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by lomsie
Oct 23rd, '13, 10:20
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: K-movies discussion
Replies: 501
Views: 99233

Not sure if this is the place to ask, sorry if it's not. I recently watched "My PS Partner" or "Whatcha Wearin'?", I've seen both titles used. Anyway, there is an instrumental song towards the end of the movie that I'm dying to know what the title is and who composer is. I'll put it under a spoiler ...
by lomsie
Jun 8th, '10, 02:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIFE
Replies: 211
Views: 66453

Kakijun wrote:!

No way vol 19 is out! :cheers:
It's all the Japanese volumes, though. No English! But it's great for language practice if you're learning Japanese.
by lomsie
Apr 21st, '10, 21:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Naka nai to Kimeta Hi - Eikura Nana
Replies: 273
Views: 55664

NO matter how evil and horrible person you are and no matter what evil deeds you plan to get what you want, you will succeed by the end and get away with murder and get what you want. you don't even need to be sorry for what you have done and seek forgiveness from people who you harmed deeply. just...
by lomsie
Apr 21st, '10, 21:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 264086

It's really funny, kind of, how everyone is deciding what they think about characters, when we've only seen the first episode. How can we have a good idea of who they are with only one episode. There are the stock roles in Japanese dramas that they may fill, but I'd hold judgment until the last ep. ...
by lomsie
Mar 11th, '10, 17:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Naka nai to Kimeta Hi - Eikura Nana
Replies: 273
Views: 55664

but the last ep will only have 15 minutes? No way!!!!! more needs to happen to Tachibana to be punished properly Yukiko need to recover and clear, Nakahara has yet humble enough to Tachibana to complete and finish with Miki to wipe out Tachibana because what affects Tachibana is Nakahara then he le...
by lomsie
Mar 4th, '10, 06:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Naka nai to Kimeta Hi - Eikura Nana
Replies: 273
Views: 55664

I actually liked this episode. Miki seems to be getting stronger with every episode. Surprisingly, Tachibana didn't annoy me the most (though she did plenty). This time it was Nakahara who did the best job of annoying the hell out of me! He's got to be the most dim-witted man I've ever seen in a dra...
by lomsie
Feb 18th, '10, 21:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Naka nai to Kimeta Hi - Eikura Nana
Replies: 273
Views: 55664

the problem is i still don't know if she really cares about nakahara or he is one things that she says if she want it, she will/have to get it? it's so true that if she goes with blackmailing option, she definitely ruin any chance of nakahara liking her and she really needs to plan this carefully i...
by lomsie
Feb 18th, '10, 15:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Naka nai to Kimeta Hi - Eikura Nana
Replies: 273
Views: 55664

I don't see miki as a revanging woman type and a woman who just goes out with anyone because her previous bf has betrayed her (as she thinks now). as a wise gf, she should ask for an explanation from nakahara specially that he was never had any suspecting atention to tachibana. so it would be reall...
by lomsie
Apr 21st, '09, 15:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Traditional Japanese Clothes
Replies: 18
Views: 5174

There is this website, exporting vintage kimono straight out of Tokyo, Japan. You can buy individual items or sets. For the quality of the kimono here the prices are very good. Of course, they have yukata here as well, but the shipping prices may get you. It depends on what you're looking for. I'm s...
by lomsie
Apr 11th, '09, 15:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion]: Snakes and Earrings ("Hebi ni Piasu
Replies: 16
Views: 17010

You also have to remember that you're reading a translation. I've always wanted to read the book in Japanese, because you'd be surprised at the things that get lost in the translation. I remember reading a few Banana Yoshimoto books that got terribly butchered by the English translation, so it reall...
by lomsie
Apr 9th, '09, 03:32
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 82110

pubble wrote: woah, don't you think you're taking this a little too far / a little too seriously?
- mod
Really? It's just a bit of fun.
by lomsie
Apr 9th, '09, 03:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIFE
Replies: 211
Views: 66453

I'm looking for the 18th volume of the LIFE manga; the last one released. Does anyone know where I can find it either scanned or for sale with decent shipping. Amazon japan wants me to pay 3000 yen shipping for a 450 yen book. unbelievable. Is there like a barnes and nobles japan? There is this web...
by lomsie
Apr 3rd, '09, 23:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 82110

The one thing that really irritates me, other than running around the entire damn city, is in a J-drama, when the two lovers or friends just miss each other by not turning around, and then proceed to run all over the city looking for each other, then something bad happens, be it an accident, death, ...
by lomsie
Apr 3rd, '09, 04:41
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ugly celebrities
Replies: 238
Views: 121629

I think it somewhat depends on what you're seeing these people act in (excluding paparazzi photos). For instance, Oguri Shun looks really good in HYD and Crows: Zero, but bad in other things. I find Nino from Arashi terribly skinny and unattractive in Stand Up!! and not so alluring in Ryusei no Kizu...
by lomsie
Apr 3rd, '09, 03:06
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who here would want to act in Asian entertainment?
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

It is very possible to be a part of the Japanese entertainment industry, though the types of jobs you'd get are restricted. Being a foreigner, one would probably get bit parts in dramas, being the designated "clown" or the one person in the drama who always speaks [insert your native language here],...
by lomsie
Jan 22nd, '09, 23:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: What J movie or dramas makes you cry or moves you?
Replies: 123
Views: 44843

The only J-drama to have ever made me cry was Nobuta Wo Produce . I think Nobuta is the perfect combination of ridiculous comedy and heartfelt personal journeys. It is, in my opinion, the best J-drama I have seen yet. It was paced really well, and the actors did really well, and the journeys of Nobu...
by lomsie
Aug 4th, '08, 17:14
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion]: Snakes and Earrings ("Hebi ni Piasu
Replies: 16
Views: 17010

Ou, thanks for the link, it looks pretty good. Shiba-san is really different from what I imagined, but he looks pretty good for the part. Ama is exactly as I thought. I hope the actors fill in the shoes well! I understand that the sex scenes would be watered down, but that brutality was a big part o...
by lomsie
Aug 4th, '08, 17:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Maou (Ohno Satoshi & Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 619
Views: 172443

Am I the only one who thinks Sora-chan is annoying as hell? And where is episode 5? No, that kid annoys the crap out of me as well. So much so, I'm twisting my fingers until her scene is over, lol. Children in Japanese (Asian for that matter) dramas, if they're younger than six or seven, I find the...
by lomsie
Jul 29th, '08, 02:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: U.S. Remake for DEATH NOTE
Replies: 151
Views: 43561

I really don't see what all the rage is about. Who the f*ck cares if Zach Efron is cast as Light? All anyone has seen him in is High School Musical, you have no idea what else he can do. Disney has a monopoly on these kids' careers, if he can break out, more power to him. So why doesn't everyone res...
by lomsie
Jul 28th, '08, 14:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion]: Snakes and Earrings ("Hebi ni Piasu
Replies: 16
Views: 17010

[Movie Discussion]: Snakes and Earrings ("Hebi ni Piasu

Are they seriously going to make a movie of this book? The novel, by Hitomi Kanehara has many disturbing descriptions of brutal violence and murder, not to mention the outright nasty, dirty, brutal sadomasochistic sex scene in the book. Don't get me wrong, I love this book, I own it. I'm really inte...
by lomsie
Jun 15th, '08, 17:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: U.S. Remake for DEATH NOTE
Replies: 151
Views: 43561

Damn, why doesn't everyone stop bitching and reserve judgment until after the movie comes out? There are plenty of movies I thought I would despise, but actually liked after I saw it. Conversely, there are movies I was really excited about, but fell way below my expectations. It could be good, or it...
by lomsie
Jun 13th, '08, 02:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: U.S. Remake for DEATH NOTE
Replies: 151
Views: 43561

i love the little insulated world people live in sometimes. MOST people dont watch the same stuff we do. its not made exclusively for us. the owners of the material are free to ship it wherever they like. they could make 7,000 crappy death note remakes and ill still love the original material. who ...
by lomsie
Jun 11th, '08, 23:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: U.S. Remake for DEATH NOTE
Replies: 151
Views: 43561

i love the little insulated world people live in sometimes. MOST people dont watch the same stuff we do. its not made exclusively for us. the owners of the material are free to ship it wherever they like. they could make 7,000 crappy death note remakes and ill still love the original material. who ...
by lomsie
May 22nd, '08, 19:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 732675

SPOILERS for Ep. 7, I didn't like this episode.... I wasn't too happy with this episode, to tell the truth. Not because of what Ruka was putting Takeru through, I think that part is believable at least. But with Takeru's confession to Ruka. Why did he have to do it just then? I just see it as the pr...
by lomsie
May 21st, '08, 16:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: another - how do you say my name in japanese??
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Well, A lot of Chinese students studying in Japan either adopt English names to use among their friends, and for official uses, they use the onyomi of their Chinese names. Sometimes it sounds really ridiculous though. A girl I knew, her Chinese name was something like "Lan Lan", but all the Japanese...
by lomsie
May 12th, '08, 19:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 203934

But if you're looking for actual storyline, don't bother. It's slapped in there between really stupid scenes with the guys. Yes...that's what I was trying to get at! Haha. Hana Kimi has no storyline, nor any journeys that the characters go on. And no, Sano's "I can jump again" story does not count....
by lomsie
May 12th, '08, 17:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 732675

We don't know anything. Everything pertaining to future episodes is speculation at this point. Until we see what happens, then we don't know. We all know what we'd like to happen, but well, that rarely happens!
by lomsie
May 11th, '08, 18:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 732675

You are right in that we don't know much now. The way it's been presented, she acted as if she'd never seen that side of him before. And he got so obsessive all of the sudden. Yes, yes, we don't know, I'm just saying I don't believe it yet.

Did this drama come from a manga or a book?
by lomsie
May 11th, '08, 13:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Friends - Nagasawa Masami/Ueno Juri/Eita
Replies: 2909
Views: 732675

Well, when I was watching the first ep. and the opening came on, I thought Ruka was a guy at first, purely by appearances. Then I got a better look and thought, "oh.....OH!" I wouldn't say that it would be a disappointment, it would make Ruka's life even more tumultuous, but I'm concerned with the w...
by lomsie
May 10th, '08, 02:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The way Japanese people and culture are portrayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Well, Kimura Takuya has gone far beyond what the usual Johnny's are today. He was amazing in Bushi no Ichibun. And I was very impressed by Ninomiya (??) in Letters from Iwo Jima. Yes, Hana Kimi wasn't meant to be serious, but I question the "serious moments" that happen every episode. It's like they...
by lomsie
May 9th, '08, 17:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The way Japanese people and culture are portrayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Frankly, I think the ikemen factor greatly limits a drama. Especially ones with unbelievable premises like Hana Kimi. Because those pretty boys are the ONLY thing drawing attention to the show. Try that drama again with less attractive pre-pubescent looking boys and see how well it does. Sorry, my h...
by lomsie
May 9th, '08, 17:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 203934

I would have to say any drama that was really popular when it came out. of course, this can't apply to everything, because I haven't seen it all, but these are mine: Hana Kimi : The premise was so ridiculous and the plot so predictable. I think it would have been better if she didn't end up with Shu...
by lomsie
Apr 5th, '08, 03:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The way Japanese people and culture are portrayed
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Kimura Takuya is the only Jonny's boy I've seen do a serious role well. "Bushi no Ichibun" anyone? I didn't see a drop of Jonny's boy in that movie. He's the only actor I've seen come out of the machine that is Jonny's Ent. The drama that I hate the most is Hana Kimi. I honestly don't understand wha...
by lomsie
Mar 14th, '08, 05:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] LIFE
Replies: 211
Views: 66453

Hey, does anyone know the song in the 10th episode when everyone is chasing Manami through the halls? It's not on the soundtrack, and also, the song in ep. 3 when the girl are making Ayumu clean the dishes. I hate when some songs aren't included on the ost! Why do they do that?!
by lomsie
Nov 18th, '07, 03:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Confirmed by TBS Hana Yori Dango Movie
Replies: 585
Views: 199110

Sorry, but I won't watch this one. I was really disappointed with HYD 2 and after re-watching HYD, I'm still trying to find something that was not stupid about it. If you're going to make an ongoing series with this, think up better scripts, please! I wonder which actress they're going to have break...
by lomsie
Nov 6th, '07, 16:22
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Humor
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Well, I can't say I know much, I mean, you're the one taking the class on humor! But anyway, what I know is that Japanese humor, like their history, kind of isolated. A lot of people say that Japanese don't have a sense of humor. They do actually, or else you wouldn't see them laughing in all those ...
by lomsie
Nov 4th, '07, 23:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dave Spector attacks TV dramas
Replies: 24
Views: 5721

thanks.
by lomsie
Nov 4th, '07, 23:04
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dave Spector attacks TV dramas
Replies: 24
Views: 5721

Is there a link to the article? Or was that clip in the original post it? I just wanted to read his whole report.
by lomsie
Nov 4th, '07, 22:01
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Are Japanese people really like that?
Replies: 137
Views: 19231

And when I was in Tokyo a few years back, I absolutely loved the Japanese. I found them very friendly and helpful. :wub: Whenever I just stood somewhere looking confused, Japanese people would ask me if I was lost and would even walk me to wherever I wanted to go. Men and women alike, even Salarime...
by lomsie
Oct 31st, '07, 05:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Effects of JDrama on your opinions about Japan?
Replies: 23
Views: 3833

I'm thinking you're not american, if you were and lived in this society, you'd go for japan anyday. and sadly the other post is right too, in the past 15 years or so the japanese have become so stupidly american, they are ready to fail just like america has. I hope they wise up soon. At least J-Dra...