Sawada Takuto is your regular university student. He is soon to graduate, so like many other students, he applies to many companies. But even though he isn't really a bad student or a bad person, he somehow can't find a company that is willing to take him in. Adding to this kind of struggle comes that his family is only focused on his younger brother, who is supposed to get into a medical university to take over the hospital of the father in the future. But even though he feels like his life isn't at its peak, at least he has good friends and finds a cute girlfriend. Soon, though, he feels something is strange about his body. He's unable to properly move his left hand. With that he started to feel it: the hours of his life.
After Takuto graduates university, he has to fight to find a job like many others. But not only that is giving him a hard time, also his home isn't what he would consider very warm, either. His younger brother is the precious son, since he prepares to study medicine and with that can take over the family hospital. And since he needs a lot of support, Takuto feels like he is invisible. Even after he finally finds work, his mother doesn't praise him. But he has good friends and by chance found a girlfriend while looking for work! Things turn for the worse, when he finds out he has a disease called ALS that will slowly take one thing after another from him and eventually take his life as well.
When I found this drama, I thought "One liter of tears, but with a male lead!". After watching the first episode, I was preparing myself, so that I won't cry later. But to be honest... It wasn't anything close to one liter of tears. I didn't cry as much, the measasge was a bit different and it wasn't as "nice" to watch, as I expected.
While I'm not quite sure what the drama was trying to tell us, I still thought it was nice to watch. There were many scenes that made me laugh, which is good. On the other hand, I wasn't all too fond of the drama starting from episode 6. The 5th episode was one of the best episodes, but after that it kept dragging.
So, actually my expectations were just really high which in the end resulted in utter disappointment. Trying to be fair, I still give it 3* because the acting wasn't bad and I liked to watch the story. Also, the humour was awesome.
In both stories, the main character has an incurable disease that will gradually take away their ability to move their bodies. Both dramas describe how they find out about their disease, how they deal with it, and how the disease progresses.