I thought Avengers Endgame was going to make 2019 exciting. It turns out a lonely and socially awkward architect who can’t get married is going to be the real excitement of this year. It was just announced that there is going to be a sequel to the 2006 J-drama 結婚できない男 (The Man Who Can’t Get Married). This is a big deal, as it is not …Continue reading →
You all know that I watch way too much Japanese TV. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good American show. And when that show decides to have episodes spoken entirely in Japanese, seemingly out of nowhere, it’s something I have to talk about. Westworld is a fairly new (2016) HBO show about artificial intelligence, robots, and cowboys. It’s probably one of the most …Continue reading →
When the working world knocks you down, sometimes you could use some J-drama to help get you back up. These 2 new motivating J-drama (地味に凄い 校閲ガール and 逃げるははじだが役に立つ) are the perfect place to start. *Click on Captions for English subtitles* AdamFounder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.
Long, long ago, before I ever knew anything about J-dramas, I did a simple Google search to find the “top J-drama.” It brought up the website JDorama.com, which ranks J-dramas through user voting. Leading the top of the list was the popular J-drama Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO). Manga to anime to J-Drama to movie to J-drama reboot. It’s been through a lot. But GTO was …Continue reading →
Romance is sometimes thought of as a pretty sappy or cheesy genre. How often does a secret fiance show up to throw a wrench in the works or a sudden obstacle prompt some poor sap to run screaming across Tokyo to declare his everlasting love? Alright, I admit I’m totally into them too. But rather than the much-awaited kiss or dual confession of affection that …Continue reading →
Ever in the mood to watch a good jdrama, but are either short on time or don’t want to get heavily invested in a sizable cast with all the plots and subplots a lot of shows offer? As always, Japan has got you covered! Once midnight rolls around, a different type of drama airs. These run about half an hour per episode, with smaller casts …Continue reading →
Recently I had a friend who started studying Japanese, wanting to know if J-drama was worth watching, ask me a favor. He wanted me to prove him the interesting nature of J-drama with one scene. Not one genre. Not one series. Not even one episode. But one scene. That’s a pretty big responsibility. That’s like saying, “prove to me movies are good by showing me …Continue reading →