Tokyo Tarareba Girls is a manga that was recently turned into a TV show. I read multiple reviews saying that while the show was good, it was toned down for TV and that the manga is even better. I find this a bit surprising, as I found the show enjoyable to watch, but maybe one day I will read the manga and see how the story is really written.
The TV show is about 3 girls who have just turned 30 years old, and so far their lives have not lived up to the expectation they set for themselves. While they were growing up and throughout their 20s, they always thought they would get married and have kids, but in reality this is not as easy as they thought it would be. At 30, all three of them are still single, and their careers have been up and down as well.
The story follows the 3 girls throughout their lives, and shows the challenges they consistently face. Although I am not 30 yet, I think it is a very relatable show, as everyone has goals and dreams that they have not been able to accomplish yet. While the show is uplifting and entertaining, it does not try to make the characters seem perfect (the show is about the struggles they face and the tough decisions they have to make).
The show is called Tokyo Tarareba Girls because “tarareba” is supposed to mean hypothetical, which is how the girls often think. At the beginning of the show, a stranger gives them the nickname “tarareba girls” because all they talk about is hypothetical scenarios that describe how great their life should be, but they do not take any action to make it happen. The girls in the show tend to be really positive thinking, while the guys are more sharp and critiquing, so it is a good balance throughout; overall, it was a good show, and I like forward to reading the mangas now!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!