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Winter 2009 JDrama Awards

Instead of end-of-season reviews, I decided that I’d rather do awards! But they are rather limiting awards because they’ll only be based on dramas that I have watched. But all the same, they should be loads of fun for me!

Favorite Drama: Tie between Voice and Triangle
Voice was not was I was expecting, but I still really liked it. It’s actually not mysteries but more of a human drama with each episode focusing on a different guest. Although a lot of dramas with a different guest star per episode can have trouble with character development, Voice didn’t suffer from that problem at all, since the stories managed to weave into their personal lives as well. Plus Eita, Ishihara Satomi, Ikuta Toma, Endo Yuya, and Sato Tomohito were great as the five seminar students, starting out from a group of random students into their own little circle of close friends.

Triangle was definitely a treat for any mystery fan. There are plenty of twists and turns but not ones that come from nowhere and just the right amount of conspiracy, and the cast is filled with veterans, really drawing you into their world. It seems like there aren’t many long-running mystery series, most of them Yare one-episodes mysteries, like for every 10 Kiina/Yon Shimai tantei Dan/Galileo/etc-type mysteries, there’s only 1 Triangle / Unfair -type mystery series. But if they’re all like Triangle, it would be worth the wait. Eguchi Yosuke really impressed me; he’s quite amazing.

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April 11, 2009 at 3:22 am 1 comment

Winter 2009 J-drama Previews

Happy late Chinese New Years! Unfortunately, no one gave me a red envelope this year. =( But I have my dramas to comfort me. =)

Akai Ito

Starring: Minamisawa Nao, Mizubata Junpei, Kimura Ryo
Akai Ito follows the story of Mei and Atsushi (A-kun) who are kind of like star-crossed lovers. They first met as children on their very unusual birthday, February 29 and later unknowingly become high school classmates. And even though fate seems to be bringing them together, it’s also pulling them apart.

This drama also has tie-ins to the movie; the drama starts the story off, and then the movie and drama are intertwined. I don’t know if you have to watch the movie to understand the rest of the drama, though. But so far I have been enjoying this one – it’s a young cast and it’s set in high school, but not crazy like Hana Kimi’s production. It’s a sweet young love story, so if you like innocent love type stories, this would be a good pick.

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February 5, 2009 at 1:34 am Leave a comment

[Jdrama] Watashitachi no Kyokasho

Kanno Miho as Tsumiki Tamako
Itoh Atsushi as Kaji Kohei
Tanihara Shosuke as Seri Naoyuki
Shida Mirai as Aizawa Asuka
Maki Yoko as Oshiro Saki
Fubuki Jun as Ameki Masumi
Sakai Wakana as Yoshikoshi Nozomi
Ohkura Koji as Toita Atsuhiko
Sato Jiro as Kumazawa Shigeichi
Mizushima Hiro as Yahata Daisuke
Tomiura Satoshi as Kaneyoshi Riku
Tanimura Mitsuki as Nishina Tomomi
Suzuki Kasumi as Yamada Kazuko

Watashitachi no Kyokasho (translating into ‘Our Textbook’) is a Japanese drama that aired in the spring of 2007. There were 12 episodes (the first being an hour long) and received average ratings of 11.2%. The show’s theme song was Water Me sung by BONNIE PINK. At the 53rd Television Drama Academy Awards, Kanno Miho won Best Actress and Sakamoto Yuji won Best Scriptwriter for their work in the show.

Kaji Kouhei is a new substitute teacher at Kirioka Middle School. He was inspired by Kinpachi-sensei from the long running school drama and wanted to become a teacher like him. On his first day there, a student is skipping class – Aizawa Asuka.
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September 8, 2007 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment