After facing a rejection from his one-sided love, Souta leaves for Paris in order to become a famous chocolatier that will catch Saeko's attention. When he finally returns to Japan to open his own Chocolate shop with chocolates to capture her heart, he finds out that she is getting married. However, Saeko seems to still be leading Souta on causing him not to give up on her. Can Souta capture Saeko's heart or will he eventually move on?
Since he met Saeko in school for the first time, Souta loved her. To get noticed by her, he always stayed close, beared with all the relationships she had and finally, he thinks it's his turn. After years of waiting, she finally spends Christmas with him and even kisses him! But when it comes to spend Valentine together, he finds out she is back with her ex-boyfriend and to heal his broken heart, he ends up going to Paris, to learn how to make the thing he knows Saeko loves the most: Chocolate. After he comes back, his plan seems to work out: She loves his chocolate and immediately meets him. The only bad news is: She wants him to make her wedding cake...
This drama has many things that are different from other lovestories. First of all, it's an adult story. It's about relationships of adults. Then, the female lead character is not your pure, soft-hearted girl who is loved by everybody and everything. In this case, she is someone who would get called bad names in real life and for the first time while watching a drama, I thought the female lead feels real. Not in a very positive way, but very realistic. Especially how her character and way of thinking gets revealed step by step is what I enjoyed. In this drama, the male lead is more of the pure-hearted guy who is loved by everybody. He really is, even though the makers didn't let him be a virgin until he finds love, instead made him a bit more real by getting experience here and there.
Actually, until episode 10 this drama felt like a masterpiece. I enjoyed watching it, the characters were fun, the job-parts weren't boring at all and even the developement was made nicely. Some parts were ridiculous, but I enjoyed it nontheless. Especially the comedy parts were sweet. And then there comes the very generic ending and destroyes most of the enjoyment you felt during the whole series.
So, for me, the new type of female lead was really appealing, I enjoyed the humour and the characters. I also like the adult vibe it gives off. The ending took away one star, so it's a 4* rating, but it still gets a recommendation, if you want something that's not for teenagers and can get away from the imagination, that a female lead always has to have a good character. And if you're looking for a lot of romance, passion and cute moments, then you better look for another drama.