Hanzai Shokogun

I never thought there’d be a day when I could (remotely) root for a character played by Tanihara Shosuke, but the heavens must have been listening and there finally is a drama that allows me to do just that.

Muto Takashi (Tamayama Tetsuji) quit the police force a year ago after he lost his sister Sayuri to a crime committed by a juvenile offender. He now works at a detective agency investigating infidelity cases. One day, he is asked by Tamaki Keigo (Watabe Atsuro) of the MPD to take on a special case that he cannot refuse… Continue reading

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Love Shuffle

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It’d be remiss of me to not write anything about Love Shuffle, given that the blog’s name comes from the drama. It’s smartly written, has a refreshing concept and truckloads of eye-candy and chemistry. It can be, however, an acquired taste – I fell in love with the drama only on my second attempt, but I’m intensely glad I gave it another chance, and now I can’t recommend it enough.

Four top-floor apartment dwellers – salaryman Usami Kei (Tamaki Hiroshi), trilingual interpreter Aizawa Airu (Karina), gravure photographer Sera Ojiro (Matsuda Shota) and psychiatrist Kikuta Masato (Tanihara Shosuke) are stranded in the elevator during a power outage and become acquainted with one another. They then decide to shuffle their partners in an attempt to find out whether there is really a soulmate out there for everyone… Continue reading