Kyoko is a beautiful, cheerful & independent woman despite being confined to a wheelchair due to an illness. Shuji is a moody, attractive & a fiercely talented hair stylist. They started out fighting & quarelling with each other but they began to fall in love with each other. Shuji learns the hardships Kyoko endures as a handicapped person & Kyoko learns to let someone else take care of her. Life is beautiful for the pair but when Kyoko's illness takes a turn for the worse, the 2 of them learn that love is worth any sacrifice & to work hard to be happy together.
Takuya Kimura smolders as Shuji; he fits so well with the broody, careless personality of Shuji. Takako Tokiwa is ADORABLE & plays Kyoko perfectly, from being cute to annoying to strong & determined. The supporting cast was amazing too, each character played out well to create a strong framework focusing on the couple.
I am now OBSESSED with Konya Tsuki no Mieru oka ni performed by B'z, the guitar riffs are AMAZING & the instrumental version makes me cry. The other songs in the soundtrack are awesome too & perfectly sets the tone for each scene.
Watch it on YouTube here.
Since the film is incredibly successful & held the TV rating record of drama in Japan for over 30 yrs, this is worth the watch. The beginning is cheerful, the ending is sorrowful & I end up watching it again from the beginning to relive the couple's joyful times.
*You can watch it online here (with English subtitles).
*I have the OST of the drama, feel free to contact me for it.