Is shippable a word? Don’t care, I’m about to make it one.
I’m actually not sure of what to say about this drama. They introduced the main antagonist in Episode 1 and then timely shoved him somewhere, probably saving his story as the drama’s final arc. That leaves me fuming because the interaction between Ken and Akechi is far more interesting, just based on the few minutes we have seen of them. Episode 2 & 3 can be pretty much summarized in one sentence: Nobunaga is angered by his enemies and sends newly appointed genius chef, Ken, to their kitchen, making him the instigator for peace/war.
For me, I’m continuing to watch this for the adorable chemistry between Ken and Natsu. Ah, my first OTP this year.
Nope, they don’t have that passionate, intense dynamic going on, but in that place is something easy-going and genuine. He’s a modern boy who should probably know the effect of his words on a maiden in a period like this, yet he can’t help but throw out sweet comments at her every chance he gets.
And she’s a cross-dressed female blacksmith who should be wary of his strange personality but is surprisingly determined to follow him everywhere. Why? He makes good food. Food that she hasn’t tasted in a long while. Did they say what happened to her parents? There could be an element of both yearning for a family connection. I hope they delve into her character a little bit more.
Falling for this actress, she does not hold back in making herself look ugly (pay attention to the faces she makes). I just love watching her flabbergasted reaction to his natural slip of compliments.
Another reason why I look forward to seeing them together is how gentle he is to her. No screaming, no force, no hand-gripping. His honey words might come off the wrong way (cheesy) by another actor, but Yuta, even with his limited range of emotions, manages to make his character honest and effortlessly sweet.
How tall is Shida? She looks petite next to Yuta. I thought it was the camera angle until she snuggles perfectly right under his chin in episode 3. GAHHH. So cute.
Oddly enough, I’m not so worried about the mysterious woman with an itchy ear in his flashbacks. She’s a sister. I believe! 😀
And the fact that he likes to feed her yummylicious futuristic food? GOLDDDDDDD!
I could watch them like this ALL day.