While Japan’s attention has shifted to big name shounen live-action adaptions (Gintama, Fullmetal Alchemist, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure are just a few of the series getting movies in the near future), the shoujo train is still chugging right along and next up is the first love series Hirunaka no Ryuusei (Daytime Shooting Star). Continue reading Hirunaka no Ryuusei ramps up the love triangle with two trailers before premiere
I just couldn’t keep up with 2016, before I knew it, it was already January (and now it’s February, c’mon time, slow down a bit). It’s definitely hard to get back into the blogging routine, but seeing as how the winter j-dramas are looking pretty good, maybe I’ll have better luck this year. Continue reading Winter 2017:Strings, Marriage, and Gods
I’m still finishing up the last bit of spring dramas, but the summer season has already started. There’s not a lot really jumping out at the moment, so I don’t think it will be quite as good as last season, but there’s still a few I’m waiting to air so I’m keeping my hopes up.
Continue reading Summer 2016: Cakes and Time Jumps
It feels weird to write a first impressions post when we’re already halfway through the season, but I kind of couldn’t pass these up. That’s the problem with being a fangirl. Continue reading Spring 2016: A Frustrating Love and the 0.1%
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so let’s just jump into this season’s offerings. It’s looking pretty good so far.
Continue reading Spring 2016 First Impressions
I’ve sort of been out of the loop with dramas this season, with nothing really catching my attention for more than a few episodes. I think I’m just in a drama slump that will hopefully end sometime before next year because winter’s starting to look good.
Continue reading Ayase Haruka leads cast for Watashi wo Hanasanai de
There is a startling amount of dramas streaming this season, about six or seven, I think, which is a lot more than usual and even more being subbed, so I’m happy about that, even if I haven’t gotten around to watching everything yet. Now that I have some downtime and the drama season is in full swing, I guess it’s about time to check in on what’s airing.
Continue reading Summer 2015: A Deadly Book, Mysteries, and a Chorus
Dr. Rintaro hasn’t exactly been subtle about the topic of loneliness, practically shouting from the rooftops, “You’re never really alone!” every episode, but with Rintaro and Yumeno becoming closer, it finally learns how to show not tell. Continue reading Dr. Rintaro: Episodes 3-5
So recently, k-dramaland had a trend of mental illness dramas, none of which really resonated with me, so I was hesitant to try out Dr. Rintaro, a drama about a psychiatrist and his relationship with a geisha who may-or-may-not-but-probably-does-I-don’t-really-know have a mental illness. Plus, medical dramas aren’t really my thing; I’m pretty sure the only medical drama I’ve ever finished was Code Blue and that was when I was in my extreme Yamapi-fangirl phase, so yeah, definitely not my favorite genre. Dr. Rintaro is definitely sappy, but the mystery, romance, and yes, even the medical (though it’s sometimes questionable) is solidly intriguing.
So let’s set the stage, shall we?
Continue reading Dr. Rintaro: Episodes 1-2