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by JackBauer2424
Aug 2nd, '18, 21:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor Y
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: [Discussion] Doctor Y

Does this have anything to do with Doctor X?
by JackBauer2424
Dec 10th, '17, 02:27
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Sports documentaries?
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Sports documentaries?

Any baseball fans? There's a Shohei Ohtani documentary called "Massugu 18 sai no..." that I'd like to appreciate in English. I'm sure many others will enjoy this especially after he just signed with the California Angels.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 14th, '17, 08:04
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueno Juri Part 2
Replies: 126
Views: 12684

Re: Ueno Juri Part 2

I'm planning to watch Last Friends only up to episode 3 to see what happens. Boy, does she look awful with short hair.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 8th, '17, 02:24
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tamaki Hiroshi
Replies: 222
Views: 125227

Re: Tamaki Hiroshi

This dude's a real pretty boy stud. Why haven't I seen him in big time starring roles? I've only seen him in Nodame Cantabile and maybe Kyoo Kaisha Yasumimasu I think.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 8th, '17, 02:21
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueno Juri Part 2
Replies: 126
Views: 12684

Re: Ueno Juri Part 2

I'm watching Nodame Cantabile (after seeing some good comments) and Ouroboros at the same time. She's got really pretty eyes. What are her better dramas?

I didn't know who she was when watching Engine, and didn't find her noteworthy enough to search her name.
by JackBauer2424
Jul 25th, '17, 08:08
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Series Would You Like To See Finished/Subtitled?
Replies: 1163
Views: 163447

Re: Which Series Would You Like To See Finished/Subtitled?

I'd like to see the rest of Minna Esper Dayo, as well as everything with Ryoko Yonekura, Nanako Matsushima, Kimura Takuya, Riho Yoshioka, Araki Yuko, Aibu Saki, Takako Matsu, Yuko Fueki, Hiroshi Abe, Furuhata Ninzaburo.
by JackBauer2424
Jul 14th, '17, 11:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)

I would watch this again. I liked when they played the Dragon Quest Overture. Can't get enough of Matsu Takako!
by JackBauer2424
Apr 30th, '17, 01:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: [Discussion] Quartet (TBS, 2017)

Can't find the final episode. Need to see what happens next. The glasses guy's character seems much more likeable than in Eigyo Bucho Kira Natsuko.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 12th, '16, 11:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 39853

Re:

hmmmm..i think they were mostly sets...idk..lol.. there is ebisu garden square in hana yori dango..hehehehe Which season? Hana Yori Dango Season 1, I think had Yebisu Garden Place (maybe both seasons, the first date was there, so probably at least season 1 and season 2 wedding), as did Love Generat...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 12th, '16, 11:30
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Amazon.co.jp possible to log in and buy with Amazon.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 12052

Re: Amazon.co.jp possible to log in and buy with Amazon.com?

Needs separate amazon jp account (can't use same amazon.com account). I successfully bought an amazon jp gift card without reading much Japanese, but was not able to use it to buy Japanese digital music MP3's since they still require a credit card with Japan mailing address. I ended up buying used C...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 6th, '16, 07:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Abe Hiroshi
Replies: 109
Views: 75919

Re:

I just found a new movie in which Hiroshi Abe played called Ex_lover . According to the reviewer his prestation in this movie was really great (as usual as i like to say ) :P Take a look at http://www.spcnet.tv/japan_exlover.shtml to have more informations !! Enjoy it ! If that's Mukashi no Otoko, ...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 6th, '16, 06:57
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Aragaki Yui
Replies: 373
Views: 168956

Re: Aragaki Yui

She looked pretty in Dragon Zakura and My Boss My Hero, but in Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, the older version of her with short hair doesn't look as good.

Make My Day song from Hachi-One Diver was not bad.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 6th, '16, 06:54
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Naka Riisa
Replies: 44
Views: 30989

Re: Naka Riisa

She's hot or cold. Sometimes very pretty, other times looking average or sort of like a Snoopy face.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 6th, '16, 06:52
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Nagasawa Masami
Replies: 220
Views: 117167

Re: Nagasawa Masami

She looked like she had potential in Dragon Zakura, but in Toshi Densetsu no Onna 2, her hair's too short and she doesn't seem to have the same upside potential.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 6th, '16, 06:48
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need help identifying music or songs from dramas? Ask here!
Replies: 529
Views: 160505

Re: Music or Songs, From Dramas, That You Can't Name or Find....

I don't think it's any of those. I listened to all those preview clips long ago. It sounded more like All Night Long from Faith Evans. Maybe only a small portion of the song sounds like that. I dunno. I haven't seen the drama, can you tell me from which episodes and what minute the song being played...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '16, 21:54
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need help identifying music or songs from dramas? Ask here!
Replies: 529
Views: 160505

Re: Music or Songs, From Dramas, That You Can't Name or Find....

From Kyoo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, during scenes at the office, and maybe particularly scenes featuing Naka Riisa, there's this upbeat instrumental song. What's the name and artist? I listened to maybe the beginning of 22 OST songs from YouTube and couldn't find it. I haven't seen the drama, can you t...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '16, 21:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 11829

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

Even though it's pretty much the same thing over and over again (corrupt hospital execs, hot shot surgeon screwing up and Michiko suddenly saving the day), I don't get tired of it.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 27th, '16, 22:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide

I'm pretty sure ep 10 is subtitled.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 25th, '16, 21:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

BoggoSonyeo wrote:Hello

Could any suggest good Japanese dramas to watch before school graduation? :-)
Dragon Zakura was not bad and it's about Hiroshi Abe suddenly becoming a teacher with his goal to get 5 historically low scoring students from the worst school to get into Todai.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 22nd, '16, 05:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 11829

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

Every series starring the most beautiful Japanese actresses (Ryoko Yonekura, Nanako Matsushima, Matsu Takako, Yuko Takeuchi, Rina Uchiyama) should be subtitled. The world will be a better place.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 22nd, '16, 02:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 11829

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

Please let the subtitles be timed properly and sync'd with the audio. I tried to watch something recently, but the subs weren't in sync with dialog and it was unwatchable, too disorienting when I understand some Japanese, but the subs say something different.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 11th, '16, 09:59
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 117378

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

Kyoka Suzuki from Second Virgin is quite good looking among the older actresses and she looks like she could be Reiko Takashima's sister. Maya Miki is also very good looking for an older actress.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 11th, '16, 09:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 172
Views: 50979

Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

I watched her in Gekiryuu Watashi wo Oboete Imasuka? which was not that bad.
by JackBauer2424
Sep 29th, '16, 06:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 172
Views: 50979

Re: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

I ignored this series thinking I didn't have interest in another marriage drama, but after watching it, I liked it a lot. Hiroshi is good at playing eccentric goofball. The actress who played the next door neighbor is very good looking and I don't think I've seen her in any other series. The work si...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 14th, '16, 11:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

1. Trick, Keibuho Yabe Kenzo, Furuhata Ninzaburo, Mr. Brain 2. Itsumo Futari De, Love Generation, Long Vacation, Tokyo Love Story 3. Love Generation & Long Vacation both have great music from CAGNET, Section-S Lots of laughs: Kekkon Dekinai Otoko Hi! Could you suggest some Jdramas or movies for me? ...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 14th, '16, 11:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

For goofy, Trick & Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, and Trick spin off Keibuho Yabe Kenzo 1 & 2. Great Teacher Onizuka with Soramachi(?) & Nanako, not the subsequent series. Can anyone suggest me some doramas? Shows that I tend to enjoy have whacky or quirky characters yet relatable, and great acting is a plus...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 14th, '16, 11:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: Mystery J-Dramas

Koori no Sekai was a good mystery. Boku no Yabai Tsuma was good too. Diff mystery each episode: Keibuho Yabe Kenzo 1 & 2 (cop from Trick) Furuhata Ninzaburo IQ246 with Yuji Oda as eccentric genius solving mysteries Toshi Densetsu no Onna 2 with up and coming young hottie solving crimes almost simila...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 10th, '16, 05:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 11829

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

A lot of times, I think I wouldn't mind proofreading the subs and fixing spelling and grammar.
by JackBauer2424
Sep 7th, '16, 02:05
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Future Superstars?
Replies: 0
Views: 2856

Future Superstars?

Who are the next future superstars? I consider the following current superstars: Takuya Kimura Ryoko Yonekura Nanako Matsushima Hiroshi Abe What's stopping the following from making the leap? When will the bigwigs trust them for big time leading roles? Ryoko Hirosue Matsu Takako Yuko Takeuchi Aibu S...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 6th, '16, 01:50
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsushima Nanako
Replies: 21
Views: 13154

Re: Matsushima Nanako

I started watching Eigyo Bucho Kira Natsuko (2016), and can't wait to see each next episode! Same thing with Koori no Sekai (1999) where she looks very good, especially at the end of episode 2 in her school workshop where she asks Animal Shinji who's next? Too bad the picture quality is bad.
by JackBauer2424
Sep 3rd, '16, 02:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 28928

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

Love Story wa Totsuzen ni by Kazumasa Oda from Tokyo Love Story is very good. The Debbie Gibson cover's lyrics were a bit cringeworthy.

Diamond Dust by Himuro Kyosuke from Koori no Sekai is not bad, not fantastic either. iTunes has it.
by JackBauer2424
Sep 3rd, '16, 01:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

After having watched a bunch more, here's my updated list: Good to watch, or at least so far for the ones still running: Eigyou Buchou Kira Natsuko, nanako matsushima Koori no Sekai (highly recommended!!! what compares to this series?) Naomi to Kanako Keibuho Yabe Kenzo 1 & 2 Trick (all of it, every...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 29th, '16, 06:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)
Replies: 255
Views: 110774

Re: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)

I had no idea there was a Trick Shinsaku Special 3 since it's not listed in the wiki site. Does this exist without the stupid borders?
by JackBauer2424
Aug 6th, '16, 08:06
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsuda Shota
Replies: 450
Views: 189011

Re: Matsuda Shota Fans?

Not really a fan of the pretty boys from Hana Yori Dango's "world famous" F4. He also played a big d-bag in a Kimura Takuya series, maybe Tsuki no Koibito, I think the one with the China factory and Chinese actress. Another irritating guy is the guy from 35 Sai Koukou Sei who played the numero uno b...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 6th, '16, 08:01
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 198322

Re: Kimura Takuya

Is he retired? I keep checking his d-addicts page to see what he's in next and nothing new.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 6th, '16, 07:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)
Replies: 255
Views: 110774

Re: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)

I'm glad I watched this series. Quite a few funny moments. Hiroshi Abe's good at playing the goofball. I saw someone describe it as a cross between X-Files and Scooby Doo. The Scooby Doo part is accurate. I didn't think much of Nakama in Musashi, but she looks good in Trick... except for the flat pa...
by JackBauer2424
Jul 18th, '16, 23:23
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 117378

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

Watching Tokyo Love Story for the first time and Honami Suzuki is able to make such a super adorable smile! Her character is very likeable and playful. Really interested in seeing what see looks like now and in decent video resolution quality. Update: She looks quite different 10 yrs after Tokyo Lov...
by JackBauer2424
Jun 28th, '16, 06:09
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need help identifying music or songs from dramas? Ask here!
Replies: 529
Views: 160505

Re: Music or Songs, From Dramas, That You Can't Name or Find....

From Kyoo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, during scenes at the office, and maybe particularly scenes featuing Naka Riisa, there's this upbeat instrumental song. What's the name and artist? I listened to maybe the beginning of 22 OST songs from YouTube and couldn't find it.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 23rd, '16, 04:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Not sure if new mystery each episode, but maybe building up to big final episode:

Strawberry Night series, not SP (police detective)
Jiu (police special forces)

Not sure about mystery, but diff bad guy each episode:

Koshonin 1 & 2 (police negotiator)
Hunter Sono Onna Tachi (bounty hunters)
by JackBauer2424
Jun 19th, '16, 21:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

I finally tried watching Kekkon Dekinai Otoko and kinda liked it because of the crazy/goofy/eccentric main character. I was surprised Hiroshi Abe showed his bare buns. What mainstream Japanese actress has done this in a TV series?
by JackBauer2424
May 26th, '16, 06:41
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 117378

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

Most recent Nanako I saw was Murder on the Orient Express and that was a period drama, so hard to judge. Everything else I saw her in, she looked super good, especially her eyes. Nao Matsushita belongs among the elite, and almost makes me think "Ryoko Yonekura, who?". She's like a Japanese Claire Fo...
by JackBauer2424
May 20th, '16, 10:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Top 5 most underrated jdramas
Replies: 90
Views: 33048

Re: Top 5 most underrated jdramas

The main site often lists ratings. Is there a database that can generate a list of Japanese dramas by ratings? Or a particular actor's dramas sorted by best ratings? Mysteries/suspense by best ratings? Police dramas by ratings? Romance by ratings? I noticed some of the stinkers I watched were like l...
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '16, 01:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nasake no Onna
Replies: 17
Views: 6371

Re: [Discussion] Nasake no Onna

Watched this and the special. Liked it. Adult themed as in cross dresser bar owner? Yonekura can make quite goofy faces, and seems to like to dance like in Doctor X.
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '16, 01:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)
Replies: 113
Views: 36091

Re: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)

Finally watched this. Not bad, but not as funny/goofy as the 1st & 2nd seasons. Need Amemiya and Kuryu...
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '16, 01:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Seirei no Moribito (NHK, 2016)
Replies: 24
Views: 2523

Re: [Discussion] Seirei no Moribito (NHK, 2016)

Didn't know there'd be a 2nd season. Curious about the first episode of it at least to see what happens with brave Balsa. Probably won't watch the entire 2nd season.

RE: 4th episode, hard to read white English subs on top of white Chinese subs.
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '16, 01:01
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities & Dramas
Replies: 709
Views: 185598

Re: The Identification Thread for Celebrities & Dramas

I often use the main site's individual actor page to see what other series they did, and noticed some of their headshots are really not representative of what they really look like. The Rina Uchiyama(?) headshot looks like she got plastic surgery or she got older and her face got weird. I saw her in...
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:47
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ryoko Hirosue
Replies: 24
Views: 13718

Re: Ryoko Hirosue

I did not know she could look so good as she did in Yasuko to Kenji. It's probably the longer hair.

She also looked like the foxy woman in the Masakazu mystery special. Interesting to see her move away from college kid roles to the hottie woman roles.
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Seirei no Moribito (NHK, 2016)
Replies: 24
Views: 2523

Re: [Discussion] Seirei no Moribito (NHK, 2016)

Masterful subtitles! I like the perfectly timed English credits with the Japanese credits.

After watching 3 episodes, not a great story or characters, but not pure crap either.
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:33
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: [Poll] In what resolution do you want dramas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: In what resolution do you want future taiga dramas to be?

I've seen good quality 360p. 480p is good too.
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GTO (remake)
Replies: 99
Views: 44606

Re: [Discussion] GTO (remake)

Soramachi made the role his. The other guy didn't seem to fit. Not much interest in watching any more of the other guy's version.
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide

It was kinda interesting watching the kind hearted little girl being nice to fart boy, but later episodes didn't seem really interesting. Too depressing.
by JackBauer2424
May 14th, '16, 00:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

I already watched Love Generation and really liked it. The older VHS stuff just doesn't seem available. I stumbled upon With Love with "Animal Shinji" and Norika Fujiwara and the quality sure looks like VHS. I want to rewatch To Friday's Lovers that featured Glay's Happiness song.
by JackBauer2424
Mar 15th, '16, 09:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

I want to watch some stuff from the 90s and I remember some nice opening/closing songs used. Do these oldies exist digitally? Maybe the oldest stuff I found was Musashi, Concerto, Cheap Love, Utsukushii Hito, Beautiful Life, Akimahende. I found Batsu Kare, but no subs.
by JackBauer2424
Feb 29th, '16, 01:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide

No hard subtitles for episode 5 forward yet? Was eager to see what happens next.
by JackBauer2424
Feb 15th, '16, 01:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Dramas about food/places?
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Dramas about food/places?

Lunch no Juou aka Lunch Queen
Ramen Girl (Brittney Murphy)
by JackBauer2424
Feb 14th, '16, 01:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: [Discussion] Watashi wo Hanasanaide

First part of first episode wasn't good, but after watching two episodes, I need to see what happens next.
by JackBauer2424
Feb 13th, '16, 09:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] MARS (2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: [Discussion] MARS (2016)

Friends by REBECCA is a fantastic song. It was in Ryoko Hirosue's Lipstick. I bought the CD single in Tokyo.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 15th, '15, 02:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 117378

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

After watching GTO (1998), Nanako Matsushima might be prettier than Ryoko Yonekura and Yuko Takeuchi... and maybe even Matsu Takako.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 15th, '15, 01:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Stayed away from Great Teacher Onizuka (1998) thinking I didn't have interest in another teenage school story with former gang member, but it was pretty good. Nanako Matsushima is super duper pretty and her voice is so attractive. The GTO actor himself did a great job of being a bit dopey. Not sure ...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 8th, '15, 07:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Hard to decide what to watch next that I can actually find. Just finished Jiu, which was not bad and not great either. Some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves by Meisa Kuroki. What's good that showcases some very good looking likeable Japanese actresses? What's good that has CAGNET music aside from Long Vaca...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 03:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 36698

Re: Self-learn Japanese?

iTunes iBooks has a good Martin's Concise Dictionary. I think my college instructor recommended this one.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 02:55
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 198322

Re: Kimura Takuya

I'm almost finished watching Engine, and it's not bad. Not really a romance, not really a sports racing show either.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 02:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 28928

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

From Glay, I liked Happiness from Kinyoubi no Koibitotachi e. I think the CD single had a QuickTime .mov of Pure Soul, another really good song.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 4th, '15, 02:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 28928

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

Kiss of life by Ken Hirai is not bad. From Love Revolution.

I was born to love you by Queen grows on you. From Pride.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 4th, '15, 02:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

So far, Engine is not bad. Not sure if Kimura Takuya usually picks good characters to play or if I'm just mezmorized by his pretty boy looks or charisma. There were a handful of his dramas I didn't like (Tsuki no Koibito, I'm Home, Sora Kara Ichioku...). Also, you don't see a lot of shows from the l...
by JackBauer2424
Oct 20th, '15, 05:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 69
Views: 25568

Re: [Discussion] Long Vacation

CAGNET is fantastic! I bought the Long Vacation purple soundtrack and Love Generation soundtrack. Too bad can't buy the digital songs via iTunes. Amazon has some covers of their songs.

I also bought a Section-S CD that has some songs from those two dramas. Daisuke Hinata is also good.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 17th, '15, 09:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

What else would I like if: Liked: Musashi, Lunch no Joou, Summer Nude, Koshonin, Concerto, Long Vacation, Love Generation, Itsumo Futari de, 35 sai koukousei, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Pride, Doctor X, Good Luck, Hero 1, 2, SP, Mr. Brain, Akimahende, Shigotonin, O Hitori Sama, Batsu Kare Kinda liked: De...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 26th, '15, 02:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 11829

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

I finished watching Doctor X 3. It felt like a final season, but was it? Anymore to come? It had the big boss from Season 1, the big boss from Season 2, a life threatening situation with a key character, the return of various other doctors. Daimon reminded me of Son Goku where she's the supreme Mich...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 29th, '15, 13:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Strawberry Night has strong female as the only female squad/section leader of the police detectives. Hunter Sono Onna Tachi has a group of women coming together to do bounty hunting. It's not super serious. Hana Yori Dango has strong high school/college girl fighting back against privileged bullies....
by JackBauer2424
Aug 24th, '15, 05:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Priceless was not bad, not super duper either. Same with Strawberry Night.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 24th, '15, 05:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 514
Views: 305984

Re: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES

Shigatsu Monogatari was crap... even though it had Matsu Takako.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 22nd, '15, 04:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] I'm Home
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: [Discussion] I'm Home

I liked Mr. Brain. Maybe it was the crime mysteries, or the dopey attractive sidekick, or the goofy main character, or the various supporting characters.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 20th, '15, 03:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400542

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Ramen Girl is one of my all time favorites starring Brittney Murphy and the short stocky older actor from I'm Home & Musashi, Space Battleship Yamato. The scene where he tells her to come at 5am and she keeps high fiving him was so funny. The ending song was good too. I watched the first episode of ...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1000
Views: 86451

Re: Can anyone identify these DORAMAS

Doctor X (and Doctor X 2 & 3) have Ryoko Yonekura already an ace surgeon and her father was a doctor.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 07:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Music Recommendations
Replies: 400
Views: 195172

Re: Japanese Music Recommendations

What series has a better collection of songs than Long Vacation (CAGNET) and Love Generation (also CAGNET)?

Usually it's just one good song or two, but these two series had a bunch in each.