Title: Kamen Rider Fourze
Translation: Masked Rider Fourze
Broadcast Period: 2011.09.04 - 2012.08.26
Theme Song: Switch On! by Tsuchiya Anna
Summary: Amanogawa High School has become the center of strange happenings, and things only get stranger when the bad boy styled transfer student Kisaragi Gentaro attempts to make friends in his own unique way, reuniting with childhood friend and self-professed space travel otaku Jojima Yuki, all while gaining the ire of loner Utahoshi Kengo and the school's queen bee Kazashiro Miu and her enforcer jock boyfriend Daimonji Shun, as garishly styled social butterfly JK and goth girl Nozama Tomoko watch on. When monsters called Zodiarts begin to appear on campus, Kengo and Yuki attempt to use the strange devices they have found in the Rabbit Hatch lunar base that they access through a locker on an off-limits part of campus to fight them. However, Gentaro interferes in their plans, in part due to Kengo's body unable to handle the strains of battle, and uses the devices to transform into Kamen Rider Fourze. The club is later joined by Sakuta Ryusei, a transfer student who transforms into Kamen Rider Meteor, and their teacher, Ohsugi Chuta. As the battle escalates, the Horoscopes sets their motions to their final phase of their master plan before Kengo discovers his true existence.
Starring: Fukushi Sota, Takahashi Ryuki (D-BOYS), Shimizu Fumika, Sakata Rikako, Tomimori Justin, Shiho, Tsuchiya Shion & Yoshizawa Ryo
My Reason For Watching: Kamen Rider series, Takahashi Ryuki
( Come on, switch on!Collapse )
Genre: Human drama, Sports
Broadcast Period: 2010.07.08 - 2010.09.16
View Ratings: 8.9%
Theme Song: Wildflower by SUPERFLY
Summary: Saotome Yuri is a charismatic beautician who runs a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. Her older brother died in an accident just before his opportunity to achieve a gold medal at the Olympics, so she chose to marry a wrestling gold medalist. After giving birth to four children, she and her husband broke off their marriage, leaving Yuri to raise the kids by herself. With their excellent genes, three of them have been raised as possible candidates for the next Olympic games.
Starring: Amami Yuki, Nagasawa Masami, Matsuzaka Tori, Yano Masato, Takei Emi
My Reason For Watching: Matsuzaka Tori
( Well, with the 2012 London Olympics coming up next month, I figured this was a great drama to watch.Collapse )
- Current Music:Arashi - 5x10
Translation: The Best Way to End Life ~Ending Planner~
View Ratings: 10.9% (Kanto)
Broadcast Period: 2012.01.12 - 2012.03.15
Theme Song: Ai, Texas by Yamashita Tomohisa
Summary: Yamashita plays the head of a funeral service shop that deals with bodies brought in by the police, including suicide and murder victims. He reluctantly inherited the shop after his father passed away, but as he learns about the lives of the various deceased people that are brought to him, he begins to mature. Another highlight of the story is his romance with a rookie female detective. - Tokyograph
Starring: Yamashita Tomohisa, Eikura Nana, Maeda Atsuko (AKB48), Chinen Yuri (Hey! Say! JUMP)
My Reason For Watching: Yamashita Tomohisa and Chinen Yuri (Hey! Say! JUMP)
( Ugh. I just love Yamapi so much, don't you?Collapse )
- Current Music:KAT-TUN - Affection ~Mo Modorenai~
- Duet March 2012 Magazine (Kanjani8 on the cover)
- Potato April 2012 Magazine (Kis-My-Ft2 on the cover)
- Bleach: Official Character Book 2: MASKED
- Arashi's "Beautiful World" album
- Yamashita Tomohisa's "I, TEXAS" single (Regular Edition)
- Duet's Hey! Say! JUMP 2012.03-2013.04 Calender
- Two Pikachu shirts
- Death Note wallscroll featuring Near and puppet-Mello, Near, and Kira
Mangaka: Shibano Yuka
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shojo
Volumes: 01 (Complete)
Original Run: 2008
Hana started going out with Tokumoto-kun, who's popular with both the class and the girls. She's being played around with by the guy's pace. hana falls in love more and more with his kindness and his sense of humor. But, then she finds out about his ex-girlfriend, who is a teacher...!
Also includes two other stories:
Cm na Futari: This is a love story between childhood friends. They've always been together so it's hard to go from childhood friends to lovers, right? Michika thinks that people who try to trick her are bastards, but Yuki saved her. She thought he was so cool that she fell in love.
My Life, My Melody: Aoi met Kei, the street guitarist after running away from home one day. Aoi's life is not at all perfect as her family keeps ignoring and not realizing her existence. Can Kei help Aoi go through with her life?
- Midnight Scans
( GAW~ THIS STORY MADE ME CRY.Collapse )
- Current Music:Taisetsu na Hito e - Marui Bunta
Translation: Beauty Revolution
Mangaka: Fujinaka Chise
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shojo
Volumes: 01 (Complete)
Original Run: 2010
During sixth grade Yuki made a love confession to Shin, an extremely beautiful boy. She was extremely shocked when he started teasing her and called her fat and ugly!!
Three years later, Yuki has become beautiful by putting in great effort everyday because she wanted to get back at Shin. She transformed into a very beautiful girl!
She was accepted into the same high school as him to plot her revenge, but her childhood friend Migiwa who knows everything about Yuki's past is attending the same high school!?
( I don't know why, but titles with the word "Kakumei" always catch my attention.Collapse )
- Current Music:Only Human - K
Title: 16 Life (シックスティーンライフ)
Mangaka: Aikawa Saki
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shojo
Volumes: 02 (Complete)
Original Run: 2010
Saya is an ordinary lethargic female high school student. At karaoke while she was singing enthusiastically a song of her favorite artist, Takase Kazuki, the person himself was watching her…!?
- Chibi Manga
( So I read this last year, and I just HAD to re-read it again.Collapse )
Title: Akuma de Sourou (悪魔で候)
Translation: The Devil Does Exist
Mangaka: Takanashi Mitsuba
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shojo, Slice of Life
Volumes: 11 (Complete)
Original Run: January 1999 - August 2002
High school is difficult for most kids. But for Kayana, a shy girl whose single mother seems to work all the time, it's even worse than usual. She's so afraid of drawing attention to herself that she can't tell the handsome Kamiho how much she loves him until one day she finally gets up the courage to write him a letter confessing her feelings.
When she does to give him the letter, all her plans go awry. She's given the letter to the wrong person!
Accidentally, she's given her love letter to Edogawa Takeru, who just so happens to be the school principal's son, head of the delinquents, and the notorious "Prince of Attraction"! To Kayano he seems like Satan himself. Not only is he devilishly handsome, but he seems to take the utmost pleasure in making her suffer.
Things get more interesting when Kayano's mother comes home one day and announces she's getting married again --- To Principal Edogawa! What will Kayano do when she has to live with this devil 24/7? How will she cope with her literal "Hell on Earth"?
Title: Saigo no Yakusoku
Translation: The Last Promise
Genre: Human suspense
View Ratings: 19.4 (Kanto)
Theme Song: Sora Takaku by Arashi
Summary: Saigo no Yakusoku is described as a human suspense story involving the hijack of a major building. The members of Arashi play five young men who happen to be inside, and the story depicts their attempt to escape and their interactions with the other people caught up in the incident.
Starring: All members of Arashi (Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho, Aiba Masaki, Ninomiya Kazunari, Matsumoto Jun) & Kuroki Meisa
My Reason For Watching: Arashi
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Music:Sora Takaku - Arashi