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[Discussion] Legal High 2

Post by salparadise » Sep 22nd, '13, 08:09

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First episode airs October 9th (Wednesday). I'll be sure to upload them here much like I did Hanzawa Naoki.

Should be the best drama of the Fall season. Can't wait!!

楽しみにしてね!
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Post by salparadise » Oct 8th, '13, 00:15

Hope everyone is getting excited. Expectations are definitely "high" after a great first season and after Sakai Masato's excellent performance in Hanzawa. I think Gakki also does an excellent role complementing Sakai-san. In any case, season two starts this week!!

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Post by am00339 » Oct 8th, '13, 01:41

Thank you ! :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

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Post by cloudjee » Oct 8th, '13, 02:01

yes, thanks for uploading hd raws! and hope there's someone who'll take subbing it

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Post by GaussAlgorithmus » Oct 8th, '13, 03:27

I'm looking forward to Legal High 2, I liked the first season. I wonder, how they will portrait the relationship between the two main characters, now, that she has actually gained some skills.
That said, this season looks very promising to me. Soooo many drama I want to see. :)

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Post by salparadise » Oct 8th, '13, 04:11

No problem! Like I said, if there's a drama I like, I'll be happy to upload it like Kodoku no Gurume and Hanzawa Naoki from this past season. However, I don't anticipate anything other than Legal High 2 catching my interest this season since I'm pretty picky.
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Post by nikid » Oct 8th, '13, 04:53

I really liked the 1st season, cant wait now for the 2nd season to start! thank you for uploading it @salparadise

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Post by salparadise » Oct 10th, '13, 00:21

Hmm...I'm guessing a group will be doing English subs for this?

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Post by lopjapdo » Oct 10th, '13, 01:24

Thank you very much salparadise for uploading Legal High 2nd season...

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Post by ZoddGuts » Oct 10th, '13, 23:28

Looking forward to this being subbed. Here's hoping Sakai Masato coming off the success of Hanzawa Naoki help increase the ratings to Legal High series.

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Post by salparadise » Oct 10th, '13, 23:50

Well episode one hit around 20% so that's a big difference from season one where it consistently around 10% . However reading 2chan there were a lot of ppl who didn't like it so much. I would expect the viewership to drop from here out. Getting rid of miki sensei and going with okada I think is a big mistake.

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Post by seichan1188 » Oct 11th, '13, 02:31

I must say the tempo/pace was really bad, and Okada's acting was just so plain :(. Of course there's Hanzawa's effect helped this ratings very much, but I don't think they can keep this number, no need to mention "surpass Hanzawa" like the media is boasting :(

Too bad. I really like the first season!

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Post by GaussAlgorithmus » Oct 11th, '13, 03:51

salparadise wrote:Getting rid of miki sensei

NOOOOOOOOO!

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Post by salparadise » Oct 11th, '13, 07:02

Yeah, I thought he played such a good role too. But he's going on vacation for awhile, so I guess it's lending itself to having him come back at the end of the season perhaps? At least I hope so.

Leave it to Fuji TV to totally mess things up from a great first season. It still might be good, but I'm not sure why they felt the need to mess with the cast. No wonder Fuji's dramas almost always tank.

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Post by orange.juice » Oct 11th, '13, 09:06

Wow, am I the only one expecting more of the second season? Personally, I found Miki and his assistant very annoying, I'm quite happy with the new trio. But I can't stand Koyuki, her character fits her more than perfectly. :goggle:

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Post by GaussAlgorithmus » Oct 12th, '13, 03:16

So, I just watched the first episode
The good:
- Funny
The show had some moments that really, really made me laugh. For example the "ice cold" prosecuter, when he entered the court room. Or Miki senseis reaction to the cold milktea. Great! Also I loves the scene in which the female helper of the prosecuter threw away her dress and id this cheesy wink to her collegue. lol. But the best moment was the pachinko scene, when the fleeing guy came back, totally happy because he won. Very funny. :)

- Sakai Masako
I like Sakai Masakos portrait of his character. I like the way he switches from beeing Hanzawa-Naoki determined and serious to outright silly, stupid, childish. The starting scene with him singing was really great. :D

- Background plot
t seems, that the second season will get a "background plot" that connects the episodes together. I think that is a good thing, because in most of the cases, it makes the dorama much more interesting to me. Doramas with no connecting story through their run can get boring fast if theyre not well done.
The new lawyers as "enemies" which are the total opposite of Komikado when it comes to morals, one of them maybe even be a love interest for Mayuzumi, are a nice addition. I think a second season of Mikki sensei sending lawyer after lawyer after Komikado sensei would not be so great.

- Relationship Komikado - Miki
I hope, that we will see more of their relationship. It'S been clearly established, that Miki wants to win again Komikado...but he doesn'T want anyone else to do so. I think good writer could make something out of that. But we'll see where this leads to in the upcoming episodes

The bad
- Nothing
Well, I liked the episode. There isn't really anything "bad" for me. At least I cannot remmeber anything right now.

The sad
- Miki
I hope, that Miki will make a comeback in the later episodes. I really hope so, because I like his character and really like Namase Katsuhisa. He's one of my favourite Japanese dorama actors.

The cute
- Koike Eiko. Nothing more to say. :p

All in all I'm pleased with the first episode and I'm looking forward to the upcomming ones. :)

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Post by salparadise » Oct 12th, '13, 04:06

Yeah, I dunno, I kinda wish it was one case per episode. In that sense, they could really keep it going for several seasons. I'm not a huge fan of this one case carrying over into multiple episodes kinda thing. Oh well. In any case, lots of funny parts to the episode making it definitely worth watching. Good stuff.

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Post by ailahai » Oct 12th, '13, 04:26

GaussAlgorithmus wrote:So, I just watched the first episode
But the best moment was the pachinko scene, when the fleeing guy came back, totally happy because he won. Very funny. :)
the credit is to Mayuzumi sensei, if you can remembered SP, she also won at Monaco's casino

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Post by kawaiiruna » Oct 12th, '13, 14:18

i really enjoy Legal high2..
komikado sensei is awesome n super mega ultra funny...paired with mayuzumi sensei, they are a perfect duo..so funny watch them "quarrel" each other :D

the story is more complicated than the 1st season...so many twist stories in epsd 1...
nice..hope epsd 2 will as good as espd 1 :)

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Post by GaussAlgorithmus » Oct 14th, '13, 03:42

ailahai wrote:
the credit is to Mayuzumi sensei, if you can remembered SP, she also won at Monaco's casino
Ah, you're right, I've totally forgotten about the casino win! But regardless of who won, the scene is simply hilarious...at least for my taste. ;)

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Post by k361 » Oct 14th, '13, 17:28

The first episode keept the fun level from the previous season.

New faces make it interesting too.

I hope they add an romantic subplot to one of the main character

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Post by digitalcoconut » Oct 21st, '13, 03:21

little romantic subplot are ok as long they dont make it the focus.

em why Koyuki (the accused) didnt present in court for most part of her trial? is that a common practice in Japan? i find its odd (the accused not present)

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Post by brokenparadise » Oct 21st, '13, 08:08

I can't stand Okada Masaki in this and I happen to like him. His winwin, random reference to Saudi Arabia, bad attempt at oshare Engrish is rubbing me off the wrong way.

Honestly I'm enjoying the show so far but there's something wrong with the direction or the script. Sato Ryuta guest starring in episode 2 seemed a bit stiffer than usual. I wonder what's the ratings for ep.2

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Post by salparadise » Oct 21st, '13, 08:14

Okada is pretty terrible and really serves no purpose at all in this season. Speaking some random crappy English and mentioning an Arabian proverb every episode (followed by someone asking what it means and him saying I have no idea) is somehow humorous? *Sigh*

Leave it to Fuji TV to completely mess up a good thing. All I can say is thank GOD Hanzawa isn't on Fuji.

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Post by ailuros » Oct 21st, '13, 08:39

I really love season 2!!!

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Post by ailahai » Oct 21st, '13, 08:45

salparadise wrote:Okada is pretty terrible and really serves no purpose at all in this season. Speaking some random crappy English and mentioning an Arabian proverb every episode (followed by someone asking what it means and him saying I have no idea) is somehow humorous? *Sigh*

Leave it to Fuji TV to completely mess up a good thing. All I can say is thank GOD Hanzawa isn't on Fuji.
I agree with you... Okada has not charisma in him as a lawyer (maybe i so compared him too much with Sakai's fast talking skill)... and his character also so boring type. I also found Mayuzumi sensei also lack of her straight forwardness toward justice this season. Maybe she was influenced by Komikado's.

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Post by brokenparadise » Oct 21st, '13, 11:12

salparadise wrote:Okada is pretty terrible and really serves no purpose at all in this season. Speaking some random crappy English and mentioning an Arabian proverb every episode (followed by someone asking what it means and him saying I have no idea) is somehow humorous? *Sigh*

Leave it to Fuji TV to completely mess up a good thing. All I can say is thank GOD Hanzawa isn't on Fuji.
I think they changed the script writer or so I heard.

Btw salparadise, what happen to Hanzawa Naoki discussion thread? I was searching for it and looks like it has been deleted. (Sorry off topic but it kinda relate to Masato Sakai).

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Post by digitalcoconut » Oct 22nd, '13, 04:07

ailahai wrote: I agree with you... Okada has not charisma in him as a lawyer (maybe i so compared him too much with Sakai's fast talking skill)... and his character also so boring type. I also found Mayuzumi sensei also lack of her straight forwardness toward justice this season. Maybe she was influenced by Komikado's.
Komikado, Hattori, Miki are essentials. Ando also will play important part.

2 Miki assistant /lawyers and Komikado investigator also playing a good part..

Mayuzumi and Hanyu? meh, i dont mind if they giving them lesser screen time..

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Post by salparadise » Oct 22nd, '13, 04:41

Yeah, it's really such a shame they sent Miki on vacation (probably til the end of the season). I think he played such a good role in the first season, and the whole thing with the hamster...classic!!

Oh, and the Hanzawa discussion is gone? No way. I spent a lot of time explaining the differences between the books and drama. It better still be there, haha!

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Post by k361 » Oct 22nd, '13, 10:42

brokenparadise wrote:Btw salparadise, what happen to Hanzawa Naoki discussion thread? I was searching for it and looks like it has been deleted. (Sorry off topic but it kinda relate to Masato Sakai).
Strange! I just looked for it and can't find it (only cached by google)
the thread by jasminech is gone http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_138670.htm
why should someone delete it?

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Post by brokenparadise » Oct 22nd, '13, 13:44

k361 wrote:
brokenparadise wrote:Btw salparadise, what happen to Hanzawa Naoki discussion thread? I was searching for it and looks like it has been deleted. (Sorry off topic but it kinda relate to Masato Sakai).
Strange! I just looked for it and can't find it (only cached by google)
the thread by jasminech is gone http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_138670.htm
why should someone delete it?
Right? I love the discussions we have there and I wrote a lot too. Wonder what made it go poof. Should we ask the mods perhaps? (Sorry goin off topic you guys)

Why are some of you guys don't like Gakki in season2? I thought she's still as spunky as ever.

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Post by salparadise » Oct 22nd, '13, 15:42

Yeah, doesn't make sense to me. Is there a way to get the thread reinstated?

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Post by dodoraemon » Oct 27th, '13, 06:23

I think episode 3 justifies Hanyu as a character. And the absence of Miki.
Not that Masaki Okada was the right choice to portray him.

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Post by Carsuke » Oct 28th, '13, 18:30

Damn what have they done to Legal High with these useless new characters ... It used to be moderately over the top but now it's absolutely overdone. Where's the balance ?

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Post by digitalcoconut » Oct 30th, '13, 09:31

Carsuke wrote:Damn what have they done to Legal High with these useless new characters ... It used to be moderately over the top but now it's absolutely overdone. Where's the balance ?
in the first season and SP, basically Kamikado's firm vs Miki's firm, good vs bad sides.

in the 2nd, probablu Hanyu's firm is the new sparring partner to Kamikado's. no apparent good sides. i like that aspect (the main protagonist/Kamikado not necessarily in a good side)

the 3 new characters (Hanyu's firm) are poor though. i dont like them..

LOL at the rocky's running scene on ep03.

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Post by Carsuke » Nov 1st, '13, 21:27

His character may suck hard but Hanyu wears a set of outstanding suits. Everytime I see him I wish I was that good looking.

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Post by jasminech » Nov 4th, '13, 02:08

brokenparadise wrote:
k361 wrote:
brokenparadise wrote:Btw salparadise, what happen to Hanzawa Naoki discussion thread? I was searching for it and looks like it has been deleted. (Sorry off topic but it kinda relate to Masato Sakai).
Strange! I just looked for it and can't find it (only cached by google)
the thread by jasminech is gone http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_138670.htm
why should someone delete it?
Right? I love the discussions we have there and I wrote a lot too. Wonder what made it go poof. Should we ask the mods perhaps? (Sorry goin off topic you guys)

Why are some of you guys don't like Gakki in season2? I thought she's still as spunky as ever.
Poof indeed D:

I am liking Gakki a lot more this season - she seems to have more (or a stronger) character :) Even though Hanyu's bunch are the "good guys", I feel annoyed when they get ahead in the trials... Honda Jane's "love and peace" just makes me cringe haha.

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Post by dodoraemon » Nov 9th, '13, 02:07

Episode 5.

I'm in love with all those gray areas. All those uncertain answers.
Every episode, I'm incapable of deciding who is right/wrong.
And that makes season 2 >> season 1

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Post by salparadise » Nov 9th, '13, 03:40

lmao. I think you're the only person I've ever heard of that likes Season 2 better than 1. And believe me, I've read a lot of 2chan threads.

Fuji has messed up Season 2 beyond compare. I loved season one and was so excited for season two (as you can see since I created the discussion thread). But I've totally given up on the series now. Many of Sakai's actions are overboard (while they struck a nice balance in the first season) and by doing so, does a lot of rude things (standing on tables, etc) that are really just uncalled for.

Add that to Okada's terrible character (can we please stop with the Saudi Arabia proverbs that he doesn't know what they mean), the hippy's annoying "Love and Peace" cliche, the unnecessary Koyuki scene every episode, and the lack of Miki-sensei, and Fuji (as usual), has done an amazing job in killing this drama.

Luckily, TBS isn't quite as bad, so I'm still holding out hope for a good 2nd season of Hanzawa Naoki!! I can't even bring myself to watch this anymore, and hence didn't bother uploading the last episode.

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Post by dodoraemon » Nov 9th, '13, 04:09

We hate Komikado's attitude. We hate Hanyu's fake smile. One knows how to play the game. One knows how to make people less unhappy. They would be awesome to the world if they were always battling each other in every courtroom. But that's not the case. That's why Gakky's character has the potencial to be stronger than both. She will have the perfect balance. And I think that's what this season is about.

They're pushing comedy to the background. We have more complex cases now. We don't have bad guys x good guys anymore. And now the script has more substance.

Well, season 1's first half was weaker than second half. Let's see if the same happens to the second season. =)

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Post by ailuros » Nov 12th, '13, 04:55

Gakky charecter in season 2 is adorable!!. I really get annoyed with her character in season 1, lol.

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Post by GaussAlgorithmus » Nov 16th, '13, 03:21

I also think, that season two is much more interesting than the first one. I really do like the fact, that Hanyus cahracter turns out more and more as a "bad" character, because he does not strive for everyones luck (like he aiys) but for a a solution HE thinks is the best for all people.

I'm also looking forward, about Mayuzumi. Will she beat Kumikado Sensei in the end? Will she join one of the two law fiorms? Or Miki sensei? Or will she start her own?

While I did like the first season of legal high, the second is simply much more interesting, and still funny. And people can hate against it as much as they want: The ratings of season two are MUCH better then these of season one. And THIS is what is important for Fuji TV. It seems, that the opinion of the interwebs differs from the opinion of the "real world"...as often.

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I still miss Miki-sensei though.

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Post by digitalcoconut » Nov 17th, '13, 04:19

Hanyu dont care if he /his client lose.. so not much rivalry between the 2 firms.

getting bored with this series, ep03 are exceptional.

no ep06 this week?

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Post by gakki_x » Nov 19th, '13, 15:19

I still like Gakki :lol

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Post by bluetortoise » Nov 22nd, '13, 01:14

I've been enjoying season two, but it definitely isn't as good as the first season. I'm pretty sick of Hanyu and his Saudi Arabia proverbs already. I'm glad Hirosue Ryoko came back for an episode, but I'd happily trade Hanyu and his team to have Miki back.

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Post by salparadise » Nov 22nd, '13, 01:55

Sorry, since I've been dedicating all my time to Gochisousan, I haven't been uploading this series. Season 2 has been pretty disappointing for me, and truth be told, I haven't even seen the past 2 episodes.

Hopefully someone will be uploading the rest of the season. Sorry guys, no matter how much I love Gakki in this series, she can't save it from Sakai's overboard antics (way to go writers!), Hanyu's out of place cliched character, and the lack of Miki sensei.

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Post by gakki_x » Nov 24th, '13, 11:53

To season 1,season 2 told more about human nature,which is important and could be seen in many many Japanese dramas.
To legal high,the humor,the story and the logic are also important,those elements are in conflict sometimes,but I enjoy the story and humor more,so I'm still catching LH2 where Mayuzumi and Gakki is growing up;)

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Post by jell_o_jello » Nov 30th, '13, 02:18

For me, I'm liking Season 2 a lot more than Season 1, which I really like for its more realistic take on the legal issues but not so much on the Komikado v Miki fight, it was just so childish.


Season 2 still has a a lot of childishness, especially Komikado himself who's even more ludicrous with his comments. But I really like Hanyu as the new nemesis. I find the rivalry has more point now and is not over some stupid hamster (like wtf?). With ep 8, have to say I'm surprised by the direction they're going with Hanyu, didn't think of that at all but yeah, that creepy smile of his has been appearing on strange occasions throughout the season and now it's clearer why. I really hope the writer'll do his character justice realistically, not with some wishful happy ending (tho after all, this is primetime tv, one can only hope). True, that Love and Peach **** has been annoying but for me, this season's been more ridiculous but at the same time, the substance got more serious. The issues and debates in the cases are more interesting and up-to-date so I'm really hooked by that and prepared to ignore the ridiculousness elsewhere in the series.


And yes, Gakky got better and Mayuzumi's grown up a lot. I really love this more realistic Mayuzumi. After ep 6, I thought it would be a Komikado v Mayuzumi but now at ep 8, maybe I was wrong. But I wouldn't mind if I was wrong, if it means we'll still have more Komikado-Mayuzumi duo for a little longer.


As for ep 9, I'm guessing it will all about Koyuki's character trial and this will be the last case of the season/series.
Hopefully, they'll keep up the momentum, end it with a bang and season 3 won't be too far off in reality.

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