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Patazilla's drama votes (15)
Atsu-Hime [篤姫]
Even though I have no other Taiga drama to compare this to, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't just dull historic plot, but you could feel with all its characters. Very captivating and deeply moving... never a dull moment. I loved all the heartfelt characters who were portrayed by an awesome cast and also give a thumps up to the amazing soundtrack. Epic!
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
It's really a pity that the video quality is this low and that nobody ever subbed the damn special, since I really wanna see it! A great dorama with an awesome, unique atmosphere. definitely a must watch for every fan of the old classics.
Bloody Monday [ブラッディ・マンデイ]
This really surprised me, I didn't expect much, but it really is a unique dorama with a great plot and lots of interesting, deep characters.
Cheap Love [チープラブ]
I enjoyed this very much, not only because of Takashi Sorimachi, but also because of him. The only thing I damn is the ending. xD
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Great, funny dorama with sooo many adorable characters! I really got impressed by it and did nothing but wishing to also be part of such a great class as 3-D!
GTO [麻辣教師]
I really enjoyed watching this. All the actors do a great job, especially Sorimachi Takashi, who's just too awesome... The last episodes were just breathtaking exciting, as it should be and the whole dorama had some good ideas. One of the best school-doramas I've ever seen... amusing, exciting, hilarious!
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Hana Yori Dango was the first dorama I ever saw and I'm so happy to have exactly this dorama as my first one, because it's sooo hilarious and still my favourite. The actors are ALL sooooo ingenious, the story made me laughing myself to death and crying the same time and Matsumoto Jun became my favourite japanese actor... *_* Oguri Shun's also a cutie...
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [花ざかりの君たちへ]
What shall I say? It really is a hottie paradise and so damned funny... I just love it! xD
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Totally fascinating! I fell in love with the Manga and also with the Dorama! It' nice to have a dorama that really is based on just 2 characters, who both are so awesome! ^___^ It's heartmelting! <3
Last Friends [ラスト・フレンズ]
I just have to vote for this one. I love Ueno Juri and I love Eita even more and this dorama did a big deal to increase my liking. Both of them did such a wonderful job to act their roles that I totally fell in love with them and this dorama. All the other actors were perfectly chosen as well. They created such an incredible atmosphere with their skills and with the ingenious, surprising plot as well as the soundtrack. It often happens that I don't like endings too much in Japanese dorama and mostly always I can rightly guess how it ends at at least the next to last episode, but in this dorama they keep it exciting until the very end. And the end is a really nice, fitting and interesting one, which makes at least me think.
Nagareboshi [流れ星]
Lovely atmosphere and intriguing characters & story. It's already been a few years since I watched it, but looking back, I feel like rewatching it someday. :3 Still gives me good vibes.
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
This made me get depressed! XDDD I watched it at the end of summer holidays, totally catched in my own dream world and as I went to school, half way expecting good-looking guys as Akira and Shuuji I fell down a thousand feet! XDDDD~~~ No, but it really is great! Poor Nobuta at the end... But I wished I could be her! X3 With such lovely producers! XD
Nodame Cantabile [のだめ カンタビ−レ]
Wonderful, funny dorama! *_* With fantastic characters, fantastic story and fantastic music. Definitely makes you fall in love with its humour (and with Chiaki and Mine xD~).
ROOKIES [ルーキーズ]
Very nice sports dorama, I enjoyed it very much, it has some cool characters. |3 Definitely exceeded my expectations.
Tokyo Wankei [東京湾景]
A really underrated dorama! >,< It just has to less publicity, I can't find good fansites and I can't even find good pictures! It's a horror! I really loved seeing this, as far as all actors do a great job. You love the "good2 ones and hate the "bad" ones... and it shouldn't be different. And I have to say that I loved the maincharacter-couple. They fitted each other perfectly well... *___*

Patazilla's artiste votes (15)
Eita [瑛太]
One of my recent absolute favourites! First I loved his talent and then I recognised how good-looking he is. He really is versatile and acts a lot of totally interesting roles, you never get bored of. I'm looking forward to seeing more of his skills (and beauty X'D). Very sympathetic on screen.
Kitamura Kazuki [北村一輝]
I fell in love with him by watching Bambino! and then on watched some other movies and dorama with him - and I must say - he's hilarious! I love his way of acting and all the different characters he plays that convincingly.
Koyuki [小雪]
A great actress who played in a lot of cool dorama. I like her feminine way of acting. Hope to see something new, soon.
Matsuda Shota [松田翔太]
I first saw him in Hana Yori Dango, which was my first drama ever and therefore already occupies a special place in my heart of hearts. Although I was sort of interested in him from thence, it really took the sequel and movie to get me infatuated. From the beginning, I was mainly interested in Matsumoto Jun and Oguri Shun, who outshone Matsuda Shota, however, with the ongoing story and all the media tidbits which came along, I became more and more intrigued. I've seen Matsuda Shota in almost all dramas he's been in since then and I have to say that by now he really doesn't need to hide behind Shun or Jun. He's a great actor and a real looker at that. His characters are a varied, but always interesting and often quirky bunch of personalities and it's not rare for him to outshine the main character. For people interested, I recommend Liar Game and Don Quixote, which are both a good watch and have Shota portray one of the main characters. However, almost all dramas he's been have been great dramas, so you really can get your hopes up, if he's in something. Definitely an actor to look out for! One of my top faves of all time.
Matsumoto Jun [松本潤]
Big fat bonus for being kind of my first dorama-crush (if you don't count my much slighter crush on Hanazawa Rui for the first few episodes of Hana Yori Dango). Well, Hana Yori Dango was my first dorama and though I can probably see some of it's lacks by now, I still love it wholeheartedly and I still love Domyouji wholeheartedly as well. I also loved Jun in Kimi wa Petto and Gokusen. Sadly, newer doramas weren't able to convince me as much, but I still like this actor and am interested in whatever comes along. He's a lovable, though sometimes a tinsy bit creepy, guy, who often makes me smile with his dorkish ways. <3
Miura Haruma [三浦春馬]
A very new face, but I liked him right in the beginning. Kazama was my favourite character in Gokusen 3 and therefore I decided to watch Bloody Monday - and then I was really shocked how much he seemed to have grown up. And I really began to feel that he's not only nice to watch, but really talented so I'm excited about what is to come.
Nakama Yukie [仲間由紀恵]
She gave me so many good hours watching Gokusen1! She really impressed me as Yankumi... And I also loved her in Tokyo Wankei! It's nice to finally see her getting a guy! XDDD
Narimiya Hiroki [成宮寛貴]
I started to love him for his quirky and weird depictions of characters as in Gokusen and Stand Up! and still love him for those. My recent favourite has to be Bloody Monday's J, who absolutely stole the show in the 2nd season. If I ever need a character to cheer me up, it'd probably have to be one of his. They've all got this distinctive Narimiya-ness to them.
Odagiri Joe [オダギリジョー]
When I started watching dramas, Odagiri mainly seemed to star in films. Only having watched Satorare and Jikou Keisatsu for dramas, I already liked him for his film acting (it was Maison de Himiko in particular, which made me notice him, but there's lots worth watching). Odagiri sure stands out, having some special appeal that is hard to put into words. (His looks sure don't hurt, either.) He clearly is a versatile actor, portraying lots of different characters, but at the same time there is something unique that is visible in each role he plays. More current dramas I've watched include Kazoku no Uta and Juhan Shuttai!
Oguri Shun [小栗旬]
Though I'm gettign a bit pissed by this "recent" hype about him, I still love this very talented actor. He's so different in every dorama I know and it always makes me curious to see what he'll be like in the next one I'm seeing!
Sakai Masato [堺雅人]
He can really incorporate quite strange characters. I absolutely loved him in atsu-hime! I'd really love to see him act more interesting characters. And BTW: Hasn't he got an absolutely brilliant voice?!
Sorimachi Takashi [反町隆史]
I sadly just saw him in GTO so far, but totally fell in love... XD His smile's just too gorgeous. I'm now looking forward to see more of his works to get an even better expression! :3 His acting is such fun to watch, his mimics are ingenious and he just acts that naturally... really one of the top artists!
Tamaki Hiroshi [玉木宏]
Sadly I didn't like him much in the last dorama I took a look into, but since I actually loved him that much in Nodame Cantabile, I think he still deserves to be mentioned ;D
Tsukamoto Takashi [塚本高史]
Ooooh, bad guy! *__* He's my secret favourite in Stand Up! and I'm always going nuts when I'm noticing somewhere acting around in the background! XD It's so funny to watch him... ^.^
Ueno Juri [上野樹里]
She is really talented and I love to see her act all those different roles. She always brings to life interesting and unique characters and has quite an alternative air about her, which I quite like. :3

Patazilla's dramas (129)
37.5°C no Namida [37.5℃の涙]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Ok for a light watch, but nothing special. Characters are rather over-the-top and has some cheesy speeches.
Abarenbo Mama [暴れん坊ママ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
7 to 8. Cute and harmless fluff. Funny drama about bringing up a kid and kindergarden life (+ bitchy mums).
Akihabara@DEEP [アキハバラ@DEEP]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I liked it! Very inventive with many great ideas... but somehow I didn't really like the ending... that Yui was that important and all the trouble with Nakagomi Takeshi. But nevertheless absolutely watch-worthy and with a variety of superb characters!
Anego [アネゴ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
It's way to realistic for my taste... xD~ Everything's so negative *lol*
Anna-san no Omame [アンナさんのおまめ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I loved the plot and all the characters... It's rare to see such sympathic girl roles in doramas... xD~ They are really cute and the male actors also did a great job... Very professional, funny acting, which I totally enjoyed watching! ^.^v
Arakawa Under the Bridge [荒川アンダーザ ブリッジ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Haven't watched the movie yet, which works as a final episode, but as far as the drama goes it gives off a fresh and fun feeling. Lots of bizarre humour, lots of deadpan and puns. The format isn't your usual cuppa and needs time to get used to, but it really fits the abstract characters and setting.
Asuko March! [アスコーマーチ!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Another school-drama. Nothing unusual, although the mechanics/engineering stuff sure is new. Cute, fluffy fun with the usual high school-nostalgia of friendship and first love.
ATARU
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Brilliant! I'm usually no fan of detective dramas, but this one is truly good and enjoyable. There's an overarching plot line, combined with several recurrent themes (abilities/disabilities, police "trash heaps", ...), but the episodic cases are well done as well and never feel too much the same. All the actors and characters are a joy to watch, but the drama's true selling point has to be the character of Ataru who's absolutely brilliantly played by Nakai Masahiro. He's an absolute cutey with lots of depth and always interesting to watch.
Atashinchi no Danshi [アタシんちの男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
FUN!! And surprisingly giving off a true family drama vibe although in an unsusal way.
Atsu-Hime [篤姫]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Great cast, great plot, great soundtrack, great editing. I deeply enjoyed this drama, which was my first taiga drama ever. It wasn't dull for a second, but very moving and loveable instead. A truely heartfelt story.
Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Light, fun and enjoyable. I thought the job aspects very interesting and liked Maya Miki's character.
Bambino! [バンビーノ!]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I wasn't sure what to expect from a dorama which is about cooking, but found it really entertaining to watch all those great characters of Bambino! cook and serve their menus. Extra bonus for Kitamura Kazuki's role! XD Kept me laughing. ^^°
Bara no nai Hanaya [薔薇のない花屋]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Depending on where I was in watching this drama, I would have ranked it quite differently. I didn't understand what it was all about in the beginning and did get a bit upset somewhere in the middle, but as this drama went on, it became more more clear that this drama really had a story to tell. It surely isn't your average drama you can watch anytime to relax or whatnot and that's something I ultimately appreciate a lot! I'm still not saying it's faultless and I still think that I wasn't really gripped until about the second half, but by the end I really liked it a lot. The actors deliver stellar performances as a multitude of very versatile and exceptional characters. The music is superb. Apart from the characters and just about the whole story/message(s), I especially loved that this drama had some amazing plot twist, I absolutely didn't see coming. In the end that's what made the drama exciting unto the last episode. Not necessarily always easy to watch, since
Beach boys [ビーチボーイズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I think this is a real classic. Everybody at least knows the title and that's good this way. XD Because it's totally nice and funny and has two absolutely hot main characters and Hirosue Ryoko as a bonus! :3 Despite the bad video quality it still is a must watch!
Bloody Monday [ブラッディ・マンデイ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
A very inventive dorama, with a quite unique storyline which contains a lot of exciting twists and turns and never is boring. The characters are simply amazing, even though there are a whole lot of them, you wouldn't want to dispense with any of them. They all have a lot of depth.
Bloody Monday 2 [ブラッディ・マンデイ-シーズン2-]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Awesome start, but lacked a bit in the second half. A few lose ends and the end wasn't quite convincing. The new characters (mainly the terrorists) lacked in depth, but the old ones were still nice to watch and played by a fantastic cast. What I missed most was a change in mood. Even at the end the mood only kept dripping with an air of hopelessness...
Boku to Star no 99 Nichi [僕とスターの99日]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Meh. Horrible acting and bland characters ruined this one for me. The main characters were bickeringly cute at times (nighttime hide-and-seek & word games), however, apart from that they didn't seem to have any deeper chemistry. I didn't feel like rooting for them much... Story could have been nice but lacked consistency and sense much too often. Thumbs up for the OST and most of the supporting cast, though.
Buzzer Beat ~ Gakeppuchi no Hero [ブザー・ビート]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Well, I guess it's pretty average, but catchy. Even though the story's nothing special it keps you watching and even though I'm no fan of YamaPi (nothing against him, either), I enjoyed watching this. :3
Cheap Love [チープラブ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
uhm, yeah, what to say. I'm still not sure what to think about the ending - what's the purpose behind it and is it really as it seems?! Well, as I don't want to spoil anything I'll just say that I had a lot of fun with this dorama, a definite must-have for every Takashi Sorimachi-fan. xD I loved all the main characters and I also liked the flow of the story. Nicely worked out, but as I already said the ending gives it kind of a flaw. Still it isn't that bad. Shouldn't stop anyone from watching.
Control ~ Hanzai Shinri Sousa [CONTROL〜犯罪心理捜査〜]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Better than expected. I'm no big fan of police dramas, but this one was really enjoyable. I liked the sympathetic lead-duo and also the more minor charcters of the police bureau. :3
Deka Wanko [デカワンコ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
What I liked best were the characters. They definitely were great on their own, which was why I actually liked the low-budget pre-special special so very much! They defeinitely have some lovely runnign gags and I liked the whole metadrama stuff. As for the cases and the whole sniffing - well... not so much. But then I'm not a police/ detective genre fan anyway, so I liked the drama for its characters and was fine with that. :3 Funny and easygoing amusement.
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Most of the time it's somewhere in ok-territory, it even has a few nice moments, however, there are various things which I thought annoying. First off, the characters are mostly over the top and inconsistently so. They may have their quite, reflective moments (nice!), but then problems get changed or lost and you end up with one mess after another. I missed motivation behind most characters and even rather flat characters like Chiyo's father were horribly incosistent and lacking any depth and sensible reasoning. I usually like Ryoko Hirosue, but this character was mainly annoying with her often shrill and thoughtless antics. Inconsistency and stupidity spoiled this one for me.
Don Quixote [ドン★キホーテ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Wow... watched this for Matsuda Shota and it was way better than I expected. It might lack somewhat of a captivating nature, which makes you want to watch episode after episode after episode (I like that in a drama), but in every other way it was good! Great actors, interesting episodes and characters, much detail, good execution and looooots of fun!
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Dream Again [ドリーム☆アゲイン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Uhm, what to say... I liked the dorama, the characters and the story is really enjoyable. Sadly, I can't really cope with the ending... :/ [SPOILER] I'm the last person who doesn't like happy endings, but this felt totally unreal. Don't like it, in no way... [/SPOILER] But apart from that it really is a nice dorama and I'd therefore recommend watching. :3
Engine [エンジン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Lovely classic drama about love and life and family and whatnot... Great adult actors as well as an impressive child cast with later stars such as Ueno Yuri and Toda Erika. Really liked the soundtrack, too.
First Kiss [ファースト・キス]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I really enjoyed this one, it really had an awesome summer-feeling! ^__^ The cast was very fitting and did its job well. Entertaining dorama!
Giragira [ギラギラ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Not very deep story and nothing extraordinary, but still fun to watch. Since I like the actor of the main character it was nice to watch, although he played cooler roles before .;D
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I love Gokusen, but this just was a disappointment. May be I had to high expectation, because I lloved season 1 and when I later watched season 3 with few expectations I liked it, although it definitely wasn't objectively good. xD Uhm... well, I guess the characters weren't my cuppa so much in this season. I recommend watching it nevertheless just because Yankumi and the director are so gorgeous! xD And it's funny and entertainign anyway. :3
Gokusen 3 [ごくせん 3]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Ok, the plot isn't new, the topics aren't either... I nearly died at the first episodes, when the classmates always came running from nowhere to help. I still rolled my eyes in every episode later on, 'cause they never missed to have a fight in a warehouse. All the different evil groups of boys from other schools are risible... but still... I didn't expect too much after I was kinda disappointed of Gokusen 2. I just watched for some beloved Yankumi action. And anyhow I grew to love it despite all the facts named earlier. The characters were nice, I really liked the way how Kazama and Ogata interacted. and I clearly loved Sawatari! x3
GOLD
Rating: 8/10 (Bought)
Not your everyday silly drama. This drama takes a serious - often controversial - stance at topics such as family, education and life aims. I often felt myself opposed to the characters but that's probably what makes this drama's charm. The characters' views and actions are pretty radical and in often quite merciless, which makes you wonder where to draw a line yourself. All in all a very thoughtful drama, which still has some fun and wit to share in between all the seriousness.
Great Teacher Onizuka 2012 [グレート ティーチャー オニヅカ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
This one's actually hard to judge for me. I loved the old version very much and even started collecting the manga back in the day - still, I don't remember either of them particularly well. Still, I'm biased and have expectations. This drama was actually quite nice on some aspects, not so much on others. Some gags were very close atempts to keep in line with the manga, which I like. Then again some things felt oddly wrong. My favourite chara of the 1998 verison was Kikuchi, who completely falls flat in this one. Also, I thought it seriously stupid, how all charas simply turned 180°C as soon as Onizuka tried to approach and help them. Resistance truely was weak. Also - and this is what I though most off -, Onizuka behaved WAY too much like a teacher. He showed how much he cared and talked about teaching and stuff - which I just thought completely beside the point of the manga, where he's just some crazy freak, not giving a shit. So the feeling was off for me. Still, the drama was mostly entertaining and Yamamoto Yusuke did a brilliant job - the three friends were best. Sadly weak acting all around, though.
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna [ギルティ 悪魔と契約した女]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This one's pretty good! Recommended! x3
Hachimitsu to Kuroba [ハチミツとクローバー]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Hmmmmmm... not easy to grade this one. All in all it's definitely none of my favourites. It lacks some nice absorbing flow... and the characters aren't of my like, but still it had some nice moments. The first episodes were kinda slow, but somehow it catched my interest in episode 8 and 9, which were really good ones. I'm still not sure what to say about the ending. I kinda missed something here, it doesn't really feel as if it ended. Hm. Definitely ok, to see the struggles of the characters and nice philosophic aspects, too, but all in one lacks some assertiveness. All the struggle is a bit anoying.
Haken no Hinkaku [ハケンの品格]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good drama which is surprisingly gripping. A bit confusing and muddy on the love front, which isn't overly explored, it's a nice workplace drama with interesting characters and an insight into Japanese working places, without getting boring.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
The first dorama I've ever seen and still my absolute favourite! I love it! Certainly love it! I love the story, the emotion and for sure ALL the characters. I could dream about F4 and Makino endlessly... xD~ I really am absuolutely addicted to this dorama.
Hana Yori Dango 2 [花より男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I was so happy about getting a second season and it really was good, even though not as good as the first season, but I didn't expect that. It was kinda rushed in comparison to the first one and I missed some more emotional scenes, but all in all it was still very funny and adorable (I fucking love the main-actors... love 'em all... can never ever get enough of F4 and Makino!). And the end was just very very lovely... ^.^ (I could cry... xD It's over... oh I soooo miss them.)
Hanawake no Yon Shimai [華和家の四姉妹]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This sounded pretty mediocre and common but turned out rather interesting. It's a nice combination of quirky and serious, taking quite a few uncommon turns, although it also has its clich&#233;es. Can be surprisingly good but is also frustrating at times.
Hanayome wa Yakudoshi! [花嫁は厄年ッ!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Not bad, but not very satisfacting, either. I liked the mother character and the whole farm aspect, but the story wasn't very gripping at parts. I normally really love Shinohara Ryoko's charcaters so I have a high standard of expectation against which this show's character, although generally fine, seemed a bit bland. To sum it up: rather mediocre.
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [花ざかりの君たちへ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Utterly funny and a must have for everyone who loves to see characters who are absolutely nuts! XD I really loved how the story staid funny until the end and didn't switch into a total serious/sad state even though it wasn't only funny and had it's serious moments after all. I loved all these great characters and had my fun with the main characters as well as the side-characters. Really well done! ^_^ Don't miss it!
Himitsu no Hanazono [ヒミツの花園]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Didn't expect much of it (as so often) but was positivily surprised. It'd be overrated to say that it was very special or anything, it just topped my expectations. The main character (female) wasn't very convincing unto the end (bad actress?), but apart from this, they really had some funny characters (even though they were hard to grasp at some points) and enjoyed the relationships between the brothers. Plot was quite mediocre, nothing special, but good for light entertainment with a bit more depth at some points.
Hirugao ~ Heijitsu Gogo 3-ji no Koibito-Tachi ~ [昼顔 ~ 平日午後3時の恋人たち ~]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Interesting topic and started out nice with lots of good actors - sadly it deteriorated in the last couple episodes, where the actions just became completely incomprehensible. Also had my issues with most of the characters including the main ones...
Hito ni Yasashiku [人にやさしく / 3ピース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
8.5 to be precise. Nothing too innovative, but still a heartfelt and fun story with lots of lovable characters! Great child actor and enjoyed somewhat creepy Taro (the singer of SOPHIA, really drama?!). Also loved Ryou in this one. Great friendships and I really love the typically unconventional (contradiction, much?) but very true approach &#224; la Gokusen. Nothing against a bit of fighting and outsiders. :3
Hokaben [ホカベン]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I like the backgroundmusic very much and I love Kitamura Kazuki, he's great in this one (as he is in everything he does). Very interesting story, which often gives to think and although it's a drama focused on seperate episodes, the episodes don't really follow one scheme which is repeated over and over again. Interesting. I really liked it. :3
Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Rather over the top, but cute and enjoyable fluff. Just don't expect too much thought behind stuff.
Hotaru no Hikari 2 [ホタルノヒカリ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
The second series is all about marriage. I found it rather a stretch on the first one and not really necessary; however, it's mainly cute fun and introduces lots of new characters. The plot didn't really interest me a lot and while the first few episodes were way too episodic for my taste, the latter ones were pretty pointless and repetitive. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the chemistry between Amemiya and Buchou, especially in the adorably atmospheric veranda scenes.
Hungry! [ハングリー!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Overall enjoyable with streaks of interesting plot, but then again it tends to be repetitive and somewhat floating about without a clear message. The characters are fun and sometimes cute, but also tend to be inconsistent and exaggerated.
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [1リットルの涙]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Jotei [女帝]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Even though this drama is not similiar to Yaoh! at all, it is comparably good. In comparison it has a deeper touch and is more dramatic.
Juhan Shuttai! [重版出来!]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Adorable drama about manga editors. Stellar cast and characters. I particularly like the pacing with the series being only loosely episodic and many continued storylines which play out throught the drama. Manages to be both funny and a tearjerker from time to time. :)
Juui Dolittle [獣医ドリトル]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I didn't have many expectations despite the great cast (all the three main roles being played by favourite actors of mine), but it turned out rather interesting and captivating (after I got used to seeing Narimiya in a lab coat and even worse on television as HANABISHI-sensei... really, WTF@ this name! xD) I think the pet-theme is quite new and I like how they depicted veterinarians' problems in todays society. Even though it was quite idealised in respect to Dolittle's abilities to save the animals, but that's fine with me. It's a dorama after all and I want my share of optimism/happiness. :P
Kazoku no Uta [家族のうた]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This drama was cut due to low ratings. This probably stems from the unusual approach to a family drama which is mainly aimed at house wives. Seigi, our "father" really isn't much interested in his little, new patchwork family at all for most of the drama. Still, he very slowly changes but without giving up his ideals and opinions, which is nice to see. Although this certainly wasn't a very gripping, suspenseful drama, it had nice characters played by talented actors. The pacing was even and I really liked the focus on a real patchwork family, especially in terms of the oldest daughter. The unconventional "rock" aspect really stays unconventional and seems convincingly real, which is rare for a drama. Overall: nice work! Would have been interesting to see this in its full length, since there were more issues to be explored.
Kekkon Shinai [結婚しない]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Lovely on the eye, but the character's speech and mimics as well as the dialogue sadly felt way too artificial most of the time. It's Japan, I know, but still.
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikembo 3 [金田一少年の事件簿 3]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Well yeah... I missed a real storyline through the episodes, but that might be, because there were already two series before, which I haven't seen and maybe the planed on further series... anyways, I found it quite interesting and the cases were quite good, as well as the acting skills of Matsumoto Jun and Co... :3
Kindaichi shonen no Jikenbo (2005) [金田一少年の事件簿]
(Watched)
Kogane no Buta [黄金の豚]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I had no expectations whatsoever at this drama, because - BOARD OF AUDIT?! You must be joking! That's not even faintly my sort of thing, but surprisingly it turned out nice! The characters are simply incredibly cool (I love them all, but certainly Shinohara Ryoko just makes this work. I really love her feisty character. <3) and especially the last few episodes also got me very hooked emotionally and plotwise. And I soooo LOVE the slapsticky humour!
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Intense drama. I really liked the middle episodes, although the beginnign and the ending feel right in their own place, but the middle ones are just really cute and romantic. Compared to other dramas by the writer, this one didn't include too many (big) surprises towards the solution, however, this felt right given the more severe topic of life & death. Great acting all around and lots of likable & detestable characters. Although the detestable ones were REALLY horrible this time around, there was still some grey zone to them, which was refreshing, given that - considering the gravity of their offences - it really wouldn't have been hard simply to condemn them.
Kurosagi [クロサギ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I wonder why I didn't add this earlier. o.o It's been a while since I watched this and I don't exactly remember how good it was, but I liked it.
Kyuto [キュート]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Didn't really grasp the sense at all. Sadly, it's been a while and I can't even properly remember the ending or my concrete opinions. However, it didn't stick much, although, I think there was a underlying sense of something greater at times, which I liked. However, it was a bit to blurry for my tastes.
Last Cinderella [ラスト シンデレラ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Super kitschy start and characters need what feels an eternity to get used to. The main relationship doesn't feel real or desirable until quite late as well. However, the feelings do ultimately cross over and you grow fond of the characters after all. Just takes its time and is quite exhausting until it does. Same goes for the nerve-wrecking affair sideplot. What the fuck...? Anyway, quite cheesy, but I did like the characters, the ending and the freindship/co-worker/bar/family relationships going on on many levels.
Last Friends [ラスト・フレンズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I had no great expectations of this, but I really loved it in the end. The cast is awesome, the plot is awesome, the music is awesome. I love its flow and how things end up. I love its atmosphere as well, it's such a fragile, sad but as well happy mood this whole drama transmitters.
Liar Game [ライアーゲーム]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Uuuuh... this one's hard to grade and even hard to comment on. I watched it, because I like Matsuda Shota and I liked it and this might also be because I like Matsuda Shota. I'm not sure, whether it'd be as good without him, since he really puts an interesting role to life. Not really your average drama, but enjoyable.
LIAR GAME 2 [ライアーゲーム 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Matsuda Shota is still great and apart from this the 2nd season keeps up the good work of the first.
Lipstick [リップスティック]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Long Love Letter [ロング・ラブレター〜漂流教室]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Ok, the title and description didn't prepare me in any way for what this story was all about. It's a postapocalypse, peppered with a few supernatural elements but not as many to drown the very realistic, human main concern. It's about environment and responsibilities, about human nature and human bonds. We get a variety of more or less interesting characters and plotlines as well as a pretty open plot. The scifi elements are more than cheap but the real issues get through. Although the developments may not be to everybody's liking and are almost left too open (especially the ending is rather ambiguous and leaves one wondering about it's good and bad points), but the drama certainly is timely and provokes thought.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
The '90s! Gosh! ^^° Nice feeling & nice story. Enjoyed it after I got over the weird '90s antics of the first episode.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
It had some cute moments, but overall I found this drama veeery frustrating. Couldn't warm up to all the main characters, who kept being indecisive and wishy-washy (apart from commiting some really stupid faux-pas in their actions). The (awful) title song was overused as was the stupid apple-motif. The plot just kept going in circles. Totally overrated!
Love Shuffle [ラブシャッフル]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I liked this drama because it's quite different from others and very special in some ways. I first expected it to be completely different from what I found it to be but it did only take 2 episodes to get me interested despite this. Now I really long for some other dramas with the actors, they were all quite gorgeous, even though I certainly favoured Tamaki Hiroshi, Matsuda Shota and Karina, being a fan of them. But the other characters were just as interesting even though it took me some time to like some of them...
Lucky Seven [ラッキーセブン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I had high expectations for this one, given it's great cast, which it sadly didn't fulfill. I especially adore Eita and wasn't disappointed when it came to his character, but I felt sort of let down when Nitta simply vanished (and for no good reason at that!!)... I definitely loved the bickering frenemy-ship between him and Jun's character best! I also loved the fighting scenes. Naka Riisa and Yo Oizumi also had nice, funny characters, however the detective plots were just about mediocre and the overarching storyline badly executed and not at all that exciting... :/
Magerarenai Onna [曲げられない女]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Somewhere between 8 and 9 points. Gives a fresh feeling in its story and realisatiion. I liked the characters and cast. <3
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Watchable, but not really endearing... I found most of the characters quite infantile and stupid for a large part of the series, which didn't help me to enjoy it at all. Also, what's with all these sociopath characters (mum, fiancee, hospital-guy...)?!
Manhattan Love Story [マンハッタン ラブストーリー]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Uuuuhm. No idea how to judge this one. It's something different, something quite quirky and strange. It's definitely no typical love story, but rather a very crazy and weird comedy. At some points it's quite boring but it has its owen unique humour which compensates for it. The characters are all total nutters. XD
Mei-chan no Shitsuji [メイちゃんの執事]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Well... sometimes entertaining, but mainly very dull and silly. I didn't really like the main character, stupid struggles a thousand times (and always on the same issue, she doesn't seem to learn anything)... very overrated.
Meitantei Conan: Sayonara Made no Prologue [名探偵コナン- 工藤新一への挑戦状]
(Watched)
I you like Detective Conan this definitely is a really nice special! It is just like the anime series, with all the Conan-stereotypes in it. |3 And even if you are not interested in Conan or don't know anything about the manga/anime, it is worth watching as all the actors do a great job and the story is good, too.
Meitantei no Okite [名探偵の掟]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Watched this because of Matsuda Shota. It was quite funny. x3 Sadly due to its comedic, episodic appeal it didn't quite hook me since I'm not that much of a detective story fan to begin with, but it was easy watchable nevertheless and well made. Obejctively it's better than 7 points, but personally I love be emotionally drawn into dramas and this didn't really work for me here.
Mirai Nikki ANOTHER:WORLD [未来日記]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
...eh? Ok, the non-spoilery part first: I liked the twists and turns of this drama as well as the world it depicted and the overall plot. The characters had interesting and diverse traits and vulnerabilities as human beings, which was nice but could have been looked into more deeply. I liked how things weren't revealed all at once with the characters as well as with the story - however, I felt like many decisions came too abruptly and felt somehow inconsistent with the characters' prior personality traits. The directing was nice and the acting, though far from brilliant, was ok altogether and suited the drama's standards/ purpose. [SPOILERS] about the ending: ...what?! Ok, seriously... I didn't understand it. I could understand a memory loss as far as the virtual world goes, but why did Arata and Yuno loose their memories to prior real-life events? There was no explanation whatsoever and nobody seemed to find it strange. Also: why did Arata awake in the end? Why was Rui there? And, wasn't this a bit over-optimistic and silly? Everybody seemed to be happy in the end, so if it's that easy, why tell us a whole story about how hard life is for them? I'll take it that their experiences in Plympia, though forgotten, had a lasting influence and gave them strength, but still... they really could have done with more explaining here or rather a more credible finish.
Misaki Number One!! [美咲ナンバーワン!!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Well, nothing exceptional. A new take on the old Gokusen structure... Easy to watch.
Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose [もう一度君に、プロポーズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A nice, atmospheric drama which isn't a silly freakshow, but rather realistic and down-to-earth. There weren't any big plotwists or up-and-downs, but the pacing was stable and the drama enjoyable. Took me some while to get used to Haru, though, and Kanako was rather reserved right to the end. Still, the was a nice set of side characters.
My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Very funny and also kinda touching at some scenes, like the end. I really loved all actors, they did an amazing job! ^0^ And Nagase Tomoya's mimic is really amazing in it's dorky way... XDD
Nagareboshi [流れ星]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This drama...! I love it, it's sooo emotional and atmospheric and has a nice story, a nice pace, a nice cast. It's overall great! But the best part really is the atmosphere...!
Nanbaa Wan [ナンバーワン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
OMFG, Ryuichi Kawamura! xD I liked it. This drama isn't really deep or anything and all the seesaw is a bit annoying but it's ok nevertheless. :3
Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku [夏の恋は虹色に輝く]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo [日本人の知らない日本語]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Uuuuhm... ok bad foreign """""actors""""" and not much of a sensible plot, but quite funny and enjoyable if one likes more quirky and slightly absurd stuff.
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I loved seeing YamaPi and Kame playing together. As yamaPi announced he normally doesn't play characters like Akira, but I think it fits him veeeeeeeery, veeeeeeery well (probably better as the down-to-earth-characters, he normally plays)! The famale actors also did a great job. All in one a really nice, funny, heartily dorama, which you should have seen! XD I just didn't really like the end... a sequel would be nice! But you get used to it, it's not that bad... ^^
Nodame Cantabile [のだめ カンタビ−レ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Absolutely fantastic dorama! A must see! All the characters are awesome, the music simply makes you fall in love with it, the story's great and it all is incredibly funny and enjoyable!
Osen [おせん]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Very artfully done drama, which wins with its demonstration of today's Japan and its food. The characters are nicely arranged and the food is really an artwork.
Otomen [オトメン(乙男)]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
In no way perfect, but amusing nevertheless. I loved the charatcers and the humour in general (often slapsticky). Also liked all the allusions to other famous dramas like HanaDan and Crows Zero.
Ouran High School Host Club [桜蘭高校ホスト部]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Rather on the cheap production side and with an actor whom I probably wouldn't have chosen for the main character (Yamamoto Yusuke), it still works and is funny.
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
PRICELESS ~Aru Wake Nedaro,n namon!~ [PRICELESS ~あるわけねぇだろ,んなもん!~]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nicely paced but nothing too thrilling. Optimism to the end, but well watchable. Does get a bit boring at times.
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Enjoyed this drama overall, however there's some criticism... "maybe". [slight SPOILERS] First, I thought there were stronger and weaker episodes throughout the first half, however, it was with the appearance of Aki's boyfriend that I thought matters got somewhat out of hand. I'm not really sure how to feel, but Aki certainly got me frustrated and outright pissed with her behaviour then and although they gave us some reasoning it didn't really help. Then again (and that's why it's mainly "maybe") humans don't always take the "right" decisions and act on logics. So I'm still undecided on it, although clearly pissed nevertheless.[/SPOILERS] Strong points: the chemistry between Haru and Aki as well as the whole ice hockey comeradeship. Lovely! <3
Princess Princess D [プリンセス・プリンセスD]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
omg... ^^° lame plot, lame acting skills and lame music. XD Still, it's quite entertaining if you like really trashy and silly. ^^°
Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso [霊能力者 小田霧響子の嘘]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
ouch... ^^°
RHPlus [RHプラス]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Oh dear... Well, it could have had more shounen ai, especially between the side pairing (I prefered this xD), but all in all fun to watch and quite enjoyable, even though I've seen better actors. ;D
Rich Man, Poor Woman [リッチマン、プアウーマン]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Best drama for a loooong time. I was near giving up on the Japanese producing another good romantic drama, but here it is. Nice story, but the great actors also work their part. I loved both Oguri Shun and Arata.
ROOKIES [ルーキーズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This might not be very original, but nevertheless it is worth seeing! The cast does a great job, I grew to love all the characters and also the plot and acting.
Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi [最後から二番目の恋]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Best drama for quite a long time! An all-round brilliant and heartwarming drama about the lovelife of a woman in her mid-40s. I usually don't watch dramas about older people, but this one really felt like a great watch even for younger people. I think it deals with careers and love in a way which is interesting and in no way old-fashioned. The main character is in no way old-fashioned, either. A very fresh approach to an increasingly significant theme. I'd almost say it's a must watch! (There's also quite a variety of interesting characters and plot-lines! Nice pace, nice soundtrack, nice directing, nice characters, nice atmosphere, nice story, nice actors, nice everything!)
Saikou no Rikon [最高の離婚]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
A surprising gem. This one didn't get me at first glance, but after a few episodes I was finally hooked. Lovely drama on love, marriage, divorce and just human nature in general. All the characters are brilliant and have great chemistry. I also loved the awkward, whimsical dialogues with their deep insights. Brilliant.
Samurai High School [サムライ・ハイスクール]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I'd say it's 8-9 points... Even though it was a bit silly and flat on some points it also had a few moments of deeper meaning and altogether was really enjoyable. Miura Haruma is a great actor and I liked all the quite unique side characters. :3
Sapuri [サプリ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Satorare [サトラレ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This dorama is, although it has some weak points, very entertaining. I somehow liked the characters, even though they're not really heroic or anything, but they were very "human". The main character, played by Joe Odagiri whom I quite adore, is quite a whiny character at a lot of situations, trying to be more self-dependent, but is very much a mommy's boy. But still he's really cute in a lot of situations, which is when I really adore the dorama. All in all, this dorama has a real nice variety of characters that make it fun to watch. Some episodes are better than others, but all in all I'd recommend watching. :3
Shiawase ni Narou yo
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Hm... I wasn't that much of a fan of the whole plot and happenings as well as all the endlessly repetitive "Let's become happy"-talk, but it was still quite enjoyable in general.
Soratobu Kouhoushitsu [空飛ぶ広報室]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Lovely series. Started this without great expectations and was most positively surprised. This drama features nice angles on both workplace and love and has great characters and actors all along! I really liked the main couple, but all the JASDF members were amazing and the TV station people felt like interesting characters as well. The balance between the "issue of the week" and the overall plot felt right and the whole story seemed anchored in real life. Characters and problems felt more real and mature than in most dramas but still delivered an overall optimistic image of life.
Soredemo, Ikite Yuku [それでも、生きてゆく]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Very odd and awkward dorama (esp. the dialogue!!), but this probably makes its charm. Definitely not your usual series...
Stand UP!!
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Very funny dorama! XDDD At the beginning it was a bit confusing to me, because it's so damn pretty senseless! XD~ I didn't like Nino as the maincharacter, even through he did well. But his 3 friends are jsut too aewsome. I loved Shun and I loved Nari! XDDD And YamaPi did a great job. Anne Suzuki as the female main character played well and I loved Takashi Tsukamoto in a side-role... *__*v If you search something to roll off your chair laughing, definitely take this one!
Summer Nude [サマーヌード]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Summer snow
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
All the actors did a great job! I hadn't thought that I'd like Dohmoto Tsuyoshi that much, but as Natsuo he's just a character you have to love! Oguri Shun's just cute to see that young... *-* And for sure Hirosue Ryoko is just adorable! *___* It's such a cute, hearty, but also sad dorama...
Sunao ni Narenakute [素直になれなくて]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I'd even give this dorama a 9.5 as a special Eita bonus. He's simply too hot. ;'D No, but seriously... this drama is great. I don't think the Twitter-aspect was captured as much as it could have been, but that doesn't really matter. It's a kinda serious dorama of the likes of Last Friends and really captured my interest. And apart from Eita's good looks and charisma his acting skills were exceptional as always. Can't get enough of him...
Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta [大切なことはすべて君が教えてくれた]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
The first 2 or 3 episodes were incredibly creepy to me and I couldn't warm up to any of the characters. However, the drama got better when Saeki's character became more developed. This is actually a drama with lots of character development (that's what it's all about, I guess) and I really appreciated the changes in all three main characters (great actors, btw!). I also liked the supporting characters/cast - esp. the whole school plot was nicely developed. This wasn't your usual typeset set-up, where you're completely let down after you make a certain "mistake", although they clearly didn't just go along with it, either. The songs by Pink nicely fitted with the drama's atmosphere (although the lyrics didn't ;D), which was enhanced by the good directing and the nice pastoral colour-setting.
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi [たったひとつの恋]
Rating: 1/10 (Watched)
Sorry, but this is the only dorama I ever watched and really hated... xD~ I couldn't stand Nao's character and this pushing of problems, which seemed so unrealistic. They dramatisized everything and the characters were lousy... can't recommend at all. (really made me become aggressive towards the characters, the story, the music and everything - especially this stupid orange thingy Nao's always shaking from her balcony xD)
TEIOH [帝王]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Well... it's been a while now, since I watched it, but as far as I remember it was a horribly cheap production and although I like Takashi Tsukamoto, this certainly was one of his more awkward performances.
Tokyo Wankei [東京湾景]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I just love it. It's so diffrent from all this doramas with puberty/youth-problems... No popstars in it, just this fucking great (and actually veeery hot *,,,*) main-character playing actor... Wada Toshihiro! He looks so damn goooo~od! *,,,* *can't stop it* I wish there'd be more dorama with him! And for sre I loved Nakama Yukie! ^___^ Anyhow she's still the same as Yankumi and yet so different... X33 I loved to see her in this role. Well, I also loved the traditional style of the droama... with calligraphy and all those korean-japanese stuff! Really worth seeing it!
Tsuki no Koibito [月の恋人]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
8.5 actually. This dorama really sets an atmosphere and is quite something else than your average drama. I really liked most of the cast and most of the story, [SPOILER] though the ending might be a bit "why?", not that I had rooted for Xiu Mei, but Rensuke's feelings (??) came a bit out of the blue.
Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no Kaban [上野樹里と5つの鞄]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Well, that was clearly something else. I liked the different experimental styles of the episodes, some clearly more than others. This rather felt like 5 mini-films than a drama, so it's hard to judge. If you expect a common drama and don't enjoy experimental stuff, sometimes even without text, don't watch it, you won't like it.
Unfair [アンフェア]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This didn't start off very interesting, but got more and more so as it progressed. I haven't yet watched the movie/special but as for the series it was great. I love Shinohara Ryoko and I love Eita even more... and although especially Eita's character was quite different from his usual portrayals and not so much my cuppa, he grew on me. <3 [SPOILER] Although the end is sad, I really liked it and found it fitting... still... meeeeeh!!![/SPOILER]
Voice [ヴォイス]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Even though it follows a rather strict pattern in every episode it's still very enjoyable. Nice characters and great actors, it gives away a nice positive feeling. :3 Might not be what one expects of a drama about forensic medicine students but if one doesn't judge it from this point it's nevertheless funny and entertaining.
W no Higeki [Wの悲劇]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I quite like that this only had 8 episodes; it's short, but kept the plot at a quick pace, which made things more intense. Some minor details had me a bit confused about the "murder mistery", however, I found the living worlds of the two main characters more interesting, anyway. To me, that's what this drama was (luckily) really all about. Which isn't to say that the "mysery" was crap. Also: nice directing and soundtrack. :) Takei Emi did a good job with portraying two so very similiar yet conflicting characters. Cast was mainly "good" with a special mention for the portrayal of the cop, which was nicely layered!
Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu [私が恋愛できない理由]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Felt awkward and constructed in comparison to similar Korean dramas like "The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry" and "I Need Romance" at first, however it develops and you grow fond of most of the characters and their relationships become increasingly interesting. Strong drama about love, which really trumps in its depiction of the central friendship of the girls. Good acting and nice soundtrack including fitting songs by Namie Amuro. Lacking on the addiction-factor.
Wonderful Life [ワンダフルライフ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I can't really find any flaws about this dorama. I enjoyed every second and every episode. It's really catchy... Sorimachi Taksdhi and the kids certainly did well and so did Hasegawa Kyoko. If you search some light amusement which still has a nicely worked out story and humour, this is really recommendable. It has a lot of "heart". <3
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan [ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Overall a really nice drama with an episodic structure but also an overall plot line. I liked its easy-going story, which wasn't completely superficial but still easy to watch. A refreshing drama to watch if you don't want too much drama but rather something fun and easy-going.
Yaoh [夜王〜YAOH〜]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I had much fun with this one. Even though my expectations weren't that high in the beginning this dorama really became better by the end. I really like the characters by now and think everyone did a nice job. Seiya and Hikaru ftw! XD
Yasuko to Kenji [ヤスコとケンジ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Somehow I seem to have established a faible for dramas featuring TOKIO's drummer. Anyways, this drama was nice entertainment... nothing I take very serious, but something to watch in between and to have a bit of fun. Apart from Matsuoka Masahiro I also enjoyed seeing Hirosue Ryoko once more. Really a great actress!
Yokai Ningen Bem [妖怪人間べム]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Surprisingly good! I didn't expect much, especially with the monsters and everything, but was amazed at finding me quite fond of all the characters. Especially the who monster aspect as well as the special effects, costumes and make up were quite brilliant! Kitamura Kazuki brings his usual hilarious acting and brings all the fun, but I was also quite fond of Anne and the kid's actor! Kame is pretty to look at, but usually not a great actor. Well, he wasn't "good" in this drama either, but somehow his awkwardness in emotional expressions fitted the character well. All in all a successful and enjoyable drama with lots of fun.
Yuuki [ユウキ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Zenkai Girl [全開ガール]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Started off quite promising, but mid way through the initially fun and light characters got me slowly frustrated. By the end I felt quite annoyed with them. I liked the kids, though and was fine with Nishikado Ryou whom I normally avoid... ^^°
Zettai Kareshi [絶対彼氏]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nothing that special, but nevertheless a well elaborated story, which makes you smile and feel sad. I liked all the characters after I became more aquainted with them and wasn't able to figure out my favourite male character, but the end dealed with it in a good way, I think.

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