Title: ATARU Genre: Detective, Mystery, Comedy Season: Spring 2012 TV Station: TBS Theme Song: “Jiyuu E Michizuru” by Shiina Ringo Starring: Nakai Masahiro, Kitamura Kazuki, Kuriyama Chiaki, Tamamori Yuta, Riju Go, Murakami Hiroaki My Personal Reason for Watching: A drama that has a couple of Johnnys talents and Kitamura Kazuki?? Yes, please! It also seemed like an interesting plot.
^^”Curry Soup Kudasai!”
I am back with another drama review! I finally finished “ATARU” after two years of putting it off (I watched it in Japan when it aired, but I re-watched it with subtitles this time for a refresher. I also just created an outfit inspired by Ataru/Chokozai here). “ATARU” is another detective drama that came out in the spring season of 2012 (along with “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” which I also reviewed and “Kagi No Kakatta Heya” which I’ll be watching soon). This drama is about a man named ATARU (when we meet him, he is only known as “Chokozai”) who has savant syndrome (played by Nakai Masahiro). He is found by a detective on paid leave, Ebina Maiko (Kuriyama Chiaki), and helps the police station along with chief Sawa (Kitamura Kazuki) to solve murders that would otherwise be considered as “discarded cases” (i.e. accidents, suicides, etc.). If you would like a more detailed summary, please click here.
Title: “Beginners!” Genre: Police, Comedy Season: Summer 2012 TV Station: TBS Theme Song: “WANNA BEE!!!” by Kis-My Ft 2 Starring: Fujigaya Taisuke, Kitayama Hiromitsu, Gouriki Ayame, Koyanagi Yu, Sugimoto Tetta, Ishida Hikari Date Finished: February 4, 2014 My Personal Reason for Watching: It looked like a fun summer drama at the time!
(^^ “Where have drama reviews been?!?!”)
Hello everyone! My apologies for the inactivity on this blog>< I haven’t been watching too many drama reviews as of late and haven’t been keeping up to date with new ones (I do however want to watch Shitsuren Chocolatier!). I really want to finish the dramas I have on my computer though and the next drama I review will make it my 100th drama I’ve ever watched!! So I’m determined to finish the dramas I’ve started and hopefully get into new dramas after everything is finished:) Now, onto the review!
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…)