Late Semi Hiatus I guess...


So this is like a super late post considering that I have been inactive since Christmas. I just wanted to say sorry to everyone for sort of dissapearing for a bit.

The boring part of why I have been away will be under a cut, then I will explain the sort of exciting fun part.

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So anyway in better news, since the end of feb I started a year long Intensive Japanese Language Course in Melbourne. Over the last 2 ish months I have learnt so much, and my ability to write and understand basic Japanese has really improved. By the end of the year I should be able to complete JLPT4 which is very exciting.

and if I can save I can save enough money by August/September ish then I will be able to go on the Study Tour that my class is offering! The trip is 2 weeks in Hokkaido staying about 2 hours from Sapporo, Then we get a week in Kansai region and can also choose to extend our trip if we pay out the extra accomodation. This is a huge dream for me because I have never been overseas before and of course Japan is the home of my boys. Also in Hokkaido we get to stay with a host family! I would love the opportunity to learn some homestyle Japanese Cooking from my host family.

Ahhhh dreams!

It's not set in stone if I will be able to get enough money to go yet but I am desparatley looking for a job in the meantime. I was googling Hokkaido yesterday and I found out that the cafe where they shot Yasashii Jikan is still open to public. It looks identical as it was in the drama even down to grinding your own coffee! So that just gives me extra motivation to get money hehehehehe.

So in the meantime I imagine I am still going to be pretty quiet, I really need to get back into watching drama daily to help cement some of my learning. I have been having Japanese overload with all I am trying to shove into my brain so I have been watching drama less.

I might start a doing some translation practice for a challenge as well, just small arashi clips I think.

So this is where I am at, still here, still loving Arashi.

Also super hype about new concert dvd YAY! its like a beautiful reward for my hard work.

Also not sure whats going on but I noticed a few comms moving to dreamwidth? I made an account so I guess I will figure that out as it happens...
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just a twinge of cosmic angst...

I was going to write a huge personal post here to get a few things off my chest but seems like its not worth the effort.

I'm not really one for self promotion, to be honest I'm pretty shy which is why I don't post that much. But for future reference below is a list of where you can find me externally.

I make gifs and reblog many arashi things over at my tumblr sakuohmiya (I noticed my introduction post still has ohnoninohno as my tumblr but I changed urls whoops.)

I chat with people on twitter @keekhins

I write riduculously angsty (mostly sakumiya) fic on my A03 Keekielekey

And I share and post regularly as a part of the amazing team at je_drama

I'm not super active on LJ and I don't really think that will change much. I'm back at Uni in a week and I'm in the middle of moving.

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Arashi Drama/Movie Quest

This is exactly what it sounds like. The quest to watch everything and everything Arashi has taken me many months, and I still have a fair way to go. In this entry I have decided to write mini reviews of what I have watched, this is all just personal opinion so please don't take offense. At the end of the day I love our boys even if sometimes I don't love their dramas!

At the moment I am gradually filling in the blank spaces of my watched and half watched dramas. I plan to periodically edit this post as I watch more/finish watching series.

- Watched/Complete

All Arashi Dramas & Movies -

V no Arashi Drama (1999)
Arashi's first drama together after their debut, a school drama focusing on volleyball.
While I would love to give a glowing review of this, unfortunately I have only managed to find the first 5 minutes raw. But from what I did see this is super adorable, it is a bit strange at first that the character names are their real names but that adds to the charm. If you want adorable baby Arashi all in one place then look no further.
Edit - Happy to say I finally managed to get my hands on the whole drama with subs! And it was pretty much exactly as my original thoughts, baby adorable Arashi in school volleyball drama. But what was really fun to watch was the characters each members played, which seem pretty out of character considering they keep thier names in the drama. Special mention for super cool Aiba character, queue dramatic jacket unzip.

Pika*nchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy Movie (2002)
Coming of age story about five unlikely friends living in a Tokyo apartment block.
It's hard to review the Pik*nchi films as they are sort of a uniquely Arashi love. Not that someone who hasn't seen Arashi would not appreciate them, but I think they are sort of like a right of passage that all Arashi fans go through at one point or another. In saying that, from my Arashi biased point of view, I think this is an excellent movie. Each of the 5 characters come from very different places, and are headed in very different directions, but they still manage to keep their bonds of friendship. I love the perfect balance of humor and sadness, and the struggle growing up.

Pika*nchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy Movie (2004)
Takuma returns to home 3 years after leaving for the USA to find his friends divided over the construction of a new entertainment complex in Yashio.
What I love about the sequel is how we see how see how each of the characters have grown and changed while fundamentally still remaining with the same values. It's very sweet to how they all stuck (mostly) together for Takuma's sake, and how they manage to overcome their differences. I think I prefer the first movie, I liked the fact that there was no main objective of goal, where as this one has your stereo typical baddies and what not. I also think the first one got the melancholy just perfect where its a little lacking in this one. In saying that I still really love this movie and it is a must watch for any Arashi fan. Also Takuma's hair omg.

Kiiroi Namida Movie (2007)

Set in the 1960's, a group of struggling artist's raise enough money to be able to spend the summer devoted to creating their own original work.
This starts as being super adorable, a bunch of goofy artist friends all staying in the same one bedroom apartment, but it quickly falls into this really reflective melancholy kind of drama in which there efforts seem kind of pointless. I think this is a very telling movie as it shows the conflict between passion for creativity and the need to work. This movie kind of gives me a sad feeling, maybe because I relate a little to the character struggles. I would still recommend this, there is a great scene in a bath house where you get to see a booty sooooo... Yeah.

Saigo no Yakusoku Drama SP (2010)
The story of five young men who happen to be inside a building as it is hijacked by terrorist, following each of their attempts to escape.
The members of Arashi in this drama are not friends, each of them plays a character who was caught up in the incident for a different reason (Ohno- Cleaner, Sakurai- Insurance Salesman, Aiba- Coffee Shop Staff, Ninomiya- Security Staff, Matsumoto- Bike courier.) The story follows their different interactions with other hostages as they try to get the bottom of the hijacking and escape. The story is pretty standard to be honest, its not really going to wow you in my opinion. But it's fun, and for me that works.

Pik*nchi Life is Hard Tabun Happy Movie (2014)

After 10 years all five friends reunite and swap their memories journals.
And we're back! As a 15th anniversary celebration Arashi decided to return to Yashio for Pik*nchi 2.5. This movie is not considered to be the 3rd as it was made very quickly (They started filming it a little over a month before its release) but we still get to catch up with the Yashio gang and see where they are at after all these years. I found this movie is be really freaking funny, like moments where I just burst out laughing because it was so silly. But like in a good way, like a Haru's mustache way. i loved all their stories so much but Chu's in particular was amazing. Hugely recommend.

Suddenly at the end of the all Arashi Drama's, now to business.

Dramas and Movies -

Ohno Satoshi 大野智

Maou Drama (2008)
Naruse Ryo (Ohno Satoshi) is a two face laywer plotting revenge for a crime that happened in the past, to do this he has created the guise of an "Angelic Lawyer" who helps those in need. Serizawa Naoto (Toma Ikuta) is a cop who doesn't play by the rules.
Okay so this is a intense revenge drama and it took me a while to get into because I watched it after Ouroboros and I like Toma's character better in that. But never the less once you get into the story its really hard to put it down, especially as the characters weakness start to appear. The ending is pretty intense but I really like it overall.

Uta no Onii-san Drama (2009)

Kenta is a young musician whose band breaks up and who gets dumped by his girlfriend. To top it off, his own family labels him as useless. Unexpectedly, he becomes an "uta no oniisan," a singing character a children's show. (Description from DramaWiki)
This drama kind of reminds me of a much siller Freeter Ie o Kau, with the kind of young adult struggling to find a place in the working world. The real battle here is the one Kenta is having within himself, struggling to accept his new direction in life. I usually like this kind of flawed character and I think the childrens show thing is a cute setting so it all kind of works for me. And speaking of freeter, Maruuuuuuu! He is adorable along side Oh-chan in this so worth a watch for a double dose of Johnny's goodness!

Kaibutsu-kun Drama (2010) Watched 5/9
The prince of the monster kingdom Kaibutsu-kun gets thrown into the human realm so he can prove himself before he takes over as king.

Oh my Ohno, them ears, them arms, oh my... Well this is definitely a childrens show, the format follows it to the letter. Kaibutsu-kun even becomes friends with some children who he learns life lessons with. The reason I have watched only 3 epsiodes is because there are some truly terrible special effects, which make me feel as if I have travelled back to the 00's. Also the make up on most of the monster characters is pretty average. Well It's a kids show I suppose. Oh-chan's cute though.
Edit- I am gradually watching this and it's growing on me!

Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai Drama SP (2012)
Ohno plays the role of Tarui Shotaro, an ordinary guy who dreamed of becoming a hero when he was a child, but now gets by as a part-time worker. The unexpected story unfolds when one day, the daughter of a yakuza boss asks him to plan a make-believe kidnapping. (Description from DramaWiki)
Aww this sp, what can I say. Fun I would say, yes, very fun. The character suits Ohno-jun very well, and with Gakki as a co-star, it all works well for 2 hours of light hearted entertainment. Keep a eye out for a few familiar faces as well.

Kagi no Kakatta Heya Drama (2012)
Enomoto Kei is a lock otaku working for a security firm who one day finds himself assisting in solving a locked room murder investigation. From then on lawyers Aoto Junko and Serizawa Gou rely on him to help solve various locked room murders.
This drama is very formula, a typical episode sets up the locked room murder, they investigate, then an elaborate long winded speech solving the case. Does that make it bad? No, its really quite a watchable drama. The characters are very interesting and I love Erika Toda in this kind of role. Also the music is amazing, all running with a similar sound to face down which is the theme. I do wish you got a little more character development, as I would love to know more about Enomoto. But I also am yet to watch the SP so I guess I don't know for sure.

Kyou no Hi wa Sayounara Drama SP (2013)
Kota is an apprentice chef at a restaurant and has an ordinary life. One day after walking his girlfriend home, Kota suddenly passes out and is sent to the hospital. From then on his life changes as he is diagnosed with malignant lymphoma, and he has to learn to come to terms with his fate.
This drama is certainly one not to take lightly, you will need tissues and hugs and chocolate and pretty much everything comforting ever to get through this. It is once again a human drama that deals with the very real struggle of terminal illness. Yamada Ryosuke also plays a strange character in this if you want to Johnny's spot, but his character feels a little creepy sometimes... If you are brave enough to watch this one, good luck.

Shinigami Kun Drama (2014)
Shinigami-kun aka grim reaper #413 is assigned with the task of guiding souls to the next life and assisting humans complete their final days without regrets.
I think this was my first Ohno drama, I think I had maybe watched a couple episode of Maou but I definitly got into this pretty quickly. I love this kind of quirky cute drama with just enough feels to get you hooked. I honestly think the first episode is really beautiful so if anyone was thinking this looked a little childish (like a certain other kun our Oh-chan played) I urge you to give this a shot. Yeah its got its tacky elements, a few poor special effects here and there and some really obvious wire levitating. But I think the stories really shine in this. Suda Masaki really could have gone without the wig in this but he still gives a really good performance that is worth a look. I mean just seeing Ohno playing a cute character who doesn't know to eat crab is in instant winner.

Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi Drama (2016)
34-year-old Samejima Reiji is the successor of a traditional Japanese inn and a company president who has expanded the business into the hotel industry. Although he is wealthy and able to make guests satisfied, females who get close to him quickly leave once they know about his arrogant and childish character. Then one day, his first love Shibayama Misaki arrives.
I love this drama! Well for the most part. So my gold standard for rom com drama is Hana Yori Dango which to me is pure perfection. This drama is not on that level but it certainly has a bunch of good points. My favourite thing about this drama is Reiji (not only for bias reasons). His character is so flawed, and he knows it. One of my favourite lines was when he was talking about how he hates the person he has become because of love. I totally relate to that fear of being out of control and losing your image that you worked so hard to become. Love makes you weak, and if you have not experienced it, it's a scary thing. I don't think Ohno and Haru had great chemistry to be honest, but the romance was mostly believable. Towards the end it got a little stalkery which made me uncomfortable, but Misaki said she would call the police on him. WHEN YOUR EX BOYFRIEND WAITS OUTSIDE YOUR WORK FOR YOU TO FINISH IT IS SCARY NOT ROMANTIC OKAY! But she handled it well so yay! Cute ending and cute cameo!

Sakurai Sho 櫻井翔

Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Drama (2001) Watched 1 - 6 English Sub 7-10/12 Raw
Kazuya Okinoshima is a school teacher at a tough school. However Kazuya is visited by an angel who presents him with a series of missions from God. Missions that he must fulfill on pain of death. Tendo is still the angel, but Kazuya is a look-alike of the original Shiro.
Sho plays a overly serious student in this drama, and his intentions don't often seem very nice. Its a fairly watchable drama while the stories can be a little too far fetched at times. I watched to find out what was the deal with Sho's character and was actually pretty impressed with how believable his story was. There is also an amazingly good "Nice Johnnys" moment in this series.

Kisarazu Cat's Eye Drama (2002)
Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei (nicknamed Bussan), learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he wants to do something daring and risky. Along with his friends they form a cat burgular group. The friends, however, play baseball during the day while getting into mischief at night. Sometimes they solve life crises; mainly, however, they solve smaller, humorous problems.
Ahhhh this drama is really one of my favourites, its got a perfect balance of humour and heart. Sho plays Bambi, a university student who fell out with his close friend Bussan after a trivial fight. Bambi is somewhat alienated by his group of friends for attending university and being a virgin. The news of Bussan's diagnosis encourages Bambi to make up with his friend, and rejoining the groups shinanigans. If the cancer thing puts you off this drama I would still give it a try, it is more of a humorous show than anything else. For me this is a great story of friendship.

Kisarazu Cat's Eye: Nihon Series Movie (2003)

Yoiko no Mikata Drama (2003)

Tokio Chichi he no Dengon Drama (2004)

Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru Drama SP (2005)

Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series Movie (2006)

Honey and Clover Movie (2006) Watched First 20 minutes

Yamada Taro Monogatari Drama (2007)

Yatterman Movie (2009)
Gan-chan and his girlfriend build Yatterwan (Yatter Dog), a robot. They form a fighting team to protect world peace. (Description from AsianWiki)
Am I missing something here? This is a childrens movie right? Is it though... Because its totally nuts. I mean I love Sho-chan but this was kind of embarrassing. Unless it's meant to be like that? Really I am just so confused by this. Yatterman is pretty inappropriate for children with all the sexual references, but also had weird singing montages. Honestly, I am just stumped. I know it's based on a anime or manga? Well if you are in the mood for full blown crazy then I guess, Yatterman?

The Quiz Show 2 Drama (2009)

Kobe Shimbun no Nanokakan Drama SP (2010)
This documentary drama is based off the events of the Kobe Earthquake that struck the southern Hyogo prefecture on January 17, 1995. The drama follows the staff of the Kobe Shimbun and thier effort to continue printing the newspaper throughout the disaster afterman.
Okay this one is kind of hard to review because it's a docudrama, but it was still an interesting watch. Sho plays a photographer for the local newspaper who is caught in the middle of the disaster, caught with the pain of having to photograph the tradgedy in his own town. I like that they touched on the isolation of a natural disaster, the clean Kyoto newspaper office seeming almost unreal when they entered bloodstained and battered. The world keeps moving on around disasters which can be very alienating. I almost feel like they should have chosen one or the other with the docuentary/drama thing because it kind of takes you out of the drama world when they keep pulling back to real life interviews. The drama parts almost felt a little cheesy I guess, but I think overall it was really informative.

Tokujo Kabachi!! Drama (2010)
Katsuhiro Tamura works in a law firm as an assiantant, having consistantly failed his exams. Never the less he is extremely passionate about helping those in need and lives his life trying to help those around him.
Awwwh this drama is cute, silly but cute. Although this drama does follow a fairly typical one problem per episode kind of format, you still get to see Tamura struggle to come to terms with the ethical struggle of being a lawyer. Even though I am usually not much of a fan of Horikita Maki, I think she really suits the role of over confident young lawyer. I think the chemistry Between Tamura and Sumiyoshi is really nice, and I like how Tamura softens her a little. This is the sort of drama I watch while cooking or cleaning, it's pretty easy to follow and fun. Sho is just downright adorable in this also.

Kamisama no Karute Movie (2011)

Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Drama (2011)

Kazoku Game Drama (2013)

Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Movie (2013)

Kamisama no Karute 2 Movie (2014)

Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin Drama SP (2015)

Aiba Masaki 相葉雅紀
Okay so I feel pretty bad but I have watched the least of Aiba's drama's, I always struggle so much getting through them. I just don't tend to find the stories very gripping even though he is a super cutie. I will try to get through them!

My Girl Drama (2009)
During high school Kazuma Masamune dated a girl who was 4 years older than him, one day she suddenly leaves to study abroad and he loses all contact with her. Six years later he hears the news that she has passed away, and in secret had his child, the now 5 year old Koharu-chan.
Yay the only Aiba drama I managed to watch all the way through! I'm sorry Aiba-chan! Anyway this drama has a sort of strange premise, a random kid being dumped on you without even knowing you were a father. It's cute though, they really stress the soulmate like bond that Masamune had with Koharu's mother which I suppose goes to making it mre plausible. I did think it fell into the side characters drama a little too often, I am not really keen when they do that especially since I feel like there was plenty of story potential with Masamune and Koharu. I liked this drama, but I probably wouldn't rewatch because I tend to like this kind of thing to be a little more angsty, where as this was just super sweet. Aiba looked like totally cute all the time though and that cameo at the end was perfect.

Bartender Drama (2011) Watched 2/8

Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri Drama (2012) Watched 1/11

Last Hope Drama (2013) Watched 1/11

Miracle Debikuro-kun Koi to Maho Movie (2014)

Yokoso, Wagaya e Drama (2015) Watched 4/10
Kurata Kenta is a timid man who tends to let people walk all over him. One day he breaks character and warns a man who pushed in front of a woman at the train station. This sparks a series of strange a worrying events as Kenta and his family become the target of a mysterious harasser.
Why did I never finish this drama? This actually hooked me pretty well at the start, the first episode is kind of thrilling which just gets you super curious. I do feel like the stakes dropped pretty quickly and it turns into slowly investigating the criminal. I think I knew that I would have to wait until the end to find out what was going on which frustrated me. Overall I did think it was pretty interesting, they really flesh out the characters of Kenta's family which adds depth. I will finish this one day and my opinion will probably change.

NInomiya Kazunari 二宮和也
Okay so this is where things are going to get intense because I obsessively tried to watch everything Nino had ever done sooooo yeah, lots. He just act so good okay??

Amagi Goe Drama SP (T1998)

Akimahende Drama (1998) Watched 2/11

Abunai Hokago Drama (1999) Watched 1/11

Namida wo Fuite Drama (2000)

Handoku Drama (2001) Watched 1/10

Ao no Honoo Movie (2003)

Stand Up!! Drama (2003)
Four schoolboys find themselves the last virgins left at school. During the summer holidays, a girl they knew as children 11 years ago, moves back to the neighborhood. Despite their childhood attraction to her, they realize she is a mere shadow of the "princess" they all thought they knew. (Description from Dramawiki)
Stand Up!! was one of those drama's that really grew on me. To be honest I couldn't stand it when I first watched it, Nino's character really annoyed me with the ridiculous crush on his teacher. I regret ever feeling that way though because after watching the whole series I started to really understand the characters, and they all give a well rounded look into the life of teenagers. You could watch this just for the comedy aspect but the emotional rollercoasters the characters go through really helps you empathize with their struggle. This is a must watch for all Nino fans, don't let the roughness put you off because this is truly a gem!

Minami-kun no Koibito Drama (2004) Watched 6/11

Yasashii Jikan Drama (2005)
After causing a traffic accident when he was 18 which caused his mothers death, Wakui Takuro's father disowned him. Takuro's father moved to his mothers home town to open a small cafe and breaks all contact with his son, not contacting him for a few years. But unknown to him Takuro is actually living in a nearby town working as an apprentice potter.
I don't think there is anyway to describe this drama that will do it justice. I went into this expecting to not like it, but instead spent a whole day binging it. This drama has so many elements I love so this one might be a bit lengthy. The first thing to talk about is the location and the visuals, I think this is honestly what makes this drama so appealing to me. The setting is a few towns in Hokkaido, and the season spans a period of time around the first snowfall. The whole feel of the location is so peaceful and beautiful, It really gives a great feel to the whole show. Another thing I love about this drama is that the main focus is on the relationship between the father and son, there is a little side romance but it is in no way the centerpoint. The only thing that might put you off is the pace, which is admitted quite slow. I enjoy this but I understand it might be a little boring for some people. I regularly rewatch this drama, and I really can't reccoment it enough, especially for Nino fans.

Sukoshi wa, Ongaeshi ga Dekitakana Drama SP (2006)
Based on the true story of Kitahara Kazunori, a highschool student who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The drama tells the story of his last year and 10 months as he continued to study and enter Tokyo University before passing away.
I should probably start by giving a warning that this is really sad, on the same level as Kyou no Hi wa Sayounara. Since this is based on a true story it hits a little harder with the subject matter addressed. I really don't think I can review this because it feels more like sharing a story than a TV drama. It's paced really well and shows the difficulty and pain of struggling with such an illness. If you want to see Nino's amazing acting then this certainly is a good example. If you want to see Nino shave his head, then thats here too. But this is heavy guys... So have tissues available and someone to hug.

Letters from Iwo Jima Movie (2006)

Haikei, Chichiue-sama Drama (2007)
Tawara Ippei has been working as a chef at the prestigious Ryotei Sakashita since he was 15. Seven years later trouble arises and the fate of the Restaraunt is uncertain, which causes a ripple effect in Ippei's life.
Oh Hakei, Chichiue-sama, It took me about 5 months to finish watching, and I was pretty unsatisfied with the ending. I feel like this is meant to have a similar feeling to Yasashii Jinkan, but for me it was a huge drag. I didn't really connect with the story on an emotional level which I guess explains why I didn't enjoy it, There were so many characters that I felt none of them were well developed. The most interesting characters was the 3 generations of women of the Ryotei, but I was still bored by them at times. There was one twist which got me interested but as which most events in this drama it just kind of fizzled. On a personal level resturaunt type drama's never really get me excited, because I have worked in that environment and I don't find it interesting in the least. But yeah, overall was pretty boring and not my cup of tea I guess.

Yamada Taro Monogatari Drama (2007)

Marathon Drama SP (2007)

Ryusei no Kizuna Drama (2008)
"When we grow up… We'll kill him together". Koichi, Taisuke, and Shizuna are three siblings whose parents had been brutally murdered when they were just in elementary school, and they vowed to avenge their death. Fourteen years later as the Statute of Limitations approaches they struggle to uncover the truth behind thier parents murder.
This drama is perfect. Well that may be overstating it, but for me this drama will always be one of the best. Why? because it gets everything so right, the cast is amazing, the pace is good and it has a perfect mix of comedy and drama. When I am watching this drama I always sympathise most with Nino's character, who is so consumed with grief and fixated on finding the truth that he has pretty much discarded any hope of happiness until its resolved. And okay, admittedly sibling stuff always gets me becauce I am also from a 3 sibling family. But they play off each other really realistically, all thier motivations are consistant and make sense. There is also a truly amazing supporting cast that will never leave you bored. Fair warning, this drama will make you crave Hayashi rice so much (I gave in and made it at home) but that adds to the appeal. If you ever want to get a friend into drama I would highly reccomend this one.

DOOR TO DOOR Drama SP (2009)

Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara Drama SP (2009)
A psychiatrist in a seaside town who provides counseling to terminal cancer patients. He eventually starts writing letters with patients to thier loved ones.
So my favourite thing about this is how damn cute Nino looks like all the time. It's also pretty rare to see him in a drama with children (like I can't think of any others?) So that was really interesting to watch. Although to be honest this sp is kinda meh, you don't really spend enough time with any of the characters to really care about what is happening to them. I did like that it touched on the struggle of working in a caring profession, as someone who has experience in that area I could really relate as Nino's character struggled to leave his work at home. But even that part seemed a little rushed over. I am usually a sucker for this kind of drama but this time it didn't really work for me.

Ōoku Movie (2010)

Freeter, Ie o Kau Drama + SP (2010,11)

GANTZ Movie (2011)

GANTZ Perfect Answer Movie (2011)

Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu Drama SP (2012)

Platinum Data Movie (2013)

Yowakutemo Katemasu Drama (2014)

Orient Kyuukou Satsujin Jiken Drama SP 2 Parts (2015)

Assassination Classroom Movie (2015)

Aka Medaka Drama SP (2015)

Bocchan Drama SP (2016)

Matsumoto Jun 松本潤
So when writing this I realised that even though Matsujun was my Arashi gateway (Hanadaaaaan) I have actually watched a pretty small amount of his other stuff. I'm going to have to fix that...

Gokusen Drama (2002)

Kimi wa Pet Drama (2003)

Hana Yori Dango Drama (2005)
F4, grated apples, lesson panda, rich boy falls for poor girl, love triangle, angst and the truest ship of all time.
Oh sweet beacon of hope that is Hana Yori Dango. Praise the drama that put me on this path of insanity. Well for me I can thank Oguri Shun, as he was the reason I watched Hanadan after seeing him in Hana Kimi (My first Jdrama). So I'm not sure what the general opinion for this drama is but for me it will always hold a place in my heart. I have actually read all of the manga and I am happy to say that I think the drama is better. It keeps all the main points and almost puts in a better order. I think you get more Makino/Doumyoji moments in the drama also. This first season especially just seems to get everything right. And of course the scenes with our precious Matsujun waiting in the rain are burned into my heart.
Since I watched Mago Mago rowing club though whenever I think of this first season of Hanadan I can't get the image of the others saying "Isn't Arashi more important than Hana Yori Dango?" "Rowing is more important than Hana Yori Dango!". Yep. Classic.

Hana Yori Dango 2 Drama (2007)

Bambino! Drama (2007)

Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru Drama SP (2008)

Hana Yori Dango -Final- Movie (2008)

Smile Drama (TBS, 2009)

Lucky Seven Drama (2012) Watched 1/10

Hidamari no Kanojo Movie (2013)
Kosuke Okuda is accidentally reunited with a girl he knew in middle school. They fall in love or something, but she has a secret, a freaking weird secret.
Okay look you can probably tell from this description that this movie was not my cup of tea. I am usually not a fan of romances and this twist in this was just... weird, like not at all interesting to me. Please don't let this spoil the movie if you havn't seen it, I have heard plenty of people really like it, I just don't think it was for me. The cinematography is really stunning though, and Matsujun and Ueno Juri always look adorable. I really love Suda Masaki in this though, for the tiny amount of time he is in it he is just such a sweetie, I love annoying younger brother characters. So yeah... Maybe you will like it?

Shitsuren Chocolatier Drama (2014) Watched 2/11

99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi Drama (2016)

(Will update, Blank titles are just waiting for me to get around to them.)

Re? Introduction post.

Its a little funny that I made this LJ when I was like 15 and angsting all over the place, well that was certainly embarrassing to relive. Just a note that entry's of teenage angst have been deleted for my sanity.

Currently obbsessing over all things Arashi and anything Arashi related. That's pretty much my life right now.

Not especially active on LJ because I don't really know what I am doing nor do I have much to say.

I make Arashi and Arashi drama gifs over here > tagged under keeksgifs.

if you want to say hi probs go to tumblr because I am the epic worst at LJ woooooo.
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    Hope in the Darkness - Arashi