Monday, April 08, 2013

Tonbi eps 6-10

Around eps 3-5 my opinion of Tonbi changed from watchable to good. A lot of it has to do with the humour and Uchino Masaaki who just single handedly drags this show from being a run of the mill try to manufacture as many touching moments as possible dorama.

Lol at his stupid exaggerated response to the hot secretary.

It got draggy for me from eps 6-8. I didn't really care about Kenshin's story and Yasuo's dad. I just got tired of too many touching moments. On a side note, the Kenshin actor really does Kenshin's 'oro' look quite a few times in this series which tells me that he was acting normally on Kenshin lol.

Liked ep 9 with the marriage bit and I just wanted ep 10 to end as fast as possible. I rate Tonbi higher than watchable due to Uchino Masaaki. His slapstick overacting is a hoot to watch but perhaps a more subdued Kita no Kuni Kara type feel could have worked better. I will definitely try out the NHK dorama special. Too bad there doesn't seem to be any Japanese subs for it. Tonbi is not bad, just depends on how much you enjoy your crying doramas.


Anonymous said...

I think ep 6&7 was what made it draggy.i liked ep8 a lot.i thgt that was a gd ep to include in the series. I liked kenshins acting bc he still does expressions naturally moreso than many seniors in d jdoroma world.

Yacchan is quite an attractive grandpa lol

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

Since you're a fan of dark and disturbed stories, you might want to check out Aku no Hana, an anime that just started airing. It uses rotoscoping, and in terms of style it resembles a movie, not anime or even dramas. A reviewer said it's "based on a manga that also made me uncomfortable to the point where I couldn't get through volume one."

The PV conveys the show's tone well:

Akiramike said...

JCS, sounds like an extreme tsundere anime. I'll definitely check it out for the rotoscoping cause they don't do that any more. Thanks.

Teman said...

Think only the younger audience may find Aku no Hana dark. Cuz as far as the manga is concerned, it was rather docile but still a very good read nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

would rather watch Shingeki No Kyojin over Aku no Hana this season.