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by kotsukotsu
Dec 13th, '14, 06:13
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: NHK World - The Professional - documentary series
Replies: 4
Views: 7665

> Does anyone know where I can watch this show? Virtually everybody in your local Japanese speaking community knows how to receive NHK International TV, which includes this show. This is common knowledge. Just ask, and people can tell you which options are available where you live. At the very least...
by kotsukotsu
Apr 24th, '14, 19:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Arisu no Toge
Replies: 114
Views: 22593

So far, the explanations of why people like this drama have been entirely lacking and unconvincing. I dislike this drama because the plot is full of so many holes, you could use it as a fishing net. When the writer of the script has done such a bad job, I feel it is too much to ask the audience to p...
by kotsukotsu
Nov 2nd, '13, 20:29
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: GOD TONGUE
Replies: 1
Views: 3802

A few seconds of searching on the WWW indicates that there are tons of videos out there about this program. Many of these are available at Amazon. We are looking forward to you getting this DVDs, converting them to video files (well known freeware like VLC works fine for conversion), and uploading h...
by kotsukotsu
Nov 2nd, '13, 20:16
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: You ha nani shi ni Nippon he?
Replies: 2
Views: 3980

This show is widely available on DVD at various Japanese supermarkets/bookstores around the world. If you live anywhere near a major world city, just visit the Japanese supermarkets/bookstore and look through the DVDs. You can readily rent a DVD copy, convert it to MP4 (i.e. using well known freewar...
by kotsukotsu
Nov 2nd, '13, 20:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] ANDO-LLOYD: ~A.I. Knows Love?~
Replies: 65
Views: 31520

Peggy wrote: > I wonder why they let a top star do the stunts in any drama or movie... But various other users asked if this was the case. A few seconds of searching on the WWW provides lots of information. Just use the obvious keywords for a Google search, i.e." 怪我" and "安堂ロイド". There is lots of in...
by kotsukotsu
Oct 13th, '13, 21:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: FUNNIEST Japanese Drama!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 46241

> My Boss, My Hero > Nodame Cantabile > GTO > TRICK > Gokusen > Densha Otoko This sounds like a listing of merely a few such dramas that have appeared with English subtitles. Two aren't even remotely comedies, i.e. Nodame Cantabile and Densha Otoko, although there are minor comic elements. If this t...
by kotsukotsu
Oct 13th, '13, 20:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 20810

Overall it was a very good drama, although there was one entire sub-plot that could have been removed, i.e. the substance-dependent mother of the husband. Not much time was wasted on that sub-plot, and it had zero connection with the rest of the drama, so I think the damage was minimal except to sho...
by kotsukotsu
Sep 8th, '13, 20:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo
Replies: 32
Views: 9181

This is the first time I've read the normal Manga version of a drama. The Japanese Manga version has about three times as much material as the live video drama version, so I recommend it if you really like this drama. Of course, it is for sale on Amazon Japan, and doesn't cost much. Numerous story l...
by kotsukotsu
Sep 2nd, '13, 20:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kamo Kyoto e Iku ~Matsushita Nao, Shiina Kippei
Replies: 11
Views: 3579

I was quite puzzled by the ending, but after a WWW search discovered that this was a reference to some professional sports person. If like me you try to ignore spectator sports are much as possible, the last line of the drama won't make any sense. The series was nice as a drama that featured some of...
by kotsukotsu
Sep 2nd, '13, 20:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43710

I don't understand why this topic exists. There exists tons of information on Rokechi in the usual Japanese language WWW sites. In cases where such information isn't obvious on the many Rokechi WWW sites dedicated to providing information on filming location of Japanese dramas, often the information...
by kotsukotsu
Sep 2nd, '13, 19:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keibuho Yabe Kenzo (Namase Katsuhisa)
Replies: 70
Views: 29282

The little girl playing with her hair is an example of the logical extreme humor of this series. That is to say, competence is inversely proportional to social status. The higher you go up in the social ladder, the less competence you see. Logically, the person who really solves every case must be a...
by kotsukotsu
Aug 28th, '13, 03:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keibuho Yabe Kenzo (Namase Katsuhisa)
Replies: 70
Views: 29282

You can spend much of these series looking for references to the Trick series. For example, one episode features a scene where magician Yamada is being laughed at by by-standers on a shopping street. In Trick you see this scene shot from Yamada's perspective, and in Yabe Kenzo you see the same scene...
by kotsukotsu
Aug 22nd, '13, 19:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo
Replies: 32
Views: 9181

I know some people will object to the shallow character development, big holes in the plot (i.e. who cares about the identities of the other witches?), and overacting (always to be expected from a Manga-based drama). But I think there are enough humorous situations, and a musical score that sets the...
by kotsukotsu
Aug 22nd, '13, 19:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Saito-san 2
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

> so ep 7 will be aired a week later on 8/31 ... This is clearly announced at the end of episode 6, so there is no reason to think anyone watching the series episode-by-episode will be confused. > Mirei Kiritani's overacting is getting a but much ... she was playing someone who was > faking ... Ther...
by kotsukotsu
Aug 3rd, '13, 20:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo
Replies: 32
Views: 9181

Could the people who have read the Manga provide any explanation as to exactly WHY they liked it? The most minimal explanation would be helpful, in Japanese or English. To many, the plot sounds rather idiotic, but if there is enough humor or clever plotting, that can be overcome. Hope this is a good...
by kotsukotsu
Aug 3rd, '13, 19:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43710

Japanese ロケ地 web sites can be found by a few seconds of searching on the WWW, and these describe in detail shooting locations for various Doramas. This information is already widely available. Several times while watching a drama, I've stopped to spend a few seconds to do a WWW search to find the ロケ...
by kotsukotsu
Jul 4th, '13, 19:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dramas released by furransu
Replies: 36
Views: 25199

For some bizarre reason, Furansu always requires that someone out there spend a tremendous amount of effort creating English subtitles, even though the vast, vast majority of Dorama fans don't need or want English subtitles (D-Addicts gives the opposite impression only because it is an English langu...
by kotsukotsu
Jun 29th, '13, 20:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35012

The subject of this thread is "Best Taiga Drama of All time," but the items for voting are restricted to just some of the Taiga dramas during 2010 - 1999! That is "bait and switch" (deceptive topic). Not only is the tread topic deceptive, but the vote is meaningless since there is no way to block pe...
by kotsukotsu
Jun 29th, '13, 20:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118582

The Japanese of Galileo is extremely standard and easy to understand, so no non-Japanese subbing is needed for the vast majority of people who would be fans of this series. By the way, the Galileo books, upon which this series is based, are widely available. For example, see the listings on Amazon.jp.
by kotsukotsu
Jun 29th, '13, 20:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Woman
Replies: 82
Views: 20810

After reading the network WWW site info, sounds like a good drama to explain the situation of some working widowed women in Japan, but I'm concerned that the entire plot depends on people following the exact details of the Japanese welfare system, so this might be of less interest to people outside ...
by kotsukotsu
Jun 18th, '13, 16:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otenki Onee-san
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

The ending was fine with me. Haruko likes predictable things, so from that standpoint it wasn't a mystery why she picked a predictable (Otaku) male. I liked the drama, despite two flaws. (1) Although weather phenomena are mostly presented realistically (with glaring exceptions), Haruko's forecasting...
by kotsukotsu
Jun 10th, '13, 20:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otenki Onee-san
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

By the way, for those who, like me, find absolutely everything Mitsuyo-san says fascinating, look at the following site:

http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/reading/mitsuyo/

Somehow she reminds me of the Mama-san at a place in Kobe many years ago...

--- バカ
by kotsukotsu
May 9th, '13, 19:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 14936

I think this show was designed for anyone who has been a Hakenshain among less competent Seishain, or at least imagines they are in such a situation. If you've been in this situation, it is very easy to sympathize with the Yonekura character, however silly and unrealistic some of the medical details...
by kotsukotsu
May 3rd, '13, 05:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otenki Onee-san
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

Nice to see a physical science Tensai as the heroin of a drama, even though some of the details are silly, i.e. despite the plot of the first episode, ball lightening is largely regarded as a myth among meteorologists, and the speculative explanation of ball lightening as due to oxidation of nano-si...
by kotsukotsu
May 3rd, '13, 04:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118582

The series 1 and 2 are interesting, with fairly credible scientific explanations for each mystery. The drama is entirely misnamed. It should be Newton, not Galileo. The main character's personality is the exact opposite of that of Galileo (outgoing womanizer, publicity hound), and much more like the...
by kotsukotsu
Apr 21st, '13, 13:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 301498

A history progam (Rekishi Hiwa Historya, episode 062) is posted now in the j-tv Chinese hardsub category of D-Addicts. Since this torrent orignated on the Chinese torrent sites, there are Chinese hard subs, but these are easy to ignore. The broadcast of episode 062 was created to provide historical ...
by kotsukotsu
Apr 15th, '13, 19:03
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ayase Haruka
Replies: 187
Views: 124448

The NHK program explaining the background of this Taiga drama, the real historical Yae, is now available on D-Addicts as episode 133 of the program "Rekishi Hiwa Historia" posted to the j-tv RAW area. The real historical Yae was an amazing person, so you can immediately see why NHK focused on her fo...
by kotsukotsu
Apr 15th, '13, 19:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yae no Sakura
Replies: 38
Views: 23369

The NHK program explaining the background of this drama, the real historical Yae, is now available on D-Addicts as episode 133 of the program "Rekishi Hiwa Historia" posted to the j-tv RAW area. The real historical Yae was an amazing person, so you can immediately see why NHK focused on her for this...
by kotsukotsu
Apr 2nd, '13, 05:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yae no Sakura
Replies: 38
Views: 23369

Episodes 8, 9, 10, and 11 of Yae no Sakura are available now, and have been for some time, on the usual Chinese torrent sites, with Chinese/Japanese subtitles (do a Google search to find,using the Chinese name for the series 八重之樱). Japanese subtitles are particularly useful for this series due to th...
by kotsukotsu
Mar 9th, '13, 15:16
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Japanese Documentaries?
Replies: 20
Views: 19302

Lately several outstanding documentaries (real ones, not the Geinokai publicity junk) have appeared on D-Addicts. If you want to see such programming, be sure to watch and leave a thank-you message describing what you find interesting about the program. Recent examples include: NHK SP(Noberu Shou Sa...
by kotsukotsu
Mar 1st, '13, 02:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35012

Just recently a documentary on life of the women in Edo castle as been posted to D-Addicts as the following torrent:

Rekishi Hiwa Historia #137 - 2013.02.06.H264.480p.mkv

This is particularly good background for the Taiga drama Atsuhime.
by kotsukotsu
Feb 27th, '13, 20:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 301498

By the way, as many people have already noticed, a documentary program about the eldest sister has just been posted on D-Addicts as:

Rekishi Hiwa Historia #136 - 2013.01.30.H264.378p.mkv

This provides excellent historical background for the Gou series.
by kotsukotsu
Feb 27th, '13, 20:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181906

By the way, a torrent has just been posted on D-Addicts about the Nokaze character, explaining the historical context:

"Rekishi Hiwa Historia #135 - 2013.01.23.H264.378p.mkv"

I think this provides great background to understand the Nokaze character in JIN 1 and JIN 2.
by kotsukotsu
Feb 17th, '13, 22:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Hope
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

The Japanese is quite standard and easy to understand, and so no particular need for subs. Although the plot is a bit far fetched at times, this is a rather good drama for learning medical terminology, so the vast majority of people closely following this drama will neither need nor desire subs. If ...
by kotsukotsu
Jan 15th, '13, 02:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ayase Haruka
Replies: 187
Views: 124448

I searched on Google just a few minutes ago. Enough Japanese have been doing exactly the same search (similarly puzzled) that there is an explanation that is readily found now by doing a search: http://okwave.jp/qa/q7881648.html It turns out the it really doesn't mean anything out of context, it rea...
by kotsukotsu
Jan 13th, '13, 00:25
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ayase Haruka
Replies: 187
Views: 124448

Bad.secret wrote: > I want Himitsu no Akko-chan movie but I didnt find it anywhere ... This movie was released in Japan recently, Sept. of 2012. As usual, the first thing to check is Amazon Japan, where you will find an announcement that says the DVD does not go on sale until March 16th, 2013, Japan...
by kotsukotsu
Jan 12th, '13, 23:54
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ayase Haruka
Replies: 187
Views: 124448

I was very impressed by episode 01 of the new Taiga drama "Yae No Sakura." Surely no other Taiga drama before or afterwards will have the heroine shoot (and kill or at least wound) so many people in the first 7 minutes of the first eposode! This is very different from the typical start of a Taiga dr...
by kotsukotsu
Dec 29th, '12, 22:59
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 422610

I did a simple WWW search and zeroed in on alternative Kitakawa Keiko comedies (like the familiar Mop Girl, Nazotoki, and Akumu-chan): the movie Handsome Suit. Very funny situation comedy with an inspiring message. Although the gist of the ending was rather clear by about 1/3rd through the movie, I ...
by kotsukotsu
Dec 25th, '12, 05:00
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 422610

> I really like Kei-chan's new hairstyle! ... What? I like her acting in the comic role of Akumu-chan (like Mop Girl, and Nazo Toki wa Dinner no Ato de). Are there any other comic roles by Kitakawa Keiko out there to watch? I'm specificly interested in the comic roles, and without defacing subtitles...
by kotsukotsu
Dec 24th, '12, 16:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1471837

By the way, Dillon writes the following for the Japan Times (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120519td.html) about his ideal Japanese TV drama: > The one plot to Japanese TV dramas I would like to see: > Ugly kid gets cancer but survives and grows up to be a > serial killer because no one ever v...
by kotsukotsu
Dec 22nd, '12, 20:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Osozaki no Himawari (Ikuta Toma, Maki Yoko)
Replies: 28
Views: 10860

Very pleasant drama in an interesting setting, i.e. rural Kochi-ken. Although the general plot contains a complex pattern of love relationships (love quadrangle +) like Tokyo Love Story (東京ラブストーリー, 1991), unlike Tokyo Love Story, the characters are more 3-dimentional and people you in whom you might...
by kotsukotsu
Nov 19th, '12, 23:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] JIN (Osawa Takao, Ayase Haruka, Uchino Masaaki)
Replies: 512
Views: 181906

Any drama about time travel is going to be a bit silly. Can't really happen and doesn't make any sense, or we would see time travelers among us right now, and it also violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics (read Stephen Hawkins if you need an explanation of this). But when you suspend beliief and ta...
by kotsukotsu
Oct 25th, '12, 15:01
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 422610

Himekohimura wrote:

> I've been looking for this drama EVERYWHERE! ...

I'm a bit confused. This Dorama is right here on D-addicts, up to Episode 02 (last broadcast, at the moment). You can also find copies posted on the usual Japanese language torrent sites.
by kotsukotsu
Oct 25th, '12, 13:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 422610

Since there isn't an Akumu-chan subject yet, I'm posting here. Kitakawa Keiko is staring in Aukumu-chan, a delightful comedy Dorama about a relatively heartless school teacher who reluctantly ends up working with a girl who sees other people's dreams, with a predictive element, so there is always a ...
by kotsukotsu
Oct 2nd, '12, 19:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Replies: 82
Views: 21361

This drama is about family registry problems (although focused on the 300 day issue), something we are all familar with from frequent reporting on the news and the numerous times when the family registry shows up in dramas. Someday Japan will have to dump this system, just like other countries in As...