Hot men in action: CRISIS & Bitter Blood

Hot men + guns + action = watch the drama.

What can I say, I’m easy like that. Continue reading

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Where do people go when they die?

Ishikawa Ango (Oguri Shun) is an intelligent, ambitious detective with keen powers of observation. One day, a former police officer is killed and when Ishikawa goes to the scene of the crime, he unwittingly runs into the killer and is shot in the head. He survives with the bullet lodged in his brain, but realises that as a result, he can now communicate with dead people… Continue reading

Ouroboros

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Recurring fate you’re still haunting me
no one believes no one will know
Recurring fate
you’re still whispering
no one believes no one no one can tell

Two boys who grew up at an orphanage found their favourite teacher Yuiko murdered one night and the incident covered up by a policeman wearing a gold watch. The boys vowed to avenge their teacher. Twenty years later, Ryuzaki Ikuo (Ikuta Toma) is a detective in the Shinjuku second police bureau investigating cases with Hibino Mizuki (Ueno Juri), while Danno Tatsuya (Oguri Shun) has become one of the leading members of the yakuza. As Ikuo and Tatsuya gain ground on uncovering the murderer’s identity, Mizuki begins to suspect the relationship between the two men… Continue reading

Nobunaga Concerto

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There will always be some historical characters who, whether by virtue of their achievements or notoriety, get more attention in any medium, and this is same for Oda Nobunaga, one of the most famous and pivotal figures in Japanese history. A good chunk of jidaigeki tend to feature Nobunaga in some form and last year’s offering, Nobunaga Concerto, was quite a hit, enough that a movie sequel is apparently in the works.

Saburo (Oguri Shun) is a high-school student who somehow manages to travel back in time to the Sengoku period of 1549. He bumps into Oda Nobunaga (also Oguri Shun), who is the son of a warlord and magistrate of the lower Owari Province. Nobunaga looks and sounds just like Saburo, but is physically weak and wants Saburo to take his place in this turbulent time. Saburo initially thinks it’s for a lark, but as he gets used to living in the Sengoku era, Saburo as Nobunaga sets out to unify Japan… Continue reading