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by mokudekiru
Oct 27th, '19, 06:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Back here after 10 years lmao!! Just went to japan for a visit and rewatched Manhattan Love Story to remember japanese a bit, and it reminded me how delightful jdramas can be at their best. Stopped watching them because I couldn't get into anything serious / crime / medical related and that seemed t...
by mokudekiru
Dec 22nd, '09, 03:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

So recently I got a new boyfriend... he's pretty much a jdrama virgin. I'd like to share my love for jdramas with him, but what would be something good to watch together? I normally watch raws (Japanese speaker here) but I'd be willing to find subbed versions to watch with him. So far he's been arou...
by mokudekiru
Jul 14th, '09, 16:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dandy Daddy?
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

[Discussion] Dandy Daddy?

There's wasn't a thread yet for Dandy Daddy... sooo the first episode aired about a week ago. The synopsis (from dramawiki/tokyograph) is "Izaki Ryunosuke is a widower and popular romance novelist whose books are always bestsellers. Despite that, he is overprotective of his daughter Akari in matters...
by mokudekiru
Jun 28th, '09, 22:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43595

Thank you so much for that website... a whole world of travel possibilities has been opened up ... hehe ^_^
by mokudekiru
Jun 28th, '09, 21:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Best opening for a J-Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 16422

I really liked the opening to Binbo Danshi... all the characters in white toilet stalls doing different actions... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAKn1R21Bb8 in case you haven't seen it It was a loooot like the Mr. Children Houkiboushi PV, but oh well... Too bad the show wasn't as good as the openin...
by mokudekiru
Jun 28th, '09, 21:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

I guess I didn't feel *that* emotionally about the ending (I actually didn't cry once during this episode -- I must be heartless :pale: ). Admittedly, it's because I miss a lot of the lawyer lingo and didn't quite get the legal reasons why Vito ended up not being killed. Apparently Hayashi's dad ha...
by mokudekiru
Jun 21st, '09, 08:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

To everyone who said they will be upset if Vito is killed in the end... why does it matter? I mean, yes that would end the drama on a darker note, but this show has had a lot of darkness to it. A happy ending wouldn't erase all the bad things that have happened to Vito because of chance and discrim...
by mokudekiru
Jun 15th, '09, 13:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

@gareth: Tiger and Dragon wasn't my cup of tea. The reason for that probably is that I knew so little about japanese culture back then, and that drama has a certain culture dependent humour and story. Ah yes, I think I see your point here. It does require a kind of appreciation for certain cultural ...
by mokudekiru
Jun 14th, '09, 07:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Konkatsu! (Nakai Masahiro, Ueto Aya)
Replies: 94
Views: 40943

Well it looks like ratings are not that high and dropped off after the first episode or two, so I guess people aren't enjoying it that much... but I do have at least one friend there who is watching it, so I'm kind of surprised to hear that it's not that popular...
by mokudekiru
Jun 14th, '09, 07:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

This was a good episode -- it actually went really fast and was way more intense than I thought just a court case would be. Are we supposed to know who Hana's dad was? I didn't recognize the name. Obviously something publicly humiliating, like you said Issy, happened and probably that's what trauma...
by mokudekiru
Jun 12th, '09, 17:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

@gareth: Since you liked Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (one of my favorites!) and Dragon Zakura, I'd recommend a few: - Tiger and Dragon (very hilarious and clever) - Manhattan Love Story (all-time fave drama, again, very funny & clever) - Room of King (very funny) - Dekichatta Kekkon (I'm watching this now,...
by mokudekiru
Jun 11th, '09, 15:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Konkatsu! (Nakai Masahiro, Ueto Aya)
Replies: 94
Views: 40943

@PiaHawk: And I thought the stalker subplot was a waste of time. I could care less what happens to that lady, but the big guy who works for her is funny. Can't stand the guy in the glasses, I don't get why Yuko is so into him. I know, who gives a crap about ku-cho anyway?? She's just the employer of...
by mokudekiru
Jun 10th, '09, 17:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

How do the different fansub groups "claim" a drama? I'm not familiar with how this happens, so maybe someone could point me to a thread that explains it. And, do all these fansub groups upload to d-addicts, or at least make their subs publicly accessible? It seems like if Stormy is only releasing th...
by mokudekiru
Jun 9th, '09, 22:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Konkatsu! (Nakai Masahiro, Ueto Aya)
Replies: 94
Views: 40943

Has anyone watched episode 8 yet? I just saw it :D I'm liking Haruno a lot. Though I really don't see what she sees in Kuniyuki (you guys are right, he is pretty boring), she's a little childish and gets jealous, and adorable. Kuniyuki is pretty dense not to figure out why she is always upset... The...
by mokudekiru
Jun 6th, '09, 02:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

As another person who is into watching raws (no pesky english words gettin' in the way of my pure japanese experience! haha) I have to say that episode 8 was amazing. This show is both touching and keeps you enthralled the entire time! Now for the details... The truth about Ito Kazuma that we all su...
by mokudekiru
May 29th, '09, 22:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109763

Ep 7 Ohhh man, Hayashi dead. I did not see Vito actually being able to pull the trigger. I thought he would be completely framed for something he didn't do. Clearly it was in self defense, but technically he did just kill someone. However, nothing particularly bad yet has happened to Hana-chan, othe...
by mokudekiru
May 26th, '09, 16:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 31879

I just watched Kimi wa Petto, partially because of the comments on this thread, and throughout the show all of Matsujun's kisses were both passionate and believable. I don't remember in particular how he kissed in other shows like HYD, but maybe he's just a good actor for this. I agree that most oth...
by mokudekiru
Jan 25th, '09, 05:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Shuffle (Winter 09) Tamaki,Karina,Matsuda
Replies: 248
Views: 109098

Episode 2 was equally awesome!! I think this is gonna turn out to be a solid show... The scenes with Matsuda Shota and Karina together in the photography studio and his apartment cooking were amazing -- he's way too smooth at getting her to open up about her brother... and yet there seems to be no r...
by mokudekiru
Jan 20th, '09, 07:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

Though Last Friends is an eventual train wreck.
Agreed. Right up until the last episode it was fantabulous. And then it was just like, wtf. But the stupidity at the end had nothing to do with morals...
by mokudekiru
Jan 20th, '09, 06:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

Hey Molenir, I definitely see where you're coming from. Regardless of the genre or the country of origin of a tv show, I find it super annoying when shows get to be all preachy and moralistic on us. This used to drive me out of my mind with TV as a kid (kid's tv shows tend to be particularly vocal i...
by mokudekiru
Jan 18th, '09, 02:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Shuffle (Winter 09) Tamaki,Karina,Matsuda
Replies: 248
Views: 109098

Watched ep 1 today, it was SO GOOD. Tamaki is fantabulous as usual, and this is the first time I'm seeing Karina in a leading role but she's amazing. I think the guys are all solid, the other girls besides Karina need to develop further as characters befor I can say either way, since they were only ...
by mokudekiru
Jan 18th, '09, 01:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)
Replies: 31
Views: 12024

I just finished episode 2 and I have to say I'm still pretty captivated by it, though it is indeed extremely slow. I love Nakama Yukie and I'm really interested to see how she develops her character. This the first time I'm seeing her as anything but a ridiculously over-the-top strong woman. But I r...
by mokudekiru
Jan 18th, '09, 01:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469079

Manhattan Love Story. By far the best jdrama ever. Comedy, romance, total ridiculousness, and a brilliant script. What more could you ask?
by mokudekiru
Jan 16th, '09, 22:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)
Replies: 31
Views: 12024

Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)

Title: ありふれた奇跡 Title (romaji): Arifureta Kiseki Also known as: Unsurprising Miracle Format: Renzoku Broadcast network: Fuji TV Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-08 to 2009-Mar Air time: Thursday 22:00 Theme song: Dreams Are More Precious by Enya Starring Nakama Yukie and Kase Ryo One day, Nakajo Kana, who ...
by mokudekiru
Jan 15th, '09, 18:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Mei-chan no Shitsuji - Hiro Mizushima
Replies: 538
Views: 149915

I watched the first episode, and while the idea seems cute and has potential, and I'm a huge Mizushima Hiro fan... but the show was totally missing the charm of HYD or the fast-paced editing/cinematography or clever script of Hanazakari, IMO. so... does anyone think this show has a chance of picking...
by mokudekiru
Jan 14th, '09, 16:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why japanese dramas are so...
Replies: 30
Views: 6783

I've never seen j-dorama for sale or rent anywhere but the internet - I know some k-dramas have been licensed for sale in the US, but I don't know of *any* j-doramas that have been (there could be some, but I don't know of any). It's just not as available, so people don't have the opportunity to wa...
by mokudekiru
Jan 14th, '09, 08:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why japanese dramas are so...
Replies: 30
Views: 6783

What makes jdramas so good is something I've thought a lot about, since I also really can't tolerate American TV at all... I think a lot of it has to do with both the 11-episode, complete format, and the subtlety you guys have mentioned. Hana Yori Dango is actually kind of ridiculous and I think *co...
by mokudekiru
Jan 14th, '09, 08:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What J movie or dramas makes you cry or moves you?
Replies: 123
Views: 45244

Sekai Chuu... you know they were trying to make you cry though. Also the fact that I watched the whole thing by myself in like, less than 24 hours made it kind of intense. The scene with him carrying her through the airport...gahh!! Definitely Orange Days as well. I think that's the most I've cried ...
by mokudekiru
Jan 14th, '09, 08:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 73
Views: 29164

I actually just finished LV for the first time. I saw the beginning of the first episode in Japan with my friend a couple years ago (on VHS!!) but never got around to watching the rest, mostly since I never found a good version of it. I finally broke down and just watched it on mysoju last week and ...