RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

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Post by kuro570 » Sep 23rd, '08, 23:28

Kenedaa wrote:
kuro570 wrote:Hmm... I've been wondering are there any good dark/mystery, dark/romance etc dramas like IWGP, Warui yatsura, kamisama mou dake and ichi rittoru?
You could try:

- J-drama: Byakuyako, Mahiru no Tsuki, Kono yo no Hate, Kou Kou Kyoushi

- K-drama: A Love to Kill, Sorry I Love You, Snow in August
I'm already a die hard Byakuyakou fan but I'll try the other 2. I started watching Kou Kou kyoushi and i have to say its pretty good
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Post by garnet07 » Sep 24th, '08, 00:54

spycrapperhbo wrote:Hi, I'm looking for a good comedy drama for my holiday.. I'm looking something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.. I really like Abe Hiroshi's acting.. Is At Home Dad (Abe's) good? I can't find any review on the drama..
Thanks!
Do you only want Abe Hiroshi acting in it?

If not, I would recommend My Boss My Hero, it's totally comedy without trying so hard.

Something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko would also be Around 40 which is about a 40 year old female who can't get married and stars Amami Yuki and Fujiki Naohito.

For more Abe Hiroshi, I would recommend Trick, Hero and Change.
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Post by Nayuu » Sep 25th, '08, 11:34

i'm looking for something like a million stars falling from the sky - i've already searched in this thread for some suggestions but i'm still unsatisfied...

it should have a good screenwriting, a interesting story, nice pictures, a lil bit love and a sad ending. with deeper emotions, nothing too lightly. and good actors .. lol ... and not TOO old.. 98+ is okay .. byakuyako was boring in the beginning, is it really this good?

thanks thanks :)

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Japanese Drama Recommendations

Post by dirac12 » Sep 27th, '08, 01:47

I've only watched 2 or 3 drama the last 2years so I'm just wondering if anyone can give me some recommendations new or old.

This my list of drama I've watched or at least have in my possession

Code Blue
Galileo
Proposal Daisakusen
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Kurosagi
Hana Yori Dango
Nodame Cantabile
Orange Days
GTO
Summer Snow
Gokusen
Ichi Ritoru no Namida
Densha Otoko
Nobuta wo Produce

Kimi wa Petto
Beautiful Life
Pride
Long Vacation
Love Generation

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Post by noinimod » Sep 27th, '08, 10:49

For some reason, i don't see many people recommending Utahime (Tomose Nagaya, Aibu Saki). It's a really great drama, i just finished it yesterday.. Truly one of the more under-rated shows thus far. More people should watch it!! :D

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Post by silencio » Sep 29th, '08, 06:53

looks like i'm graduating from anime to JDrama.

watched Densha Otoko and truly enjoyed the ride. (my very first JDrama)

so i guess, other than JDramas with Misaki-sama in it (since i'm gonna find them all), any recommendations on Rom-Com?

i was interested with Yuri Ebihara (did i get that right) before i got blown away by Hermes-tan

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Post by Tiiony » Sep 29th, '08, 07:05

If you love animals, I recommend Ushi ni negai wo. It even shows how a real cow gives birth in the first episode!

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Post by gamercloud » Sep 29th, '08, 20:31

I don't know much about Doramas, but I really like the different ones(I watched Life, Maou and Liar Game) and I loved it! Someone can recommend me any drama like it? Suspense and Horror genre I am looking for, Drama only if it doesn't envolve Love.. If anyone can help me, I apreciate it!

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Post by kuro570 » Sep 29th, '08, 22:01

gamercloud wrote:I don't know much about Doramas, but I really like the different ones(I watched Life, Maou and Liar Game) and I loved it! Someone can recommend me any drama like it? Suspense and Horror genre I am looking for, Drama only if it doesn't envolve Love.. If anyone can help me, I apreciate it!
Warui Yatsura evolves from love but there is no love to say the least ><

IWGP- Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Trick- Pretty good

Kemonomichi- Very good no subs for it though so its best to watch if you know some japanese so your not completely lost.

Taiyou no Kisetsu- Has some love in it but doesn't eclipse the utter horror the main character is.

Security Police aka SP- Very good as well if you want some assassins/terrorist action.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho- Dark school drama

Seito Shokun!- Dark school drama
Best thing to do is read through the list like everyone else instead of posting though since many of the dramas ppl list has more than just love dramas. Happy hunting ^.^
Btw can anyone recommend some good japanese/korean movie sites that I can dl from?
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Post by gamercloud » Oct 1st, '08, 20:52

kuro570 wrote:
gamercloud wrote:I don't know much about Doramas, but I really like the different ones(I watched Life, Maou and Liar Game) and I loved it! Someone can recommend me any drama like it? Suspense and Horror genre I am looking for, Drama only if it doesn't envolve Love.. If anyone can help me, I apreciate it!
Warui Yatsura evolves from love but there is no love to say the least ><

IWGP- Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Trick- Pretty good

Kemonomichi- Very good no subs for it though so its best to watch if you know some japanese so your not completely lost.

Taiyou no Kisetsu- Has some love in it but doesn't eclipse the utter horror the main character is.

Security Police aka SP- Very good as well if you want some assassins/terrorist action.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho- Dark school drama

Seito Shokun!- Dark school drama
Best thing to do is read through the list like everyone else instead of posting though since many of the dramas ppl list has more than just love dramas. Happy hunting ^.^
Btw can anyone recommend some good japanese/korean movie sites that I can dl from?
Ok, I will see it, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

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Post by drkpendragon » Oct 3rd, '08, 02:09

I know this question has been asked a whole lot, but I was wondering if someone can recommend some comedies that I might enjoy. So far I have only seen 正義の味方 (Seigi no Mikata) and I have enjoyed watching it quite a bit. However, with recommendations I would like everyone to keep in mind I am 22, male, and only like comedies as far as I know. I can't really deal with sad doramas or overly romantic doramas. My main reason for looking for doramas to watch is so that I can practice my Japanese, next year I am going to Japan for school and need to practice until I do and I don't have the chance to speak in Japanese so my friends keep saying I should watch dorama.

Anyways! Thanks if someone can give me so tips, I looked around, and it's a bit confusing reading threw other peoples recommendations.

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Post by zeox » Oct 5th, '08, 12:14

Hey guys!

Can anyone recommend me a good recent romantic series? I haven't been up to date lately.

thanks

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Post by darkliquids2 » Oct 7th, '08, 03:53

drkpendragon

You have to see Shika Otoko Awoniyoshi

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Post by aishoni2 » Oct 7th, '08, 18:34

Nayuu wrote:i'm looking for something like a million stars falling from the sky - i've already searched in this thread for some suggestions but i'm still unsatisfied...

it should have a good screenwriting, a interesting story, nice pictures, a lil bit love and a sad ending. with deeper emotions, nothing too lightly. and good actors .. lol ... and not TOO old.. 98+ is okay .. byakuyako was boring in the beginning, is it really this good?

thanks thanks :)
Maou. Summer 2008. Must see.
- complex plot
- lovely lightings
- a touch of love
- SAD
- metaphors everywhere
- deep
- wonderful actors

Just remember this very important fact about jdramas.. they RUN.

Another suggestion is "Sleeping Forest". An older drama by Takuya Kimura with the same flavor of "A million Stars Falling From The Sky"
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Post by nike13 » Oct 8th, '08, 01:57

I've only begun really getting into dramas. It seems as though I'm sticking to comedies (apparently, just went through my list ^^;) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for dramas that I should check out.

I've seen/currently watching:
-Hana Kimi (JP)
-Attention Please (JP)
-Brown Sugar Macchiato (TW)
-Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (JP)
-Liar Game (JP)

I do plan on seeing the other Hana Kimi (TW?) and Hana Yori Dango when I get the chance since I love those manga.

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Post by gomichan » Oct 9th, '08, 19:40

do you know where i can get orange days??

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Post by Seghal » Oct 9th, '08, 20:07

gomichan wrote:do you know where i can get orange days??
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents ... +all&sort= :roll

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Post by darkliquids2 » Oct 9th, '08, 21:37

seen 3 jdramas
Muri na Renai-probably more fun than the other 2 but dont expect too much
Ame to Yume no Ato ni- more serious tone, kind of a family closeness drama not bad.
Ashita no Kita Yoshio- some strong characters IMO, but I would say only the middle part was most entertaining.

Anyone got a hilarious comedy recommendation for a guy?

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 9th, '08, 22:29

darkliquids2 wrote:Anyone got a hilarious comedy recommendation for a guy?
Hilarious comedy jdramas that both bf n i njoyed:
1) Satorare
2) Nodame Cantabile
3) Anego
4) Haken no Hinkaku
5) Hotaru no Hikari

Bf also fully enjoyed these entertaining jdramas:
1) Liar Game
2) Galileo
3) Change
4) Hero
5) Remote

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Post by Mwulf » Oct 11th, '08, 16:43

Have new shows started up yet? Anything worth checking out?

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Post by zeox » Oct 13th, '08, 09:40

I'll try again. I'm looking for some romantic dramas. can any of you reccomend me some?
I won't be mad if they have some comedy in them as well :)

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 15:21

Mwulf wrote:Have new shows started up yet? Anything worth checking out?
Bloody Monday- manga turn live action starring Miura Haruma n Michiko Kichise. TBS official site for Bloody Monday.
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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:05

zeox wrote:I'll try again. I'm looking for some romantic dramas. can any of you reccomend me some?
I won't be mad if they have some comedy in them as well :)
Romantic jdramas:
2008: Koizora, Bara no nai Hanaya, Zettai Kareshi
2007: Hotaru no Hikari, Proposal Daisakusen, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
2006: Nodame Cantabile, Suppli, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
2005: Anego, Hana Yori Dango, 1 Litre of Tears
2004: Orange Days
2003: Kimi wa Petto
2002: Satorare
2001: Love Revolution
2000: Beautiful Life
1999: Forbidden Love
1998: God Please Give Me More Time
1997: Love Generation
1996: Long Vacation
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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:13

spycrapperhbo wrote:Hi, I'm looking for a good comedy drama for my holiday.. I'm looking something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.. I really like Abe Hiroshi's acting.. Is At Home Dad (Abe's) good? I can't find any review on the drama..
Thanks!
CHANGE
Trick
Anego
Haken no Hinkaku (my fav)

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:18

Nayuu wrote:i'm looking for something like a million stars falling from the sky - i've already searched in this thread for some suggestions but i'm still unsatisfied...

it should have a good screenwriting, a interesting story, nice pictures, a lil bit love and a sad ending. with deeper emotions, nothing too lightly. and good actors .. lol ... and not TOO old.. 98+ is okay .. byakuyako was boring in the beginning, is it really this good?

thanks thanks :)
Ichi Rittoru no Namida
Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake
Majo no Jouken

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:40

nike13 wrote:I've only begun really getting into dramas. It seems as though I'm sticking to comedies (apparently, just went through my list ^^;) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for dramas that I should check out.

I've seen/currently watching:
-Hana Kimi (JP)
-Attention Please (JP)
-Brown Sugar Macchiato (TW)
-Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (JP)
-Liar Game (JP)

I do plan on seeing the other Hana Kimi (TW?) and Hana Yori Dango when I get the chance since I love those manga.
Comedy live action jdramas:
Nodame Cantabile (must watch)
Hotaru no Hikari
Seigi no Mikata
Zettai Kareshi
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Hana Yori Dango
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
Gokusen
Nobuta wo Produce
Yasuko to Kenji

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Re: Japanese Drama Recommendations

Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:48

dirac12 wrote:I've only watched 2 or 3 drama the last 2years so I'm just wondering if anyone can give me some recommendations new or old.

This my list of drama I've watched or at least have in my possession

Code Blue
Galileo
Proposal Daisakusen
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Kurosagi
Hana Yori Dango
Nodame Cantabile
Orange Days
GTO
Summer Snow
Gokusen
Ichi Ritoru no Namida
Densha Otoko
Nobuta wo Produce

Kimi wa Petto
Beautiful Life
Pride
Long Vacation
Love Generation
U've kinda watched all the best but missed out on these ones:
Anego
Haken no Hinkaku
Hotaru no Hikari
Satorare
CHANGE

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 17:57

silencio wrote:looks like i'm graduating from anime to JDrama.

watched Densha Otoko and truly enjoyed the ride. (my very first JDrama)

so i guess, other than JDramas with Misaki-sama in it (since i'm gonna find them all), any recommendations on Rom-Com?

i was interested with Yuri Ebihara (did i get that right) before i got blown away by Hermes-tan
Live action starring Ito Misaki:
Kiken na Aneki
Maison Ikkoku
Gokusen
Suppli

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 18:06

gamercloud wrote:I don't know much about Doramas, but I really like the different ones(I watched Life, Maou and Liar Game) and I loved it! Someone can recommend me any drama like it? Suspense and Horror genre I am looking for, Drama only if it doesn't envolve Love.. If anyone can help me, I apreciate it!
Mystery jdramas with suspense:
Unfair
Galileo
Remote
Koshonin
Koori no Sekai

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 18:10

drkpendragon wrote:I know this question has been asked a whole lot, but I was wondering if someone can recommend some comedies that I might enjoy. So far I have only seen 正義の味方 (Seigi no Mikata) and I have enjoyed watching it quite a bit. However, with recommendations I would like everyone to keep in mind I am 22, male, and only like comedies as far as I know. I can't really deal with sad doramas or overly romantic doramas. My main reason for looking for doramas to watch is so that I can practice my Japanese, next year I am going to Japan for school and need to practice until I do and I don't have the chance to speak in Japanese so my friends keep saying I should watch dorama.

Anyways! Thanks if someone can give me so tips, I looked around, and it's a bit confusing reading threw other peoples recommendations.
Comedy jdramas that guys enjoy:
Nodame Cantabile
My Boss My Hero
Gokusen

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 18:18

selma wrote:I'm looking voor Jdrama wit comedy/Romance
I haven't seen a great drama with this genre. Please help me out

I've seen Nobuta wa produce
Cantabile
Hana kimi
Hana yori dango
Romantic comedies:
Satorare (super lol hilarious)
Kimi wa Petto
Zettai Kareshi
Hotaru no Hikari
Yamada Taro Monogatari

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 18:31

luketeheck wrote:eyyyy
i finished "Stand Up!" yesterday, and i reeeallyyyyyy loved it!!!
can anybody tell me a good teen comedy jdrama???(or a school comedy =P)

byeee =D
School comedies:
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Nobuta wo Produce
Hana Yori Dango
Puzzle 2008
My Boss My Hero
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Gokusen
Yukan Club
Proposal Daisakusen
Nodame Cantabile (read my review)

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 18:50

meirre wrote:Best comedy drama : Seigi no Mikata (2008) !!!

anyone can recommend me comedy or comedy romance (2008)?
Yes, i agree Seigi no Mikata is 2008 best comedy drama so far.
2008: Seigi no Mikata
2007: Haken no Hinkaku, Hotaru no Hikari, Papa to Musume no Nanokakan, Yamada Taro Monogatari
2006: Nodame Cantabile
2005: Anego
2003: Stand Up
2002: Satorare

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 19:18

cairo wrote:hallo everybody, can anybody recommend me a sport or detective or action drama? i love these types of drama much
Detective jdramas:
Koshonin
Galileo
Remote
Unfair
Hero
Maou
SP
Shibatora
Detective Conan
Psychometrer Eiji (my fav)

Action jdramas:
Liar Game
Kurosagi
Trick
Yasuko to Kenji
Sexy Voice and Robo

Sport jdrama:
Pride

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 13th, '08, 19:31

kuro570 wrote:Hmm... I've been wondering are there any good dark/mystery, dark/romance etc dramas like IWGP, Warui yatsura, kamisama mou dake and ichi rittoru?
Dark family: Bara no nai Hanaya
Dark human: Daisuki!
Dark mystery: Maou
Dark romance: Majo no Jouken
Dark detective: Unfair
Dark friendship: Last Friends
Dark high school: Life
Dark psychological: Liar Game

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Post by kuro570 » Oct 13th, '08, 20:03

joykimlee wrote:
kuro570 wrote:Hmm... I've been wondering are there any good dark/mystery, dark/romance etc dramas like IWGP, Warui yatsura, kamisama mou dake and ichi rittoru?
Dark family: Bara no nai Hanaya
Dark human: Daisuki!
Dark mystery: Maou
Dark romance: Majo no Jouken
Dark detective: Unfair
Dark friendship: Last Friends
Dark high school: Life
Dark psychological: Liar Game
I watched most of these but Bara no nai Hanaya is very good thanks ^.^
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Post by zeox » Oct 13th, '08, 20:46

joykimlee wrote:
zeox wrote:I'll try again. I'm looking for some romantic dramas. can any of you reccomend me some?
I won't be mad if they have some comedy in them as well :)
Romantic jdramas:
2008: Koizora, Bara no nai Hanaya, Zettai Kareshi
2007: Hotaru no Hikari, Proposal Daisakusen, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
2006: Nodame Cantabile, Suppli, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
2005: Anego, Hana Yori Dango, 1 Litre of Tears
2004: Orange Days
2003: Kimi wa Petto
2002: Satorare
2001: Love Revolution
2000: Beautiful Life
1999: Forbidden Love
1998: God Please Give Me More Time
1997: Love Generation
1996: Long Vacation
greatly appreciated madame :)

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Post by gamercloud » Oct 13th, '08, 21:51

kuro570 wrote:
gamercloud wrote:I don't know much about Doramas, but I really like the different ones(I watched Life, Maou and Liar Game) and I loved it! Someone can recommend me any drama like it? Suspense and Horror genre I am looking for, Drama only if it doesn't envolve Love.. If anyone can help me, I apreciate it!
Warui Yatsura evolves from love but there is no love to say the least ><

IWGP- Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Trick- Pretty good

Kemonomichi- Very good no subs for it though so its best to watch if you know some japanese so your not completely lost.

Taiyou no Kisetsu- Has some love in it but doesn't eclipse the utter horror the main character is.

Security Police aka SP- Very good as well if you want some assassins/terrorist action.

Watashitachi no Kyokasho- Dark school drama

Seito Shokun!- Dark school drama
Best thing to do is read through the list like everyone else instead of posting though since many of the dramas ppl list has more than just love dramas. Happy hunting ^.^
Btw can anyone recommend some good japanese/korean movie sites that I can dl from?
By the way, Trick is WAY TO GOOD!! Awesome drama, thank you!

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Post by darkliquids2 » Oct 14th, '08, 00:24

Joykimlee thanks! :lol
I saw Liar Game-it was ok, it makes you curious about what's next, but a bit predictable.

Seigi no Mikata was decent but the characters dont really evolve-and I couldn't belive that the youger sister never rebelled.. or even how come there wasnt an episode where she would go bad, she never took revenge or nothin-so it was kind of disappointing because I kept expecting that.

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Post by ckhris » Oct 15th, '08, 16:49

Hello! can anyone recommend me recent and new feel good romance doramas?
i've watched and loved the ff:
Long Vacation
Love Generation
Pride
Tatta Hitotsu No Koi
Proposal Daisakusen
HYD
Hana Kimi
Hotaru no Hikari
Majo No Jouken
One Pound Gospel
Orange Days

thanks!!

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 15th, '08, 18:32

ckhris wrote:Hello! can anyone recommend me recent and new feel good romance doramas?
i've watched and loved the ff:
Long Vacation
Love Generation
Pride
Tatta Hitotsu No Koi
Proposal Daisakusen
HYD
Hana Kimi
Hotaru no Hikari
Majo No Jouken
One Pound Gospel
Orange Days

thanks!!
U've watched many gd ones. Other recent feel good romance jdramas:
2008: Zettai Kareshi
2007: Hataraki Man
2006: Nodame Cantabile (must watch)
2005: Anego
2004: Sore wa Totsuzen no you ni
2003: Kimi wa Petto
2002: Satorare (super funny)
2001: Love Revolution

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Post by yokoyoko » Oct 15th, '08, 21:06

What can you recommend for my taste?
I only finish dramas that are extremely hilarious or have kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. That, or a cute girl.
The things I look for in a drama are character development, inspiration, and a GOOD ENDING. I prefer not to watch serious dramas like 1 litre of tears and 14 sai no haha.

Dramas I finished:
ROOKIES (the last one i watched, and also my favorite so far.)
GTO
HYD 1 and 2
Proposal Daisakusen
My Boss My Hero
Last Friends
Nobuta Wo Produce

Dramas I didnt finish:
1 litre of tears
14 sai no haha
Hana Kimi
Kurosagi
Stand Up!!
Gokusen (Nakama Yukie is not my type)

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Post by peshti » Oct 16th, '08, 13:06

Hi foks!
I got a big intrest for Jdramas and I'm wondering if you guys could recommend some dramas that I should watch.
Because right now I'm clueless, I don't know what drama I should choose, and I like all kind of genres.

Kind regards
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Post by kuro570 » Oct 16th, '08, 13:13

VSS: Warui Yatsura

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Post by kuro570 » Oct 16th, '08, 13:14

VSS: Warui Yatsura

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Post by joykimlee » Oct 16th, '08, 13:31

yokoyoko wrote:What can you recommend for my taste?
I only finish dramas that are extremely hilarious or have kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. That, or a cute girl.
The things I look for in a drama are character development, inspiration, and a GOOD ENDING. I prefer not to watch serious dramas like 1 litre of tears and 14 sai no haha.

Dramas I finished:
ROOKIES (the last one i watched, and also my favorite so far.)
GTO
HYD 1 and 2
Proposal Daisakusen
My Boss My Hero
Last Friends
Nobuta Wo Produce

Dramas I didnt finish:
1 litre of tears
14 sai no haha
Hana Kimi
Kurosagi
Stand Up!!
Gokusen (Nakama Yukie is not my type)
Based on ur finished list, here r good characters, inspirational n happy ending jdramas which btw r my top 5 lol favs:
Nodame Cantabile
Satorare
Hotaru no Hikari
Haken no Hinkaku
Anego

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Post by seirin » Oct 16th, '08, 17:41

I recently saw Yasha and Midnight Rain. Interesting plots. Both are not bad. If you want comedy Mukodono is not bad. Brother Beat is pretty funny too.

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Post by peshti » Oct 16th, '08, 18:01

thx guys it really helps alot, thx seirin I could use some comedy dramas for a change:)

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Post by Ochibi-san » Oct 16th, '08, 18:44

Hi
I'm also searching for a new drama do you know if Yukan Club is a good one?
thnx :)

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Post by sarah117 » Oct 18th, '08, 06:04

Hi,
I couldn't watch any jdramas of last season (summer) since i've gone to somewhere else for 2 months. Can anyone tell me what drama hits the most of the audience? and which dramas are recommended? Like Bara no nai Hanaya for Winter, and Last Friends for Spring.. :-)

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Post by Elien » Oct 18th, '08, 06:14

Well, there were two dramas that continued from spring season and they were hits, Change with KimuTaku and Rookies. If you only want the ones that ended now, it´s Code Blue with YamaPi, Maou with Ikuta Toma and Ohno Satoshi or Yasuko to Kenji. I liked the last three , they were ok. Not as high ratings as Last Friends or Gokusen, but it was summer, so it´s understandable.
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Post by Caro_T » Oct 18th, '08, 15:47

Hello everyone! For years I've wanted to get into J-Dramas but have been a bit intimidated (so many shows, where do I go, etc.) Now that I've stumbled across D Addicts I've decided to take the plunge.

I need help from you wonderful veterans. What are the 2008 must see? I apologize if someone has already done this topic and thank you for any help.

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Post by Ochibi-san » Oct 18th, '08, 15:48

joykimlee wrote:
nike13 wrote:I've only begun really getting into dramas. It seems as though I'm sticking to comedies (apparently, just went through my list ^^;) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for dramas that I should check out.

I've seen/currently watching:
-Hana Kimi (JP)
-Attention Please (JP)
-Brown Sugar Macchiato (TW)
-Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (JP)
-Liar Game (JP)

I do plan on seeing the other Hana Kimi (TW?) and Hana Yori Dango when I get the chance since I love those manga.
Comedy live action jdramas:
Nodame Cantabile (must watch)
Hotaru no Hikari
Seigi no Mikata
Zettai Kareshi
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Hana Yori Dango
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
Gokusen
Nobuta wo Produce
Yasuko to Kenji
Hey
i saw you want to see the TW version of hana kimi :D
i also saw both and i recommend on wacthing the tw version also. the humor is diffrent but also good :D
and it's not the same as hana kimi jp. i do like the jp version more, cause there is more humor and the ending is better ^^ i'm not going to tell what happens cause you have to see that for yourself :D

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Post by Ochibi-san » Oct 18th, '08, 15:53

joykimlee wrote:
yokoyoko wrote:What can you recommend for my taste?
I only finish dramas that are extremely hilarious or have kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. That, or a cute girl.
The things I look for in a drama are character development, inspiration, and a GOOD ENDING. I prefer not to watch serious dramas like 1 litre of tears and 14 sai no haha.

Dramas I finished:
ROOKIES (the last one i watched, and also my favorite so far.)
GTO
HYD 1 and 2
Proposal Daisakusen
My Boss My Hero
Last Friends
Nobuta Wo Produce

Dramas I didnt finish:
1 litre of tears
14 sai no haha
Hana Kimi
Kurosagi
Stand Up!!
Gokusen (Nakama Yukie is not my type)
Based on ur finished list, here r good characters, inspirational n happy ending jdramas which btw r my top 5 lol favs:
Nodame Cantabile
Satorare
Hotaru no Hikari
Haken no Hinkaku
Anego
i would recommend to finish hana kimi cause it's a good ending ^^ and very funny :D

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Post by kurainsan » Oct 18th, '08, 16:22

From what I've seen of the 2008 Shows you should get:

- Bara no nai hanaya
- Hachimitsu to clover
- Tomorrow

I haven't seen them myself but

- Maou
- Gonzo: Densetsu no Keiji

should be also quite good.

You should also check the blog of this jdrama fan:
http://hamsapsukebe.blogspot.com/

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Post by Ladymercury » Oct 18th, '08, 20:16

Maou, Yasuko to Kenji, and the biggest hype of the year: Last Friends

33pun Tantei is quirky slapstick humor so if you like that then definitely see that one.

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Post by kurainsan » Oct 19th, '08, 07:39

At least Last Friends have the biggest names of this season, but the script ist really crap and it seams that none of the characters uses their brains very often.

Dont get me wrong the acting is good but this series is al about getting into the shared house and getting out what the reason ever might by. An the conclusion of this is really a big laught.

If you have others dramas an your watchlist, watch these first.

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Post by Masumi-chan » Oct 19th, '08, 08:35

for me its

- Bara no nai hanaya
- CHANGE
- Cat Street
- Maou
- Seigi no Mikata
- Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe (i recommend watching the series before the Sp)
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drama:Marry Me Mary - Secret Garden - Guilty - Q10 - Nagareboshi - Mother - Guilty

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Post by Elien » Oct 19th, '08, 08:43

Definitely Rookies. All of the guys are super cool and funny in their own way and the story is much better then the Gokusen one (which is also a must see series). Try Code Blue if you like doctors or Yasuko to Kenji if you like funny comedies with a bit of real life. If you are into sci-fi and you don´t mind that it is for kids, watch Kamen Rider Kiva. It´s this years Kamen Rider series and it´s pretty funny. You can find it at jdramas community on LJ.
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Post by zyrene » Oct 19th, '08, 09:22

second vote to Rookies.... definitely the must see one.. :D

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Post by Ladymercury » Oct 19th, '08, 11:31

Kamen Rider is tokusatsu, not really drama. Even if it says "drama" its considered tokusatsu.... I would not put that up for a drama recommendation.

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Post by babypudding » Oct 19th, '08, 11:38

So far for me are:

1. Last Friends
2. Bara no nai hanaya
3. CHANGE
4. Maou
5. Code Blue

Going to watch:
- Innocent love
- Ryusei no Kizuna

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Post by sarah117 » Oct 19th, '08, 16:16

Elien wrote:Well, there were two dramas that continued from spring season and they were hits, Change with KimuTaku and Rookies. If you only want the ones that ended now, it´s Code Blue with YamaPi, Maou with Ikuta Toma and Ohno Satoshi or Yasuko to Kenji. I liked the last three , they were ok. Not as high ratings as Last Friends or Gokusen, but it was summer, so it´s understandable.
thanx Elien. Maou and Yasuko to Kenji seems interesting. i'll try them now.. :lol
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Post by wolfdarkn » Oct 20th, '08, 00:56

All right I'm kind of new to JDrama and would like some suggestions

These are the series I have already seen:
Trick
Dragon Zakura
Kurosagi
Proposal Daisakusen
Also Kamen Rider Den-O/Kiva and Garo though they are technically tokusatsu.

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Post by Elien » Oct 20th, '08, 06:25

@wolfdarkn: It seems from your list that you like Yamapi XD Well, a must see is Nobuta wo Produce and Gokusen, Kimi wa Petto was also quiet good. From the lates, Code Blue, Rookies, and I almost forget about Hana Yori Dango ^_^ But thats from a girls point of view. My brother liked Ichi poundo no fukuin, Tokkyu Tanaka San Go, Sailor Fuku to kikanju, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (that´s also my recomendation, Horikita Maki was super cute in this ;o) ).
If you are fan of tokusatsu, I think you wouldn´t mind the lame tricks in Fuma no Kojiro. It´s about ninjas (more like Basilisk then Naruto, so don´t freak out), it´s sooo funny in the beginning, and stupid, but it will get different with every next episode.

If you have some genre you would like to watch, just ask ^_^
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Post by Dino67 » Oct 20th, '08, 15:02

Looking for Young (Jr.High age appropriate) Fall 08 dramas for my daughter.
She likes Oguri, and Yamapi, young comedy, and mystery.
I want to try Celeb to Binbo ...
Any other suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

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Post by mizune » Oct 20th, '08, 15:35

^ Does it have to be Fall 08 and does it have tobe something that will be subbed?
There are a lot of age appropriate dramas that fit the bill.... just not that many this particular season....
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Post by Dino67 » Oct 20th, '08, 20:57

mizune wrote:^ Does it have to be Fall 08 and does it have tobe something that will be subbed?
There are a lot of age appropriate dramas that fit the bill.... just not that many this particular season....
This season, Fall 2008, RAW is good.
I am behind, because we moved, and she is waiting for some drama. missing Japanese very much.

Thank you.

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Post by mizune » Oct 21st, '08, 04:23

^In that case, here are some ideas you may want to try out besides Celeb to Binbo Taro:
These two, I have seen and am really enjoying so far. Both have some element of mystery involved. (This season is full of mysteries, it seems).
Team Batista no Eiko - Quirky medical mystery/thriller similar to Trick or Galileo in its mix of humor and seriousness (closer to Galileo though).
Dandan - Recent NHK asadorama with a bit of mystery so far. I'm not sure how appealing these dramas are to school aged kids, but this story seems pretty interesting to me so far.

She might also like Ryusei no Kizuna. Another dark comedic mystery. There is a little bit of humor about sex, but I'll leave that to you about how appropriate it is for your daughter. I don't think it's too bad and sincerely doubt it will progress beyond the level of jokes in the 1st ep.

Otherwise, based on the actors involved and descriptions (I haven't seen any of these,so I can't say much):
Oh! My! Girl! - AllI know is that it stars Hayami Mokomichi who seems pretty popular with girls.
Scrap Teacher - School based drama
Room of King - Comedy based on an interesting concept starring another young star popular with the girls.
Bloody Monday - Starring another young idol/actor.
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Post by Psionic » Oct 21st, '08, 20:24

i am seriously disliking near all of the current jdramas :cussing: , and have resulted to going back to the 90s to find some great jems. Can you all recommend me some great dramas from that period that may have missed my eye. I tend to watch dramas with major actors such as kimura takuya, oda yuji and Sorimachi Takashi --> so may have missed some great ones which just had different actors?

arigatou gozaimasu :salut:

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Post by Akidon » Oct 21st, '08, 23:23

joykimlee wrote:
selma wrote:I'm looking voor Jdrama wit comedy/Romance
I haven't seen a great drama with this genre. Please help me out

I've seen Nobuta wa produce
Cantabile
Hana kimi
Hana yori dango
Romantic comedies:
Satorare (super lol hilarious)
Kimi wa Petto
Zettai Kareshi
Hotaru no Hikari
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Hey now Ive seen Nodame Cantabile and also the first episode of Satorarer. And they where both great. But the rest of satorare has no seeds. So I only got parts of the rest. Can you or someone else pls seed? I really want to see this dorama.

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Post by mizune » Oct 22nd, '08, 03:22

Psionic wrote:i am seriously disliking near all of the current jdramas :cussing: , and have resulted to going back to the 90s to find some great jems. Can you all recommend me some great dramas from that period that may have missed my eye. I tend to watch dramas with major actors such as kimura takuya, oda yuji and Sorimachi Takashi --> so may have missed some great ones which just had different actors?

arigatou gozaimasu :salut:
which have you seen? and do you need subs? :fear:

EDIT:
Here's a list of some good/classic dramas from the era with other actors than who you mentioned above (not to say that these are not famous actors in their own right). Kind of a variety of genres represented.

101st Marriage Proposal
Double Kitchen
Oishii Kankei
Hoshi no Kinka series
News no onna
From the Heart / Kimi ga Oshietekureta koto
Aishiteru to ittekure
Tokyo Love Story
Investigator Mariko series (sort of straddles the millenium)
Shomuni series
Shota no Sushi
Ohsama no Restaurant
Mahiru no Tsuki

This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but you should be able to find something. All of these listed are subbed and available on either the DA tracker or at Jem's.
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Post by Psionic » Oct 23rd, '08, 17:23

thank youso much mizune. Thats a great list, i thought for one sec i had watched all the good dramas and nothing was left but you have given me so much more. I look forward to watching them all, il be back for more recommendations when im done.

btw i need the subs as i dont understand japanese so that link is also great.

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Post by zeox » Oct 24th, '08, 16:08

just real quick, is Seigi no Mikata any good?

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Post by Stariella » Oct 24th, '08, 16:40

Seigi no Mikata is funny. But it's tiring to see how the characters don't really change throughout the drama. :S Good for a laugh though.

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