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My Boss, My Hero.
It's rather mild, but still kinda fun.
Yakuza boss plans to retire and transfer his position to one of his sons, the elder son would be best suited, but he will be chosen only if he goes back to school undercover and finally graduates.
Main character is also the singer of Tokio.
Thanks to the anon who suggested 'Mother' in one of the last threads, it's getting really interesting.
I really try to like Jdramas, but most of it isn't for me. Especially good comedy is hard to find.
Uta no Onii-san
My Boss, My Hero
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Suteki na Sen Taxi
Don Quixote also involves Yakuza, but is more or less family friendly.
Oho, you want to go for a general now?
Its like the second or third time someone tries.
Same goes for the Retro ones. I strongly and mostly support both of these but I think a general is an overkill...
We tried to make one a couple of times. Alaways had lots of suggestions and names posted but we never really agreed on a list.
Jdrama excel at, well, drama. Thats wha the japanese can portrait the best imo. Their entire movie industry is hugely lackluster or plain garbage. But when it comes to family/slice of life or romance drama, things can get really intense.
I agree, good Comedy is really rare.
Well, because in my opinion the drama scene is mostly dead or inactive. Atleast its not what it used to be 5 or so years ago.
Also, just looking at /jp/ there are hardly enough posters to warrant a general. Also not enough content. And reposting old dramas among and for the same old people over and over again is a stalemate.
But if you want to go for it, sure. I'll be here posting, like I always did.
Phew, could have likely been me.
Long time since I saw it, took me a while to remember how this ended.
The recommendations for similar stuff on MDL are spot on.
- 'Tonbi', 'Ashita, Mama ga Inai', 'Soredemo, Ikite Yuku' and 'Woman' are all very good.
Personally I highly recommend the last two.
'Shiroi Haru' and 'Beautiful Rain' are a good ones too.
As for movies you might like "Lie Father, Like Son".
I may be wrong but I think us two are the anons who shared these type of dramas back in the day, if I recall I recommended 'Ashita, Mama ga Inai' to you and you recommended 'Beautiful Rain', 'Woman', 'Mother' and 'Soredemo, Ikite Yuku' to me.
I lost my drive to watch lots of JDramas like I used to back then. For some reason 'Woman' got really boring for me and I couldn't continue it.
Have you found any other interesting dramas since then?
I really liked 'CHANGE' which is about a school teacher with a politician of a dad who through party politics becomes the PM of Japan. It was a pleasant and enjoyable watch, and gave me some good insight as to how life and work is for such a high ranking politician.
>For some reason 'Woman' got really boring for me and I couldn't continue it.
Yeah, I can see that happening. If you dont have a hard on for the cast and family/child dramas in general its likely to be a little boring. Its also very lightweight, almost a feel good story.
However, for what it is, its actually really impressively portraited. And the story has a solid progression.
Unlike for example 'Wakemonotachi'. I tried re-watching it after I dropped it on episode 2 weeks ago. Well, as expected I got to episode 4 and dropped it again.
I have absolutely NO clue how this thing is being rated that high. I fail to see a main plot entirely. Its just multiple little side stories of all the siblings that have little to no connection at all.
At the end of an episode there is zero content to look for or anticipate in the next episode. On top of that there is not even really a remarkable soundtrack OR visuals. I don't even know.
Maybe its a siblings-thing I dont understand.
>Have you found any other interesting dramas since then?
Not really, no. I still have 'Last Friends' and 'Home Drama' on my watchlist. I have no idea what I am going to get myself into with those though. I fear its going to be another wakemono type thing...
>I lost my drive to watch lots of JDramas like I used to back then.
Well, I watch a Drama every 2 months or so. Good old content is limited and decent newcommers are a rare sight. No reason to rush it. Woman was the last one for me, too.
3 posts in a row, what a sin.
Forgot to mention, now that I think about it, I'd possibly rerate woman down to a 8.5 or even 8.
It really has close to zero longevity, if you might call it that. I stopped thinking about it very soon after.
Unlike other dramas that still kind of sit in the back of my head after months/years have passed and certain soundtracks remain unforgotten.
In my opinion the final judgement for a film or series can only be given after a certain time has passed. If you can't forget about it AND the show itself was awesome when you saw it, it must be something really speacial.
>If you dont have a hard on for the cast and family/child dramas
I do love my family/child dramas but I think my problem is with the main actress, Mitsushima Hikari. I can't seem to sympathize with her, I don't know what it is.
As for Wakamonotachi, I love Eita so I might like it, but then again it also has Mitsushima Hikari in it so I don't know.
I really like to submerge myself in Japanese content, I don't know what it is that makes me enjoy it, and anime doesn't do it for me anymore. I might branch out into Japanese TV after once I can understand spoke Japanese to an acceptable level.
It's not another family drama but check out Departures http://mydramalist.com/515-departures
It's a very nice story with excellent execution, and the soundtrack is by Joe Hisaishi so you can't go wrong.
This was also a great series! Would recommend to everyone into the whole family.child dramas, and with Mana-chan you can't go wrong. The ED melted my heart every episode.
Honest question: who is worst/better at acting: japanese, korean or chinese actors/actress? I find all korean dramas fucking Hilarious mostly because how bad the actors do their part.
Honestly it depends by your acting standards.
I usually can't say if someone is acting good or bad because what I do instead is trying to think that person is talking to me in real life. It's hard to explain this feeling, something like what >>14611149 was saying.
>I don't know what it is that makes me enjoy it, and anime doesn't do it for me anymore.
Every actor, in it's way, gives me the feeling to be able to communicate with him and this lead me to enjoy every type of acting.
If you want some unique directing, Like Someone in Love is a Japanese drama film with an award winning foreign director.
I Just Finshed Okitegami Kyoko, i really want a Second Season, i really want discover how she lost the memory
Just watched episode 7 and there's a thing I haven't understood. You guys may be able to explain.
What did Nao's real mother do to go to the jail? When she is explaining to Nao she says: "I was sentenced to 15 years, but released after 13 years. You can guess, right?".
But I didn't get it. Did I lose something or will it be explained in details later?
Forgot pic related.
The last part of the drama where she got abducted and made to think she was someone else, was actually a drama original storyline.
The source light novels never actually touch on her memory lost yet. I recommend reading them if you know japanese.
Hopefully with enough source material release, we will get a 2nd season in future...
In that scene, you're supposed to assume that she murdered her husband to protect Nao from his violent alcoholic fits, but keep watching, there's more to it than one would expect.
So what drama look good this season?
I've seen Kasa wo motanai aritachi wa and Haburashi Onna Tomodachi so far. The former was alright, I'll be sticking with it since it's only four 20 minute episodes. The latter seems interesting but nothing that really impressed. I'll stick with it and see how it goes.
I figured out why I can't take the actress from Woman seriously!
She was "Yoko" from Love Exposure! I know her face as the rebellious, panty flashing, crazy girl from that movie, and I can't view her as an honest motherly figure anymore.
Any feel-good movie recommendations here?
Something laid back and enjoyable like Wood Job or Adrift in Tokyo please.
Haha, I get it.
Even though I like her a lot I have never finished Love Exposure. It just is not my type of drama at all.
I only know her as the sincere girlfriend or mother/wife. That might be it indeed.
http://mydramalist.com/ is a good site some of us use.
For downloading there is nyaa.se and avistaz if you have an invite, and then there's kissasian.com for streaming.
Sorry I don't know any good dramas with school girls or in a school setting, I'm sure others do though.
>Anything good, with school girls/ school setting prefferably?
A recent one was Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu. It started strong imo but ended up not being so good. Though your milaege may very
>Anything good, with school girls/ school setting prefferably?
Heh, I remember when school settings where THE shit for me, too. Even Anime at a few times and I rarely watch those.
I am not sure if you either grow out of it or the fact that most school stuff is of low quality.
I'd much rather prefer a family/work setting these days.
It's been like that for the last few hours. i end up streaming it. After episode 2, it was too heavy for me so I skip all the way to the ending to see how it ends.
I made a quick beginners list with some titles so that we have at least a reference for newcomers.
At the moment I'd say it's still a beta, feel free to recommend more.
I got to episode 10. It gave me hopes for a good ending.
But still I'm afraid to watch the last episode and find a bad ending
I'm new to j-drama and after finishing My Boss My Hero I decided to jump into something more serious - Hanzawa Naoki.
I've only just finished the second episode and it's already probably the most entertaining thing I've watched in years.
I am a little confused about one little thing at the end of EP2 however, and I'd appreciate it if anyone who remembers can answer (I assumed you've all seen the series by now).
Why did Kurosaki (the taxation bureau guy) blackmail that bank guy into allowing them to claim Higashida's Hawaiian property? I don't understand the significance of him doing that? (Apart from it establishing some kind of rivalry between Naoki and Kurosaki)
>I assumed you've all seen the series by now
Well, you should'nt do that. Given the huge number of dramas out there there'll always be something you have not seen.
Without spoiling, what does it make so great?
Business genre is not typically on my radar.
It's multiple episodes needing that extra % to be completed.
Dramas and Idols usually dont go well together.
This has been the only one I could find among 3 databases: http://mydramalist.com/3500-saba-doru
But the rating speaks for itself...
No, just no... I didn't want it to finish like that.
I wished for Tsugumi and Nao to stay together and I don't lie if I say I would have preferred a final in which Nao kidnaps Tsugumi again.
In the end, when the music began to play, I couldn't stop my tears.
This really got me.
Ah, my bad. I really don't know anything about dramas. I saw that its final episode got 42.2% ratings in Japan and kind of assumed it was popular here.
As for why I'm enjoying it so much, I can't really explain in a sophisticated or in-depth way. The scenario is simply just so gripping, the characters and relationships/rivalries so engaging, and the dialogue genuinely well written.
This makes for plenty of fantastically tense and exciting scenes. The OST is also pretty high quality.
I'm worried I'm somewhat over-selling it, but I'd definitely recommend checking out at least the first episode (in its entirety) and if you're not interested by the end then perhaps it's not for you.
>I've seen Kasa wo motanai aritachi wa and Haburashi Onna Tomodachi so far. The former was alright, I'll be sticking with it since it's only four 20 minute episodes. The latter seems interesting but nothing that really impressed. I'll stick with it and see how it goes.
Not interested in Fragile and Specialist. And I don't know of any other series this season taht's gotten subs
Any good detective mysteries? I'm really loving Galileo. Don't really like thrillers though.
Hello. I've been a long time lurker here but never posted. I've became a big fan of Ashida Mana lately. So far, I've watched Mother and Ashita Mama Ga Inai. Right now, I'm in episode 6 of Marumo No Okite.
Would someone be able to recommend me more Ashida Mana doramas?
Watched a few episodes and the debunking the supernatural mystery of the week format is very similar to Galileo, thanks! Any others you have in mind? Detective puzzlers along the line of Kindaichi Shonen would be great too.
Well I finished Hanzawa Naoki and loved every second of it.
However, I see the actor portraying Hanzawa is being changed for the upcoming second series. Is this a common occurrence in Japanese dramas? I'm extremely disappointed as I loved Sakai's acting. I can't imagine watching anyone else play the part.
It's the currently airing Fuji's Getsuku, Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau.
Date ~ Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira
nice and fun dorama...
Just finished Okitegami Kyoko. While this was probably one of the best dramas I ever watched, I am upset.
Am I the only one who thought the ending was really sad?
Their relationship was building up nicely, when she wrote his name on heir body I thought "well at least that's settled" and then pic related happens and you'd think they will settle this too and she'll write on her body "in love with Yakuske" or something but nooo she suddenly want to reset their relationship, and he seems ok with that. What about not wanting to forget? What the fuck, why?
She was incredibly tired then, remember she was awake for days. And he was probably was too or didin't feel right writing on here body. They probably just fell asleep suddenly by the look of how they woke up. Besides, they probably didn't even have a marker with them to begin with.