Japanese drama

トドメの接吻 (Todome no Kiss)

I’m welcoming the month of love with the smooch-filled drama Todome no Kiss starring Yamazaki Kento who is known for leading a number of shoujo projects. But this one is a totally different genre since the title translates to "A Kiss that Kills" and er..dying doesn’t sound like a romantic thing. The show starts with… Continue reading トドメの接吻 (Todome no Kiss)

Japanese drama, live action

刑事ゆがみ (Detective Yugami Ep.1-2)

Have you ever watched a drama that got you hooked in literally twenty seconds? Well, that’s exactly what happened when I saw Keiji Yugami's intense opening between its two powerhouse actors from different generations. The badass staredown proves that there’s no need for over-the-top action to start a pilot episode when the leads have equally… Continue reading 刑事ゆがみ (Detective Yugami Ep.1-2)

Japanese drama, live action

銀魂 (Gintama Mitsuba Arc)

A day after the release of Gintama live-action movie in Japan, a three-episode online drama spin-off gets streamed through dTV. Named after Okita Sougo’s older sister Mitsuba, this arc focuses on the most notable members of the Shinsengumi. Okita Mitsuba visits the Shinsengumi headquarters to announce her upcoming marriage. Ever since their parents’ demise, she single-handedly… Continue reading 銀魂 (Gintama Mitsuba Arc)

American movie, Japanese drama, Japanese movie, live action, remake

Netflix’ Death Note VS. The Previous Japanese Death Note Adaptations

I attended a three-day ComicCon last month and I queued outside the Netflix booth where I successfully experienced the Death Note virtual reality game. I met Ryuk, held the infamous Death Note, and got to be "Kira" for a few minutes. I know very well how the story goes, but at that very moment my… Continue reading Netflix’ Death Note VS. The Previous Japanese Death Note Adaptations

Japanese drama, live action

See The Cast Of ‘Hana Kimi’ Then And Now

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e is based on the shoujo manga written by Hisaya Nakajo. It follows the story of Ashiya Mizuki who flies all the way from the US to Japan to meet high jump athlete Sano Izumi. She transfers to Osaka High in her attempts to get close to her hero. Problem is, it’s an… Continue reading See The Cast Of ‘Hana Kimi’ Then And Now

Japan Info, Japanese drama

ボク、運命の人です。(Boku, Unmei no Hito Desu Ep.1-3)

Boku Unmei no Hito desu is the highly anticipated reunion of two popular Johnnys, Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa. The drama also stars Kimura Fumino and Nanao. I’ve already written this article, Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa’s Tandem Is Back for a New Song and Drama!, where I introduced the drama’s main plot as well as its… Continue reading ボク、運命の人です。(Boku, Unmei no Hito Desu Ep.1-3)

anime, Japanese drama, Japanese movie, Korean drama, live action, manga, Taiwanese drama

Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?

Fervent manga fans are not so thrilled about the Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell. More worries ensue as Netflix releases the trailers for its adaptation of the psychological thriller, Death Note. In contrast to the cynical reactions towards Hollywood remakes or reboots, Asian adaptations receive more favorable responses. Such was the case when the producer of Meteor… Continue reading Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?