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by drewnamis
Mar 6th, '06, 02:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34904

Is Song really her father? We saw the supposed "Sai" person phone Isaki in earlier episodes, but I guess that one was fake? Another point unclear to me was the necklace Kanayama finds aboard the ship. Whose is that? Why did the shooter shoot only Isaki? Why did the shooter leave behind the necklace...
by drewnamis
Mar 5th, '06, 22:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34904

takumi admits that he is ethnically Korean in a later episode. His family is zainichi kankokujin.
Big spoiler in later episodes.
OMG Shenku's #2 is HER father?
by drewnamis
Feb 13th, '06, 07:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34904

Yep. You might want to code it spoiler so people who haven't seen it won't have that ruined.
She's also apparently Catholic, which fits typical Korean stereotypes compared to Japanese.
by drewnamis
Feb 13th, '06, 04:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34904

Takenouchi Yutaka's father was killed by organized crime (called ?? Shinku or Divine Dog, sounded like Shake in English to me). After he grows up he beceomes an undercover police officer to bring justice to those who killed his father. Working first as the driver to the daughter of the crime boss, ...
by drewnamis
Feb 6th, '06, 03:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Rondo
Replies: 155
Views: 34904

I like the banghra music in the suspense scenes.
by drewnamis
Jan 9th, '06, 04:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden Manga) jdrama
Replies: 1646
Views: 326253

Re: is the house a real house??

noura wrote: I just want to ask about Doumyoji's Villa .. Is it a real Villa in Japan or is it just decoration?? I can't read japaness so I can't look in the web sites..
Thanks.
http://www.british-hills.co.jp/bhintro/index.html
by drewnamis
Sep 15th, '05, 15:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

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by drewnamis
Sep 12th, '05, 03:32
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean Dramas on Japanese TV?
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

dae jang gaem is also being aired in japan.
by drewnamis
Sep 6th, '05, 16:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 29648

oh, that explains it too. I'm a mac user :(
by drewnamis
Sep 6th, '05, 16:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 29648

i read the clubbox faq and whatnot, but i'm so confuzzled about how to get it to work. hanguk mal mollah yo! :(
by drewnamis
Sep 6th, '05, 16:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Slow Dance
Replies: 87
Views: 29648

hmm been waiting for episode 10 to come out. am I blind? :(
by drewnamis
Sep 5th, '05, 08:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

yep. a play.
by drewnamis
Sep 3rd, '05, 21:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

does anyone know the model of yamada's phone, i think its a really cool phone :D is it possible to import a japanese phone and use a local sim card (uk in my case?) anyway, im d/l episode as we speak :D the series is my first Jdrama, and im enjoying VERY MUCH no, 99% of Japanese phones don't work o...
by drewnamis
Sep 3rd, '05, 06:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

spoiler answer:

you're right, they're in between. but even hermes' mom knows that she 'chose' him. ultimately it's that gray area where the relationship hasn't been strictly defined. I'm sure many of us have been in this situation, can't say it's the best of feelings.
by drewnamis
Sep 1st, '05, 07:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

No... those two words in fact have nothing in common. Just one of the many words that sound the same in Japanese. Um, but it's true. The word otaku does literally mean "your house". And it did come from that word. In fact doinkies sometimes still hears "otaku" used to mean "your house". Yes, I am w...
by drewnamis
Sep 1st, '05, 07:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

"Otaku" can also mean "you". I heard people started to call anime geeks "Otaku" because that's the way they refer to eachother... hmm... so does that come from the word (at least I think it's a word) "taku" that I keep hearing being translated as something like "geez" or wuever? I'm thinking it may...
by drewnamis
Aug 29th, '05, 01:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

dunno why but my japanese input has taken a crap on me. It's not "uru" which you typed, but kuru, which is "to come" which is also pronounced rai in the onyomi, in such compounds such as rainichi, (day of arrival), Actually, ?? (rainichi) really means "coming to Japan"...the ? is an abbreviation fo...
by drewnamis
Aug 29th, '05, 00:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Ahhh… so it's the Informal Past Affirmative of ??…?I should have guessed it was something like that, based on the -ita ending. Now I get it, though. Thanks! And thanks for the explanation of how the expression developed. That's the sort of thing they don't usually put in the books. And I'm not sure...
by drewnamis
Aug 28th, '05, 16:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

????? kitaaa is a corrupted form of ?? kita? (came), past tense of the verb kuru, which means to come.
by drewnamis
Aug 27th, '05, 16:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Initially it was that he was interested in Hermes-san but when he realizes Saori is Hermes san, he wants her, that's why in after episode 7, he changes.
by drewnamis
Aug 26th, '05, 20:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

yeah, it *should* be her father, as he has the same last name as her.
by drewnamis
Aug 26th, '05, 19:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

okay. i'm totally blind :-(
by drewnamis
Aug 26th, '05, 19:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Yeah I just finished watching it. Was amusing, but ep 9 looks hilarious, just because of 1 quote "MOE?" what is Moe? BTW, I just noticed that one of the guys on the forums is the same guy/character from "slow dance." The guy who runs the Taco Rice truck. And did y'all notice the numa numa song play...
by drewnamis
Aug 26th, '05, 19:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Apparently you can buy the little figure now. Considering that all anime characters are made up for one show or another, this one isn't really any different, but it's better to think of it more as the mascot. The only possible reason I could think that it would need carrots up it's arse would be so...
by drewnamis
Aug 25th, '05, 19:16
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19053

Japanese does have V and F, as I've mentioned previously. It do now, it didn' used tot. That's why elders can't pronunciate those "new characters" very well. Actually it did. My aunt who is in her 70s was the one who pointed it out to me. I wish I could find scholarly sources on it, but the V sound...
by drewnamis
Aug 25th, '05, 16:29
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19053

I want to add something to that "hard language" topic. I'm Polish, English isn't such a hard language here, German also. Japanese is more difficult, but the reason isn't the speech, more the writing. I think Chinese or Korean are way harder. oh... And I must say that polish isn't easy to. Most of t...
by drewnamis
Aug 24th, '05, 06:54
Forum: International Community
Topic: Bay Area D-Addicts?
Replies: 192
Views: 61543

415 here.
by drewnamis
Aug 23rd, '05, 18:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

is the movie version also called densha otoko? what year did it come out in? The movie version is also called "A True Love Story". Actually, it isn't. "A True Love Story" is the sub-title, in the same way that books have sub-titles. I can't think of anything more mainstream, so my example would be:...
by drewnamis
Aug 23rd, '05, 10:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

He IS. They were intentionally making that clear. Not just the comment, the biggest give away is you see him wearing the exact same bracelet as the guy in the flash back. Now I'm really confused. Your comments are all true and I thought it was him as well, with the comment about losing someone beca...
by drewnamis
Aug 23rd, '05, 07:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19053

The reason why some Asians pronounce English words differently is simply because they weren't raised in an English-immersed environment. As the saying goes, an old dog can't be taught new tricks. People are usually in high school when they learn English formally in class, and by then, it's harder t...
by drewnamis
Aug 23rd, '05, 07:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

yep. the movie version is the same name, and came out in 2005, and as of this post is still airing in the theatres in Japan.
by drewnamis
Aug 22nd, '05, 07:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19053

Re: Chiming in...

I've been reading the posts and most of the pertinent points have already been raised, but let's summarize for the sake of completeness and clarity. I am by no means an expert, but I have studied Japanese extensively, interact with Japanese people on a very frequent basis, and learned a thing or tw...
by drewnamis
Aug 22nd, '05, 01:29
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese way of English pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 19053

On the flip side, most Japanese words that have gotten adopted into english are mispronounced. Japanese is a pitch tone language, and doesn't stress any syllable more than another. In English, the stress is usually on the second syllable. Commonly misprounced/misspelt Japanese words Sake is prounoun...
by drewnamis
Aug 19th, '05, 16:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

by drewnamis
Aug 19th, '05, 03:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Sumimasen can also mean excuse me. But for the most part, yes you know by the context of the conversation.
by drewnamis
Aug 18th, '05, 16:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

What really struck me about this series was that it really advertise various brands... au by KDDI (Major sponsor, Yamada even screams "AU~"), Hermes, Benoist, Gundam. Well, as far as Benoist, Hermes, and Gundam, it's not product placement. Those are actually found in the log on 2ch. But boy, so man...
by drewnamis
Aug 18th, '05, 00:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

No. It's not just a short way of saying Japan/Japanese. I know that Aussies regualrly use it without any deragatory context, but in the States, it has a lot of historical baggage, and is considered deragatory. The beauties of globalization, or globalisation, depending on where you're at. But this is...
by drewnamis
Aug 17th, '05, 20:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

i think those kids are there to add to Yamada's otakuness. They refer to him as Chorou ???a title meaning elder. He's not just anime otaku, but also like a video game otaku. Those are train stations, and to be more specific I believe they're for the JR Sobu Kaisoku (express) trains, at least the one...
by drewnamis
Aug 17th, '05, 17:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

[quote="jinroh"]Just curious... Does anyone has the direct link to the original Densha Otoko thread in the 2Ch forum ? ... Cant read jap but just felt like having a peek at it ... Oh btw, I dont supposed there is a english translation of the book do they? :-)[/quote http://www.geocities.co.jp/Milkyw...
by drewnamis
Aug 17th, '05, 17:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

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... :O I never thought of that. That would evolve a conflict between his boss and him though then wouldn't it? Since he is like in love ...
by drewnamis
Aug 17th, '05, 17:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 226805

Take Saori's other love interest for example -- the guy that her brother Keisuke works for. He's not Saori's "other love interest". He's an older brother figure for both Keisuke and her. My guess is that he's gonna go save Yamada in the next episode as he rushed out in his Lancer Evo when he realiz...