Kimura Takuya Reunites Onscreen with Most Famous J-dorama OTP Yamaguchi Tomoko From Long Vacation

I had to do my math a few times to confirm that it’s been 22 years (22!!!) since the career making J-dorama Long Vacation that launched into J-dorama leading man super stardom Kimura Takuya. It’s not his highest rated J-dorama but it was definitely the one that put him on the map and made him a heartthrob throughout Asia for anyone who watched Japanese doramas. It also launched the career of  second leads Takeuchi Yutaka and Matsu Takako, but for the actual leading lady Yamaguchi Tomoko it was like a phoenix rising then vanishing. She actually retired after the dorama to become a full time housewife to also famous leading man husband Karasawa Toshiaki and since then went nearly 20 years without acting. She’s recently come back to the small screen but the big news is that she’ll be making a cameo in Kimutaku’s currently airing dorama BG: Personal Bodyguard where she will be playing his estranged ex-wife. Ahahahaha, OMG I love the reunion and how twisted meta is it with Sena and Minami. So happy to see her back onscreen with the same incredibly winsome smile! Continue reading

Koala Discusses Two Decades Worth of Notable J-doramas

Some of my all-time fave dramas are Japanese doramas. I’ve been watching J-doramas since the early 90s, when I was a wee lass (okay, not so wee, but definitely still a lass), and following this bandwagon has been a bumpy … Continue reading