Tag Archives: Live Action

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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JMovie Review: Hana Yori Dango 1995

I have said it more than onceā€¦I am a lover of adaptations. If I like something enough, I am prone to watch multiple versions of it. My love for the manga Hana Yori Dango led me to the Japanese drama, then the Taiwanese drama, then the Korean drama, and then the Chinese drama. We shall not ever mention the abysmal

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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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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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