A shinigami drops a killer notebook down to Earth and a teenager decides to become judge, jury and executioner. You know the one.
Having both found peace with their unrequited feelings, Hanabi and Mugi agree to confess to their respective crushes, get rejected and move on, but things don’t exactly go according to plan. Meanwhile, Sanae reunites with her cousin for a bizarre round of romance counseling.
For both Moca and Hanabi, going on a boring date with an insufferable jackass turns out to be the perfect antidote to their twisted pride. Whether that’s a good thing, however, that’s a whole other question.
In spite of the easier solace they’ve found in the arms of others, Hanabi and Mugi fail to let each other go as Akane’s manipulations of the two grow ever more blatant. Torn apart by the risk of losing the tree people she cares about the most, Hanabi asked Mugi to take their relationship to the next level.
Her mask of wholesome innocence shattered, Akane sets Kanai up to profess his love to her before Hanabi’s eyes. Scared to confront Mugi with his beloved’s vicious true nature, Hanabi decides to risk her friendship with Sanae in search of relief.
Struggling to cope with Sanae’s confession, Hanabi runs back to Mugi, who has his own sexual frustrations to deal with. Things get complicated even further when the couple runs into Akane during a frustrated late-night date.
There’s no better way to avoid the drama of 2016 than by watching drama. And hey, it was a decent year for foreign J-drama fans. Here’s what I watched this year.