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Title:Friends
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Telecast:2002-02-04 to 2002-02-16
Season:Winter 2002



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:4 Episodes



Synopsis
Left alone on a trip to Hong Kong, Tomoko finds herself the victim of a purse-snatching. The police arrest the man she points out, but it turns out to be the wrong person: a young Korean man named Ji Hoon. Despite his anger and humiliation, he takes her out to dinner since she has lost all her money, and in return she agrees to model for his amateur film. What follows is a magical and romantic two days. Upon returning to their respective countries, Tomoko must return to her nine to five job and Ji Hoon must resume studying to join the family business rather than pursuing his dream of becoming a film director. But soon the two begin to email each other and rekindle their relationship despite the distance and obstacles between them. Marking the very first time in television history that a drama has been co-produced between Japan and South Korea, the story shows us that love has no borders.
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Actor/Actress Cast (10)
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1. Good attempt, but not a complete success... [Rating: 7/10]
I liked the premise of this drama, but I really think they should have made it longer. Parts of it were too chopped up and there were parts that definitely needed fleshing out. For example, the two leads learned Korean/Japanese way too quickly. This needed to be fleshed out a bit more. Chi Ten spent two years in the army, but it only felt like a few months. When Chi Ten learned that Tomoko was working in Seoul, his feelings needed to be exploredc instead of him running off to see her once again. I mean, the two hadnft seen each other in two years, but their reunion seemed so commonplacec as if it had only been a week since they had last walked/talked with each other. Their transition from lovers, to friends, to lovers again was too fast. Itfs hard to tell just how long theyfre actually apart before they meet again, and I think this distance is important to emphasize in order to make the constant departures work. They werenft emphasized at all.

Although Fukada is a very pretty girl, I have never been a fan of her acting. My opinion didnft change after watching this drama. She expressions for different emotions were all the same so it was hard to tell just what her character was feeling. It was really hard to watch her gpretendh shefs struggling with the Korean language. The male lead wasnft any better. This was my first experience with Won Bin and I was immediately attracted to his good looks. However, the more I watched, the more I realized that he, too, isnft a very good actor. Mind you, I havenft seen any of his other works, but I was not at all impressed with his acting in this drama.

In all, this drama wasnft completely terrible and I really did like the concept. I think making it a full 10-12 episode series really would have helped the development of the plot.
Reviewed by Wynter on 6 February 2007
2. Kyoko needs to learn to act than speak Korean! [Rating: 5/10]
Fukada Kyoko can't act! There is not much happening in this drama. No wonder there are only 4 episodes. I'm sure some girly girls may think it is a sweet and cute drama but it REALLY is cheesy. It's like a half an hour TV show where the problem is solved right away. It would be better if they both at least knew how to speak English! I think that's how it should be if it's going to be a Korean/Japanese relationship drama; that'd be more believable and viewable. In reality, those two would not work out, especially if it were to be a long term relationship. They were just attracted to each other's looks! There's no way it has to be personality, they can't even understand each other and were apart many times. And please, don't give me this love-at-first-sight-fate-destiny crap. Okay, I'll be nice and say it's not terrible (as I did watch it until the end, I only comment on dramas until I watch the whole series.) but it's DEFINITELY not great either. I think people that gave high ratings are biased, and are just rating on the cast itself, because it has this Won Bin or whatever, they give it a high rating. But I on the other hand, rate it as it is. If you haven't seen it then you're really not missing out much.
Reviewed by Larc on 6 July 2004
3. First two Episodes are really great [Rating: 9/10]
Hoi, the material from which they started from is awesome stuff. Episodes one and two are outstanding and if they would have held up the standard so far this (second time I think) short cooperation between Korea and Japan would have gotten a rating of 10 from me.
Especially the actrice Fukada, Kyoko is very convincing (and I am not saying that because I am a male) in her blushing and slowly closing her eyes at the right moments to catch her "prey" (actor Won Bin).

Fazit:
I must say this is the right Series to start your "J-Drama-Career" because it totals only four but very good episodes and not like all the others with 10- 11. Furthermore I support the drawing closer of those two countries which had their share of conflicts prior the World Championship in Soccer.
"Frieden" and One World !
Reviewed by Lancome on 10 August 2004
4. As Good As It Can Get... I Guess. [Rating: 7/10]
If you're wondering what Korean dramas are like, Friends is essentially a Korean drama condensed down into 4 episodes (on average they last for 16-24). This series followed the same back and forth and back and forth romance seen in just about every kdrama I have watched, which is not something I always enjoy. In this case, it was an alright love story which thankfully only last 4 episodes (I would have stopped if it had been longer), but I did not particularly enjoy either Fukada Kyoko or Won Bin. They competed on screen for the "most annoying cute and innocent" award and that got on my nerves. Props to Fukada for some passable Korean, but she needed to learn how to act first. I don't know if she's gotten any better since this (7 years is a long time)... One can only hope.
Reviewed by Susan on 2 April 2009
5. Fairly interesting Japanese-Korean collaboration [Rating: 9/10]
Aside from a bumpy start with rather weak acting by Kyoko, the main idea of this short series was definitely unique. Won Bin was well cast and the supporting cast did an OK job though there were definitely places for improvement. Kyoko redeemed herself somewhat towards the second half and should be commended for her effort in speaking Korean. Overall, it might have been better to extend the dorama and build more tension with the father instead of ending with a typically fairy-tale and probably unrealistic ending.
Reviewed by Shindou on 15 April 2006
6. Well...kinda cute. [Rating: 6/10]
A love story between a korean guy and a japanese girl. Anyone who's familiar with the relations between the two countries over the years knows that love isn't easy. That makes this story a bit exiting and interesting to watch. But it's really not that good. Too many silly scenes and I really don't think Fukada Kyoko is a good actress. But she's still the perfect choice for the role as Tomoko.
Friends is a cute story and just 4 episodes so it doesn't get boring. Worth watching.
Reviewed by kaonashi on 10 June 2004
7. Only 4 episodes but GREAT!! [Rating: 9/10]
This is a short drama series with Japanese and Korean Stars involved. I like the 4 episodes story line and the fast pace of the story. Therefore, there were no unecessary scenes! The direction was great, very close to Japanese dorama. Without surprise, Kyoko is in her typical sweet girl role. I like how they showed the differences between the two cultures, especially in kid's marriage and career. Note: I like the sound track too.
Reviewed by jdfan on 27 April 2003
8. A must see. [Rating: 9/10]
Great drama. If you like Won Bin or Fukada Kyoko this is a must see. The characters have solid development and it's a heartwarming story about love that knows no boundaries. The dialog can be a bit clanky at times but it's understandable considering the language barrier between the two main actors. Still, Kyoko and Won Bin did a great job together and had good chemistry. The theme song is beautiful to.
Reviewed by mrsmith10 on 10 December 2010
9. i love won bin! [Rating: 9/10]
i just finished this drama.

it's very interesting, just seeing the differences beetwin the two countries, and how they carried their love.

justo termine de ver esta serie, me resulto genial.
4 episodios muy intensos, muy romanticos y muy educativos.
no sabia que podia haber tantas diferencias entre ambos paises, el esfuerzo de tomoko por aprender koreano me parecio increible!
muy recomendable!
Reviewed by ameba on 28 September 2004
10. Cute, but not too good [Rating: 8/10]
I actually watched this series because of Fukada Kyoko. I think she did a good acting at Kamisama, mou sukoshi dake and I was curious about her new work. I found out she's not so good at all, she's cute, she's sweet and can act sometimes, but she's too cheesy.
The story is too predictable, there's nothing original in this show, which makes it boring sometimes.
But... it's a good show. Watchable.
Reviewed by sachi on 7 December 2004
11. EXELENT drama ! [Rating: 8/10]
EXELENT drama; Iy's sshort be give us hope back. If you watch in one day you will make this day one of the bests in you life. The plot is sometime a bit predictable, BUT sometimes we forecast something that would have been predictable/that could very likely have hapened and it's finally different and surprising. Very touching a beautifull long distance and foreign relationship. simply marvelous !!
Reviewed by Battle48 on 29 October 2006
12. Really sweet! [Rating: 8/10]
This is a really sweet drama ... i wasnt expecting much since i was only watching it for Won Bin but it was really good!!! i would recommend it since it isnt just a simple love story, it deals with achieving your dream and racisim ... it sounds lame and cheessy but the way it deals with these issues isnt ... and Won bin is cute in it!!!! lol!
Reviewed by Jaded butterfly on 10 July 2004
13. Great drama [Rating: 10/10]
i love this drama since i watch it on tv. now i have brought the vcd and i like to watch it when i have nothing to do..its a love story between a japanese girl and a korean guy. i love won bin here and i recently a fan of kyoko fukada when i watch this drama. anyway hope to see more collaboration between japanese and korean drama.
Reviewed by Marika-Chan on 28 August 2005
14. OK drama pretty good story [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is pretty good its just realy short and I do like that it shows conflect between these two cultures. But it was Fukada Kyoko was in her common type role but it is a very good series. I Won Bin is also a good actor he did realy good with this role. Watch and make your own ideas about this korean-Japanese drama
Reviewed by johuth on 17 November 2004
15. i love it! [Rating: 9/10]
this drama is soooo good! it's addicting too. wonbin and kyoko make such a cute couple. it's cool how two countries planned out this movie together. i gave it a 9 instead of a ten because the storyline was quite dull. still good but...predictable. i love this series though!
Reviewed by FaNtaSYDrEaMeRZ on 8 August 2003
16. Watch this with your gf! [Rating: 6/10]
while most dramas are fueled by my passion to finish them, i feel as though I've already ran out of gas and phoned AAA. I was bored so bored from the mushiness. This drama actually scored a 3 from me, but was +3 from my gf consistently saying how hot that guy was.
Reviewed by gizm092 on 21 February 2004
17. One of a kind, yet mushy love story [Rating: 5/10]
The bi-racial love story is a pretty new thing for doramas and I enjoy the integration of the two cultures in the story. But main plot is too cliche and wishy washy. Fukada is too kawaii to be true. The story is too idealistic and not very realistic.
Reviewed by adhi-kun on 17 July 2003
18. Endearing [Rating: 10/10]
The simplicity and mood for this movie are just wonderful. Definitely enjoyed this drama. I love the fact that this was both Japanese and Korean. I really got some insight on how the differences really are bigger than outsiders (me) think.
Reviewed by gorgeousxoxo on 1 August 2011
19. Won Bin and Kyoko as a couple, why not? [Rating: 9/10]
Wow this is one of the best drama that south Korea and Japan made. Just look at the main cast (Kyoko and Won Bin), they are really perfect to played their characters. Too bad the ending is too short.
Reviewed by rinarina on 8 August 2004
20. Happy End Story!!! [Rating: 8/10]
It 4 episodes, but they tell so much love and passion,
A male Koreans and a female Japan who meet by chance! And even accidentally fall!

A crazy story but a wonderful story!
Reviewed by jed_ka on 11 May 2008
21. touching..really good.. [Rating: 10/10]
another great drama!
though it might looks a little crappy..korean n jpnese...but hey...
i'm pretty sure there r couples like them in this world!
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 21 June 2003
22. Great!~ [Rating: 10/10]
Although tis drama is short.. but is damn nice.. Worth watching.. And the story line is great, the scene is beautiful~~
Like the main theme too~
Reviewed by hmm on 1 March 2004
23. friends - lynn9 [Rating: 8/10]
seen this one. a good chemistry between the actor n the actress. love both of 'em.
Reviewed by Lynn9 on 18 July 2005
24. Story line weak [Rating: 6/10]
Chemistry between Fukada and Won Bin not suitable and both of them act emotionless.
Reviewed by Zie75 on 24 August 2004
25. touched my heart [Rating: 10/10]
it really makes you feel good. great music too. brought tears to my eyes
Reviewed by emotional_monkey on 30 December 2003
26. Beautiful drama [Rating: 8/10]
What a beautiful drama with good ending though, a touching one though.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 28 November 2010
27. friends [Rating: 8/10]
really sweet nice story..both person kyoko n won bin are sooo cute...
Reviewed by hawkz714 on 13 December 2005
28. good enough [Rating: ?/10]
a good drama which is performing 2 great actor and actreess
Reviewed by rendy_pranadithya on 25 November 2006

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1. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 9/10]
I don't think this is the "Friends" drama dat Fukada Kyoko and Won Bin is in . . . but I'll replace it! It'z short but it seemz like it'z been on for a long time! This is becuz it never lags and makez u feel realli warm when u watch Won Bin and Fukada Kyoko together! Realli special drama! It'll make u want to watch it over and over again! I've watched it 7 timez and still not bored of it! How amazing is dat!? I realli recommend this drama to ALL of u people out there! I bet u'll like it! Realli good theme songz too! And Fukada Kyoko and Won Bin skillz in acting is simply the best! It seemz like u're in da drama, seeing how they're love story survives! I think u should buy the 6 VCDs set becuz it has an interview and making of the film ^^ haha it wuz sooo cute when Fukada Kyoko wuz soooo convinced to learn korean to talk to Won Bin! To me, I think Fukada Kyoko did developed a lil bit of puppy crush on Won Bin . . . dun u think so?! TRUST ME, u're going to be realli addicted to this drama like me ^^ and then u would want anything that has to do with the drama like magazines, soundtrack, EVERYTHING!!!!! So u know how good is it haha . . . well anywayz, hope u watch it soon!
2. Comments by yume [Rating: 7/10]
For a former non-Fukada Kyoko fan, I have to say that Kyoko's performance wasn't AS bad as usual. In other words, the sugary sweet tone only pops up occasionally when they do close-ups of her face and she looks like she's staring into a goldfish bowl. The Korean and Japanese mix of style is well done. However, I cannot give it more than a 7 because there is very little chemistry between Kyoko's "Tomoko" and Wonbin's "Jihyun." At best, they seemed like friends. Perhaps that is because both truly don't speak the other's language or understand it, and as a result, never got comfortable with each other. Still, the story is an encouraging one and showed a definite truth about many Japanese youths' lack of sense of identity in respect to the world around them, and Asia. So I really recommend it for those reasons. "Tomoko" was a shining example and my first watch of Wonbin was heartwarming, he seems like a fine actor.
3. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 2/10]
Ehh...Fukada Kyoko is really cute...but she also has very bad acting skills. I really cannot stand another minute of her widening her eyes and giving this "I'm so innocent, what are you talking about?" look. Also, she is probably the first Japanese actress I've seen with such heavy eye makeup on in a drama. Won Bin deserves better!! The storyline is also pretty typical; the supposedly "sad" or "touching" parts are almost comical because they are sooooo overdone and cheesy (e.g. hugging in the rain, all that Christmas light at the end). Plus, their conversations were sometimes a bit stupid 'cause one person would talk in Korean and the other would talk in Japanese. And then occassionally Fukada Kyoko would repeat what she said in Japanese in her horrible-sounding Korean. Uck! So bad and so boring, I was falling asleep half way through the drama, so glad this is short =P
4. Comments by mldesu [Rating: 5/10]
history created as first drama collaboration between japan and korea.

short four-episode serial.
interesting for information on the differences between the two countries.

good acting from won bin and supporting cast.
fukada kyoko makes a giant effort to learn and speak korean in this one. she is to be praised for her efforts.

the koreans had a bigger part in this drama, probably because the reality is that koreans are not allowed travel to japan easily.

average storyline, love story. not much of a stretch for the cast. outstanding mainly for the collaborative effort.

won bin as ever a pleasure to watch.
5. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 10/10]
Is Won Bin Korea's Takuya Kimura?....could be. He and the actress Kyoko Fukada had great on screen chemistry and Won Bin is really a gorgeous Korean and an intense actor. I loved the story, 2 hearts one love conquers all. Sigh! I love this world. Anything is possible in the name of love. Lee Dong Gun......mmmmmm let me think, he is cute but not my type. He can act though. As far as Korean actors are concerned Jo In Sung is the handsomest man in the universe. Gong Yoo is the sexiest Korean actor and Park Shin-yang has the most beautiful smile in the world. Ooophs I almost forgot this is a Jdorama website.
6. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 7/10]
For such a short dorama i found it very enjoyable, the story was very well played on screen without those stupid situations that romance doramas usually have.
It was cool to see some of the South Korean culture(i donLt watch kdramas), Fukada Kyoko was really good in this, i love the way she talks korean, really cute.
The korean guy(Won Bin) was ok i guess, but koreans all sound bad on screen(at least in the movies i watch).
Anyway itLs an ok story about forbiden love between two people from diferent countries and with diferent cultures.
7. Comments by Susan [Rating: 7/10]
If you're wondering what Korean dramas are like, Friends is essentially a Korean drama condensed down into 4 episodes (on average they last for 16-24). This series followed the same back and forth and back and forth romance seen in just about every kdrama I have watched, which is not something I always enjoy. In this case, it was alright but I did not particularly enjoy either Fukada Kyoko or Won Bin. They competed on screen for the "most cute and innocent" and that got on my nerves. Props to Fukada for some passable Korean, though!
8. Comments by serebi [Rating: 9/10]
Awesome drama, it has the smooth korean story telling for love stories and the great acting of fukada kyoko. It is a perfect blend between japanese / korean audiovisual capabilities. It appeals to me in a special manner because I am also interested and trying to make a career in the same field as the male lead but also, not so sure all together.
It has a great soundtrack and it is a very beautiful enjoyable experience. It gets a 9 but there PROBABLY needed to be more episodes for the series, but not necessarily either.
9. Comments by abelcmcr [Rating: 9/10]
Awesome drama, it has the smooth korean story telling for love stories and the great acting of fukada kyoko. It is a perfect blend between japanese / korean audiovisual capabilities. It appeals to me in a special manner because I am also interested and trying to make a career in the same field as the male lead but also, not so sure all together. It has a great soundtrack and it is a very beautiful enjoyable experience. It gets a 9 but there PROBABLY needed to be more episodes for the series, but not necessarily either.
10. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 8/10]
Aside from a bumpy start with rather weak acting by Kyoko, the main idea of this short series was definitely unique. Won Bin was well cast and the supporting cast did an OK job though there were definitely places for improvement. Kyoko redeemed herself somewhat towards the second half and should be commended for her effort in speaking Korean. Overall, it might have been better to extend the dorama and build more tension with the father instead of ending with a typically fairy-tale and probably unrealistic ending.
11. Comments by Dabbies [Rating: 8/10]
This is the first drama that Japan cooperating with Korea for celebrating the 2001 World Cup... this short drama with merely 3 episodes is quite a nice one... set aside of the language different, Won Bin & Fukada Kyoko manage to shoot it well... the scenery is definitely another attractive of the drama... it reflects the difficulties of long distance relationship that many people will face... a drama which is worth watching twice or thrice....!!!
12. Comments by MixxDreamer [Rating: 10/10]
this is such a cute drama, i love the characters and how they carry themselves. very good acting btw. this story brings us hope that a love like theirs can exist. a love like that, is the hope for our future in this day of age its hard to find couples who gets together simply cuz they were in love. no matter what the circumstances, such as difficult cultures, i strongly believe that love can conquers all if you're willing to have faith in them.
13. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 9/10]
Very very touching story about the love between a Japanese girl and Korean guy. They faced a lot of difficulties because of the different culture and language problems but strived to keep their relationship going. I liked Fukakyon in this show, she did a great job IMO. Also, watching the "making of", you could see she is really a hard worker. Won Bin, good acting, looks like Kimura Takuya A LOT. Overall, highly enjoyable drama!!~~
14. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]
This is a short drama series with Japanese and Korean Stars involved. I like the 4 episodes story line and the fast pace of the story. Therefore, there were no unecessary scenes! The direction was great, very close to Japanese dorama. Without surprise, Kyoko is in her typical sweet girl role. I like how they showed the differences between the two cultures, especially in kid's marriage and career. Note: I like the sound track too.
15. Comments by Battle48 [Rating: 8/10]
EXELENT drama;

Iy's sshort be give us hope back.
If you watch in one day you will make this day one of the bests in you life. The plot is sometime a bit predictable, BUT sometimes we forecast something that would have been predictable/that could very likely have hapened and it's finally different and surprising.

Very touching

a beautifull long distance and foreign relationship.

simply marvelous !!
16. Comments by AjiKan [Rating: 8/10]
Watched this movie on my local Japanese station a while ago. It's a really good movie to watch especially if you want to build up your Japanese reading/understanding skills. Ji Hoon [Won Bin] uses really simple Japanese which is easy to understand so it's really helpful! I thought the story was really nice, and i thought the chemistry between Fukada Kyoko and Won Bin was really good. Definitely worth a watch!
17. Comments by Peachy [Rating: 9/10]
I have to say that both main artists have delivered their performances well and have ecpressed so much feeling to their characters. It is a light drama and though it is short it did bring out its purpose. I think that there really is no barrier when it comes to true love. I anticipate another collaboration of Asian countries for the sake of storytelling! Congratulations for a job well done!!!
18. Comments by bigfire [Rating: 8/10]
There's something very innocent about two people that can communicate so much emotion without actually speaking the same language. It's a very strong thing to see - two very well acted characters sewing the gap between them with full expression and clumsy gestures. Near the end, I couldn't believe that I felt such an affinity for the show after only 4 episodes. Excellent watch.
19. Comments by Lucian Dureau [Rating: 1/10]
It would have been a great drama about an overseas love. But it doesn't seem a professional work, the performance of the cast is good but could be much better, and the story needs more chapters to explain it well, as it happens too quickly, sometimes it seems so childish. However, the idea and the collaboration of the two countries are quite interesting
20. Comments by 206 [Rating: 8/10]
I did not know it was only 4 episodes. Short but it told a lot about cross cultural relationships and even touched subjects of Koreans living in Japan, limited movement for Korean male citizens, economic differences, military service requirements, and cultural differences. Nice preformance by both actors and that girl is just too cute. Nice story.
21. Comments by maki [Rating: 7/10]
An interesting drama that had linked two different culture together. It's also allow us to understand more about Korean and Japanese culture but it's also means a breakthrough in the traditional thinking and boundaries. Who said a long distance relationship wouldn't work but Friends shows us that Love really binds everythings.
22. Comments by Riji [Rating: 9/10]
My first drama. It's pretty generic, in terms of storyline and such, but you should watch it just to see the mix of Japanese and Korean. It is predictable and mushy romance but if you're a fan of that you'll love this! And it doesn't hurt that it's only 4 episodes long. If it was longer, then it would probably be worse.
23. Comments by Szabotage [Rating: 7/10]
Short, interesting drama about the relationship between a Korean man and a Japanese woman. Won Bin sure is a looker, isn't he? The story wasn't very realistic, but it was interesting. I liked how they didn't shy away from the way Koreans are treated in Japan, or the prejudice a mixed marriage receives in either culture.
24. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 7/10]
i remembered this show was the hot-topic then ... everyone was talking abt it ... coz it's the so-call first ever time where korean & japanese artistes work together ~~ Kyoko & Won Bin definetely looked matching !!! like the way the show is expressing ... love can overcross languages ~~ hehez ~~ nice show ~
25. Comments by WD [Rating: 8/10]
I have no idea that Won Bin and Kyoko Fukada have good chemistry in this dorama. They really click! While Won Bin was OK, FukaKyo was actually really good. What impressed me the most, however, is Lee Dong Gun who played Won Bin's best friend. It's a pretty romantic series, and I pretty much like it.
26. Comments by jo [Rating: 4/10]
Fukada, not bad in her acting, but she wasn't great either.
Won Bin was good, but I thought this drama was heavily in favor of Korean side, Won Bin spoke a few words of japanese while Fukada has spoken Korean almost all the time. Story was good, but I'm no fan of these two actors. So sorry.
27. Comments by tachan [Rating: 9/10]
I loved how it was in both korean and japanese. It's really cute because it features a couple that doesn't speak the same language. It's really short too (just four episodes), so it's great to watch if you are short on time. I'm also really glad I got to see Won Bin again (he is sooo cute).
28. Comments by Anees [Rating: 7/10]
It's pretty good because it's half in Korean, and it's cool to see all the Korean stars in this Japanese drama, but overall it's really not that great. Kyoko is a pretty bad actress in it, and it's only four episodes. The story is pretty nice though, I think I cried (saw it a while ago).
29. Comments by Kitsuchi [Rating: 3/10]
I've never seen a series or a movie about two main leads, who are from different countries, where the acting turned out good and the communication went smooth and natural and realistic. It always feels awkward for me and looks kind of stupid, and so did the main leads in this series.. ;/
30. Comments by zchendevlemh [Rating: 10/10]
I love this fast paced drama. great acting by both parties especially kyoko for studying korean. I love the part when one of kyoko's superior talks to won bin at the roof top. i admire their sincerity in speaking in english for me its one of the very funny scenes but touching.

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1. naner
A superb movie with Korean and Japanese actors. It was very touching to be able watch the hardship that tomoko and ji hung had to go through. I really like the two main characters and the actors that portrayed them, Won Bin and Ryoko.
I really like this drama. Once i got started I couldn't stop. *thumb up*
2. Aki
I loved the chemistry and storyline between the lead actor, Won Bin and actress, Fukada Kyouko immensely. While this seems like a cliche love story across distance, it's not as simple as it seems.. it subtly takes on issues between Korea and Japan as well. A 4-disc mini dorama, it's very much worth a watch.
3. Mylani
This was the first drama we watched that was both Japanese and Korean. Both main characters are very talented (and good looking, which always helps, hee hee), and the series addressed some very interesting cultural issues, even if it was a bit lopsided...
4. db9paka
I hate Won Bin! He was trying hard to be charming and all, but there's just something about him that makes me almost puke everytime he's on screen. Kyoko on the other hand, shines throughout the entire show.
5. hawkz714
i learn a bit about the difference between korea n japan in this story..thanx for the wonderfullll gReAT dorama!!!!!LOVe kyoko fukada n won bin in here!!
6. Ichigo_
So nice love story! Again Fukada Kyoko was nice and Won Bin too this was a nice and touching serie only of 4 episode but enough to make you cry!
7. Hibiki-san
Quite good, and Kyoko Fukada really gets to flex her acting muscles here. I just wish there were a bit more chemistry between the 2 leads
8. Amirul
I watch this drama in 2 weeks before I went to Korea..as it pictures many beautiful sight seeing in Seoul and Tokyo and I like it so much
9. ilengxw
Such a short drama yet enjoyable. The idea of Kyoko not even knowing korean was impressive since she still was able to play the part.
10. Lancome
ItLs short but very nicly done and talented actors. And itLs the second of, I hope more to come, coproduction of Japan and Korea!
11. ayumihamasakisan
I really like this drama, it was very moving on how the two connected almost immediately. Tomoko (Kyoko) was REALLY cute too.
12. chocofit
this dorama is so...unexplainable. good plot, good pictures...i learned much from the scenes and quotes. two thumbs up!
13. zchendevlemh
dorama - great
cast - cute(kyoko)
language - headache (english, cantonese, korean, niponggo)

WISH COME TRUE
14. cute_kyoko
uhhh! really touching... and so nice both the hero and heroin :)... I like this drama and already got its vcd
15. sayurikurata
A great show!!! I love the two main characters and the story plot's great!! It's sentimental and sweet!!
16. iretan
this series does not disappoint!! well worth the only 4 episodes they produced!! better check it out!!
17. scullbox82
+ love story
+ wonbin is a handsome guy
+ i love kyoko fukada
+ the storyline is simple and sweet
18. gakuchi
Heard it took them three years to do this. It wasnt as good as what I had expected, but almost.
19. strawberrynkiwi
this drama for sure gets my vote~ its like every girl's dream... but too bad it was so short.
20. lamy2
It was a romantic drama with won bin and also kyoko as the cast. OOOH.... very charm!!!!
21. xiaole
I love the chemistry between them and kyoko fukada/won bin = great eyecandy ₯₯₯š
22. animetama
It's got Won Bin, do we even need another reason to watch it..? hehe^^
23. Wen3Wen
Loved the music and the actors/actresses ... 4 eps and down to the pt
24. lucid
korean is fun ^^

but sometimes fukada is a little "too cute"
25. ocha
Kyoko and Wonbin really made a cute couple here. Quite romantic.
26. miumiu_sky
Although just 4 episodes.. kinda short! But I love this dorama.
27. Roy
great movie with a great touch. I like kyoko in this movie...
28. dianix
the best love story dorama ever! i like kyoko and won bin!
29. Kaelynne
good Korean-Japanese collaboration.
Love the soundtrack!
30. I LUV V6!
Kyoko Fukada is so cute...and Won Bin is super hot!

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