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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

pash wrote:
junny: I noticed they've started subbing "Ryu no Michi..." and immediately thought about you, LOL Mr Green


Haha. I saw the subs and will probably wait for a few more episodes to air before starting.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Oyabaka Seishun Hakusho episode 1 was fun and amusing. The characters all seem likeable but I felt it's lacking in content. Maybe it will improve in the following episodes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Binged "Hotarugusa". LOVED. EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. OF. IT. Perfect 10!!! Applaud
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Two episodes into Hanzawa Naoki, it's pretty gripping so far. I'd not wanted to watch it initially because I wasn't interested in banking stories, but I'm quite liking this underdog fight. Sakai Masato has been real solid, and I'm also liking Ueto Aya as his wife. Not much yet of Kagawa Teruyuki. Kataoka Ainosuke is a terrible actor, but I try to ignore him.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

junny wrote:
Kataoka Ainosuke is a terrible actor, but I try to ignore him.


Yeah, he drove me crazy as well. His problem is he's always been a kabuki actor. Unlike some other kabuki actors that have done dramas, Koshiro Matsumoto (aka Somegoro Ichikawa) and Ebizo Ichikawa that learned with TV you just play to the camera, Ainosuke thinks he's still doing kabuki and has to play to the guy back in the 37th row.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Yeah, he drove me crazy as well. His problem is he's always been a kabuki actor. Unlike some other kabuki actors that have done dramas, Koshiro Matsumoto (aka Somegoro Ichikawa) and Ebizo Ichikawa that learned with TV you just play to the camera, Ainosuke thinks he's still doing kabuki and has to play to the guy back in the 37th row.


Yes, you're right, it's that kabuki thing, and he's doing it every scene he's in, so frustrating. His role is so... I dunno, a little pointless too.

I'm on episode 6 and the setting has gone back to Tokyo, which is a bit of a pity, since I liked the Osaka setting a lot. But finally we get to see more of Kagawa Teruyki, and Hanzawa has new buddies he can count on.

At Unsung Cinderella ep 4, and it's as unrealistic as ever, sigh.

Started Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru, it's okay though a bit dramatic as the plot is revenge-y. The wagashi are so pretty though!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

junny wrote:

Started Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru, it's okay though a bit dramatic as the plot is revenge-y. The wagashi are so pretty though!


The setting's interesting and the photography's great, but I wish they'd kept it a straightforward noir without the silly, lowest-quality-shoujo-esque "romance" bits (I noticed a "kabedon" in the next episode's preview...I'ma hurl, seriously... bleh )

On a totally different note, I've watched the first two episodes of "Tantei ga Hayasugiru" and it's very, very good: such an interesting mix of comedy and suspense, with many hilarious scenes; Hirose Alice is getting better and better with age like a great wine, and also Mizuno Miki and Takito Kenichi are great in this dorama so far! Great script, nice acting! Applaud Victory! Peace!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished "Good Morning Call" (a solid "8", I would've given it even more, hadn't it been for the fact that 17 episodes felt like a tad too much + the ML was plainly terrible - sorry but even Toei Co.'s reefs are more expressive: https://www.toei.co.jp/en/images/main_v.jpg Mr Green )
Binged (4 episodes, 19' each, it's not that difficult) "Mousou Kanojo" (avoid, it's really Bonk )
Finally watched "Tamagawa Kuyakusho of the Dead" which is, quality-wise, a bit of a rollercoaster (one moment you climb up high, the next you plunge into the abyss), but still plenty enjoyable and with a very original and deeply humane take on the "zombie" genre...
Started "Furo Girl" (with that premise I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but it's pretty bad).
I'm considering dropping "Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju", "Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu" and "Naniwa Shounen Tanteidan"
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I so much hope subbing for "Joshi Kosei no Mudazukai" will be taken over sooner or later (only 3 episodes to go and it was positively hilarious)...does anybody here know of fansubbers who take requests? Sweat Fingers crossed
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished Hanzawa Naoki, what a brilliant drama. So intense and truly an underdog fight. That ending! No wonder a season 2 was called for. Looking forward to watching season 2. Sakai Masato was fantastic throughout and I really enjoyed Hanzawa's relationship with his wife, and his friendships with Tomari and Kondo.

Finished Alibi Breaker, which is a bit of a brainless watch and is short at 7 episodes if you don't mind some overacting from the cast. Almost every character outside of Hamabe Minami's is stupid.

Two episodes into Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru. This is quite the melodrama and Tsubaki's family is so fucked up. I wish Yokohama Ryusei had a better hairstyle, I can hardly see his face.

Five episodes into Unsung Cinderella, and I'm not sure if I want to continue. The show is playing up the pharmacist being super important, to the point where pharmacists are playing doctor, nurses are nonexistent and doctors are being unreasonable. It's a bit too much to take.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Almost halfway through "Cheat"....question for those who know better: does Honda Tsubasa always "act" like that? Bang Head bleh
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Currently watching the second season of Hanzawa Naoki.

Recently finished Okusama wa, Toriatsukai Chuui. Was pleasantly surprised with Ayase Haruma's action scenes.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

pash wrote:
Almost halfway through "Cheat"....question for those who know better: does Honda Tsubasa always "act" like that? Bang Head bleh


What do you mean?

(I liked her in Ando Lloyd.)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

WhiteHawk wrote:


What do you mean?

(I liked her in Ando Lloyd.)


Sorry, I haven't watched "Ando Lloyd" nor anything else with her... Sweat
I mean that I had never thought that anyone could surpass Naka Riisa in the (not so) fine art of overacting, but Honda Tsubasa in "Cheat" indeed reaches new ̶h̶e̶i̶g̶h̶t̶s̶ depths... Bang Head
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Started Banjo no Alpha, which is pretty interesting despite my knowing nothing about shogi. Lovely seeing Tamaki Hiroshi in the lead again In love The subs are great.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Started "Youkai Sharehouse"...I liked the first episode, but then the second and the third ones seemed to me like carbon copies of the first (like, literally, the same plot over and over with just minor variations)... Grumble

Halfway through "Konna Mirai wa Kiitenai!" which is plainly terrible (I'm only watching it for Tanabe Momoko whom I find both a good actress and a beautiful girl, so I can't complain too much I suppose Sweat )

Watched the SP "Akiko's Piano", it's good although not a masterpiece...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm watching Hanzawa Naoki 2, which so far (just finished episode 5) is a worthy successor to the original. It continues to have many of the fine characteristics junny noted above.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru. Well! The drama is not embarrassed to insert just about every melodramatic trope there is in 8 tight episodes, so it is soapy, dramatic, but also oddly addictive. I quite enjoyed it and thought the leads did well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Finished Hanzawa Naoki 2, loved it. Hope it doesn't take seven years to make season 3.

Now looking for something else to watch...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Started Yami no Bansosha season 2. First episode was still as good, and it was great seeing Daigo and Mizuno working together again. Can't wait for the rest!

Edit: finished Banjo no Alpha, good watch even if you know nothing about shogi.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

junny: the 1st episode of "Gokushufudo" has been subbed Wink

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In case anybody's wondering, I haven't disappeared, it's only that I've been watching C-dramas recently... Sweat
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