dangermousie: (Takki 6 by hhr79)
The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass mentioned that Kimura Takuya's next project is a movie about a blind samurai, called Bushi no ichibun (Love and Honor). The story follows the relationship between a young samurai who loses his eyesight during a mission and his wife. She eventually sacrifices herself in order to save her husband's honor. [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did I get your attention yet? Samurais, period piece, fighting and honor and doomed love? How much better can it get?

It's based on Shuhei Fujisawa's novel and Kimura Takuya (my newest obsession, the lead in the beyond amazing jdorama Pride) plays the lead. It's the last part of a samurai trilogy (unconnected stories that look at daily, deglammed lives of samurai) by Yoji Yamada. The other two were Twilight Samurai, which is brilliant and sad and very tender and which I've seen (IMDB summary: Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe, his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel) and The Hidden Blade (about forbidden love between a low-rank samurai and a poor maid at the end of Edo period), which I haven't seen but will now seek out.

Love and Honor is supposed to come out at the end of this year!!!

In other doomed samurai news, I am potentially interested in watching Yoshitune, a 49 ep (!!) dorama about Minamoto no Yoshitune, a renown Japanese general in the 12th century. It has swords, and tricky politics and angst cut for historical spoiler ). And to add more inducement, Yoshitune is played by my jdorama boytoy, Takizawa Hideaki. So it sounds great. Except! 49 episodes! I mean...even with my watching habits, that's a minimum of three weeks!

And in the angsty, hot, fighting dorama with Takizawa Hideaki sub-genre (yeah, be quiet. It SHOULD be a sub-genre), the next one on my list is the four-hour Satomi Hakkenden. For any anime lovers on my list, think Fushigi Yuugi, live action. For everyone else, this is a grim fantasy (or fairy tale) about eight warriors with supernaturally strong fighting powers destined to save the kingdom (Takizawa Hideaki is the quiet, reserved and overburdened young man who is the main character and one of said warriors) and features more fighting, angst, romance and gorgeous men than any story should. And Takizawa Hideaki cements my opinion that in my fantasy casting, he is Tamahome.

I bring you a LOT of SH pics.



The rest of Satomi Hakkenden pics behind cut )
dangermousie: (Takki 6 by hhr79)
The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass mentioned that Kimura Takuya's next project is a movie about a blind samurai, called Bushi no ichibun (Love and Honor). The story follows the relationship between a young samurai who loses his eyesight during a mission and his wife. She eventually sacrifices herself in order to save her husband's honor. [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did I get your attention yet? Samurais, period piece, fighting and honor and doomed love? How much better can it get?

It's based on Shuhei Fujisawa's novel and Kimura Takuya (my newest obsession, the lead in the beyond amazing jdorama Pride) plays the lead. It's the last part of a samurai trilogy (unconnected stories that look at daily, deglammed lives of samurai) by Yoji Yamada. The other two were Twilight Samurai, which is brilliant and sad and very tender and which I've seen (IMDB summary: Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe, his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel) and The Hidden Blade (about forbidden love between a low-rank samurai and a poor maid at the end of Edo period), which I haven't seen but will now seek out.

Love and Honor is supposed to come out at the end of this year!!!

In other doomed samurai news, I am potentially interested in watching Yoshitune, a 49 ep (!!) dorama about Minamoto no Yoshitune, a renown Japanese general in the 12th century. It has swords, and tricky politics and angst cut for historical spoiler ). And to add more inducement, Yoshitune is played by my jdorama boytoy, Takizawa Hideaki. So it sounds great. Except! 49 episodes! I mean...even with my watching habits, that's a minimum of three weeks!

And in the angsty, hot, fighting dorama with Takizawa Hideaki sub-genre (yeah, be quiet. It SHOULD be a sub-genre), the next one on my list is the four-hour Satomi Hakkenden. For any anime lovers on my list, think Fushigi Yuugi, live action. For everyone else, this is a grim fantasy (or fairy tale) about eight warriors with supernaturally strong fighting powers destined to save the kingdom (Takizawa Hideaki is the quiet, reserved and overburdened young man who is the main character and one of said warriors) and features more fighting, angst, romance and gorgeous men than any story should. And Takizawa Hideaki cements my opinion that in my fantasy casting, he is Tamahome.

I bring you a LOT of SH pics.



The rest of Satomi Hakkenden pics behind cut )
dangermousie: (Takki 6 by hhr79)
The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass mentioned that Kimura Takuya's next project is a movie about a blind samurai, called Bushi no ichibun (Love and Honor). The story follows the relationship between a young samurai who loses his eyesight during a mission and his wife. She eventually sacrifices herself in order to save her husband's honor. [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did I get your attention yet? Samurais, period piece, fighting and honor and doomed love? How much better can it get?

It's based on Shuhei Fujisawa's novel and Kimura Takuya (my newest obsession, the lead in the beyond amazing jdorama Pride) plays the lead. It's the last part of a samurai trilogy (unconnected stories that look at daily, deglammed lives of samurai) by Yoji Yamada. The other two were Twilight Samurai, which is brilliant and sad and very tender and which I've seen (IMDB summary: Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe, his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel) and The Hidden Blade (about forbidden love between a low-rank samurai and a poor maid at the end of Edo period), which I haven't seen but will now seek out.

Love and Honor is supposed to come out at the end of this year!!!

In other doomed samurai news, I am potentially interested in watching Yoshitune, a 49 ep (!!) dorama about Minamoto no Yoshitune, a renown Japanese general in the 12th century. It has swords, and tricky politics and angst cut for historical spoiler ). And to add more inducement, Yoshitune is played by my jdorama boytoy, Takizawa Hideaki. So it sounds great. Except! 49 episodes! I mean...even with my watching habits, that's a minimum of three weeks!

And in the angsty, hot, fighting dorama with Takizawa Hideaki sub-genre (yeah, be quiet. It SHOULD be a sub-genre), the next one on my list is the four-hour Satomi Hakkenden. For any anime lovers on my list, think Fushigi Yuugi, live action. For everyone else, this is a grim fantasy (or fairy tale) about eight warriors with supernaturally strong fighting powers destined to save the kingdom (Takizawa Hideaki is the quiet, reserved and overburdened young man who is the main character and one of said warriors) and features more fighting, angst, romance and gorgeous men than any story should. And Takizawa Hideaki cements my opinion that in my fantasy casting, he is Tamahome.

I bring you a LOT of SH pics.



The rest of Satomi Hakkenden pics behind cut )
dangermousie: (Takizawa Hideaki by alexandral)
Kurosagi continues to be so good as to make it almost criminal for this thing not to have a sequel. I have only 6 eps left and am dreading the fact there won’t be more.

Thoughts on ep 4 )

But then we get to ep 5 and I think it’s my favorite Kurosagi ep so far. In fact, if I metaed everything I liked about it, I’d just be discussing every scene, step by step.

Ep 5 meta )

In between watching Kurosagi, I dled the first part of Satomi Hakkenden. I am not going to start it until I finish with Kurosagi but I checked to see whether the files got joined OK and OMG. It is so amazingly WHAT I LOVE. I mean, historical fantasy with sword-fighting? YES. A story about 8 warriors with supernatural powers who have issues and fight to save the kingdom? YES please. This is the closest I’ve seen to a live-action Fushigi Yuugi and guess what? Takizawa Hideaki is in this one as the main character. Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki!!!! With long hair, and issues and a sword. I am DEAD. One of the random bits I spot checked had him being taken care of as a result of some wound/illness/whatever and SO HOT. Seriously.

I know his OTP in this one is played by the girl who is playing Kame’s OTP in THnK and now, all she needs is to act opposite Yamapi to get the triple crown of jdorama hotness (at least the junior version. I think Takuya Kimura and Takeshi Kaneshiro are probably a bit too old to be romantically paired with her). I mean, talk about luck!

So, my dorama watchlist is set: finish Kurosagi, then finish KMSD (I finally got replacement discs), then Satomi Hakkenden, then Pride, then Nobuta Wo Produce. After that I’ll watch some kdrama (My Girl most likely) as a change of pace.

There goes my lunch break, spent typing. I am going to really lose weight at this rate.
dangermousie: (Takizawa Hideaki by alexandral)
Kurosagi continues to be so good as to make it almost criminal for this thing not to have a sequel. I have only 6 eps left and am dreading the fact there won’t be more.

Thoughts on ep 4 )

But then we get to ep 5 and I think it’s my favorite Kurosagi ep so far. In fact, if I metaed everything I liked about it, I’d just be discussing every scene, step by step.

Ep 5 meta )

In between watching Kurosagi, I dled the first part of Satomi Hakkenden. I am not going to start it until I finish with Kurosagi but I checked to see whether the files got joined OK and OMG. It is so amazingly WHAT I LOVE. I mean, historical fantasy with sword-fighting? YES. A story about 8 warriors with supernatural powers who have issues and fight to save the kingdom? YES please. This is the closest I’ve seen to a live-action Fushigi Yuugi and guess what? Takizawa Hideaki is in this one as the main character. Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki!!!! With long hair, and issues and a sword. I am DEAD. One of the random bits I spot checked had him being taken care of as a result of some wound/illness/whatever and SO HOT. Seriously.

I know his OTP in this one is played by the girl who is playing Kame’s OTP in THnK and now, all she needs is to act opposite Yamapi to get the triple crown of jdorama hotness (at least the junior version. I think Takuya Kimura and Takeshi Kaneshiro are probably a bit too old to be romantically paired with her). I mean, talk about luck!

So, my dorama watchlist is set: finish Kurosagi, then finish KMSD (I finally got replacement discs), then Satomi Hakkenden, then Pride, then Nobuta Wo Produce. After that I’ll watch some kdrama (My Girl most likely) as a change of pace.

There goes my lunch break, spent typing. I am going to really lose weight at this rate.
dangermousie: (Takizawa Hideaki by alexandral)
Kurosagi continues to be so good as to make it almost criminal for this thing not to have a sequel. I have only 6 eps left and am dreading the fact there won’t be more.

Thoughts on ep 4 )

But then we get to ep 5 and I think it’s my favorite Kurosagi ep so far. In fact, if I metaed everything I liked about it, I’d just be discussing every scene, step by step.

Ep 5 meta )

In between watching Kurosagi, I dled the first part of Satomi Hakkenden. I am not going to start it until I finish with Kurosagi but I checked to see whether the files got joined OK and OMG. It is so amazingly WHAT I LOVE. I mean, historical fantasy with sword-fighting? YES. A story about 8 warriors with supernatural powers who have issues and fight to save the kingdom? YES please. This is the closest I’ve seen to a live-action Fushigi Yuugi and guess what? Takizawa Hideaki is in this one as the main character. Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki Takizawa Hideaki!!!! With long hair, and issues and a sword. I am DEAD. One of the random bits I spot checked had him being taken care of as a result of some wound/illness/whatever and SO HOT. Seriously.

I know his OTP in this one is played by the girl who is playing Kame’s OTP in THnK and now, all she needs is to act opposite Yamapi to get the triple crown of jdorama hotness (at least the junior version. I think Takuya Kimura and Takeshi Kaneshiro are probably a bit too old to be romantically paired with her). I mean, talk about luck!

So, my dorama watchlist is set: finish Kurosagi, then finish KMSD (I finally got replacement discs), then Satomi Hakkenden, then Pride, then Nobuta Wo Produce. After that I’ll watch some kdrama (My Girl most likely) as a change of pace.

There goes my lunch break, spent typing. I am going to really lose weight at this rate.

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