Suki Koso Koi no Zettai series Vol.3
Ai Koso Ashita no Zettai
Pairing: Hirakawa Daisuke x Hatano Wataru
Hirakawa Daisuke as Suwauchi Shinji
Hatano Wataru as Takagi Mikiya
Horiuchi Kenyuu as Murakawa
Nobutoshi Canna as Tasaka
I would’ve gotten to reviewing this earlier but I realized that Ai Koso was the third in a series so I went back to download the first two: Suki Koso Koi no Zettai and Kimi Koso Boku no Zettai. Still on vacation with unlimited amount of time, I coughed down all three in a night. Gods, am I tired. Because of that, I don’t remember all the little details about this series.
It’s been four months since Suwauchi Shinji went from police motorcycle patrol to detective and since he started going out with elite prosecutor Takagi Mikiya. It was planned that the two would spend New Year’s together but a new case may end up being in the way of that. Worst, Shinji’s little sister Mika shows up as a case witness …
(No I am not mentioning the “Mika falls in love with Takagi at first sight” thing because it was way too quickly resolved due to Suwauchi’s “unable to keep secrets” personality)
I’ll try to resume the two previous CDs in a few words. It’s simple really. Suwauchi becomes a detective in the first drama and falls for Takagi sort of kinda at first sight. By the end, the two go out. Yeah, I’m sorry I don’t remember the details. In the second drama, Takagi’s brother, Yuuya, shows up to confirm whether or not Suwauchi is worthy to go out with Takagi or not. By the end, all’s well that ends well.
Unfortunately, one of the other things I don’t remember are the cases explored in each drama. I did understand them on the spot through a little effort but as soon as the drama ended, I had forgotten already. I do remember the 2nd case which had to do with a guy killing a woman he thought was the woman he was looking for. It was all quite sad really. The 1st and 3rd case completely escapes me. Sorry.
But, you don’t really need to understand the cases to grasp the story. What you do need to grasp is that both Takagi and Suwauchi are busy and can’t see each other a lot because of their jobs. Despite that, the two of them are still all raburabu. Unlike many dramas, Ai Koso doesn’t focus on relationship becoming strong. In most stories, one of the two (or both) is seen wavering in their relationship leading to an eventual misunderstanding. At the end of the misunderstanding, the couple becomes firm. In Ai Koso this is different, Takagi’s and Suwauchi’s relationship has been strong and firm from the beginning skipping the process all the way to “meeting the family” (more or less). Of course, Takagi did waver a bit in the beginning but that was nervosity more than anything. Overall, I’m happy with the originality of the story in that sense.
I’ll start with the seme: Suwauchi who is voiced by Hirarin. When I listened to the first drama, I was extremely disappointed. I know from other dramas that Hirarin can so a really really good seme but I just didn’t hear it in the first drama. Actually, it sounded like Hatano was taking the lead instead of Hirarin. Then, at some point, I couldn’t guess who was seme’ing the other. Ugh. Yes, I’m talking about during the karamis (wow, I’m using this word now). Though, by the time we got to the third drama, there was a great improvement. In Ai Koso, I had no more complaints.
Suwauchi sounds like the uke-character. He’s innocent, naive and unable to keep secrets. But he works hard and always does his best. He also has an unbelievable amount of luck. Suwauchi loves bikes as well. Overall, he’s a really happy-go-lucky guy.
Next the uke, Takagi Mikiya voiced by Hatano. Takagi is actually Hatano’s first uke character … which is probably why he didn’t really do well in the first drama. Of course, by the third one his aegi was perfect. In contrast to Suwauchi’s character, Takagi’s cool, handsome, elite and all that. But we’ve seen that type of character one million times before so I didn’t like him that much until “Kono Aho! Nani ya tonnen!?” Kansai-ben Kansai-ben Kansai-ben Kansai-ben Kansai-ben Kansai-ben!!! I collapsed and replayed it three times. Turns out Takagi’s from Osaka and turns out I have a serious case of Kansaiben-moe. Basically, I would fawn every following time Takagi would speak in kansai-ben. Yes, I nearly died when it was Hatano+aegi+kansaiben+karami … oof.
Atis collections always has the best freetalks. So if you’re going to give the dramas a listen don’t forget the freetalks! There’s a lot of LOLz to have. Like, Hirarin’s totally adorable personality, Hatano’s happy-go-lucky cuteness. Waah, they’re both cute. Plus, this the first time I got to hear Nobutoshi Canna out of Nowaki. His personality is different from what I thought it would be. Seems like he’s a person who enjoys teasing others. I love the guy even more now. The freetalk of Ai Koso is 23 minutes of fun. I loved the karami talks, I was lol’ing the entire way. Oh and Oranyan~! that was priceless. Ora ora nyaaaan ~ -laughs-
The first two dramas weren’t through the roof fun. The last one sure was. Karami especially. -fawns- I’ll recommend this series for three things: Hatano, Hirarin and Kansai-ben. But mostly Kansai-ben.
(Did I just create Kansaiben-moe?)