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by rootabega
Dec 31st, '14, 05:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discusssion] Shinya Shokudo 1+2 (2009 & 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 4081

Re: [Discusssion] Shinya Shokudo 1+2 (2009 & 2011)

Hey, SS fans, is there anyway to update the thread title, because happily, we are now at season 3 in this wonderful dorama? (I also misspelt "discussion", which is a whole 'nother lever of embarrassment.) :blink Is Master (Kobayashi Kaoru) still the coolest? Why, yes, yes he is. I believe the Japane...
by rootabega
Dec 31st, '14, 04:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 268649

Re: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)

I have a firm top three, no rank, in alphabetical order:

Atami no Sousakan
Long Goodbye
Saikou no Rikon


There are many more coming in behind, but these three are my favourites.
by rootabega
Dec 31st, '14, 02:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 514
Views: 305123

can someone recommended romantic comedy movies? Fancy Dance : Dir: Suo Masayuki (Shall We Dance, I Just Didn't Do it), Star: Motoki Masahiro (Departures) Punk rocker turns Buddhist monk but, watch out, there's girlfriend trouble ahead. I lot of people love Shall We Dance by the same director, but I...
by rootabega
Dec 31st, '14, 01:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Re: [Discussion] Long Goodbye

Long Goodbye, no see, fellow D-addicts. I'm going to celebrate the shiny new boards with a bit of good news: Long Goodbye has been entered in the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival (13-18 June 2015). Very prestigious. Ganbare, Long Goodbye! From Asano Tadonobu's Facebook (26 November 2014 entry): ...
by rootabega
Nov 24th, '14, 03:09
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: Where should uploaders post from now on?
Replies: 294
Views: 134908

I tried navigating the site through Google Translate but I couldn't figure out how to sign up. And I also tried looking for dramas but I didn't' have much luck. I'm mainly interested in the Japanese hard subs, if there is another place I could find them. Reg. YYets': they do have most of the ongoin...
by rootabega
Oct 8th, '14, 02:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

kitty10
Thanks for reminding me about Shikaotoko Aoniyoshi. I started watching that dorama years ago, but I didn't get past the first few eps - I guess I was too impatient for the weirdness to kick in. I will definitely take another look!
by rootabega
Oct 7th, '14, 19:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

btw, rootabega, where did you get Shiritsu Tantei Hama Maiku? I've managed to watch only 2 episodes, but couldn't get the rest. I did get some eps from your wonderful raredoramasinfo.net (that is, if you're the same xaxa). Those "behind the scenes" extras were awesome, too. Sadly the whole P2P melt...
by rootabega
Oct 7th, '14, 19:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

wobblywalker Thank you for your list. I haven't seen most of these doramas, except Galileo. You certainly have the right idea in what you wrote: good ensemble acting, direction and character development are vital. Here's two more you might enjoy: IWGP (Ikebukuro West Gate Park): more anarchic than c...
by rootabega
Oct 7th, '14, 18:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

As for Daikuko, I might pick it up when I finish subbing Kanata no Ko. :roll Oh, maboroshinohikari, you tease :w00t: I think I have to calm down a little bit at the thought of subs for Daikuko. :sweat: Thanks for the background info on Long Goodbye's director. His pedigree in TV so far is not bad a...
by rootabega
Oct 7th, '14, 03:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

I'll get things rolling by listing some examples: Shiritsu Tantei Hama Maiku Atami no Sousakan Mitani Koki Daikuko 2013 Going My Home Pan to Supu to Neko Biyori Long Goodbye All of these were made by acclaimed film directors (Long Goodbye's director is still relatively unknown, I believe). Shiritsu ...
by rootabega
Oct 7th, '14, 03:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

[Discussion] J-doramas for Film Fest Fans

In recognition of the fact there are a quite a few film festivals happening all around the world at this time of year, I'm starting a list of J-doramas recommended for art-house movie lovers, cinema snobs of all stripes, and connoisseurs of "what the hell did I just watch?" in general. I'm doing thi...
by rootabega
Jul 24th, '14, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Great news! BD and DVD box are scheduled to be released on September 17, 2014. :cheers: DVD BD Wow, that's great news, maboroshinohikari! I hope NHK will enter Long Goodbye in international television/media competitions, as well. I'm sure it would be very well received by the judges and members of ...
by rootabega
Jun 28th, '14, 05:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

maboroshinohikari: Where is that? Merch heaven!! I haven't been able to find any info regarding a DVD release. I would pay good money for a Bluray version, that's for sure. I hope the low ratings (4.9% average) won't put the kibosh on a DVD. Speaking of low ratings, erm, pardon the vitriol but what ...
by rootabega
Jun 22nd, '14, 18:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

I found the complete manuscript for "The Long Goodbye" online. There are a few typos, but it appears to be largely intact. http://www.ae-lib.org.ua/texts-c/chandler__the_long_goodbye__en.htm Thankfully, the page is coded for wraparound justification, so you can resize the window to your taste (much ...
by rootabega
Jun 22nd, '14, 18:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

antspace, maboroshinohikari It looks like I was mistaken about that little difference between Masuzawa Banji and his client. While the divorce word never came up in the script, the "final showdown" between the concerned parties does bring to mind the expression bedroom dick :rofl: Just kidding, thou...
by rootabega
Jun 22nd, '14, 04:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

antspace:
Very funny screenshot. "Ladies...ladies...OWWW"
That makes a second little difference between Philip Marlowe and Masuzawa Banji. Masuzawa did divorce work :D (first difference - no gun)
Wish I could turn up the OST to eleven!
by rootabega
Jun 22nd, '14, 02:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Who else was intrigued by the Kamiido's memorable residence in Long Goodbye? The residence, located in Hyogo prefecture, is known as the Yodoko State Guesthouse. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built during the Taisho era. The official English website is a treasure trove of fascinating fac...
by rootabega
Jun 22nd, '14, 02:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

The discussion is coming along nicely, as expected of Long Goodbye fans. 8) I went down with a bad cold right after my last post, sorry for going AWOL. Maboroshinohikari, thank you for posting the OST. I've been guilty of replaying the eps just to hear the music over again. I've been a fan of Otomo ...
by rootabega
Jun 18th, '14, 02:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

I've just finished watching the final ep with Maboroshinohikari's subs. Wow. Simply wow. The creators' final salvo, right at the very end, was entirely non-vebal. First, a quick uppercut: Harada Heizo's 1959 "Atoms for Peace" posters. Then, the coup de grace: A poster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game...
by rootabega
Jun 17th, '14, 15:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

If anyone knows how to post images to a thread, please feel free to post your favourite Long Goodbye images here, because words alone cannot do justice to the beauty of this television program. Thank you in advance.
by rootabega
Jun 17th, '14, 15:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Maboroshinohikari has just COMPLETED subbing all five episodes of Long Goodbye. Here's the link: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_150310_0.htm This is Maboroshinohikari's comment after posting the subs for episode 5: ... this is not only the best dorama I have ever seen, but also an impressi...
by rootabega
May 19th, '14, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

More good news:
Subs for episode 2 are now available. :cheers:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_150310.htm

Thank you very much for your hard work, maboroshinohikari.
by rootabega
May 19th, '14, 06:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Episode 4 and the final episode 5 are now available in beautiful hi-res, with many thanks to micehell. Ep 4: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_150918.htm Ep 5: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_150919.htm I have just finished viewing the final ep, and I have to say that I am speechless...
by rootabega
May 8th, '14, 01:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

arakira:
you are most welcome

Great news! Episode 1 subs are now out:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopi ... 42#1665942
A great big thanks to maboroshinohikari. :salut:
by rootabega
May 7th, '14, 05:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Asano-san's interpretation of Masuzawa is much closer to the original work than I imagined. In truth, Chandler was gradually making Marlowe less hardboiled with each novel, as he sought to humanize him. This passage may seem a bit lengthy, but I feel it describes Marlowe's interior life by the time ...
by rootabega
May 6th, '14, 00:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Hello, everybody. I've just started working on episode 01, English subs will probably be up in a few days. Since I've been quite busy lately, it might take me some time to complete this project, but I'll do my best. This is an outstanding drama and I'm glad we can talk about it here (thank you, roo...
by rootabega
May 5th, '14, 02:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Here's a little portrait of our main character, Masuzawa Banji: “I'm a licensed private investigator and have been for quite a while. I'm a lone wolf, unmarried, getting middle-aged, and not rich. I've been in jail more than once and I don't do divorce business. I like liquor and women and chess and...
by rootabega
May 5th, '14, 01:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

rosemints wrote:
Could I ask where you watched ep 3? I haven't been able to find it yet :(
Should be popping up on D-A any day now, but if you are lacking in patience like me, there's drama(ignorethispart)overload and good ol' google. :wink:

Looks like we have some tastes in common. :D
by rootabega
May 4th, '14, 03:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Just finished watching ep. 3 - this program just keeps getting better. Eps 2 & 3 are as close to perfection as I've ever seen in a J-dorama. Asano Tadanobu - the undisputed master Koyuki - stunning, the most beautiful female protagonist in dorama history, forget about those mawkish "good wife" roles...
by rootabega
Apr 30th, '14, 16:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

Hi, everyone: I'm sorry the opening post is so boring-looking, I don't know how to insert images into a post (how embarrassing) :unsure: . Namihodai, you've brought up a really good point. Would reading the original text help or hamper the viewing experience? I would say go for it. One difference mi...
by rootabega
Apr 30th, '14, 06:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Goodbye
Replies: 45
Views: 8321

[Discussion] Long Goodbye

Long Goodbye NHK Spring 2014 Starring Asano Tadanobu Based on the book "The Long Goodbye" by Raymond Chandler (1953) Official website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/dodra/goodbye/ DramaWiki: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Long_Goodbye Background info on Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, the legendary dectectiv...
by rootabega
Mar 19th, '14, 02:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Best opening for a J-Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 15201

I have to second the nomination for Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi. Laid back, seemingly simple, and conceptually brilliant. My all time fave has to be the opening sequence for Shiritsu Tantei Hama Maiku (2002) . The song is "Kuchibashi ni Cherry" by Ego Wrappin. Nagase Masatoshi cannot be topped in the co...
by rootabega
Jan 17th, '14, 05:40
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Two blogs with old photos 1860-1930
Replies: 7
Views: 3911

I love old photos of Japan. I bought some ancient postcards at a temple flea market, and I treasure them. Thanks for the links.
by rootabega
Jan 17th, '14, 04:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Favorite Screenwriter?
Replies: 24
Views: 11977

Mitani Koki , a new-to-me phenomenon who's been around for a long time. Just watch Mitani Koki: Daikuko 2013 (yes, I know there's no subs) and be utterly blown away by the way this man can construct a scenario. He also wrote Shortcuts. Like many of the best in the biz, he wears other hats such as a...
by rootabega
Dec 13th, '13, 23:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

I come tearing over here to share the news about the Saikou no Rikon SP, and I see I am a latecomer to the show. :lol I am really excited, but I hope the SP won't compromise with easy resolutions to thorny problems just because many fans are gagging for happy endings all around. I thought the way th...
by rootabega
Oct 26th, '13, 05:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

Life is good, the creator of Atami no Sousakan is back with a new dorama. This is what Miki Satoshi accomplished with ANS (quoting from the Urban Dictionary - a great definition, for once): 1. lightning in a bottle Capturing something powerful and elusive and then being able to hold it and show it t...
by rootabega
Sep 17th, '13, 03:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Amachan
Replies: 207
Views: 75967

algrsp: That video is delightful! Nounen-chan is a very charming young actress. I am a big fan of Otomo Yoshihide, so this segment was especially interesting to me. Otomo-san has been a celebrated experimental musician (guitarist and turntablist) since the eighties. He has also become quite famous f...
by rootabega
Sep 16th, '13, 04:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Amachan
Replies: 207
Views: 75967

Kudokan usually doesn't do sequels, but the Kisarazu Cat's Eye franchise might count.
Amachan is Kudokan's return to form. I can't believe he produced this massive script while writing plays for and acting in his own theatre group, Otona Keikaku. I find him amazing.
by rootabega
Aug 20th, '13, 01:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 36516

(Rootabega checks date of original post, hmm..May 2008)
I guess I was lecturing to no-one in particular in my previous post. :doh: :sorry:
by rootabega
Aug 20th, '13, 00:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 36516

I know it's been said before, but learn the kana first (hiragana, then katakana). Take advantage of the fact you're not being rushed in a classroom, and really learn how to read and really learn how to write them. Kana will be essential to every stage of Japanese language learning. Use flashcards wi...
by rootabega
Aug 9th, '13, 04:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Which JDrama are you hoping for a sequel?
Replies: 34
Views: 7642

I was hoping I could be original with Mahoro Eki Mae Bangaichi, but I see someone beat me to it. :D With its episodic format and great potential for further character development (not to mention its utter freakin' coolness), it's a natural choice for a sequel. As long as it's a quality sequel. Of co...
by rootabega
Aug 5th, '13, 00:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 39702

I believe 2008's Yottsu no Uso opened with some boring-looking footage shot in Vancouver (it was so brief and generic, you could be forgiven for not recognizing it). The crazy thing is they spent serious $$$ to cross the ocean to shoot an opening that could have easily been done back home. Of course...
by rootabega
Jul 17th, '13, 00:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 70s/80s Japanese Cop Shows and Melodramas
Replies: 19
Views: 17362

I can't believe the most famous "Japanese" detective series of the 70s/80s hasn't been mentioned yet - Columbo! :D Ba-doom-tish! Please don't hurt me, folks.:mrgreen: I am obsessed with hard-boiled detective themes in print and film. The most recent Japanese ones I've seen that lay claim to this gen...
by rootabega
Jul 5th, '13, 04:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dramas released by furransu
Replies: 36
Views: 24111

Thanks for your post, kangxy67. You've definitely given me some pause. There's no doubt furransu's been a "major supplier" in the past. I actually went through the torrents to see just how much he contributed - a great deal, though it is ironic that the only raws I ever DL'd off him all that time we...
by rootabega
Jul 4th, '13, 23:46
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Viki opinion
Replies: 37
Views: 18540

MitsukaiKuroi2: I just checked and you weren't kidding! :O DramaCrazy is gone. I can't believe it. This s-u-c-k-s. :cussing: On topic: I didn't know Viki featured DIY subbing. That's pretty cool in my books. I'm still a long way off, but I hope I can make a decent subbing contribution one of these d...
by rootabega
Jul 4th, '13, 22:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dramas released by furransu
Replies: 36
Views: 24111

kotsukotsu: D-Addicts owes you exactly nothing. Buzz off to one of the many sites you can DL doramas without the subs. fellow D-Addicts: Having said that, furransu is taking advantage of D-Addicts by uploading one or two "teaser" episodes of several doramas and then cutting off the supply, thereby f...
by rootabega
Jul 3rd, '13, 06:05
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Is Korea doomed?
Replies: 8
Views: 4521

Even with Mishil running the show down south and Looney Tunes running things up north, I'm not worrying. Both sides are giving up a lot of hot air to score political points with their respective home audiences. The media hype things up and the hoi polloi get distracted from how lousy things are on t...
by rootabega
Jun 29th, '13, 22:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 19363

kotsukotsu Considering the fact that over 95% of doramas ever made never allow reality to intrude upon their noble mission to entertain the masses, I'd say your concerns are probably misplaced. Still, no one is forced to watch. I managed to miss the "Cinderella" dorama, and countless others of its k...
by rootabega
Jun 21st, '13, 06:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 19363

She's not the only real actor in the show. You still have to mind others. Smile
Heh, so true. Strong lead, strong support. Pinch me, I'm dreaming! :mrgreen:
by rootabega
Jun 21st, '13, 03:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

Well, tonight's the finale for my beloved Kumo no Kaidan. :P
Can't think of a better way to say,
Goodbye spring 2013 dorama season - hello summer 2013 season!
:tv:
by rootabega
Jun 21st, '13, 02:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 19363

I know it's foolish to judge anything by a 15 sec trailer, but all I could think watching Mitsushima san was, there's a real actor and no doubt about it.
by rootabega
Jun 17th, '13, 06:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 19363

I, too, am a big fan of Mitsushima Hikari. Between Amachan, this dorama and the upcoming Pan to Soup to Neko Biyori, the J-screen will be positively teeming with top female talents, real actresses with many impressive film and stage credits to their names. It's feast or famine, and I, for one, am re...
by rootabega
Jun 13th, '13, 05:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 19363

A timely topic. Unless the single mom has a well-off and unusually supportive family (I can think of a couple of cases), mother and child are looking at a very grim slog. I can think of one family in which the dad has gone from "enjoying his drink" to "abusive drunk" over the course of three years (...
by rootabega
Jun 3rd, '13, 03:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keibuho Yabe Kenzo (Namase Katsuhisa)
Replies: 70
Views: 27873

Sounds like fun :thumleft: .
by rootabega
May 27th, '13, 04:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

So many convincing recs for Kazoku Game...I wish I wasn't so allergic to family doramas. As can be imagined from my Kumo no Kaidan fiasco, I am hesistant to hype another dorama; however, ep 1 of Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi was pretty good. I can see the potential for a major fail if the writers mi...
by rootabega
May 11th, '13, 03:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

Well, I'm back to eat some humble pie. The over-excited post above is a good reason why I should never endorse a dorama after watching a single episode. However, if you are looking for the dorama equivalent of a Harlequin Romance on drugs, I can still wholeheartedly recommend Kumo no Kaidan. :whistl...
by rootabega
May 8th, '13, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Amachan
Replies: 207
Views: 75967

I just discovered that avant genius Otomo Yoshihide (best known as a turntablist) has created an Amachan soundtrack for NHK. http://natalie.mu/music/news/87781 Sorry, Japanese only. Apparently, this isn't his first work for a dorama. It's moments like these when I think, " HOW COOL IS JAPAN ?" (Head...
by rootabega
May 2nd, '13, 16:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

For myself, THE SEARCH IS OVER. It's called Kumo no Kaidan. That is all. :-) No, really, I'm far from fluent in Japanese (actually, I suck), but I know a quality production when I *oh so rarely* see one. Everything about this show is easy on the eyes from the acting to production values. The script ...
by rootabega
Apr 30th, '13, 09:40
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 836
Views: 190497

I've learned the Hiragana, the 2000+ Joyou Kanji, and 800+ vocabulary words, yet I still stumble over the Katakana time and time again. And people say they are supposed to be easier than the Hiragana. Drives me crazy! I'm not nearly at 2000 kanji yet, but I do try to read extensively, and I totally...
by rootabega
Apr 30th, '13, 04:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Educational Dramas
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

If you watch Tiger and Dragon, you can major in rakugo and minor in yakuza! 8)
by rootabega
Apr 28th, '13, 16:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 514
Views: 305123

I'll recommend Moteki, too. It has strong and/or interesting female characters, who are played by top talents. It's at the top of the "sex farce heap" :D. Same goes for the dorama, BTW.
by rootabega
Apr 27th, '13, 02:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

How's spring 2013 panning out for everyone so far? I wish I could get more excited myself. I've watched a few eps here and there and nothing's clicked so far. :-( Even the vaunted Minna Esper Yo feels like a lengthy advertisement for Tenga products (don't ask). Oh, well. More time to troll through t...
by rootabega
Apr 27th, '13, 01:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Piece Vote
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

I'm going to give this series a try because it stars a very talented young actor, Hamada Gaku. He is unmatched in his portraits of youth overwhelmed by the vagaries of life, such as his starring role in the film "Ahiru Kamo no Coin Locker". The premise of "Piece Vote" sounds as corny as heck, but th...
by rootabega
Apr 18th, '13, 14:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Amachan
Replies: 207
Views: 75967

This is KudoKan's (Kudo Kankoro's) asadora!
by rootabega
Apr 12th, '13, 16:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

Koitsu, I was just rewatching a few of the older eps, and I was thinking about how
AWESOME your subs are. :-)
by rootabega
Apr 3rd, '13, 02:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1399264

I might be biased towards Ryuhei-san because the first thing I saw him in was the award-winning "Gohatto", and unfortunately for Shota-san, the first thing I saw him in was "Jotei", which I'm pretty sure didn't win any prizes. :rofl:
In all seriousness, Shota-san is movin' on up there acting-wise.
by rootabega
Apr 3rd, '13, 02:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi
Replies: 31
Views: 8570

Just have to say: coolest series ever! 8) 8) 8) Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid have found their Japanese equivalents! :D THIS>>>Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid<<<THIS And Saikou no Rikon is Japan's answer to Woody Allen's "Hannah and her Sisters". There's some amazing parallels between them. What a ...
by rootabega
Apr 2nd, '13, 03:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi
Replies: 31
Views: 8570

I've reached the final ep with the "benri brothers" and all I can say is:

What's going to happen with our boys??

The final ending left me dying for more stories...
by rootabega
Apr 2nd, '13, 03:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1399264

I second the Magerarenai Onna rec from antspace. Children would be another rec, but it seems as though there are no eng subs available. Hey, antspace, thanks for the amazing leads. If I see the word "Tantei" in the title, I'll always check it out. :D Nice to hear that about Matsuda Shota. I'm all ab...
by rootabega
Apr 2nd, '13, 03:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: 2013 spring dramas
Replies: 30
Views: 11686

Thank you for starting a spring season thread!
I'm not expecting any miracles this time around - after a show like "Saikou no Rikon", that would be asking for a bit much.
I appreciate everyone's previews and I will be following this thread with interest.
by rootabega
Apr 1st, '13, 03:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1399264

Ha, ha, you are speaking the truth, fellow d-addicts. If your first J-dorama is a great one, you can waste a lot of time "chasing the dragon's tail" to feel that initial "high" again. This is one of the reasons I am so grateful to the fansubbers who have to wade through a lot of crap when choosing w...
by rootabega
Mar 23rd, '13, 05:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

yanie wrote:The scene at the train station :wub:
]Realistic fuufu, hehe.


THIS is what puts the script in the top ranks. Saikou no Rikon, no matter how fanciful or out there the situations could become, NEVER insulted the viewer's intelligence.
by rootabega
Mar 23rd, '13, 05:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

I just watched the final episode. I was moved to tears during three different parts! :cry: I couldn't understand everything, but the amazing acting, script and direction allowed me to connect with all of the characters in a meaningful way and enjoy every moment of the viewing experience. I give Saik...
by rootabega
Mar 22nd, '13, 08:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

Whoa, Koitsu, that was super fast. Thanks to both yourself and stopbus. :thumleft:
by rootabega
Mar 22nd, '13, 04:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saikou no Rikon
Replies: 138
Views: 41119

Actually, hell is not that hilarious, but you get what I mean.
I'm having a Mitsuo "superfluous explanation" moment. :D