~Reminiscing a favorite Fukakyon drama series~
Strawberry on the Shortcake
Okay this one’s a bit older and yet it’s one of the most memorable Fukakyon dramas that immediately comes to mind when thinking of a favorite. And there’s something so warm and addictive about those little Tackey♥ narrations which appear near the beginning and end each episode and they’re a match made in heaven…..I sort of wish they had stayed together in real~life and gotten married although most would probably disagree and would rather want them for themselves =P.
But just at initially with those opening and closing dialogs for each episode I then just knew that the next episode couldn’t come soon enough each time. You know you’re addicted to a drama when even a week’s wait is much too long (> <);!!! Theme songs too play such an important role in how one loves/likes a drama and initially it may sound odd that they chose not a Japanese pop song or even a Japanese language song here but instead this drama connects to a pair of catchy 70’s songs from none other than the hit machine which was ABBA. I can’t stress enough of how perfectly it works here with “Chiquitita” leading in and “S.O.S” serving as the ending theme (S.O.S also cutely becomes an acronym of sorts for “(S)trawberry (o)n the (S)hortcake”) and coupled with the visuals of the cast playing happily together during the credits….it’s just (*´∀｀)♥！！I guess I’d summarize to say this drama is truly delicious♥ in storyline, dialogue, characters/ actors and musically as well.
“Strawberry on the Shortcake” is one of the un~bashful stories where relationships and adolescence touch upon everything from unrequited love to discovering one’s self to virginity and how realizing the one♥ for you may be closer than you think. Fukakyon and Tackey play the main characters “Manato” and “Yui” who become siblings though in a step brother/step sister sense and initially Yui’s honesty and straight forwardness was a bit of an odd turn~off for Manato but in time he soon begins to realize his feelings for her (not the sisterly type :P) but there are of course complications of other relationships which form not a love~triangle but some other odd shape xD. What I really loved about this drama is how relatable each character was and you can’t help but fall in love with Fukakyon’s “Yui~chan” as her personality and approach to life is on a level cutely aloof and yet she’s so honest with everything never shying away from literally anything in life…..her demeanor so adorable and wrapped in sweetness always =). There are so many wonderful and touching moments that’ll have you attached and giggling inside too all leading up to a heartfelt final episode which also provides and abundance of anxiety too!! The sex* episode was so funny where there’s I imagine nothing quite like “finding” your brother’s condoms or being asked if virginity is a bad thing for a guy to still have (*´艸`)！！、however it all fairs in comparison to Yui telling Manato that she “can’t practice that*….” with him, that* of course being that* well you know lol. And who could’ve known that stalking could be so clumsy and cute at the same time??…..Fukakyon♥ and Tackey at their heartfelt best!!!