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by nhk9
Mar 26th, '10, 20:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Stream Japanese TV on your computer with KeyHoleTV
Replies: 992
Views: 765996

Good news for all of us:

Fuji, TBS, NTV etc. are available in widescreen HD on TVants. It's not yet 1080 quality, but definitely comparable to 720p
by nhk9
Mar 16th, '10, 07:43
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How About J-Actresses/Actors you DON'T like??
Replies: 398
Views: 165014

ueto aya is a cute looking girl, but she exploits that facet of her too much. She doesn't know how to play the non-cute looking girl. This makes her acting very one-sided. She is the modern day burikko, your matsuda seiko (but of course, not as cute)
by nhk9
Mar 16th, '10, 07:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Civilized Kdrama Bashing Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Civilized Kdrama Bashing Thread

Yes, it's a bashing thread. If you are a Kdrama fan and can't handle some flame, please stop reading immediately. Thank you. Please refrain from using vulgar language here. Kdramas are to be avoided: 1) Same old formula for virtually every single drama (ie. little town girl being noticed by some wea...
by nhk9
Mar 16th, '10, 07:13
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Japanese comedy with japanese subtitles?
Replies: 2
Views: 7212

Not subtitles, but scripts. Does the same trick

www.dramanote.com
by nhk9
Mar 7th, '10, 05:24
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Most overrated/underated & promising young talents
Replies: 12
Views: 7305

I wouldn't say that he's the worst actor, as long as you have the likes of Yamashita Tomohisa and Takenouchi Yutaka. It's nice though to be listening to the opinions of others.
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:45
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kashiwabara Takashi
Replies: 241
Views: 80595

His acting was never good to start with (check Shota no Sushi), so I am not surprised that he's been relegated to second-tier roles. I don't know how he even got his leading roles to begin with.
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:42
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kaname Jun
Replies: 41
Views: 24353

Kaname has your stereotypical good looks, but it's also a downside for him. He is going to be a good next Tanihara Shosuke, but never going to be a top tier talent
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:40
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kanno Miho
Replies: 42
Views: 24035

Kanno Miho is one of the best in the business, given her diverse range of acting and also her professionalism, not minding to take a back seat when needed.
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Most overrated/underated & promising young talents
Replies: 12
Views: 7305

[poll] Most overrated/underated & promising young talents

Overrated: Ueto Aya (no offense to her fans, but her acting is sometimes as wild as Morning Musume, and sometimes as stiff as Keanu Reeves) She has a cute face but sometimes I find it a chore to go through her dramas such as "Attention Please". Underrated: Nishikido Ryo I think they definitely can g...
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1471625

GTO is the best intro drama, hands down.

Other classics include:
Yamato Nadeshiko
Long Vacation
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Quality of Jdoramas dropping?
Replies: 80
Views: 21471

The proliferation of the Internet and the subsequent downloading of dramas allow many second-tier dramas to be shown to audiences outside Japan. When you have more choices, naturally the percentage of good work would seemingly decrease, as in the old days, only the best ones would make it outside of...
by nhk9
Mar 6th, '10, 05:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kareinaru Spy (Tomoya Nagase, ...)
Replies: 120
Views: 37447

*Don't read if you have not watched it!! The first episode was a bit tedious with the bus thingy (kinda reminds me of Speed) that lasted for more than 90 minutes. You could tell that you wouldn't need to be serious about it. The end of the drama though,was quite touchy in that a very strong message ...
by nhk9
May 12th, '07, 08:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583599

The official DVD can be purchased on amazon.co.jp with a pre-order. They have a 5000yen discount now too, so don't miss out
by nhk9
May 11th, '07, 10:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Which JDrama Pairing is your Favorite?
Replies: 157
Views: 37832

Has gotta be Last Christmas' Oda Yuji/Yada Akiko
by nhk9
May 11th, '07, 10:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey]Which one single performance was the most memorable?
Replies: 14
Views: 3009

[Survey]Which one single performance was the most memorable?

Which one single performance by one single actor/actress was to you, the most memorable/impressive performance? There are quite a few good actors in jdrama, but the most memorable one for me is Yuusuke Santamaria's portrayal of "haru" in アルジャーノンに花束を (Flowers for Algernon). Haru, who is mentally hand...
by nhk9
May 11th, '07, 05:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Of this CURRENT SEASON, what dramas are you watchin'??
Replies: 62
Views: 11272

In my opinion the best series thusfar: Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go - excellent cast. Surprisingly good performance by Koki who plays a character that is patheticly inept, annoyingly **** but kind at heart with a good moral compass. You can't help but cheer for him (unlike Jun's portrayal in Bambino). The wr...
by nhk9
May 11th, '07, 03:18
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tamaki Hiroshi
Replies: 222
Views: 134546

His acting was wonderful in Nodame. I liked the part especially when he was playing the rachmaninoff on stage. It was a superb performance Previously I've seen him in doramas like Last Christmas & Itoshiki Kimi e. I've always thought that he's yet another ikemen without much talent (kinda like fujik...
by nhk9
May 11th, '07, 01:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Plastic surgery in Japanese society or entertainment?
Replies: 133
Views: 278468

I don't mind if they have minor jobs done, but when the jobs on their noses aren't done well (long vacation lead actress etc.), then I have a problem with it.
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 10:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 279051

1. Great Teacher Onizuka (Got me into J-dorama)
2. Flowers for Algernon (2002 Kanno Miho)
3. Nodame Cantabile

honourable mention to
Last Christmas
Gokusen
Long Vacation
Good luck!!
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 10:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] YAOH
Replies: 132
Views: 37654

Not a bad drama, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Good thing that you don't find those av actresses in this one. It's quote annoying to see them in other nightclub-themed dramas, as they don't know how to act at all.
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 10:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Replies: 178
Views: 57668

Finished watching it recently I like how Natsukawa portrayed her character. She's charming despite being almost 40. Very refreshing to see her performance. Of course, Kuninaka is cute as always. Nice relaxing drama after watching the darker drama watashitachi no kyokasho. Storyline wasn't overly con...
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 09:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Jodan ja nai!
Replies: 18
Views: 7652

I gave up after 2.5 episodes... I had to put it on fast play... I love both ueno and oda. Having watched nodame and (rewatched) last christmas recently, I feel that this drama lacks charm. The characters are boring (the boss, the boy at school with ueno etc.) and kinda irritating, not to mention the...
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 09:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nodame Cantabile and also its SP in Europe
Replies: 2133
Views: 583599

^ if they're smart about it, they would capitalize on the time ueno juri was in france filming jodan ja nai... :whistling: Jodan janai is filmed by tbs. nodame by fuji, so different companies we are talking about If jodan janai can be filmed in europe, I don't see why they can't do so with nodame. ...
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 09:46
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 110321

[poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?

Considering everything, who is/are the most charming Japanese actresses, in your opinion? (not just physical attractiveness)

Here are my picks:
Kanno Miho
Nakama Yukie
Ueno Juri
Kuninaka Ryoko
Yada Akiko
by nhk9
May 10th, '07, 09:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Watashitachi no Kyokasho
Replies: 58
Views: 20614

I am through the first 4 episodes. Kanno's performance is great as usual. The story, besides the first ep, is not esp. intriguing. The characters are boring and predictable, especially the male lead. The other teachers have their own problem, which reminds me of so GTO, among others. I'd rather have...
by nhk9
Dec 27th, '06, 08:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Learning japanese, how long before watching unsubbed drama
Replies: 31
Views: 7300

You are right maybe I shouldn't said ER, since afterall there are quite a few specific terms used. Friends on the other hand though, has characters that speak faster than normal? Maybe people in New York or something speak like that but since I haven't lived near that region before it just seems to ...
by nhk9
Dec 27th, '06, 06:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Got Japanese Girlfriend?
Replies: 126
Views: 18154

White men and Korean men are popular among today's Japanese girls. Since you're a Korean, you should utilize your background to your advantage. Simply be a stereotypical Korean man found in the dramas, and you would be hugely popular. Well nowadays honestly speaking there are more and more Korean me...
by nhk9
Dec 27th, '06, 06:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Learning japanese, how long before watching unsubbed drama
Replies: 31
Views: 7300

From my experiences with people on this subject, if you have to ask what it takes to learn Japanese, you're probably not serious enough to learn the language. People serious enough to want to learn the language would already be doing it. I am sure that these people just want to know how much invest...
by nhk9
Jul 19th, '06, 22:03
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: [Discussion] Ainori/Love Wagon Reality Show (Summaries)
Replies: 371
Views: 163537

Found a bunch of ainori confessions in one file, hope you enjoy

by nhk9
Jul 16th, '06, 03:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Gal Circle starring Fujiki Naohito
Replies: 124
Views: 43714

I finished watching the drama in 3 days, and I found it to be very interesting. It has a "gokusen" feel to it, but I think the gals have a more active role than in gokusen, when only 2 or 3 of the gangs really dominated the entire dorama. Here you have 5-6 interesting figures. And also you have the ...
by nhk9
Mar 12th, '06, 00:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: About Original Japanese Language Subtitles
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

It seems to me that the doramas here in d-addicts with known Japanese subtitles are: itoshi kimi e (throught first 5 episodes) maria (some) gakkou e ikkou (some) arujanon ni hanataba wo (romaji only) Let's try to expand this list. If you know any files here with Japanese subtitles (or if you have a ...
by nhk9
Feb 28th, '06, 21:44
Forum: International Community
Topic: Japanese speaking D-Addicts?
Replies: 509
Views: 185974

済まないけど、君の言いたいことが僕には良くわかんなくて。。。取りあえず、宜しく

I've been studying the language for a few years in University in Canada. They teach us how to use keigo and other types of formal language. We have to go out into the local communities in order to learn the daily-language.
by nhk9
Feb 28th, '06, 01:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206690

ad-san has some good points. Well at least on the surface (from the name or just introductions at jdorama) it would harder to tell if a dorama is aimed more towards kids, or for a more mature audience. There are indeed some sports drama/movies that have more mature themes, but at least it's good to ...
by nhk9
Feb 27th, '06, 22:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206690

Anyway I wasn't prepared to start a discussion on the acting abilities of the people who are in the geinoukai. I think that most Japanese actors/actresses do have certain acting abilities. But I don't necessarily think that you have to really have to force yourself to watch those who cannot act in o...
by nhk9
Feb 27th, '06, 20:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206690

List of Dramas Best to be Avoided

There are so many lists on recommended dramas, so I was thinking if you guys have a list of the dramas that you don't think are really worth the time going through the episodes. Afterall we have to spend 10hours of our life to finish off a single drama, so I was hoping that if all the d-addicts fans...
by nhk9
Feb 25th, '06, 17:58
Forum: Korean Actors & Actresses
Topic: Korean Celebrities Have Best Features
Replies: 25
Views: 29105

That is because South Korea has some of the best (cosmetic) plastic surgeons in the world. I have nothing against Koreans, but it just seems like that's what most of us know about plastic surgery in Korea. Not only almost all famous female Korean celebs have construction done on their face, so do ma...
by nhk9
Feb 21st, '06, 09:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: About Original Japanese Language Subtitles
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

About Original Japanese Language Subtitles

Hi, I appreciate the work of all fansubbers who translate the dramas into different languages. Something that I noticed is that, while there are many raw versions, Chinese versions or English versions, there are virtually no Japanese Language subtitle files (.srt etc.) for soft-dubs I think using th...
by nhk9
May 3rd, '05, 05:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Last Christmas
Replies: 45
Views: 18112

Just finished the entire series yesterday. Downloaded the drama back in January but just started watching it a few days ago. It is indeed a very good drama Just noticed one thing though. In the last episode there is a scene with Haruki driving a white van with Aoi sitting beside him. Although they a...
by nhk9
May 3rd, '05, 01:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4474
Views: 1471625

Am I the only one here that enjoyed Last Christmas? (2004 featuring Oda Yuji and Yaida Akiko). It may not be a classic yet, but I sure did find it worthwhile to watch. The cinematography was pretty nice too. As for Beautiful Life, I have struggled to keep myself to continue watching it. The plot of ...