Ishihara Satomi and Fukushi Sota Team Up for TBS Summer J-dorama Heaven?: Gokuraku Resutoran

I feel myself hungry for a new J-dorama and the dish I select is the manga adapted Heaven?:Gokuraku Resutoran (Heaven?: My Restaurant, My Life) thanks to the star casting of leads I love Ishihara Satomi and Fukushi Sota. She’s delightfully animated and he’s gorgeously deadpan, and in this story their character personalities even mirror their acting styles, lol. It’s about a kooky girl who rounds up a motley crew to open a French restaurant in a cemetery space and it goes about as well as you expect, but perhaps exactly as she expected. It’s based on the same name manga from the early 2000s and the first episode got over 10% ratings nationwide which isn’t bad. My summer could be a lot worse than enjoying good food and wine and staring at Satomi/Sota together onscreen. Continue reading

J-dorama Unnatural with Ishihara Satomi Takes #1 in 2018 Top 10 Most Popular J-dorama Rankings

I only watched a few J-doramas this year in 2018 but most of the ones I did made the top 10 list of most highly rated J-doramas on China’s massive Douban platform. With hundreds of thousands of votes, forensic medical … Continue reading

Stepmom to Daughter Blues with Ayase Haruka is the Ratings Winner of the Summer 2018 J-dorama Season

The summer 2018 J-doramas are done or nearly done with airing and there were three big name cast ones caught my eye. Ueno Juri was back with the J-remake of Good Doctor and Ishihara Satomi was being her most fabulous … Continue reading

Oguri Shun and Matsumoto Jun Attend Hana Nochi Hare Drama Wrap Party After Success Airing

For those who want a throwback good time then check out recently completed J-dorama Hana Nochi Hare, the sequel to hit manga franchise Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers). I legit adore this story in both the manga (which I … Continue reading

Top J-actresses Ishihara Satomi, Ueno Juri and Ayase Haruka All Have Big Summer 2018 Doramas Coming

I’m triply stoked for the summer 2018 J-dorama season, and in general have enjoyed the last three dorama seasons with always one show I get hooked on to watch. Summer ’18 has three high profile top actresses with anticipated series … Continue reading

J-ent Reports that Hoshino Gen Moves Close to We Married as a Job Costar Aragaki Yui

This is cute news that’s harmless yet potentially filled enough to get shippers excited. J-ent is reporting that Hoshino Gen has moved right down the street from his most famous leading lady costar Aragaki Yui. The two starred in the … Continue reading