OMG, I want, I want, I WANT!!! I heard rumors about an upcoming J-dorama rom-com a few weeks ago but nothing confirmed and then sorta forgot about it until it snuck up on me. Spring 2013 will be having a love triangle rom-com from the land that frankly has mostly forgotten about that genre. Last Cinderella starring Shinohara Ryoko, Miura Haruma, and Fujiki Naohito (drooooooolz) reminds me of a non-office version of Ryoko’s own Anego but this time with two male leads that I love. Can we say win and win already? This is my first Ryoko dorama in three years since watching her last starring role in the laugh-a-minute Tsuki no Koibito with KimuTaku, and Fujiki Naohito’s last dorama was also with KimuTaku in Priceless. I haven’t seen a Miura Haruma dorama since Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta (the mouthful dorama Everything I need to know I learned from you) but its good to see him making up this fantastic main cast trio. The story revolves around a hairdresser in her late 30s who makes all her clients look good but could care less about her own upkeep. She’s best described as an “ojisan type of onna”, and she’s currently undergoing a middle-aged hormone imbalance that is making her grow facial hair and driving her bonkers. She’s still hopeful on love but after not dating for the past 10 years is scared to dive in. Fujiki Naohito is her boss at the hair salon, a hair stylist who is known for his cutting remarks, love of crude jokes, and an odd relationship with Ryoko’s character though he is dating a rich younger woman. Ryoko’s character has two best friends, one who is married but the relationship has fallen into celibacy, while the other is a man-eater who wants to change her lifestyle and return to chastity. Ryoko’s character meets a much younger man played by Miura Haruma at a party and they become attracted to each other. His character is a BMX biker rider and total ladies man. The dorama premieres on April 11th after Saikou no Rikon on Thursday on Fuji TV. Check out the first teaser below.
Teaser for Last Cinderella: