My thoughts on ‘Hirunaka No Ryuusei’

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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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That Winter the Wind Blows – Gallery

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Just sharing some scenes/moments that I enjoyed while watching the drama ‘That winter the Wind Blows’!! There are quite a few though … bear with it. 😛

Couldn’t upload all those pictures,so will stick up-to episode 8 as of now. The rest are coming soon though, in part 2!! 😉

You can read the full review here – Review

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That Winter The Wind Blows – Review

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Drama – That Winter the Wind Blows
Genre – Melodrama, Romance
Episodes – 16
Status – Complete
Rating – 7.9 (IMDB)

Summary Of Story Oh Soo (Zo In-Sung), known as the best gambler in the town, lives a meaningless life. His parents dumped him at an early age and he lost his first lover. Meanwhile, Oh Young (Song Hye-Kyo) is the heir to a large corporation, but she lives a lonely existence. She lost her eyesight at an early age and her father recently passed away. Their fate soon becomes intertwined. *Source – Asianwiki

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My thoughts –

I started watching this show because of Eun Ji. Yes you heard that right! 😛 I had just finished watching ‘Reply 1997’ and I was all over Eun Ji at that moment. So I just randomly played the first episode and watched a few scenes and before I knew it I got addicted to it. :3 Gorgeous leads, awesome cinematography, the Camera work, breathtaking natural backgrounds, indoor decoration everything was soo soothing for the eyes, I was forced to download the HD version of the show.

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The Time We Were not in Love – Review

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Drama – The Time We Were Not in Love
Genre – Romance, Drama, Friendship.
Episodes – 16
Year – 2015

Summary Of Story – Oh Ha-Na (Ha Ji-Won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin-Wook) are both 34-years-old. They have been friends for 17 years. Oh Ha-Na is currently a career woman with an honest and confident personality. Choi Won works as an assistant purser for an airline. He has always helped Oh Ha-Na whenever she got into trouble. Cha Seo-Hoo (Yoon Gyun-Sang) is a pianist with a free spirit and Lee So-Eun (Choo Soo-Hyun) is a cabin attendant for an airline. Will Oh Ha-Na and Choi Won find love? *Source Asianwiki

My Thoughts- 

The story compelled me to start watching this drama. I was getting mixed reviews about this show, and after finishing all the episodes I could guess why. The drama started off with a good vibe. The first few episodes were soo fun to watch!! Loved the chemistry between Choi WonO Ha Na. Choi Won was like the PERFECT guy ever!!!! He was soo caring and loving omg!! ^_^ It will be a girl’s dream come true to have a guy like him with her!!

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Boys Over Flowers – Manga, Anime & Drama

   ‘Boys Over Flowers’

Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango ) is the most popular name in the  shoujo manga/drama industry. It’s the best-selling shoujo manga in Japan of all time, having sold 54 million copies as of 2005. The Manga got adopted into an Anime in 1997.  Hana Yori Dango had been adapted into several live-television dramas as well.

  • 2001 – Meteor Garden (Taiwan)
  • 2002 – Meteor Garden II  (Taiwan)
  • 2005 – Hana Yori Dango  (Japan)
  • 2007 – Hana Yori Dango Returns (Japan)
  • 2009 – Boys Over Flowers (South Korea)

Meteor Garden was hugely successful and set Asian drama phenomenon in the country at that time. The japanes drama was a succesful one as well. The Korean version of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ was a bumper hit. It created another Korean wave throughout Asia. The cast members became household names and shot to stardom overnight. *Source  – Wikipedia

I started watching the Korean drama first and I got addicted. 😛 Afterwards I watched the Anime, and then ended up reading the Manga as well. So I’ll just share my opinions on the different versions of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ here in this article. 🙂

Korean Drama – 
Genre – Comedy, Romance, Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
Episodes – 25
Status – Completed

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Orange Manga Review

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Name – Orange
Author & Artist – Takano Ichigo
Genre – Romance, Drama, Psychological, School Life, Slice Of Life, Tragedy.
Volume – 5 (22 Chapters)
Status – Completed

Summary Of Story – One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru.The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely. *Source Mangafox

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My thoughts – Author Takano ichigo did a great job with this Manga. It was short but covered lots of emotional/serious issues like first love, friendship, regret, sacrifice, depression, suicide and much more. Though its premise may not seem extraordinary at first glance, the execution of the story was mind blowing. Once you start reading the manga you won’t be able to stop, the urge to know what’s gonna happened at the end will keep you engaged.

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The story compelled me to start reading this. Everyone has something in their life that they wish they could change. If I had the chance to change some of the decisions I made in my life, how would I react to this? Would I rewrite those moment completely? And If I did … how would that effect my present life? All those thoughts were lingering on my mind while reading the Manga. And that was the most interesting part of the story. It will give you a bittersweet feeling. Some moments will make move you to tears, and some moments will put a smile on your face.

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First thought on ‘Tsubaki-Chou Lonely Planet’

“Manga Review – Tsubaki-chou Lone Planet”

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Name – Tsubaki Chou Lonely Planet
Author & Artist
– Yamamori Mika

Genre – Comedy, Romance, Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
Status – Ongoing

Summary Of Story – Ohno Fumi is the main female lead, who is a poor 2nd year high school student. Due to her father’s debts, she’s kicked out of her own home and having no other options left, she starts living with a young writer named Akatsuki Kibikino.

My Thoughts 

Girl ends up staying under the same roof with the boy, what’s so interesting about the story? The answer is ‘Yamamori Mika‘. If you have read her previous works you know what an amazing Mangaka she is! Even though the plot of the Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet is nothing extraordinary, her way of executing the story is what makes the Manga worth reading. Simple, sweet and emotional; this Manga has become my recent favorite. Only a few chapters are out till now so nothing can be said about the progress of the story, but I’m quite sure that it’s only going to get better. 🙂

The characters were perfect for a shoujo Manga. I’m in loove with Sensei right now. (Akatsuki Kibikino) I guess I have a thing for guys with long hair. 😛 Besides his good looks I just loved how he was soo protective and caring towards Fumi-chan. ❤

As a female protagonist, Fumi was cute and adorable. I liked the fact that even though she was naive and quite young, she was a hardworking person and didn’t prefer to rely on others to survive. I hope I get to see satisfactory character development of these characters throughout the series.

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