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Apr. 19th, 2012 12:42 am
Surprisingly easy-to-watch dorama. Nothing extreme, no visible peaks, no excruciatingly boring parts.

I started watching it for Fujiki Naohito mostly, but the rest of the cast was nice too. Amami Yuki (Satoko) doesn't overplay a lot, Otsuka Nene (Nao) doesn't either. Matsushita Yuki (Mizue) was kinda annoying, but maybe it's her character was, not the actress herself.

I liked that Satoko didn't choose to leave everything behind, but the way family situation was resolved for the rest of them was... disappointing. Then again, the message of dorama was different from "do whatever you want" - more like "communication is the key", as expertly demonstrated by main characters. The way they sorted out their troubles was... startling but refreshing. I wonder if this idea will take...
Every time I see Nishikido in a dorama, I'm startled by how well he acts. I keep forgetting that he is a good actor. Maybe not of Nino's level, but still very good.

The premise of the show is good, and execution is too. It has charismatic characters and is full of eye candy.

But there are some places that made me sad (aside from the premise, I mean). Almost every episode features real problems that are portrayed strangely. Guy who kills someone as a punishement for reporting him to police is considered sane. Why? I mean, from my uneducated point of view the guy who plotted to kill someone's daughter because they called police when he was rowdy might not be insane as in "cannot be held responsible for their actions" way but definitely in "spend his life in a padded cell" way.

Child abuse case has people looking the other way when that stuff happens in front of them.

And not even one episode sticks out of the set pattern. Never do they make an error in their investigation, and perpetrators never choose to confess. Asuka is always kept in the dark and doesn't suspect anything until faced with the truth.

Also, mind-blowing science! (yes, I know - what science in Japanese dorama). For example, Date has some powerful tranquilizer in his gun. Either it's magical or they just pass out from the pain of it. But not everyone. Magic! And what's that bullshit about newer scars covering up older ones so that they cannot be distinguished? Japan doesn't have proper coroners?

Usually after I watch something, I try to figure out who would like it. And in case of Japanese doramas it's always hard. Because if I'm completely honest, they rarely are good enough to recommend to someone who aren't familiar with delightful weirdness of Asian acting. This dorama is even harder than usual because I don't even know why I liked it. I blame the cast, of course: how could I not like something that brought together Sakai Masato, Ryo and Osugi Ren?
Ep. 2-12 Forget Me Not

God, this one is just chock full of pain.
The old people, the woman who forgets - my god, this post-it on her hair! - that asshole Ray, the graveling, poor Mason.

I don't dislike Daisy as much as I did when she just appeared, but god, why couldn't she NOT do it :(

Overall this series slowly slid from stupid comedy into full-blown drama. I guess that's why ratings went down, huh? People who started watching stupid comedy didn't want to watch sad stories with a twist. I wonder how much darker they could've gotten if the show wasn't stopped.

Also, in the second season they almost dropped the passing part. And sometimes they needed to wait for their reap to pass over and sometimes they don't need to.

I liked that both seasons ended definitely. Like they weren't expecting anything else. Like a period instead of ...
Ep. 2.04, The Shallow End, is the best so far.


Jan. 15th, 2010 03:35 am
it's waaaay better than I thought. It's actually IS a good story, and Shinohara really shines in it with her "working woman" charm.
I think many women working at the offices around the world might relate at the situations she gets into, and some are fairy-tale-like, the kind of fairy-tale most women like.

It gave me really warm and fuzzy feeling. As usual, Shinohara Ryoko-san no heroine didn't annoy me as much as usual Japanese girls, and her choices are mostly solid or easily explained by emotions.
Granted, that's partially screenwriter's achievement: Nakazono Miho also wrote Haken no Hinkaku, Star no Koi and Yamato Nadeshiko. Still, Matsushima Nanako and Fujiwara Noriko annoyed me much more.

I also surprisingly liked Akanishi in this dorama. Although his acting is a bit stiff, but only in this outstanding actors' company. In any other cast he would've fit right in. He had his good moments, too - when he didn't try to make a face.

What should I watch next though?
Ugh, how this girl is considered a good, responsible worker? Because she spends nights of her birthdays at the office doing useless work?
She came to the writer she is responsible for without reading their work. She is constantly rude to the brothers and GOD what an irresponsible thing to say to Satoshi? Even if she didn't see everything what is shown to us about Satoshi's job, why couldn't she just ask instead of calling him useless?

Another annoying quality of hers: she works hard, does all the right things (although what she does is mostly useless in terms of promoting their work) and then she goes and does something absolutely out-of-place.

Overall, not a bad series, but I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone, and if I saw it on TV, I probably wouldn't've watched. Even for Hongo and Kaname.


Dec. 31st, 2009 02:35 am
God, Sasamoto and Inoue are so silly and cute!
But she's pretty smart, although her "ch'" is harsh as hell. Seriously, fierce.

What's good here is that all characters seems to have comprehensive background. Not only main char's tragic event, but also divorced second-line char...

And not only that, usual "shades of grey" style is very strong here, with some characters directly pointing it out. Yet it shows that believing in best is not naivete, but perhaps a better way to live.

It's not obvious, but every ep is about 25 mins long. Feels much shorter, because they're action-packed, and much longer in retrospect, because of how much happens in every one. Yet every story is 3 eps long - plus starter and finale. So it's like mini-series or something.

The long attack part was rather spoiled by weird reactions of people. Why didn't he get down? Why all SPs were falling from one shot - weren't they supposed to wear jackets? How come no one was in that area?

Also, Ohashi's plotline was dropped rather abruptly. I hope it would be picked up in SP. I guess it's too much to ask for complete explanation of Ogata?


Dec. 29th, 2009 12:54 am

Really funny moment: when Bob takes out a headset and puts it on. It's clear that it's too small and there's no way headphones would reach his ears even if he weren't wearing a cap. So he had to cover headset with his hands.

The other thing: guy in the pictures, supposedly Bob before he gained weight, is obviously Indian. Well, definitely nothing like Japanese or even half.

And, of course, Todo's magical self-repairing sweater


Once again, time-frozen Japanese person.


I'm pretty sure flat they're renting was used for filming of Last Friends.

Jeez, those too really suit each other. Both are absolutely impossible, both disregard people around them and do stupid things. I would've killed both of them on the first day.

Poor, poor Shingo. I don't see this changing any time soon. He's amazingly patient and seems to be in for a heartbreak.

Weirdly, it reminded me of Castle: good balance of laughs and semi-smart things. And maybe I'm really broken-in into japanese drama for I don't find Fukakyon annoying if I don't see her overly often. Or rather, she doesn't annoy me the way Ishihara or Ayase do.


Dec. 28th, 2009 03:55 am
Lol, I could barely recognize Fukakyon here. In fact, the only reason I DID recognize her is because of her voice. I still can't figure why she looks so different.

I wonder if it was their intention to make the keitai look like Ultraman...

I don't really mind it that the girl is totally incompetent, but I'm really annoyed by how it portrayed as something that doesn't get in the way as long as she's able to follow orders.


I liked scene where this weird assistant was chasing Shingo. Yappari, Tamaki is good at being funny. Just like Eita is good at being gloomy.


IDK, I'm honestly baffled by the fact they're accepting boy not coming to his own damping party as a perfectly valid reason for suicide. Especially knowing that she didn't intend to jump from the start. That's a bit sudden.

And when disarming bomb - why couldn't they ask the culprit for the correct order to begin with?


Nice. Now it's ok to have people you loaned to steal money from your company so you could avoid going officially bankrupt, because you were taking care of your employees.

Love Story

Aug. 10th, 2008 01:12 am
Ep9 "Honto no kimochi" - Real feelings

Shingo-san, you can't play drunk to save your life. Just drink next time you need to.

Oh, god, I KNEW it, the third-to-last episode of DOOM! This damned diary has finally made an appearance.

How much is put into it, how letting go of it doesn't change much. Some material thing, no matter how big of a symbol it might be, can be a much smaller thing compared to memories.

Ep10 "Wakare" - Farewell
Ep11 "Taisetsuna mono" - Precious thing

This time I'm ready to believe that Shin-chan really was playing Memories of Alhambra himself. He had couple of months to learn it, after all, hehe

Kano-chan became kinda unreasonable, even if her wish for Nabetomo to come after her was absolutely natural. Still.

There is something weird in a way this dorama had hero and heroine kinda mixed up for me. Usually I'm annoyed with the woman, but by the end of this dorama I was thinking that Kou is totally annoying. Because, seriously, how can you claim that you only tell the truth (and do that too, for the duration of 9 episodes) and then suddenly start telling lies that are completely obvious?
Some might say that he didn't realise it himself, but didn't he write the RL-21 story? isn't it clear that he understands everything perfectly? Didn't he explain everything clearly to Kumiko?

Speaking of Kumiko. Although I can't imagine holding out for someone for such a long time, she earned my respect with how she never forced anything and how she laid everything out in the end.

Also, that dokkyuusei? Came out of nowhere, went nowhere and had a total of 10 minutes of screen time. What was the point? That she realises everything? Weird.

Okay, I have to say that OF COURSE I cried. 3 last episodes I cried. I cried during those last 5 minutes in ep 9 and first 10 of ep 10 and again on story with Kano and Nabetomo, and totally sniffed couple of times when situation in publishing company became unbearable.
But in the end, in the airport, I was smiling, and I totally watched the end scene, like, three times.

It might not be the best dorama I've watched, but it is nice.

Love Story

Jul. 28th, 2008 03:18 am
Ep1 "Tobenai tori" - Bird that doesn't fly

Aw, damn it, I get happier every time Shin-chan comes on screen! But his character's relationship with Kou-san is good, huuh... He seems like a nice person, even though a playboy.
And that woman - was she introduced yet? - she matched Kou-san word for word, I hope he'll tell off her boss for firing her.

What the heeeell! He really let her staaaaay!
Okay, Yuuka is pretty cute here <3

What's that, suddenly private conversation in the middle of business meeting?

I like that Toyokawa Etsushi is totally not pretty. His face is all weird and freckled, and his lips are strange, and he moves unnaturally.

Ep2 "Motenai futari" - Two that don't fit together

Goukon with people who know each other rather well is meaningless, no? They seem to have fun though, hmm...

Oh, what possessed her to say that? Why people even do things like this? What's the point? Even if that lie will not be exposed right away, it'll still be known later.

Ah, the soundtrack clashes so much with the theme song... It's mostly songs in English, absolutely unfitting... and knowing the Spitz' song is the theme song... erk.

Ep3 "Kimi no koi" - Your love

Ahahaha! I wonder what Nagase will do when he notices the door!

It's nice how all four of them are realising that they're with wrong people. But two of them know this for sure and two of them didn't even think about it beforehand.

Ep4 "Omowanu tenkei" - Unexpected development"

Yep. I think this concert was pretty much ruined for both of them.

Damn, Nakayama Miho has facial expressions so similar to Shibasaki Kou, it's scary sometimes.

Oh god, we're really expected to believe that these groomed and clearly female hands belong to Nabetomo?..

It's funny: the cover really looks good and fresh, so if father had to pull some strings to put it there, it's okay, because further works will be on his own, no?
But I guess it's hard to accept the fact that you can't do anything without your parents.

Ep5 "Chikazukitai yo" - I want to come closer

Wow, how cute it is! They're referring to Sorimachi/Matsushima wedding <3

Ep6 "Masaka no kisu" - No-way kiss

Aww, does he even know Nobita? Although he doesn't look like Nobita at all...
But Misaki's "I'll be your Doraemon" was soo sweet...

Funny, how could I think that Iketani is a bad guy after his talk with Yumi? When they were going through the company's building and discussing Nagase, they seemed shallow and maybe kind of mean, but I probably misinterpreted it because of words. Because now as I think about it, they're simply saying the obvious things, with Iketani being naturally aggravated with the whole ordeal.

BTW, isn't what Yamada does also considered sexuhara? Only in more refined way, no?
Although if Iketani really spent a night with her, it's different.

Ep7 "Saigo no de-to" - The last date

Okay, Iketani, that was... gross. You're cute and stuff, but it was gross.

Poor Nabetomo, to learn that this girl chased after him simply because she wanted to have an exciting life for once... That she never intended to chase him until the end... and to learn it all after he barely begun to really look at her.

Ah, the story is like Nagase and Sudou... Angel Tamura is, of course, Nagase, and the girl who committed suicide, is ... Misaki? Was he thinking of it this way when he wrote it? Or he realised it after he learned about her and Iketani?
Either way, sad.

Oh god. Kato looks SO much like Domoto Koichi! It's scary sometimes.

Kano-chan, you're saying that you can't dye your hair, but Yuuka, your hair are dyed!

It really depends on where you grew up, doesn't it?
One couple eats yakisoba and goes to the aquarium, and the other walks Omotesando?

Ep8 "Mata furareru no" - Dumping again

Gosh, so cute, Nabetomo! Rolling around the floor because something that is reality for you is already like a dream for her...
Oh, this was useless... But so pretty...

Ouch, Iketani... that was kinda...

Oh, my head is spinning. Kumiko was kinda unexpected, but now it's all totally got out of hand! Next ep is the 9th ep of doom! I'm scared to watch it! I'm relaying only on my stubbornness to get through it.
*sigh* If I don't manage to watch it this week...
Every episode opens properly with an opening, and ends with number of episodes left. And by the end opening is like an open book, practically telling about all characters outright...

Set-up is finished by 3rd ep, the one that had the lowest ratings. It has a feeling of calm before the storm. Finishing touches are applied: trade glasses for contacts, take pictures, explain the dorama's title, give a hint on why the father was killed, set up with friends.

From that moment on, it's "Ten little niggers". And it ends in a way anyone can relate to the feeling, this feeling of helplessness, when everything you do is no good and whole world is against you. The feeling that makes you really take a machine gun and just kill all people who made it possible to happen, all consequences be damned.

I like how the older men go easy on Izumi, being careful with their words and relaying their displeasure via Sakuma, whereas younger men are rejecting her outright and going against Sakuma to treat her like an ordinary schoolgirl.

Her father is also many-layered person, it seems. But as Izumi changes from the clumsy shy girl to the confident leader, all characters around her also change, from Sakuma to Mayumi.

It's difficult to watch at times, be it too fluffy suddenly, or too filled with comedy, but in the end it was.. okay, I guess. As with Papa to Musume no Nanokakan, it goes well with strict schedule, 7 episodes is perfect for this.

Oh, and this girl has truly invincible glasses! If my glasses were broken like that even once, they would've been useless O_O
ep.5 "Moto kano vs ima kano" - Ex-gf vs current gf.
Jeez, who hands in vacation form the day before vacation starts? It really looks like he didn't want to go. Also, I can't help but notice the change in his behavior towards Nao after Makoto came.

ep.6 "Kanojo no kokuhaku" - Her confession.
Nao is trying so hard, and this friend of hers became SO annoying when she felt that there is something wrong there.
Moreover, Makoto, if you're upset about how your father used to work all the time, why do you insist on acting the same way?

I'm feeling kind of bad for Fujieda. Even though he seems to be serious about Makoto and even scolded Touji, it's unlikely that she'll let him go. See, no matter how clearly he shows her that he has a new gf now, the one he as serious about as he was about her, she just doesn't stop trying. And it even hurts him as much as does her.

Damn, the Saito twin is good here. Not annoying like they always are, but pretty natural.

ep.7 "Mou ichido dakishimetai" - I want to hold you once again
Damn, those peak episodes are the worst. I can never understand why they like to peak up all the angst in one ep, it makes it so hard to watch!

I like Touji. He's mellow, he doesn't speak up soon enough. But he tries to not judge people and he learns from other people's way of life and their words.

ep.8 "Sankaku kankeina yoru" - The evening of love triangles
Touji is also a character that almost never smiles. Quite different from Tsuyoshi's usual.
And sadly, Uchiyama Rina does nothing for me. It's not even her character that bothers me - there's nothing to be bothered with. It's her. Even when Nao does something reasonable and understandable, I still think don't feel comfortable about it. She's a good actress, but...

Ah, he might not be so rough and loud, but Touji is just like his father. It's hard for him to talk about his feelings. At least, unlike his father, he's able to show it with gestures.

ep.9 "Honto no kimochi" - Real feelings.
Yuuji, the epitome of youth, unable to see and accept other's feelings, unwilling to stop pushing, to give time.
In a way, Nao acted the same way when she pushed for the answer, causing Touji to lie. Only she gave him more than enough time and trusted him before situation finally became unbearable.

Like I thought, although in the beginning it was obvious that pairings are good as they are, now I'm as stuck as Touji. There is Nao who was nothing but supportive and understanding until she caught them, and there is Makoto, who obviously was the best time of his life. So now when pairs are forcibly put on the screen together, it's vaguely annoying. I want to say "Give me time! Let me think this through!"

Ah, and of course, I keep forgetting of fake-triangle of Chitose, Hitoe and Yuuji.
And until Makoto mentioned, I never noticed that names situation is reversed! It's always girl who's always called by her first name, but boys are usually called with surname. It's the other way around here: everyone, both girls and Chitose, and family, are calling Touji by his given name, and girls get called by surname, both Hayakawa-san and Saeki-san.

ep.10 "Mou koi nante... soshite wakare" - Again the love... and break-ups
Hmm. Somehow, while totally expected, it still was unexpected situation. For reasonable and calm Nao to snap like this... But Touji's reaction was absolutely nothing surprising. Even sitting like this whole night.

Pictures of fish in Touji's room made me laugh. And row of Yaguchi Takao's "Tsurikichi Sanpei" too.

And we finally learn the name of Nao's friend: Manami.

They had me at the end, as always. I really thought it will end like this. And then less than 10 minutes before the end... still undecided...

And the collection of polaroids from the whole dorama, complete with silly faces and kiss scenes. Ah, I wish all doramas gave me that sense of completion instead of being upset over story being purposefully stirred up at the last moment!
Moto Kare

ep.1 "Sarariman 1nensei" - Salaryman on the first year.
Episode where we meet Hirosue Ryoko in her usual role of hard-working kind woman

ep.2 "Kanojo ni furareta riyu" - The reason she dumped him.
Where Hirosue Ryoko suddenly grows a spine and reveals her rebellion against her parents. Not all that unusual, as it's a common story line for her heroines, but still interesting because of the impact it has on this particular story

ep.3"Pea no storappu" - Paired straps.

Ah, I love the title sequence <3 It's so simple and pure and explains the story immediately!
And places, oh my god, places! Movies at Odaiba,
transferring at Kudanshita in ep.3? And the bridge that I'm sure is West Park bridge on Odaiba... and pachinko mise that looks like the one across the road from Suidobashi...

ep.4 "Wasurerarenai koigokoro" - Unforgettable love
It's interesting how they always show Touji and Makoto working equally hard, but when they talk, it's obvious how different their reasons for working hard are.
For now I'm thinking that current pairings are perfect: Touji and Nao, Makoto and her boss, Fujieda. Although in the latter case Makoto's coworker's warning comes to mind...

Just who are her parents, how they treated her for her to say with such convincion:
Sono henni yasashii suki janai
I tried, I really tried, but, like I said, I just can't do it. Maybe when I get my dvds and sit down to rewatch it, I'll be able to say something else, but for now...

3.01 Welcome Wagon

So from the start I guess it's clear that Hearst is our choice.
So much for not pissing anybody off, Veronica. You kinda pissed TA already.

wwwooow, new op is woooooow and the scene after it? HOT!

Really, Keith, you just take this briefcase with you after Vinnie took it?

Aaaand PLUNGING right in! New case! Old friends, new friends! Busting criminals! That's our Veronica.

Dick wasn't drunk. And when the hell he grew wit?

Please note that Keith haven't SEEN Cormac shooting Kendall. Although since he took Keith's pistol to shoot, we could safely guess that he intended to set him up.

ep 3.02 My Big Fat Greek Rush Week
And here it goes: Lamb is an asshole and Veronica is stuck figuring out what happened. Willingly, of course, just... not viewed as a good person by the victim and without hope for cooperation.

Logan has interesting choice of classes. As does Wallace.
And journalism teacher's totally calling Veronica a bitch.

OMG they are doing THE experiment! The Stanford prison experiment! That's SO cool!

Mars family does everything together. They live together, they grieve together, they fuck up together even being in different states.

ep 3.03 Wichita Linebacker
I have some things to say about the new opening.
First. The colors. I keep flashing back to BtVS, with their "someone forgot to pay for the light". It makes me nervous without even watching the actual episode!
Second. Note that every character is given at least two expressions, first being kinda curious and second being totally suspicious and condemning.

ep 3.04 Charlie Don't Surf
I actually don't see how Logan can be 'burning through' his trust fund, it doesn't look like he's spending much - aside from the room, actually.

This is actually pretty amusing to have such a heat raised by feminists about those rapes in this particular episode. Truth is that I started watching it immediately after reading [ profile] _allecto_'s Firefly rant.

ep 3.06 Hi, Infidelity
THe one thing I just kept thinking: where the hell is Mac when she's needed?

The rape story really didn't need Logan in it. Seriously. Say "no" to LoVe-bashing.
(omg I totally just used a shipper expression)

ep 3.07 Of Vice and Men
Piz doing puppy-eyes. Just shoot me now. I'm really starting to like him.
Sad thing that the character looks like Dale from Private Practice and acts kinda like Dale. Sad.

Yep, college is a little bigger than high school. More people wanting to find people or stuff.

Trust issues. Big ones. AND urge to hurt everyone who have chance of hurting her before they do it.
Both of them... kinda deserved it, but not this harsh, definitely not like that.
Besides, didn't we go through this already?

And WHAT kind of idiot doesn't pick up the phone and call someone when they KNOW what exactly is happening?
I'm guessing that's the mark of the truly great TV show for me: when I can't find words to describe the latest episode unless it's in response to someone else's words, when I'm too overwhelmed to see separate facts until way after I saw them, when I need some time after each episode (or sometimes during it) to catch my breath and figure out just what the hell had just happen.
It was that way with Studio 60 and it is this way with VM: I would try to type down my thoughts after the episode but nothing comes out; I would try to stop and jot down stray thoughts during it - they don't make sense and too scattered.

I LOVE it. I really hope I'll find some time to sit down and rewatch both S60 and VM.


Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:52 pm
I wonder. Guy doesn't know who he is and where he's from, he doesn't trust members of the same gang he's obviously from, but a girl who rejected him says "Go" and he goes.
Wow, that's probably more blood person gives when donating?
Preacher sounds like a broken record. Because he is broken, lol.

Well, that'll teach you to believe everything you've been said.
I wonder if Ema is able to cross the borderline?
I also wonder what will happen if normal person will try to stop Peace? Will he kill them, even though they done nothing against the rules? or is resistance to Peace against the rules by default?
And what ARE the rules anyway? Honest wish to kill someone for real? At least it seems so.
Then again I wonder about this 15 y.o. thing: there are plenty of adults walking around, like Kouya owner, or the preacher, or that salaryman guy?

It looks like Ema never appeared before Peace kill his intended victim before. Then again, nobody but her never resisted him before, probably.
Hehe, she should stop wearing long sleeves, the way they become torn every time.

It was stupid to think that bus really will leave Shibuya.
How long it will take for him to notice the Eye?
So only Ema has power to _kill_ Peace, even though anyone could kick and beat him? I still wonder who's that Kouya owner?

So adults are involved too, huh? Saying itterassai? And every adult could turn Peace?
Her hand cleared. No mark anymore. Weird. Because someone was killed, even though it wasn't her?
Wow. Nice comeback. It IS for him to decide, especially when you're hiding so much from him.
Yes, it seems that the only reason is strong wish to kill someone. Others think of death as of something pure and not related to them, they don't mind people dying, but do not really try to actively kill somebody.

Ahaha, how Kengo-san reacts to DJ's 'yo's, hahaha! And he showed wrong fingers too.
Can't get over the lack of keitai.
"Who is dark man".
Wow, this is interesting. So naturally, you can't leave before you die properly, but why the change then?
Oh, the Peace is back. And someone's keeping Ema away from him.
Who are you asking for help, they all are adults!

Okay. Did she get out or did she not?
Yeah, now both of them will be dead.
I wonder about this homeless person. He looks too much like Peace.
I bet this pretty girl that joined Palhands is none other than Asagi.
Why Peace is there? So I figured he was the one dealing with Ryuugo... but why he came for someone who wasn't marked?
Oh, interesting, so mark could be set on a thing, not a person?
And that also means Kengo is behind it?

So every person really gets their own pattern.
Where did his fighting abilities go? Is it because he refused to be Rave?
Hmmm, isn't Ema sitting in place where there are no 108?
Wow, cool! From the store right into the street! and TWO marks! and double Peace!
Whence exactly she gets her three wings?
Oh finally he thinks of the most important question! Who IS he? What's his real name.

DJ, what a simple-minded guy you are.
Moon. Why moon?

I wonder why she was alone before meeting Rave? Why she remembered those who died? A glitch in the system? Where wings came from?
Ah the moment between lives...
Is it really such a difficult age, 15 years? why they always talk about it like it's a worst part of anyone's life? Or is it only parents' view?
Wow, were it came from? the fake nail?

Hm, this time it came back much faster than ever before.
Everything is back to normal, like nothing happened. I wonder...
Hey, he came back in time - this world's time! Hey, the eye is blue!
Right, it couldn't be that easy. So Ema wasn't the glitch, Tsuyoshi was.
Hahaha, it was Kengo! Peace this time was Kengo.
Ema was the girl that caused it all?

The end of the world is near, but they came to eat katsudon?
So she really never eats?
This guy, he thinks himself a god or does he just like to punish people?
Hmmm... Ema is the core of this world, but why Tsuyoshi is so strong?

Ema is annoying, Asagi is annoying, homeless guy is annoying, but the most annoying is Peace, with his bad wig, awful accent and weird ways.
Overall, not a bad dorama, but I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know. Even though they turned it around with ending.
What curious is how they was her below the waist?

Weird. Even though Koume makes such bold suggestions, she still doesn't try to do anything about Kana who still does nothing.

I wonder why she won't have papa doing stuff for her. Why?
But misanga, huh... natsukashii...

Proposal date is a big deal too, huuh... I bet my parents don't even remember, not to mention making such promises.

Aw, sweet guy... really after her.
looked weird, right, when he was waving - first one style, then next, then smile, then grin.

I think the guy won Papa's heart.
Yes, Ritsuko, he doesn't treasure you. It might hurt, but it's the truth.

What are you doing? - Fucking up my daughter's friendship.
Man poor guy.

Ahahaha, penlights and uchiwas and T-shirts! Of enka singer! Oh fans, haha.

In the end it was "Work hard, speak frankly, respect elders, be filial to your parents".
But it was a nice dorama, light and bright and not annoying at all. Tachi Hiroshi was great as a father-turned-daughter, Aragaki Yui wasn't annoying as a daughter, and senpai was so cute and nice - the only character I couldn't believe in actually, lol.
One great thing about this dorama is its length. If it was longer than 7 eps, if they had a temptation to drag it out, it wouldn've worked. But since it was no more than 7 eps, it worked our great.

PapaMusu 4

Jan. 2nd, 2008 06:43 am
Heheh, they sound like each other already, funny. Got used to their positions, perhaps?

He also managed to learn a lot about school's structure in 4 days, didn't he? And this sensei is seriously scary. Like an oni. Even acting like this in the end.

Yeah, that's how they avoid responsibility!
IDIOT! You just blown up your own daughter's chances!

Okay, so she speaks her mind. And president supports. But what if he only woke up conveniently? Especially with all this speech about responsibility?
Oh, yeah, speaking about responsibility - do you understand what "responsibility" means in office?

Oooh, what a responsible boy. I guess they're lucky he likes Koume...


Woooow, whole new batch of problems.

PapaMusu 3

Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:10 am
They don't say anything about peaches outright, but they keep repeating the image. Come on, it's already obvious!

Girl, realise this already! Women from work don't just go for dinner with their department bosses!
And don't ask their bosses to ward off annoying suitors.

Yeah, this is Japanese company alright. Superiors' approval is more important than ensuring success of the actual product.

Wow, I just realised how BIG their house is.

Kenta-senpai is ni~ce!.. But it still doesn't justify you jumping on him!
Poor guy, he has no idea...

Wow Hoshino is pretty messed up in the head.



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