Sunday, August 14, 2022

Preview of "HOTEL - NEXT DOOR -" - Summer 2022


Title: HOTEL - NEXT DOOR - 
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 Sep 2022
Timeslot: Saturdays at 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Original manga by: Ishinomori Shotaro
Cast: Dean Fujioka, Kusabue Mitsuko, Kato Masaya, Ishibashi Renji, Murakami Hiroaki, Abe Junko, Omi Toshinori, Toyota Maho, Tsubokura Yoshiyuki, Masuoka Tooru, Nagai Masaru, Negishi Toshie, Moro Morooka & Yada Akiko

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Preview of "Uzukawamura Jiken" - Summer 2022 (WOWOW)


Title: Uzukawamura Jiken 鵜頭川村事件 (The Case of Uzukawa Village)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 28 August 2022
Timeslot: Sundays at 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 6
Original novel by: Kushiki Riu
Cast: Matsuda Ryuuhei, Renbutsu Misako, Ibu Masato, Kudo Asuka, Yamada Anna, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Mashima Hidekazu, Ayata Toshiki, Itabashi Shunya, Tomite Ami, Yoshioka Mutsuo, Wada Misa & Usa Takuma

Monday, August 08, 2022

Romaji lyrics of "Warui Onna" by Higuchi Ai (Ending theme song of TV Tokyo Summer 2022 drama "Yukionna to kani wo kuu")


Title: Warui Onna
Sung by: Higuchi Ai
Lyrics & Melody by: Higuchi Ai
Ending theme song of TV Tokyo Summer 2022 drama "Yukionna to kani wo kuu"

[nikai gurai shita dakede
kanojozura shinaide]
sou iisute satta saiaku na hito
anata wa imademo saiai no hito

atarimae no shiawase
nugisute tobikonda
kekkon suru nara ano hito dakedo
tonari ni itai no wa tada anata datta

takusan aenakya yada yo
onnanoko to asobanaidene
nante ieru kenri hitotsu mo nai no ni
yoru wo mataide asa wo mukaeta

uragiri demo asobi demo nai
watashi ga kitto dame dattan darou
sou omoeba raku ni naru kara
anata wa warukunai
watashi ga warui warui warui onna

omoidaseru omoide
nanshuu shitan darou
sukunai kuse ni irokoi mon dakara
asetemo yabuketemo sutetari dekinai

shigoto de isogashii toka
honto ka uso ka wakarumon dane
naniga warukute naniga yokatta no
kotae awase no jikan wo choudai

uragiri demo asobi demo nai
datoshitara chanto namae tsukete
sou janai to kitai shichau yo
kantan ni okiru yo kiseki gurai
anata to deaetan dashi

isshun no netsu dato ka
anata wa sou omotteru kedo
watashi wa zutto koi wo shitetakara
machiwaranai shisen kowakunatte
negao bakari miteita

uragiri demo asobi demo nai
watashi ga kitto dame dattan darou
sou omoeba raku ni naru kara
anata wa warukunai
watashi ga warui warui warui onna

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Winners of Nikkansports Dorama Grand Prix - Spring 2022


The numbers in brackets indicate the number of votes received. Voting was conducted via Nikkansports.com between 17 and 24 June 2022. The top 5 winners in each category will be nominees for the annual awards in the year 2022.

Best Drama
1) Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (6,006)
2) My Family (3,408)
3) Shoujiki Fudousan (3,267)
4) Jizoku kanou na koi desuka? (1,850)
5) Tokusou 9 Season 5 (808)

Best Leading Actor
1) Michieda Shunsuke - Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (6,070)
2) Ninomiya Kazunari - My Family (3,744)
3) Yamashita Tomohisa - Shoujiki Fudousan (3,350)
4) Yamada Ryosuke - Ore no kawai wa mou sugu shouhi kigen!? (864)
5) Oguri Shun - Kamakuradono no 13 nin (620)

Best Leading Actress
1) Ueno Juri - Jizoku kanou na koi desuka? (3,272)
2) Ayase Haruka - Motokare no yuigonjou (2,165)
3) Imada Mio - Waru (2,063)
4) Tsuchiya Tao - Yangotonaki Ichizoku (1,516)
5) Kuroshima Yuina - Chimudondon (896)

Best Supporting Actor
1) Ichihara Hayato - Shoujiki Fudousan (2,373)
2) Hamada Gaku - My Family (2,254)
3) Sawamura Ikki - Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (1,855)
4) Tanaka Kei - Jizoku kanou na koi desuka? (1,750)
5) Mukai Koji - Tokusou 9 season 5 (1,112)

Best Supporting Actress
1) Tabe Mikako - My Family (3,056)
2) Fukuhara Haruka - Shoujiki Fudousan (2,478)
3) Kamishiraishi Moka - Chimudondon / Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (1,530)
4) Igawa Haruka - Jizoku kanou na koi desuka? (1,240)
5) Aragaki Yui - Kamakuradono no 13 nin (1,231)

Source: Nikkansports

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Romaji lyrics of "Hoshi no ame" by Johnny's WEST (Theme song of TV Tokyo Summer 2022 drama "Yukionna to kani wo kuu")


Title: Hoshi no ame
Sung by: Johnny's WEST
Lyrics & Melody by: Keiya - amazuti - (KEYTONE)
Arranged by: Ikuta Mashin

bokura no mae ni nagareru hoshi no ame
tsukamitakute tsukamenakute mata te wo nobashi
soko de yume kara sameru
wasuretai noni wasurete ii noka wakaranai noni
kagayaki dake wa oboeteiru

moshimo kamisama ga iru nara donna kao shiten darou
nante itta monono kyoumi mo nakute
tada tsuzuku michi wo hashiraseru
supiido wo agete mukaikaze wo ukeru tabi
konna kisetsu nanoni sukoshi hadasamuku kanjite shimau you na

betsu ni mou sabishikunai yo zenzen kono toori sa
chizu wa nai kedo mi wo makasete miyouka
itsu datte heiki da heiki da

bokura no mae ni nagareru hoshi no ame
tsukamitakute tsukamenakute mata te wo nobashi
soko de yume kara sameru
wasuretai noni wasurete ii noka wakaranai no ni
zankoku da kagayaki dake wa oboeteiru

edawakare shiteru basho ni nando mo sashikakaru
tottekita toko torazu kita toko
ima mo tatazunde hitori

toki ga tatte wasurete shimatta you de
chanto oboeteiru koto mo attarishite
ano yoru mo ano asa mo

tada mou sukoshi ato mou sukoshi dake
nekorogatte hateshinaku tsuzuku yozora ni
sotto te wo nobashitemiru
hoshi wo todoreba boku dake no katachi ni naru kana
asa ga kuru sono mae ni mata hashiridasu

me wo sameyou oshikomou
kyou mo utsukushii ichinichi ga boku wo matteiru
waratte iyou oshikomou

sugu soko ni aru chiisana kiseki niwa
nakanaka kizukezu sugoshite shimau kara
umaku ikanai mon dayona
demo tashikana ondo wa
kimi to boku ga kanjita hazu no bokura dake no kono jinsei wa
shinjitai tada sore dake

bokura no mae ni nagareru hoshi no ame
tsukamitakute tsukamenakute mata te wo nobashi
soko de yume kara sameru
mou todokanakutemo mou soko ni aru hazu mo nakutemo
kimi to mita kagayaki dake wa oboeteiku

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Preview of "Junai Dissonance" - Summer 2022


Title: Junai Dissonance 純愛ディソナンス (Pure Love Dissonance)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 14 Jul 2022
Timeslot: Thursdays at 10pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Theme Song: "Fate or Destiny" by Hey! Say! JUMP
Cast: Nakajima Yuuto, Yoshikawa Ai, Higa Manami, Takahashi Yuuto, Kakei Miwako, Wada Masato, Hata Mei, Fujiwara Taiyu, Jinbo Satoshi, Tezuka Tooru, Mashima Hidekazu, Tomita Yasuko, Mitsuishi Ken & Sato Ryuuta

Monday, August 01, 2022

Status update of Summer 2022 dramas - 1 Aug 2022


Now that we are already a month into the Summer 2022 drama season, it's time for a recap of the dramas which I've watched, will continue watching and have already dropped. With this, you will know if I will continue to cover a drama with my episode reflections or will just round up at the end with a quick review. 

To read my past episode reflections posted on Twitter and Facebook, simply search for the hashtags on the Dorama World pages.

What I watched (at least 2 episodes; in order of start date):
1) Old Rookie
2) Unicorn ni notte
3) Teppachi!
4) Okutou 
5) Junai Dissonance
6) Yukionna to kani wo kuu
7) Ishiko to Haneo 
8) Kyousou no bannin
9) Hatsukoi no akuma
10) Mahou no rinobe

Dropped
1) Teppachi! (watched up to Ep 4) 
2) Okutou (watched half of Ep 3) 

In danger of being dropped
1) Unicorn ni notte
2) Kyousou no bannin

Will continue watching but may switch to doing a quick review at the end instead
1) Yukionna to kani wo kuu
2) Old Rookie
3) Junai Dissonance

To continue with episode reflections barring unforeseen circumstances
1) Ishiko to Haneo
2) Hatsukoi no akuma
3) Mahou no rinobe

In the last season, I only finished one drama to the end with episode reflections i.e. "My Family" while I did a quick review for "Koi nante honki de dousuru no". Considering that I've only dropped 2 out of 10 at this stage, it seems that the offerings this season are better in terms of quality and appeal, at least in my opinion.

However, things may change again in the span of an episode or two so it's still too early to tell which drama will make it to the end.