Unnatural with Ishihara Satomi and Iura Arata a Solid Start to the 2018 J-dorama Year

The first batch of 2018 J-doramas have wrapped up as the winter 2018 lineup has all finished airing and the spring 2018 doramas have arrived. I’m still playing catch up on two doramas but for the first that I’ve finished it’s easily a solid win and entertaining from start to end. Forensic medical dorama Unnatural with Ishihara Satomi and Iura Arata did more than the standard medical drama as it introduced a super quirky and endearing bunch of folks at the UDI (unnatural death investigation) led by the two lead forensic pathologists that have their own personal reasons to take their extensive medical training and use it on dead people rather than saving those who are still alive. Unnatural is easily my favorite drama this year so far but it might lost that perch once I’m done with the also highly entertaining Matsumoto Jun‘s ratings hit second season 99.9 Criminal Lawyer season 2 (99.9: Keiji Senmon Bengoshi). Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading

Japanese Netizens Vote for Most Beautiful J-actress of All Time with Kitagawa Keiko Topping the List

The votes are in and this is a huge polling size and spans decades to get a good sense of what Japanese find most beautiful among their actresses. With over 50,000 votes, J-actress Kitagawa Keiko tops the list of most … Continue reading

Popular J-ent Male Stars Yamapi and Kame Still Going Strong with Respective Rumored Girlfriends Ishihara Satomi and Fukada Kyoko

The recently premiered J-dorama You Are My Destiny is off to a solid start and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far after episode 1. It’s not as cracktastic as male lead Yamashita Tomohisa‘s last dorama From Five to Nine … Continue reading

Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi Wrap up J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made with a Deluge of Sweet Romance

What a fantastic ending to a fun ride all around from the recently wrapped Fuji TV renzouku dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine) with charismatic and gorgeous leads Yamashita Tomohisa and Ishihara Satomi. I haven’t had this much fun watching … Continue reading

Charming Drama Previews for J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made Premiering this Monday

This Monday night October 12th is the premiere of Fuji TV J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), starring a full cast of well known Japanese acting stars who each can and have headline their own doramas. Ishihara … Continue reading

So Much Eye Candy in Latest Cute Promos for 5-ji kara 9-ji made with Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi

it’s countdown time to upcoming Fuji TV Getsu 9 (Monday at 9) J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), premiering next Monday October 12th just in time to fully usher in the fall season. I’m hoping a mood … Continue reading