Posts tagged ‘Ueto Aya’

Fall 2008 Drama Reviews

So instead of doing a drama preview and separate review, I bring to you near-end of season reviews! Short and sweet, hopefully. Well, even though I haven’t finished any series yet, I’ve been dying to do this! Dramas are so nice…they make a great study breaks, haha =)

Celeb to Binbo Taro

Starring: Ueto Aya, Kamiji Yusuke, Kunitaka Ryoko, Kashiwabara Takashi
It’s the story of a rich girl (Ueto) who’s the daughter a major hotel chain owner, who also runs her own fashion line. She meets a poor widower with three young kids (Kamiji) and blah blah stuff happens. Basically it’s a drama with almost everyone really exaggerated, where the villian’s motive is nowhere to be found (yet? who knows). But, it’s still a fun watch for when you’re bored.
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December 19, 2008 at 11:38 pm 2 comments

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

Ueto Aya – Namida no Niji / SAVE ME

1. Namida no Niji
3. way to heaven ~100db mix~
4. Namida no Niji -Instrumental-
5. SAVE ME -Instrumental-

Namida no Niji / SAVE ME is Ueto Aya’s 15th single. It was released on May 30, 2007 and has currently sold approximately 9000 copies. It peaked at #17 on the Oricon charts.
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June 26, 2007 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Ueto Aya – way to heaven

1. way to heaven
2. owari no shiyo
3. Shimokita Ijou Harajuku Miman – French Bossa version
4. way to heaven -Instrumental-

way to heaven is Ueto Aya’s 14th single and her first single in over a year’s hiatus. It was released on March 14, 2007 and has sold approximately 12,000 copies. It peaked at #20 on the Oricon charts.
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June 22, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a 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