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Cursed in Love
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Nao spent her formative years living at Kogetsuan, a well-established Japanese confectionery shop, where her single mother worked as a pastry chef. She is the same age as Tsubaki, heir to the store, and they become each other's first love.
One morning, Tsubaki's father and head of Kogetsuan is stabbed and found covered in blood. Nao's mother is arrested based on the six-year-old Tsubaki's testimony and the little girl is kicked out of the shop.
Nao's mother died while the investigation was going on, preventing the truth to emerge. Fifteen years later, the case is still shrouded in mystery. Is she really the culprit?
Nao and Tsubaki have a chance encounter at a Japanese sweets contest. Drawn to Nao's creations, Tsubaki approaches her without discovering who she actually is and proposes right then and there. Nao decides to hide her true identity and marry him so she can become a Kogetsuan insider and prove her mother's innocence. Little does she know that a slew of adversities are coming her way.
Sure, they are each other's first love, but they are also "the suspect's daughter" and "the victim's son." Just when will Nao's identity be revealed? How will Tsubaki react when he finds out? Although their bond continues to grow, will they be able to overcome fate's cruel games?
Who murdered Tsubaki's father and what is the truth behind his death 15 years ago? This summer, the same crew that brought you "Your Turn to Kill" brings you "Cursed in Love"--a thrilling love mystery that follows a couple who get closer as the days pass, even though they should be despising each other.
CastsMinami Hamabe (浜辺美波)
Ryusei Yokohama (横浜流星)
Scenario WriterRin Eto (衛藤凛)
International sales companyNippon Television Network Corporation
RemarksOriginal broadcast：August, 2020