As a standalone drama, TV version of Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu is lacking in many ways than one. But as a prequel to a movie, it does a great job. I want to see more Setoka x Haruka in action. Or, Haruka x Takane. I’m not picky.
While I don’t have affinity for Chiaki, he does do a wonderful job of riling up Haruka whenever he can. For instance, instead of telling Haruka that he saw Takane and Setoka kissed on the rooftop, he reenacted the kissing scene: Him as Setoka and his date as Takane.
Nothing deflates a girl’s confidence quite like being rejected by 12 guys in a row. But as it turns out, Tachibana Setoka’s lackluster dating life has very little to do with her and everything to do with her *super hot* brother Haruka. He believes it’s his sacred duty to get rid of bad apples from her dating pool before those jerks can make her cry, be it by persuasion or coercion. His preemptive action has worked fairly well until her first love and her latest crush (both had previously rejected her advances with no help from him) change their minds and decide that they do want to date her after all. Much to Haruka’s consternation.
I love Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu (兄に愛されすぎて困ってます) in the same way I love Go Princess Go and Zhong Ji Series. The show doesn’t take itself seriously as it pushes taboo to wherever Japanese midnight drama can take them (Shisukon is so common in manga I don’t even consider it a taboo anymore). And it knows how to play up its strength, which is its pretty, pretty cast.
There is only one word to describe Tachibana Haruka and that is kakkoii ♡＼(￣▽￣)／♡
Siren (サイレーン: 刑事×彼女×完全悪女) is a thriller about a pair of police detectives getting stalked by a gorgeous, statuesque, alluring female serial killer. The male cop was onto her from the get go but she outsmarted him at every turn. Things became personal when he discovered her unhealthy interest in the female cop and her devious plot to get him out of the way. The drama is glorious!