Day 17: Your favorite Drama character?

30 Day Asian Drama Challenge

Day 17: Your favorite Drama character?




I have yet to watch the new Itazura Na Kiss-Love in Tokyo but my favorite drama character is Kinnosuke Nakamura (manga character name). In Playful Kiss he was Bong Joon-gu played by Lee Tae-Sung. In It Started With A Kiss and They Kissed Again, Jiro Wang played Jin Yuan Feng (Ah Jin). He’s Jiang Zhi Shu’s rival and Xiang Qin’s “stalker” and close friend. I love how crazy he gets yet there is unspeakable balance about this character. Though heartbroken in the end, and have every right to be angry, he still chose to be the voice of reason by giving the two protagonists a way to find each other. When a girl you love has outright turn you down, confesses her love to another man and cries when you’re about to kiss her, a man could only take so much heartache. He was depressed for a while but he never lost his humor. I love the resiliency of this character. He wasn’t easily disappointed nor did he give up his love. The love he felt for the female protagonist never left the story. The love just evolved. It was a joy to watch him gave the same love to the male protagonist when they were married. He offered loyalty and friendship to the very end. He had so much love to give that I was so happy when Taiwan’s version and manga (I’m not sure if Japan showed this. I will find out) showed how he found his own true love. One last thing I love about this character was that he never turned into a bitter rival/antagonist that would plot schemes to break the couple apart. He was heartbroken and he dealt with it like a man.


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