IMW – Kami no Shizuku

I know this drama wasn’t and isn’t on the of my Currently Watching on this blog….. I actually watched it on impulse, well it was sort of good, because I got to buddy watch it xDD.

First things first —> Trailer 

Title: 神の雫
Title (romaji): Kami no Shizuku
Also known as: Les Gouttes de Dieu
Format: Renzoku
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-13 to 2009-Mar-10
Theme song: ONE DROP by KAT-TUN
Kamenashi Kazuya — Kanzaki Shizuku
Tanabe Seiichi — Tomine Issei
Naka Riisa — Shinohara Miyabi
Toda Naho — Kiryu Ryoko
Masu Takeshi — Kawarage Shigeru
Taguchi Hiromasa — Honma Chosuke
Sasaki Nozomi — Sara
Hirakata Genki (平方元基) — Kido Ryusuke
Hagi Mika — Minamoto Saori
Uchida Yuki — Saionji Maki
Tatsumi Takuro — Fujieda Shiro
Takenaka Naoto — Doi Robert
Furuya Ikko — Kanzaki Yutaka
Masuoka Toru — Watanuki (ep1)
Motokariya Yuika — Watanuki Suzuka (ep1)
Kato Ai — Mizusawa Kaori (ep2)
Miyake Hiroki — Kaori’s husband (ep2)
Matsuda Satoshi — Takasugi Shinichi (ep3)
Sunaga Kei — doctor (ep7)
Satoi Kenta — waiter (ep7)
Production Credits—
Original writing (manga): Kami no Shizuku by Agi Tadashi
Screenwriter: Watanabe Yusuke
Producer: Kuwabara Joya (桑原丈弥), Akimoto Takayuki (秋元孝之)
Director: Nakajima Satoru (中島悟), Ishio Jun (石尾純)
Music: Fukujima Yuko (福島裕子), Nakashima Yasuo (中島靖雄)
The story revolves around Kanzuki Shizuku, a young man who was estranged from his father, a world-famous wine critic. When his father passed away, he left behind a wine collection worth a fortune, but in order to inherit it, Shizuku must solve a series of puzzles left by his father to identify 6 wines. His competitor was Tomine Issei, a prominent wine critic, whom his father adopted before his death.
(credits – DramaWiki)
Review —-
 As I’ve written above already, I buddy-watched this drama. Well….. There’s also the presence of Kamenashi Kazuya ~all smiles~ And as usual his acting was GOOD!!!
The English translation of Kami no Shizuku, is the god of Wine..The synopsis has said the basics. KnS revolves round wines, everything going on here is about wines and the aim, is to know the god of Wine, this is a title given to the most superior wine. This Kami no Shizuku is the last puzzle Kanzuki (Kame) has to solve before he can inherit the wine collection his father left behind.  
Kanzuki wasn’t on good terms with his Dad till he died, so there were thousands of unanswered questions and the only way Kanzuki could get answers is by solving each and every puzzle his Dad left him. Apart from this, Kanzuki has vowed not to drink wine again at his 20th b’day, but in order to solve these puzzles he will have to at least taste various wines, because the puzzles were centered around some particular wines.
KnS is really educational, they were using wine terminologies and not lay man’s language which I really found interesting. There were also side notes LOL!!!! Well, believe it or not I took notes of almost every side note :p. Funny right?? What is left now, is for me to organise a trip to France and spend a year polishing the skills I got from a Japanese drama of 9 eps lol!!!
Kami no Shizuku isn’t all about wine, there’s of course romance, comedy and family issues also. I’m seriously waiting to watch a Japanese drama without family-related matters!!!! There’s always something about it.
The Tomine Issei guy was grating on my nerves at first, he really portrayed what it meant to be a wine critic and there’s Miyabi, her over-reaction, could be funny, but at times, it’s just purely bleh…. 
Notwithstanding, KnS is really a good drama!!!!  After watching this drama, you won’t be able to drink or look at wines the same again. Well, for me it has changed my whole perspective about wines. So, if you’re interested in seeing how good an actor Kame is, or you want to test your knowledge about wines, please do go ahead and watch this drama!!!


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