dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Kim Hyun Joong (Ji Hoo from Boys Over Flowers, otherwise known as the only character I still loved by the end) is cast as a LEAD in a movie!

Said movie? A Korean remake of Kimi wa Petto, the jdrama about a career woman who is too strong and brainy and poised to be accepted into rigidly gender-defined and sexist society and a bizarre younger male dancer she finds in a cardboard box and takes in to be her 'pet.'

Heee.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Come to me, Rui Oppa!

Seriously - KHJ is such an oddball in real life, this role is tailormade for him.
dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Kim Hyun Joong (Ji Hoo from Boys Over Flowers, otherwise known as the only character I still loved by the end) is cast as a LEAD in a movie!

Said movie? A Korean remake of Kimi wa Petto, the jdrama about a career woman who is too strong and brainy and poised to be accepted into rigidly gender-defined and sexist society and a bizarre younger male dancer she finds in a cardboard box and takes in to be her 'pet.'

Heee.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Come to me, Rui Oppa!

Seriously - KHJ is such an oddball in real life, this role is tailormade for him.
dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Kim Hyun Joong (Ji Hoo from Boys Over Flowers, otherwise known as the only character I still loved by the end) is cast as a LEAD in a movie!

Said movie? A Korean remake of Kimi wa Petto, the jdrama about a career woman who is too strong and brainy and poised to be accepted into rigidly gender-defined and sexist society and a bizarre younger male dancer she finds in a cardboard box and takes in to be her 'pet.'

Heee.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Come to me, Rui Oppa!

Seriously - KHJ is such an oddball in real life, this role is tailormade for him.
dangermousie: (TY: baby by timescout)
I think I am burned out a bit on kdramas courtesy of BOF so am delving back into delicious world of jdramas.

On that note, I bring you caps from eps 2/3 of My Boss My Hero. I gave up capping after that because if I was capping every moment I loved or when Nagase was being pretty, I'd run out of hard drive space.



MBMH caps )

And because reading about Smile reminded me of my Matsumoto Jun love, here is a MV for Kimi Wa Petto, which is hardly your typical jdrama. Based on a manga, KwP is a story of a thirty-something Sumire, a type-A woman who is constantly penalized for her unwomanly qualities: her drive, brains, education, impatience with fools - all qualities which would be praised in a man. And one day she comes home to discover a cardboard box and a bleeding young guy inside it who refuses to leave after she patches him up. In order to get rid of him, Sumire says the only way he can stay is if he replaces her dead pet dog Momo - to her chargrin, the weirdo agrees...

I like the manga better but the drama really grew on me. Be warned, it's rather odd :)

dangermousie: (TY: baby by timescout)
I think I am burned out a bit on kdramas courtesy of BOF so am delving back into delicious world of jdramas.

On that note, I bring you caps from eps 2/3 of My Boss My Hero. I gave up capping after that because if I was capping every moment I loved or when Nagase was being pretty, I'd run out of hard drive space.



MBMH caps )

And because reading about Smile reminded me of my Matsumoto Jun love, here is a MV for Kimi Wa Petto, which is hardly your typical jdrama. Based on a manga, KwP is a story of a thirty-something Sumire, a type-A woman who is constantly penalized for her unwomanly qualities: her drive, brains, education, impatience with fools - all qualities which would be praised in a man. And one day she comes home to discover a cardboard box and a bleeding young guy inside it who refuses to leave after she patches him up. In order to get rid of him, Sumire says the only way he can stay is if he replaces her dead pet dog Momo - to her chargrin, the weirdo agrees...

I like the manga better but the drama really grew on me. Be warned, it's rather odd :)

dangermousie: (TY: baby by timescout)
I think I am burned out a bit on kdramas courtesy of BOF so am delving back into delicious world of jdramas.

On that note, I bring you caps from eps 2/3 of My Boss My Hero. I gave up capping after that because if I was capping every moment I loved or when Nagase was being pretty, I'd run out of hard drive space.



MBMH caps )

And because reading about Smile reminded me of my Matsumoto Jun love, here is a MV for Kimi Wa Petto, which is hardly your typical jdrama. Based on a manga, KwP is a story of a thirty-something Sumire, a type-A woman who is constantly penalized for her unwomanly qualities: her drive, brains, education, impatience with fools - all qualities which would be praised in a man. And one day she comes home to discover a cardboard box and a bleeding young guy inside it who refuses to leave after she patches him up. In order to get rid of him, Sumire says the only way he can stay is if he replaces her dead pet dog Momo - to her chargrin, the weirdo agrees...

I like the manga better but the drama really grew on me. Be warned, it's rather odd :)

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?

Dramaish

Dec. 4th, 2007 09:38 am
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
In my new found Kimi Wa Petto love, I bring you this Sumire/Momo vid I found:



Btw, did they make the drama before the manga was finished? Because they left out all sorts of stuff that came out in the later part of the manga.

Also, not connected but someone make a good live-action adaptation of Peach Girl! Come on. The Taiwanese one hurts my brain but I love the manga/anime and would SCREAM if they made a live action that is good. Hmmmm, who could be Momo/Kairi/Touji/Sae?
dangermousie: (HYD: elevator by carshrimp)


Well, this morning, motivated by the fact that I was adoring the Kimi Wa Petto manga like there was no tomorrow (I had to go to two separate stores to get as much of it as I could), I decided to give Kimi Wa Petto, the drama, another try.

And?

And?

I am sure you are all breathless with anticipation.

Having a better grasp on the characters because of the manga, and knowing precisely what the story is and isn't (i.e. if you are looking for a sweeping emo romance, go watch Tattakoi and if you want MatsuJun be all alpha, go watch Hanadan)...

I really really REALLY like it. I still would prefer someone like Nakame Yukie as Sumire (but then I think NY should be in everything) but Koiyuki is pretty good in the role. And MatsuJun is pitch-perfect.

So I take every single negative comment back.

Wait. No, I don't. One remains. MatsuJun's hair and clothes are still a national emergency. It makes him look like Filip Kirkorov.

Picture comparison of manga/drama )

So yeah, [livejournal.com profile] nihongofrancais and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel you were right. I am glad I gave it another chance.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, KwP is a Japanese drama about Sumire and Takeshi. Sumire is a Japanese career-woman who is ostracized and marginalized in a male-oriented society for being too tall, too smart, too well-earning. She's a 'freak.' At her lowest (she's gotten demoted and her shorter/less-powerful bf cheated on her saying he felt more at ease with the silly, less educated other girl), she finds new meaning in life in taking in a pet, whom she names Momo. She can talk about her frustrations, she can cook for him, and she always gets an enthusiastic greeting when she comes home. Only one catch: Momo is human. He is an eccentric (to put it mildly) professional dancer named Takeshi, a guy who is certainly younger, shorter, and less-educated/earning than she is. Sumire finds him unconscious and bleeding in a box outside of her apartment, and when he doesn't want to leave after she patches him up, she tells him he can stay if he is going to be her pet, thinking that this will make him leave for sure. However, he agrees and a very unorthodox relationship is born. It's an interesting (if rather odd) story about compatibility and eccentricity and female empowerment. Oh, and eventually they do fall in love. Are you surprised? Didn't think so.
dangermousie: (HYD: elevator by carshrimp)


Well, this morning, motivated by the fact that I was adoring the Kimi Wa Petto manga like there was no tomorrow (I had to go to two separate stores to get as much of it as I could), I decided to give Kimi Wa Petto, the drama, another try.

And?

And?

I am sure you are all breathless with anticipation.

Having a better grasp on the characters because of the manga, and knowing precisely what the story is and isn't (i.e. if you are looking for a sweeping emo romance, go watch Tattakoi and if you want MatsuJun be all alpha, go watch Hanadan)...

I really really REALLY like it. I still would prefer someone like Nakame Yukie as Sumire (but then I think NY should be in everything) but Koiyuki is pretty good in the role. And MatsuJun is pitch-perfect.

So I take every single negative comment back.

Wait. No, I don't. One remains. MatsuJun's hair and clothes are still a national emergency. It makes him look like Filip Kirkorov.

Picture comparison of manga/drama )

So yeah, [livejournal.com profile] nihongofrancais and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel you were right. I am glad I gave it another chance.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, KwP is a Japanese drama about Sumire and Takeshi. Sumire is a Japanese career-woman who is ostracized and marginalized in a male-oriented society for being too tall, too smart, too well-earning. She's a 'freak.' At her lowest (she's gotten demoted and her shorter/less-powerful bf cheated on her saying he felt more at ease with the silly, less educated other girl), she finds new meaning in life in taking in a pet, whom she names Momo. She can talk about her frustrations, she can cook for him, and she always gets an enthusiastic greeting when she comes home. Only one catch: Momo is human. He is an eccentric (to put it mildly) professional dancer named Takeshi, a guy who is certainly younger, shorter, and less-educated/earning than she is. Sumire finds him unconscious and bleeding in a box outside of her apartment, and when he doesn't want to leave after she patches him up, she tells him he can stay if he is going to be her pet, thinking that this will make him leave for sure. However, he agrees and a very unorthodox relationship is born. It's an interesting (if rather odd) story about compatibility and eccentricity and female empowerment. Oh, and eventually they do fall in love. Are you surprised? Didn't think so.
dangermousie: (HYD: elevator by carshrimp)


Well, this morning, motivated by the fact that I was adoring the Kimi Wa Petto manga like there was no tomorrow (I had to go to two separate stores to get as much of it as I could), I decided to give Kimi Wa Petto, the drama, another try.

And?

And?

I am sure you are all breathless with anticipation.

Having a better grasp on the characters because of the manga, and knowing precisely what the story is and isn't (i.e. if you are looking for a sweeping emo romance, go watch Tattakoi and if you want MatsuJun be all alpha, go watch Hanadan)...

I really really REALLY like it. I still would prefer someone like Nakame Yukie as Sumire (but then I think NY should be in everything) but Koiyuki is pretty good in the role. And MatsuJun is pitch-perfect.

So I take every single negative comment back.

Wait. No, I don't. One remains. MatsuJun's hair and clothes are still a national emergency. It makes him look like Filip Kirkorov.

Picture comparison of manga/drama )

So yeah, [livejournal.com profile] nihongofrancais and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel you were right. I am glad I gave it another chance.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, KwP is a Japanese drama about Sumire and Takeshi. Sumire is a Japanese career-woman who is ostracized and marginalized in a male-oriented society for being too tall, too smart, too well-earning. She's a 'freak.' At her lowest (she's gotten demoted and her shorter/less-powerful bf cheated on her saying he felt more at ease with the silly, less educated other girl), she finds new meaning in life in taking in a pet, whom she names Momo. She can talk about her frustrations, she can cook for him, and she always gets an enthusiastic greeting when she comes home. Only one catch: Momo is human. He is an eccentric (to put it mildly) professional dancer named Takeshi, a guy who is certainly younger, shorter, and less-educated/earning than she is. Sumire finds him unconscious and bleeding in a box outside of her apartment, and when he doesn't want to leave after she patches him up, she tells him he can stay if he is going to be her pet, thinking that this will make him leave for sure. However, he agrees and a very unorthodox relationship is born. It's an interesting (if rather odd) story about compatibility and eccentricity and female empowerment. Oh, and eventually they do fall in love. Are you surprised? Didn't think so.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have finished Sapuri and I am giddy and warm and just...it's better than hot chocolate on a rainy day.

And I am, at the same time,totally bereft at the thought of no more Sapuri.

What a lovely, delightful, amazing thing it was. And oh, that ending, with her finding him, actually being the one to come and find him, all that way, and telling him she loves him, and the look of delight on his face (btw, Kame in a suit? EEEE!) and I love how it ended for everyone (and Watanabe-san found someone, yay) but especially for Minami and Yuya, his waiting for her after work (I assume he just got off his) and them walking off together, hand in hand. And oh, the kiss!!!!! Spinny!

It's interesting, because I was thinking how uniquely Japanese Sapuri was. What I mean by that is that a lot of drama love stories could, with some tweaking(a little or a lot), be retold as a Western miniseries. But Sapuri couldn't, not really. Because the main concept of it, the concept I adored, is alien to American TV: it is about how the meaning of life is to find yoursel in your work, to work hard and to be proud of it, and not because work is interesting (even though it often is) but because there is virtue in hard work and in people depending on you and relying on you, and you are a member of an effective team. Sapuri is all about the meaning of adulthood, emotionally, personally, professionally, and this is not a theme American TV, stuck in the perpetual glorification of adolescence, ever likes to address. Interesting, jdrama is full of it. Even something like Hana Yori Dango, which might appear to be a comedy-melodrama about two strong-willed eccentrics in love, is in a lot of ways about Domyouji growing up and changing under the influence of love to become fit for society and someone who can lead the company in the future and become a functional grown-up.

Because, think about it. In American TV, if we had a workaholic woman and a layabout guy, he would at the end, teach her to let her hair down, because of course she would be uptight. But here, while Minami needs to learn to balance personal and professional a bit better, it's mainly Yuya who needs to realize his potential for perseverance and hard work and pursuit of goals.

You know, I adore Kame. I might even brave Gokusen 2, I think.

Later in the evening [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl came over and we had a blast watching the first five episodes of Hana Yori Dango and squeeing/snarking/metaing. So much fun. I adore them all so, and it's been a while since I've seen the earliest ep so it was a delight. You know, a little thing I noticed this time: in ep 2, when Domyouji tells Makino to lick his shoes (because sauce is on them) it's awesome because you can tell the second the words are out of his mouth, he is horrified and wants to take it back but has no idea how. I love how Rui breaks in, and gives him an excuse to break it off. Rui=LOVE. And oh, Makino is a total darling. And I have no words for the awesomeness that is Domyouji. MatsuJun is so expressive. We finished on the ep when he gets beaten almost to death. Oh, I love how Sakurako is ranting and raving at him, but all he can see is Makino (and heis reaching for her scarf, like some sort of a talisman). When he realizes what is about to happen, earlier, and gently tells her to close her eyes (so she won't have to see him beaten), I sort of die a little. The whole set-up, with Sakurako telling him that here are goons that will beat him up, and if he moves a finger to defend himself, she will cut Makino's face, so he basically stands there and lets them beat him so badly he needs hospitalization? Awesome. Because he has such impulse control problems, and violence issues and what not, but he never loses sight of what is important. As he tells Makino: not fighting back was the only way he could protect her. OMG. And she, such a dense darling, asks him why and he replies, 'isn't it obvious? I love you.' OMG OMG OMG. And he is all beaten up and barely moving but is still hugging her. OMG. And then (once he is out of the hospital) he is being such a baby and pretending he still needs his arm in a sling so she'd feed him :P And trying to show off to her. And when she still, after all that happens, stands up for Sakurako against the bitchy girls, I love that he is proud of her for it, and just hugs her in this totally impulsive hug and...eeeeee!

Or their first date, earlier? He showed up early! And waited for her for three hours in the pouring rain.

Seriously, Hanadan is love.

After these, I'll finish A beautiful life and then probably something light, Himitsu No Hanazono or Good Luck or Dragon Zakura before diving into the intensity of Karei-Naru Ichizoku. And I will try Kimi Wa Petto again, seeing how much I am loving the manga and how it clarified certain things for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have finished Sapuri and I am giddy and warm and just...it's better than hot chocolate on a rainy day.

And I am, at the same time,totally bereft at the thought of no more Sapuri.

What a lovely, delightful, amazing thing it was. And oh, that ending, with her finding him, actually being the one to come and find him, all that way, and telling him she loves him, and the look of delight on his face (btw, Kame in a suit? EEEE!) and I love how it ended for everyone (and Watanabe-san found someone, yay) but especially for Minami and Yuya, his waiting for her after work (I assume he just got off his) and them walking off together, hand in hand. And oh, the kiss!!!!! Spinny!

It's interesting, because I was thinking how uniquely Japanese Sapuri was. What I mean by that is that a lot of drama love stories could, with some tweaking(a little or a lot), be retold as a Western miniseries. But Sapuri couldn't, not really. Because the main concept of it, the concept I adored, is alien to American TV: it is about how the meaning of life is to find yoursel in your work, to work hard and to be proud of it, and not because work is interesting (even though it often is) but because there is virtue in hard work and in people depending on you and relying on you, and you are a member of an effective team. Sapuri is all about the meaning of adulthood, emotionally, personally, professionally, and this is not a theme American TV, stuck in the perpetual glorification of adolescence, ever likes to address. Interesting, jdrama is full of it. Even something like Hana Yori Dango, which might appear to be a comedy-melodrama about two strong-willed eccentrics in love, is in a lot of ways about Domyouji growing up and changing under the influence of love to become fit for society and someone who can lead the company in the future and become a functional grown-up.

Because, think about it. In American TV, if we had a workaholic woman and a layabout guy, he would at the end, teach her to let her hair down, because of course she would be uptight. But here, while Minami needs to learn to balance personal and professional a bit better, it's mainly Yuya who needs to realize his potential for perseverance and hard work and pursuit of goals.

You know, I adore Kame. I might even brave Gokusen 2, I think.

Later in the evening [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl came over and we had a blast watching the first five episodes of Hana Yori Dango and squeeing/snarking/metaing. So much fun. I adore them all so, and it's been a while since I've seen the earliest ep so it was a delight. You know, a little thing I noticed this time: in ep 2, when Domyouji tells Makino to lick his shoes (because sauce is on them) it's awesome because you can tell the second the words are out of his mouth, he is horrified and wants to take it back but has no idea how. I love how Rui breaks in, and gives him an excuse to break it off. Rui=LOVE. And oh, Makino is a total darling. And I have no words for the awesomeness that is Domyouji. MatsuJun is so expressive. We finished on the ep when he gets beaten almost to death. Oh, I love how Sakurako is ranting and raving at him, but all he can see is Makino (and heis reaching for her scarf, like some sort of a talisman). When he realizes what is about to happen, earlier, and gently tells her to close her eyes (so she won't have to see him beaten), I sort of die a little. The whole set-up, with Sakurako telling him that here are goons that will beat him up, and if he moves a finger to defend himself, she will cut Makino's face, so he basically stands there and lets them beat him so badly he needs hospitalization? Awesome. Because he has such impulse control problems, and violence issues and what not, but he never loses sight of what is important. As he tells Makino: not fighting back was the only way he could protect her. OMG. And she, such a dense darling, asks him why and he replies, 'isn't it obvious? I love you.' OMG OMG OMG. And he is all beaten up and barely moving but is still hugging her. OMG. And then (once he is out of the hospital) he is being such a baby and pretending he still needs his arm in a sling so she'd feed him :P And trying to show off to her. And when she still, after all that happens, stands up for Sakurako against the bitchy girls, I love that he is proud of her for it, and just hugs her in this totally impulsive hug and...eeeeee!

Or their first date, earlier? He showed up early! And waited for her for three hours in the pouring rain.

Seriously, Hanadan is love.

After these, I'll finish A beautiful life and then probably something light, Himitsu No Hanazono or Good Luck or Dragon Zakura before diving into the intensity of Karei-Naru Ichizoku. And I will try Kimi Wa Petto again, seeing how much I am loving the manga and how it clarified certain things for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have finished Sapuri and I am giddy and warm and just...it's better than hot chocolate on a rainy day.

And I am, at the same time,totally bereft at the thought of no more Sapuri.

What a lovely, delightful, amazing thing it was. And oh, that ending, with her finding him, actually being the one to come and find him, all that way, and telling him she loves him, and the look of delight on his face (btw, Kame in a suit? EEEE!) and I love how it ended for everyone (and Watanabe-san found someone, yay) but especially for Minami and Yuya, his waiting for her after work (I assume he just got off his) and them walking off together, hand in hand. And oh, the kiss!!!!! Spinny!

It's interesting, because I was thinking how uniquely Japanese Sapuri was. What I mean by that is that a lot of drama love stories could, with some tweaking(a little or a lot), be retold as a Western miniseries. But Sapuri couldn't, not really. Because the main concept of it, the concept I adored, is alien to American TV: it is about how the meaning of life is to find yoursel in your work, to work hard and to be proud of it, and not because work is interesting (even though it often is) but because there is virtue in hard work and in people depending on you and relying on you, and you are a member of an effective team. Sapuri is all about the meaning of adulthood, emotionally, personally, professionally, and this is not a theme American TV, stuck in the perpetual glorification of adolescence, ever likes to address. Interesting, jdrama is full of it. Even something like Hana Yori Dango, which might appear to be a comedy-melodrama about two strong-willed eccentrics in love, is in a lot of ways about Domyouji growing up and changing under the influence of love to become fit for society and someone who can lead the company in the future and become a functional grown-up.

Because, think about it. In American TV, if we had a workaholic woman and a layabout guy, he would at the end, teach her to let her hair down, because of course she would be uptight. But here, while Minami needs to learn to balance personal and professional a bit better, it's mainly Yuya who needs to realize his potential for perseverance and hard work and pursuit of goals.

You know, I adore Kame. I might even brave Gokusen 2, I think.

Later in the evening [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl came over and we had a blast watching the first five episodes of Hana Yori Dango and squeeing/snarking/metaing. So much fun. I adore them all so, and it's been a while since I've seen the earliest ep so it was a delight. You know, a little thing I noticed this time: in ep 2, when Domyouji tells Makino to lick his shoes (because sauce is on them) it's awesome because you can tell the second the words are out of his mouth, he is horrified and wants to take it back but has no idea how. I love how Rui breaks in, and gives him an excuse to break it off. Rui=LOVE. And oh, Makino is a total darling. And I have no words for the awesomeness that is Domyouji. MatsuJun is so expressive. We finished on the ep when he gets beaten almost to death. Oh, I love how Sakurako is ranting and raving at him, but all he can see is Makino (and heis reaching for her scarf, like some sort of a talisman). When he realizes what is about to happen, earlier, and gently tells her to close her eyes (so she won't have to see him beaten), I sort of die a little. The whole set-up, with Sakurako telling him that here are goons that will beat him up, and if he moves a finger to defend himself, she will cut Makino's face, so he basically stands there and lets them beat him so badly he needs hospitalization? Awesome. Because he has such impulse control problems, and violence issues and what not, but he never loses sight of what is important. As he tells Makino: not fighting back was the only way he could protect her. OMG. And she, such a dense darling, asks him why and he replies, 'isn't it obvious? I love you.' OMG OMG OMG. And he is all beaten up and barely moving but is still hugging her. OMG. And then (once he is out of the hospital) he is being such a baby and pretending he still needs his arm in a sling so she'd feed him :P And trying to show off to her. And when she still, after all that happens, stands up for Sakurako against the bitchy girls, I love that he is proud of her for it, and just hugs her in this totally impulsive hug and...eeeeee!

Or their first date, earlier? He showed up early! And waited for her for three hours in the pouring rain.

Seriously, Hanadan is love.

After these, I'll finish A beautiful life and then probably something light, Himitsu No Hanazono or Good Luck or Dragon Zakura before diving into the intensity of Karei-Naru Ichizoku. And I will try Kimi Wa Petto again, seeing how much I am loving the manga and how it clarified certain things for me.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
OK, I am totally in love with Kimi Wa Petto.

Like, I missed my stop because of it! And had to get off and run to the train going to the opposite direction.

No, I am not bipolarly flip-flapping and discovering the love of that drama in me. It’s just I started the manga version (in the US, translated to ‘Tramps Like Us’).

EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

So good.

So freaking good.

It’s funny, because I gave up on the drama midway through, but this is total love. What is the difference?

1. Sumire. I never realized it before but I didn’t care for the Sumire actress at all (OTOH, MatsuJun was perfect Momo). She just really grated on me, and I thought it was the character, but after reading the manga, where I really like her, nope it’s the actress. Her vibe didn’t work for me. Perhaps because in the drama, Sumire came across frigid (not sexually, but emotionally) to a crippling degree, and dorky!emotionally!stunted which just didn’t work for me. Sumire in the manga has ostensibly the same traits: intelligence, reserve, impatience with fools, loneliness, but she just gives off a much more (to me) neat vibe: sort of a tough/rough girl, (on the outside), weary. Makes me think of Barbie Xsu from Meteor Garden only way older and with no bf :)

2. There are little changes, but they all make the manga something that keeps my attention and also doesn’t trigger my ‘squick’ factor the way the drama did: it’s much more clear that Momo isn’t weak-spined or submissive, just very very odd. In fact, the thing that drove me nuts in the drama was the emphasis on the ‘pet’ thing (through the constant presence of that atrocious psychologist) but here it’s not the same vibe. Somehow, it feels more equal. Especially since you get Momo’s thoughts which make it clear that he is not a push-over, just someone who likes her (in whatever capacity) and doesn’t mind giving her what she needs. There isn’t the same power imbalance at all. My fave scene is actually when she gets home totally wasted and is all, ‘I feel so good, I can even do it with you’ to Momo and he tells her ‘Not tonight’ and when she asks ‘when?’ he replies that ‘when you can call me by my real name.’ And she mumbles ‘your name is Momo’ and passes out and he mutters ‘No, Sumire. That’s my pet name. Which means in the morning I’ll go back to being your pet. So I think we should wait.’ Or something to that effect. Mmmmm. I can just imagine MatsuJun saying that in KwP. *thud*

3. Sumire’s love life. I wish they kept the scuzzy guy she went out for a bit and had sex with and then it didn’t work out. The whole casual hook-up thing was…somehow made mer seem both tougher and more functional. And the whole vibe with the guy she is crushing on is so much better in the manga: for one, because he is no prince charming but someone she lost her ‘v’ too, when he was engaged to someone else, no less! Plus, the whole attitude to sex is more ‘rough’ in the manga, like Sumire waking up next to Momo early on and looking in the trash bin to see if they did the deed. Or Momo saying that his landlord told him he’d forgive the rent if he had sex with him. He says that in the drama, too, but in the manga he continues that he was ‘Oh, OK.’ But then he found out he had to be on top and thought it was too much :P I think that would be a bit risque for Japanese TV though.

Anyway, I really love the manga. I suppose once I finish I might try giving the drama another chance.

And on that note, I bring you some caps from Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru



Yes, I am going to hell and yes, I am shipping them:

Mmmmm…keep it in the family )
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
OK, I am totally in love with Kimi Wa Petto.

Like, I missed my stop because of it! And had to get off and run to the train going to the opposite direction.

No, I am not bipolarly flip-flapping and discovering the love of that drama in me. It’s just I started the manga version (in the US, translated to ‘Tramps Like Us’).

EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

So good.

So freaking good.

It’s funny, because I gave up on the drama midway through, but this is total love. What is the difference?

1. Sumire. I never realized it before but I didn’t care for the Sumire actress at all (OTOH, MatsuJun was perfect Momo). She just really grated on me, and I thought it was the character, but after reading the manga, where I really like her, nope it’s the actress. Her vibe didn’t work for me. Perhaps because in the drama, Sumire came across frigid (not sexually, but emotionally) to a crippling degree, and dorky!emotionally!stunted which just didn’t work for me. Sumire in the manga has ostensibly the same traits: intelligence, reserve, impatience with fools, loneliness, but she just gives off a much more (to me) neat vibe: sort of a tough/rough girl, (on the outside), weary. Makes me think of Barbie Xsu from Meteor Garden only way older and with no bf :)

2. There are little changes, but they all make the manga something that keeps my attention and also doesn’t trigger my ‘squick’ factor the way the drama did: it’s much more clear that Momo isn’t weak-spined or submissive, just very very odd. In fact, the thing that drove me nuts in the drama was the emphasis on the ‘pet’ thing (through the constant presence of that atrocious psychologist) but here it’s not the same vibe. Somehow, it feels more equal. Especially since you get Momo’s thoughts which make it clear that he is not a push-over, just someone who likes her (in whatever capacity) and doesn’t mind giving her what she needs. There isn’t the same power imbalance at all. My fave scene is actually when she gets home totally wasted and is all, ‘I feel so good, I can even do it with you’ to Momo and he tells her ‘Not tonight’ and when she asks ‘when?’ he replies that ‘when you can call me by my real name.’ And she mumbles ‘your name is Momo’ and passes out and he mutters ‘No, Sumire. That’s my pet name. Which means in the morning I’ll go back to being your pet. So I think we should wait.’ Or something to that effect. Mmmmm. I can just imagine MatsuJun saying that in KwP. *thud*

3. Sumire’s love life. I wish they kept the scuzzy guy she went out for a bit and had sex with and then it didn’t work out. The whole casual hook-up thing was…somehow made mer seem both tougher and more functional. And the whole vibe with the guy she is crushing on is so much better in the manga: for one, because he is no prince charming but someone she lost her ‘v’ too, when he was engaged to someone else, no less! Plus, the whole attitude to sex is more ‘rough’ in the manga, like Sumire waking up next to Momo early on and looking in the trash bin to see if they did the deed. Or Momo saying that his landlord told him he’d forgive the rent if he had sex with him. He says that in the drama, too, but in the manga he continues that he was ‘Oh, OK.’ But then he found out he had to be on top and thought it was too much :P I think that would be a bit risque for Japanese TV though.

Anyway, I really love the manga. I suppose once I finish I might try giving the drama another chance.

And on that note, I bring you some caps from Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru



Yes, I am going to hell and yes, I am shipping them:

Mmmmm…keep it in the family )

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