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by Tadanga
Jul 28th, '14, 22:27
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shinohara ryoko
Replies: 24
Views: 11263

It was just announced that her husband has been diagnosed with early stage stomach cancer. At 65 years old, it will be quite an ordeal to go through whatever treatment they will choose to endure so all my prayers and thoughts are with him, Ryoko and their 2 little kids. http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ich...
by Tadanga
Feb 7th, '12, 00:52
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SOPA/PIPA/ACTA
Replies: 428
Views: 89084

With the prominent role of Japan as a sponsor of ACTA, I strongly advise d-addict admin to start seriously thinking of a contingency plan. It could be as simple as setting up an IRC channel on Rizon where uploaders and subbers can feel safe in sharing their work. (XDCC bot or .torrent files using DH...
by Tadanga
Jul 25th, '11, 11:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Replies: 5
Views: 5060

Kim Jin-suk (51) fighting for her buddies atop crane #85 at Hanjin heavy Industrial Co.

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by Tadanga
Jul 18th, '11, 08:15
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Replies: 5
Views: 5060

World Champions

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The most incredible match I have ever since, even better than the epic Liverpool - AC Milan Champions League game.
by Tadanga
Jun 14th, '11, 06:46
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Saturday Night Live - Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

Without commercials, the show is only 35mn long and they still have a long way to go to get things worked out. But it is a great format and I think after a few shows they'll get it right. Hirai Ken and this episode's host were great but they have to get more young comedians in there and get rid of t...
by Tadanga
Jun 8th, '11, 07:10
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Saturday Night Live - Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

Saturday Night Live - Japan

A Japanese version of SNL started last Saturday (June 4th) - Fuji TV http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20110526-00000002-sanspo-ent Hosts : Akashiya Sanma and Imada Koji Guests : Okamura Takashi, Brad Pitt, Barack Obama and Koizumi Junichiro Musical Guests : Hirai Ken, Rolling Stones It would be awe...
by Tadanga
Apr 21st, '11, 11:51
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Replies: 5
Views: 5060

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

No stars, no celebrities and no freaks; just regular Japanese folks living their dreams against all odds. I'll start: Suzuki "Betty" Hiroko (鈴木弘子), 5'10, 46 years old http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc284/Tadanga/suzukihiroko.jpg She plays football in the US's IWFL. Position : Line Current team :...
by Tadanga
Mar 16th, '11, 21:24
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FOR THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN, ALL D-ADDICTS UNITE AS ONE!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Unlike Haiti or Waziristan, Japan has a fully functioning economy. So, instead of donations, I think the best way to support Japan right now is by buying Japanese-made products and/or services, anyone planning to go Japan should not cancel their trip and most importantly fight the scandalous and apo...
by Tadanga
Sep 8th, '10, 23:40
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: JpopSuki (NO INVITE REQ ALLOWED)
Replies: 537
Views: 165336

To celebrate its 1st birthday since the launch of the 2.0 version, Jpopsuki has opened up registrations until Sunday, September 12th.
by Tadanga
Jul 19th, '10, 18:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29284

This dorama has touched me in so many ways.
To keep this incredible feeling with me, I have started my own Suki Na Mono Note.
by Tadanga
Jul 17th, '10, 16:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juunen Saki mo Kimi ni Koishite (Ueto Aya)
Replies: 5
Views: 4906

This time slip obsession in J doramas is really weird.

But I'm definitely watching it.
by Tadanga
Jul 17th, '10, 10:19
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 418
Views: 86821

I'll finally be 40 next month. I say finally because 40 has always been a magical number ever since I was a kid, wondering what kind of person I would be and what kind of things I would have had accomplished by then. Note to kid : All your plans, standards and benchmarks. Forget about it !! But it w...
by Tadanga
Jul 5th, '10, 22:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito
Replies: 861
Views: 271791

蓮介サン = Rensuke san
真絵美サン = Maemi san
ほんとよかった!! = I'm really glad !!
It seems that Olive Oyl (aka Xiu Mei) is out.

PS : simultaneous post !
by Tadanga
Jul 5th, '10, 19:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito
Replies: 861
Views: 271791

@yanie: this is a bit random and off topic, but I've been wondering for ages what drama your siggie is for. <3 I think those are the main characters from Bara No Nai Hanaya, Takeuchi Yuko & Katori Shingo. It's Monday evening here and I'm resisting the urge to F5 the torrent page through the night i...
by Tadanga
Jun 19th, '10, 00:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29284

The incredible ride is almost over. Episode 10 Just when I thought this would end like too many other dramas do : a huge morale lesson, Mother treated us to yet another incredibly emotional twist. The superb cast pulls it off seamlessly but I am in awe. Ukkari-san finally letting her feelings out as...
by Tadanga
Jun 9th, '10, 20:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29284

Yabai !!

I have a bad feeling about this. Episode 09 http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc284/Tadanga/mother_09.jpg Episode 10 http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc284/Tadanga/mother_10.jpg I'm putting my helmet on for this and I strongly suggest you do the same. This is gonna be one of those nightmare rides.
by Tadanga
May 16th, '10, 09:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito
Replies: 861
Views: 271791

Has anyone else noticed that Kitagawa Keiko had the unprecedented courage to appear without any make up (the scene with her Dad at home with that humongous plasma TV) ? I think that it is such a genius move : she had to do something unusual for her to stand out from this impressive gathering of huge...
by Tadanga
Apr 21st, '10, 13:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

I think Chuks has got her work cut out for her with all the play on words and popular sayings that I am sure are simply impossible to translate. I absolutely adore the Abe Hiroshi insane facial expression (the stare and the smirk) that would make anyone really uncomfortable so I can't imagine what i...
by Tadanga
Apr 16th, '10, 09:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

I believe she will.
She did with Fumo Chitai so I'll be checking the subs section here when the drama starts.
by Tadanga
Apr 14th, '10, 09:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

According to some source a subbing group called Chuks, will be subbing this drama. Longer preview with short interviews (2 min.): http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/f_9WNFSGvVE/ Chuks is an incredible subber : she is not only very fast but her subs are perfect so I'm really glad she decided to pick...
by Tadanga
Mar 27th, '10, 12:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tokiwa Takako
Replies: 19
Views: 29846

Tokiwa Takako (37) has landed her first leading role in a TV drama since she got married last year. Tokiwa married playwright-actor Nagatsuka Keishi (34) last October. She will team up with writer Kitagawa Eriko on the TV Asahi special drama "Okaasan no Saigono Ichinichi." The two have collaborated...
by Tadanga
Mar 19th, '10, 20:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Magerarenai Onna (Kanno Miho)
Replies: 84
Views: 25346

Incredible finale performance for Kanno Miho, she's got that best actress award in the pocket for sure. Best actor will go to Karasawa Toshiaki for his incredible acting in Fumo Chitai. Well, it's nice at least to see Saki finally pass her bar exam even if it's years later. Actually the date on the ...
by Tadanga
Mar 12th, '10, 19:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Magerarenai Onna (Kanno Miho)
Replies: 84
Views: 25346

I can't wait for next week's Special !! I think we will be treated to a very nice ending : give birth, pass the test and accept Masato's 6th proposal. I'm not 100% sure. But I think this will be Saki's last attempt at trying for the bar exam. I think she's going to give up if she fails and move on. ...
by Tadanga
Mar 8th, '10, 11:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What is Said at the Beginning of Each Episode?
Replies: 8
Views: 4299

"This program/broadcast is brought to you by..."
-> Kono housou wa...names of sponsors...grand sponsor "something" de okurishimasu

housou (放送) : broadcast
bangumi (番組) : program

"something" sounds like Tokyo but I'm not sure.
by Tadanga
Feb 2nd, '10, 07:28
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: what do u think when u see your idol naked in magazines?
Replies: 60
Views: 19872

I remember being devastated when I first saw Hamasaki Ayumi's "photobook" a few years back. So I can relate to your disappointment. I pity how all these artists have forsaken any control over their person and body, anything goes to squeeze another yen from fans. All those rumors about "give-away" co...
by Tadanga
Dec 11th, '09, 23:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Fumou Chitai
Replies: 23
Views: 14425

What's missing is insight into the lead's mind and experience his journey through his feelings. But we are not gonna get that: he is a traditional Japanese man with an extensive military background, which means he keeps his mouth shut at all times and wears a poker face as default. He actually manag...
by Tadanga
Oct 17th, '09, 20:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26008

It seems like a DVD edit : they cut out just enough for the entire thing to fit on one DVD. If that's the case, then they would only take out intermediary scenes with no relevance to the plot. There are usually a lot of filler scenes to meet the demands of the actors or their managers to increase sc...
by Tadanga
Oct 17th, '09, 15:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Fumou Chitai
Replies: 23
Views: 14425

The cast is really impressive.
If they had Abe Hiroshi on the list, it would qualify as a "modern taiga" dorama.
No way I'm touching this without subs. It would be a waste.

EDIT : Heiwa Fansubs just announced they would soft sub this drama !!!
by Tadanga
Oct 17th, '09, 15:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26008

WOW, my bad !
The difference in quality is huge.
Sign me up for this too !!
by Tadanga
Oct 16th, '09, 17:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Ohitorisama NEW series of Teppei Koike
Replies: 37
Views: 19955

Those piggy back rides in Jdrama are quite something else, aren't they ?
by Tadanga
Oct 16th, '09, 13:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26008

The thing with intensive dorama watching is the confused memory : I've got Love Generation, Long Vacation, Pride AND Beautiful Life all mixed up in my head.

And yes, this thread made me want to watch them all again.
Thanks.

>Moodilic : the higher resolution one looks blurry as hell.
by Tadanga
Oct 15th, '09, 17:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Gakeppuchi no Hero / Buzzer Beat (Yamapi)
Replies: 441
Views: 139794

Having them shoot the final kiss scene in front of a blue screen was kinda cute.

I was really impressed with Keiko.
Amazing shoulders and she can actually act.
by Tadanga
Oct 3rd, '09, 16:46
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who do you want to see as a couple?
Replies: 23
Views: 13872

Nagase Tomoya & Tsuchiya Anna.

Those two are the wildest characters around at the moment and would be hilarious in a romantic comedy.
The Docomo commercials they did together were very funny.
by Tadanga
Oct 3rd, '09, 16:28
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tokiwa Takako
Replies: 19
Views: 29846

うらやましい !! :mrgreen:
You West Coast guys are sooo lucky !

I'm also very happy to see Takako work again.
by Tadanga
Aug 25th, '09, 06:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Please help me identify this song(Japanese)
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

If I may recycle this thread, there is a song I am also looking for.
It is a rock song that starts with a shamisen piece (about 10 seconds) before the electric guitars begin rocking.
This song is a couple months' old and actually ranked on either CDTV or Music Station.
Yoroshiku !!
by Tadanga
Aug 14th, '09, 20:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] BOSS (All Seasons)
Replies: 261
Views: 103933

kiddygrade : Prison Break !!
by Tadanga
Aug 3rd, '09, 18:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Abe Hiroshi
Replies: 109
Views: 75823

Abe doing a sex scene with full back nudity !
That's right, he plays a cameo in Chocolate, the Thai martial arts movie with that tough little girl doing amazing things.
by Tadanga
Aug 2nd, '09, 16:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otomen (Masaki Okada, Kaho)
Replies: 104
Views: 46373

In case anyone was wondering, Otomen means two-sided man.
Which sums up pretty well the storyline.

乙男
乙 = O = two-sided (in this case)
男 = Tomen = Otoko = man
by Tadanga
Jul 29th, '09, 23:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mr. Brain
Replies: 230
Views: 96049

Just done watching the last episode of the show. I have to say it was a most grueling effort and I come out of this believing that this Mister Brain has got to be the most expensive crap in the history of J TV. This may sound mean but that's how disappointing it was to see the best actors and the be...
by Tadanga
Jul 24th, '09, 15:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What is your #1 favorite jrock song?
Replies: 23
Views: 5083

Rusty Nail by X-Japan.
by Tadanga
Jul 21st, '09, 19:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 4578

I keep my addiction to myself unfortunately. Two years ago, an anime otaku psychiatrist had the strange idea of using Anime songs as a relaxing activity for his patients. This was prominently showcased on national TV. Imagine a group of suicidal teenagers screaming Otsuka Ai's Sakuranbo at the top o...
by Tadanga
Jul 19th, '09, 12:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Aishiteru-Inamori Izumi,Sano Shiro,Tanaka Misako
Replies: 27
Views: 13862

English soft subs for this dorama are already provided on this site thanks to the diligent efforts of Chuks :

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_75218.htm
by Tadanga
Jul 7th, '09, 15:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Konkatsu! (Nakai Masahiro, Ueto Aya)
Replies: 94
Views: 39815

Eventhough I am fully aware of how remotely possible it is but I swear Ueto Aya looked pregnant. It is not just the puffiness and the outright maternity clothes they had her wear during half the show but she actually did have "the glow". I know, this is completely nuts but there's definitely somethi...
by Tadanga
Jun 23rd, '09, 16:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

>dajika : Thanks for the heads up. Obviously, this lowers expectations even more. In case I come back flaming after seeing the finale, I should say now that I enjoyed Shiroi Haru very much, it was a highly emotional and touching show with a great cast. Otsukare sama deshita !! For more of Abe Hirosh...
by Tadanga
Jun 23rd, '09, 05:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

For some reason I am expecting a tearful "give her this when she is old enough to understand"- type letter from Mariko to appear at the most convenient moment to straighten everything out. Konno Mahiru was really underused until now that's why I think she will get some major screen time in tonight's...
by Tadanga
Jun 17th, '09, 15:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

I am definitely not holding my breath. Haruo's decision to leave the field was not shocking in itself since 2 had become a crowd. But for breaking that little girl's heart, yurusenai ! And here we go again with yet another show attempting to wrap up half a dozen under developed story lines in the fi...
by Tadanga
Jun 16th, '09, 18:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

You're right. There are only 11 episodes.
The official site mentions the finale for next week. (6/23)
Oh well.
by Tadanga
Jun 16th, '09, 17:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

Ep 10. At least it doesn't seem to be going in the direction I'd feared. :sweat: From the rest of the caps, looks like the 800M yen mystery won't be revealed until next week's finale. Wait a minute, isn't there supposed to be 12 episodes ? If so, there are another 2 episodes and the finale should b...
by Tadanga
Jun 16th, '09, 08:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orthrus no Inu (Takizawa Hideaki, Nishikido Ry)
Replies: 267
Views: 69543

Just in case anyone was wondering what Orthros meant : Greek Mythology: KYON ORTHROS (or Orthus) was a two-headed, serpent-tailed dog, a brother of monsters such as Kerberos and the Khimaira. He mated with the latter, siring the Sphinx and Nemean Lion. His master was the three-bodied giant Geryon, k...
by Tadanga
Jun 10th, '09, 07:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

YABAI !!!
And no previews of next episode, hidoi gryzze-san !!
Sachan, ganbatte !
by Tadanga
Jun 4th, '09, 09:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

Haruo is being put through all 7 levels of Hell to atone for his original sin and if the Japanese understanding of redemption is anything like the rest of the world, we should expect a nice ending to this thing. At least, they could go on officially as a two-dad family as they are doing now. And yes...
by Tadanga
Jun 2nd, '09, 19:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

With a total of 12 episodes, we are now beginning the roller-coaster part the show.
Tanoshimi !!

gryzze, yoroshiku !
by Tadanga
Jun 2nd, '09, 19:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Departures US Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

I watched this movie as soon as it became available for download to see what the big fuss was about. And I am just as surprised as all the people involved in the making of this movie as to how it actually won an Oscar. I am not saying that the Oscars represent the supreme honor bestowed on the best ...
by Tadanga
May 31st, '09, 16:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

I wouldn't go as far as calling that a kiss. It was more of a smooch, you'd kiss a pet the same way. And the poor guy deserves some kind of reward for tagging along and being so "useful". Another reason why I always rush to stop the file when the previews come up. But what got me in Ep 7 is : Haruo'...
by Tadanga
May 28th, '09, 23:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

zettaiKaren wrote:Hi Res Screen shots of ep. 5 (lots of Yoshitaka Yuriko closeups :w00t: )

http://bbs.btpig.com/viewthread.php?tid=837733&page=66
As a heads up :
My browser goes crazy when I try the above site.
I get a malware alarm so I stayed away.
by Tadanga
May 26th, '09, 08:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 43299

Poor Panyasan deserves some credit for investing 8 years of his life in this.
The giraffe on the roof !!
Scrubbing the grave, that was a killer for me.
by Tadanga
Jan 21st, '09, 19:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161820

Maki-san is great in this. She really has shown that she can own dramatic roles. The only thing that has been gnawing at me is the clothes : there is just no way her character could afford that An An fashion doing odd jobs ( unless they pay big bucks to clean subway bathrooms ). I am not complaining...
by Tadanga
Jan 19th, '09, 16:08
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tokiwa Takako
Replies: 19
Views: 29846

Thanks !!
I'll keep an eye out for both Tabloid and Love Quotient : if there are chinese subs for them, that means someone will eventually use them to do english subs. I just hope we'll be able to get a good RAW source.
by Tadanga
Jan 14th, '09, 13:03
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tokiwa Takako
Replies: 19
Views: 29846

Tokiwa plays the role of Osen no Kata in the latest NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin (currently airing).
by Tadanga
Sep 21st, '08, 02:41
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [solved] Who's That Face Again?
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Ooopss, damn mouse plays tricks on me.
I actually tried to vote for Fukiishi Kazue ( those eye brows are a give away, right ? )
She stole every scene in Rookies with those tight pants.
by Tadanga
Sep 1st, '08, 00:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Atsu-hime (Taiga Drama)
Replies: 105
Views: 55295

Episodes 28 & 29 have really marked the half way point of the series.
Things are definitely getting dicey for our princess. Taihen !!

PS : HUGE thanks to ap for sticking with us by providing all the episodes even though this commitment has surely inconvenienced his daily life.
by Tadanga
Aug 29th, '08, 17:44
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Post your pictures thread!!! Post them!
Replies: 3136
Views: 657607

Hey all,

This is me with a very old friend from college days.
We are in Fez, Morocco.

Image
by Tadanga
Aug 22nd, '08, 22:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)
Replies: 591
Views: 161820

Looks more like a publicity shot since it is a bit far off the house cleaner look she's supposed to play.
by Tadanga
Aug 22nd, '08, 19:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yoshitsune
Replies: 31
Views: 17892

I have always stayed away from Taiga doramas because I always thought they were nothing more than low budget play-like costume parties until Groinke's passion convinced me to give Atsuhime a try. And now I am hooked. Yoshitsune is my second Taiga and I was really happy to fall once again under the s...
by Tadanga
Aug 17th, '08, 10:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Atsu-hime (Taiga Drama)
Replies: 105
Views: 55295

Just one more week to go before ap gets back on station.
Tanoshimi !
by Tadanga
Jul 16th, '08, 20:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 87852

I am sure you guys have noticed that the televised speech was pretty long. Kimura showcased the extent of his talent ( once again ) and proved ( yet again ) why he was the #1 star in Japan. That scene is actually 22 minutes and 35 seconds long : it has got to be the longest uncut scene with dialogue...
by Tadanga
Jul 12th, '08, 20:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 87852

I had high hopes for this dorama but I am now really disappointed that they didn't seize this chance to address more sensitive subjects like North Korea, the Yasukuni shrine and Japan's hurtful past, the horrendous suicide rate, whale hunting, rising immigration or even homelessness. Instead, we get...
by Tadanga
Jul 12th, '08, 15:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 87852

I was shocked to see that there will only be 10 episodes.
Next Monday will be the LAST episode ( 90 minutes ).
by Tadanga
Jul 5th, '08, 15:15
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Stream Japanese TV on your computer with KeyHoleTV
Replies: 995
Views: 739896

Hey ! Huge thanks for the stream links since I am looking for an alternative to either KeyHole or TVU. KeyHole's video/audio are awful and TVU's buffer is too small so the video stops after a few seconds. Does anyone know how I can increase the buffer size ? I don't mind a 10 or 15 minute-delay if i...
by Tadanga
Jul 2nd, '08, 20:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 87852

Just watched Ep 08 and I am sure Kudo Shizuka ( Kimura's wife ) blew a gasket.
Last three episodes promise to be high tempo.
by Tadanga
May 6th, '08, 22:14
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bento Boxes: Where to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 2848

I think those curled up tako sausages that look like octopus are really cute.
by Tadanga
May 6th, '08, 22:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: American sings the soul of Japan ~ Jero
Replies: 18
Views: 5755

I have to admit that at first I was a little put off by the hip hop look that I thought was another expression of the run of the mill stereotype of blacks I have come to get used to from japanese media. But, marketing approach or not, I have to hand it to Jero because he pulls it off beautifully. It...
by Tadanga
Apr 27th, '08, 20:49
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tokiwa Takako
Replies: 19
Views: 29846

Takako is back in Episode 7 of Loss Time Life. ( Fuji TV 2008)

Wiki Link
by Tadanga
Apr 7th, '08, 22:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakuyakou
Replies: 247
Views: 73958

Yes indeed. It is very much worth watching.
You'll find it right here subbed, another beautiful job by SARS Fansubs.
Link
by Tadanga
Apr 7th, '08, 20:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bara no nai Hanaya: Katori Shingo/Takeuchi Yuko
Replies: 334
Views: 118599

For some reason the scene of the intervention ( when they save that kid from the abusive parents ) stayed in my mind the most. I haven't seen such a powerful scene in a dorama before. Even the cinematography of that scene was unique for a dorama.