Kokoro ga Pokkito ne
Kokoro ga Pokkito ne
Suffering from mental stress because he was overworked and pressured by the people around him, Kojima Haruta quit the large company he was working in. Losing both his home and wife, Shizuka, Kojima hit rock bottom. He was forced to live the life of a homeless man, but became a furniture restoration craftsman for Otake Shin, the owner of the antique furniture shop, Rio Bonito, through an unexpected turn of events. On this day, Kojima wakes up in a living space created in the corner of a warehouse for antique furniture. He listens to meditation, takes deep breaths, gets dressed and leaves. Arriving at Rio Bonito, an employee Itoyama Fumi, calls to him. Kojima is not good with Fumi who appears therapeutic but meddles in his affairs. The other employees are Tomita Ryo, who does not seem to think of anything, and an unmotivated Shoji Kayoko. At that same moment, Hayama Miyako pulls a suitcase and leaves an apartment. She curses as she goes down the stairs and kicks up items down the way. She soon arrives at her part-time job, but is informed that she has been fired by the store manager. Intuition strikes. When she looks around her, she sees a figure running away. Miyako glares in that direction. After work that evening, Kojima leaves the furniture shop and knocks on the door of Shirakami Mental Clinic, which had been on his mind for some time. Shirakami, the head of the clinic, greets him. Meanwhile, Kamoda Shizuka, a budding interior coordinator, prepares a perfect dinner and calls out to Otake who is watching sports on television. Despite a moment’s hesitation, Otake good-naturedly turns off the television and praises her food. A happy Shizuka takes photographs of the food and immediately posts them on her blog. Kojima finishes counselling, and takes notice of a huge cherry blossom tree in a park. Miyako is under that tree gazing at the cherry blossoms and Kojima gawks at the beauty of the scene. Then all of a sudden, Miyako starts to climb up the embankment. Makino Eriko comes running at breakneck speed. Kojima hears that there could be a strange female around here. Miyako, who has the disposition of a stalker and cannot see her surroundings when she is attracted to a guy, has a crush on a man whose name she does not even know. He is actually Otake, who happened to help her on the street. However, Otake has started dating the lovely and intelligent Shizuka. Shizuka is Kojima’s ex-wife, but she cannot bring herself to tell Otake. The four of them get into a bizarre love quadrangle and fall in love despite their respective worries and vulnerabilities.
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