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Little Love Song
9 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2020
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

A song that connects you with anyone.

First off, I saw the title of this movie "little love song" and thought to try it out. I had low and I mean low expectations because it looked like a usual high school music movie. I decided to give this movie a shot and it blew me away which made me write a review for it.

Story: This movie teaches you about friendship, music, and life. While watching the movie, I kept thinking about the title of this movie in English and Japanese. I thought that it sound familiar and then I realized oh its that song Chiisana koi no uta. This movie was based on that famous song Chiisana koi no uta and the band Mongol800. I'm not sure how accurate if the movie was fully based on the band's true story or not but it still was a beauty to watch. I enjoyed the ways the characters had a motivation goal to keep playing their music. Whether it was for someone gone or someone who was leaving, they loved music and wanted to play it. I thought the interaction with Lisa (american girl) was different to a youth music movie. Having 3 band members put more focus on each member and gave them a better identity in the movie. I wish they had more scenes of the relationship between Mai and her brother to showcase how much he meant to her. I think more bands having a female member in it with males work out well and we should see more of them in movies/life. They wanted to play their song for the school festival/lost friend, then for a memory of their american friend, and last for their love of playing. The love of music is powerful.

Acting/Cast : I looked at this cast and didn't recognize anyone. I'm not really a big fan of the newer actors today but I was introduced to some in this film. I think the main cast who played the students didn't look too old as students, they fit quite well enough. The actress who played Lisa was fine. I didn't care much about the other "american" actors.

Music: The strongest point of the film is the music of course. Chiisana koi no uta is a famous song in Japan and the many versions of someone new singing it doesn't disappoint. The other 2 main songs in the film "Sayonara doll" and "Anata Ni" were also good. Both fit the mood of who they were singing it for.

Re watch: Yes I want to re watch this movie. My before expectations were at low then after watching the movie, I am at a very high for re watch value. It has two things of a movie I enjoy youth and music.

Overall : This movie is a hidden gem and more people need to watch this. The ups and downs they go through and their love for music is a joy.

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Ns' Aoi
5 people found this review helpful
Aug 10, 2016
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is an underrated drama. I liked Nurse Aoi because of her hard work. Aoi wants to save peoples lives even if shes a nurse. Each episode tells more about the characters. There are some moments you may want to cry. The characters change over each episode which is quite amusing. Aoi Misora is a person I would look up to. I really loved Satomi Ishihara's acting in here. Dr.Takagi is a pretty great doctor. The cast isn't that popular but it sure is alright. The soundtrack is fine and the story is excellent. I finished watching through the drama and thought to myself this is one of my favorite dramas now. I hope you give Nurse Aoi a shot and watch it.

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Tokyo Tower 2007
3 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2020
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

So heartwarming

Tokyo tower is based off real life events told by author Lily Franky. So right away this drama is going to be a based on a true story feel. I think what Japanese dramas do best is showcasing how a normal human being's everyday life can be so simple yet emotional. There are dramas about a father-son, father-daughter, or mother-daughter but I think that mother-son dramas are rare these days.

Story: Tokyo Tower is about a mother and her son face the difficulties living today. The whole theme of this drama centers around how much your mothers are important to you and you should treasure them while they are still there. While watching the drama, I thought Ma-kun would be the star of the drama but actually his mom steals the show. Ma-kun is unmatured, coward, or unthoughtful kind of guy but grows as a person. Ma-kun's mom works hard for her son, sacrifices a lot, cheerful, and a lot of caring for Ma-kun. I have watched a lot of dramas and I think Ma-kun's mom might be my favorite mom character of them all. I really liked how she becomes a mom figure for Ma-kun's friends. She is always there to support Ma even in a time where Ma-kun is in his darkest points. Ma-kun really starts to change when he founds out his mother is sick. His mother took care of him and now its his turn to take care of his mom.

Acting/Cast: I think this drama is not that popular here is maybe the cast or that it's not a recent drama. Yeah when you look at the cast of this drama, it doesn't have the big names aside from Mokomichi. Baisho Mitsuko who portrays as Ma-kun's mom was the best actor in the drama. She really nailed the role of a typical mom would be like for the supportive stuff to the giving them a lesson.

Music: The ending song is by Kobukuro called Tsubomi. I think I like Kobukuro's music. Their music really suits these family slice of life drama. There's also a inster theme that I couldn't find but sounded sad.

Re watch: I ended up liking this drama when I didn't expect too. I love watching simple yet emotional growth of people. I'd re watch some of the episodes but not all. I would like to watch it again because of how special Ma-kun's mom was.

Overall: I think you should watch this drama. It's gonna be a slow drama, it might not excite you, it doesn't have the actor names you love, or you don't like human dramas but give it a try. If you are a other or have/had a mother, you should watch this to reflect about how much your mom can mean so much to you. This drama falls in the 2000's where I find the best dramas are from. This was heartwarming family slice of life drama.

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Hakusen Nagashi
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 4, 2020
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I found this drama when I was searching up music from spitz (Japanese band). I came across a song called "sora mo toberu hazu". I really liked this song and then I found a video of a drama that used this song for their opening. That drama was called "Hakusen Nagashi" and it looked like something I would want to watch. I looked it up and saw Nagase Tomoya an actor I enjoy watching with others that I didn't much know about. Most of the time, if theres a song in a drama that I really like then I know the drama will be good. Hakusen Nagashi didn't disappoint me.

Story: Nothing too out of the box for the plot. This drama is a mix of great things in it. The plot focuses on school, life, friends, and drama. One of the big plots in this drama is dreams/goals after high school. Realizing what you want to do after high school. Also it shows how two people from different worlds are able to connect with each other. I was hooked into seeing how Wataru and Sonoko were going to meet the first time and then on. I really liked that they didn't make Hasebe and Kayano the antagonists for the rest of the drama. I could have easily seen them trying to ruin Wataru and Sonoko's relationship in a lot of the episodes but they didn't because they learned to change. I'm glad that this drama showed how these two sort of change into better people. I wasn't a fan of the way they had to end Wataru and Sonoko's relationship. It just felt lazy and stupid like come on he did it because the other part time students made a bet with him, just dumb.
The first half of the show felt more of Sonoko and Wataru's relationship while the second half focused more on the friendship of everyone. I'm a little disappointed that Wataru didn't get a picture in with the group at the end. The importance of the things you do while graduation is coming closer was a key in this as they gave us a how many days are left for their graduation at the end of each episodes. Even though Sonoko is from a good family, shes not the smartest girl and has to work hard for things like exams and discover whats her dream. While Wataru is by himself hes not able to go and achieve his dream he has and works hard just to live. Later on Shinji easily becomes my favorite character. I like that later on in the drama theirs really no character that you despise. Its just seeing them grow and grow towards graduation. The title Hakusen Nagashi plays a role in the final episode.

Acting/Cast: I only knew Nagase Tomoya and some of the older actors but other than that this cast was new to me. Nagase was good in this role and I found Sakai(Sonoko) and Nakamura (Shinji) being good at theirs as well. Nagase was around 18 when this drama was filmed and I haven't seen a young Nagase in a drama/movie because most of his popular dramas are when hes a bit older.

Music: Music was excellent. It gives you that old classic 90s vibe to the drama. The music from spitz is awesome and they even used a different song by them in the last episode.

Re watch/ Final thoughts: I would highly re watch this drama. Its a good classic that will cheer me up when I'm in the mood for something old. I know that there are 5 specials made after this drama aired. I'm writing this review before watching them and hopefully those specials are as good as the drama was. If they end up making me feel upset of what they did to these characters after graduation, I can always look back at the drama and the wonderful positive ending it was. I'm a bit tempted to not watch the specials because they might ruin things but excited to see how everyone does later on. So after all Hakusen Nagashi is a drama you want to watch. If you like a drama about school, life, friends, and drama then this is the one to watch.

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Algernon ni Hanataba wo
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2019
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Story: For the first 3 to 4 episodes I it moved along very well. It was like two different halfs of this drama mainly because of our main character Sakuto was two different versions of him. I loved Sakuto in the first half of this drama, he had a child mind while he was still an adult. Even though he was still like a child, he had a big heart and was sweet. Sakuto wants to become smart like everyone else but the way he becomes smart is just wrong. Sakuto taking the surgery and becoming a new person and also having new "friends", was not what I would enjoyed. I feel that he took the easy way out, I would have prefer the whole drama be progressed of Sakuto becoming smarter each episode but there was a benefit of he becoming a genius even though I didn't care at all for that person. It also doesn't help that your two main characters Sakuto and Haruka become jerks later on.

I wish they stuck to one major genre for awhile because the genres of this drama didn't make me feel anything. I think they should have capitalize on friendship for the majority of the drama. I really thought romance wasn't needed in this drama but they had to put it even though I didn't feel for it. All that science/medical stuffs damages this drama. I would have just gone with drama, friendship, life, and family. Sakuto works at a flower shop and whenever he delivers flowers he could have interacted more from these people who are ordering these flowers. He could have solve some of their problems show what a flower really means or learn from them. The employees which are all men who are mostly e x convicts, Sakuto could have used his childishness mind to change them somehow. He could have developed good friendship with most of them but nope they don't grow at all. I wanted to see Sakuto grow little by little so he could show his family that he has become smarter and not a child still instead they liked him better as a genius but from now on he can't see them again because he is back to the old Sakuto.

Then that ending kind of made me finished with a smile seeing how we are back to where we started with Sakuto back having a child mind but he works somewhere else. I would have felt so much happier that Sakuto ends up with his two best friends if they made them the main focus.

Acting/Cast: Yamapi is one of my favorite actors but this drama was not one I was highly anticipated of and I was right. Yamapi was brilliant as Sakuto with a child mind because it wasn't the normal Yamapi acting, it reminded me of his Nobuta Wo Produce acting. The sad part is that when Sakuto turns into a genius, Yamapi's wonderful acting disappears back to normal Yamapi. I say the first half of this drama Yamapi was the best actor but the second half will go to Kubota Masataka. I like Kubota's character because he actually changes from the beginning to the end. Everyone else felt just bland.

Overall: I liked the first half of this drama. I just want to pretend that the second half of this drama never existed. At least Yamapi played a different character than his other roles for awhile. Other than that there's not much positive things I can say about this drama.



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Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2017
51 of 51 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This is probably the last super Sentai that was great. I'd still recommend this show if you haven't seen other super sentai series but maybe watch other series first so you'll understand. The plot is simple to understand 5 pirates and later one human from earth want to get the greates treasure in the universe. During their journey they achieve a super sentai power. The Villians aren't that tough until later where a certain rival makes it more tougher.

I love all of the main heros in the show nothing wrong with them they just match each personality. Gokaiger is my favorite super sentai ever is because of their leader Marvelous. I love each characters background stories.

Their OST is phenomenal love it. The opening is really catchy.
I have watch this show 3 times already and still want to watch it again.

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Code Blue
3 people found this review helpful
Apr 30, 2017
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Two of my favorite actors are in this drama and they are Yamapi and Aragaki Yui. Both played their character extremely well.

Story: the story of the drama is pretty well set and clear. 4 doctors are on training to become better. At times they usually cared about riding the helicopter more than saving a persons life. I enjoyed how it become their goal to be honest well for one character they wanted to ride on it but had to show they could. The character development was pretty good. I don't really know if they talked about Hiyama and Shiraishi's past a lot or their goal. It was amazing to see the two guys working hard each day for their loved ones. The story of each episode got me interested to watch the whole drama.

Music: Music was fine I got used to the ending song and it was ok. The OST was ok as well it showed up during the right moments.

Cast: Lots of popular actors in this drama especially Yamapi and Aragaki also Toda too. I really like Kuroda-sensei's actor because I've seen him before in Nurse Aoi.

Rewatch: I'll rewatch it again but they do have more seasons and special to keep up with.

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Hana Yori Dango 2
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 12, 2017
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
Story: The story is just good. So many obstacles for Makino and Domyouji to overcome to be together, that makes this drama so fun to watch. They are both meant for each other of course. It's so tough to watch because of these love triangles or love squares for the two people that want to be together. I liked that they explained each character more about the life back then or so. Very funny as well in every episode along with Domyouji saying the wrong words heh

Acting/Cast: There weren't many new major people but some. I hated so much that Shigeru person and Umi as well. Their actors both played it well tho to be the hated person. Jun Matsumoto and Mao Inoue just perfect together.

Music: ugh the music here wasn't as good as the music in season 1. I preferred wish and Planetarium much better than the ones here. OST still good at the right times.

Rewatch Value: Of course you have to watch season 2 over again to get the happy ending.

Overall: I enjoyed that first episode it was pretty a great start and the ending well I'll tell you it's a happy ending of course. Makino and Domyouji are the best couple in the world!

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Rich Man, Poor Woman
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 2, 2016
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Amazing is the word to describe this drama. The only thing that didnt make sense to me was that Natsui is not that poor. One of the best written dramas I have watched. Watching Shun Oguri and Satomi Ishihara together was so funny and sweet. Those two are great together in this drama. The music in this drama is perfect fits with the drama as well. I like about it is the character changes in this drama. The song is so catching in the drama. I totally would watch this drama over again. This drama tells you about friendship,funny,drama,trustworthy,and love(romance). After the first episode I got hooked right away. Acting is really good, plot is fine, music is wonderful,and rewatch is definetly yes. A perfect romance comedy drama. Hyuga and Natsui perfect couple!

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Kurosagi
3 people found this review helpful
Jan 17, 2016
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
When i started this drama i didnt understand it. I was going to give up on it but i gave it another try and i understand it more. I liked how Yampi was different types of characters to swindle. The plot made sense it seemed like kurosagi wants to get revenge for his family by swindling swindlers. In my opinion i thought Kurosagi was a good guy. Maki was a decent role in it as well. I didn't like some painful moments in the drama. Kurosagi line was well remembered. I say this is a drama to rewatch.
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Jun 27, 2020
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Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I admit I am not a fan of newer sentai series because its so obvious that they aim it more to kids. For example the ending songs/dances or the repeated themes like ninjas, animals, dinosaurs. There was something about Lupinranger vs Patoranger which was this vs concept that they tried out. Yeah it's been reported that this show did not reflect well at all in terms of toy sales which is their main target but to me my purpose to watch super sentai is not for the toys but for the enjoyment of the show in other terms like the plot. This show was not the best I have ever watch nor it was not the worst thing ever but it was a good show.

Story: The motive for an usual sentai team is that people gain the power as a ranger then they use it to defend the world from monsters. It's simple but it can get worn out and become bland. Now for the lupinrangers, they have an interesting motive to why they are lupinrangers which is because they need to gather/steal these collection pieces from the ganglars(monsters of the show) in order to make a wish so that their loved ones can return alive again from a tragedy that happened. See for the lupinrangers it's not really about destroying the monsters and protect the world although it happened just a bit, but they just want to take the collection pieces and flee. It's something different and interesting for a sentai team to do and you wonder if they would continue to be lupinrangers when they gather all the collection pieces because their goal is done and they don't have to be lupinrangers anymore. Let me say that this show was heavily more focused on the lupinranger in terms of about everything. The Patorangers are a police team, they protect the world from the ganglars and arrest the lupinrangers. The Patorangers are more of the normal sentai team. The addition of the 6th ranger Noel was another new interesting idea because hes a member to both teams but again is more on the lupinranger's side. I like the guy, he has a good personality but his backstory was lacking.
The lupinrangers have the best characters and I was cheering for them. Each of the three have good backstories. Although I wished they could have done more a bit with their backgrounds. Now to the Patorangers, they were shafted in this show. I couldn't really care for them except for Keiichiro because he played a key role to Kairi. The other two weren't focused well enough to make me care for them. The Patorangers were mostly used as the comedy characters. Something interesting during the show was how would these two teams interact with each other. Sure enough the Patorangers were just good customers to the lupinrangers cafe. Only Kairi and Keiichiro had a good interactions from the two teams and was the best relationship from the two teams. I thought the Umika and Sakuya pairing was a bit dumb especially for Sakuya's side of liking Umika it wasn't explained well. My favorite relationship of the series was Kairi and Umika sharing a brother/sister relationship. I even liked that episode of when Umika's dad appeared.
A big part of this show that kept you watching was the reveal of the lupinrangers identities and let me tell you I was let down of how they did it. I think they could have don it better or heck not even do a reveal since the patoranger knew by the end who they were. Maybe they could have build some small side characters that were friends of the lupinranger like there was this neighbor lady that knew Umika but later on was never shown again. If they still went with a thieves reveal, it should have been done around episodes 30-39 to build an plot of the lupinrangers being on the run. I am glad that at the end they stayed to the vs concept with both sides not becoming one team but still competing against each other. The story of this show was very good but not perfect.

Acting/Cast: The actors of Kairi, Keiichiro, Umika, and Noel stand out the most. I do think that they could have added more minor side characters like older people as friends to the lupinrangers.

Music: The main reason I actually watched this show was that the opening song was so catchy to me. I was already hooked to this show because of the song. The opening song is a duet of two songs by different artists and its so catchy. I also liked that this show didn't have an ending dance/song because of how more serious this sentai was. Lupat's opening has become one of my favorite sentai opening songs ever.

Re watch value: Hmm this series did have lots of filler episodes and I only enjoyed one of the sentai teams but I may one day re watch this series but it won't be on my top priority list.

Overall : I thought that this vs concept in super sentai was something new and interesting to do and would love for them to do another series like this. I think this is one of the better sentai seasons. I wish more sentai series would focus more of reality/life in the shows with the characters. It could have added a bit more to this show. This show is good at its characters and the plot is simple, different, and interesting. If your not a fan of the more childish sentai series then this is a good sentai series to watch.

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First Love Again
2 people found this review helpful
Aug 23, 2021
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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Time machine

I don't write reviews for Cdramas much and I don't enjoy modern Cdramas as much as historical/wuxia/fantasy. But First Love Again was a Cdrama that I felt I had to give my thoughts on.

Story: I liked the time machine idea for the drama. The regrets that the MC Ye Youning had that he went back in time to fix made me want to keep watching. At first it was about saving his relationship with his Grandpa. The Grandpa arc sounded simple but came with lots of emotions watching it. Ye's grandpa plays a crucial role to Ye as his parent due to his background. After came the romance moments where Ye fixes in the past to ensure a better present with his lover Wenxi. It made it interesting to how Ye communicates through a phone that the past Wenxi has as she is communicating with the 2019 Ye although she doesn't know it. I think how easier it would be if the present Ye just communicated with the past Ye but the way they make it a bit more challenging to say for the time machine to work. It helps that the character for Ye wouldn't fall for this. At first the time machine idea with all the science and physics stuff can be confusing but it is a bit more simpler than you think. Although the last couple episodes might confuse people. I like the mix of high school and the present where they are grown up. It was a nice focus on the college life although in the original timeline they wouldn't have gone to the same college together. The ending of the drama is a universe where there is no time machine but that Ye and Wenxi are destined for each other. It gives viewers hope that some universe out there they were meant to fall in love. It was well written and the drama didn't feel too stale or cringe. Each episode makes you want to watch more since the events of the past play a huge part to the timeline of the present.

Characters: Ye and Wenxi are two main characters were well loved by me. Ye is an intelligent and independent person but he is weak inside from a sad childhood he went through. Wenxi is a bright and cheerfull girl. I loved Ye's grandpa as well as he was Ye's parent while encouraging and supporting him. The friends of Ye and Wenxi were alright. The raps that Yang Chaung would make were a bit cringe at times. Not the strongest friendship in a drama. Their high school teacher was great. He wasn't too strict and had a softer funnier side of him.

Music: I love how a song/music they used was popular during the past (2006). I thought I heard the band Mayday before and I did as I love one song of theirs before finding out another one called "Time Machine". A perfect song used as the ed theme for a drama about a time machine. The song feels like you are in the past as well. I loved how Mayday was factored in as a band Wenxi loved and still did. Nice to see older music artists get love today.

Re watch: This drama has two main characters I enjoy and their love story was well written. I would love to re watch this drama to re visit their story again.

Overall: I think this is an underrated drama. It has two good mc's and the romantic moments are great. The story is well written that it builds up emotions as you keep watching.

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Ruri no Shima
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 26, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5

This is Ruri's island

Ruri's island Hatomi is based off a real island called Hatoma located in Okinawa in Japan. The drama uses realistic facts like that on the island, they have a low population. I'm not sure about the school issue being a real problem but if not they did a great job of adding in a realistic problem that connects with their low population issue. The drama focuses on the growth of a kid, learning to realize who you are again, and the relationships of family and friends. There is something about these Japanese dramas that are based around islands or in the country that I enjoy a lot.

Story: The plot seemed interesting of the island needing at least one kid to live on the island and attend their school. The problems I thought were what kind of kid would do this or how could they get one kid? The idea of adopting a foster kid was a good choice to choose where it wouldn't look bad then forcing a non foster kid to go. There is also a mystery aspect to the drama based around the character of Kawashima Tatsuya. The drama focuses on mainly Ruri in the beginning where she is adopting to living on the island and becoming a better person followed by side plots of other minor characters on the island, then to Kawashima's mystery. The drama moves in a slow realistic pace but captures the moments beautifully. The drama deals with a lot of aspects in a human life. The people on the island made it comfortable that you would feel loved being there.

Acting/Cast: The drama is filled with more veteran actors but has 2 fine leads in Narumi Riko and Takenouchi Yutaka. I knew a lot of these veteran actors and they are some of my favorite veteran actors. Narumi Riko played her role exceptional as the only kid on the island from the beginning to the end as she grew.

Music: The ending song is called Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana by Kobukuro. The song fit the mood of the drama. It doesn't sound too happy or too sad

Re watch value: I loved the moments of Ruri bonding with her foster parents and Ruri bonding with Kawashima. The setting being based off an island helps make me want to re watch the drama again along with the cast.

Overall: Ruri's island is one of my favorite dramas now. The island and the characters are my favorite parts of the drama. You might not watch it because it's "older", weak cast, or it's slow, but give it a try when you want to watch something different.

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Meteor, Butterfly, Sword
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2019
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
Story: There are sides the Sun Mansion and the Roc King, I thought they were going at war and this is what the drama was about but it was mixed in not quite the main plot. The drama has more of everything in it instead of one main focus. Our main hero Meng grew up with three brothers and a so called "sister" as they are older now they repay her by assassinating people she assigns them to assassinate. Men is closest to Ye Xiang his best friend/brother. The task that's assigned to him and Ye Xiang is to kill Master Yubo and this lasts throughout the show. One problem I had with the plot was how rushed they ended the conflict between Sun Mansion and Roc King. There are dramas where they get around 40-60 episodes and I think this one should have gotten more episodes based on how they rush the ending to the conflict between Sun Mansion and Roc King. Also throughout the drama was who is the father of Xiao Die's baby. I thought it was great how Die was suffering around her from her family betraying her and being bullied by Lu Xiangchuan which made me cheer for someone to save her from this mess. I wished more of the fight scenes weren't always in the dark.

Characters/Cast: My favorite character was of course the main hero Meng Xinghun. He fits most of the traits that I want from a hero. He doesn't start out weak and learning through out the series to become stronger, he is already skilled in his martial arts. He's a very skilled fighter, clever, serious look, wise, and caring. I enjoyed seeing him and Die along with baby together. I love it when a guy has to fight to protect his wife and baby. I thought Ye Xiang was kinda cool for a while but faded afterwards when Meng became more of the main guy of the drama to which I was confused who was the main character of this drama. I have no problems of Die and Master Yubo. Characters I dislike were Boss Gao (their "sister"), Lu Xiangchuan, and their other brother who was a prick.

Music: I liked the opening song more than the ending. There were some good background music for the moments with sadness but nothing that stand out to me.

Re watch: The drama is only 30 episodes which is short for a wu xia Chinese drama and I could easily watch this again.

Overall: This drama exceeded my expectations and its one of my favorite chinese dramas now maybe my favorite. I just wished this drama had more episodes 30 was too short. I think more people should watch this drama and you can find it on youtube.

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Love That Makes You Cry
2 people found this review helpful
Feb 6, 2017
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Story: reading that story made me feel this sounds like a good drama. Watching it, it turned out to be a good drama. I love these plot where the main characters have to overcome harsh problems in life. Kind of wished it was more of a beautiful ending but it was still alright. Oto's life is harsh she doesn't get to have dreams but still lives through it. Same goes for Ren they both have a mission in their life to accomplish.

Acting/Cast: Everyone except for Arimura Kasumi and Kentaro were new people for me to watch. I enjoyed the two main roles but the others eh weren't that good. Kora Kengo was really good in this drama,so as Kasumi.

Music: I just love the music it matches the drama soft,sad,relaxed just perfect.

Rewatch Value: I would definitely watch this drama again!

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