Koinaka episode 8 ~ review

Hello Dramajjangers

after the exciting seventh episode of “Koinaka”, here comes episode 8 to take us back to reality, specifically back to the cliches. During the festival at the hospital Shota proposes to Akari, he tells her to meet him at the fireworks in their town and give him her answer. Aoi witnesses the whole thing and decides to retreat.

Once again Aoi’s inferiority syndrome comes back. He loves Akari, but he prefers for her, to have a man with a career like Shota. I’m so tired of Aoi being a chicken. But for some reason I can’t get to dislike his character. He decides to give the tickets Mariko gave him to his sister and  Kouhei. His troubles with the work and the competition takes place at most of the episode.

Akari considers Shota’s proposal and she doesn’t know what to do. What a tough luck having two hot guys waiting for you, just kidding. The reason she doesn’t deny Shota, is because he has changed and seeing that she realises his feelings for her were always sincere. Plus they have been together for five years, I understand how difficult this is.

But I don’t excuse her behaviour. She goes to Shota’s place just to make him decide for her. Aoi is all the things that were mentioned earlier, but it’s unfair putting the stress in somebody else. Akari should make up her mind alone. If she wants Aoi she should go for him, not wait for his confession to be determined about her love.  

Aoi let’s her go and the day she visits the hospital to say goodbye to the little girl she was tutoring, Shota gives her the tickets for the train. Aoi after he has a talk with his sister, sends a message to Akari, telling her to come at the day of the competition, which is the same day with the firework’s festival.

Shota goes out with the girl, who didn’t leave the best impression at first, she seemed a bit evil. But she was protecting Shota. She wants to confess to him, when they are together, but he gives a speech about how Akari is the only one for him. There goes his chance of having a cute girlfriend when Akari leaves him for Aoi in the last episode (because this is probably what is going to happen).

Aoi is uneasy because he doesn’t see Akari in the auditorium, but what a surprise she finally shows up, during Aoi’s presentation.

Aoi presents the design of  the house Akari told him to make for her during their childhood. After his presentation ends Akari leaves and when Aoi calls her, he hears the announcer, that says the train for their hometown is going to leave. Akari says goodbye. Back to the competition Aoi wins and when one of the judges asks him what inspired him for that house, he starts explain how he made it for that girl meaning Akari. When the judge tells him that this girl must be special for him, he realises he has to go after her and leaves all of a sudden. How many episodes have I watched Aoi rushing out of a place, running to Akari, he needs to go to the next Olympics after so much running.

The episode end with the peak of the love triangle, who is Akari going to choose?

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  1. September 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    My thoughts on Shota is that he is still trying to take Akari away from everyone she cares about and keep her all to himself. Just the fact that he hid the note and paid her father off shows that is what he is trying to do. It might seem like he has changed, but I don’t think thats the case and Akari is blind to it due to her feelings for him. As far as Aoi goes, he should have confessed a long time ago and prevented everything from happening. The only person I actually feel bad for is Akari and thats because she is stick in between the two guys chasing after her. Akari has one guy that actually does love her but is afraid to confess and the other one I think is hiding his true intentions for her and acting how he is in order to get what he wants.

    • September 15, 2015 at 9:29 am — Reply

      Hmmm I believe that the writers want to create a better image for Shota, that way the love triangle would be more interesting. If they make a Shota that has regretted everything then it will have more suspense for the viewers. But as for Akari and Aoi, they ‘re both wrong for never telling heir feelings for each other, they are the only ones to blame for this mess.

      • September 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm — Reply

        I don’t know Shota still seems kind of fishy to me. I mean yes the writers could make it he has shown changes, but still have the intentions of taking her away from everyone she cares about. It just seems a little odd that Shota would go from wanting to take Akari away from everyone to being Mr. Nice guy. I do agree with you and Akari and Aoi though, both of them should have told each other how they really feel and prevented everything from happening. I’m not sure how the writers planned out the last episode, but I have a feeling it will be the happy ending with Akari and Aoi being together. Then agian, it is a jdrama and unlike American tv shows they will actually do bad endings.

        • September 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm — Reply

          I don’t if it was more episodes then I would say Shota is faking it, but since it’s only one episode, there is nothing more we ‘re getting from him. Definetly a happy ending, when it comes to rom com even jdramas and kdramas have happy endings.

  2. September 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    It would have been nice if this show would have lasted longer, there is a lot more they could have done with the story and the characters. Papa Wa Idol is another show I think should have been longer than it is. Whichever ending Koinaka has (happy or sad) Akari and either Aoi or Shota will be hurt. Even if we get the happy ending people will feel bad for Shota, so its a win/lose situation depending on who you are rooting for.

    • September 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm — Reply

      I know. If it had more episodes they would have to change many things. I don’t think people are rooting for Shota, but yeah someone will end up alone. Unless Shota goes back to that cute doctor girl. By the way she is playing in “Blue Spring Ride” where Tsubasa Honda is lead again.

      • September 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm — Reply

        I watched the final episode 9 hours ago without subtitles. I only understood about 2% of what was being said, but it was pretty easy to figure out. There are some people on twitter that are rooting for Shota, not a whole lot, but there are some. Yu Shinkawa is the cute doctors name and I’ve seen a few things she is in. I watched Blue Spring Ride about a month ago, it was ok, very Cliché as far as the story goes. It was pretty much like Koinaka except Tsubasa was in the Aoi role. All in all Koinaka was a pretty decent show, I still liked Papa Wa Idol better though. Also I failed to mention that I do have kakaotalk.

        • September 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm — Reply

          Koinaka had too many cliches and if it wasn’t for dramajjang, maybe I would have dropped it. I just searched for “Papa Wa Idol” and the story seems intresting, plus Nishikido Ryo *_*

  3. September 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    I agree with you about Koinaka having too many cliche things in it, but most romance dramas have those same cliches in them. I’ll dm you a list of some dramas on twitter. Just need to know which types of dramas you like or if its just strictly the romance type of dramas.

    • September 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm — Reply

      I don’t have a specific gendre of drama I like rom com, but I watch everything that is good 😉 yes dm me 🙂

      • September 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm — Reply

        Ok, I sent you the list. However, what I think is good you might not, but we will see. You also might have seen most if not all of what I listed. If you didn’t get the dm I sent let me know.

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