|1 Pound no Fukuin [１ポンドの福音]|
I seem to be in the season of procrastinating again.
|Ace wo Nerae! [エースをねらえ!]||Ashita no Kita Yoshio [あしたの、喜多善男]|
|Attack No.1 [アタック No.1]||Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]|
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I rarely give series an actual '10' unless they can go above and beyond with me. And thankfully, this show didn't disappoint. Aya Ueto does a wonderful job of pissing you off and making you feel proud for reasons you're not entirely sure of. While the other characters do a good job of being just that--characters--Aya manages to encompass an entirely different persona that just feels REAL. Definitely recommended for anyone who loves a good laugh and some outrageous antics :D
|Bara no nai Hanaya [薔薇のない花屋]||Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]||Boku ga chikyuu o sukuu [ぼくが地球を救う]|
|Boku no Mahou Tsukai [僕の魔法使い]||Brother Beat [ブラザー☆ビート]||Daisuki!! [だいすき!!]|
|Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]||Densha Otoko [電車男]||Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]|
|Galileo [ガリレオ]||Ganbatte Ikimasshoi [がんばっていきまっしょい]|
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
This was a really cute series. I admit I was first lead to it because of Nishikido Ryou (as I usually am with Johnny's boys...don't ask). I will admit there are some slow parts...and the sentimental bits can get tiring after a while. Thankfully, as the show progressed towards it's last episodes, it help enough zest to keep me interested in finishing it. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys stories of triumph and overcoming the odds :)
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
In the case of Gokusen, adapted from the popular manga, I can honestly say this was one of the few series from any country that kept me interested and actually made me care about the characters. Kumiko's desire to honestly help her frustratingly delinquent students without letting her family (or their rather lucrative profession) affect her decisions is really heart-warming. Yukie Nakama does a phenomenal job of bringing Kumiko to life and Matsumoto Jun succeeds in making you want to disfigure his pretty-boy face.
|Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]||Haikei, Chichiue-sama [拝啓、父上様]||Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]|
|Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [花ざかりの君たちへ]||Hatsu Taiken [初体験]||Himitsu no Hanazono [ヒミツの花園]|
|Hotaru no Hikari [ホタルノヒカリ]||Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク]||Karei naru Ichizoku [華麗なる一族]|
|Kekkon Dekinai Otoko [結婚できない男]||Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]|
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
I first discovered by the translation of the manga by TokyoPop. Initially, I was intrigued by it's premise--I'm sure anyone would be. Then again, most JDorama's are unlike anything any foreigner could preeminently imagine, no? Anyways, it wasn't available in subs on any torrent I could find, so I broke down and bought it. Watching it first RAW was a very enthralling experience, as I struggled to understand things. I'm glad I did, for much later, someone finally subbed it and I snatched it up. While different from the manga, it holds it own and flows in a way that optimistically frustrates the viewer, leaving you hungry for more. All around, I was very pleased with this series and would recommend it.
|Kindaichi Shonen no Jikembo 3 [金田一少年の事件簿 3]|
|Kisarazu Cat's Eye [木更津キャッツアイ]||Kuitan [喰いタン]||Liar Game [ライアーゲーム]|
|Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]||Lunch no Joou [ランチの女王]||Minamikun no koibito [南くんの恋人]|
|Mirai Koshi Meguru [未来講師めぐる]||Moto Kare [元カレ]||Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿２００３]|
I cannot rate this series in it's entirety as I have not had the chance to finish it.
This is one of the poor victims of my flamboyantly procrastinate near-drunken lifestyle of my evolving early 20's.
|My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ]||Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]|
|Nodame Cantabile [のだめ カンタビ−レ]||Nyokei Kazoku [女系家族]||Osen [おせん]|
|Seiji no mikata||sekushii boisu ando robo [セクシーボイスアンドロボ]||Shabake [しゃばけ]|
|Shin Hoshi no kinka [新・星の金貨]||Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]||Slow Dance [スローダンス]|
|Stand UP!!||Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]||Tatta Hitotsu no Koi [たったひとつの恋]|
|Tiger & Dragon [タイガー＆ドラゴン]||Trick [トリック]||Yama Onna Kabe Onna [山おんな壁おんな]|
|Yamada Taro Monogatari [山田太郎ものがたり]||Yoiko no Mikata [よい子の味方]||Zettai Kareshi [絶対彼氏]|