Top 10 Reasons to watch the Popular Kdrama ‘Goblin’
If you’re into Kdrama, you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘Goblin’ already. In case you’re not sure whether or not to give it a try, here I’m to help you out. You can thank me later. 😀
1. The unique story –
I swear I had decided that I’d avoid ongoing dramas, (After Effect of Moon Lovers), but the teaser videos of Goblin made me betray myself. The videos were so compelling I just couldn’t stop myself from diving into the awesomeness of ‘Goblin’. 😀 And trust me, the same is bound to happen to you too.
2. The Cinematography –
Drop dead gorgeous. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen for a second.
3. The ‘Goblin and his bride’ –
The Main OTP is downright adorable. I still don’t get why some fans are making a fuss about Eun Tak being a teenager, cause it actually doesn’t make any sense. Kim Shin is like 900 years old and Eun Tak is 19. You just can’t evaluate them as normal couples you know. 😉
4. The Bromance –
I really didn’t expect to fall for the bromance between a Goblin and a Grimreaper, but I did. Some fangirls are hooked into this drama solely for the bromance between these two immortal beings and it makes perfect sense. I won’t be surprised if they get the best couple award in the future. 😛 Continue reading “10 Reasons why you must watch ‘Goblin’”
Anime Review – Sakamichi No Apollon
Name – Sakamichi No Apollon / Kids On The Slope
Genre – Slice of Life, Romance, Drama, Josei
Episode – 12
Status – Complete
Story – Nishimi Kaoru has moved from city to city and school to school because of his father’s job, so having his first day at a new school was just routine for him. Being intellectual in addition to being a transfer student all the time, he has always been seen as an outcast. All he has had to do was bear it as usual until the next time he moved.
But things were slightly different this time. First, he started to get close to the class president, Mukae Ritsuko, and secondly, unlikely as it seemed, he grew closer to Kawabuchi Sentaro. Sentaro was infamous for getting into fights, skipping class and was an overall bad boy. Strangely enough, the three of them find common ground in music, namely jazz, and Kaoru finds himself actually enjoying the new town. *Source Mangafox
My review / Thoughts –
Ever wanted to just sit back and escape from reality by diving into the depth of love, friendship & melody? Then ‘Sakamichi No apollon‘ is the best choice for you. The show being a bit under-rated, I was really surprised by how much I loved it. In my opinion it’s one of those few Anime around that are true to their manga counterparts, or even better in some aspects. Intense story, real-life characters, ups and down of emotions and lastly, Music; all these features instantly made the show one of my favorites. This anime is something that I will remember for many many years.
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I Hear Your Voice – Review
Drama – I Can Hear Your Voice / I hear your voice
Starring – Lee Bo-Young, Lee Jong-Suk , Yoon Sang-Hyun.
Genre – Drama, Romance, Comedy, Tragedy, Angst.
Episodes – 18
Status – Complete
IMDB Rating – 8.4/10
Summary – After overcoming poverty and a difficult childhood, Jang Hye-sung (Lee Bo-young) becomes a lawyer, specifically a public defender, but she is pragmatic, self-preserving and jaded. Her life changes when she encounters Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk), a high school senior with the supernatural ability to read other people’s thoughts by looking into their eyes, and cop-turned-lawyer Cha Gwan-woo (Yoon Sang-hyun) who is cheerful and idealistic, though a bit of a dork. Soo-ha gained his mind-reading ability after witnessing his father getting murdered ten years previously. His father’s death had initially been dismissed as a car accident until Hye-sung, then a high school girl (Kim So-hyun), gave decisive testimony in court despite the killer’s threats (Jung Woong-in), and Soo-ha has been searching for her ever since. As Hye-sung works with Soo-ha and Gwan-woo, she gradually lets go of her pursuit of money and glory. Together, this unlikely team use unconventional methods on their cases, proving that while sometimes justice is blind to a fault, she can still hear your voice. *Source Wikipedia
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Ao Haru Ride/Blue Spring Ride Review
Name – Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Genre – Romance, Drama, Slice Of Life
Director: Takahiro Miki
Duration – 2 hours
IMDB Rating – 6.9/10
Story – In a middle school, Yoshioka liked Kou who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou then moved away and they lost contact but in high school she meets Kou again. But now, he is not the same person anymore. *Source IMDB
My Review/Thoughts – I usually don’t prefer watching Live action movies, but I decided to give this movie a try anyways since Ao Haru Ride was one of my most favorite Anime. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest cause I have already watched quite a few Japanese live action movies and I know most of them turns out to be a disappointment. However Ao haru Ride surprisingly lived up my expectation. Despite all it’s flaws, I didn’t feel it was a waste of time to watch it.
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Name – Hirunaka No Ryuusei
Author – Yamamori Mika
Status – Complete (2011-1015)
Genre – Romance, Slice of Life, Shoujo, School Life, Comedy.
Summary – Suzume Yosano has lived deep in Japan’s countryside all her life until she’s forced to move to Tokyo to stay with her uncle. A new city, a new crowd, and a new tall, dark haired peculiar stranger that just happens to be her homeroom teacher.
Daytime Shooting Star is about a young girl’s experience of the heartbeat of first love, and the agony of what comes after. *Source Mangafox
My thoughts – Before I start with my thoughts on this Manga, let me tell you beforehand, I knew about the ending right from the beginning. To be honest the ending was what made me think “I need to read this Manga”. So there are chances that my review is biased. Deal with it okay. 🙂
Okay so how do I put it, I don’t know if words will do justice expressing my feeling for this Manga. To me, ‘Hirunaka no Ryuusei’ was probably one the most wonderful Manga I’ve come across till now. It was not just another typical shoujo Manga with full of cliche stuffs, rather it was matured and more realistic. The way every single pages of this Manga touched the deepest parts of my heart, the way it made me cry over fictional characters, I don’t remember when was the last time I felt like this while reading a Manga online.
The name of the Manga ‘Hirunaka No Ryuusei’, which means daytime shooting start, itself had a lot of meaning in the Manga. Suzume Yosano, the main female character of the Manga was an adorable brave girl, who moved to Tokyo from the countryside. With the passing of time she fell in love with her homeroom teacher Shishio. To Suzume, Shishio was like a daytime shooting star. The whole ‘falling in love for the first time’ thing was so beautifully executed that it still aches my heart. The story may not seem anything extraordinary, main girl falling in love with the main guy, what was so different about it? The ans is, it was the beautiful execution of the plot. It was a story that made readers realize that it’s okay to move on in life and find new love.
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Drama – Kill Me Heal Me
Genre – Romance, Comedy, Drama, Tragedy
Episodes – 20
Status – Complete
Rating – 8.6 (IMDB)
Story – A romantic comedy between a third-generation billionaire with Dissociative Identity Disorder and a first-year Psychiatrist resident who treats him secretly. After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Cha Do Hyun suffers memory lapses and his personality then fractured into seven different identities. He tries to regain control over his life with the help of Oh Ri Jin, a first-year psychiatric resident who treats him secretly. But Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On, is a famous mystery novelist who investigates about Do Hyun and his family. *Source Dramawiki
My thoughts –
‘Kill Me Heal Me’ was undoubtedly one of the best dramas of this season. It’s awesome from almost every angle. The drama itself was a complete package of romance, humor, tragedy, excitement & suspense. The plot was unique, well-written & wonderfully executed. The consistency it maintained throughout the last episodes was worth complimenting. Even though the story was a little stretched somewhere at the end, yet the last few episodes were no less exciting than the first ones. That’s what makes the drama worth watching several times. Continue reading “Kill Me Heal Me – Review”
Psycho-Pass Name – Psycho-pass Episodes – 22 Status – Completed Genre – Sci-fi, Psychological, Action Summary – The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used… Continue reading My thoughts on Psycho-pass