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Kat
18 December 2011 @ 05:56 pm
AND I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!! OMG!!! THE ENDING WAS SOOOOO GOOOOODDD!!!
I'm currently incoherent atm to write a review/recap... lol! I'm gonna straighten up my thoughts and rewatch... BUT! OMG!!!!! WHAT AN ENDING~ EVERYTHING HAS COME FULL CIRLCE~!

and the best thing about it is that...

I cried~ lol! I cried because I'm just overwhelmed with emotions... lol! withdrawal is one... the other one was that the ending was just sooo touching~ Its the perfect ending for that type of drama~ I love it sooooo much~~~ ♥

I'm glad that Ryu-bb was able to be in that drama... I'm really glad that he lead... I'm really happy about the cast and staff~

I haven't seen a family drama like this... in a while? *scratches head* Its just soooooo good!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT PEOPLE!

gaaaaah!!!! Subs~~~ please come faster!!!!

I'm thinking of really buying the dvd and the guidebook... lol! I gotta save up! Now!!!

10/10~ GREAT DRAMA IS GREAT!

thanks to bittersweet_bun at ourhour for always uploading the episode~

THANK YOU FOR MAKING ANOTHER MASTERPIECE KUDOKAN!

THIS IS DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE DRAMA OF THE SEASON... (no bias here) :D
 
 
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Kat
18 December 2011 @ 01:28 pm
Mixed emotions. lol! 11 nin mo iru! episode 8 had me laughing from the first minute. XD
But this recap/review is purely based on my understanding...AGAIN. lol! The comedy was again concentrated on the dialogues (it had a lot of puns!) this time so its a little difficult to understand for someone who knows only the very basic of Japanese. >_<'

If you don't want to be spoiled... stop here. 

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I'm still at the middle of my dl on episode 9 *cries*... but I'm already spoiled on the ending... thanks to cie_chan ;D
I haven't been attached to a drama like this in a while. *sigh* I have nothing to look forward to in the weekends anymore... and I'll have to wait for another year to probably get another KudoKan masterpiece. (TT-TT)
 
 
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Kat
11 December 2011 @ 07:33 pm
Ok.. so my image heavy entry was literally image heavy that I have to cut this image heavy review in to two parts... Part 1 is right HERE. lol! So this part focuses on KazuRa. :DDDD
Totally shipping them now from this episode of 11 nin mo iru!
I HONESTLY REGRET SAYING THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHEMISTRY EARLIER ON IN THE SERIES... BECAUSE THIS EPISODE JUST MADE ME EAT ALL OF MY WORDS IN A DISH SERVED WARM AND SWEET.. GIVING ME THIS FUZZY FEELING IN A COLD DECEMBER NIGHT. ;D

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By the way... cie_chan is making a tribute video for these two~ weeee~ we are now waiting for episodes 8 & 9~ YAY! XDDDD
 
 
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Kat
11 December 2011 @ 07:30 pm
11 nin mo iru! episode 7... so many things happened in this episode I'm not sure where to start! XD
We got drama, comedy, suspense, horror and romance all in 45 mins... This drama has incredible pacing, dialogues, crazy twists, superb acting and excellent cinematography, people. There isn't one moment where I felt dragged and frustrated (every single character is highly entertaining to watch)... its truly a great entertainment package.
I'm just really happy that KudoKan is really back. (I sound like a broken record now, I know... but once you watch this series... you'll get what I'm trying to say. :D)

Although its really sad I had to watch this raw... because the comedy in this episode is more on the dialogues... and I'm sure it had puns and jokes thrown around so... yeah... I can only scratch my head. XD

Anyway, this episode focused on Ghost!mama Megumi's death, the mysterious guy at the end of episode 6, Kazuo and Soara's relationship (I'm won over... TOTALLY SHIPPING NOW!) and Saigo's 'sex sense' as termed by Shiro. XD sixth sense (since every episode deals with one Sanada child).

Are you ready for the image heavy review? Goodness! As the series progresses my screencaps are getting crazier! I took 2,295 this time! Will I reach 3000 by the time I reached the final episode?! lol! Shift+S abuse. XD Idk.. I tend to take snapshots in every minute/detail and changes of expressions... because 11 nin mo iru! is one of those dramas that you'd have to take note of the tiniest details... since flashbacks are vital. Every episode is important in this series since it justifies the future scenes so you just have to watch out for it. Unlike some dramas where the flashback happens only at the last episode when the main character realizes something important. XD  Moving on...

STOP HERE IF YOU DON"T WANNA BE SPOILED.

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Ok, So lj thinks that this entry is too heavy to actually post so I decided to cut this review into two parts. This one is Ghost!mama Megumi and family centric... while the second part will be dedicated to KazuRa. :DDD
yes, KazuRa as in Kazuo + Soara. lol! cie_chan came up with the nickname. XD 

AND WE GOT GOOD NEWS~~~ :D


So Part two is right HERE! :D
 
 
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Kat
01 December 2011 @ 08:13 pm
11 nin mo iru! episode 6... is the episode that really reminded me of Kisarazu Catseye... with the random comedy... the random flashbacks justifying the scenes... the witty exchanges of dialogues and the pacing of the story... This episode by far is the closest to that insane feeling Kisarazu Catseye gave me while watching the drama. :DDD
And that's good because it means KudoKan got his mojo back, right?! :D Because let's face it.. as much as I enjoyed watching Unubore... it felt highly repetitive and the story depended a lot on the guest stars... :( the premise of the story also felt similar to Ryusei no Kizuna having the perpetrator of the crime close to the protagonist... and as much as I enjoyed RnK it felt a little short, KudoKan-wise... (I think people who have seen his works will understand what I'm trying to say.) but RnK wasn't his original piece so I think he did his best with the material.

Moving on to the review. this episode had so much going on in 45 minutes. In other words, its jam-packed.
For teasers on what happened... We have twin rivalry, cross dressing, cooking, romance, drama, surprises, fan service, singing, flashbacks, random comedy, heart warming family scenes and cliffhangers... and it all fits in 45 minutes without the sense of dragging you down even if you are watching it raw. (^-^)V

If you don't wanna to be spoiled further... Stop here.. because this review is gonna get image heavy. and I mean HEAVY (since I took over 1500 screencaps... yes... over 1,500). XD

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BEST EPISODE SO FAR!!! THIS SERIES JUST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER AND BETTER (as expected of a KudoKan drama), GUYS!!! :D
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GUYS TO WATCH IT!!! :D
 
 
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Kat
22 November 2011 @ 06:33 pm
lol. draft review because... the subs aren't out yet.. so this review is just based on my understanding. XD

11 nin mo iru! Episode 5… OH GOD, I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START… (like what I said earlier) I FELT FREAKING INSANE (I was laughing like there’s no tomorrow… trust me.) WATCHING THIS EPISODE … I don’t even care if I can only understand around 70% (or less) of the raw… but its freaking funny!!!!!

Stop here if you don't wanna be spoiled. XD

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Kat

First... EPISODE 4 OF 11 NIN MO IRU!!!! OMG. IT WAS SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!
best episode of the series by far. Kudos (this is not a pun to KudoKan. XD) to Team 11 nin!!!
It had me laughing as hell... I hadn't laughed like this for ages in a drama (the laughter it gave me was so much more than what Yuusha did to me. lol! XD... AND I WAS WATCHING IT RAW!!!!)
It had me laughing starting at the very first minutes of the episode... I can't even... I can't even write a coherent review of the raw episode. lol! (I'm still waiting for the subs of episode 3...)
For starters.. let me give you this teaser (I took around 700 screencaps for this episode. lol!) :


So much win! the scenes between Kazuo and Sam!!!! XDDDDD
and Ghost!mama Megumi & Hiroyuki-ojisan!!!!  and Saigo!!!! and Minoru!!!!!
the parodies, impersonations... I can't even... HAHAHA!!!!!!

 of course it had its "aww" moments... like the bullying issue being tackled... in a different perspective.
I had to think calmly before even realizing what's going on with Shiro. lol! XD
he's being bulled not because he is weak but because he feels like he is making his "friends" happy by letting them do that to him.
I'd say he's more of a doM than S. lol! (as Hiroyuki-ojisan pointed out. XD)

but the ending!!!!! OHHHH MYYYY GOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHH!!!!! *proud neechan crying*
AND THAT CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!!!!!
EPISODE 5 COME FASTERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

and (second) if you think that I have calmed down...

AHDFALKDJGALDKSLKJFADFJAKHFSJKALH OHNO & NARI IN A DRAMA SP IN JANUARY!!!! ADLAJDALLJDAKA;FH;AJDFA;DJFAJF;AJ!!!!

DRAMA KAMISAMA HAS HEARD MY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR NARI!!!! XDDDD
please refer to THIS post. XD

If it airs on my birthday week... I'm soo gonna spazz out even more!!! XD

I'll be making a separate birthday post for bb's "oniichan" later~ 
/back to work. XD

 
 
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Kat
06 November 2011 @ 07:23 pm
I thought that this episode is actually funnier than the first. lol. (yes, I got over the conservative neechan mode. :P)

This week's episode dealt with sexuality (hilarious gay antics), digital cameras and love interests. 

putting everything under the cut~ watch out for spoilers~!

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Kat
24 October 2011 @ 09:36 am
11 nin mo iru! is the latest work from master writer Kudo Kankuro. It follows the story of the Sanada Family, a family consisting of 10 members: a jobless father, a domestic mother and 8 children with different personalities.

Kazuo, the eldest, is the main protagonist being played by Kamiki Ryunosuke, who takes it upon himself to be the breadwinner of the family since his father is a jobless photographer and his mother runs a cafe that doesn't really have any customers.


the conductor is ready to conduct his orchestra. XD

While Saigo, the youngest, played by Kato Seishiro, is the only one who can see the family's 11th member... A ghost named Megumi, played by Hirosue Ryoko, who is the mother of all the Sanada children except for Saigo.


Ssh! 

It started off a little slow for a KudoKan piece but there are a lot of great highlights and extremely funny moments in this episode that made me laugh out loud (especially towards the end). I think its a drama with a really good potential to be placed along KudoKan's masterpieces (Kisarazu Catseye, IWGP, Tiger & Dragon & Manhattan Love Story).

I first saw it raw so I couldn't really understand half of what they are saying but you could pretty much grasp everything. The advantage of seeing it raw is that it makes me focus more on the acting of the actors first. The acting was done superbly as everyone felt really natural with their roles. The exchanging of lines from the characters are very fluid and the facial expressions are not extremely exaggerated,which I really liked. (Of course, there are exaggerations in facial expressions but what I'm saying is it isn't as magnified unlike other comedy dramas.)


Kazuo has a lot of things he needs to say to his father. XD

When the subtitles came out... this is when KudoKan's genius comes in. The lines are extremely funny and are very appropriate for the character involved (not gonna put in some spoilers. :P). I mean, I know that some people are worried that he might tone down a bit because this drama involves such a young cast but, the way it was executed as well as the timing made it much more enjoyable and extremely funny coupled with the acting of the actors.

The interactions between Hirosue Ryoko and Kato Seishiro are definitely the ones that you would really watch out for since most of the comedy comes from their exchanges while Kamiki Ryunosuke's comedy comes from the situation that his character, Kazuo, is involved in. Plus, these two child actors are too cute... no make that former child actor and a child actor (this is a really good transition role for Kamiki-kun). XD


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Overall, it is a drama that can make you laugh and make you feel warm inside. The sense and warmth of a family is very well written. I look forward to seeing more of these interactions in the future... I call this latest KudoKan piece as a "diamond in the rough". Hopefully, it'll be a precious gem the end (I'm pretty confident that it will). :)


can't help it. XDDDDDDDDD
credit: dawofthesecondday @ tumblr

Ahh! I almost forgot, NICO's "Bicycle" is perfect.♥ Also, the lines that were sung by Hoshino Gen at the end... I think it'll be a full song in the future~ he has a very nice voice... Now I'm wondering why SAKEROCK doesn't do vocals. XD
 
 
Kat
21 October 2011 @ 08:29 am
First... 11人もいる!
I have been waiting for this day since... I have been counting down to the airing of 11 nin mo iru! XD
I'm just soo effing excited~ weee~ it's Ryu-bb leading a drama after 4 years! with KudoKan writing the story... Osamu Katayama (director of Tiger & Dragon, Kisarazu Catseye & Manhattan love story *3 of KudoKan's famous masterpieces*) directing, Hirosue Ryoko (who hasn't been in a drama for 2 years!), Kato Seishiro-bb & Tanabe Seiichi has his support... and its a comedic yet heartwarming huge family drama (that I haven't seen for a while... I have been missing this kind of feeling from a jdrama)... what more can I ask for?

Right! just wishing that Kubozuka Yosuke would make a cameo somewhere in the series... He hasn't been doing dramas lately... it'll be awesome if he'd get involved with Kazuo (bb's character) somewhere in the story. *crosses fingers*

soo excited~ ♥ nufufufu~ can't wait to see host!bb!

Second... RANMA 1/2 LIVE!!!!!!!!
OMG!!! the first thing that I saw when I opened twitter was that it was the trending topic in Japan... clicked on the link... and boom!
its GAKKY IN SHORT HAIR!!!!!!!
I was in total shock... I never thought that she'd agree to cut her trademark long locks for a drama special... (Masami chopped off hers but its for a movie... so I'm hoping it'd be like Detective Conan where in they continue off to a series~)
and look at KakuKen as Ranma~ He IS much more handsome than anime/manga!Ranma! lol! XD
 
Natsuna looks fierce rather than cute though...

lol! Onna!Ranma is moe-looking. XD she does have the body of Onna!Ranma~ XD

Third...
AYAKA MAKING A COMEBACK IN 2012!!!!!
ASDFGHJKL;MNBVCXZ!!!!!!!
I missed her voice a lotttttttt~ Ayaka!!! Please sing on Kouhaku!!!!!!!!!!!

Fourth...
NARI AS ACE ATTORNEY!!!!!

LOOK AT THAT PERFECTION!!!!

Now... I'm only waiting to see Takeru in costume as Kenshin! XD and my day will be more than complete~ lol!
 
 
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