What everything means:

• I mostly had a good time

♥ I liked it

♥♥ I really liked it

♥♥♥ I loved it

It’s a favourite

absence of signs = I didn’t like it/I was indifferent to it/I didn’t finish it for some reason (might be timing, might be taste, might be availability, might be something else)



35 sai no koukousei ♥  – review (J)

Juhan Shuttai ♥♥ – review (J)

Kounodori ♥ – review (J)

❥ Shopping King Louis ♥♥♥ – review (K)

Splash Splash Love ♥♥ – review (K)

Tokyo Tarareba Musume ♥ – review (J)




Nazo no Tenkousei review (J)

The Haunted Samurai ♥ – review (J)



35 sai no koukousei – 35歳の高校生

35 sai no koukousei is an 11 episodes Japanese drama that aired in 2013 on NTV. It was written by Yamaura Masahiro and Takahashi Yuya, and was directed by Sakuma Noriyoshi, Gaumon Seiichi and Maki Nishino. It stars Yonekura Ryoko, Mizobata Junpei, Katase Nana, Suda Masaki, Yamazaki Kento, and a lot of people really. Just go on the dramawiki page, you lazy bum è.é

The situation in Japanese schools is getting more and more out of hand. Bullying is rampant, many teachers and kids resort to suicide because of the pressure, etc. In the midst of all that, a new student enters the school the drama focuses on. Her particularity ? She’s 35 years old. And apparently on a mission. Maybe. You’ll have to watch the drama to know. It’s not even in the review. I’m not gonna kill the suspense for you. Because I like you.


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Shopping King Louis – 쇼핑왕 루이

Shopping King Louis is a 16 episodes korean drama that aired in 2016 on MBC. It was written by Oh Ji Young and directed by Lee Sang Yeob. It stars Seo In Guk, Nam Ji Hyun, Yoon Sang Hyun and In Se Mi, amongst others.

/!\ Warning   this post will include many occurrences of the word “love” /!\

I recommend listening to this song first:

 If you couldn’t listen to it entirely because of how many times the word “love” is sang, then this post might not be for you, your heart is probably two sizes too small. If, however, you loved the song as much as I do, or at least if your skin didn’t crawl because of all the “love love love”, then, please, read on.

Beside OdaJoe’s existence, what are you the most thankful for? What are the things that make you feel “rich”?

If you were to ask this drama’s lead, Louis, his answer would be “people”.

Although, at the start, he is  also actually rich, as in “he has money… a lot of it”. But then there’s a car accident in episode 1, he loses his memory, and ends up living with Bok Sil, a young woman that recently came to Seoul to look for her estranged brother after their grandmother, who raised them, passed away. She has no money, no possessions, but has the largest heart, and takes him in. So now, Louis isn’t rich anymore… at least money-wise.

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Splash Splash Love 퐁당퐁당 LOVE


Splash Splash Love is a 2 episodes Korean drama that aired on MBC in 2015. It was written and directed by Kim Ji Hyun, and stars Kim Seul Gi, Yun Du Jun, Ahn Hyo Seop and Jin Ki Joo. In that drama, a high school student called Dan Bi is about to take her university entrance exam, but is afraid she’ll fail and can’t take the pressure. So when she finds a puddle, she jumps in it (as one does), and the puddle takes her back to to the Joseon period (as puddles do). Problem is, the (handsome) king is convinced she can end the disastrous drought the country’s been going through (and she can’t)(that’s the real problem)(if she could, then it would be okay).

I like Kim Seul Gi.

… Well, review over !

Let’s now discuss how penguins might have already invaded your home, and why you should welcome your new overlords if you want to live (and also because they’re cute af)

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The Haunted Samurai – 憑神


More Buki ! And by the way, just to warn you : there probably will be even more Buki on this blog in the future. Which I can’t imagine anyone complaining about tbh (after all, there’s no such thing as ‘too much Buki’) but I’m just giving you a heads up: I have 2-3 years to watch everything he’s done, and write on it, I made a promise. It’s not gonna come quickly, I’m taking my time, but it’s still coming, so although I’m sure I don’t have to tell you: enjoy the Buki 🙂

And today, we’re discussing The Haunted Samurai, or Tsukigami 憑神, directed and written by Furuhata Yasuo and based on a novel by Asada Jiro. It came out in 2007, and it stars, well, Tsumabuki Satoshi, but also Nishida Toshiyuki, Akai Hidekazu and Morisako Ei. Our lead, Bessho Hikoshiro, is a samurai that’s really down on his luck. Well, to be fair, times are tough for everyone, but he lost his job, got divorced, and although he’s clever, hardworking and honorable, he doesn’t get much recognition, being the second son of the family. Desperate, he gets quite drunk and goes to pray to the deities that made his friend successful, but he gets the wrong altar, and soon gets the visit of three gods he really (and understandably) didn’t want to meet: Poverty, Disease, and Death.

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Juhan Shuttai – 重版出来!

Juhan Shuttai is a 10 episodes japanese drama that aired on TBS in 2016. It was directed by Doi Nobuhiro, Fukuda Ryosuke and Tsukahara Ayuko, and written by Nogi Akiko, based on a manga by Matsuda Naoko. It stars Kuroki Haru, the ever perfect Odagiri Joe, Sakaguchi Kentaro aka Sakappy, Yasuda Ken, Nagayama Kento, Kohinata Fumiyo, and really, a lot of people. It follows Kurokawa Kokoro who’s just become an editor for a manga magazine, after giving up a promising career in judo, because of a leg injury.

Another Sakappy-including drama, yay !

… but who cares lol.

T.T I’m sorry Sakappy, I love you, but how do you compete with:

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Tokyo Tarareba Musume – 東京タラレバ娘

Tokyo Tarareba Musume is a 10 episodes japanese drama, that aired on NTV, in 2017. It stars Yoshitaka Yuriko, Eikura Nana (watch N no Tame Ni), Oshima Yuko, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Suzuki Ryohei, Hiraoka Yuta, and others. It tells the story of three 30 year-old single women that spend a lot of time drinking and wondering “what if”. “What if I’d gone out with that guy ?” “What if we hadn’t broken up ?” “What if this one is the one ?”. It’s mostly about guys. Because 30 and not married, in Japan = not good, for a woman, apparently. One night, a young man gets angry at them for being “Tarareba onna”, or “What if women”, and it seems so really shake them.

After watching Kounodori, I was in the mood for more Puppy, aka Sakaguchi Kentaro.

Let’s call him Sakappy, shall we ? Yes, let’s.

So: I was in the mood for more Sakappy, and Tokyo Tarareba Musume happens to include a BLEACH HAIRED Sakappy !! *enthusiasm levels going up* Also, I’m slowly trying to watch the 2017 dramas I missed in the first half of the year, and I recalled Ara talking about this one. She’d seemed to enjoy it, so since she’s my Sakappy guru *bows* now, I decided to just go for it. Especially since I really like the rest of this cast, have a weakness for female friendships in fiction (and in real life too… friendship is magic people, and you know it’s true, because My Little Pony said so) and I thought Odagiri Joe was in this. Spoiler: he isn’t. But I still liked the drama. Mostly. I won’t lie: I did feel it got a little draggy at times, and I wasn’t 100% happy about the ending either. That said, there is something I 100% approve of in this ending: 1/ there’s a nice monologue about how there are as many ways to find happiness as there are different people in the world 2/ it leaves us on a shot of the REAL OTP of the show, the three friends (so One True Trio, really), Rinko, Kaori and Koyuki, who not only are the real strength and main interest of the show, but are only that when together. I don’t think they would work separately, neither as people or likeable characters. Continue reading “Tokyo Tarareba Musume – 東京タラレバ娘”