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by Kumakun
Dec 13th, '11, 01:42
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 437355

Hano no ato

www.myasiancinema.com also has links to download, and I will be uploading new English subtitles in a few days. Some of the current ones look like machine-transaltions and are worse than useless. Kitagawa plays the principal character, Terai Ito, the daughter of a wealthy Jo-shi, a high-ranked bushi ...
by Kumakun
Apr 25th, '11, 17:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 307271

Accuracy

Some earlier Taiga dramas have been more successful than others in balancing the artistic creativity needed to produce believable and enjoyable story with the known historical facts and social customs and norms without straying into anachronism or grossly altering historical facts. Other productions...
by Kumakun
Apr 25th, '11, 11:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 307271

Historical accuracy

Well that depends on what your definition of "accurate" is. That sounds like Clinton's famous comment that it depends on what "is" is. Accuracy means no anachronisms, altering or completely changing what is known from the historical records. Of course, it is allowable for a screen writer to dramati...
by Kumakun
Apr 24th, '11, 13:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 307271

Taiga Dramas and historical accuracy

Maybe not boring, but it would be Japanese History 101, not a Taiga drama. Sorry, I strongly disagree with that assessment. If real historical characters are depicted using their real names, there is no reason why any historical drama cannot be both accurate and entertaining. This Taiga drama has b...
by Kumakun
Apr 21st, '11, 01:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 307271

As much as I love Iwashita Shima's portrayal as Gou, though. I had to cringe when the 53 yrs old Nishida Toshiyuki and 59 yrs old Iwashita had to act out a romantic scene between 19 years old Hidetada and 25 yrs old Ogou Well, yes. It does require some suspension of disbelief, but both Iwashita and...
by Kumakun
Apr 19th, '11, 18:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 307271

Anachronistic characterizations

To re-hash what I'm certain has been written before, this Taiga drama has not been well received in Japan: one critic wrote that he was expecting Gou to shout " Gyabo !" at any time, and another commented that the princesses reminded him of some moronic girlsfrom Shibuya. Taiga dramas are typically ...
by Kumakun
Apr 9th, '11, 00:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Amazon.co.jp possible to log in and buy with Amazon.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 14804

Kinokuniya

Kinokunia ia highly reputable book seller with branches all over the world. There's a large branch facing Bryant Park on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. I've ordered from them many times and never have had a problem. I recommend getting the ISBN number to search on their website.
by Kumakun
Apr 8th, '11, 19:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Amazon.co.jp possible to log in and buy with Amazon.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 14804

Amazon.co.jp

Amazon.co.jp offers both Japanese and English versions. You'll need to set about an account there which basically no different from setting one up with Amazon.com. Be advised that some items cannot be shipped directly to the USA. The way around this, which I strongly recommend, is www.tenso.com , wh...
by Kumakun
Nov 8th, '10, 13:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo
Replies: 31
Views: 17645

Manga author's cameo

The two manga on which this series is based are excellent - very enjoyable & interesting for those studying Japanese. In the final episode the manga author, Umino Nagiko, makes a cameo appearance at the end.
by Kumakun
Nov 25th, '09, 17:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shokojo Seira (Shida Mirai)
Replies: 94
Views: 45934

An enjoyable but unrealistic adaptation.

The definitive dramatization of A Little Princess is the UK version, rebroadcast on PBS with Amelia Shankley as Sarah Crewe. In this version, set in the period for which it was written, the characters are portrayed more realistically than in Shokojo Seira in which the characters are more like carica...