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Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« on: April 14, 2008, 10:29:56 AM »
Anyone watched the first episode?

I watched it without subs the other day and I really liked it, of course I didn't understand alot, but I liked it XD.

"Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru's mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru's in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life."


Synopsis taken from Dramawiki

Cast
    * Nagasawa Masami as Aida Michiru
    * Ueno Juri as Kishimoto Ruka
    * Eita as Mizushima Takeru
    * Nishikido Ryo as Oikawa Sosuke
    * Mizukawa Asami as Takigawa Eri
    * Yamazaki Shigenori as Ogura Tomohiko
    * Nishihara Aki as Hiratsuka Reina
    * Ranka Rea (蘭香レア) as Sanda Sayuri
    * Hirano Sayaka (平野早香) as Okabe Mayumi
    * Baisho Mitsuko as Aida Chinatsu
    * Nagashima Mitsuki as Kishimoto Shogo
    * Shibuya Takeru as Higuchi Naoya
    * Kitami Toshiyuki (北見敏之) as Endo Kenichiro
    * Tanaka Tetsushi as Hayashida Kazumi
    * Asaka Mayumi as Kishimoto Yoko
    * Hirata Mitsuru as Kishimoto Shuji

I'm really looking forward to the rest of the episodes and I'm REALLY looking forward to more hot Ryo *fangirl* XD
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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 10:50:45 AM »
I haven't watched it yet because I'm waiting for subs, but I plan on watching the entire show. I'm really excited about Ryo's acting in this, based on the opening credits alone, this series looks to be really good!

*fangirls Ryo with you*
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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 09:48:50 PM »
^ Same, I'm waiting til the subs hit before I watch it. But I've definitely heard a lot of buzz about this one. I can't wait to see it!

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 09:50:24 PM »
Ueno Juri with short hair is enought for me to watch it

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 02:08:23 AM »
First ep was better than I expected it to be, and Masami is love.

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008, 06:32:27 PM »
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents.php?type=info_hash&search=3b300da564a6795fd2149ed0a8c2c91d16bb4f61
First ep. subbed by Kioku Subs.

I'm watching it with subs at the moment and I have to say it's even better with subs, I think I have found my favourite drama this season.

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008, 09:10:28 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Seagull! I can't wait to watch it  :heart:
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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008, 09:37:44 PM »
It's the best jdrama that I have watched in a long time.  :w00t:
I watched the second ep yesterday without subs, but the actors are so good that you can know what it's happening or what are they talking about without know japanese.

If you're Ryo's fan... maybe you should wathc another jdrama  :bleed eyes:

Ueno Juri is the best actress among the cast. You can't believe that she could be Nodame and Ruka. Amazing!

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 12:46:07 AM »
I think it will be hard for me to watch this drama  :sweatdrop:
I can bear when there are sort of bully things...
(even if it's Ryo)

AHHh i can't bear this sort of drama but the cast is marvellous  :'(

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 04:01:43 PM »
i watched 2 episodes. and all i have to say is "SUGOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"
ryo is scary here. but its cool.
and Jurripe. dang. she's like the coolest girl with short hair ever.

the story is so greattt. omg. cant wait for eps3  :cow:

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Re: Last Friends (ラスト・フレンズ)
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 09:23:32 AM »
lol spoilers



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the domestic abuse scene was hella cheesy LOLOLOL.

and i already know how this thing gonna go down with a couple of deaths prolly

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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2008, 06:07:23 PM »
I dunno why but that kiss just looked..........I don't know how to describe it but I remember it made me feel all warm inside and I felt like I wanted to cry from happyness........
i knowwwwwwwww. i kinda feel it too tho.
its not like another lesbian kiss ive seen before. this is, soooo different.
its so deep.

omg. and one more thing. when she stares at Michiru. dang. those eyes are sooooooo gentle.
full of warmth and i can see it tha she really care of michiru.

Ruka definetely rocks this drama.

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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »
Oh, the first ep was awesome!!! Ueno Juri is great!  :inlove: Isn't Michiru from 'Crying out love in the center of the world' movie? I'm trying to get ep2 of it!! Man... Ryo.. Wow... He's just...  :O Eita though.. he dresses gay.. but i'm not saying it as a bad thing...  :)

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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2008, 07:22:34 PM »
I watched the first ep on wednesday, I just wanted to preview the first five mins and then go to bed, but I was hooked and watched the whole ep and thus couldn't get up in the morning  :lol:
This drama is awesome.

But doesn't Michiru's monologue at the beginning sound like Ruka's dead? I hope not!

And a big LOL at all the Ryo Fan Girls going crazy because their darling is the bad guy! ^^

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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2008, 07:47:43 PM »
And a big LOL at all the Ryo Fan Girls going crazy because their darling is the bad guy! ^^
Of course we do, hehe XD but I always love him, so yeah XD

I just watched the second episode and it's just as good as the first one.
Ryo is a really good actor and I don't just think that just as a fangirl, but his character creeps me out, really O_O. He really creeps mme out, the hair cutting scene is CREPPY   :mon cweepy:.
I'm falling a bit for Eita, his hair is really cool  :heart: and I love Juri's character  :heart:
The ending was kinda scary, he's trying to look all nice and stuff.... and then, BAM and Ruka shouldn't have called Michiru "My Michiru"

I loved the kiss in the first episode just as everyone else, it looked so sweet  :heart:

I just had to take a screencap XD


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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2008, 01:34:55 AM »
the 3rd one is about Michiru and Ryo... no spoilers. It's better if you what it  :roll:
I love this drama!

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2008, 05:28:56 PM »
i watched eps03.
a sweet episode. its all about ruka-michiru. omg the Lunch scene and the last one is so heartbreaking.
i could feel ruka's pain when michiru said her feeling to ryo.

So why would she go back? I would have waited till he was at work and stuff, gatherred my stuff and ran for it!
yeahhhh... :lol:
but i think she will, the sinopsis says that she,ruka,and eita will be roomates.

But doesn't Michiru's monologue at the beginning sound like Ruka's dead? I hope not!
i guess so  :cry: i'll hate this drama if its true. nooooooooooooo!
but we had a lot of version bout that tho.
maybe Ruka kill him or something..
like this... :lol:
watch the preview of eps4. whats with the shaking hand? looks like seeing blood or something (dunnooo.omg)

about pregnant michiru.. whose kid is it ? ryo or eita?!!! or maybe RUKAAA?!!


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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2008, 01:17:26 PM »
I just watched episode 2, I L.O.V.E. this show!!!!!
The scene with the scissors, urgh I can't watch sharp objects near vulnarable body parts.
I loved the music during the race, hope there's gonna be a soundtrack for this.
Awwww and "my Michiru"  :heart: to think this will all and in tragedy...
And the opening sequence with all the white and the red string/line is just so beautiful and artsy and atmospheric, I've never seen something like this in a j-dorama before.

Episode 3 here I come, woooooooo 

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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2008, 02:35:29 PM »
I just watched episode 2, I L.O.V.E. this show!!!!!
The scene with the scissors, urgh I can't watch sharp objects near vulnarable body parts.I loved the music during the race, hope there's gonna be a soundtrack for this.
Awwww and "my Michiru"  :heart: to think this will all and in tragedy...
And the opening sequence with all the white and the red string/line is just so beautiful and artsy and atmospheric, I've never seen something like this in a j-dorama before.

Episode 3 here I come, woooooooo 

I have watched episode 3. I can't wait episode 4, it seems very exciting and nervous! :w00t:
I am very afraid when the scene with the scissors too.
Ryo is horrible and realistic... :(  How can he do this thing with his constant face !!

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Re: Last Friends | ラスト・フレンズ
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2008, 04:09:48 PM »
I'm so glad Michiru finally stood up against Sousuke.
Now after watching episode 03 I'm not so sure about Ruka dying anymore. I rather got the impression she is considering a sex change surgery (researching on the internet, her mirror staredowns in the locker room) and therefore has to go overseas to get it done, since this thing is not a common thing in Japan as far as I'm informed.
But someone has to die, maybe it's Sousuke (Ruka and/or Michiru kill him, unfortunate accident) or Takeru.


Something a bit OT, does anyone know if there's a way I can extract the pictures from the official site?
I use Firefox and been able to save some of them, but it doesn't work with the ones in the SPECIAL picture section.

Here's the official site: http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/lastfriends/index.html