Akari and Aoi are friends for so long already, they know each other inside out. But then one day, Akari and her father have to run from their hometown because they took money from loan sharks and can't pay them back. Aoi and Akaris last encounter is during the fireworks festival, where she kisses him and says goodbye. Before she leaves, she puts a not in his desk at school. But the new guy, Shouta, finds it and takes it. He likes Akari and doesn't want Aoi to meet her again. So Aoi feels like he has been left by the person he thought he new best. And he has to live with that feeling from now on. Until one day, Akari and Shouta appear before him again and declare they are dating now...
This is one of the rather rare romance-centered dramas recently. And it was not bad! Akari and Aoi had a gread depth and were nice characters, they developed and had their weaknesses an strenghts. I really liked them. But if they make Shouta the bad guy, I would have wished for him do be deep as well. I feel like they didn't want to work on his character more. He just got thrown in there to have a problem in the story and I did not understand why he did the things he did half of the time. For example, why meet him and tell him about dating Akari in the first place? And also let her meet him again? That's like the stupidest thing you can do, if you are already feeling unsure of her feelings for you.
Also, there were many tiny mistakes in the drama, that made me feel like they might have produced it too fast. For example, one second Akari is wearing her school uniform-jacket and the next, she only has her blouse on. One second, the door is firmly closed, the next the main character peeks inside to listen what they talk inside. Oh, and they were supposed to go on a drive with 6 people in a car that fits only 5. Luckily one person couldn't come, so they didn't have to play janken over who has to sit on the roof!!
Anyway, aside from that, I enjoyed the story. They moved on and at times it reminded me of Proposal Daisakusen. I might be a tiny bit too nice with my rating, since there wasn't anything too good to point out, but I just liked the overall feeling of the drama and the acting and characters. It was cute enough, so 4* from me. If you want to watch a romance drama in japanese style, go for this one!