Thursday, April 21, 2016

J-drama Review: Seigi no Mikata (2008)

Finally I managed some time to finish this dorama :)) I have been procrastinated since this drama was released in 2008 and I decided to watch it because Shida Mirai took a main role here. This Japanese drama is titled "Seigi no Mikata" a.k.a Ally of Justice.

I don't like Youko's hairstyle in this promotional poster.. I guess this was previous hairstyle for Youko before the drama team changed her hairstyle to the better one :D
Yoko (Mirai Shida), a first-year high-school student, has been the victim of her older sister, Makiko (Yu Yamada), since they were little girls. Makiko treats Yoko as her personal servant, making her feel useless and stupid. Yoko has tried to tell others that Makiko is evil, but the older girl is good at showing a benevolent face to the world, so no one believes Yoko.
Makiko becomes more demanding the older they get, even using Yoko to get boyfriends for her. One morning, when Yoko leaves home for school, she sees Makiko talking to Yoko's boyfriend, who is there waiting for her.
Makiko has told him something embarrassing about Yoko, and Yoko can no longer stand it.


Monday, April 18, 2016

K-drama Review: Descendant of The Sun (2016)

Everyone know this drama and (almost) everyone watch this drama, so why I still need to review this drama LOL? Even my office mates who don't seems interested with Korean wave watched this drama as well! :P What's the most popular drama in first quarter of 2016? None other than Descedendant of The Sun or DOTS for short.
This drama even reached highest rating in years, around 30%! That's crazy numbers, if you compare it with other dramas rating :O

Title: Descendant of the Sun

Also known asDescended from the Sun
The Sun's Descendants
Written byKim Eun-sook
Kim Won-seok
Directed byLee Eung-bok
Baek Sang-hoon
StarringSong Joong-ki
Song Hye-kyo
Jin Goo
Kim Ji-won
Country of originSouth Korea
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 + 3 special episodes

Monday, April 11, 2016

J-Drama Review: Zettai Kareshi (2008)

Hello everyone~ A while ago I re-watch the Japanese live action drama of "Zettai Kareshi" and it's so amusing =)) FYI, Zettai Kareshi was aired in Japan in 2008 and it's based on manga with same title by Watese Yuu (my favorite mangaka!)

About Zettai Kareshi:

Also known asAbsolute Boyfriend
GenreRomance, comedy
Directed byHijikata Masato (土方政人) (Episodes 1-2,5,8,11), Sato Genta (佐藤源太) (Episodes 3-4,7,10), Kitagawa Manabu (北川学) (Episodes 6,9)
StarringMokomichi Hayami
Saki Aibu
Hiro Mizushima
Ending themeOkaeri by Ayaka
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes12

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

J-drama Review: Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo (2013)

I didn't know that Itazura na Kiss had another series until months ago, while I browsed random dramas on my live streaming drama website. Itazura na Kiss is always been one of my favorite series (including its previous dorama, Taiwanese version, Korean version and anime version) and I couldn't say no to this dorama; even I already knew the whole story and how it ends. LOL.

So basically this was latest remake of Itazura na Kiss: Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo; followed by its second season which was aired in 2014.

  • Title: イタズラなKiss ~ Love in TOKYO
  • Title (romaji): Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Related TV shows: Itazura na Kiss (TV Asahi, 1996), It Started with a Kiss (CTV / GTV, 2005-2008), Mischievous Kiss (MBC, 2010)

Season 1

  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV TWO
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Mar-29 to 2013-Jul-19
  • Air time: Fridays 24:00
  • Opening theme: Update by Sabao
  • Ending theme: Takaramono by Sabao

Friday, April 1, 2016

J-drama: Proposal Daisakusen (2007) + Special (2008)

Hello everyone! I started to finish my unfinished drama watching-list this year. Finally I managed to watch Japanese drama "Proposal Daisakusen" (Propodai) a.k.a Operation Love. This dorama was aired in 2007 and after 9 years finally I watched it, LOL. Well, this dorama was quite popular that year and lately I watched some doramas to strengthens my listening in Japanese language ^.^

  • Title: プロポーズ大作戦
  • Title (romaji): Proposal Daisakusen
  • Tagline: Operation Love
  • Genre: Romance, fantasy
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 17.3 (Kanto), 17.2 (Kansai)
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-16 to 2007-Jun-25
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: Ashita Hareru Kana by Kuwata Keisuke
    • Insert song: Chiisana Koi no Uta by Mongol 800 (ep2, 8)

Iwase Ken (Yamashita Tomohisa) and Yoshida Rei (Nagasawa Masami) have been friends since elementary school. Ken, is obstinate and unskilled in love, but he fell long ago for the lively and cheerful, Rei. But Rei is about to get married to another man. While Ken and other friends from high-school attend the wedding ceremony, a fairy appears and sends Ken back in time, giving him a second chance to win the girl he loves.