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sugar



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i think this drama is the best japanese dorama ever...it'll be a classic and will always be remembered..well,that's my opinion..what about you?
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sony md



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2002 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think it's already a classic. It's a good drama. The all-star cast did help its reputation. I just saw Love Generation and I like it a little better than Long Vacation. I think it's because the story is more realistic and believable and a lot of people can relate to it. I guess I can relate somewhat to the drama with my own relationship.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i just saw LG last week but i don't really like it,for me it's kinda boring and even when teppei propose to riko, i still think that he doesn't really likes riko as much as he likes mizuhara..
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sony md



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I didn't find it boring, eventhough the plot was straightforward and simplistic. It was still worth watching and the acting was more involved for both Kimura and Matsu. Long Vacation is more light-hearted and not as dramatic as L.G. I agree with you in that I think Riko liked mizuhara more than mizuhara liked her. I've lost touch with dramas since subtitles have been prohibited and am now only catching up buying vcd's from E-bay. I'm gonna purchase Hero next. Have you seen that?
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chentnk



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2002 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

the funny thing is that i heard so much abt this show long before i actually watched it, which was pretty recently. so i was surprised when i actually watched it, for a couple of reasons:

1. i always had the impression that Long Vacation was a show which, like its title seemed to imply, depicted a REAL vacation/ holiday, not a metaphorical one which the show suggested. so you can imagine how startled i was, having expected a beach boys kindof show, to instead see a drama on pianoes, etc..

2. There was frankly, not much plot. It was purely a straightforward love story. So for someone weaned on those convoluted hongkong dramas and attempting-to-be-convoluted Singapore dramas, this was a second surprise. (shoot me for lack of patriotism)

But i tink, the pt abt this drama is that it was a pioneer. it was the starting pt of a trend of japanese shows that started to hinge on dialogue, 'atmosphere', music, and pure natural acting. the plot is only a vehicle for the actors, not the essence of the show. And the whole drama was really meant to be 'feel-good', with all these fantastic actors, romantic scenes, memorable lines and an indispensable soundtrack.

Undoubtedly Long Vacation IS a classic. Maybe from the wave of jap dramas now it appears a little stale, even boring, but i've hardly come across a show so wonderfully captivating, despite the absence of a viable plot! ( by plot i mean the _-^-_ progession. LV goes like this .....-...
Notwithstanding, it possesses an everlasting appeal.

and then credit to the simply gorgeous actors who proved that good looks are not incompatible with great acting. all the criticism abt Kimura not being able to act is such bull! it takes the most sublime skill to act as THOUGH you're not acting, to be a natural on screen. my hat off to him and all the rest of the cast!!
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sugar



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

why do u have to get on ebay?..why not from the cd stores?..how much does it cost on ebay?..how bout the payment and delivery?..sorry for asking but i've never bought anything from ebay before but i heard they have a lot of nice stuff which are not easy to find elsewhere..
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sony md



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

First of all I live in the U.S., so these vcd's or dvd's are not accessable in my area. I have to drive to San Francisco to Japan town to get these things AND it's not subtitled in English which is the sticking point for me. I supposed you live in Asia where you would have no trouble getting a hold of these doramas. E-bay is the only way for me to get a-hold of these dramas as they are fan-subtitled here in California. The price is reasonable if I look around, I paid $20 US dollars for my most recent purchase for Love Generation in E-bay including shipping and I got it in 3 days. Well, the guy that sold it lived 20 minutes away from me without my knowledge. You probably don't need E-bay to get your doramas, but just take a look at your local E-bay or the US one and you may find some hidden gems. I've purchased numerous things there and the people I deal with are always good and don't try to rip you off.
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sony md



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I agree about the criticism on Kimura just being himself and not really acting. I've only seen him in 2 shows (LV and LG, and I'm planning to purhcase Hero next) but I think his acting is up-to-par with the rest of them and is very convincing in his role. I mean, if he were just to go on his looks alone and is a horrible actor; no one on this forum or anyone else would speak so highly of him.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

First of all I live in the U.S., so these vcd's or dvd's are not accessable in my area. I have to drive to San Francisco to Japan town to get these things AND it's not subtitled in English which is the sticking point for me. I supposed you live in Asia where you would have no trouble getting a hold of these doramas. E-bay is the only way for me to get a-hold of these dramas as they are fan-subtitled here in California. The price is reasonable if I look around, I paid $20 US dollars for my most recent purchase for Love Generation in E-bay including shipping and I got it in 3 days. Well, the guy that sold it lived 20 minutes away from me without my knowledge. You probably don't need E-bay to get your doramas, but just take a look at your local E-bay or the US one and you may find some hidden gems. I've purchased numerous things there and the people I deal with are always good and don't try to rip you off.
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sugar



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

about hero,i heard that it's not as good as LV and LG..it's about lawyers but this is just other people's opinion and i haven't seen it yet..
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hero was one of the show with hugh viewership/rating but I think this one is a bit overrated. The setting and story lines were good. Kimura was very funny. There was an interesting relationship between Kimura and Matsu but they did not dwell on it and therefore it is not clear, just hints at the end! I wish they develop the relationship a little bit more. This show reminded me of many other detactive dramas. (i.e. many mini cases within one drama)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'd still like to see it, though despite what's been said about it. I'm not much into the crime/investigative types of drama, either, but I like seeing the Kimura/Matsu partnership. Odoru Daisousassen I saw the first couple of episdoes a long time ago and it looked promising and the International Channel went off the air for a couple of months for some reason so I was royally pissed. Where do you live, by the way?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i'm from penang,malaysia..where r u?
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Amirul



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah ! I think LG is the besta nd worth watching drama as everytime as a like. Infact just now I re-watch the drama again when I'm feeling bored and angry and suddenly I can play one songs in guitar and piano. The song when Minami trying to show Senna that she's capable of playing piano (I can't remember that song name) but the song is began with C-Chord. As a hobbies musician I never played a Japanese Songs before and I was surprise by the influence of Long Vacation.

I must say Long Vacation is the best.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,

I brought the packaged Soundtrack CDs (4 CD set) with both the pop and the classical track a while ago. I just loved it! Whenever I please these CDs, LV scenes will show up in my head. I will have to agree that not that many dorama impacted me as much!
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sony md



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I live in Sacramento, California. About 1.5 hours from San Francisco. Guess what, I got lucky with Kazaa this morning and I was able to download the Love Generation theme. I was really happy!
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te-chan



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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 1:30 am    Post subject: Long vacation subtitle help Reply with quote Back to top

i really need your help everyone!!!
i am a big kimutaku fan and i finally found long vacation... but it doesnLt contain subtitles!

does anyone know where i can get english subs for it?
i found korean ones but no english

thanx
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sony md



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Do you use E-bay? Someone is always selling english-subbed vcd's of Long Vacation (and other doramas). That's how I got mine. Just type Long Vacation and I'm sure it will bring something up.
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Pemu



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

it's a rip off...recorded off tv and now being sold on auction. Anyways, you can the series for free! Don't let the seller to profit from ripping off.
Check out the "Finding Dorama" -topic for more info and how to obtain jdramas! http://www.jdorama.com/viewtopic.php?t=720

Cheers!
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te-chan



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

thanx people, but the thing is i downloaded long vacation from edonkey but it is only in japanese thats why i need only the subs.

But i guess they're hard to find, well is the dorama worth buying?!?
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