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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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

“Pretty Guardian of Love and Justice… Sailor Moon!”

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Episodes: 49 (+ SP ep)
Genre: Romance, fantasy, magical girls, mythology
Year: 2003
Starring: Sawaii Miyuu, Hama Chisaki, Kitagawa Keiko, Azama Myu, Komatsu Ayaka, Shibue Joji, Kawabe Chieko

Rating: 7.5/10

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a mega Sailor Moon fan. As a child, I avidly watched the anime, and as I got older, I practically devoured the manga. When I found out there was a live action version of SM, I was so excited.

While I love the jdrama to bits, there are just so many elements I cannot help but LOL at.

You already know the plot—I really don’t think I need to spell it out for you! The drama follows the first story arc of the manga (Acts 1-14) and the first season of the anime.

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Ikemen desu ne VS You’re Beautiful

You’re not a fan… You’re a special person who sings my songs.”

Ikemen Desu Ne

You're Beautiful

Ikemen desu ne
Episodes: 11
Genre: Romance, music, comedy
Year: 2011
Starring: Takimoto Miori, Tamamori Yuta, Fujigaya Taisuke, Yaotome Hikaru

You’re Beautiful
Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, music, comedy
Year: 2009
Starring: Jang Geun Suk, Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Hong Ki, Uee

I hesitated a lot before watching these dramas—silly, really. My dilemma: which one to watch first? I prefer jdramas, but the kdrama came first. I ummed and ahhed for months, until I finally put my foot down.

And began with Ikemen desu ne.

But the real question is: which is better?

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Buzzer Beat

“Love makes me strong.”

Buzzer Beat

Hero on Edge
Episodes: 11
Genre: Romance, sports
Year: 2009
Starring: Yamashita Tomohisa, Kitagawa Keiko, Ito Kideaki, Aibu Saki, Oomasa Aya, Komatsu Ayaka

Rating: 9.5/10

I started watching this drama for Yamapi (of course!), but once I found out Keiko played the lead female, I was all over it 😀 Having loved her as Sailor Mars in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, I was excited to see her in a different role.

This jdrama is full of “aww” moments—cuteness galore!

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Proposal Daisakusen


Proposal Daisakusen

Operation Love
Episodes: 11 + SP
Genre: Romance, comedy
Year: 2007
Starring: Yamashita Tomohisa, Nagasawa Masami, Eikura Nana, Hiraoka Yuta

Rating: 9/10

Kawaii! Such a cute jdrama! I was pleasantly surprised by how emotional Proposal Daisakusen is.

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