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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Erika Toda!... Yuko Oshima... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Masami Nagasawa!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso: episode 5 synopsis and review


 After a promising 4th episode bit of a step back this time around, while even though every episode has been an enjoyable watch, this one was too, just has slipped a bit into mediocrity and while not completely boring hasn't been as interesting as it should be. This last episode dealt with a case of pyrokinesis, one night an unassuming man thwarted an attempted purse snatcher but lighting him on fire and was witnessed by many people, sort of became a minor hero and was quickly recruited to face off against Kyoko on her TV show. Of course as they always do Kyoko and Taniguchi do some scouting before hand to find out his tricks, seems that it's quite easy to prepare things to catch fire in advance as that's what the man had done to the purse snatcher and also a few other things in his life, some of them were do impress his son. Kyoko found out his secrets and was able to prevent him from doing his fire trick on the show but secretly used his tricks for herself and was able to light many objects on fire, now she's known for being more than a psychic.


 That was really just the gist of what happened for the 5th episode, really was a letdown as this drama has so much potential and just misses the mark too often, more than anything else found myself bored with this last show, kept hoping something interesting would happen and it never did. So far even though I haven't given it high marks still has been a decent watch, nothing spectacular or original but would recommend it, just be warned that at times it can be a bit boring and doesn't live up to the promise it shows on most of the cases Kyoko tries to 'solve'. Going to watch the last 4 episodes but don't think I'll give a review for each of them but will come back to give a final review of the show, really hoping it'll improve but not really positive it will, check out the next 2 posts for a bunch of screenshots of Satomi and Yuko from this episode.


Satomi Ishihara: Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso ep. 5 screenshots

 As mentioned bit of a so-so episode was the last one, Satomi was fine but had said in her previous post about the drama that her character Kyoko was getting a bit stranger but also funnier, not for this show though as she really was a bit subdued, maybe that's what hurt this latest episode.


Yuko Oshima: Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso ep. 5 screenshots

 Bit of a bigger role for Yuko as Karou this time around, besides being Kyoko's manager she's also her TV show's producer and at the end of this episode looks like she got promoted to chief producer whatever that may mean.


Satomi Ishihara: Bungo- Sasayaka na Yokubo movie premiere pics and trailer

 Satomi's new movie was just released yesterday and it's entitled Bungo Sasayaka na Yokubo, it's made up of six short films with six different casts, here's some info from Cinema Today on her role and what she said at the premiere:

Actress Ishihara is co-starring together with comedian Miyasako Hiroyuki (Ameagari Kesshitai) in a spicy love story titled ‘Chumon no Ooi Ryouriten’. In one scene of their story, Miyasako is giving Ishihara an oil foot massage.
Ishihara commented, “Miyasako actually disliked the slippery feeling with the oil, so he wiped off the oil on his hands with my feet after the filming.” She continued, “He was a bit embarrassed, because he didn’t know whether it was really okay for him to keep on touching my feet although the filming was over. I liked it, because it helps with your blood circulation. Moreover I’ve always wanted to work with Miyasako, so I was really glad for this opportunity.

 Was hoping there was a video of the event but there was none to be found but do have plenty of pics of Satomi from the premiere plus right after them is the film's trailer.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yuko Oshima: Suicide Song movie screenshots

 Not going to review this film, really wasn't all that good of a movie as most reviews of it that you may read also have the same opinion, basic plot of it was about an urban legend, if you sang a certain song then you would end up killing yourself which happened many times in this film. While not a horrible watch, viewed it 3 times in all, just wasn't nearly as good as Suicide Club, this was just way too long at 125 minutes and a bit boring with hardly any horror or suspense, guess it's worth a watch though to see many AKB members in it. And that's why I just viewed it again, to take many screenshots of Yuko, her character in the film was Anzu Natsuno who was the captain of her school's triathlon team and a bit of a hard edged captain too. Her role in this film was one of the better things about, surprised it was such a big part, she hasn't had many big roles like this in other movies which is a shame because although the movie wasn't all that good Yuko did a fine job in it and as mentioned reason for this post is for a mega amount of screenshots of her from the film.