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Japanese Drama Review Site Suggestions please :D

Postby HiroHikari » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:33 am

I'm currently looking for a good blog that reviews current Japanese dramas. I've found one for Korean dramas called dramabeans.com but none thus far for Japanese dramas. If anyone would be kind enough to direct me to some blogs or websites that review J dramas current and or old, that would be immensely appreciated! :D

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Postby LaLaLaDRAMA » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:55 am

Jdorama.com-- It has top 50 dramas based on votes and comments from users.

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Postby bmwracer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:09 pm

LaLaLaDRAMA wrote:Jdorama.com-- It has top 50 dramas based on votes and comments from users.

The Top 50 list at J-D is nothing more than a popularity contest... It's no indication of drama quality. :sweat:
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Postby outcast_within » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:24 pm

bmwracer wrote:
LaLaLaDRAMA wrote:Jdorama.com-- It has top 50 dramas based on votes and comments from users.

The Top 50 list at J-D is nothing more than a popularity contest... It's no indication of drama quality. :sweat:


If it's good it's bound to be popular by a couple of people

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Postby bmwracer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:37 pm

outcast_within wrote:
bmwracer wrote:
LaLaLaDRAMA wrote:Jdorama.com-- It has top 50 dramas based on votes and comments from users.

The Top 50 list at J-D is nothing more than a popularity contest... It's no indication of drama quality. :sweat:


If it's good it's bound to be popular by a couple of people

Transformers was a popular movie, but it sucked... And so did its sequel. :P
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Postby outcast_within » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:34 pm

bmwracer wrote:
outcast_within wrote:
bmwracer wrote:
LaLaLaDRAMA wrote:Jdorama.com-- It has top 50 dramas based on votes and comments from users.

The Top 50 list at J-D is nothing more than a popularity contest... It's no indication of drama quality. :sweat:


If it's good it's bound to be popular by a couple of people

Transformers was a popular movie, but it sucked... And so did its sequel. :P


I'm not saying popular things can't be bad. Just that popular things sometimes deserve it. Transformers however does not. Well maybe the first half of the first movie.

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Postby HiroHikari » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:32 am

I agree about Jdorama. Its not that accurate and no real reviews on recent dramas. Any other suggestions? Thanks btw for replying you guys.

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Postby hiroshi » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:54 am

HiroHikari wrote:I agree about Jdorama. Its not that accurate and no real reviews on recent dramas. Any other suggestions? Thanks btw for replying you guys.


8thSin, whose translation work is absolutely impeccable, has a page on this site that might help you. There's evaluations of Japanese dramas as well as Japanese movies. I refer to both when I'm in the mood to check out a new drama or movie.

Link: http://fansub.d-addicts.com/User:8thSin

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Postby bmwracer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:59 pm

HiroHikari wrote:I agree about Jdorama. Its not that accurate and no real reviews on recent dramas. Any other suggestions? Thanks btw for replying you guys.

Actually, the Drama Discussion forum at J-D might be of help: http://jdorama.com/viewforum.2.htm

The regulars who really watch the dramas and aren't biased post up good reviews. :thumright:
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Postby yanie » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:21 am

You only want to read RECENT DRAMA reviews?

Well, this one has more J-MOVIE reviews: http://doramaworld.blogspot.com/

NT2009 is a complete J-Drama review database up to 2008:
http://www.nt2099.com/DORAMA/database.html

I write J-Drama reviews too ^_^
http://yanie02.livejournal.com/tag/review
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Postby SnowApple » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:16 pm

Shameless plug --> www.still-frames.net/jdrama/reviewsheets.html

Includes mostly recent dramas and a few token older ones. I have a very different review style, which most people either love or hate. It has its good and bad, because you get breakdowns, rather than sweeping, vague statements, but then you're left with less of a big impression and more lots of small impressions. Plus I'm VERY SPOILER FRIENDLY. To me, reviews aren't complete unless they give me the whole nine yards. I'm sorry, if the ending blows, that's something I need to know up front. :D

Anyway, I'll tell you straight up--you won't find a J-drama equivalent to dramabeans. Sarah is toooooooo good for any of us to keep up with. She wrote a few pieces for my K-drama site back in the day, so I'm good friends with her. The closest J-blog I can think of is Ender's Girl --> http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/the-li ... -girl.html. She has great writing style, plus she's hilarious. Never drink anything while you're reading her stuff; you WILL need a new keyboard, mouse, speakers, headphones, anything else that lies around your comp....

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Postby bmwracer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:04 pm

SnowApple wrote:. The closest J-blog I can think of is Ender's Girl --> http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/the-li ... -girl.html. She has great writing style, plus she's hilarious. Never drink anything while you're reading her stuff; you WILL need a new keyboard, mouse, speakers, headphones, anything else that lies around your comp....

Ender's Girl is terrific: Funny, witty, and very knowledgeable. :thumleft:
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Re: Japanese Drama Review Site Suggestions please :D

Postby csweet » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:28 pm

HiroHikari wrote:I'm currently looking for a good blog that reviews current Japanese dramas. I've found one for Korean dramas called dramabeans.com but none thus far for Japanese dramas. If anyone would be kind enough to direct me to some blogs or websites that review J dramas current and or old, that would be immensely appreciated! :D


I like Akiramike's blog at http://hamsapsukebe.blogspot.com

Since he tends to like the same kind of dramas as me, it means I don't have to watch twenty bad dramas to find the one that's good. :salut:

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Postby HiroHikari » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:24 am

Thanks alot you guys! I really appreciate it! Unfortunately, some of those blogs either got deleted and or are outdated. Not so much recent stuff on some of the independant bloggers but classics are always the best so I'll check them out anyways. Thanks again so much!

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Postby Ladymercury » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:56 am

Too late to revive a 9 month old thread :V? I think there should be more jdrama review blogs/sites around. The more, the merrier.

I also run one myself. My blog is very... bold. Its spoilerly and heavily opinionated and I don't review with a sweet tongue either. I think I've offended a few with how sarcastic and cynical my reviews can be. Basically, if it sucks it sucks. If it is amazing, I'm gonna let ya know. You can actually check it out through my sig or here: http://loljapan.wordpress.com

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Postby mshaydown » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:20 am

I've been looking for a community of doramabloggers too. It kinda seems like everyone's underground while the crazy fangirls and fanboys are right in your face haha

But yeah, I'm starting my own little blog in the effort to help people make decisions about whether or not to watch one dorama or another and I hope I can get some feedback!
http://rationaldoramareviews.wordpress.com/

Alrighty, I'm gonna go browse through the links stated above

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Postby ersby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:08 pm

Since we're on the subject, I also have a blog that reveiws japanese dramas and films. The link is in my sig.

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Postby howtwosavealif3 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:26 pm

here's my blog. not promising anything that good (well-written etc) lol but just my opinions
if anything check out the topjdrama site too

http://choronghi.wordpress.com/2009/07/ ... ma-review/
http://choronghi.wordpress.com/2010/12/ ... s-part-ii/
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Postby iluvasiandrama » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:12 pm

@howtwosavealif3 - hehehe I just read some of your blog about Korean drama. I love Japanese drama the most and I love Korean sageuk the most. Especially like Iljimae I love those kind of drama for all the reasons you hate melodrama :lol. I can't watch it too much because it is depressing. I've only cried on 2 Asian drama so far, the first was A Love to Kill and second was Iljimae. It took me several weeks to finish Iljimae because I would cry so hard I would feel sick. I have not cried on any other drama whether Korean, Japanese or TW/Chinese.

BTW, good thing you didn't say that about Nodame on this site. Juri-chan has "police" that will follow and defend whatever you post negative about Nodame Cantible or Juri-chan. hehehe :lol.... I'm sure that they just really love her so they want her to always be in good light... I think that is what it is. :scratch:

I would love to see you do a blog or recommend a blog for spoilers and spoiler sites too!
Now watching: [b][color=green]Need to find some new dramas

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Postby hachimitsu3535 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 am

try jdramareviews.tumblr.com :-)

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Postby lontong.stroong » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:50 am

SnowApple wrote:The closest J-blog I can think of is Ender's Girl --> http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/the-li ... -girl.html. She has great writing style, plus she's hilarious. Never drink anything while you're reading her stuff; you WILL need a new keyboard, mouse, speakers, headphones, anything else that lies around your comp....


too bad she is no longer write in there anymore :-(. Her last entry was back in 2011
possibly the most detailed, meaty, and entertaining j-drama/movie review blog ever

If you wanna find good reviews, possibly after the demise of Ender's Girl, you've got Hamsapsukebe's review. Not as good as Ender's Girl's, but still worth visiting for.

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Postby funretrolook » Sun May 12, 2013 6:30 am

If you guys are interested to know which J-dramas were notable from Japanese points of view, check out this particular link:
http://majide2ch.blogspot.com/2013/05/2channel-users-discuss-their-favourite_4.html

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Postby Keiko1981 » Sun May 12, 2013 6:36 am

AkiraMike's blog: http://hamsapsukebe.blogspot.se/
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Postby JaJe » Mon May 20, 2013 7:45 pm

http://cypsis.blogspot.com/ - I like this blogger - her reviews are funny and sunny :D

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Postby Peggy » Mon May 20, 2013 10:26 pm

lontong..
I miss Enders girl so much. Her blog was wonderful. Many great discussions and exchanges re Japanese films and groups and it was all bright and funny. I miss her so much.
she must be terribly busy since she is absent from other sites where she would sometimes pop up.


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