Search found 33 matches

by ps790
Sep 14th, '12, 14:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Soumato Kabushiki Gaisha
Replies: 23
Views: 8973

I was a bit puzzled about the name of the show, 走馬灯株式会社, but it makes lots of sense with a little cultural context. A Soumatou (走馬灯) is a "revolving latern" in English, a 19th century predecesor to moving pitctures, i.e. a lamp with a revolving screen showing increments of movement of an object so t...
by ps790
Sep 8th, '12, 19:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21250

The romance has zero interest to me, so I'm a bit surprised there is so much discussion of such. Most of us (I had thought) were familiar with the many stories in the Japanese media about the 300 day problem, and the various ways people have delt with it. The plot of this drama is clearly crafted so...
by ps790
Aug 27th, '12, 02:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21250

I'm glad to see a drama about the injustices of the Koseki (戸籍) system. You see Koseki mentioned in numerous Japanese dramas, such as when some dark family secret is revealed, or when a couple sets up the paperwork for listing or change of their Koseki registrations. Japan seems to be unique in Asia...
by ps790
Jul 29th, '12, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Beautiful Rain (2012)
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

It is nice to see a dorama that presents memory loss in a manner that is more realistic, i.e. not the silly selective amnesia pictured in so many dramas as a convenient plot element with zero connection how the brain really works. Human memory loss doesn't work at all the way it is pictured in many ...
by ps790
Jul 13th, '12, 21:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Boys on the run (2012)
Replies: 20
Views: 6499

This had all the worst aspects of the drama Moteki, i.e. a hero who is an awkward jerk, and completely unrealistic portrayal of all the female characters. For what it is worth, female-targeting dramas also often portray the opposite sex in an idealized unrealistic manner. But the females in this dra...
by ps790
Jul 13th, '12, 21:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rich Man Poor Woman
Replies: 264
Views: 95400

I like the cast of characters, but I can't see how the lead Toru will every work out as an appealing character. After all, that kind of 自信満々 personality is fine in a Sakamoto Ryoma or Steve Jobs when they are personable, but when the person is disfunctional in personal relationships, such people are...
by ps790
Jul 8th, '12, 21:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)
Replies: 148
Views: 56535

ttkh62 wrote:

> Now I want to watch Churasan but I don't know where?

A few seconds of searching on D-Addicts or on the WWW (in Japanese, naturally) will answer this immediately. There is a Chinese torrent site up to episode 42 and streaming video thereafter.
by ps790
Jun 15th, '12, 20:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Legal High
Replies: 55
Views: 22618

Although this drama is fun to watch, those of us who have worked in real law firms, especially doing litegation work, know what is shown in this drama has no connection whatsoever with the real world. Still, the silliness is fun to watch, although some of the dialog is so fast you may need to listen...
by ps790
Jun 2nd, '12, 20:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Replies: 27
Views: 11988

> I'm familiar with the medical field and beauty surgery clinics, so I tell you that the setting, > characters from the front desk clerks to the nurses to the doctors, everything are sooo > realistic... I'm surprised. I've never seen a Dorama in which work was remotely relaistic. I've worked in law ...
by ps790
Jun 1st, '12, 20:56
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese Documentaries?
Replies: 20
Views: 19277

The WWW site www.Hellofuntime.com is interesting, but seems to have only a tiny selection of programs, which also seem to be defaced by English hard subtiles. In contrast, the selection on Youku.com is about an order of magnitude greater, and you don't have to deal with English subtitles and a heavi...
by ps790
May 19th, '12, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Legal High
Replies: 55
Views: 22618

I'm delighted to see this drama. Many of us JP-EN bilinguals have worked in law firms, so some of this, like many dramas, looks hopelessly unrealistic. You would never, for example, in the real world see the same attorneys working this way in criminal law, copyright law, corporate law, etc. as in th...
by ps790
May 6th, '12, 18:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Renai NEET (Nakama Yukie)
Replies: 42
Views: 15493

The Rokechi used in this drama are a bit of a surprise, i.e. very well known areas of Tokyo. Even though I've never lived in Tokyo, I've bought books several times at the book stall in front of the Kinokuniya branch in Shinjuku that appears in episodes 2 and 4, and the background buildings are all v...
by ps790
Apr 28th, '12, 04:37
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese Documentaries?
Replies: 20
Views: 19277

Many of the better documentaries that actually show up on D-Addicts were downloaded from Youku.com, as per the superimposed logo. For example, the Kiseki Taiken Unbelievable programs posted here seem to all have been downloaded from Youku.com. Just recently a very good business documentary appeared ...
by ps790
Apr 25th, '12, 00:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)
Replies: 148
Views: 56535

For those of us continuing to watch UMECHAN via the Chinese mainland torrent sites, some interesting background is on the following NHK special about the fire bombings of Tokyo during WWII. This helps you understand how the area that Umechan lives in was reduced to a Yakenohara: http://v.youku.com/v...
by ps790
Apr 14th, '12, 20:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)
Replies: 148
Views: 56535

The thought police at NHK have clearly been putting pressure to get as many torrent and Umechan streaming sites as possible offline. The Umechan videos at Souku.com have become inaccessable outside of China, and the non-China torrent sites seem to have suddenly similarly removed the Umechan files. A...
by ps790
Apr 6th, '12, 19:20
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese Documentaries?
Replies: 20
Views: 19277

Quality documentary programs unfortunately don't seem to often get posted much on D-Addicts, and they are so rare, they can be hard to find among the other stuff. Instead we get non-drama programs that are full of Geinokai people out to promote themselves, however silly the venue. So let's use this ...
by ps790
Mar 23rd, '12, 04:01
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese Documentaries?
Replies: 20
Views: 19277

NHK documentaries are available on NHK International TV throughout the world, even in the arctic, antarctic, middle of the Gobi desert, etc. Just get a suitable antenna and receiver, and point the antenna at one of several broadcast satellites broadcasting NHK International. This is common knowledge...
by ps790
Mar 22nd, '12, 00:43
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Tameshite Gatten!
Replies: 4
Views: 5111

Also, some Tameshite Gatten episodes are on the usual Chinese WWW sites, like Youku (soku.com). I suggest doing the keyword search and then shorting by newest to oldest, and then bookmarking the page. Return every month or so to see if a new episode has been posted. As you have seen many times here,...
by ps790
Feb 15th, '12, 15:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
Replies: 57
Views: 23792

Minah asked about the identiy of the "Go to the River" song. That is explained in the credits at the end of each episode. You can find multiple versions on Youtube, although the official music video is dreadful, the video that is - the song itself is great. It is great that there is a version withou...
by ps790
Feb 4th, '12, 04:45
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: NHK The Songwriters
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

Shows on NHK are available throughout the world, including the arctic, antarctic, middle of the Gobi desert, etc. on International NHK. All you need is to get a suitable receiver and point a large enough antenna at the appropriate satellite. Alternatively, it is available on NHK premieum in N. Ameri...
by ps790
Feb 4th, '12, 04:43
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Childrens Japanese TV Shows - Where can I find them
Replies: 4
Views: 6342

The children's shows on NHK are available throughout the world, including the arctic, antarctic, middle of the Gobi desert, etc. on International NHK. All you need is to get a suitable receiver and point a large enough antenna at the appropriate satellite. Alternatively, it is available on NHK premi...
by ps790
Feb 1st, '12, 01:30
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Tameshite Gatten!
Replies: 4
Views: 5111

It is available throughout the world, including the arctic, antarctic, middle of the Gobi desert, etc. on International NHK. All you need is to get a suitable receiver and point a large enough antenna at the appropriate satellite. Alternatively, it is available on NHK premieum in N. America, Europe,...
by ps790
Dec 8th, '11, 09:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

> Cold hands might be a health issue. Maybe she has problem maintaining body temperature. ... No. Cold hands only means cold hands. Everyone can have warm or cold hands on a cold day depending on how their body thermostat is working. That is to say, the body's thermostat is run using the temperature...
by ps790
Dec 8th, '11, 09:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

I visited the Kaseifu No Mita display at the NTV buliding in the Shinbashi area of Tokyo recently (look on the official TV program WWW site for details). The apron and the "doctor bag" are for sale, although rather expensive in my opinion. These goods are also on the official WWW site. Her watch, a ...
by ps790
Nov 21st, '11, 22:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nankyoku Tairiku(Kimutaku, Sakai Masato, Ayase)
Replies: 114
Views: 63398

I uploaded the TRUE story of the 1957 Japanese south pole expedition as two torrents two days ago (i.e. the Project X programs from January of 2004), each corresponding to about 43 minute broadcasts from International NHK. They have been dropped from the D-Addicts WWW site, but you may be able to fi...
by ps790
Nov 12th, '11, 20:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

Well with ep05, the mysery of Mita's trips to the amusement part (actually 千葉市動物園) starts to be cleared up. She apparently was waiting for her dead son at some time to the SE of the ferris wheel (although Mita changed positions in shooting, if you pay attention). Somehow this seems to be tied to Mit...
by ps790
Nov 5th, '11, 16:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

With ep 04, Mita's trips to the amusement park gets more and more mysterious. During the first time (ep 03), it is easy to suppose that she buys the food for the children who are following her, but the second time (ep 04) indicates that the amusement park has some deeper meaning. I think it may be s...
by ps790
Nov 1st, '11, 20:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

A few minutes of searching on Google maps street view indicates that the ロケ地 where Mita disappears in ep03 is in the Chuo-Chiba-Ginza area. The film crew turned around and shot the same street from a different angle with the actors walking in the opposite direction (versus a few seconds earlier) at ...
by ps790
Oct 27th, '11, 04:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kaseifu no Mita (Matsushima Nanako)
Replies: 257
Views: 79922

The moon in Episode 01 is about 1 day past full. The moon in Episode 02 is supposed to be about 2 days later, but is very badly faked (i.e. a 1-day past full moon with a silly shadow placed on the east side to make it look sort of like a 3 day-past full moon, apparently for people who don't know wha...
by ps790
Oct 22nd, '11, 05:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nankyoku Tairiku(Kimutaku, Sakai Masato, Ayase)
Replies: 114
Views: 63398

The 1957 1st Japanese Antartic expedition was a huge deal at the time. A significant fraction of the Japanese postwar budget that year was spent on it - something equivalent to a moon shot at the time for Japan. The base site assigned to Japan was empty and available because nobody else considered i...
by ps790
Aug 11th, '11, 19:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Zenkai Girl
Replies: 143
Views: 45442

I really like this drama despite some big flaws, such as featuring kids who are smarter than the adults (i.e. nothing remotely like real children, doing things purely to advance the plot), picturing work in a big law firm in a totally unrealistic manner (if you've ever worked in a law firm on 100s o...
by ps790
May 30th, '11, 21:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What are the boys favourite dramas?
Replies: 41
Views: 9342

I see people recommending Doramas that I absolutely hate as well as some that are rather good, often with zero explanation as to why they like the listed dramas. Is this useful for anything at all? The orginal poster didn't provide any explanation about what her male friend was interested in, i.e. c...
by ps790
May 30th, '11, 21:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] REBOUND Starring Saki Aibu and Hayami
Replies: 66
Views: 25556

When I first heard about this drama, I was quite curious because I had two roommates ages ago who were overweight, and from my perspective, had bizarre attitudes toward food (treating it as a self-administered reward, caught in viscous circle of eating to make themselves feel better while depressed ...