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by Ginto-gin
Aug 17th, '18, 21:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Idaten
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Keiko1981 wrote:Inochi is more like a compact asadora. :)
Oh right, you're providing translations for Inochi :doh: good to know, thanks :D
by Ginto-gin
Aug 17th, '18, 19:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Idaten
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Even with the declining quality of taiga dramas, I'd like to remain optimistic about Idaten. Kudo Kankuro is a master at bringing cohesion in storytelling. There's got to be enough material for him to work with and stretch because of recorded history and footage. Perhaps introduce other athletes or ...
by Ginto-gin
Aug 15th, '18, 21:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Idaten
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: [Discussion] Idaten

Great segment! In the clip, is the filming on location in Stockholm? This really makes my day. Thanks again for sharing :-)
by Ginto-gin
Jun 6th, '16, 19:01
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: Dramawiki Ratings List
Replies: 5
Views: 21336

Re: Dwiki drama ratings list please

Asako wrote:
Candylemon wrote:I've been listing the current JDrama rankings twice a week here, if that's the sort of thing you're looking for.

This is great, thanks
Adding my thanks!
by Ginto-gin
Oct 24th, '14, 23:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 40000

I'm just starting to learn Japanese myself. A good friend of mine created these Apps called Real Kana and Real Kanji. I've started with the kana, was slow at first but I'm getting the hang of it. The interface is intuitive, easy to use and portable on my phone! Worth the price. Real Kana https://itu...
by Ginto-gin
Jan 10th, '10, 09:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: about ktsf fuji tv drama
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

Tonight 9 Jan 2010 KTSF aired Episode 47 (Finale) of Tenchijin.

There was an advertisement for the movie "Year One in the North" (Kita no Zero-nen, 2005) that will be aired with English subtitles on 16 Jan 2010 at 9:30pm.

Still dunno if Ryoma-den will be picked up...
by Ginto-gin
Dec 7th, '09, 09:24
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: KTSF (Bay Area) Fuji-TV Programming Need helping finding fi
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Yes, I confirm that "There Goes Benio, The Smart Girl" (or "Haikarasan ga Toru", 1987 Live Action) aired on KTSF! It starred a young Abe Hiroshi. I was bummed that I didn't catch the beginning of the show, so I decided not to continue watching :-( Seems a DVD was released. There are also trailers on...
by Ginto-gin
Nov 22nd, '09, 03:51
Forum: International Community
Topic: Bay Area D-Addicts?
Replies: 192
Views: 58859

Whew, that was close! We get to keep the axe for another year!
:clap:
GO CAL BEARS!
by Ginto-gin
Jul 28th, '09, 01:24
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Foreign money identification and value
Replies: 12
Views: 7488

Philippine money (PHP): A-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos ("cents") - not made anymore; older than E-2 A-3 - Philippines, 1 Piso ("peso") - not made anymore; older than C-2 C-2 - Philippines, 1 Piso - not made anymore E-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos - not made anymore E-4 - Philippines, 10 Sentimos - no...
by Ginto-gin
Jul 10th, '09, 23:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Kaze no Garden(Kamiki Ryunosuke, Kuroki Meisa)
Replies: 46
Views: 18969

I finished this drama and have to say that I liked it throughout. I've said before that I'm a wimp when it comes to dramas about heavy subjects. I don't often choose to watch them, but this was a welcome change. The actors were great and very natural in their acting, most notably-- Ogata Ken, Nakai ...
by Ginto-gin
Jul 10th, '09, 23:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 44490

Yikes! Major spoiler (above this post) :crazy:

Please use the spoiler tags. Thanks.
by Ginto-gin
Jun 6th, '09, 07:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

kiki wrote:anyone here could watch the drama in vietnamese subtitle can pm me, i will give you the link to the place to dl it. they sub to ep. 4 already.
Aaahhh, this would have been a good option, but my comprehension is terrible now. I can read and understand at kindergarten level. :doh:
by Ginto-gin
May 23rd, '09, 09:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

you know what? i was going to write about it when i saw ep3 for the 1st time and somehow i forgot. yes, i have the exact feeling. i think that Ito sensei is half Korean or full Korean and he had taugh times coping with everything and finally he had to change his name to be able to status that he is...
by Ginto-gin
May 23rd, '09, 08:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

I just saw Episode 3... I'm so behind all you guys. Anyway, I have a theory about Ito-sensei and if proven correct in later episodes, this is a spoiler: 13:18 minutes into Episode 3, Ito-sensei is walking and stops for a moment, almost nostalgic, to look a store-front with Hangul writing on the glas...
by Ginto-gin
May 9th, '09, 04:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Ghost Friends - Fukuda Saki
Replies: 24
Views: 11676

Ah, okay, so it's Nishijima Takahiro in this drama, the same dude in 2Backka's "Namida" PV : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0B8e6p3Vy0 ! This song used to get stuck in my head! All. The. Time. I like this drama so far. As of episode 2, it hasn't given away how it will end, so I'll definitely see it...
by Ginto-gin
May 3rd, '09, 04:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: about ktsf fuji tv drama
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

So it is still Tanochii Yochien tonight. Yarrgh. The unreliable guide drives me nuts.
by Ginto-gin
May 3rd, '09, 00:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: about ktsf fuji tv drama
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

FYI-- tonight's 5/2/09 line-up has Quintuplets listed. Not sure why that is considering Tanochii Yochien has just aired the 3 episodes... we'll see...
by Ginto-gin
May 2nd, '09, 01:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What car does Hiraoka Yuta drive in the drama First Kiss???
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

The logo kinda looks like Peugeot to me. Turned at an angle. LOL.

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by Ginto-gin
May 1st, '09, 01:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi,Yoshitaka Yuriko..)
Replies: 141
Views: 44490

i have never seen a drama with abe hiroshi before apart from taiga dramas so it is quiet strange do see him in normal clothing :lol That made me laugh, Issy :lol I agree with you; we see a different Abe Hiroshi in this one, and yet he maintains that commanding presence he's known for. That girl Yos...
by Ginto-gin
Apr 28th, '09, 22:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

First, this TBS dorama is getting on my nerves. It's total BS. I can't believe that a Japanese person actually wrote this dorama. Has he lived in a bubble or warped world all this time? Japan is nothing like what's being portrayed by this dorama. If I were Japanese, I'd be even more pissed. If anyt...
by Ginto-gin
Apr 27th, '09, 05:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

Those are interesting observations, quandary. I actually saw Vito as someone who's been "beaten down" by "the system". I'll put the rest of my comments under the spoiler tag. First, Vito's half-Japanese/half-Filipino heritage makes him suspicious to police authorities who stop to check for his resid...
by Ginto-gin
Apr 26th, '09, 08:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Smile - Jun Matsumoto & Yui Aragaki
Replies: 254
Views: 109380

I just watched Episode 1 (which debuted at a respectable rating of 11.7%). The subject matter is a bit heavy than what I usually watch, and it tugs on the heartstrings, but it's promising so I'll watch 'til the end. I think Matsumoto Jun is pretty good in this one. Nakai Kiichi is solid. And Aragaki...
by Ginto-gin
Apr 25th, '09, 05:38
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Vietnamese movies/dramas subbed in English
Replies: 15
Views: 44826

Adding my thanks to loveless_soul for those movie recommendations. Interesting selection.

I think the last Vietnamese movie I saw was "Cyclo" which was ages ago!
by Ginto-gin
Apr 25th, '09, 04:49
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Vietnamese movies/dramas subbed in English
Replies: 15
Views: 44826

I just checked "Snow in the Tropic" torrents and they have no seeds :|
I'm also interested in English-subtitled Vietnamese dramas to practice my comprehension again.
by Ginto-gin
Apr 24th, '09, 20:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: about ktsf fuji tv drama
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

Though I rant on KTSF a lot, I feel we should also have a KTSF discussion here, so, I'll try my best to keep this thread going for the SF Bay Area folks: On English-subtitled j-dramas: Tanoshii Yochien started airing 11 April 2009 at 9:00pm PST. It replaced We Love Quintuplets (FYI-- it's the Quintu...
by Ginto-gin
Feb 14th, '09, 05:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: YOUR FAVOURITE JAPANESE GESTURE
Replies: 45
Views: 11767

Have you ever seen that thing that people do some times where they pull the bottom of their eyelids down and stick their tongue out? It's supposed to be taunting but it just looks creepy. And a google search says it's called "akanbei" Ah, now this is a gesture (usually to mock someone) that I learn...
by Ginto-gin
Feb 12th, '09, 07:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tenchijin 48th taiga drama
Replies: 100
Views: 46208

As Ginto-gin has mention, KTSF somehow screw up on the broadcast on the part 1 of the 1st episode and was getting double vision. I am not sure if this is same problem I saw on KNBC's broadcast of Chuck last week. I though my TV went bad, when the lumina and chroma weren't align together. But since ...
by Ginto-gin
Feb 9th, '09, 01:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 124898

Finished watching Episode 7. Just a quick comment about the acting-- Kimura Ryo's acting in the role of Taka-chan is a standout in this drama. I didn't think I'd actually change my mind about him as an actor. This guy's not just a pretty face. He's come a long way from playing that rich brat in Wate...
by Ginto-gin
Feb 8th, '09, 08:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tenchijin 48th taiga drama
Replies: 100
Views: 46208

The quality of tonight's first episode on aired on KTSF was pretty poor. There was a double vision effect going on.
by Ginto-gin
Feb 1st, '09, 10:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tenchijin 48th taiga drama
Replies: 100
Views: 46208

SF Bay Area folks! Tenchijin will air with English subtitles on KTSF beginning 7th February 2009.
by Ginto-gin
Jan 16th, '09, 23:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)
Replies: 31
Views: 11975

Re: Arifureta Kiseki (Winter 09)

I just watched the first episode of this drama and I was amazed. It seems super-serious and heavy (I usually go for really fun dramas) but I love Nakama Yukie and I think I saw Kase Ryo in About Love... he is doing a really good job. Anyway, the thing that struck me was the cinematography of this d...
by Ginto-gin
Jan 15th, '09, 09:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 205435

Glad I'm not the only one here who didn't like "Love Generation". Weak script!! The lead female was miscast for the role. Even Kimura Takuya's good looks couldn't save that show. :whistling:
by Ginto-gin
Jan 15th, '09, 05:08
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Watching dramas on the bus/train
Replies: 13
Views: 2407

Downside? Forgetting there are people around that can hear you laugh out loud at a funny scene, or gasp at a suspenseful one. LOL!! Watching shows on a portable device is a great way to pass the time on short or long travel. I've watched anime on my trusty iPod while on a ferry, and have yet to try ...
by Ginto-gin
Jan 14th, '09, 19:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 124898

Sweet!! Keep up the good work on the MVs, himitsu124. They're great to watch over and over (as I already have), while we patiently wait for the next subbed episode. :-)
by Ginto-gin
Jan 14th, '09, 19:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 124898

himitsu124 wrote:I just finished making an Akai Ito music video so I guess I'll share it here. :lol
Excellent work, himitsu124! Nice editing. I think your video is better than the song's actual PV.
by Ginto-gin
Jan 9th, '09, 20:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tenchijin 48th taiga drama
Replies: 100
Views: 46208

As XrayMind mentioned, LA and I assume KTSF will also receive SD. The reason being is that TV JAPAN itself hasn't started transmitting NHK shows with English subtitles in wide-screen format. Whatever TV JAPAN receives, that's what all the licensees will receive. Thanks for the info, groink. Our goo...
by Ginto-gin
Jan 4th, '09, 11:55
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The World They Live In (KBS2, 2008) starring HB and SHG!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 46486

Okay, I said I was going to watch 'til the end and now I'm in the home-stretch. I've enjoyed most things about this show, but I think I've finally hit a wall :fight: For those who are hanging in there and are still watching-- in Episode 11: How could Jung Ji Oh suddenly break up with Joo Joon Young?...
by Ginto-gin
Jan 4th, '09, 07:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Akai Ito [Nao Minamisawa,Junpei Mizobata]
Replies: 373
Views: 124898

Just saw this on YouTube. Check out the cast and crew singing the theme song "366 Nichi": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI97ylvMucM And some behind-the-scenes pics and CMs of the Pocky ad: http://pocky.jp/cm/akaiito/making.html I was on the fence about watching this drama. I'm wimpy when it comes t...
by Ginto-gin
Dec 10th, '08, 00:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussing] ~ Voice ~ (winter 09) - Eita , Toma , Satomi
Replies: 129
Views: 44453

Is this Eita's first lead role in a drama?
by Ginto-gin
Nov 25th, '08, 08:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion]Team Batista no Eiko - Ito Atsushi &Shirota
Replies: 107
Views: 45336

Hey everyone, I was browsing the FansubWiki and TimeLesSub announced 24Nov2008 that it will be hardsubbing this drama! :cheers:

Go TimeLesSub! Thanks in advance for hardsubbing!
by Ginto-gin
Nov 22nd, '08, 23:45
Forum: International Community
Topic: Bay Area D-Addicts?
Replies: 192
Views: 58859

Today's a good day! The axe is back!

GO CAL BEARS!! :clap:
by Ginto-gin
Nov 18th, '08, 01:29
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: The World They Live In (KBS2, 2008) starring HB and SHG!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 46486

Low ratings? BAH! By Episode 2, I was smitten with this drama. Hyun Bin and SHK have great chemistry!! I'm also enjoying the side plots. Gonna watch 'til the end...
by Ginto-gin
Nov 18th, '08, 01:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Koizora drama
Replies: 157
Views: 90164

For anyone like me who'd been curious to know what Mika's ringtone is, which is the same song that Hiro's band sings-- the song is "Namida no Furusato" by Bump of Chicken. Took me a while to find what it was, it was bugging me forever!! :nuts:
by Ginto-gin
Nov 2nd, '08, 06:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Koizora drama
Replies: 157
Views: 90164

I think the number of episodes in this drama is just right. Looking forward to watching the next episodes...
by Ginto-gin
Nov 2nd, '08, 05:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Code Blue (All Seasons)
Replies: 348
Views: 115256

Finally finished this series! Took me a while cos I'd watch one episode a week and treated it like my "weekend special" ;-) I like medical dramas in general, and I'd say Code Blue is solid. Oh, and Love Song does a superb job with the subs!
by Ginto-gin
Nov 2nd, '08, 05:10
Forum: International Community
Topic: Bay Area D-Addicts?
Replies: 192
Views: 58859

Yep, rain sure made it the kind of evening to curl up and watch jdramas :-)

... and Cal Bears won today. Go Cal Bears!!!
by Ginto-gin
Oct 30th, '08, 09:12
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: TRACKER (Problems and Solutions)
Replies: 629
Views: 159700

I tried to read through this thread, but not sure where my problem fits in. Never used to have this problem, but been experiencing it for a couple of days now-- So I'm seeding 2 torrents. When the d-addicts tracker updates, it goes "offline (timed out)". The ports are forwarded fine. A quick fix I f...
by Ginto-gin
Oct 29th, '08, 18:17
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 163406

Masami Nagasawa
Kyoko Fukada

...'nuff said.

Also, Keiko Kitagawa's furrowed brow expression makes her look cross-eyed.

As for the guys-- Satoshi Tomiura... dude, what's up with the voice??
by Ginto-gin
Oct 16th, '08, 07:39
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: WMD file extention how do i convert them in other format
Replies: 6
Views: 5503

Try this... make a copy of the file, so you don't work on the original. Change the extension from .wmd to .zip. Example: abc.wmd change to abc.zip. Now use a compression program like winzip to unzip the renamed file. You may find files inside like avi or some other video format. Hope that helps. Br...
by Ginto-gin
Sep 26th, '08, 00:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: about ktsf fuji tv drama
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

Re: about ktsf fuji tv drama

hey does any know when did this "We Love Quintuplets " j-drama aired and i cant seem to find any tv-rips of it ?? its on KTSF bay area california tv channel 26 channel thanks I was wondering about this myself. I'm frustrated that the KTSF website doesn't have a detailed drama listing, and the FUJI ...
by Ginto-gin
Aug 29th, '08, 22:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Giniro no Season (Silver Season)
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

Me, I saw it! I'm a fan of Eita-kun, so I was going to watch Giniro no Season no matter what the movie reviews said. I like that it is set in winter at a ski resort and, yep, stunts were cool just as you said, lilone :-)

Highly recommended to Eita fans out there :thumright: