Voice

“There is meaning to life even after the heart stops beating. There are voices that only you can hear.”

Voice

Voices of the Dead
Episodes: 11
Genre: Medical, mystery
Year: 2009
Starring: Eita, Ishihara Satomi, Ikuta Toma, Endo Yuya, Sato Yuki

Rating: 8/10

Ever wanted a medical drama without the gore? Something that delves into more than just the physical treatment of people? Then this is the drama for you. I was quite curious about Voice – the synopsis at DramaWiki didn’t really say much. Tsk tsk! So let me clear up the mystery in one succinct word: Voice = autopsies.

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Saigo no Yakusoku

“This is for him.”

Saigo no Yakusoku

The Last Promise
Episodes: Movie
Genre: Suspense
Year: 2010
Starring: Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho, Matsumoto Jun, Aiba Masaki, Ninomiya Kazunari, Kuroki Meisa, Kitamura Yukiya

Rating: 9/10

As I’m sure is the case with 90% of the people who watch this movie, it caught my attention because of Arashi. Why wouldn’t you watch a movie with Arashi? ^o^ But I have to say, the plotline would’ve hooked me even with the loss of its main attraction.

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Hanawake no Yon Shimai

“Even if we are apart, we are still family.”

Hanawake no Yon Shimai

The Four Hanawa Sisters
Episodes: 11
Genre: Romance, comedy, family, drama
Year: 2011
Starring: Mizuki Alisa, Kanjiya Shihori, Kawashima Umika, Kichise Michiko, Kato Shigeaki

Rating: 9/10

Okay, okay, so I might’ve watched this drama for Shige ^o^ And was it worth it, or what! I wasn’t quite expecting the emotional ringer this jdrama puts you through; happy or sad, the tears just kept coming.

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Juui Dolittle

“This isn’t a charity. Being a veterinarian is a business.”

Juui Dolittle

Veterinarian Dolittle
Episodes: 9
Genre: Drama, medical, animals
Year: 2010
Starring: Oguri Shun, Inoue Mao, Narimiya Hiroki

Rating: 9/10

Having watched Oguri Shun in Hana Yori Dango and Hana Kimi, I was eager to watch him in another drama. Juui Dolittle caught my eye; I love medical dramas, so would it be such a stretch to imagine I would enjoy a vet drama?

Especially when Inoue Mao stars alongside him again.

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Bambino!

“Guys who don’t focus on the work in front of them don’t have the right to talk about their dreams.”

Bambino!

Episodes: 11
Genre: Cooking, drama
Year: 2007
Starring: Matsumoto Jun, Karina, Sato Ryuta, Uchida Yuki, Kitamura Kazuki, Komatsu Ayaka

Rating: 8/10

On the quest to watch dramas from MatsuJun’s backlist, I came across Bambino! I put off watching it at first; although the concept sounded intriguing, I had other things I wanted to watch more. But when I came back and revisited the idea, I saw Karina and Ayaka Komatsu both starred in the drama. Count me in!

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