Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: A 19-year-old girl burdened by a cruel destiny, a 41-year-old man living in atonement, and a forbidden love that cannot be accepted by the people around them. ?Iki mo Dekinai Natsu? is as much a social drama as it is a love story. Takei plays said girl who learns that her mother never recorded her birth in their family register. While falling into despair after finding out the secret about her birth yet wholeheartedly trying to live to regain ?herself?, she happens to run into a former journalist (Eguchi) who is suffering from a deep scar in his heart himself. Although they could be father and daughter, they start to develop much stronger feelings for each other, a love forbidden by society.
This drama is definitely interesting and worth your while since it, like a few other dramas, tries to go beyond the borders of taboo relationships, in this case an age gap romance. Basically, the drama tells the story of a 19 year old girl who discovers that she is not part of her family’s registrar. Now, you may ask yourself, what’s the big deal? well, according to Japanese law this seems to be a very delicate matter since a person who doesn’t have a name under his/her family registrar is considered "nonexistent". Thus, that person cannot get a job, get a passport, or even marry for that matter. However, don’t worry because this drama is actually a love story that slowly begins to develop since the first episode. Aside from the girl, we have 41 year old man as the co-protagonist and he himself has some serious issues that will develop throughout the drama. I have to admit that Takei Emi is one of my favorite actresses and thus, I can say this drama does have potential.