'Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo' gets Season 2
Fans are anxiously awaiting the sequel to the popular Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo. Season 2 started shooting earlier this year and concluded in late June. Starring the same leads Furukawa Yuki and Miki Honoka playing favorite managa characters Irie Naoki and Aihara Kotoko, the sequel will begin with them honeymooning in Okinawa, Japan.
When Naoki, the boy with an IQ of 200 turned down the love confession of not-so-smart Kotoko, he had no idea that fate would intervene and lead Kotoko to move into his house following an earthquake that destroyed her home. They fell in love and eventually marry by the end of the first season of Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo. What will happen in Season 2? After the honeymoon, will their love endure the personal struggles that come with married life and work? Leading sweethearts Furukawa Yuki and Miki Honoka have expressed that it's their happy dream come true to film the sequel and hope audience will love the new drama.
The original managa series, Itazura na Kiss or Playful Kiss, has been an ever-popular romance comedy made famous by author and illustrator, Kaoru Tada. The current Japanese drama series is actually the 5th adaptation of the popular manga. It was first made into a Japanese TV drama Itazura na Kiss in 1996 based on the first 9 episodes of the manga, starring Sato Aiko as Aihara Kotoko and Kashiwabara Takashi as Irie Naoki. Then, a 25-episode anime adaptation was released in 2008 with the ending based on the late author's notes to the unfinished manga.
The Taiwanese version It Started With a Kiss (2005) not only became a record-breaking success, it also launched the careers for stars Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng. It continued with the even more popular sequel, They Kiss Again, in 2007, about their married life and relationship struggles.
In 2010, excited fans were given a huge gift in the form of the Korean adaptation, Playful Kiss, starring Kim Hyun Joong following his spectacular success in another manga adaptation Boys Over Flower, and Jung So Min!
The 2013 new Japanese adaptation, Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo, also became a huge success in Japan and other countries.
When Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo was first announced, fans were relieved to find that the same lead actors will continue in the sequel. Now, fans are anxiously awaiting for the announcement of the new broadcast date. Why? Because we are first going to watch Season 1 again, and then continue with new Season 2.