20 MOVIES in 1 month challenge: 17/20

Next reviews: 30+ Single on Sale, Okja, Bloody Monday S1, Heroine Shikkaku, The Beauty inside, Terra Formars, Ayashii Kanojo, Secret Message, Vancouver's Asahi, Onmyuji ~The Yin Yang master~, Onmyouji II, Hajimari no uta, Dive to the future, The professor and his beloved equation, The Commitment, Maison Ikkouku 1,2; Very ordinary couple; Rurouni kenshin ~Kyoto inferno~, Attack on titan 1,2; I have to but new shoes; Blackboard 1,3; Beyond the memories; Gangnam blues;

Currently watching: Bloody Monday S2, Karei naru spy, Brilliant Legacy

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Cyborg She (2008)

Country: Japan
Format: movie
Genre: time-travel, romance, sci-fi
Cast: Koide Keisuke, Ayase Haruka, Kiritani Kenta, Ai Risa, Ebisu Yoshikazu,Tanaka Kei, Endo Kenichi, Ibu Masato, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Taguchi Hiromasa, Takenata Naoto,   
Synopsis: Jiro has always celebrated his birthday alone, eating spaghetti's in a restaurant and buying himself a present. It's all until he meets one of a kind girl who wakes him from his boring life, but as soon as she came, she also leaves. One year later she comes to him again, but only now he gets to know that she is actually a cyborg sent to him by his future self in order to keep him alive.
Rating: 2/5
"Cyborg She" is counted as one of the best movies in Japan, so I had really big hopes for it, but in reality I only got disappointed a bit. "Cyborg She" is the last movie of "Sassy Girl trilogy".

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sore wa, totsuzen, arashi no you ni (2004)

Country: Japan
Format: drama in 10 episodes
Genre: romance,
Cast: Esumi Makiko, Yamashita Tomohisa,Yanagiba Toshiro, Miyaji Mao, Kimura Tae, Kohashi Kenji, Kato Takako, Katsuji Ryo, Yamada Yu, Ayase Haruka, Hamada Mari,
Synopsis: Ogawa Kozue has been married to her husband Hideo for 7 years already, but their relationship has become dull and silent. One day she meets with high school guy Takuma who attracts her attention. As it it is raining they end up going to Takuma's work place - dance studio, where he is dance instructor. After meeting young and bold Takuma, Kozue begins to think about her own life.
Rating: 2/5
To tell you the truth, I expected much more from this drama. I think this drama can be explained with
Kozue having pre-middle-aged crisis, where she discovers that her life has not gone as she wanted and there is no flame in her marriage. Of course then she meets 18-year-old guy, who shows her all new and different things in life, not to mention the powerful passion that is missing in Kozue and Hideo's relationship.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Yukan Club (2007)

Country: Japan
Format: drama in 10 episodes
Genre: school, comedy
Cast: Akanishi Jin,Yokoyama You, Taguchi Junnosuke, Minami, Kashii Yu, Suzuki Emi, Kaga Takeshi, Kataoka Tsurutaro, Kato Kazuko, Shirakawa Yumi, Hasegawa Hatsunori, Guests: Iwata Sayuri, Matsuzawa Ren, Chinen Yuri, Fuse Hiroshi, Iriyama Noriko, Oshinari Shugo, Koyama Keiichiro, Waki Tomohiro, Mike He, David Ito,
Synopsis: Minoru, Seishiro, Bido, Yuri, Noriko and Karen are six best friends. They are rich and famous which gives them the privilege to have their own room and act as student council. But actually most of their time they get messed into difficult cases just because they have too much free time in their hands and nothing better to do.
Rating: 4/5
"Yukan Club" is another very popular school drama. It is based on same-named manga by Ichijo Yukari.