dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Nothing is as good as a good jdrama, so favorite jdramas are my favorite dramas of all.

I did a Top Jdramas list some time ago, with reasons and vids, but time to update. Why? Well, for one, current dramas number 3-5 weren't even on the list then, because I haven't seen them.

Same rules as earlier apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is the list of my favorite dozen, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Nothing is as good as a good jdrama, so favorite jdramas are my favorite dramas of all.

I did a Top Jdramas list some time ago, with reasons and vids, but time to update. Why? Well, for one, current dramas number 3-5 weren't even on the list then, because I haven't seen them.

Same rules as earlier apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is the list of my favorite dozen, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Nothing is as good as a good jdrama, so favorite jdramas are my favorite dramas of all.

I did a Top Jdramas list some time ago, with reasons and vids, but time to update. Why? Well, for one, current dramas number 3-5 weren't even on the list then, because I haven't seen them.

Same rules as earlier apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is the list of my favorite dozen, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
You know how I did a list for my favorite kdramas, here (even if it already has to be revised, seeing that The Legend is my fave kdrama ever, and actually my fave drama, period). Well, this is my Top 10 jdramas list.

Same rules apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is a Top 10 list, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have not yet seen a lot of famous jdramas (Friends, Million Stars, 1 Litre etc), because of a recent kdrama binge, which is about to give way to a jdrama one, so my list might be very different a few months from now ;) Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible. Except for the Top 3, the places within Top 10 get reshuffled quite often. A drama I rank number 8 this week might be number four next ;) But the content of Top 10 stays the same.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )

ETA: Yes, I plan to do the same list for Taiwanese dramas as well. But I need to finish a few twdramas I am currently watching first (Romantic Princess, Corner with Love, My Lucky Star) so as to know whether they should be included.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
You know how I did a list for my favorite kdramas, here (even if it already has to be revised, seeing that The Legend is my fave kdrama ever, and actually my fave drama, period). Well, this is my Top 10 jdramas list.

Same rules apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is a Top 10 list, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have not yet seen a lot of famous jdramas (Friends, Million Stars, 1 Litre etc), because of a recent kdrama binge, which is about to give way to a jdrama one, so my list might be very different a few months from now ;) Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible. Except for the Top 3, the places within Top 10 get reshuffled quite often. A drama I rank number 8 this week might be number four next ;) But the content of Top 10 stays the same.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )

ETA: Yes, I plan to do the same list for Taiwanese dramas as well. But I need to finish a few twdramas I am currently watching first (Romantic Princess, Corner with Love, My Lucky Star) so as to know whether they should be included.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
You know how I did a list for my favorite kdramas, here (even if it already has to be revised, seeing that The Legend is my fave kdrama ever, and actually my fave drama, period). Well, this is my Top 10 jdramas list.

Same rules apply: it’s all about which are my favorite jdramas? And why? Here is a Top 10 list, with reasons, vids, and pics. Note: no drama that I haven't finished completely is on this list, because who knows how it will turn out. Beautiful Life might end up on the list once I have enough courage to finish it, but am not done yet. Also, I have not yet seen a lot of famous jdramas (Friends, Million Stars, 1 Litre etc), because of a recent kdrama binge, which is about to give way to a jdrama one, so my list might be very different a few months from now ;) Also, I have a 'favorite scene' from each drama, and I described it very briefly, if at all, to make it as unspoilery as possible. Except for the Top 3, the places within Top 10 get reshuffled quite often. A drama I rank number 8 this week might be number four next ;) But the content of Top 10 stays the same.

List behind cut, with reasons, caps and vids )

ETA: Yes, I plan to do the same list for Taiwanese dramas as well. But I need to finish a few twdramas I am currently watching first (Romantic Princess, Corner with Love, My Lucky Star) so as to know whether they should be included.

OMG OMG

Jun. 7th, 2007 01:09 am
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
Courtesy of my wonderful flist I just learned there will be a...wait for it...KUROSAGI MOVIE. That's right, ladies!

Yamapi and Maki, one of the best otps ever, back TOGETHER!!! Long stares of ust. Yamapi's black hair and Maki's grin and omg omg omg if we are lucky, maybe ship resolution or at least a hug.

On the big screen omg. Why do I not live in Japan????

I hope it's a sequel and not reimagining but ultimately I don't care as it is Kurosaki and Tsurara, who own me, back!!!!!!

I am so psyched I am typing this on a tiny bberry keyboard which kills my fingers. But omg omg omg!!!!

I must have been a very good girl.

OMG OMG

Jun. 7th, 2007 01:09 am
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
Courtesy of my wonderful flist I just learned there will be a...wait for it...KUROSAGI MOVIE. That's right, ladies!

Yamapi and Maki, one of the best otps ever, back TOGETHER!!! Long stares of ust. Yamapi's black hair and Maki's grin and omg omg omg if we are lucky, maybe ship resolution or at least a hug.

On the big screen omg. Why do I not live in Japan????

I hope it's a sequel and not reimagining but ultimately I don't care as it is Kurosaki and Tsurara, who own me, back!!!!!!

I am so psyched I am typing this on a tiny bberry keyboard which kills my fingers. But omg omg omg!!!!

I must have been a very good girl.

OMG OMG

Jun. 7th, 2007 01:09 am
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
Courtesy of my wonderful flist I just learned there will be a...wait for it...KUROSAGI MOVIE. That's right, ladies!

Yamapi and Maki, one of the best otps ever, back TOGETHER!!! Long stares of ust. Yamapi's black hair and Maki's grin and omg omg omg if we are lucky, maybe ship resolution or at least a hug.

On the big screen omg. Why do I not live in Japan????

I hope it's a sequel and not reimagining but ultimately I don't care as it is Kurosaki and Tsurara, who own me, back!!!!!!

I am so psyched I am typing this on a tiny bberry keyboard which kills my fingers. But omg omg omg!!!!

I must have been a very good girl.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
First off, I have to rec [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain's Kurosagi's Five futures fic. It's one of the futures and it's amazing and angsty and happy and perfect and is a bit of a Hanadan crossover.

I have finished ep 2 of ProDai and it is seriously

the. cutest. thing. ever.

It's going into my top 10 jdramas for sure and is my favorite drama of the spring season by leaps and bound (yes, even over Witch Yoo Hee).

There is not a single thing I don't love about it, except for the fact that I can't gorge on all the eps right away.

Also, Yamapi? So. freaking. awesome. He has great comedic timing and expressions (the scene in the bath? LOL) but he can also break my heart with one of his patented wounded looks. ProDai is this huge emotional rollecoaster for me: I giggle and I sniffle (much more often than one should in a light drama, but it's always the 'light' ones like 'My Girl' that get me the most). Mr. Mousie was actually mocking me because I get so invested that at the last part of the ep (with the new student teacher who is the future groom, baaaaaad vie, ugh! erasing Ken's message to Rei) I was making repeated stabbing motions at the screen and audible 'stabbing' sounds. Heh.

Ken is adorable. He is one of those rare drama guys I would love it real life (a lot of them are magnetic disasters so it rules them out as suitable companions). I loved the thing he told Rei in the hallway about excuses not mattering because all the excuses don't matter as he didn't get her what she wanted. Of course, I can see a 23 year old saying it (because that's what he is, a 23 year old back in time) but not a just-18 boy.

And that is why I want to take Rei, adorable and awesome as she is, and shake her. Hard. Girl, I understand about coy. Or shy. But seriously, your hints are much much much too oblique for him to get. He is getting them now because he is much older and is fixating on each detail, but seriously. The birthday thing? Cute. Adorable. But insane to expect him to figure out. Guys are dense. Teenage guys? Triply so. Boys are emotionally stupid, it's a known fact. Tell him you like him. Come on, cut him some slack.

I have also, being on a jdrama kick, started continuing with Nobuta Wo Produce and am in middle of ep 9. I loved ep 8 (the first ep I really fell for, it took me the longest time. Posted about it much earlier as got sidetracked with something else afterwards) and interestingly my strong liking has held as I love 9 and am really emotionally invested in these characters: I adore Shuji: I started out thinking of him as the most bland but now I am anxiously protective of him; and Akira: I went from finding him freaky to amazing. His comment about how he doesn't care if Nobuta and Shuji are together because they come first and he comes second is...waaaah. And of course I care for the scared, blossoming Nobuta. It's wonderful. I guess not being so incredibly tired helps.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
First off, I have to rec [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain's Kurosagi's Five futures fic. It's one of the futures and it's amazing and angsty and happy and perfect and is a bit of a Hanadan crossover.

I have finished ep 2 of ProDai and it is seriously

the. cutest. thing. ever.

It's going into my top 10 jdramas for sure and is my favorite drama of the spring season by leaps and bound (yes, even over Witch Yoo Hee).

There is not a single thing I don't love about it, except for the fact that I can't gorge on all the eps right away.

Also, Yamapi? So. freaking. awesome. He has great comedic timing and expressions (the scene in the bath? LOL) but he can also break my heart with one of his patented wounded looks. ProDai is this huge emotional rollecoaster for me: I giggle and I sniffle (much more often than one should in a light drama, but it's always the 'light' ones like 'My Girl' that get me the most). Mr. Mousie was actually mocking me because I get so invested that at the last part of the ep (with the new student teacher who is the future groom, baaaaaad vie, ugh! erasing Ken's message to Rei) I was making repeated stabbing motions at the screen and audible 'stabbing' sounds. Heh.

Ken is adorable. He is one of those rare drama guys I would love it real life (a lot of them are magnetic disasters so it rules them out as suitable companions). I loved the thing he told Rei in the hallway about excuses not mattering because all the excuses don't matter as he didn't get her what she wanted. Of course, I can see a 23 year old saying it (because that's what he is, a 23 year old back in time) but not a just-18 boy.

And that is why I want to take Rei, adorable and awesome as she is, and shake her. Hard. Girl, I understand about coy. Or shy. But seriously, your hints are much much much too oblique for him to get. He is getting them now because he is much older and is fixating on each detail, but seriously. The birthday thing? Cute. Adorable. But insane to expect him to figure out. Guys are dense. Teenage guys? Triply so. Boys are emotionally stupid, it's a known fact. Tell him you like him. Come on, cut him some slack.

I have also, being on a jdrama kick, started continuing with Nobuta Wo Produce and am in middle of ep 9. I loved ep 8 (the first ep I really fell for, it took me the longest time. Posted about it much earlier as got sidetracked with something else afterwards) and interestingly my strong liking has held as I love 9 and am really emotionally invested in these characters: I adore Shuji: I started out thinking of him as the most bland but now I am anxiously protective of him; and Akira: I went from finding him freaky to amazing. His comment about how he doesn't care if Nobuta and Shuji are together because they come first and he comes second is...waaaah. And of course I care for the scared, blossoming Nobuta. It's wonderful. I guess not being so incredibly tired helps.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
First off, I have to rec [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain's Kurosagi's Five futures fic. It's one of the futures and it's amazing and angsty and happy and perfect and is a bit of a Hanadan crossover.

I have finished ep 2 of ProDai and it is seriously

the. cutest. thing. ever.

It's going into my top 10 jdramas for sure and is my favorite drama of the spring season by leaps and bound (yes, even over Witch Yoo Hee).

There is not a single thing I don't love about it, except for the fact that I can't gorge on all the eps right away.

Also, Yamapi? So. freaking. awesome. He has great comedic timing and expressions (the scene in the bath? LOL) but he can also break my heart with one of his patented wounded looks. ProDai is this huge emotional rollecoaster for me: I giggle and I sniffle (much more often than one should in a light drama, but it's always the 'light' ones like 'My Girl' that get me the most). Mr. Mousie was actually mocking me because I get so invested that at the last part of the ep (with the new student teacher who is the future groom, baaaaaad vie, ugh! erasing Ken's message to Rei) I was making repeated stabbing motions at the screen and audible 'stabbing' sounds. Heh.

Ken is adorable. He is one of those rare drama guys I would love it real life (a lot of them are magnetic disasters so it rules them out as suitable companions). I loved the thing he told Rei in the hallway about excuses not mattering because all the excuses don't matter as he didn't get her what she wanted. Of course, I can see a 23 year old saying it (because that's what he is, a 23 year old back in time) but not a just-18 boy.

And that is why I want to take Rei, adorable and awesome as she is, and shake her. Hard. Girl, I understand about coy. Or shy. But seriously, your hints are much much much too oblique for him to get. He is getting them now because he is much older and is fixating on each detail, but seriously. The birthday thing? Cute. Adorable. But insane to expect him to figure out. Guys are dense. Teenage guys? Triply so. Boys are emotionally stupid, it's a known fact. Tell him you like him. Come on, cut him some slack.

I have also, being on a jdrama kick, started continuing with Nobuta Wo Produce and am in middle of ep 9. I loved ep 8 (the first ep I really fell for, it took me the longest time. Posted about it much earlier as got sidetracked with something else afterwards) and interestingly my strong liking has held as I love 9 and am really emotionally invested in these characters: I adore Shuji: I started out thinking of him as the most bland but now I am anxiously protective of him; and Akira: I went from finding him freaky to amazing. His comment about how he doesn't care if Nobuta and Shuji are together because they come first and he comes second is...waaaah. And of course I care for the scared, blossoming Nobuta. It's wonderful. I guess not being so incredibly tired helps.
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
I have realized this morning that in three jdramas I’ve seen the male protagonist’s father killed himself. Seeing that I haven’t seen dozens and dozens jdramas, I think this is a curious concentration of that theme. So being me, I decided to blab and meta about it obsessively, to compare and contrast the treatment of this topic in Tatta Hitotsu No Koi, Kurosagi and Taiyou No Kisetsu.

Hmmm, maybe I should do a scholarly paper or similar, ‘The abandoning father in Japanese drama’ Heh.

Thoughts on the issue )
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
I have realized this morning that in three jdramas I’ve seen the male protagonist’s father killed himself. Seeing that I haven’t seen dozens and dozens jdramas, I think this is a curious concentration of that theme. So being me, I decided to blab and meta about it obsessively, to compare and contrast the treatment of this topic in Tatta Hitotsu No Koi, Kurosagi and Taiyou No Kisetsu.

Hmmm, maybe I should do a scholarly paper or similar, ‘The abandoning father in Japanese drama’ Heh.

Thoughts on the issue )
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
I have realized this morning that in three jdramas I’ve seen the male protagonist’s father killed himself. Seeing that I haven’t seen dozens and dozens jdramas, I think this is a curious concentration of that theme. So being me, I decided to blab and meta about it obsessively, to compare and contrast the treatment of this topic in Tatta Hitotsu No Koi, Kurosagi and Taiyou No Kisetsu.

Hmmm, maybe I should do a scholarly paper or similar, ‘The abandoning father in Japanese drama’ Heh.

Thoughts on the issue )
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
My Proposal Daisakusen dl is at 40% now. YAY!

But that is not what the post is about. It is about my poor impulse control. Oh no, oh no oh no.

I cannot possibly be starting another drama. My drama list is already psycho (way over ten, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore :D) and that is only dramas that are completed.

My ‘currently airing’ dramas list is insane. The ones I am watching or planning to catch up shortly are: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You, Que Sera and The devil for kdramas (that is five, people. Five!). Summer x Summer, The Kid From Heaven, The Lucky Star and I plan to start Rock Paper Scissors and From Corner With Love (though with those two I’ll wait until they are completed so probably off my list). Plus KO1 which isn’t new but is progressively started subbing, so sort of is like new ;) And Yamapi’s Proposal Daisakusen starts today and Bambino in a couple of days. And I haven’t even gotten to KimuTaku’s ‘Great Tribe’ or finished Takki’s R&J. ARGGGGGHHHH. But it’s a happy argh.

I thinkfor my own sanity though, I am not starting any ‘completed’ new dramas until I finish some more off the list. Actually, I think I am going to finish them and then not start new completed ones for a bit as watching just the airing ones will keep me occupied ;)

But why the long wail up top? Because despite the hefty list above, I just added another airing jdrama to the list. Liar Game with Nishikado Soujiro Matsuda Shota and Toda Erica. It is all [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain’s fault. I was mildly interested but she posted some pictures which hooked me and I read up on the plot and I am dling it right now.

Yes, yes, I know. Psycho schedule and all that. But come on. It’s Matsuda Shota and he is the lead. YES. And he plays a con artist who Toda Erika hires to get her $$$ back.

You know how I love the icy guy-sparky girl stuff? Or mobster and a good woman? Another thing I love beyond all measure? Stories about swindlers/con-artists/pretenders/revenge-seekers who get caught by emotions themselves. I love Kurosagi entirely too much, with Yamapi as the vengeful swindler who cannot keep the so awesome Tsurara out of his life as hard as he tries (seriously. SEQUEL. With kissing this time). A Love to Kill is in the running as my fave kdrama, with Rain pretending in order to get close and avenge his brother on Shin Minah but falling for her instead. And I am currently loving Taiyou No Kisetsu with Takki having all these revenge plans on his ‘friends’ but also falling for a handicapped unworldly pianist at the same time.

No idea if the trope is going to happen here but hey, the hope is good.

Besides, plot? Who cares:



More swoony stuff )

And the resident what kind of fashion is THAT shot )

Anyhoo, more detailed synopsis:

Based on the manga series of the same name, Toda Erika plays an honest college student, Kanzaki Nao, who receives a hundred million dollars one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the "Liar Game". The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million dollars in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him, seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda Shota), who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.

Though wow. Some people on daddicts thread are ‘blah blah we hated Kurosagi. Whaaaaa?’ It’s one of the dramas I am irrational about. Logically I understand there are people who might not like it. But emotionally or whatever it just doesn’t compute. I can’t process it because I loved it much too much ;)

Oooh, and I am super excited. I just found out that both Love in the City 2 (with Kang Ta) and Legend of Condor Heroes (with Ariel Lin) will be subbed. EEEE! By BON Fansubs who are super good and efficient. (They are subbing WYH and will be shortly subbing Bambino) *bliss*

Btw, does anyone know whether kdrama Crazy for You is any good?

Look at the cute pic:



The plot sounds good: Suh Jin Young is an aviation maintenance technician and her husband passed away due to a traffic accident. Kim Chae Joon dreams to become an aviation pilot but he encounters an unfortunate accident. Chae Joon goes to prison for accidently killing a man in a car accident. The man happens to be Jin Young's husband. Jin Young and Chae Joon develop a love relationship.

There are subs in progress.

Lastly, a few cool links.

[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore posted awesome Fruits Basket, Wolf's Rain and Samurai Deeper Kyo icons here.

[livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted some TO DIE FOR pictures of Bye Yong Joon here. Seriously. I was making weird gaspy noises.

And [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain wrote two awesome Kurosaki/Tsurara fics here and here.

If you need more shots of Matsuda Shota looking gorgeous in Liar Game, visit [livejournal.com profile] magalamb's lj here.
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
My Proposal Daisakusen dl is at 40% now. YAY!

But that is not what the post is about. It is about my poor impulse control. Oh no, oh no oh no.

I cannot possibly be starting another drama. My drama list is already psycho (way over ten, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore :D) and that is only dramas that are completed.

My ‘currently airing’ dramas list is insane. The ones I am watching or planning to catch up shortly are: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You, Que Sera and The devil for kdramas (that is five, people. Five!). Summer x Summer, The Kid From Heaven, The Lucky Star and I plan to start Rock Paper Scissors and From Corner With Love (though with those two I’ll wait until they are completed so probably off my list). Plus KO1 which isn’t new but is progressively started subbing, so sort of is like new ;) And Yamapi’s Proposal Daisakusen starts today and Bambino in a couple of days. And I haven’t even gotten to KimuTaku’s ‘Great Tribe’ or finished Takki’s R&J. ARGGGGGHHHH. But it’s a happy argh.

I thinkfor my own sanity though, I am not starting any ‘completed’ new dramas until I finish some more off the list. Actually, I think I am going to finish them and then not start new completed ones for a bit as watching just the airing ones will keep me occupied ;)

But why the long wail up top? Because despite the hefty list above, I just added another airing jdrama to the list. Liar Game with Nishikado Soujiro Matsuda Shota and Toda Erica. It is all [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain’s fault. I was mildly interested but she posted some pictures which hooked me and I read up on the plot and I am dling it right now.

Yes, yes, I know. Psycho schedule and all that. But come on. It’s Matsuda Shota and he is the lead. YES. And he plays a con artist who Toda Erika hires to get her $$$ back.

You know how I love the icy guy-sparky girl stuff? Or mobster and a good woman? Another thing I love beyond all measure? Stories about swindlers/con-artists/pretenders/revenge-seekers who get caught by emotions themselves. I love Kurosagi entirely too much, with Yamapi as the vengeful swindler who cannot keep the so awesome Tsurara out of his life as hard as he tries (seriously. SEQUEL. With kissing this time). A Love to Kill is in the running as my fave kdrama, with Rain pretending in order to get close and avenge his brother on Shin Minah but falling for her instead. And I am currently loving Taiyou No Kisetsu with Takki having all these revenge plans on his ‘friends’ but also falling for a handicapped unworldly pianist at the same time.

No idea if the trope is going to happen here but hey, the hope is good.

Besides, plot? Who cares:



More swoony stuff )

And the resident what kind of fashion is THAT shot )

Anyhoo, more detailed synopsis:

Based on the manga series of the same name, Toda Erika plays an honest college student, Kanzaki Nao, who receives a hundred million dollars one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the "Liar Game". The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million dollars in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him, seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda Shota), who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.

Though wow. Some people on daddicts thread are ‘blah blah we hated Kurosagi. Whaaaaa?’ It’s one of the dramas I am irrational about. Logically I understand there are people who might not like it. But emotionally or whatever it just doesn’t compute. I can’t process it because I loved it much too much ;)

Oooh, and I am super excited. I just found out that both Love in the City 2 (with Kang Ta) and Legend of Condor Heroes (with Ariel Lin) will be subbed. EEEE! By BON Fansubs who are super good and efficient. (They are subbing WYH and will be shortly subbing Bambino) *bliss*

Btw, does anyone know whether kdrama Crazy for You is any good?

Look at the cute pic:



The plot sounds good: Suh Jin Young is an aviation maintenance technician and her husband passed away due to a traffic accident. Kim Chae Joon dreams to become an aviation pilot but he encounters an unfortunate accident. Chae Joon goes to prison for accidently killing a man in a car accident. The man happens to be Jin Young's husband. Jin Young and Chae Joon develop a love relationship.

There are subs in progress.

Lastly, a few cool links.

[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore posted awesome Fruits Basket, Wolf's Rain and Samurai Deeper Kyo icons here.

[livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted some TO DIE FOR pictures of Bye Yong Joon here. Seriously. I was making weird gaspy noises.

And [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain wrote two awesome Kurosaki/Tsurara fics here and here.

If you need more shots of Matsuda Shota looking gorgeous in Liar Game, visit [livejournal.com profile] magalamb's lj here.
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
My Proposal Daisakusen dl is at 40% now. YAY!

But that is not what the post is about. It is about my poor impulse control. Oh no, oh no oh no.

I cannot possibly be starting another drama. My drama list is already psycho (way over ten, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore :D) and that is only dramas that are completed.

My ‘currently airing’ dramas list is insane. The ones I am watching or planning to catch up shortly are: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You, Que Sera and The devil for kdramas (that is five, people. Five!). Summer x Summer, The Kid From Heaven, The Lucky Star and I plan to start Rock Paper Scissors and From Corner With Love (though with those two I’ll wait until they are completed so probably off my list). Plus KO1 which isn’t new but is progressively started subbing, so sort of is like new ;) And Yamapi’s Proposal Daisakusen starts today and Bambino in a couple of days. And I haven’t even gotten to KimuTaku’s ‘Great Tribe’ or finished Takki’s R&J. ARGGGGGHHHH. But it’s a happy argh.

I thinkfor my own sanity though, I am not starting any ‘completed’ new dramas until I finish some more off the list. Actually, I think I am going to finish them and then not start new completed ones for a bit as watching just the airing ones will keep me occupied ;)

But why the long wail up top? Because despite the hefty list above, I just added another airing jdrama to the list. Liar Game with Nishikado Soujiro Matsuda Shota and Toda Erica. It is all [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain’s fault. I was mildly interested but she posted some pictures which hooked me and I read up on the plot and I am dling it right now.

Yes, yes, I know. Psycho schedule and all that. But come on. It’s Matsuda Shota and he is the lead. YES. And he plays a con artist who Toda Erika hires to get her $$$ back.

You know how I love the icy guy-sparky girl stuff? Or mobster and a good woman? Another thing I love beyond all measure? Stories about swindlers/con-artists/pretenders/revenge-seekers who get caught by emotions themselves. I love Kurosagi entirely too much, with Yamapi as the vengeful swindler who cannot keep the so awesome Tsurara out of his life as hard as he tries (seriously. SEQUEL. With kissing this time). A Love to Kill is in the running as my fave kdrama, with Rain pretending in order to get close and avenge his brother on Shin Minah but falling for her instead. And I am currently loving Taiyou No Kisetsu with Takki having all these revenge plans on his ‘friends’ but also falling for a handicapped unworldly pianist at the same time.

No idea if the trope is going to happen here but hey, the hope is good.

Besides, plot? Who cares:



More swoony stuff )

And the resident what kind of fashion is THAT shot )

Anyhoo, more detailed synopsis:

Based on the manga series of the same name, Toda Erika plays an honest college student, Kanzaki Nao, who receives a hundred million dollars one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the "Liar Game". The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million dollars in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him, seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda Shota), who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.

Though wow. Some people on daddicts thread are ‘blah blah we hated Kurosagi. Whaaaaa?’ It’s one of the dramas I am irrational about. Logically I understand there are people who might not like it. But emotionally or whatever it just doesn’t compute. I can’t process it because I loved it much too much ;)

Oooh, and I am super excited. I just found out that both Love in the City 2 (with Kang Ta) and Legend of Condor Heroes (with Ariel Lin) will be subbed. EEEE! By BON Fansubs who are super good and efficient. (They are subbing WYH and will be shortly subbing Bambino) *bliss*

Btw, does anyone know whether kdrama Crazy for You is any good?

Look at the cute pic:



The plot sounds good: Suh Jin Young is an aviation maintenance technician and her husband passed away due to a traffic accident. Kim Chae Joon dreams to become an aviation pilot but he encounters an unfortunate accident. Chae Joon goes to prison for accidently killing a man in a car accident. The man happens to be Jin Young's husband. Jin Young and Chae Joon develop a love relationship.

There are subs in progress.

Lastly, a few cool links.

[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore posted awesome Fruits Basket, Wolf's Rain and Samurai Deeper Kyo icons here.

[livejournal.com profile] alexandral posted some TO DIE FOR pictures of Bye Yong Joon here. Seriously. I was making weird gaspy noises.

And [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain wrote two awesome Kurosaki/Tsurara fics here and here.

If you need more shots of Matsuda Shota looking gorgeous in Liar Game, visit [livejournal.com profile] magalamb's lj here.
dangermousie: (Kurosagi by cherishcolors)
Yeah, I am spamming. I am still reading Red River manga, slowly but steadily. I don't love it (yet) but I do like it. I think the fact that I can just read it at the bookstore really helps (the biggest problem with Basara was that I liked it well enough but not enough to invest in a bunch of volumes sight unseen).

Oh, oh, oh. And THANK YOU [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain. I started Her Majesty's Dog. I would have never checked it out because cover for first volume looked weird but now I am almost all the way through the first volume and I love it beyond words! I can see marathonning it. And you are right, it is so easy to pictur Yamapi and Maki in the leads. But HMD deserves its own post which is coming so I'll stop. For now, though, I want to talk about my not-too-guilty pleasure of late.

Oh, Sensual Phrase! I can feel my brain cells die a little every time I read it, but I can’t stop! I have finished volume 13 and seeing that I just purchased the rest, will be done with the thing pretty shortly. Btw, [Bad username or site: ”meganbmoore” @ livejournal.com], that scene your friend(s) mentioned. I think I know which one it is. It looks like that’s what’s going to happen, him sleeping with someone else, but he doesn’t and says forget it. Heh. Twu Wuv.

Ahhh, the unbearable angst of being a rock star. Ahhhh, the unbearable angst of being rockstar’s one true love. Who knew. LOL. I got to say that Lucifer has to be the cleanest living band ever, outside of Christian Rock. They don’t stagger home high or drunk. They don’t have orgies. True, Sakuya (our sexy hero) used to be a child whore with a really messed-up back story, but since he seems to have not done it with anyone except Aine, his OTP, since the manga started (though to compensate, there is a lot of THAT :D), I’d mark him under clean living. And Atsuro is dating his stepsister, but come on, after Korean drama, they’d have to be blood related for me to flinch. And Yuki is freaking married with a kid!

I was especially amused by the storyline where some girl is jealous of Aine being Sakuya’s gf (btw, is it a manga cliché that fangirls in Japan are VICIOUS or is it true? Seeing the scary people posting on various forums, I am not sure that’s too much of an exaggeration). Anyway, the jealous girl gets her friends to rough up Aine which drives Sakuya (who is uber protective) up the wall. So what does he do? He takes the girl to his house. She wants sex and he offers but in such an impersonal way, she freaks and doesn’t take him up on the offer. She is like ‘I thought there’d be love’ (girl, you are a groupie, get over yourself) so he is ‘Fine, I love you’ which freaks her more ;) And then he goes out with some other model or something and it’s all over tabloids and the girl is all jealous but he is all ‘whatever’ and then…best part, the girls (in her group) saw her with him (he made sure) and are all like ‘Beotch, you are with him, now we’ll beat you up really badly’ and he is walking by and the girl is ‘Sakuya, help, tell them you love me blah blah’ and he looks at her, without stopping and goes ‘Kid, you wanted to know what it’s like to date me, you got your wish’ and walks on, leaving her to be roughed up. Mmmm…bad boys :D

ETA: OMG OMG OMG! The irresistible manga continues. It’s so trashy yet I cannot fight my love.

Aine gets raped by the evil bad guy who wants to punish Sakuya. OMG. So she won’t tell Sakuya what’s wrong but she can’t bear to see him (or anyone) so she takes sleeping pills to kill herself. You knew things were going to go baaaaad when Sakuya bought an engagement ring :D So Sakuya finds out she is in a coma and finds out why and he gets all EMO falling apart-wise and he quits the band on air, and goes to the hospital and is all ‘blah blah why did I think daring to feel this time would end any different’ and is all ‘I failed to protect you, so sorry’ and being all weepy-waily by her bedside and leaves the ring there and walks off to kill the evil bad guy. AWESOME. And he is like ‘I don’t have my band any more [ok I can’t type that without laughing] and I’ve given up her, so I have nothing now, so I can kill you with a knife, slowly and painfully. I thought having no family and a screwed up past would come in handy.’ OK, I added that last sentence, but not the rest :D And the bad guy is all ‘Instead of acting like a rational person and screaming heeeeeeeeelp when I see this mad-eyed nutter with a sharp knife coming at me, and no one around, let’s remind him I raped the love of his life and also gloat about how he himself is a product of his Mom’s rape and thus has never forgiven himself so here’s a bit of his worst nightmare mark 2.’ Yeah. I don’t think our angsty hero needs to kill him, the guy will die of the stupid by himself.

But he doesn’t die as bad guy gets hauled off by the cops on an unrelated charge and Sakuya’s friends are all like ‘enough about you and the mad temper tantrums with sharp implements. You wanna protect your hot though now messed up gf, go take care of her.’ Heh. They should have added ‘You are too hot to go to jail. We all know what happens to pretty boys there’ So we get some huge angst and what not, and he talks her into taking him back because she is being all ‘no, can’t be with anyone in any fashion, you can’t love me any more, right’ (his response? *beg beg beg*) and takes her to some small town and they get to do fun things together like shop, and have dinner, and slit their wrists.

Yup. Indeedy. She is all (understandably) still messed up so she goes to the bathroom, locks the door and tries to kill herself again at some point, which he sees and goes nuts and is all ‘fine, let’s slit our wrists together’ and slits his own. Good thing he is a singer not a guitarist :D And he is all ‘I don’t want to be without you’ which is sweet and all but the floor is going to be a bitch to clean. So they sorta move on past the wrist-slitting and are forming a future together or something. And the manga does address the issue (I was surprised) that after the assault their sexlife won’t be the same automatically and they’ll have to deal with the trauma. YES.

Gosh, I love this manga even though is has intellectual value of a tomato. So trashy, so awesome.

Btw, is it wrong that every manga I read recently, I picture Yamapi and Maki as the leads? I have no idea what’s with that. I am not an RPShipper (yikes!) and couldn’t care less about them in RL but I have such a thing for seeing them on screen together. Even though I didn’t love Nobuta Wo Produce, I loved their scenes so much. And they made Kurosagi not only of the most intense and emotional UST experiences, but turned it from good to mind-bendingly awesome. Now they need to do an OTP with kissing.

ETA2: OMG Volume 18 is so EXPLICIT. Unbelievably so. Whoa. I’ve never seen something like that in a mainstream manga. Whoa.

And because I was thinking about Kurosagi which is so my second favorite jdrama (only behind Pride), here is a Kurosagi MV.

Oh GOD. Yamapi. *dies* Kurosaki/Tsurara. *dies*

*revives briefly to post this*

Kurosagi MV )
dangermousie: (Kurosagi by cherishcolors)
Yeah, I am spamming. I am still reading Red River manga, slowly but steadily. I don't love it (yet) but I do like it. I think the fact that I can just read it at the bookstore really helps (the biggest problem with Basara was that I liked it well enough but not enough to invest in a bunch of volumes sight unseen).

Oh, oh, oh. And THANK YOU [livejournal.com profile] calledinvain. I started Her Majesty's Dog. I would have never checked it out because cover for first volume looked weird but now I am almost all the way through the first volume and I love it beyond words! I can see marathonning it. And you are right, it is so easy to pictur Yamapi and Maki in the leads. But HMD deserves its own post which is coming so I'll stop. For now, though, I want to talk about my not-too-guilty pleasure of late.

Oh, Sensual Phrase! I can feel my brain cells die a little every time I read it, but I can’t stop! I have finished volume 13 and seeing that I just purchased the rest, will be done with the thing pretty shortly. Btw, [Bad username or site: ”meganbmoore” @ livejournal.com], that scene your friend(s) mentioned. I think I know which one it is. It looks like that’s what’s going to happen, him sleeping with someone else, but he doesn’t and says forget it. Heh. Twu Wuv.

Ahhh, the unbearable angst of being a rock star. Ahhhh, the unbearable angst of being rockstar’s one true love. Who knew. LOL. I got to say that Lucifer has to be the cleanest living band ever, outside of Christian Rock. They don’t stagger home high or drunk. They don’t have orgies. True, Sakuya (our sexy hero) used to be a child whore with a really messed-up back story, but since he seems to have not done it with anyone except Aine, his OTP, since the manga started (though to compensate, there is a lot of THAT :D), I’d mark him under clean living. And Atsuro is dating his stepsister, but come on, after Korean drama, they’d have to be blood related for me to flinch. And Yuki is freaking married with a kid!

I was especially amused by the storyline where some girl is jealous of Aine being Sakuya’s gf (btw, is it a manga cliché that fangirls in Japan are VICIOUS or is it true? Seeing the scary people posting on various forums, I am not sure that’s too much of an exaggeration). Anyway, the jealous girl gets her friends to rough up Aine which drives Sakuya (who is uber protective) up the wall. So what does he do? He takes the girl to his house. She wants sex and he offers but in such an impersonal way, she freaks and doesn’t take him up on the offer. She is like ‘I thought there’d be love’ (girl, you are a groupie, get over yourself) so he is ‘Fine, I love you’ which freaks her more ;) And then he goes out with some other model or something and it’s all over tabloids and the girl is all jealous but he is all ‘whatever’ and then…best part, the girls (in her group) saw her with him (he made sure) and are all like ‘Beotch, you are with him, now we’ll beat you up really badly’ and he is walking by and the girl is ‘Sakuya, help, tell them you love me blah blah’ and he looks at her, without stopping and goes ‘Kid, you wanted to know what it’s like to date me, you got your wish’ and walks on, leaving her to be roughed up. Mmmm…bad boys :D

ETA: OMG OMG OMG! The irresistible manga continues. It’s so trashy yet I cannot fight my love.

Aine gets raped by the evil bad guy who wants to punish Sakuya. OMG. So she won’t tell Sakuya what’s wrong but she can’t bear to see him (or anyone) so she takes sleeping pills to kill herself. You knew things were going to go baaaaad when Sakuya bought an engagement ring :D So Sakuya finds out she is in a coma and finds out why and he gets all EMO falling apart-wise and he quits the band on air, and goes to the hospital and is all ‘blah blah why did I think daring to feel this time would end any different’ and is all ‘I failed to protect you, so sorry’ and being all weepy-waily by her bedside and leaves the ring there and walks off to kill the evil bad guy. AWESOME. And he is like ‘I don’t have my band any more [ok I can’t type that without laughing] and I’ve given up her, so I have nothing now, so I can kill you with a knife, slowly and painfully. I thought having no family and a screwed up past would come in handy.’ OK, I added that last sentence, but not the rest :D And the bad guy is all ‘Instead of acting like a rational person and screaming heeeeeeeeelp when I see this mad-eyed nutter with a sharp knife coming at me, and no one around, let’s remind him I raped the love of his life and also gloat about how he himself is a product of his Mom’s rape and thus has never forgiven himself so here’s a bit of his worst nightmare mark 2.’ Yeah. I don’t think our angsty hero needs to kill him, the guy will die of the stupid by himself.

But he doesn’t die as bad guy gets hauled off by the cops on an unrelated charge and Sakuya’s friends are all like ‘enough about you and the mad temper tantrums with sharp implements. You wanna protect your hot though now messed up gf, go take care of her.’ Heh. They should have added ‘You are too hot to go to jail. We all know what happens to pretty boys there’ So we get some huge angst and what not, and he talks her into taking him back because she is being all ‘no, can’t be with anyone in any fashion, you can’t love me any more, right’ (his response? *beg beg beg*) and takes her to some small town and they get to do fun things together like shop, and have dinner, and slit their wrists.

Yup. Indeedy. She is all (understandably) still messed up so she goes to the bathroom, locks the door and tries to kill herself again at some point, which he sees and goes nuts and is all ‘fine, let’s slit our wrists together’ and slits his own. Good thing he is a singer not a guitarist :D And he is all ‘I don’t want to be without you’ which is sweet and all but the floor is going to be a bitch to clean. So they sorta move on past the wrist-slitting and are forming a future together or something. And the manga does address the issue (I was surprised) that after the assault their sexlife won’t be the same automatically and they’ll have to deal with the trauma. YES.

Gosh, I love this manga even though is has intellectual value of a tomato. So trashy, so awesome.

Btw, is it wrong that every manga I read recently, I picture Yamapi and Maki as the leads? I have no idea what’s with that. I am not an RPShipper (yikes!) and couldn’t care less about them in RL but I have such a thing for seeing them on screen together. Even though I didn’t love Nobuta Wo Produce, I loved their scenes so much. And they made Kurosagi not only of the most intense and emotional UST experiences, but turned it from good to mind-bendingly awesome. Now they need to do an OTP with kissing.

ETA2: OMG Volume 18 is so EXPLICIT. Unbelievably so. Whoa. I’ve never seen something like that in a mainstream manga. Whoa.

And because I was thinking about Kurosagi which is so my second favorite jdrama (only behind Pride), here is a Kurosagi MV.

Oh GOD. Yamapi. *dies* Kurosaki/Tsurara. *dies*

*revives briefly to post this*

Kurosagi MV )

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