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by cytodex
Sep 27th, '05, 16:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 520
Views: 350796

I have watched Tampopo many years ago. It's interesting from a cultural point of view but yet it talks about stuff that we face everyday, food, sex, love, etc. Azumi 1 and 2 rock! The best Japanese action movies I have seen. Audition is a very suspenseful movie. Scary for the faint of heart. Twlight...
by cytodex
Sep 9th, '05, 15:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Shinobi
Replies: 137
Views: 32941

[Movie] SHINOBI

More details are at http://shinobi-movie.com/index2.html, which is due out on Sep 17, 2005 in theatres. This movie is an adaptation of Yamada Fuutarou's " Basilisk - Kouga Ninpou-chou". Interestingly, there is an anime "Basilisk" currently being broadcasted in Japan. I am eager t...
by cytodex
Aug 24th, '05, 15:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: "Densha Otoko" Investigation/Experiment (subbed)
Replies: 24
Views: 16620

Any words on the appearance of the staged "victim"?

They got to get some good-looking gal to lure them. :w00t:
by cytodex
Aug 21st, '05, 00:53
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19496

Re: Japanese way of English pronunciation

Rather than direct you to an incomplete list, I'd recommend using Babelfish: http://babelfish.altavista.com/ Type in the English word, then use English-to-Japanese, and it'll kick out the Katakana version if necessary, or the Hiragana/Kanji translation if there's one available. --- goink Thanks for...
by cytodex
Aug 21st, '05, 00:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19496

Japanese way of English pronunciation

Side Question: I have noticed some references to English words in Japanese. Their pronunciation is a bit difference. Benoist (The tea brand), Computers, etc. Does someone know if there are any websites that talk about these "foreign" words and their proper japanese pronunciation? I mean, I...
by cytodex
Aug 19th, '05, 03:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

Forgive my ignorance, Yamada-san is very apologetic as he keeps saying "sumimasen" all the times. I notice that the subbing sometimes translates it as " sorry " but as " Thank You " occasionally. So, is it something that has to be understood in the context of the conver...
by cytodex
Aug 16th, '05, 13:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

Stupid Yamada!!!!!!!!! Why would he pick anime convention over super hot Saori =__= So dumb, and then for her to find her. Serves him right for trying to get away with lieing. I thought he would've learned his lesson from the whole surfing thing and all. And that basketball player clearly saying he...
by cytodex
Aug 15th, '05, 14:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

The shi is indeed fairly formal as you two have already figured out. It's commonly used in a lot of technical (often times hobby related) publications*, and looks to be used in this case to imply respect for each other's expertise in Otaku related subjects. *This is the case with the Japanese DIY e...
by cytodex
Aug 14th, '05, 21:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

How about her family? A lot of troubles ahead for Yamada. I get the idea that Aoyama's brother is going to help out Yamada... so he should go okay with his backing... I think this drama needs more antagonists. The forum followers are big supports of Yamada. The OL is the obvious antagonist now. To ...
by cytodex
Aug 14th, '05, 21:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

Side question on Japanese Honorifics:

Are there any reasons the two otaku friends of Yamada calling him Yamada-shi all the times?

If they are close friends as they seem, wouldn't it be more appropriate to address him as Yamada-chan or Yamada-kun?

Could anyone explain a bit on that? Thanks.
by cytodex
Aug 13th, '05, 14:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 232944

I agreed with what Kyusaku and Molokidan said. Spoiler follows... That's a turning point and it's going to be an uphill battle for Yamada who threw away the only virtue that Saori appreciates. That itself would make a good drama. Well, things definitely would heat up in ep 7 and on. How about her fa...
by cytodex
Aug 4th, '05, 15:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 30308

Sorry if it is off topic.

Do we expect the soft-subs to be continued for ep2 and on?? Thx.