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4:00 PM on 02.20.2012

J-Drama-O-Rama: Oh! My Girl!!

Welcome back to J-Drama-O-Rama! This time around we are going to look at Oh! My Girl!!, a more light hearted drama then the others that we have watched. I'd have to say that this is like a diet soda of the drama world. It's light, fun, and means well, just like diet soda, but can still rot your teeth. Let's just jump right on in, shall we?

Josh Totman


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






J-Drama-o-rama: My Boss My Hero photo
J-Drama-o-rama: My Boss My Hero
by Josh Totman

Welcome back to the bi-weekly, never cheeky, always hokey, J-drama-o-rama! This week we will be jumping off a building into My Boss My Hero. A yakuza story with heart, comedy, and high school? Yup! 

How could this play out?  Is everyone in the school going to have to bow to this new yakuza student? Will no one get to buy lunch because they have made them all give up the money for lunches at the door? Actually, the exact opposite. Find out more of why this drama is at the top of my list after the jump.

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J-Drama-O-rama: Ranma 1/2 SP photo
J-Drama-O-rama: Ranma 1/2 SP
by Josh Totman

[Welcome to J-Drama-O-Rama, Josh Totman's new column covering the best in live-action Japanese TV! From drama to dorama to everything in-between, J-Drama-O-Rama's got it! - Josh (Tolentino)]

Rumiko Takahashi's beloved series Ranma 1/2 has finally had the live-action treatment! One of my favorites! I started watching the Ranma anime series way back around 1996, when VHS tapes were all the rage and you could get two episodes per tape for $30. What a deal!! The sad part, besides the price, was that after the third season it started to feel tacked on. My suggestion for anyone out there that has not seen any of the Ranma anime is to search out the first three seasons, OVAs, and movies. This will be all you need to enjoy this wonderful romantic action comedy.

Does the live-action TV movie special hold up to it's anime counterpart? Can Ranma find a way to stay a guy forever? Will Akane and Ranma finally find the courage to confess their feeling for each other? Find out this and more on the next episode of Ranma 1/2!!

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5:30 PM on 04.01.2010

Dramaddict: Glee

Hello there, America. I know you love your television and I know you don't have time to read, you came on here to find out about something to watch on your TV and that is what you'll get here on my new feature: DRAMADDICT!Y...

Red Veron

7:00 PM on 10.15.2009

Dramataku: Majo Saiban

While we wait it out for those sexy-sounding new dramas that are coming this Winter, we need some older stuff to watch to keep us busy. Or at least, I know I do. I'm still playing catch up with the shows that I missed earlier...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 09.11.2009

Dramataku: Buzzer Beat

I noticed in the comments of our last Dramataku (on Nobuta wo Produce), a reader said "but this show came out years ago..." Quite right, it did, but considering most people have never seen these classic dramas, we h...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 08.12.2009

Dramataku: Nobuta wo Produce

Ah, the school drama. Whether you never tire of watching them or can't get far enough away from them, they usually elicit a strong reaction from drama fans either way. In Nobuta wo Produce, we meet three students who couldn't...

Colette Bennett

5:28 PM on 07.29.2009

Dramataku: Proposal Daisakusen Special

Last December, Edward wrote about Proposal Daisakusen, which is easily one of my favorite dramas. It followed the story of a man named Ken who, with the help of a fairy, gets a chance to travel back in time in ...

Tim Sheehy

5:00 PM on 07.08.2009

Dramataku: Nodame Cantabile

Since we've been talking a lot around these parts about Nodame Cantabile lately, I thought it was only fitting to address the live action version of the show on this week's Dramataku. If you've seen the anime or read the exce...

Colette Bennett

3:00 PM on 07.01.2009

Dramataku: Bambino!

Did you find that last week's Dramataku selection was too silly for your tastes? Fear not, this week we're back with something that's lighter on the romance and heavy on the cream sauce. I know what you're thinking: is that s...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 06.24.2009

Dramataku: Mei-Chan No Shitsuji

It's been a while since we've done a Dramataku, hasn't it? I'm pleased to be able to bring back the feature with a focus on Mei-Chan No Shitsuji, the drama that took home the award at the 60th Television Drama Academy Awards ...

Colette Bennett





3:00 PM on 12.09.2008

Dramataku: Proposal Daisakusen

Life is full of regrets. There will be times that you will ponder about the what ifs and if onlys -- choices that may have seemed insignificant in the past, but can affect everything in the present. Along this path of life w...

Red Veron