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by Hideaki_Ito
Feb 4th, '19, 03:33
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: JPTVTS (all questions regarding the site goes here) [NOT OPEN FOR INVITATIONS]
Replies: 713
Views: 38446

Re: JPTVTS (all quesitons regarding the site goes here)

Hello,
I like an invite if possible. Thanks so much.
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 5th, '14, 03:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Didn't like Karina before but she wasn't so bad in Love Shuffle. I implore you to reconsider. How I feel about Karina is like how I feel about Yuto of this drama. :mrgreen: Hahaha, same here. Might watch it over one weekend once it's finished. I'm not quite sure it's possible to get a dramatic turn...
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 4th, '14, 05:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

That would sound like me, yes :P I wonder what gave it away? I still visit Jade's blog regularly for J-drama news. Haha, I never talked to you in spcnet but I know your name for a while and I also saw your name at jade's blog. I was like "ah, so she got into jdrama now" because I remember you didn'...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 31st, '14, 01:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Really? Who? Yes, I am a member there, but don't really visit often these days. I was there many many years ago. I had lots of fun with jade during the NC craze. Haven't been there for a long while. I'm talking about a member with the name start with a "j" and end with "y". LOL. No, I haven't seen ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 29th, '14, 23:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Not strange at all. I was in a similar situation - Tamaki was always on the back of my drama-watching radar, but it wasn't until Nodame Cantabile (and I was pretty late to it) that it exploded into full-on love within the first five minutes. Then in his first couple of scenes with Ueno Juri, I was ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 29th, '14, 00:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Hideaki_Ito: Wow, you're a diehard Tamaki-Ayase fan! :salut: I didn't know their friendship goes way back, but that'd explain why Tamaki and Ayase keep getting projects together. Now I really need to hunt down River of First Love and Akai Unmei! Actually I was never a die hard Tamaki/Ayase fan unti...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 29th, '14, 00:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

I think it was a number of factors. For one, she just turned 30 and birthdays do have that weird power to make people either reflect on life and/or impulsively do stuff. She was no doubt touched by his kind gesture and when he asked if he could spend the night with her, she was probably hit by a st...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 28th, '14, 22:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

I skipped to the Tamaki parts in Toyotomi, and got a good giggle every time he appeared. He was really the takoyaki shop guy, haha, with a towel wrapped around his head and totally looked the part of a summer beach guy. He appeared about four brief times, twice with Ayase - once, when he gave her t...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 28th, '14, 16:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

River of First Love? Gah, now I have to check that out. Oh, Tamaki was in Toyotomi, but in a very small role - man of takoyaki shop :mrgreen: Uso! Tamaki had a small role in Toyotomi? You sure have sharp eyes. I don't recall seeing him. Did he interact with Ayase? I recall the 3 main leads went to ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 27th, '14, 04:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Ayase is rumoured to be dating Osawa Takao, her co-star in JIN, while Tamaki reportedly has a non-celebrity girlfriend. Also, I'm not sure about a third collaboration... did you mean Princess Toyotomi? I just don't want Yu anywhere near Hitomi, she annoys me. Tamaki wasn't in Toyotomi if I remember...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 27th, '14, 00:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

Haha. Same here. I figured Jiken Kyuumei might do the trick. I saw the first ep and will probably give the series a try since I haven't seen any dramas of this genre lately. Is this based on a manga? Because I'm deathly afraid that it could go the way of Last Cinderella.... and could sure use a hea...
by Hideaki_Ito
Oct 25th, '14, 04:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
Replies: 105
Views: 19232

After watching ep 1 raw, I knew I had to get some serious Tamaki dosage because ep 1 tibits just weren't enough. So I went and re-watched Nodame Cantabile all over again. (My next stop would be deer man.) I'm watching this for my Hiroshi/Ayase ending. The boy just isn't hot enough so I don't care fo...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 3rd, '13, 03:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

I couldn't even finish ep 3. After 2.5 ep, I'm already bored of Hiroto and Sakura relationship (or rather Hiroto character.) Looking at him reminds me of Jin from Anego (but at that time there was Masaya Kato for me to drool over.) Probably will come back or maybe not. I can't hold this hot potato a...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 22nd, '13, 02:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118299

I feel that:
Galileo=Trick+Science-Humor
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 22nd, '13, 02:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

I also think that Hiroto is a botchan/young master of a rich family somewhere. So this prince Hiroto will offer the glass slippers to Sakura, the last Cinderella.
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 20th, '13, 02:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

Okay, so here’s my working theory. And bear in mind that I only understood about 10% of the dialogue in ep2 (that’s why I need to see the subs… ;), so I may have missed some important details—but this is what it looks like to me right now… I think Hiroto is in love with the younger girl who’s after...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 20th, '13, 00:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

So far for the 2 first eps Naohito has a whole lot more screen time than Haruma. Naohito as Rintaro to Sakura is like Buchou to Hotaru and in fact he is Sakura's boss. Looks like Naohito finds his niche. I don't fancy Haruma. He's skinny and has this long hair that makes him kind of girly. Maybe the...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 19th, '13, 00:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

It's the chauvinist man that is her true prince. Their chemistry is sizzling I can fry my eggs in it.
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 15th, '13, 01:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Cinderella
Replies: 180
Views: 48009

This is not so bad. I do like the interactions between main lady Sakura and her superior. I'm rooting for this couple.
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 20th, '12, 01:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

Oh, I have to agree with everyone saying "this is suppose to be about forbidden love betweem Kiyama and Rei". If it was not about forbidden love between these two, there is no point of writing Rei's character like this in past few eps. she clearly shows signs of jealousy in her own way just like th...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 19th, '12, 23:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

This is the description from the front page: It may seem like most of us in modern society live the ordinary life: Wishing for the happiness of self, family, and loved ones. Some, however, live an unimaginable life, with a past that could only be understood by few, and carry a fate so vast upon them...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 18th, '12, 03:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

The drama is clearly about Kiyama and Rei because it's Kiyama and Rei on the cover. They stand side by side without physical contact. They stand side by side because they have a form of relationship. They have no physical contact because it's meant to be hidden due to its unfavorable nature. In othe...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 14th, '12, 00:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

I really don't where to start with ep10. I guess I start with Rie who since she find out she can't have Kiyama, starting to be so daring and out spoken and challenging Kiyama and weird widow about being happy and having mutual and common way in life. I am really disappointed with Kiyama for giving ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 13th, '12, 02:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

Ep 10 So it was the end of a beginning. The romance was wilted the moment it started budding. The eternal flame of love blew out the moment it started burning. Oh my angst-filled romance, where art thou? I was hoping to hear Kiyama romancing Rei with pick up lines like, "You're like a case that I'm ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 9th, '12, 01:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

The problem of this drama isn't the subject matter. It's the poor story telling and the unlikeable characters. But anyways, I'm not going to lie through my teeth and say I'm watching this drama because I'm onto something big like trying to unravel the mystery of the 300 days law and study its effect...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 8th, '12, 02:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

Oh dear! I laughed so much reading your recaps. Ep 9 was kind of painful for me to watch. the widow is emotionally unstable and she is determined to have Kiyama. He seems to be surprised at her reaction which is odd because her jealous behaviour is so obvious to every one but him plus that what wil...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 6th, '12, 04:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

Let's romance it ... So anyways, the romance deepened. Rei threw herself into Kiyama's arm for another passionate and lengthy embrace. They felt each other's warmth, her arms around his waist as his on hers, her head on his chest, his chin on her head. They stood there for a while romancing in the r...
by Hideaki_Ito
Sep 1st, '12, 05:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

Well this drama has little merit for me to continue on if not for older man Kiyama and younger woman Rei relationship. I can't say I understand the characters in the dramas. All of them seem to have mastered their craft in being drama queens which is probably the whole point. So ojousama momma had t...
by Hideaki_Ito
Aug 31st, '12, 20:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

It's getting kind of weird Though I've been bored to tears but I remain hopeful for the possible romance still. So at the end of ep 8, our heroine Rei and hero Kiyama had their second "passionate" hug. I was debating on whether or not I should celebrate on this advancement of galactic proportions on...
by Hideaki_Ito
Aug 16th, '12, 01:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

ah so...
Next ep, momma stabs ex-husband then momma goes to jail. Rei comes flying into Kiyama's arms. The plot thickens. Me like. Let the loving begins boys and girls.
by Hideaki_Ito
Jul 27th, '12, 23:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

I'm still clueless about the relationship of Kiyama and the widow. It seems he lives in their house so maybe they're a couple??? Really aside from the possible romance of Kiyama and Rei, other factors are really not worth watching for me. Come on, get on with the romance. I want some angst.
by Hideaki_Ito
Jul 21st, '12, 02:59
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ayase Haruka
Replies: 187
Views: 124365

I prefer that they choose a hotter guy for Ayase. That guy ain't gonna cut it.
by Hideaki_Ito
Jul 21st, '12, 02:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21251

I watched this drama because the description (from somewhere else) says that it's about forbidden love and hinted that the 19 yrs old may fall in love with her possible biological father. I thought wow, Japan sure is so open minded. Of course I soon found out the description is all very wrong. Regar...
by Hideaki_Ito
Mar 7th, '12, 00:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hungry! (Mukai Osamu, Tsukamoto Takeshi etc)
Replies: 62
Views: 27272

I skimmed through this for Ryoko and what the hell?
I love your boyfriend. Can I have him?

What insensitivity and lack of consideration! Who in the right mind would say such a thing? The guy is taken. Move on with your life before I kick you to the curb is what I would say.
by Hideaki_Ito
Jul 3rd, '11, 02:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Touche! Same feeling here - 'talky, preachy, too much meaningless voice narrative and unnecessary dialogs', etc.; and no, the manga Jin does not whine like this. That's why I prefer manga Jin. I gave drama Jin a theme song, "Yesterday" from the Beatles. "Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be. ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jul 2nd, '11, 02:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

They kind of dragged out Nokaze's part in season 2 as well to give Miki more screen time. I see no point of her being there until the end. It was just weird. *edit* I made a Itoshiki Hibiyo MV for Jin/Saki. Don't know if anybody can actually see it. (TBS may block it. Dunno.) http://www.youtube.com/...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 29th, '11, 00:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Jin drama is adapted very loosely. Of course it's impossible to follow the whole story because the manga has a lot of stuff going on. The sad thing is the even the main events with the main characters were changed to the point where it's unrecognizable. If the writer thinks she can do a better job w...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 27th, '11, 22:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

And so I watched the last ep raw... My feeling is I think they should have changed this drama from "Jin" to "Jintaro" or something. Having this drama with the same name as the manga just makes the manga looks bad. So anyways, So Jin's rock in the head was making things worst by the day and he no lon...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 27th, '11, 16:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I think we must have been watching two different dramas. Season 1 was perfection and IMO season 2 should never have been made. If I wanted to watch Ryoma, I would've been watching Ryoma Den and not JIN. :-( are you serious? Virtually everyone I have come across who have seen season 2 absolutely lov...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 23rd, '11, 04:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I on the other hand was most interested in the canon pairing Jin and Saki (or Osawa and Ayase rather. Heck I was hoping to see some rabu in promotion clips but they acted cold outwardly. It's hard to tell if they're dating and hiding or they broke up before season 2 started. I'm pretty damn sure the...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 21st, '11, 03:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Ep 10 There wasn't a lot going in ep 10 (or maybe I was just skimming a bit too much. The events I remember can be out of order.) Anyways, Jin tried to save lover Ryoma, stayed by his side and waited for his revival. Fortunately for me Ryoma finally left for good after rambling for a bit. After the ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 17th, '11, 02:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

bloodbath-angel wrote:Can somebody please tell me the real name of Ryoma's bodyguard? I know i have seen him before in some dramas, but i can't remember which one. Thanks!
I guess you're talking about this guy.
http://jdorama.com/artiste.1456.htm
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 16th, '11, 03:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Yes Jin tried to save Ryoma simply because he's someone close to his heart. (I didn't want to use "friend" because it does seem that if there's someone that is closest to Jin's heart, it would be Ryoma.) That's the only reason he needs. It makes perfect sense because Jin 2 is about Jin saving Ryoma....
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 15th, '11, 03:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Hideaki, Is this serious??? I have not been watching the drama because I was waiting for it to be finished and then I would have watched it in one or two long stretches. Are you Serious about these two guys.??? Even a taiga would not go so far afield and render the true history so wacky. Well I sup...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 14th, '11, 04:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Ep 9 summary after I quickly went through the ep. As the result of continous head banging on his writing desk, Jin somehow retrieved an important piece of memory. This piece of memory coincidentally contains vital information to move the plot forward. It reveals the date when Ryoma was assassinated ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 10th, '11, 04:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

^ :lol :lol :lol Saki is definitely love Jin but I think Jin is more in love with ryoma :lol :lol :lol Thanks for confirming that it's not all in my head. :lol Jin does look more in love whenever he's with Ryoma than he's with Saki. Poor Saki-san, pouring her heart out for Jin and what did he ever ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 10th, '11, 02:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Nokaze should have left after the wedding. I've been waiting for her disappearance (like Ryoma) but that didn't happen. Oh well. My conclusion: Manga > Drama. anyone who finished manga please help spoiled how Saki's bro die? He died protecting Jin I think. Saki also got shot protecting Jin. I don't ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 8th, '11, 01:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

So true! While I was addicted to JIN first season (having rewatched some episodes again and again), I wasn't as interested in this 2nd season. I think the main reason I really like JIN 1 was the whole medical stuffs ( i like medical theme you see) and how he adapt modern technology in the old days....
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 7th, '11, 05:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I skimmed through ep 7-8 but there was a bit about Jin dreaming about Miki mentioning Ryoma that made me smirk. Miki is a fan of Ryoma? How convenient that is for Jin to remember this bit all of a sudden and how convenient it is for Miki to mentioned something about Ryoma of all historical people. ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jun 4th, '11, 23:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Heck, I didn't feel like commenting after the discouraging ep 7. (Instead I spent my time memorizing kanji lyrics from Itoshiki Hibiyo.) And from the look of ep 8 preview, they're really going off the tracks. In the manga, Nokaze left the country after the wedding. Please don't tell me the climax wi...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 25th, '11, 00:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Key happenings in ep 6. 1. Jin sensei the medicine man went to Nagasaki to give a lecture about penicillin and triggered some reactions from the Western doctors. I mean I would be surprised too if a Japanese doctor produced a medicine with a Western name. Jin should have at least changed the name to...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 18th, '11, 00:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

(I'm too lazy to put up some caps but I feel like whining.) A few things about episode 5: You know how before the OP in every episode, Jin sensei usually sits there drowned in deep thoughts, contemplating the facts of life or something while holding the fabric thingaruni then he'll ask the question ...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 13th, '11, 00:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Regarding Saki's conversation with Lady-sama, I saw this sypnosis at jadefrost's here: http://jdramas.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/jin-season-2-episode-4-trailer/ which is a bit clearer. She had also confided in Ehime the thoughts that went through her mind while watching Jin fold an origami ‘flying squ...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 11th, '11, 00:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Just watched the subbed version too. Saki is getting feisty. She lays down the law and whips Jin-sensei's ass. Jin-sensei, your easy days are over. :lol Man, I can't wait for the next ep as well. (There are so many Kdramas, Cdramas, and other Jdramas up to my eyeballs and I'm just watching this dram...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 10th, '11, 05:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Ep 4 caps (as I shall spam some.) I don't know. Ryoma was all over the males in this one. He really had it going. "Is that a gundam in your undies or are you happy to see me?" http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3464/vlcsnap193757.png "I said I love ya but I lied." http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/63...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 3rd, '11, 00:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

They may show a bit of Nokaze later if they choose to show her wedding, wearing western wedding dress and all. (I don't know why whenever this actress smiles, it feels forceful.) But anyways, the Jin/Saki scene was kind of weird. They could really do without that. I prefer the way the manga handled ...
by Hideaki_Ito
May 2nd, '11, 01:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

Noi wrote:So I just watched episode 3...

...and wtf, did Saki turn Jin down?! WHYYY?!?!?!
Now you make me want to see. Please give detail summary if possible. With the rate I'm downloading I won't get to see it anytime soon. :-(
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 29th, '11, 22:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

yuizaki_libra wrote:
I did a rough translation of the lyrics here :)
That's awesome. Thanks for the link. I've been searching this for a few days. I may use it for future MV and stuff. :mrgreen:
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 28th, '11, 23:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I really like the song Ken Hirai wrote for Jin "Itoshiki Hibi Yo". Though I don't completely understand the lyrics, from the fuzziness of my understanding it feels very fitting for the drama. I just hope someone will translate the lyrics.
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 26th, '11, 00:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

This sounds awesome. But i have heard/read: that Saki marries another man in the manga? Unless he dies or something... I'd much rather believe what you say though, lol. It's his Edo self. Jin Tachibana. http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7748/221gi.jpg Here's a few manga scans In vol 9, I think the...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 24th, '11, 15:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I finally watched the smaller version of the 2 on here I downloaded and I see all kind of blocks/pixelation. I wonder if I'm missing codec or it's the file. :scratch: If you talk about going through thick and thin. Miki has gone through the same with Jin in the modern times. I think they've been dat...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 24th, '11, 01:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I think the ending for the drama might have to be a bit different because I think I read somewhere Miki was not in the manga, only Nokaze was. Not to mention... If Miki was the love interest in the drama, it might not be the case that Jin ends up with Saki since he loves Miki so much. And if Edo Ji...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 22nd, '11, 14:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

wow,hideaki. i'm envious that you managed to read the manga.Seem like only who bought the book can read it.According to mangaupdate, there hasn't been any scanlation works going about the manga.So i don't know how to find it, if any exists. I googled up the raws. (Don't know if I should put the lin...
by Hideaki_Ito
Apr 22nd, '11, 05:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181744

I've been waiting for season 2. I got in last season kind of late and I can't recall how I got into it to begin. I totally didn't like Ayase prior to viewing but I grew to love her character in Jin and found she and Osawa have great chemistry. I don't know why they even try to be so mysterious about...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jan 3rd, '07, 22:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18723

It is only natural that people's enthusiasm gets in their way and they overlook certain imperfections of their object of affection however that is not to say in the back of their mind they're not aware that their object of affection is imperfect. But then again it's also natural for some people to s...
by Hideaki_Ito
Jan 3rd, '07, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 278745

1. Nodame Cantabile (if it helps adding points I'll put it for 2 and 3 too. :D

That's it.
by Hideaki_Ito
Dec 31st, '06, 23:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

I thought it is too early to decide on THE drama for Ms. Ueno because she is likely to star in many more dramas to come. I'm inclined to believe that NC is the drama for Juri. I understand that she has a lot of room for growth and she still has a long way to go but it's just this feeling that I hav...
by Hideaki_Ito
Dec 31st, '06, 04:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18723

Okay, I didn't know what Japanophile is so I looked it up. From dictionary.com: A Japanophile, or alternatively a Nipponophile, is a non-Japanese person with a strong interest in one or more aspects of Japan or Japanese culture. The word is always used in a derogatory manner to denote a person with ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Dec 5th, '06, 14:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

I find that Tamaki has an amazing ability to transform himself into different characters convincingly. The way he carries himself for each character together with the change of appearance can create a totally different character. To me he's the first actor that I think can pull this off very well.
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 17th, '06, 00:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kdramas and the Jdrama fan... Opinions, Recommendations?
Replies: 46
Views: 7302

Seriously, this repetitive need of bashing Korea is something very omnipresent, and VERY disturbing among JDrama fans -- guess what, the KDrama community is a lot more tolerant and does NOT feel the need to bash JDramas in every single thread there is. Sorry, I don't see the point - especially not ...
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 15th, '06, 04:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

Ep 5 went by so fast I want to see more. I can't keep my eyes off Chiaki. :wub: Chiaki in the new jacket. [img]http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4792/0520xp6.jpg[/img] Yeah, the way I want to stalk Chiaki. :mrgreen: [img]http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5641/0523wi6.jpg[/img] Awww... he smiles wh...
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 14th, '06, 13:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

I thought I saw a lower (18 some) rating from another site. Anyways, I didn't read but I skimmed through vol 4. Ep 5 covered up to about half (or so) of vol 4.
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 14th, '06, 04:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

I think the cast is really great, especially Nodame, Chiaki, Masumi and Mine. I can't imagine who can play Nodame better than Ueno Juri nor can I picture any other actor who's more perfect as Chiaki as Hiroshi Tamaki. (Hiroshi could change his image from a naive and tame next door guy in one drama t...
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 13th, '06, 13:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

I actually did stop by a barnes and noble bookstore over the weekend to take a look at the manga. I guess I've been pampered by the wonderful eye candies of the dramas' great casts, I didn't think the art looks very good. However if the drama can't cover the whole story, of course I'll run out and g...
by Hideaki_Ito
Nov 12th, '06, 02:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583073

It's "Baka, kore wa orei dakara na" which means "Silly, that's just for gratitude" or "due to gratitude" or "because of gratitude". Something like that.