A few days ago, the third season of Haikyuu!! ended and with a real cliffhanger. It only had ten episodes, but those were ten precious episodes which did not waste any moment. It closely followed the manga. Closely. There were shots which I thought would have been better if the angles shown in manga were followed. Like the … Continue reading Flight to the Sky of Nationals!
Before, my definition of sports is ‘games played by running or jumping around a wide area which leaves the players breathless by the end’. That changed, though, when I was introduced to the competitive sports of karuta, a Japanese sports involving cards that requires agility, memory, and stamina. In karuta, the players play in a … Continue reading 「 Chihayafuru LAM 」Cards to Life
Once upon a time, there were two friends who loved watching anime series. One of them watched more than the other. She told the other not to watch a certain sports anime centered on road racing because it isn’t good. That’s why the other friend decided not to watch it. Time passed and the other … Continue reading 「 Yowamushi Pedal 」 Drawn by the Pedals!
Aogeba Toutoshi is one of Summer 2016 lineup of Japanese dramas. Shown on TBS, it aired once every week from between July 17 to September 11, having 8 episodes all in all. It is based on novels "BURABAN" by Ishikawa Takako. It tells of a story about the lives of the select students of Misaki … Continue reading 「 Aogeba Toutoshi 」The Misaki Sound Resounds
Watashi Kekkon Dekinain Janakute, Shinain desu (It's Not That I Can't Marry; I Don't Want To) is a 10-episode romantic comedy drama written by Kaneko Arisa and aired on TBS every Friday as part of the Spring 2016 lineup. It tells of the story of Tachibana Miyabi (Nakatani Miki), a 39-year old doctor who owns her … Continue reading 「 Watashi Kekkon Dekinain Janakute, Shinain Desu 」 It’s Not That I Can’t Love It; I Don’t Want To
I love theatre. I have so much respect for its actors because acting live is so much different than watching the acting on screen. Acting in theatre has so much risks of mistakes which cannot be redone, so a lot of rehearsals must be faced seriously. The preparation is not easy because of the exercises … Continue reading The Haikyuu Magic Got Me (Part 2)
Even if I've watched a lot of sports anime -- Slam Dunk, Dear BoyS, Hajime no Ippo, Eyeshield 21, Chihayafuru, Yawara, Initial D, Prince of Tennis, and Kuroko no Basuke -- the one I'm currently in love with (along with Chihayafuru) is Haikyuu!!, which, in all honesty, I didn't plan to watch in the beginning. … Continue reading The Haikyuu Magic Got Me (Part 1)
This is the movie which became the top-grossing shoujo manga adaptation of the year 2015. Heroine Shikkaku is the live action of the shoujo manga of the same title, written by Momoko Kouda. It is about Matsuzaki Hatori (Kiritani Mirei) has a crush on Terasaka Rita (Yamazaki Kento),her childhood friend who she considers as the … Continue reading 「 Heroine Shikkaku LAM 」 The Failure of a Heroine’s Story
A Japanese medical drama from 2015, Kounodori revolves around Konotori Sakura (Ayano Go), a gynecologist and pianist, and the people around him (basically the doctors, nurses, midwifes, pregnant women, husband and families). After watching it, it instantly became one of my favorite drama series. I am not even a big fan of medical drama series. … Continue reading 「 Kounodori 」 Of Dr. Storks and the Babies (the real ones and the lovely actors)