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Discussion in 'Japan' started by Kirana, Jun 9, 2001.

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  1. Kirana

    Kirana Jedi Master star 2

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    Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering if there were any j-dorama fans here on the board.
     
  2. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    What do you mean? Sorry I'm not familliar with the term.
     
  3. Kirana

    Kirana Jedi Master star 2

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    Apologies. 'Doramas' are 'dramas': live-action hour-long shows that last for 10-12 episodes. Instead of movies or regular television shows being the prime area for performers like in other places in the world, dramas or 'doramas' are where you really make it. Japanese doramas are widely regarded as the best, and places like Hong Kong and Sinagpore have tried to duplicate it.
     
  4. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah? What are they about?
     
  5. Kirana

    Kirana Jedi Master star 2

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    Grieyls, they are about ANYTHING, although I have noticed a tendency for love stories to be involved in there somewhere. Here are some examples of what they can be about, using the most popular ones in Japan:

    Long Vacation (Comedy/Romance):
    24-year-old Sena Hidetoshi is a pianist who teaches children piano part-time, as well as entering competitions which he loses because he can't play with feeling. One morning, Sena is woken by a 30-year-old woman banging on his door in full Japanese wedding attire. She is Minami Hayama, an over-the-hill model, and she's looking for Sena's room-mate, Asakura. She finds that Asakura has eloped with another woman, and in desperation begs Sena to let her stay with him because she has no place to stay. So the story centres around their friendship, Sena's crush on another student named Ryouko, who in turn starts to have feelings for Minami's playboy brother, Shinji. There is also Minami's relationship with photographer Sugisaki, and the beginnings of what maybe more than friendship between Sena and Minami.

    Precious Time (Drama/Romance):
    Plot centres around 17-year-old schoolgirl Masaki Kano, who contracts HIV when sleeping with a man for money to go to her idol's concert. They meet, and begin a relationship that his fraught with problems because of her disease and his super-star status.

    Great Teacher Onizuka (Comedy):
    Eikichi Onizuka is a graduate of a third-rate university, a nice guy who's way are rough and uncouth and is more accustomed to gang-fighting than breathing. However, his dream has always been to be a great teacher. He gets his chance as a substitute teacher of the worst class in the school, and the adventures start from there.

    These are just examples, but they're mostly very good.
     
  6. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Ahhh, so they are what we call sopies, got ya! <wink>
     
  7. BenJoe

    BenJoe Jedi Youngling

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    I hate japanese dramas/sopies, especially that Onizuka. I hate the flimsy characters, the predictable situations, I hate hate hate the way it just pulls you in and I HATE the fact that I watch 'em (except for GTO, I hate GTO). I am weak. Don't hate me for that.

    Hate...it's such a...I hate that word. Now the gold, true gold, lies in Variety shows.
     
  8. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm a total fan of Dr Quinn MD and The Little House, does it count?
     
  9. BenJoe

    BenJoe Jedi Youngling

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    hey now, game shows don't count Jade lady. i could be wrong. how about it Mr. Grieyls? Ms. Kirana?
     
  10. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now I'm hurt :_|

    Sulkiness time.
     
  11. BenJoe

    BenJoe Jedi Youngling

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    who wants ice cream? ice cream will make it all better.
     
  12. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My God, you're not Grieyls yet you act like him...

    I get it! You're no one else but his EVIL TWIN!! :eek:
     
  13. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Could be, but I never seen him before.
     
  14. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You can't expect this trick to work with me anymore. I've watched many detective shows during my absence.
     
  15. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    No you didn't.
     
  16. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How do you know I... What, you were peeking again??? :eek:
     
  17. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Ahh, no, nope, I wasn't, honest. Never saw anything. Not even when you were dancing with Panda Bear.
     
  18. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well for your information I wasn't dancing, I was playing Twister.
     
  19. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah, that too.
     
  20. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But nothing else! I claim non guilty for the cake eating!
     
  21. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Of course not, that was me silly.
     
  22. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How come you always end up with the good part?
     
  23. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Just too good I guess. :D
     
  24. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well but I'm not bad myself, I should have ended up with at least orange and cinnamon cookies...
     
  25. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    You would have to, if there were any.
     
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