Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter 2013 jdoramas that should be subbed.

1. Shotenin Michiru no Mi no Uebanashi 

 Toda Erika and Kora Kengo in a dorama set in a small town about what happens when someone has the winning 200 million yen lottery ticket. If this were not made by WOWOW or NHK, I would not be excited. Its also got a few other WOWOW regulars in it as well. Hopefully it'll end up being an interesting dark comedy.

2. Saikou no Rikon

Eita, Ono Machiko and Maki Yoko in a dorama written by Sakamoto Yuji? My expectations for this are sky high.

3. Dinner

Eguchi Yusuke once again playing a chef in an ensemble dorama with Santamaria Yusuke and Kurashina Kana. The writer, Kuroiwa Tsutomu adapted Liar Game and Strawberry Night (ugh). He also wrote Zettai Reido 2 which I will never watch. Gonna watch this more for casting.

4. Tonbi

Uchino Masaaki and Kenshin in a father son dorama. By the writer who brought us Mr Brain, thankfully Tonbi is an adaptation of a novel. The writer Morishita Yoshiko also wrote Ruri no Shima which was pretty good and would be close in tone to Tonbi.

5. Lady Joker

 When I look at the above picture, I'm hoping it will turn out to be Marks no Yama meets Hagetaka. Will definitely need subs to understand this.

6. Onna to Otokot no Nettai

Watabe Atsuro in a dark WOWOW dorama? There's your recipe for excitement! Not crazy about Fujiwara Norika but here's hoping she brings a lot of sexual tension.

7. Made in Japan

Seems to be about a Japanese company facing bankruptcy against the backdrop of the rise of China and Korea as manufacturing powers. Very relevant, definitely going to have lots of politics and I would be very lost without English subs. Someone sub this please.

In summary, I would have to say I shudder to think what the jdorama landscape would be like without WOWOW and NHK.


jt said...

now i'm excited!

lzyData said...

Shotenin Michiru: Watched the first episode, pretty interesting.

Saikou no Rikon: Best closing sequence of any drama in years, maybe ever. No subs required.

ricecakestrong said...

about Dinner: I laughed when I realized two leads of Qusumi Masayuki comic-adaptation dramas (Hana no Zubora Meshi and Kodoku no Gurume series) in this drama. Imagine if they play their own characters respectively on those doramas and meet each other!

Anonymous said...

lol @ Kenshin. Watched tonbi last night, at first I thought it'll be your typical melodrama, but the ending the scene made me intrigued. Especially when you're not too sure what actually happened in the future. So yea. hope someone will sub this one too.

And amongst the drama in your list, I'm most excited about the Watabe Atsuro-goes-dark and also Lady Joker. I hope these two won't disappoint.

Sonnaaaaa~ said...

I'm excited for these dramas too.