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by BBOvenGuy
May 29th, '17, 00:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Takuma Sato wins the Indy 500
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Takuma Sato wins the Indy 500

I hope this is in the right forum... Forty-year-old Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 today, passing three-time winner Helio Castroneves with just three laps to go. https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/takuma-sato-prevails-against-castroneves-to-win-the-indy...
by BBOvenGuy
Jan 30th, '16, 18:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 68708

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

glo121 wrote:where is Nietzsche-sensei ?
I know it's on Crunchyroll. Don't know about any fansubs.
by BBOvenGuy
Jun 13th, '13, 00:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otenki Onee-san
Replies: 9
Views: 4173

kz_skies wrote: thought haruko's past will be dug up deeper in the final episode.
But in the end, i'm disappointing myself with my high expectation :(

i don't want to be rude person, but personally, this drama is a disappointment to me :(
Like I said, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a special coming...
by BBOvenGuy
Jun 12th, '13, 06:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Otenki Onee-san
Replies: 9
Views: 4173

This was a fun show... and I can't help thinking there's a special in its future... There's one thing I kept thinking about whenever Abe-san talked about people trying to control the weather. Or rather, one person - Edward Norton Lorenz, one of the most important pioneers of Chaos Theory, and the pe...
by BBOvenGuy
Mar 15th, '11, 01:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

The English translation is called Naoko.

by BBOvenGuy
Mar 13th, '11, 02:56
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 9.0 Earthquake and Resulting Tsunami hits Northern Japan
Replies: 155
Views: 36042

Partial list of Japanese media/entertainment folks who have been confirmed safe: http://yonasu.com/list-of-celebrities-confirmed-safe/ Remember, if your favorites aren't listed, that doesn't necessarily mean they're hurt or missing or anything. It's still a chaotic situation over there. The anime fa...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 21st, '10, 03:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

«minah» wrote:maybe I'm too young and naive as older people would put it but whatever.
Ha ha... it's okay to be young and naive. I'm older and more jaded. :lol

If anyone's interested, further comments on this series can now be found on my LiveJournal:

http://bbovenguy.livejournal.com/562807.html
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 19th, '10, 04:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

These are relevant bits from the ending of the book: The dressing room attendants left the room. The two of them were alone, looking at each other. Naoko... At that moment, Heisuke knew. It would have been meaningless to say it. She would never admit it. She would never admit that she was Naoko. An...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 18th, '10, 07:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

Okay, mikilove's subs are out for the finale, and now that I've watched it, I'm ready with my take on the ending. Ready? Here it is: We don't really know who it is that's getting married at the end. We're not supposed to know. And in a way, it really doesn't matter. At the beginning of the episode, ...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 15th, '10, 18:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

Well, you have to remember that the wedding takes place 8 years after the rest of the story. Even if there had never been a bus accident, a 25-year-old Monami isn't going to be the same hyper teenager that the 16-year-old Monami was. (Actually, the grown-up Monami reminds me of my sister-in-law, who...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 13th, '10, 02:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

Okay, I speak zero Japanese. After all this time watching anime and J-dramas, there are certain words and phrases I've learned to recognize, but that's about it. Fortunately, the subs are now out for the finale - they're not mikilove's, though, and those are the ones I'm waiting for, but I scanned t...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 11th, '10, 16:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

And yes, there's the movie in 1999 starring Hirosue Ryoko There's also an American version called The Secret , made in 2007 and starring David Duchovny (formerly of The X-Files ) as the dad. That movie takes a completely different approach, though, dealing primarily with the mom's discovery of what...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 11th, '10, 08:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

For me Naoko isn't gone, i find it to convenient that the next morning after Heichan calls her Monami Monami is back. I think it is all an act from Naoko's part so Heichan and her can move on in their life's without suffering/torturing them self's (as much as possible it can be). She knows that she...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 11th, '10, 07:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

Maybe you can try to put yourself in her shoes. It's not easy to be stuck in her daughter's body and live in a world where everyone around thinks she's dead. Well, it's not just that everyone thinks she's dead. She's also stuck in the only body that makes it impossible for her to go on being Heisuk...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 11th, '10, 03:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

I believe the book (which I plan to get this Christmas) has the accident happen when Monami is only 11 or so, and stretches out over many years. There's no way the TV show could do that and still have Shida Mirai or any other single actress play the role, so a certain amount of time-compression is n...
by BBOvenGuy
Nov 7th, '10, 23:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Himitsu (Sasaki Kuranosuke, Shida Mirai)
Replies: 93
Views: 35606

Loved Ep4! Naoko's reunion with her family in Nagano. I can totally understand Naoko's decision not to come back there. For her family, she's dead, and they only see her as Monami. It is definitely hard for her. Ep5 Preview!!! Naniiii??? Who's pregnant? Naoko (in Monami's body) can't be pregant, ca...
by BBOvenGuy
Aug 29th, '08, 18:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Yoko Kamio's Cat Street Manga Gets Live-Action Drama
Replies: 61
Views: 39728

First episode ratings: 7.0% D: It's pretty low, but oh well. :) Ratings always need to be taken in context. What network is the show on? When is its time slot? What's its competition? Just as an example - When Doctor Who runs on the SciFi Channel in the US, its audience is only a fraction of what t...
by BBOvenGuy
Dec 14th, '07, 02:37
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Drama Wallpapers!
Replies: 97
Views: 122276

How great! I love this topic. Here's a contribution, wallpapers from the Jigoku Shoujo drama: http://www.ntv.co.jp/jigoku/wallpaper.html A couple of samples: http://www.ntv.co.jp/jigoku/wallpaper/samnail_1.jpg http://www.ntv.co.jp/jigoku/wallpaper/samnail_7.jpg Looking forward to seeing more... :che...
by BBOvenGuy
Nov 9th, '06, 20:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Jigoku Shoujo live-action
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

The first episode has been subbed! :cheers:

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_41304.htm

Unfortunately, I'm at work right now, so I'll have to wait until tonight to watch it. :P
by BBOvenGuy
Nov 7th, '06, 02:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Jigoku Shoujo live-action
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

[Discussion] Jigoku Shoujo live-action

This series premiered this past weekend, and is a live-action version of the Jigoku Shoujo anime. In fact, the first episode uses a very similar plot as the first episode of the anime, and much of the same soundtrack music. Here are some links: http://www.ntv.co.jp/jigoku/ http://wiki.d-addicts.com/...
by BBOvenGuy
Oct 30th, '06, 20:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '06 October - December [Info+Links]
Replies: 41
Views: 31523

NTV has updated the Jigoku Shoujo website:

http://www.ntv.co.jp/jigoku/

I can't read it, but judging from the pictures I'd say they're doing a good job of capturing the look of the anime.

The premiere is this coming weekend.
by BBOvenGuy
Sep 28th, '06, 06:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '06 October - December [Info+Links]
Replies: 41
Views: 31523

There's a website that lets you type someone's name in it. When you type their name in and hit "enter" they'll die a horrible death and be sent to hell. Thus, the person gets rid of whoever caused them wrong, but, in return for doing this, the person is sent to hell when they die. Jigouku Shoujo/em...
by BBOvenGuy
Sep 19th, '06, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '06 October - December [Info+Links]
Replies: 41
Views: 31523

Hi! This is my first post here, so please be gentle... :unsure: NTV has announced a live-action version of the anime/manga series Jigoku Shoujo ("Hell Girl"), premiering November 4. J-Pop singer Iwata Sayuri will play the lead character Enma Ai. That's about all I know. I'm guessing there's plenty m...