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Jdrama Review: Akagi

Hongo Kanata as Akagi

Akagi is a 10 episode Japanese drama that aired this past summer. This is a live action based off a manga (Akagi ~ Yami ni Oritatta Tensai) by Fukumoto Nobuyuki. After the manga came the 26 episode anime series followed by two live action movies in the 90s. The drama follows genius gambler Akagi Shigeru as he sets out to

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Jdrama Review: Tohai Season 1

Maeda Goki as K/Kei

Tohai [凍牌] is a 2013 Japanese drama that revolves around high school student K [Maeda Goki] who is a gifted mahjong player. When his family ends up leaving Japan (I think his mom, dad, and sister leave for his father’s work), he remains in an apartment by himself and unwittingly gets sucked into the dangerous world of underground mahjong. At

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Holy Pearl Episodes 6-7 Recap

I don’t dislike this drama. I enjoy it. That being said, there really is some campiness and cheesiness baked in. The fight scenes between demons or demons and humans makes me laugh at just how poorly executed they are and just how fake they are. Forget about wire work not being very believable at times, the blocked out fight scenes

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Holy Pearl Episodes 3-5 Recap

Jiang Yi

If you think we are out of exposition and back story territory, we’re not. Bit by bit we are getting more and more into the meat of the drama, but they still have to explain how some things happened. This set of episodes introduces even more characters to our cast, demons and humans alike. Since they aren’t following Inuyasha exactly,

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Holy Pearl Episode 2 Recap

The first episode was an introduction to our heroine and a bit of info about the ancient kingdom of Nan Yue. This episode continues on with exposition so not much happens in it since it’s Rong Di telling Ding Yao about Xian Yue and how this woman he loved came to pass away. That being said, once this stuff is

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