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by Gankooyaji
May 5th, '14, 19:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Hahaha -- namihodai said it all! Many, many thanks! :salut:
by Gankooyaji
Apr 30th, '14, 13:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

I'd like to know if the series is so close to the book that reading and then watching would make sense or if they altered the story so much that watching without subs would only lead to confusion? Well, I've only just started but so far it follows the book pretty closely. It's also set in the same ...
by Gankooyaji
Nov 7th, '13, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: korean file names on japanese drama
Replies: 16
Views: 3602

If you use Transmission to download, you can right click the file name before adding it to the download list. There is an option "rename file". Just put in the Japanese or romaji name and click "rename". Then it will download as that name.
by Gankooyaji
Apr 15th, '13, 19:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yae no Sakura
Replies: 38
Views: 22636

Kotsukotsu -- thanks so much for sharing this and letting us know. This is a fascinating story! :salut:
by Gankooyaji
Jan 8th, '13, 15:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yae no Sakura
Replies: 38
Views: 22636

Thanks so much for starting this thread. I enjoy taigas in general, and this one looks very interesting (of course, I love this period in Japanese history, on the cusp between ancient and modern). Hope it gets some subs, but as Castellan pointed out, 50 episodes is a hell of a commitment!
by Gankooyaji
Dec 26th, '12, 23:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

That last episode was beautifully executed. I can't say enough about how absolutely amazing Abe Hiroshi is. That man can play emotions across his face as easily as I breathe, and he made me go 'aaw' and sit in tense silence in sec. I'm going to miss this drama :-( Second that all the way. I found t...
by Gankooyaji
Dec 3rd, '12, 15:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

scattie wrote:I'd love to know what's written here, anyone would be kind enough to translate? Onegaishimasu~
It says:
Congratulations on checking out of the hospital.
I love you, Granddaddy!
Moe

Cute, huh?
by Gankooyaji
Nov 28th, '12, 13:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

Ah, and did you notice in the middle scene how Moe keeps her chopsticks in her hand? So totally in character of the little rebel girl who doesn't follow conventions. As you said, there are so many scenes that are little stories in their own right. I find the craftsmanship just amazing....
by Gankooyaji
Nov 25th, '12, 18:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

Well, I admit that I'm an Abe Hiroshi fanboy and I am totally in love with Yamaguchi Tomoko :wub: , so my opinion is far from unbiased. But I agree with scattie and antspace. These are really good actors in a story that requires some thinking and reflection. Combine that with the Labor Thanksgiving ...
by Gankooyaji
Nov 14th, '12, 09:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

I would like to add my two cents, in agreement with MaiKitty. It's also a question of aesthetics -- are you attracted to Japanese shows that are more slice of life, bitterweet, wabi-sabi? Then Going My Home is a real gem. Or do you prefer the more manga style (hospitals, high schools, cops)? Then cl...
by Gankooyaji
Nov 9th, '12, 20:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Going My Home (Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko)
Replies: 63
Views: 16342

Just watched episode 4, and am still enjoying what is a very fascinating story (to me at least). Lots of depth, yet funny moments. I cracked up tonight watching Abe Sadao do an imitation of Sato Jiro as Hotoke in Yuusha Yoshihiko to Akuryo no Kagi! I'm watching all my favorite doramas at once. :lol
by Gankooyaji
Jan 25th, '12, 22:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Unsure where to post my thanks to everyone involved in this project, so I'll do it here. This has been a major undertaking and labor of love from some really dedicated, kindhearted folks -- bmwracer, gryzze, liubeibei (and I do hope he's all right), yanie, avallac'h and anyone else I left out (with ...
by Gankooyaji
Dec 13th, '11, 14:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

bmwracer wrote:
Gankooyaji wrote:One thing she showed in Gou is that she has left the ditzy Nodame behind.
I think she proved that in Last Friends... Even though overall that drama sucked (not Juri-chan's fault: The writers. :x )
Agree (on both counts -- I couldn't even get through Last Friends....).
by Gankooyaji
Dec 13th, '11, 10:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

I worry that she'll get pidgeon-holed into superficial romance dramas... I'd like to see her as a professional: doctor, cop, lawyer, etc... Something smart and lively. Oh, I think she could easily move into those roles (à la Shinohara Ryoko, perhaps?). One thing she showed in Gou is that she has le...
by Gankooyaji
Dec 12th, '11, 21:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Ha ha ha :lol -- Nodame hands off to Chiaki senpai. So cool. Thanks for sharing futarichan (and commenting yanie)! Also, without disputing what anyone has posted, I think it's important to remember that taiga dramas are basically soap operas, whose connection with actual history is, well, a bit tenu...
by Gankooyaji
Oct 11th, '11, 14:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Just wanted to thank everyone for the enlightening and insightful political/historical discussions. :salut: People tend to think of taigas as just entertainment, but they do touch on real issues that are still being debated. In Europe, for example, whose sengoku period lasted for centuries (and didn...
by Gankooyaji
Sep 26th, '11, 18:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Wow, itai, itai :blink
by Gankooyaji
Sep 25th, '11, 19:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

You know, after watching episodes 28 and 29 (sorry, I'm behind some of the more advanced Japanophones on the forum), I couldn't help but thinking, as the song goes, sometimes it's hard to be a woman -- especially in the 16th century, which does seem like a different planet at times. But I also thoug...
by Gankooyaji
Sep 20th, '11, 20:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

I agree with the last few posts. Juri san has really grown into this role and succeeds in bringing to life what could have been a caricature in less capable hands. I know some people feel that her portrayal is sometimes anachronistic, but the real Oeyo was quite a woman. Kudos all round!! :salut:
by Gankooyaji
Aug 14th, '11, 09:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Thanks 'racer! BTW, there are probably millions of Oda Nobunaga descendants around today, so finding one in California is probably not that unusual. On the other hand, it's unusual that he knows it -- how many people can trace back to a 16th century ancestor? Along the same lines, I think that's why...
by Gankooyaji
Aug 12th, '11, 15:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293586

Thanks for the update!