Oh Ship! My Ship! Vol.5 : Soda Ren + Sugihara Oto | Love That Makes You Cry
So, Ren and Oto, or Mr. Mover and Carer. (as they both refer to themselves!)
I have to say, I did (obviously) trust Sakamoto to deliver a great story with an equal great love story, but my expectations were exceeded, and a huge factor that contributed to that, was the delicate performances by the leads. (which ironically was the main reason I have had a few slight reservations before diving into this drama! But boy I’m so glad to be proven wrong!)
Kora and Arimura did a wonderful job of capturing the feeling of searching for something more and set out to live your life without regrets, a struggle that both Ren and Oto were going through until they met each other.
You can tell from the get go that they form an instant connection as they go from chit-chatting to revealing secrets of their past and aspirations and gradually helping each other to realize where they want to be in life.
“Will you fall in love? I wonder what kind of love will it be. Falling in love, is not always happy; it can be painful too. I’m sure that we possess the feeling of loneliness, so that we could meet someone. At times, life is tough, but you can forget about it when you’re in love.”
A large portion of the series is spent on them conversing about all sort of things, (trivial and serious matters) and that goes to show how important is to find somebody that will truly listen to what you have to say; that is genuinely curious about the stories you want to share.
In particular, I can recall a certain moment in episode 3, which showcases that growing bond: after spending an evening together, they find themselves outside a piano bar (one song that echoes is “Moon River”, much appropriately!) where they can’t enter because they have no tickets, so they sit outside.
In between that time, they go from a hand-clapping game, to Ren opening up about stuff that have been weighing him down, to Oto showing him a picture of a flower she took to cheer him up (which he, himself had already taken a similar picture to show her) and in the end both of them admitting that this is the most fun they have had since they moved to Tokyo.
What I like the most about them, is that their love develops through simple gestures of kindness, subtle glances and a mutual desire of wanting to understand each other and discover themselves along the way- even in their moments of doubt or darkness, they always manage to help and support one another.
“Fall in love- then someday, I hope you will meet that one person. I’m sure he will be able to give answers to your questions. He will listen to your story. He will be happy you were born. I believe that love is something that leaves a mark from one heart on another.”
They entered my hall-of-fame-OTPs with flying colors and I am sure that they will be pegged in the top-5 , for a long time!
Someday, when I think of this OTP, I will surely smile! ; ) (and then plant some flowers, just cause!)
If you somehow stumbled upon this post, and you haven’t had a chance to watch Itsukoi yet, let me give you an advice: GO.WATCH.IT.NOW. I promise you, that you won’t regret it!
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang.co only