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13th-Oct-2009 02:17 am
Finished Boukenger. I would say it's mostly the characters (and the above average acting) that make this show at least enjoyable to me. And while I still can't decide what exactly I feel for this show (it's the only show that gives me this problem, so far), I'm happy that I (mostly) don't have to worry about avoiding spoilers anymore. (It's surprising how much I got spoiled, when I never deliberately looked into Boukenger threads. But I'm glad I remained ignorant of all the important plot point related stuff before watching those parts.) Other than that, I think I've found a few new favorite actors (Akashi's actor is one, despite what I might have thought of his character), and, despite still having plenty left to watch, will probably go check out their other works, most likely randomly because I (mostly) have no idea what kind of shows they've been in.
Chocolat & Pierre
12th-Oct-2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know what most of them have been in, but I do know Sakura's actress was in a drama called Majo Saiban. Or something like that, the name escapes me, and I completely didn't recognise her at first because she looks so different.
13th-Oct-2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the name. :) Sakura's actress looking different from Sakura sounds intriguing. Hopefully it is subbed (haven't checked yet). As for other actors (and Suenaga, too), shenai has already posted wiki links, so I'll just go through them later. :)
13th-Oct-2009 08:49 am (UTC)
I believe it is subbed. :) If you're familiar with Hana Kimi it has Nakatsu in it as well, as the lead.

Oh, links? :D I'll have to go through some of those myself.
13th-Oct-2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw Nakatsu's actor listed as the main character. It isn't finished yet, so maybe I'll have to hold off (I kind of don't want to start watching another currently airing series since I'm rather impatient these days ^^;).

Oh, I mean Shenai posted the links to the actors' wikis (minus Eiji's actor, who only seems to be a side character in some NHK drama) in the comment on this entry, but you've probably already seen them.
13th-Oct-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
I think the drama finished a couple of months ago? Or do you means the subbing, which admittedly can take a lot longer? But otherwise, I agree. I hate watching current dramas because I'm easily irritated by having to wait for the next episode. That's probably why I just wait until a season's finished and then I marathon it. :)

I did see, them, yes and I'm definitely going to have to poke around the 'net to see if I can track some of them down.
13th-Oct-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean the subs. I honestly don't know why I typed about it as still airing series (it's not even very recent). Probably get it mixed up with another show, sorry about that. And I like marathoning a show, because, at the very least, if I don't like it I can get it over with quickly. ^^; Watching a currently airing show would just make me drop when things get less interesting and me not coming back to it possibly months, if not years, later. ^^;

13th-Oct-2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
*nods* This is probably why I have yet to finish Go-on. I dropped it around episode 15 and never picked it up again, save the odd episode here and there. It actually surprised me that I kept up with Decade, but I think Decade was my exception to the rule and it won't happen again any time soon.
13th-Oct-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I like Go-on, but I did watch it in one go (or mostly one go anyway). So, yeah, I'm not sure if I could faithfully follow it week by week either. ^^;

You'd been better than me about keeping up with Decade. I actually stopped once around Nega world. Liking most of the main cast didn't much help when I couldn't really get into the story at that point. ^^; But of course I finished it, or as much as I could without the means to see the two movies. :(
13th-Oct-2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I would probably be better marathoning it, true. And most of fandom's opinions on it have faded by now so that's a plus. ^.^

Hm, I think Decade was the excpetion because I adored Yuusuke, but I have issues with Nega and Diend worlds which I've vented elsewhere, but I actually managed to stick with it. Except now of course is the wait until the movies are out on dvd. :/
12th-Oct-2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Akashi - Takahashi Mitsuomi
Masumi - Saito Yasuka
Sakura - Suenaga Haruka
Natsuki - Nakamura Chise

Souta - Mikami Masashi
hasn't been doing much, and Deai Masayuki is nowhere to be found, at least not on TV.

Some of those dramas with huge supporting casts have a lot of toku people. Like Hanazakari no kimitachi e or Mei-chan no Shitsuji.
13th-Oct-2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for the wiki links. :)

Yeah, now I vaguely remember Akashi's actor in HanaKimi. And Mei-chan is the name I keep hearing, but the premise doesn't sound like something I'm sure I'm entirely comfortable with. ^^;
13th-Oct-2009 07:02 am (UTC)
No problem. Among them Suenaga Haruka has definitely done the most. I saw her in Shibatora recently. And yes, Majo Saiban is subbed.

Mei-chan... imo it was really bad, but people loved it anyway, much like Hanakimi it is completely brainless. It's also some weird person's fantasy about butlers or something like that... Oh well, I made it through. Drama like that is just not my thing.

How'd it go with the Hurri links, all right?
13th-Oct-2009 07:10 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you. So at least I can check out Majo Saiban for sure. And yeah, I do think Suenaga is one of the best I've seen, so I'm not surprised she has done the most.

I enjoyed HanaKimi fine, so maybe I can try Mei-chan too. ^^; But I don't know, there seem to be other interesting things to watch, though.

Sorry, I never did get back to you on that. I passed on the Hurri links and yeah, that's fine. Thank you again for them. :)
13th-Oct-2009 07:18 am (UTC)
Out of her works what it subbed is:
Majo Saiban, Arifureta Kiseki, Shibatora (also has Geki's Long), LIFE, Mukodono 2003, Mukodono, at least that I know of. The only movie I know that's subbed is Battle Royale II.

Lol, to me there are definitely more interesting things to watch.

No problem. Then it's good^^
13th-Oct-2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Shibatora definitely sounds interesting. :) I admit I've been kind of lax in looking for stuff Long's actor has been in (it seems he mostly has guest/supporting roles, though), since I really do like his performance in Geki. Apparently, he's also in a band, and that means music (though I only like to listen to a certain kind of music). Anyway, I appreciate the list, since it's not always easy to check which show/drama has been subbed or not. :)

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