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by JackBauer2424
Feb 13th, '16, 09:05
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] MARS (2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: [Discussion] MARS (2016)

Friends by REBECCA is a fantastic song. It was in Ryoko Hirosue's Lipstick. I bought the CD single in Tokyo.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 15th, '15, 02:02
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 146178

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

After watching GTO (1998), Nanako Matsushima might be prettier than Ryoko Yonekura and Yuko Takeuchi... and maybe even Matsu Takako.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 15th, '15, 01:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Stayed away from Great Teacher Onizuka (1998) thinking I didn't have interest in another teenage school story with former gang member, but it was pretty good. Nanako Matsushima is super duper pretty and her voice is so attractive. The GTO actor himself did a great job of being a bit dopey. Not sure ...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 8th, '15, 07:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Hard to decide what to watch next that I can actually find. Just finished Jiu, which was not bad and not great either. Some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves by Meisa Kuroki. What's good that showcases some very good looking likeable Japanese actresses? What's good that has CAGNET music aside from Long Vaca...
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 03:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Self-learn Japanese?
Replies: 44
Views: 39667

Re: Self-learn Japanese?

iTunes iBooks has a good Martin's Concise Dictionary. I think my college instructor recommended this one.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 02:55
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 209719

Re: Kimura Takuya

I'm almost finished watching Engine, and it's not bad. Not really a romance, not really a sports racing show either.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 5th, '15, 02:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 30909

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

From Glay, I liked Happiness from Kinyoubi no Koibitotachi e. I think the CD single had a QuickTime .mov of Pure Soul, another really good song.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 4th, '15, 02:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 30909

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

Kiss of life by Ken Hirai is not bad. From Love Revolution.

I was born to love you by Queen grows on you. From Pride.
by JackBauer2424
Nov 4th, '15, 02:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

So far, Engine is not bad. Not sure if Kimura Takuya usually picks good characters to play or if I'm just mezmorized by his pretty boy looks or charisma. There were a handful of his dramas I didn't like (Tsuki no Koibito, I'm Home, Sora Kara Ichioku...). Also, you don't see a lot of shows from the l...
by JackBauer2424
Oct 20th, '15, 05:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 72
Views: 28053

Re: [Discussion] Long Vacation

CAGNET is fantastic! I bought the Long Vacation purple soundtrack and Love Generation soundtrack. Too bad can't buy the digital songs via iTunes. Amazon has some covers of their songs.

I also bought a Section-S CD that has some songs from those two dramas. Daisuke Hinata is also good.
by JackBauer2424
Oct 17th, '15, 09:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

What else would I like if: Liked: Musashi, Lunch no Joou, Summer Nude, Koshonin, Concerto, Long Vacation, Love Generation, Itsumo Futari de, 35 sai koukousei, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Pride, Doctor X, Good Luck, Hero 1, 2, SP, Mr. Brain, Akimahende, Shigotonin, O Hitori Sama, Batsu Kare Kinda liked: De...
by JackBauer2424
Sep 26th, '15, 02:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Doctor X
Replies: 54
Views: 14395

Re: [Discussion] Doctor X

I finished watching Doctor X 3. It felt like a final season, but was it? Anymore to come? It had the big boss from Season 1, the big boss from Season 2, a life threatening situation with a key character, the return of various other doctors. Daimon reminded me of Son Goku where she's the supreme Mich...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 29th, '15, 13:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Strawberry Night has strong female as the only female squad/section leader of the police detectives. Hunter Sono Onna Tachi has a group of women coming together to do bounty hunting. It's not super serious. Hana Yori Dango has strong high school/college girl fighting back against privileged bullies....
by JackBauer2424
Aug 24th, '15, 05:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Priceless was not bad, not super duper either. Same with Strawberry Night.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 24th, '15, 05:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 517
Views: 328055

Re: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES

Shigatsu Monogatari was crap... even though it had Matsu Takako.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 22nd, '15, 04:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] I'm Home
Replies: 32
Views: 8002

Re: [Discussion] I'm Home

I liked Mr. Brain. Maybe it was the crime mysteries, or the dopey attractive sidekick, or the goofy main character, or the various supporting characters.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 20th, '15, 03:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Ramen Girl is one of my all time favorites starring Brittney Murphy and the short stocky older actor from I'm Home & Musashi, Space Battleship Yamato. The scene where he tells her to come at 5am and she keeps high fiving him was so funny. The ending song was good too. I watched the first episode of ...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Need help to identify a Jdrama? Ask here!
Replies: 1005
Views: 113479

Re: Can anyone identify these DORAMAS

Doctor X (and Doctor X 2 & 3) have Ryoko Yonekura already an ace surgeon and her father was a doctor.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 07:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Music Recommendations
Replies: 404
Views: 216752

Re: Japanese Music Recommendations

What series has a better collection of songs than Long Vacation (CAGNET) and Love Generation (also CAGNET)?

Usually it's just one good song or two, but these two series had a bunch in each.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 07:02
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Filming Locations of Jdramas
Replies: 71
Views: 42938

Re: Filming Locations of Jdramas

Love Generation shot a brief scene at the same Yebisu Garden Place location as Hana Yori Dango 1 & Final. Maybe in the final episode.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 06:58
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] I'm Home
Replies: 32
Views: 8002

Re: [Discussion] I'm Home

Unlike most Kimura Takuya series, I'm not really eager to watch each next episode of I'm Home. Ando Lloyd was another one that wasn't really easy to be motivated to watch.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 06:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26795

Re: [Discussion] Love Generation

Best Buy has the soundtrack CD brand new cheap, made in Hong Kong. I would have guessed made in Japan. I also bought the Long Vacation soundtrack elsewhere.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 06:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 30909

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

I absolutely cannot find Yuji Oda's Something to Say on Amazon or iTunes. I should have tried to find the CD single in Tokyo. Amazon Japan has digital music downloads, but you must have a Japanese address credit card and gift cards won't work without one. Steven Tyler's Love Lives from Space Battles...
by JackBauer2424
Aug 16th, '15, 06:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Food drama: Lunch Queen (Lunch no Joou) starring very pretty Yuko Takeuchi, but with shorter hair. Demiglace sauce this. Demiglace sauce that.
by JackBauer2424
Aug 12th, '15, 06:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Theme Song Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 209906

Re: Theme Song Thread

From Love Generation, what's the name of the instrumental song that sounds like Izanai by Saki from Section-S?

In Long Vacation and Love Generation, there are a bunch of songs that have English versions, Japanese versions, instrumental, but have different titles.
by JackBauer2424
Jul 11th, '15, 01:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] ANDO-LLOYD: ~A.I. Knows Love?~
Replies: 65
Views: 31030

Re: [Discussion] ANDO-LLOYD: ~A.I. Knows Love?~

Didn't really like this series even though it had live action Dragon Ball Z type battles.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden Manga) jdrama
Replies: 1646
Views: 316906

Re: [Discussion] Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden Manga) jdrama

I started watching this to see Yebisu Garden Place. Boy is that Domyoji a big piece of crap.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Long Vacation
Replies: 72
Views: 28053

Re: [Discussion] Long Vacation... It's been almost ten years

I was originally prejudiced against Minami because she wasn't as pretty as Matsu Takako, but her character's kind heart and playfulness redeemed her.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs
Replies: 58
Views: 30909

Re: Favorite JDrama Themes Songs

Almost every song from Long Vacation, especially by CAGNET and the Japanese versions, some songs from Love Generation.

Why doesn't L'arc en Ciel do drama theme songs?
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Mr. Brain
Replies: 230
Views: 98095

Re: [Discussion] MR. BRAIN (Kimura Takuya,Mizushima Hiro, Ayase)

This series needs a sequel. I like these goofy quirky characters.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Beautiful Life
Replies: 78
Views: 34147

Re: [DISCUSSION] Beautiful Life

Seemed hard to believe pretty boy Kimura hairstylist would fall so in love with grumpy wheelchair bound librarian.

Kimura slapped his female co-worker because she was being mean and snotty to wheelchair girl.

One uploader's video quality was horrible and kept breaking up. Another's was way better.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Strawberry Night
Replies: 93
Views: 39727

Re: [Discussion] Strawberry Night

I watched the SP, and it seems this series cannot make use of Yuko Takeuchi's adorable Lunch Queen/Pride smile due to subject matter.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nasake no Onna
Replies: 17
Views: 6605

Re: [Discussion] Nasake no Onna

In what way is this adult aimed?
by JackBauer2424
Jun 30th, '15, 05:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Episode lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Episode lengths

I saw a bad picture quality video of I'm Home that looked like it was zoomed into one of the upper corners. I was expecting episode 1 to be longer than 46 min and subsequent episodes to be 46 min.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 29th, '15, 02:31
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Episode lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Episode lengths

It seems a regular episode without commercials is like 46 min. First or last episodes sometimes are 59 min or maybe longer. When I see an episode is like just 36 min, is it safe to assume significant chunks of the episode were omitted? I prefer to watch the complete episode rather than some chopped ...
by JackBauer2424
Jun 28th, '15, 01:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Lunch Queen
Replies: 54
Views: 21365

Re: [Discussion] Lunch Queen

I watched to about episode 9 then realized the numbering of the files was screwy and I missed episode 7. The final episode, #12, seemed to end abruptly where a seated customer asks Natsumi-chan if she was Miss Nihonbashi. What happened after that? Who did she choose to marry? How did this series end?
by JackBauer2424
Jun 21st, '15, 09:34
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Tanaka Koki
Replies: 182
Views: 60557

Re: Tanaka Koki

Looks like Norifumi Kid Yamamoto. The hiphop dancing in Mission to Kill/Shigotonin was cringeworthy.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 21st, '15, 09:32
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Takeuchi Yuko
Replies: 54
Views: 42448

Re: Takeuchi Yuko

Super pretty smile in Pride hockey drama.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 11th, '15, 22:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Music Recommendations
Replies: 404
Views: 216752

Re: Japanese Music Recommendations

L'Arc en Ciel (sooo many good songs) Glay (has a red best of 2 CD set) Globe CAGNET (Long Vacation & Love Generation soundtracks?) Macross 7 Firebomber Northern Bright - Wildflower Shazna - Koibito Final Fantasy X - Suteki da ne KAT-TUN - Bokura no Machi de Glass Highway - Golgo 13 Dance in the Batt...
by JackBauer2424
Jun 11th, '15, 22:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama about sisterhood/sister and brother
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Jdrama about sisterhood/sister and brother

Good question. It's old and I want to watch it again. It was like a Cinderella story.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 11th, '15, 09:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4465
Views: 1452955

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Long Vacation was maybe 6 yr age diff older woman. I'm in the middle of re-watching it for the 2nd time.

I wanted to watch Jinbe, but couldn't find it with English subtitles.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 9th, '15, 23:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama about sisterhood/sister and brother
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Jdrama about sisterhood/sister and brother

Gurasu no Kutsu (Noriko Kato): sister & adoptive brother
Long Vacation: sister & animal brother
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi: ??
by JackBauer2424
Jun 9th, '15, 22:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese Music Recommendations
Replies: 404
Views: 216752

Re: Japanese Music Recommendations

Many nice songs from CAGNET.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 8th, '15, 23:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)
Replies: 113
Views: 37576

Re: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)

Kuryu's face is looking old. Glad Amemiya's back.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 6th, '15, 10:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] My Boss My Hero
Replies: 488
Views: 152045

Re: [Discussion] My Boss My Hero

The first part of the first episode got my interested. Dumb characters are often amusing. Reminded me of Groo the Wanderer.

Not exactly eager to see each next episode like a few other series I had to binge watch.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 6th, '15, 10:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Love Generation
Replies: 45
Views: 26795

Re: [Discussion] Love Generation

Those CAGNET songs are very good. Too bad can't find them on USA iTunes or Amazon.com.

Who is more adorable than Matsu Takako? "Teppei sukebe"
by JackBauer2424
Jun 6th, '15, 09:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)
Replies: 113
Views: 37576

Re: [Discussion] HERO (series + SP)

I need more of Matsu Takako & Kimura Takuya combo.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 6th, '15, 09:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama
Replies: 72
Views: 74025

Re: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Long Vacation was good and had great music. CAGNET is awesome.

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi was poignant. So was Love Generation, which will turn on the water faucet multiple times.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 6th, '15, 09:49
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito
Replies: 861
Views: 277913

Re: [Discussion] Tsuki no Koibito

Didn't really like the story or characters of this one.
by JackBauer2424
Jun 5th, '15, 01:34
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan
Replies: 344
Views: 146178

Re: [poll] Beautiful Women in Japan

Matsu Takako
Yuko Takeuchi from Pride is super pretty, like a Japanese Rosamund Pike

Meisa Kuroki
Rina Uchiyama
Ryoko Yonekura
Noriko Kato
Reiko Takashima
Haruka Ayase
Risa Goto
Hiromi Kitagawa
by JackBauer2424
Jun 1st, '15, 12:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Theme Song Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 209906

Re: Theme Song Thread

Found 3 really nice songs from Long Vacation: La La La Love Song, BENI cover on iTunes, Japanese version is also good Deeper and Deeper, CAGNET Soba ni ite yo, by ? Hear me cry from CAGNET is also nice. What else did they do that's good? Was this song in Final Fantasy X by Hikaru Utada? I didn't see...
by JackBauer2424
May 26th, '15, 23:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: any good j-pop download sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 2974

Re: any good j-pop download sites?

iTunes & Amazon.com have some.
by JackBauer2424
May 25th, '15, 02:42
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kitamura Kazuki
Replies: 28
Views: 20687

Re: Kitamura Kazuki

The ultimate pretty boy villain from Yaoh/Night King.
by JackBauer2424
May 25th, '15, 02:34
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Toda Erika
Replies: 631
Views: 285990

Re: Toda Erika

Super pretty smile in Tatta Hitotsu no Koi.
by JackBauer2424
May 25th, '15, 02:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kimura Takuya
Replies: 472
Views: 209719

Re: Kimura Takuya

I also like Mr. Brain and dopey sidekick.

Is SMAP music any good? I tried to listen to some samples on iTunes, but don't think I found any.
by JackBauer2424
May 25th, '15, 02:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 276068

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

1. Musashi (Ryoko Yonekura as Otsu)
2. Concerto (Kimura Takuya)
3. Koshonin

Honorable mention: Doctor X (1, 2, didn't see 3 yet), Hero, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Mr. Brain, Itsumo Futari De, Long Vacation, Love Generation
by JackBauer2424
May 25th, '15, 02:03
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Series Would You Like To See Finished/Subtitled?
Replies: 1164
Views: 182336

Re: Which Series Would You Like To See Finished/Subtitled?

Kimura Takura's Hero Season 2, Miyamoto Musashi SP
Noriko Kato's Glass Slipper (Gurasu no Kutsu)
Koshonin The Movie
Kemonomichi
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '15, 23:09
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Low resolution with frame at top and at right
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Low resolution with frame at top and at right

Take a 8.5x11 ltr sized sheet of paper, then take a 5x7 index card (pretend the index card is the actual video) and stick it on top of the ltr sized paper flush to one of the bottom corners. Hunter Sono Onna Tachi was like that.
by JackBauer2424
May 19th, '15, 02:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Low resolution with frame at top and at right
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Low resolution with frame at top and at right

Why do they do that? I appreciate the English subtitles, but if the orig source video was low res, I prefer no frames. If the vid was centered, at least I can zoom on the HDTV to fill the screen and not have the big frame, but it's flush to the bottom right corner or bottom left corner. I'm also a b...
by JackBauer2424
May 11th, '15, 05:17
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: List of Anime turned into Live Action Series or Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 7989

Re: List of Anime turned into Live Action Series or Movie

Space Battleship Yamato
upcoming Kimura Takuya samurai swordsman movie
Great Teacher Onizuka
Dragon Ball (junk USA movie)
by JackBauer2424
May 11th, '15, 05:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS
Replies: 879
Views: 401741

Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS

In no particular order: concerto akimahende glass slipper (noriko kato) tatta hitotsu no koi mr. brain hero batsu kare mission to kill cheap love deep love koshonin warui yatsura musashi miyamoto musashi love and peace doctor x o hitori sama the housekeeper long vacation love generation itsumo futar...