RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

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Post by Domerr » Oct 2nd, '11, 06:56

Hey people,

I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama, something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.

Some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no JE idols please...except the guy from 1L of Tears. He can actually act)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama (Zenkai Girl...dropped it because it's just...too much)

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious. Romance doesn't have to be the main focus, but some chemistry between the main characters would be good :)

Examples of drama I enjoyed recently are Jin S1 (just brilliant) and Byakuyako.

Thanks!!!!!

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Post by k361 » Oct 2nd, '11, 07:23

@Domerr, check Long Vacation or maybe Koi no Chikara.

I liked Koi ga Shitai x3 and Love Shuffle for more serious and twisted story, but has no focus on single pair.

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Post by zeox » Oct 2nd, '11, 12:16

Hi guys, long time no see :).

I haven't watched any j-dramas for a while now (think the last one i watched was Buzzer Beat) and I want to get back in. Any suggestions on good shows lately?
I'm not looking for super serious shows, but if they're good feel free to reccomend them.
Other than that I don't really have any preferences, so just reccomend away :D

thanks

edit: I decided to just list some of my favorite shows, making reccomendation a bit easier

My boss my hero
Hana Kimi (the new one is... not good :()
Buzzer Beat
Nodame Cantabile
Stand up!
Akai Ito

A bunch more that I don't remember the names of at all.

(I guess humor is a common theme here :D)

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Post by kawaiiruna » Oct 2nd, '11, 13:03

Domerr wrote:Hey people,

I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama, something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.

Some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no JE idols please...except the guy from 1L of Tears. He can actually act)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama (Zenkai Girl...dropped it because it's just...too much)

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious. Romance doesn't have to be the main focus, but some chemistry between the main characters would be good :)

Examples of drama I enjoyed recently are Jin S1 (just brilliant) and Byakuyako.

Thanks!!!!!
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densha otoko
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33rd Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Drama
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Post by k361 » Oct 2nd, '11, 16:05

kawaiiruna wrote:1 million stars falling from the sky/Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi
This romance is a dark tragedy.

But a great drama, with good cast.

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Post by Domerr » Oct 2nd, '11, 18:27

Thanks for the rec guys, keep em coming! Preferably no idol actors though (e.g. Kimura Takuya). I'm not really into the whole pretty boy thing.

Will check out Koi no Chikara, Koi ga Shitai x3, and Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi. Already watched Densha, Nagareboshi, and Love Shuffle.

Thanks!

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Post by kitty10 » Oct 2nd, '11, 19:50

Domerr wrote:Thanks for the rec guys, keep em coming! Preferably no idol actors though (e.g. Kimura Takuya). I'm not really into the whole pretty boy thing.
Kimura is a pretty decent actor though.

Not sure if you've watched Love Revolution, but it's got some pretty solid acting. It stars Esumi Makiko and Fujiki Naohito.
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Post by ssmats » Oct 4th, '11, 05:21

I've just finished watching Soredemo Ikite Yuku and can recommend it.

Uniformly excellent acting and script. It has the guy from Last Friends - Eita, and he does a fantastic job.

The story is so dark though, nothing like the light comedy-romance flavour of Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, which remains one of my favourite dramas to this day.

Domerr wrote:Hey people,

I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama, something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.

Some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no JE idols please...except the guy from 1L of Tears. He can actually act)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama (Zenkai Girl...dropped it because it's just...too much)

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious. Romance doesn't have to be the main focus, but some chemistry between the main characters would be good :)

Examples of drama I enjoyed recently are Jin S1 (just brilliant) and Byakuyako.

Thanks!!!!!

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Post by haylz27 » Oct 12th, '11, 03:50

Hi everyone~! It's been a while since I watched a jdrama and I'm going to get back into them. :)
I'm looking for a good romance drama! Are there any good ones from last year or this year??? I haven't really seen any around...

Here's my list:

J-DRAMAS - COMPLETED
Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru [movie]
Koizura [movie]
Lovely Complex [movie]
Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru [movie]
Hana Yori Dango season 1&2
Hana Yori Dango [movie]
Zettai Kareshi
Hana Kimi season 1&2
Hana Kimi [movie]
Kimi wa Petto
Samurai High School
Yamato Nadeshiko ShichiHenge
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Natsu no Koi wa Nijiro ni Kagayaku
Nobuta wo Produce
Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta

So any romance and comedy ones would be appreciated. ^^ Thanks...

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Post by kuro570 » Oct 13th, '11, 02:39

Domerr wrote:Hey people,

I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama, something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.

Some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no JE idols please...except the guy from 1L of Tears. He can actually act)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama (Zenkai Girl...dropped it because it's just...too much)

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious. Romance doesn't have to be the main focus, but some chemistry between the main characters would be good :)

Examples of drama I enjoyed recently are Jin S1 (just brilliant) and Byakuyako.

Thanks!!!!!
Warui Yatsura, Kemonomichi, Kouri no sekai, Kouri no hana, Byakuyakou and Kamisama mou sukoshi dake

Those are great dramas with some dark romance or tragic and definitely for more mature audience.
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Post by naifla » Oct 14th, '11, 17:36

hi guys,, i just finished watching itsumo futari de and i love it,, i also have watch
love generation
long vacation
pride..

please suggest some other jdoramas smiliar :D

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Post by howtwosavealif3 » Oct 15th, '11, 23:46

Domerr wrote:Hey people,

I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama, something like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.

Some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no JE idols please...except the guy from 1L of Tears. He can actually act)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama (Zenkai Girl...dropped it because it's just...too much)

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious. Romance doesn't have to be the main focus, but some chemistry between the main characters would be good :)

Examples of drama I enjoyed recently are Jin S1 (just brilliant) and Byakuyako.

Thanks!!!!!
nobuta wo produce
mop girl
gyne
LIFE
GONZO
yume to ame no ato ni
haken no hinkaku
watashitachi no kyoukasho
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Post by yanie » Oct 17th, '11, 09:15

Can anyone help me list the "Shojo Manga" type dramas?

Off the top of my head, this is my list:

-Itazura na Kiss
-Hana Yori Dango
-HanaKimi
-Mei-chan no Shitsuji
-Nodame Cantabile
-Nobuta wo Produce
-Atashinchi no Danshi
-Himitsu no Hanazono
-Ouran High School Host Club

Add, please? Thank you!

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Post by k361 » Oct 17th, '11, 10:54

yanie wrote:-Itazura na Kiss
-Hana Yori Dango
-HanaKimi
-Mei-chan no Shitsuji
-Nodame Cantabile
-Nobuta wo Produce
-Atashinchi no Danshi
-Himitsu no Hanazono
-Ouran High School Host Club

Add, please? Thank you!
Does this drama fit in your list?

Yankee-kun To Megane-chan
Shokojo Seira
Samurai High School
RHPlus
Mendol
Q10
Deka Wanko
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Vampire Host
Ruri no shima
Zettai Kareshi
Otomen
Cat Street
Kimi wa petto
Dance Drill
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Aijou Ippon

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Post by monkii » Oct 17th, '11, 11:49

hi guys! i've just finished detective conan and boss season 2.. what jdorama can you guys recommend for similar type like those 2? thx in advance :salut:

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Post by yanie » Oct 18th, '11, 02:18

k361 wrote:Does this drama fit in your list?
Yankee-kun To Megane-chan
Shokojo Seira
Samurai High School
RHPlus
Mendol
Q10
Deka Wanko
Yamada Taro Monogatari
Vampire Host
Ruri no shima
Zettai Kareshi
Otomen
Cat Street
Kimi wa petto
Dance Drill
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Aijou Ippon
Thank you, k361!! ^v^

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Post by aikaraneu » Oct 18th, '11, 04:58

kudokupo wrote:I really want to watch a traditional Japanese, relaxing atmosphere drama. I'm interested to know if there are many good series like that. Does anyone have any recommendations?
you should watch osen. it stars aoi yu and is about her running a traditional japanese restaurant that is "behind the times." it is visually stunning-- she wears beautiful kimonos, great food shots, lots of info about japanese cuisine. it is very lighthearted and easy to watch. however, the end was kind of half-assed. :-( but everything else was great!

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Post by EriKira » Oct 21st, '11, 15:25

Minna-san~
I love to watch dorama like BOSS , Liar Game , Bloody Monday ,
all dorama which use logic , a lil humor will make it perfect and the most important is have kawaii actress inside.

any suggestion ?

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Post by k361 » Oct 21st, '11, 15:50

EriKira wrote:any suggestion ?
Did you check Kurosagi, Control, Keizoku 2?
Does not fit completely to your request.

Crime logic with fun can be found in Mr.Brain or Kiina.

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Post by Poklin » Oct 22nd, '11, 13:18

So i haven't watched a drama in forever (maybe 2 years?) first i was wondering if there has been any good school dramas things that come to mind are nobuta wo produce and hana yori dango, but also has there been any of those MUST watch dramas? thanks.

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Post by EriKira » Oct 22nd, '11, 13:22

k361 wrote: Did you check Kurosagi, Control, Keizoku 2?
Does not fit completely to your request.

Crime logic with fun can be found in Mr.Brain or Kiina.
I have watched all Toda Erika dorama :cheers:
is Kurosagi or Control have any kawaii actress inside ?

I also love to watch dorama which have good story (not lame) , and the most important , like I said before, must have kawaii actress :wub:
anyone want to recommend me, please ? :salut:

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Post by k361 » Oct 22nd, '11, 15:28

Matsushita Nao (in Control) is not really kawaii :)

Horikita Maki is in Kurosagi. For some people she is a cute actress for other a moving puppet.

It is difficult to suggest a good story, the preferences of the viewer are too different.

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Post by EriKira » Oct 22nd, '11, 15:32

k361 wrote:Matsushita Nao (in Control) is not really kawaii :)

Horikita Maki is in Kurosagi. For some people she is a cute actress for other a moving puppet.

It is difficult to suggest a good story, the preferences of the viewer are too different.
I see I see.
Yeah yeah it is difficult. Gomen ne.
maybe be I will watch Kurosagi then :D

Thanks you for your suggestion. I will leave review here when I done wathcing it :cheers:

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Post by bloodbath-angel » Oct 22nd, '11, 16:07

@EriKira: You might want to check out Galileo and Triangle.

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Post by EriKira » Oct 22nd, '11, 18:00

bloodbath-angel wrote:@EriKira: You might want to check out Galileo and Triangle.
Thanks !! :cheers:
maybe I will check it after watching Kurosagi :salut:

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Post by k361 » Oct 22nd, '11, 18:56

EriKira wrote:
bloodbath-angel wrote:@EriKira: You might want to check out Galileo and Triangle.
maybe I will check it after watching Kurosagi :salut:
Galileo is good. I love the dialogs, about 'love is illogical'. :)

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Post by iluvasiandrama » Oct 23rd, '11, 02:45

Poklin wrote:So i haven't watched a drama in forever (maybe 2 years?) first i was wondering if there has been any good school dramas things that come to mind are nobuta wo produce and hana yori dango, but also has there been any of those MUST watch dramas? thanks.
The only drama that comes to mind as a "must watch" is Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta

The others that were okay were:

1. Control
2. Zenkai Girl
3. Asuko March - due to time slot the ratings weren't great and then the drama kept being interrupted for other programs. the story was a bit uneven and seemed out of sync at times but it wasn't a horrible disaster to me at least.

I've been away most of the summer so I have to catch up on the dramas I missed. Can anyone recommendation me some dramas from this summer or more recent? I am looking for romance comedy or melodrama type.
Now watching: Need to find some new dramas

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Post by Poklin » Oct 23rd, '11, 08:02

@iluvasiandrama thanks! i'll check those out.

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Similar to Kekkon dekinai Otoko??

Post by Technoko » Oct 25th, '11, 18:50

Hello,

I absolutely adored Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, for me it is everything a JDrama should be; It's cast is well acted and always human, never over done 'anime', the main character (Abe Hiroshi) is not conventionally handsome or funny (within the drama itself) but he is so different from the cliched heroes we find in other dramas that I couldn't help but love him!

I am looking for similar light hearted, 'slice of life' comedy dramas with interesting characters, and episodes/plots that are not convoluted or repetitive.

As an example of what I dislike: I though Gokusen was terrible, every episode following the same plot and a 2 dimensional main character.

To summarize, is there anything like Kekkon Dekinai Otoko? :thumleft:

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Post by RetroHelix » Oct 25th, '11, 20:21

@Technoko

After watching Kekkon Dekinai Otoko I became a fan of Abe Hiroshi and searched for ohter doramas with him. Although its not as great as KDO, At Home Dad was very good but it lacks the "interesting (or better unusual) character". Also, the dorama Double Kitchen is a wonderful show with some great actors who give the person they are playing a very unique character (Nogiwa Yoko was soooo wonderful in this show) but its more slice of life with with a good portion of comedy.

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Post by Kai13 » Oct 30th, '11, 18:33

Hey there. Im a student of japanese and want to feed my brain with more dramas.

I like family dramas, business dramas, comedy and I'm willing to try other genres. Could you give me some recommendations? No subs are necessary. I want to see dramas where the main characters are women, so that I can learn their way of speaking.

Ono Machiko
Matsuyuki Yasuko
Kurashina Kana
Shinohara Ryoko

are my favorite actresses. As for man I don't know their names.

Thanks a bunch!

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Post by EriKira » Oct 31st, '11, 04:42

@k361

Kurosagi really a nice dorama !! :cheers:

Thanks for you suggestion !! :lol
Horikita Maki so kawaii :wub:

Recommended dorama , guys !!

Can I request a subtitle for Eiga Kurosagi the movie ?
I can't find it in this forum :pale:

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Post by nikniknik » Oct 31st, '11, 05:10

Kai13 wrote:
Ono Machiko
Matsuyuki Yasuko
Kurashina Kana
Shinohara Ryoko

are my favorite actresses.
Well 3 of your 4 favorites are in "Mother," definitely a must watch if you haven't seen it. :thumright:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_84425.htm

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Post by Neliets » Nov 2nd, '11, 20:25

Today it happened to hear The Gazette again for some time, and I felt like watching a Jdrama again. Give me some suggestions.

not sure what I want. Just give me something, I'll check the plot and decide.

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Post by emma-ba » Nov 2nd, '11, 22:35

@Kai13

If you like Shinohara Ryoko then you should watch Anego and Haken no Hinkaku - they're business/comedy. For something more serious you could try Unfair which is a crime drama. But if she's a favourite actress then you might have already watched them...

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Post by kitty10 » Nov 2nd, '11, 22:43

Kai13 wrote:Hey there. Im a student of japanese and want to feed my brain with more dramas.

I like family dramas, business dramas, comedy and I'm willing to try other genres. Could you give me some recommendations? No subs are necessary. I want to see dramas where the main characters are women, so that I can learn their way of speaking.

Ono Machiko
Matsuyuki Yasuko
Kurashina Kana
Shinohara Ryoko

are my favorite actresses. As for man I don't know their names.

Thanks a bunch!
For Ono Machiko, I recommend Gaiji Keisatsu, she was pretty good in that one. It's a police drama and pretty dark, but I think it's definitely worth your time.
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Post by manopatano » Nov 4th, '11, 19:22

any new crime/detective drama ... ??? control was nice...

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Post by Orange_Guy » Nov 4th, '11, 19:47

Neliets wrote:Today it happened to hear The Gazette again for some time, and I felt like watching a Jdrama again. Give me some suggestions.

not sure what I want. Just give me something, I'll check the plot and decide.
Here goes what i'm currently watching: Bara no nai Hanaya, read the plot and check if you wanna watch. Really good drama so far imo.

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Post by Neliets » Nov 5th, '11, 16:49

Orange_Guy wrote:
Neliets wrote:Today it happened to hear The Gazette again for some time, and I felt like watching a Jdrama again. Give me some suggestions.

not sure what I want. Just give me something, I'll check the plot and decide.
Here goes what i'm currently watching: Bara no nai Hanaya, read the plot and check if you wanna watch. Really good drama so far imo.
Sorry, but not the kind of drama I am looking for this time.

Please, share a few dramas.

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Post by antspace » Nov 5th, '11, 19:09

current drama's worth watching in my book:

Kaseifu no Mita
Mitsu no aji
11 Nin mo Iru!
Suzuki Sensei

Finished series that I loved to the end, this year:

Soredemo ikite yuku
Marumo no okite
IS~ Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei
Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro

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Post by Domerr » Nov 6th, '11, 05:56

Just finished Soredemo, Ikite Yuko. Awesome acting, awesome script, and awesome opening theme lol.

Anyhow I'm back to my search mode again. So...I'm looking for some romance drama with minimal melodrama.

As I've posted before, some requirements are:
1) Real actors (no idols please... and this includes Kimura Takuya)
2) No shoujo genre
3) Again, minimal melodrama

I'm okay whether it be lighthearted or dark/serious.

I've already watched Nagareboshi, Byakuyako, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Densha Otoko, Liar Game, and several others.

Thanks!!!!!

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Drama similar to barairo no seisen?

Post by purplebunny101 » Nov 6th, '11, 15:58

I've been captivated by this series ever since it started getting subbed, but the sub releases are so slow (currently on ep. 3 and it's been two months). I'm not complaining, I'm really thankful to the person who decided to sub this, really. So to hold me over until they finish subbing this drama, I was hopping someone could tell me about a drama similar to barairo no seisen. Anything about an upcoming model and especially anything about a girl who is under appreciated and makes an effort to become beautiful. If you can't think of any like that, a drama about someone who hasn't found their purpose yet, finds it, then tries their best to be successful would do nicely. Any input would be greatly appreciated :D


P.S. please, no paradise kiss, I read the manga and watched the anime

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Post by tinkerbell » Nov 6th, '11, 16:07

There's a drama about a model-wannabe called Walkin' Butterfly. You may try to find it and give it a try. Still, I haven't seen it myself, so can't guarantee anything. :)
See Unsolved Cases for fansub releases.

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Post by k361 » Nov 6th, '11, 18:21

Walking Butterfly is good, but no subs as I know :(

A drama about fashion and deparment store business is Real Clothes (no models in there).
The main character learn about style/fashion/presentation and want to be sucessful in this business.

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Post by yanie » Nov 14th, '11, 04:18

Is there any other J-drama which has manga artist(s) as the main character(s) besides "Gegege no Nyobo" and "Himitsu no Hanazono"?

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Post by RetroHelix » Nov 14th, '11, 07:11

@yanie Egao no Hosoku with Hiroshi Abe.

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Post by EriKira » Nov 21st, '11, 13:17

Just done watching Kurosagi and a lil disappointed with SP Kurosagi.
And Horikita Maki is damn cute !! >< just as u said, like a moving doll :D
Any recommended drama ?
:wub:

The condition is :
- As always, have kawaii actress inside :wub:
- Not a really old drama.
- Have logic stories inside, like Kurosagi , BOSS , Liar Game. :D

Please recommend to me :cheers:

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Post by Akuma_Blade » Nov 22nd, '11, 23:19

Ladies and gentlemans. Can anyone recommend me dramas of maked 1980-1993 and fully / close to end translated. I was recently watch Sukeban Deka 1 and I'm at 80's / early 90's drama mood now. Thanks and best regards.

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Post by haha4456 » Dec 1st, '11, 15:38

Hello.. I think my favorite drama would be SP (Security Police). Haha. Some episodes are abit weird (RECAPS). But I do like the actions and all that stuff.The two movie specials were not too bad as well. Junichi Okada from V6 really fits in the role really well haha...Code blue and rescue are also one of my favorite dramas as well.. haha

Wonder who shares the same favorites as me as well.

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Post by kudokupo » Dec 5th, '11, 19:51

Can anyone recommend something similar to Mother? A sad story involving a child that turns out somewhat happy in the end. I've seen Marumo too.

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Post by RetroHelix » Dec 5th, '11, 20:04

kudokupo wrote:Can anyone recommend something similar to Mother? A sad story involving a child that turns out somewhat happy in the end. I've seen Marumo too.
I can only think of Shiroi Haru.

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Post by antspace » Dec 5th, '11, 20:13

Love Shiroi Haru! The series I would recommend as being close to Mother is Youkame no Semi though. Also a 'mother' and child on the run, and very :cry:

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Post by Mwulf » Dec 5th, '11, 23:50

Anything good air in the last year? I'm up for anything that doesn't have a downer ending. Doesn't matter if it's subbed or not.

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Drama that starring JActress and KActor or vice versa

Post by GuyFreakz » Dec 6th, '11, 04:56

Recently I have re-watched an old series named Friends (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Friends_2002).
The short series starring Fukada Kyoko and Won Bin, 2 star from 2 big drama country.

I just wonder if there any other drama that cast stars from Korea and Japan to be the main role...?

If you know please post the title here and if you could with the review (link) also so I can check it later.

And please forgive for my bad grammar, I'm not that good with english...

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Post by yanie » Dec 6th, '11, 05:02

Off the top of my head:
-The recent romantic comedy this season "Boku to Star no 99-nichi" starring Nishijima Hidetoshi and Kim Tae Hee.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Boku_to_Star_no_99_Nichi

-Mystery drama, "RONDO" starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Choi Ji Woo.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Rondo

This post belong to the RECOMMENDATION thread, though :roll

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Post by GuyFreakz » Dec 6th, '11, 05:54

yanie wrote:Off the top of my head:
-The recent romantic comedy this season "Boku to Star no 99-nichi" starring Nishijima Hidetoshi and Kim Tae Hee.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Boku_to_Star_no_99_Nichi

-Mystery drama, "RONDO" starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Choi Ji Woo.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Rondo
Boku to Star no 99-nichi looks promising :thumright:
yanie wrote:This post belong to the RECOMMENDATION thread, though :roll
Oops... o.O Sorry... :pale:

Mod, could you help me move this topic to the right place?!

Thank you...

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Post by raven_frost » Dec 6th, '11, 12:24

There were a couple of dramas and drama specials not too long ago:

1. Sunao ni Narenakute, Fuji TV - Jaejung (don't know how his name is spelt), Ueno Juri, Tamayama Tetsuji, et al

2. Koi Suru Kimchi, NHK - Kanjiya Shihori and Yoon Hak

3. Noriko, Seoul-e Kada, KBS - Takashima Reiko and FT Island's Lee Hong Ki

4. Muscle Girl, MBS - Ichikawa Yui and Lee Hong Ki

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Post by tarumpaw » Dec 6th, '11, 13:28

I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.

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Post by yanie » Dec 6th, '11, 13:51

tarumpaw wrote:I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.
Byakuyakou :roll

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Post by cantabile » Dec 6th, '11, 15:38

yanie wrote:
tarumpaw wrote:I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.
Byakuyakou :roll
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Post by gondai » Dec 7th, '11, 05:48

i need jdrama recomendation..
my type is comedy, detective, and be better if it genre has both with much comedy on it..

these is my drama i already have..
c-> Comedy
d-> detective
r->romance

1. 4 shimai tantei dan - CD
2. Atashinchi no danshi - C
3. Boss - CD
4. Deka wanko - CD
5. Galileo - CD
6. Hanazakari no kimitachi e - CR
7. Joker - D
8. Liar game - logic
9. Majisuka gakuen (akb48) - yankee
10. men dol (no sleeve- akb48) - C
11. metantei no okite - CD
12. mop girl - CD
13. mr brain - CD
14. my boss my hero - C
15. nodame cantabile - C
16. otomen - CR
17. proposal daisakusen - R
18. seigi no mikata - C
19. voice - D
20. yamada taro monogatari - CR
21. yasuko to kenji - CR
22. yuusha - C
23. zettai kareshi - CR

these movies genre is based on my opinion and hope this list can help much..
tell me if im wrong, since this is my first post..

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Post by Mwulf » Dec 7th, '11, 06:07

gondai wrote:i need jdrama recomendation..
my type is comedy, detective, and be better if it genre has both with much comedy on it..

these is my drama i already have..
c-> Comedy
d-> detective
r->romance

1. 4 shimai tantei dan - CD
2. Atashinchi no danshi - C
3. Boss - CD
4. Deka wanko - CD
5. Galileo - CD
6. Hanazakari no kimitachi e - CR
7. Joker - D
8. Liar game - logic
9. Majisuka gakuen (akb48) - yankee
10. men dol (no sleeve- akb48) - C
11. metantei no okite - CD
12. mop girl - CD
13. mr brain - CD
14. my boss my hero - C
15. nodame cantabile - C
16. otomen - CR
17. proposal daisakusen - R
18. seigi no mikata - C
19. voice - D
20. yamada taro monogatari - CR
21. yasuko to kenji - CR
22. yuusha - C
23. zettai kareshi - CR

these movies genre is based on my opinion and hope this list can help much..
tell me if im wrong, since this is my first post..
Trick. It's better than everything there combined. Well, if you omit Seigi no Mikata from the combination.

I'm also a big fan of mystery/comedies. Here are some of the BIG titles you're missing off that list (that are both mysteries and comedies) off the top of my head.

-Trick (3 seasons, plus specials, plus movies) -- paranormal investigators
-HERO (1 season + movie) -- lawyers
-GONZO (1 season) -- policeman
-Rinjo (2 seasons) -- forensic examiner
-Shinzanmono (1 season) -- detective

Rinjo is more serious, but all of those are very good dramas with lots of mystery and comedy. All are well-worth checking out.

Then there are the obvious Kudo Kankuro recommendations--IWGP is popular, but my favorite is Kisarazu Cat's Eye.

Personally, I'm also a big fan of Abe Hiroshi's comedies. He stars in Shinzanmono and Trick, and has a side part in HERO, and can be absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite comedies would be "Kekkon Dekinai Otoko" (lit: the man who cannot get married). No real mystery there, but VERY funny.

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Post by RetroHelix » Dec 7th, '11, 17:05

gondai wrote:i need jdrama recomendation..
my type is comedy, detective, and be better if it genre has both with much comedy on it...
Here is a classic Odoru Daisousasen. Although Oda Yuji did a great job in this comedic police drama I cant recommend his other detective-genre dramas (Diplomat Kuroda and the Amalfi movie).

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Post by Keikan » Dec 8th, '11, 22:32

cantabile wrote:
yanie wrote:
tarumpaw wrote:I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.
Byakuyakou :roll
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I found "Smile" to be a really powerful drama. I saw it about a year ago and it still makes me think today. If you have studied Japan and know about the discriminations performed against minorities in Japanese society, I think you'll enjoy it even more. This drama pushed me to read more on the subject. :-)

gondai: I haven't watched it personally, but I heard that "Unfair" was a good blend of detective and comedy type of drama. You might enjoy that one!
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Post by Maradorama » Dec 8th, '11, 23:23

I'd like a J-drama recommendation please! ^.^

I've watched (and enjoyed):
Hana yori dango*
Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake*
Hana kimi
Ikemen Desu Ne

I want something with a nice storyline or at least interesting characters, and perhaps comedy but not corniness. Romance is always lovely, but it need not be OTT! I appreciate any suggestions! :)

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Post by seirin » Dec 9th, '11, 10:53

Maradorama wrote:I'd like a J-drama recommendation please! ^.^

I've watched (and enjoyed):
Hana yori dango*
Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake*
Hana kimi
Ikemen Desu Ne

I want something with a nice storyline or at least interesting characters, and perhaps comedy but not corniness. Romance is always lovely, but it need not be OTT! I appreciate any suggestions! :)
romance
------------------------
Mei's butter is pretty fun.
Ouran High School Host Club
Atashinchi no Danshi (mukai is to swoon for)
Hotaru no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
marumo no okite
Zettai Kareshi
ima ai ni yukimasu movie
Pride
Bara no nai Hanaya
Attention Please (comedy)
love generation
itsumo futari de

Medical
--------------
Young Black Jack
Iryu
Jin

fantasy / romance
----------
Yomigaeri

bloody monday (suspense)
Strawberry Night SP (detective)
Unfair (detective)

If you like fighting / hero stuff
Garo
Kamen Rider Kabuto

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Post by seirin » Dec 9th, '11, 11:08

tarumpaw wrote:I want something tragic. I don't care if the ending is happy or sad. Just something powerful. I love both Soredemo and Marumo. Just the new stuff since I don't browse d-addicts nowadays.
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Post by Maradorama » Dec 9th, '11, 23:25

seirin wrote:
Maradorama wrote:I'd like a J-drama recommendation please! ^.^

I've watched (and enjoyed):
Hana yori dango*
Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake*
Hana kimi
Ikemen Desu Ne

I want something with a nice storyline or at least interesting characters, and perhaps comedy but not corniness. Romance is always lovely, but it need not be OTT! I appreciate any suggestions! :)
romance
------------------------
Mei's butter is pretty fun.
Ouran High School Host Club
Atashinchi no Danshi (mukai is to swoon for)
Hotaru no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
marumo no okite
Zettai Kareshi
ima ai ni yukimasu movie
Pride
Bara no nai Hanaya
Attention Please (comedy)
love generation
itsumo futari de

Medical
--------------
Young Black Jack
Iryu
Jin

fantasy / romance
----------
Yomigaeri

bloody monday (suspense)
Strawberry Night SP (detective)
Unfair (detective)

If you like fighting / hero stuff
Garo
Kamen Rider Kabuto
UWA! Thanks so much! :wub:
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Post by gondai » Dec 11th, '11, 04:21

Mwulf wrote:Trick. It's better than everything there combined. Well, if you omit Seigi no Mikata from the combination.

I'm also a big fan of mystery/comedies. Here are some of the BIG titles you're missing off that list (that are both mysteries and comedies) off the top of my head.

-Trick (3 seasons, plus specials, plus movies) -- paranormal investigators
-HERO (1 season + movie) -- lawyers
-GONZO (1 season) -- policeman
-Rinjo (2 seasons) -- forensic examiner
-Shinzanmono (1 season) -- detective

Rinjo is more serious, but all of those are very good dramas with lots of mystery and comedy. All are well-worth checking out.

Then there are the obvious Kudo Kankuro recommendations--IWGP is popular, but my favorite is Kisarazu Cat's Eye.

Personally, I'm also a big fan of Abe Hiroshi's comedies. He stars in Shinzanmono and Trick, and has a side part in HERO, and can be absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite comedies would be "Kekkon Dekinai Otoko" (lit: the man who cannot get married). No real mystery there, but VERY funny.
thx for your recomendations, i just watched trick first episode, but my bad, i downloaded the low res version, still searching for good resolutions..

and shinzanmono, already watched 2 episodes, its good..
still continuing download this movie, and searching the rest..
RetroHelix wrote:Here is a classic Odoru Daisousasen. Although Oda Yuji did a great job in this comedic police drama I cant recommend his other detective-genre dramas (Diplomat Kuroda and the Amalfi movie).
i'll search for odoru daisousasen, but its sounds familliar..
and diplomat kuroda - amalfi, not bad, like action-detective for me..
thx for your recomendation..

btw, i just found jdrama, puzzle..
first episode is about the teacher with her three students help the case for searching familiy's treasure..
little bit of detective and much of comedy..
recomended for comedy lover..

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Post by tsuntsunderere » Dec 11th, '11, 12:32

Hi everyone !

I am looking for dramas ocurring on workplace and/or with job interviews in it.

Need to work on my keigo and job-hunting-related vocabulary, and somehow dramas work better for me than books (at least to start :))

Any recommandations ?

Thanks !!

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Post by RetroHelix » Dec 11th, '11, 12:45

tsuntsunderere wrote:Hi everyone !
I am looking for dramas ocurring on workplace and/or with job interviews in it.
I would recommend Haken no Hinkaku with Shinohara Ryoko :wub:

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Post by seirin » Dec 12th, '11, 14:28

tsuntsunderere wrote:Hi everyone !

I am looking for dramas ocurring on workplace and/or with job interviews in it.

Need to work on my keigo and job-hunting-related vocabulary, and somehow dramas work better for me than books (at least to start :))

Any recommandations ?

Thanks !!
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Post by Shindou » Dec 18th, '11, 17:03

So i've been watching mostly kdramas lately and was thinking of going back to some jdramas - any general recommendations of good dramas that came out after ~2007?
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Post by MisS Lonliah » Dec 18th, '11, 21:24

Shindou wrote:So i've been watching mostly kdramas lately and was thinking of going back to some jdramas - any general recommendations of good dramas that came out after ~2007?
CHANGE
Code Blue
Maou
Bloody Monday
BOSS
Ninkyo Helper
JIN
LIAR GAME 2
Shinzanmono
Mother
Hotaru no Hikari 2
JIN 2

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Post by nome » Dec 19th, '11, 14:02

I need some recommendations, please! :D I've watched a bunch of doramas and I can't seem to find any good ones to watch... I'm currently watching Kurosagi (it's taking me a long, long time to finish..) and Jotei (somewhat annoying).

Here's what I've finished:
-Akai Ito
-Asuko March
-Beautiful life
-Buzzer Beat
-Densha Otoko
-Great Teacher Onizuka
-Hana Yori Dango
-Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
-Honey and Clover
-Hotaru no Hikari (don't recommend season two...)
-Ikemen desu ne
-Innocent Love
-IS Otoko demo Onna demo nai sei
-Jin & Jin 2
-Kimi wa Petto
-Koizora
-Liar Game 1&2
-Last Friends
-Love Shuffle
-Lunch no Joou
-Manhattan Love Story
-Mei-chan no Shitsuji
-My Boss My Hero
-Nobuta wo Produce
-Orange
-Ouran High School Host Club
-Proposal Daisakusen
-Rebound
-Sapuri
-Seigi no Mikata
-Shokojo Seira
-Stand Up!!
-Sunao ni Narenakute
-Unubore Deka
-Yamada Taro Monogatari
-Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
-Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
-Zettai Kareshi

I basically have only one request: recommend me a romantic dorama. :D I did like Jin and Liar Game for example but I'd really prefer the romance. I don't mind if it's old-ish. I even enjoyed Manhattan Love Story :)

What I've tried to watch but couldn't finish:
-At home dad
-Atashinchi no Danshi (hated it...)
-First Kiss
-Koishite Akuma
-Nodame Cantabile
-Untouchable
-1 Litre no Namida
-Strawberry on the Shortcake
-Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

Sorry for the LONG post. :D And thank you for your recommendations~

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