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2016 New KPOP

June 19, 2016

With all the graduations and disbanding, I thought I would work on my new groups and bias.  Here we go. As far as I know, these groups are active, and not disbanding.  So, until I hear otherwise, here we go.

Here are my groups and bias.

Tier One –

Secret

Jun Hyo Sung and Song Ji Eun

Tier Two –

A Pink

Bomi and Eunji

Crayon Pop

Geom Mi

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LaBoum

So Yeon and Yu Jeong

T-ara

HyoMin and Eun Jung

Tier Three –

Sistar

SoYou

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Dal Shabet

SuBin

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Girl’s Day

So Jin

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Rainbow

Hyun Young and Ji Sook

AOA

Yuna and Hye Jeonung

Tier Four –

Girl’s Generation

YuRi

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Lovelyz

Baby Soul and Jie Ae

Mamamoo

Whee In

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Minx

JiU and Su A

Tahiti

Jerry and Ji Su

Fiestar

Cao Lu

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EXID

Sol Ji

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Berry Good

Seo Yul

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4Ten

Hyo Ji

Hyeji

Tier Five –

GFriend

Sin B and Um Ji

WJSN, Cosmic Girls

Yeo Reum and Da Young

Twice

Ji Hyo and Tzuyu

I.O.I.

Chung Ha

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Dia

April

Hyun Joo and Na Eun

Six Bomb

Hun Bit

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Oh My Girl

Binnie and YooA

End of an Era (Kpop)

June 13, 2016

This year has been pretty bad for some of my favorite groups.  The news that they were disbanding was hard to take.  Makes me think of another group that has been out of the spotlight for quite some time, I wouldn’t be that surprised if they were the next group to announce their disbandment.

So, the 2 groups that we know are no longer going to be around are:

KARA

KARA2

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Please, SECRET, not this year?  Please release something.

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Yet another tragedy, Orlando

June 12, 2016

What is wrong with people nowadays…My thoughts go to all the families and friends of the poor victims of this event.

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Kpop girl group overload

May 11, 2016

Hey everyone, here we are again, I was watching another new video of a girl group, and I was thinking, Boy, there are a lot of groups out now, maybe too many?  I mean you’ve got your top tier groups, like Girls generation, mid-tier, like 9Muses, T-ara, APink, Mamamoo, and then the lower tier, like Bambino….wow, there are so many groups out there, I can barely keep up with them all.

To me, it seems like the Producer companies are trying to churn out more and more groups, pretty soon, it’s going to be lost, and we won’t know where to look as talent is so diluted, it will be worthless.  Just recently Kpop was turning towards high member count, cutesy groups.  Like, Lovelyz, Twice, Cosmic Girls, and now IOI.  Where does it end?

Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of very attractive ladies in these groups, and the music is pretty good, but I don’t know, something is lost.  Plus the fact that I jsut read an article that they want yet another group to come out.  Come on, enough is enough, do we want yet another group?

Seems just as fast as new groups spring up, older groups fade away, disband.  Kara, I’m looking at you.  I’m scared to see my favorite groups disappear, I’m looking at Secret here, they are getting successful solo careers and movies, I doubt I’ll see another CD from them.  But, I digress.  I’ll try to list out the current groups, at least on the high level, sure there are tons more, but that list would be too long.

4Minute

4Ten

9Muses

After School / Orange Caramel

AOA

APink

April

Berry Good

Bestie

Blady

Brave Girls

Brown Eyed Girls / M&N

ChoColat

CLC

Cosmic Girls (WJSN)

Crayon Pop

Dal Shabet

Dia

Dia Girls

EXID

F(x)

Fiestar / Yezi

Flashe

Gfriend

Girl’s Day

Girl’s Generation

Hello Venus

I.O.I.

LaBoum

Ladies’ Code

LAYSHA

Lovelyz

Mamamoo

Melody Day

Minx

Miss A

Nine Muses

Oh My Girl (OMG)

Rainbow

Red Velvet

Secret

Sistar

SixBomb

Spica

Stellar

Sunny Hill

Tahiti

T-ara

Twice

WA$$UP

Wonder Girls

Year 7 Class 1

Okay, am I forgetting anyone?  Dang, I thought it was difficult to pick a bias in a group, the groups just keep coming!

What do you think?  Too many?  Just enough?  Wow, Just trying to keep up with all the CDs is killing my wallet.

Spring Haul!

April 23, 2016

Well here it is Springtime, and so many new good songs and videos are coming out, I can’t keep my head straight on what to buy.  I must buy them all!  Okay, relax, breathe…

Okay, all better.  So, I made 2 purchases, one from my Japanese store-site YesAsia, and the second from a great EBay seller Grape Music.  I’ve bought a ton of stuff from that seller, and it’s always been good, I get free posters too.  Yeah, shipping is costly, but once it arrives, I forget all about that.  LOL.  So, without further ado, here are my purchases!

 

Perfume – Cosmic Explorer.  The new album from the Japanese Pop/Trance group, Perfume.  This one is exactly what you want if you are a fan.  Great songs, fun, but it leaves you wanting more.  And come on, A-chan, Nocchi, and Kashiyuka doing some mean Kung-fu moves in the video gives you chills.20160422_193543

 

APink – Brand New Days.  I think this is the fifth release for Japan, and it’s good!  You can’t go wrong with these girls, and BoMi.  That’s all I have to say, Bomi for the win.

 

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LaBoum – Fresh Adventure.  Their fourth single album, and in my opinion four out of four winners.  They are always cute and full of energy, this one is the same, if you like LaBoum, you will love them even more after this one.

Another group I consider to have a double bias, SoYeon and YuJeong.  I was watching an interview with them on a recent show, and they revealed that YuJeong was actually the oldest and the leader!  I was floored, I thought she was younger, but she’s actually quite a good person for the others to follow, and dang can she sing.

Another fun song, Journey to Atlantis, this group is now one of my super favorites.

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Jun Hyo Seong (Secret) – Colored.  This is her second mini-album.  She’s my bias from Secret (well actually I have a double-bias in Secret, but that was in an earlier post).  So, I had to buy this one, and it’s dang good.  Find Me is a great song, and she looks fantastic in the videos and lives…can’t get enough.  The rest of the CD is good, lot’s of good songs…hang on, I need to listen to it again.

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Hong Jin Young – Thumb’s Up.  Second mini-album.I admit, you either love Trot style music or you don’t.  Sure…but….Hong Jin Young is so adorable and sexy at the same time, what’s not to love?  Her pikachu impression will sell you, try not to smile, I dare you.  The song Thumb’s up is a positive song, lot of fun.

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4 Ten (Poten) – Jack of all Trades.  This is their first mini album, and it does not disappoint!  If you like this group, and I do, it gathers their last few singles and puts it all in one place.  This group went through some line up changes, and style changes, and name changes, yikes…but thankfully my bias HyeJi is still there (although I think she’s much hotter with red hair).

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WJSN (Cosmic Girls) – Would You Like?  Their debut mini-album.  Okay, I admit it, this was an impulse buy, but these girls are cute and energetic.  With girls from Korea and China, they pack a punch.  I look forward to their next release, can they keep up the hype?  Twelve members, a lot of different personalities, so because of that I choose the right to a Double-Bias, and they are Dayoung and YeoReum.

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Computer Troubles and Lost Passwords

April 22, 2016

Wow, has it really been almost 4 months since I’ve posted?  Yikes.  Well, I can blame no one but myself.  Well, I guess I can also blame my old computer.  It had a good run though…3 years, and over that time, I can tell, it was getting slower and slower.  And then, Bzzzt.  nothing.  Couldn’t log in to anything, lines on the monitor.  I called 911

911 Operator: What’s the problem?

Me: Uhm, my computer, it’s not moving.

911 Operator: Have you tried CPR, I mean the CPU?

Me: Yes, I tried everything.

911 Operator: Try unplugging it and plugging it back in.

Me: Okay, I know computers, that was the first thing I did. Nothing.

911 Operator: Can you try it again?

Me: Fine, hang on…(20 minutes later) Nope nothing.

911 Operator: Sounds like it’s not going to work.

Me: Well, yeah, that’s why I called.

911 Operator: Sorry, there’s nothing we can do.  Buy a new one.

Me: But, my files are on there!  I need them.

911 Operator: You should have made back ups.

Me: Well, I did, but not the most recent stuff.

911 Operator: You should have made…

Me: Okay, I get it.  I’ll buy a new computer, but what about the old one?

911 Operator: Bury it.

Me: Excuse me?  Bury it?  Why?

911 Operator: Okay, just kidding, just toss it out.

Me: Fine.  Thanks.  I guess.

So, I have a new computer now, got everything back up and running (mostly) and I finally have all my passwords on the websites back.  Including this one.  And just in time too!  I just got a nice haul from Japan and Korea!

Expect a post tomorrow showing all the goodies!

Thanks all, it’s good to be back….

My Favorite Japanese Dramas

January 17, 2016

And now, the final post for this current series, my favorite Japanese dramas.  This list was so hard to put together, because there is just so many good dramas to choose from.  So, I went with the ones that really solidified my love for watching.  Here we go…


 

15 – Lunch Queen ランチの女王

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(Made the list because it was the first drama I watched in full)

July 1 – September 16, 2002

Here’s one Western-style food restaurant where good-looking guys with distinctive personalities put their hearts and souls into cooking.It’s a little space where people can experience the joy of eating good food.With the sudden appearance of the Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine, there starts a “love story in the family” that’s as thick and complex as the taste of a demiglace sauce. Here’s a home comedy with a love story with Yuko Takeuchi in the lead role and other great players in the cast. Takeuchi Yuko.


 

14 – Nodame Cantabile のだめカンタービレ

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October 16 – December 25, 2006

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An elite meticulous musical genius and a messy out-of-control pianist. This unlike pair somehow matches up and together with a group of colorful young classical musicians and an eccentric world-famous conductor, they start to create the most unique wonderful world of music. They are all against the conventional orders and rules, and try to make the most of their lives with humor and passion for music. Each character has a special (or weird) story to tell and they confront with each other hard and unite strongly. Based on a popular comic, this is a hilarious comedy with brilliant young ensemble cast and full of great classical music.


 

13 – Hanasaki Mai ga Damatte Inai 花咲舞が黙っていない

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Season 1 April 16 – June 18, 2014

Season 2 July 8, 2015

Every day, bank branches encounter various problems like missing money, information leaks, loan problems & breach of duties. Mai Hanasaki’s (#8 Anne Watanabe) job is to go there and fix the problems. She is able to do so, even though she is just a bank clerk without higher level powers. Because of her character, Mai Hanasaki will not keep still when she sees a wrong. She’s willing to stand up for the side of the weak, regardless of the relation between the top and bottom factions of the bank. Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out 2


 

12 – Shinzanmono 新参者

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April 18 – June 20, 2010

In the Ningyo-cho area of Nihonbashi, Tokyo a women is murdered. Detective Kyoichiro Kaga (Hiroshi Abe), who just transferred to the Nihonbashi police precinct, is placed in charge of the murder case. With virtually the entire residents of the Ningyo-cho’s shopping street emerging as suspects Detective Kaga must use his keen sense of deductive reasoning to uncover the truth …

Movie: Shinzanmono The Wings of the Kirin

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Featuring #6 Aragaki Yui

Movie: Shinzanmono Sleeping Forest – Newcomer Special (literal title)

Romaji: Nemuri no Mori – Shinzanmono Special 眠りの森~新参者スペシャル

Featuring #1 Ishihara Satomi


 

11 – Okitegami Kyoko no Bibouroku 掟上今日子の備忘録

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Season 1 October 10, 2015

Season 2 Yes!!

Kyoko Okitegami (#6 Yui Aragaki) is a private detective. She is known as the Forgetful Private Detective. When she wakes up in the morning, her memory is reset. Due to this, she rigidly adheres to a maintenance secret. No matter what case she has, she has to solve the case in a day. On her body, she has an important note that she must never forget.

Even though Yakusuke Kakushidate (Masaki Okada) has a crush on Kyoko Okitegami, he is alway mistaken as the culprit of a case by Kyoko Okitegami. No matter how close Yakusuke Kakushidate gets to Kyoko Okitegami, she totally forgets about him by the next day.


 

10 – Galileo ガリレオ

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Season 1 October 15 – December 17, 2007

Season 2 April 15 – June 24, 2013

3 movies

Manabu Yukawa (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a physicist. He is nicknamed “Galileo” for being a genius and blessed with analytical abilities that even the police look up to. Yukawa’s partner is a female rookie cop, Kaoru Utsumi (#21 Kou Shibasaki). The two set out to unravel mysterious crimes one after another.


 

9 – Zettai Reido 絶対零度 ~特殊犯罪潜入捜査~

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Season 1 July 12 – September 20, 2011

Season 2 April 13 – June 22, 2010

Police detective Izumi Sakuragi is now transferred to the undercover investigation office within the Metropolitan Police Department …Starring #2 Ueto Aya, #9 Yamaguchi Sayaka


 

8 – Legal High リーガル・ハイ

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Season 1 April 17 – June, 2012

Season 2 October 9 – December 18, 2013

2 specials

Attorney Kensuke Komikado (Masato Sakai) loves money, prestige & women, but also has a 100% winning rate when it comes to his legal cases. Machiko Mayuzumi (#6 Yui Aragaki) is a rookie attorney who holds a strong sense of justice & passionate about protecting the weak. She is also awkward and rigid in her work.

One day, due to unforeseen circumstances, Machiko Mayuzumi begins to work at Kensuke Komikado’s law office. The two attorneys constantly clash, but in the courtroom they cooperate to fight as one.


 

7 – Attention Please アテンションプリーズ

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April 18-June 27, 2006

2 specials

Yoko, a sort of modern tomboy, almost by chance gets her sights set stubbornly on becoming a Cabin Attendant (CA), a type of woman the men are all fond of, but a role which is completely out of character for her. (This is a drama about young people including a girl who wishes to work on the stage of big sky) The headstrong Yoko Misaki (#2 Aya Ueto) is a boyish girl who loves rock’n roll but hates dishonesty and has never once worn high heels. A chance comment by one of her friends causes her to aim for the job of a cabin attendant on an airline, which is completely out of character. Although she also feels the work is not up her alley, Yoko starts to prepare for the entrance examination with vigor, exhibiting her inborn never-say-die spirit and miraculously passing the examination. Naively assuming that she would immediately become a cabin attendant upon passing the test, Yoko of course has stiff training awaiting her.


 

6 – My Boss, My Hero マイ★ボス マイ★ヒーロー

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July 8 – September 16, 2006

The show is about Makio Sakaki (榊 真喜男), also known as “Tornado”, a 27-year-old yakuza, who wants to succeed his father at the head of the gang. But Makio is a little dumb, so his father decides to send him back to high school and makes a deal with him: if he can graduate he can become the new leader of the gang. If Makio doesn’t graduate, the position of boss will be given to his younger brother, Mikio. And that is how the hero goes back to school, hiding his identity and age. #6 Aragaki Yui


 

5 – Kekkon Dekinai Otoko 結婚できない男

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July 4 – September 19, 2006

This drama realistically depicts the life of a clumsy 40-year old bachelor known as the man who can’t marry up to when he actually marries. It’s an adult love story with lots of humor. But this isn’t just your ordinary story about a guy who wants to marry and finally reaches his goal. On the contrary, this fellow doesn’t even want to get married! Shinsuke Kuwano, the hero of the series and approaching 40, is a talented architect with better-than-average looks and income. But he’s somewhat pigheaded and self-righteous in addition to being a cynic. He meets up with a woman named Natsumi. Even when facing him head on, Natsumi doesn’t immediately reject him, but also doesn’t completely approve of him, taking a matter-of-fact approach. Confused by this attitude, Shinsuke starts to get emotionally interested in her, but is unable to frankly express his feelings.This encounter with Natsumi brings a lot of action and movement into Shinsuke’s interpersonal relations, which had been in a frigid state up to then. Then several other men and women get involved in these relations, with different love patterns emerging. In the midst of all these developments,Shinsuke and his friends start to ask themselves what marriage is all aboutand what sort of marriage would be a happy one for them.


 

4 – Jin  – 仁 –

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Season 1 October 11 – December 20, 2009

Season 2 April 17 – June 12, 2011

Dr. Jin Minakata (Takao Osawa) attempts to prevent a patient from the hospital from escaping, but instead, falls into a time slip that sends him back in time to the 19th Century. Dr. Minakata struggles to accept his circumstances, but nevertheless, draws on his medical background to help the people of the 19th century Japan …stars #3 Ayase Haruka


 

3 – Hotaru no Hikari ホタルノヒカリ

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Season 1 July 11-September 12, 2007

Season 2 July 7 – September 15, 2010

It is said that many working women in their twenties are clandestinely, sloppy and lazy homebodies. At work, they put on a facade of living it up in glitz and glamour, but at home, they live as ultimate sexless slobs! Hotaru Amemiya (#3 Haruka Ayase), who works in the interior design industry in Tokyo, is truly one such homebody. She would rather sleep than date and loves to dilly-dally at home, clad in a stained T-shirt and sweat pants, drinking beer while scratching her behind. But her comfy homebody life is threatened when one day, her boss, Takano (Naohito Fujiki), moves into her house out of the blue. Then, at work, an up-and-coming young designer, Makoto Teshima (Kazuki Kato) returns from London, and Hotaru’s life takes a new turn. She falls in love! How will the homebody girl respond to Makoto’s bold move? Will she remember how to be feminine again?


 

2 – Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso 霊能力者 小田霧響子の嘘

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Season 1 October 10 – December 5, 2010

Season 2 Yes, please!

Kyoko Odagiri (#1 Satomi Ishihara) is a beautiful and charismatic clairvoyant. She is also popular and admired by her fans. Today, Kyoko appears on a popular tv show and display her psychic abilities alongside a popular actor. Her performance goes off splendidly with the audience applauding her performance enthusiastically.

Unlike her splashy public persona Kyoko is actually an ordinary girl with a timid personality. Her public persona is actually a creation by Kyoko’s cousin Kaoru Ibushi (Yuko Oshima), who is also the president of an entertainment company that represents Kyoko. Furthermore, Kyoko is forced against her will to perform by Kaoru Ibushi. Sometimes Kyoko attempts to runaway when she has to perform, but is brought back back an black suited organization hired by Kaoru Ibushi.

One day, Kyoko runs away and hides in the men’s bathroom. There she meets Ichiro Taniguchi (Shosuke Tanihara). Right away she asks Ichiro Taniguchi to help her runaway, but he keeps quiet when the black suited men show up. When Kaoru gives her intimidating orders to return, Kyoko quietly goes back to work. Strangely enough, she then crosses paths with Ichiro Taniguchi wherever she works. Ichiro Taniguchi then helps Kyoko Ogagiri solve mystifying paranormal problems.


 

1 – Trick トリック

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Season 1 July 7 – September 15, 2000

Season 2 January 11 – March 22, 2002

Season 3 October 16 – December 18, 2003

2 Specials, 4 movies

Naoko (#4 Yukie Nakama) came to Tokyo to become a great magician, like her father, yet finding it difficult to find a job. She is the one who believes that all supernatural powers and phenomena can be explained by “magic” and has a trick. By chance, she meets Ueda (Hiroshi Abe) who claims himself as the world brightest physician. The two confronts together with psychics, cult groups, fortunetellers, etc. to solve mysterious events and haunting beliefs.

My Favorite K-Drama Actresses

January 16, 2016

I posted about the Japanese drama actresses that I really like, so it’s only fair that I cover the lovely ladies in Korea who are my favorite.  Only twelve this time.  I was able to narrow down the list a bit better, but only just.  What I did is eliminated any actresses who are current Idols.  There’s a few that would have probably made this list.

So, here we go.  After each one, I’ll list some of the dramas I’ve seen them in, and I’ve enjoyed watching.

Number 12 – Lee Mi Do

  • Cheer Up!

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Number 11 – Lee Yu Ri

  • Super Daddy Yul (Haven’t seen this one yet, but it’s on my watch list)
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Number 10 – Gianna Jun

  • My Love from the Stars

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Number 9 – Han Groo

  • Marriage not Dating.
  • Super Daddy Yul (2 actresses I like in the same drama, now you know why it’s on my “to watch” list)

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Number 8 – Hang Soo Hyun

  • Jang Ok Jung
  • Honestly, I really loved her on the RoomMate TV Series, shame it was cancelled.

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Number 7 – Lee Min Jung

  • All About My Romance.
  • Cunning Single Lady

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Number 6 – Lee Yeon Hee

  • Gu Family Book.
  • Miss Korea.

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Number 5 – Yoo In Na

  • Secret Garden (if you haven’t see this one, it’s a must watch!)
  • Queen In Hyun’s Man
  • My Love from the Stars
  • My Secret Hotel

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Number 4 – Kim Tae Hee

  • IRIS
  • Jang Ok Jung

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Number 3 – Kong Hyo Jin

  • The Greatest Love
  • Master’s Sun (another must watch!)
  • It’s ok, that’s Love
  • The Producers
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Number 2 – Ha Ji Won

  • Secret Garden
  • King 2 Hearts

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Number 1 – Shin Min A

  • My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (I own this one on DVD it’s so good)
  • Arang and the Magistrate
  • Oh My Venus

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Since I’m on the subject, here are my Top 10 (yeah, only 10) Favorite K-Dramas.

10 – Cunning Single Lady

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9 – Marriage not Dating

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8 – The Producers

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7 – My Love from the Stars

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6 – Cheer Up!

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5 – On My Venus

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4 – Gu Family Book

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3 – Secret Garden

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2 – Master’s Sun

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1 – My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

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My Christmas Haul

January 16, 2016

So, this year for Christmas I treated myself to a little purchase.  I bought several from EBay, a Korea seller.  Also I placed an order on YesAsia to get some from Japan.  The boxes finally arrived, and so here we go, Ebay first.

Lovelyz – Lovelinus.  This one is my first Lovelyz purchase.  Not sorry, although I want to get the others.  For you is a nice song.

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9Muses – Lost.  Had to get this one, another good song from the Muses.

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Girl’s Day – Ring My Bell (Sojin ver.)  Look at the cover, can you guess why I got this one?  Yeah, exactly.  Plus Ring my Bell is a fun song.

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LaBoum – Aalow, Aalow.  This rookie group, well no longer rookies seeing this is the third single.  Very cute concept, SoYeon cut her hair, she still my bias!  But, Yu Jeong is number two.

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Now, from YesAsia:

Crayon Pop – Pop, Pop, Pop (mini-album).  Ra Ri Ru Re (single). Dancing all Night (single).  Crayon Pop is an awesome energetic group, and I’d love to see them take off in Japan as well.  These songs, even the Japanese versions, are a lot of fun.  Dancing all Night reminds me off their earlier Kpop releases.

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AOA – Ace of Angels (album).  Mune Kyun (single).  The Japanese releases, good stuff.  They keep putting out more.  I’m thinking a concert DVD will be next.

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Dal Shabet – Hard 2 Love (single).  So, Dal Shabet releases their first single in Japan, and then implodes.  I’m still blown away that Jiyul AND Kaeun left at the same time.  Hopefully the group still releases music.  I’m also hoping we haven’t seen the last of Jiyul (my bias).

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Perfume – Star Train (single).  I love this song, kind of a reflection to the group’s past.  Very touching.  even though I ordered Level 3 as well (sold out).  Perfume continues to be my favorite Japanese group.

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Sphere – Dreams, Countdown (single).  My first Sphere CD!  It’s about time.  This quartet of voice actresses have been putting out great songs for quite a while, but I haven’t purchased any until now.  That will change as I attempt to buy up their past singles!  I highly recommend this group for it’s great songs.  They are so upbeat!

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Pile – Dream Trigger (single).  Okay, I admit it, this one was totally an impulse buy, but she’s a seiyuu of both Japanese and Korean descent.  Dream Trigger is from the same named anime.  It’s a pretty good song, if you like songs from anime, this might be one you might want to pick up.  Wait, does that mean I’m going to start buying all the seiyuu’s cd’s?  Oh my poor wallet.

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My Favorite J-Actresses

January 13, 2016

Welcome to 2016!  A new year, more Kpop, Jpop, Dramas, and Animes to enjoy!

So, I saw a fellow Blogger over at ZDorama do this, and I thought, what a great idea.  I’ll list my favorite Japanese actresses as they are today.  I haven’t been watching as long, only about 10 years…but, I’ve amassed quite a viewership.

Then….I started….oh man, choosing is just so hard!  At times it was literally a flip of the coin as to which order they would go in.  I’m probably even forgetting someone…but, never mind.  I will push ahead.  So, without further Ado.  Here are 24 of my favorite J-Actresses.  Yes, 24.  I couldn’t resist.


 

24 – Karina

Freeter, Ie wo Kau.  Watashi ga Renai dekinai Riyuu

24 Karina

23 – Koike Eiko

Summer Rescue.  Legal High

23 Koike Eiko

22 – Shinohara Ryoko

Unfair.  Ogon no Buta

22 ryoko-shinohara

21 – Shibasaki Kou

Galileo

21 Shibasaki Kou

20 – Matsushita Nao

Kurumi no Heya.  Dear Sister

20 Matsushita_Nao

19 – Ono Machiko

Summer Rescue

19 Ono Machiko

18 – Renbutsu Misako

Priceless.  Strawberry Night.

18 Renbutsu Misako

17 – Toda Erika

Liar Game.  SPEC.  Code Blue.

17 toda erika (41)

16 – Okamoto Rei

Strawberry Night.  Detective Conan.

16 Rei-Okamoto-5

15 – Arimura Kasumi

Heartbroken Chocolatier.  Starman.

15 Arimura Kasumi

14 – Fukada Kyoko

Call me the Shadow, Adventures of a Housewife Detective.  Tokyo Airport.

 

 

14 Fukada Kyoko

13 – Kiritani Mirei

Shinigami Kun.  Ando Lloyd, AI knows love?

13 Kiritani Mirei

12 – Takimoto Miori

Perfect Blue.  Hungry.

11 – Shiori Katsuna

A Little Princess.  The Family Game.

11 shiori-kutsuna

10 – Kitagawa Keiko

My Little Nightmare.  The After-Dinner Mysteries.

10 Kitagawa Keiko

9 – Yamaguchi Sayaka

Tokyo Airport.  Zettai Reido.

09 Yamaguchi Sayaka

8 – Anne

Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out.

08 anne

7 – Fumino Kimura

Kuro no Onna Kyoushi.  War of Money.

07 Kimura_Fumino

6 – Aragaki Yui

Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku.  Legal High.  Full Throttle Girl.

06 YuiAragaki072

5 – Motokariya Yuika

Soko wo Nantoka.  Detarame Hiro.

05 Motokariya Yuika

4 – Nakama Yukie

Trick!  Untouchable.

04 Nakama Yukie

3 – Ayase Haruka

Hotaru no Hikari.  Mr Brain.  Jin.

03 haruka-ayase

2 – Ueto Aya

Attention Please.  Zettai Reido.  Thermae Rome.

02 Ueto Aya

and the number 1 J-Actress is….

 

Drum Roll please….

 

1 – Ishihara Satomi!

H2.  Puzzle.  Voice. Hidarime Tantei EYE.  Toubou Bengoshi.  Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso.  Rich Man Poor Woman.  Heartbroken Chocolatier.  From 5 to 9.

01 Ishihara Satomi