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Watashitachi no Kyoukasho 5 (Spoilers) 
12th-May-2007 05:26 pm
Random thoughts which probably make no sense whatsoever. Spoilers up to episode 5.




I initially planned a long vent, but decided to scrap it. Instead, I'll try to look on the bright side:

1. It explains why the Vice Principal is so warped. Or maybe that fact explains why her son ended up in jail/a mental institution (don't see much distinction; in either case, something is not right with him). But I've found more than once that all is not as it appears on this show, so who knows what are really truths or lies.

2. Like most major characters did, he got a nameplate, so he couldn't just appear in only one episode for 30 seconds. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

3. The VP's son is surely nothing like the goody two shoes teacher protagonist, who is starting to get on my nerves. (Nope, actually Kaji annoys me ever since somewhere around ep 2; geez, with his naivete, it's a wonder how he can still survive in a world full of cynics, or at least of people who can pretend to be so.)

4. I don't really need to post screencaps after all. Not that I wouldn't love to cap lots of pics of Rasshii, but sometimes I'm just lazy that way.

5. Not many characters fare better than him. Hiro Mizushima's role is almost nonexistence right now, and his character has not developed further since ep 2. I suppose the only person with decent amount of character development on this show is the lady lawyer.

6. I'm probably in the minority (or perhaps the only one) who felt misled, because I'm sure lots of people watch this show for Miho Kanno, who plays the lawyer, Tamako.

7. Despite this shocking revelation (to me), I don't intend to stop watching the show. Good of them to wait until episode 5 to throw me this curveball, when my interest is already fully invested.

8. If I want to see lots of Rasshii, there's always a Mebius rewatch. In fact, I think I'll go do exactly that. :)

9. I'm probably warped(?) enough to use that screencap (or more likely another similarly depressing pic that I also capped) as a desktop wallpaper.

ETA: Springled more random stuff, and changed wordings in some parts.
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Comments 
14th-May-2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Amusingly, Igarashi just posted again. With the serialization, it showed up just under your post ^__^ He said that he'll show up more in other episodes. The post before this one he said that he's appearing regularly in a series, so he has to show up more again. He also mentioned that the picture of the Vice Principal's son is actually a picture of him when he was 3 or 4. *amusement* I need to get caught up so I can see this. Oh, he also said that Otoya is a really dark character, so he was really hard to play. (Given what we've seen of Igarashi's personality, I can see why...)

Did you ever seen Densha Otoko? It's the same actor as the main character there, and pretty much the same character. Still, he almost has to be the naieve, pure character on the show -- everyone else is so twisted and unpleasant, it would get overwhelming if there wasn't someone wandering around who didn't preserve hope for humanity.

I'm really amused that Mizushima's character is such an otaku. I keep looking for Kamen Rider figures any time we see his room. (Not that we see it that often...)
14th-May-2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Wow, I did go to your friends page just to see that with my own eyes. I'm so obsessed. ^_^ And thank you as always for translating the interesting bits from his blog. That little boy in the picture is just so cute, that I'm so happy to know it's really his picture as a child. And yay for another dark character in a show full of dark characters. (I mean that as a compliment. In my limited experience, I've never seen any show with so many twisted, unbalanced people, while still able to tell a somewhat believable story.) Igarashi is doing a fine job here, I think. His character already disturbed me in the 30 second I saw of him. (But, still, it is probably harder to portray this type of character for a longer screen time.)

I downloaded the first four episodes of Densha Otoko that TV-Nihon subbed, but haven't watch it yet. Kaji's naivete probably works better in Densha, I think, if it is a light-hearted show I believe it to be. ::move it to the top of my list of things to watch::

Perhaps I should clarify that I don't dislike pure characters in general. I also agree that this dark show really needs at least one person who is not quite so unfeeling. The problem I have with Kaji is his lack of subtlety. He should at least pretend to go along with what these selfish people were about. By openly opposing them at every turn, he is just lucky that someone hasn't decided to shut him up permanently yet.

It would be pretty funny if Yahata really did have Kamen Rider figures (his room was quite dark, so I couldn't really see it clearly). And, yeah, they really abandoned this character (and his room) after a brief development in 2. That's sad, I think, that in most dramas he's in, Mizushima always gets supporting roles, and usually not very noticeable ones either. And this probably applies to Igarashi too, but I wonder if there is an unwritten law or something that says if you already are a main character in a tokusatsu show, you cannot be a main character anywhere else.
14th-May-2007 07:57 am (UTC) - If only LJ allows me to edit my comments. (It does now. :-)
Just to clarify, I do realize that they are not famous actors or anything. I just threw in that last bit, not seriously meaning it. I only forgot to put in some kind of an emoticon.

(This is another test edit.)

Edited at 2007-11-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
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