‘Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo’ mixes comedy with romance

“Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo,” a Japanese drama, is based on the manga, “Itazura na Kiss” by Tada Kaoru. The manga has also been made into Taiwanese and Korean dramas.

The Japanese drama features Aihara Kotoko (Miki Honoka) who struggles in school but falls in love with the smartest, best looking boy in her class, Irie Naoki (Yuki Furukawa).

In their last year of high school, Kotoko decides to confess her love to Naoki by writing a love letter. She gives him the letter, but he immediately rejects her.

One day Kotoko’s house is destroyed by a natural disaster and her family must move in with her father’s friend.

There, Kotoko finds that her father’s friend has two sons, one of whom turns out to be Naoki, the boy who rejected her.

What will happen when Kotoko and Naoki are forced to live together? Will they become friends, fall in love or part?

“Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo” will be interesting for teens because of the high school setting and the ever attractive theme of innocent, young love.

 

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