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by lollercopter
Apr 14th, '12, 14:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Jiu
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

Replying to this very late... I don't have any problems with her character being a tomboy, it's not like they don't exist in the real world. Jiu goes too far, almost becoming a parody. Every five minutes the episode goes out of its way to let the audience know, in increasingly preposterous ways, tha...
by lollercopter
Apr 9th, '12, 20:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71798

I finished watching the whole thing. The first half is an ordinary Japanese detective drama with paranormal stuff tacked on as an afterthought, except for the episode with the possession SPEC (which wasn't as exciting as it could have been). Some intriguing moments, but all in all not very interesti...
by lollercopter
Apr 8th, '12, 16:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 71798

I'm late to the party and just watched the first episode. I was not impressed. The human brain uses only 10 % of its capacity, and evolution gives people special powers. The writer really thought these cliches were still acceptable in 2010. They're overused, they're boring, they're stupid. Just say ...
by lollercopter
Feb 25th, '12, 11:43
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: WHAT DRAMA(S) ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING?
Replies: 163
Views: 46992

Honjitsu wa Taian Nari: came for Tanimura, stayed for the twins subplot. It's much more interesting than anything else in the story. Amusing that Bunshin is airing at the same time, since it's also about two identical people. Even more amusing is that one of the twins in Honjitsu is named Marika, an...
by lollercopter
Feb 25th, '12, 11:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shokuzai
Replies: 28
Views: 10265

I thought part of her punishing herself was marrying the guy once she found out about the doll because she knew she wasn't really going to enjoy it. But if she was determined to punish herself, she wouldn't have even started "dating" him. She seemed happy before her husband-to-be revealed himself t...
by lollercopter
Feb 20th, '12, 10:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shokuzai
Replies: 28
Views: 10265

lolcopter: I never got invested into the characters and I don't think you are suppose to. Its a story that explores the themes of vengeance and atonement in a dark comedy setting. I'm not sure how the first episode relates to those. If Aoi's character decided to stay with Mr. Creepy in order to ato...
by lollercopter
Feb 18th, '12, 11:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shokuzai
Replies: 28
Views: 10265

I gave this a spin. The first episode is indeed nothing like most dramas, but the elements that distinguish it from other dramas are also ones I don't like. I'm not into the desaturated and clinical look, the unbelievably abnormal personalities, and the self-consciously shocking plot twists forebodi...
by lollercopter
Jan 29th, '12, 16:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Renai NEET (Nakama Yukie)
Replies: 42
Views: 15956

First episode was decent enough, but so was Hanawake no Yon Shimai's. I'm sure they'll manage to ruin everything soon enough.

The show mainly piqued my curiosity because of Mikako Ichikawa. I don't think she's had a high visibility drama role before.
by lollercopter
Jan 19th, '12, 22:35
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SOPA/PIPA/ACTA
Replies: 428
Views: 100239

And to think that some people here actually advocate having only one source for a file. This just goes to show that files should be mirrored as far and wide as possible. As for torrents, they've been going after them for years now, especially TPB. But they haven't had much success, and probably neve...
by lollercopter
Jan 15th, '12, 15:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 Jdrama of 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 8983

I can't make a top five, but I guess the most enjoyable drama I saw last year was Deka Wanko.
by lollercopter
Jan 13th, '12, 11:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

The end: It all falls apart during the last two episodes. Kouhei and Yuna turn into indecisive 13 year olds and it never occurs to them that they should probably sit down and talk about what they're going to do. So we get Yuna's impromptu press conference where she announces she's going to retire to...
by lollercopter
Dec 22nd, '11, 18:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

The diner in the beginning of episode 8 is the exact same place used in Atami no Sousakan. - Yuna's way of rejecting Kouhei is such an overused cliche, and it wasn't even necessary to include it. - I knew Kuma's confession would get interrupted. Thankfully that cliche was busted soon afterwards. I w...
by lollercopter
Dec 18th, '11, 12:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

I've been looking for the OST but haven't been able to find it.
by lollercopter
Dec 10th, '11, 03:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

Episode 7:
Did he have time to take that shot? He didn't have his camera out.

I like that they followed up the reveal with some humor. Makes it less melodramatic and conventional.
by lollercopter
Nov 24th, '11, 20:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

The actress playing the younger daughter of Kohei's sister is really, really good.
by lollercopter
Nov 21st, '11, 20:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Replies: 124
Views: 43546

[Discussion] Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

DramaWiki : So close and yet so far away...An inconspicuous body guard Namiki Kohei (Nishijima Hidetoshi) is assigned to be a body guard to a mega Korean super star, Han Yuna (Kim Tae Hee). Kohei is less than ordinary, a single man almost 40 in age working part time at a security company. Despite h...
by lollercopter
Oct 18th, '11, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
Replies: 74
Views: 29445

That's a bummer. Then I do hope someone else subs this drama, or STORMY Team changes their minds and releases their subs here. They won't. STORMY stopped releasing subs years ago because streaming sites kept appropriating their work. Of course this is no different from how they appropriate the work...
by lollercopter
Oct 3rd, '11, 10:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: soft subs vs hard subs - which do you prefer
Replies: 179
Views: 61323

Why can't they use ASS subs?
by lollercopter
Oct 3rd, '11, 09:33
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: soft subs vs hard subs - which do you prefer
Replies: 179
Views: 61323

Getting back to the hard vs. soft thing, I time for both soft and hard subs, and many compromises must be made with soft subs. If there is spoken dialog at the same time as onscreen text, you've got to be a little creative with the timing placement. With hard subs, you simply place the onscreen tex...
by lollercopter
Oct 1st, '11, 12:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: soft subs vs hard subs - which do you prefer
Replies: 179
Views: 61323

I can't remember the last time I've seen hardsubs. There's no reason to use them anymore since softsubs can do just about everything hardsubs can.
by lollercopter
Sep 27th, '11, 04:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 212416

Yeah, Jotei is complete schlock. I suffered through it only because Ai Maeda has a supporting role. It's preposterous that she doesn't get better roles than this when she's so beautiful and can act just as well or better than many popular actresses. It makes no sense. Ando Natsu is... mediocre. Of c...
by lollercopter
Sep 25th, '11, 22:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Episode 11: - Has Takemi ever considered what she's going to do when she's too old to attract men? - Shozaburo is sad because now he'll have to cook and clean by himself. Awww... :( - The subplots of Ume and Fujiko are really boring and unnecessary. - I like how the problem of getting to Tokyo in a ...
by lollercopter
Sep 21st, '11, 00:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

I guess she's more clingy than the average woman, but not excessively so. I just don't see anything about her behavior that would be unpleasant to someone who's compatible with her. Sakurako settling in rather quickly was a combination of naivety, things moving too fast, the unexpected conflict with...
by lollercopter
Sep 20th, '11, 13:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Cool story, bro. I sincerely hope that the next time she stars in a drama, they'll make her character so perfect you won't have to go around defending her for no good reason. What I said in my previous post is entirely true, and you're just butthurt because you can't refute it. I've also said many ...
by lollercopter
Sep 20th, '11, 11:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Well like I've said, the problem isn't that she is clingy, the problem is that she is clinging to the wrong person. You wouldn't notice anything if she was dating someone who loves her.
by lollercopter
Sep 19th, '11, 15:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Episode 10: - Sakurako seems like she might be finally snapping out of it. - Are we really not getting a tearful death scene? Well... maybe we can have one later. Otousan must be too tired now. I'd be tired too. - I think the realism of Shozaburo's dream could have been enhanced by making him naked....
by lollercopter
Sep 18th, '11, 22:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 212416

There were definitely times in Mei-chan when it dragged. There was one particular episode that I thought was torturously boring. I liked Eikura's performance but I really kept watching because of Tanimura. She plays Mei's weird neighbor. Some of the other characters were also amusing, and there was ...
by lollercopter
Sep 14th, '11, 08:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

This show tries too hard to be funny, serious, light-hearted, and everything else but that's why it has so many flaws... The problem is that the show is entirely tone deaf. Like, in episode 6 when Sakurako talks to Takemi about her beach trip, the scene is perfectly serious except for the comedic m...
by lollercopter
Sep 13th, '11, 07:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Episode 9 - Oh yeah... she's definitely crazy in the coconut. I would still marry her though. - I'm starting to wonder if Takemi actually hates Sakurako for some reason. She's always causing her trouble and never takes her problems seriously. And when she gave her some "advice" she actually made her...
by lollercopter
Sep 12th, '11, 12:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

My Internet connection went down for a month, and I've now caught up to episode 8. Here are some observations recorded as I went through the episodes. Episode 4 - It is an absolutely sound idea to do a Judo throw against an old man on a hard surface for no reason at all. If he dies of a skull fractu...
by lollercopter
Sep 6th, '11, 11:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Jiu
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

"Trying too hard" is exactly what I thought. The show goes really out of its way to make her character seem like the biggest, baddest supercop in the world, as if afraid that otherwise the audience won't take her seriously. She's also a huge a-hole (just look at the Judo scene) and dresses like a to...
by lollercopter
Aug 3rd, '11, 11:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

I added a link to DramaWiki and the show's description.
by lollercopter
Jul 28th, '11, 23:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Episode three: It's sad that Sakurako just wants to be somebody's wife, and she's wasting time with this doucheface. Oh well, I'm sure they'll completely rewrite him into a respectable human being soon enough. For no reason. Ume seems to be pining after a potential doucheface too. I guess it's true ...
by lollercopter
Jul 27th, '11, 15:57
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: fear of negative consequences
Replies: 9
Views: 2701

Japan has no reason to care about television shows being shared here because the market for them is non-existent in the West. Anime does have commercial importance here, but it doesn't look like much has been done to stop its piracy either. NyaaTorrents, BakaBT and countless fansub groups seem to ha...
by lollercopter
Jul 25th, '11, 01:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Freeter, Ie wo Kau (Ninomiya Kazunari, Karina)
Replies: 88
Views: 45360

I just remembered something that bothered me about the story. In what alternate reality is it possible to so effortlessly get a job with a good salary and flexible hours that doesn't require any skills or training? The only qualification Seiji needs for the job is that he can stand upright. He just ...
by lollercopter
Jul 23rd, '11, 13:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

About the photographer I don't think he's a borderline rapist, but he is a bit of a player. I think in the bar scene he was just amused how easy it was to read Sakurako. A girl who's usually like air to people, plus being overshadowed by her sister all her life, is a very easy target to a player wh...
by lollercopter
Jul 22nd, '11, 18:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Freeter, Ie wo Kau (Ninomiya Kazunari, Karina)
Replies: 88
Views: 45360

Complete softsubs here, but they come with video files (1280x720).
by lollercopter
Jul 21st, '11, 14:23
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: 450p or 396p ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5058

furransu wrote:i want to keep the size as small as possible to not waste my monthly internet quota.
Ah, of course. Have you tried reducing the audio quality to cut down the file size? At any rate, I hope you'll continue using 450p if possible.
by lollercopter
Jul 21st, '11, 13:11
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: 450p or 396p ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5058

I don't see any reason to keep using 704x396. It's a really antiquated standard, much like 700 MB / 1.3 GB file sizes. File size doesn't seem like a great argument. If you compare these encodes to old 704x396 XviD/DivX encodes, the file size is actually smaller . Of course if you use 704x396 with x2...
by lollercopter
Jul 20th, '11, 20:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

Re: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai

He didn't come across like that at all to me! I got some seriously creepy rape vibes from him. I can't remember the last time I've hated a character so viscerally. The thing about Sakurako is that she doesn't seem like someone who would do one night stands, and she certainly was very bewildered in ...
by lollercopter
Jul 19th, '11, 11:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

greenjade05 wrote:What's your take on Takemi, Fujiko, and Ume?
I don't have any particular take on them so far, though it's easy to see that Takemi is someone who appears frivolous but really isn't.
by lollercopter
Jul 16th, '11, 13:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

I could really use subs too, though after years of watching Japanese movies and dramas I can follow along surprisingly well without subs.
by lollercopter
Jul 16th, '11, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

howtwosavealif3 wrote:basically if you don't like it don't watch it.
This is the same as saying, "You are not allowed to criticize anything."
by lollercopter
Jul 13th, '11, 13:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

I read that the domestic abuse subplot was expanded because viewers liked it (for some reason), but as a result the story of Ruka and Michiru got sidetracked.
by lollercopter
Jul 12th, '11, 04:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai
Replies: 65
Views: 16700

[Discussion] Hanawake no Yon Shimai

DramaWiki : A dad who is popular with the ladies and a mom that continues to love the dad without any doubt like a young girl. The four sisters that the unbelievably ironclad husband and wife raised includes, an unmarried and divorced, a marriage hunter, a boyfriend-less, and one that has no luck w...
by lollercopter
Jul 11th, '11, 10:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

Quantity certainly forgoes quality for Japanese TV. Plenty of excuses can be made, like "Japan doesn't have a big market," but none really explain the phenomenon. It doesn't make sense to say Japan has a limited market because of its size and language barrier, and then in the same statement say Kor...
by lollercopter
Jul 10th, '11, 23:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

Having handsome actors or lots of extras doesn't mean the drama has high production values.
by lollercopter
Jul 10th, '11, 21:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

outcast_within wrote:hana kimi, hana yori dango, densha otoko and that show where they air guitared in the opening (someinth monogatari about poor student and rich student combo)
How do they have high production values?
by lollercopter
Jul 10th, '11, 19:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 13138

Japanese dramas hardly ever have notable production values. With a show like JIN they may spend a lot of money on sets and such, but the cinematography, editing etc. is still the same old cookie cutter stuff you see in every other drama. That's the real problem. In the same vein, Yamato has good set...
by lollercopter
Jul 5th, '11, 07:40
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SilentRegrets
Replies: 130
Views: 102017

Enster wrote:Mod Edit: DDL links removed.
What's this about? DDLs are not allowed here?
by lollercopter
Jul 2nd, '11, 05:01
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Space Battleship Yamato
Replies: 7
Views: 4677

I just watched it and my verdict is that it's boring, banal and ****. Everyone acts like an idiot, nothing makes sense and the plot is held together by the most laughable, worn-out cliches imaginable. Even when there's a dire, time-critical emergency going on, everyone takes the time to make dramati...
by lollercopter
May 10th, '11, 16:50
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

saigo_x wrote:Your question was answered various times.
Oh? Where exactly?
by lollercopter
May 10th, '11, 14:56
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

I think BT is the best distribution method of raws rather than mega-upload etc. because at least it gives people an opportunity to give something back to the community by seeding what they have downloaded. With Mega-uploads and the likes no such opportunity are available. It's best to use both DDLs...
by lollercopter
May 10th, '11, 09:20
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

Arguing or even replying to Loller is a utter waste of time.. He does not factor into this conversation and should really be ignored as he simply does not comprehend the matter at hand.. I like how everyone keeps dancing around my question. So I guess my suspicions must be correct: this is about no...
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 19:39
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

The whole point of the discussion is to find ways to improve the distribution of files so it is not only leechers that benefit from the hard work of the contributors. The goal is to lesen the load on the contributors and the people who actually give back to the community so that we ALL benefit. How...
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 19:26
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

Ethlenn wrote:I'd like to hear more about propositions to improve D-A, not insults.
If the problem is a bad seeder-to-leecher ratio, the only solution I can think of is a membership system and a private tracker. But DA had to get rid of its tracker earlier.
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 19:16
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

Why don't you take a poll smart guy? The only troll here is you. If you knew anything at all you would see that the people who have actually discussed the problem are a wide range of contributors all with the same experiences. You've offered nothing of value. You are a naysayer and nothing more. Yo...
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 19:01
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

Oh please, stop feigning ignorance. All you ever reply with are deragotory insinuations about "ego" and "self serving". It's the passive aggressive way of calling someone an egotistical famewhore while claming innocence. You have not made any reasonable contribution to this debate/discussion. All y...
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 18:42
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

:blink There is that mentality I was referring to again. What part of my post you quoted says anything about "ego"? None of the contributors who have expressed their opinions are asking others to bow their heads in worship. Seriously you people need to get over that crap already. You guys are worse...
by lollercopter
May 9th, '11, 08:49
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

But that is the problem, the supposed "wide distribution" never pays off. It is the reason groups ask that there not be more than one torrent for their releases. Distribution eventually leads to dilution. You completely misunderstand the problem. Giving more to someone who will never give back is p...
by lollercopter
May 8th, '11, 20:07
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17952

What does it matter if somebody re-distributes RAWs you've uploaded here? It's not like you made all those television shows, or have permission to distribute them. I've always thought files should be spread as far and wide as possible, to make them accessible to more people and to protect them from ...
by lollercopter
May 6th, '11, 09:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What are the boys favourite dramas?
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

JiveTalkinRobot wrote:Proposal Daisakusen
A sappy love story starring a Johnny... not exactly what the guy is looking for.
by lollercopter
May 5th, '11, 13:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What are the boys favourite dramas?
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

I also recommend Atami no Sousakan, Shinzanmono and Kekkon Dekinai Otoko. Cat Street is one of my favorite doramas. There are no Johnnies and it's not a love story. I guess because it's by NHK they didn't have to worry about idol casting and mass appeal too much. Mop Girl is another favorite. Again,...
by lollercopter
May 4th, '11, 16:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 188222

I don't like the constant inner monologues of Jin. They're almost always vapid, repetitive, redundant and banal. As every writer knows, it's almost always better to show than tell. Narration can work really well (e.g. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), but in JIN it's a completely worthless waste o...
by lollercopter
May 4th, '11, 10:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] REBOUND Starring Saki Aibu and Hayami
Replies: 66
Views: 26011

And at some places it really is... I would kinda understand maybe if they themselves were models or their body was being used as/for a product.. but if they're writers why should their body weight (even being a bit chunky) has to matter? You can still love fashion but be a bit bigger (plus-size mod...
by lollercopter
May 3rd, '11, 17:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] REBOUND Starring Saki Aibu and Hayami
Replies: 66
Views: 26011

«minah» wrote:So I love how they worked that in there (and to show audience how messed up and unethical their regulations are).
It's not messed up or unethical, it's just a job requirement.
by lollercopter
May 2nd, '11, 08:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] REBOUND Starring Saki Aibu and Hayami
Replies: 66
Views: 26011

Nobuko is not only fat, but has a personality that's like nails on a chalkboard (perhaps Saki Aibu just isn't good at playing a genki girl). But I'm sure the series will still end with her being fat and prince charming marrying her because of her "inner beauty." Even if she didn't have an annoying p...
by lollercopter
Apr 19th, '11, 10:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tsunami victims
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Yes, it's been over a month

jodynco wrote:Okay. I bow to you're superiority on actually having access to that kind of information. I live in the U.S.A. and have heard nothing about it.
I don't have any more access than you do. I can't read Japanese and I don't live in Japan.
by lollercopter
Apr 18th, '11, 21:51
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tsunami victims
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

It's been over a month since the quake. If those actresses had died or gone missing, we would have known about it a long time ago. Kitagawa has been active since the quake, and Ueno Juri is still acting in Gou, so how they could be dead or missing?
by lollercopter
Apr 14th, '11, 08:24
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 525046

I don't get why the wiki has to be so closed. My favorite actress' entry is very incomplete (as are many others), and I don't see anyone fixing it. If I wanted to do it I'd have to send an application . Forget it. If you're going to run the wiki by yourselves, then I expect you to keep it updated. B...
by lollercopter
Apr 13th, '11, 10:37
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SilentRegrets
Replies: 130
Views: 102017

They're both great sites and 90% of my drama/movie downloads have come from either SR or those two livejournal groups. In fact, between the three sites there have only been two dramas and one movie I haven't been able to find, and I haven't found them anywhere else either (well, I know Stormy has o...
by lollercopter
Apr 13th, '11, 10:15
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 173581

I like Tokiwa.

I mildly dislike Maki Horikita, but I think that may be because of the roles I've seen her in. She seems to be quite charming when she's smiling, but I think I've only seen her play unlikeable and grumpy characters.

Something about Meisa Kuroki annoys me a lot.
by lollercopter
Apr 9th, '11, 09:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most overrated jdramas of all time
Replies: 110
Views: 35464

My interpretation of el_canuck's incoherent ramblings is that he's some sort of weeaboo trying to defend the honor of Glorius Nippon. I am not saying that you guys have no right to criticise but what i'm saying is the choices are dumbfounding to me. Obviously there are elements to the story that int...
by lollercopter
Mar 2nd, '11, 19:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most underrated jdramas
Replies: 92
Views: 41724

The ratings were 05.9, I don't know how good that is by NHK standards.

Around here (as in the English-speaking Internet) I have mostly just seen people complain that it isn't like the manga and Tanimura is not beautiful enough to be the lead.
by lollercopter
Mar 2nd, '11, 16:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Propose Kyodai
Replies: 6
Views: 5693

Well, the first episode is so formulaic and predictable that it was probably automatically generated by a computer (much like many other dramas). Not even one drop of originality, just one cliche after another. The sequence in the beginning that shows the main character as a child is completely redu...