Title: “Papadoru!” (“Papadol!” or “My Daddy is an Idol!”) Genre: Comedy, Romantic, Family Season: Spring 2012 TV Station: TBS Theme Song: “Ai Deshita” by Kanjani8 Starring: Nishikido Ryo, Yuka, Kawashima Umika, Imai Yuki, Tani Kanon, Joshima Shigeru, Yashima Norito, Kanjani8 Date Finished: November 2, 2013 My Personal Reason for Watching: Kanjani8, Nishikido Ryo…you know, the usual;)
Hello again! How is everyone? It’s been a while since I wrote a drama review>< However, I managed to finish “Papadoru!” (finally) and have a review up just in time for Ryo’s birthday! Since it is November 3rd in Japan, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RYO-KUN!!!(^o^)/
(I also made fashion posts inspired by Papadoru characters Ryo and the Hanamura children, if you’re interested^_^) Now…as you all may know, “Papadoru” is a story about Nishikido Ryo playing Nishikido Ryo. I know…quite a stretch, right? Nishikido Ryo is a famous Japanese idol in a group called Kanjani8, which he has to mention in the beginning of every single episode of the drama as if we don’t know that fact already. He falls in love with a non-celebrity (a.k.a. a “commoner”) named Haruka Hanamura, who is a single mother with three children (Mei, Yuto, and Kana). He secretly marries her and drama as well as hilarity ensue…
(^^Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all meet and marry our idols by hitting them over the head with a mop at a convenience store? A girl can dream…)
Title: Rich Man, Poor Woman Genre: Romantic, Comedy Season: Summer 2012 TV Station: Fuji TV Theme Song: “Hikari E” by Miwa (Insert: Napa by Miwa) Starring: Oguri Shun, Ishihara Satomi, Aibu Saki, Iura Arata Date Finished: August 9, 2013 My Personal Reason for Watching: It was the Getsu9 for that season and plus I’m a sucker for rom-coms;)
(^^ So cute♥)
I’m on a roll with my drama reviews!!(^o^)/ I realized I have 8 more dramas left on my computer and after that, I can go back to watching older dramas or more recent dramas (I haven’t been keeping up since last winter…but I did start watching Kekkon Shinai, Last Hope, that one drama with Takei Emi and Miura Shohei, and the Share House one with Oizumi Yo and Mizukawa Asami, when they were airing in Japan but never finished them, so I should download those next…I hate leaving dramas unfinished!) I can’t even remember half of the names of the dramas I didn’t finish>< But after I’m through with all of those (which might take a while), I’m always up for suggestions:) Oh well, onto the review!
Title: Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri Genre: Detective, Comedy Season: Spring 2012 TV Station: NTV Theme Song: “Your Eyes” by Arashi Starring: Aiba Masaki, Fujiki Naohito, Oomasa Aya, Okura Tadayoshi, Matsuko Deluxe Date Finished: August 2, 2013 My Personal Reason For Watching: Aiba and Okura in the same drama? Yes, please!!(^_-)/
(^^ “Drama reviews…are back?”)
WOW…so it has been approximately a year and three months since I last wrote a review which was for Lucky Seven all the way back in May 2012. Last spring was also when the drama I’m reviewing today, Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri, came out in Japan and it took me over a year to finish it (-_-;;) It’s not that the drama was boring (I’ll get to the review in a minute), but lately, as you can see, this blog has been inactive with the drama reviews and even with fangirling, in general. It’s not like I don’t like Arashi or Kanjani8 or jdramas anymore…it’s just that things in my personal life have gotten in the way with my “fangirl” life, if that’s what it’s called. I graduated grad school in Japan and returned to the US this past spring. I would say I have been job searching, but I’ve basically been traveling a lot. Now, I’ve started the job hunting process. My internet has been down for the past few days and I had all of these jdramas stored up on my computer, so I decided to complete all of them. Mikeneko Holmes is the first one in that long line (not that long…maybe 5 or 6) of dramas! I apologize for that long personal note! Now, onto the review!!
(^^”Can we please get onto the review? Ishizu is falling asleep here…”)
Thank you to my new (and semi-new) followers!! Sorry I haven’t been able to do a “thank you” shout out recently (;__;) I haven’t had internet this past week and I’ve been traveling throughout the month of July><