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This! Of course I'd watch this. My Tomo-chan's here! :)

Kurokouchi is chasing after the elusive truth of who masterminded the biggest heist of the Showa Era: the San Oku En Jiken

Cast:

Episodes: 10

Review:

As mentioned in the introduction, the drama is about a crooked cop chasing, blackmailing, extorting money from crooked politicians - all for one goal: to unmask who took and what happened to the 300 Million Yen stolen on the rainy morning of  December 10, 1968. This is actually a fact. The money stolen was never recovered and to this day, it still is the biggest unsolved heist in Japan. You can read more in the link posted above.

Kurokouchi Keita is our anti-hero. He's evil, he's incredibly crooked, and will not pass up any means to get any information he needs. He blackmails, extorts, threatens and even manipulates anyone to get to his ends. Its refreshing to actually watch Tomo-chan play someone soooo dirty, I've fallen in love with him all over again. He plays Keita incredibly well, with his trademark "Seikai..". He's opposite our heroine who's incredibly smart, by the book and upright. I don't know how, but they somehow make things work. Our heroine seems to lack the basic emotional responses of a person so she's not scared or intimidated by Keita, and often calls him out on his outlandish behaviour.

Did he find out who took the 300 Million Yen? What happened to it? You find out for yourself :)

Watch Kurokouchi here:

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Disclaimer: This is my own opinion, on how I saw the drama/movie. I am not exactly stating facts, merely how I saw things with my own eyes, and how I choose to interpret them. You are free to have your own interpretation, but please don't argue with me over who's right or wrong. We'll never finish.


BORDER is a supernatural/crime dorama with ghosts, underground shady deals and dirty cops jumbled together. Its a great show!


Cast:

Episodes: 9

Review:

I was still quite hung up on Cold Case, really. So I substituted it with another crime dorama, this time produced for a local audience and with a hint of the supernatural. Oguri Shun does a wonderful job of portraying Ishikawa Ango, a newly transferred inspector who was lucky enough to catch a culprit by checking the perimeter of the crime scene. On his first assignment in his new department, he checks the perimeter again, hoping he'll be lucky again this time. And lucky, he was. He was attacked by the suspect and another character with a bullet to the head.

He somehow miraculously recovered with little damage, but he also had newfound powers: He could see the murder victims and speak to them about the circumstances of their deaths. Unfortunately, we have little development in terms of his supporting characters. We barely know their backgrounds, and we only know them from their interactions with Ango. Not that I don't love them, but I would have loved to know more about each of them, if they have any secrets they keep, or any darkness shrouding them.

Each episode is standalone, and is satisfying to watch, unless you don't count the episode where a culprit gets away because of daddy. Tsk. I could have punched my computer screen.

Its a wonderful series where you can see the main character's slow spiral to darkness, and gives you a hint why the title is BORDER. I don't want to spoil your fun, so go find out for yourself.

You can watch the series here:
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Credits:

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Disclaimer: This is my own opinion, on how I saw the drama/movie. I am not exactly stating facts, merely how I saw things with my own eyes, and how I choose to interpret them. You are free to have your own interpretation, but please don't argue with me over who's right or wrong. We'll never finish.


COLD CASE: Shinjitsu no Tobira is a remake of the American crime series Cold Case. This show revolves around a team that solves cold cases nearing/beyond their statute of limitations.

Yuri Ishikawa and her team from Kanagawa Prefecture attempt to solve cases that have been deemed "Cold Cases". These cases could range from 10 to 50 years old.

Cast


Episodes: 10

Review:

I was initially hesitant to watch this at first, knowing how lighthearted Japanese drama can be at times. But I was bored with nothing to do, and my drama list have dried up. I can tell you though I was thoroughly surprised! It was a well made drama, which you could say was a good equivalent of the original series. They have a developed backstory for the main character, Yuri, and probably bits of details on the rest of the team (not enough in my opinion, they could have developed the rest more). There portrayal of their characters were wonderful; you don't see them as superhuman investigators - they are flawed individuals dealing with their own demons. Everyone has experienced something sad or horrible at some point in their lives, and it makes them all the more excited to crack those cases that have been neglected.

Each episode is an independent story arc, and achieves its resolution per episode, save for the last 2. Most of the crimes here deal with murder, or homicide, and you get to see how sad it is for the family to be left behind not knowing what actually happened, and never getting proper closure. Our team ensures that justice is served, no matter how late.

You can watch the series through these links:

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Credits to dorama.ru for the drama poster

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Apr. 14th, 2017 12:21 pm
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I should probably post something here so my account doesn't look to dry, eh?

My name is Kanako. I know, I know. I'm a 3rd generation Japanese living in the PH. I basically grew up here. I do not know any Japanese, if that's what you're asking :)

I'm living the life, I have great work, and I have fandoms I love following. I mean, I tried following things on LJ but people are moving to DW so here I am!

I like the following groups: TOKIO (forever!), V6, Kinki Kids, Arashi, Kanjani8, Tackey and Tsubasa, and some oldies like Shonentai, Shibugakitai, Matcchi, Hikaru Genji, Otokogumi, Ninja.

I like movies too, Japanese movies. :)

All in all, let's all fangirl and be happy!

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