I didn’t write a review for the first special so I’ll do both in one entry.
Umino Miyuki is aiming to be a tennis pro. But one day, her brother disappears leaving a huge debt behind. She still doesn’t give up her dream. Furthermore, she decides to pay the debt by playing tennis. She asks her middle school friend, Ootori Keiichirou, whose family runs a tennis house, to help her.
She takes care of her three younger siblings after her parents passed away and her older brother left. She has to give up tennis in order to take care of them. It’s really hard for her because the family’s poverty is really low. Having to be in debt puts a lot of weight on her.
Like Miyuki, Keiichirou also wants to become a tennis pro. The only thing that is holding him down is his mother, who wants him to take over the family business instead of becoming a pro. (Are all the people with Ootori as their last name rich…? Anyways..) He has a crush on Miyuki. He wants to help her at any costs.
Taguchi + tennis = OMG, THE BEST THING IN THE SPECIAL! Which was the main reason I watched it ^.^ I had always wanted to see Taguchi play tennis! When I started to become a fan of him, I thought he’d look cool as a Prince of Tennis character XD </end fangirl>
The pair of debt collectors play a large role, which is a bit surprising. They tried so hard to get Miyuki to work as a hostess in order to pay off the debt. After she decides to pay the debt with tennis, they watch over her progress.
The tennis in this special is all right. It’s a bit too simple. I guess for something that’s mainly focused on the story doesn’t have detailed tennis matches. Taguchi!Keiichirou only played a little bit of tennis.. Kinda disappointed.
The story is ok. It gets annoying though. The people who side against the main characters are stubborn and mean. Makes me want to punch them. But the story makes me keep wanting to know how it ends because the obstacles are so hard to break.
The theme song is KAT-TUN’s debut song, Real Face. That’s really cool, their first song created for Taguchi’s special. The insert song is the first song in their debut album, SHE SAID…. It’s a nice promotion.