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by mii-t
Aug 10th, '09, 21:02
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who is she?
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Not a really clear picture, but looks like it may be Nao Minamisawa.
by mii-t
Aug 10th, '09, 20:58
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Site suggestion - music?
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Downloading of drama series, although technically not legal, is sort of in a gray area as far as licensing goes. The industry has made it very clear, though, that theatrical releases (movies) and music are a definite no-no, so don't expect to see them offered up here any time soon. A little searchin...
by mii-t
Aug 5th, '09, 20:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 5140

wmcnair370 wrote: Oh, and the Japanese friends I have are no where near as Japanese as me, and I am an Irish American.
My Japanese friends don't watch either. They are pretty in-tune with their culture and listen to J-music, but not into the dramas. They usually ask me what/who is popular in any given season.
by mii-t
Aug 5th, '09, 20:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mr. Brain
Replies: 230
Views: 99820

Got a question on the EP1. On the first part of EP1, where the guy was dressed in all white look like he works at the club. And he helps the girl out with her heels. What does that have to do anything with the story?? Just to show how his life was before the accident that made him a genius. And, a ...
by mii-t
Jul 24th, '09, 21:46
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 165766

Wow, so much disdain for Aibu Saki. She is so adorable with those dimples. But, yeah, the acting leaves much to be desired. There are a lot of actors/actresses I dislike at first, then see them in a drama I like and change my mind. I couldn't stand Aya Ueto after Attention Please, but changed my min...
by mii-t
Jul 24th, '09, 21:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

Also, for anyone living in Southern California, I believe Love Shuffle is being broadcast on UTB starting this Sunday, 7/26.
by mii-t
Jul 24th, '09, 21:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

Definitely check out Kekkon Dekinai Otoko and Love Shuffle. Also, I agree, Orange Days isn't a comedy, but has some funny parts (I'm a little biased, though, because it's one of my favorite dramas). Two others I'd recommend are Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tatakai (more comedy than romance) and Around...
by mii-t
Jul 24th, '09, 03:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 207136

Love Generation is my choice. I expected a touching romantic story, but received the most primitive soap opera I ever saw. It looked like some Mexican telenovella from 80's and not the best one. Ridiculous plot, stupid and irritating characters and absolutely unbearable main actress. It was an awfu...
by mii-t
Jul 24th, '09, 00:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 207136

Issy wrote:Innocent Love is another bad jdrama. maki's fake smiles were so creepy.
Totally agree. The last two episodes were especially horrible.
The scene where the two brain-deads are sitting alone in the house was just awful. I wanted to throw something at the television.
by mii-t
Jul 23rd, '09, 04:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 207136

I suppose it's not fair to call something the worst drama ever if I didn't watch all of it, but the new JSOTW, Anna-san no Omame, is downright awful. Even the series' I didn't finish were given at least a full episode before they were shelved. I couldn't even make it to the halfway point of the firs...
by mii-t
Jul 23rd, '09, 00:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mr. Brain
Replies: 230
Views: 99820

LOL my first kimura takuya film~ just started watching it and i fell in love with him within the first ten minutes already XD that guy has got some serious skills Not that Mr. Brain is bad, but if you find that you like him, I'd suggest a few others over this one. I'm sure a lot of people will tell...
by mii-t
Jul 22nd, '09, 17:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mr. Brain
Replies: 230
Views: 99820

So I finished the series last night. There were some pretty good episodes and I found it to be a likable series overall, but definitely not great. It felt a bit disjointed and I think they relied too much on guest appearances rather than a good flowing story to keep the ratings up. I was pretty disa...
by mii-t
Jul 16th, '09, 17:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 5140

In your situation, you're attempting to influence people to watch your favorite shows. This is the wrong approach! These people must discover the shows themselves. --- groink Yeah, I've learned. Seems like many people just stumble upon these things. My sister-in-law got hooked on Kim Sam Soon becau...
by mii-t
Jul 16th, '09, 01:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 5140

All of my attempts to get others on the Dorama Wagon have failed. Whenever I bring it up to my non-Asian friends, they just look at me cross-eyed. When I mention shows to my Asian friends I usually get, "Oh, I think my mom was watching that!" I have a friend who's Japanese girlfriend is trying to br...
by mii-t
Jul 15th, '09, 23:34
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 5140

With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?

Not including the D-Addicts community, with whom do you share your love of Japanese entertainment? Family? Friends? School groups? Meet-up groups? What other outlets have you found to share this "hobby" outside of the electronic realm? I have a few friends that watch K-dramas on occasion, but for th...
by mii-t
Jul 14th, '09, 22:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 32004

While I understand the cultural aspects of this argument, it's clear that there are some actors/actresses that are clearly more comfortable with that level of intimacy on-screen than others.

Tsumabuki Satoshi and Shibaski Kou in Orange Days = pretty darn comfortable!
by mii-t
Jul 8th, '09, 19:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kokoro (NHK Asadora Drama)
Replies: 3
Views: 5372

Can't find much on YouTube anymore, just some clips of Kokoro slapping Sachi. Maybe I'll contact UTB here in LA. It was subbed for their broadcast, so it must exist - whether or not I can get a copy, we'll see.
by mii-t
Jul 8th, '09, 17:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

I just watched the first episode of Love Story. It didn't pique my interest all that much, but since it got such high viewership I'm willing to give it a couple more episodes. I assume some of you here have seen it. If so, what did you think? Is it worth continuing? Is there another drama you would ...
by mii-t
Jul 8th, '09, 05:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kokoro (NHK Asadora Drama)
Replies: 3
Views: 5372

Kokoro (NHK Asadora Drama)

There was an Asadora drama called Kokoro ( http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kokoro ) about 5 or 6 years ago that aired in Los Angeles. I saw an episode near the later part of the series and got hooked. I remember waking up in the morning and watching it before going to the office - I looked forward to thos...
by mii-t
Jul 7th, '09, 02:47
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueto Aya
Replies: 914
Views: 259813

chocoasaurus wrote:
mii-t wrote:I gotta post a screenshot of that smile. I'll do it when I get home tonight!
Where is those screen shots??? :roll

I was waiting for a while, mannnn :cussing:

Sorry, I forgot. Here's one I really liked from Celeb.

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by mii-t
Jul 6th, '09, 19:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Shuffle (Winter 09) Tamaki,Karina,Matsuda
Replies: 248
Views: 109388

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this thread, but just wanted to chime it about this series. I finished it over the weekend and really, really liked it. I usually do not like when series use old English songs (except for Pride) but I really liked the Earth, Wind and Fire opening and Bangles insert music....
by mii-t
Jul 6th, '09, 19:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

Hey all! I'm a total noobie when it comes to j-drama's but I hope to change that in the near future :). I'm looking for a good j-drama that's yakuza or police related. At the moment i'm downloading my boss my hero. Hopefully someone has some series to reccomend for me? Also, are there any series an...
by mii-t
Jul 4th, '09, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 279954

#1 Orange Days
#2 Beautiful Life
#3 Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
by mii-t
Jul 3rd, '09, 02:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

Just got done watching Tatta Hitotsu no Koi so I need another nice romantic drama to watch. Doesn't matter if there is a triangle or someone gets sick and almost dies. Just want something with a happy ending. Any good suggestions? What have you already seen? I just finished Star no Koi, really good...
by mii-t
Jun 26th, '09, 19:39
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Amami Yuki
Replies: 31
Views: 23103

@mii-t: Hello! How many more of her dramas have you seen? Hey, I also like Maya Miki (along with some actors and actresses in their 30s). :thumright: Hi! The only one I've seen the full series of is Around 40. I've started Enka no Joou and am trying to find subbed versions of Top Caster, but no luc...
by mii-t
Jun 23rd, '09, 18:51
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Entertainment Blogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

It looks like they write a lot on Jrock and Visual Kei - pretty good info, though. Thanks!
by mii-t
Jun 23rd, '09, 18:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Entertainment Blogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Japanese Entertainment Blogs

Does anyone know of any good Japanese drama/music blogs?

I think allkpop.com is really well done, but as the name suggests, it only focuses on Korean entertainment. I was hoping to find something of similar scope and quality for the Japanese entertainment industry.
by mii-t
Jun 19th, '09, 00:00
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueto Aya
Replies: 914
Views: 259813

I gotta post a screenshot of that smile. I'll do it when I get home tonight!
by mii-t
Jun 18th, '09, 23:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What is your #1 favorite jrock song?
Replies: 23
Views: 5387

X Japan, Art of Life.

If you've never heard it, it's 30 minutes long and worth every second. If you just want a taste, I think you can find "radio" versions out in the wild.
by mii-t
Jun 18th, '09, 23:36
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Amami Yuki
Replies: 31
Views: 23103

I really started to like her after watching Around 40. Although it seems counter-intuitive, I'm finding that as I'm rapidly approaching my 30's, these older, more sophisticated actresses are gaining appeal. Most male dorama fans I know are drawn more to the younger idol types as they get older. I su...
by mii-t
Jun 18th, '09, 23:11
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueto Aya
Replies: 914
Views: 259813

Hi all, I read these forums all the time, but rarely post. Just finished a series that made me want to comment here, though. I gotta say, I didn't like Aya much to begin with. I was so annoyed with her throughout Attention Please that I almost didn't finish the series. I though she was fairly attrac...
by mii-t
Jul 15th, '08, 02:35
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Is it wrong for an Asian man to date a "White" wom
Replies: 55
Views: 17492

It's pretty easy to simple to say "no," but unfortunately, some people think otherwise. I'd venture a bet, though, that you won't find a lot of people on this site that have a problem with it. I'm a halfer so of course I'd say there's nothing wrong with it. It amazes me that people concern themselve...
by mii-t
Jul 9th, '08, 00:24
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [solved] Who is this actress?
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

Mystery solved!

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Fujii_Mina

Thanks to koyama22 for this info.
by mii-t
Jul 8th, '08, 20:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: New Tohoshinki Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5668

koyama22 wrote:Very good MV and song.

The actress is Mina Fujii.

Not sure about the actor.
Yay! Thank you!
by mii-t
Jul 6th, '08, 19:01
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [solved] Who is this actress?
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

[solved] Who is this actress?

I've been trying to figure out who this actress is from the new Tohoshinki video. I feel like I've seen her in something before, but cant figure out what.

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by mii-t
Jul 4th, '08, 23:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: New Tohoshinki Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5668

New Tohoshinki Video

The new Tohoshinki video for どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう? / Why did I fall in love with you? is floating around the Internet. I'm not a big Tohoshinki fan, but this song changed my view totally. I think it's great. And, the mini-drama video is a perfect fit. For anyone that's seen it, who is the actress in...
by mii-t
Jun 28th, '08, 17:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tomorrow - Upcoming Yutaka Takenouchi Drama !!
Replies: 93
Views: 34694

I just recently finished Itoshi Kimi e so I was looking forward to seeing something else with Kanno Miho.

I quite honestly haven't seen a full series with Takenouchi Yutaka since Long Vacation. I'm curious to see how he looks after 10+ years.
by mii-t
Jun 28th, '08, 17:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

mii-t - have you seen Proposal Daisakusen? I think it's as good as Orange Days. xohbitemex - try Sekai no Chuushin.. it's really sad. As depressing as 1 Litre of Tears? Probably. HorusEyes - a good comedy.. Nobuta wo Produce, Nodame Cantabile My brother keeps trying to get me to watch Proposal Dais...
by mii-t
Jun 25th, '08, 06:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Music Recommendations
Replies: 404
Views: 222581

X Japan has been added to my favorite artist :D Amen to that. X-Japan is amazing. I can listen to all 30+ minutes of Art of Life over and over, and then watch the video of the live from '93 - just incredible. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before, but there's a group call JrockRevolution that ...
by mii-t
Jun 25th, '08, 05:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So.. What was the first drama you watched??
Replies: 1694
Views: 278714

The first j-drama I watched was the last one-third of Kokoro. I happened to see it on TV one day before work and the lead actress, Nakagoshi Noriko, really caught my attention - I though she was incredibly charming. The episodes were only 15 minutes each so it was easy to watch each morning while ha...
by mii-t
Jun 25th, '08, 04:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1475081

Hi everyone. Long time listener, first time caller :P I'd second the votes for Orange Days and Beautiful Life. I usually don't get emotional over shows, but Beautiful Life got me. I even read the reviews with spoilers so I thought I was prepared...nope, still got me. The female leads in both of thes...