Currently Watching – Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku

Hello my dear readers, few and nonexistent though you may be.  I felt like leaving you with a quick, mid-series review of the currently airing Japanese Drama Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku, also known as The Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami.

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Kamisama No Iu Toori Review || As The God’s Will

It’s officially been… three years since my last blog post on this website.  For a time last year I was attempting to write a personal blog that detailed my life abroad in Japan (which you can find here, though again… check out my puny three posts… I’m so bad at commitment).  However, as I have just left Japan, and am now facing the abysmal dark hole of unemployment, I have been attempting to get in as many dramas/films as I possibly can and decided I might as well try and write a couple reviews.

So, without further ado, I give you my first review in three years.  I decided to dedicate it to a recent Japanese film I saw called As the Gods Will or Kami-sama no Iu Toori.  Apparently the film is based off a popular manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura, but I’ve never read it and truthfully hadn’t even heard of it until the films promos started going viral.

Yeah… those are dead bodies… prepare for the gore

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What I’m Watching!!!

Hi guys!

So I promised to try and post more regularly… and I’m kind of doing it! Sort of!  I’m currently swamped with work and interviews and life in general, so this is going to be a short catch-up post about what I’m watching right now.

First of all, possibly one of my new favorite dramas ever, the most amazing Flower Boy Next Door.

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Piece Review

I’m back!  I realize I haven’t posted a regular update in quite a while (excluding my recent feminist rant), so I’m attempting to get back into my normal type of blogging by giving a short review of the Japanese drama Piece.  I have very conflicting emotions on this drama, so please bare with me.  Also, this review will contain spoilers, so if you’ve not watched it, beware!

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Stayin’ Alive

Hi guys!

I know it’s been absolutely ages since I last posted anything, but I AM STILL HERE!!  It’s really been crazy these past few weeks with my dissertation and life in general, so I’ve literally had no time to spare for blogging.  After this week it should get a little better for me, and I promise to blog more over Christmas (because I will FINALLY have time).  Also next semester I think I’ll have more time, because my module load is way less, so be prepared for awesome blogposts from me at a much more regular pace!

So, I can’t write a long post, but just in case you guys are searching out dramas at the moment, I’ll let you know what I’m currently watching!

First and foremost, the AMAZING Jdrama Piece

Yes, my eyes alone will melt your panties off... don't deny it!

Yes, my eyes alone will melt your panties off… don’t deny it!

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Moments that Get You in the Feels

Pardon the slightly cliche title for this post, but it is actually quite fitting.  I realize that in my last post I said I’d do a review of Rich Man Poor Woman, but I’ve decided to put that off at present.  Why, you ask me?  Well, for the simple reason that this morning, I finished watching Answer Me 1997 (also known as Reply 1997).  I briefly discussed that drama in my last post as well, but after finishing it, I  need to discuss it and something its perfection made me start thinking about.

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Sorry it’s been a while!

Hi guys!

I sincerely apologize about having not posted for so long.  However, as a fourth year university student, currently writing my dissertation, I’ve had to deal with a massive increase in work.  On top of that, I’ve been traveling and my laptop broke for a while, so all in all, it was lucky for me to even be able to get online to check my e-mail, let alone write a blog post.

Unfortunately, I’m not writing a full post right now.  However, this is a promise post that this week, when I get the time (and unfortunately it might not even be til Saturday), I will write a full one.  However, it will be a bit of a catch up, to let you guys know where I’m standing!  Recently I’ve been finishing up two dramas that have been absolute pleasures to watch.  One is a kdrama, and the other a jdrama, and both are absolutely amazing, and should be given a chance by everyone.

Firstly, the Kdrama, Answer Me 1997, or alternately known as Reply 1997.

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30 Day Jdrama Challenge: Day 6

Hi guys!  So sorry I haven’t been keeping up to date with my blog!  I was travelling for a few days, and then I had to  go back to university, which has been completely mad, so I have a feeling it’s going to be a bit harder for me to make regular posts on here.  However, I’m really going to try to make at least one post a week, and if I have more time/inspiration I’ll do more.  I was thinking of recapping the rest of the jdrama Sprout, but for some reason I can’t find an eng sub version of ep 8.  If anyone knows about it, then please let me know so I can watch it!

Because I’m so busy, this will be a really quick post in the thirty day jdrama challenge.  I’m on Day 6: favorite song from a jdrama ost.  I (yet again) can’t pick one, so here are just some of my favorites!  Enjoy!

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30 Day Jdrama Challenge: Day 5

Your Favorite Female Third Wheel!

Ok, so to be completely honest, I’m a little stuck on this one.  I have one or two characters in mind, but overwhelmingly I find female third wheels to be annoying, ridiculous creatures who do nothing but dumb down the narrative of the drama.  I don’t know why male third wheels are written as depressing heart throbs whereas the girls are portrayed as backstabbing freaks with no conscience, but for some reason, a huge majority of female third wheels are borderline evil psychopaths or completely one dimensional with no personality whatsoever.  Look at Sprout, for example.  I enjoy the love story, love the third wheel boy (ok, let’s be honest, they’re the OTP), but I friggin hate the third wheel girl.  Honestly half the time I watch the drama I’m imagining throwing darts at her forehead, and if I wasn’t so concerned about the screen of my laptop, I might actually be trying to inflict damage to her 2D face.

I HATE her. Not the actress, the character (fanboys please don’t kill me I’m sure she’s lovely in real life). I would be so happy if her character “accidentally fell” (*cough* I didn’t push her I swear *cough*) off a cliff

Therefore, I will write this post with the small amount of female third wheels I like, as well as including a few secondary females who weren’t in awkward love triangles but still deserve appreciation, because they were awesome and lovely, and did not try to destroy any of my favorite OTPs.

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Rescue Review

If you guys follow my tumblr (you few loyal diehards!  I love you all!!) then you’ll know that recently I finished watching the drama Rescue.  I was recommended to watch it by the lovely Gollumisbeautiful, whose tumblr is just a thing of beauty (honestly check it out if you like Japanese guys!!) because she knows I have a mild obsession (ok, maybe not so MILD) with Yamamoto Yusuke.  This obsession has in past led me to watching some of the most ridiculous shows on earth.  Recently I started trying to watch Nankyoku Tairiku for him, and let’s face it, the only good thing about that drama is the dogs.

So, anyways, I finished the drama Rescue in about a week after downloading it, and I’ve decided to review it.  I’ll try to keep this post as short and sweet as I can, but I have a tendency to air on the wordy side of short, so let’s see how well I keep to that!

Again, this is going to have some spoilers, though not too many, but if you don’t want to know some of the finer points of this show, finish watching it til you look at this!

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