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Last Christmas
Network
Episodes
11
Directed by
Nishitani Hiroshi, Murakami Masanori, Kouno Keita, Nagayama Kozo, Narita Takeshi
Written by
Sakamoto Yuji
Producer
Oota Tooru, Genouzono Yoshimasa, Iwata Yuuji
Cast
Oda Yuji, Yada Akiko
Release Date
October 11, 2004

Haruki Kenji is the manager of the Winter Sports section of a large sporting goods company. On a ski trip in New Zealand with his friend Shintani Goro (who is also his boss) and Shintani's new secretary, Aoi Yuki. Upon returning to Japan he finds that he has a new neighbor in the apartment next to his. It is Aoi.

While watching the movers he sees a photograph drop from new girl's luggage. Looking at the photo he sees it is a picture of a group from a female bicycle gang and upon looking closer he sees it is a picture of Aoi. Haruki finds her putting on a façade and fooling everyone at work with her nice girl persona. But at home she is anything but nice, dating lots of men and using them to get what she wants.

This continues until one day Aoi comes home drunk and without her keys. Kenji lets her into her room via the door connecting their apartments. Aoi accidentally drops a video tape into Haruki's apartment. When he discovers the tape he watches it. On it Aoi has recorded a message to herself. Seeing this serious message, Haruki begins to view Aoi in a completely different light.

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Overall rating 
 
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8.0  (1)
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Last Christmas 2009-10-03 22:41:10 BOGCHI
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Story 
 
8.0
Acting 
 
8.0
Music 
 
8.0
Satisfaction 
 
9.0
BOGCHI Reviewed by BOGCHI    October 03, 2009
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The Last Christmas?

Japanese romantic-comedies has usually disappointed me in the past, so everytime I decide to see one, I try to talk myself out of it. But when I see one, usually they're just not funny, nor romantic, but this one hit all the right notes for me.

The story revolves around a romantic-comedy of two very different people. It's typical. At first I wasn't sure on how it'll work because of the age gap between the actors, but they actually pulled it off. Like a typical romantic-comedy, they met awkwardly and comedic. What pulled me to this drama was when the drama finally revealed that Yuki Aoi was a cancer survivor and has a chance of a relapse. That scene in that first episode was just perfectly executed that made me want to watch the whole drama.

The sides story of the drama was interesting as well. It got slow at times, but it never got too boring because of the nice script it had. The nice chemistry between all the characters was a plus too.

In the end, it turned out to be a memorably good heartwarming drama that will make you feel like it's the Holiday season everyday (or everytime you watch it).

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