JDrama Review: 14 Sai no Haha

Shida Mirai (Tantei Gakuen Q and recently, Seigi no Mikata) plays the role of Ichinose Miki, an average junior high student that got pregnant with Kirino Satoshi’s child (played by Miura Haruma from Gokusen 3, Bloody Monday and Binbo Danshi) at age 14. The drama tells the hardships a 14-year old mother will face.

That synopsis was purely made by me. You can check other sites for more details. Basically, Kiri-chan (Miura Haruma), Miki’s senpai at cram school and Miki is dating. Kiri-chan is just 15 years old while Miki is 14 years old. But then, you-already-know-what-they-did and Miki got pregnant. Everyone is against Miki giving birth at first, her family, friends, teachers and Kiri-chan himself. But Miki insisted that she wants to give birth and eventually gained her parents’ approval. Well, that’s just the first obstacle that she will encounter. I prefer not to give more details as some people do not like spoilers (but i do. :p).

Enough with the drama’s synopsis. I can’t give any screencaps because i just watched this in crunchyroll. And i don’t know how to make screencaps. So yeah. It wasn’t in my plan to watch this drama this soon since i read in jaycee05’s wordpress that she didn’t like this drama. So I postponed watching it even if Miura Haruma’s in it. But as I was watching 1 Liter of Tears with my roommate, I suddenly had the urge to watch some tearjerkers too. And I remembered Miura Haruma and Shida Mirai and immediately watched 14 Sai no Haha.

I’ve watched Seigi no Mikata and Tantei Gakuen Q and I can really say that Shida Mirai has potential. I’ve only watched some episodes of Gokusen 3 and the first episode of Binbo Danshi. I never knew then that it was Miura Haruma until I saw Koizora. Ohmy, he looks really different in each drama he’s acting in. And now I’m watching Bloody Monday and he looks different there too. Anyway, back to the topic (my mind’s flying somewhere), I cried while watching this. Not in every episode and not as much as I did while watching 1 Liter of Tears but I cried. Well, my tears are shallow but it just touches me everytime Miki and Kiri-chan have something to overcome.

Character building was good. I came to know Kiri-chan’s mother. Miki’s mother was a hero, really. There’s this newspaper guy but I think that out of all characters, his was not explored upon. I thought there’s a story as to why he’s acting so cold and all to Kiri-chan. Sorry for using Kiri-chan. I just call him Kiri-chan because Miki calls him Kiri-chan. Jimi the dog was cute too. Kenta, Miki’s brother was really cute too. And he made me cry. :((

Watch out for Uncle Mako’s (Miki’s Uncle) quotes. Or rather watch out for what he says because they’re inspiring and true.

At school, Miki has friends like Megu and this once-pregnant girl named Yanazigawa-san. And her teacher that is soooo supportive and concerned.

So this is my first time making a drama review and so it’s crappy. I promise to improve. πŸ˜€

That’s all. πŸ˜€

P.S. The theme song was really good. Forgot what the title is but just search for it. It’s sung by Mr. Children so no wonder it’s really good. Just hearing him sing “Darling, darling”, I could cry.

Overall Rating: B

Recommended but not a must-watch for me. Must-watch if you want some Haruma eye candy. πŸ˜€

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