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by kidmigz
Mar 17th, '08, 02:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Yoko Kamio's Cat Street Manga Gets Live-Action Drama
Replies: 61
Views: 39629

I'm guessing it's going to be a tanpatsu and not a full series. Unless NHK announces a new drama time slot, there's no room in their schedule for a series, since Sunday is still Atsuhime and Shizu-chan's drama is taking the Thursday time slot.

Rumor has it that Mitsuki Tanimura is starring.
by kidmigz
Feb 10th, '08, 09:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34778

I love the series, but it seems it's just too different from typical dramas, which probably turned off a lot of the Japanese viewers. It doesn't really follow any formulas, doesn't fall into a standard genre, doesn't have any real gimmicks, there are no "must-see" events in the episodes... and Kohin...
by kidmigz
Feb 3rd, '08, 17:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lost Time Life (Jdrama Feb 08)
Replies: 26
Views: 10093

bluenvision wrote: Yoichi Nukumizu was the taxi driver in the first episode.
You're right! I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention. I had assumed he would play a bigger part than that.
by kidmigz
Feb 3rd, '08, 09:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lost Time Life (Jdrama Feb 08)
Replies: 26
Views: 10093

Ahh! In the DramaWiki and Japanese Wikipeida, it only listed 9 episodes. So I didn't put 0 in front episode 1 for the filename. Now on the official website, episode ???? staring Yoichi Nukumizu. Does this mean there is a special episode 10. Or just he appearing in one of the 9 episodes? He's suppos...
by kidmigz
Feb 3rd, '08, 07:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lost Time Life (Jdrama Feb 08)
Replies: 26
Views: 10093

I just watched the first episode, and I found it really good. The setup is entertaining with the referees, stats, and commentators (even the penalty card!), but it's more of a serious drama. I definitely liked the execution, but I'm worried parts of it will end up being repetitive over 9 episodes - ...
by kidmigz
Jan 28th, '08, 03:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Replies: 98
Views: 34778

Re: [Discussion] Ashita no Kita Yoshio

Although I think that this reminds me more of a movie where a guy was about to end his life but ends up meeting this gangster who shows him things life has to offer (anyone remember the title?) There are probably quite a few of these, but the most recent one I can think of is GROW (directed by Hide...
by kidmigz
Oct 20th, '07, 18:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Cutie Honey
Replies: 7
Views: 3818

The song is "BUT, metamorphosis" by Kuribayashi Minami.
by kidmigz
Sep 26th, '07, 20:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: FUNNIEST Japanese Drama!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 46057

Sadly, no one else in this thread has even considered the Shomuni series...
by kidmigz
Aug 28th, '07, 17:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 Oct- Dec [Info+Links]
Replies: 30
Views: 25476

What do you mean? These ARE big names, just not from the new pop idol crowd.

Fukuyama Masaharu, Takahashi Katsunori, Fujiwara Norika, Sorimachi Takashi, Shibasaki Kou, Kanno Miho, Nakama Yukie, Nagase Tomoya...
by kidmigz
Jun 28th, '07, 22:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIAR GAME (All Seasons)
Replies: 937
Views: 302886

Something like, 'In-ji-ni-ka . . . Bet-su-ni'? Or even what he said before that, something about her being stupid? I'm working from memory here, so it might not be 100% exact: He calls her stupid for being so trusting, and she responds like she normally does by asking "Is that so wrong?" This time,...
by kidmigz
Jun 26th, '07, 08:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIAR GAME (All Seasons)
Replies: 937
Views: 302886

about the endingg... after the really happy ending soo cute together nao x akiyama the ending ending wat does it say at the last part the text partt? hopefulyy a sequel but i would only watch if nao and akiyama were in it togetherrr ^^ Do you mean the part that says: このドラマはフィクションです That's the typic...
by kidmigz
Jun 11th, '07, 17:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1098653

veracious wrote:How cool that Ai Otsuka will be singing the opening song, I love her voice in the songs I've heard. "Peach" ..is that Momo no Hanabira? Or a new song?
"Momo no Hanabira" and "PEACH" are different songs. "PEACH" is her new single coming out next month.
by kidmigz
Jun 2nd, '07, 19:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 July- Sept [Info+Links]
Replies: 24
Views: 21640

Keiko1981 wrote:Does anyone know if this dorama is based on the manga serie "Life" by Keiko Suenobu.
When looking on FujiTV's info page it looks like that. Judging from the pictures towards the bottom of the page.
Yes, it is.

Also, the official site is open: http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/life/index.html
by kidmigz
Jun 1st, '07, 05:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: ++[Miyavi]++
Replies: 107
Views: 46343

monik991 wrote:Wait, it's gonna be the one at the Long Beach convention center in So. Cal, right? I'm not sure how AX works, it'll be my first time going.
Yes, it's Anime Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center.
by kidmigz
May 27th, '07, 06:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Papa to Musume no Nanokakan -
Replies: 242
Views: 57775

I'm looking forward to it. It's a fun idea, and I really want to see how well Gakki does with the role.
by kidmigz
May 22nd, '07, 21:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1098653

but wait ...wasn't Akiha Hara that photographer? ...that's MALE person...or not? ...or is he a woman? ...I dunno cuz Hana Kimi isn't finished here in Germany >.< Yeah, I was surprised to read that too. They've decided to cast Mahiru (a girl) as Akiha (a boy), which I guess could work out for Akiha'...
by kidmigz
May 22nd, '07, 20:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1098653

The rest of the cast is:

Hiro Mizushima - as Minami Nanba
Yusuke Yamamoto - as Taiki Kayashima
Masaki Okada - as Kyogo Sekime
Ryo Kimura - as Senri Nakao
Mahiru Konno - as Akiha Hara
Takaya Kamikawa - as Hokuto Umeda
by kidmigz
May 22nd, '07, 18:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1098653

The official site is also open now: http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/hanakimi/
by kidmigz
May 21st, '07, 04:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 July- Sept [Info+Links]
Replies: 24
Views: 21640

Actually, it's called "Katagoshi no Koibito." The "saboten onna" part is a reference to Yonekura's character in the series.
by kidmigz
May 15th, '07, 22:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 July- Sept [Info+Links]
Replies: 24
Views: 21640

Several new series announced today:

- Fuji TV's daytime drama, "Kiniro no Tsubasa," starring Kokubu Sachiko
- TBS's "Yamada Taro Monogatari" starring Ninomiya Kazunari and Sakurai Sho
- A new "Kikujiro to Saki" series on TV Asahi
by kidmigz
Apr 25th, '07, 04:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bambino
Replies: 439
Views: 102358

I just read that there's a spinoff drama being aired on the official site. It's being shown in 3-minute episodes after each TV ep, and it focuses on the minor characters.

Unfortunately, it's only accessible if you have a Japan-based IP address.
by kidmigz
Apr 11th, '07, 04:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Maison Ikkoku Special Drama
Replies: 67
Views: 27969

The broadcast date has been set for May 12.
by kidmigz
Apr 9th, '07, 17:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

Season? The first two Chibi Maruko-chan dramas were both tanpatsus, and this one is a completely new show (it's half drama, half variety). Season 1 - 2006-Apr-18 to 2006-May-02 (3 eps) Season 2 - 2006-Oct-31 to 2006-Nov-14 (3 eps) They're all considered renzoku. Tanpatsu is usually shown either in ...
by kidmigz
Apr 9th, '07, 09:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

Season? The first two Chibi Maruko-chan dramas were both tanpatsus, and this one is a completely new show (it's half drama, half variety).
by kidmigz
Mar 21st, '07, 05:11
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kubozuka Yosuke
Replies: 99
Views: 52611

If anyone's in the L.A. area and wants to see him live, he's performing as Manji Line at Tokyo Night 2007 this coming Saturday. The event site is here.
by kidmigz
Mar 2nd, '07, 02:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

atomiton wrote:Isn't Maison Ikkoku on in the spring?
Maison Ikkoku is a special. Only the series are listed here.
by kidmigz
Feb 26th, '07, 03:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Checkeracho / Check It Out, Yo!
Replies: 6
Views: 3321

Just to note, Seishun ENERGY dramas usually run between 1 and 3 months. They're 20 mins per episode and the show airs late at night, which is likely why they get overlooked. I think the only one people cared about was Mou Hitotsu no Sugar & Spice because it had Toda Erika.
by kidmigz
Feb 21st, '07, 17:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

raven_frost: I've read that as well. I haven't seen anything official about it, though it's been mentioned on 2ch. It's possible there was something in Young Jump about it. Rikayla: Nothing that I've found yet. :( EDIT: Never mind, LIAR GAME is confirmed. It showed up in the news today. EDIT: And Ho...
by kidmigz
Feb 19th, '07, 21:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

Hotelier is confirmed. It's in the news today.
by kidmigz
Feb 19th, '07, 19:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

They're all confirmed, except for possibly the Ishihara Satomi one and Hotelier (I haven't seen anything official for those yet).
by kidmigz
Feb 19th, '07, 17:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

Joudan Janai = Whoa. Oda Yuji and Ueno Juri?? Please tell me Ueno plays his daughter, not his love interest (I know Oda likes his lovers young but 20 years old? Yikes!) It's actually a comedy where Oda and Ueno get married, and then Oda discovers that Ueno's mother is a former lover of his. Should ...
by kidmigz
Feb 16th, '07, 00:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Joou no Kyoushitsu
Replies: 115
Views: 43635

I figured that because he was a main character in the episode, he would show up in the first few names during the credits. So I looked up the first name I didn't recognize, and it happened to be right.
by kidmigz
Feb 15th, '07, 18:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Joou no Kyoushitsu
Replies: 115
Views: 43635

by kidmigz
Jan 31st, '07, 23:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

Some unconfirmed news that I've seen reported elsewhere: - a SP called "Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu" starring Fukada Kyoko and Oikawa Mitsuhiro - "Hoshizora Hospital" (NHK, Sat 21:00) starring Kikukawa Rei - "Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu: Saigo no Tatakai" (NHK, Thu 20:00) starring Murakami H...
by kidmigz
Jan 31st, '07, 06:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 44957

I haven't seen confirmation yet of Kodoku no Kake or Seito Shokun. Jikou Keisatsu is confirmed by http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/jikou/

Also, Mito Komon season 37 is confirmed.
by kidmigz
Jan 31st, '07, 01:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: TV Drama Academy Awards Wiki - Missing Entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Well, siantut reported that Nodame Cantabile won Best Drama. Looks like I underestimated the jury's opinion of Nodame, in general. The rest, according to the report: Best Actor: Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Best Actress: Ueno Juri Best Supporting Actor: Tsutsumi Shinichi Best Supporting Actress: Karina Best Ne...
by kidmigz
Jan 29th, '07, 20:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: TV Drama Academy Awards Wiki - Missing Entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

I think Dr. Coto's Clinic will take Best Drama for sure.
by kidmigz
Jan 29th, '07, 19:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: TV Drama Academy Awards Wiki - Missing Entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

I currently have up through Summer '99 (#22) in English: http://www.tokyograph.com/info/Drama_Academy_Awards

That should help fill in part of the blanks.
by kidmigz
Jan 15th, '07, 09:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toda Erika
Replies: 631
Views: 288408

I just know that it's based on the short story compilation "Presents" written by Mitsuyo Kakuta. The series seems to have a theme of women receiving a present from someone, whether it's a lover, a parent, a friend, a child, etc., and the present having some nostalgic or sentimental value. One story ...
by kidmigz
Jan 15th, '07, 08:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toda Erika
Replies: 631
Views: 288408

She has a supporting role in the movie "Tengoku wa Matte Kureru" which comes out in early February.

And yeah, that film with Yuta Hiraoka that's scheduled for March. It's called "Presents~うに煎餅~" (Presents ~Uni Senbei~)
by kidmigz
Jan 15th, '07, 08:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Karei Naru Ichizoku
Replies: 92
Views: 38523

fujitofu wrote:ep1 viewship rating: 27.7%
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ahhh... thought it'd go above 30%
It at least got 30.5% in the Kansai region.
by kidmigz
Dec 31st, '06, 08:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 January - March [Info+Links]
Replies: 47
Views: 30329

I don't know if I'd really call Haken no Hinkaku a family-oriented drama, since it's mostly about people dealing with issues in the workplace.

You might also want to look into "Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan," though I doubt anyone will sub it. Same thing with "Kippari!"
by kidmigz
Dec 28th, '06, 00:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 January - March [Info+Links]
Replies: 47
Views: 30329

TBS HAPPY 2 Date: 26th December Time: 21:00 Official site : http://www.tbs.co.jp/happy2006 Cast : Aibu Saki, Miyasako Hiroyuki, Taguchi Junnosuke, Kobayashi Mao i was in japan a few days ago and i caught the first episode of this new show.. quite interesting, would anyone fansub it? haha. Just to c...
by kidmigz
Dec 23rd, '06, 05:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 January - March [Info+Links]
Replies: 47
Views: 30329

Maison Ikkoku's in the spring, not winter.
by kidmigz
Nov 29th, '06, 09:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 580687

The SP that's included in the ep1 torrent shows some of their training, by the way.
by kidmigz
Nov 20th, '06, 23:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 580687

I don't think I've yet seen a drama on AZN that hasn't been subtitled. I expect this to be no different.
by kidmigz
Oct 18th, '06, 07:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bad acting?
Replies: 48
Views: 15381

I saw part of the first ep of Kurosagi on rerun while I was in Japan, and I was actually blown away by the bad acting. Both on the part of Yamapi and Horikita Maki... I was rather disappointed. Though most likely, the bigger problem was the script. Sometimes, a script is good and the problem is that...
by kidmigz
Oct 18th, '06, 00:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bad acting?
Replies: 48
Views: 15381

I agree with most of groink's short list. For my own short list, I would also add Kanno Miho.
by kidmigz
Oct 13th, '06, 01:26
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: What actor/tress You think that should take a leading role?
Replies: 60
Views: 17940

Re: What actor/tress You think that should take a leading ro

2: Abe Sadayo Please tell me... has he done any leading ever? Well, he's getting his first leading role in a movie now, in a kind of love comedy called "Maiko Haaan!!!," also starring Shibasaki Kou and Tsutsumi Shinichi. The movie comes out in June 2007. By the way, has anyone seen "Beruna no Shipp...
by kidmigz
Sep 12th, '06, 17:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: japanese culture question
Replies: 3
Views: 967

I think you're talking about "teru teru bozu," but I'd have to rewatch to make sure. (Wikipedia link)
by kidmigz
Sep 8th, '06, 22:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '06 October - December [Info+Links]
Replies: 41
Views: 31465

Three more cast members announced for "Tatta Hitotsu no Koi": Tanaka Koki, Hiraoka Yuuta, and Toda Erika.
by kidmigz
Sep 5th, '06, 06:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tokyo Friends the Movie (Otsuka Ai)
Replies: 16
Views: 12534

Yes, the movie continues from where the drama ended.