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) ✔