(This article was first posted on shoujoinvestigation’s Tumblr. Some minor edits to spelling mistakes and stylisation are made in this updated version.
I’m crying because I can’t find some of the typos I noticed before now.)
I may not be your biggest fan of the franchise, but I’ve been wanting to finish off this overdue commentary which have been sitting in the drafts for months… This is a comparative commentary of the two live action adaptations, with knowledge of the novel as a basis. (I have read the book first, watched the drama, then the movie.)
Disclaimer: This commentary is fundamentally still coming from my own perspective and opinions. Differing opinions are welcomed but be nice!
The drama and movie have different focuses, each with their own strengths and flaws.
The drama worked better as a live action/lighthearted romcom, while the movie better as an adaptation.
[spoilers and long post ahead]