The Mamiya Brothers [2006]

Posted by :: sixtwentyseven :: | Posted in , | Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010

It was by chance that I found this movie and it was also by chance that I had the opportunity to catch this movie. My first reaction after watching this movie is: "Only the Japanese can pull this kind of movie off." The second reaction after watching this movie is thinking what genre this movie is. I'll explain that later.

The main protagonists of this movie is of course the Mamiya brothers, with Elder brother Akinobu played by Kuranosuke Sasaki, more famous in Iryu series as Fujiyoshi Sensei. The younger brother Tetsunobu is played by Muga Tsukaji of Hansome Suit fame. The story tells about 2 brothers who in their 30s but yet still very close together. Their only short-coming is that they live in a rather otaku lifestyle with little social life and of course a lack of women in their life. One day, Tetsunobu decided to introduce girls to his elder brother by organising a curry party. Tetsunobu decides to invite a shy primary school teacher, Yuriko-sensei (Takako Tokiwa), while Akinobu decides to invite Naomi (Sawajiri Erika), the video store counter girl that he meets often. Akinobu subsequently falls in love with Naomi, while Tesunobu had a crush on his brother's colleague's estranged wife Saori. As things turn out, things do not have as they wish, but at least they have each other to fall back on.

The reason I mentioned I have no idea what genre this movie is is because it's neither a comedy, yet it's not exactly a melodrama either. But I got to love the casting of the show with three hot actress (Sawajiri, Takao and Keiko Kitagawa, who acted as Sawajiri's younger sister). Also, the acting between the Mamiya brothers is superb. You could really feel the bond between the two actors, and I think it can put real siblings to shame. And also, how can you resist 3 hot ladies in kimonos?! ♥♥♥

Overall, the show is a bit too slow for me, or I happen to run out of patience when I was watching it. But definitely, this show is quirky none the least. I think most will enjoy watching this show.

SNSD - Genie Jap Version

Posted by :: sixtwentyseven :: | Posted in , | Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Omg, Soo Young's Japanese is so good!!!! Absolutely ♥♥♥!!


Posted by :: sixtwentyseven :: | Posted in , | Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I'll be somebody someday.

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho 내 여자친구는 구미호 (Nae Yeojachinguneun Gumiho) [2010]

Posted by :: sixtwentyseven :: | Posted in , , | Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I got to admit: I seldom watch Korean dramas. Usually I find Korean dramas to be draggy, even more so than Chinese or Hong Kong dramas. Another peeve I have against Korean dramas is that I do find some of their plots to be over exaggerating and their way of culture to be a bit peculiar. However, from time to time, I do find some of the dramas to be pretty interesting and funny. One good example is Goong, which starred Yoon Eun Hye. Another drama I enjoyed a lot is My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, a 16 episode comedy-fantasy drama that is still airing in South Korea at the moment on SBS.

The drama centers about a forbidden love between a human and a gumiho (a nine-tailed fox). The story begins when a man named Cha Tae Woong (played by Lee Seung Ki) meets a lively girl (Shin Min Ah) who is actually a gumiho who is awakened after 500 years sealed. Although, he is afraid of the gumiho’s power which traditionally eats human organs, but later he falls into her.

Shin Min Ah is irresistibly in this show as the gumiho. In fact, she's such a darling in the trademark white dress in this show. So much so, I just wish the whole show was about her and the main lead played by Lee Seung Ki. As usual, there's are the usual sidekicks like the male lead's aunt and grandfather, who are equally hilarious in their element. The goblin is played by No Min Woo of boy band 24/7 fame. Although I don't exactly like his image in the show as I thought it was a bit girlish (I seriously think he put on lipstick-like substance!), acting-wise, I thought he did okay. In fact, his character is a bit of a balance in the show as the rest of the cast is quirky and hilarious, while his role is more of the calmer-thinker kind.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show and if you have the opportunity, do try to catch it as well!

The Main Song "Losing My Mind" by Lee Seung Gi

The Ending Theme "Fox Rain" by Lee Sung Hee