I have not seen the film where this series came from yet, but I have seen Rena Tanaka in other films (most notably "First Love") and she is a very good actress. Here she plays Riko, a young, kind of uninhibited lady who meets up by accident with Saburo, who is very ably played by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi. Riko is not only sassy, she is a little crazy. She puts Saburo through his paces, and at times you border on not liking her at all. In the second half of the series she becomes a lot more likable, and the series becomes stronger. The other characters are fine, especially the character of Minami, who knew Saburo when they were children. The series at time is in hyper drive, but just go along with it. I think you'll enjoy this, its fun to watch.
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