Monday, July 17, 2006

Gal Circle ep 1


I have no idea how I managed to miss this show when it came out but I'm damn glad I've started watching it. The concept of the show is pure comedy gold: A Japanese cowboy who has been living with a Japanese (American) Indian in Arizona comes to Shibuya, Tokyo to look for a girl. Along the way the runs into a group of girls who dance para para.

Shinosuke on his way to round up...... a silver toad?............

I've never been a fan of Naohita Fujiki's acting but goddamn he completely nails the potrayal of the cowboy, Shinosuke. From his frequent uses of 'what?' and 'shit!' to his child like questioning of why ppl behave the way they do. And he pulls it off with a serious face, which IMO is essential to the 'credibility' and humour in the character. Its also what makes him interesting. That this Japanese cowboy who seems so strange is perhaps the least strange/weird person on the show.


And Furuta Arata as Geronimo, a Native American who speaks Japanese and and Shinosuke's good friend. His line about Indians and lies and the conversation about death just crack me up. I can't fucking wait to see him turn up in Shibuya.

Marippe laying the smackdown.......

For Momusu fans, Yaguchi Mari's in this show and she looks young enough to blend in with the other girls. The hottest chick on the show is Toda Erika and she plays a character which is completely different from the one she did in Nobuta. To be honest, all those Shibuya girls scare me. I believe the term for them is Yankee. Too much makeup, dress up with too much accessories.

Cowboy vs Shibuya Para Para girl, Round 1, Fight!

Pretty solid first episode, not as funny as I had hoped but the writing was good. My download for ep 2 can't go fast enough.........

Her acting here is nowhere as kawaii as in Nobuta but she's clearly having more fun with this character.

3 comments:

jt-gc said...

Ah. I caught a few episodes of this show while I was in Japan. I didn't know what to think of it then, and I don't know what to think of it now. What I can say, though, is that it sort of bothers me that Yaguchi looks like she's 14.

Akiramike said...

Mari definitely looks older than 14. But then Maki looked 18 when she was 14. :)

J said...

THIS looks interesting. *lol* I think I'll be checkin' this out.

The dude that plays the Native American looks familiar...

He looks like the pervy guy that works in the zoo in "Hakoiri Musume".