Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Coin Locker Monogatari eps 1 and 2

Why does Haruna look so happy? :)

So close, yet so far....

I am grateful to Muri na Renai not only for being a good Natsukawa Yui show but also for introducing me Kojima Haruna. I've been listening to AKB48 for the past 2 years but never really learned their names and stuff. Coin Locker Monogatari is a really late night show (1.30am) so my expectations were really low. Plus, Muri na Renai showed that Haruna has a long way to go in the acting department and should stick to just looking pretty.

Hi, I'm just making a documentary on the length of seifuku skirts.....

..could you give me a better view?

In Coin Locker, Haruna plays Miki, a high school student who has a mysterious connection with the coin lockers in Shibuya station. She runs into the manager of the coin lockers and somehow manages to convince him to let her stay in his office in return for helping him in his duties. As the title suggests its a dorama about people who use the coin lockers.

Akiramike raises hand slowly...

How easily joshi kousei confuse tools for educational purposes for other things...

I think the running time of 23 minutes really helps the show unlike most midnight doramas. Its short enough that you don't get bored and really start analyzing the story or bad acting. And its knows it target audience very well; fans of AKB48. So we have interesting stories like a man who likes to document upskirt videos and a hot swimmer (Sugimoto Yumi) who works at a mysterious club.

I want to work at a Shibuya coin locker when I grow up....

Its light fan service entertainment. There's tons of possible stories they can tell so its kinda dissappointing that its only 4 episodes. So if you think you're in the target audience of Coin Locker Monogatari, definitely check it out. Who the fuck am I kidding. Haruna + fan service = must watch!

My, what big ears you have....

2 comments:

Jung said...

good grief, those are possibly the biggest ears I've ever seen relative to the size of the head.

I know there's a surgery to 'correct' the Dumbo years that point forward so they're less visible head on, but I'm not sure if there's a procedure to actually shrink the ear size...

Looks like she was using her long hair to cover them up recently.

Akiramike said...

I never really noticed the ears until I took screencaps.The face the ears are attached to is most important. :)