Ranma ½ Live Action Special

11th February 2012

Dear Chibi,

I finally got around to watching the live action TV special of Ranma ½, starring Yui Aragaki as Akane, with Kento Kaku and Natsuna Watanabe playing as boy and girl Ranma. When I first heard about it late last year, I had mixed feelings towards it. I saw some photos of the actors in costume and wasn’t too thrilled at first (I had hoped Ranma girl would be cuter XD) but then it wasn’t too bad when I actually watched it. The main characters were likeable and the overall plot was very faithful to the original manga which was a huge plus for me. Sure, the villains were weird and silly, but it still felt very Ranma-like XD

Yui Aragaki looks really pretty as Akane~ a pity her hair gets cut later on.

Soun and Genma are hilarious~ They’re exactly like they are in the original XD

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Nodame Cantabile

18th July 2009

Dear Chibi,

In my previous post I mentioned I might give Nodame Cantabile ago again because of Ueno Juri’s awesome portrayal of Ruka from Last Friends. Since then, I’ve finished it and surprisingly, I really enjoyed it this time! Previously, I gave up after episode 3, but it seems the story starts getting better at episode 4. My my.

What really drew me in the story was the relationship between the clumsy and messy Nodame, and the arrogant multi-lingual perfectionist Chiaki. It was very very cute! XD There were very few romantic scenes of them together but that makes it all worthwhile in the end when they do kinda of get-together.

Nodame and Chiaki

Aside from them though, I wasn’t as interested in the other characters- so it was a good thing they got the most screen time! Eita and Mizukawa Asami from Last Friends also played some part in this drama, except I liked their characters more from Last Friends. It’s quite interesting watching this comedy after the serious nature of Last Friends, but it gives it a nice balance. Their characters are totally opposites- especially for Ueno Juri. Even now I find it hard to believe Ruka and Nodame are played by the same person… @_@ You would understand if you watched them both. XD

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I can’t wait to see the special, and the 2 movies :) Ahh…Chiaki senpaiiii!!<3!

Prisoner of Love

3rd July 2009

Dear Chibi,

For the past few nights I’ve been watching a j-drama called ‘Last Friends’ . I haven’t seen something this emotional since NANA. (Thanks Somps~)

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Fake displays of strength and avarice have become meaningless
I’ve been in love with you since that day
When I’m free, with time to spare, there’s no life in being alone
I’m just a prisoner of love
Just a prisoner of love

Oh… Just a little more
Don’t you give up
Oh don’t ever abandon me
If the cruelty of reality tries to tear us apart
We’ll be drawn more closely to one another
Somehow, somehow, I have a feeling we’ll be able to stand firm
I’m just a prisoner of love
Just a prisoner of love..

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Watching June

18th June 2008

Dear Chibi,

*looks out the window*
yay, no rain today..yet :)

The last few weeks I watched Iron Man and Indiana Jones and still contemplating if I should see KungFu Panda and Narnia: Prince Caspian..hmm. Should I? Should I?

This month seems to be flying pretty quickly. 6 days ago was Chibi Land’s Anniversary and I’ve been working on some updates on it since I haven’t done much for it the past couple of months. It’s fun to go back to old things sometimes :) Actually, lately I’ve been listening to some Sailor Moon music and they’re just..wonderful XD. WONDERFUL.

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I’ve been following the Japanese Live Action drama of Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend), and it’s almost ending. I was disappointed with the first 7 episodes (and there’s only 10 total XD) – but episode 8 was pretty good (about time!!) I still believe the manga is like 1000x better though, but I’ll finish the series anyway :)

I’ve started watching the Japanese Live Action of Nodame Cantabile, and it’s pretty funny at the moment. I’ve also got the anime sitting around… wonder which is better, or which I should watch first? hmm.. M12? XD

Should I mention.. Hana Yori Dango, live action drama? haha… why is there so many Japanese live actions based off manga these days? It sure seems to be the trend. It would be so cool to have a Inuyasha live action! :3 Only if it was done extremely well though… and Inuyasha has to be hot X3 hehehee… Speaking of good looking male characters, I recently revealed to Jacky my favourite male character from Sailor Moon, and his response was..’isn’t that a girl??’ XD Yes, Chibi also likes feminine looking guys (in anime. *cough*) Nope, it’s not our dear Tuxedo Mask, but Helios! <3 wheeeeee…… X3 Helios is the best!

Alrighty, enough of fan-girling!

For You in Full Blossom

18th December 2007

Dear Chibi,

Today I completed the Japanese live-action series based off the manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. I found it very amusing and the characters are so awesomely lovable (The fact most of the characters are hot guys had nothing to do with it *cough*)
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(Call me blind but.. where’s Nakatsu Shuichi in this picture?. XD… thought he was standing next to Mizuki in the Opening shot)

A lot of people would call this drama cheesy but hey, it works so well =) They are hilarious, and the bizarre characters really grow on you too. It really looks like it’s based off an anime (though there isn’t one) with all the craziness and silly lines. I’m probably a tad bit biased too since it’s shoujo- but if you like a bit of romance comedy, you’ll like this.

There’s also a Taiwanese Live Action based off this too, but I probably won’t see it.