Monday, July 06, 2009

subbing alert: Anata no Tonari ni Dareka Iru

In case you didn't notice, a Hungarian jdorama group is subbing the above dorama into Hungarian and English! Never heard of the show? Neither have I. Its a 2003 dorama written by the guy who wrote Taiyo to Umi, Last Christmas, Itoshi Kimi E and Watashitachi no Kyokasho. I'll just pretend he never wrote Ryokiteki no Kanojo or rather that was a case of adapting a movie where there its more of a revelation based story rather than character based and having to stretch it way too long. Nevertheless, he's got a good resume.

The main reason I'm very excited about this series is the casting. Natsukawa Yui and Santamaria Yusuke together in a dorama???!!! Natsukawa Yui can play any type of character as far as I am concerned and Yusuke is the expert at playing the underdog/everyman character. You've got two main actors who can carry a jdorama and elevate the mundane to watchable. Not to mention a young Shiraishi Miho right after her debut in Bijo ka Yajuu!!!! Watching Shiroi Haru, I couldn't believe that that was the weathergirl I watched in Bijo ka Yajuu years ago. She really fits the hitozuma type role now. As for the story, the synopsis on d-addicts wiki says:

Azusa the wife, Otaro the husband, and their only daughter Suzu. They live in a little public dwelling in Tokyo. They're a fairly ordinary family of three living a normal but happy life. That is, until they move into that house. Then all sorts of frightening experiences escalate and involve the entire family, developing into incidents that will give goosebumps. Would you be able to defend your precious family if a major disaster should suddenly occur? The topics in this series are family and life itself, the ultimate topics for everyone. This drama uses the form of a horror suspense show to depict the bonds within a family.

We need more good family suspense shows! I can't guarantee this will be a good show, but at least its not some crappy star driven jdorama where actors have enough chemicals in their hair to poison a river. Its a 7.33 gig torrent currently sitting at 5 seeders and 24 leechers so who knows how long it will stay healthy. Gryzze was kind enough to start seeding due to the subs. Download it now before you can't get decent speed anymore. It will not be popular among fanboys/girls so get in there now. Spread the word around.

If you're worried about whether the subs will finish, you can check out their page here. They are at ep 6 of ghost friends so they can sub at a decent speed. Besides, the one reason someone would sub an old dorama is because its good and they want to share it. Hopefully my download will finish in two more days so I can write about ep 1 and finally get back on SF4 online.


Anonymous said...

It's been quite awhile since I've watched this, but if I remember correctly it's pretty much a variation on 'next door neighbor from hell' type, with Kitamura (of course) being the antagonist. Also, there are scenes w/ frontal nudity in the first one or 2 episodes (yeh)! Unfortunately, IMO things pretty much fell apart towards the end as the drama turned from a supsense/thriller into a supernatural thriller.

Akiramike said...

Supernatural thriller ending? It worked out ok for Love Complex so I'm still hopeful. Thanks for sharing your opinion of the show!