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arashinokoto's drama votes (4)
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
credit goes to nagase hiromi or masha.. he did so well.. an exciting drama that does not miss out on what the audience wants.. lots of emotional parts too..
Gokusen [ごくせん]
it's great..!! matsujun really rocks in the show.. as sawada shin.. the other guys in 3D are good too.. like oguri shun ishigaki yuma narimiya hiroki and waki tomohiro.. nakama yukie was the best.. the supporting cast was great too..
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
suge dorama.. i really loved it.. made me cry every episode.. sakuraba yuichiro.. arai sakura.. kaede.. azusa.. satsuki.. ryo.. otousan to tsutomu.. kawaii kazoku da ne~
Renai Hensachi [恋愛偏差値]
great great drama.. all stories were poignant in my mind long after watching the dorama.. i enoyed the stories soo much.. the four female leads were really the best..

arashinokoto's artiste votes (9)
Koyuki [小雪]
although always a supporting actress until kimi wa petto came along.. she did really convincingly in mukodono as ryo's teacher and in IWGP.. in one she was a nice teacher with money probs.. but in the other she appeared with a nice front but actually was rather possessive..
Matsumoto Jun [松本潤]
matsujun has improved a lot since miman days.. loved him in gokusen esp as sawada shin.. also his performance as kindaichi was great too.. in kindaichi he's funny but in gokusen he's cool and aloof.. i love both matsujuns..
Narimiya Hiroki [成宮寛貴]
kakkoii hito jyan.. he was really great in gokusen as noda.. esp in that ep when he was helping shizuka sensei.. he also cameo-ed in kindaichi 3 as ageha and in kisarazu as jun.. matsujun's great friend.. :)
Ninomiya Kazunari [二宮和也]
ninomiya kazunari.. he deserves the vote for being a young actor starting from 14 and was great in akimahende! his popularity is still rising.. did a nice job in netsuretsu teki chuuka hanten as nanami-kun.. he did well in that ep featuring matsumoto rio..
Oguri Shun [小栗旬]
he did really well in summer snow i must say.. also his splendid performance in gokusen as ucchi made me sit up and notice him more.. saw him in gto, though i must say his gokusen performance was more to my liking.. kakkoii..
Sakurai Sho [櫻井翔]
he did a lot a dramas like kisarazu's cat's eye, and tengoku ni ichiban chikai otoko.. one he acted as a loving nursery teacher, the other a wierd but loyal baseball player and another a high school kid abused by his father.. his skill at playing a variety of roles are amazing.. sho-kun really has the calibre..
Shinohara Ryoko [篠原涼子]
although she acts mostly as supporting roles.. she's really great.. can act real well.. especially stellar performances in mukodono and renai hensachi.. her role in mukodono as satsuki is real memorable as her acting skills really showed in the series..
Suzuki Anne [鈴木杏]
i first sat up and noticed her when she was acting as satsuki in akimahende! afterwards in kindaichi 3 as miyuki.. she did just as well in that if not better.. being such a young actor since aimahende days.. i really support her.. an-chan ganbatte!!
Uchida Yuki [内田有紀]
i thought she acted really well in akimahende!, big wing and namida o fuite etc.. but she did make an impression on me.. all roles as different but equally poignant.. she's so cute too.. made me enjoy her acting..

arashinokoto's dramas (65)
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
funny sometimes.. also about kinship and a wierd obachan.. i like daiki..and suzuki an can act, although she's only 11 at that time.. the thing this drama lacks is the touch of reality in a family drama..
Big wing [ビッグウイング]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
kassy was good in it.. i liked uchida yuki since then.. but still not as memorable as itazura na kiss.. all the substories were great.. made me cry like hell..
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
a superb drama.. i can't believe how much i enjoyed it.. masha looks really kakkoii and nanako is beautiful.. all the episodes are good.. i can say safely this is the best of 2003 as of yet..
Bokura no yuuki ~miman toushi~ [ぼくらの勇氣 ~未滿都市~]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
i didn't like the starting few epsiodes.. until when all of them got together to make that radio thing then did i start to enjoy the show.. kinki kids did very well.. and mtasujun and aiba tooz.. kohara yuki was real good.. cho kakkoii..
Brand [ブランド]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
i loved the theme song by imai miki.. the show although focused on the lead actors.. gave an insight of the work done at these kind of designer houses..
Double score [ダブル スコア]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
this 8 is for oshio manabu, who looks great in the drama.. the stories are rather common for a police drama.. and the ending not superb.. especially love the episode where kitajima's gun was stolen.. that was touching and unique.. sorimachi was funny too..
Fire Boys [ファイアーボーイズ 〜め組の大吾〜]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
woah.. i loved it..! filled with touching stories.. and also reality.. i loved the cast.. especially amakasu!! tsuka-chan kakkoii.. yamada takayuki did a great job.. katsurayama shingo looks good here too..
Food fight [フードファイト]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
a show i watched when i was young.. obviously i liked seeing him eat in those competitions.. lion heart was the reason i got into j-pop..
Friends [フレンズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
wonbin.. i like him in the show.. his smile and everything.. kyoko was still as cute.. storyline was great.. applaud the actors for learning each others' language for this show..
Furuhata Ninzaburo 2 [古畑任三郎 2]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
not as great as i expected it to be.. sometimes when the answer gets too easy to guess, the surprise element is not there anymore.. also i got a little sick of furuhata's voice and way of talking.. ^^''
Gokusen [ごくせん]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
i loved matsujun in this show.. probably the best show of 2002.. nakama yukie was funny and the five guys complement her.. sawada shin left a great impression on me.. matsujun ganbatta..
Golden Bowl [ゴールデンボウル]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
nice.. but hitomi looks a little old for takeshi.. nvm.. the show's nice because of the bowling competitions.. kuroki hitomi rocks man!! she's so successful..
GTO [麻辣教師]
Rating: 7/10
okay... but takashi sorimachi was a little too not good-looking for the teacher role.. matsushima nanako.. in a non-serious role.. wierd but refreshing..
Hatachi no kekkon [20歳の結婚]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
yuka... one of my favourite geinojin.. she's good in the show.. maybe a little shouty.. but oshio manabu and yonekura ryoko complement her.. eiji kakkoii!!
Hero
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
what i liked about it is the kimutaku is hopelessly gorgeous.. and matsu takako can act well no matter what the role.. the cases are interesting too..
Hito ni Yasashiku [人にやさしく / 3ピース]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
great.. as i liked shingo in it.. and the kid is realllly cute.. made him cry everyepisode.. and sophia's mitsuru in his first drama role was impressive..
Home & Away [ホーム&アウェイ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
a great performance by nakayama miho.. what a beautiful drama.. the stories were all touching and the cast was perfect.. miho-chan did really well as kaede.. thought the last ep was a bit rushed though..
Hoshi no kinka 1 [星の金貨]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
to be honest i likes shin.hoshi no kinka better.. at least it had an ending i liked.. but this was good because as the show goes on.. you'll like the main actor more and more.. and pity sakai noriko so much..
Ikebukuro West Gate Park [池袋ウエストゲートパーク]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought & Watched)
scary drama.. the story is packed full of stuff.. so much so that until the last episode i was really tired from keeping up with it.. but nagase tomoya was convincing and the rest of the cast good... though too many dead people scenes made me a little uneasy..
Itazura na Kiss [イタズラなKiss]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
great show.. arghz.. takashi kashiwabara is good.. i loved the storyline.. for the hopelessly romantic.. sato aikoreally did fit the image of someone hopelessly in love with irie naoki.. go kotoko!!
Itsumo futari de [いつもふたりで]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a love story.. haven't watched one in ages so this one was a breath of fresh air.. sakaguchi kenji, usually don't think of him as romantic lead-type, but in this drama he did great.. so was matsu takako.. katsurayama shingo did well in replacing the ever kakkoii kassy..
Jinbe [じんべえ]
Rating: 6/10 (Watched)
boring.. i thought.. hiro-san disappeared from the scene in 3 eps.. and the storyline was not to my liking.. i can't stand non-traditional relationships.. matsu and tamura..?! no way.. also tsuyopon was not impressive..
Kabachitare! [カバチタレ!]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
the banter between the two women is fast and witty.. takako and eri did a really great job in convincing viewers about their roles.. yamashita tomohisa looks great in the show.. and tsumabuki satoshi was refreshing..
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
woah.. matsujun..!!! another defining role for him ne.. the plot, though not really realistic on the whole, managed to stay probable because the development of the cast was somehow right.. koyuki and matsujun was a great combi..
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikembo 3 [金田一少年の事件簿 3]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
i liked it better than the first series with tsuyoshi probably because i like matsujun.. he's really cute as kindaichi.. an-chan was great as miyuki.. many actors cameo in this series..
Kindaichi shonen no jikenbo 2 [金田一少年の事件簿 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
the theme song is good.. and whatever it is domoto tsuyoshi is THE kindaichi who can pull it off.. matsujun though cute is a little un-kindaichi
Kisarazu Cat's Eye [木更津キャッツアイ]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
okada junichi did really well in his first leading role.. bussan kakkoii..!! sho was really great as bambi too.. everyone in the show was funny and the plot was interesting.. can't wait to see the movie..
Long Love Letter [ロング・ラブレター〜漂流教室]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
nice show with .. with takako and yosuke collaborating for the first time.. yamapi was as usual cool and yamada was great.. but the story was a little on the science fiction side.. and the ending a little to not what i expected..
Love letter
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
okay but.. a little confusing.. kassy doesn't appear much really.. but the last scene when the girl opened the book really broke my heart.. :sobz: poor kassy desu ne.. that was so sweet..
Manhattan Love Story [マンハッタン ラブストーリー]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
super funny dorama deshita yo..! loved all the main cast a lot.. but tencho was the best, just with facial expressions he can make me laugh so much.. shinobu-kun saikou..!
Marusa!! [マルサ!!]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a 8.5.. great drama with hilarious parts as well as emotional parts.. love the cast as well.. tommy! ^^ i like watching the methods they used.. though the plans could be more explained in the drama..
Messengers [メッセンジャー]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
interesting plot on cyclists.. love kyono kotomi here.. though rather predictable, it gets to the point that i'm watching for the pleasure of seeing them succeed.. a must-watch movie if you want to feel good..
Mukodono 2003 [ムコ殿2003]
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
okay.. i was skeptical.. i never thought the sequel would be anything close to the first one.. but in fact, this one was equally great..! this time, concentration on the family instead.. the script was one of the best i've seen.. loved it..!
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
this was the best drama i watched in 2001.. i really liked sakuraba yuichiro.. every episode made me cry.. aiba was sweet.. as takeyama ryo-chan da.. interesting scenes of family..
Namida o fuite [涙をふいて]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
another great drama... every episode made me cry.. credit should go to all the children.. nino, ueto, tatsumi and kamiki.. they were good.. eguchi yosuke was really funny as katsuo.. and the rest of the cast kanpeki..
Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten [熱烈的中華飯店]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
quite a good drama.. everyone in the show left an impact on me.. sad parts as well as interesting scenes sprinkled thoughout the drama.. suzuki kyoka was good.. so was nino as nanami kenta..!!
Never Land
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
okay.. i watched it for ken and jr.tachi.. a little wierded out by everyone having their problems.. a plot with too many things due to to many leads..
News no onna [ニュースの女]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
cant remember the storyline anymore.. but whatever it is the lead actress was really good.. and takki.. argh.. cute..
Ningen shikkaku [人間・失格]
Rating: 5/10 (Bought & Watched)
twisted story.. a little scary you know.. as i cannot stand watching the guys being tortured.. arghz..
Oishii Kankei [おいしい關係]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
i loved it! karasawa toshiaki is so kakkoii back then! great chemistry between oda and momoe.. and the other cast members complement well.. an interesting storyline..
P.S. Genki desu, Shunpei [P.S.元気です、俊平]
Rating: 6/10 (Bought & Watched)
it wasn't really grest.. asaka seto looks way too old for small little koichi kun.. i did not really enjoy it..
Pride [プライド]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
wow!! a really great kimura drama.. i loved seeing halu being so in love with aki.. the scene where he threw away the pink ribbons broke me up.. takeuchi yuko and kimura both did great jobs!
Renai Hensachi [恋愛偏差値]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
one of the best shows i've watched.. everyone in the cast did a great job.. nakatani miki and okada junichi, inagaki goro and tokiwa takako, zaizen naomi, shibasaki kou and kassy.. the concept was great..
Rookie!
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
better effort than p.s genki.. i liked the stories incorporated in the story.. and koichi was convincing as a police officer.. his partner was really funny..
Sekai de Ichiban Atsui Natsu [世界で一番熱い夏]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
not a drama of my type.. but i give credit to the plot... i really liked kazama shunsuke in the show.. very convincing
Shin Hoshi no kinka [新・星の金貨]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
i liked tatsuya in the show.. hoshino mari did her job well.. although it had a little too many sad events happening in the show.. it's still good as my fave character was hiroto..
Shomuni [ショムニ]
Rating: 7/10 (Watched)
as i watched shomuni 2 first so when i watched this.. was a little impatient in the starting when everyone had to know everyone first for the show to continue.. but it was good.. kyono kotomi really shone in the series..
Shomuni 2 [ショムニ 2]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
funny.. that's the only way i like esumi makiko.. other shows like love revolution made her seem wierd.. but she's really suitable for this role..
Shomuni Final [ショムニ ファイナル/庶務二課]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
i've always loved shomuni evey ep has a happy ending style of drama, and this final addition is good! i love maekawa shacho to bits! ^^ all the returning cast did a great job, especially toda naho.. a drama that provided a lot of laughs..
Shota no sushi [将太の寿司]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
it wasnt my favourite kassy drama but it was good.. all those sushi competitions were why i watched this show.. and this show introduced me to kaneko ken..
Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi [空から降る一億の星]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
actually i dun know what rating to give.. didn't really enjoy it until ep8.. but the last episode was so poignant that i just kept crying for yuko and ryo.. both did a great job.. so did kanzo and yuki..
Stand UP!!
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
yappari ne.. with all my favourites actors.. and it didn't let me down.. nino, yamapi, nari, ogushun, anne-chan.. yatto ganbatta ne.. an interesting plot with great acting.. perhaps it would be the people in the show that i will remember..
Strawberry on the shortcake [ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ]
Rating: 7/10 (Bought & Watched)
okay.. but takki was really not at his best.. kubozuka yosuke and uchiyama rina stole the show.. and let's not talk about kyoko..
Suekko chounan ane san nin [末っ子長男姉三人]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
okada-kun looked so kakkoii in it..! and the storyline was just right for a sunday drama.. harada tomoyo was beautiful and koyuki did great..! mainly about the family, but somehow it works for me.. ^^
Summer snow
Rating: 9/10 (Watched)
one of the best shows.. tsuyoshi was funny but sweet and hirosue ryoko really fit the image of pale and sickly.. the other people in the family was good like the sis and bro(oguri shun) of natsuo and imai tsubasa
Tengoku ni ichiban chikai otoko 2 [天国に一番近い男 - 教師編]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
kato ai was good... and sakurai sho was really convincing as toudou ayumi.. i liked the show because the storyline was good and unusual..
Trick [トリック]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a little bit hard to understand.. esp the last episode.. but whatever it is.. abe hiroshi did a great job.. he's so funny.. nakama yukie was really good too as naoko.. just the person for that role..
Trick 2 [トリック2]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
i liked it.. but this season ueda plays a bigger role in solving the cases.. a bit kindaichi-like.. hilarious scenes were still obvious in the drama.. and the stories are more gory than the first one.. with more murder cases.. the main cast of nakama, abe and namase were good..
Trick 3 [トリック3]
Rating: 9/10 (Bought & Watched)
i would never have given the drama this high if not for the ending.. i LOVED it..!! this time, more emotion given to ueda and kikuchi, although not ishihara-like, gets funny after a while.. a great drama i thought.. nakama yukie mo kirei..!
Water Boys [ウォーターボーイズ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
i really enjoyed the show.. haven't laughed this much in a drama for ages.. moriyama-kun did great.. and so did the rest of all the guys.. it showed how the guys progressed.. their changes in thie beliefs and attitude.. eita kakkoii..!!
Yamato Nadeshiko [やまとなでしこ【大和撫子】]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
nice to see nanako becoming from a flirty only-money-matters girl to someone who was willing to give up her dreams for love..
Yan Papa [やんパパ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
nagase-kun has done it again.. made me cry i mean.. i didn't expect it to be so good.. and the addition of anime in the show was really brilliant.. though the ending was expected, it didn't spoil the whole drama.. the kids did well.. esp sakurako.. goto maki was good too..
Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru [ヤンキー母校に帰る]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
a great drama.. never actually watched takenouchi yutaka in action, but this time i'm sure of his acting skills.. another good story with a superb cast.. it's a real story ne.. makes me feel i want to go there..
Yoiko no Mikata [よい子の味方]
Rating: 8/10 (Bought & Watched)
this is a great drama.. sho as taiyo really rocks.. and all the kids are just soo kawaii.. you learn a lot about children and how they think.. kenta-kun kawaii..!!
Yome wa mitsuboshi [嫁はミツボシ]
Rating: 8/10 (Watched)
i've never watched kimura yoshino before this and i have to admit she's good.. loved satoru to bits! however the story is rather similiar to others, and only watching it in 2004 made it all the more obvious..

arashinokoto's drama reviews (20)
Akimahende! [あきまへんで!]
akimahende! [Rating: 7/10]
what i think was good about this drama was that the four children each had their own troubles.. but still came together because of katsura-san.. uchida yuki stole the show as sumire the bank worker in love with her boss and would go to any means to capture him from his successful wife.. nino in one of his first roles in drama did well as daiki who didn't want to follow the path his father planned out for him and rather follow his own dream.. but the credit should go to suzuki an as satsuki.. as such a young actress at that time.. she managed to pull off the role convincingly.. all the characters complemented well together..
Bijo ka Yajuu [美女か野獣]
subarashii.. [Rating: 9/10]
i loved it..!! so much so that i finished it in less than 2 days.. from the beginning, i already loved the setting in a newscenter.. and also the main cast of nanako and masha.. but as i watched on.. masha's character, nagase hiromi, slowly grew on me, and i fell in love with hiromi-chan.. his carefree attitude.. but always knowing when to be serious.. i loved his serious moments a lot.. because he seems so happy-go-lucky, when he is serious, it really shows how important makoto is to him.. nanako did well as makoto, protraying a successful career woman.. well she really looks like it.. the rest of the cast were funny and serious at the same time.. and i loved the scene of the studio and control room.. nagase looks so cool when he says [ok.. cue..!!]
Bokura no yuuki ~miman toushi~ [ぼくらの勇氣 ~未滿都市~]
yuuki.. [Rating: 7/10]
the last thing yuri said.. interesting storyline.. but it started out slow.. and i really didn't like to see the children and teenagers fighting over food and shelter.. it really mademe consider not finishing.. but at the end when all of them got together as a group i really enjoyed the show.. the scenes against the army were funny.. :) tsuyoshi and koichi did great.. tsuyoshi put just the right amount of hilarity in the show.. matsujun in his first role was real convincing.. kohara yuki and aiba were so cute.. but credit really did have to go to hosyo mai.. she was at her best.. i enjoyed the rest of the cast too.. shibasaki-san, ryu, makoto, ricky.. watch it if you like plots on survival..
Fire Boys [ファイアーボーイズ 〜め組の大吾〜]
inochi o mamoru tameni.. [Rating: 9/10]
i was thinking.. so waterboys is good because it is really a seishun drama.. but now another one but with all "older" people.. somehow it wouldn't appeal to me.. but as i watched on, i laughed and cried (mostly) together with the cast.. it is a great drama with great plots.. and i'm filled with respect for this job.. firefighters saikou..! my favourite character would definitely be amakasu, played by tsukamoto takashi.. he's the main reason i wanted to watch this, but as time went on, i grew to like his character a lot.. <3 all the cast did great.. they really made the character theirs with their superb acting.. watch it if you want to feel really touched at the way daigo would go all out to save a person.. i kept thinking if the person trapped was me, how grateful i would be for those shouboushi..
Gokusen [ごくせん]
sugoi.. [Rating: 9/10]
it's really great.. i thought.. so much of a higher calibre than GTO.. at least now you have students who can act and are funny to boot.. nakama yukie was very successful as yankumi.. and it seems like all due to this drama she has gone to greater heights in japan.. matsumoto jun is convincing as shin.. as i watched the drama.. i cannot help hoping matsujun would one day tell yankumi about his feelings for her.. :) the other guys are good too.. and they complement shin to like form a group of five guys with wierd appearances but kind hearts.. best drama i've watched for since a long time.. simply cannot forget the plot..
Kimi wa Petto [きみはペット]
okaeri, sumire-chan..! [Rating: 8/10]
i fell in love with matsujun all over again.. this time because he's so cute as momo..! a drama with an interesting plot.. as i watched, i was touched at how far momo would go just to get sumire-chan's attention.. just like what a pet would be like.. koyuki-san is beautiful, as usual.. but this time, her acting skills really shown itself.. not much development on the other cast (it's a love story after all).. but eita, ishihara satomi did well.. i loved yamashita shinji and watanabe ikkei's acting.. they really made me laugh.. but the star of the show, momo ne.. matsujun brought out goda takeshi's character really well.. though it does seem a bit wierd for a woman to keep a pet.. i was still touched by momo's thoughtfulness.. though sumire and hasumi should have married though.. and kept momo as their pet.. =P
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikembo 3 [金田一少年の事件簿 3]
matsujun really pulls it off.. [Rating: 8/10]
matsujun did really well as the kindaichi in this new series.. though everyone would always think of tsuyoshi first when they think of kindaichi.. matsujun brought a refreshing new image to the teenage detective.. that was matsujun's aim in the first place.. and i'm glad he acheived it.. suzuki an did well as miyuki protraying a girl who gets sad when kindaichi looks at another girl or when she is betrayed by a friend.. but as usual always there for kindaichi whenever he needs help.. the last scene of all kindaichi dramas are sweet.. i always looked forward to those.. great job by two young actors..
Kisarazu Cat's Eye [木更津キャッツアイ]
kisarazu.. cats! nyah..! [Rating: 8/10]
the first episode already made me interested as funny scenes were everywhere in the dorama.. the characters were all really special.. esp bambi.. so serious yet so sweet when it comes to moko-chan no koto.. bussan left a great impact on me.. it was the first time i watched a drama where i keep having the thought the lead was going to collapse anytime soon.. the show was filmed in a special way too.. drama fans probably watch lots of shows and are already used to seeing several "stories" happening at one time.. therefore the flashback method used in this show is really ineteresting and new.. it keeps you concentrated on one part of the story only to show the real happenings at the end..
Manhattan Love Story [マンハッタン ラブストーリー]
keiken to jinsei to tamashii.. [Rating: 9/10]
another great drama by matsuoka-kun.. love the plot.. now i have total admiration for the scriptwriter's ability.. he can create a story out of 8 characters and reverse and change it anyway he liked.. sugoi.. i loved all the the 8 characters. but my favourites have to be tencho and shinobu-kun.. matsuoka masahiro acted really well, just by using his facial expressions he transformed into a cautious, but actually passionate on the inside person.. while tsukamoto takashi was great as both a girl and a guy.. suge kakoii..!! kyaa.. when he plays the guitar i really just melt.. other actors like koizumi kyoko, oikawa, morishita, sakai, matsuo etc. all did a great job.. i laughed a lot during the whole drama.. and i really did enjoy it.. watch it if you can, because it's something not worth missing.. ^^
Marusa!! [マルサ!!]
zeikin.. [Rating: 8/10]
i really would give it an 8.5.. because i enjoyed all the stories tremendously.. right from the start, i was amazed at the lengths these tax evasion officers would go to catch someone.. the undercovers are funny, but convincing.. especially the one with miyake ken and nagai masaru as hosts in a nightclub.. that ep was super funny.. the cast, of course was great, what would you expect from esumi makiko? even though the emphasis was on the investigation, there was still enough development on the characters themselves to add a bit of familiarity into the story.. though the storyline is a little predictable, it's a show worth watching if you would like to learn more about tax evasion stuff.. i finally understand the meaning of [money laundering].. =P love the cast..!! tominaga-kun..
Mukodono! [ムコ殿/女婿大人]
fave drama of 2001 [Rating: 9/10]
i really loved this drama.. every episode made me cry right from the beginning.. nagase tomoya in his most memorable role ever as sakuraba yuichiro.. takeuchi yuko did a great great job.. protraying a very convincing sakura.. sweet and always there for yu-chan.. the banter between the family is interesting to see too.. timing of the scenes were perfect and that made the show go on really smoothly.. aiba was kakkoii to the right extent as takeyama ryo.. probably the role that i would like him best in.. and the rest of the family sugoi.. great casting.. i loved kaede and azusa and satsuki and tsutomu and everyone in the show..!!
Namida o fuite [涙をふいて]
teArZ.. [Rating: 8/10]
another great drama which really did make me cry in every episode.. i watched it of course.. for nino.. but as the story wore on, i found myself liking each and everyone of the cast more and more.. ueto aya did really well.. as did the other two boys as kota and ryota.. eguchi was funny but yet able to cry anytime.. reminds me of mukodono actually.. uchida yuki did well too..so did matsumoto of ulfuls.. i really liked the episode where kota and ryota had their school sports meet.. it was really sweet how everyone went to support them.. a good drama if you want to let off frustration.. just cry and cry.. most episodes will make you do that..:)
Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten [熱烈的中華飯店]
kono dorama ga suki da.. [Rating: 8/10]
well.. the reason i liked this drama was becuse shows whose timelines only last a short time interest me.. like this drama it lasts only the duration of a cruise ship vacation.. everyone in the show was great.. i won't be able to forget the character of each of the leads.. suzuki kyoka did a great job as shio and shiina kippei was humourous in a dark kind of way.. nino was cute and sweet at the same time as nanami-kun esp in the episode when he met the senpai he liked.. ato wa the rest of the cast .. kanpeki da.. even though the show focuses mainly on chuuka ryori, the development of each of the cast was good, and i got to see touching scenes everywhere in the drama.. a bit unrealistic, but it is a feel-good drama, so it worked.. ^^
Oishii Kankei [おいしい關係]
consomme..?! [Rating: 8/10]
there was no one in this drama i really liked, but when i watched the second episode i was hooked.. i didn't know why, but i got to love oda keiji a lot, even though he was so obnoxious at the beginning.. perhaps because of that, his smiles were really treasured by me.. karasawa toshiaki was the best! i can't believe how good he looked actually.. nakayama miho was just sweet yet strong enough.. she kinds of reminds me of myself sometimes >_< though the supporting cast wasn't very in the limelight, they complemented the story well.. being an old drama, the script was rather wierd, unlike the newer dramas, but it had its impact.. ending was a little rushed but since it was according to what i wanted i obviously loved it.. ^^ the food factor was a great plus too..!
Pride [プライド]
maybe..? [Rating: 9/10]
the previous kimura drama i watched was [sora kara..] and i expected this one to be the same, but it wasn't as the story went on.. i loved all the parts where halu showed how much he loved aki, it's been a long time since i'd seen such scenes of guys doing all they can for the girls they love.. kimura was great as halu, in fact, i can only picture him as halu, and takeuchi yuko was as usual superb.. the supporting cast of sakaguchi kenji, sato ryuta, ishida yuriko and esp ichikawa somegoro etc. really were so poignant that it made the drama even better.. script was great, really knew how to make me cry a lot.. i especially loved the scene where halu threw away the key with the pink ribbon, only to take out of his pocket another key with a ribbon as well, i completely broke down there.. a must-watch! kimura had done it again..
Renai Hensachi [恋愛偏差値]
really really good... [Rating: 9/10]
this drama kept me thinking about it after days of finishing it.. i loved all three stories, but the first was the most memorable... okada junichi really did a great job, surpassing his kisarazus' performance.. the casting was great.. everyone seemed perfect for their role.. all the female leads were superb.. special credit to nakatani miki for being so so good.. inagaki goro seem perfect for his role as natsume.. and tsunku and [bar AIR] fit into the show without a glitch.. i thought it was a very good idea to put three stories together.. somehow it worked even though i'm more used to the normal 12 ep 1 story style.. perhaps tv stations should try more of these type of dramas, the novelty makes it even better..
Stand UP!!
junketsu ka? [Rating: 8/10]
interesting.. have never seen a drama with this kind of plot before.. took a lot of risk to do ne.. but why it was so successful must be due to the stellar cast, ninomiya, yamapi, oguri, narimiya suzuki and the supporting cast.. all of them did great.. not a super plot though, what struck me most were the words used.. they really meant a lot.. to give a message to the audience kana? i would say credit should go to anne-chan.. she portrayed just the right image for a girl like chie.. and she did it really well.. another character that left me touched was ken-ken ne.. i somehow would prefer chie together with him.. maybe because i always believe that guys who know what they want always wins in the end.. but somehow.. well.. still great, i think.. <33
Tengoku ni ichiban chikai otoko 2 [天国に一番近い男 - 教師編]
toudou ayumi kakkoii.. [Rating: 9/10]
i loved the show because of two main things: the plot.. and toudou ayumi.. the plot was well written.. it made me look forward to each new task and wonder how matsuoka masahiro as okinojima kazuya would tackle it.. toudou ayumi made me really sit up.. he was the supposed good boy until the near the end of the show where he was finally found out.. sho did real well in one of his first roles and an especially difficult one at that.. also i found myself rooting silently for hinako, played by kato ai all the time.. she always gets bullied but at the same time always willing to forgive others easily.. [yudan desukedo..] haha..
Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru [ヤンキー母校に帰る]
omaeyaro..! [Rating: 8/10]
this is a really good plot.. and a real one too..! although full of new actors such as SAYAKA, ichihara hayato etc.. somehow they managed to come up with a great drama.. people like kato natsuki gave life to the story.. while cast like takenouchi yutaka and aiba masaki were really good at portraying new teachers who have much to learn.. yashiki sensei kawaii ne~ slowly he became to be a character i liked a lot.. as each episode progressed, you get to see the students change slowly.. even the teachers are learning new things everyday.. the theme song fit the drama very well.. congrats to all of the cast for creating such a realistic drama.. lots of new ideas that i've never thought of appeared.. hontou ni benkyo shimashita, atashi wa.. ato, toru kawaii..!! ^^
Yoiko no Mikata [よい子の味方]
boku suzuki taiyo.. gan-barimasu-..! [Rating: 8/10]
though yet another drama that tugs at the heartstrings.. i'd say, go on, tug at it.. just that this time it has a different fcus.. with a bit of comedy in it too, and it really makes me happy.. sho-kun did a great job and all the supporting cast were good too, such as matsushita yuki.. i really felt the love radiating from taiyo-sensei.. especially love the episode on kenta and daisuke.. my two favourite kids in the whole show.. why does kenta have to be so cute..?! i learned a lot from this show.. i guess every good drama does teach that, but somehow i won't forget himawari hoikuen ne.. everyone in arashi except nino is in it.. at least as cameos.. =P you get to see lots of motherly love.. kodomo ii ne.. i used to think kids are troublesome, but i guess their cuteness changes everything..

   

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