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


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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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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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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