Dorama Review #5: Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro

21 August 2016 japanese
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This show, which aired on TV Tokyo in 2011, is one of the funniest j-dramas I’ve seen yet. It takes place in a fantasy setting, based (not so loosely) on the RPG Dragon Quest. The title translates to “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Devil’s Castle” and it’s totally nuts. The …

Dorama Review #4: Akihabara@DEEP

6 April 2013 japanese
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Akihabara@DEEP was originally a novel by Ira Ishida that was also developed as a manga. The drama aired in 2006 on TBS in Japan.
I really liked this drama even though it has a lot going against it. It’s the sort of show that I can imagine many viewers criticizing.
Firstly, …

Dorama Review #3: Akumu-chan

5 March 2013 japanese
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Akumu-chan is a drama that recently aired on NTV in Japan. If you like paranormal activity & sci-fi mixed with comedy, you’ll definitely love this one. The story is about Mutoi Ayami, an elementary school teacher who presents herself to her class as a caring, smiling and kind-hearted sensei. In …

Dorama Review #2: Sexy Voice and Robo

4 February 2013 japanese
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Here’s another TV series that was based on a great manga. (I know, there are a lot of those!) Sexy Voice and Robo was originally a seinen comic by Kuroda Io (黒田硫黄) that was published around 2000-2003. The drama starred Suzuka Ohgo (大後 寿々花) as Nico Hayashi, a teenager with …

Dorama Review #1: Seigi No Mikata

4 February 2013 japanese
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Ok, here we go with the first of my series of reviews of Japanese drama series. Seigi No Mikata  is a very charming and funny story about a teenage girl and her relationship with her older sister. Sounds cliche, but it’s packed with hilarious scenes. Based on a manga of …

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