This post has a lot of spoilers only open if you don’t mind them.
The live action was so crazy good compared to the anime. I loved all of it and its entirety but there were some stuff that really threw me off. Not like in a negative or bad way.
(I will use the regular character names from the anime since its obvious who is who).
I think mitani liked akari? I doubt anything ever happened between them but I felt myself oddly rooting for them as a couple just because I felt bad for akari.
The biggest thing that really threw me off was… like OH MY GOD DID WAYA ACTUALLY QUIT BEING PROFESSIONAL? After that I pretty much felt a little betrayed it honestly reminded me how amazing the live action is even though its obviously not a good thing that he quit being professional.
Notable things that I think made this also more amazing was the monks temple and that sai found the divine move in hikaru’s move.
The ending was amazing and I really loved it compared to the anime show casing akira and hikaru that they are eternal rivals.
I think the only thing I was disappointed about in the entire live action was that hikaru vs suyong was really underwhelming which they clearly made it that way.