Good Morning Call
Director: Yo Kawahara, Takashi Fujio
Writers: Yo Kawahara, Takashi Fujio
Starring: Haruka Fukuhara, Shunya Shiraishi, Dori Sakurada
Feb 12, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016; 17 epidodes
Yoshikawa Nao stays behind to live by herself when her parents leave to inherit her grandpa’s farm in the country. On the day she moves into her new apartment, she discovers that it was rented also to Uehara Hisashi; a cute, super-cool, popular guy from her school.
Not only did their housing agency unexpectedly close down, the landlord of the apartment tells them that they had to pay more for their apartment than they had expected. With no money and no home to return to, Nao and Hisashi decide to live together as flatmates.
I absolutely loved everything about this Japanese Drama!!! The characters, the story and their situation all create such a good show I couldn’t stop watching and totally binged on it. Nao gets her own apartment in the city to continue going to her school after her family has moved, and inside of it there’s a boy, a classmate claiming it’s his apartment, Uehara!
Turns out, they were duped into signing for the apartment and their money was all stolen, so they decide to live together and tell no one. No one can know, the school will expel them. Of course with nosy best friends, and living so closely together this hard to reach boy and silly girl start to develop feelings for each other!
This is another manga adaptation, and it’s wonderful. I especially like the friend she makes when she gets an after school job at the local Ramen shop, Issei, he is a good guy and I feel for him.
Season two has been confirmed for Netflix, and everyone involved with the project is super happy! I am thrilled of course, and will have to find time to sit down and re-watch season one and then dive right into season two. join me, and let me know what you though of the show!