Boukyaku no Sachiko (2018) – Japanese Drama Review
I just watched this drama today and was absolutely enchanted by Mitsuki Takahata all over again.
For such a young actress, she is showing so much versatility. She was perfect as the pure and innocent overprotected Kahoko.
In Boukyaku no Sachicko, Mitsuki plays Sasaki Sachiko, who is a literary agent and very punctilious with her work. She is much lauded for her hard work and perfectionism. She was almost robotic with her attention to details.
Her boss and co-workers were absolutely flabbergasted when she one day announced that she was getting married. They did not even know that she was dating.
On the day of the wedding, everything seems to run smoothly. The groom, Shungo, is tall and slim, but his face was never shown fully and frontally.
When Sachiko went to change her western-style wedding dress for a traditional Japanese attire for the reception, she was informed by her mother that the groom was missing.
She was later handed a little note saying, “Sachiko, sorry”.
The next day, she went back to work as if nothing had happened and everything seemed normal but she was breaking down.
She was given a few days to think things through and calm down.
On her way home she happened to stop by in a ramen house where she had the most delicious miso soup and mackerel in miso sauce. She was surprised that the delicious food made her forget about Shungo.
Good food can make one happy, even if momentarily.
This drama, which is based on a manga by Abe Jun is very enjoyable. Hoping for the next part soonest!