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Fall coming on pretty fast..Anime/Dorama anyone?

September 8, 2009 2 comments

Okay, okay – as a blogger and an semi-anime one I probably should be thinking about what am I going to watch.. but I can say that this is one of the seasons where I am going to say “Huh” – and “Oh – you’re watching that?” – “I am going to watch that when I have time…”

So that is it… going to watch anime when I have time.. would I blog about -probably. Right now thinking more about Brooklyn Book Festival, fall schedule, reviewing, and NYAF coming sooner than later.

I have been kinda skimming over Fall anime blog previews, nothing is really standing out – would catch some of the series irregardless. Kairu wrote something about this Fall season being pretty bad.. but since it is his opinion.

What anime from the previews kinda interest me? None of the sequels with the exception of Darker Than Black, but even then that might take a nosedive.

From is V1. There are the newer series, that would kinda interest me.

Armed Librarians
Kimi ni Todoke
Yumeiro Patissiere

Doramas on the other hand.. I kinda look more forward to. Oh and on the side note, checked out some episodes from Korean Drama – My Fair Lady or Take Care of My Lady with Yoon Eun Hye from Coffee Prince and Goong.

These are the series I am thinking about:

Tokyo Dogs
My Girl
Real Clothes

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Gira Gira General Impressions 1-8

December 27, 2008 Leave a comment


Recently I finished watching this drama, and while I wasn’t really satisfied with the plot. It was a quick watch though. Compare with my friend Aya, I tend to watch dramas, that are not with JE people as much. Still if you want to read impressions of this drama with more focus on the actresses, you can check out Akiramike’s 2 review posts. I enjoy reading his blog posts, since they focus on dramas I would probably miss watching.

This drama is supposedly similar to Yaoh, but other than that one host that would heal the woman’s heart, make them happy and not care about money aside…. this drama was as different as it could get.  Kohei had lost his job, and hid from his family the secret that he was a successful host in the past before. So without a job, he went back to becoming a host.

Many of the host in the club Rink didn’t like him at all, saying that he was too old. But soon he became the appointed leader of the club from the former leader.  This opens up a lot of worms, and Kohei has to deal with various internal and outside factors that would bring the conclusion in episode 8.

What I liked about this series, was the part where they had the cheering chants, and the theme song. This is also the first time I got to see Sasaki Kuranosuke as a lead in a drama. I see him a lot in supporting roles. I had an easier time watching this drama than I did with Ashita no Kita Yoshio, which had another supporting actor as the male lead.

What I didn’t like was rushed and how bogged down the plot dragged for some parts. I was surprised to see that it was only schedule for 8 episodes, similar to Koshonin. There were parts, though where I wondered if they recycled the same point, and then to see how the ending came about. That was so corny.

Still there are other dramas I would be looking forward to, so this is a brief look back to this series.

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Ishigaki Yuma and Yaoh/Hana Kimi

September 1, 2008 Leave a comment

In this past year, I have been watching as much Japanese doramas as I have time to and while there are multiple main characters to really like, such as Matsu Jun or Itoh Misaki or Kou Shibasaki, I always have a preference for the supporting characters and the multiple roles that they played.

I was quite surprised to see that Ishigaki Yuma was in several dramas that I have seen already such as Shimokita Sundays, Hana Kimi, and most recently Yaoh. These are certainly old dorama titles, but to see his acting and looks, is just wow. If I didn’t see his profile on Drama wiki and then took these two screen caps, I would imagine that they are two different people instead of actors. Their voice style and character’s personality is so different. Makes me wish that HK drama actors have that quality to act, instead of getting so typecast, that I don’t even watch much now.

Yaoh’s Ishigaki

Hana Kimi’s Ishigaki

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Mirai Koshi Meguru

May 27, 2008 Leave a comment

I have finished watching this dorama a while ago and I was pretty happy with it. It had a corny sweet ending and that made it a good watch. Although there were some random parts that would make you have a mental “huh?” Mirai Koshi Meguru was still a good dorama.

The faults of this drama though, was that often the acting was a little exaggerated. The father and mother of Meguru did overact in some sequences..and by the time Yoshida Eisuke toward the last three episodes showed up.. I was really grossed out. I like the performance of the older Yuuki, but the younger Yuuki was also sweet as well.

I am trying to recommend this drama to several friends of mine. The premises of this drama is that Meguru is part of a family that are espers.. in the case of Meguru, when she eats and is full – she can see the futures of people 20 years into the future. There were interesting guests and possibilities.. so this is a cute drama.

I am going to update some screencaps when I get the time.. but this entry is a filler is to plug in for time…

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Trick – the movie

April 9, 2008 Leave a comment

This is not the 1999 movie, rather it is the drama’s movie. The premises of the movie is of the duo, Naoko and the doctor visit a village on the request of a guy to look for his childhood friend that disappeared. On the way to the ending, they exposed a witch doctor’s true intentions to a village.

I am a little iffy about the tv series, but there are rather funny moments in this movie that stood out.

Things like when the doctor used the Luffy signature move or how Naoko’s mother tried to run for a council role based on her skill with drawing characters.  Others things were pretty exaggerated…such as how is it that the girl stayed in that tight cramp spot for so many years. Also the part when the villegers were force to do that hand motion – Nice to meet you.. now that was silly.

Here is a link to the drama- wiki page.

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Yakusha Damashii

April 4, 2008 Leave a comment

After several days of lacking much sleep, I was looking through my drafts to put an end to. This was a dorama that I watched a while ago: Yakusha Damashii or At the Soul of an Actor. While this post is several years late. I have to say that I got to like Matsu Takako while I watched this drama.

She plays an agent for actors and in this drama she gets to be the agent for this Shakespearian actor. There were some issues when it came to light that the actor who is pretty old, had an illegiment child. Now Matsu Takako had to take care of the children, the actor and the company’s new accountant.

Takako’s acting was pretty strong in this dorama and there are funny parts.. so for a light comedic look at stuff then this is the Japanese dorama for anyone.

This is the theme song to the drama. I really like the message of the song.

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Mirai Koshi Meguru & Papaya Suzuki

February 10, 2008 Leave a comment

I have watched Papaya Suzuki in two dramas: Beauty or Beast and Hataraki Man and now I see him in a third.. which is Mirai Koshi Meguru. Anyhow.. Papaya Suzuki appears as a guest in the second episode… and his acting is pretty funny.. the actress playing his wife is familiar looking.

This dorama is unlike Mop Girl, but has its appeal. Fukada Kyoko acting is quite grown to me …. so I can probably enjoy watching more of this drama. Pretty cracky ne…?


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Mop Girl aka Moppu Gaaru – General Character Impressions

December 24, 2007 Leave a comment

If only the subbing for this would be more consistent like they did with Galileo. But I will wait patiently for the episodes.. because it can then drag me on to watch more dramas as I do, just as I do for One Piece and other anime series.

I like the messages and acting in this one, although there are parts where I kinda recoil from, such as whatever is Momoko’s fascination with buffed up chests. I hope they explain it later. I have never seen Kitagawa Keiko in any other drama, although I do have her one other drama.. Sailor Moon.. if only I can pull myself away and watch the damn thing.. without shuddering then I would.

I’ve never found time travel dramas as interesting, but with Galileo ending soon in being subbed, I need to find something to keep me occupied.

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