I have trouble expressing just how close to my heart hikago is. Beyond just being a great anime and manga, it was my first real fandom, so tied up in my memory of the story are all the layers of long nights of discussing character motivations, reading fic, and making friends. Coming back to fandom after a decade away, it really feels like fate that the cdrama started airing right after.
Luckily, the cdrama is good both in its own right AND in contrast to the animanga. I therefore whole heartedly recommend Qi Hun to both fans of the original hikago and new folks alike.
So much screaming! She tells him about Eryu and he’s all downcast but I am seriously 110% sure he is Eryu somehow. Doesn’t the plot synopsis say she travels back in time multiple times?
Also, are they ever going to explain how he is both a Feng and a Ming? I really want to know.
I am swooning hard! Also, love her being ready to shank him anywhere and at any time :)
I too platonically hang out on beds of men whose house I’ve moved into. NBD, nothing to see there.
She came to plead for him when he was in danger only, of course, he wasn’t and didn’t let her know because he wanted to see if she was worried. He is such a headcase!
Though honestly, he has a good point!
I mean, he’s a schemer but he’s her schemer.
its so cool how the live action hikaru no go drama is like an AU if it was set in china 👀
i like that it translates Sai as he would be in the Tang Dynasty vs the Heian Era, and that he wears hanfu vs a kariginu,, but both series are centered around playing Go, and its so fascinating
Look at his saving her as per always. I love that so much!
And the moment the danger passes he is, as always “praise meeeee!” and enjoys her fussing.
This about sums it up:
He took a sword hit for her in a fight (which was awesome because he was kind of useless and she was death on two legs) and look how giddy he is she came to check on him. He is HOPELESS!!!
I just love it when ML is so unashamedly, unabashedly head over heels and especially when he’s normally such a snarky bastard!
I mean, seriously! Heeee!
Emerging from hormonal haze, why is a firearm wound not healing like other ones?
I love that she’s beginning to realize he’s twisty and untrustworthy and game-playing but he will always protect her. I love that type of ship. (Also, she is wearing his robes, eeeee!)
short answer is i was bored as fuck with it
the leads had no chemistry, i didn’t like either character (despite really liking their actors), and the female lead lost everything that seemed to drive her motivation until she basically became a satellite character to the male lead
things i stuck around for were the second male lead, who actually seemed like the male lead imo since the actual one is such a flake?, and the relationship between the main villain and the male lead’s sister, which i thought was super interesting/a dynamic that felt new to me. once the latter subplot ended and the male lead abandoned the female lead for like the 8293082984th time i was over it
LOL sorry this came off way more salty than i intended :’D
He is so smart and so childish! Here he was refusing to change his bloody bandage so he could show it off to her and impress her he saved her, ahahah.
I love how she is all “OMG you are more twisted than a pretzel no thanks” and leaves.
But then she sends him an ointment for his arm and the funny thing she sends it through someone else and he literally throws it into the trash and then figures out it’s hers and fishes it out. Heeee. He is so delightfully ridiculous about her.
Seriously what are you, five?