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Autumn (Spring) Specials 2007 – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 27, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Here’s part two of the specials coming out this new season!

Kekkon Sagishi

Uchimura Teruyoshi stars as a detective trying to save a woman (Tsuruta Mayu) from a marriage swindler (Kato Masaya).

Stars: Uchimura Teruyoshi, Tsuruta Mayu, Kato Masaya
Thoughts: What’s up with swindlers?
Airs: 2007-Nov-18

Aoi Hitomi to Nuage

Fukada plays Erika Ichinose, a clinical psychologist who is recruited by the National Police Agency in an attempt to stay one step ahead of a bomb terrorist.

Stars: Fukada Kyoko (Yama Onna Kabe Onna)
Thoughts: Psychologist bit sounds interesting, but the bomb terrorist doesn’t do it for me unless it has Bruce Willis in it.
Airs: 2007-Nov-25

Mada Minu Chichi e, Haha e: Tamashii de Utau Aoi Umi

The drama will be based on the story of Okinawan tenor Tsutomu Aragaki. Aragaki, who is 54, was born to a Mexican-American soldier and a Japanese woman. Shortly after his birth, an accident turned him completely blind. His parents left him with his grandmother, who passed away when he was 14. Fortunately, he found his way into church music, eventually becoming a pastor and a singer.

Stars: Koike Teppei (Dragon Zakura), Ishida Ayumi, Asou Yumi (Papa to Musume no Nanokakan), Nakao Akiyoshi (Dragon Zakura)
Thoughts: Stars the cutie Teppei, but I’m not sure that church music is my thing.

Inochi no Iro Enpitsu

The drama is based on the true story of Kasumi Toyoshima, a young girl from Akkeshi, Hokkaido. In 2003, she died of a brain tumor at the age of 11

Stars: Kokubun Taichi, Fujimoto Nanami, Katase Nana, Harada Mieko
Thoughts: Sounds really really sad.

Shabake

Tegoshi plays a young man with weak health who has the power to see ghosts. Since the age of five, he has become friends with them, and works with them to solve mysterious incidents.

Stars: Tegoshi Yuya (My Boss, My Hero), Tanihara Shosuke (Mop Girl, Yama Onna Kabe Onna), Takasugi Ko
Thoughts: Ghosts sounds OK, actually, even with the detective bit. I hope it’s a bit funny, I like funny. I think I’ll watch this one.


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