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by ecco27
Feb 16th, '20, 03:31
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is paravi geo-blocked?
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: Is paravi geo-blocked?

I believe so, it definitely won't accept a non Japanese card.
by ecco27
Sep 17th, '17, 15:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)
Replies: 154
Views: 63163

Re: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)

I just got in to watching asadora recently and I LOVE them. I've always tried to get in to taiga dramas because I love history but I've really only made it through one (Atsuhime), it turns out that these were the type of historical dramas I wanted to see after all! So far I've watched Carnation and ...
by ecco27
Aug 13th, '17, 19:36
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsuda Shota
Replies: 451
Views: 212844

Re: Matsuda Shota

I know it's not very active around here but I was watching an old Shota movie and suddenly I wondered what he had been doing lately but when I looked him up I saw that he hasn't been doing much! I thought of where I could ask this and the only place I thought of was here... Are there any rumors goin...
by ecco27
Apr 30th, '17, 15:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 5747

Re: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)

Yeah I enjoyed this drama because of the cast but overall it ended up feeling kind of mixed up and awkward. I kind of wish they had either stuck with one story throughout (Maki's husband missing) or just made it more episodic or something, the way it was it was somewhere in between.
by ecco27
Mar 5th, '17, 05:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 5747

Re: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)

So far I like this drama a lot! I don't get around to watching many dramas but I gave this one a try because: 1. The cast. 2. The Shiina Ringo song XD and 3. The writer. Actually the opposite of the poster above me, Mondai no aru Restaurant was one of my favorite recent dramas so I was hoping this w...
by ecco27
Apr 1st, '15, 03:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Legal J-Drama Streaming Website
Replies: 10
Views: 10328

Re: Legal J-Drama Streaming Website

I really love the idea of a legal JDrama streaming site, even more than that it'd be great to have a site that shows Japanese music and variety shows too like Dramafever does for Korean shows. I'm a member of both CR and DF and I love being able to stream them and watch them right on my tv. It's gre...
by ecco27
Jul 4th, '13, 02:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Favorite Screenwriter?
Replies: 24
Views: 13089

I don't know if it has something to do with the way dramas are made but I've noticed that often jdrama writers are very uneven... like for a lot of them they can write something I really love and then their next drama can be something I find completely unwatchable. I think my favorite writer is Sato...
by ecco27
Aug 8th, '11, 05:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

I watched episode 4... Wow towards the end there they make it seem as if Fumiya is still murdering. Honestly if he is that's kind of an easy way out for his family because then he'll just go back to jail and they won't have to worry about taking him back in to the family or not because he'll just go...
by ecco27
Jul 31st, '11, 03:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

I was happy that Hiroki and his mother were able to have a talk and cry together and gain more closure. It's so sad that all these years her mother blamed herself because she let her wear a short skirt that day and at the same time Hiroki believed she was blaming him because he left her alone. It w...
by ecco27
Jul 18th, '11, 20:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

I think Futaba's brother said he'll never love again because for some reason (he's sick...) he wants to kill someone when he loves them. He tried to kill Futaba because he loved her and then Aki... maybe we'll find out that he loved her or maybe he just killed her because she reminded him of Futaba...
by ecco27
Jul 11th, '11, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13200

I honestly believe as far as the writing and stuff goes what really hurts jdramas is the fact that they're taped so close to when they air. I mean sometimes it seems like they're working on the last episode up to the day before it airs! What I think often happens is that the writer and directors hav...
by ecco27
Jul 11th, '11, 01:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13200

Just a thought. Since the regular Japanese dramas are short (usually about 11 episodes), compared to USA dramas where one season is 22 episodes and a drama can run for many seasons. Shouldn't the amount of money spent on Japanese dramas be greater? Obviously the money spent on Japanese dramas would...
by ecco27
Jul 10th, '11, 06:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

Good news! Yuizaki_libra is subbing and already has the first episode done. For some reason I'm not even curious about Kenji's motive, until they show some other reason I'll just assume he just wanted to kill someone. Sometimes people are just like that. I really liked the way Futaba explained why s...
by ecco27
Jul 10th, '11, 05:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

The father is also dead but before he died he mentioned that Kenji's parole officer was going to have his funeral the next day and Kenji would probably be there, that's why he was going to Tokyo with the knife in the first place. Then he died and Hiroki decided to go to that funeral and stab Kenji....
by ecco27
Jul 10th, '11, 04:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Replies: 100
Views: 33327

^^^ lol I noticed Eita's grey hair! Is he really going grey? He's so young though XD So far I like it, I found Futaba a little annoying at first. I just didn't understand why she had to hang around at the Fukami house for so long I understood why she was there after she went home and talked to her g...
by ecco27
Jul 4th, '11, 00:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 308002

Well I can save you a bit of looking and tell you it wasn't the 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, or 09 series as they were all finished by TV rip. The 10 series is still being fansubbed and hasn't been finished yet. Some of them were started by fansubbers but quickly dropped. So maybe you were thinking of so...
by ecco27
Jul 3rd, '11, 22:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 308002

Really? Fansubbers were fighting over taiga dramas? And they finished them? Which series? I'm super curious because I've watched a few taiga and they've all been from local TV station rips. You don't decide to sub a drama when you know beforehand that you are busy thus need 2 weeks for one episode. ...
by ecco27
Jun 28th, '11, 20:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 174820

I feel like I must have already replied to this but I can't find it so... I can't really say who's a good actor and who's bad but I'll just say actors I don't enjoy watching: Shirota Yuu- for some reason I his face irritates me, whenever he shows up in a drama I'm disappointed. Uchi Hiroki- I hate h...
by ecco27
Jun 1st, '11, 03:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] BOSS (All Seasons)
Replies: 261
Views: 119954

I don't think the second season is as good as the first one either. Katagiri is different isn't he? I don't remember him being so awful with women in the first season, he had the problem with shooting his gun and stuff but that was pretty much it iirc... I guess they had to make something weirder ab...
by ecco27
May 20th, '11, 22:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ouran High School Club
Replies: 195
Views: 82164

I still think it's funny that the rumored Tamaki from 4 years ago will actually be playing him XD
by ecco27
May 6th, '11, 16:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What are the boys favourite dramas?
Replies: 41
Views: 9847

I'm some of the recs here are pretty funny. Just because a drama doesn't have Johnnys in it doesn't mean it's not an idol/pretty boy drama :lol Anything written by Kudo Kankuro is a natural nit-picker and man pleaser. I just wanted to say I COMPLETELY agree with this. Well I'm not so sure about Ryus...
by ecco27
Apr 17th, '11, 08:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Favorite Japanese Director ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3351

For movies I like Nakashima Tetsuya and Koreeda.

For dramas and movies I like Miki Satoshi and Tsutsumi Yukihiko.
by ecco27
Mar 30th, '11, 17:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most underrated jdramas
Replies: 92
Views: 42052

Ahh all this talk about Utahime. I loved Utahime at the time, it was one of the first dramas I finished and I was so sad about the ratings because I think it was better than that. I liked Suzu and I'm not crazy about Aibu now but back then I hadn't seen her in anything else. Yeah I was a bit disappo...
by ecco27
Mar 21st, '11, 01:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Deka Wanko (Tabe Mikako,Tegoshi Yuya)
Replies: 38
Views: 14902

I feel the same way about Tegoshi... I mean he's cute and everything but he acts like a child, he's nothing like a cop at all :lol
by ecco27
Mar 18th, '11, 05:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Deka Wanko (Tabe Mikako,Tegoshi Yuya)
Replies: 38
Views: 14902

I really enjoy this show! It's cute and fun. I've never been a huge fan of Tabe Mikako (I don't dislike her but I don't particularly like her either) but I think she's just great in this. It's not like a ground breaking drama or anything but it's nice to watch.
by ecco27
Jan 18th, '11, 15:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 308002

It's always like this in taiga dramas though. When I think about it it's weird but when I watch it I just don't think about it. The reason for it is probably that they want to hurry and introduce the main actress because that's what everyone is really looking forward to and most people aren't intere...
by ecco27
Jan 10th, '11, 21:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 308002

A fansub group is currently subbing Ryoma-den isn't it? It's nice to think that we'd get hardsubbed Gou ripped from American TV like we have with so many other Taiga dramas but when I look at the torrents it seems like Ryoma-den hasn't been uploaded since episode 28 back in September. So I hope some...
by ecco27
Dec 20th, '10, 08:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71978

I'm really hoping for an SP or movie! It's true the ratings weren't that great but it's a good sign that the finale ratings were the best of all the episodes I think and also imo the ratings for the original Keizoku weren't particularly great either (better than these but dramas in general got bette...
by ecco27
Dec 11th, '10, 08:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)
Replies: 31
Views: 12391

Heh bumping this thread from waaay back... I REALLY enjoyed this drama and I was totally surprised. Usually I don't go for overly slow paced, uneventful dramas but this one drew me in. I never wanted to fast forward though anything because I was really interested in what the characters were talking ...
by ecco27
Dec 6th, '10, 16:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ogon no Buta
Replies: 13
Views: 5916

Episode 6...
I agree, that was a bit of a reach. It would have been better if it had been someone closer to him, like maybe a professor he had actually had and been super close to or a family member or something like that.
by ecco27
Dec 3rd, '10, 05:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 30144

It's so odd to see this bumped after so long because I just watched it! I loved Fukatsu Eri and Tsumabuki Satoshi in it. I was super surprised to see that there were so many people cheering for Ayumi and Riichi in this thread cos Ayumi was super bland for half of the series I forgot she even existed...
by ecco27
Nov 23rd, '10, 18:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ogon no Buta
Replies: 13
Views: 5916

I've been really enjoying this show. I just love the chemistry the cast has! But the end of episode 5 made me worried... Actually they've been implying since the beginning that something bad was going to happen but the end of episode 5 seemed to be really foreboding :pale: And in the preview for the...
by ecco27
Oct 31st, '10, 19:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71978

:P That paper bag, I was wondering if he had it when he was a normal detective too or if it's a new thing for him. About Sebumi possibly having a spec, regardless of if he does or doesn't shouldn't people (including him) who know about spec already be suspicious of it? I mean clearly what happened t...
by ecco27
Oct 28th, '10, 03:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna
Replies: 182
Views: 52688

^ About why Mashima is discriminated against, it did start with his partner dying and him being at fault in a way. Before that he was an elite with a promising career in front of him but when that happened he was put in a place where he would never be promoted (and probably never fired) and where he...
by ecco27
Oct 26th, '10, 19:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna
Replies: 182
Views: 52688

As for why she's out of prison already, a lot of the time "life" just means 15 years. I think Meiko is a good person in her heart but being falsely charged and spending that time in prison changed her and made her want revenge so badly that she's able to do cruel things in order to achieve...
by ecco27
Oct 21st, '10, 15:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71978

I also saw Kiriyama and Mikazuki from Jikou Keisatsu in the police building :P In the Japanese Wikipedia it says that all those rooms in the hallway are from TV Asahi police jdramas haha.
by ecco27
Oct 20th, '10, 07:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71978

The boy who stopped time confused me too. At first I thought the bullets stopping at Sebumi and hitting whoever was trying to shoot him was because Sebumi had some sort of hidden psychic powers but at the end it looked like it was the boy who was doing it. So what is this kid following Sebumi aroun...
by ecco27
Sep 25th, '10, 00:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 45508

I'm sure there were some things about the end that went completely over my head and there were a lot of questions that I felt went unanswered but I really don't see where there could be a second season. The end felt like an end to me. I'm sooo confused about the ending though! One thing off of the t...
by ecco27
Sep 23rd, '10, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Joker Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Replies: 41
Views: 20519

Ahhh it's all over now! They TOTALLY left it open for a second season and I really hope they do one. I'm going to miss this show so much :cry: I guess I kind of saw who did it coming but I kept trying too hard to come up with reasons he couldn't have done it. I suppose that dock where the boat took ...
by ecco27
Sep 11th, '10, 06:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Joker Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Replies: 41
Views: 20519

Episode 9 really brought it! Even before this episode I knew it probably wasn't the chief since they were trying so hard to make us think it was him :P It would have been too obvious! So of course I started thinking it was Mikami because obviously it's someone they all know and someone they everyone...
by ecco27
Aug 28th, '10, 02:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Joker Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Replies: 41
Views: 20519

Well, he looked pretty good without bangs but he was meant to look younger anyway. This week's ep I really wonder about the chief being the murderer of Miyagi. It seems like he is and maybe I'm putting way too much thought in to this but when it shows Miyagi being stabbed doesn't the person attackin...
by ecco27
Aug 20th, '10, 21:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] Joker Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Replies: 41
Views: 20519

It seems like no one wants to talk about this :unsure: But I've really been enjoying this show! It's the only drama I'm watching this season (in fact it's the only drama I've watched this whole year so far!) I just have a question, for some reason this is bugging me... Date is Miyagi's senior, is he...
by ecco27
Feb 4th, '10, 03:18
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki and streaming drama - Cast your vote!
Replies: 23
Views: 58926

I agree with what the others have said. Even completely ignoring all the issues that many people have with streaming sites I feel like having embedded videos on wiki pages would really clutter up the site. Sometimes embedded videos make my computer run slow and I'm sure I'm not the only one with tha...
by ecco27
Nov 25th, '09, 08:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Ohitorisama NEW series of Teppei Koike
Replies: 37
Views: 21032

This is definitely my favorite jdrama of the season! It's the only one I've been able to keep up with and look forward to every week. I think I can understand how some people might not like it because to me it feels like every ep starts off really slow and even though I love it I find myself thinkin...
by ecco27
Jan 17th, '09, 21:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 213428

For me it's Summer Snow. No, not because it was boring, I was interested enough to watch every episode but... it was the end I absolutely hated! It's funny because I watched it and kept watching it because someone said the ending was really good. But by the last episode I kind of had a feeling about...
by ecco27
Apr 20th, '08, 02:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Battery - Nakayama Yuma / Morimoto Shintaro
Replies: 32
Views: 17136

Actually, there wasn't an episode last week... the next episode will be on the 24th.
by ecco27
Apr 13th, '08, 01:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Battery - Nakayama Yuma / Morimoto Shintaro
Replies: 32
Views: 17136

I wonder about the ratings though, because I'm not sure but from what I can tell the episode is played more than once so actually more people might be watching but maybe the ratings only count one showing?