Just Watched: Gintama: Mitsuba no hen

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A live action drama titled Gintama: Mitsuba no hen. I really am not familiar with the show or if there are other Gintama installments, but I can assure you that the 3 episodes  just saw were really entertaining and surprisingly funny and intense. The story itself is quite predictable but the presentation was fun to watch. Thanks Bel for recommending this drama. Like her, I look forward to the movie! I really am curious now. The ending was abrupt!

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Currently Watching: Please Love the Useless Me

tokyo_torisetsu_img_409-01Lately, I have a series of Japanese dramas on my watch list. They all aired around the same time and I got so confused. Should I watch all of them? Do I be selective and watch only a few? Fat chance, I decided to watch all of them! And one of them is Please Love the Useless Me! I started without expecting anything miracle whatsoever but after 6 episodes, I’ve concluded that the show is very interesting with a bunch of unsolved mysteries that… I don’t know if I will get my answers on the next two episodes. The series is only 8 episodes long so I’m now a bit panicking (on behalf of the writer and PD, of course!) whether they are able to address all my concerns! Will they? Seriously though, the show is a stress reliever. It is my stress reliever. Fukada Kyoko as clueless Michiko is hilarious! I last saw her in somewhat similar character in Second Love. She was a bit klutzy back then; she remains klutzy now, too! Oh well… I guess she is drawn to such character! *shrugs*news_header_damekoi01_01Anyway, but guess who is the male lead???? Dean Fujioka!!!! Omg omg I really did not recognize him until later on! He is so cool and handsome behind his glasses! Oh Dean, long time no see! He was on Tantei No Tantei but I remembered him vividly in Taiwanese’s Just You. In this series, he is the cool, calm and collective yet cold Kurosawa that once served as Michiko’s boss. His presence was unexpected; he turned to be Michiko’s life angel! Michiko is clueless and clumsy in her life but can’t help noticing the side of Kurosawa. She constantly mentally noting his behavior and how he treated her. From her being nearly homeless, he helped her get on her feet and offered a part time job in a restaurant he inherited while she looks for a new career. Also, his ex (yes, Kurosawa’s ex) helped her dumped her gold digger boy toy! Now that says a lot!

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So when he took her in, she had no idea what her life would turn out to be. If you are watching this drama, you’ll notice how much he treated her like a princess but in Michiko’s eyes all she sees are nothing but how scary he is. But her constant mental notes on him are really cute. When Michiko started seeing her colleague Mogami, Kurosawa sees something else as well. And I do, too. I don’t know what it is but Mogami is not a person you should trust easily. Not even a few dates, he asked her to consider seeing him seriously with a marriage in mind. Then, he offered her to stay with him while giving excuses that he is in debt due to his parent’s health. I’m glad that Michiko has learned her lesson through her gold digger boy toy incident. She keeps Mogami’s trouble issue in mind. But does she thinks Mogami is for real? Kurosawa constantly referring Mogami as a swindler. Well, I wouldn’t say that… I’m skeptical over him of a different kind.

258a22bd36fc15e5fa839827fc92a2caMogami is a successful office worker (though he did make a big mistake that Michiko stepped in to save his ass) and pleasant looking man with a secret. He admires Michiko’s attitude of doing her best and never give up. But knowing that Michiko lives with Kurosawa made him feeling uneasy. There is a two side to him which I really can’t tell. Is he just jealous? Does he have a beef with Kurosawa and simply using Michiko to get closer to him? I don’t know, am I thinking too hard? What do you think? Again, we have two episodes left. I wanted to say the ending is predictable but then again…. I shouldn’t say anything. I really can’t wait for the ending…

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Currently Watching: Suikyuu Yankees

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Yes, I’m back with another Jdrama! I’m starting to lean towards jdrama more and more lately. Thanks Bel for plexing this drama for me. And I must say, what a great drama Suikyuu Yankees is. I don’t want to sound too pervy even though I am one *laughs*, I must say it is refreshing to watch half naked boys fighting healthily to prove that they can do whatever they put their mind into. This drama supposedly to inspire people that you can do and excel in it if you put your mind into it.

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The reason I said half naked boys is that the story is about two water polo teams trying to prove they are simply the best! Naoya just recently moved to Karo High, a once famous school for everything but now is the lowest tier in the town. Saoru is currently the famous school in town with their water polo team to be the best of the best. Naoyo started to recruit some kids to be in the team. It took him 6 episodes to convince the kids and one of them is Ryuuji. He was the best water polo player in Suiran High but left the school after losing his ace position to Tsuyoshi. So the next four episodes to come, I expect this show to be full of training action on Naoya’s team and how they regroup to be the best in town! I also expect to see some tiny romance between the characters (Nagisa and Naoya and Nagisa and Ryuuji) but I don’t put that much hope. The goal of Suikyuu Yankees is to prove themselves that they can win the game!

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Suikyuu Yankees is a short 10 episode drama with each episode is 35 minutes long. I don’t expect this drama to wow me as long as it is entertaining. And so far it is! I look forward to the ending! I hope they clear up the misunderstanding, the so-called love triangle, the dignity for Kasu High and get their pride again. By the way, for all those you crazy boys out there, I am a little worried. Please ladies, hold yourself together! *wink* And yes, this drama is silly but worth watching!