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Chilling Romance ~ Review

Chilling RomanceOne of the best rom-coms I’ve seen! It might seem like a strange combination, but it works really well. Showing how two people can get through something if they are together.

If your into horror/ghost movies, this is definitely one movie to lighten the mood a little. The two main characters are bought together in a strange way. However, I think that is its charm. Its certainly different to other romance movies.

Petty Romance ~ Review

Petty RomanceI was intrigued by the synopsis. But this was great!! It worked really well of having the two main characters write a story together. Adding another element where you really get to learn about the characters.

Definitely for those who read adult comics and like a bit of rom-com. I really did laugh at the awkward moments, which I hope were meant to be funny, well they made me laugh anyway.

Worth a watch and re-watch!!

I don’t know how many times I’ve re-watched this and not laughed at most of the scene’s. Although the female lead maybe new to romance, its the funny side where she misunderstands what people say in magazines and what she actually does is hilarious.

 

Only You Can Hear Me ~ Review

Only You Can Hear MeThis really is an amazing movie to watch. Koide plays the role of a young guy who contacts a girl without the aid of a mobile/cell phone. Yet they talk to each other mentally.

The story is so touching as you watch their relationship progress. Phoning each other when ever they like.

It totally draws you in to the two character’s lives and how even though they are far apart, then are close.

Totally worth the watch and re-watch!!

Skip Beat ~ Review

Skip Beat!I really hope there is a second season. The actors were really well chosen and I can’t imagine anyone else playin Ren/Lian other than Si Won! the same for Sho/Shang being played by Donghae.

Although, I have got to say, I got my hopes a lot when I hear that Si Won and Dong Hae were part of the cast.  I was looking forward to seeing and hearing them playing their roles completely. Yet, I was utterly disappointed when as soon as Si Won appeared on screen, this strange and disjointed voice rang in my ears. It was difficult to get used to hearing someone dubbing Si Won. He would have been perfect to just say his lines with the help of a speech coach. Then I was further disappointed when they did the same for Dong Hae. Both guys have amazing voices that wouldn’t need to be dubbed over, but I guess they have their reasons for doing such a thing.

I can’t compare this live action to the anime, as I have yet to watch it. But it was nice to see that kept rather close to the manga as they could. Although, getting used to the Taiwanese versions of the names took me a while. But it was interesting to watch.

My only hope now is that they make a Korean version using both Si Won and Dong Hae reprising their roles. Although choosing a good Kyoko actress is proving difficult in my head. Although maybe Park Sin Hye would be a good choice as she is doing really well at the moment and she can act rather well. I don’t think I would choose anyone from SMTown because they all don’t have the right aura to play Kyoko well and get that close with their Oppa’s (sorry for using the Korean term 😛 )

 

Stand Up ~Review

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Japan’s American Pie. Its highly entertaining and the humour was something I totally understood that I couldn’t stop laughing.

I have to totally admit, that the only reason I watched this was because of the main actors; Ninomiya Kazurani, Narimiya Hiroki and Oguri Shun. I can say that Yampi was chosen to play one the really quiet and train spotting freak that he was able to play with his low action skills.

The story is about 4 boys at school are the last virgins and together, they make up a plan to get rid of their virginities. But of course it doesn’t all go well and it takes them a while to finally make that romantic summer vacation happen. There really is a lot of hilarious moments, in total Japanese style and I just couldn’t stop watching. The only downside, is the female lead, just didn’t really fit and she seem like any love interest from the main four boys.

But overall, the cast was well chosen and played the characters well. I really recommend you watch it and if you are ever feeling down, they will totally make you laugh and feel better.

Quartet ~ Review

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I was really intrigued to see 松下優也 play a lead role in this drama and it didn’t disappoint!

This drama is one where 松下 finally début  as an actor. Its a great watch and its funny to see him play a rather dumb delinquent, if you will. But it was a shame the episodes were short.

I didn’t really know what to expect and I had read much about it apart from  松下優也 starring in it. It was great to see some fight scenes but I was watching a really low quality video, so I couldn’t see much detail. But I admit in places, the story line wasn’t that interesting, I didn’t really see why Kuchinawa chose them apart from all being linked to hating a certain person, but I guess they didn’t really want to dive into a load of side stories and make it worse.

Overall, its a good drama to watch, but I wish it was a little longer or possibly have a second season because the ending wasn’t really satisfying to watch.

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge ~ Review

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi HengeThe first Live Action drama’s I ever saw and instantly loved it! Although it portrays things differently to the manga, its better than the anime version. I think its probably because the actors really bought the characters to life.

At times I was little confused because it was linked to the anime or the manga because they added a little nephew character that doesn’t appear in the manga or anime. But he had his own little cute part and I guess I can understand why they added him.

As this is my first Japanese drama, I don’t really know what to expect but I loved the fact that my favourite character Kyohei was played by Kamenashi. He seems like a really good actor and I would like to see what other roles he can play.

However, there are two actors that I felt didn’t really work with their characters. Oomasa, is pretty in her own way. But I don’t think she can play Sunako very well. I just don’t understand how she decided to act the way she did. And her appearance, I think, doesn’t show someone who like the cult things. She seemed better off playing a totally different character. After watching the Anime, I felt like I could relate Sunako because we are very similar. However, it was hard to connect with Oomasa’s Sunako because all she did was hide and wear a cape. Which I don’t think is Sunako at all.

I also didn’t like Ranmaru at all. He didn’t seem like a person who could play a player and have a lot of women after him. His acting was also cringe worthy most of the time and over the top that he just seemed like an odd ball at the end of the day.

Higashi no Eden – My Review

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Higashi no Eden, or Eden of the East in English, Is one of the most interesting and intriguing anime’s that I have seen! The Director of this anime, also directed one well known anime; Ghost In The Shell, which of course, I happen to be a fan of. So that instantly helped it to gain a few marks.

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be known as “Careless Monday,” does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later… Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he’s holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.
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Kimi ni Todoke – My Review

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Last Week was the premier of the anime of Kimi ni Todoke. This is the anime adaptation of the manga with the same title.

This story is centred around a girl named Kuronuma Sawako who is nicknamed Sadako (ghost girl from “The Ring”) by her classmates because of her scary face and demeanor. She greatly admires Kazehaya-kun from afar, he is “100% refreshing” and is able to draw in people with his personality. Unlike her facial expressions, she yearns to make friends and live as a normal student. Gradually, she starts to affect those around her, including Kazehaya-kun…
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