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206's drama votes (9)
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Can it really be based on a true story? Nice movie and Misaki is so so beautiful in this one I had to add it to my list.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
I love that strong character that Mao-chan plays. I was waiting for her to really kick some boy butt. I'd love to see her character continue.
Hero
Almost like a cowboy western, he rolls into town and gets the job done except they are legal beagles. The characters work well together and at the end of each show you get to hear hikaru's "can you keep a secret" too. Can't beat that!
Last Friends [ラスト・フレンズ]
I'm not even done with this series but the story is so different compared to many I have watched. I can tell that something not good is going to happen. Maybe it's just that, being different, that makes it so compelling of a story. Great cast.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
This one is close to my favorite one. I had to give up a vote to add this one. Yamaguchi is so cute and her energy and spirit is good.
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Just halfway through and I do like Shibasaki Kou in this role. Satoshi has also grown into a good actor too. Can't wait to finish.
Proposal Daisakusen [プロポーズ大作戦]
This seems to keep that common drama theme of confession of love going. Good story and the special ending fufills what was left off in the series ending. Misami Nagasawa is cute as ever. Yamashita's role reminded me of Kimura.
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
The first episode won me over with the no luck Toru gettin the dad to come to the impossible 100,000 yen wedding planned by Kanako and crew. The detail of the family flower photo being the same as the wedding was a very nice touch that made me want to watch more. The theme music is a very nice song too.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
At first you can really hate that Sakurako and wait each episode to see her next evil and then you follow her through why she finally comes around to Osuke. Wakabe is so cute that I wanted to kick Osuke in the oshirii too. I really enjoyed the series and so far I rate it the best one.

206's artiste votes (9)
Ayase Haruka [綾瀬はるか]
Pretty woman. Cyborg She & Sekai no chushin ... #1
Inoue Mao [井上真央]
Great Role in Hana Dango Yori. I like that strong character in her. Cute too.
Matsushima Nanako [松嶋菜々子]
The first time I ever saw her was in the movie Ringu. I was hooked on her from the Yamato Nandeshiko series where she had her "evils" at each episode. You just loved to hate her and by the end come to just love her. Beautiful woman with a lot of presence. She does get cast in many good dramas.
Matsushita Nao [松下奈緒]
Nice role - The Signs of Love
Nagasawa Masami [長沢まさみ]
Sekai no chushin was so good that I want to see more of her.
Shibasaki Kou [柴咲コウ]
She is just one cool actress and plays that stubborn give me some lip role in Good Luck so well. I can't believe her villian role in Battle Royale. She has that serious look and is just cute when she breaks into a smile. Sweet! I'm watching her in Orange Days and she plays that tuff life role well and has that no smile look going good. Quickly becoming my favorite actress.
Takeuchi Yuko [竹内結子]
Plays that nice girl role well. One you can take home to your parents. Very pretty actress with a nice smile. Has to be one of my favorite actresses. I love her movies!
Yada Akiko [矢田亜希子]
I thought she was so cute in Yamato Nandeshiko. Pretty eyes. I did not know why she was getting jerked by Osuke. Now enjoying her in My Little Chef and again in Last Christmas. She's got the best eyes.
Yamaguchi Tomoko [山口智子]
48 years young. She looks so good and I enjoyed her in Long Vacation. Her energy, spirit, and smile was great.

206's dramas (81)
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Attack No.1 [アタック No.1]
(Watched)
They really play v-ball
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Boy this is one tragic week with this and summer snow. I need a happy one now.
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
An interesting drama about a news department and all of the behind the scenes stuff that happens to get a production out. Not much of a "love" drama but each of the characters gets featured to find their place.
BOSS
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
I don't like the shakey camera zoom in and out technique in this drama. It's like the affect is suppose to be action?
CHANGE
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Political theme of Change is catchy.
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I have come to enjoy Ryoko's acting. She does a great job depicting her character's feelings and is a good cryer. I like how the main characters grow and learn about one another each episode and how mistakes and promises are made, broken, and cured. I was very happy that this one (as tragic j-dramas go) came together and did not end up a tragedy. All of the characters are quite funny and support the story.
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Ito-san really looks pretty in this one. Is this really based on a true story? Fun story. Can an Otaku win?
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
The challenge of entering college exams is really expressed in this teacher student drama. It shows the emphasis that J-students do in high school to gain access to college as what school you go to seems to determine what job you get and your income. This drama is very different from GTO and Gokusen.
Egao no Hosoku [笑顔の法則]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Yoko is such a pretty actress. I can't stand it when nobody getts together here.
Engine [エンジン]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Just OK.
First Kiss [ファースト・キス]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Had to follow Mao to this drama.
Food fight [フードファイト]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Sort of a silly storyline.
Friends [フレンズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I did not know it was only 4 episodes. Short but it told a lot about cross cultural relationships and even touched subjects of Koreans living in Japan, limited movement for Korean male citizens, economic differences, military service requirements, and cultural differences. Nice preformance by both actors and that girl is just too cute. Nice story.
Friends
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nice story about cross cultural relationships.
Galileo [ガリレオ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Sort of like a Trick with a scientist and a cop.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
(Watched)
I've only watched the special where they graduate. It does remind me of a GTO but I do want to see the series now that I saw the special. That Yuki Nakama is one cute actress, very pretty.
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Yakuza and school.
Gokusen 3 [ごくせん 3]
Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Of all things, finding companionship in a bowling alley.
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nice show! Kou Shibasaki did an excellent job with her stuborn character. Right when she breaks into a smile she sure is cute. And what is Kimura's neighbor about? I can see why this one is popular.
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 8/10
A good one but I did not like the non-conclusion. A little predictable with each week winning over a student.
H2~Kimi to itahibi [2〜君といた日々]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Play Ball - nice story built around baseball, friendships, hardships, and young love. Can't wait to finish it to see the duels.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Heroin characters are great aren't they! Mao-chan is a rising starlet. I enjoyed the story and how strong she was. This has to be one of the best in the youth movement dramas.
Hana Yori Dango 2 [花より男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Mao and the boyz continues .... I enjoyed the story.
Haruka 17 [はるか 17]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nice story of what it takes to be an idol type.
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
He rolls into town and with some unorthodox methods and some leg work does his duty as a prosecutor. Good series, I enjoyed the interplay between the characters. And at the end, who can top Hikaru's "Can you Keep a Secret?"
Hito ni Yasashiku [人にやさしく / 3ピース]
Hitotsu yane no shita 1 [ひとつ屋根の下 1]

can't seem to watch this one.
Home & Away [ホーム&アウェイ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
The adventure was good each episode till the end. Fun! The ending was a little strange and not very satisfying compared to the rest of the adventure but was a nice story of Kaede needing to resolve past issues by meeting people on the road and finding her true self.
Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
I saw it coming.
Hotman [ホットマン]
Hyakunen no monogatari [百年の物語]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
What a nice story with a historical context. The struggles of Japanese women over the last century are many with the constant being relationships and love. Nanako Matsushima is hands down the best actress around and she gives the most for the 3 roles. Nice series.
Ima Ai ni Yukimasu [いま会いにゆきます]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I saw the movie first and like it better. The drama follows the story line and intorduces a few more characters and has more time to explore parts of the movie but it seems a bit slow. Overall the story is still very good.
Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]
Karei naru Ichizoku [華麗なる一族]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Tough story. Hated the ending.
Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai [恋がしたい恋がしたい]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
A little twist on the J-drama story line. Strangers once tied to a beef bowl restaurant begin to have a relationship. Each one has it's own story and love relationship but it takes till the end to start.
Koi ni Ochitara ~Boku no Seikou no Himitsu~ [恋におちたら〜僕の成功の秘密〜]
Koibumi [恋文~私たちが愛した男]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
What an odd situation and setup this was. Very testing relationships.
Konna koi no hanashi [こんな恋のはなし]
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
(Watched)
Kuitan [喰いタン]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Food series with a silly detective.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
It reminds me of the classic tokyo love story without Suzuki Honami. I like watching Akiko Yada again!
Last Friends [ラスト・フレンズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Like the cast but the story line is way different from many I have enjoyed.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Wow! I waited for each episode till the end. This is definitely one of my favorites. The actors are great. A love story with bumps but comes together. Yamaguchi is one pretty woman and her spirit in the movie is great. Now that I have the entire set I can watch it again from begining to end. Do watch this one too!
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This one really explores the relationships between men and women. To trust and believe when the eyes tell you something else. Some of the situations are classic in a relationship between couples and the story was told well. Love seems to win most of the time.
MR. BRAIN
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
Seemed a little flaky and over acted.
My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Good classroom story but so so yakuza characters. A reach for a story line but still entertaining and touching.
My Little Chef
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Akiko Yada is one of my favorite actresses and mixed with food ala iron chef how can it be bad? You can't beat the food and the stories it brings. Nice series, I enjoyed it! Aya and Hiroshi Abe were good too!
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I've been waiting for Suzuki Honami as I thought she was great in Tokyo Love story. The series starts off as tragic as can be and grows. Good series worth a watch.
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Can they all really change? Youth grows up. Nice story but I can't stand the abuse. Makes you wonder if there is that much bullying in J-schools. Best EP was the one with the hanuted house.
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
This is top 10 material. Shibasaki Kou is great and I could see why sign became popular. I really like her serious look and when she breaks into a smile, wow! Very different from battle royale.
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Typical Kimura good series. Yuko is one cute woman.
Proposal Daisakusen [プロポーズ大作戦]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
This is a good story. You just want to tell kenzo to just say it but of course he can't.
Regatta [レガッタ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
A crew movie with some of the usual hangups and triangles.
ROOKIES [ルーキーズ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
delinquents + sensei = just ok baseball story
Ruri no shima [瑠璃の島]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
City bad girl saves a small island community.
Sapuri [サプリ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
A very pretty Misaki in this.
Satomi Hakenden [里見八犬伝]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I believe this is an old tale being retold. I remember seeing a movie series years ago with these marbles and dogs so this was like dejavu to find this one and relive the story again. I really enjoyed it.
Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I saw the movie and then wanted to see the drama. The movie moves fast where the drama fill in the gaps and adds story line. This is a very nice drama and one of the best stories I've seen.
Shin Hoshi no kinka [新・星の金貨]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
It took me a while to get through this one. Some of the early story line seemed too forced and lost my interest. It also jumps around a lot between the characters. The characters seem a little young in mind. I did follow through and see the end which was just OK.
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Stand UP!!
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
A bunch of horny teens find out there's more to just doing it.
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice story for the little guy! Norika sure looks like the movie star and she sure is a cute one. I'll have to look for more from her. It's fun and worth a watch. Seems to be a common theme in not being able to confess ones love.
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Rating: 5/10 (Watched)
......if he could only express himself. This seems to be a very common theme in younger j-drama characters. It was a little slow but still good enough to finish it.
Summer snow
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
After seeing this one I'm a Ryoko fan. I just don't understand why Japanese shows are so darn tragic. Really caught me by surprise as I was looking forward to a nice ending. How can I go on.
Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Weak on the action but a fun one to watch as the two partners seem to get into so much trouble each week.
Tokyo Friends [東京フレンズ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Tokyo Love Story [東京ラブストーリー]
Rating: 10/10
A real classic. I'm told that this one started it all. I did not believe it's so old and that Suzuki-san is sooo good in it. I love her energy and drive she puts forth in her character. One not to be missed. Great series!
Trick [トリック]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
"Flat chested woman". I can't believe that was in the script. Funny pair.
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
It continues.
Trick 3 [トリック3]

Just more of the same characters but still worth watching if you like mysteries to be solved.
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
The ups and downs of a want to be single mother who falls for a stand in fiance made this one so compelling to watch. It was on the verge of being a weekly tragedy but each problem leads to maturing of the daughter. I'll look for more dramas with Wakui Emi as she does an excelent job of expressing the emotions of her character. I enjoyed this one.
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
(Watched)
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
These folks deal with personal touches. I enjoyed the detail of wedding planning and the 1st episode was great with the field of yellow flowers.
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
one of my first dramas and still the best one so far
Yan Papa [やんパパ]
Yasashii Jikan [優しい時間]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nice concept for a coffee house. Lot's of nice visual shots here but the story is a bit slow.
Zettai Kareshi [絶対彼氏]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Cute actress.

206's drama reviews (8)
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Interesting subject matter [Rating: 9/10]
I just started this series and really like it. The subject matter of shotgun marriages seems like something that would not be so "Japanese" and be on TV. I'm only at ep 4 and the situations seem real. I like the straight forward approach about working out problems. Ryoko's role is very good and she is very kawaii.
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
A lot of ups and downs [Rating: 9/10]
The ups and downs of a relationship based on making a baby that turns into 9 months of learning about each other and love. It depicts all of the responsibilities, sacrifice, and change in life that happens when a new life comes into the world. I enjoyed each episodes new problem and the fix or re-fix that happened. It is a good drama with plenty of ups and down that really makes you wonder what will happen in the end. All of the actors do a good job of making their characters funny and interesting. I enjoy how J-dramas do come to an end.
GTO [麻辣教師]
Just OK for me [Rating: 8/10]
I've only watched a couple of J-dramas so far and although this one is rated high, but I think that it is only an 8. I've only seen episodes 1-4 and the special but it seems like each week Onizuka wins over another bad boy/girl in his class. He is suppose to be this cool sensei but he can seem really clumsey at times. The stories seem to be geared for students. So far it's rather predictable but I still watch it. Some of this would not be shown in the US as the censors would get to it.
Satomi Hakenden [里見八犬伝]
I found it [Rating: 9/10]
I saw a movie series many many years ago as a kid and never knew the name of it. I only remembered the dog, marbles, and some magic. I was looking for that old movie and came across this one. I'd like to find the old one but I thought the story was worth watching and I was not disappointed at all. Makes me want to look into more folk tales and heros. I was able to find the Nya subtitled version.
Summer snow
So damn tragic [Rating: 10/10]
This is a good story. Ryoko Hirosue character is a delight to as she is shy and carefull and is brought out to blossom. Tsuyoshi Dohmoto as a onisan plays the typical oldest son stereotype image and takes care of everyone. This is a classic and I was depressed for days. This is so Japanese to do this to me! This one is my current #2.
Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ]
My first one ... a virgin no more. [Rating: 9/10]
This was the first dorama I watched. The actions scenes need a little work but overall the show is very entertaining. The characters have many "emotions" and "actions" that make this action comedy soooo Japanese. M. Carey's song is very fitting.
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
Please continue to seed! [Rating: 8/10]
Good series with lots of emotions and irony in the stories. Not just wedding planners . . . and I thought this was about J-Lo. I've only seen 2 episodes but it looks like I will try to get the rest. (Please continue to seed.)
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Osuke take Wakabe! [Rating: 10/10]
I really like this series. Sakurako is so focused and her actions are just unbelievable. Osuke should just take Wakabe cause she is sooo kawaii. I need episodes 8 & 10 to continue. I watched 9 because I could not wait. Once you start this one you can't stop.

   

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