Spent an extra 30 mins in training to learn some of Kanjo, thanks goes to Parvez for the good spar and bruises :)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
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Sunday, June 01, 2008
Tis the season for one word titles - Puzzle, Rookie, Battery, Change...
"Misako Ayukawa, a woman in her 30s, is an English teacher with ironically poor English skills. She values herself over her students, and money over love. She displays arrogance in front of her students, but acts pleasantly around her peers and family.
However, Ayukawa possesses a brilliant mind for solving puzzles. She ends up tackling various cases around the school along with 3 of her top students" Wiki Entry.
Ishihara Satomi (H2, N's Aoi) stars as Ayukawa Misako.
Satomi is usually portrayed as a ditzy innocent young woman, but her she plays the role of a early 30's hopeless Substitute English teacher who is like cute and candy on the outside but to her students she is cold and hoarse. Makes you wonder which of her persona's and voices is the real deal?
That is the highlight of the show is Satomi's "anti" personality and the way she bullies her students around (much taller than her too).
Unfortunately the Japanese language being as complex as it is, doesn't make for understanding how they solve some of the word games easy.
The way they go about trying to solve the puzzles is hilarious and makes for a enjoyable show. I look forward to seeing more of it and it's being subbed by Querbeet who did Security Police so should be some prompt releases.
Talk about strange!
Kojima Haruna (Singer from AKB48 and also in Yamada Taro Monogatari) stars as Hayama Miki.
"Miki, a high school student, has a secret involving a coin locker."
That says it all, Miki - a spitely high school girl -hangs out at the lockers at Shijuku Station, hanging around and always having her eye on locker 56. She even starts helping the station manager so she can sleep in his office at nights. 1st episode she chases a university professor with a fetish for female students, 2nd episode she helps an idol who is leading a double life.
There are only 4 episodes in the series so her secret will be out soon, but a strange and pretty easy going drama is about 20 minutes each episode so this is worth a watch in between all the other 45 minute long dramas...
Friday, May 30, 2008
Yes I am back at long last!!
Kimura Takuya (Engine) plays Asakura Keita
Fukatsu Eri (Saiyuuki, Narito Rikon, Odoru Daisousasen) as Miyama Rika
Abe Hiroshi (Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Dragon Zakura) as Nirasawa Katsutoshi
Kato Rosa (Jotei) as Miyamoto Hikari
"The story begins with the deaths of ruling party's Fukuoka legislator and his eldest son, his heir apparent, in an accident. It is decided that a by-election will be held, and Kanbayashi Masaichi, the leader of the ruling party, and secretary Miyama Rika conceive the idea of fielding the second son, Asakura Keita, who had been renounced by his father." Taken from D-Addicts Wiki.
Plucked from a easy going life and thrust in to the final week of a local election Asakura Keita, who is an unwilling candidate has to hit the ground running in this high tempo, high speed political drama.
Eri chan is back after her world famous stint as the monk in Saiyuuki (Journey to the West) and is pale and energetic as ever! She plays the secretary for the party's leader and is at the helm of the election campaign. While Abe Hiroshi puts completes the outing with a boot camp feel (Dragon Zakura all over again?) to add to the tension.
Looks good, and well scripted and the dialogs are fast and fluid, about time we had a good drama for the current season!
Special mention for Kato Rosa (previously in Jotei) who is very cute and fit in well.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Series cut short, others finished but nothing that exciting.
I apologise for the obvious lack of updates, seems I have lost all will the blog at the moment after seeing Prison Break and Terminator series cut short (13 and 9 episodes respectively), Smallville only showing 2 episodes this years, and a lack of quality hard subs for Japanese Dramas.
There has been some light though, LIFE subbed by SOS is moving along at a better pace, and Hanayome wa Yakudoshi has been finished, so expect a review soon.
I haven't progressed at all with Bara no nai Hanaya and One Pound Gospel is a bit too light weight to appeal to me at the moment (9 episodes in the series).
Naruto has been sooooo slow this season - they still haven't got to Sasuke after 49 episodes, while Bleach is charging towards the end of it's story arc.
Maybe Heroes will be back soon? Maybe there will be some good dramas this upcoming season?
Expect reviews for Security Police and possibly Nodame Special - look out for Proposal Diasakusen special in the Spring!