Yamamoto Yusuke

GTO 2012 Eps 1-3

He’s got the hair and he’s got the bike. But does AKIRA have what it takes to be Onizuka?

As you can see, morbid curiosity got the better of me after all.

I always knew that the remake wouldn’t be able to override the affection I have for the 1998 version but I have a soft spot for high school dramas and their promise of endless student hijinks, so I was hoping that it would be as entertaining as Gokusen (the first one) or Tumbling at least.

My first thought while watching this remake was: Did the brief to the production team specifically request them to suck all the life out of GTO or what? (more…)

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Hell Yeah, Awesome Ladies: Ninkyo Helper Eps 1-5

Kuroki Meisa as Yomogi Riko: So effing BOSS

Ninkyo Helper comes as a breath of fresh air after a protracted encounter with a certain drama that shall not be named. I’ve only watched the first five episodes and while everything’s been enjoyable so far, I’d continue watching it for Meisa’s character alone (okay fine, her and Ryota) even if the script were to take a nosedive into WTF-ville. *mild spoilers ahead* (more…)

Crack of the Day: Ouran Fan Vid

So much for canon. I need to start learning how to make videos.

Also, I wonder if Chiba-san made good on his promise to charge people for touching him. I don’t know what kind of a father-daughter team these two are supposed to be but I guess it would go a long way towards explaining Tamaki’s fantasies…XD

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The Not-So-Great Ouran Poll

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I need someone to stage an intervention. Not only am I watching the drama, I am also reading the manga and tearing through the anime like toilet paper. At the rate things are going, if you look up the word “extinct” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of my life next to it.

I have so many feelings for so many characters that it’s not even funny. Spazz with me. Take the poll. (Mild spoilers for eps 1-7)  (more…)

Recap: Tumbling Episode 1

I can’t remember the last time I marathoned a drama in one, okay, two sittings but that was what I did with Tumbling last week. You can always leave it to the Japanese to make a drama out of an obscure sport, in this case men’s rhythmic gymnastics, and make it seem like the answer to all of Life’s big questions. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Try rhythmic gymnastics!

So what is this drama about? In a nutshell, you could roughly describe it as:

There are plenty of ikemen, it’s a feel-good story about underdogs, what more can you ask for? (more…)