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by johnjeon
Apr 15th, '10, 13:52
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24006

That wasn't so much of a choice. Actually she regretted bitterly that she made that photobook and appeared in tears at the presentation . Does anyone have any links to an actual news report or interview about this? I've heard this before but it's always in the form of a rumor or third-hand news oth...
by johnjeon
Feb 25th, '10, 00:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Quality of Jdoramas dropping?
Replies: 80
Views: 21449

Thanks Sorvaseven and seirin for the suggestions. Jin is the next series I'll be watching and I am eager to see Magerarenai Onna since I'll watch anything Miho Kanno is in and so I'm really happy Kimi no te ga sasayaite iru is being subbed I also hope the soft-subs for Shiroi Haru will be completed ...
by johnjeon
Feb 24th, '10, 19:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Quality of Jdoramas dropping?
Replies: 80
Views: 21449

I had thought the quality of Japanese TV series had dropped but it may just be how I pick what I watch. When I first discovered d-addicts I usually went with older dramas that had garnered a lot of positive reviews on this site and jdorama.com. Even though my taste is occasionally contrary to genera...
by johnjeon
Feb 22nd, '10, 20:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Magerarenai Onna (Kanno Miho)
Replies: 84
Views: 26256

Random item

I came across a comment on this show while reading Puffy AmiYumi's blog. It gives a tiny insight into Miho Kanno's personality. I'm assuming Ami Onuki has met Miho and is speaking from experience. 2010-01-25 (from Ami) "Kimi ni Todoke" and "Aibo" is my life right now. And now that "Bloody Monday" ha...
by johnjeon
Jan 29th, '10, 23:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Magerarenai Onna (Kanno Miho)
Replies: 84
Views: 26256

This is the first show I've seen Kanno in, and I'm an instant fan. I'm stockpiling older shows she's been in for when I have more time. All I have to know about a Japanese TV show or movie is that Miho Kanno is in it and I will be watching it. Even though some of them aren't really great, Miho's pe...
by johnjeon
Jun 10th, '09, 16:54
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Things I've Noticed from KDramas
Replies: 349
Views: 95926

-and they like to keep things secret so they don't know what's going and continue to accuse each other. Oh yeah, this really drives me crazy. The characters are always either lying or withholding information for no good reason other than to create some dramatic tension and drag out the story. eg. P...
by johnjeon
Dec 16th, '08, 14:15
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: You Are My Destiny (KBS1, 2008)
Replies: 39
Views: 48183

For me, it an okay drama in the beginning but it dragging now that I'm on episode 121. Nothing new is happening except for the problem with Hosea, his mother, and Seobyeok which just drag on and on.....it became boring to watch the fight and disagreement between the three. As for Taepung and Yuri, ...
by johnjeon
Dec 15th, '08, 15:41
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: You Are My Destiny (KBS1, 2008)
Replies: 39
Views: 48183

Yeah, but the violence bit is fairly stereotypical for the "hot-headed" Korean protoganist. I didn't like Taepoong at all in the beginning (hypocrite like his brother), but he grew on me. I confess casting Lee Ji Hoon makes that easier. :D My reaction to Kim Ho Sae has been the opposite. Perhaps be...
by johnjeon
Dec 14th, '08, 13:15
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: You Are My Destiny (KBS1, 2008)
Replies: 39
Views: 48183

Can somebody be kind enough to explain to me why is it forbidden for 2 siblings from one family to marry 2 siblings from another family? Is there any legal impediment to such a union? If not why is it frown upon by society? Worst, Yuri's made up-to-episode 120 sympathetic Taepoong (his older brothe...
by johnjeon
Dec 12th, '08, 18:09
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: You Are My Destiny (KBS1, 2008)
Replies: 39
Views: 48183

I am watching the part where Hosae wants to marry Saybyeok and Yuri wants to marry Taepung. Can somebody be kind enough to explain to me why is it forbidden for 2 siblings from one family to marry 2 siblings from another family? Is there any legal impediment to such a union? If not why is it frown ...
by johnjeon
Nov 22nd, '08, 18:06
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (11/30/08) - Aoi Tori / L'oiseau Bleu
Replies: 19
Views: 12019

Hmm... interesting results so far... Not exactly what I was expecting... ^_^; Ya...L'oiseau Bleu was...a bore. I'll be honest though, I couldn't make it past episode 5 or so. Maybe it got better. And now for something completely different. Aoi Tori is one of my favorite J-dramas and I thought the f...
by johnjeon
Nov 19th, '08, 03:15
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24006

silencio wrote:so Ooku has 3 seasons, and so far, only season 3 has subs?
I think that is right although there was a couple seasons of the drama about 25 years ago.
(See http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ooku#Season_3)

I think Miho Kanno was only in the 2003 episodes which I consider to be the first season.
by johnjeon
Nov 19th, '08, 02:21
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24006

One of her very best performances was in Ooku which, as far as I know, has never been subbed in English. Actually is has been by solo fansubs..... http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Ooku_-_The_Final_Chapter#library_viewer_module=group_id%3D59416%26tab%3Dinfo I may be wrong but I think these subs ar...
by johnjeon
Nov 18th, '08, 22:07
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24006

what's her recommended top 3 or top 5 Jdrama series? i'm curious since i'm DLing Ai No Uta right now Ai no Uta is pretty good and I really liked her in it. Unfortunately, the plot does involve an incredibly tired cliche but the ending is a bit different from what you might expect. Her character in ...
by johnjeon
Nov 16th, '08, 22:37
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24006

Wide Range

Let me add my concurrence with the last few posters.

Miho Kanno can play an evil villainess , a love-sick maid
or a daughter of an iguana will equal skill. I never pass
up a chance to see her perform.
by johnjeon
Aug 14th, '08, 12:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206398

Did he reform the class? Yes he did. A cartoon character reforms a cartoon class. When a student is injured to the point of unconsciousness does this "great" teacher call an ambulance or rush him to a hospital. No. He spends what seems like hours searching for a lost necklace first. Not someone I w...
by johnjeon
Aug 13th, '08, 13:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206398

I've watched over a hundred Japanese TV series and, for me, nothing I've seen has been as horrible as "Five". Its attempt to be edgy was just heartless violence against its characters. There was never any point in getting attached to any of the leads since they would most likely be killed off for no...
by johnjeon
Aug 7th, '08, 13:55
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Most Overrated K-Dramas
Replies: 169
Views: 66465

Autume tale , I saw it a long long time ago, All I remember is that the characters cry in every episode, at first I was crying with them in everything episode and then my tears went out, so I went to bed and never watched it again... I do remember all the crying in Autumn.. but I always thought the...
by johnjeon
Aug 6th, '08, 22:43
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: Most Overrated K-Dramas
Replies: 169
Views: 66465

I've only seen about a half dozen K-dramas and I've had pretty bad luck in picking them. None have been very good but I can not figure out the praises I read for Autumn in My Heart (I think it is known by a couple different names.) This was by far the dumbest thing I've ever seen. It was like "Brain...
by johnjeon
Nov 28th, '05, 21:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84516

[quote] I think a more appropriate thread would be named "THINGS YOU NOTICE WATCHING JDRAMAS" [/quote] (Can anyone change the name of a thread?) The "Things I learned about Japan from Jdramas" title was meant to be facetious. Obviously you can't reliably learn anything about a culture from fictional...
by johnjeon
Nov 26th, '05, 21:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84516

high school students

It appears the average age of a student in a boy's high school is
around 20-25. (Gokusen 1 & 2)
by johnjeon
Nov 21st, '05, 19:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84516

love is lethal

It seems like falling in love is a sure way for you, your lover,
or a close family member to end up dying.
by johnjeon
Nov 9th, '05, 02:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84516

Things I noticed from Jdramas.

(I mean this topic to be light-hearted and fun, no heavy criticism.) I'm pretty new to Japanese tv series; I've maybe seen 6-8 series but even in the ones I really liked, there was often something that made me go, "Whaaa?" I'm wondering if others have the same experience. For example, in Japan - To ...
by johnjeon
Oct 31st, '05, 23:20
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW Poll - 11/13/05 - Wedding Planner
Replies: 108
Views: 26431

Hyakunen no monogatari

Seeing who'is in my avatar and you know I have to vote for
Hyakunen no monogatari .

Impossible to get too much Miho.
by johnjeon
Oct 8th, '05, 21:38
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Your top 5 fav Jp actress, still the same or changed?
Replies: 224
Views: 108230

favorite Japanese actresses

1 Miho Kanno - She has an amazing acting range
2 Yukie Nakama
3 Yada Akiko
4 Mimura
5 Misaki Itoh
by johnjeon
Oct 4th, '05, 18:44
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: [Discussion] Ainori/Love Wagon Reality Show (Summaries)
Replies: 371
Views: 163252

Don't know if this is the best place to ask but I have a couple questions about ainori. I think I've seen a half dozen places translate the word "ainori" and no two were the same. Is ainori a made up Japanese word and so has no literal translation? How do the time lines work for this show? It seems ...
by johnjeon
Oct 4th, '05, 18:15
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 149435

Miho Kanno

I will absolutely watch anything with Miho Kanno in it and it's not just how she
looks but the versatility of her acting. She can be goofy and silly or dramatic and
compelling.

Other favs:
Yukie Nakama, Yada Akiko, Mimura
by johnjeon
Oct 4th, '05, 18:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Densha Otoko
Replies: 1044
Views: 223153

I guess I'm in a very small minority on Densha Otoko. I do recommend it but with definite reservations. I thought it would have made a good 6 episode series, 11 was too much. I very quickly got very tired of Yamada's stammering and crying. In a story like this you want to root for the two people to ...