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[JDrama] Taiyou no Uta
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07


Synopsis:
While working at a seaside inn with his high school buddies, Kouji Fujishiro (Yamada Takayuki) meets Kaoru Amane (Sawajiri Erika), a street musician. Kaoru is suffering from an incurable disease called XP (xeroderma pigmentosum), and can't be exposed to the sun. Under the sun, the two would never have met. Still, destiny brings the two together. Since the day he suddenly lost his job, Kouji has lost sight of his dreams. But when he meets Kaoru, who is making positive efforts to become a singer, Kouji regains his long-forgotten passion for music.


Also known as:
タイヨウのうた / Song To The Sun

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I heard Erika Sawajiri's songs Taiyou no Uta and Stay With Me and started seeing this drama. While there are some similarities in her character to the role she played in 1 Litre of Tears, I'm rather enjoying this drama, mainly because of the subtle romance between the two lead characters.

What are your thoughts?
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07
dunno I think the movie is better, mostly because i feel YUI better portrayed the role of Amane Kaoru any seeing how Erika was orginally a actress turned singer I cant say she was perfectly suited for the role but those are just my thoughts.
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07
Agreed! The movie had more emotion put into it than the drama.
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07
I like Yui, so the movie it is xD!
Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07
i liked the drama more. it was a really good drama. loved the songs as well. i couldnt finish the movie cause i got bored.
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07
it's nice try watching it.. then erika is beautiful.. hehehe
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07

Oh wow. I really liked this JDRAMA too bad CR had to remove it
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Posted 12/4/07 , edited 12/5/07

jayzone900 wrote:

dunno I think the movie is better, mostly because i feel YUI better portrayed the role of Amane Kaoru any seeing how Erika was orginally a actress turned singer I cant say she was perfectly suited for the role but those are just my thoughts.


That's gotta be the dumbest line "seeing how Erika was orginally a actress turned singer I cant say she was perfectly suited for the role" Yo jay, it's a drama/movie role. You would think an actor would portray it and even better if that actor can also sing ala Erika. Lay off the pipe dude.



Angel_Bella wrote:


Oh wow. I really liked this JDRAMA too bad CR had to remove it


You can see this drama on another site. Not sure if we can post link so just PM me if you wanna see this show. Highly recommend it.


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Posted 12/5/07 , edited 12/5/07
its very worth watching it..
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Posted 12/6/07 , edited 12/6/07
I havnt seen the drama but i loved the movie it was really well done
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Posted 12/6/07 , edited 12/7/07
I definitely like 'em both a LOT!!! Both sets of actors/actresses are awesome!!! ....I like the drama more tho, not sure why.

But I LOVE Yui's sound....a bit more than Erikas'.
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Posted 12/9/07 , edited 12/9/07
Since my original post, I've finished seeing the drama a couple days ago and just watched the movie version with YUI last night.

Ever see a movie AFTER reading the book? That's how I felt seeing the movie. It's different and they're limited to the roughly 2 hours to present the story but it lacked the character growth of the supporting cast, primarily missed Kouji's friends.

The love between the two main leads wasn't quite believable; whether is was how Kouji falls in love with Kaoru after a couple meetings or just the flat performance YUI gives throughout the movie (except when she sings). You can also see how the writer's seemed to be protecting her by giving her short brief lines. Sorry, YUI fans and FYI, I'm a fan of hers also.

The drama has advantages being that they have roughly 10+ hours to present their story. But it's not as clear cut as that since if the writing, and/or acting isn't good, then it works as a disadvantage. However, the drama was good throughout, didn't have any dull moments and I liked how Kaoru came to fall in love with Kouji in the drama version. Much more believable and was touching how Erika's character says "I didn't know why you pushed your scooter every morning... later I realized you didn't want to wake up the neighbors because you went to work so early."

So overall, singing I'll give to YUI, even though Erika's song rawks! and everything else about the two, I have to say favor the drama.

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Posted 12/9/07 , edited 12/9/07
loved both, but i liked the girls voice is the movie better. so soothing, an dpowerful
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Posted 12/13/07 , edited 12/14/07
i luv yui but i don think she acted well in the movie...

well, for me, i prefer the drama more...
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Posted 12/16/07 , edited 12/17/07
both the drama is sad i can't decide what one is better
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