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tabana's drama votes (3)
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
This is what got me into Japanese dramas. Great show and awesome cast.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Wow. Very hard to watch at first, but it gets funnier as it goes. Good acting, plot and casting. Huge houses and offices + hot cars. I had a great time watching it.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
One of my favorite dramas. Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko are terrific! A must see.

tabana's artiste votes (4)
Abe Hiroshi [阿部寛]
He's awesome. ^_^
Ebihara Yuri [蛯原友里]
Extremely charming girl. (♥_♥)
Hirosue Ryoko [広末涼子]
She's probably the reason why I started to watch Japanese dramas.
Uchiyama Rina [内山理名]
She over shined the drama's main cast, more than once.

tabana's dramas (141)
Ace wo Nerae! [エースをねらえ!]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Not that good. If it wasn't for the cute girls I'm not sure I would've finished it. Although it gets better at the end, it can be skipped.
Akihabara@DEEP [アキハバラ@DEEP]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Starts slow, but boy this drama is fun to watch. They're not taking themselves seriously and one episode, ep 7 IIRC, is pure gold. Loved it.
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Amai seikatsu [甘い生活。]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
This is so funny. I enjoyed it a lot.
Ame to Yume no atoni [雨と夢の後に]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Wow! An original and great story with an amazing cast. Entertaining, funny, scary and sad by moments.
Anego [アネゴ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
A bit like Kimi wa Petto. Not bad, but Jin sucks. He started to get the hang of it around episode 8, but I still thinks he's not a good actor.
Anna-san no Omame [アンナさんのおまめ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Light, tongue-in-cheek humor. Loved it.
At Home Dad [アットホーム・ダッド]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Predictable, but nice nonetheless. Great cast, but the story is a little weak.
Attack No.1 [アタック No.1]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I didn't really want to watch this, because IMHO ace wo nerae was crap and this drama had almost all the same actors and basic plot. I was so wrong. This is really good. Hundred times better than ace wo nerae.
Attention Please [アテンションン プリース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Lovely. Light, funny and quite interesting too. I never thought their job was that complicated. (In Japan anyway). Aya was perfect.
Beautiful life [ビューティフルライフ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Big wing [ビッグウイング]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon [美少女戦士セーラームーン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Funny and surprisingly good at first, but it gets really boring near the end.
Blackjack ni Yoroshiku [ブラックジャックによろしく]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Loved it at first, but once the 3rd story, which is the major part of this drama starts, it gets boring. Maybe it's because I was feeling the opposite of what I was suppose to... The guy tries too much and he's a damn crybaby. Running into your room crying and slamming the door, you can't do that at 25...
Boku dake no Madonna [僕だけのマドンナ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice. I'm not a big fan of Takizawa Hideaki. The drama could've been better without him IMHO. Surprisingly, Shimatani Hitomi was quite good in it. I love her music, but didn't know she could act. Kyoko is good as always. The side stories are, somewhat, lacking and needs more meat. Not a bad drama, but could've been a lot better.
Brother Beat [ブラザー☆ビート]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Predictable, but great. It's fun to see the brotherly love and get their a$$ kicked by their mom. ^_^; The main cast and most of the supporting cast did a great job. A good laugh.
Bus stop [バスストップ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Not bad, but a bit predictable.
Busu no Hitomi Koishiteru [ブスの瞳恋してる]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I put this one on hold for a long time due to the title. I didn't like it and found it kind of insulting. But, the drama is good and I liked it. A nice cast, most of it comedy and little dramatic on the side. A light and fun drama to watch.
Cupid no Itazura [クピドの悪戯]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
This might be the most "adult" drama I've seen. If it wasn't for the few funny moments in the 1st episode, I think I wouldn't have finished it. The 1st 3 minutes are kind of weird... ^_^; Not something you'll remember a month after, but a good laugh. Probably more enjoyable for guys. ^_-
Dandori [ダンドリ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Boring, cheesy, annoying. Not worth watching.
Dekichatta Kekkon [できちゃった結婚]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
A great romantic comedy.
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Awesome! Very very funny, geeky and Misaki Itoh is amazing as always. Go and watch it!
Double score [ダブル スコア]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Really great police drama. Action packed.
Dragon Zakura [ドラゴン桜]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nice story and cast. Comedy and drama, but mostly comedy. You can even get tips to help you study, that's great. :)
Egao no Hosoku [笑顔の法則]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
A slow drama. Takeuchi Yuko and Abe Hiroshi are good, but the main story is slow and not that good. Also, the secondary plots sucks and the characters lack charisma. I don't know if Nishijima Hidetoshi is a bad actor, but in this he sucks bug time.
Engine [エンジン]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Good one. You have fast cars, big engine sounds, annoying kids and occasional glipse at race queens. :P Kimutaku is cool as always. Less racing that I would have expected, but that's understandable. Budget. Most of the kids and teens are good actors too. :D
Enka no Joou [演歌の女王 (えんか の じょおう)]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Ok. The first part is nice and humorous. Then it goes dramatic, which isn't that good. It's watchable, but not great.
Fighting Girl [ファイティングガール]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
So so... Got a bit bored at times.
Five [ファイブ]
Rating: 4/10 (Watched)
Worst drama ever. The drama has been shot to look cool I guess, but it just doesn't work. Every shot last about 2 seconds and the camera is always shaking. Enough to make you sick. :bleh: Note to producer: Don't hire a cameraman with parkinson that drinks 20 coffees a day or a drunk one. You can also learn how to use a steady cam. :vomit:
Food fight [フードファイト]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
It gives me heartburns. ;)
Friends [フレンズ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Touching, romantic...
Gachi Baka ! [ガチバカ !]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
If you haven't seen GTO or Gokusen, you'll probably love this drama. Yes, it is very similar to those 2, but as itself it's good. A good thing there are a few episodes not fully based on teacher saving the student of the week. Yes, there is a guy with the "babyface I don't give a shit about anything, except my cool hairstyle" look. You may want to strangle a few characters, but it's not bad. :P
Gal Cir [ギャルサ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Funny stuff. I thought it was wrong and really weird at first, but realized they were trying to do something funny and not too dramatic, at least IMHO. Sometimes predictable, but I had good laugh.
Galileo [ガリレオ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Like everybody, this looks like trick. It's not as good tho. The various subjects they talk was interesting. At least to learn something. This show has the most amazing guest cast. Ever.
Ganbatte Ikimasshoi [がんばっていきまっしょい]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Entertaining with a nice plot. The cast is good too.
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Very very good. Nakama Yukie is great and funny as always. Way better than GTO and almost as good, if not better, than Trick. A MUST watch.
Gokusen 2 [ごくせん2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A bit like the 1st one. Same patern, so it's not as good, but it can stand on it's own. I like the 1st one and like this one too. The only problem is, you'll know how it's going to end just by watching the first 2 minutes. :(
Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I thought it might be boring, but I was wrong. Entertaining.
Good Luck !! [グッドラック!!]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 9/10
First drama I watched. Entertaining and fun.
H2~Kimi to itahibi [2〜君といた日々]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great drama. Nice plots and the cast is good. Nice to see some new people instead of the usual ones. I wish it had more baseball... ;)
Haikei, Chichiue-sama [拝啓、父上様]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not as good as Yasashii Jikan, but has the same feel and quality. A nice mix of comedy and drama.
Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Wow. Very hard to watch at first, but it gets funnier as it goes. Good acting, plot and casting. Huge houses and offices + hot cars. I had a great time watching it.
Hana Yori Dango 2 [花より男子]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Not as good as the 1st one, but it came out better than expected. I'd give an 8 to the 1st half tho.
Haruka 17 [はるか 17]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
8.5 Funny drama. The flash back are funny, but their 2nd part gets boring at the end. There are a lot of other drama spoof. Quite funny.
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Himitsu no Hanazono [ヒミツの花園]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Not bad. A few good funny moments.
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika [広島・昭和20年8月6日]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
You pretty much know what's going to happen, but it's still interesting. The actors did a good job.
Hitonatsu no Papa e [ひと夏のパパへ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not bad, but there's not much of private detective work. Mostly dance stuff. Fun to watch. Never heard omae said so much in a drama :)
Hyakunen no monogatari [百年の物語]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Considering it took me 2 years to finish this... ^_^; 1st story is ok, 2nd one barely meh... 3rd one is great and funny. Way too dramatic, except for the last one which is an 8.
Ichi Ritoru no Namida [1リットルの涙]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
A tough one to watch. It took me a long time to finish it. Not my type of drama, too depressing. Erika is amazing though.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Awesome. A lot of cool jokes and action. Interesting story, great cast, great script. For once, most of the gang members looks like real badasses, not wimps. This is a must watch.
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Jodan Janai! [冗談じゃない!]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
7.5 Amazing cast, but the drama could have been better. A few funny moments, but sadly it should have been shorten to 6 or 7 episodes. Some episodes are worst than others, but still enjoyable.
Jyoou no Kyoushitsu [女王の教室]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Wow! I wasn't expecting much from this drama. I thought, "ok, another school drama with a super teacher", but I was so wrong. 2 of main characters (the boy and the girl) are cute and hilarious. Good actors! The teacher, man, what an uptight bitch. :P I wish I could've seen Hara Sachie more, but it's not so bad. A great drama to watch. :D
Kamisama mou sukoshi dake [神様、もう少しだけ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Touching story with real passionate kisses! A sad story that'll make you cry. One bad point, Masaki is a bit too much cry baby at times. On must watch list.
Keizoku [ケイゾク]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
First 2 episode are kind of predictable. The Middles ones are good, but I didn't like the last three. For the first part, it's a 8.0.
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko [結婚できない男]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Incredibly funny. Lots of great food and jokes. The entire cast is amazing and has great chemistry. I hope I won't end up like that in 10 years or so. :P
Kiken na Aneki [危険なアネキ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nice, but I had difficulties to finish it. Misaki, the air head, gets tough on the nerve near the end. Besides that, it's funny.
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Original. Fun to watch.
Kisarazu Cat's Eye [木更津キャッツアイ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Hilarious. Every characters, even if they have less than 2 minutes of appearance, are great. Strong cast and story.
Kochira Dai San Shakaibu
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
6.5 Ep#1 sucks, the rest aren't that bad. The humor sucks tho. Why everybody is competing and writing about the same story is beyond me. Poor writing. This could've been way better.
Kochira hon - ikegami - sho 2003 [こちら本池上署]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great show. It's fun to watch, not too predictable and has funny + sad moments.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho 4 [こちら本池上署 4]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
7.5 more or less. Good stories and bad ones. Not has predictable as the previous seasons, but it is getting old. A nice time waster.
Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho-5 [こちら本池上署 5]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
First half is crap, the rest is better, but not great. The same pattern as the other 4 season. This isn't the best one and Ogura Yuko isn't bringing much brain to the show.
Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai [恋がしたい恋がしたい]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great drama with nice stories and a great cast. It made me think about my life and where the hell I'm going. ;)
Koi ni Ochitara ~Boku no Seikou no Himitsu~ [恋におちたら〜僕の成功の秘密〜]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great drama. Most of the cast are newbies, it's their 1st big role... or at least, they are newbies to me. :D A lot of plot twists and funny moments. 2 thumbs up.
Koishite Shinitai [恋して死にたい]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne! I like it.
Konya Hitori no Beddo de [今夜ひとりのベッドで]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
First 4 episodes are painful to watch. A real drag. I was under the impression of watching a daytime drama like days of our lives at first. I didn't feel a thing and only thought it was wrong. After that, it gets better and it's enjoyable. This is not something you'll want to finish in 2 days.
Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003 [高校教師 2003]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
First half is kind of slow and a bit boring, the rest is nice.
Kuitan [喰いタン]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Story kind of ordinary. I loved the info about the food tho. If you're not into that, you can skip it. I think I gained 50 pounds by just watching him eat. ^_^;
Kuitan 2 [喰いタン 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I think the 1st one was ok, but not sequel material. Surprisingly, it turned out better than the 1st one, IMHO. If you love food and aren't on a diet, check it out.
kusenosu [クセノス]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Much better than I thought. Great story; it gets better as it goes. Most of the nudity wasn't needed tho.
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 2 [救命病棟24時 2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I hope I'll never get operated there. My toilet his probably more sterile than there operation room. It's like they're doing a heart transplant in the parking lot while eating a burito. WTF??? It gets annoying.
Last Christmas [ラストクリスマス]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Of all the JDorama I watched so far (~45) this is the best one I've seen. A lot of great actors, great main plot and side stories. Oda Yuji and Yada Akiko are terrific! A must see.
Long vacation [ロングバケーション]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Awesome. A must watch.
Love generation [ラブジェネレーション]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Maido in Akihabara [めいど in あきはばら]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A light and funny drama. Kind of like Densha Otoko in some way. Short, but sweet. ^_^
Majo no jouken [魔女の条件]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great drama. It makes you think. Disturbing at times. The mother is the weirdest.
Manatsu no Merry Christmas [真夏のメリークリスマス]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
I'm not a big fan of brother and sister falling in love, but I guess it was ok. I love the Brilliant Green so... :)
Mariya
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice if you don't mind cancer stories. I don't get where the title comes from, because nobody's named maria, but good show nonetheless.
Medaka [めだか]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not bad. A more "realistic" version of gokusen.
Meitantei Conan: Sayonara Made no Prologue [名探偵コナン- 工藤新一への挑戦状]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Interesting. Nice story and cast. Not really funny, but the story is intriguing.
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Not bad.
My Boss, My Hero [マイボスマイヒロ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Looks like an opposite version of Gokusen at first, but it's actually quite funny. Not as predictable as G. Nagase Tomoya is good and Gakky is cute as always. I had a great time watching it.
My Little Chef
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A bit slow at times, but nice. Don't watch this if you're on a diet. :)
Nanisama! [なにさまっ!]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Narita Rikon [成田離婚]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Cute romantic comedy. Not dramatic, most serious issues are talked with humor. The supporting cast is bleh at best.
Nemureru mori [眠れる森]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Weird, twisted, dark and a bit unrealistic. No my type of drama, but have enough cliffhangers to keep you watching.
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice story and cast. Horikita Maki's performance was awesome. The plot can be slow sometimes, but if you're a girl and a cute guys fan, you'll find it perfect. :D I had fun watching it.
Nodame Cantabile [のだめ カンタビ−レ]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great drama. Really funny, great cast and awesome soundtrack. I wish they were more dramas like this.
Ooku~Hana no Ran~ [大奥〜華の乱〜]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
At first I thought it was the most boring thing I've ever seen, but after 2 episodes it got better. Lots of bitching and plots. Finally something with Rina as the main character.
Orange Days [オレンジデイズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice drama with funny, good and sad times.
Otousan [おとうさん]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Oyaji~ [オヤジぃ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan [パパとムスメの7日間]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Short and sweet. This story is more than 100 years old and has been done countless times, but this adaptation turns out quite good. Everything is kind of predictable, but still entertains nicely. ^_^
Pretty Girls [プリティガール]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Great cast, but the story is so predictable. Just by watching the first 5 minutes, you'll know how the episode will end. Glad there's only 9 episodes...
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Is it good? Maybe... but mostly maybe NOT! For some reasons I hate pride. Must be, because they say the drama's title 50 times per episode. Could also be the cry baby I forgot his name. "Waa, we ran out of orange juice aniki." The story could've been 3 episodes shorter. Sometimes nothing's going on. No dialogs; people just walking or standing there doing nothing at all. Just some camera pans and zoom in or out. I'm supprised they didn't film any actors sitting on the toilet for 15 minutes. Yuko and Kimutaku are good, but the story is slow and the side stories are mostly boring.
Proposal Daisakusen [プロポーズ大作戦]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice. You can't argue, there's eye candy for everyone. Story is nice and acting too.
Psychometrer eiji 1
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Story wise it's nice, but the characters are so damn annoying. You just want to smack them with a shovel behind the head.
Remote [リモート]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
I didn't expect much of this drama, but I was quite supprised. Kyoko isn't the best actress in the universe, but in this she's good. I don't know if it has to do that she plays an airhead. :P Some stories are ok, but for the most part this drama is great. :)
rinbukyoku [輪舞曲]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Interesting drama. A nice mix of suspense and drama. Kind of dark, but really enjoyable. The Japanese and Korean mix makes it somewhat special too.
Ring: Saishusho [リング 最終章]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Really scary, but not my type of drama. On the horror factor it's a 15 out of 10.
Sailor Fuku to Kikanju [セーラー服と機関銃]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
I liked it. Not as mass market, light or "friendly" as gokusen, yet not a full blown bloody Yakuza thing. A few parts bothered me, mostly due to the production and effects. That kind of left me thinking "what the..." . It might look kind of short, but it wouldn't been as good with more episodes.
Sapuri [サプリ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Ok drama. Deja vu. Like Anego in another setup, but Kame doesn't suck like Jin. >_< Awesome cast and enjoyable, but not much more...
Satomi Hakenden [里見八犬伝]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Had low expectation, since I hate the lead actor, but it was quite good.
Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu [世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Great drama. This thing is a real tear-jerkers, so make sure you have new a box of tissues before watching.
sekushii boisu ando robo [セクシーボイスアンドロボ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Funny stuff. They obviously don't take themselves seriously. A few tough subjects, great cast. The only bad thing, robo keeps yelling all the time for no good reason.
Shimokita GLORY DAYS [下北GLORY DAYS]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Meh. A few funny moments, but this is way too boring to watch. Yuta is overacting, if you can call that acting, and a few characters are just giving fake reasons to show their boobs. I was surprised tho, that Sora Aoi can act.
Shin Hoshi no kinka [新・星の金貨]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A sad, tearful drama.
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Shomuni 2 [ショムニ 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Shomuni Final [ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Great drama, great story and I even learned a lot about sushi. Just make sure you buy some sushi before watching this. ;-)
Stand UP!!
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Really fun to watch. It won't make you cry, but laugh a lot and that's good. :)
Star no Koi [スタアの恋]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Nice but it gets weird sometimes.
Summer snow
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
A sad drama. I enjoyed it.
Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Really funny.
Taiyo no Kisetsu [太陽の季節]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Nice drama with stuff you rarely see in J-dorama. A bit dark and twisted.
Taiyou no uta [タイヨのうた]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great cast with good chemistry. Interesting story, but predictable. The sound track is great. It's worth an extra point. :)
Teru Teru Ashita [てるてるあした]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
I was afraid that this was going to be "ame to yume" #2 and suck, but it isn't. :D A completly new story and characters. Not as good as "ame", but still great.
Tiger & Dragon [タイガー&ドラゴン]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Great show. Really funny. The only down side is there are a lot of wordplay that gets lost during the translation. Still an amazing drama.
Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go [特急田中3号]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Some episodes are better than others. The more dramatic ones are so-so, but the humorous episodes are great. Definitely not Tsukamoto Takashi's best drama tho.
Tokyo Friends [東京フレンズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Great drama with good music. Ai and Rio are great and kawaii! The only down side is that it's only 5 episodes of 75 minutes. :(
Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, tokidoki, Oton [東京タワー2007]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Gave it 6, because the 1st half is enjoyable. It definitely lacks meat. It should've been shorten by 2 or 3 hours. Just the same cry, run, eat, late for work, cry, run, eat, late for work, all the time.
Trick [トリック]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
One of my favorite. Scary and funny.
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Even better than the first one. Scary and funny.
Trick 3 [トリック3]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Not as good as the 2nd one IMHO, but great drama nonetheless.
Tsuhan-Man
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Nice drama with a lot of funny moments. Becky is quite good. We love shopping ;)
Virgin Road [バージンロード]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Waraeru Koi wa Shitakunai [笑える恋はしたくない]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
Meh. For a first time, I guess it's not too bad, but this ain't great or good. The only thing that kept me from watching until the end: only 3 episodes.
Warui Yatsura [わるいやつら]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Dark, twisted, surprising. It gets better and better as the story goes. If you like dark dramas, you'll love it for sure.
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Funny! Better than the movie.
Water Boys 2 [ウォーターボーイズ2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
Good, but as expected, pretty much the same plot as the 1st one. If you haven't watched it, you'll have a blast though. Even if I've seen the 1st one at least 2 years ago, I still remember a lot of the base story, so I couldn't enjoy it more. :(
Wedding Planner [ウエディングプランナー]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
Not bad. It's kind of slow at 1st, but it gets better. There are mostly funny moments and a few sad ones. A few episodes are dragging by moments though.
Yama Onna Kabe Onna [山おんな壁おんな]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
A few good jokes. If you're not offended by boobs jokes of course. A nice cast overall. Not something you'll remember in 5 years, but a good time waster.
Yasashii Jikan [優しい時間]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
Beautiful. Worth watching just for the landscape. Kind of slow paced and relaxed drama. Different than the urban and fast paced I've seen so far. Loved it.
Yasha [夜叉]
Rating: 10/10 (Watched)
Great action drama. A bit like 24 or Alias. There's some weird gay moments, but a must see anyway.

tabana's drama reviews (6)
Anna-san no Omame [アンナさんのおまめ]
Mitai naaaaaaaaaa [Rating: 8/10]
A light romantic comedy. This is Becky's first lead role and she doesn't disappoint. They're not taking themselves seriously, like when someone is replace with a dummy. Becky's really annoying, yet, you can't really hate her. Great cast and tongue-in-cheek humor. Recommended. ^_^
Dandori [ダンドリ]
Not waterboys [Rating: 6/10]
A lot of people are comparing it to waterboys, but it's not... really. They are both based on a school sports club and both have cross dresser, but that's it. Waterboys is way better. Some episodes are so cheesy, it's unbelievable. Not funny like waterboys and not as spectacular as well. Some aren't so bad, so you may watch it till the end. I'd prefer putting a pineapple up my butt than to watch that again. Yes, a pineapple... Pretty girls doesn't make up for boring story.
kusenosu [クセノス]
Not a AV movie with a plot [Rating: 8/10]
I wasn't expecting much. Dramas with nudity tend to suck a lot. This one though as real actors, not AV stars. Although most of the nudity is obviously made to please, it disappear/fade after a few episodes. The story is great. Dark, twisted, good plot. This is not a AV movie with a plot. ;) I loved it.
Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース]
Nice [Rating: 8/10]
Nice story and cast. Horikita Maki's performance was awesome. The plot can be slow sometimes, but if you're a girl and a cute guys fan, you'll find it perfect. :D I had fun watching it. In my humble opinion, Horikita Maki's performance saved the show. She was very credible. If it wasn't for her, I'm not sure if it would have been that good. Yamashita Tomohisa was funny too.
Shimokita GLORY DAYS [下北GLORY DAYS]
Meh. [Rating: 6/10]
Meh. A few funny moments, but this is way too boring to watch. Yuta is overacting, if you can call that acting, and a few characters are just giving fake reasons to show their boobs. I was surprised tho, that Sora Aoi can act. Unless you're a guy and a sukebe with nothing to watch, you should skip it or watch the actresses other release. :P
Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, tokidoki, Oton [東京タワー2007]
Dragging.... [Rating: 6/10]
1st half is enjoyable and gave it 6, because of that. This drama definitely lacks meat. It should've been shorten by 2 or 3 hours, if not more. It's just the same cry, run, eat, late for work, cry, run, eat, late for work, all the time. :bleh: I'm sure the special is 10 times better than this. It took me 4 months to watch the last 5 episodes. Yes, I prefer washing the toilet bowl to this.

   

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