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Essie
Posted: Jul 12, 2007 10:09 am Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 11 Jan 2007 Posts: 55

Title: Yamada Taro Monogatari (山田太郎ものがたり) (Yamada Taro Story)
Genre: Comedy
Broadcast station: TBS
Broadcast period: July 6, 2007 - September 2007 (currently airing)
Theme song: "Happiness" by Arashi

Cast:
Ninomiya Kazunari as Yamada Taro
Sakurai Sho as Mimura Takuya
Kikuchi Momoko as Yamada Ayako
Matsuoka Mitsuru as Yamada Kazuo
Oshinari Shugo as Sugiura Keichi
Fukiishi Kazue as Torii Kyoko
Otsuka Chihiro as Nakai Masami
Shibata Rie as Ikegami Maria
...etc etc

Synopsis
Arashi members Ninomiya Kazunari and Sakurai Sho star in this comedy series based on "Yamada Taro Monogatari" by mangaka Ai Morinaga. Ninomiya plays the title character, Taro Yamada, whose family lives in extreme poverty. But because of his looks, intelligence, and athleticism, others mistakenly believe that Taro comes from a prosperous family. In contrast, Sakurai plays Taro's best friend Takuya, who really is from a successful family and who often helps out Taro in various ways.

This is based on a hilarious manga of the same name - and from what's been aired so far, it lives up to it! The manga was completely crazy and ridiclous, and the drama doesn't skimp on it - it makes the whole plot even crazier. It's a bit different from the manga, but there's face expressions, over-reactions, crazy CG-ing - really, do you need me to say more? (Also there's Nino and Sho starring in this so for me, as a JE fangirl there was no choice but to watch this. Laughing )

Resources
Official site
Drama wiki
D-addicts torrents
D-addicts softsubs
 
lurve_ya
Posted: Jul 13, 2007 5:54 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 02 Feb 2006 Posts: 364 Location: Singapore
ahh i have not watch this yet! the 1st episode rating is higher than hana kimi episode 1. haha. i want to watch this partly because sho and nino is in it!! ARASHI!! =DD esp nino is acting as a stingy person (which is very much like his real character hehee.) i will find time to watch this XD
 
Essie
Posted: Jul 18, 2007 10:16 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 11 Jan 2007 Posts: 55
The ratings don't lie! Nod

Haha I was much more excited for Hana Kimi before the season started, but somehow after watching both I'm liking Yamada Taro a lot more. It's just so satisfying to watch. Giggle
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 20, 2007 2:03 am Reply with quote
ポケット ポケット
Joined: 09 Oct 2006 Posts: 2497 Location: USA
Oh, I heard Nino talking about this in an interview! It must've been old though, because he was saying that they were shooting it right then, but he wasn't going to give away a lot. He did mention the basics though. Nod (Like that both him and Sho are in it! Love )
It's too bad I won't get to watch this...
*Sigh*
Oh well. Sneeze
 
Mimora chan
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 7:07 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 17 Aug 2007 Posts: 3
Oh great ! Boogie

i saw two eps from Tmada Tarou
Nino is so cool Sakurai kun too Love
>>i waiting Arabic translation
that was very lovely Sneeze
please everyone try to see it Giggle

Thankyou 4 this
 
Naru
Posted: Sep 04, 2007 1:27 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 02 Aug 2006 Posts: 119 Location: USA
This is the best high school drama out for the summer season for sure. Its cute, simple and fun. Acting is good and the characters are likeable for the most part(Takako I like sometimes. Her daydreams are HILARIOUS though). I like it. I like seeing Ninomiya in a non-serious role again. I thought he was going to get type-cast as a serious character after Letters From Iwo-Jima
 
Essie
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 9:25 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 11 Jan 2007 Posts: 55
It's over now~ ahh, I really did enjoy it beginning to end. Giggle I got attached to the characters, even the ones I thought were kinda dumb and annoying at first. Love

So who watched and finished it, and what do you think?
 
emq81
Posted: Feb 05, 2008 1:40 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 04 Feb 2008 Posts: 18 Location: miri, sarawak, malaysia
love it.so funny and enjoyable.i like sho character, very cool and kind to yamada.And ninomiya character yamada really suit him.
 
hgillstev
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 6:05 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 09 Sep 2005 Posts: 119
Sho is so adorable!
and Nino too, he's always so innocent looking and flashing his smile haha.
 
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