Monday, September 28, 2009

Boku no Imoto eps 1-4

Yes, I can see that....

Finally the first four episodes of the long awaited Boku no Imoto from last season have been released by Timelesub. Odagiri Joe (Mei) and Nagasawa Masami (Saya) star as brother and sister in a mystery thriller. Mei is the sibling with brains and is a promising surgeon. Saya is smarter in making money and wordly things compared to her naive and awkward brother. Both have very different personalities Mei gets involved with Saya's personal life when he finds out that she is having an affair.

Best excuse ever....

At the same time, Mei finds himself drawn to Satoko (Tomosaka Rie) and sparks begin to fly. Satoko asks Mei to lend her 3 billion yen to bail out her father's business. Mei being the idiot that he is agrees and luckily Saya asks all the right questions. After Mei and Satoko's meeting at the top of a building, Satoko falls to her death and Mei becomes the main suspect.

Sigh, there's something about how Japanese girls say onii-chan....

For the first four episodes, Boku no Imoto seems more of a murder mystery. Was Satoko actually pushed to her death or did she commit suicide? The end of episode four reveals what actually happened and someone commented on my blog that the series goes downhill as there is no more mystery to pull the audience in.


There's still story of Satoko's boyfriend Kuki and unfortunately he's part is being handled pretty badly. The end of ep 3 sees him taking Mei down to the sewers to prove some point about how no one cares for him or his job. Well, duuuuuuhhh. I cannot see any point of that exercise in regards to Satoko's death. Why whinge to someone you believe killed your girlfriend about how miserable your life is? As Mei said, Kuki's an idiot for thinking he's the only one who has it hard. I'm thinking the writer wanted to establish some sort of background story for Kuki and get him some viewer empathy but it made him and Mei looked like idiots arguing over something meaningless.

Any scandal with Sasamoto Rena is worth having!

I'm guessing the rest of the series will be about how Kuki is going to make life hell for Mei and Saya. There better be a logical explanation for his misdirected hatred towards Mei and maybe a twist about what actually happened to Satoko. With Saya's affair being over, the only other story would be Mei's career in the hospital which hasn't been interesting except for Sasamoto Rena as the boss's daughter who has her eyes on Mei. Its surprising seeing the old dude from Golden Bowl in this show. He is freaking old and yet moves pretty well in this show and is able to do some gardening. Albeit sharing screentime with so many young actresses has probably given him more energy to live so long.


Is this going to turn out into Nada Sou Sou? Or the cliched they're not actually siblings cop out? What this show needs its more random sibling quarrels. I'm just gonna stick to this show for Masami. So far its been watchable and the preview of ep 5 sees Saya getting more involved with Kuki. I smell a revenge plot.

3 comments:

Jung said...

"someone commented on my blog that the series goes downhill as there is no more mystery to pull the audience in"

lol yes. But I'm glad you at least got to see the first 4 eps. It was nice to see Masami's improved acting skill.

"I'm guessing the rest of the series will be about how Kuki is going to make life hell for Mei and Saya. There better be a logical explanation for his misdirected hatred towards Mei"

Yes, and yes... and there in lies the problem with this show. This show turns into a Kuki show.

GARR!!!!

Akiramike said...

Kuki show? WTF? This series is called Boku no Imoto, not the whining Kuki!

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