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pandora's drama votes (9)
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
You will cry, but its not a dorma made to just solicit tears, it has an excellent story line and a realistic theme, acted to perfection by Kimutaku and Takako, a true japanese classic.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Excellent comic releif, much better than GTO!
Itoshi Kimie [愛し君へ]
I was expecting usual sad story ie dying love interest, but this was such a great Jdorama, way beyond my expectations. The story line and the acting are excellent, though the first episode is misleading (ie I was falling into near chronic depression). Its a heartwarming love story. A sure must see.
Koi no Chikara [恋ノチカラ]
This is my favorite romance dorama of all time have watch it 4 times!
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Best J Dorama of all time!
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Best Dorama of all time!
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Contravertial but a defionet must see!
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Excellent dorama, real chemistry between teh lead actors and fantasic supproting cast and sound track.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Very different from everything else I've seen funny and romantic a must see.

pandora's artiste votes (4)
Itoh Misaki [伊東美咲]
She's Lovely and a good actor plays different roles well, she has my respect, pretty and good t her job
Matsushima Nanako [松嶋菜々子]
She's lovely and really good and portraying both serious and humourous roles well
Mizuno Miki [水野美紀]
Sweets and a great actor, cute and beautiful all at the same time.
Nakama Yukie [仲間由紀恵]
Hilarious! I love her acting esp. in Gokusen

pandora's dramas (73)
101 Kaime no Puropozu [101回目のプロポーズ]
Rating: 5/10 (Bought)
Don't like it thus far
Abarenbo Mama [暴れん坊ママ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Made me like Ueto, funny slpstick type comedy
Aishiteiru to Ittekure [愛していると言ってくれ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great story reccomend watcjing it, but the girl gets irritating towards the end and I hated the ending...
Anego [アネゴ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Was pretty good and realistic I really liked it!
Asunaro hakusho [あすなろ白書]
(Bought)
Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]
(Bought)
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought)
It was fun to watch couldn't hold my interest too much though....Basically good to watch once maybe.
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought)
Beautiful story, really loved this. Though i knew she would die in the end I was so weepy. Expected but nevertheless really touching and sad ending. A definite must watch.
Big wing [ビッグウイング]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought & Watched)
Good, but too clichéd...
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great Dorama, not the best I have seen, but has its great funny moments and some romance.
CA to Oyobi [CA(シーI−)とお呼び]
(Bought)
Coach [コーチ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great light hearted dorama, definetly worth watching though the main lead girl is somewhat irritataing but it goes with the theme.
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great and funny but the crying scenes are cringe worthy
Doku [ドク]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Loved this. so unlkie shingo's real charecter is Doku. It wasws definetly really worth watching. A must watch.
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great Great Dorama I really liked it
Gakkou e Ikkou [浅野ゆう子]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
It was ok.....
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Some one described this Dorama as a female GTO, I have to say that it was deciidedly different, it was so much better. If GTO had not already used the concept it would have made for an excellent (one of teh best) dorama. Great comic, and yet serious acting and her dealing with the problems of each episode was not over the top or as irritating as he way Onchi of GTO dealt with them. Although teh ending is inconclusive, it was apropriate to the theme of the dorama. Her acting when she turns on her Yakuza side can be a little over teh top though
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
An excellent sequal it beats GTO, The KATUN boys were great in it too hilarious, the dorama is awfuly predictable and a wee-bit corny, but that actaully makes it hilariously funny. No complaints what so ever
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 5/10
Couldnt get past the second episode, I am sorry Kimutaku, I used to love you, but your acting is tedious and I am begining to hate any dorama with you in it!
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 9/10
It was really funny and good but he was a bit too much towards the end, highly unrealistic though I suppose they were keeping true to the manga....
Hachimitsu to Kuroba [ハチミツとクローバー]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Funny, no depth comedy with somewhat unconvincing romance....but I liked it
Hakusen nagashi [白線流し]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I loved this especially the theme song and the theme of the manga, Nagase's role in this is different from what we normally see him in recently. I didn't like the SP's that follow though...they are depressing!
Hakusen Nagashi~Yume miro goro sugitemo
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I loved it but it kindda fills you with saddness though its not a tear jerker
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought)
Good adaptation but the Taiwanese one was better...
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [花ざかりの君たちへ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
So far so good
Happy mania [ハッピーマニア]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Really really funny. But the main charecter gets so unbelivably irritating!!! She needs some throttling sometimes. It was o.k
Hero
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Love love loved it. Was all that. I was really skeptical at first cause I'm not so much into the police invesigative type dorama. But Hero was definitely nothiong of the normal police dorama's. I really loved Kimutaku in this. It was great seeing him in such diverse roles like in beautiful life. A definite must watch. thumbs up from me.
Hitonatsu no puropozu [ひと夏のプロポーズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
This was suprisingly really good! I really enjoyed it and is the type of dorama I would watch again. Great how in the begining no one likes the main charecter and by the end everyone is in love with her! Great endining too!
Hitotsu yane no shita 1 [ひとつ屋根の下 1]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Helarious!!! I reccoment this to everyone. It is a must see. one of the best dorama's I have ever seen. the best performance by Eguchi as well.
Hitotsu yane no shita 2 [ひとつ屋根の下 2]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
sorely dissapointing, curiosity to see if anything had happened between anchan and koyuki is the onlything that had induced me to get it. I think they (the makers) were not faithful to the first part. It did not like it. But i suppose it is still worth watching, i think.....
Hoshi no kinka 1 [星の金貨]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
This is so so sad. we often joke with my siblings that Aya (Noripi) is the queen of adversity in this ^0^. Dispite it's sadness and sometimes infuriating charecters (like the girl who goes after shuichi) It was a great watch. Just really really sad. I liked the ending. She shouldda ended up with Takumi I thought. I really realyy wish they had not made a part 2. But watch this one huh?
Hoshi no kinka 2 / Zoku hoshi no kinka [續。星の金貨]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Why tell me why must part 2's of many dorama's be so so disapointing. This ruins part 1 for me. I wish it had not been made. It is weepy and often dosen't make anysense. Like suichi being stabed at a hospital (by his half brother who is supposed to have drowned) Yet he goes away from the hospital to bleed to dead in a cab and arrive to die in aya's arms. Ridiculous if you ask me. A waste of time to watch. Let me pretend it was not made!!!
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [1リットルの涙]
(Watched)
Know its sad so still trying to bring myself to watch it....
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Rather violent dorama, but I do like the way that they show you the oethr side of Japan, and this is where i first saw Sakaguchi Kengi (sigh) and kobuzuka youske and Nagase's acting is hilarious and superb
Imouto yo [妹よ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
It was worth watching but I find the two lead charecters infuriating! Thats not a good thing. Boy are they annoying!
Itoshi Kimie [愛し君へ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
This is one of the best Japanese Dorama's I have ever watched. I recomened it to everyone. It was really differnt I loved the two lead roles, the supporting cast, the theme and it was one of the few well written dorama's that tries to avoid the cliche's. The sound track is reall great especially if you are a Moriyama Naotaro Fan. The only thing is that by the end of the dorama, Kano Miho looks almost anorexic, was she under some stress?......watch it!
Jinsei wa joujoda [人生は上々だ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Joshiana [女子アナ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Excellent! I loved this dorama. Its really funny and gives good insite into the Macomi wrorld. Miszuno Miki chan is so adorable in it as are her female and male costarts a definite muct see is this one.
Keizoku [ケイゾク]
Rating: 5/10 (Bought & Watched)
Koi no Chikara [恋ノチカラ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Excelent cast, excellent song, excellent story excellent love story. I love the strong charecter of the lead lady and the fact tha the attraction is soo subtle taht he realises he loves her only after she is gone. Loved it loved it loved it. Watch it!
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Nice and sweet, cool really...but not exceptionally great worth watching though.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought)
Everything I was lead to believe it would be. Love love loved it. Sweet so so sweet. It was really worth watching. Kimutaku is spectacular as always.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 4/10 (Bought & Watched)
WHAT DO PEOPLE LIKE ABOUT THIS DORAMA apart from the fact that Takuya and Takako are in it!!!!! It was an absolute waste of my valuable time!!!!!
Love Revolution [ラブレボリューション]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
After the horror that was Love generation and the fact that I do not like Esumi Makiko, I thought that I would not like this. BUt it was one of the best Dorama's I have seen! Excellent cast and the story potrays 'real' people and avoids the tedious cliche's of other J dorama's. The love story is great and the ending was great, though I think it wouldn't have hurt to end it five minuets earlier than the whole him going and comming back a second time seemed a little unecessary. Oh but it was great watch it!
Mada Koi wa Hajimaranai [まだ恋は始まらない]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I was the only one it seems who didn't know the theme of this dorama. So you can imagine how surprised and unnerved i was when the taki fell for Matsushima. I alsmost stoped watching it. Then i forced myself to continue. I thank God for this for it aws a really really good dorama. Definitely worth the watch. I think Taki is really good in this as well some good mature acting
Miseinen [未成年]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Watched it when my Japanese was only so little developed.....no real romance....but it was the first place I saw sorimachi takashi (Sigh)
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿2003]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Great but the first one was better (except for the OST this one is better)
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Excellent, amazying chemistry between Nagase and the lead girl (she is not traditionally petty but more cute) I have hardly seem more passionate kissing...that was suprising. Nagase is so so funny and the supporting cast and the sound track are excellent. Absolutely no complaints about this. Watch it!
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought)
Great one, unsatisfactory ending
Odoru Daisousasen [踊る大捜査線]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I was so so no into it cause i'm not really into police dorama. I was really really into it by the middle of the first episode though great graet. But terrible ending i think...
Omiai kekkon [お見合い結婚]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
Is a nice dorama, but tends to drag and the pace is slow and true to the theme, its hard to feel that the lead two really care for each other.
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Great Great Dorama worth struggling through the subtitles!
Oshin [おしん]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
If you're one for drawn out misery watch this...it is good though...
Over Time [オーバー・タイム]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Really funny. The Oyaji's chrecter is really irritating in tehbegining but by the end of it all I can't stand Hirosue's charecter! Its worth a watch.
Pure [ビュア]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Sweet and beautiful dorama. You gotta see this. cried like a baby at the end. Seen it many times since. This was a dorama with areally meaningful story. both thumbs up.
Satorare [サトラレ]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
I loved this dorama, it was really really funny, and the concept for once was brand new! I love how they made it all really believable that such a condition can exsist and the men in black organisation was hilarious!
Second chance
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Shin Hoshi no kinka [新・星の金貨]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I was expecting something horrible cause of the disaster that was Zoku hoshino kinka (part 2). this was o.k Worth watching infact. At least we are introduced to new charecters added to a new scenario makes the dorama good.I hope i don't find it good simply because the second hoshinokinka was so diosapointing. But watch this it is worth watching.
Stand UP!!
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
A good seishun-comming of age dorama, although the 'I so wana get laid' theme was a little cringe worthy, I prefer the complexity that developes towards the end of the dorama and the acting was good and it has some really funny moments.
Sweet Home [スウィート・ホーム/甜蜜家庭]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Taiyou wa shizumanai
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I thought this dorama would be a bunch of legal jargon and courtrooms so I was pleasantly suprised to find that I really liked it and that it was not all about the law suit, it is sad though, Taki gave a great performance. A little hard on teh brain because of all teh medical and legal jargon though.
Team Batista no Eiko [チーム・バチスタの栄光]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great Medical daram watched it in one day!
Tokyo Love Story [東京ラブストーリー]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
I have a feeling that mabe if I had watched this ten years ago, I would have a preciated it more, I hate Narimi's Charecter (She turns to Oda Yuji after things don't work out with Eguchi when she initaily turned Yuji down???!!!) and then Suzuki honami's chercter was hard done by cause oda yuji's chrecter really used her and then dumped her. In the end they try to convince us that Yuji and Narimi are nice people!!! I think that Suzuki honami is the only good thing about this dorama.
Trick [トリック]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
Excellent dorama, a commedy X-Files
Trick 2 [トリック2]
(Bought & Watched)
Still watching
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Love the guy who acts as the dad. This was very much the japanese version of what was taht keanu reeves movie? dancing in the clouds? In anycase i loved it. Nice happy ending no death for once. I would reccomend it.
Wakamono no subete [若者のすべて]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
(Bought)
To watch
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
I'm still watching this depending on the ending and how the romance progresses I might give this a 10, its that good. I love Hasegawa Kyoko in this, she is one of the few dorama leads that actually has notable curves and I am suprised that she is not found to be too curvey for Jdorama! One thing though...correction to teh synopsis the little brother does not hate kirishima, but actually writes to him and begs him to come coach his elemtary bae ball team
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
Very funny, differnt from other J dorama's Nanako was really good (as always) and the added bonous is that Tsutsumi Shinichi was in it

pandora's drama reviews (2)
Doku [ドク]
Excellent Dorama [Rating: 10/10]
This is a great dorama! A age-gap nationality-barrier tale of love and attraction between a vietnamese student learning japanese in Japan and his Japnaese language teacher. The romance in this dorama is so so real and great, and you get to see japan from foreigners eyes. Not only does this dorama focus on the impossibilities of the difficulties faced when there is a huge age gap between men and women (esp. as in Japan a woman dating/marrying a younger man is a no no) but also a japanese woman dating/marrying a main land asian. You have to watch this! You get to see Shingo as different from his real charecter as posible. The theme song Pride was the biggest singlle of that year!
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
Pretty Good [Rating: 9/10]
A great baseball star suffers an enjury and can't play professionaly, a little boy writes to him to come coach their elementary baseball team, and his sister helps to make hetr little brother dream come true. Great baseball dorama. Sorimachi overdoes it as usual at times, but Haegawa kyoko makes up for that. I find that you don't have to be really into baseball to be into this dorama. Its funny and endearing and a recommended watch.

   

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