Michiru finally leaves her parent's nest to live with the boyfriend she very much loved -- Sousuke was everything to her and living with him was her dream. She realizes her mistake when Sousuke reveals how twisted and dangerously jealous he can get, and she ends up having to seek help from her childhood friend Ruka. The Share House that Ruka rents with several others is a meeting point of several troubled lives that have their own tangled problems, but perhaps the 'house' could become a 'home' if shared with good friends.
This easily ranks as one of my top favourite dramas so far. Reading the synopsises I found online I went in not expecting to like this at all but I easily got addicted & ended up watching it in one go.
It's a very interesting & well thought out human drama with a very solid story. The acting on all parts is really good with each one suiting their role perfectly. I especially enjoyed what Eita brought to the drama as well as Nishidiko Ryo. He did an amazing job considering the complexity of Sousuke's character.
I also think the insert song "Prisoner of Love" by Utada Hikaru & opening credits suit Last Friends perfectly. Tying everything together from start to finish.
The only downside is the special as most of it was re-caps except for the start & end. I would have preferred a proper special. There's only really about 10 minutes of new footage. I’d love to see a 10 years down the line special. Once Rumi is grown up. That would be cool!
Now to go admire my Okaeri Takeru mug XD!!! One day I will have the full set…
Both series are about a group of people who meet 'by chance' and end up building a strong friendship between them.
Also, characters in both series hide some dark things in their life and the plot touches on topics such as homosexuality or suicide.