Sleepeeer Hit, also known as Juhan Shuttai in Japanese, is a fun look at the world of Japanese mangas (comics) as seen through the eyes of a newbie editor who has loved reading mangas for a long time, but doesn’t know anything about the business. And yes, it really has all those “e’s” in the … Continue reading Japanese Drama: Sleepeeer Hit
Why I Dress Up for Love is a cute slice-of-life drama about a woman who is compulsively on social media all the time, and a man who doesn’t even carry a cell phone with him. How well would they get along? Funny you should ask…
This new Japanese drama on Viki is a body swap story, but if you’ve seen “body swap” before and think you know what to expect – surprise! Heaven and Hell Soul Exchange has only a few hijinks, and the rest is a recipe for immediate disaster and is very unexpected.
Two of the most popular dramas from the early 2000’s, Lovers in Paris and Lovers in Prague, recently appeared on Viki. I thought they’d be interesting to watch, but wasn’t sure about tackling 38 episodes. Then I wondered which one was better, and started watching an episode of each in turn. What do you think … Continue reading Classic Drama Face-off: Lovers in Paris vs. Lovers in Prague
When is a mystery not a mystery? I’m dying to know because I was totally intrigued by the title of this Japanese drama. Here’s a hint: it’s a mystery! Okay, sorry for the bad Dad Joke, but I’m almost finished with this drama, and it’s totally a mystery. Based on the famous crime-mystery manga Mystery … Continue reading Fangirls’ Japanese Drama Review: Don’t Call It Mystery
A few books by Japan’s most famous mystery writer have recently been translated into English and published! When I heard that, I just had to get my own copy of the first one, The Honjin Murders, which was originally published in 1945. What do you think? Will it hold up?
Two recent Japanese dramas impressed me because they each had a warmhearted guy and a cold guy, and for most of the show, you couldn’t tell which of them would turn out to be the main lead and get the girl. A Girl & Three Sweethearts and Oh My Boss! Love Not Included have similar … Continue reading Warm Guy/Cold Guy Face-Off: A Girl & Three Sweethearts vs. Oh My Boss! Love Not Included
Let’s talk about the Chinese drama Reset, which grabbed our minds and our eyeballs and would NOT let go! This tightly woven story deserves all the attention. I mean, we talked about it in a podcast, but that isn’t enough; we have thoughts! So why did we like it so much?
If you enjoy foodie dramas, you should try this Japanese drama that came out recently. Tokyo Noodle Factory is short and fun and you learn quite a lot about udon.
Three new dramas about contract relationships have popped up lately, all with outgoing female leads and reserved, formal male leads. They are all funny, and yet they are all different. Come see if I found a favorite!