Posted in Drama Series, Review

[Drama] Age of Youth 2

You know my stance on sequels, but if there is a drama that needs to have a sequel, it will be Age of Youth. From the plot point alone. I mentioned that it would benefit from having more episodes, and having a second season seems like a logical move to tie up some of its major loose ends, so i was thrilled when it did happen. Because i didn’t think it would Continue reading “[Drama] Age of Youth 2”

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Posted in Drama Series, Review

[Drama SP] Jimi ni Sugoi! DX

It takes only nine months for the proofreader girl to return to the small screen with a special episode. However, i wasn’t that eager to check this out mainly because i didn’t love the drama series and didn’t think there’s more to the story. Granted, there are arguably parts that were left hanging, so this SP could very well conclude them satisfactorily. But then i saw that it is subbed and well, this could be a reason to watch more of Suda Masaki, so why not? Continue reading “[Drama SP] Jimi ni Sugoi! DX”

Posted in Movie, Review

[Movie] Close-Knit

“What is ‘normal’?”
“Normal is normal. Not strange.”

That’s how the leading lady in this movie is labeled: “not normal”, while the leading man refers to her case as “unusual”. And whether you see Rinko as abnormal, unusual, or another adjective, your opinion may or may not change after watching this movie. I’m not sure if that’s the objective, since the story is quite simple sans concrete resolution to some of its conflicts, seemingly leaving them up to your interpretation. Continue reading “[Movie] Close-Knit”

Posted in Music, Review

Are You Happy? Start!

💜 Are you ready?
💚 Are you having fun?
💙 Are you hungry?
❤ Are you Arashians?
💛 Are you happy?

My answer was a resounding “Yes!” to all of the above. Yes, including ‘hungry’ too, since i prefer to watch concert DVDs/Blu-rays in the evening, so by the time these questions were asked after the first three songs, my stomach could take in some late-night snacks. Haha. Continue reading “Are You Happy? Start!”

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Tomodachi Game: will you play it with your friends?

Since Liar Game, everything that ends with ‘Game’ inevitably had me thinking of that spellbinding psychological thriller and checking those dramas/movies out out of curiosity. But the similarities end at the name only; they — Kazoku Game, Joker Game, etc — didn’t share corresponding theme or setup…until i came across Tomodachi Game.

The synopsis alone is familiar-sounding, and the teaser affirms this hunch further: the concept, setting, music, characters, feels are a throwback to Liar Game Continue reading “Tomodachi Game: will you play it with your friends?”

Posted in Music, Review

The treasure in my life to stay gold

A month after the first reveal/performance of I’ll be there, my opinions still stand. I barely has anything else to add to that, and given how it remains on my ‘like’ status since then, i don’t think it’ll make it to my ‘love’ status. Not a bad thing by all means, but it probably won’t stay in my playlist as long as Arashi’s previous singles or even its B-sides. Continue reading “The treasure in my life to stay gold”