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Monday, August 18, 2014

Yamashita Tomohisa's New Movie Close Range Love

11:33 AM Posted by ninja No comments
Excuse me while I do my fan girl scream that Yamapi has a new movie coming out!  Yamapi is one of the few Japanese celeb I go ga ga over.  Although I'll have to admit that I have no idea why.  I don't think he is the best looking out there and his acting is certainly not in the exceptional range BUT I still melt when watching him play the right role.  Ie. Kurosagi. (Not the greatest show, but had me glued to the screen every week.  Buzzer beat is a great one to watch for Yamapi.  One the few good love story left over in the land of J-drama.)

Close Range Love is based off the Manga Kinkyori Renai by Rin Mikimoto. I haven't read the manga ... yet.  When it comes to any show that is based off a manga one has to approach it with a manga reading mind... which is anything goes.  Kinkyori Renai is actually a great example of how that works.  Any story that deals with teacher student romance would have to work with the moral issue that comes with the territory.  However, in the manga world that really doesn't exist, in fact in the manga world you might have the teachers and students all competing openly for the hero's affection .  So you just have to watch it with that sort of mind set.

Story Set Up
Hero Haruka Sakurai (Yamashita Tomoshisa) A good looking substitute teacher with a cold arrogance that makes him extremely popular among the female students.  
Heroine Yuni Kururugi (Nana Komatsu) - A genius high school student who is exceptional in every subject except English.

Story happens when: Haruka overhears Yuni criticizing him, he asks Yuni to come to his office. Haruka ends up tutoring Yuni English and their romance starts from there.

Watch the trailer Here

Kinkyori Renai will be in theaters on Oct. 11, 2014


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