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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #960 on: March 06, 2016, 06:38:25 AM »
New Page!   :welcome

探偵の探偵 / Tantei no Tantei (Detective versus Detective)

Watched this based on Winner san's referral above, and really enjoyed
this one. Keiko Kitagawa rocks this role royally, and Haruna Kawaguchi
turned in a fantastic performance.

Keiko's character is this fantastically fit and brave young woman who
is seeking to find the corrupt detective who set up the death of her younger sister
(Played in flashback scenes by Kyoko Yoshine).

Keiko's character fights like a lion, and has mad MacGuyver improvising skills,
but also is an extremely vulnerable character plagued with psychological issues.

Haruna's character starts off as a somewhat timid character with a very
submissive, get along to go along character, but gets hardened by the harsh
experiences she endures due, in part, to Keiko's recklessness.

Great overall cast, shoutout to veteran actor Yusuke Santamaria, who plays an arrogant rival detective,
and Takahiro Miura who plays a widowed cop with a young daughter who misses her mom.

And Mugi Kadowaki leaves a strong impression with her role
Towards the end of the series....

Really a fine drama, worth a watch.

Keiko goes full MacGuyver

Credit Fuji Television

Haruna and Keiko                           Haruna


A fun clip with Keiko and Haruna promoting the show:


北川景子 川口春奈【探偵の探偵 爆笑NGシーン】
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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #961 on: March 07, 2016, 03:26:54 AM »
^ She also made jetski out of coffin?


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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #962 on: March 18, 2016, 01:37:49 PM »
Kaitou Yamaneko x Higanbana :heart:


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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #963 on: March 19, 2016, 06:55:47 AM »
Awesome scene Winner san!^

Brings back memories of one of my all time favorite shows!

Some more fun:


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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #964 on: May 22, 2016, 09:44:06 AM »
2016 spring.
Haven't really found any drama to get into this season.

good:
Juhan Shuttai! ep01-06 - A newcomer editor in the manga industry. A very positive drama, and takes a good look at some of the work needed to making a manga magazine.

Omukae desu ep01-04 - A guy that is suddenly able to see ghosts and Death gods (turning out to be guy in a pink rabbit costume and a kid. hehe) They then make him join them as a part-timer. Nice and fun.

ok:
99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi ep01-05 - Matsumoto Jun taking on cases with a 0.01 probability chance of having a dismissed truth. Solid drama but nothing that interesting.

skipping:
Dias Police ~ Ihou Keisatsu ep01 - Some kind of underground cop that maintains order within the illegal immigrant society. its interesting, but not what I'm into.

Yutori Desu ga Nani ka ep01 - I just found it really boring.

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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #965 on: August 14, 2016, 04:48:13 PM »
2016 Summer stuff.  :)

good:
Ieuru Onna ep01-04 - Kitagawa Keiko's character as an ace real estate manager, using any way posible to sell houses. Watching her boss all the staff around gets pretty funny. :D

ON ep01-02 - The cop show of the bunch. With Haru acting as a cop that has memorized every case file. She also has a dark urge to find out the culprits real reasons for committing their crime, often letting them continue and risking herself getting too deep.

Gu Ra Me!~Sori no Ryoriban~ ep01-05 - Food drama of the bunch. Gouriki Ayame as a chef for the Japan prime minister. Its basically a modern version of recent drama Tenno no Ryoriban.

Soshite Daremo Inakunatta ep01-04 - And the tech suspense. Fujiwara Tatsuya as an IT guy that invents a system called "Miss Erase" that can delete and change digital details/existence of any person. Then it goes all Platinum Data. Running away from cops and the triad, not knowing if he can trust his friends or even his family. fun stuff. :)

Toki o Kakeru Shoujo ep01-05 - Summer love~~ Really cute and emotional school romance. Really glad I didn't skip it. :heart:

ok:
Koe Koi ep01-05 - A schoolgirl falling in love with a classmate that has an attractive voice, but for an unknown reason wears a paper bag over his head all the time. I like it. :)

Sukinahito ga Irukoto ep01 - Then the Summer teen romance. Cake chef girl gets fired, moves to Shonan to work at a small beach-side restaurant, and starts living with 3 hot brothers. I bet that happens alot IRL. :P

skipping:
Juken no Cinderella ep01 - A girl and a cram school tutor. Feels just like Biri Gyaru just without the Gyaru. This had a movie in 2008, also based on a novel, so it actually came earlier. Its not bad, just not that interesting either.

Seisei Suruhodo Aishiteru ep01-03 - So romantic its dumb. Jewelry promotion girl wishing to sell jewelry since she was a kid. Meeting rich young son of the company chairman that suddenly joins. Banging head on wall from the cliche-overkill. :banghead:

HOPE ~Kitai Zero no Shinnyushain~ ep01 - Someone finding a job? too boring to even remember.
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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #966 on: January 01, 2017, 09:19:02 AM »
last week i finished to watch amachan i just love this drama  :heart:

i tried a draw of aki chan


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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #967 on: July 19, 2017, 12:23:51 PM »
Pretty much skipped everything from 2017 Winter and Spring.

2017 Winter :)

must-watch:
Onna Joshu Naotora ep01-27
Taiga drama with Shibasaki Kou. Been catching it weekly.
A girl that grows up to become a lord in the Sengoku period. Covering all that betrayal, kinda-love but kinda-responsibility, and all that sudden dying circumstances drama I eat up. Love it. :heart:

ok:
Super Salaryman Saenai-shi ep01-10
Comedy where a simple salary guy is given superman-like powers. Paruru is in it. It was fun~

2017 Spring :thumbsup

must-watch:
CRISIS ~ Kouan Kidou Sousatai Tokusou-han ep01-10
A secret 5-person specialist team tasked to take out high threats.
Great main cast. Story was really good too.
Throughout the show, the team doubt if what they're doing is actually right. As these "bad guys" who come from different circles, do extreme things like terrorism hoping to change the unfairness of the current society. It really takes a toll on them.
Also really great action/fighting scenes, a lot of them with the actors doing it themselves. The ep08 fight was surprisingly impressive. Where the team storm a cult, taking on like 100+ people during a 6-7minute fight scene all in one flowing shot (these guys must've saw Daredevil).

ok:
Chiisana Kyojin ep01-10
Another police drama, but using the Hanzawa Naoki formula again (they literally have some of the same actors doing the same role!). It has some awesome acting.
But yeah. The "good guys must do an impossible task in ??-hours to make the bad guy pay back 10x over, but ultimately not change anything for the better" formula is really starting to get stale.

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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #968 on: November 17, 2017, 07:51:52 PM »
For the guys who still haven't watched the CRISIS ep08 fight scene I talked about in the above post. Check it here if you want.  :)



Back to normal drama watching.
Either I can't find anything that interests me past few seasons, or I'm just slowing down a lot. :P
Anyways. Went backwards to watch one of the Winter ones.

Good:
Okaasan, Musume wo Yamete Ii Desu ka? ep01-08
Haru stars in this family drama. A mother being over obsessive and controlling with her daughter's life.
It doesn't go all scary or anything. Instead, it is very believable. Just a normal caring mother cranked up to 13. Some scenes get really emotional.
Oh yeah. Creepy human dolls randomly placed around house = not best idea. :lol:


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Re: What drama are you currently watching ?
« Reply #969 on: November 19, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
One more show I watched.
I should note it does have some gore (nothing too sick, just around the level of a campy vampire movie).

Good:
Tokyo Vampire Hotel ep01-09
Starting off with a basic story of a girl finding out she has some weird destiny, while two groups of vampires try to capture her because her birthday is coming.
Then a few episodes in it'll get to the hotel, where the vampires are holding a dating party for humans. The show literally turns into The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where the humans are told its the end of the world, with the hotel being the only safe haven. The vampires then force the humans to pair up and make love babies. :roll: It turns into a bunch of funny/awkward sex scenes with hotel staff vampires watching.  :lol:



In the last few episodes it goes into the aftermath. The social structure of the remaining survivors gets pretty interesting.

Here's a trailer for the show:


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