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[Jdrama] Around 40

Starring:
Amami Yuki as Ogata Satoko
Fujiki Naohito as Okamura Keitaro
Otsuka Nene as Morimura Nao
Tsutsui Michitaka as Ohashi Sadao (Ma-kun)
Matsushita Yuki as Takeuchi Mizue
Maruyama Tomomi as Shinjo Takafumi
AKIRA as Ogata Tatsuya
Sakura as Ogata Maki
Hayashi Ryuzo as Ogata Tomoyasu
Kaga Mariko as Yoshinaga Haruko
Matsumoto Wakana as Katayama Haruka
Katagiri Hairi as Matchmaker
Kato Masaya as Kanasugi Kazuya

Around 40 centers around 3 women as they are approaching a new turning point in their lives: turning 40 (though it’s sooner for two of them than the last). Ogata Satoko is a 39-year-old psychiatrist. She hasn’t dated anyone in five years, but is still very happy with her life. She is satisfied from her work and doesn’t feel the need to get married or have kids. Takeuchi Mizue is also 39 years old; she and Satoko were classmates. She got married after graduation and has a son in junior high. Although she used to be happy with her life as a housewife, lately she has begun to feel tired of it and wants to start working again.
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July 8, 2008 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

Spring 2008 Drama Previews

New season, new dramas! Here are my first and pre-impressions for some of the dramas this season.


Last Friends
It’s the story of people who have been hurt and how they are coping with it. It deals with many issues such as domestic violence and sexuality, so needless to say, this series is rather mature and serious. Not only does it have an amazing cast with Nagasawa Manami, Ueno Juri, and Eita, the story is interesting and compelling. Add to that a GREAT OP sequence and I think I’ve already decided that Last Friends is going to be my favorite of the season. And isn’t that promo images so beautiful?
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May 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm 2 comments


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