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Archive for March 15th, 2009

In the wake of the 2nd round match of Team Japan against Cuba tonight there were good news for the countless fans of the Hanshin Tigers a few days ago. The missing statue of KFC’s Colonel Sanders which was dumped into the Dotonbori Channel during the celebrations of the Tigers first and last win of the Japan Series resurfaced during cleaning works.

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Arifureta Kiseki
Every time I see a dorama featuring Nakama Yukie I have the feeling that at some point she will either put on a red training suit or she will talk to the camera and say “fight-o!”, that’s how much I like the Gokusen series. This one is different though, a lot more serious that the silly stuff that goes on in Gokusen. Nakama plays a young women who works at a cooking school and finds herself at the train station one day observing a man (Jinnai Takanori) who is behaving strangely. As the train approaches the station the man moves forward to the edge of the platform and looks like he is trying to throw himself in front of the locomotive. Just as Nakama’s character tries to stop him a man (Kase Ryo) rushes past her and pushes back the suicide attempting man. That’s how their life’s cross and the story of the dorama is how they slowly start to cope with each other. A very slow moving story with great acting from great actors. (7,5/10)

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I intended to just pick up the new record of MONO and get a couple of tickets for the upcoming HAMMERHEAD show in April. Turns out the record wasn’t there yet and the show was sold out so I had to shift my focus towards other things:

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