RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

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Post by rairai » May 19th, '08, 02:26

BozoBear: aw.. thats too bad.. guess we have diff preference in jdramas.. :) u can just try others' suggestions.. :)

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Post by BozoBear » May 19th, '08, 10:15

rairai wrote:BozoBear: aw.. thats too bad.. guess we have diff preference in jdramas.. :) u can just try others' suggestions.. :)
i watching most of ur suggestions tho o.O
or watched it before.

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Post by shgr » May 20th, '08, 01:30

these are some of the jdramas i've seen:

1. Annasan no Omame: not great plot. but really funny.
2. GTO: you have to see this drama. GTO is the king of the school based dramas
3. Orange Days: one of my favorites. everything is amazing. youth, love, career...
4. Long Vacation: wow... this was so funny and the love was all over it.
5. Hanayori Dango 1 & 2: love it. so funny.
6. Stand Up!: one of it kind. so funny.
7. 1 Litter of tears: this was wonderful. this kept me crying all over.
8. HY: if you are into sports, this is for you.

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Post by kevcapone22 » May 21st, '08, 04:35

hi, first post but have been reading the forums for awhile. i was watching a drama awhile ago and forgot what the name of it was. in one of the episodes at the end, they were on a roof top early in the morning and when the sun rises it reflects part of the billboard so you can only see part of the words in the sentence. these words ended meaning i love you or something like that. does anyone know which drama that is? thanks in advance.

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Post by rairai » May 21st, '08, 05:09

kevcapone22: i think it's hana yori dango..

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Post by leenzy » May 21st, '08, 05:24

kevcapone22 wrote:hi, first post but have been reading the forums for awhile. i was watching a drama awhile ago and forgot what the name of it was. in one of the episodes at the end, they were on a roof top early in the morning and when the sun rises it reflects part of the billboard so you can only see part of the words in the sentence. these words ended meaning i love you or something like that. does anyone know which drama that is? thanks in advance.
it's Hana Yori Dango 2... :wub:

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Post by kevcapone22 » May 21st, '08, 09:41

thanks. been thinking about it for awhile and couldn't figure it out.

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Best romantic AND FUNNY jdrama?

Post by Doctorpink » May 21st, '08, 20:16

Hi this subject has probably already been posted but.. im really new to jdrama...
so i'd like some suggestion to a FUNNY jdrama(im a guy so romance only wont do).

I've seen some very good and funny Kdrama like Full house & My name is kim sam soon, others arent at the same level...

So if you have some suggestion(just 2 or 3)....! thank you!

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Post by darkchylde » May 21st, '08, 20:24

Top Jdrama Comedies i suggest is:

Kisarazu Cat's Eye
My Boss My Hero
Stand Up!
GTO
Tiger and Dragon

Romantic Comedy:
Ryokiteki na Kanojo
Zettai Kareshi

start off with this one's and..enjoy JDRAMA

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Post by Egg-chan » May 21st, '08, 20:44

How about Nodame Cantabile? (SO GOOD!!)
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Post by T-chan » May 21st, '08, 21:02

Hmm...

Hana Yori Dango. I personally find it really funny at times. Of course, there might be a bit too much loving, but.... Matsumoto Jun as Domyouji is just priceless.

I also like Attention Please, but that might be a bit too girly, considering the main character wants to be a cabin attendant.

Papa to Musume no Nanokakan (sp?) is fun *nod nod*

Any more...? Hmm... can't think of anyone else that's not mentioned. But yes, Nodame Cantabile and My boss, My hero are worth checking out as well.

Oh! And Hanayome to Papa. I found that really funny at times. *nod nod*

Some, at least ;)
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Post by pongalong » May 21st, '08, 21:47

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
One Pound Gospel
Anego
Attention Please
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Hana Yori Dango 1 & 2
Gokusen 1, 2, & 3
Zettai Kareshi
Abarenbo Mama
Hotaru no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
Kimi wa Pet

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Post by Annj » May 22nd, '08, 03:18

the best jdramas that are romantic and funny I can think of Stand Up!! and Erai Tokoro ni Totsuide Shimatta! Utahime is funny and romantic also but it does focus on drama more than comedy. One Pound of Gospel is romantic in a way but i found the humor cheesy. If you finish Kisarazu Cat's Eye with the movies its romantic! The series is so funny!
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Post by terence_hideyoshi » May 22nd, '08, 04:19

Talking about Hana yori dango 2, I'm just about to start to watch this drama.

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Post by ainhoa » May 22nd, '08, 05:40

I'm adding My Boss My Hero to my list. That drama made me nearly pee myself laughing on several occasions.

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Post by bethany_joy81 » May 22nd, '08, 09:55

nodame cantabile
kimi wa petto
zettai kareshi
hotaru no hikari
hana kimi

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Post by yambasket » May 22nd, '08, 15:11

Romantic Comedy
1. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
2. Hotaru no Hikari
3. Love Story
Comedy+Mystery
1. Jikou Keisatsu (2 seasons)
2. Trick - i think its quite funny....
Comedy
1. GTO
2. My Boss my Hero

hmm and reading everyone's recommendations gives me deas what else to watch.... :)

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Post by Saysay » May 22nd, '08, 15:44

Hello!
I was wondering if someone could recommend a more serious jdrama, not a tearjerker, but just something else than the average "school-love-comedy"-drama. I'm sort of fed up with those :P

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Post by ainhoa » May 22nd, '08, 16:37

Saysay wrote:Hello!
I was wondering if someone could recommend a more serious jdrama, not a tearjerker, but just something else than the average "school-love-comedy"-drama. I'm sort of fed up with those :P
Last Friends

It's currently airing. The first 7 episodes have been released.

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Post by evil4ever » May 22nd, '08, 16:58

i recommend all Kimura Takuya :wub: dramas all of them are the BEST of the BEST in all Japanese dramas:
millions stars falling from the sky << the storyline is amazing :thumright:
Pride<< makes u feel proud while watching this drama :w00t:
Beautiful life << makes u feel the importance of life and ur dreams and ur love :cheers:
Hero, long vacation, Karei naru Ichizoku, Gift, love generations << after watching them I will gave my observation so wait till the next time :O Oh and also his new drama Change
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Post by Saysay » May 22nd, '08, 17:29

Last Friends

It's currently airing. The first 7 episodes have been released.

I am already watching Last Friends, and I love it! Thank you anyway :-)

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Post by pow155 » May 22nd, '08, 19:34

I find that sshimokita glory days and cupid no itazura has almost no plot at all. It's just ecchi and more ecchi. Anyone know a drama that is kind of ecchi, but with a good story?
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Post by karin-chan » May 22nd, '08, 19:46

sweet sex and love
sex is zero 1 &2
plum blossom
marriage is a crazy thing

these are korean movies, if you are looking for softporn here they are :lol
WATCH JAPANESE DRAMA SHOULD I WATCH?

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Post by Keizou » May 22nd, '08, 19:47

I dont think that's possible.....

I think most people watch ecchi dramas not for the plot, but rather for the many J-idols that star in them

However, I would definitely like to see a drama with a bunch of J-idols AND a good story :roll

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Post by pow155 » May 22nd, '08, 20:03

you mean JAV idol. I don't think regular j idol would want to act in a very ecchi drama.
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Post by ryoko11 » May 23rd, '08, 02:03

Saysay wrote:Hello!
I was wondering if someone could recommend a more serious jdrama, not a tearjerker, but just something else than the average "school-love-comedy"-drama. I'm sort of fed up with those :P


Iryu: Team Medical Dragon
Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Yasha
Long Love Letter (revolves around a school, but isn't a normal school drama)
Koshonin
Umizaru Evolution
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Post by rambutan » May 23rd, '08, 04:30

Saysay wrote:
Last Friends

It's currently airing. The first 7 episodes have been released.

I am already watching Last Friends, and I love it! Thank you anyway :-)
I've watched the first 3 ep, like the gripping story, awesome acting and fantastic directing/pace. But the setting is a bit too dark for my taste. Think of abandoning the rest of the drama except the last ep! Tear-jearkers are OK but dark dramas always disturb me (Byakuyakou comes to mind).

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Post by doink-chan » May 23rd, '08, 09:14

pow155 wrote:you mean JAV idol. I don't think regular j idol would want to act in a very ecchi drama.
You forgot about gravure idols...they often show up in these sorts of dramas.
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Post by Prince of Moles » May 23rd, '08, 12:44

Tokumei Kakaricho Tadano Hitoshi has some nudity but it's primarily plot driven. Dunno if it's subtitled though.

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Post by Saysay » May 23rd, '08, 17:01

ryoko11 wrote: Iryu: Team Medical Dragon
Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Yasha
Long Love Letter (revolves around a school, but isn't a normal school drama)
Koshonin
Umizaru Evolution
Thank you! They all sounded really interesting, especially Ashita no Kita Yoshi and Long Love Letter. Jjust what I was looking for :D
lucypcng wrote:
I've watched the first 3 ep, like the gripping story, awesome acting and fantastic directing/pace. But the setting is a bit too dark for my taste. Think of abandoning the rest of the drama except the last ep! Tear-jearkers are OK but dark dramas always disturb me (Byakuyakou comes to mind).
I think the dark setting is one of the best things about it, since I feel that some dramas tend to get a little too childish. But I guess that we all have different taste :)

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Post by ainhoa » May 24th, '08, 20:27

Long Love Letter is awesome, although I didn't like the ending. but the post-apocalyptic deathscapes totally made up for it.

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Are there any JDrama that are similar to 'Last Friends'?

Post by Amber111 » May 24th, '08, 23:32

I have just recently started watching Last Friends and I must say it's very intriguing!! I have always watched romantic comedies because they're always so funny and entertaining but now after watching Last Friends, I realize that serious dramas can also be entertaining to watch. I feel like I might be missing out on some really good dramas. Does anyone know any japanese dramas that have a similar serious style to Last Friends with a hint of romance? :roll

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Post by Masumi-chan » May 25th, '08, 10:05

Pride :wub:
Bara no nai Hanaya
Orange Days
Coffee Prince
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drama:Marry Me Mary - Secret Garden - Guilty - Q10 - Nagareboshi - Mother - Guilty

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Post by Downloader » May 25th, '08, 17:06

Can anyone recommend some tear jerkers like One Litre of Tears and Sekai no Chuusin? Anything serious like Last Friends will do too, but nothing comedic. Somehow I just love these sorts of dramas, very intriguing.

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Post by rairai » May 26th, '08, 06:21

Downloader: taiyou no kisetsu.. (romance, human drama) its a bit dark though.. but i liked it.. :)

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Post by kandysakura » May 27th, '08, 00:57

im guessing the genre you want is most likely what last friiends is calling, "real life situation" drama.

14 Sai no Haha (tho this one was of somewhat amateurs, i cried in alot of it)
1 litre of tears (ive never seen it, but ive heard its a pretty serious drama)
first kiss (i know this one is of romance)
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Post by Chaerin » May 27th, '08, 01:04

You should definitely watch One Litre Of Tears or 1Litre No Namida
Another very good one is LIFE. It's about the problems caused by bullying and just bullying in general. It's a very dramatic drama and I strongly recommend it.

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Post by xvannie » May 27th, '08, 01:12

*agrees with everyone who said one litre of tears
serious, with a hint of romance
most def. see it [:
[have a tissue box with you too]

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Post by NewtypeX » May 27th, '08, 04:47

Yeah, 1 litre of tears is a must watch for any serous jdrama viewer. You get to see Nishikido Ryo playing a much more likable character. :mrgreen:

There's not a lot of romance involved at all but I'd recommend Karei Naru Ichizoku if you're looking for a more serious, dark jdrama.

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Post by Naguoki » May 27th, '08, 11:31

1 litre of tears
Sekachu
Engine
Pride
14 Sai no Haha
Orange Days
Summer Snow
Great Teacher Onizuka

And...

Karei Naru Ichizoku
LIFE
Byakoyakou
Nobuta wo produce

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Post by BozoBear » May 27th, '08, 13:22

i know i posted a few times now T_T
but,
i'd like to know a few dramas with romance, having comedy,school life is a plus point.
Thriller and action also welcomed
Best if there is even a bit of romance.

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Post by ^Yuuki » May 27th, '08, 13:51

Er, Beautiful Life? Haha, just getting nostalgic.

Seriously, I tried to think of any drama that is like Last Friends and came up with nothing...Of course there are those sad dramas like 1 Litre of Tears, Beautiful Life, Taiyou no Uta and God Please Give Me A Little More Time which deals with how people live and love while facing the cruel fate that they're dealt with. But Last Friends...I wouldn't categorize it as a sad drama even though there's a lot of angst. LIFE is really good too. If you like the DV part, you should watch it. Lol, j/k...LIFE is a drama that portrays that desperateness and rawness very well. There's plenty of friendship in it, but no romance. If you like the whole mystery aspect of the show, wondering what issue each of the characters have, I'd recommend Galileo. That's totally out of the left field here since it's a detective kind of drama. Haha, but I really like it. Hint of romance as well. ^^

If you like LF, you can't not like Ueno Juri's performance so I'd recommend checking out the dramas and movies she acted in too. :mrgreen:

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Post by sarah117 » May 28th, '08, 19:31

from the moment I watched 1 Litre of Tears, it has been THE best jdrama ever. but now I think Last Friends will take up the title.. :lol

so, I'd recommend you to watch 1 Litre of Tears.. :-)
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Post by SayonaraKonayuki » May 28th, '08, 20:15

I recommend:

1 Litre of Tears: I don't think you can rightfully call yourself a Jdrama fan without seeing this. It's an awfully sad drama that made me cry all throughout watching it and hours long after. But this isn't the type of sad drama that depresses you - it's just the opposite. This is the most inspiring, moving and heart warming drama I've ever seen. I think it's important for everyone, regardless of what genres you like, to watch this.

Hana Yori Dango [seasons 1 & 2]: Very addicting, with a perfect blend of romance, conflict and comedy. One of the most beautifully filmed drama's I've seen. The music played during each episode is also very beautiful and fitting.

HanaKimi: Known as 'Hottie Paradise'. I highly recommend this to anyone who liked HYD. A very funny and unique comedy. This is one of those series where you'll become attatched to each of the characters. Light-hearted with a good message.

Gokusen: I would only recommened the first and orginal season. A drama about an enthusiastic teacher to a class full of delinquients...with some others twists. This drama has a mix of dark and peppy characters that complete each other. Inspiring and meaningful, but with comedy as well.

Boku dake no Madonna: A light hearted romantic comedy. I personally really love this one, but not everyone has. The characters are all somewhat different from what I've seen in dramas before. A very cute and fun show overall.

Forbidden Love: A teacher/student romance. This drama shows the problems they face. The thing I really love about this drama is how quickly it progresses compared to other dramas. It's a very romantic and straight forward drama.

Long Love Letter: This is a really, really intresting drama. It's also very addicting. This drama will never fail to suprise you. Honestly, it's crazy. But I love this drama, except for the end. But even with the unsatisfying end, this drama is worth watching.

My Boss, My Hero: A great and refreshing drama about a 27-year-old yakuza going to high school. A laugh-out-loud drama with meaningful messages mixed in.

Taiyou no Kisetsu (Season of the Sun): A dark drama that can sometimes be hard to watch. This drama puts you in the life of a young man filled with anger, seeking revenge. As he hurts those around him and smiling about it, he meets a girl who slowly changes him. This drama really shows that hate only feeds the fire, for as the lead hurts others, he only hurts himself. I really liked this drama despite it's darkness - it was at times very moving and it was intresting to see life the way someone like the lead does.

Dragon Zakura: A school drama that actually teaches those watching. I really loved the cast and their chemistry.

Proposal Daisakusen: A story about high school friendship and love. A man finds himself at the wedding of his friend he's loved for years but never confessed to. He then is given the ability to go in the past, to his high school days, and try to change his actions that he's regretted. A nice light-hearted drama. Just make sure that if you watch this to also watch the special after.

One Pound Gospel: A cute, funny, and wacky drama about a boxer falling in love with a nun [yes, it is as weird as it sounds]. But I happened to like this drama a lot - It's fun to watch and made me appreciate boxing despite by dislike for sports.

Galcir: This drama has the most outrageous plot and characters, but it's super funny. A good comedy that's really out there, with some moving scenes thrown in.

Kurosagi: A dark but entertaining drama about a con-artist who swindles money from other swinders.

Last friends [currently airing]: This drama covers lots of issues, such as domestic violence and post-tramatic stress. It's full of raw emotion and even with its dark story, is in a light setting that evens it out. This drama shows how four friends deal with their problems and find hope and support through each other.[/b]

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Post by ^Yuuki » May 29th, '08, 13:20

Last Friend's screeplay writer wrote "God Please Give Me A Little More Time"
The directors directed LIFE, Proposal Daisakusen, Galileo and Bara no nai Hanaya.

I think it's interesting that all above was mentioned...except Proposal Daisakusen which I recommend as well even though it's a bit frustrating to watch. Masami really likes to make people run and work for her huh? Poor Kenzo and Ruka. :mrgreen:

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Post by kassim3 » May 29th, '08, 15:45

Okay i have watched too many romance stories or school dramas with the same stories for example the usual school drama story i have seen so many times is a gangster teacher comes to school and makes a bad class into a good one, you know which dramas i'm talking about :P

I want to watch an action/thriller types of drama something like Rondo(which i finished watching yesterday). something with lots of action and with a cool main guy, who doesn't care about anybody but then falls for a girl or a good drama with a guy who wants revenge and goes into the crime world(kurosagi) something along those lines

So i would really appreciate it if you could help me :salut:

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Post by sarah117 » May 29th, '08, 18:08

^Yuuki wrote:Masami really likes to make people run and work for her huh? Poor Kenzo and Ruka. :mrgreen:
you're certainly right about that, Yuuki~!! :lol
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Post by Te Amari » May 29th, '08, 21:34

I just want to second Orange Days. It was...amazing. The acting was so convincing, and the material was very very good. The music is enchanting, and even though the musical faking is more obvious than in, say Nodame Cantabile, it's still very good. And Tsumabuki is adorable.
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J Dramas about School

Post by kikot84 » May 29th, '08, 21:45

Hi,

Can some suggest any good J-dramas that take place in Jr High or High School. I already watched Kinpachi Sensei 6 and 7, Seito Shokun, GTO and I'm going to start Nobuta Wo Produce.

Thanks

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Re: Are there any JDrama that are similar to 'Last Friends'?

Post by m-ayu » May 30th, '08, 08:21

Amber111 wrote:Does anyone know any japanese dramas that have a similar serious style to Last Friends with a hint of romance? :roll
Asunaro Hakusho
It's an old dorama, but it contains friendship, love triangles, a gay, a death, a famous soundtrack, and... a Johnny's (lol)
So that's as close as it gets with Last Friends (minus the DV). ^^;

kikot84 wrote:Hi,

Can some suggest any good J-dramas that take place in Jr High or High School. I already watched Kinpachi Sensei 6 and 7, Seito Shokun, GTO and I'm going to start Nobuta Wo Produce.

Thanks
Gokusen, or if you're into pretty boys all over your screen (lol), then you should try HanaKimi.

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Post by SayonaraKonayuki » May 30th, '08, 16:48

kassim3: Try Taiyou no Kisetsu.

kikot84: Hana Yori Dango (highly recommended), 1 litre of tears, hanakimi, gokusen, my boss my hero, dragon zakura.

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Jdorama about food

Post by nullgraph » May 31st, '08, 02:27

I love Japanese food and like watching Jdorama, so I'm constantly looking out for combination of the two. I like Haikei, Chichiue-sama and enjoying Osen. Can anyone recommend some other good series/movie?

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Post by emil775 » May 31st, '08, 02:35

For food? Haha...Zettai Kareshi has a lot of desserts because it's about a dessert company. They have yummy looking cream puffs :) Hehe...not sure how Japanese it is, though.

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Post by lenrasoon » May 31st, '08, 02:51

i think you might enjoy "Lunch no Joou" *its a must see for those who likes jdramas with food related themes*

here's the link: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lunch_no_Joou

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Post by -shichi- » May 31st, '08, 02:53

Bambino is also a drama about food, but they focus more on Italian, not Japanese food.

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Re: Jdorama about food

Post by mizune » May 31st, '08, 03:24

nullgraph wrote:I love Japanese food and like watching Jdorama, so I'm constantly looking out for combination of the two. I like Haikei, Chichiue-sama and enjoying Osen. Can anyone recommend some other good series/movie?
Outside of what's already been mentioned:
Oishii Kankei (classic)
Shota no Sushi (classic)
Aji Ichimonme
Ohsama no Resutoran / Restaurant
My Little Chef
Kuitan
Koi seyo otome

ehhh... and I guess there's Sushi Oji and Teppan Akane too, but I don't know if they're much "good" based on some of the reviews out there.... :fear:
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Recommendations needed

Post by Sajberjohan » May 31st, '08, 17:52

Looking for new jdrama to watch. I like:

Gokusen 1st season
Hanazakari no kimitachi e (which made me a Ikuta Toma fan :> (although Hachimitsu & Clover was mostly boring imo) )
Nobuta wo produce (which made me a Maki fan :> )
Densha Otoko (first episode was the best)
Hana yori dango 1( which made me a Mao fan :> )
II hito (the opening might be the best part though >.>)
Zettai kareshi
oh and ofc GTO drama.

I ´ve started watching First Kiss, Proposal Daisakusen they seem promising but doesn´t have the same impact as some of the above. Oh and I don´t like it when the dramas have a too sad setting (like First Kiss, h8 that kinda stuff but it´s still good so far :S). Also I do like jokes like when the doctor gets run over in Hanzakari and punches the driver and saying what it is he says ( don´t remember what he says but I know I laughed), that kindof stuff :)

Any drama/movie recommendations based on what I like highly appreciated ^^

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! m(_ _)m

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Re: Recommendations needed

Post by sarah117 » May 31st, '08, 18:14

Sajberjohan wrote:Also I do like jokes like when the doctor gets run over in Hanzakari and punches the driver and saying what it is he says ( don´t remember what he says but I know I laughed), that kindof stuff :)

Any drama/movie recommendations based on what I like highly appreciated ^^

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! m(_ _)m
maybe u can try Nodame Cantabile. it's quite fun..
and then when you happen to love Ueno Juri, u can try Last Friends~ lol

(can't help myself. been promoting Last Friends everywhere these days.. :P )
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Re: Are there any JDrama that are similar to 'Last Friends'?

Post by marienella_m » Jun 1st, '08, 17:35

Amber111 wrote:I have just recently started watching Last Friends and I must say it's very intriguing!! I have always watched romantic comedies because they're always so funny and entertaining but now after watching Last Friends, I realize that serious dramas can also be entertaining to watch. I feel like I might be missing out on some really good dramas. Does anyone know any japanese dramas that have a similar serious style to Last Friends with a hint of romance? :roll
try this older drama, Koibito Yo. it's a very intense and serious drama about complicated relationships. :thumleft:

the lead actress. Suzuki Honami, reminds me a lot of Nagasaw Masami, both are very pretty and adept at conveying subtle emotions through their eyes.. :D

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Post by foxiii » Jun 2nd, '08, 05:51

try this older drama, Koibito Yo
yay! koibito yo? Is it nice?

I'm currently watching Tokyo Love Story

btw, is Gokusen 2 better than the first? I was told that it is worse
:unsure:

thank you

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Post by marienella_m » Jun 2nd, '08, 16:45

foxiii wrote:
try this older drama, Koibito Yo
yay! koibito yo? Is it nice?

I'm currently watching Tokyo Love Story

btw, is Gokusen 2 better than the first? I was told that it is worse
:unsure:

thank you[/quote

Koibito yo is really a very good drama though it has a very controversial storyline. you can watch it subbed at Crunchyroll.

i didnt like both Gokusen 2 and 3 because they are just poor duplicates of Gokusen 1. how i wish that they just followed the manga storyline, then we could have seen more developments between Yankumi and Shin. :roll

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Post by Yolchen » Jun 2nd, '08, 20:49

marienella_m wrote:
i didnt like both Gokusen 2 and 3 because they are just poor duplicates of Gokusen 1. how i wish that they just followed the manga storyline, then we could have seen more developments between Yankumi and Shin. :roll
That was the reason why I didn't watch the 2nd and 3d season! When I read that matsujun didn't take part in them I gave up on that series and imagined a happy end with the two of them being together :mrgreen:

... soo.. I've a request... I posted exactly this post at another board :whistling:
But I'd love to get as many recommendations as possible, since I've a lot of freetime to watch TV ^__^
... here it goes:

I just watched a bunch of romantic dramas and still I can't get enough :P
But somehow I want something a bit "fresher". I just watched >with love< and to be honest, it was a bit ...exhausting? getting on my nerves? Always repeating the messages etc...
I don't have anything against this stereotypical stories (although I welcome any new 'ideas')
The romance doesn't have to be the main-plot but a bit of romance is always nice =')

so Dramas I liked in that genre are (no order) :

-long vacation
-love generation
-pride (eh? all with the same main actor? just why...? Bleah )
-tatta hitotsu no koi
-nodame cantabile (it still counts as romance, right? ;Wink
-bara no nai hanaya
-orange days
-hitoni yasashiku

I didn't like "Boku dake no madonna", "hanayome to papa" and "Hana yori dango" was just so-so, as well as "Good Luck"

I don't mind if it's sad but I want a Happy Ending! ;;

(Doramas I already watched: http://yolchen.livejournal.com/59010.html)

...this is quite a detailed request right? óo
sorry... maybe someone could help be

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Post by foxiii » Jun 3rd, '08, 02:36

Koibito yo is really a very good drama though it has a very controversial storyline. you can watch it subbed at Crunchyroll.
really? I gotta watch it this week, or perhaps next week.
ah, streaming?
it's fine, there are j-dorama [of course, also other common movies too] rentals here :P
i didnt like both Gokusen 2 and 3 because they are just poor duplicates of Gokusen 1. how i wish that they just followed the manga storyline, then we could have seen more developments between Yankumi and Shin. Roll Eyes
D: really? the rating is better than the first [well, i know, rating doesn't mean quality]
Ahh, i heard that gokusen 3 has aki hoshino XD XD XD

@YOLCHEN
hmmm... i saw your list in your livejournal.
I'm quite new in this dorama world, so i haven't watch many of them yet.
How about
beautiful life? [have you watch it yet?]
It's kimura takuya and tokiwa takako. it's kinda like 1 litre of tears. [ i dunno which is better, because i haven't watch 1 litre of tears yet]
I think it's really nice. But the plot progression is slow.
I don't want to spoil you the ending. :P


btw, also. Are there any suggestions for serious dorama like hmmm...
Karei Naru Ichizoku?

thanks before.

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Post by Tofuspeedstar » Jun 3rd, '08, 05:53

I've seen quite a few..

I just finished Brother Beat, and I loved it.

Also recommended..
Hana Yori Dango (S. 1-2)
Gokusen (S.1-3..3 currently airing)
GTO (Classic)
Taiyou No Kisetsu (For some reason I find this to be very under rated..but it's really good)
tatta hitotsu no koi (Currently watching, love it)
One Pound Gospel (Currently watching, also love it)
Sapuri
Yukan Club
Stand Up!!
At Home Dad

And I'm sure I'm missing about a billion others I've watched.

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Post by Yolchen » Jun 3rd, '08, 14:21

foxiii wrote:
@YOLCHEN
hmmm... i saw your list in your livejournal.
I'm quite new in this dorama world, so i haven't watch many of them yet.
How about
beautiful life? [have you watch it yet?]
It's kimura takuya and tokiwa takako. it's kinda like 1 litre of tears. [ i dunno which is better, because i haven't watch 1 litre of tears yet]
I think it's really nice. But the plot progression is slow.
I don't want to spoil you the ending. :P


btw, also. Are there any suggestions for serious dorama like hmmm...
Karei Naru Ichizoku?

thanks before.
I've heard about beautiful life but because it's really sad (although I loved 1 litre of tears; i nearly died of dehydration watching it xD) I didn't bring myself to watch it yet..


Serious Dorama?
I haven't watched Karei Naru Ichizoku, but more serious Doramas I've seen and that I found great were:

-Ikebukuro Westgate Park
-Yasashii Jikan (It's very slow and peaceful but it really touched my heart)
-LIFE (although it revolves about highschool-life and bullying.. it's thrilling and I loved it a lot)
-Cheap Love (this one is really sad though!)

and.. well.. everyone has seen it, I guess... And maybe it has this "teenage-girl"-image because its starring Yamapi.. buut I found it exciting and I thought that the actors were quite well too:
-Kurosagi

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Post by sarah117 » Jun 3rd, '08, 14:31

foxiii wrote:btw, also. Are there any suggestions for serious dorama like hmmm...
Karei Naru Ichizoku?
same as Yolchen, i haven't watched that drama yet. but serious jdramas that i like/liked are:

- Last Friends (the drama isn't finished yet, but i'm pretty sure that u won't be dissappointed~! :lol )
- 1 Litre of Tears (i know u haven't watched it yet, but i think u should.. :D )
- Pride
- Seija no Kushin (old drama. but it did touch my heart)

voila~
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Post by foxiii » Jun 3rd, '08, 15:26

Ah Last friend? Ueno Juri! XD XD

errr... how do i watch it?
D:

I'm not from Japan, btw.

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Post by sarah117 » Jun 3rd, '08, 15:34

foxiii wrote:Ah Last friend? Ueno Juri! XD XD

errr... how do i watch it?
D:

I'm not from Japan, btw.
you can download it by using torrent client. the torrent files are available in torrent section of d-addicts (with english subtitle)..
or else, if you can't dload, you can also watch it here: http://www.mysoju.com/last-friends/ with english subtitle too..

enjoy~ 8)

(really happy to have a new viewer of Last Friends.. :lol )
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Post by bbabyJESS » Jun 3rd, '08, 16:06

i wonder do anyone have mystery dramas liike kindaichi to recommend me ? i love such dramas but couldnt find much , any recommendations ? ;D

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Post by sarah117 » Jun 3rd, '08, 16:19

bbabyJESS wrote:i wonder do anyone have mystery dramas liike kindaichi to recommend me ? i love such dramas but couldnt find much , any recommendations ? ;D
there are some detective mystery genre of dramas such as Tantei Gakuen Q and Detective Conan live action.
or else, you can also try Liar Game or Trick, eventhough they are not based on detectives..
hope it helps.. :-)
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Post by ryoko11 » Jun 3rd, '08, 16:20

bbabyJESS wrote:i wonder do anyone have mystery dramas liike kindaichi to recommend me ? i love such dramas but couldnt find much , any recommendations ? ;D
Trick
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Puzzle (currently airing)
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Post by ^Yuuki » Jun 3rd, '08, 16:36

bbabyJESS wrote:i wonder do anyone have mystery dramas liike kindaichi to recommend me ? i love such dramas but couldnt find much , any recommendations ? ;D
Galileo for a slightly more serious tone and Tantei Gakuen Q for a lighter one. ^^

And people who haven't watch Last Friends should start watching. Heheh. :mrgreen:

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Post by dullshot » Jun 3rd, '08, 20:16

my five top jdramas:
-nodame cantabile
-orange days
-my boss my hero
-1 liter of tears
-hana yori dango 1&2

others I liked, but not my top five :lol
-GTO
-gokusen 1&2
-densha otoko
-h2
-hana kimi
-jyoou no kyoushitsu
-karei naru ichizoku
-nobuta wo produce
-Sekai no Chuushin De, Ai wo Sakebu
-summer snow
-wonderful life
-ace wo nerae

sadly there were some I didn't enjoy:
-lunch queen (food looked good, but that was it)
-galileo (seen too many detective type stuff)
-trick (didnt like the mood/atmosphere of the story)

currently i'm downloading taiyou no uta because I loved the movie. I'll download Last Friends once the series finish because I hate waiting for the next episode. So what else would you guys recommend.

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Post by Yolchen » Jun 3rd, '08, 21:25

foxiii wrote:Ah Last friend? Ueno Juri! XD XD

errr... how do i watch it?
D:

I'm not from Japan, btw.
yess, ueno juri=love <3

I don't know if your question ws just because you couldn't find Last Friends, but I think it's quite useful to know these sides
http://crunchyroll.com
http://aznv.tv
http://veoh.com (veoh player is great!)
http://hoomie.com

very popular series are also splitted and uploaded at youtube ... (GTO for example...)

(I hope linking this pages is okay?)

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