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by ushiushi
Mar 16th, '09, 03:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

GOOD GOD, this thread is still alive even after I haven't updated it in 2 years??? I created a monster! lol I almost feel bad enough to go back and update it (although I'm guessing HanaDan will still be at #1 :P ) but my current job just isn't keen on giving many days off and this thing used to take...
by ushiushi
Feb 25th, '08, 09:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 44365

Holy crap, HYD was filimed at British Hills??!! I actually visited the place a few years ago while working in Fukushima. The School Board and I were scouting the area for a school field trip. The place is huge, but I remember the student rooms weren't that great and everyone still had to use squat t...
by ushiushi
Feb 22nd, '08, 04:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

GOOD GOD! Sorry guys, I suddenly lost interest in jdrama last year after switching to watching movies. I thought this thread had died by now but it's still on Page 1. O_O Anyway, I'll try to retabulate it one of these days unless someone else wants to take over for me. ^_^
by ushiushi
Jul 27th, '07, 01:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Never mind, I just found out I can easily check the scores using Excel, and whoa, Malboro was right! Hana Dan = 270 (not 272) 1 Litre = 189 (not 236) Nobuta = 165 (not 179) Pride = 31 (not 30) Good Luck = 16 (not 15) Majo no Jouken = 16 (not 15) Everything else seems ok. The huge difference for 1 Li...
by ushiushi
Jul 27th, '07, 00:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Re: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)

Sorry for neglecting to update the stats for so long. >_< I've been busy applying for work and school, as well as watching more movies than jdrama. It's actually hard for me to get back into jdrama since I could just watch 6 movies instead. ;) Anyway, I'll update this in the next couple of days. Is ...
by ushiushi
Jun 26th, '07, 09:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 207403

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBcxuktZlw 30sec spot CM!!! thanks to jade_frost @ soompi So Mao *was* at Vancouver Airport!! :cry: And Mao as an American?? No way, her pronunciation is like pre-Junior High. She needs some English coaching, stat, preferably from me!! :salut: Anyway, interesting sho...
by ushiushi
Jun 25th, '07, 09:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Re: Japanese Police Drama

I just go finished watching Odoru Daisosasen. Now I want more. Can anybody recommend other good shows like this? Also, can anyone tell me where to find the specials and movies (with English subs)? I found the huge Batch on the site, but I cant find any of the others (I have seen the two 'Bayside Sh...
by ushiushi
Jun 25th, '07, 07:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 207403

As well as Swing Girlis, Hiroaka Yuuta had an affecting turn as the teenage Yuji in the movie version of Be With You / Ima, ai ni yukimasu. You watch that and it just baffles the mind that he hasn't gotten a romantic lead until now. Waitaminute, he only had 3 minutes of screentime in Ima Ai and les...
by ushiushi
Jun 23rd, '07, 04:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 207403

:O NO WAY. MAO CHAN WAS IN CANADA?! HOLY MOSES. Wow. Where was it posted?! Sorry it took so long to get back to you guys, but anyway, here's where I found it: http://vancouver.craigslist.org/tfr/345502151.html I tried contacting the agency, but got no response. So finally, I phoned Vancouver Airpor...
by ushiushi
Jun 18th, '07, 06:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] First Kiss
Replies: 976
Views: 207403

HOLY CRAP. I just found an ad hiring extras for an airport scene for First Kiss. o_O Apparently, they're shooting a scene right here in Vancouver (though they're going to pretend it's LAX). O_O Inoue Mao in my city. <O_O> Sadly, I may have noticed too late . . the ad was posted on the 5th. >_< I sti...
by ushiushi
Jun 3rd, '07, 21:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tantei Gakuen Q 2007
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

Shida Mirai really impressed me in Joou no Kyoushitsu but her look surprised me here. In the first picture, she looks like she's auditioning for Morning Musume, and in her second, she looks almost like H2's Haruka. After 14 sai, I thought she was going to continue choosing really edgy or unusual scr...
by ushiushi
Jun 3rd, '07, 21:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

It's the Too Busy update! I've just updated The Master Error List, check it out again here: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_42923_375.htm The Top drama takes a lot more time though, so maybe end of this month when the season's over? Ara.. Sorry I forgot to state which season I like more.. :...
by ushiushi
May 24th, '07, 05:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 208946

Wow, I took me awhile to read through this whole thread (wish d-addicts had an ALL button to make browsing easier!), but I'm glad I did because I feel a bit more normal now. There's quite a few popular shows I didn't like, and it turns out I'm not alone. ^_^; I'm also surprised that there were less ...
by ushiushi
May 24th, '07, 04:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Aw man, I took out the HYD 1 & 2 disclaimer from Page 1 recently because I thought everyone had gotten it by now. But there's now 4 more HYD 1 & 2 double rankings since my last update. :cry: Please check Page 26 to see if you were one of 'em: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_42923_375.htm Th...
by ushiushi
May 15th, '07, 00:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

I've been sooo busy lately but I've finally gotten around to updating this thing again. New this week are brackets that show last week's rankings for point gainers. I've also cleaned up the Top 10 so it doesn't stretch your browser so much. It's nuts how #3 now has twice as many votes as #4. ^_^ And...
by ushiushi
Apr 12th, '07, 04:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

The Master List! for changes, errors, etc. Here's a list of everyone who's participated so far. Looking yourself up is easy: ALT+F > Your username > Click the Page #. * Bold names mean that there was a problem with your entry. Once you fix it, your list will be counted (just let me know when you do...
by ushiushi
Apr 10th, '07, 21:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Shouldn't there be a rule that one must watch at least more than 3 dramas in order for his/her vote to be counted?? I mean, how is it possible to watch only 2 dramas and rank them as the best ever when there's no other dramas to compare to? Yea, I'm hella bothered when I keep on seeing entries that...
by ushiushi
Apr 10th, '07, 20:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

if pure intelligence is what is sought after in a drama, we would all be sorely disappointed and the end result would be no one watching television. Drama/tv shows unlike film, is a medium that is readily available to the masses and is demographically targeted by marketers. To sustain itself it rel...
by ushiushi
Mar 18th, '07, 19:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Doh! I thought I finally solved the Hana Yori Dango 2 problem, but now I'm faced with the problem of people voting for 2 dramas in one rank. >_< It would be unfair to give two dramas the same amount of points so please rank Hana Yori Dango 1 & 2 *SEPARATELY* . Also remember that you must rank THREE ...
by ushiushi
Mar 14th, '07, 08:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Re: Yay for All

I finally made another update 1 month later. We've now past 100 dramas, and Hana Yori Dango is the first to pass the 200 vote mark. This update's largest gainer was Nodame Cantabile (I think). Anyway, no major changes . . I think the Top 3 will stay the same till the end of time. :lol The next updat...
by ushiushi
Mar 11th, '07, 21:54
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW 3/25/07 - Mada Koi wa Hajimaranai
Replies: 28
Views: 14519

Re: Japanese SoTW Poll - ends 3/25/07

Only 4 weeks for a Taiga? Should be more like 4 months . . that's how long it took me to finish Yoshitsune. :mrgreen: Hm, about this week's SoTW: a few months ago people on a comm I frequent suddenly went nuts over Remote . . is it really worth checking out or is it just another one of those "lead g...
by ushiushi
Feb 28th, '07, 08:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Imo, 2005-2006 series are way too high. Probably because they're seen by more people. D-addicts and jdramas became really popular in 2005 with Hanadan bringing a lot of people in. And then they started watching the stuff airing now so they could discuss them here episode by episode. That's why I th...
by ushiushi
Feb 26th, '07, 08:01
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE KDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3570
Views: 1315408

Can someone recommend to me a kdrama that's FREE of romance? Do they exist? ^_^ well... the core of all korean dramas is romance. (if you find a kd w/o romance.. TELLME! cus i have been unable to find one )... =T you should watch jdoramas cus theyre less romance based.. Sorry for the late response,...
by ushiushi
Feb 19th, '07, 10:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 April- June [Info+Links]
Replies: 56
Views: 45231

Joudan Janai = Whoa. Oda Yuji and Ueno Juri?? Please tell me Ueno plays his daughter, not his love interest (I know Oda likes his lovers young but 20 years old? Yikes!) Otherwise, doesn't seem like an interesting season to me, but I'll wait until the plotlines are up. I'm actually hoping there's not...
by ushiushi
Feb 13th, '07, 09:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Wow, I didn't expect this thread to get enough responses to make it to the next update but . . 5 more pages? And over 20000 hits! Thanks for making my little pet project a success, everyone. :thumright: This is a big update with a lot of series moving up and new series added. Some notes: - Two of th...
by ushiushi
Feb 6th, '07, 10:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Thanks for helping me out here. Pls add the quill in also. :mrgreen: As for the Emergency Rescue, How do I vote for all? Coz to me, they are at the same standing. Hey again, You can only choose 3 dramas to get points, so if Quill's #4 then it will get zero. Do you want to bump Quill up to #3? ;) I'...
by ushiushi
Feb 5th, '07, 05:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

The answer you qns by qns: 1) I din't know that the vote is by season. So sorry abt this. Would you mind to tell me this time round the vote is for the period from when to when? Pls. 2) Emergency Rescue = kyuumei byoutou 24hr 3) Quill is a drama. Its movie comes out first I think as I got the movie...
by ushiushi
Feb 4th, '07, 21:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Ok dudes, I thought this was obvious but: No voting for Hana Yori Dango 2 until you've finished watching it!! So I'm not counting any votes for it until April at the earliest. Plus, please choose only 3 series since I can't rank ties. With that said, before I do the next update, this is how I'm goin...
by ushiushi
Jan 31st, '07, 09:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Congrats to new champ, Hana Yori Dango. Love it or hate it, hasn't been a new #1 since 1 Litre passed Long Vacation weeks ago so it's a refreshing change. One other big jump this update: Looks like Beautiful Life wants da Kimutaku belt from Long Vacation! Anyway, things are slowing down on this thre...
by ushiushi
Jan 28th, '07, 10:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu
Replies: 17
Views: 8211

I love both movie and drama! The movie is better directed, acted and casted, I prefer it more overall. But I like the stuff they add in the drama to, like the mother, neighbors, etc. The movie is a 10 out of 10 for me, my favorite j-movie of all time . . the drama would be more of a 9 out of 10.
by ushiushi
Jan 28th, '07, 10:09
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE KDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3570
Views: 1315408

Can someone recommend to me a kdrama that's FREE of romance? Do they exist? ^_^
by ushiushi
Jan 21st, '07, 23:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

That's GOOD idea, and thanks for your hard work! I can not click on the link to check out other drama on the list that I have never seen before. =) Thanks! I guess I'll just keep it like it is now then. But ewww, HYD is tied for 2nd? :unsure: That's sad. Yeah, I didn't like HYD much either, but I *...
by ushiushi
Jan 20th, '07, 10:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Do you think there will be a new season about these shows ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Another season of TRICK is very unlikely. I heard that the 2nd movie brings closure to the series . . Sounds like there's nothing left to be said. My Boss My Hero is way more likely because the great ratings, on par with Hana Yori Dango. The only problem would be scheduling issues with the huge cast.
by ushiushi
Jan 17th, '07, 22:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

It took ages, but I've now coded the list with links. Good idea? Bad idea? I kinda like it since it helps with finding out more about titles you've never heard of. On the other hand, I hope Drama Wiki doesn't take too big a bandwidth hit because of it. Mwulf, bakababa, Indie, I'll add your lists nex...
by ushiushi
Jan 12th, '07, 20:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

reynardine, emrams, will add your lists in the 11th update. :) OP, can I change my vote? Sure, I adjusted the score for the 10th (hence the minuses. ;) ). i'm new.not much i have seen but they are already the best drama i ever seen. 1) nobuta wo produce 2) gal circle 3) rervese 1 point for me.. :scr...
by ushiushi
Jan 8th, '07, 08:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Sooo, no chance on this getting stickied yet? I think it's dying a slow death after this update otherwise. ^_^; 1. Nodame Cantabile (if it helps adding points I'll put it for 2 and 3 too. :D That's it. Ha, looks like I need to make a new rule. Fill in the other 2 slots with something else and I'll c...
by ushiushi
Jan 8th, '07, 07:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Hmm what about drama that looks like 1 litre of tears? For me, 1 Litre is half good/half bad, but everyone else I know says 100% good so it's worth checking out and deciding for yourself. Two romances that I thought were much better Sekai no Chuushin de . . and Ima Ai ni Yukimasu. why did you jus r...
by ushiushi
Jan 3rd, '07, 03:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Worst Jdrama ever: Kou Kou Kyoushi (2003) -For some odd reason this drama was pure excruciating pain to watch, and it's just about the only drama that I've ever seriously hated. Heh, I actually just had this thought of doing a reverse Worst Drama Poll, but I guess that would be counterproductive an...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 23:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Are YOU the drama?
Replies: 28
Views: 5367

I'm not the happy type and I have been depressed lately (because I suddenly really miss teaching in Japan after watching all these school dramas ironically :cry: ) *pat* I don't know you, dude, but don't be sad on New Year's day. This is a little off topic but it'd be great if you could write a bit...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 11:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 31724

Hm, when I think of drama songs, I can't help but think of the accompanying opening/ending video, so my list takes into account of both song + video: Opening: 1. Kurosagi . . now if they'd only stop playing the song every 10 minutes in the show . . 2. Hana Yori Dango 3. Odoru Daisousasen * opening s...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 11:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Are YOU the drama?
Replies: 28
Views: 5367

Hm . . interesting topic. I tend to watch a lot of school dramas because I used to teach in Japan and it's nostalgic and relatable. My least favorite jdrama genre though are the comedies . . I find them mostly unfunny and unreal. I thought it was just due to culture differences, though y'know, I'm n...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 10:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango Season 2
Replies: 8217
Views: 1038172

What the heck, how did this thread get 27 pages even BEFORE the show has aired? That's even longer than any of the dramas that HAVE aired last season. o_O I dunno, I was personally disappointed with the first season as I wanted to see Makino beat up F4 for the whole series. Less shoujo-style romance...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 10:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Thanks dear for your recommendation. I hate to be picky but I'm not much into the ER stuff... Sorry... Maybe I should write down some shows that I enjoyed a lot to give you an idea of what I could like... - Sekai no chuushin de ai wo sakebu - Byakuyakou - Koi ga shitai - Nobuta wo produce - Gokusen...
by ushiushi
Jan 1st, '07, 10:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Oricon's top jdrama for 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Interesting list, thanks for posting it up! Looks like Fuji is the network champ of 2006! I really want to watch Dr. Koto eventually, though I feel like I should watch the first season first but it's hard to track down. I'm surprised 14 sai was so low, considering it had consistently high ratings. I...
by ushiushi
Dec 31st, '06, 06:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 January - March [Info+Links]
Replies: 47
Views: 30518

Belated thanks to raven_frost for typing all the plot lines out! From story alone, the ones I'm looking forward to are Enka no Joou, Warui Yatsura, Himitsu no Hanazono and Tokyo Tower (huh, I thought this was about an older woman/younger man romance like I heard the movie was?) Most excited about En...
by ushiushi
Dec 31st, '06, 06:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

1. 1 litre of tears 2. Kekkon dekinai otoko 3. ????? Sorry dude, I can't score your list until you have a #3. Just put whatever comes to your mind, you can always change it later. ;) I really can't rank them! But my favourites are: Kami Sama, Mou sukoshi dake (God, Give me more tme), 1 litre of Tea...
by ushiushi
Dec 25th, '06, 07:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

Just a few weeks ago, by request, I burned a copy of Ohsama no Resutoran for my old Japanese lit professor. The new DVD rips were just getting posted then so I told her that if she didn't mind waiting, I would have a better quality version. When explaining how "bad" the quality of the version I alr...
by ushiushi
Dec 24th, '06, 02:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

*I don't mean to offend anyone, but like any surveys, dont you think that people will be prone to list dramas that they've watched most recently? I just finished another update and most of the stuff in the Top 10 are old. Heck, Long Vacation is from 1996! But yeah, every survey has flaws, the bigge...
by ushiushi
Dec 23rd, '06, 04:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 282090

[Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)

(* Need to change your ranking? Then check out the "Master List" on Page 26 ) <u>The purpose of this survey is</u>: #1. to attempt to quantify this forum's favorite jdramas. #2. to recommend jdramas to you. If you're new to jdrama, why not try one of the popular ones at the top that you can discuss ...
by ushiushi
Dec 21st, '06, 20:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101994

Just curious, I made some predictions about this series before it aired way back on page 1 of this thread, and now that the show's over, can anyone check how accurate they were? I don't mind being spoiled since I won't get around to this series for awhile, but you probably wanna use spoiler tags an...
by ushiushi
Dec 21st, '06, 05:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101994

Just curious, I made some predictions about this series before it aired way back on page 1 of this thread, and now that the show's over, can anyone check how accurate they were? I don't mind being spoiled since I won't get around to this series for awhile, but you probably wanna use spoiler tags any...
by ushiushi
Dec 18th, '06, 07:12
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Movies Vs. Series
Replies: 29
Views: 8105

Movies most of the time -- some drama series just feel too long with too much filler and too many directors. The deadline demands and budget constraints can also hurt a series' quality. I think movies also have more of the pros in acting, directing, and music, that have graduated from tv. Kinda like...
by ushiushi
Dec 18th, '06, 02:47
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW Poll (12/24/2006) - Maria / Mariya
Replies: 25
Views: 9132

Cool, Saiyuuki is one of my favs and one of the most underrated series out there because everyone keeps comparing it to the 100 Chinese versions. But for someone who has never seen any other version, it's fantastic, engaging and the only action jdrama I know of. With that said, I voted for Concerto ...
by ushiushi
Dec 12th, '06, 22:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Outcast - I really liked Winter Sonata too: most unintentionally funny show ever. XD My favorite jdramas are Joou no Kyoushitsu (school drama), Sekai no Chuushin . . (tear jearker romance), TRICK Season 1 (mystery comedy), Odoru Daisousasen (police drama) and Saiyuuki (action comedy). I'm also just ...
by ushiushi
Dec 11th, '06, 07:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Hey everyone. This is my FIRST time watching a drama and I'm currently watching 'Flowers for Algernon' and I'm about done with it. I only need about 2 more episodes :( Anyway, after I'm done with this drama, I was wondering if anyone can recommend me some good ones? I'd like them to have Romance an...
by ushiushi
Dec 8th, '06, 20:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: JDorama '07 January - March [Info+Links]
Replies: 47
Views: 30518

Could you add a line about the plot as you learn about them? I'm the kinda fan who cares more about the story than the cast. ;) Genre would be nice too, think I've had enough of slapstick comedies and teen romances this year . .
by ushiushi
Dec 3rd, '06, 06:47
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (12/10/2006) - Yasashii Jikan
Replies: 25
Views: 12365

Cool, I never knew JEM was included in the list! I can't figure out Clubbox for the love of me, so all those dead trackers are the only way to go. From JEM: - Food Fight: I heard it's awful . . on the other hand, how the heck did the ending song end up being one of the best selling Japanese singles ...
by ushiushi
Dec 3rd, '06, 06:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Can anyone recommend to me ONE jdrama series that doesn't have a hint of romance? Does it exist??? There are more, but since it's on my mind: Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru Edit: here are some more (I think... the memory gets fuzzy when it comes down to absolute details like the merest hint of romance :roll...
by ushiushi
Dec 3rd, '06, 06:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

Can anyone recommend to me ONE jdrama series that doesn't have a hint of romance? Does it exist???
by ushiushi
Dec 2nd, '06, 08:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite drama(s) of 2006?
Replies: 112
Views: 32073

Wow, I've been so busy catching up on stuff from 04 and 05, the only two dramas I've watched from 06 were Kurosagi and Rondo, both of which weren't so good (sorry people above me). The 5 dramas I really want to see eventually are Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, 14 Sai, Nodame, My Boss, and Komyo ga Tsuji. I'l...
by ushiushi
Nov 21st, '06, 11:43
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE KDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3570
Views: 1315408

Thanks guys! I'm downloading Over The Rainbow now, and I'll try Bad Family if I have time left later. BTW, what's up with fansubbers hardsubbing just ep 3 and ep 7 of kdramas? I notice this in Rainbow and Rude Woman . . is this normal, and if so what's the story behind it?
by ushiushi
Nov 21st, '06, 11:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

What the heck, it seems like every good-mannered post I make on here turns into some crazy debate. Seriously, this was intended as a study of the fall dramas based on downloads, forum views and ratings that I was collecting for fun. I'm just really interested in this season, and even more interested...
by ushiushi
Nov 20th, '06, 02:16
Forum: KDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE KDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 3570
Views: 1315408

A specific kdrama recommendation needed!

Hi there, I'm teaching a group of young Korean students English in January and I'm trying to get an idea of what's hip. Can anyone recommend a kdrama that's: 1. Very recent 2. Popular with high school Korean students 3. Fully subbed or being subbed in English 4. Not *too* long . . say, under 25 epis...
by ushiushi
Nov 20th, '06, 02:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

You must consider one idea: What becomes popular on D-Addicts is solely on the following factors: - Does the casting or subject matter encourage fansubbing? - Fansubbed shows ALWAYS beat out unsubbed shows. - D-Addicts demographics is totally different than the average viewer in Japan. Japanese vie...
by ushiushi
Nov 20th, '06, 00:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Popularity Countdown for Fall 06 dramas

I've been really interested in this season's dramas since there's a compelling reason to watch almost every series. Now that we're at the halfway point, I decided to note some stats and figure out which one people are choosing to watch . . West (d-addicts) If you went by the downloads alone, here's ...
by ushiushi
Nov 20th, '06, 00:19
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (11/26/06) - Flowers for Algernon
Replies: 31
Views: 10831

I voted for Algernon because my friend has been bugging me to see it for over a year. I told her that I couldn't since there weren't any subs available for it, but there ya go. :) BTW, could you consider doing a SOTM with Salaryman Kintaro 1234 a la TRICK123? I recall that the ratings were really go...
by ushiushi
Oct 31st, '06, 09:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Yoshitsune
Replies: 31
Views: 18544

I finally finished Yoshitsune, my first taiga drama, and I was surprised at how incredible it turned out to be even though I'm not much of a fan of pre-modern stuff. It did get boring early for a dozen episodes or so, but around the mid-20s when the war began and things were going to hell, it got re...
by ushiushi
Oct 31st, '06, 08:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Learning japanese, how long before watching unsubbed drama
Replies: 31
Views: 7406

Man, I've been studying Japanese for 10 years, doing 3 years of Japanese in school, living 2 years in Japan, watched a bunch of jdramas, anime and movies and listened to a lot of jpop, and I still can barely understand anything without subtitles. >_< I think it really just depends on how good your m...
by ushiushi
Oct 21st, '06, 21:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese stations request file deletions on YouTube
Replies: 25
Views: 6220

As I indicated earlier, it is not YouTube's position or right to take a copyrighted work and do something with it against the copyright owner's wishes. It isn't JASRAC that you should be attacking; it is their clients you should be addressing. For example, Johnny's Jimusho is one of JASRAC's client...
by ushiushi
Oct 21st, '06, 21:25
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bad acting?
Replies: 48
Views: 15735

I'm really enjoying reading this thread, it's given me some things to think about next time I say so-and-so is a good actor. :) BTW, if you have A LOT of free time, you should check out one of the taiga dramas. They're perhaps the most respected series on Japanese TV and so actors/actresses take the...
by ushiushi
Oct 21st, '06, 21:04
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese stations request file deletions on YouTube
Replies: 25
Views: 6220

I do have an issue with JASRAC and Youtube, but it's more about music videos than dramas. Honestly, I'm surprised people actually post and watch jdramas on Youtube . . the quality is so poor that you can barely make out the subtitles. I would be really depressed if JASRAC ever closed down d-addicts,...
by ushiushi
Oct 17th, '06, 08:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bad acting?
Replies: 48
Views: 15735

While I've only watched 20 or so jdramas, here's two I recommend for the acting: 1. Joou no Kyoushitsu - Ok, not everyone in this show are great actors, but check it out for Amami Yuuki (the teacher) and Mirai Shida (the student). Amami Yuuki was the leader of Takarazuka which someone mentioned earl...
by ushiushi
Oct 15th, '06, 04:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101994

It would be a better twist if Kame doesn't make it because it would be more unexpected and a lot of people would cry. Now THAT would be very interesting and bold. ^_^ I've never seen or heard of a jdrama where the guy dies yet . . I'm sure there's one out there, but I'm guessing they're rare. Maybe...
by ushiushi
Oct 14th, '06, 23:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Replies: 445
Views: 101994

All I know about this series is from the wiki description: A story of pure love between the son of a man who runs a ship repair factory beset with financial troubles and the well-bred daughter of a national jewelry chain store owner. But from just that, I'm willing to bet: 1. The rich parents of Aya...
by ushiushi
Jun 20th, '06, 05:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4475
Views: 1492916

I've watched about 15 dramas now, and here's what I recommend so far:

For school dramas: Joou no kyoushitsu, Dragonzakura, Gokusen, Nobuta. wo Produce
For romance: Sekai no Chuushin de . ., Ima Ai ni Yukimasu
For something different: TRICK, Saiyuuki