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MJ vs Toma: take two

Two years and 14 Smart Battles* later, the first opposition of This is MJ returns for revenge… Muro Tsuyoshi style. LOL Continue reading “MJ vs Toma: take two”

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VS Arashi 2017.10.12: highlights

VS Arashi is a game show that Arashi hosts and plays as the home team against a guest team on Thursdays. Most of the time, five members of Arashi are a team with one to two Plus-Ones, though occasionally one of them will move over to the away team to promote his acting project. Although each of them headlined a drama or movie this year, only two* came onto the show as a guest: Ohno and his Shinobi no Kuni Team in June, then Jun and his Narratage Team last week. Continue reading “VS Arashi 2017.10.12: highlights”

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Kahogo no Kahoko: on episode 9~10, final thoughts

“No matter how tough it is, sleep properly, eat properly, don’t let go off the hand of the ones you love.”

It’s easy to say it or promise to follow it in joyous moment, but only during hard times are one’s perseverance and commitment put to test. Many would crumble under the pressure and negativity, including Kahoko’s family, that i wish i could fast-forward to the happy ending because all of the conflicts have truly worn me out.

Well, technically i could, but that means i’m only interested in the good and not the bad. And while there’s nothing wrong with skipping the boring parts, i actually never felt the urge to fast-forward through anything, no matter how irritating or tedious or ridiculous it was… so there’s that. Continue reading “Kahogo no Kahoko: on episode 9~10, final thoughts”

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Well done again my friend, you did well today

Turning two next month, Day6 already has two EPs and one studio album (not to mention a number of singles) under their belt. So they shall have enough songs of their own to sing/perform on stage or during concerts by now — and to capture the listeners’ attention. But, if you’re searching their name on YouTube, you’re bound to find videos of them covering other artists’ songs, be it from fellow labelmates or other Korean or western singers/groups. Continue reading “Well done again my friend, you did well today”

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VS Arashi: The Special Games

There are two weekly programs that Arashi have been hosting as a group in the past decade, and VS Arashi is one of them. Started in April 2008 before moving to its ‘Golden Time’ slot in October 2009, it’s a game show wherein Arashi as the home team, aided by Plus One guest(s), takes on the away team (mainly celebrities) in a number of games — three when it was still a half-hour program and around five for its hour-long golden episodes.

For a TV show that has aired more than 400 episodes in 9 years, naturally there are games that stood the test of time and those that were shelved and never returned. Continue reading “VS Arashi: The Special Games”

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Fight for My Way: on episode 11~16, final thoughts

“If growing up means your dreams fade, I’ll give up on growing up.”

You know the drill. If you’ve read my previous posts on this drama, you know my likes and dislikes. And they stay pretty much the same all series long. In other dramas, i’d be all ranty by now, but the fact that i am not doesn’t mean it’s all good, i just wish not sound like a broken record. It’s not that i’ll gloss over the issues either, but let’s say i’ve anticipated it that i’ve adjusted my expectations accordingly. Continue reading “Fight for My Way: on episode 11~16, final thoughts”