101 Kaime no Puropozu [101回目のプロポーズ] It was really touching when I saw Tatsurou's efforts to be true with his heart... That no matter happened, he'll love Kaoru for always! I also enjoyed the chemistry between those two, it was amazing.
Gokusen [ごくせん] Gokusen is totally awesome! I wish I was Yankumi (hehehe... actually I feel envy with Nakama Yukie). Gokusen is really inspiring movie, I hope many teachers would watch this movie and take a good lesson from it... yeah, "It's ok to be a delinquent, but do it with pride and dignity!".
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子] Mastujun and Shun Oguri are Excellent as usual... This drama is really EXCITING to watch... in fact... I love it more than taiwan's Meteor Garden, esp. the Doumyouji-Makino's kissing scene at the airport... so romantic!
Hana Yori Dango 2 [花より男子] I watched HYD Season 1, and by the end of the final episode I kept hoping that Tsukushi and Domyouji would eventually got together in the next season. The Season 2 is way more entertaining, as Domyouji keeps on making "bakka" comments, hahaha...
Summer snow So real... I had alot of contemplations after wathing this story. It reminds me of how ungrateful I was. Sometimes I forget just how lucky I am to be alive, be able to love and to be loved while there are so many 'unfortunate' people out there struggling so hard just to be alive. For those who has to take the hard path, please don't give up the hope.
Overall, this is a must seen movie... excellent script, great performers, wonderfull soundtracks, and it surely will humanize you... a rarely seen quality nowadays.
Ashmarina's artiste votes (9)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi [堂本剛] Tsuyoshi played the role perfectly as Natsuo Shinoda in Summer Snow. Although Natsuo's caring and nurturing natures sometimes being misjudged as an irritating habit by his siblings, he still showing his love by teaching them the most important values in life: honesty and sense of responsibility. All of his life he has been carrying a lot of burden on his shoulder, yet, he still have a soul full of spirit to help others. What a huge heart he has!
In Summer Snow, Tsuyoshi is simply showing us what will exactly happen when a great actor plays a great role. For me, he is a naturally borned star!
Kamenashi Kazuya [亀梨和也] Noticed him for the first time on Gokusen 2. The way he act as Odagiri Ryu, a cool yet caring high school student, is really convincing: esp. when he begs his father to let him go to school. He's really sumthin'... In my opinion, he's the best actor in Gokusen 2. Also, what a great singer he is! Listening to his song KIZUNA is a bless!
Kaneshiro Takeshi [金城武] A man from the past who once convinced me to watch J-dorama for the first time. His unique face is surely the "it" factor, despite his awesome talent as an actor.
Matsumoto Jun [松本潤] MATSUJUN... this pretty-looking boy has surely proven he's so much more than just another lucky artists blessed with handsome face. I thought if Sawada Shin's role wasn’t so real in Gokusen, Matsujun's charm wouldn't had helped him that much for being The Hottest Male Artist in Japan (.. or may I say so, since I lived quite far from Japan :>).
And now, after seeing him... I just can't get enough for this adorable guy... I wish in the future I can see more of him doing great works either as an actor or a singer with his band Arashi.
Nakama Yukie [仲間由紀恵] Strikes as a clumsy, clueless yet charming teacher in Gokusen, she has proven her real capacity as a good actress.
Oguri Shun [小栗旬] A good actor can be recognized from the selection of movies he played. Sadly, some ended up with stereotyped roles... but the brilliant one has the guts to take the challages by playing diverse kind of roles. Oguri Shun is surely a brilliant actor. He played convincingly as Jun-kun in Summer Snow, a smart and tallented highschool student with a serious hearing problem, which showing the sensitive side of him perfectly. As Uchiyama in Gokusen, Shun shocks us to see him played as a brat, which he did perfectly either. He's surely something!
Otsuka Ai [大塚 愛] I adore her rigth from the fisrt time i heard her angelic voice in Planetarium...which I guess has already trapped many listeners. Her voice is somewhat makes me addicted, and the song planetrium is now on the top list of my japan music collections.
Takeda Tetsuya [武田鉄矢] Needless to say... what a smart actor! I admire him for the amazing work that he had done on 101 kaime no puropozu! Salute!!!
Yamashita Tomohisa [山下智久] Definitely tallented! Yamapi is absolutely my favorite! His acting as Akira Kusano had brought me to adore this hottie... There's something irreplaceable from Yamapi... something that makes me wanting more of him... his VOICE! Somewhat, his voice is highly addictive!
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子] Natural Selection [Rating: 9/10] Without being offensive... HYD is way much better than F4's Meteor Garden. Ask why? It's simply because MatsuJun, Shun and the other two of Eitoku's F4 didn't even try to be overacting as if they were trying to make the audiences acknowledged their charm as a person. Kawaii desu!