Shiratori Sakuto is a challenged 28 years old man who sees the world through the eyes of a six year old boy. Sakuto works in a company for problem youth that distributes flowers, and one day he meets a woman named Mochizuki Haruka on an assignment to deliver a bouquet to her. Haruka works for a research centre that expertises in physiology where one of the professors has been rapidly succeeding in improving the mental performance of a mouse named Algernon.
Sakuto undergoes surgery, and like the mouse, he improves his mental abilities and becomes a genius. However, soon Algernon's newly obtained state is beginning to fade and it begins to slowly die. That's when Sakuto realises that his fate is bound be the same.
Sakuto is mentally challenged and always behaves like a 6 year old. But he works in a flower shop and has found friends there, that at least tolerate him. One day, he meets Haruka and starts to like her. Through her, he also gets the chance to undergo a surgery, that makes him like a normal 28 year old. But the side effects of the medicine aren't tested yet and soon Sakuto has to face the consequences.
Where to start with this story? It is a good story, no doubt. It makes you think about how you behave yourself and how you react to other people. It warms your heart how Sakuto is and his words are cute. Everything flows well. But then, there is the final, where I was thrown off a bit and I didn't quite like the ending. I am just not too sure if I like the conclusion and especially if I liked Haruka.
Where we find my next issue. I think Yamapi did a decent job playing Sakuto. But I didn't like Haruka and her way of liking Sakuto. Thankfully, it wasn't only about her. There were all of the friends of Sakuto and they made the story for me. I love how his friends develop and how they get closer. How they also get their own love-line and grow with Sakuto and his problems.
So thanks to all those good points, I still gave it 4*.
I was not too touched by the story, didn't have to cry too much, so I recommend it to those who want to see a good drama and like thinks that are making you think about human relationships. Also for those who like Yamapi. If you can't deal with a good portion of fantasy, this might not be your cup of tea, even though I feel like they tried really hard to explain how Sakuto got so smart and everything.
Overall, I think this was a good drama and can recommend it to those into the genre or the actors.
Plot is VERY interesting and even before watching it seemed already that I'll propably cry a lot while watching this drama. And I wasn't wrong - the main actor acting as a 5-year old was so good, also his storyline is so sad...
This drama makes you think a lot about what is the real happiness about, and how far the science should involve into our lives. Is this really necessary to be so much intelligent? Is intelligence really making us better people?
Also, the main role actor is really acting well. His character changes a lot, not only gaining intellignce, but also changes at his heart. I'm happy that even after being so much hurt by people and all those misunderstandings, at the end he can see the truth, and who is his real friend or what is really imortant.
This story is just simply beautiful, makes you cry a lot. There's many sad moments, especially when we see a young girl, who is rich, but even then can't stop her disease progress. She's slowly turning into a flower. It must be really hard, but she tries to smile. And that Sakuto friend, who seems to like that girl so much, and he can't see her turning like this...