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 a dorama since Rich Man, Poor Woman, which coincidentally also starred Satomi. I knew my Yamapi was just wasting his god given limited yet glorious talents as a romantic dorama leading man by trying to be all serious and stuff when he’s really only good for this.

I was sad not to have time to recap this baby due to time constraints but it’s really a barrel of laughs for the most part thanks to the opposites attract hilarity of a modern English tutor and a throwback Shinto monk trying to find love, with tons of family and friends around to help and hinder their progression. A running joke was how many times the two got close to kissing but was always thwarted at the last minute, so the ending was straight out out of fairy tale fan service land as Yamapi’s Takane donned a suit for the first time in the dorama and proposed on bended knee in front of a decked out giant Christmas tree to his Junko. It ended with kisses and more, proving that when J-doramas wants to do romantic it certainly still knows how. 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

Furukawa Yuki and Mokomichi Hayami Join Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi in 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made

Well, well, well, look who just joined 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made (From Five to Nine) to really shake up Mondays. Fuji TV‘s upcoming Getsu 9 (Monday at 9) dorama 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made just added to the already stellar leads Ishihara … Continue reading