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Hey folks! I decided to update my jdorama list from last time, ;it’s quite the list huh? lol but remember, I don’t watch TV or anything else. anyhoo, if you have any question or what not about these, just leave a comment. I tried to make it more detailed as well =]
My Rating 1-10:
10 = MUST WATCH!!!
8 = Enjoyable
5 = So..So. Not great, but it’s something to watch if you’re bored.
3 = Poorly done. Boring/cliche story line.
1= Do not bother.
(this banner above consist most of what I consider the best jdoramas =] )
1 Pound no Fukuin (1 Pound Gospel) – 6.5 (~ep3)
Comedy drama about a boxer who lives to eat and is in love with a nun.. pretty quirky.. lol
Akihabara@deep - 5 (~ep3)
Ashita no Kita Yoshio- 7.5 (~ep2) About an unlucky man who plans to commit suicide on a set date, but runs into interesting people that make everything eventful. It’s interesting but can be slow.
Attack no. 1 - 8
High School volleyball drama; this drama rocks
Attention Please - 4.5
A punk-rock girl tries to become a pilot. It had it’s moments, but I don’t get the hype…
Bara no nai Hanaya – 7.5 (~ep2)
Beautiful Life – 9*
Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru – 7 (~ep1)
Dance Drill - 4
A girl tries to form a cheer leading team, based on a true story. Overall, not THAT interesting but I still watched it…why? I dunno…
Densha Otoko - 4
An otaku saves a girl from a perv on the subway. It had it’s funny moments but overall, predictable and the lead actress could have done a better job.
Dragon Zakura – 8
School drama about the dumb kids being pushed and striving to get into Japan’s top University by a rebel-ish teacher. This is the first school drama where you see students actually do school work!
First Kiss – 6
Sick girl goes visits her brother in Japan while pending her days before a critical operation. Cute story… but predictable and not THAT interesting….
Gachi Baka - 3
An twist of the school dramas GTO and Gokusen..nothing special.
Galileo – 7.5
Episodic drama that involves mysteries. It’s amazing how they solve some of the cases…others are a bit too surreal. Ending sucks.
Gokusen I - 8
School drama about rebel kids and a teacher who is the heir of the yakuza. Pretty darn entertaining!
Gokusen II – 4
The story is identical to Gokusen 1, but the only thing different is the cast…
Good Luck! – 8.5*
Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) – 9*
School drama about rebel kids again; one of the originals.
Haken no Hinkaku – 6 (~ep2)
Hana Yori Dango - 10
All I have to say is…I love HYD.
Hana Yori Dango II - 10
Hanayome to Papa – 7.5
Cute romance drama that involves an overbearing father.
Hanayome wa Yakudoshi - 7.5 (~ep8)
A former hit news anchor tries to do an undercover variety program on how life is being a wife on a farm. It’s a romance-comedy and the mother-in-law is frightening.
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hani Kimi)- 10
ahh…I absolutely love this show. If you don’t know it..shame on you.
Hachimitsu and Clover (Honey and Clover) -6 (~ep2)
Ima Ai ni Yukimasu – 9.5
Absolutely amazing and cute story. No high points and no low points. You grow to love the characters in this sweet story.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP) – 9.5
This is just a crazy and funny drama. Please watch it lol It’s not you’re typical drama that is clean cut, but perhaps for a older audience?
Joou no Kyoushitsu - 7.5
About a elementary school teacher who is basically the devil.
Kimi Wa Petto – 3.5
This is just weird…a boy pretends to be a pet dog for a lady.
Kisarazu Cat’s Eye – 8.5 (~ep2)
This is like IWGP, but not as “grown-up”. The story is hilarious so far and a lot of the same cast in IWGP is in it.
Kurosagi - 9.5
About a swindler swindling swindlers hahaha. Basically a robin hood story. I loved it.
Long Love Letter – 6 (~ep3)
Lost Time Life - 8 (~ep1)
I’ve only seen one episode but it’s pretty good. Not what I expected though, but definitely interesting.
My Boss My Hero – 7.5
School drama about a guy in his late 20s who is in the yakuza going back to high school. Corny as hell…but I also found funny as hell haha..but I think my sense of humor is different lol
Nobuta wo Produce - 8.5
Nodame Cantabile – 9
This is a good one, especially if you’re into good classical music! Go watch it!
One Litre of Tears - 7.5
Drama about a girl with an incurable disease (and based on a true story). There is a twist of romance as well. It’s a tear jerker. Don’t watch the special, it’s boring and pointless.
Orange Days - 9.5*
Hmm..it’s been too long for me to remember this well, but I do remember highly enjoying it.
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan - 7.5
A daughter and father switch bodies! awkward….it’s a comedy-romance, thats typical..but cute.
Proposal Daisakusen - 7.5
A young man watches the love of his life get married,but some time during the ceremony he goes back in time. It’s quite the frustrating drama when you see how pathetic the main character can be but its still quite cute.
Sore Wa Totsuzen Arashi No You Ni - 2
Stand Up!! - 9.5
This was a really silly drama, watch it if you like stories like American Pie and such.
Summer Snow - 9.5*
Sushi Oji – 8.5
I didn’t think I would get pass the first episode when I first started but, it was so ridiculous that I had to keep watching. I lovedd it! sooo sooo silly and funny..or maybe I just have a weird sense of humor..anyhoo…only downer was that the ending sucked. Some people prob won’t enjoy this as much as I did..but I can’t blame em lol
Tantei Gakuen Q - 10
Mystery drama! This drama had me hooked from the start. This is a must must must watch! Although, let me add that I seemed to like this way more than most people haha, and the ending isn’t fantastic.
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi – 7.5
Love story about a low status guy and high status girl. Cute but very cliche.
Tiger and Dragon - 5 (^ep1)
Unfair – 6.5
Yamada Taro Monogatari – 2 (^ep2)
Yukan Club – 2.5
This had its funny moments but geezus this was a horribly done drama. Lame story line, bad acting, and etc. The only reason people are in love with this drama is because of the casts! I like them too but….they should just stick to singing.
* = watched it a long time ago, but don’t remember it too well. i.e Beautiful Life, I enjoyed it a lot but I can’t remember details.
(~ ep#) = Is the episode I left off on. Either I am currently watching it or I started and haven’t gone back to it yet.
(^ep#)= Episode I left on on and probably will NOT go back to watch. Incomplete.
News on Dramas/Movies:
1. It has been confirmed that there will be a Hana Kimi Special!!
Last summer’s “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” drama series is returning for a one-episode special. Starring Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, and Toma Ikuta, the show was very popular, especially among female viewers. It averaged 17.3% ratings, with the final episode reaching 21.0%.
According to Fuji TV, the special will take place half a year after the series’ end. With Osaka Gakuen getting ready for an upcoming Valentine’s Day event, Sano (Oguri) and Nakatsu (Ikuta) reflect on the final week of their last summer vacation, which falls into the timeline of the original series between episodes 7 and 8. The special also includes a graduation scene and addresses the relationship between Mizuki (Horikita) and Sano.
2. Hana Yori Dango: Final – Movie synopsis: It’ll be 4 years since the end of HYD2, and Tsukushi and Doumyouji prepare to get married . . . when Tsukushi’s precious super-expensive wedding tiara is stolen. Recovering the item requires the help of F4 and trips to Hong Kong and Las Vegas.
Personally..I think it sounds rather dumb..but I’m a fan of HYD..so let’s hope for the best!
3. HYD is a hugee hit all over Asia. The Japanese manga was produced into an anime, then turned into a Taiwanese drama (Meteor Garden), and then to a Jdorama. Of course it didn’t end there though! Next is HYD, Korean version, can you believe it?