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The Short Reviews

July 3, 2011

This post focuses on ten short reviews of Japanese dramas that I have watched including the popular Hana Yori Dango and 1 Litre of Tears. I had put this particular piece on its own page, but I feel that it has been in the back burner. I mean, I’ve even forgotten about it until I happened to find it. So, here it is! These set of reviews are not as profound as my reviews of other dramas, however, I have rated them. 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest which means utterly awesomeness! Be aware that these were written when I first started my blog and I tried my best to remember the drama. I also did add a few more details to the ones that didn’t have so much detail! So… I guess you can say this is kind of my recycled one year gift for all my readers! Haha!

1 Litre of Tears / 1リットルの涙: This is definitely a heartbreaking drama. Once I finished watching this I started seeing life in a whole different perspective. I loved the cast and the soundtrack. Just about everything was spot on for me, though I wish Aya’s romantic interest was a bit more focused on.  I highly recommend this drama, this is a tearjerker so bring out the tissues! 4.5/5 Read the rest of this entry ?


Beck Cast Members Appear at HMV Shibuya

August 1, 2010

The cast members of upcoming movie, BECK, appeared at HMV Shibuya and held a talk event (limited to 100 fans) on August 1. The movie is based on Harold Sakushi ‘s manga of the same title. Beck was published by Kodansha in Monthly Shonen Magazine from 2000 to 2008. TV Tokyo also aired an anime from 2004 – 2005. The movie will be out September 4, 2010.

I’ve never read the manga or watched the anime, but I knew of Beck. I didn’t even knew this was made into a movie and the earliest date for teasers are from April. Read the rest of this entry ?


Oguri Shin Compliments His First Movie

July 13, 2010

Oguri Shun held an event for his first movie as a director, “SURELY SOMEDAY“, at the Tokyo International Forum on the July 11th. At the Tokyo International Forum, the cast and Shun watched the movie with an audience and Oguri said, “Wow, that was a great movie!“. The movie will be released in Japan on July 17, 2010.

WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?! Oguri Shun directing? Well, I read that he was secretly filming the movie last summer, so that might be why I did not hear about it sooner. And I never really bumped into information about this…. All right I did actually. I was surfing through Koide Keisuke and Tsumabaki Satoshi‘s work and SURELY SOMEDAY came up. I failed to notice that Oguri Shun was the director, way to pay attention Chukuma!

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