{ J-Drama Review: Part 2 }

>> Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yup, another 2nd part of my old posts regarding J-Drama reviews. And I warn you, this time also has A LOT IMAGES & TEXT !!!! Remember, I warned you already about this long post. You can either read it, or dont read it.

  • Title: ランチの女王
  • Title (romaji): Lunch no Joou
  • Also known as: The Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine / Lunch Queen
  • Genre: Food, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 12
  • Synopsis: here
  • Theme song: Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

My Review / Comments

It's a drama that will make you craving of Japanese food, especially Omu-Rice !!! Other than the foods, I personally like the story cuz its something realistic & can be happened in real life. I also like the way they showed how ppl can changed, even criminals.

The romance also quite funny & akwards, its mainly about this Girl who forcibly involved to lie as a fiance by some loser (oldest brother) in order to satisfy his dying father as a return, he offered her the best Omu-rice in whole Japan. But in the end, his intention might not just stop there, but also to steal money from his own family (super bastard lah). In the end after the oldest bro ran away & left her in the house, she has no choice but to stay there. Then, slowly the other brothers (all of 3 younger brothers) start to grow a feeling toward her (obviously, she's like the only female in a guys nest). Well, the rest you gotta find out yourself, lol.

If i have to give rating, I would give 8/10 for this drama.


  • Title: ごくせん
  • Title (romaji): Gokusen
  • Genre: Comedy, School
  • Synopsis: here

My Review / Comments :

This drama is very entertaining & will get you hooked up cuz of curiousity & its humour. I like the idea of Yakuza member turned out to be a teacher (passionate one somemore, lol).

What makes me laugh so much its actually the BACKGROUND SOUND EFFECT (I can say this is the only J-drama that is most creative using Background Sound Effect compare to other J-Dramas) especially whenever Yamaguchi-sensei try to walk againts Sawatari (cant stand her squeezing baby shoes sound & his robotic movement sound, lol)
. Also some interesting Sounds Effect like drawn sword whenever Yamaguchi got pissed & look at Minoru (cuz he always saying bad things about her).

Another factor is because of Sawatari's facial expression, he sometimes shows SUPER MOST STUPIDEST FACE EXPRESSION you ever saw in your life. No hard feelings, but its also maybe cuz he's not that good-looking (or I would say his face is kinda ugly though, but that what makes him funnier, lol !!!). And also the head-slapping-relationship between Minoru & Tetsu (Tetsu always slap Minoru's botak head, lol !!!).

But the sad thing is that since this drama has 3 seasons, almost every season has 90% same storyline, same acting scene, same dialogue, etc. It's very very repetitive & makes you bored cuz you will know what will happen next, and i hate that windy sound effect thing whenever Yamaguchi turned up to save her students, it's so weird & kinda lame, lol.

If i have to give rating, I would give 7,5/10 for this drama.

However, to avoid a turn-off or a bored/ill-feeling towards this drama, a marathon of all 3 Seasons of this drama IS STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED.


  • Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Title (English): For You in Full Blossom
  • Tagline: イケメン♂パラダイス / Ikemen Paradise
  • Also known as: Hana Kimi
  • Genre: High school romance comedy
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The screenshots below may contains some GAY or HOMOSEXUAL context (Guy x Guy, Guy in Female Dresses).

My Review / Comments :

This drama is for people who loves looking at Japanese Guys, there's SO MANY guy-actors in this drama (so girls, you can drool over them, lol).

Actually this drama isnt really my type cuz it's a School Love drama which I found it quite boring (dont really like romance between students type of story, too common already). But I decided it to give it a try since lots of ppl says its a funny & entertaining drama

Well, IMHO, This drama is funny because of Nakatsu (his fear of being gay, his uncertain feeling, his nervousness, his characteristic, etc). Another one is because of the Karate Guy head dorm (forgot his name) who keeps screams "BABY !!!" and shakes his boobs. Other than that, I dont find it very funny or humorous to me though (some parts are just kinda lame or over-reacting). Regarding the ending, also quite obvious who the main character ends up with.

If i have to give rating, I would give 7/10 for this drama.


  • Title: ハチミツとクローバー
  • Title (romaji): Hachimitsu to Clover
  • Also known as: Honey and Clover
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance, friendship
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Theme song: Canvas by Hirai Ken
  • Related TV shows: Honey and Clover

My Review / Comments :

The storyline is okay only, not so much comedy involved & eventhough I didnt expect how things turn out in the end, who end up with who is unpredictable, but I kinda irritated with Takemoto, cuz he's just such a sissy boy who so scared & always run away from things (its irritate me to see a guy who isnt gay but acting like such a girlie boy or sissy). Nothing special though, i would say its pretty boring (not much comedy afterall). Though it has a lot of beautiful sceneries inside this drama.

If i have to give rating, I would give 5/10 for this drama.


The Blah Blah August 28, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

BUSET.. elu sih rajin masang gambarnya banyak banget lageh..

iye tu nodame gw kayanya baru nonton 1 episode wakakak.. waktu dikasi tau iren ada live actionnya. mo nonton tapi lupa mulu. gw kaga ada bitorennnn!! D:

Lethia [ Singapore ] December 17, 2008 at 9:02 AM  

YOI DONK, namanya jg review jd mesti kasih liat previewnya :D lbh byk gambar/screenshots lbh baik hehe