Tag: drama

Dorama Review #5: Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro

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 main protagonist, Yoshihiko (played hilariously…


Dorama Review #4: Akihabara@DEEP

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, because the show was…


Dorama Review #3: Akumu-chan

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 reality, she’s deeply selfish and…


Dorama Review #2: Sexy Voice and Robo

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 a bizarre talent for changing…


Dorama Review #1: Seigi No Mikata

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 the same name and starring…