In a nutshell, this is just like any other shoujo. If you’re familiar with shoujo anime/manga, then you’ve probably come across the plot. Getsu9 returns to what it does best with romance, in other word, unoriginal run-of-the-mill story. Bear in mind, this of course, just based on what I see in the first episode, whether or not it will deviate from this stereotypical plot (which I really hope so but remains unlikely), we’ll just have to wait and see. If you’re a fan of shoujo, then this is for you because it’s got almost everything you want from a shoujo plot.
The location is nice. There’s a lovely beach, quaint countryside and an eye-catching restaurant. Yummy food. I like the environment, all very attractive with good summer vibe. The house they live in is also quite charming. All in all, it looks pleasing to the eyes.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s also filled with ikemen so more eye-candies for you lot who likes to see guys (or Kiritani). These 3 brothers, they’re styled just like ikemens you find in manga/anime. Miura Shohei in his ruffled hair (though I would very much like to give him a haircut). Kento with a more normal looking hairstyle but the one who gets to bare his chest (has he been working out?) and make girls go crazy. Then there’s the youngest who’s more carefree and goes about doing his own thing. Lastly, there’s pretty lead female surrounded by these ikemens.
(Mind you, I’m not saying the characters is part of the GOOD here, more like them being EYE-CANDIES, meaning, if you don’t mind cheesy, overused plot and as long as you get to see ikemen and pretty girl, then you’ve found the right drama.)
THE NOT SO GOOD
Like I’ve mentioned, the plot is nothing new in the realm of shoujo. It’s all quite predictable. Let me guess.
Pretty girl falls in love with the sensible oldest brother (he was her first love anyway) and he seems like the nicest guy among the three at the moment. Pretty girl hates middle brother who is a constant jerk to her but soon this jerk shows his other gentle side and she falls in love with him. Younger brother plot might come in either with a triangle love plot or in this case, all 3 brothers fall in love with pretty girl. So now, pretty girl has to decide. It’s not rocket science. She’s gonna pick the jerk because almost every girl picks the jerk in most shoujo plot. In the middle there’ll be lots of misunderstandings, rivalry and jealousy. But it still ends the same way.
(Lol just summarizing the entire plot in a paragraph but let’s hope the screenwriters give us something new in an otherwise, you’ve seen it all type of getsu9)
So far, I think the cast are doing a good job for their roles (at least, better than Koinaka’s Fukushi Sota/Tsubasa Honda). I’m not familiar with Kiritani Mirei’s works but I guess she’s okay here. The thing is, I don’t have much to say at the moment because what I see in her character is typical clumsy female lead who suddenly finds herself surrounded by ikemen. Her reactions are nothing very new too, with exaggerations here and there. Some parts are cheesy and I can’t stop rolling my eyes. I think you get it. Some of the comedy scenes feels forced and like they’re being shoehorned.
But there’s one thing I wanna point out. SHE’S TOO THIN! Her arms in particular freak me out a little. Manager-san, please feed her. As for Kento Yamazaki, I’ve only seen him in Orange (I see potential in him because of that one scene towards the end that shows how tormented he is and I feel his pain). He’s playing a jerk here so IDK, so far, he’s been quite annoying and looking at the bright side, it means he’s doing a good job? Nomura Shuhei, in yet another getsu9 (remember Koinaka). I want to see him try a different role, something more serious, something more diverse than these typical ones. I’ve nothing to say about the rest.
Potentially high to be dropped but I’m giving this a 3-episode rule because it looks slightly better than Koinaka.