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Zettai Kareshi – Episode 2 – Review and Caps – Plus Okaeri by Ayaka – Video and Lyrics

Posted by on Apr 29, 2008 in Reviews | 2 comments

Zettai Kareshi
Episode 2

Aired: 22nd April 2008
Carlie’s Rating: heart heart heart
Rate This Episode: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (14 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
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Riko’s trial period of Knight is over either must purchase Knight for 100 million yen or give him back and pay for the damages made in the last episode – costing 1 million yen. Riko can’t wait to get rid of Knight, but has to somehow come up with 400,000 yen in a week. How can you make a lot of money in a short space of time?

Soushi, on the other hand, wants Riko to make her cream puffs for the company.

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Zettai Kareshi – Episode 1

Posted by on Apr 22, 2008 in Reviews | 4 comments

Zettai Kareshi
Episode 1

Aired: 15th April 2008
Carlie’s Rating: heart heart heart
Rate This Episode: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (14 votes, average: 4.57 out of 5)
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Riko is hopeless when it comes to boys. That is, until she ends up with a robotic boyfriend who is programmed to be her perfect man! Of course, a robot is nothing compared to a real man… or is he?

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Carlie’s Japanese Progress – March 2008

Posted by on Apr 6, 2008 in Language | 4 comments

We are well into April now, so it’s time for a March 2008 update on my Japanese progress.

On the 18th of March I started up a log of how many hours I watch Japanese tv/movies. I record what I watched and whether I was watching with subs, without, or it was just on as background noise. From the 18th-30th I watched 15 hours of Japanese TV. I find that I don’t watch it for days, but when I do I watch quite a few hours. It does average out to just over an hour a day. I haven’t really been watching any of the dramas from the current/previous season so perhaps this may be a-typical.

bullet Anki
At the end of Feburary I started a new anki file. I now work on both vocab/grammar and Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji in the same deck. I currently have 576 cards. I have an overall retention rate of 73% with 87.1% on older cards.

bullet Japanese for Everyone
At the moment I’m working through chapter 15 of JfE. Things are moving smoothly, I’m finding that I can move through this quickly now. I don’t know, at the moment I’ve got a bit of rhythm to what I’m doing.

bullet An Integrated Approach To Intermediate Japanese by Akira Miura and Naomi Hanaoka McGloin
I just started this and I’m planning to move through this more slowly than JfE, but I’d like to do finish the book by the end of the year. I have started chapter two, but I’d like to go back and go through chapter one more thoroughly. I recently did a review of my first impressions on this textbook if you’d like to read.

bullet Goals For April
April is going to be a busy month for me. I’m moving house, all my major assignments at uni are coming up, and I may have to look for a new job. Oh, and it’s my birthday too :) However, the next season’s dramas are beginning, something to look forward to, and I plan to keep working on my Japanese at a steady pace.

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Who’s Subbing What: Spring 2008 – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 30, 2008 in Reviews | 0 comments

Following on from part one, here’s more dramas that are airing next season and who subbing them.

Airing: Thursdays from the 10th of April
Staring: Nagasawa Masami, Ueno Juri, Eita

Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru’s mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru’s in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life. – from dramawiki

This will be Hard Subbed by Kioku Fansubs.

bullet PUZZLE
Airing: Fridays from the 18th of April
Staring: Ishihara Satomi, Yamamoto Yusuke, Kimura Ryo

Misako Ayukawa, a woman in her 30s, is an English teacher with ironically poor English skills. She values herself over her students, and money over love. She displays arrogance in front of her students, but acts pleasantly around her peers and family. However, Ayukawa possesses a brilliant mind for solving puzzles. She ends up tackling various cases around the school along with 3 of her top students. – from dramawiki

Puzzle is being both Hard and Soft Subbed by Querbeet.

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Autumn (Spring) Dramas 2007 – Part 1

Posted by on Sep 18, 2007 in Reviews | 0 comments

Eek! Spring has sprung upon me this year, it is already becoming quite hot. It’s sad that this season’s dramas are coming to an end but it’s exciting because it also means a whole heap of fresh dramas are about to begin! Let’s have a look at the new dramas. I’ve gotten all my information from the lovely drama wiki.


In “Galileo,” Fukuyama Masaharu plays a genius physicist and university associate professor, Yukawa Manabu, who solves difficult mysteries. Affectionately known as Tantei Galileo, Yukawa is brilliant, an all-round sportsman, tall and handsome but eccentric. Yukawa’s partner is a rookie cop, Utsumi Kaoru played by Shibasaki Kou. She is hot-blooded and has a strong sense of justice.

This show stars Fukuyama Masaharu, Shibasaki Kou (from Dororo and Orange Days) and Kitamura Kazuki (Bambino!). Hmmm, a detective story. I’m not a huge fan of the detective genre, so this one doesn’t appeal to me much.
Starts: October 15th

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