Just Watched: Guardian of the Spirit II


Oh.my.god! What a ride! This drama, a continuation from the first season Guardian of the Spirit, is better than the first one! I could not blog it while watching because I was totally invested in this season. As I was with the first season. This saga is too good to be missed. If you are a fan of taiga fantasy, this drama is for you. But really, if you haven’t seen the first season, you MUST watch it before you start on this one. Technically, you can still skip the first season but I feel it sets a tone for this season.

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Just Watched: Tokyo Tarareba Musume


Sex & the City Japanese style! Except there are only three main ladies in this drama. Tokyo Tarareba Musume was on my radar ever since Bel blogged about it. I love watching dramas with female leads. It’s the different perspective and opinion from women that I fascinated about. Besides, I am biased. I adore my species very much! *laughs*. I completed the drama last week and I just want to say I’m glad I waited until it is done to blog it. Why do you say? The ending was as I expected but the journey to this happy ending was rough.

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Just Watched: Bakuman, Grasshopper & My Love Story

Yeap, Nelly has been very consistent with her movie watching lately. Something must have gone wrong with her. It is very unusual for her to watch three movies within 24 hours. There is only one thing why she did what she did. She must have been bored with her dramas. Well, who can blame her, right? *giggles*. Anyway, here are her quick review on the movies she saw. And coincidentally, all were Japanese movies! So go figure!



Saiko and Shujin are two besties in high school. Shujin is creative in writing and Saiko is great at drawing. One day, Shujin asked Saiko his future plan. Saiko told him that he would need to study hard  to earn a seat in a college. Shujin thought that it is too late to turn their fate around. He proposed to Saiko that they should team up and produce a manga. Saiko would draw and Shujin would write. The intense part of this movie is the process of drawing characters and writing plots. This movie really opens up my eyes. I have never seen a manga series done before. It was done in very detail. On top of that, they have to compete with other manga writers. Bakuman tells a journey of the boys from drawing and writing to getting their work publish and competing with published manga series. I highly recommend this movie. It makes you appreciate them more.



This movie was bloody for my taste. I did not expect it to be this way. The storyline is simple. Suzuki resigned from his job to find who murdered his fiancee. What it seems to be a simple death by accident, Suzuki ended up being in an underworld yakuza organization. His journey to find and take revenge of his fiancee was not easy. He met with different assassins and their lives seem to be overlap or intermingle. I wouldn’t recommend Grasshopper, though. It was poorly written. BUT, the acting and directing were not bad. Sadly this movie left me a bad taste in mouth…

My Love Story!!


I’m so glad I saw this movie! Saran wrap kiss is the best!!!! You just have to watch this anime-adapted movie!  Because of this movie, I even saw the anime! Thanks, Bel for hooking me up! I’m not going to write long since she wrote a fabulous post! What I can quickly summarize about My Love Story is that Takeo, a high-school freshman student who looks like he can be your dad fell in love with the cutest girl in town. And the best part is the girl is head over heel with him, too!!!! This is a true beauty and the beast story with no third wheel but Takeo’s only confidence. In the beginning, I thought the actress playing Yamato would be awkward playing next to a leading actor twice her age. Nope, she was natural. They both were. And they made this movie really, really fun to watch!  I highly recommend this movie!