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by 7th-key
Apr 15th, '14, 09:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Arisu no Toge
Replies: 114
Views: 22982

I didn't understand the details but if it doesn't fall into redundant paths it could be very interesting. On the shallow: Juri-chan lookin' good! I've always liked her death-stares. :alcoholic: Also, I loved Juri's chemistry with Odagiri Joe. That scene with the sakura was beautifully done. Also, I ...
by 7th-key
Jul 24th, '12, 20:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Beautiful Rain (2012)
Replies: 8
Views: 3927

Liking it atm.
Reminds me of "one liter of tears", though thankfully a lot lighter, with some funny moments. In fact Toyokawa and Ashida are very cute together.

On a shallow note, Toyokawa is 50 but he surely can sport a tanktop. 8)
by 7th-key
Jun 22nd, '12, 00:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 281160

#1 Ryômaden
#2 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
#3 Nodame Cantabile

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by 7th-key
Feb 6th, '12, 16:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35976

Strange but I could not quite think of Ryomaden as a taiga for some reason. Maybe because it was filmed differently from other Taigas I saw. Wide angles, half-lit rooms, sometimes objects partially blocking the view. A bit claustrophobic. I thought a bit annyoung at first but then found it worked g...
by 7th-key
Feb 4th, '12, 23:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35976

sadly, I have the incomplete version of the last Aoi episode, too :-(
by 7th-key
Feb 3rd, '12, 00:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35976

edit: nevermind
by 7th-key
Feb 2nd, '12, 22:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35976

I've only seen 4 or 5 Taigas but AOI Tokugawa Sandai (2000) and Ryōmaden (2010) were awesome, each in its own way. They're my favorite Japanese dramas.
Rise and fall of the Tokugawa shogunate. :alcoholic:

Gun to my head vote: AOI
by 7th-key
Jul 13th, '11, 15:33
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Mukai Osamu
Replies: 39
Views: 41538

Looks like he was on Waratte Iitomo! (2011.07.12)
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_97123.htm
but I fear I'm "singing" to the choir here XD
by 7th-key
Jul 10th, '11, 21:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1487099

tsarina101 wrote:hi, can you please recommend very good taiga dramas, i haven't watched anything of that genre and want to see the other side of jdramas, many thanks :wub:
Not an expert here but I found AOI ~ Tokugawa Sandai (2000) and Ryomaden (2010) superb. Musashi (2003) was good too.
by 7th-key
Jul 10th, '11, 21:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas with the highest production values
Replies: 46
Views: 12617

I thought Galileo had a very decent production.
by 7th-key
Jun 6th, '11, 23:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 119544

Galileo episode 1:
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(2011.04.21) BEGIN Japanology - Fishing:
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Omoshiroi :mrgreen:
by 7th-key
Jun 2nd, '11, 17:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryoma Den
Replies: 34
Views: 16360

Started watching it recently. Just finished season 3.
Btw. thanx to izumisano and Luna14 for your work on the subs!

I'm absolutely adoring it. The realism and the cinematography of the scenes is what is impressing me the most. Then with the overall good acting and effective soundtrack I'm happy. :D
by 7th-key
May 10th, '11, 11:18
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Private Tracker
Replies: 84
Views: 17332

Sorry, ignorant wondering on my part:
Are japanese-p2p users also annoyed at leechers and/or people who reupload "their" files somewhere else?
by 7th-key
Apr 24th, '11, 10:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1487099

Can anyone recommend me Asadora that is as good as "Gegege no Nyobo"? I've started watching "Ohisama", but disappointed that the story and script is quite flat. How about Churasan, was it really good? I've only seen some episodes of Teru Teru Kazoku . It's about a family in the 50's who owns a bake...
by 7th-key
Apr 21st, '11, 11:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

Ueno was entirely amazing in Last Friends. I thought she showed a side of her talent that had never been given to us before. She's also a complete different person in Naoko and Tsubasa no oreta tenshitachi . I was hoping for a script that would give her character that level of earnest, but that's n...
by 7th-key
Apr 20th, '11, 14:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1487099

optional: -i'm also looking for a few identity-switch/"secret identity"(like Hana Kimi)/body-switch-dramas The only jdramas which fit this discription i've seen so far are Hana Kimi(well the jversion) and Boku to Kanojo no XXX (they have the highschoolsetting, but if you look for something so speci...
by 7th-key
Apr 19th, '11, 11:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

So with this "kazoe-doshi" system, a newborn baby is 1 year old. And, they all have the same birthday, which is at New Year's :mrgreen: Thanx again. :) So it seems it's more about the years that one "witnesses" rather than an aging thing. Even if you were born in Dec 1565, comes New Year you've see...
by 7th-key
Apr 19th, '11, 10:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

In the very last episode yesterday, Gou was only 12, according to Sengoku age counting, but 11 years old according to modern counting. Ah, thanx for the info on the age counting system! I was finding the time table on the guide book a bit confusing: I thought they were fuzzy with the year counting ...
by 7th-key
Apr 4th, '11, 10:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hideyoshi
Replies: 44
Views: 24337

^ I think ratings were generally higher back then because TV didn't have much competition (internet, videogaming, DVDs)
by 7th-key
Mar 26th, '11, 11:28
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 168490

iluvasiandrama wrote:Ueno Juri - I don't like her in some roles - I can hear the Juri-chan police sirens already... I hope they won't but I think they may get me on this one :roll.
Please step out of the vehicle, M'am, and keep your hands where we can see them... :mrgreen:
by 7th-key
Mar 20th, '11, 16:28
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

^ I think one can fairly say that's a beverage CM... though it could be mistaken for a boxer-shorts CM. :mrgreen:
by 7th-key
Mar 20th, '11, 16:06
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

BOSS! XD (CM)
by 7th-key
Mar 19th, '11, 14:46
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

May I suggest trying to use the "post reply"-button at the bottom of the page rather than the "quote"-button? The thread will be cleaner. :)
by 7th-key
Mar 18th, '11, 18:40
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

Only 11 episodes so that's good...I love Jdramas because they can get alot of story into 11 episodes. But Love Story was the one I couldn't find online last time I checked. They don't have streaming videos. not steam, but torrent: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_27782.htm I can't wait to s...
by 7th-key
Mar 18th, '11, 17:22
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

iluvasiandrama wrote:This is movie or drama?
Drama. I wish they'd done also a special...
by 7th-key
Mar 18th, '11, 17:05
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

Just finished Love Story Liked it a lot, especially the witty dialogues, although I get the impression that lots gets lost in translation. Etsushi-san and Nakayama Miho have quite good chemistry. http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af192/7th-key/toyoetsu/ls_opening_1.jpg Pin Pon! : http://i1007.phot...
by 7th-key
Mar 17th, '11, 20:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hideyoshi
Replies: 44
Views: 24337

Could you maybe make torrents?
If bandwidth is a problem: maybe just putting up one torrent with with 5 episodes every 1 or 2 weeks, letting then the peers seed the batch of the week before while you can just seed the new one?

Anyway, thanx for the work already done! :salut:
by 7th-key
Mar 16th, '11, 21:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hideyoshi
Replies: 44
Views: 24337

appreciated indeed, arigatou!
by 7th-key
Mar 12th, '11, 17:03
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

^ about comedy: you'd have to watch Bengoshi no Kuzu XD

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EDIT: in the Gou picture a few posts earlier, the third person is Seto Koji. ;)
by 7th-key
Mar 11th, '11, 21:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

EDIT: @ingesz: I'd like to see him acting again with Ueno Juri, too . :thumright: He co-starred with Ueno Juri, really? What drama/movie was it, was it a romance comedy? I would love to hear a review of it from someone please :clap: He was in the first 5 episodes of this year's Taiga Gou ~ Himetach...
by 7th-key
Mar 10th, '11, 19:20
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toyokawa Etsushi Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 22105

Ooh, cool CM and making of, I like vampires. :mrgreen: I was impressed by Etsushi-san as Nobunaga in Gō , the previews alone where enough: quite the presence and awesome voice! I've now seen: Aoi Tori : which I think is quite a poetic drama. Bengoshi no Kuzu : entertaining. Etsushi-san's has enough ...
by 7th-key
Feb 15th, '11, 21:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

^ finally. Once Gou is out of childhood Juri-chan will be able to act the emotions on full throttle. :wub: She's doing that right now, I'd say. :salut: I agree. There's no fault in Juri's acting, even as a child :thumright: Guess I chose the wrong words, I didn't say there was any flaws in her acti...
by 7th-key
Feb 15th, '11, 00:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

^ finally. Once Gou is out of childhood Juri-chan will be able to act the emotions on full throttle. :wub:
Especially the more temperamental ones: hehe, I can already see all the Daimyos and Shoguns squirming XD
by 7th-key
Feb 14th, '11, 22:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

As for ratings...I don't care too much for them personally... but I am d.l the 1988 jeideki(sp) of 'Takeda Shingen' The third episode had a rating of over 49% and it seemed to stay up in that range all the time. Nowadays to get 20% is considered hard to achieve ! I wonder why this is. I guess in Ja...
by 7th-key
Feb 13th, '11, 17:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

clhatake wrote:does anyone know whether an OST was release for the drama? the music is awesome. e.g. the music played during oda nobunaga's death at the end.
Released date February 16, 2011
amazon.co.jp link

I really love the soundtrack too, although maybe a little bit too prominent sometimes.
by 7th-key
Feb 11th, '11, 17:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

Although I did benefit from the fanservice (as p@permoon put it :D), I too felt that Nobunaga having a vision of Gō was a bit forced, even with him being quite fond of his niece. Actually that scene should have belonged Ranmaru directly assisting Nobunaga with the seppuku and his pain having to "dis...
by 7th-key
Feb 8th, '11, 16:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

^ Could be worse: in kabuki theatre female roles are played by men. XD
But it was indeed discussed some pages back, in case you'd like to read that. :)
by 7th-key
Feb 4th, '11, 18:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

^ Your information from the book is always interesting, yanie.
By the way, do you know if there is a difference between the first release (two volumes) and the new one (three volumes)?
by 7th-key
Feb 4th, '11, 00:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

yanie wrote:EXILE's AKIRA casted as Toyotomi Hidekatsu, Gou's 2nd husband: http://community.livejournal.com/tokugawa_gou/7143.html
also on the official webpage :)
http://www9.nhk.or.jp/go/news/20110204.html
by 7th-key
Jan 27th, '11, 22:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

I think I'd be sick more so in a palanquin than on a boat XD On a side note, nothing says "hey, how's it going?" quite like: Dear Takechiyo, Kill your wife and heir. Best regards, Nobunaga PS: we should have a few drinks some time :cheers: PPS: bring the skulls. :mrgreen: (I can't even recognize ha...
by 7th-key
Jan 27th, '11, 21:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

EDIT: thx beem, I found the missing 'N'... That's good... I was afraid we might have to file a Missing Letter report to the police. :P We'd have to wait 48 hours to do that, by then I'd have already been forced to commit seppuku: http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af192/7th-key/Ueno/gou/ep03_tenka...
by 7th-key
Jan 26th, '11, 12:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

What is the Portuguese phrase Gou is repeating? It seems that Gou went by herself to Azuchi and at this scene she is present at a meeting between Nobunaga and Padre ルイス・フロイス (something like "Luis Frois"). The scene is nantoka like this: The padre praises the robustness of the Azuchi castle and asks...
by 7th-key
Jan 25th, '11, 23:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

seshilia wrote:# It's very interesting seeing the jesuit missionaries...and their Portuguese-spoken-by-a-Japanese. :-)
They were in the 1st episode, but in this 3rd we can see more of them and even Gou trying to speak some Portuguese. :D
What is the Portuguese phrase Gou is repeating?
by 7th-key
Jan 23rd, '11, 17:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

One last thing on the age discussion:
I don't think it would be even legal to have a kid working all the hours required for the lead in 10+ episodes under the rigid weekly schedule of a one year long show like a Taiga.

And now back waiting for episode 3. :mrgreen:
by 7th-key
Jan 18th, '11, 15:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

I'm just glad they didn't do any morphing or CGI atrocities...

Hatsu and Chacha are just 3-4 years older than Gou - you'd need 3 extremely good kid actors to make 10+ eps worth watching...

and I'm over with this issue too ;)
by 7th-key
Jan 17th, '11, 21:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

Episode 2 Liked it a lot. Really a lot of screen time for Juri-chan and she really has found her Gō: her expression are the one of a child and not comically exagerated a la Nodame. I especially liked the mixture of emotions in the "believe in yourself" scene: determination, fear, confusion and accep...
by 7th-key
Jan 16th, '11, 19:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

I have to say, I recently watched "Aoi Tokugawa Sandai", and now I miss knowing exactly how many horses, spears and teppō were used on each side of a battle field. :mrgreen: But the skirmish visuals were quite good, showing bright images instead of the classic cornstarch fogged scenes. For the story...
by 7th-key
Jan 13th, '11, 13:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

I watched the first five minutes... And all I saw was Nodame in a jidai-geki scene: http://premium1.uploadit.org/bmwracer//uj2010-12-30_32.jpg "Hauuu...!" :lol # I was afraid of that... :lol But we all know Juri can be as serious as gyabo-ish...but I'm still downloading to check this out. I also wo...
by 7th-key
Dec 28th, '10, 12:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

15 Minutes NHK Trailer/Promo
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0Y5W5RG9
(I found the vid on baidu so all the credits go to the users there)

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by 7th-key
Dec 16th, '10, 19:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

It might be December 18th XD That book is a compilation recap of 50 taiga dramas in 50 years. I prefer the GOU Story Guide Book that will be released in December 31st :) I like how Juri-chan look in that cover, she suit the Sengoku female hairstyle. http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af192/7th-key...
by 7th-key
Nov 30th, '10, 01:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 268345

Boring.
Although I like all the actors I found none of the characters interesting to care about them... they were just aimless.
colorize wrote:I loved the cinematography. Every other angle looked like it could be a photograph.
Agreed! The drama might make a pleasant screensaver ;)
by 7th-key
Nov 29th, '10, 21:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

by 7th-key
Nov 18th, '10, 19:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

bmwracer wrote: Wow, you're getting good at this... :thumleft:
benkyou, benkyou! ;)
by 7th-key
Nov 17th, '10, 22:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

The slogan behind the poster's concept is pretty neat too. This one? 水のように、しなやかで強く。 花のように、美しく一瞬でも生きていく。 「生きる」女の強さ、美しさ,はかなさ。 I attempted a translation: Juri-chan rocks! :mrgreen: :whistling: ok, second try, although a bit fuzzy: Like water, supple yet strong. Like a flower, living for a beautiful in...
by 7th-key
Nov 16th, '10, 22:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

NHK will be releasing a CD with all the Taiga music themes untill now. Since the release date is 2011.01.12 I'll guess the Gou theme will be on it too.
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20101 ... 8-exp-musi
:)
by 7th-key
Nov 1st, '10, 22:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

seems like Gou's growing up :D
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by 7th-key
Aug 20th, '10, 23:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 303002

^ Cool, hair looks weird in first pic and she looks angry in second/middle pic. :D I think the hair style is supposed to make her look like a kid... And it does. Actually, she looks like a kid in all those pics... But not a 7-year old. :pale: That's a FAIL. :lol Maybe they'll realize that too, and ...