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by Magicus
Nov 16th, '08, 06:16
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (11/16/08) - News no Onna
Replies: 45
Views: 17664

The poll ends tomorrow, but it looks like we have a winner. My question to you folks is whether you guys would prefer to: a. carry over the series that didn't win this time to the next poll or b. start the poll with 4 new nominees that are in need of seeding. Post your opinion here! I think it woul...
by Magicus
Feb 25th, '08, 01:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Favorite Screenwriter?
Replies: 24
Views: 12570

Hey yanie, thanks for the thought-out reply! Hmm...looks like Yoshida Noriko wrote Dr. Koto and Yasashii Jikan. Dr. Koto good, but Yasashii Jikan was extraordinarily so...if you haven't seen it try to check it out! Kuramoto Sou was actually the main writer behind Yasashii Jikan, Haikei, Chichue-sam...
by Magicus
Feb 4th, '08, 04:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Lost Time Life (Jdrama Feb 08)
Replies: 26
Views: 10070

First ep was great, I thought the whole referee thing was going to be really cheesy but it was perfect as a comedic relief and the actual story didn't just take the easy way out by just letting him wrap everything up nicely.... It's actually pretty tragic in a sense because the message of of stories...
by Magicus
Jan 24th, '08, 04:43
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 504431

You are my hero Doraburi, love the images. I have nothing to add to this, I was just wondering if it's only me experiencing a 403 forbidden error when using the google search on dramawiki? Actual pages work fine just the search engine seems wonky? Edit - Works fine for me now, must have bee somethin...
by Magicus
Jan 24th, '08, 03:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bara no nai Hanaya: Katori Shingo/Takeuchi Yuko
Replies: 334
Views: 121217

Sorry I just watched the first episode now so little late on this, but about your theory mizune.... I agree with it but I think rather than the real father being murdered it will be more "Yasashii Jikan" style where he killed him but it was more of a reckless accident, the character doesn't seem lik...
by Magicus
Jan 15th, '08, 03:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hachimitsu to Kuroba - Narumi Riko
Replies: 479
Views: 114242

Eita was seriously born to play Morita, it's a shame that they couldn't get him. I was kind of indifferent to the first episode, I didn't hate it but didn't really enjoy it to much either, I think my expectations are just way to high. I don't really like the guy who plays Shuji at all, thats probabl...
by Magicus
Dec 31st, '07, 02:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hachimitsu to Kuroba - Narumi Riko
Replies: 479
Views: 114242

[ Second best looks... I really can't imagine anyone else other than Narumi Riko :blink Is it just only me here, who thinks Narumi's looks is perfect as Hagu? Sometimes she does look mature, but she also has that youth look too. She has the pure and innocent looks that Hagumi has. Esp. with Hagumi'...
by Magicus
Dec 7th, '07, 03:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 116512

Yeah this isn't exactly a show that allows for character development anyways being a case by case format. That is usually the biggest problem with these kind of dramas but Galileo is pretty entertaining regardless. Figures about the smapxsmap clip, I saw that paris hilton was the guest this week and...
by Magicus
Dec 3rd, '07, 00:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

Keizoku is another one I would add as well, it's like a noir version of Galileo.
by Magicus
Nov 28th, '07, 16:12
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Shiawase ni Naritai
Replies: 27
Views: 15188

Can I nominate Medaka for the next jsotw poll? Thanks.
by Magicus
Nov 15th, '07, 02:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 116512

haha I have seen pretty much everything she has starred in and I can safely say that this is the closest thing she's ever had to a "cute" role. Even the ED song is bordering on idol jpop :whistling:

I wonder if Shingo got paid extra just for that shower scene in ep4 *cough*
by Magicus
Nov 8th, '07, 05:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Galileo
Replies: 350
Views: 116512

It's a sad day when Mizuno Miki is put into the same rank as Kobayashi Susumu. She's still gotta be at least on the B-list right....right?? :lol Anyways I'm enjoying this show, it seems to work best when the mysteries help flesh out the culprits character after being solved as in eps1 and 3. Thanks ...
by Magicus
Nov 7th, '07, 18:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hachimitsu to Kuroba - Narumi Riko
Replies: 479
Views: 114242

I'm really looking forward to this, one of my favourite animes and I think Narumi Riko will fit the character much better than Yu Aoi did in the movie. That being said here is who I would want for the rest of the cast: Morita - Eita Yamada - Mizukawa Asami Hanamoto Shuji - Watabe Atsuro Rika - Mizun...
by Magicus
Oct 21st, '07, 19:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51611

This is the drama I'm anticipating the most. It feels like they have actually picked the best people for the roles rather than relying purely on the popularity of the stars. Production staff is impressive as well; Motohiro Katsuyuki of Odoru Daisousasen fame and Kaneshiro Kazuki, who wrote the novel...
by Magicus
Oct 15th, '07, 01:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26796

That look like it took a lot effort yanie! I really enjoyed watching the whole thing, glad to see my favorite scene got #1,
by Magicus
Sep 9th, '07, 22:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26796

End of episode five with the electronic billboard confession and kiss after words, that is the most memorable romantic scene I've seen in any jdrama period.
by Magicus
Sep 2nd, '07, 09:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Top Paid Artists in Japan (taxes, ratings, etc.)
Replies: 43
Views: 15367

EDIT: and I love the fact that Enari-kun is at the top of the 2nd list :lol What's even funnier is that reason he is #1 is because of his extreme popularity with the over 50 crowd. I guess that makes sense though, that guy isn't really heartthrob material... Thanks for the lists, it's especially in...
by Magicus
Sep 1st, '07, 23:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Top Paid Artists in Japan (taxes, ratings, etc.)
Replies: 43
Views: 15367

Yeah it's a little tough to figure out due to the salary issue with JE. I'm pretty sure the highest paid JE person right now is Nakai Masahiro(2004 Income: 513,350,000 Yen (approx)). Kimura was around half that much in 2004. This is mainly because Nakai hosts alot of programs like Utaban, Black Vari...
by Magicus
Aug 23rd, '07, 23:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden Manga) jdrama
Replies: 1646
Views: 316927

Well, if you really think about it, ALL dramas are licensed - even if they don't leave their country of origin. It is just that the Japanese organizations - especially JASRAC - are active in shutting down streaming of their clients' works. So far, I've only seen Japanese music being shut down (PVs)...
by Magicus
Aug 18th, '07, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

I'm wondering, are there any drama's that are similar to 1 Litre no Namida, Taiyou no Uta or Sekai no Chuushin de, but instead of the lead girl dying, the lead guy dies (I've already seen Summer Snow). Yes, I am looking for spoilers here, lol. I feel a little bad doing this but oh well...(please do...
by Magicus
Aug 8th, '07, 18:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hotaru no Hikari (All Seasons)
Replies: 923
Views: 395606

Yeah the whole story does have a Nodame Cantabile feel to it, I think it's because the scriptwriter is taking the best parts of the manga (the comedy) and adding his / her own additions (making the story and characters more realistic). The problem with most manga adaptations is that it's just a stra...
by Magicus
Jul 23rd, '07, 18:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Juken no Kamisama
Replies: 65
Views: 25983

Your subs are great. I watched episode 1 with your subs and the translations are very accurate (from what I understand) and nicely timed. Maybe sutefano doesn't know that you are subbing this? Thank you. I really appreciate it. The timing took almost 12 hours non-stop to finish, because I precise t...
by Magicus
Jul 19th, '07, 18:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada Taro Monogatari
Replies: 337
Views: 79520

After watching the first two episodes all I can think about is how perfect Ishihara Satomi would have been as the main girl :P I think the drama is pretty good but it feels like they are trying a little to hard to be the next Nodame Cantabile with the manga like humor. Some of the jokes just come of...
by Magicus
Jul 18th, '07, 07:16
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why are DVD's for Japan so expensive?
Replies: 43
Views: 13335

I'm starting to get the feeling that these television companies have sort of banded together to create a monopoly in Japan, allowing them to set whatever prices float there boats. Not to go all conspiracy theory on everyone but it really is frustrating when a drama is 3-4 years old and is still 150 ...
by Magicus
Jul 9th, '07, 19:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

One other thing I forgot to mention. "Witty" is somewhat missing from Japanese dramas, but with reason. It seems that witty is not a attribute worth concentrating on for the Japanese viewers. As a matter of fact, witty is a turn-off for me, as it gives me the feeling that the witty person is attemp...
by Magicus
Jul 9th, '07, 08:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yamada Taro Monogatari
Replies: 337
Views: 79520

[quote="ojouprincess" :mrgreen: the highest so far... but there are still other dramas that's not aired yet right? First Kiss.. Jotei? Don't forget Sushi Oji! I have seen little buzz about in the forums but I'm thinking that it will be pretty popular, Domoto Koichi hasn't done a drama in a loong ti...
by Magicus
Jul 4th, '07, 19:30
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (7/15/2007) - Suna no Utsuwa
Replies: 12
Views: 6824

As always, the drama with the youngest cast has the most votes. :roll Iguana no Musume for me. I'm not sure what you are trying to imply when you say that but just so you know the main star of Iguana no Musume (Kanno Miho) is actually younger than all three main leads in Suna no Utsuwa (Nakai Masah...
by Magicus
Jun 21st, '07, 20:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 203982

Like Unkei said, the time slot this drama is in guarantees it a rating of at least 14%. I honestly think the addition of Matsuyuki alone will put this drama around the 18% mark myself (this is her first drama in years) but I guess time will tell. If anyones curious about the "Getsuku" time slot, you...
by Magicus
Jun 21st, '07, 08:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 203982

Awesome, Matsuyuki being added just raised my interest in this drama a ton. I am also with marienella, this drama needs more Eita and less Yuuta :lol Anyways it's starting to look like it's going to be more a family oriented drama rather than a romance so I doubt Yuuta is going to have a very big ro...
by Magicus
May 30th, '07, 18:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

im kinda new (since last year only) to this whole dorama thing. i've watched the popular ones like GTO, Gokusen, Nobuta wo Produce, DenshaOtoko, and currently watching Sexy Voice and Robo as well as HanaYoriDango.. anyways, im a bigger J/K-movie fan, any my favorites are ganster/triad/yakuza/gang t...
by Magicus
May 23rd, '07, 06:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 203982

i think it's a proper series ryt? Oh wow, it really is a proper series. It's getting the ProDai spot. AND Inoue Mao gets to die (thus legitimizing herself in the Top Actress category!!) Woohoo!!!! Wow . . . looking at the people working on this, dang . . . it looks like they're really serious about...
by Magicus
May 16th, '07, 05:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 203949

I think most people here are more disgusted with the popularity of dramas like HYD rather than the actual quality of the show, no doubt it is poorly made, but worst drama ever? There are many other dramas out there that are much much worse. It's not just HYD anyways, basically every high school show...
by Magicus
May 15th, '07, 19:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 July- Sept [Info+Links]
Replies: 24
Views: 21609

I think Sushi Ouji has the potential to be good, it's got Tsutsumi Yukihiko behind it(director of IWGP, Sekai no Chuushin de, Trick series etc.), but then again the last drama he directed was Shimokita Sundays which was.. :pale: I think I'm probably just going to do what I've been doing this season,...
by Magicus
May 12th, '07, 00:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey]Which one single performance was the most memorable?
Replies: 14
Views: 2965

hmm most memorable would have to be Sakai Noriko in Hoshi no Kinka for me, I don't think I'll ever forget that one. I'll have to put down Nakai Masahiro and Ken Watanabe in Suna no Utsuwa as well, they made that drama work. I need to watch Flowers for Alergnon one of these days to see what all the f...
by Magicus
May 10th, '07, 19:19
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 109203

Shibasaki Kou in Orange Days was very charming, I really enjoyed the way she played her character. Also Sakai Noriko in Hoshi no Kinka was incredible. Although I hated the story line, the amount of emotion she put into her character kept me through till the end. Tokiwa Takako in Beautiful Life was ...
by Magicus
May 4th, '07, 07:17
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Watabe Atsuro
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

I just changed it to the picture you found. You were right his old picture was VERY SCARY, I actually laughed out loud when I saw it :lol. Anyways I think Watabe is one of the better actors currently in Japan, I have only seen a few of his dramas but he is always believable in the variety of roles h...
by Magicus
May 3rd, '07, 00:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Dissapointment in current JDORAMAs
Replies: 76
Views: 12170

I don't mean to offend anyone or insult anyone else's tastes, I'm just wondering if there are others like me who want another Yasashii Jikan, Suna no Utsuwa, something intriguing, interesting, underplayed, subtle. Or moving like Flowers for Algernon, and all the other tear-jerkers! Or genuinely fun...
by Magicus
Apr 16th, '07, 21:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

I'm looking for a drama that involves two chilhood friends between a guy and a girl (just like H2). Yeah, so a short light Romance/Comedy :) Romantic comedy b/w childhood friends? Yeesh, that's pretty specific... All I can think of at the moment is Itsumo Futari De... It's funny because I saw you p...
by Magicus
Apr 15th, '07, 07:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 276071

I didn't feel like posting in this before because I still feel like I haven't seen enough of the older dramas but now that I know that I can change my votes I might as well.

1. Suna no Utsuwa
2. Orange Days
3. Summer Snow
by Magicus
Apr 2nd, '07, 15:22
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 504431

DramaWiki is to be used ONLY as a TV drama database. I know I am relatively new to to wiki but I just wanted to ask a couple things. After seeing you reinforce the point of the wiki being purely an information database I was wondering why reviews are allowed onto drama pages? I am not claiming that...
by Magicus
Apr 2nd, '07, 04:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Karei Naru Ichizoku
Replies: 92
Views: 38381

Hey, i wanted ask if the story is actually true? Its supposed to be a work of fiction right? from a book? but is the thing based on an actual story that happened in the past? I mean at least, if the factory did exist, the banks.... the mergers... economic restructuring... THANKsS. I actually asked ...
by Magicus
Mar 29th, '07, 16:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452996

Lots of words Just because the dramas that you have encountered are of the Hana Yori Dango kind doesn't mean that there aren't dramas that are artistic, orginial AND popular out there. It's a shame that most of the popular dramas on d-addicts are highschool oriented but just because fangirls want t...
by Magicus
Mar 15th, '07, 17:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Replies: 69
Views: 26705

i finished watching this and i must say it is different. i haven't seen a drama like this one before. had a couple good plot twist. does anybody know if there are any dramas that are similar to this one? style/plot wise This drama was written by kudo kankuro whos dramas are usually very unique, if ...
by Magicus
Feb 18th, '07, 23:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orange Days
Replies: 218
Views: 79703

I personally think she sent him that letter because she wanted him to know she was doing okay(A circle in Japan means "okay" in certain situations) in Germany but at the same time she didn't want to rekindle any old feelings(plus it makes for a good drama :lol: ). I love this show, I watched it agai...
by Magicus
Jan 29th, '07, 19:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: TV Drama Academy Awards Wiki - Missing Entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

So I had a hour and 1/2ish break between class and I wanted to do anything other than actual homework so I updated a few(I think about 4) of the wiki awards entries(which I found at jdorama.com, I believe atheon translated them from japanese to english so all credit it goes to him/her). Every single...
by Magicus
Jan 21st, '07, 21:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Karei Naru Ichizoku
Replies: 92
Views: 38381

siantut sub's are up. What I'm most impressed with in the show so far is the casting(It's mind boggling how such big stars take such small roles) and the music. I think every single piece they have used so far is perfect and its not suprising as the music is done by the same person who did Nodame Ca...
by Magicus
Dec 26th, '06, 03:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yasashii Jikan
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

I agree on the point that the writer seemed to have much less of an understanding of his younger characters(nagasawa and nino) versus the the older(the father and various customers). I thought that the wife's friend who was like a second bridge between the son and the dad also stole every scene she ...