5. Buzzer Beat
| “Naoki, isn’t your chest bigger than a woman’s?“
I’m not sure which is more hypnotic: a) his body or b) watching him feel himself up ad infinitum.
And thanks to E.G’s hilarious review of Ashita no Joe, I can no longer look at Yamapi without taking in his, um, entire package…XD Damn, is it just the camera angle or is Pi-chan happy to be in a locker room full of hot, sweaty guys?
I remember watching the Japanese drama adaptation many years ago but despite the combined pretty of Hideaki Takizawa, Koyuki and Fujiki Naohito, I never found it particularly memorable. Reviews tell me that the Korean movie adaptation is a lot more faithful to Yoshinaga Fumi’s manga but who the hell cares? Even if this were a movie about watching paint dry, I would watch it just for this scene alone.
As an added bonus:
[Both sets of gifs via badkpopfairy]
*Brain combusts* Dear god, Kim Jae-wook. When are you getting discharged from the army?!
I wish I could tell you that Iryu is a midnight sex drama in which Kitamura Kazuki plays an unprincipled rat bastard who seduces anything that walks on two legs. Unfortunately, it’s a medical procedural. I’m not a big fan of this genre in general but I’ve heard good things about this one. I also came across this gem of a review on Jdoramas.com: “A genius surgeon-turned-bum is called to perform surgical miracles with his hands in his pockets while pulling together an A-team of mentally unstable doctors to bleed this drama to absurdity.”
They had me at “genius-turned-bum” and “mentally unstable doctors.” Sold.
I am in two minds about this. On the one hand, I know Kenta is going to be adorable in this. That said, I also know this drama is going to make my blood boil. Basically, Fukada Kyoko plays a (not very bright) woman who is so deeply in love with her cheating husband (Fujiki Naohito) that “she would not mind being his shadow.” By some stroke of plot contrivance, she ends up working in a detective agency for Kenta’s character. Needless to say, someone’s feelings end up being put through a blender. I already know the ending to this drama so I’m not sure if I want to sit through nine episodes of Fukakyon playing a dim but lovable housewife. I am still trying to forget the mind rage that she put me through in Kami-sama, Mou Sukoshi Dake and I watched that drama eight years ago. So I think I will pass on this for my mental well-being. On the upside, Kenta will be appearing in a new fall drama with Ikuta Toma et al so that is something to look forward to.
1. Usagi Drop
Matsuyama Kenichi plays 30-year-old Daikichi, a salaryman who suddenly finds himself adopting his grandfather’s illegitimate six-year-old daughter when no one else is willing to take her in. I cannot lie: I am weak to stories involving hot-bachelors-turned-surrogate-fathers. Watching their lives get turned upside-down as they try to adjust their lifestyle to accommodate their young charges never fails to
warm the cockles of my cold, cold heart amuse me.
My research tells me that the anime has received plenty of rave reviews. I am also aware of the manga’s controversial ending (to which I can only say, “Oh Japan. You and your weird fetishes”) but the movie doesn’t include the time skip so there’s no need for anyone to be squicked out. I have no doubt that this is going to be an emotionally manipulative fluff ball of a movie but I do not care. This is my guilty pleasure and I am going to wallow in it.