Finally got the chance to sit down and watch something. The new adaptation of popular Manga Mars! As you know from my earlier post, Taiwan made a version of their own with the winning combination of rawness and chemistry from Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu in 2004, so my bar was already at a high place. This Mars is different; and whether it is a good difference remains to be seen.
If you don’t know or remember, Mars was a hit Taiwanese drama back in 2004 starring Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu. It’s based on a Japanese Manga, Mars, written by Fuyumi Soryo. It’s one of the few darker Twdramas at the time. The funny thing is… I don’t remember much about the middle-ending of this series. I watched when I was still a teen and never rewatch it since then… The one thing I did remember is the beautiful soundtrack, the songs still in my mp3 player! The new adaptation comes from Japan and they have cast Taisuke Fujigaya as Rei (Vic’s role), Marie Iitoyo as Kira (Barbie’s) and Masataka Kubota as Tatsuya (Xiu Jie Kai’s). The new drama is called Mars ~Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (Mars ~But, I Love You~) and premieres on January 24th.