Maybe that’s among the reason why I got myself to watch this Cinderella-like drama for over 5 times (apart from Kimura Takuya as the main cast), Tsuki no Koibito (Moon Lovers).
Still the story is revolving around I guy and 3 girls, but instead of having the prince, Cinderella and her 2 stepsisters, this time around they have the prince, Cinderella, the prince’s best friend and the daughter of the prince’s enemy.
Kimura Takuya as Hazuki Rensuke, the president of Regolith, his own established furniture company. Character of a one-man show with veto power when it comes to decision regarding the company. Full of egoism and a perfectionist.
Lin Chi Ling as Xiu Mei, the worker in the factory that Rensuke bought and closed in order to build another Regolith branch in Shanghai. Forced to become the model of Regolith as a deal to save other unemployed factory workers and to help paying debts her father left and bills for her mum’s medication. Eventually she found herself falling for Rensuke.
My father told me this when I was little. A person who finds a water strider will be happy. That’s why I always looked for it.
The city becomes clean,
The flowers and tress and rice grow.
That’s why if there are water striders, there’s happiness.
(Water striders can only live in clean places)
-Xiu Mei, episode 1-
The prince’s best friend
Shiohara Ryoko as Ninomiya Maemi, Rensuke’s favorite designer in Regolith; best friend since college. Finds herself having a lil crush on Rensuke.
The fairy godmother waved her wand once and Cinderella got on the pumpkin carriage and went away to the prince
-Ninomiya Maemi, episode 2-
Daughter of the prince’s enemy
Kitagawa Keiko as Onuki Yuzuki aka Rensuke current girl friend. Her father, Onuki Shogen is the president of Mastopole (Regolith main competitor). Due to Rensuke’s neglecting manner, she always tries hard to gain his attention.
Despite having 3 girls fancy over him, Rensuke cares nothing else but his business and end up making employees under him uncomfortable with his selfishness; there’s someone trying to kick him out from Regolith. 2 important plots to look out for in the drama are 1) who among the 3 will he choose and 2) who is the traitor in the company.
The genre is romance, it’s a great 8 episodes romantic drama (if not I wouldn’t have watched it over 5 times), the plots are fast; you can see Xiu Mei transformed into a model from a strayed girl by Rensuke within one episode for instance. The viewers are kept curious until the very last episode, to know who among the innocent model, the best friend and the current girl friend will Rensuke choose.
Ps: Cinderella? Maybe it answers why I’m too obsess with shoes
Pss: btw there's no glass slippers drop in this version