Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

たったひとつの恋 / Just One Love / Love of my Life

Cast:

  • Kamenashi Kazuya as Kanzaki Hiroto
  • Ayase Haruka as Tsukioka Nao
  • Tanaka Koki as Kusano Ko
  • Hiraoka Yuta as Ozawa Ayuta
  • Toda Erika as Motomiya Yuko

Year: 2006

Episodes: 10 (45 mins)

Ratings: 11.61

Ending: “Bokura no Machi” by KAT-TUN

“Cool Whispers” by Ike Yoshihiro

Story/Synopsis:

A story of pure love between the son of a man who runs a ship repair factory beset with financial troubles and the well-bred daughter of a national jewelry chain store owner. The backdrop of the story is Yokohama.

Hiroto Kanzaki works hard every day and night for the survival of a small ship repair factory (inherited from his father) as well as the survival of his mother and younger brother, who are suffering from health problems. Living such an underprivileged life, Hiroto has forgotten how to smile. In contrast to him, Nao is the daughter of a popular jewelry shop owner in a fashionable street in Yokohama. She attends a prestigious exclusive women’s college and grew up cheerful and blessed with affluent love. From the moment Hiroto meets her, his closed mind slowly opens up to Nao, who is so innocent that she utters whatever she thinks. Their three close friends, who are also 20 year old’s, play an important role in their developing relationship.

Essbee’s Opinion

83%

This drama is beautiful. There are no there words to describe it. I just loved how this drama showed a more realistic side of love, family and friendship.

Nao is a perfect girl. She really is: rich, pretty (her smile is just so sweet and I totally love her) and carries a beautiful soul. She’s really naive, but so mature at the same time. She fell in love at first sight, or almost, with Hitoro. He is actually really poor, but he’s really hardworking. His father committed suicide, his mother works in night bars and his younger brothers suffers from severe asthma. At the very beginning of their relationship, he knew that he didn’t fit Nao because of their social status. However, they will sank deeper and deeper in their mutual love. Also, I would say that I didn’t like the actor, from the previous drama I saw where he acted. However, I totally loved him in here. He was really manly… and such a gentleman.

At the beginning, I would say that the story was a little slow. All the first episode was describing Hitoro’s life. However, after episode 3, I couldn’t stop. I liked that drama so much that I almost put an all-nighter because of this couple.

Friendship is very important in this drama. Nao’s best friend, Yuko, is always there to support her. She also has hew own relatioship problems, but they help each other, as sisters would do. She’s also really pretty girl. On the other side, Hitoro’s best friends are awesome too. Ko was the boyfriend of Yuko. He’s totally a weird guy and he’s reactions are really weird, but I guess that he’s nice… Ayuta was the other friend. He’s the one who watched his friends’ hardships are supporting them.

Since, it’s a Rich VS poor relationship, parents would absolutely be against their relationship. However, what differs from other dramas is that the parents have a good reason to stop them. Nao was almost hurt because of Hitoro, so it was obvious that Nao’s parents want to protect her. I thought that they weren’t too bad. Actually, it was the brother who annoyed me. He was so handsome, and yet he was against her sister since the very beginning. On Hitoro’s side, his little brother loves Nao really much. He is such a cutie, but their mommy is the total opposite. She seemed crazy and she was one of the cause of the couple’s misfortune. But still, I didn’t hate her.

I really liked this story actually. I just loved how pure their love was. They make a real cute couple. The songs are pretty, I didn’t adore them, but they were okay~ This drama isn’t perfect, but it’s been a long time I haven’t seen a “simple” drama while my heart beats for them. LIKE.

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