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SMAP is lame on purpose. That's what make them funny.
I think Japan could recruit people of japanese descendant willing to live in the country, providing them with good conditions to find a job, learning the language and stuff. Fast way to repopulating the country with people who have, tecnically, japanese genes.
I know this already happens in a different scale, but they could promote it better and offer jobs to people who are not either desperate to work 23 hours and a half building eletronics or super students who speak 3 languages right after they graduate from college.
For a little more than one year, I can't watch anime anymore and am watching only dramas. Real people carry a part of their charisma and personality over their roles, so if you know the actor/actress, you will care more about their characters immediately, which doesn't happen with animated characters.
Of course, I will never expect a Gurren Lagann live action, but besides action, I would rather watch most of genres of anime and manga in live action form.
I wish cats were indifferent to people. My cats are aways jumping on my lap, begging for attention even when I'm busy. But they keep company and every now and then they make something funny, like... no, I never had any of my cats go inside a bowl, but cats are awesome for stuff like this.
Thanks for the clarification!
To say the truth, I'm not keeping up to date with Hirano's news, so I thought she was complaining too. Anyway, Sawajiri acted all bitchy with the media, made all those statements and then came back to a major label like nothing happened. I'm sure she was capable of putting some money together while she was at the top of her career, she could do something else other than acting or even anything unrelated to the show business, this if she thinks the actress path is so hard to her.
If she is coming back just for the money, then her career will be incredibly short and dull, or she will lead a horrible life. Anyway, it's a shame, because she made some of the saddest (in a good way) dramas I ever watched.
As soon as the hands appeared in the mirror, I would had a heart attack.
I don't know how the show business works in Japan or anywhere for that matter, but I think both Sawajiri Erika and Hirano Aya are overreacting. ("acting", did you get it? Yeah, that sucked...)
If the industry was so bad, if actors were so "abused", I believe powerful, influential actors would react to that. And if show business is so horrible, why does Sawajiri Erika return to a major label like Avex once again? She could do something else for a living, try an international career or whatever, if it's so unbearable.
Wait, I totally forgot about Kaiji's second season! Finally, there's something in my tastes to watch in the realm of anime!
I just hope there'll be a second movie too. Or a live action drama.
I don't know if this makes sense, but to me, the cloudy sky gave the video a realistic feel, it's like those people were genuinely happy. Like they were there, and someone just happened to film it. It's different from those sunny commercials with perfect families and such, as I see in my local TV.
The original series had the best soundtrack ever, it will be almost impossible to keep up to that. The OST is amazing, and you can't top the stellar group of bands and artists who made the openings/ending themes. Especially since SIAM SHADE and Judy and Mary were disbanded.
People still ask me stupid question like why I want to live in Japan.
They may not be the best people in the world, and surely Japan has its fair share of assholes, but stories like this one make me believe in japanese people.
Are korean dramas easier to license or they are just more popular?
Anyway, it seems like a good deal, but with internet, we have access to tons of these stuff, even if illegally. Let's see if this works for them.
I didn't watch the anime, but I will watch the live action. I'm weird, as I tend to think the live action versions of animes and mangas are the better ones.
Well, to be fair, only when they are made in Japan and don't involve people fighting with magic coming out of their asses.
I was writting my comment saying I didn't know to who Hollywood was targeting this movie, but now I know. The target is the general audience, people who don't know the original Akira, so they don't care about actors not being asians nor the story doesn't being in Tokyo. They don't care about the original Akira, so does not Hollywood. Hollywood just want to make a big 3D action movie to earn money, they didn't have an original script, so they got a random foreign movie to copy, put some 3D effects and sell.
So, yeah, Hollywood's "Akira" has nothing to do with the original. Just ignore this pile of garbage and watch the original, and your childhood is preserved.
He's willing to help, that's all I heard. And his business is legal, he is not a crminal or something. He is not hurting anybody either. I can't see any harm. Props to him.
As to marijuana itself, to each its own. I don't want it, but I don't mind people who use it.
They will make a j-drama about this, I'm sure.
And I'm sure it will be nowhere near as epic as the real events.
This man wins at life.
I do know yakuza is evil, they kill people and stuff, but I keep hearing (or reading) a lot of good things coming from them. Even knowing they are a bunch of criminals, I just can't hate them like I hate the average criminal, especially if even them are helping to keep Japan a better country.
Sorry, I don't have anything to add. I just clicked because of the pretty gurlz.
I is out.
I thonk romances are overdone. There's simply A LOT of them. They should do something like Yakitate! Japan.
@CyrusTheBlue: say what you want, I care way more about Japan than my own country. I do have family in Japan, but I'm more concerned about the country itself. It's easier to help Japan get back to normal than to help the complete mess in which I live in, and no, I don't live in the US.
Am I a bad person? Yes, I know I am, but I would rather help those who I like than people I don't care about.