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which one is better the itazura na kiss the japanese drama or it started with a kiss?
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Posted 7/16/08
TAIWANESE!!!!!!!!
it's my favorite drama, so i may be being biased, but it's amazinggggg
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i like it started with a kiss better.
i feel the jap version skipped a lot at the end, all of a sudden naoki decides he wants kotoko.
with it started with a kiss you can get really into the series because its longer and more detailed.
i wish they could make a korean version with some idols in it like they are hana yori dango.
does anyone else think the guy playing naoki in the jap version looks a little like danson tang?
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yeah..!
ii dun't really like the dramas
i tried to watch the taiwanese one
buh i hatee ariel..so i cudnt force myself to watch it
-the animee is wayyy wayy beetter thought-
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it started with a kiss for me! its nice..!
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IT STARTED WITH A KISS ALLLL THE WAY <3 ARJOE <3
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Posted 7/16/08
definitely, it started with a kiss.
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Posted 7/16/08 , edited 7/16/08
First things first, the years that the shows aired had nothing to do with which I preferred cause sometimes the older show is way better than the more recent one...this series is the opposite, I liked ISWAK better than Itazura na Kiss.

To be honest, ISWAK(the Taiwanese version) was the first show I watched of the series and the first thing that went through my head was WTF?!?!?!?! about how...well...retarded Ariel Lin was acting...but she did grow on me (ALOT).

When I watched Itazura na Kiss Live Action, the first thing that went through my head was WTF!?!?!?!? This is worse!!!!!!! about Kotoko's acting...I had thought Xiang Qin was bad, but this was horrible and the actress who played Kotoko never grew on me (until the last ep when I felt sad for her).

However, the jap ending was really abrupt and hard to believe. Irie suddenly admits his love for Kotoko when only 5 minutes earlier, he had ignored her injury and paid more attention to Reiko. I just sat there blinking for five minutes before I realized that it wasn't some dream of Kotoko's.

ISWAK and TKA will probably always be the best simply because there was time for them to develop feelings and while I understand that there was a time restraint for the J-Drama, I think it could have been managed. ISWAK also made Irie's (Zhi Shu) slow change more believable and by the time he admitted his love, you could actually believe it and squeal in joy.
Posted 7/19/08
i love the taiwanese version even more, though its taiwanese, and taiwan often goes first in making the live action out of mangas, rg, hana kimi right? so weird...
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To be honest, while I liked ISWAK better because I thought Joe and Ariel had more chemistry on-screen than the earlier Japanese version I had problems with both the Japanese and Taiwanese version.

I thought the Taiwanese version was cute and I liked the fact that it was truer to the manga and that it was more believable. The fact that they made the drama so long meant that it was a lot easier to believe that Zhi Shu had fallen in love with Xiang Qin in a believable manner; something the Japanese version didn't really portray well.

The one thing that irked me in both versions though was how the characters were protrayed. To me, common sense is just common sense, something your parents teach you when you're young and Xiang Qin completely lacked that at all in the Taiwanese version. The one thing I did hate about that version was that Xiang Qin was so completely dependent upon Zhi Shu that it seemed like she couldn't do anything on her own at all; instead she had to be prodded into doing anything. Granted, this is probably more true to how she's portrayed in the manga, but while I could understand Xiang Qin's stupidity as the character is meant to be stupid I didn't understand that she lacked common sense.

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she nearly ends up being part of a prostitution ring for goddess sake after getting into a stranger's car after the first time she storms away in anger in they kiss again. That really annoyed me to no end because being stupid in terms of not being able to figure out equations and things of that nature is one thing, but I consider lacking common sense something else altogether and I just never understood why Xiang Qin lacked, of all things common sense. One does not get into a stranger's car.. ever.

I liked the fact that in the Japanese version Kotoko was independent to a degree. That Kotoko it seemed actually had common sense though her temperament was exaggerated to a degree where you just hated the character for her voice alone.

On the other hand Xiang Qin constantly had to have help from others in order to do anything well.
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Posted 7/20/08
WELL ... i personally think that the It Started With A Kiss is better!, Not that I've seen it, it just look Way cooler, and the main girl is much prettier, than the japanese version ... (NO OFFENCE MEANT BY ANYONE!)

SoOoOoO I'm gno go with ....


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Posted 7/20/08
it started with a kiss of course~!
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Posted 7/20/08
TAIWANESE VERSION ALL THE WAY!! :D
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Posted 7/21/08
ISWAK!
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Posted 7/21/08
I prefer the Taiwanese Version cuz' the characters are very cute and...they are sooo 4 each other
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ISWAKKK
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