what's new

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Spring '06 J-Drama

ブスの瞳に恋してる(Batsu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru)
Cast: Inagaki Gorou, Murakami Tomoko, Katou Shigeaki, Ebihara Yuri, Nao Omori, Megumi, Ikawa Haruka, Oshinari Shuugo, Aijima Kazuyuki, Takahashi Hitomi, Funakoshi Eiichirou, Muroi Shigeru

Popular scenario writer, Yamaguchi Osamu (Inagaki Goro) is currently dating fashion magazine model Ebihara Yumi (Ebihara Yuri). With a high salary and a beautiful girlfriend, one would expect Osamu to be the envy of all around him. Yet there is something missing in his life. On the complete other end of the spectrum, 25 year old Ota Miyuki (Murakami Tomoko) works part-time at a Ramen restaurant while trying to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress. Though her parents may have named her Miyuki with the intentions of her being beautiful and happy, the reality is she is ugly. Ugly enough for her parents to worry over her future. Miyuki herself, though she hates it, is also quite aware of this fact. This is where Osamu and Miyuki meet. Shocked by Miyuki's pure and fresh personality, he is drawn to her, but...

*watched 2 episodes, not sure will continue watch or not... will watch if hv time, coz the story for me is not so interesting.

アテンションプリーズ (Attention Please)
Cast: Ueda Aya, Nishikido Ryo, Maya Miki, Uehara Misa, Koizumi Koutarou, Fueki Yuuko, , Fumiyo Kohinata, Nanase Natsumi

Losing her mother at a young age, Misaki Yoko (Ueto Aya) was raised amongst three brothers. Yoko is a slightly boyish girl who is bullheaded and hates dishonesty. Ever since she was young, she enjoyed the company of boys over girls. She starts a band with four of her boy friends and becomes the lead singer. Then one day, one of the members of the band, Tsukasa, gets a job at a bank in Tokyo. Due to Tsukasa leaving town, the band breaks up and though Yoko finds herself lonely, she puts on a strong act in front of Tsukasa. She can't tell Tsukasa how she truly feels for him. On the day Tsukasa leaves for Tokyo, Yoko goes along with the band members to the airport to see him off. The guys get excited when they see some cabin crew ladies and Yoko has no idea why. She reminds them that even she can wear a uniform, but the guys only make fun of her. That's when Tsukasa tells Yoko he wonders what she'd look like dressed in uniform. This is when Yoko decides she wants to work as a Cabin Attendant.

*watched 1 episode, story about Cabin Attendant.. hmm interesting... but feel a bit bored with topic like this also.... will watch if have time ;)

トップキャスター (Top Caster)
Cast: Amami Yuuki, Yada Akiko, Tamaki Hiroshi, Yahara Shousuke, Matsushita Nao, Tamaru Maki, Kodama Kiyoshi
Haruka Tsubaki hops on a plane from New York to Tokyo. She will be filling in the newscaster position on a news program that will begin airing on CNB Television. Haruka used to work as an anchor and was called "the legendary anchor" until she was involved in an incident that forced her to lose her position there. She flew to America alone to pursue her career as a journalist. It is Katsutoshi Shibata, the Senior Executive Director of the News Department that brushed aside strong oppositions and invited Haruna back. He tells her, "Do whatever you like. I'll take the responsibility."

At the headquarters of CNB, producer Shokichi Ichiba, director Kensuke Kanihara, announcer Mei Nohara, and the other crew are standing by for a meeting with Haruka. With great fear, they await the arrival of the legendary anchor. But when the door opens, only Katsutoshi is standing. He says Haruka headed to check out the news studio as soon as she arrived at CNB. The crew try to extend their greetings to her, but she pays no attention. Instead, she dismisses the programming strategy she was given, and insists, "Go for scoops."

What's more surprising is that Haruka appoints Nozomi Asuka — who was scheduled to deliver weather forecasts — as her assistant. She tells Asuka that it's the assistant's job to work alongside her for 24 hours and wake her up every morning. "Why do I have to spend my private time with her...?" Full of doubts, Nozomi heads to Haruka's apartment with her luggage. What awaits her? --Fuji TV

*watched 2 episodes... interesting drama... interested on how they get the exclusive news... a must watch :)

医龍 Iryu (Team Medical Dragon)
Cast: Sakaguchi Kenji, Inamori Izumi, Mizukawa Asasmi, Koike Teppei, Natsuki Mari, Kitamura Kazuteru, Abe Sadawo, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Kishibe Kazunori

Ryutaro Asada is enjoying his peaceful life in the countryside, when he is visited by Akira Kato, assistant professor of the Faculty of Cardiac Surgery at Meishin University Medical Hospital.

Ryutaro is a genius surgeon who used to lead "Team Medical Dragon," a world-class NGO medical team. In harsh environments that lacked medicine and electricity, Ryutaro witnessed many lives pass away. At the same time, he saved many other lives, helping his matchless skill overwhelm other doctors.

As a female doctor, Akira managed to become an assistant professor. She has ambitions to be promoted to professor by succeeding in a surgery using the Batista technique — an extremely difficult type of heart surgery — and also by writing a paper on it. A year ago, Akira witnessed Ryutaro's skills when he was an NGO doctor. That's why she recruits him and asks him to use the Batista technique. Since Ryutaro's arrival, urgent patients who would have been abandoned in the past, are miraculously saved by the "hands of God."

But Ryutaro's actions cause a stir in the closed university hospital, where power struggles happen everyday and the priority of doctors is to protect themselves. This environment doesn't stop Ryutaro from following his beliefs. Ryutaro's existence also bothers Dr. Noguchi, professer of the Faculty of Cardiac Surgery, the power broker of the hospital.

There is a man keeping a very watchful eye on Akira and Ryutaro's Batista team. It's Gunji Kirishima, Akira's boyfriend and assistant professor at a rival hospital. He and Akira have promised each other to carry on Japan's cardiosurgery. Gunji has also confronted Ryutaro in the past.

Other characters include Miki Satohara, an extremely brilliant nurse who looks up to Ryutaro and has more medical knowledge than the average doctor; Noboru Ijuin, an intern that first opposes Ryutaro, but is gradually influenced by him; and Professor Kito, who is looking for the opportunity to recruit Ryutaro away to the Emergency Room (ER). --Fuji TV

* another must watch drama... u watch it urself.. but for sure this is a must watch for me... the soundtrack for this drama is nice also... really looking forward to get it ;)... arr.. any1 know the song name for the female vocal near ending in the episode 1??

To be continued...
弁護士のくず(Bengoshi no Kuzu)
おいしいプロポーズ (Oishi Proposal)
七人の女弁護士 (Nana nin no Onna Bengoshi)
富豪刑事デラックス(Fugoh Keiji)
Gals Circle


Anonymous said...

please let my know when you found out the song's name

thank you


Flying Chocobo said...

hehe found the song
"Aesthetic" Music:澤野弘之 Vocal:関山藍果