Posted in Music, Review

Reborn Vol.1: for better or worse

So, Arashi mentioned that ‘reborn’ is their theme or project for 2020, and upon the release of A-RA-SHI: Reborn, i knew that song was the first of (possibly) many to come. And based on the trend since last November, they seem to aim for monthly digital releases. Which, if true, is certainly good news, because new music is something i’ve been missing from them for a while now, especially since they haven’t released an original album for two years now. To our delight, they bundled three of their classic singles and released the old-but-new tracks under a digital EP called Reborn Vol.1. Continue reading “Reborn Vol.1: for better or worse”

Posted in Drama Series, Review

Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai: if talking paid

After nearly five years, Ikuta Toma returns to renzoku doramaverse playing a 31-year-old NEET but prideful single guy named Kishibe Mitsuru. If you’re thinking Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai will be a slice of life following his struggles to gain employment or find his dream job, however, you’re likely set for disappointment. Because while that expectation isn’t completely off the track, what we mainly get is the so-called ‘home comedy’ elements. Continue reading “Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai: if talking paid”

Posted in Commentary, Drama Series

Theseus no Fune: first impression on episode 1~2

Ship of Theseus is a thing or a theoretical question i never heard of until this drama. But i didn’t have to look it up either as it’s explained the opening credits: about whether a ship that has all of its components replaced remains the same original ship. Its relevance to the drama’s plot, however, is something i have yet to figure out. Because Theseus no Fune is a murder-mystery time-slip family drama spanning three Japanese eras. Continue reading “Theseus no Fune: first impression on episode 1~2”