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by kokitty
Nov 6th, '08, 09:39
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 164822

Upon reading this thread, it's just dawned upon me that i might have tastes which greatly differs from the folks around. The most frequently mentioned names around here, Nagasawa Masami, Aragaki Yui and yes Aibu Saki... I like them a lot. Least they don't irriate me much, in fact seeing their name o...
by kokitty
Jul 23rd, '08, 04:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Yasuko to Kenji-Matsuoka Masahiro, Hirosue Ryoko
Replies: 120
Views: 43281

For those who're in already in love with the ending theme song, Amagasa..... Good quality radio rip full song download http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UOB35XIC Feel free to post the above link to any bbs, LJs. No crediting is required. No release date is scheduled for this single yet, earilest 3rd Sept...
by kokitty
Jul 12th, '08, 10:42
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hayami Mokomichi
Replies: 297
Views: 203947

hehe Seirin, gosh that eating show is my new addiction :w00t: , I've been digging out eps of random ppl without subs just guessing, so much fun! :lol Yeah I was amazed how sly and cunning while batting his doe eyes and flashing his gorgeous smile this Mocochan was on the show. Watched all his 3 app...
by kokitty
Jul 12th, '08, 10:30
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hayami Mokomichi
Replies: 297
Views: 203947

I find it so cute that he loves fishing, has loads of tropical fish as pets but hates eating it or touching it LOL. :mrgreen: Oh, that's so cute! My soft spot for Moko just got a little larger... And he didnt really get much solid roles till Regatta and TT. So I mean did ppl really expect him to be...
by kokitty
Jul 11th, '08, 14:17
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hayami Mokomichi
Replies: 297
Views: 203947

My question of how he gained his notoriety of a bad actor is still unanswered after watching most of his performances. Esp with comparisons with other young actors (*cough* YamP), I really find him good enough, better than some, nothing to point fingers at, and 'subpar?!....even AFTER ZK? That will...
by kokitty
Jul 10th, '08, 01:50
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hayami Mokomichi
Replies: 297
Views: 203947

Popularity is very hard to grasp, for me, there are way too many overrated popular stars running around, starring in decent dramas that I wish can be done by more talented actors... timing is what's lacking for Moco. He shines fine in ZK, he got new fans coz of this drama (I'm one) and some watched...
by kokitty
Jul 10th, '08, 01:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] ROOKIES
Replies: 213
Views: 68376

:blink He's wearing a wig? Where'd you get that from? Geez Aniya's such a cool cat :roll Oh, I was reading the blog of an Hayato japanese fan. She wrote about him wearing a wig (or maybe it's hair extentions) Anyway in some of the Rookies bansens he went on, i think it was either Hanamura Cafe or C...
by kokitty
Jul 10th, '08, 00:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Code Blue (All Seasons)
Replies: 348
Views: 115653

Overall, though, I thought the main cast was too young. Considering that the characters all have ER experience and are pretty much full-fledged doctors at this point, their characters must be at least 26 years or so. Yet Yamashita, the oldest of them, is only 23 (and he looks younger than his age)....
by kokitty
Jul 8th, '08, 18:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] ROOKIES
Replies: 213
Views: 68376

This is going to sound really dumb but somehow i find myself getting teary after every epi just when the Kiseki ending theme starts lol. Wsn't expecting Rookies to be great but tried it anyway cos of my soft spot of Ichihara Hayato and Ryuta Sato. Didn't think Hayato could pull off the Aniya role, i...
by kokitty
Jul 8th, '08, 17:51
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Hayami Mokomichi
Replies: 297
Views: 203947

Moko ain't a bad actor, least he's on par with most of the other popular under-25 actors these days. Problem is he got labelled as bad cos he took on a couple of roles which were out of his depth. Not everyone is an acting prodigy, most actors work their way up from really small roles for years grad...
by kokitty
Apr 28th, '08, 02:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Most popular drama in Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 19778

Most people consider any dramas breaking 15% in average ratings to be a moderate hit (unless it's a Fuji Monday 9pm drama). Anything breaking 20% on average is a mega hit. Dramas that broke 20% on average over the last decade 99' - Overtime, Majo no jouken, Furuhata Ninzaburo 3 00' - Beautiful Life,...
by kokitty
Mar 4th, '08, 14:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bara no nai Hanaya: Katori Shingo/Takeuchi Yuko
Replies: 334
Views: 122121

About Tamayama's role (Kamiyama sensei) and Eiji's past.... Perhaps the last scene of epi 8 where both guys greeted each other is very telling of their relationship. Was very intrigued by these 2 lines " What we both believe in is, it's only 2 of us in this world". I got the impression Eiji and Kami...
by kokitty
Dec 22nd, '07, 16:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

anyways, seems no one else has watched the last episode.....no other comments.... As a whole i'm pretty much neutral about Utahime, it had aspects which i loved (Nagase, nice story, good characterization, good production values) and also hated (very poor planning of pacing, too much of the ending r...
by kokitty
Dec 4th, '07, 12:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

@lightsoul It’s definitely Yuuichi x Miwako for me! I want to see Oikawa Yuuichi! This means Taro has to regain his memory, transform back into Yuuichi ASAP since the stupid scriptwriter wouldn’t show me flashbacks of this PERFECT man! Taro was adorable while it lasted but I’ve lost my heart to Oika...
by kokitty
Dec 2nd, '07, 08:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

@lssy Oh, i have no problems accepting Suzu's love for Taro. It's normal for a young girl t6o have a crush on an older man and fantasize about being his bride. I did enjoy some flashbacks bet Taro and young Suzu, how the Taro Rinrin song came about and how significant the pearl necklace promise was ...
by kokitty
Dec 2nd, '07, 01:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

Okay after epi 8 i think Prof Yukawa of Galileo has officially been ousted from the title of "Most Perfect/Desirable man of Autumn 2007 Jdorama season" by Oikawa Yuuichi. Let's see Yuu-san was... a very intelligent top student, great at sports and strong fighter, well-mannered and romantic, musciall...
by kokitty
Nov 15th, '07, 00:51
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dave Spector attacks TV dramas
Replies: 24
Views: 5784

Well, internet and recording shouldn't have any negative effects on ratings (in fact, should increase them). The most common misconception about ratings is that they represent the % of the entire population viewing the program, but in fact it's the % of all TVs (signed up with the Nielsen or whatev...
by kokitty
Nov 14th, '07, 16:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dave Spector attacks TV dramas
Replies: 24
Views: 5784

I agree that the old doramas may seem overrated for people who recently got into the dorama scene. Although I don't think it can be disputed that the acting was way better back then, and for us already used to the old series, new ones are pretty challenging to watch. But I guess it has a little to ...
by kokitty
Nov 14th, '07, 12:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dave Spector attacks TV dramas
Replies: 24
Views: 5784

I love it when an authoritative source (Dave Spector) confirms my views. it is 100-percent true! Japanese TV has virtually written off the mature audience demographic. And for what? Improvement in ratings? Not! As a matter of fact, idol/model/comedy-oriented shows are continuing to drop. I don't ev...
by kokitty
Nov 12th, '07, 13:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51859

I don't really believe very much in ratings but SP is the only drama besides Mop Girl to have enjoyed an increase in ratings from Ep 1. 17.6%! Good going. :thumleft: Not too sure if the increment in ratings is due to the actual positive feedback from ep 1 (if any) or the high lead-in audience from ...
by kokitty
Nov 7th, '07, 13:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Haken no Hinkaku
Replies: 49
Views: 24074

only one episode to watch, waiting for the sub for ep 10...I'm kinda sad it's over, but hey, see them in season 2!! :cheers: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3527/6a00c10e0f746bd3b400d41yy9.jpg Such a coincidence to see a post mentioning Season 2 today. With Shinohara Ryoko formally announcing th...
by kokitty
Nov 7th, '07, 12:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118259

Can i confess to being shocked seeing Shingo all naked (although not showing any vital parts) in the shower scene.. Obviously i enjoyed this treat immensely but just can't help but wonder if the scene was really vital to the plot? Guest S-rank A-rank B-rank C-rank Ep1 A  Ep2 C  Ep3 B  Ep4 A  Ep5 C  ...
by kokitty
Nov 5th, '07, 01:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

Episode 3 softsubs is uploaded, and I am now working on ep 4. It's been a while since I last visited this thread. It is interesting to read people's speculations, though I would rather not to because I know it will spoil my enjoyment in watching it as it is airing. I love surprises and would rather...
by kokitty
Nov 4th, '07, 23:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51859

ehh?... you already watched it? ...*lol* i'm gonna download the raw now xD~ ... wish us luck ...haha... finally QBS can start subbing it's first series :D I usually use Winmx for raw gettings. BT doesn't work that well for me so.... My viewing experience was affected by the expectations prior to wa...
by kokitty
Nov 4th, '07, 22:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118259

I'm also really enjoying this show. I'm following SARS' release and I love the banter between the two protagonists. Though I'm not a huge fan of crime dramas, this drama is really interesting so far. It's probably the best drama this season (the second best being Utahime ). I agree. Think the chemi...
by kokitty
Nov 4th, '07, 04:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51859

Okay, i must confess to being very disappointed with epi 1. But think it's me rather than the drama. Was expecting similar intelligent humor we had from the Odoru Daisousasen, the sensitive protrayal of characters commonly seen in Kaneshiro Kazuki works and surprisingly i could find none of these tr...
by kokitty
Nov 3rd, '07, 17:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

i think so too..maybe Taro n Suzu will not get together but the scriptwriter might added some twist and make Akira to end up with Suzu's granddaughter :roll I would love to see more of Akira cos he's really funny. But there's no mention of Aibu Saki in a double role so far so not too sure if they'l...
by kokitty
Oct 23rd, '07, 04:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118259

The guests in this series are so awesome! FujiTV isn't sparing any money on this series :thumright: Hirosue Ryouko was in the preview and Katori Shingo is gonna be in Ep 4 according to Sanspo. Can't wait to see who'll show up for the finale and movie :D I'm secretly hoping for Kimura Takuya for the...
by kokitty
Oct 23rd, '07, 04:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yukan Club
Replies: 645
Views: 157082

Oh well, we can always keep an open mind if that helps. Maybe Otokoyame is gay LOL! Afterall, since Dumbledore’s just been outted by JK Rowling, maybe the producers of Yukan Club are trying to out Otokoyama too :)
by kokitty
Oct 20th, '07, 13:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dream Again
Replies: 99
Views: 29551

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. But i do agree that there didn't seem to b...
by kokitty
Oct 20th, '07, 12:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iryu Team Medical Dragon (All Seasons)
Replies: 318
Views: 101755

@raven_frost, If the new hire to replace Asada is indeed Kitou Shoko. Isn't it a bit weird? I know she appears in the previews and all. Reason being the critical contributing factor of Noguchi's masterplan for Meishin lies in Meishin being confirmed by the authorities as the 7th transplant center in...
by kokitty
Oct 20th, '07, 12:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yukan Club
Replies: 645
Views: 157082

Objectively i don't think Yukan Club is that horrible on it's own. It's just that same people who showered praises on the likes on HYD 1 & 2, Hanakimi, Yamataro are getting tired of the "lives abt rich and idle kids in high school series" type of plot. Had Yukan been aired before HYD, the same peopl...
by kokitty
Oct 16th, '07, 13:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iryu Team Medical Dragon (All Seasons)
Replies: 318
Views: 101755

@seirin & indokid, thanks for the information on season 1. Oh, so technically, our hero is still god-like invincible. Wow, heightens my desire to watch the remaining episodes, really interested to know if they would introduce any small setbacks for him.
by kokitty
Oct 16th, '07, 13:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118259

Viewed epi 1 last night, I went into the show with a lot of prior prejudice. A great friend of mine is a huge fan of original the novel and i was practically brainwashed into hating the production team for replacing the role that Kusanagi Shunpei (Kitamura Kazuki) in the book with the role of Utsumi...
by kokitty
Oct 15th, '07, 15:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Tiger&Dragon
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

i have watched episode 3 and kind of didnt get the clear link between the tea ceremony n the wrist band party... anybody who have watched tis episode care to explain the link betw the two?? really like how tis drama link the story telling n the real life situations 8) (Caveat: i last viewed this a ...
by kokitty
Oct 15th, '07, 14:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18342

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. It's by no means an awful drama, Miho Kanno is arguably the most talented tv actress in her age group. Hataraki man is definitely worth trying another 2/3 episodes ...
by kokitty
Oct 15th, '07, 14:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iryu Team Medical Dragon (All Seasons)
Replies: 318
Views: 101755

Ep 1 was very well-done, totally exceeded my expectations. I had doubts that season 2 would top season 1 and am gald to be proven wrong. For a 2hr sp, the pacing was surprisingly good with so a couple of things happening at the same time yet interlinked together. Given that season 2 is an orginal sc...
by kokitty
Oct 14th, '07, 10:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- Hataraki Man
Replies: 45
Views: 18342

I think i should belong to the target demographics grp of this drama since this timeslot is always targetted at ladies in their 20s. Having watched the anime, i must say that epi 1 stuck to the storyline of the anime to a T. It's weird, i didn't enjoy Hataraki Man as much as i thought i would. There...
by kokitty
Sep 23rd, '07, 04:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iryu Team Medical Dragon (All Seasons)
Replies: 318
Views: 101755

cant wait for this drama but im really disappointed coz Inamori Izumi is not going to reprise her role coz she is the main roles in here n i would luv to c all of them together again...it will be to weird for other person to play her character The new actress will NOT play the role of Kato sensei. ...
by kokitty
Sep 23rd, '07, 04:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yukan Club
Replies: 645
Views: 157082

I wonder why they choose to tell everyone that jin would be one of the characters when i think the main character is the gilr Minami is... hum... And i never found the manga online... sad now... oh, it's been noted the drama will draws inspiration for the characters and some plotlines from the mang...
by kokitty
Sep 16th, '07, 12:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

Aibu Saki ne... Acting wise, sometimes inexperienced actors can be coached by the directors or inspired to better performances from a stronger co-star, her acting was never horrible, just never as outstanding. For example, many would noticed that she was much better with Kimura Takuya in a drama wit...
by kokitty
Sep 8th, '07, 16:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

戦争で記憶を失った男が居た 彼を愛する女が居た 二人の愛はうまくいくと 誰もが思っていた… Just viewed the trailer. I'm very impressed with the mood of the trailer, it's been a while since i've seen a good drama preview trailer from TBS. Major credit to whoever who coined the above 4 lines, really summed up the essence of the drama. Crosses fi...
by kokitty
Aug 16th, '07, 10:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 26064

arabian wrote:I want the Ending song for the drama..if someone can upload it to me it's song by TOKIO I think.. at least if no one have it give me the name of the song..
TOKIO's Honjitsu Mijukumo.
by kokitty
Aug 11th, '07, 03:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sushi Oji!!
Replies: 79
Views: 28958

Ok I am now officially confused because I downloaded episode 2 and watched it during the week however I was right after all and Sushi Oji! was not on last week and episode 2 on aired last night. So how the hell did that person get it on their clubbox before it had even aired??? Sushi Ouji ep 2 did ...
by kokitty
Jul 29th, '07, 22:21
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: How come we rarely see female Jmusic artists in Jdramas?
Replies: 23
Views: 4445

ok :unsure: I'm not here to read an essay ....but :unsure: then try getting your facts correct for a change when I say jmusic artists i'm talking about those who started in the jmusic industry but made their way to act in dramas Then this makes your argument for wanting more female jmusic artists i...
by kokitty
Jul 29th, '07, 16:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: How come we rarely see female Jmusic artists in Jdramas?
Replies: 23
Views: 4445

Couple of things 1) Through the years, there's always been very sucessful singer/idol turned actresses. Maybe the current batch of female singers just ain't talented in acting enough to make the transistion. Take the present 2 regining drama ratings queen, Shinohara Ryoko and Nakama Yukie. Shinohara...
by kokitty
Jul 28th, '07, 14:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 26064

Well, let's hope Japan has an equivalence of TiVo over there so that viewers can stay with the storyline. Otherwise, it begs the question: is a two-episodes gap large enough for a show without the mega-star cast to lose a critical number of viewers? Time will tell... NTV has the option to re-air th...
by kokitty
Jul 25th, '07, 13:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with Saki Aibu... I like her.. >.< I think it's about liking or disliking Aibu Saki. It's probably the current perceived unsuitably of her image/previous roles done for the role or the fact that she hasn't quite proved herself to be that capable an actress yet to tr...
by kokitty
Jul 25th, '07, 12:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 26064

@bshater, thanks for the compliments. I'm really flattered. :P @quashlo, about Gussan as an actor. I wouldn't consider him as a great actor but he's definitely good enough to carry off this role well. It helps that the role was written specially with him in mind and very carefully tailored to comple...
by kokitty
Jul 22nd, '07, 13:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Utahime - Upcoming Nagase Drama!
Replies: 221
Views: 71381

Oh well, let's not get too "over-excited" about Aibu Saki. At this stage, she's just a RUMORED casting, nothing's really confirmed although chances are high that it's her given the track record of the 2ch "drama sage". Perhaps TBS are going through blogs of japanese fans as of now, on seeing the scr...
by kokitty
Jul 20th, '07, 00:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 Oct- Dec [Info+Links]
Replies: 30
Views: 25533

Just confirmed by the TV station

Friday TBS 10pm - 「歌姫)」 starring Nagase Tomoya
http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainme ... 29725.html
by kokitty
Jul 19th, '07, 03:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

Well, it's definitely not Arashi guy being approached for Kazu. Having Jun as Kazu would be like incest lol! Think Shingo's only 30 this yr, somehow i do see him as a Kazu cos he's such a big teddy bear. Kimura is out for me cos he's too much older than Mao, the age difference is like 15-16yrs right...
by kokitty
Jul 19th, '07, 02:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397381

Had a fun time with epi 2! Ayase and Naohito have great chemistry! The interactions between Hotaru and Takano Buzhou is really fun. After seeing Ayase in a couple of depressing roles previously, it's refreshing to see her in a character with a lighter personality. Very impressed with her protrayal s...
by kokitty
Jul 18th, '07, 16:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

@floydian there is no definitive agreement on who the Johnny's actor is on that thread. Judging from the age profile and reason cited for the unsucessful attempt on the gossip thread (this actor's agency has rejected other proposals from various tv stations flat out too since beginning of the year, ...
by kokitty
Jul 18th, '07, 14:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

!!!

I loved Good Luck... :P but I guess if some people prefer manga-adaption dramas, then I prefer book-adaption dramas. I read Nobuta before watching it, and I still liked the drama, not to mention papa is also a book adaption. I second this!! I love book/short stories adaptations better. Most of my f...
by kokitty
Jul 18th, '07, 09:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

@kokitty your long post made me curious enough to finally watch it. I can understand why it got the rating it did. You don't know where this drama is going. You don't know WHY you just spent that 45 minutes watching this. There's no beginning, no ending, no "completeness" to each episode, and to th...
by kokitty
Jul 18th, '07, 02:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

Oh, and about the ratings. yamapinku-rabu mentioned before that there was a big cup game and news coverage over the terrible north-east Japan earthquake [/b] on the day the second episode premiered. I'm expecting an average 15-16 % rating for the following episodes. The football match and news cove...
by kokitty
Jul 17th, '07, 01:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397381

I was actually wondering about that. Every single synopsis says that Hotaru no Hikari is a very popular manga and all, but I had never heard of it. I can't even find scanlations or RAWs of the manga :O Is it really that popular in japan? Well, it's probably an over-exaggeration to say that Hotaru n...
by kokitty
Jul 15th, '07, 12:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 26064

Just viewed the pilot, a pretty impressive first episode. With so many manga adaptations this season, it's refreshing to find one which offers something that relates more to everyday life. Viewers from the western countries might not be able to relate to this but the obession for young kids to do we...
by kokitty
Jul 14th, '07, 08:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 397381

I've kinna scanned through almost every single pilot drama of the season and Hotaru no Hikaru stands out as my fav in terms of storyline. I think there is a little bit of Hotaru in most young adult females these days, conforming to society pressures on how you should behave and look is quite tiring ...
by kokitty
Jul 14th, '07, 08:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- JOTEI [2007] - Upcoming Shota Matsuda drama!
Replies: 317
Views: 81637

I saw the first episode of this drama last night.It's really bad :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: I concur! This has to go down as the worst pilot epi of the season. Acting's horrible sans Shota (but then even Shota wasn't as outstanding as he was in Lair Game and whatever few moments he had in ...
by kokitty
Jul 14th, '07, 07:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 205590

Viewed the first episode and enjoyed it tremendously. What struck me most was how amazingly balanced this production is. People like Gekidan Hitori, Abe Sadayo aned Takenaka Naoto are probably the best supporting actor types you can find in the japanese ent industry today. They're just such scene st...
by kokitty
Jun 7th, '07, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]- JOTEI [2007] - Upcoming Shota Matsuda drama!
Replies: 317
Views: 81637

I want to know more about this drama... but I hope it sounds boring (only because there are already too many good dramas next season and I don't think my internet download limit will be able to handle it :P !!) Think Yaoh meets Kuroi Taiyou meets Jyouh and you'll get Jotei. The main character is a ...
by kokitty
Jun 7th, '07, 04:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Recently got access to Japanese terrestrial television...
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

Popping by to thank you for offer to upload too. To be honest, capturing the number of shows of your list + trying to fill requests seems a little ambitious. It's not just the capturing but time needed for reencoding to divx, plus seeding to tracker. Try limiting yourself to 2/3 programs max a day a...
by kokitty
May 17th, '07, 03:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469118

Re: JDorama with an Alpha-male main character?

Please tell me if you guys know of a drama in which the main character is very manly and cool. A leader, basically. Sort of like the main character in My Boss My Hero, and like Halu-san in Pride. Most japanese actors are kinna typecasted in a way. Just go try the other drama offerings that the My B...
by kokitty
May 1st, '07, 16:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIAR GAME (All Seasons)
Replies: 937
Views: 303805

@hikkichan obviously you're more than qualified to answer my question. I'm sure you've attempted watching 1/2 epis of more than 30 dramas, just failed to complete the majority. Of course not all japanese dramas are formulatic. It's just that for every episode of most dramas, there is usually a centr...
by kokitty
May 1st, '07, 15:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIAR GAME (All Seasons)
Replies: 937
Views: 303805

Question : Is anyone here not used to the pacing or rather presentation of this drama? I mean the 30mins instead of 45mins aside. Typical japanese dramas are very episodic. A situation usually gets resolved within the episode itself. Liar Game seems to follow the cliffhanger format used more in Amer...
by kokitty
Apr 6th, '07, 16:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Who would you have liked to see play Domouji Tsukasa?
Replies: 36
Views: 9183

I didn't enjoy HYD 2, dropped it after 2 epis so i'm just going to base my impressions on the first season. Let's put it this way, if it is 10years ago, Kimura Takuya would have made a good Tsukasa. 5yrs ago, yes.... Nagase would have been perfect. FYI Kimura Takuya did do HYD more than a decade ago...
by kokitty
Mar 31st, '07, 08:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 278697

Almost all the top 20 dramas are good dramas, barring Hana Yori Dango and Kurosagi which i could barely sit through. My choices, besides Tiger and Dragon which is by far the best ever. The other 2 is just there cos i'll grow tired rewatching it. 1) Tiger and Dragon 2) My Boss, My Hero (2006) 3) Muko...