Just Watched: Death Note: Light Up the New World

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I have heard of Death Note the series many times. But this is my first time watching it because it has piqued my interest while I was extremely bored on the plane. I mean… why not, I have nothing to lose. I was worried though whether I would be able to pick up the show without having knowledge of the series. Thankfully they made Death Note easily to understand with the narration and slight flashbacks. It was great!

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Just Watched: Midnight Diner 2

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You know what’s funny? I did not finish Midnight Diner, the first movie. I think it is still on my Netflix queue. I found it plain Jane and that’s why I didn’t finish it immediately. No worries, one day I will. But how was I able to finish Diner 2? The answer is simple. I was trapped on the plane and I have no choice but to finish it.

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Currently Watching: Q10

Q10-p2Lately, I’m more excited to blog Japanese than Korean dramas. I don’t know why. It’s taking forever for me to blog High Society and it is still under draft! I am losing it, the interest is really sipping away from me. But the feeling is different with J-dramas. They don’t dwell so much and they get to the point. And this is why you’re seeing more and more reviews on Japanese dramas… And Q10 is my latest victim *giggle*.

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The reason I started Q10? Sato Takeru, of course! I’m awed by his talent in his recent drama Tenno No Ryoriban that I’m determined to watch more of his work. And Bel picked another great drama for us to start! Q10 is a 2010 aired drama and though it feel old (it’s the quality of the film), but the story is otherwise. Seriously guys, leave it to Japanese in coming up with all sort of unique stories. Q10 is no different… The poster itself intrigued me! What is he carrying? Is that a real person? Or just a cut board girl? Why is she wrapped in plastic? *rubs chin*. Hmmm… Many questions!

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When I first saw the first episode, I did not know what to expect. And I’m not a huge high school drama fan. I announced my usual NowWatching hashtag on Tweeter and several tweet friends tweeted back and told me how they loved Q10. Well, that’s a good sign, right? The show started with a quick intro of Heita, a high school student and his family. One day, on his way home, he saw a “person” leaning towards the window in one of the rooms in his school  building. Being a Curious George, we went and checked it out. There, in the room, sat a girl who appeared sleeping with her mouth wide open. Heita told himself that he wouldn’t put his finger in someone’s mouth but as he was saying it, he found himself slowly inching closer to her. Before he knew it, he put his finger in her mouth and boom! a light lit up from her mouth and he fell to the ground. He saw the word Q10 tattooed on her right foot but wasn’t sure what it was for. The girl opened her eyes, scanned the place and requested him to name her in 15 seconds (or something like that). Panicking, Heita quickly named her Kyuto (Q10). It turns out, Kyuto is a robot! But her appearance is very human… minus her voice. I actually adore her voice, cho cute! Although some may find her voice a bit annoying…

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One of Heita’s classmates, Hisashi, actually is infatuated with Kyuto (episode 3 is all about infatuation!) but when he saw a cut on her hand that exposed her robot-self, he freaked out. When he told Heita if he could own Kyuto, Heita jokingly said yes. But when Hisashi insisted, Heita started to feel agitated and frustrated. Heita came to realize that Kyuto is more special than just a robot. He is starting to fall for her… Wow, is it possible? I mean she’s a robot!

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There are only 9 episodes in Q10 with each episode about 45-55 minutes long. This drama is funny at times, but at other times, very passionate and sad. It is just how you see it… I found myself laughing a lot more but I also suspect I will soon be crying, too. Kyuto is funny with all her ridiculous and curious questions, and her kawaii expressions. She actually made Heita thinks… Including me, too! You know, things that you have taken for granted… It is definitely interesting to hear it from a high school’s perspective on what he understands about life. Q10 is a harmless drama, you should totally give it a watch! Check out this clip I found on YouTube – great fan-made clip!