Haven’t posted about any dramas in quite a while now, so I thought it would be a good idea to write something up about Arifureta Kiseki, one of my favorite dramas from last season.
Arifureta Kiseki is about three quite depressing people who share the same experience of attempting suicide. One day on a train platform Nakajo Kana and Tasaki Shota who does not know each other at the time, see a very spaced out man standing very close to the tracks. This man’s name is Fujimoto Makoto and in most people’s eyes he would be just an ordinary salaryman. But as both Kana and Shota has attempted suicide in the past, they both realize that something is wrong and they therefore run towards Makoto and saves him, shocked like never before Makoto shouts out that he wasn’t trying to commit suicide. After this incident, Kana and Shota part ways, but after just a few minutes, Shota runs back and tries to find her again at the station. Unfortunately he doesn’t find her and ends up in a cafe, and there he coincidentally finds her again, like it was fate.
This drama is very touching and it’s good in every way I can think of. The actors are really good, and it felt good to see some new faces instead of the regular younglings, it felt more serious in a way. As said before, I like Nakama Yukie (Kana) a lot and I put her in the same category as Ito Misaki. Kase Ryo (Shota) was new to me and he did his part very well, I couldnt’t have asked for more. Jinnai Takanori (Makoto) was just as good as the other two, all three of them worked really well together.
In my opinion it could’ve been a little more depressing actually, it had the potential to cause some serious blubbering but they didn’t quite go that far. But yeah, it was good nonetheless. Oh and also, there’s a very interesting relationship between Shota’s and Kana’s family, but I can’t tell you more about that as it will spoil everything! And if you like movie/drama soundtracks, Arifureta Kiseki has a great selection of tracks!
- Title: ありふれた奇跡
- Title (romaji): Arifureta Kiseki
- Also known as: Unsurprising Miracle
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Family, romance, drama
- Viewership rating: 10.6 (Kanto)
- Episodes: 11
- Broadcast network: Fuji TV
- Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-08 to 2009-Mar-19
- Air time: Thursday 22:00
- Theme song: Dreams Are More Precious by Enya
I definitely think you should give this drama a try if you haven’t already! It’s not really one of the dramas that were hyped because of the actors so many of you probably missed it.