Monday, May 19, 2008

Gift (ギフト~1997)

Kimura Takuya as Yukio/Takehiro
Muroi Shigeru as Naomi
Baisho Mitsuko as Inspector Sakuhara
Imai Masayuki as Norasanei
Kobayashi Satomi as Shika
Shinohara Ryoko as Chiaki

Naomi, a middle-aged woman (Muroi Shigeru), goes to a house to meet her boyfriend with whom she had planned to skip the country, along with 50 billion yen in cash. When she gets to the house, there is no boyfriend, no money and a trail of blood leading to a closet. Opening the closet causes this nude, blood covered body (Kimura Takuya) to come falling out. She gets the young man into a hospital to revive him in hopes he can tell her where the boyfriend and the money went, but the guy from the closet has lost his memory. She gives him a new identity, calling him Yukio, and then employs him as a courier at her company to keep track of him in case he ever recovers his memory. As he works for Naomi, Yukio slowly discovers who he was and what has led him to the man he is now.

Again, another awesome one from KimuTaku! *clap, clap, clap* This one totally rocked. Not a normal drama, in the sense that it wasn't premised on a romance but on the fact that he was trying to remember his past that he had lost. Such a rich storyline. Hey, a naked KimuTaku in the first episode was totally worth it in the first place. Whew!

It was wonderfully drawn out. It left you questioning if your past was worth remembering or forgetting. How would you feel if you lost your memories and had to start reborn? Wow! Too bad they didn't make another season because it would have been worth it.

Now I get to leave you all with more pics of the best damn Japanese actor...EVER!!

Kimura Takuya
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