Beautiful Life (2000– )

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Shuji, a confident young hairdresser working in Tokyo, has an accidental run-in with Kyoko, a wheelchair-bound and somewhat mousy librarian. When Shuji asks Kyoko to be his makeover model, ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Takuya Kimura ...
 Okishima Shuji (11 episodes, 2000)
Takako Tokiwa ...
 Machida Kyoko (11 episodes, 2000)
Atsurô Watabe ...
 Machida Masao (11 episodes, 2000)
Miki Mizuno ...
 Tamura Sachie (11 episodes, 2000)
Chiaki Hara ...
 Ozawa Mayumi (11 episodes, 2000)
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ...
 Okabe Takumi (11 episodes, 2000)
Kenzô Kawarasaki ...
 Machida Yoshio (11 episodes, 2000)
Kôji Matoba ...
 Miyama Kouzou (11 episodes, 2000)
Moro Morooka ...
 Tsuchiya (11 episodes, 2000)
Takanori Nishikawa ...
 Kawamura Satoru (11 episodes, 2000)
Akemi Ohmori ...
 Machida Kuniko (11 episodes, 2000)
Masafumi Senô
(11 episodes, 2000)
...
 Nakajima Satsuki (3 episodes, 2000)
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Shuji, a confident young hairdresser working in Tokyo, has an accidental run-in with Kyoko, a wheelchair-bound and somewhat mousy librarian. When Shuji asks Kyoko to be his makeover model, she is skeptical, but agrees to give it a try. The two gradually start to grow closer to each other, and eventually fall in love. Things seem to be going well for the couple until Kyoko's illness starts growing more severe. Will she recover, or will this young romance end in tragedy? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Roller-coaster of feelings and a touchy ending!
4 October 2006 | by (Jakarta, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Somehow I knew it would be a usual typical Japanese movie with not-a-happy-ending, but still I love it anyway. Takuya Kimura really showed his arrogant cool handsome look in that movie -I love the way he smokes- and acted as if he was a real hair stylist. The story gave me a roller-coaster of feelings and a shocking touchy ending. Once in a while, Shuji was not a firm person, as he couldn't seem to decide where he stands. Like when he couldn't decide between Kyoko or his ex-girlfriend. He didn't seem to show his feelings toward Kyoko -which is seen in almost most of Japanese movies where Japanese guys are too proud to show their feelings and end up loosing the girl- while on the other hand Kyoko was trying to show her feelings but didn't get the response she hoped for. The ending is also a hit! I couldn't stop my tears when Shuji tried to talk to Kyoko's dead body and put on make-up for her burial. A man could really love a woman and tries to achieve his dreams for her. The story teaches us to tell someone that you love before it's too late. Long live love!! =p


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