Kiritani Shuuji is without a doubt the most popular boy at his high school. Well liked by mostly everyone, his life appears perfect. But to Shuuji, popularity is merely a game -- it comes easily to him and is comfortable. Despite being careful as to not jeopardise it, he acknowledges that it holds no true value for him. His polar opposite, the hyperactive soy milk addicted Kusano Akira, could care better about being popular himself -- something that seems to unnerve Shuuji. When an introverted girl by the name of Kotani Nobuko transfers into their class, the unexpected team of Shuuji and Akira name her 'Nobuta', suddenly deciding to take hold of their youth and secretly 'produce' her into the most popular girl in school. The result is the efforts of these three unlikely friends as they begin to learn the difference between popularity and truly having someone to rely upon.
I watched this drama because it was so famous and I heard that it was so funny and such. After finishing this drama I was disappointed, though.
Firstly, there were so many things, which were supposed to be funny, but which I didn't find funny at all. A bit too over the top, I'd say. Then, things got a little dramatic for me at some point. (What's with that Nobuta's "friend"??)
I didn't like the girl Nobuta, her character was just too emo and boring for me. Shuuji was cool, I liked him. And Akira! Woah, first he was sooooo annoying. I thought he was gay and liked Shuuji. But as I watched the drama, I started to like him. "Akira schock" is just soo cute! Haha. And that exactly made me interested in the actor, Yamapi. Overall, this drama is overrated but watchable.
Even while it's not the main theme in Yamada Tarou Monogatari, both series show the development of a friendship between two guys and a girl that don't have anything to do with each in the beginning, but somehow end up understanding and helping each other. And the two males are Johnny's boys in both shows.
In both, the heroine is an isolated, introverted girl, with complexes about her looks. In both, due to various reasons, she becomes the center of attention, surrounded by the most popular boys in school/college, who want to transform her from dark and gloomy to the most popular girl in school.In both Kamenashi Kazuya plays the male lead.