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On my recent trip, I made a visit to the Vatican Museum where there was the Sistine Chapel. Guess what I saw?? The infamous work – The Creation of Man. Though it is commonly known as a masterpiece of Michaelangelo’s, my interest in it stems from the Japanese drama – 魔女の条件 Terms for a Witch! hahaha I think real appreciaters of art will grab a stick and knock me on the head if they saw me say this!! hahaha
In any case, my friend and I secretly took a picture of the artwork, despite the risk of getting reprimanded! LOL My friend took a pretty good shot! My hat off to her! When I get home, I’ll try to find a scene from the drama with the artwork….hehe
Just a quick background on Majo no Joken – it’s one of my favourite japanese dramas but it’s not for the faint hearted! It’s an old piece of work broadcasted in 1999 starring Nanako Matsushima and Hideaki Takizawa – *TICK* – at least there are pretty faces to watch!
Moving onto the story – it centres on Michi (Nanako), a 26 year old high school teacher who is a bit lost as to what she should do with her life. She has a weak character, always following what her father wants her to do and conforming to the usual norms and expectations imposed by society. The drama starts with her boyfriend proposing to her. It’s an awkward proposal, him jumping out of bed in the middle of the night – very NOT romantic…and odd. She is a bit stunned and shows little expression of happiness. She leaves his apartment and while waiting on the road side for a taxi, a motorbike comes along and almost crashes into her. The rider, Hikaru (Hideaki), and her both fall to the ground. They eventually both get up and after asking whether each is ok, Michi soon realises that she’s lost the engagement ring. Hikaru finds it on the pavement and hands it to her. At that moment, their eye meets…
I’ll leave the rest for you to find out. Needless to say, this is a drama that will revolve around the development of a love relationship between Michi (who is 26) and Hikaru (who is 17). Ok, so the age difference is quite significant but the overall drama is executed well. The aspect that I like is how Michi’s character changes after falling in love with Hikaru. She becomes a much stronger person. If you haven’t realised already, I like my female protagonists with well developed strong personalities! ahaha
The final extra touch to this drama is the THEME SONG! It is the amazing First Love by Utada Hikaru! It is a perfect fit to this drama – lyrics too. Soundtrack wise, it’s not that WOW – most of the background music are different variations of First Love so there’s a slight lack of creativity. Nevertheless it’s not bad! hahaha At least I’ve got it in my collection! ^_^
This one is worth watching! (as long as you don’t mind the teacher/student idea…) It averaged 21.5% in viewership ratings and peaked at 29.5% in the finale!! MUST SEE!!
I’ll try to add some pictures once I’m at home…check this one out…please!!