Koinaka ep 7 ~ review

Hello Dramajjangers 

I have to admit the last episodes of “Koinaka” had many cliches and made me feel like I would only continue watching it, just to write about it, not because I would actually like it.

But hopefully episode 7 came along. A cute episode that refreshed my boost and my mood for “Koinaka”.

Aoi’s humor when Akari stood him up was something else. I though he would be like “Akari I understand you were late, it’s ok let me warm the food for you”. Despite the fact that being late wasn’t Akari’s fault, she could definitely call, even though her bag was left inside she could find a way to communicate and not let him wait. I liked Aoi’s attitude because sometimes it feels like everybody takes him for granted and he has to show that they have to consider him too.

Aoi except of his love troubles, he has trouble at work too. probably with the Akari drama he forgot a change he had to make to a design, which can not be just a mistake for a small company like his. Mariko- chan suggest he should work as a swimming instructor for kids. Actually I think Mariko chan doesn’t mean it. It seems to me like in this episode she wants to make Aoi realise he has to go after the things he wants in his life and he can’t always be half hearted. She is the one who gives him the tickets in the end of the episode for him and Akari, but will be going to that later.

We were left where Akari and Aoi had some distance between them because of the misunderstanding. But Akari goes to find Aoi, because she need his talent. Actually after her student got worse, they wouldn’t let her out for the fireworks festival. That was a sad scene, cause after she went out with Akari to by a yukata, they let her know she can’t go. All the dreams for the little girl were taken away just to leave her wonder “What did she do to deserve this”. Aoi of course wants to help.

Since she can’t go to the festival, Akari wants to bring the festival to her. Everyone, literally everyone helps with creating a festival for the patients in the hospital and a firework room that would be for the little girl and her friend. That was one of the cutest things in the episode.

The festival was really nice and it brought them all together. I know Shota has done terrible things and of course I can’t get to fully like him. But it was nice for a change to leave all the drama behind and get more realistic. I like how they somehow are starting to forgive him, since he knows he has made the worst mistakes. If he kept on with his evil self, I would really get frustrated with the drama being a soap opera. I have nothing with soap operas, I enjoy them but when I watch them I know what I’m gonna get. In jdramas I prefer something better than the cliches, that would only give trouble to the main leads, because someone decides to be super evil and give more episodes to the story.

I mentioned before Mariko chan’s role in this episode. She meets Aoi in the hospital and talks to him, implying that he should go after Akari giving him some tickets. Meanwhile Akari and Shota talk to Kokone who tells them, she confessed her feelings to her friend and he told her, they should go see the fireworks together next year. She gives them a talk of how she would have regretted it, if she didn’t confess. She says to Akari she shouldn’t have egrets either. Seems like the one who follows Kokone’s advise is Shota, who finds Akari in the firework’s room. I can’t blame him for going after the one he loves, that is his feelings and he wants to try his best to get her back. He used to be a liar, but he has been the one going after and chasing what he wants, unlike Akari and Aoi who have always been hiding their feelings.

Of course this episode gave as a lot of cute scenes, it couldn’t end without a cliche. The moment Shota asks Akari for a second chance, Aoi walks in the room. They don’t realise he is watching them despite him being like 5 metres away from them, standing at the door that brings light in the dark room but whatever. Shota is back hugging Akari the moment Aoi walks in and Akari doesn’t seem to be wanting to get away.

What is going to happen in episode 8?

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  1. Mohammed
    September 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    I think Shota is terrible friend they should avoid but i agree with you I don’t mind him going what he wants despite knowing Akari don’t love him.

    I liked the cute parts of the ep but im annoyed with the passitivity of Aoi, Akari. No need for this if they didn’t hide what they want. Akari should just say to Shota I’m gonna date Aoi. Aoi should make his claim for her. In the preview he lets Shota scare him away with the cliche I can make her happy with my safe, better job….
    How can Akari let Shota hug her, propose to her when its clear she wants Aoi this time too. You can run after Aoi and give hope to Shota!!

    • September 7, 2015 at 9:09 am — Reply

      Exactly, for me the biggest enemy between Akari and Aoi are their own selves. They have created the mess if they were honest about how they feel everything would be fine.

      • September 12, 2015 at 12:11 am — Reply

        I have to agree with you on this point. I think Akari is torn between Aoi and Shota at this point in the story. While Shota hid the letter from Aoi he was there for Akari during her bad times, so in essence she has deeper feelings for him than just as a friend. As much as I’d like to see Aoi confess to Akari (and not in the past tense like in the episode where Akari sees her dad) I don’t see him doing it until he knows for sure that he is going to lose Akari forever. The key to the last scene in this episode is that Akari didn’t try to push Shota away when he hugged her and she didn’t say no to his proposal either, so she has feelings of love for him, just we as the viewer don’t know exactly how deep her feelings are for Aoi or Shota.

        • September 12, 2015 at 11:38 am — Reply

          I agree and despite the things Shota has done, it makes more sense to stay with him. They ‘ve benn together for five years. Aoi is more like the unrequired childhood love.

          • September 12, 2015 at 5:44 pm

            After watching episode 8 I’ll be curious to see what you have to say about it. I won’t spoil anything, but hopefully Aoi mans up and actually tells Akari his true feelings instead of keeping them on the inside.

          • September 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

            I will soon wrigte a review about episode 8, if not today tomorrow for sure. Thank you for always looking forward to my Koinaka reviews^^ Do you have a twitter account?

          • September 14, 2015 at 12:59 am

            Yes I have twitter, but I rarely log on to it. I found another show you might be interested in called Detective versus Detectives. Its about to end like Koinaka is, last episide comes out the same day as Koinaka last episode.

          • September 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm

            too bad we could talk on twitter. Do you have kakaotalk? Ia this drama with Kitagawa Keiko? I started “Age Harassment” and its reaaaalllyyyyyy good.The review of Koinaka ep 8 it’s out^^

          • September 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm

            Yes Kitagawa Keiko is in it. We can talk on twitter, I’m just not a big tweeter. I’ll read your review.

          • September 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

            Follow me on HanaKimi91 my descriptio says I’m on dramajjang and let me know^^

          • Rodney
            September 15, 2015 at 12:51 pm

            I followed you on twitter @vicam33. I had to stop at episode 4 on Age Harassment due to lack of subs.

          • September 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm

            followed back^^

  2. September 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    I’m watching with Koinaka with english sub. You may wish to try: http://www.leedrama.com/drama/koinaka-2015/

    • September 18, 2015 at 10:23 am — Reply

      thank you^^

      • September 19, 2015 at 3:25 am — Reply

        The final episode should be subbed by tomorrow.

  3. September 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    If you find it before I do just message me on twitter and let me know.

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