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!
Chanpon Tabetaka is my latest addition to my drama watch list. Though it is a 2015-produced drama, it was only recently a subber decided to pick it up and sub it. I really appreciate when someone does this. Such a great angel. We all know it is difficult to get Japanese dramas subbed. I don’t know what the reason is but it is difficult to even see Japanese dramas available on streaming channels. I really wish that these channels would pick it up one day. I hope they sorted it out whatever difference they have with all Japanese television networks. It is a shame that most of us couldn’t watch it because of them. The market is huge, people!
Anyway, Chanpon Tabetaka is a 9-episode drama produced by NHK. The show follows the life of Sano Masashi, a future violinist prodigy, who moves to Tokyo to follow his dream. His parent trusted him that he would go to school and attend his music lesson religiously, all while taking care of himself alone in his boarding room. Sano-kun is a smart child and he participates in a poetry class. One day, he faced a slump. He does not want to continue being a violinist. He starts singing and forms a music band with his friends. Even though the school prohibits their students from entering music competition, he and his friends went ahead and entered a music band competition. Though they lost, the experience they gained really uplifted the moods.
To be honest, this friendship drama is extremely boring. At least it is for me. But I really love the relationship Sano-kun has with his friends. He clearly unites them together. Right now, I am waiting for two more episodes. I can’t wait to finish it. And just be done with it.
Now, who would have thought a proofreading drama would be this fun? On top of that, a total fashionable proof reader? I wish I am her! But sadly though, this recently wrapped drama is on hold. I am not sure when can I see the next subbed episode. Unfortunately, the subber is on hiatus. I am sure she will get back to complete her work. Someday. If not… I might just watch it raw.
Jimi ni Sugoi! Koetsu Garu Kono Etsuko is a 10-episode drama. The drama is about cheery Kono. Her dreams is to work as a fashion editor for her favorite fashion magazine. She has been interviewing with the company a number of times but never landed a job. On her seventh interview, she finally got accepted but was assigned to a proof reading department. It is an un-glamorous department, according to Kono, but she is determined to move up to her favorite department. But for some reason, after her first assignment, Kono started to loving her work! Even more, she enjoys the work so much she even fact-checked on all the assignments landed on her desk! Talk about a switching career! This is a 180 degree change for Kono!
What I love about this show is Kono’s fashion. I look forward to new episode because of her style of clothing. She is so fashionista and she remains this way while working in a not-so-glamorous floor. And I envy her enthusiastic! She is super smart and take direction and criticism superbly. I wish I am her. Hmmm, actually, she has inspired me to dress more daring and creatively recently. Thanks, Kono-chan! *giggles*
So what the next 5 episodes will be? I don’t know. She has been working closely with the head of editing department, Kaizuka. Althought they butt-headed frequently, I think it makes so much sense to ship them together. If you are watching it, I’m sure you would agree with me. If not, that’s ok. But Kono is shown to falling for Orihara instead. He is a newbie in modeling, scouted by Morio who works in the editing department. The trick is Morio allowed Orihara to live with her not knowing that Orihara is interested in Kono. So when she went to Morio’s home, she saw the two of them together! Gasp! So what now?
Well, that’s how episode 5 ended! *cries* And now… the waiting continues! I sure hope I get to see the remaining episodes with subs. I really hope the dorama Gods will answer our prayers. Please please please… *prays*