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[Jdrama] Around 40

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

[Jdrama] Hotaru no Hikari

Ayase Haruka as Amemiya Hotaru
Fujiki Naohito as Takano Seiichi
Kato Kazuki as Teshima Makoto
Kuninaka Ryoko as Saegusa Yuka
Takeda Shinji as Jinguuji Kaname
Itaya Yuka as Yamada Sachiko
Yasuda Ken as Futatsugi Shouji
Asami Reina as Sono Minako
Watabe Gota as Sawaki Shun
Shibue Joji as Tadokoro Junpei
Matsumoto Marika as Murota Suzuko

Hotaru no Hikari is a Japanese dorama that was broadcasted in the summer of 2007 on NTV. It aired on Wednesday nights at 10 PM and average ratings were 13.6%. The theme song is Yokogao by aiko. It won a bunch of awards at the 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix, whose voters are mostly women in their 20’s. It won Best Drama, Ayase Haruka won for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor went to Fujiki Naohito and best Supporting Actress went to Kuninaka Ryoko.
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November 17, 2007 at 2:43 am 1 comment

[Jdrama] Koukou Kyoushi 2003

Ueto Aya as Machida Hina
Fujiki Naohito as Koga Ikumi
Kyomoto Masaki as Fujimura Moroki
Sonim as Kudo Beniko
Narimiya Hiroki as Kamiya Yuji
Aoi Yuu as Ezawa Mami

The initial description of this drama is “forbidden love” between a teacher and a student. However it is much more than that. It starts out as Hina (Ueto) skips class with her friend Beniko (Sonim). They later split up and Hina runs into a man at the game arcade. They become somewhat like friends and go back to his apartment. There, Hina freaks out and pushes him away, and the two end up only sleeping side by side the entire night. The next day at school, the man she met last night is her new math teacher – Koga Ikumi (Fujiki). However, he doesn’t seem to recognize her. He’s a genius, fairly young and good-looking, making him extremely popular among the all-girl student population. The real reason he has come to teach at a school is because he is dying of a brain tumor – he left his previous life suddenly and seeks to live out his last days peacefully. No one except his doctor knows that he is dying.
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February 13, 2007 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment