AKA: It started with a kiss / Mischievous kiss / Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast period: 2013-Mar to 2013-Jul
Cast: Miki Honoka, Furukawa Yuki and Yamada Yuki.
Finally getting the courage to express her feelings, Aihara Kotoko (Miki Honoka) writes a love letter to her crush Irie Naoki (Furukawa Yuki). Naoki is the class A’s no.1 in Tonan High School, which they both attend: he is known as a genius, who has good looks and is amazingly athletic. When she hands him the letter, she is turned down cruelly, and being one of bottom students, in class F on top that, she is turned into a gossip item.
After the incident, she decides to let it go, and focus on her moving into her new house with her father, but when the most absurd incident happens, the two are left without a home. That is until they get a phone call by Kotokos father’s best friend, who offers them to live with them. They gladly accept, and even move in, but things are turned upside down for Kotoko when she finds out that the house is no other than Irie Naokis…
After watching the very first Itazura na Kiss which aired in 1996, the Taiwanese version and the Korean version, I have to admit, this was by far my very favorite. For the first time I realized WHY the male lead fell for the lead actress, and for the VERY first time, I liked the girl. Though the amount of push and pulling was draggy, I did like the small situations of flutter, and yes, if you have watched at least 1 of those three mentioned in the beginning, you will probably know what is going to happen almost all the time. I loved the lead actress, I cried laughing, and I LOVED the lead actor, I mean he REALLY COULD SPEAK GOOOOOD ENGLISH, lol.. Like he really seemed smart.
No matter what anyone sais, this storyline “Itazura na Kiss” is the most classic ever, and you really don’t get bored, no matter how many new versions there are, which I believe should be, since every new generation should watch this story :)
☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts