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  Topic: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
junny

Replies: 108
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am   Subject: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
Kaoru Yachigusa passes away at 88:

RIP. I had seen her in many dramas and have always enjoyed her acting. She will be missed.
  Topic: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
gaijinmark

Replies: 108
Views: 800385

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:18 pm   Subject: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
Kaoru Yachigusa passes away at 88: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/10/20c2380f3c7f-kaoru-yachigusa-actress-in-samurai-the-legend-of-musashi-dies.html
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 356
Views: 980765

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:59 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?


Kaio appeared on the Dotchi no Ryori special that aired several years after that show ended. Looked like he had lost weight, not a lot but some.

The two yokozuna from Hawaii who were Kaio's co ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
gaijinmark

Replies: 356
Views: 980765

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?

Kisenosato disappointing at 4-4.

And has pulled out of the basho.

Kisenosato withdraws from Kyushu tourney

Grand champion Kisenosato has pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tourn ...
  Topic: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
Eve

Replies: 7
Views: 42590

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:39 am   Subject: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
Was over at Book-Off this morning and FINALLY found a copy of the NHK guidebook for this taiga!! w00t!

Now I've got every taiga guidebook since 2000. Thumbsup

Of all the taigas I've seen, ...
  Topic: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
shin2

Replies: 7
Views: 42590

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 am   Subject: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai


Of all the taigas I've seen, this one, "Toshie to Matsu" and "Musashi" would be my "besto 3". By an amazing coincidence, all three had casts consisting of excellent a ...
  Topic: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
gaijinmark

Replies: 7
Views: 42590

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:45 am   Subject: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
Was over at Book-Off this morning and FINALLY found a copy of the NHK guidebook for this taiga!! w00t!

Now I've got every taiga guidebook since 2000. Thumbsup

Of all the taigas I've seen, ...
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
gaijinmark

Replies: 2894
Views: 4301818

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:23 pm   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
Cast announcement of 2017 NHK Taiga drama "Onna Joushu Naotora"

The cast announcement press conference of 2017 NHK Taiga drama "Onna Joushu Naotora" (The female castle lord Nao ...
  Topic: Yonekura Ryoko
bmwracer

Replies: 25410
Views: 5274992

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:14 pm   Subject: Yonekura Ryoko
He looks scary Sweat anyway does Ryoko and him work together ? I am right ? During the musashi ?
They were in the same Taiga, but not any of the same scenes, I think.
  Topic: Yonekura Ryoko
sassyanne

Replies: 25410
Views: 5274992

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:45 am   Subject: Yonekura Ryoko
Wow, Beat Takeshi looks tired... And old. Sweat


He looks scary Sweat anyway does Ryoko and him work together ? I am right ? During the musashi ?
  Topic: What dramas are you currently watching?
gaijinmark

Replies: 27308
Views: 10336918

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:43 am   Subject: What dramas are you currently watching?
^ Some random quotes from the article and my thoughts:

TV prioritizes talent that is very well known, so every other consideration ends up being secondary. The joke about taiga dramas is that stars ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 356
Views: 980765

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:08 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
First there was this:

Takanonami competed during the last great competitive era of sumo. You had the Hanada brothers--Taka and Waka, and the Hawaiian punch--Akebono and Musashimaru: all four yoko ...
  Topic: Smappies
gaijinmark

Replies: 25879
Views: 4606494

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:38 pm   Subject: Smappies
SMAP Shop to open December 10th

'SMAP SHOP' will open at Akasaka Sacas again this year.

Every year, SMAP opens their official shop to thank fans for their support throughout the year. The the ...
  Topic: Got Something You Want To Say?
bmwracer

Replies: 35030
Views: 5157107

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:33 pm   Subject: Got Something You Want To Say?
I just noticed on D-Addicts that there was yet another retelling of the Miyamoto Musashi story, an SP starring Kimutaku, of all people.

The word "miscasting" comes immediately to mind.
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
sassyanne

Replies: 2894
Views: 4301818

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:30 am   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
Kimura Takuya to star in TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi"

SMAP's Kimura Takuya will be starring in the TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi" which will be shown in March 2014 ...
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
bmwracer

Replies: 2894
Views: 4301818

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:11 pm   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
Kimura Takuya to star in TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi"

SMAP's Kimura Takuya will be starring in the TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi" which will be shown in March 2014 ...
  Topic: Upcoming JDramas
xploring

Replies: 2894
Views: 4301818

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:07 am   Subject: Upcoming JDramas
Kimura Takuya to star in TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi"

SMAP's Kimura Takuya will be starring in the TV Asahi drama SP "Miyamoto Musashi" which will be shown in March 2014 ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 356
Views: 980765

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:45 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Ran across this video, Takamisakari upsets Asashoryu, watch the zabuton fly!!:

This basho in 2003 was probably the zenith of Takamisakari's career. He earned two kinboshi (victory over a yokozuna) ...
  Topic: What dramas are you currently watching?
Eve

Replies: 27308
Views: 10336918

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:53 am   Subject: What dramas are you currently watching?
Watching Musashi again. Ep 5 coming up.

Wish I liked Takezo better though. Sweat
  Topic: Yonekura Ryoko
bmwracer

Replies: 25410
Views: 5274992

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:47 am   Subject: Yonekura Ryoko
Ryoko looks even lovelier now than when she was in Musashi. Victory! Peace!
Yup... And become a more versatile actress as well. Applaud
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