08 November 2014

Time Spiral Review

Title: Time Spiral
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery
Episodes: 8
Broadcast period: 2014-Sept to 2014-Oct
Cast: Kuroki Meisa, Gackt, Hiraoka Yuta, Seika Taketomi and Kayoko Kishimoto.

As a child Aizawa Natsuki (Kuroki Meisa) was kidnapped and held prisoner, which has led her to have PTSD and panic attacks in her older years. She had been saved by an unknown man, whom she refers to as her first love. But has not been able to meet him, or find him. Now an adult she is the assistant physics professor in the same school her mother works and makes research, and has a relationship with her long time childhood friend Yuki Kentaro (Hiraoka Yuta), whom helps her through her panic attacks.
One day her life is turned upside down when she walks into the room of the new architectural professor Tatsumi Shuya (Gackt). Having an instant charisma and same taste in music, she finds him quite attractive, even making Kentaro aware of his presents, and it doesn’t help when he announces to Natsuki that she will fall in love with him and he will show her what love is like. This confuses Natsuki, and when she starts to remember things of the past she is shocked to remember seeing Tatsumi being the one saving her, but he didn’t age a day. How is that possible? Why does he have such an interest in Natsuki?

A very interesting beginning, then a confusing middle, and then just a ‘what-the,,’ ending. I am a huge fan of time traveling stories, which is also the main reason for watching this drama. But it kind of goes against the principles of time travelling, and though I hoped it would be a bit more confusing and twisted, it actually was very simple, and it wasn’t that thought through. It kind of left me with the thought: why did this start anyway.
Meisa and Gackt are a very unique, weird and yet interesting couple, and they kind of have this strange chemistry (might be the way the spoke to each other), but you don’t really realize it is a chemistry until you get to the point of them being next to each other.
It kind of reminds me of a web drama, like it doesn’t have much explanation nor enough screentime or whatever.
Okay so to sum up: a decent yet unsettling feeling of a story.

☆☆½ / 2½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 heart

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