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Dragon Zakura – Episode 4

Posted by on Jun 12, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Dragon Zakura
Episode 4

Sakuragi brings in this old cram school guy “The TouDai Demon” to teach them maths. However, Yoshino cracks the shits because Yuusuke is paying a lot of attention to Mizuno and she’s jealous. Sensei Ino to the rescue – she agrees to play chicken run with a bikey gang to get Yoshino back into school. Oh, and plus there is the usual pressure of the teachers wanting Sakuragi to quit and all…

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Dragon Zakura – Episode 3

Posted by on Jun 8, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Dragon Zakura
Episode 3

Four students have signed up for the class, but they need one more. Mizuno is of course who Sakuragi has in mind. But, in order to convince her mother everyone needs to get 100% on a maths test….

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Dragon Zakura – Episode 2

Posted by on Jun 3, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Dragon Zakura
Episode 2

Sakuragi continues on his quest to get five students to sign up for this quest towards TouDai. But, as all the teachers think that this is a very bad idea, he decides that he will run the class himself. His first point of action is to enlist Yuusuke (the monster YamaPi becomes after he plays with lawn mowers). The easiest way? Buy him.

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Dragon Zakura – Episode 1

Posted by on May 29, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Dragon Zakura
Episode 1

Sakuragi Kenji is a destitute lawyer and one-time member of a motorcyle gang trying to guide failing high school students with an average score of 36 into Japan’s most prestigious educational institution, Tokyo University (Toudai).

For no other reason than Sakuragi’s personal ambition, he has advertised his intention to produce 5 successful Toudai applicants from the students of a nearly bankrupt failure of a school.

Our protagonist, Sakuragi Kenji, played by Abe Hiroshi in his first role as a high school teacher, is a must see in this summer’s new show. This third rate lawyer soon becomes the homeroom teacher for the special advanced class aiming for Toudai University entrance. Hasegawa Kyouko costars as english teacher and Sakuragi’s opponent, and Yamashita Tomohisa from NEWS and Nagasawa Masami also appear in the role of students.

From Drama Wiki

A new series I’m reviewing!

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Summer 2007 Drama Update

Posted by on May 19, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

More information is coming in about next season’s Japanese dramas. And sure it’s called the “summer” season, but the most important hemisphere is just humouring the other, ok?!?
Anyway, here is a little snippet of what’s coming up – information all from Drama Wiki.

bullet ファースト・キス – First Kiss
Staring Inoue Mao (from Hana Yori Dango) and Ito Hideaki

Inoue takes on the role of Mio, a selfish brat. Because of an incurable illness, she lives in the U.S. for medical treatment, but she returns to Japan to visit her older brother (Hideaki Ito), whom she has been separated from since their parents’ divorce. She discovers that he’s become a good-for-nothing, employed at a show bar and fallen into debt.


bullet 牛に願いを - Love & Farm

The story revolves around six third-year students at the Tokyo University of Agriculture who go to Hokkaido for a summer to get first-hand training in an agricultural setting. They will perform tasks such as milking a cow, cleaning pig sties, and feeding animals. One scene even features a cow giving birth.

Stars, amongst others, Toda Erica of Liar Game and Nobuta wo Produce.


bullet 山おんな壁おんな – Mountain Woman, Wall Woman

Based on the manga of the same title by, Atsuko Takakura. The story revolves around a woman working in a department store Itoh whose meager bust has earned her the nickname of “kabe onna” (“kabe” means “wall” and “onna” means “woman”). Unfortunately for her, a well-endowed “yama onna” (“yama” meaning “mountain”) gets assigned to the same department, heightening her insecurity.

Stars Itoh Misaki of Densha Otoko and Gokusen.


bullet 山田太郎ものがたり – The Story of Yamada Taro

Based off the manga of the same name, Ninomiya Kazunari plays the title role of Taro Yamada, a smart, good-looking, and athletic high schooler. Unknown to his classmates, however, is that Yamada is actually living in poverty.

Staring Nino and Sho from Arashi!


bullet パパとムスメの7日間 – Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter

Based off the novel of the same name by, Igarashi Takahisa. The show will feature a comical “Freaky Friday”-like plot, where an accident on a train results in a father and high school daughter exchanging bodies

From just the synopsis, this one sounds the most interesting to me. And it stars that cute girl from My Boss, My Hero, Aragaki Yui!

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