I dont have this drama but it is a piece of art. I have allways loved this drama very much. Not only is it a good drama it is the second drama that i ever watched it is the best drama that i have seen. still to this day. i dont think that there is or will ever be a drama to top this one i should have voted for this earlier. It is such a good story and it remindes be of my own troubles. As a disabled person Kyoko reminded me about how i felt at times being in a weelchair. Its it a very important drama to me. if anyone hasn't seen it you guys need to. It was the best drama this i have ever seen and i have seen alot of dramas believe me. I watched the whole thing in one day when i was sick and i had to stay home from schoo about 2 or 3 years ago. I have only watched it all the way though once. Such a good story this will be a part of my collection agian one day i just have to wait. I need the JTV episodes agian. Takuya and Takako did a wonderfull performance one of the best performances I have ever seen in my life. I love beautiful life and you guys should watch it.
I have it now!!!!!
A most touching and moving drama! Audience may find the early episodes stale; the depiction of the love between Kyoko and Shuji too ordinary. But the natural, almost life-like depiction only serves to provide a convincing touch to a very moving final ending. The final scene is exceptionally powerful-----to find Kyoko "alive" in Shuji's heart is very reassuring and heart-warming! The drama shows the superb acting skill of Takuya-----how he held back his sorrow and his tears flowing down his face only when he has almost finished the make-up for Kyoko is heart-wrenching. All in all, a very subtle yet powerful handling of a theme commonly found in love dramas. Distinctly different from the melodramatic Korean dramas with similiar themes which invariably bore the audience to death with the characters crying almost non-stop throughout the drama. Highly recommended for audience looking for subtlety.
Beautiful indeed...though I got scared at the part where Takuya puts make up on the corpse of his dead lover...*creepy* I love how they explored the theme of a barrier free love. I loved the part where the girl was breaking up with him becus she feels that she's just being a baggae for him becus of her disease, to which Takuya nswers: "I am not a Xmas decor that you can just put in your life when you feel like it." It's a very clear but unsappy way of telling someone that you'll be with them no matter what. A truly inspiring story, an effective portrayal from Takuya Kimura once again ^_^
beautiful script with japan's very own drama king and queen adding their magical touch to it. kimura and tokiwa a wonderful and beautiful pair. their fantastic depiction of shuji and kyoko brought itz viewers right into the sotry and the characters. kyoko's inferiority complex and shuji arrogance, brought the 2 of them together, to change themselves to bcum more optimistic and to b less arrogant, to elarn to understand and to love. i would say this is one the the most beautiful love story in a j-dorama.this is a MUZ C
so sad ;__; Kimutaku was very good in this one, so kakkoi like always as Shuji *_* It was really weird cause usually I don't like the female protagonist of the drama, I hate them XD 'cause they are so lucky to work with my favorite actors!! But Takako Tokiwa was more than ok for me in this drama, she and Takuya make a wonderful couple!!
You know from the very first episode that this will be a sad story, but it is also very funny and heartwarming as well. All the characters (both primary and secondary roles) are well developed and well cast. It's hard to find a drama as evenly balanced as this one. This is probably my favorite Tokiwa Takako role.
Nice combination between Takuya and Takako. Very touching. I thought the ending will be Kyoko recovering but it turns out that she died. I cried everytime I watched that scene. The ending part whereby Shuji opened a salon near the sea and all deco are as per what kyoko wants, it gave me a kind satisfaction within
absolutely loved it. it somehow relates to my own life story. so i just instantly felt what actors were trying to convey to audince even without words. explosion of feelings! kyoko's pain was my pain. shuji's pain was also my pain. BL got so deep into my heart and into my soul, i was overwhelmed with emotions!
Incredible story, it was like reading a novel. The ending was sad, but it was really done exceptionally well. I was not particularly fond of the first 5-6 episodes, the last couple were emotionally captivating. Watch it and you will understand. 9/10.Kimutaku was GOOD! Tokiwa was great!! A must see A+++
A well-paced romantic story that moved one to chuckle at the beginning, dreamy in between and at the end teary-eyed. The pull from the stellar performance of Kimura and Tokiwa (an excellent match) is forceful. Both were powerfully subtle without the melodramatics in their respective roles.
this may be the finest dorama i've seen so far in terms of production as well as acting and directing. everything from the soundtrack to the cinematography and dialogue is solid and seamless. you won't find overbearing moral lectures nor camp comedy, all you'll find is splendid storytelling.
Really moving and beautiful storyline. I loved the chemistry between Takuya & Takako! They kept the J-Dorama really alive and fresh. Even though it was very sad at some parts... celebrating life at hand is its key focus. I was pretty much moved to tears so GOOD JOB CAST! <3 <3 <3
I didn't expect myself to be falling in love with this jdorama. The plot is good, and I can even relate to it. It's simple and very REAL. The narration helped a lot to give it more "drama". The actors portrayed the characters really well, especially the two main actors. Tear-worthy. :D
I totally love this show, but sad to say, i always haf to pluck up lotsa courage to re-watch again, cos itz simply too heart-wrenching, and u would really be pissed at kyoko and shuji for not cherishing the time they had half way thru the show...but nonetheless, itz a great show!!!:P
Beautiful drama, beautiful acting, beautiful message. This dorama is unforgettable to me because of the subtle but poignat acting of Takako Tokiwa and Takuya Kimura. I have never been so touched watching a jdorama before. The powerful acting of the two leads makes this one an A++++.
what makes this dorama really good is that it avoids the mush trail that many tragic love stories take (although you need to have a hanky on hand in some episodes). i swear, you will never forget shuji and kyoko after seeing this. they'll make you laugh, cry and all giddy inside!
even though im pretty sure this is again another of his hit dramas... i never really got hooked into this one. I dunnno why though...it could be becoz i know how the story unfolds coz i read ppl's reviews here b4 i got to watch the drama itself... but still im voting this one!
everyone deserve to be loved by other people.. our life is beautiful if someone really love us even though we r not as perfect as other people...but in dis world, no one is perfect... takuya kimura really is a good actor... love his attitude...
This series made me cry..Beautful Life is truly heartwarming love story.i love the ending, though it's a really sad ending, i love the fact the Takuya's character was able to move on with the loss of his loved one..must watch!
Better and more touching than summer snow. This is the best drama i have seen by far. Most Japanese dramas can seem cheesy and repetitive but not this one. This drama is truly a work of art and i would recommend it to anyone.
Overall, it was enjoyable because the romance is not mushy and the story is told from the perspective of people with disabilities and/or illness... sad stories usu grab the audience's heart easily but this one deserves it...
Judging by my wife "cry-o-meter" the drama is very good :). now really, it was the first jdrama not having a happy ending, but still having a touching story which built up to a extraordinary final episode.
It's a must see.
One of the 1st jdrama that I got a chance to see..and has remained with me as a fond bitter-sweet memory...Tokiwa Takako has proved to me that she's one of Japan's most capable actress....Unforgettable and
Takako and Takuya worked very well together. the portrayal of their characters was beautifully done and the supporting cast does a great job as well. A wonderfully touching story worthy of comparison to LG and LV!
So romantic... I love this film...
you can feel happy, sad and TRUE LOVE if you watch this dorama...
I can't describe this dorama with any words again..
just watch and you will understand..
Again a beautiful love story with two excellent actors. Maybe this drama is a little slow by moments but I liked it a lot. The Beautiful Life OST is quite disappointing but there is the superb song of the ending.
Well, this drama is so dear to me, it is the reason why I'm so into jap dramas. I've never seen a drama so perfect....great acting, script, cinematography and of course, i cried from fisrt episode until the end.
This is a classic that will make you cry. The actor that was in this Drama is Kimura Takuya from SMAP. This story is a love-sad drama that is really good to watch. I love this drama and it will make you cry.
A sweet love story about a handicapped woman and a young hairdresser who can look beyond the woman's physical limitations. A realistic portrayal of love between the two through trials and tribuations.
Great story plot!!! kimura takuya portray fantastic acting skills.. =) its one of my favourite kimura takuya drama!!!!! heart-aching love story between Shuji and Kyoko.. its one the MUST watch!!!! (:
Although some parts were quite draggy, but the story was overall touching and sad. Truly unforgettable and amazing. Tokiwa was extremely kawaii and Takuya was basically his normal self. Recommended.
Another sad ending romance story. One of the fantasy story telling which will NOT happen to real life. Great casts and theme songs. Urge everyone to watch it......just for the fantasy sake. :)
Original drama, great performance by Kimura Takuya, really portrays an accurate hit and miss of modern relationships with the added trial of a handicap, couldn't watch it fast enough, so sad.
You will cry, but its not a dorma made to just solicit tears, it has an excellent story line and a realistic theme, acted to perfection by Kimutaku and Takako, a true japanese classic.
I don't have to say more. It's a classic dorama hit! Was especially touched by the commitment of the character played by Kimura Takuya and in the last scene when he did her make-up.
another nice drama by kimura takuya..this drama is really nice n sweet n everything..but the ending is so sad..i juz cried n cried!!overall its really worth watching AGAIN N AGAIN!!
So sad.......and happy.......and emotional...... Yeah, I probably sound inane here, but looking back I wish I had a tissue box beside me... (;_;) Very beautiful indeed........
This was my first Dorama and will always remain special to me. I just enjoyed it and will be watching it again. The interaction between the characters was very emotional...
A Kimura Takuya drama is usually a great one. Beautiful life's certainly no exception. Great cast, great story. This drama has everything & is one of the absolute best.
Amazing story with a lot of deep messages. Like how you should learn to appreciate life because it doesn't last forever. Well done to both Tokiwa Takako and Kimura Takuya.
A story of two different worlds, two different limitations, two different points of view.
Love begins when this two words unite and start to understand each other.
This drama is probably another top 3 I've seen...music is good, story may be sappy (like most dramas), but gives an aspect from both views of the main chars...
Even though I think the official description captures this drama all wrong, I think it was a great experience and I'm really glad I watched it. Don't miss it!
AMAZING! So sweet and all. When Koyuki came I was like- AH! (so happy) Anyways, it was a brilliant script and the acting was amazing on both sides. A keeper.
I really felt a connection to the lead characters. All around great acting by all of the cast. I'm glad I watched it and thought about it for days after.
Beautiful Life was a really touching drama.. Tokiwa Takako was beautiful, cute and really nice as Machida Ryoko. Another story that you can't forget! ^-^,
Sad but beautiful love story with an underlying message...The chemistry between Takuya & Takako Tokiwa is good...One of KimuTaku's best performances...
Do you know when we meet someone.. it's the greatest moment we have..... no matter how they look we still in love with them.. hoh very touching film
Im sure its one of the top tens already, but voted anyway. It deserves the attention it has been given, mainly bcoz of the amazing storyline.
Amazing dorama, great chemistry between the two lead actors and a very touching story. You need tissue with you when you watch this dorama.
Tokiwa Takako was extremely cute and lovable. The story was moving. This is my first japanese dorama and it still remains as my favorite.
A good plot development. Good story and good ending. Both, Takako tokiwa and takuya kimura have done a really good acting in this drama.
A very touching story and a wonderful cast, Tokiwa Takako and Kimura Takuya are great, this is a truly wonderful drama not to be missed.
Beautiful story. A MUST WATCH!! Don't miss it as it's a real tear-jerker. Kimura's performance have touched me deeply in this one.
This is the best j-dorama i've seen besides Summer Snow. It's an incredibly beautiful relationship with a beautiful ending indeed.
My fisrt dorama with Takuya. He is amzing...
History is pretty, and have a good ritm. It is one of my precious in my top 10. o/
heart-warming dorama.. takuya kimura & takako tokiwa has very strong chemistry.. it makes this dorama highly recomended!!
Powerful performances from Tokiwa Takako and Kimura Takuya, touching storyline, one of the best romantic/tragic dramas ever.
miki mizuno and watabe atsuro were so cute and sometimes stole the show. i am not a kimutaku fan but tokiwa made up for it.
The side characters were very interesting and had great storylines, plus the visual aspect of the dorama is unforgettable.
Ahhh... Kimura Takuya^^ *droolz*
He's got that certain charisma that even when he's a grump we can still like him.. heh!
This is the first drama I ever saw (for my Japanase lab hours). I cried in the computer lab, it was absolutely beautiful.
I love this series. it has a special place in my heart as one of the first jdoramas i've ever seen. Takuya is the best^^
fab rom/com evn tho still teary, they mke sweet coupl. takako like sunshine in this, takuya heartbroken n cool as usu.
I just watch this 11 episodes, and i really like this J-Drama. I really think that this series must be in the top 5.
the best story line........
the best actor..............
the best actress...........
the best song...............
A really touching drama how fagile life can be and how much loveing someone can change the way u look at your life.
i watch this 3 times and as usually i always cry .....tauching dorama, but full of the meaning for human life....
Great! The best drama for me! It's very touching and meaningful. I can't forget this love story. Must watch it!!!
This dorama really touched me and
it's the best I've ever seen ! If you haven't watched it yet, WATCH it NOW !
This seemed strange to me at first, but as it got further along I loved it more and more. One of my favorites.
it made me cry even though sometimes the drama was a little slow paced, but takuya's performance was amazing
An amazing romance. So far Takuya's best performance (don't sing, stick with the acting, PLZ) in my opinion!
The first dorama I ever saw, and still my favorite... wonderful story, and Takuya Kimura is fantastic.
i vote this drama coz this is the best drama i ever watched. i like the romantic shujiand also kyoko.
The story of this drama is soooo nice! It's sweet but sad. The characters work well together, i think
a very unique screenplay.. not-so everyday lovestory. great chemistry between kimutaku and takako~~
Great drama! You get attached to the characters and it's just marvelous. Makes me cry everytime.
great... you just cant let go from the start to the end.... one of the best doramas ive watched...
Great pairing of actors to play the main characters...story and acting got me hooked immediately.
So beautiful and dramatic... it makes you really believe that there's someone outhere for you...
Good choice by picking this two Kimutaku n takako,their acting is awesome..one of the best !!!
You know when a movie/show is good when you're still thinking about it days after watching it.
Extremely good acting plus a wonderful story. The only drama that made me tear up at the end.
ohh! its nice and touching... and its make me cried especially at the end of the dramas..
Truly one of the best dramas I've seen. Good story. Excellent acting. Highly recommended.
This drama is one of the best i've ever seen, i cried so much but overall it was great
because you'll like it no matter what~ it's timeless and it just leaves an impression.
You just gotta love it! Consuming, cute, and filled with popular actors! A must see!
So far, the best romance I have ever watched, beautiful story, made me cry at the end.
A very touching dorama with some incredible acting in my opinion, well worth my vote.
9/10....amazing..both the main character act with attitude..a really good storyline..
What a touching love story!! MUST watch, people who watch it know it's a MUST watch!!
If you like summer snow or to heart, you are definitely going to like this drama...
great story with really good leads, kept my unwavering interest till the very end!
Great love story. So sad. And great performances from Tokiwa Takako and Kimutaku.
"beautiful life"...hmmm....what can I say?!? It's a beautifully touching story!
Loved this series, I cant believe, I teared up every time I watch this series.
Takuya plays a gentleman to a girl, hmmm.. who doesn't wanna be that girl..
this is the most touching drama...beside,this drama have a good plot too...
very touching drama...n one of my favorite drama...so sad but so romantic..
everything grear and perfect..the storyline, acting and cast.just beautiful
very nice drama but kimura takuya acting little to negative aslo the girl
a great drama by kimura takuya. thought he portrayed his role really well
|105. ||Mister Pozart|
Awesome. Sad ending but logic. Nice performances of the main characters.
Criez... very beatiful, really great drama! Prepare yourself to cry too.
It shows us that if we have the will, there is a way! Touching and sad.
It's full of lesson about LOVE and LIFE! GREAT DORAMA I'VE EVER SEEN!!
Kimukun is just sooooo sensible in this dorama @ least in the end *g*)
is one of the classic ~
cannot miss this drama , gd story w nice ost
THE best chemestry between both leading actors... Takuya's best role
really great drama.Nice storyline,heart-moving,D about not giving up!
very sad, before 1 Litre came out, this was THE best series ever....
I really liked this drama. It had a different feel from the others.
a very sad but superb story with great actors =] & story line..
my first kimura drama and i was stunned by the quality of acting.
it's the best, the only show that made me feel so sad. I love it.
Specially Kawamura Satoru hehehehe
A really lovely jdrama. Perfect combination of love and sad drama
Right behind Sekai no Chuushin de for tear jerking fun. Kitagawa!
what can i say... i cried everytime i watched it.. so touching..
A very beautiful story! It made me laugh and cry. Love Kimura!!!
Very emotional story supported by a great cast. Wonderful drama.
Love this love story, very touching...Takuya acted really well
Best Drama I ever saw, I think I will never forget this story.
|126. ||Hirari Chan|
This was such a sad story...but it was also very heartwarming.
Best dorama ever. Mad, bad, sad, passionate, romantic, tragic.
i really like this drama it's so romantic and loving story...
huhuhu...bring on the tissues everyone..a very touching one.
|130. ||chicken boo|
Kimura Takuya and Tokiwa Takako together make a great team.
my first collection of jdorama dvd .. and it's worth it !!
I like the cast!!And the story
It is very heartwarming!!
a very touching drama which made me cry a bucket of tears
A beautiful show. One very inspiring, and heart warming.
this drama will make u cry..huhuuu..~^_^~ so so so sad..
SUperb acting plus good storyline and jaw breaking cast
this dorama was perfect.. so determined and so touchy..
beautiful drama. beautiful story. great cast. must-see
Nice drama.. Wacth it and you will regret 'bout it!!!
love this drama, I love kimutaku...very heartwarming,
Beautiful couple, beautiful life, beautiful ending <3
Good plot, moving acting performances from the cast.
The most really i like. hontoni daisuki.... \(-_^;)v
One of the most beautiful love story ever potrayed.
takuya is there.....and this story is touching!heh
The most touching and human dorama I've ever seen.
undeniably one of the most beautiful dorama ever!!
BEST! great combination of plot+cast! touching~~!
Sad & touching, but definitely a beautiful life.
when true love onli starts when death begins....
Full of sad and tears, but love is above the ego
very human, i like it. made me cry....Hix..hix..
Pure love story...1st jdorama that i've watched
such a sad drama but the ending was really nice
Great story; very touching; love conquers all.
great ! contain of great love story, i like it
amazing and heart wrenching drama about love.
everything about this show is so beautiful...
Takuya Kimura acted fantasticly in this show!
A fantastic performance from everyone in it!
I cried a River...like no other drama could.
Uau, that drama... Everything was beautiful.
very tragic and sad story..love takuya too~
Very good dorama, Tokika played well here.
best for who still search for a real love
Everytime I watch this I cry buckets. ;_;
This is the greatest dorama of all time!
Might this be the best dorama out there?
it's boring.but,kimura takuya was in it.
One of the best Dramas that i watched...
Soooo beautiful, touching and good!!!!!
What can i say? Beautiful says it all.
one of/if not the best drama i've seen
so sad..he'd actually cried in the end
A sad, wonderful, bittersweet romance.
Amazing drama and the cast is perfect!
|177. ||prncss urduja|
one of the best drama i've ever seen!
IT simply moving. An excellent drama.
its and old but very memorable drama
This was a heartwarming love story.
Probably one of the best jdorama's.
because kimutaku play in this drama
the best ever!!takako n kimutaku!!
It makes me cry...so touching!!!!!
the most beautiful drama ever.....
nice plot and script..sad2 ending
Pretty good, funny yet romantic.
beautiful life, beautiful story
very sad dorama, bring tissues!
one of the best show i like!!!
My favorite drama of all time.
masterful perfromances by all
sugoi!!!!!!!! my first dorama
it's like the title Beautiful
Sad story, touches my heart.
the best love story ever :)
luv it..very touching drama
You, too, will be touched.
one of my favourite dramas
|200. ||Almir Borges|
The Best Dorama and actor.
Had a really good ending.
Takako Tokiwa... kawai...
awesome the best dorama^^
great romantic drama ne?
Touching and well-played
It's really BEAUTIFUL!!
Beautiful but sad story
BEST (SAD) DRAMA EVER!
|209. ||Tokeida Yuji|
TOUCHING.... AND SAD
No 6 best drama ever
what else to say :)
absolutely the best
very very nice..!
i love the story.
Very good drama
hmm sad ending
the best drama
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|246. ||Jon Saviola|
|277. ||Precious Bamboo|
|291. ||siu dong|
|311. ||John Cena|
|318. ||Dega Kima|
|351. ||hitomi #1|
|358. ||blunt samurai|