Rookies (JDrama 2008)

Rookies (JDrama 2008)
Rookies (JDrama 2008)

Title: ルーキーズ
Title (English): ROOKIES
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Sports drama
Episodes: 11
Viewership rating: 14.8 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2008-Apr-19 to 2008-Jul-26
Air time: Saturday 20:00
Theme song: Kiseki by GreeeeN

The story revolves around a high school teacher and coach that tries to reform delinquents by having them join the baseball team.

Episode Information:
01 The heated battle begins between delinquents and their new teacher!
02 Believe in your dreams!
03 Things worth protecting until the end
04 Starting from rock-bottom
05 If you lose, it's all over... And then, the last man!
06 Tonight the second chapter starts: A miraculous victory!? And then, a tearful departure...
07 Unforgivable defeat
08 A far-off dream... A victory for tomorrow
09 Sordid pride
10 Final Chapter, Part 1: The last summer... And then...
11 Final Chapter, Part 2: Farewell to a most beloved teacher...

~ 1 DVD

External links:
# ROOKIES at DramaWiki

Densha Otoko (Train Man) (JDrama 2005)

Densha Otoko (JDrama 2005)
Densha Otoko (JDrama 2005)

Title: 電車男 (でんしゃ おとこ)
Title (romaji): Densha Otoko
Also known as: Train Man
Genre: Romance, comedy
Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 21.04%
Broadcast period: 2005-July-07 to 2005-Sept-22
Air time: Thursday 22:00-22:54
Theme songs:
Opening theme: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra
Ending theme: Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Yobun da ze by Sambomaster

A true love story turned to bestselling novel, created from the Internet BBS, 2channel to blockbuster hit movie. Ito Misaki plays Aoyama Saori, working as an office lady at a MNC, gets into trouble with a drunkard on a train. She's saved by Yamada Tsuyoshi, played by Ito Atsushi. As a form of appreciation, she sends him Hermes teacups. Having no experience with the opposite sex, Tsuyoshi decides to ask for help on the Aladdin Channel BBS on how to interact with Saori.

Episode Information:
01 A Love Being Watched Over by a Million People
02 I'm Off to my First Date; Big Transformation
03 Huge First Date Crisis!!
04 Summer! Big Surfing Crash Course
05 Big Anti-stalker Strategy
06 A (Love) Confession is the Beginning of All Your Troubles!
07 Getting Rid of my Nerdiness!! Birthday of Tears
08 Revived!! Breaking Otaku's Tears
09 The Final War and Predictions of a Tragedy
10 The Ending Chapter! A Miraculous Change of Events
11 Greatest Confession in History!! Graduation Exercises of Tears
SP1 Train Man vs Guitar Man
SP1 Densha Otoko Deluxe

~ 2 DVD

External links:
# Densha Otoko (drama) at WikipediaDensha Otoko (drama)
# Densha Otoko at Main Page - DramaWiki

1 Litre Of Tears (JDrama 2005)

1 Litre Of Tears (JDrama 2005)

Title: 1リットルの涙
Title (romaji): 1 Litre no Namida
Also known as: Ichi Rittoru no Namida / One Litre of Tears / A Diary with Tears
Genre: School, romance, health, family, human

Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 15.31%
Broadcast period: 2005-Oct-11 to 2005-Dec-20
Air time: Tuesday 21:00
Ending theme song: Only Human by K
Insert songs: Konayuki and 3/9 by Remioromen
Drama OST: Ichi Rittoru no Namida OST

15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya was an ordinary girl, the daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop, and a soon-to-be high schooler. However, odd things have been happening to Aya lately. She has been falling down often and walks strange. Her mother, Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration - a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?

~ 1 DVD

External links:
# 1 Litre no Namida (TV series) at Wikipedia
# 1 Litre no Namida at DramaWiki

Corner With Love (TWDrama 2007)

Corner With LoveCorner With Love (Taiwanese Drama 2007)

Title: 轉角*遇到愛 / Zhuan Jiao * Yu Dao Ai
Also known as: Corner with Love
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: CTV / ETTV
Broadcast period: 2007-Jan-07 to 2007-Apr-22 / 2007-Jan-20 to 2007-May-05
Air time: CTV-Sundays 22:00 / ETTV-Saturdays 16:30
Opening theme song: Ai De Yong Qi (愛的勇氣) by Megan Lai
Ending theme song: Ai Zhuan Jiao (愛轉角) by Alan Luo
Insert songs: see Corner with Love OST

Xin Lei (Barbie Xu), a girl from a wealthy family, and Qin Lang (Alan Luo), a guy who came to Shanghai to pursue his dream of becoming an artist, meet by accident at a corner when her car and his bike crash into each other. They meet again when Xin Lei goes to the restaurant that Qin Lang works at. They truly get to know each other when Xin Lei asks him to teach her how to make oyster pancakes. Then, Xin Lei's parents' company goes bankrupt. Without telling her, Xin Lei's parents go into hiding, leaving only a plane ticket and a key to their house in Taiwan. To make matters worse, Xin Lei's fiance breaks the engagement, due to his parents' wishes. The only two people she has now are Qin Lang and her best friend Xi Xian. Qin Lang then tells her that he is leaving for Taiwan, so they bade farewell. When Xin Lei arrives in Taiwan, she finds out that Qin Lang's family has been living in the house for years! After much controversy, Qin Lang's grandmother finally lets her stay. Thus begins a magical love story.

# Corner with Love at DramaWiki
# Corner with Love at Wikipedia

~2 DVD

Gokusen Season 3 (JDrama 2008)

Gokusen Season 3 (JDrama 2008)Gokusen Season 3 (JDrama 2008)

Title: ごくせん
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Broadcast network: NTV

Season 3
Viewership rating: 22.5 (Kanto)
Broadcast period: 2008-Apr-19 to 2008-Jun
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Niji by Aqua Timez
Insert song: Oretachi no Seishun by Takaki Yuya

Episode Information:
01 That Yankumi has returned. Finally, the revival of the legendary school drama!!
02 From now on, you guys are my friends!!
03 Start over anytime!!
04 A sister and brother's bond of tears
05 Don't think you can make it through life alone
06 First love... Protect the one dearest to you
07 Don't make excuses for yourself!!
08 Become stronger!! The birth of a new life
09 Our friends are a lifelong treasure!!
10 Obtain happiness by your own hands!!
11 Yankumi's last tearful cry... Cherish life!!

~2 DVD

External links:
# Gokusen at Wikipedia
# List of Gokusen episodes at Wikipedia
# Gokusen - DramaWiki at Main Page - DramaWiki

Gokusen Season 2 (JDrama 2005)

Gokusen Season 2Details

Title: ごくせん
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Broadcast network: NTV

Season 2

Episodes: 10 + 1 Special
Viewership rating: 27.8% (not including SP)
Broadcast period: 2005-Jan-15 to 2005-Mar-19
SP: 2005-Oct-08
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: No More Cry by D-51 / Kizuna by Kamenashi Kazuya (insert song)


Half a year has passed and Shirokin Gakuen has closed down. Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) finds herself a teacher of a few young kids who don't really benefit much from her style of teaching. Through some twist of fate, she is offered a job as a teacher in Kurogin Gakuen.

She becomes the teacher of a delinquent 3D class which make her previous students look like angels. In order to protect her job, she must again hide her true identity — the fact that she is the 4th generation of the Oedo Family, a prominent yakuza group.

Episode Information:
01 Highschool is a once in a lifetime experience, do not waste it! ...That zealous teacher has returned!
02 A person's power is not decided by his physical strength, there's a much more important thing within.
03 You guys are my one-and-only students!! How can I desert you?
04 Don't compare your life with someone else's!
05 What's important is the strength of your heart!!
06 Think more about your parents' feelings!!
07 Think seriously about your life
08 I will always be your teacher
09 Father and son's bond of tears
10 Be proud to graduate!! Yankumi and Class 3-D, tearful goodbye

~ 1 DVD

External links:
# Gokusen at Wikipedia
# List of Gokusen episodes at Wikipedia
# Gokusen - DramaWiki at Main Page - DramaWiki

Gokusen Season 1 (JDrama 2002)

Gokusen Season 1 (JDrama 2002)Details:

Title: ごくせん
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Broadcast network: NTV

Season 1:

Episodes: 12 + Special (Graduation)
Viewership ratings: 17.43% (not including SP)
Broadcast period: 2002-Apr-01 to 2002-July-03
SP: 2003-Mar-26
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: Feel Your Breeze by V6


The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students' lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don't get them very far.

What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.

Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.

Episode Information:
01 A zealous teacher goes on a rampage!!
02 Don't abandon your friend!!
03 Don't judge only by appearance!!
04 If you fail, start over
05 To fight is different from violence
06 Don't let bullying get to you!!
07 Believe in your own child!!
08 Aren't you his mother!!
09 Don't blame others for your own mistakes!!
10 I'll believe my own students!!
11 No one is alone
12 Goodbye, Yankumi
SP Goodbye Class 3D ~ Yankumi's Tearful Graduation

~2 DVD

External links:
# Gokusen at Wikipedia
# List of Gokusen episodes at Wikipedia
# Gokusen - DramaWiki at Main Page - DramaWiki

Nodame Cantabile (JDrama 2006)

Nodame Cantabile (JDrama 2006)Nodame Cantabile (JDrama 2006)

Title: のだめカンタービレ
Title (romaji): Nodame Cantabile
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 18.79(Kanto)
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-16 to 2006-Dec-25
Air time: Monday 21:00
Opening song: Symphony No. 7 in A major by Beethoven, arranged by Hattori Takayuki
Ending song: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, arranged by Hattori Takayuki


Based on the hit comic book by Tomoko Ninomiya, this is a fun-filled quirky romantic story of two very opposite people.

Megumi Noda, or “Nodame” is a piano student at Momogaoka College of Music. An extremely talented pianist who wants to be a kindergarten teacher, she prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music score. She is messy and disorganized, takes baths several days apart and loves to eat, sometimes stealing her friend’s lunchbox when it is filled with delicacies.

Shinichi Chiaki, is Momogaoka’s top student. Born into a musical family, he is talented in piano and violin and has secret ambitions to become a conductor. An arrogant multi-lingual perfectionist who once lived abroad in the music capitals of the world as a young boy, he feels mired in Japan because of a childhood phobia.

They meet by accident. Nodame quickly falls in love, but it takes much longer for Chiaki to even begin to appreciate Nodame’s unusual qualities. Their relationship causes them both to develop and grow. Because of Nodame, Chiaki got the opportunity to lead a student orchestra and begins to have a broader appreciation of people's musical abilities. Because of Chiaki, Nodame faces her fears and enters a piano competition. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.

# Nodame Cantabile at DramaWiki
# Nodame Cantabile at Wikipedia
# Nodame Cantabile AsianDramaReviews Chiaki, Nodame, Student, Music, Piano

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (JDrama 2006)

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (JDrama 2006)Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (JDrama 2006)

Title: たったひとつの恋
Title (romaji): Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
Also known as: Just One Love / Love of my Life
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Drama, romance
Episodes: 10
Viewership rating: 11.61
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-14 to 2006-Dec-16
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Bokura no Machi de by KAT-TUN

A story of pure love between the son of a man who runs a ship repair factory beset with financial troubles and the well-bred daughter of a national jewelry chain store owner. The backdrop of the story is Yokohama.

If you feel you have lost the purity of your soul by watching stories about womanizers seducing impudent women, or by carrying out calculated maneuvers in your own love life, here is a story for you. A boy and a girl from highly different social backgrounds meet and fall in love. Their love, of course, faces a lot of obstacles. The setting is in Yokohama, a modern port city known for its romantic atmosphere. Hiroto Kanzaki (Kazuya Kamenashi) works hard every day and night for the survival of a small ship repair factory (inherited from his father) as well as the survival of his mother and younger brother, who are suffering from health problems. Living such an underprivileged life, Hiroto has forgotten how to smile. In contrast to him, Nao (Haruka Ayase) is the daughter of a popular jewelry shop owner in a fashionable street in Yokohama. She attends a prestigious exclusive women's college and grew up cheerful and blessed with affluent love. From the moment Hiroto meets her, his closed mind slowly opens up to Nao, who is so innocent that she utters whatever she thinks. Their three close friends, who are also 20 year old's, play an important role in their developing relationship.

The scriptwriter is Eriko Kitagawa, who earned the nickname "The Goddess of Love Stories." This classic love story enables those who are in the same generation to feel empathy, or be envious of the characters' lives; and the rest, who were once 20 years old's, to reminisce about their own "Love of My Life."

Episode Titles:
Ep 01: Love across classes
Ep 02: Holding hands
Ep 03: We're through
Ep 04: My rage, your tears
Ep 05: You won't be around
Ep 06: Our secret
Ep 07: But, I...
Ep 08: Goodbye
Ep 09: We can definitely meet again
Ep 10: Just one love

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Tatta Hitotsu no Koi at DramaWiki

Oishii Proposal (Japan Drama 2006)

Oishii Proposal (Japan Drama 2006)
Title: おいしいプロポーズ
Title (romaji): Oishii Proposal
Also known as: Tasty Proposal / Delicious Proposal
Genre: Comedy, romance
Episodes: 10
Viewership rating: 12.02
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-23 to 2006-June-25
Air time: Sunday 21:00
Theme song: Flower by Tomiko Van

Imagine that you're at the so-called "marrigeable age" of your life as a single woman...what would your ideal conditions for a husband be? Back in the day, people used to say the "3 Hs"--high salary, high educational background, and tall height; nowadays it's more like the "3 Ls"--ladies first modest attitude, low risk, and a low dependency rate. But that's another story. The real problem is that before your very eyes, a young, well-paid "super hot celebrity guy" appears...and proposes to you...what do you do?

Hasegawa Kyoko plays Shiraishi Suzuko, a beautiful and strong-minded female chef. Koide Keisuke plays the naive young celebrity businessman, Katsuragi Haruki. These two characters await you in this comic drama full of all sorts of mishaps.

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Oishii Proposal at DramaWiki

Kamen Rider Kabuto (J-TV 2006)

Kamen Rider Kabuto (J-TV 2006)
Title: 仮面ライダーカブト
Title (romaji): Kamen Rider Kabuto
Also known as: Masked Rider Kabuto
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Tokusatsu
Episodes: 49 + Special
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 2006-Jan-29 – 2007-Jan-21
Theme songs:
Opening theme: NEXT LEVEL by YU-KI
Ending theme #1 (ep 1-32): FULL FORCE by RIDER CHIPS
Ending theme #2 (ep 33-49): LORD OF THE SPEED by RIDER CHIPS featuring Kagami Arata (Sato Yuki)

Kamen Rider Kabuto is the sixteenth installment of the Kamen Rider series of tokusatsu shows. Along with other Riders with mysterious origins, Tendo Soji under his Kamen Rider Kabuto identity tries to protect the girl Kusakabe Hiyori and the whole world from the Worms that came from a meteorite seven years ago. In the way of saving the world, Tendo meets Kagami Arata. Soon they find a good friend on each other, and when Kagami becomes Kamen Rider Gatack, both guys start to work together in protecting Hiyori and the whole humanity.

~ 3 DVDs

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Kamen Rider Kabuto at DramaWiki
# Kamen Rider Kabuto at Wikipedia

# See other available Kamen Rider Series: here...

Hitonatsu no Papa e (JDrama 2003)

Hitonatsu no Papa e (JDrama 2003)Title: ひと夏のパパへ
Title (romaji): Hitonatsu no Papa e
Also known as: Papa for One Summer
Episodes: 10
Viewership ratings: 5.6
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2003-July-02 to 2003-Sept-03
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: Kanshou by Ueto Aya

A high school student's mother passes away leaving her alone with her grief. The girl, Marimo, discovers the name of a father she never knew. Marimo sets off to meet him, but is completely shocked when she finds someone very different from the father she envisioned. Her father, Shinpei, a 38-year-old would-be private detective, is shocked too, and doesn't believe her until he sees the paperwork. With Marimo muttering "The worst father in the world"and Shinpei lamenting the loss of his freedom, these two are about to learn how difficult and rewarding a father/daughter relationship can be.

~ 2 DVDs
External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Hitonatsu no Papa e at DramaWiki

Great Teacher Onizuka (JDrama 1998)

Title: グレート ティーチャー オニヅカ
Title (English): Great Teacher Onizuka
Also known as: GTO (ジーティーオー)
Genre: School, human drama
Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Episodes: 12 Episodes, 1 Special, 1 Movie
Viewership ratings: 28.3%
Broadcast period: 1998-Jul-07 to 1998-Sept-22
Air time: Tuesday 22:00
Theme song: Poison by Sorimachi Takashi

The drama series is based on the manga and anime of the same name, both created by Fujisawa Tohru. The story is a sequel of lesser known series Shounan Jun'ai-gumi (Shounan Love Gang) where Onizuka Eikichi's rogue high school days are depicted.

Sorimachi Takashi plays Onizuka Eikichi, a graduate of a third-rate University and the leader of a motorcycle gang, whose lifelong dream is to become a teacher. After being hired by a seemingly eccentric director, Onizuka begins his unconventional way of teaching a hopeless group of troublemakers. Although he meets much opposition from the students and teachers themselves, his passion for teaching, and more importantly, his students, eventually convinces everyone that Onizuka truly has the makings of a great teacher.

GREAT 01: First, I'm a teacher
GREAT 02: The pervert teacher and the Madonna teacher
GREAT 03: It's the problem teacher
GREAT 04: Idol making money
GREAT 05: It's the teacher stalker
GREAT 06: The dangerous teacher who puts out his hand to a student's mother
GREAT 07: The teacher who does compensated dating
GREAT 08: The teacher who was fired in the opening ceremony of the second semester
GREAT 09: The teacher who has students withdraw from school by force
GREAT 10: The teacher who gets excited over staying at Fuyutsuki's room
GREAT 11: The violent teacher who was scolded by a beautiful nurse
GREAT 12: I'm a great teacher

~ 2 DVD
External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Great Teacher Onizuka at DramaWiki
# Great Teacher Onizuka at Wikipedia

Teppan Shoujo Akane (JDrama 2006)

Teppan Shoujo Akane (JDrama 2006)Title: 鉄板少女アカネ!!
Title (romaji): Teppan Shoujo Akane!!
Also known as: Teppan Girl
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Food / Family
Episodes: 9
Viewership ratings: 8.72%
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-15 to 2006-Dec-10
Air time: Sunday 21:00
Theme song: "Sayonara" by Orange Range

Kagura Akane (Horikita Maki) is the only daughter of a family who runs a teppanyaki place in downtown Tokyo. Akane had always been proud of her father Tetsuma, who was called the “No.1 teppanyaki chef in Japan.” Growing up in such an environment, she naturally acquired “teppanyaki skills.” However, when her mother died of illness, her father lost his energy to work and disappeared. Since then, Akane has managed and protected the restaurant all by herself. One day, out of the blue, she is visited by Erena (Katase Nana), the rich daughter of a major food company, who orders Akane to move out at once because her father had borrowed money against his restaurant. Though feeling disappointed, Akane makes up her mind to close the store. But when her father’s friend, Kurogane (Jinnai Takanori), shows her “Ittetsu,” a grilling plate that Akane’s father cherished, it reignites her passion towards teppanyaki.

In order to protect the restaurant, she embarks on a journey with Shinta (Tsukamoto Takashi) to search for her father, but wherever she goes, she ends up getting involved in culinary battles. "--TBS"

Episode Titles:
Ep 01: Cooking condition is the essence of cuisine!! Recovering Father's taste
Ep 02: Challenge!! Exquisite Yakisoba
Ep 03: Hokkaido's Delicious Dish, the No. 1 decisive battle: Crab vs. Potato
Ep 04: A School Festival's Diet Cooking Battle!
Ep 05: Goodbye Shinta...A Globefish Pan of Tears
Ep 06: Counterattack of Grandma Matsutake Mushroom
Ep 07: An enemy of Yokohama Chinatown, the Impact of the Lobster Confrontation!
Ep 08: Hamburger Steak Confrontation! Reason for Betrayal
Ep 09: All mysteries will be revealed tonight!

~ 1 DVD
External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Teppan Shoujo Akane!! at DramaWiki

First Kiss (JDrama 2007)

First Kiss (JDrama 2007)Title: ファースト・キス
Title (English): First Kiss
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 14.1 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-09 to 2007-Sept-17
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: Kokoro by Kazumasa Oda

A bitter-sweet and uplifting comedy drama about a young girl Mio and her brother Kazuki. To treat her illness overseas, Mio has been living away from her older brother Kazuki for the past ten years. After learning about the upcoming surgery, which she has only a fifty percent chance of survival, Mio decides to fly back to Japan to spend time with Kazuki. Looking forward to seeing his sweet younger sister, Kazuki anxiously awaits Mio's return in Japan. However, their reunion is nothing but full of surprises as Mio has transformed from the innocent sickly girl Kazuki remembers from ten years ago into a sassy woman with an attitude. Kazuki has difficulty dealing with his wickedly selfish younger sister, but soon learns about the truth of her medical condition and has a change of heart.

Episode Information
01 My little sister was a devil!!
02 Gokon for the time-bomb girl
03 The beginning of my little sister's love
04 Today, my little sister gets her heart broken
05 Little sister! There's gonna be a confession today?
06 Now, love blooms
07 Tonight, my little sister becomes an angel
08 Goodbye, little sister
09 Don't go, little sister!
10 The brother and sister's last chapter
11 The letter that came from heaven

~ 2 DVDs
External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# First Kiss at DramaWiki

Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi (Mini) Season 1 (2006)

Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi (Mini) Season 1 (2006)Title: 翼の折れた天使たち
Title (romaji): Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi
Also known as: Angels With Broken Wings / Fallen Angels
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Theme song: RESISTANCE by Nakashima Mika

Season 1

Ueto Aya, Horikita Maki, Yamada Yu, Ueno JuriEpisodes: 4
Broadcast period: 2006-Feb-27 to 2006-Mar-02
Air time: 23:00~23:45

~ 1 DVD

Iryu - Team Medical Dragon (JDrama 2006)

Title: 医龍 Team Medical Dragon
Title (romaji): Iryu Team Medical Dragon
Also known as: Team Medical Dragon
Genre: Medical
Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Iryu - Team Medical Dragon Season 1 (Japanese Drama 2006)

Iryu 1
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 14.75%
Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-13 to 2006-June-29
Air time: Thursday 22:00
Theme song: Believe by AI


Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was visited by Akira Kato, assistant professor of the Faculty of Cardiac Surgery at Meishin University Medical Hospital.

Despite being a female doctor, Akira managed to become an assistant professor. She was ambitious and set her goal to be promoted to full professor by succeeding in a surgery using the Batista technique — an extremely difficult type of heart surgery — and to write a paper on it. A year ago, Akira witnessed Ryutaro’s skills when he was an NGO doctor and was impressed enough to seek his assistance in the Batista technique.

This drama exposed the difficulties encountered in the rigid Japanese medical professions in treating patients whereby decisions made were based more on protecting the hospitals than the patients.

Iryu - Team Medical Dragon Season 2 (Japanese Drama 2007)Iryu 2
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 16.8(Kanto)
Broadcast period: 2007-Oct-11 to 2007-Dec-20
Air time: Thursday 22:00
Theme song: ONE by AI


In Iryu 2, Asada Ryutaro wages a new battle against the realities of Japan’s medical care system. The government has drafted legislation to tackle the recent inflation of medical fees; hospitals have entered an era in which they will go bankrupt if they aren’t independently run. At the same time, hospital mergers and takeovers are also taking place. Additionally, the obstetrics and pediatrics departments are being closed in succession, and there are inadequate doctors in the region - issues that are closely related to these hospital management problems. Now, hospitals, like the average corporation, face collapse if they are not profitable.

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Iryu at DramaWiki
# Team Medical Dragon at Wikipedia

Dragon Zakura (JDrama 2005)

Dragon Zakura (JDrama 2005)Title: ドラゴン桜
Title (romaji): Dragon Zakura
Format: Renzoku
Genre: School, drama and comedy
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 16.41
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2005-Jul-08 to 2005-Sept-16

~ 2 DVDs

More photos of drama at:
# Dragon Zakura (Japanese Drama 2005) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Dragon Zakura at Wikipedia
# Dragon Zakura at DramaWiki

Only You (Korean Drama 2005)

Only You (Korean Drama 2005)Title: 온리유 / On-ri Yu
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2005-06-04 to 2005-07-24

Eun Jae (Han Chae Young) was a stubborn and head-strong girl who had a passion for cooking. She did not have any interest in going to college and with the help of her hig school friend, Jung Hyun Sung (Lee Chun Hee)ran away to Italy to enroll in a cooking school. Jung Hyun Sung who loved her dearly went along with her.
Han Yi-Joon (Jo Hyun Jae) came from a wealthy family. He travelled to Italy looking for his mother and there he ran into Eun Jae, who had also been seeking the same person to learn the secrets to making great pasta. She comforted Yi-Joon, who was distraught over his mother's remarrying, and they ended up making love. Yi Joon left Eun Jae the next morning over some misunderstanding. Eun Jae became pregnant and had no choice but to give up her dream and to return to Korea.
6 years later, Eun Jae was working in low paying restaurant jobs, Yi-Joon atarted to take over the operations of his family's business, and Hyun Sung was working as a chef for one of the restarurants owned by Yi-Joon and managed by Ji Soo Yeon (Hong Soo Hyun). Hyun Sung was good with Eun Jae's son and he was helping out Eun Jae's whole family financially as they had fallen on hard times. Yi-Joon found out that he still had feelings for Eun Jae as they ran into each other when he was looking for a new chef for his restaurant. The dramatic tension unfolds as the four main characters worked out their feelings for each other.

~1 DVD

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Only You (TV series) at Wikipedia
# Only You (SBS) at DramaWiki
# Review by Los Angeles at Asian TV Series -
# Review by BiInLurve at Asian TV Series -

Kurosagi (JDrama 2006)

Kurosagi (JDrama 2006)Title: クロサギ
Title (romaji): Kurosagi
Title (English): The Black Swindler
Genre: Action, Crime investigation, Romance
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 15.67
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-14 to 2006-Jun-23

Kurosaki is a young man whose family was destroyed by swindlers. Despite that, Kurosaki grows up to become a con artist known as Kurosagi. As Kurosagi, he swindles other con artists and returns the money to the original victim. He works with the master swindler Katsuragi Toshio even though Toshio had a hand in the destruction of Kurosaki’s family. Kurosaki's life begins to change when he meets Yoshikawa Tsurara, a young law student who disapproves of his disrespect of the law. Can she persuade Kurosaki to give up swindling and his quest for revenge?

~ 1 DVD

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Kurosagi at DramaWiki
# Kurosagi at Wikipedia

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (JDrama 2007)

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (JDrama 2007)Details:
Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Title (English): For You in Full Blossom
Tagline: イケメン♂パラダイス / Ikemen Paradise
Also known as: Hana Kimi
Genre: High school romance comedy
Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Episodes: 12
Viewership ratings: 17.3(Kanto)
Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-03 to 2007-Sept-18
Air time: Tuesday 21:00
Theme songs:
Opening theme: Ikenai Taiyo by Orange Range
Ending theme: PEACH by Otsuka Ai
Insert songs: My Love by Kawashima Ai, Boom boom boom by Go Hiromi, Paradise Ginga by Hikaru Genji, Tomaranai Ha~Ha by Yazawa Eikichi, Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
See Hanazakari no Kimitachi e OST for original soundtracks listing
Related drama: Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu

The drama is based on the popular manga of the same name by Nakajo Hisaya, which has already been dramatized in Taiwan. Horikita plays the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl in the U.S. who one day sees the young athlete Sano Izumi (Oguri) compete in the high jump on television. She begins to idolize him, and decides to move to Japan to attend the same school as him. However, Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy to achieve her dream of being with her idol.

Episode Information:
01 Getting into the Forbidden Boys' Dormitory
02 Wrong Kiss
03 Bizarre Big Brother
04 Dangerous Three-Person Room
05 Hopeless Coast Story
06 The Beginning of Stormy Love
07 Suddenly in Bed
08 I Like Mizuki
09 Exposed!
10 Depend On Me
11 I'll Jump for You
12 We'll Protect You

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Hanazakari no Kimitachi e at Wikipedia
# Hanazakari no Kimitachi e at DramaWiki

~2 DVDs data file

Proposal Daisakusen (Japanese Drama 2007)

Title: プロポーズ大作戦
Title (romaji): Proposal Daisakusen
Tagline: Operation Love
Genre: Romance

Episodes: 11
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 45 min per episode, SP = 2 hours

Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-16 to 2007-June-25
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: Ashita Hareru Kana by Kuwata Keisuke
Insert song: Chiisana Koi no Uta by Mongol 800 (ep2, 8)

Iwase Ken and Yoshida Rei have been friends since elementary school. Ken, is obstinate and unskilled in love, but he fell long ago for the lively and cheerful, Rei. But Rei is about to get married to another man. While Ken and other friends from high-school attend the wedding ceremony, a fairy appears and sends Ken back in time, giving him a second chance to win the girl he loves.

Episode Information:

01 We can get married if I make it to the Koshien!?
02 We can get married through coffee milk!?
03 Can I marry you if I switch seats?
04 Can I marry you if I give you my second button?
05 Are those who say they'll do it tomorrow idiots?
06 What do you graduate from on your last day as a teen?
07 When will love and fireworks scatter?
08 Are the tears you shed on New Year's Eve the real thing?
09 At the last moment, what will you put on the line?
10 Last hallelujah chance
11 Will a tearful confession summon a miracle?

~ 2 DVD

More photos of drama at:
# Proposal Daisakusen (Japanese Drama 2007) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Operation Love at Wikipedia
# Proposal Daisakusen at DramaWiki

Witch Yoo Hee (Korean Drama 2007)

Witch Yoo Hee (Korean Drama 2007)Details:
Title: 마녀유희
English Title: Witch Amusement / Witch Yoo Hee / A Witch in Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2007-Mar-21 to 2007-May-10
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55
Theme Song: Oon myung eh jang nan by MC Jinri (feat. HaHa)
Insert Song: If by Jun Hye Bin

As the director of her father's advertising company, Ma Yoo Hee (Han Ga In) is known as a witch for her ruthless, no nonsense character. After a string of failed attempts to hire a housekeeper, she (literally) runs into Chae Moo Ryong (Jae Hee), ex-medical student turned aspiring chef. As a way to work off his debt for crashing into her car, he agrees to become her housekeeper and personal love affairs coach for one month. Gladly, he gives her a makeover that attracts both her old friend Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and her first love Joon Ha (Kim Jeong Hoon). Despite having a girlfriend, Sung Mi (Jun Hye Bin), Moo Ryong eventually finds himself falling for Yoo Hee.

~ 3 DVDs

More photos of drama at:
# Witch Yoo Hee (Korean Drama 2007) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Witch Yoo Hee at Wikipedia
# Witch Amusement at Korean Drama
# Witch Amusement at DramaWiki

My Girl (Korean Drama 2006)

My Girl (Korean Drama 2006)Title: 마이걸 / Ma-i-geol (My Girl)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2005-Dec-14 to 2006-Feb-02
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Theme Song: Mario & Nesty - Never Say Goodbye

When Gong-chan (Lee Dong-wook) meets the lively and beautiful Yu-rin (Lee Da-hae), he finds out that she has connections to his missing cousin, who his grandfather has been searching for a long time. He asks Yu-rin to lie about being his long missing cousin until he can find his real cousin. She says yes, but soon their feelings for each other get in the way of their plans. Gong-chan's friend Jung-woo (Lee Joon Ki) falls for Yu-rin while Gong-chan's ex girlfriend, Seo-hyun (Park Si Yeon), who is a pro tennis player, tries to win him back. Will the two ever tell each other how they feel? Will Gong-chan ever find his real sister? My Girl was a Top Ten hit in Korea in 2006, aided by the appearance of hot new actor, Lee Joon Ki.

~ 2 DVDs

More photos of drama at:
# My Girl (Korean Drama 2006) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# My Girl (TV series) at Wikipedia
# My Girl at - Asian Movies and TV Series Reviews
# My Girl at DramaWiki

My Boss My Hero (Japanese Comedy 2006)

My Boss My Hero (JDrama 2006)Title: マイ★ボス マイ★ヒーロー
Title (romaji): My Boss, My Hero
Format: Renzoku
Genre: School drama, comedy
Episodes: 10
Viewership ratings: 18.91%
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2006-Jul-08 to 2006-Sept-16
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Sorafune by TOKIO


Sakaki "Tornado" Makio (Nagase Tomoya) is a tough 27-year-old high school drop-out. By academic standards, he's pretty dumb. His father decides to force Makio to return to high school to receive his diploma and he asks an old friend who happens to be the principal (Iwaki Koichi) of a nearby school to admit Makio. If Makio doesn't graduate, the position of boss will be given to his younger brother Mikio (Kikawada Masaya).

Furthermore, he must pose as a 17-year-old during school hours and in the presence of any classmates or teachers outside of school. If his cover is blown, it would be the end of his high school career as well as his hopes to become boss. Things start out rough and tough as Makio's violent temper is tested. As the lessons and days go by he learns there is much more to school than just tests and studying.

My Boss My Hero Japan Comedy (2006) Episode List:
Episode 1: The Young Master Becomes a High School Student!
Episode 2: The Young Master Becomes the Class Leader!
Episode 3: The Young Master Burning at the Test?!
Episode 4: It's Summer Vacation, Young Master!
Episode 5: I'll Be Bad Young Master's Rebelliousness
Episode 6: Stand Up, Class Leader! The Fight Within Class A
Episode 7: Makio and Hikari's First Date?!
Episode 8: "Happy Day" of Love and Youth
Episode 9: Master Valentine's Day is a Battle!
Episode 10: St. Agnes Academy 2007 Graduation Ceremony

~ 2 DVDs [AVI Data]

More photos of drama at:
# My Boss My Hero (Japanese Comedy 2006) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# My Boss My Hero at DramaWiki

Shimokita Glory Days (JDrama 2006)

Shimokita Glory Days (Japanese Drama 2006)Shimokita Glory Days (JDrama 2006)

• Title: 下北GLORY DAYS (しもきたグローリーデイズ)
• Title (romaji): Shimokita GLORY DAYS
• Episodes: 12
• Broadcast network: TV Tokyo
• Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-14 (2006-Apr-20 on TV Osaka) to 2006-Jul-08
• Air time: Friday 24:12
• Opening Theme: Lovespace by Natori Kaori

Based on a Manga of the same name, Shimokita GLORY DAYS is a late-night Japanese comedy/drama/romace airing currently in Japan. The basic story line involves a guy running away from his responsibilites to the family business who tries to get into college to get a girl. Pretty basic. The twist is he ends up staying in a house full of five exceptionally beautiful women, all of whom are constantly exciting him in some way.

Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Format: AVI
Size: 1 DVD [data]

More photos of drama at:
# Shimokita Glory Days (Japanese Drama 2006) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Shimokita GLORY DAYS at DramaWiki

Full House (Korean Drama 2004)

Full House (Korean Drama 2004)Title: 풀하우스 / Pool Ha-woo-seu
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2004-Jul-14 to 2004-Sept-02
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:00
Viewership ratings: peak=42.2% avg=31.9% (TNS (
Related TV Series: Full House 2

Han Ji Eun is a naive writer who got swindled out of everything she owned including her house by her best friends. Stranded in China, She managed to borrow money from an actor Lee Young Jae to return to Korea. On her return, she found out that her house was bought by Lee Young Jae. In an attempt to get her possessions back, she entered in a contract marriage with Young Jae for one year. In spite of losing all, Ji Eun manages to be cheerful and takes things in strike and the business relationship between the two becomes personal as they start to rely and care for each other. Based on a popular manhwa of the same title.

~ 2 DVDs

More photos of drama at:
# Full House (Korean Drama 2004) Reviews

External links for review & more informations about the drama:
# Full House (2004) Review at
# Full House at DramaWiki
# Full House (2004 TV series) at Wikipedia
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...