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by chokubi
Feb 7th, '11, 15:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Regarding the differences, Toshiie to Matsu was definitely more thorough and specific about the incidents and their details that led Akechi to gradually disagree then hate Nobunaga more and more. The final "deal-breaker" between the two was different too *I think* (it wasn't because of the Shikoku c...
by chokubi
Jan 10th, '11, 04:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

yanie, Yeah, actually there were more. Wasn't ichi suppose to warn Nobunaga with those beans in a pouch? In GOU, Ichi's maid tried to make her do it, but in the end she decided not to. Tabuchi also left out the fact that Nagamasa also has a son (from previous wife), that escaped together with Ichi a...
by chokubi
Jan 9th, '11, 15:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

As far as I know, Tokugawa Ieyasu was not really a direct vassal of Nobunaga? In other adaptations, seem like Ieyasu was always in other place during Nobunaga's attacks, and he only comes once in awhile to help. But in this drama, they make Ieyasu like a direct vassal to Nobunaga, on the same posit...
by chokubi
Jan 9th, '11, 06:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussions] Second Virgin
Replies: 35
Views: 13622

Glad this drama is getting more attention. I haven't seen a lot of adultery dramas/movies but I love how the show explored the realm of adultery without sensationalizing it, yet making it exciting to watch. There were a couple of things that made it great. Right off the bat was the quick-moving pace...
by chokubi
Dec 10th, '10, 17:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

cute cameo role, isn't it? :) The director must've lost a bet with him or someone from the group to do this in-drama promotion for them, lol. I think that Nakatani Miki's character from Keizoku I was subtle mentioned in episode 8. Chief Nonomura said that a certain information was provided by a big...
by chokubi
Dec 8th, '10, 13:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

noshadow31 wrote:those who have seen ep8...
Those guys are not EXILE real members right? just wondering

I really like how random it is :D
Just the first guy, he's one of the dancers, Naoto.
by chokubi
Nov 17th, '10, 17:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

The slogan behind the poster's concept is pretty neat too.
by chokubi
Nov 2nd, '10, 15:18
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

flamethunder85 wrote:Ashida Mana plays little Yodo-dono (ChaCha).
Ah, you're right. Come to think of it, if they're only showing two of the sisters, then they must be Chacha and Hatsu. :sweat:
Thanks for clarifying and providing the pics+update.
by chokubi
Nov 2nd, '10, 14:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Ashida Mana as little Ogou? Think I'll start counting down the number of days before episode 1 airs. :mrgreen:
by chokubi
Oct 31st, '10, 13:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

Think his paper bag is purely to compliment Toma's red travel case.
Speaking of accessories, I'm really intrigued to know what's "hidden" inside Toma's bandaged arm.
by chokubi
Oct 26th, '10, 18:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

NP noshadow31, So he's after SPECs but he and his group suspects that Toma&Sebumi are also SPECs so they are working separately. Whatever he suspects of them remains to be revealed. But I'm guessing that it's enough to have him represent his team to keep things simple for now. I still think Toma is ...
by chokubi
Oct 25th, '10, 13:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

@noshadow31 Actually it's 2 factions of an organised one and an unorganised one, as suggested by what the culprit said to Ninomae at the end of ep3, "that his possession of a Spec ability doesn't obligate him to join the group that Ninomae is in, because his personal investigations on them prompted ...
by chokubi
Oct 23rd, '10, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keizoku 2: SPEC
Replies: 133
Views: 67626

Episode 3 was indeed pretty good. What made it better for me was the featured Spec ability being reminiscent of the villain in the original series. Quite amazing that there are already so many layers and characters ambitiously woven into the overarching plot. Can't imagine how it'll all come togethe...
by chokubi
Oct 9th, '10, 13:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 39694

j_halo7 wrote:Is it really a restaurant?
Looks like a museum called "Shunpu Banriso" exhibiting works by Kitaoji Rosanjin.
The first link has a google map, and the 2nd link will hint why that location was chosen for the drama.
by chokubi
Oct 7th, '10, 16:27
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Identification Thread for Celebrities & Dramas
Replies: 709
Views: 184398

huss wrote:who's this actress?
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Kasugai Seina
by chokubi
Oct 7th, '10, 04:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

Oh, some people have stated that are some indications in the last episode that the actual investigations take time in 2013, so the bus incident ocurr in 2010, our current time. In other words, actually the city doesn't have traffic accidents since around 1945. :idea: ??? Yes, I agree too. A clear e...
by chokubi
Oct 5th, '10, 14:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

One thing I like about this show is the tongue-in-cheek approach of how the pseudo-world was made. Part of that was the extensive (and sometimes slightly humorous) use of "number puns". Like the number plates of the school bus and Hoshizaki's car, pretty much every significant number that belonged t...
by chokubi
Sep 19th, '10, 09:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Those who can't wait for ep11 can listen to the full version of the dancing song in the meantime. :mrgreen:


PS: EP11 is too awesome for words!
by chokubi
Sep 13th, '10, 16:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Ba-da-da-da ba-da-da ba-da-da pa-pa... ep10 spoilers: Best and most hilarious Unubore dance sequence so far (sorry, Koizumi Kyoko). http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/7397/padada2.gif Sadame-chi gets my vote for best co-star after watching this episode. Best fan service (for guys). Being the last ep...
by chokubi
Sep 8th, '10, 17:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Episode 9 was good! :thumleft: I like how they explored and tied the whole arson/arsonist theme in with various aspects of this episode; The firetruck+siren, the firesquad-leader's involvement, the misleading darts (darts+Unubore=lolz), the burnt books etc. Man, even Mitsuura Yasuko did a pretty goo...
by chokubi
Sep 8th, '10, 16:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Thanks for the links and pics! I'm quite satisfied with what they've done for hairstyles and outfits alone. (Ueno Juri looks so cute with her wuxia-poi hairdo XD yeah... I know it's suppose to be that of a girl in that era.) And I wonder what do the Japanese audience think of their initial looks so ...
by chokubi
Aug 30th, '10, 14:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Mimura has been added to the cast! :cheers: She will play the role of Hosokawa Gracia, details here: http://community.livejournal.com/tokugawa_gou/3711.html Was gonna say that Mimura's appearance would be as short-lived as Suzuki Kyoka's in AOI. Then I saw the other details you wrote. Will be inter...
by chokubi
Aug 27th, '10, 05:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Historical Dramas?
Replies: 21
Views: 5689

Tenchijin Not the most exciting taiga I've seen. And rather than "bad acting", I thought there were some problems with how the 3 leads were characterized. - For Kanetsugu, I found him overacting at times, which is strange cos it's not typical of the actor to do so. And I read that others found it i...
by chokubi
Aug 25th, '10, 08:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

I see what you mean. Well yeah, the cameo thing isn't new to him, he's used it since IWGP SP as you said. But I'm sure he'll find new ways to keep it fresh, as evident in episode 7. He is an expert in the genre after all. :P At this point, I'm curious to see how Kudokan will build up the story for t...
by chokubi
Aug 25th, '10, 04:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Hehe, Oikawa Mitsuhiro sure is no RL choreographer. I was only hinting that he'd make a cameo appearance in that dance-off scene cos it was a tribute to his character after all. Pity they couldn't get him to make appear for this episode like Toyama Kyoko did. Although her "re-enactment actress" came...
by chokubi
Aug 25th, '10, 03:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Yeah... interesting how they've never mentioned Unubore's real name at all. I have a feeling they'll use this for some kinda big revelation in the last episode! You're right about Koyuki! (Somehow, I had no recollection of her appearance in that show. :roll ) Speaking of her episode, the gym weights...
by chokubi
Aug 24th, '10, 18:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

@saayan I was one of those who felt that ep4-6 lost a bit of steam. And I guess it might have been because Unubore wasn't the focus as you said, or Kudokan not knowing the Unubore3 actors well enough to tailor the episodes to them. Anyway, so glad ep 7 manage to <s>pick itself up</s> make a full rec...
by chokubi
Aug 21st, '10, 14:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Toubou Bengoshi
Replies: 23
Views: 6629

toyotaku wrote:I do wish the writing had been stronger.
I'm with you on this one, but I think they probably had the limitations of being unable to stray outside what the manga had <s>to offer</s>.
by chokubi
Aug 11th, '10, 08:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

Twin Peaks Wow, now that you mention, it really does seem like this show is paying homage to that classic drama. It's been too long for me so I couldn't see the similarities. Guess this explains the art direction and maybe other aspects of the show; like the left bend that the bus took, and the lit...
by chokubi
Aug 3rd, '10, 11:34
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsuyuki Yasuko
Replies: 6
Views: 4832

Matsuyuki Yasuko will be back on october on FUJI TV in a new drama: perfect report! Co star is Miura Yutaro Nice! New Matsuyuki drama! Hmm, interesting that this drama will fill up FujiTV's new drama timeslot at 9pm on Sundays, FWIW. And will have bad girl Aibu Saki co-starring too. Who's this Miur...
by chokubi
Aug 1st, '10, 18:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

Episode 1 looked good. I was right about the dark humor, but there was a lot more to it. The American pop culture fashion "parade" was the 1st thing that stood out. I wonder if the title had anything to do with it, but it was interesting that such a visual theme was used for everything local to Atam...
by chokubi
Aug 1st, '10, 15:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

HEY HEY HEY! I see what you did there... :mrgreen: the same time you can see the way Sadame's fiddling with the book and his eyes started wandering like he's plotting something mischievous... I didn't notice this part until I saw it for the 2nd time, which again shows how Kudokan's works are so rew...
by chokubi
Jul 31st, '10, 08:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

I love the conceited face Nagase made everytime he hinted to the girl that he fell in love with her This has got to be one of Nagase's highlights of this show. I think he nailed the expression by making it look so convincing yet easy to pull off. Not to mention that it ties in with what this show i...
by chokubi
Jul 30th, '10, 16:14
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

Sometimes I think viewers have a hard time keeping up with his fast pace (Boku no Mahoutsukai a good example of this XD), so multiple viewings are usually required. There's often new discoveries that were missed the first time around, so his dramas ALWAYS have such great re-watch value...which isn'...
by chokubi
Jul 27th, '10, 17:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

this drama was essentially a female drama, touching deep emotional ground within' girls and woman especially. I will admit that there are certain levels that can only be appreciated by women, especially mothers. But having watched everything (twice or so), I will say that the male audience shouldn'...
by chokubi
Jul 27th, '10, 16:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Unubore Deka (Nagase Tomoya, Ikuta Toma)
Replies: 157
Views: 58692

I can understand why some wouldn't like this drama and how the quirkiness may seem to border between absolute crappiness or sheer ingenuity, depending on their "cup of tea". It took me two reruns of my 1st Kudo Kankuro drama, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, to fully appreciate what was going on. Thankfully I di...
by chokubi
Jul 27th, '10, 14:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOLD (Amami Yuki, Sorimachi Takashi)
Replies: 106
Views: 40805

One thing I like about this drama is the chemistry between our 2 female leads and how they seem like a manzai team at times.
by chokubi
Jul 27th, '10, 14:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

it would be nice to make an SP for this drama I think an SP would be absolutely pointless without Ashida Mana as Tsugumi and Tanaka Yuko as Ukkari-san, because Mother wouldn't have been the drama that it is without them. Even if it's to feature Tsugumi as a 20yr old, I can't think of anyone who can...
by chokubi
Jul 26th, '10, 16:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Thanks for the last 2 translations and the update. :thumleft:
by chokubi
Jul 25th, '10, 02:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 997
Views: 85240

Pretty sure it's Ryusei no Kizuna.
by chokubi
Jul 19th, '10, 17:14
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Matsuyuki Yasuko
Replies: 6
Views: 4832

Re: Matsuyuki Yasuko

Something I found out sometime ago about her is that despite her demure appearance and the way she carries herself, she was quite the outgoing and adventurous person during her youth. As she revealed in a guest appearance on 5LDK that she did quite a bit of scuba-diving(+license ownership) when she ...
by chokubi
Jul 16th, '10, 16:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Atami no Sousakan (Odagiri Joe)
Replies: 79
Views: 42804

That trailer sure looks interesting with a hint of dark humor.
Will be looking forward to Odagiri Joe and the show's theme song, 天国へようこそ (Tengoku e Youkoso) by Tokyo Jihen, if anything.
by chokubi
Jul 15th, '10, 14:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Thanks for the translations of all 5 novel snippets. I like the excerpt selections and vocab choices. My expectations of this upcoming taiga have gone up quite a bit after reading them. Hope to see more in the future. ; ) "CHACHA ~Tengai no Onna", a 2007 movie. Thanks for this movie recommendation! ...
by chokubi
Jul 9th, '10, 12:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryoma Den
Replies: 34
Views: 15954

Luna14 wrote:Does anyone knows what Yodo is eating in Ep. 20 scene at 06:04?
Looks like some kind of colorless gelatine.
I'm not 100% sure but it looks like kuzukiri (葛切り), which is made from arrowroot flour.
by chokubi
Jul 6th, '10, 13:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

bmwracer wrote:Actually, this info was posted in the Juri-chan thread... :P
Dang, I just checked. Man, that was some 44 pages ago. Ahh well, just treat it as a repost for the lazy. :fight:
by chokubi
Jul 6th, '10, 12:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

While surfing around, I found out that GOU was announced as early as June 17th last year. And that there was also a press conference held on February 17th this year when NHK announced Ueno Juri as the protagonist. (Hope I'm not repeating this bit of info. :sweat:) Here a youtube video (uploader's na...
by chokubi
Jul 5th, '10, 15:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Does it mean Hideyoshi is easy to portray? :lol I wouldn't say that. Because he had to portray a farmer/peasant, where he started out as. As Oda Nobunaga's retainer, which in Tenchjin's version, was a total suckup to Nobunaga, while at the same time, was very attentive and perceptive to his thought...
by chokubi
Jul 5th, '10, 12:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] GOU ~Himetachi no Sengoku~
Replies: 929
Views: 293580

Thanks for starting this thread yanie! (I was a little worried if it's gonna be thread-hijacking to keep discussing Gou there.) Anyways, I'll start by reposting the male cast lineup featured in this picture, and the roles they'll be playing. http://i48.tinypic.com/e8wljs.jpg Top row from left : Haka...
by chokubi
Jun 27th, '10, 17:26
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Interview Mother (Matsuyuki Yasuko& Ashida Mana)?
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Found one on youtube. The audio's a little out of sync, but better than nothing I guess.

And another one taken on her birthday itself, containing the same footage linked by the OP.
by chokubi
Jun 26th, '10, 17:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

Based on some of the discussions going on in here and others parts of the subs thread, I noticed how the supposed open-ended parts/scenes of the story can leave different interpretations, expectations and outlook on the story and characters themselves. Sometimes even completely unnoticeable too. For...
by chokubi
Jun 16th, '10, 16:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

Rena's mom is turning out to be the most detestable character in the drama. I hope the reporter writes an article about her and the police puts her in jail too. IMO, she doesn't deserve any pity. She needs a shrink. I would too, if it weren't for episode 8. Because after watching it, I felt that I ...
by chokubi
Jun 12th, '10, 13:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

totemokakkoii wrote:i thought i saw hayami mokomichi in the next episode preview??? is he going to be someone outside of the town?? i thought every person must be related to the victim or to the town.. hmm~~~
He's the son of Kishida Yosaku, the tax accountant of Mineko's ex-husband.
by chokubi
Jun 8th, '10, 15:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

I guess death (rather than divorce) would be more acceptable to Rena and the rest of Japanese society? It's either that or as what seirin said, it's one of her escapism tendencies in fooling no one but her own self. Or even a bit of both. I hope later episodes clear this up. This is subjective for ...
by chokubi
Jun 7th, '10, 14:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Does anyone know who's playing the taiyaki waitress? The short-haired, small and spunky one with the "sign of doom" who always foils his plans. She's Sawaki Ruka (沢木ルカ). Apparenly, she's Kuroki Meisa's talent agency junior too, together with Horikita Maki and Uchiyama Rina. It's not CSI, where they...
by chokubi
Jun 6th, '10, 14:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

I searched the internet and found some people pointing out the official homepage saying Hitomi divorced with Rena's father. Here. So it was Rena's father they saw at the restaurant, and he had another family after the divorce. Interesting! I think it's kinda creative that they used their own websit...
by chokubi
Jun 6th, '10, 03:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mother
Replies: 98
Views: 29282

In episode 8: The scene at 29:10 caught my attention. It showed Hitomi spotting a guy looking like her dead husband coming out from his once-frequented restaurant with another family. For a second, I thought Hitomi was hallucinating, but it seemed that Rena noticed them too. So it brings the questio...
by chokubi
Jun 5th, '10, 08:22
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryoma Den
Replies: 34
Views: 15954

OMG! It's Aoi Yuu. Now I can't wait for season 3. :w000t:

Thanks for sharing the pic, Luna14!
by chokubi
May 23rd, '10, 04:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

But, I think Mukai is quite a miscast for a mystery-humane drama, I'm actually Mukai's fan, but why was his acting in Ep5 looked so bad?? Guess I wasn't the only one. To think I actually tried to hide my comment about his bad acting discreetly in my last post, lol. During that emotional scene at th...
by chokubi
May 20th, '10, 13:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Trick (All Seasons + Special)
Replies: 255
Views: 110552

furransu wrote:ill upload the SP 2 soon, currently downconverting it from 720p :)
Woot! Thanks as always! :thumleft:
by chokubi
May 19th, '10, 17:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Looks like the pace is picking up in episode 5, and there's more focus on the murder leads. Interesting thing is, the same episode formula was still used to produce this result. And I suppose Aoyama Ami's involvement had a lot to do with it. The "wrong corner" logic was pretty cool, though somewhat ...
by chokubi
May 17th, '10, 16:55
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitagawa Keiko
Replies: 825
Views: 403223

k_erw86 wrote:can any1 tell me wht movie is this ???
just found this picture.. n im dying to know about this movie/series
It's a movie called Hana no Ato. Here's the movie's official site.
by chokubi
May 12th, '10, 13:31
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Lets-Look sever problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Edit:
Looks like it was just a server hiccup. It's up and running already.
by chokubi
Apr 27th, '10, 14:12
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Wooo~ didn't expect that Meisa is Mukai's girlfriend!! But anyway if the pattern keeps going like this... I would know that in each episode the suspect is 100% not the murderer XD At first, I was wondering how Aoyama Ami could've possibly taken pictures of Mitsui Mineko(the murdered) while she was ...
by chokubi
Apr 20th, '10, 05:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Yeah, it's strange how Mukai Osamu didn't appear anywhere outside the prologue and flashbacks, despite being a main support cast. I bet there's a really good reason why they're doing so. We'll just have to wait and see. Harada Yoshio's character and the others who appeared in Mineko's flashes were ...
by chokubi
Apr 19th, '10, 14:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Huge episode 1 spoilers: Simply amazing. You have Kaga(Abe Hiroshi) and his dark humor which you will absolutely love if you've been following his dramas and especially his movies *squint*. The special guests felt like they were actually part of the supporting cast rather than appearing as a cameo. ...
by chokubi
Apr 19th, '10, 09:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Don't mean to be rude but Shinzanmono doesn't look like it's in the lead. ; )
by chokubi
Apr 18th, '10, 07:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 257898

is Eita's long-lost girlfriend the one who appeared as Juri and Eita were having tea? Because she had a tattoo on her neck at the end of the episode, right, but that isn't present in the scene where they were having tea. Yeah, it's the same woman. Which bring up the question of whether it was inten...
by chokubi
Apr 16th, '10, 17:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Keibuho Yabe Kenzo (Namase Katsuhisa)
Replies: 70
Views: 27872

I think the slapstick and puns alone are good enough reasons to watch this one. And there's something about Kansai ben that makes even the slightest thing coming out from Yabe funny.
by chokubi
Apr 16th, '10, 16:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Sunao ni Narenakute (Ueno Juri, Eita)
Replies: 1114
Views: 257898

A few things caught my attention in ep1. I find Nakaji's character kinda unique. He's quick-witted, unpredicatable, is more likely to be up-front with others than himself. Someone you'd more likely find in real-life than in a drama. Interesting how they made his relationship with Haru like an elasti...
by chokubi
Apr 6th, '10, 17:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

... and the theme song will be a new song of Yamashita Tatsuro !!! :cheers: I remember the theme songs of Good Luck!! with Kimura Takuya and Long Love Letter with Tokiwa Takako were both hits from him. "Ride on Time" and "Loveland, Island". Perhaps "The Streets (Story Town)" will be a great song to...
by chokubi
Apr 5th, '10, 15:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Fansub wiki is your friend.
by chokubi
Apr 2nd, '10, 18:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito
Replies: 861
Views: 271775

Seeing how "media insiders" and "industry officials" were quoted as sources of this rumor, I think it's probably a publicity stint than anything else.
by chokubi
Apr 2nd, '10, 13:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Shinzanmono (Abe Hiroshi)
Replies: 146
Views: 53843

Kuroki Meisa will be appearing in this drama as Aoyama Ami too. Can't wait!
by chokubi
Mar 29th, '10, 14:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Ryoma Den
Replies: 34
Views: 15954

I agree that the Fukuyama Masaharu, so far, has brought out the warm and sensible side of his character. Uchino Masaaki, on the other hand, portrayed Sakamoto Ryoma to be revolutionary in vision, and somewhat eccentric in personality. I personally hope that we'll be able to see similar traits in fut...
by chokubi
Mar 17th, '10, 16:28
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Sawajiri Erika
Replies: 726
Views: 268694

Here's a summary taken from erika-sawajiri.net based on that video. You can read more from here . Today actress Sawajiri Erika (23) finally appeared in front of the press to announce her new commercial for Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic that marks her comeback in the show business. They've spent a lot of...