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by YukawaManabu
Aug 18th, '13, 08:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 165019

bmwracer wrote: I sorta agree... I think most people like her because of her boobs.
Funny but true!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 18th, '13, 07:59
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 213901

Hey! If you're okay with the recorded ones, then you can find many of them at SMAP's communities on livejournal such as: http://smappiesubs.livejournal.com/tag/%23%20radio%20show or on YouTube Hi! This is perfect, thank you very much! I love the idea of Kimura and Shibasaki Kou in one series. 2 of ...
by YukawaManabu
Aug 18th, '13, 07:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118563

Yes, chemistry. That's what's lacking in s2 (and Kou is an overall awesome actress compared to Yoshitaka Yuriko).
I liked hunterkirualeorio's comment about a spoiled girl fighting with her dad. Spot on!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:22
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Oguri Shun
Replies: 564
Views: 273185

Have you guys seen how great he was in Summer Snow? Just fantastic!
I have yet to see Rich Man Poor Woman, though.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:21
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsushima Nanako
Replies: 21
Views: 15012

GTO was my very first Jdorama. She easily became one of my favourites. Then I found out that she's married to Sorimachi, who is also one of my favourite actors. I was thrilled. :D
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:20
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitamura Kazuki
Replies: 28
Views: 21056

I loved (OK, hated) him in Iryuu. What a fantastic villain. I wish he had more fans. He's so talented.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:19
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Nakama Yukie
Replies: 33
Views: 32980

GOsh, she never seems to get old! I love her and her quirky acting style. I have been unconsciously imitating her mannerisms for some time. One of my students told me I remind her of "that crazy teacher in Gokusen named Yankumi". High praise indeed! I almost went through the roof in happiness :D I c...
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:16
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kubozuka Yosuke
Replies: 99
Views: 52881

I loved him as an actor but I've not heard him sing, nor watched any of his latest movies.
Did he really fall accidentally? Weren't there rumours that he tried to commit suicide?
He used to have a very active blog which I used to read all the time.
I miss him!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:15
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Mizukawa Asami
Replies: 117
Views: 65586

I loved her role in Nodame. She's the kind of violinist I want to be. First violin!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:10
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Miura Haruma
Replies: 1118
Views: 336359

Whoever thought of casting him as young Yukawa Manabu in Galileo is a genius. Fukuyama Masaharu sokkuri! They could pass of as brothers. Or father and son. I prefer the former :P
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 15:01
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 165019

Now that you guys mention it, yeah, Toda Erika isn't much of a good actress :)

And I might be the only one here, but I get irritated by Ayase Haruka sometimes. She's an OK actress but sometimes, I think she's meh.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:59
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sato Takeru
Replies: 50
Views: 37865

Can't wait to see how he fares against Fujiwara Tatsuya!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:57
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 213901

Hey guys! Would any of you know how I can listen to Kimura's radio sihow? I have this app called TuneIn Radio and I can listen to many radio stations all over the world. It's just frustrating that I cannot find the Japanese stations I like, for example: Fukuyama Masaharu's radio show.
Many thanks!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Dragon Zakura
Replies: 168
Views: 61364

Abe Hiroshi was great, as usual. But sometimes, he needs a great supporting cast to make a great series. This was just OK for me.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GTO (remake)
Replies: 99
Views: 46462

^ Agree. GTO was my first Jdorama and Sorimachi was just too darn good. This remake is OK. Good but not exactly comparable to the first. Just watch this without any big expectations.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 27108

I love the songs here. I have them on my Zune but my Zune is dead. I will have to find my CD copy of the songs. I like "True True" and of course, Shiawase na Ketsumatsu.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)
Replies: 256
Views: 119190

Their children will probably be crazy and good at magic and very tall with long hair :D
I never get tired of this Jdorama. Donto koi!
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)
Replies: 113
Views: 38478

I agree they should have made a second season. Heck, they should have made several seasons! This cast is one of the best I've seen in years (Shinsengumi included, of course).
But I didn't like the one with Ayase Haruka in it.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] My Boss My Hero
Replies: 488
Views: 154611

Oh man, natsukashii~
Agnes purin, Agnes exercise and everything Agnes!!
I really have to watch this again! Woootaaa~~
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keibuho Yabe Kenzo (Namase Katsuhisa)
Replies: 70
Views: 29280

As much as I loved Trick, this one just didn't do it for me. I haven't finished watching it.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Taiga Drama of All Time (Round 1 - Preliminary)
Replies: 76
Views: 35009

I was torn between Shinsengumi and Ryomaden, but in the end, I had to pick Shinsengumi. All around brilliant cast. I love the directing, the back stories, everything. This is where I fell in love with Odajoe, haha.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most underrated jdramas
Replies: 92
Views: 38731

How about Sakai Masato's JOKER? I don't know why it isn't much of a commercial success but it was pretty good. He's a wonderful actor.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orange Days
Replies: 218
Views: 80893

Nice dig, lillamb33!
This is also one of my top series. In fact, I got into playing the violin because of this. And also, it inspired me to learn Japanese sign language.
That SIGN song by Mr. Children was really addicting, don't you think so?
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] CHANGE - Kimura Takuya's Spring 2008 drama
Replies: 218
Views: 91511

I always doze off during Keita's loooong speech. The series was OK overall. I will watch anything that has both Kimura AND Abe-san. Quite the duo. :)
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 57703

Great job, jeresun!
This is one of my top doramas too. Abe Hiroshi is just too funny with his deadpan delivery. I love him so much. His chemistry with Natsukawa-san is just wonderful to watch.
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 43693

Hey guys! http://loca.ash.jp/ is a good site that collates Jdorama filming locations :) The sites are arranged by title, actor, month and year of TV release, and region in Japan. This is where I got most of the filming location info for the first season of Galileo. Enjoy! If you need help with navig...
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 118563

They messed up the 2nd season big time. That girl was just too...prissy?
by YukawaManabu
Aug 11th, '13, 14:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Which JDrama are you hoping for a sequel?
Replies: 34
Views: 8419

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, definitely! And Kimura's HERO. I will never get tired of this :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 19th, '13, 12:33
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sato Takeru
Replies: 50
Views: 37865

When are the sequels going to be shown? Next year? So excited for them!
by YukawaManabu
Jul 19th, '13, 12:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shirota Yu
Replies: 75
Views: 73953

^ Yeah, me too. I love seeing their pictures together. it is so great that they are working together -- so cool :thumright:
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:44
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Abe Hiroshi
Replies: 109
Views: 82107

Woo, another Abe fan joining the thread! He is absolutely one of my most favourite actors in the world (not just Japanese). He is right up there with Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch :D Anyway, my favourite Abe work was Kekkon Dekinai Otoko. He does not need a lot of over the top ac...
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:41
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sawajiri Erika
Replies: 726
Views: 277207

I agree with Eri Kira. Erika is a great actress. It'st just a shame that her personal life has spiraled downward and affected her professional life.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:38
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Aragaki Yui
Replies: 373
Views: 182664

I love her dorama with Sakai Masato. I mean, I am a bit Sakai-san fan then he does a series with Yui-chan. So great :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:37
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Shirota Yu
Replies: 75
Views: 73953

Do you guys follow him on Twitter? He always has updates and he knows Lea Salonga. I wanna die...:D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:36
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sato Takeru
Replies: 50
Views: 37865

Yes, I agree. I also think his big break was the Kenshin movie, which I really loved and made me a Sato Takeru convert. I was indifferent about him for a long time. But I thought he was great in Mr Brain. Then Kenshin came along and boom! Instant fan :)
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Takei Emi
Replies: 163
Views: 78139

I always see her in Shiseido ads in my country. She's really so pretty. And I love the picture collection of her in different kimonos.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Plastic surgery in Japanese society or entertainment?
Replies: 133
Views: 278470

People never really get satisfied with their looks, I guess ^^;;
But I agree on getting surgery for medical/health reasons. I have a friend who had a mole removed because of cancer risks.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Gay Jdoramas
Replies: 24
Views: 20568

Abe Sadao makes for a great gay character! I am always amazed at how he can disappear into a role.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:26
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 40323

This is a very old thread and I apologize for digging it up but I hope this will help in some way :) I have been studying Japanese for a long time now and also teach basic Japanese on weekends and through the course of my study, here are my most used and most recommended materials: My recommended bo...
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Amazon.co.jp possible to log in and buy with Amazon.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 13924

I wish we'd get a Kinokuniya in my country. The nearest one I know is Bangkok and Singapore.
Thanks for the info about Tenso. Now that gave me a lot of ideas on online shopping :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: HYD Saturn Necklace
Replies: 19
Views: 21738

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the link. It does look really pretty ~
by YukawaManabu
Jul 7th, '13, 04:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Gackt
Replies: 318
Views: 217463

Thanks! I will have to check it out online.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Gackt
Replies: 318
Views: 217463

He is forty years old. I can't believe it. he still looks so young and well...pretty. He's coming up with a "Best of" album, right?
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:49
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What's more popular in Japan: Dorama or Anime/Manga?
Replies: 5
Views: 7290

Here in my country, anime and manga still are more popular than Jdoramas. I was one of the few who moved from anime to live action. Actually, I have not watched a single anime in the last year or so. It's all Jdorama for me.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:47
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Plastic surgery in Japanese society or entertainment?
Replies: 133
Views: 278470

I guess surgery is a sort of requirement when you are in the entertainment industry. I mean, it's not just limited to the Japanese or the Koreans. At least the Japanese ones are nice, right? Compared to those things you see in Hollywood.

Gackt looks nice and all -- I mean, beautiful. Haha.
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Food Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 42128

I am craving for tonkatsu again. I already had it yesterday for lunch but man, I want to eat it again. Saboten serves the best tonkatsu in town. Do you have this restaurant in your cities?

Also, Japanese curry. But I can make that at home. Tonkatsu, not really. Too time consuming. I am lazy :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Gay Jdoramas
Replies: 24
Views: 20568

Oh yeah, Antique did feel a bit gay. And I agree with Last Friends. It also seemed that way to me.
How about the gay character in Hana Kimi :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: HYD Saturn Necklace
Replies: 19
Views: 21738

The Suncraft site is showing me an error URL. Oh well...
Maybe I will just get a replica :D and then I might just get a replica of Tsukasa too :D
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:34
Forum: Travel
Topic: Teach English abroad
Replies: 9
Views: 13289

I would love to try and teach English in Japan. But I am afraid i am not exactly the kind of teacher most schools are looking for. I read a lot of articles and forum posts about it and well...I am not exactly a white female so... :unsure:
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where did you spend your vacations? ^^
Replies: 12
Views: 9336

The last trip I went on was to Siem Reap in Cambodia. The pictures don't do it justice. It is so much beautiful in person. I was able to get around the different temple ruins, including Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm (where they shot the Lara Croft film). So beautiful. The food is interesting too. The peop...
by YukawaManabu
Jul 6th, '13, 05:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hiroshima!
Replies: 17
Views: 13559

I have not tried the okonomiyaki in Hiroshima but I did get one in a local restaurant in my country. It was interesting because I am used to the okonomiyaki in Osaka. I agree with going to the A-bomb dome. It made my cry a bit. Also, Miyajima is a wonderful place. If you have extra money to spend on...