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Spring Dramas 2009 – What I’m Looking Forward To

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Reviews | 10 comments

Most of the new dramas airing next season have now been announced and it’s that time where I can’t wait for the new season to begin! Here I will highlight some of the ones I’m looking forward to or at least have some curiosity in.

I’m Liking The Sound Of…


  • Atashinchi no Danshi
  • Horikita Maki‘s character marries a man who offers to pay off her debts that her father made, and moves into an eccentric family. I think (hope) this will be quirky and fun, and there are lots of well know guys in it: Kaname Jun, Okada Yoshinori, Mukai Osamu, and Yamamoto Yusuke have been announced so far.

  • Hyoryu Net Cafe
  • Toki Koichi leads a pretty dull life. Until he meets his first love again in an internet cafe. Suddenly something happens with the electricity and he and everyone else get stuck in the cafe which has become a strange universe… or something. Perhaps it’ll be something like Long Love Letter, the drifting classroom drama. Stars Ito Atsushi who I hope wont be doing another Densha Otoko take with his character.
    Also staring Asami Reina, and KIKI

Hmmmm? Dunno…


  • Ghost Friends
  • Fukuda Saki plays a girl who can see ghosts after a car accident. Then she falls inlove with one of the ghosts. Nishijima Takahiro plays the love interest. Sounds OK, I like ghosts, but also doesn’t really sound that exciting at the moment… I think this one is aimed at a young audience, but I could be wrong.

  • Smile
  • Staring Matsumoto Jun as a half-Filipino with no family and Aragaki Yui who can’t speak…. something about always smiling. Yeah, the story line sounds a bit twee but I’ll watch the first couple of eps for the cast!

  • Majo Saiban
  • Ikuta Toma is chosen as a Juror on the trial of a suspected woman’s murderer trial. Yeah, from that name alone you know I’ll be watching, but at the moment this one feels like it is just going to educate us on the juror (jurial? I’m not sure) system. Hope it proves me wrong.
    Also staring Kato Ai and Higa Manami

  • Boku no Imoto
  • Staring Odagiri Joe and Nagasawa Masami, this is another “maybe” because of cast. The two are siblings with a close bond because of the death of their parents. However, Masami’s character isn’t the brightest and makes bad choices, testing the strength of the sibling’s relationship. Could be OK maybe…


  • Konkatsu!
  • 15333197About a single salary man in his mid 30s. Everyone around him talks about marriage so he begins to think about it as well. Noteable because Nakai Masahiro is staring in this! From Smap, for the past couple of Star Bowling eps that I’ve been watching he’s been wishing to be in another drama. His wish has come true!
    – also stars Ueto Aya, Sato Ryuta, and Matsukata Hiroki


What Spring 2009 Dramas are you looking forward to? (pick 3 at the most)

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  1. yonasu

    Boku no Imouto, maybe because of the cast? I’d say hell yes because of the cast :P

    Anyways, I think this spring will be a good season, I’m really looking forward to Smile ^^

    • GoddessCarlie

      The cast is the only reason I’ll watch. Dramas often surprise me, and I hope this one will too, but from the premise it sounds a bit dull. :hearto: the actors though!!! Matsujun and I used to date two years ago :chu:

  2. Jamaipanese

    i’m satisfied just watching old completed dramas for now. but will look at these in the future.

    Added you to my blogroll page :clap:

  3. M-Kat

    Humm not sure what I will watch but currently I’m watching Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi) If you watch Keyhole TV, they are replaying this drama that came out a last year now (just watched the 3rd ep tonight.. comes on 2pm Japan time) I love this drama and its great because now I can watch it with no subs.. before i watched it with English subs ^^ :D

    I saw too there will be a special coming up sp O will be on the look out for that. I’m really picky when it comes to dramas, and I’m not really sure about these spring ones so I’ll probably be watching old ones more and skimming over the spring ones to see which I like as they go on tv.

  4. dramaplot

    cant wait for Atashinchi no Danshi. yay! maki cwaaaaaannnn….

  5. J

    love your blog! keep up the good work…

  6. Amaltea1610

    Zettai Kareshi Special is one of the dramas I’m looking forward. I know it’s already on internet but there’s still no subs for it yet. I consider that the drama was more enjoyable than the manga.

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