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by lzydata
Feb 10th, '09, 14:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)
Replies: 31
Views: 12028

If you've been following Arifureta Kiseki and you know the moment when Shota's father sees Shota and Kana walk out of the building and he spends the rest of the day ecstatic, telling grandpa "she's a beauty! she's great!" Well that's kind of how I feel after every episode. They don't make dramas lik...
by lzydata
Feb 10th, '09, 14:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Zeni Geba - Matsuyama Kenichi
Replies: 124
Views: 29895

Heh, everything you said. It might have been more believable if, for instance, they met back on the Rich Boy's boat and in some tussle he fell overboard. But obviously they're really pushing the "I'll do anything for money" tagline very hard. And then there are the strange interludes with the Nonom...
by lzydata
Oct 5th, '08, 15:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] 33pun Tantei (33 Min. Detective) - D. Tsuyoshi
Replies: 46
Views: 22398

Hasn't anyone else followed this drama till the end? :) As all-out nonsensical entertainment, 33-pun Tantei doesn't have much competition. I'm glad that they never let up on the wackiness. It's great to have shows like this where you can just relax and have a good laugh. Thanks to the people here wh...
by lzydata
Oct 5th, '08, 14:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lotto6 de San-oku Ni-senman En Ateta Otoko-Sorimachi Takashi
Replies: 23
Views: 13723

Is this really based on a true story? Does anyone have any info regarding this? I mean, for Densha Otoko if you search the net you'll be able to find the real BBS and some translations of the real deal.. how about this one? Am currently on ep.9.. yeah the series is quite annoying at times, but I qu...
by lzydata
Aug 4th, '08, 12:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] 33pun Tantei (33 Min. Detective) - D. Tsuyoshi
Replies: 46
Views: 22398

Great to hear that you're subbing this series! This is one of those shows you'll either love or hate. Personally I really liked how they take many of the routine and clichéd aspects of detective dramas and subvert them. Usually the detective is the most intelligent and perceptive guy or girl around;...
by lzydata
Jul 29th, '08, 05:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Gonzo Densetsu no Keiji (Uchino Masaaki, Tsutsui Michitaka)
Replies: 27
Views: 12574

Wow this is a pleasant surprise! Thank you raven_frost and Kazuya_ :salut:
by lzydata
Jul 28th, '08, 14:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Gonzo Densetsu no Keiji (Uchino Masaaki, Tsutsui Michitaka)
Replies: 27
Views: 12574

I've been following this drama too, up to ep4: Not unlike ep3 with Rodan the hoaxer, ep4 also throws the investigation back to square one, though maybe something more useful will come out of the link with Kakinuma eventually. Also, is it just me or are the producers constantly teasing us by showing ...
by lzydata
Jul 27th, '08, 05:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Seigi no Mikata (2008)
Replies: 170
Views: 63792

For me, this is the chance to see one of the best actors of her generation, Shida Mirai, play an out-and-out comedic role for the first time. Worth watching, although the formula is starting to get a little repetitive :whistling:
by lzydata
Jul 16th, '08, 17:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lotto6 de San-oku Ni-senman En Ateta Otoko-Sorimachi Takashi
Replies: 23
Views: 13723

Hello everyone! Just to keep you guys informed, if you don't already know, that I've uploaded subs for ep2. The subs thread is here . I was shocked to see ratings for Lotto 6 plummet to 6.8% for ep2, nearly half that of ep1. I hope it's because some other popular programme was on and not that the Ja...
by lzydata
Jul 7th, '08, 03:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Puzzle (2008) Ishihara Satomi, Yamamoto Yusuke
Replies: 15
Views: 8711

PIECE 8 i'm not understanding piece 8...when they talk about the will....i understood that the will her boyfriend wrote transferred onto the next page. but how did her boyfriend's writing get onto the page where there is actual writing of the fake will...? sorry i'm not getting this. haha. maybe it...
by lzydata
Jun 24th, '08, 07:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1009
Views: 120437

Hi, I need help and I believe to be in the correct place. Do you know some information on this JDrama? http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYM-uwLnFI Any info will be pleasant: for example the title, the actors' name, if there are subtitles. Thanks in advance The drama is Kuroi Taiyo (Black Sun). Some m...
by lzydata
Jun 9th, '08, 06:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Edison no Haha
Replies: 26
Views: 11129

hikarulover wrote:Edison no haha has been nominated as best TV dramatic series in Monte-Carlo TV Festival:
http://www.tvfestival.mc/2008/en/nomines/drame/
I'm amazed that they saw fit to nominate Edison alongside shows like Heroes, Lost and The Sopranos. Astonishing :mrgreen:
by lzydata
Jun 3rd, '08, 05:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kimi Hannin Janai yo ne?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

aww sucks there is hardly any discussion for this drama..i actually quite like it even though it's so predictable i think the main characters are played quite well, especially shihori. shes cute :D but she is so short when she's standing next to jun Yeah, somehow a detective combo works better if t...
by lzydata
May 30th, '08, 05:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Regarding the last part, I'll just write off what I remembered the first time I watched it. Basically, Takeru was saying that he didn't care what Ruka is, or what she'll become, because he loved her as she is. He says he wanted to give her support and didn't want her to leave from his sight etc etc...
by lzydata
May 28th, '08, 04:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryokiteki na Kanojo - My Sassy Girl(April 2008)
Replies: 56
Views: 30855

This thread's been pretty quiet recently: I'm wondering whether that's just because people are busy watching other Japanese dramas, or whether they, like me, have simply soured on Ryokiteki-na kanojo . Seriously, it's been a horrible disappointment so far. Alpedra : I'm bowing out too, but I've made...
by lzydata
May 27th, '08, 16:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Anyone knows where I can download this show called MentoreG? It was aired on the 25th. Here's a short clip: Masami, Eita, Juri with Masami making weird noises~ Hmmm... after checking the program's official website and all, this looks like it's the preview that was shown on the 25th, so the actual p...
by lzydata
May 27th, '08, 14:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

it is confusing....it depends on which subs you're watching with. Seri's subs say "Don't go, Ruka!" while suketeru's subs say "I'm coming, Ruka!" :scratch: He's saying "Don't go, Ruka!" Probably when Ruka's moving out. Some notes on stuff happening up to ep7: 1. Yeah we shouldn't have been surprise...
by lzydata
May 5th, '08, 14:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Hokaben (possible spoiler)
Replies: 11
Views: 6650

Re: Hokaben (possible spoiler)

This kind of thing drives me nuts. The writers of some of these dramas don't seem to care whether their characters behave as they would in real life or not. Don't they hire technical advisers? Rookie lawyers, rookie anything, cops, doctors, nurses, don't know much, it's true, but they weren't born ...
by lzydata
May 5th, '08, 03:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Actually, how did we know it was supposed to be 11 episodes? Just saying.

But I'll take this as an encouraging sign that the story's rich enough to sustain another episode. Unless, of course, they simply pack it with flashbacks :unsure:
by lzydata
May 4th, '08, 10:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Ep4: well, what's there to say? Things are pretty much at a point you could have foretold even back in ep1. You get this overwhelming feeling of dread all the more because it's clear that everyone's behaving the way you'd expect them to, but they have no idea how bad things will turn out. The voiceo...
by lzydata
May 4th, '08, 09:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Puzzle (2008) Ishihara Satomi, Yamamoto Yusuke
Replies: 15
Views: 8711

When I heard of this drama in the news sometime back, I thought it was crazy to cast Ishihara Satomi as a 30-year-old teacher when she can still pass for high school student. It isn't as bad as I feared, but while Ishihara's pitch range is amazing, I still think the show would be more effective with...
by lzydata
May 4th, '08, 09:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kimi Hannin Janai yo ne?
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

More laughs than Jikou Keisatsu? I think this show is more serious, in comparison only... hehe. I think it's cute and funny so far (love Kaname Jun) but if they follow the same formula of the beautiful girl being the murderer every time it will get really tiring and obvious. Heck, it was already ob...
by lzydata
May 1st, '08, 16:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Edison no Haha
Replies: 26
Views: 11129

OK, so I realize not many people are hanging around here anymore now that the drama's all finished - or I should say there weren't many people even when it was showing :mrgreen: As some of you may know, I took over the soft subbing starting from ep3. Well, I've just finished ep10! (Furransu should b...
by lzydata
Apr 25th, '08, 08:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryokiteki na Kanojo - My Sassy Girl(April 2008)
Replies: 56
Views: 30855

Wow thanks for the detailed comments belleza . Looks like you're a much bigger fan of My Sassy Girl than I am, or at least I haven't watched it for ages. I suppose I should go watch it again, maybe together with Windstruck . I'm not so familiar with Tanaka Rena's work, but it's noteworthy that she's...
by lzydata
Apr 25th, '08, 07:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Sigh, yeah, ep3 was quite disappointing. Sousuke's DV, S&M and his need to control Michiru 24/7 is as aggravating as ever. It's amazing how much Michiru can take. And the story hasn't advanced all that much either; felt like an extension of ep2. I guess we just got to be patient. Well, okay, there's...
by lzydata
Apr 24th, '08, 10:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bara no nai Hanaya: Katori Shingo/Takeuchi Yuko
Replies: 334
Views: 122142

Don't think there are softsubs, only hardsubs. Yeah, some parts were quite melodramatic and didn't work so well, like the operation scene, but overall I think it was a good drama. I'll always remember the choppy dialogue style and the cinematography that gave it a good feel. Motokariya Yuika (even t...
by lzydata
Apr 24th, '08, 10:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Koi no Chikara
Replies: 21
Views: 13531

Good to see someone's subbing this. Ganbatte :)
by lzydata
Apr 22nd, '08, 16:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryokiteki na Kanojo - My Sassy Girl(April 2008)
Replies: 56
Views: 30855

Overall I'm looking forward to see th rest...I just hope I can stop trying to compare it to the original. = / Yeah, I have the same problem, because I loved the original. Actually, the main reason I started this drama was because I wanted to see what they do with it. And having watched ep1, I can s...
by lzydata
Apr 18th, '08, 05:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Yeah I have the raw now. Just to touch up on what I said before: Oh bmwracer , these were the key terms flashed when Ruka was looking at the website. I missed the fourth one in my last post. Jyunshin Medical University Hospital Urology Department Details of the operation Getting a second opinion Gyn...
by lzydata
Apr 18th, '08, 03:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Thanks lilswtangel . I'm glad my recap helped even though it's totally incomplete and biased :) As a fellow watcher I know the feeling of anticipation all too well, but as a subber (I'm doing Edison no haha now) I also realize it's hard to do subs quick and well unless you're already obsessed with t...
by lzydata
Apr 18th, '08, 03:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Around 40 - Amami Yuki, Fujiki Naohito
Replies: 80
Views: 38354

From Televiews, Yomiuri Daily: In Around 40 (Fridays, 10 p.m., TBS), Yuki Amami plays Satoko Ogata, a busy, upbeat 39-year-old doctor who still plans to marry and have kids but just has not found the right guy. When her best friend's career stalls and she makes a quick decision to wed at 35, Sakoto...
by lzydata
Apr 17th, '08, 19:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Ahh the week felt so long. Thank you so much Nomanymore ! I can't believe how soon we are able to watch it. (Raw, that is.) To Belleza on the J-drama/K-drama thing: IMO a lot simply has to do with how a K-drama is normally about twice as long as a J-drama (16 x 60min versus 11 x 45min), so the story...
by lzydata
Apr 13th, '08, 06:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

I think I'm becoming obsessed with this drama - it's only the first episode and yet I have so many thoughts about it :mrgreen: Chameleon Juri : like people here have said, it's true, beyond changing her hair and clothes, Ueno Juri has this strange, even creepy way of going on morning news programmes...
by lzydata
Apr 12th, '08, 21:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

It's great reading everyone's ideas and speculations. I thought the pilot was remarkable for pushing so many controversial and shocking parts up front and centre (in the first and last few minutes mainly). So much so, it made me wonder what's left to discover and whether developments really will be ...
by lzydata
Apr 11th, '08, 06:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Wow, that was a really good start. As saki-chan said above, it's intense, especially the intro before Utada Hikaru's song plays. I wonder how many of you fully got Nagasawa Masami's narration, because it may be an even bigger shock and puzzle than the video. Until the hardsubbers finish their work, ...
by lzydata
Mar 31st, '08, 19:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Great pics!! :thumleft: I second that! The cast looks very comfortable together, which should be important since this is at least partly a roommates drama. Just the fact that that sofa they used in the press conference is supposed to be the focal point of things makes me happy. It reminds me of sho...
by lzydata
Mar 21st, '08, 05:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

It's amazing how every new trailer is better than the last one. Definitely the drama to look out for next season :thumright:
by lzydata
Mar 13th, '08, 13:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

toma_sis wrote:I just found small pictures.. I hope I will get the larger saiz

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Orange Days II? :)
by lzydata
Mar 7th, '08, 06:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

Some kind soul uploaded a Mezamashi TV segment on Last Friends' kurankuin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Guclya4nw

Check out Ueno Juri's new hair!
by lzydata
Mar 6th, '08, 03:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] ROOKIES
Replies: 213
Views: 68382

Re: [Discussion] ROOKIES

I see there are currently NO subbers up for the task of subbing it in English. I hope this changes. Well it's still early. Perhaps many fansubbers are still busy with their current winter dramas, and are waiting to see what the first episode is like before committing. Also, it looks like this drama...
by lzydata
Mar 4th, '08, 16:32
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What do Japanese People think of American Remakes?
Replies: 55
Views: 13604

Re: What do Japanese People think of American Remakes?

Matsuyama Kenichi said something like this in an interview; "If Hollywood remakes Death note, I'm sure they will make a great one. But I want them to see our Death note and if they actually remake it, I want them to cast us in the remake." Then what's the point of remaking it? Haha. How about this?...
by lzydata
Mar 1st, '08, 16:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84523

A sound effect cliché: the sound of a helicopter to give some dramatic intensity. Along these lines, I've noticed that they use an ambulance siren sound when the character discovers that something's bad about to happen. At the moment I can't remember any particular drama that has this, but it's a c...
by lzydata
Feb 29th, '08, 06:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shika-otoko Aoniyoshi - Tamaki Hiroshi
Replies: 62
Views: 40347

Just finished watching episode 7. So, two important things have been cleared up. Hotta is also a messenger for the deer, and apparently the rat messenger is principal Oharida. I didn't get if Nagaoka-sensei is the fox after all... maybe someone who watched could clear that up for me? Well I feel st...
by lzydata
Feb 28th, '08, 14:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Zettai Kareshi / Absolute Boyfriend
Replies: 702
Views: 220973

Well this should be worth checking out. I once saw a CM - insurance? - that starred Mokomichi shooting some hoops and Aibu Saki at the drums. I thought they had chemistry, even if Regatta was a flop.
by lzydata
Feb 28th, '08, 14:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34879

but everyone says the show was really boring, too which Ashita no Kita Yoshi is definitely not. there's a certain romance drama in this season that I'd really like to get stopped though. :roll Oh, come on, which one is it? :lol Funny that auroragb mentioned 4-shimai Tanteidan . For a while I though...
by lzydata
Feb 28th, '08, 14:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shika-otoko Aoniyoshi - Tamaki Hiroshi
Replies: 62
Views: 40347

Re: Did I hear it correctly?

In the preview for next week's episode... Hotta asks Ogawa sensei to give her the "eyes!" :O Theories anybody? Personally, I think it has to be a red herring. They wouldn't give away something big like that in a preview. Or would they? This is the preview for ep7 right? Well I thought she just said...
by lzydata
Feb 25th, '08, 02:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43632

I didn't recognize the rooms Shinobu and Kita were staying at so I assumed it must have been somewhere in the vicinity, probably Hotel Kajikaso as it says on the page. But the place the investigator and his assistant, the assassin hiding from Heita-san and Heita-san himself are staying at in the be...
by lzydata
Feb 24th, '08, 15:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34879

Here I thought this was going to be a simple drama :lol The story is getting strange (in a good way). I can't re-watch all the eps right now so I'm going from memory here, but tell me if you think this is accurate *spoilers through ep 7*: Minami was a psychologist that could suss out people's true ...
by lzydata
Feb 24th, '08, 15:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43632

not entirely sure if this is relevant but the currently airing drama Ashita no kita yoshio in ep5 were shooting at a hot spring resort in some of the scenes (when Heita-san goes to the "changing room" around 3:15 and also later when the assassin is talking to Heita-san's girlfriend, and when the in...
by lzydata
Feb 17th, '08, 16:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 737986

The show's premise has the makings of a vey complex and fascinating love triangle. I have a hunch that the writers intend to add their own twist to the usual menage between one man and two women by reversing the gender roles between Ueno Juri and Eita. Her occupation is as butch as his is fey, and ...
by lzydata
Feb 10th, '08, 06:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shika-otoko Aoniyoshi - Tamaki Hiroshi
Replies: 62
Views: 40347

This is such a delightful story to follow, like The Sinking of Japan , only more exciting because of all the animal spirits and deities. I'm watching ep4 now. So far my favourite part has to be from ep3 when Ogawa explains to Fujiwara, and the rest of us, the whole incredible tale. I think if someb...
by lzydata
Feb 5th, '08, 13:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34879

Eh? No reactions to ep4?
Well, OK, granted nothing much happened.

Besides Shinobu showing some thigh. :P
by lzydata
Feb 5th, '08, 12:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Edison no Haha
Replies: 26
Views: 11129

Watched 3 eps so far: You know, I expected that the storywriters by this time would have introduced some change or another in Ayukawa-sensei's attitude and strategy towards Kento - maybe giving him extra tuition on things he's interested in after school - but NO, not only is she still clueless about...
by lzydata
Jan 28th, '08, 06:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mirai Koshi Meguru - Fukada Kyoko drama
Replies: 6
Views: 5675

Thanks for creating this thread! I suppose people out there are still considering whether to give this a try. Having watched two episodes so far, I think it won't disappoint those who are familiar with Kudo Kankuro's fast-paced, madcap comedy style, like in IWGP. In fact, this drama is so weird some...
by lzydata
Jan 27th, '08, 12:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34879

Spoilers for ep 3 I don't believe what Mizuho says, I believe her reaction towards him comes from something more than "you're a nice guy and I hate nice guys". That wouldn't explain her irrational hatred or why she's still having dreams about him eleven years later. I really think the root of her p...
by lzydata
Jan 22nd, '08, 14:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Edison no Haha
Replies: 26
Views: 11129

kero_kerberus wrote:the time i am not sure...however, it was introduce by the nurse to kento. with the use of toilet paper, creating a band with on back of front.
Ah, that should be the Mobius strip, made with gauze, not toilet paper.
by lzydata
Jan 22nd, '08, 08:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Edison no Haha
Replies: 26
Views: 11129

kero_kerberus wrote:Thank!! What about the second theorem for ep 2?
Hi, I'm also following the show on Subpig. It would really help us if you could just give the time where this second theorem appears :)
by lzydata
Jan 16th, '08, 12:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34879

Ashita no, Kita Yoshio is one of the brighter spots in a generally poor season for me so far. Most of the credit has to go to Kohinata Fumiyo. He rarely gets big roles in dramas, but here he shows he can handle it very well indeed. So I'm glad to see that furransu has found someone to translate it....
by lzydata
Dec 26th, '07, 07:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18343

I'm finally catching up with Hataraki Man , up to ep7 now. Wow, none of all those fears and disappointment I had with the pilot, which I posted here earlier, turned out to be the case. It was almost like the production team anticipated all the possible pitfalls I named and more, and created a show w...
by lzydata
Nov 20th, '07, 14:22
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Abe Hiroshi
Replies: 109
Views: 82051

Newsflash: the swinging bachelor Abe's getting married! http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-2103 http://sankei.jp.msn.com/entertainments/entertainers/071120/tnr0711201543012-n1.htm The fax to the media essentially says that he will be marrying a 28-year-old former OL, that he started dating her offici...
by lzydata
Nov 7th, '07, 16:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18343

has anyone watched ep. 4? :goggle: is it me or did this episode reuse backgrounds from other dramas? 1st cafe scene where Mayu met with Hiro was the same cafe as one used in First Kiss the office elevator where Mayu talks to the writer was the same elevator as in Hotaru no Hikari? [/quote] Well I h...
by lzydata
Oct 29th, '07, 14:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71390

lightsoul wrote:I'm starting to like Tosa-ben. Sukichiya, itaichiya, onegaishimasuki...those words are cute.
Honma ja! Heh.
by lzydata
Oct 22nd, '07, 14:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71390

Three reasons why I'm hooked on Utahime : 1. Like someone said before here, it feels so magical . I don't even know what I mean by "magical", really. It's just the feeling I get. 2. I absolutely cannot get enough of the "Taro to Suzu to tarotaro rinrinrin" routine :whistling: 3. Following up from po...
by lzydata
Oct 21st, '07, 02:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29554

If "interest" refers to response on this forum, then it's probably cos Sorimachi doesn't mean a thing to most regular posers here. i'm always under the impression the bulk of the crowd came after the Nobuta, HYD craze. GTO is so far away from their era lol. Yeah, talk about a generation gap. I supp...
by lzydata
Oct 20th, '07, 04:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29554

Re: [Discussion] Dream Again

...On top of being unable to meet his former girlfriend again, he is stalked by a mysterious 14-year-old girl ... is that Shida Mirai? Yes, that's Shida Mirai. And we have released episode 1, hardsubs shouldn't be too far behind. Otsukaresamadeshita! Perhaps now we'll have more people tuning in. On...
by lzydata
Oct 20th, '07, 04:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18343

OK I've just watched ep2. Bad: - It still revolves around Hiro: her work, her plans, her feelings, her thoughts, so people like Mokomichi and Sawamura still don't have very meaty parts to play. Yoshizawa as her boyfriend Shinji is doing better. Sex aside, this is a very adult relationship they have,...
by lzydata
Oct 16th, '07, 11:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29554

The basic setup, I've been informed, is similar to Here Comes Mr. Jordan and its adaptations like Chris Rock's Down to Earth . From what I've seen so far, though, Dream Again should find its own story to tell. I started this thread because I liked the pilot very much, and no one had done it yet. If ...
by lzydata
Oct 16th, '07, 10:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29554

[Discussion] Dream Again

ドリーム☆アゲイン DREAM * AGAIN Subs by Massuki Fansubs : http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_54235.htm DramaWiki entry : http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Dream_Again INTRODUCTION (This is my translation from the official website. The copious exclamation marks are in the original.) His name is Ogi Shunsuke. H...
by lzydata
Oct 16th, '07, 06:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18343

Oh, i realised it's not very nice to see 2 rather negative comments in a row for this thread since it might put people off from trying. Oops, I didn't realize my comments may have that effect. I figured this thread's still quiet because people are waiting for the subs or sth. Yes, I can't say this ...
by lzydata
Oct 14th, '07, 11:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18343

So Hataraki Man becomes my first drama of the season. My reaction to the pilot was pretty much the same as kokitty's: underwhelmed . Well, you can see the production team's trying to be different in some areas, particularly with the Working Man song at the end, and getting the various actors to go o...
by lzydata
Sep 19th, '07, 14:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397433

I wonder though if someone can enlighten me as to why they are reffered to as jerseys when they are t-shirts? You know, I was wondering about the same thing too. I suppose "jersey" (jaaji) like some other loanwords take on a slightly different meaning after being imported. If the Japanese Wikipedia...
by lzydata
Sep 16th, '07, 12:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397433

OK guys, the first half here is fsaith 's translation - with some notes I've added - and the second mine. I hope fsaith doesn't mind :) Buchou: Amemiya Hotaru: Welcome back! Buchou: What's with the 'welcome back"? Why are you here? Hotaru: I'm back. Note: kaette kimashita ie. I've returned, I'm back...
by lzydata
Sep 16th, '07, 08:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397433

I note out the full conversation of the last screen, but it's still in Japanese, I will translte it later when have time or someone here can help. :D Takano - 雨宮.. Hotaru - おかえりなさい Takano - おかえりなさいじゃないだろ。何しにきた? Hotaru - 帰ってきました Takano - 何しに帰ってきた?君は一夏の恋をおえて、少しはほんのすこしはかわったといったんじゃないのか。颯爽と自分の人生の階段を、一人で...
by lzydata
Sep 14th, '07, 15:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397433

at the party, the friend asks buchou: that house, about tearing it down, it's a lie eh? b: yeah, it's a lie f: you are still living there neh? b:yeah still living there. f: by yourself? b: until now. yeah f: ya, [this part i couldn't really get. he refers to hotaru as 'the other'..probably said the...
by lzydata
Sep 13th, '07, 16:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397433

Reading everyone's comments gives me a real sense of deja vu, because just last season many people were also upset at Proposal Daisakusen 's unambiguous but low-key ending. Maybe low-key endings are now the fashion, but if they are appropriate to the characters and are well done, I'm not complaining...