so their company is totally screwed.. But Kirino actually wants to take responsibility and says he will start working. The little aka-chan (baby) is born early and Miki goes through a operation so she doesnt wake up until like a day later, they both fight for their lives and then survive and so on.

I had a really hard time getting through the first 5 episodes but after that it got really good and interesting. And of course i cant not mention Miura! Kyaaa! But here he's like soooo young. But maaain,, his acting skills are like REALLY good. And omg u see Miki has a little brother. And he like gets bullied at school because of her so then when Miki talks to him and she says like she's sorry and she didnt know that anyone would bully him then he is like "You should have it... the baby" .. Awww.. and then when people are like staring at her or something he just takes her hand and pulls her away.. and he is like what,, 10 ?.. aww.. really cute.. But anyway, the drama is like,, i dont knw how japan reacted on it, i mean. Its about japan being lousy at explaining,, what happens when, and how, u have sex.. And this whole thing about japanese people not really being helpful but omg.. When she like falls down because of pain.. people just like walk by and those who do stop they just stare!! aaargh!! whattaaa.. I mean of course not all japanese are like that but the majority i guess. So its like a drama about how things like these are received in the japanese community. But. the drama ,, for me. It wasnt one of those wooow, the ones u just gotta watch. But for its genre its great, really. so the rate is just like.. what i felt watching it and not a,, objective rate..?..

☆☆☆/ 3 out of 5 (gomen, Haruma-Chan ><)

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

Bunji's Verdict
Putting the fact aside that the "lovemaking scene" was weird, the love story was pretty adorable. Okay, yeah, she is 14, and he 15, but when I was that age I thought I was insanely mature, so.. The story line was good as well, pretty typical in the Japanese environment, and the bulling from neighbours as well as fellow students is reasonable too.
Jenji is a bit sensitive, like she wouldn’t help a person on the ground in pain, unless she has been standing there for around 15 min, but she hates other people doing the same.. Oh well. I prefer Haruma's acting in this drama, also the father of the girl, Namase Katsuhisa, awesome and believable. It's a Renzoku (human drama), so it's not my turf, but it's a good watch.. Seriously..

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ /3 out of 5 hearts

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