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Proposal Daisakusen

by Rinoa on January 7, 2009 · 15 comments · AddThis

Proposal Daisakusen
Proposal Daisakusen Promotional Photograph

Proposal Daisakusen“, otherwise known as “Operation Love”, is a Japanese television drama series. This series started being aired in April 2007, with the season finale at the end of June on Fuji TV. A total of eleven episodes were recorded, which is the standard in Japan. In March 2008, a special was aired to conclude the whole series.

This drama was extremely popular in Japan, with an average rating of 17.3%. Consequently it has won a fair amount of awards. At the 53rd Japanese Television Academy Awards, it won the award for Best Drama, Best Theme Song and the Special Award. Furthermore at the 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix it won the award for Best Drama and Yamashita Tomohisa and Nagasawa Masami won the Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. Hamada Gaku and Eikura Nana also won the Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress awards.

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At Home Dad

by Aprilis on August 25, 2008 · 3 comments · AddThis

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At Home Dad is a family comedy dorama that aired in the spring of 2004 consisting 12 episodes and a special. Abe Hiroshi and Shinohara Ryoko played the leading roles along with some fresh young faces that play the neighborhood’s children. The story revolves around the lives of two stay at home dads and the challenge to master the various household tasks that has to be done while holding on to a sense of male pride.

The interesting thing about this dorama is that it challenges Japan’s stereotypical gender role and the belief that a man should enter a good university, graduate from it and enter the workforce with a promising future to support his family. While the general storyline is about a stay at home dad, it also touches other society norms such as the belief that women should stay at home after marriage and being a housewife is a very simple task.

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Mop Girl

by Aprilis on May 6, 2008 · 5 comments · AddThis

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Mop Girl is based on the novel written by Kato Miaki, which is also entitled Mop Girl. This dorama starred the uprising young actress Kitagawa Keiko as a girl who has the ability to travel back in time when she touches a recent deceased person’s item. The dorama began airing on October 12, 2007 and spanned over 10 episodes. The opening theme entitled ‘Destination Nowhere’ is performed by ERIKA.

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Attention Please!

by Rinoa on February 15, 2007 · 20 comments · AddThis

Aya Ueto
A promotional image featuring Aya Ueto with a cabin attendant attire.

Attention Please!‘ is a dorama which was broadcasted throughout spring till the beginning of summer in 2006. A DVD collection was later released in October. It was a relatively popular dorama, gaining an average viewership rating of 16.37%. The ultra-popular actress, Aya Ueto starred in this dorama, which probably was an important factor for the high rating. This dorama spanned over eleven episodes, which is the typical number for most Japanese dramas.

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Hana Yori Dango

by Rinoa on January 28, 2007 · 193 comments · AddThis

Hana Yori Dango
Promotional image for Hana Yori Dango

Hana Yori Dango‘ started airing from October 21, 2005 till December 16, 2005 on TBS network. A total of 9 episodes have been aired. Each episode spans to around 46 minutes. On 2006 it was released in four DVDs. A DVD collection has been released, titled ‘Hana yori Dango DVD Box‘ where a photobook is also included. This series is based on the popular manga of Kamio Yoko.

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