Dousousei ep 1 [first impression]


Dososei

I usually avoid any kind of high school reunion plots because I always have this kind of image that they’re generally about old flames and etc…

Well, I didn’t plan to watch this either after reading the synopsis. But I still gave it a try mainly because of the cast. I like ARATA as an actor, I think he’s pretty talented. There’s also Inamori Izumi who is well-known for her role in the Iryu series, Itaya Yuka’s not bad either and last but not least, TOKIO’s member, Matsuoka Masahiro is also in this. Quite an interesting cast.

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Basically, it follows the usual premise of these four characters who meet again during a school reunion gathering. Old memories begin to appear, mainly between Kenta and Akehi. Kenta has always been a very simple, straight and innocent type of guy while Akehi seems to have something for him during their younger days. Akehi likes to tease him.

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At present, Kenta has been married and has a 7 year-old son but divorced. He also quit his company job and returned to resume his father’s cleaning/laundry shop. Akehi is married and has 3 children. Her husband is a famous hair stylist and we see hints of a somewhat, broken relationship between the two at home. *there were hints of DV from the blood stains on her clothes*

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However, out of the four, I’m much more intrigued by Ryousuke and Kaoruko. Ryousuke has always been charming among ladies since school days and still is, judging by women who flock around him lol…and he’s very talkative. He is married and has a daughter. He has a liking for Kaoruko who seems to have an allergy towards him LOL.

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Kaoruko hates Ryousuke and it’s just very hilarious watching how reluctant she is to even communicate with Ryousuke, while he sticks to her like an annoying fly. Kaoruko is still single and currently searching for a bigger mansion to live in. She doesn’t show interest of getting married.

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Ryousuke came to her workplace (I presume some kind of pharmacy?) to take medicine. Well, obviously, as an excuse just to see her. He then suddenly kissed her out of nowhere. That was funny! Of course, Kaoruko slapped him hard, but Ryousuke still laughed it off xD

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It’ll be interesting to watch these two.

As for the other pair, how will they progress? Akehi still seems like Kenta but she’s married. I think Kenta’s ex-wife cheated on him (judging by how she apologized repeatedly during a flashback). So when Akehi asked Kenta to kiss her (it was supposed to be a birthday present from 25 years ago), Kenta refused by saying even a casual kiss will mean cheating. Ahhh Kenta…you’re so so…straight. Kenta’s definitely the opposite of Ryousuke, who’s more playful.

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 The season doesn’t look so bad atm. There are quite a few enjoyable shows. Will keep this one in view.

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