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Twdrama: Mars Episode 1

If I remember correctly, my first manga that I really read were Fruits Basket and Mars. I was able to finish Fruits Basket, but have not actually had a chance to finish Mars. I really should finish it one day. Mars is a darker romance manga by Soryo Fuyumi which was serialized from 1996-2000 and has been collected into a

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Death Note vs. Death Note vs. Death Note

Matsuyama Kenichi

Death Note! A popular manga series. A popular anime series. A popular movie series. Now it’s a live action drama series! I really have no idea how popular the drama is in Japan (and among international fans of the franchise). Strangely enough, when I first tried reading the manga, I hated it (now I own the entire series), but for

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JMovie Review: Rurouni Kenshin Finale

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

The first movie in the live action Kenshin series was pretty awesome. The next two movies (Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends) both ratcheted up the awesomeness even more! The acting was superb (for the most part) and the action sequences are great and not as bad as some movies with the overly obvious wire work that defies the laws

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First Impressions: Liar Game

Lee Sang Yoon, Kim So Eun, Shin Sung Rok

Another classic manga which was previously turned into a Japanese drama gets a Korean drama. We have the romantic comedy Nodame’s Cantabile (called Tomorrow’s Cantabile aka Nae Il’s Cantabile for the Korean remake) and we have the psychological drama Liar’s Game. Now, I’m not quite certain just how popular the Japanese drama LIAR GAME was, but I’m fairly certain it

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ATARU the Movie Coming Soon!

I totally forgot about this movie! How could I? The actor (whose name I’m conveniently forgetting right now, but he’s a SMAP member) who played Chokozai really did an amazing job and I really loved the chemistry and dynamics of our team. Here’s hoping the movie will be good. The previews were intense and worrisome. Horikita Maki comes on as

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