Ueno Juri

Poll time: Spring 2014 edition

Okay, it’s been a while since I did one of these.

This season, I am looking forward to:


Stars in My Eyes: Nodame Cantabile Eps 5-11


This drama just pulled a 49 Days on me. I wasn’t feeling it at first but these seven episodes changed my mind, so much so that I ended up marathoning the SPs and movies. Also, I am now officially an Ueno Juri fan. Chiaki may be the one everybody wants to jump but it’s Nodame who’s the heart and soul of this drama.  (more…)

Some Girls Have All the Luck: Nodame Cantabile Eps 1-4

I watched Nodame Cantabile for the first time a few days ago. There is a reason it took me such a long time to do so and that’s because for many years, I avoided it thinking it was a drama about space exploration and robots.

I don’t really know how I got that idea either but there you go.

Those of you who have never watched this drama can read its synopsis here. When all is said and done though, Nodame Cantabile is really a drama about a girl who wins the GRAND prize in the Lottery of Life when she returns home to find this outside her door:  (more…)