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Bakuman.
16 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2015
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
OMG this movie was amazing! It's OVER two hours and I still wanted more!! Btw, I've never read the manga so I have nothing to compare to...
The acting is great - Sato and Kamiki have amazing chemistry between them! It helps that I've seen them in loads of interviews together lately xD Of course Sometani and Kiritani and Yamada were perfect too! -, the comedy was so good, the cinematography was spot on - seriously this director has it going on! -, the CGI was amazing, the music - pretty sure the theme song is ONE OK ROCK or someone similar - and sound was great (the sound of the pens drawing made me shiver all the time!), I thoroughly enjoyed this!

The only reason it's lost one point is: I wanted more so MAYBE this would've been better as a dorama but damn, I wanna rewatch it right now and I've only just finished watching it!! xD

I think this is my second favourite movie of the year!

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Piece
11 people found this review helpful
Feb 5, 2013
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
Story: There were stories IN stories in the dorama. There was a love story, sibling story, family story, crime story, death story, mystery story. Twas all interesting and you just wanted to know more and more. BUT the way it all came together kind sucked, so many things at the end were left unsaid in my opinion. And the actual ending OMG IT SUCKED! SO unsatisfactory!

Acting: Apart from the JE boys (Nakayama was the best and the other two did their best ^^), everyone else's acting pretty much sucked. Especially in the last episode where the girls were all cry-ie and huggie and squeally as they spoke - no thanks, go have your annoying moment somewhere else thanks. The main girl, omg her eyes always looked as if she was sleepy and unattentive! -__-

Music: LOVED IT ALL! Loved the opening Theme, loved the interjected songs (even though they were English) totally awesome!

Overall: Good. Very good at parts, loved the love story to begin with, wasn't so bothered about the actual main plot (finding info about the girl) but overall was good ^_^

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A Crowd Of Three
8 people found this review helpful
Jun 27, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
At first you're like WTF? And was like 'OMG over two hours of this?!' but I totally take back my first impressions of this film. More meets the eye then you expect in this film.
But as it progresses you understand what's going on and why things are going on and why things happen.

It was nice having scenes that had a lack of music, to show realism, for example the long take of them riding the bikes scene; with no soundtrack or music to it, because that's what actually happens in life.

And something's happened that you can't explain but could completely understand and relate to and almost agree with.

The prison scene was so captivating.

The great thing about this movie is that it isn't the normal 'hollywood action packed romance characters are amazing and gorgeous (well to me they were gorgeous xD)' type of movie. It was a movie with depth, although it does not seem like that to begin with, you understand it as the movie progresses.

The movie didn't flow, it wasn't what you would call the 'interesting' and 'eventful' movie that people these days are used to which was a nice change and gave a new life to films.

The characters all had flaws and it was such a sense of realism that you couldn't help not relating to them and you understood them and why things happened.

The actors: Matsuda Shota - AMAZING! But he's always been a solid actor and his acting does not fail in this. His performance was amazing!

Kora Kengo - I definitely want to see him act again. First time I've seen him act and I was impressed with how he portrayed the character and took it on board.

Ando Sakura - You may recognise her from Love Exposure. She acts great in this and may have improved from LE! I like how she took this role and I like how she played her character.

Ending song is beautiful too I think ^^

Turned out to be a pretty damn good film!

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P to JK
16 people found this review helpful
Apr 4, 2017
Completed 3
Overall 5.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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Just a quickie, not too spoilery review:

This was an alright movie. I was overall disappointed and had a hard time dispensing disbelief, especially over the whole a 16 year old girl and 26 year old police officer suddenly getting married and moving in together within the first day or two of meeting each other. If the movie and them had actually taken time to actually date and get to know each other and allow the parents months to consider giving their daughter away and such before getting married, then I think a lot of my problems would become irrelevant.

I personally had major problems with and felt very uncomfortable with the age difference between the characters, Kouta’s motives to marry (which aren't really explained),, and even with the parents’ thought process of just allowing their 16 year old daughter to marry and move in with him straight away.

But Kame is very, very pretty in this and the camera gave us some amazing Kame close ups (particularly of his eyes), and he gave a good performance and at one point we got Gokusen feels. Also thanks to Kame’s performance I cried at least twice xD

Also, I am all for Kame and Mahiro doing a Buddy Cop movie together after this movie, especially after that one scene they did together in this movie! Mahiro was very good in this too just as I expected! Tsuchiya herself and her acting didn’t annoy me which is good, BUT unfortunately her character was an immature train wreck.

Seriously, only watch this if you’re a fan of Kame, Mahiro and/or the manga. Otherwise I don’t think you’ll like this.

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Karamazov no Kyodai
7 people found this review helpful
Mar 28, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This dorama is absolutely amazing. I was hooked from the moment it started to the moment it ended.
The story is so tense and so mysterious I had no idea who it would be or what would happen.
The acting was out of this world, especially Ichihara Hayato he had at least 3 scenes where I just couldn't look away from him, he was absolutely amazing in this! The others were great too! I like they were all flawed and corrupted characters too pretty much!
The music again was absolutely amazing, such good songs, yes they were English but were hella good ones! The soundtrack too was good.
A little film studies here but I loved the crispness of the camera shots and the colouring was awesome and the angels were great too!
Only down side? I felt the last episode was weak and rushed. Besides that I actually have NO complaints about this dorama! Dying to read the book now too!

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Pride
7 people found this review helpful
Mar 17, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Now I understand when people say the old doramas are the best doramas.
There isn't one flaw about this dorama I don't think.

Story: Ice Skating, Sports, Comedy, Romance, Fun, Heart-Warming, Sometimes Teary in both a good and bad way. Such a good story line and plot set up!

Acting: Amazing cast full of the great older actors (obviously at the time were the 'it' actors) Kimura Takuya, Sato Koichi, Sato Ryuta, Tanihara Shousuke - all amazing actors! Just weird seeing them so young! Well they haven't changed much but it weird seeing them when they were like mid-20s early 30s! xD Amazing cast and awesome characters too! =]

Music: IT'S QUEEN!!! You can't go wrong with Queen. The music along with Kimura Takuya and Ice Skating is what made this dorama EPIC for me xD

ReWatch? Highly likely!

Overall: Awesome, fun and easy to watch!

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Suikyuu Yankees
8 people found this review helpful
Jul 10, 2015
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
Let's get one thing straight: It's not the best dorama out there, it's not amazing but by god was this wholeheartedly entertaining, fun and just what you want from a Summer Drama!!

We follow an out-dated yankee, which is hilarious right away!, and soon a Water Ball (not Water Polo due to him reading the Kanji wrong xD) team is begun at his new High School.

This drama is packed with hilarity (I RARELY laugh at non-British shows) and I laughed so hard many times! I love the friendships and relationships and the words of 'never giving up' are repeated and are very inspiring!! And let us not overlook the fact that we get to see more than 8 guys in nothing but tiny swimwear for 10 episodes!! <3

The reason I give this such a high mark regardless of the fact that it's not what you would class as a masterpiece, is because I love the actors (big fan of them!), I love the themes it brought up, and it was a lot of fun to watch!

The only down I can actually pick out is, I personally felt the romance aspect was unnecessary. The romance (all like 5 of them!) added nothing to the drama and weren't needed. All this dorama needed was a bunch of guys being the best friends ever and some small swimming trunks and that's what I got and I loved it!

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Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger
6 people found this review helpful
Aug 12, 2012
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Great concept!
I love how they are aware of the conventions of Sentai and have totally blown them out of proportion or completely abused them or made fun of them.
LOVE the Open/End Songs!
Very funny TV show.
Great fun acting - especially on Wada's part - so proud of him!
Great characters.

The downside? It was SO short!! *cries* and the ending isn't what I expected, I thought they'd become official but they completely did a 360 on the ending.

Nevertheless I was sad to see it end and there's implications of a second season - SO HOPE IT'S TRUE!!!
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RESCUE
7 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2013
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I have a very strong, positive view about this!

Story: Great story! About firefighters, about life and death, about passion for the job, about friends and being there for each other and never giving up!

Acting: Nakamaru's acting sometimes made me laugh because you could tell he was acting and I'm used to seeing him rather than his character but he did a great job and everyone else did amazing! ^_^

Cast: Amazing cast, strong actors, strong roles!

Music: Well it's KAT-TUN, I'm a big fan, I got no complaints xD Although it kinda doesn't fit this dorama in terms of this rhythm haha but nevertheless RESCUE! xD

ReWatch? Yes definitely! Just so I can see them all topless for starters! haha

Only negative? Some part seemed VERY unrealistic for example wasting time talking when they know there's like a 5minute time limit (I know it's to make everything emotional and dramatic but can't they be realistic at least?), stop talking and get your work done! Or going down into places without masks, surely that's bad for them to be inhaling smoke? Or in Episode 6 Katsuragi is somehow outta breath when all he's done is go down to a platform in a station, run a little, carried and child and is now stumbling back in the station, you can't be that unfit! but besides that I freaking loved watching it! ^_^

Overall: Thoroughly happy with this and wish I'd seen it sooner!

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Pink and Gray
12 people found this review helpful
Jan 13, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
This is definitely Nakajima's best performance so far (it's amazing how MUCH he's grown as an actor the past 2 or so years!), Suda was amazing as usual, the cinematography and the colouring was amazing and the story itself was absorbing (even if the second half is slightly less good). 9/10 from me!! If this doesn't win some awards this year, I'll be shocked!

The only downsides are: Nakajima still can't cry-act, and the reason for him (< this is NOT a spoiler before y'all start!) dying is stupid but everything else was phenomenal!
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Age Harassment
14 people found this review helpful
Sep 11, 2015
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 3.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I'm gunna be honest: I have no idea what I've just spent 9 episodes watching.

This dorama started off with SO much potential. It really felt like it was gunna fight for 'pro-working-women' like Mother Game did last season but oh boy, oh boy, it fell completely flat.

In the whole 9 episodes I feel:
- Nothing changed within the work force
- There was no character development
- All the characters start and end exactly in the same place
- I'm not sure what message this drama was trying to give us

It just... I seriously cannot say anything good about this... I even feel the actors weren't doing their best!

Did I miss something that made this drama amazing, or am I right in my experience with this?

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Fullmetal Alchemist
5 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 2.0
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Okay background first:
*I watched FMA:B for the first time recently.
*I am in love with the anime and the characters
*I am still riding that FMA:B love train and feeling the loss from it
*I usually really like and am on board with Japanese live action adaptations more than the average person does.
*I never intended to ever watch this film, but my never-seen-FMA-ever friend watched this film and told me parts of it but clearly they didn't understand or enjoy the movie at all that I was super interested to see what actually happened and how they actually made the transition from anime/manga to LA.

The Good:
*The locations are gorgeous and so amazing
*Ed's scream when he realises how the stones are made - perfect!
*Hughes actor was spot on casting

The Funny:
*The fact that Al's voice actor Atomu SHOWS up in this WITH blonde hair and interacts with Ed and Al just really messes up with continuity and logic if we ever get another movie and get to the END GAME of this story.

The Bad:
*It barely explains anything to non-FMA fans.
*The plots are changed so much
*There's such a lack of development and a lack of fleshing out the story and a lack of time spent with the characters that scene like Al and Ed's fight just doesn't have any emotional impact.
*They upped and focused on the romance with Mustang and Hawkeye too much
*Winry's actress is trash. Winry herself is trash. She was in this too much (personal preference of mine!)
*They made Tucker seem pathetic and pitiful rather than just a CRAZY mo-fo
*The casting is 99% wrong. They clearly ONLY hired these people because they're famous so the production would get a bigger budget and bigger funding etc. And they hired every 10-20+ years older than the characters are actually supposed to be.
*I LOVE KANATA HONGO but NOT as Envy. No no no no no no no not a good choice. Appearance wise; yes he fits Envy; he looks bratty, his skinny and he's somewhat short but the way he plays Envy and his voice; just no. You'd have better look getting a young actress to play Envy. Yes, I did just say actress. Especially because Envy is supposed to be GENDERFLUID!
*I really hate how heavily CGI'd Al's armour and Ed's arm and leg are. I don't understand why they didn't just build very realistic looking armour, have black cloth underneath so a stuntman/body-actor could wear it as Al and Yamada could've just wore the armour and kept every 100% realistic looking. It would've looked so much better with the CGI taken off. Japan is well-known for tokusatsu costumes and you could've easily gone 100% realistic with Al's armour and it would've looked GOOD.
*Not enough small jokes! I don't think we get enough shots with him standing next to or near other people in a wide shot and stuff for us to go 'OH HE SMOL!'.
*WHERE THE EFF IS SCAR?!?!!?! WHERE IS SCAR?!?!?!!? He's SO important in the story and you didn't bother to introduce him in the first movie?! His first few fights with Ed are AMAZING! WHY is he not here?! WHY is he not in the movie?!
*They revealed the ENTIRE soul army already?!?!?!!? That's not until like the LAST ten episodes of the anime!

In conclusion:
They should've just not bothered with this. I really think they should've left FMA as is; a manga and an anime. If they really wanted to LA-it up, they should've just gone the Stage/Theatre route... now the 2.5D Stage World would do FMA JUSTICE if they did it. Sigh... it's not good folks.

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Flower Boy Next Door
16 people found this review helpful
Mar 4, 2013
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I'm not a fan of KDramas anyway. So you've been warned.
This dorama started off fantastic, fun, interesting. Quickly went serious and boring and predicable.
I hated Park Shin Hye's character and acting. She can do much better than that!
Cha Do Hwi can do us a favour and jump in front of a bus! I wanted to kill her so badly!
Enrique Guem was annoying and unattractive.
The music was okay to begin with but damn it's repetitive and gets very annoying!
The ending was predictable. Why do they ALWAYS do this '1 year later' crap?
Only good thing really was that Oh Jin Rak was attractive! but alas he didn't get the girl...

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12 Suicidal Children
4 people found this review helpful
Jan 30, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I watched the movie yesterday and I am so thoroughly disappointed!

The trailer and even the tags on this page advertise it as ‘a suspenseful mystery that seems kind of messed up’. The trailer makes it look like a mysterious suspense movie, maybe even a little scary, and maybe even some crazy person among them might try and kill them all. But... It’s not. It’s really not.

This is more like a One Litre of Tears type story: a slow, character discussion story where the ask do people deserve to die? Should we and can we choose when to die? Should we be allowed to commit suicide? It’s more THAT. A slow, questioning life and death story.

It’s advertised completely wrong.

There’s no mystery at all about the dead boy in terms of there’s nothing that makes you want to know about him; the whole story is predictable, and, as said; there’s nothing psychological or suspenseful about it. AT ALL.

It’s utterly boring. I almost walked out of the theatre because this is not what I was expecting nor what I wanted nor what was advertised!

If this had been properly advertised I probably would’ve enjoyed it! So I say to you:
Please watch this expecting something like a slow, questioning life and death movie because that’s exactly what you get.

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Switch Girl!!
6 people found this review helpful
Jan 9, 2013
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Now before y'all get upset about my review. I went into this with high hopes as loads of people I know love and are obsessed with it and were so excited when a second season was announced. So, like the drama addict I am, I got curious and decided to watch it.

Now here comes the part that may make you sad.

Reasons for the Marks...

Story 5/10: I just didn't get it. The story wasn't that interesting, the situations were just petty and stupid. Not a lot of 'switch girl'ing was there which sucked, it had so much potetial of being hilarious while trying to hide her switch from everyone including Arata but saw it was her straight away - boring!
Acting/Cast 6/10: The main actress was SO annoying; in her voice, the way she spoke. Her crying annoyed me, she looked like a man (she seriously looks like a less attractive version Hamao Kyousuke). Her voice was odd and deep for a girl. No offence to her there was just something about her appearance I didn't like. Best parts of the cast were Kiriyama and Jinnai and that was all. And the topless Kiriyama and a cute and romantic, lovely worded Jinjin were the best scenes.
Music 5/10: I don't remember it so it's an average mark.
ReWatch Value 1/10: I have no intentions of watching again.

Overall: 5/10. Will watch second season though as it's neither a straight like nor dislike. Only going to watch SG2 for more Kiriyama and Jinnai

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