Garrick: So, unofficially, the new theme of our blog is the one… and only… Yamashita Tomohisa, aka YamaP (Yamapi). Thanks to Minnie’s obsession (as I would like to say) with this Japanese born actor-singer, her and I have found ourselves watching many of the dramas he has acted in.
Minnie: YAMAPI!!!!!! <3 Actually, I didn’t discover him through doramas because I have this negative affiliation with dorama since Duke aka Gay Brother reported a horrible and unrealistic one he watched a few years ago. I discover Yamapi through his songs in the boy band NEWS actually. Well, more accurately, I discover him through Jin Akanishi (my love for life) from KATTUN but that’s a story for another day! Anyways, HSA is indeed a Yamapi fanclub in the background but we never actually think about anything to post about him on… that’s anime-related until now…
Garrick: Anyways, so, the format of this tag-team post will be to locate a few of the similarities between this drama, Dragon Zakura, and the anime world in general (and trust me, there are many). The fact that Dragonzakura was actually based on a manga… makes this all the simpler.
Minnie: Unfortunately, for us, the manga is impossible to find so we can’t make any manga to drama comparisons (unlike other doramas like Hana Kimi or Nodame Cantabile) but we can make other comparisons like Koala spoke above. I realize after watching a handful of doramas that most of them are really similar to anime and you’ll see why in the following review!