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Joined:  12 Mar 2004
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Country (Nationality):  United States
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Danji's drama votes (8)
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
A beautiful show. One very inspiring, and heart warming.
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
A great show, with fabulous acting, and a story to die for.
GTO [麻辣教師]
Another one of my early dorama's, GTO is hilarious. One of the few comedic dorama's I've seen. Enjoyable to the max.
Hero
Somehow a very moving and inspiring show.
Koi no kamisama [恋の神様]
This dorama was extremely heartfelt and touching. Drawing a rare light onto the well-being of the handicapped population in Japan. This show deserves high points for being unique and a bold step towards the Japanese population taking better care of their handicapped individuals.
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
A show of love, lust, lies, caring, and lessons... this show moved me, and caused me to cry, and smile.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Full of love, loss, angst, stupidity, and selfishness. Long Vacation, didn't take so long to wind up on my list of voted shows.
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
S.O.S., my first dorama, will always hold a special place for me. It will always have my vote.

Danji's artiste votes (9)
Abe Hiroshi [阿部寛]
With My Little Chef and Hero on his plate, he's played with a few of my other favorites. Very good at drawing emotion and portraying most any type of character. Hiroshi is awesome.
Hirosue Ryoko [広末涼子]
Having played in Summer Snow, Shota no Sushi, and Long Vacation (which was my first experience of Ryoko), I truly began to see Ryoko as an actress to watch out for, and one whom I now will collect the shows of.
Iijima Naoko [飯島直子]
For Naoko's part in Bus Stop I noticed a great actress. For her smaller role in Hero, I grew even more respect for her.
Kimura Takuya [木村拓哉]
Loved him in Beautiful Life, Good Luck!!, Hero, and Long Vacation. A++ Star, Takuya ROCKS!!
Ryu Raita [竜雷太]
For his inspiring role in Shota no Sushi, Raita truly deserves my praise and my vote.
Sawaguchi Yasuko [沢口靖子]
Investigator Mariko is fantastic. Actually, all four seasons are :D.
Uchimura Teruyoshi [内村光良]
Awesome in Bus Stop!!!
Uchiyama Rina [内山理名]
Fell in LOVE with Rina in S.O.S., ever since, she's a face that I look for, and will download most any show she is in. I originally grabbed Bus Stop for Rina's part, but fell in love with the other characters.
Ueto Aya [上戸彩]
My Little Chef + Kou Kou Kyoushi... I fell for Aya very very quickly.

Danji's dramas (101)
Ace wo Nerae! [エースをねらえ!]
Ai wa douda! [愛はどうだ]
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Amai seikatsu [甘い生活。]
Aoi Tori [青い鳥]
Asunaro hakusho [あすなろ白書]
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
This is one of the most touching shows I have seen in years. By all counts, Beautiful Life depicts several of the best acting performances in Asian cinema I have noted to date, and heralds a topic most of Japan wouldn't touch. An A++ for topic coverage, good story, decent soundtrack, and superb acting.
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Brand [ブランド]
Bus stop [バスストップ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This show is very touching. A great show of romance, and how one should never give up pursuit of the one they love. Bus Stop caught my eye right away from the name. Then I fell for Rina Uchiyama. Then the rest of the cast became a group I began to look for.
Denchi ga kireru made [電池が切れるまで]
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Densha is a fantastic show with decent acting, good plot, believable characters (for the most part), and a semi-realistic setting. The primary character is a bit of a crybaby which detracted from the show a bit for me, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Five [ファイブ]
Food fight [フードファイト]
Friends [フレンズ]
Fukigen na Jiin [不機嫌なジーン]
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This series was very touching to me. A man who has come to realize his dream, in this case being a pilot, by all odds working against him, and in the p[rocess finding, in a not so sappy way, a woman he loves, and has the opportunity to protect her. This series ends on a high note, and is, still, one of my favorites.
Good news [グッドニュース]
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 9/10
GTO is a flamboyantly crazy show. After getting interested from the Anime, I downloaded this entire show and fell in love with the dorama as well. Funny as hell, but still brings you in to care about the characters and their situations, Onizuka is believable and crazy. A great show with good plot, and decent character development. A MUST see!
H2~Kimi to itahibi [2〜君といた日々]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
As an avid baseball fan this show really appealed to me. Not only had I gone through an interestingly similar situation while in highschool my recovery was almost the same as well. A very cool, very enlightening and very enjoyable show to watch.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Hilarious! A great and passionate story one can easily follow and understand. Heartfealt emotion and a great method to telling this story.
Hana Yori Dango 2 [花より男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Hatachi no kekkon [20歳の結婚]
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This dorama was fantastic. Great acting. Twists that were decidedly unexpected. Great soundtrack, and enough angst of love and frustration to fill the void of any tragedy show. I very much enjoyed Hero.
Himitsu no Hanazono [ヒミツの花園]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Hito ni Yasashiku [人にやさしく / 3ピース]
Hoshi no kinka 1 [星の金貨]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Better than your average show, HK1 is on my list as 'not bad'. However, though the characters drew me in, the story is a little harder to get along with. I am still looking forward to HK2.
Hoshi no kinka 2 / Zoku hoshi no kinka [續。星の金貨]
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [1リットルの涙]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A very touching story. That it's based on true life is just heartwrenching.
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This show divulges what it's like to be friends and in love but not realize it. Covering ups and downs with characters that are both lovable and believable. Music is memorable, the story is unique.
Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]
Kasouken no Onna [科捜研の女]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
An enticing show that draws you into loving not only the main character, Mariko, but also many of the other characters throughout the plot. I really really enjoyed this show and am very much looking forward to Kasouken no Onna 2 and 3 to complete the series of shows.
Kasouken no Onna 2 [科捜研の女 2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Not quite as good as season 1. But not quite bad either. Though I must say, I think episode 4 or 5 really sucked. The other 8 episodes rocked though :D. Little less enthusiastic about the characters this time around. I didn't really get into them much, except for Mariko and the detective and the detective girl that came over from season 1.
Kasouken no Onna 3 [科捜研の女 3]
Kasouken no Onna 4 [科捜研の女 4]
Kimi ga oshietekureta koto [君が教えてくれたこと]
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This is probably one of the more interesting shows I have seen. I was holding my breath waiting for each episode of angst filled visual stimulation.
Kinjirareta Asobi [禁じられた遊び]
Kinyoubi no Koibitotachi e [金曜日の恋人たちへ]
Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai [恋がしたい恋がしたい]
Koi no kamisama [恋の神様]
Koi wa Tatakai [恋は戦い!]
Koibumi [恋文~私たちが愛した男]
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Somehow ended on a good note. I am happy for this show. It demonstrates how people from two worlds can come together and change each other in ways that one both would and would not anticipate. I was drawn in on most of the characters, but some characters felt out of place.
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Koukou Kyoushi 2003 is a great series about love and lies. A superb tale of loneliness and times to cry. The harsh realities facing those who know they are soon on the path to death, and the love that builds between two people of like situations. A great show, and a full rated series. Enjoy it!
Kougen e Irasshai [高原へいらっしゃい!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This show is deliberate and fun. Though I fell in love with several of the characters I couldn't help but feel the show was trying to urge people to join the hotel industry. For the rest of the show, I was drawn in and enjoyed both the stories and the characters.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This fantastic show brought to the forefront the dreams, and realities of a musician. The trials he faces, and the loves he has lost in the process. The second show I have seen which has the loved ones living together, a great deal of angst is built and released throughout the series. A great show.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Rating: 8/10
Lunch no Joou [ランチの女王]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
How can I say anything remotely close to how awesome this show was for me to watch. This show was pure pleasure for me. The characters were believable and enticing, the acting and well done and the story fun to watch.
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Manatsu no Merry Christmas [真夏のメリークリスマス]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Merry Christmas in Summer is a great drama about Love won and Lost, and Love almost had. I fell in love with this series quickly and was drawn in by the characters and story faster than most other shows (minus SOS, of course). I give this show a BIG thumbs up for creativity and character development, as well as plot twisting things, and showing how some men, and some women can be when in Love. This show is also a great show to watch someone achieving their dreams.
Mariya
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Meguri ai [めぐり逢い]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Moto Kare [元カレ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
As a self proclaimed glutton I have to love any show with food. Regardless, the character development and speed of this show drew back the show's score for me. But it was still fun to watch.
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿2003]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Oh my gawd I loved this show! Humorous all the way through the show tackles some interesting situations. This is a show everyone should watch.
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
My Little Chef
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This is a fantastic inspirational show which has plenty of humor. My Little Chef brings to light ways to cook and essences of how to blend things of food based on life that I hadn't thought of.
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nobuta wo Produce was a really fun show to watch! We get to see our primary character evolve a bit and there's even some awesome power moves! :D
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
This dorama is one of the best I have ever seen. Fantastic. There's enough angst and love to go around. Consistently tempted to watch the show again.
Otousan [おとうさん]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Pretty Girls [プリティガール]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This show was very good. I thought the plot was well developed and the characters were extremely believeable. That being said, some parts felt a little unnaturally acted.
Remote [リモート]
rinbukyoku [輪舞曲]
Ruri no shima [瑠璃の島]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Saiyuuki [西遊記 ]
Sarariman Kintaro 1 (TBS) [サラリーマン金太郎]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This show was so much fun to watch. I think I passed the entire thing in a weekend. Inspiring, energetic and fun this show brings the Bushido mentality to the workplace! Fantastic!
Sarariman Kintaro 2 (TBS) [サラリーマン金太郎2]
Sarariman Kintaro 3 (TBS) [サラリーマン金太郎]
Sarariman Kintaro 4 (TBS) [サラリーマン金太郎]
Seija no koushin [聖者の行進]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Shiawase ni Naritai [幸せになりたい]
Shinsengumi [新撰組]
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Shomuni 2 [ショムニ 2]
Shomuni Final [ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課]
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Shota no Sushi started out as a simple show for me. However, it quickly grew to be a show full of love, angst, trials, friendship, memories, and immense power. This show is full of story. I quickly fell in love with pretty much the whole cast, the only one I didn't like was Sachi. Events laster in the series changed my mind on him. Good music, a fun opening sequence, and a fantastic cast and story round this show out to be one of my favorites.
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
One of the BEST dorama's I have ever seen. In fact, though, it was my first. I enjoyed this show so much, I began downloading more and more dorama's in order to watch as much as possible. SOS is a grabbing story of a few high school students, and a family thrown together by a marriage. A brother and step sister who, through it all, come to love each other.
Summer snow
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Tengoku ni ichiban chikai otoko [天国に一番近い男]
Toi Shinseki Chikaku no Tanin? [遠い親戚近くの他人]
Tokyo Wankei [東京湾景]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Toshiie to Matsu [利家とまつ]
Trick [トリック]
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not quite as good as the first season, Trick 2 has its own ups and downs. The show is easy to watch and entertaining. The characters are fun and remain interesting throughout the series.
Trick 3 [トリック3]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
The third season isn't as good as the first two. They don't mix it up and give us much of anything new. That being said, I still found it an easy show to watch all the way through.
Uso Koi [ウソコイ]
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Water Boys 2 [ウォーターボーイズ2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
My favorite word sums up this series well. ANGST!! Yamato Nadeshiko is about love, destined, nurtured, and forbidden. A story that touched my heart, and made me yearn to have a woman by my side as well. This series is very well made, though even at the end I didn't think that Sakurako was worth it, at least she came to the proper realization about how things should be. It lost points for over using the same song. Otherwise, and A series.

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