alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (ARASHI: Aiba Adorable)
Eps originally watched: 3/9

I honestly thought I had seen more of this show - at least 5 episodes, so I was expecting to be able to rip through the rest. Unfortunately, I opened ep 6...then ep 5...then ep 4..THEN double checked to make sure I had actually seen ep 3.

I wont lie, this was a difficult show for me. It was hard to me to watch more then about 10 minutes at a time until after ep 6. Nino's character is total fail and dork, and not in a fun way to me. Yamapi amused me, as did Oguri Shun and..the other guy, whose name I don't recall. So, there are our four main characters (not counting Chie), all of whom are 17, and who are (according to rumor) THE LAST FOUR VIRGINS IN SCHOOL. The entire plot revolves around their attempts to lose their virginity.

Nino...Nino is not my favorite. I find it hard to see the character behind the little RAT BASTARD that I know Nino really is. So Im generally constantly expecting him to go back to being an evil little ferret that he is in real life.

Overall, it's not the best show if you have an embarrassment squick. One of the major plotlines is Shou (Nino's character) being in love with his teacher..and his teacher pretty much leading him on for the first several episodes. I cringed A LOT.

But finally, this happened:

and i VERY GRUDGINGLY admitted that it's possible i had a twinge of sympathy. maybe more than a twinge. I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN TEARY, OK?

So, if i wanted to hide through most of this drama, what DID i like about it?

The boys. They're adorable in their stupidness, in all honesty. And they are good friends. They're very close.

VERY close.

VERY VERY CLOSE. And yes, that IS Nino and whatshisname staring at Yamapi's penis.

What else did i like? Chie. She's adorable, and she's strong. I had issues with her final storyline and how it was handled, but her, i loved.

Stand Up!! K.O.'d!

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