Jdorama: Amachan

Jejejeje!! haha Dito pala nakuha ang expression na yun! I mean, hanggang ngayon tuwing naririnig ko yun opening theme niya, natutuwa ako. I admit, I got addicted to this. I mean.. Well, noong bata ako siyempre TV lang naman ang kaadikan at kung malas malas, telenovela sinunod ko even spanish ones, Marimar perhaps.
Korean came, well, Irene and Temptation of Wife which it has the same lead star, na kakagulat, may show siya ngayon sa umaga at same timeslot. Parang TV show lang siya lagi. But di ko naaddict to those Korean dramas except Endless Love one. Japanese came these days/months, well, hanggang shows lang naman ako and eiga. I have no idea about Asadora.. Until this show pops up sa drama sites.

After some 5 episodes, ayun na, just this last Saturday, I finished 156! Yosh! hahaha In Japan, rarely talaga like Korean or other countries soap opera. Ang mahaba lang siguro sa kanila, variety shows, comedy shows, then detective series na Aibou ata name, 13th season na kasi which I have no idea at iba pa. Ah NHK lang ang kaya to produce 2 long TV shows, I mean pantapat sa soap opera pero parang di competitor. Taiga which is about old times ng Japan and samurai period or Edo time. Asadora is about a heroine, mostly female lead na may goal sa buhay tapos it evolves na dun, trials, problems, failures and always ending up sometimes happy and fun. May iba nabasa ko, sad ending pero happy lahat, for short namatay yun iba. Yun iba, parang simple lang. Anyway, thanks to drama wiki for that and wikipedia.

Ok, enough for that short intro. First time ako gagawa ng review about Jdorama, so please just have fun reading it or if not, thanks for reading it. I added this kasi, just a new stuff to write on. Anyway..
For the simple intro, ah Aki and her mom Haruko went back sa kanilang hometown na Kitasanriku kasi may nagbalita na nagkasakit si lolang Natsu.. Pero pagbalik nila, at nakita nila na si Natsu eh wala naman sakit at nakakadive pa sa tubig, parang nagtaka sila bakit sila pinapunta dun.. That’s how the story goes and a lot things happened, let’s say Aki did a lot of things she wanted to. Pero very happy ending!

Of course, some faults of the series.. Pero minor lang, sana naimprove nila. First, sorry sa spoilers ah Yui, yun best ni Aki na despite pinakita na natrain siya mag dive, (Amachan title kasi Ama is a woman diver in north ish Japan), wala naman scene na pinakita nagswim siya or kahit nagsama sila ni Aki magdive. Naisip ko, budget and time contraints. hehehe Another one, eto sana talagang pinahaba nila, yun time na sana pinahaba sikat si Aki  sa tokyo. Yun Idol arc kung baga. Ang galing kasi naisip nila kung paano siya sumikat mag isa after matanggal sa Idol group. Sayang, sana pinahaba nila yun arc na yun. Kaso after siya magshoot ng film well, nagearthquake, uwi agad sa province. Kaasar. hehe Pero siguro nga hahaba pa sa 156 episodes ang siste.
Yun lang naman. Pero ano ba. Hahaha I’m telling yun, simple lang, for the past weeks like in my past post, I just want to have a happy time or moment. Fun perhaps.. Eh, yun lang, napasobra ako sa addict. Natapos ko yun series in a week. So yun lang iiwasan niyo. hehe Pero I recommend this series. If you can watch just one episode a day, ok lang I mean 15 mins lang naman isa. That’s how great this series is.

First is yun devolpment ng story. Lalo na yun characters, that’s why unlike Massan (another asadora well, search niyo na lang) na kahit ilang episodes mo namiss, parang kaunti lang nagbago. This one, skip mo 5 episodes, parang nagiba na agad yun characters for a while. Whether it’s sad or fun, eh talagang panoorin mo every episode on top pa yun development ng story. In 156 episodes, siguro pwede mo lang mamiss, naisip ko mga 10 episodes lang. Hehe I don’t know, that’s what I felt. Pero galing nung nagsulat. At siyempre, the director na kahit 15 mins per episode eh di bigay lahat in every episode.

Another, the story itself, I know it’s simple pero dahil sa development ng story eh nagiging complex at simple ulit in sometime. Parang maraming climax sa story kasi dami kasing gusto gawin ni Aki. hahaha Pero may nareach naman kahit papano sila. So, nakakatuwa lang everytime na may mangyayari. At dun sa sad parts, talagang almost tearjerky. Not only made sense but a great story.
Isa pa, informative! I mean, educational ito lalo na sa kin na kala ko Ama eh talagang hubad lahat. hahaha I mean, I saw that in the old times na topless sila pero dahil sa well, indecent yun, eh now ganun sila nakadamit na saka grabe yun effort nila magdive. Kala ko pag pumunta ako dun, may ganun pa topless! hahaha Geez, kaya siguro yun mga mangingisda sa tin, kaya yun. No match.
hahaha Sa lalaki mas malakas sa atin saka tignan mo naman, mangingisda eh parang di mahirap tignan sa kanila unlike here. Di ko alam sa babae sa tin kung kaya magdive pero pinoy naman tayo, kahit ano kaya. hehe Saka parang sarap magsummer dun sa Kitasanriku, although no beach, pero makita mo lang yun blue sea, ok na. Clear and dark blue sea. Saka yun Idol arc, grabe talaga yun training, yun scam este yun  marketing ng Idol/entertainment industry, cutthroat and tight

competition. Geez, sa tingin ko, kaunti artista lang dito magsurvive pag nag idol sila sa Japan. Dito medyo petiks,pacute, kaunting acting ang artista na tin, sa Japan, grabe, bawat galaw at kaunti mali mo lang, wala na. hehe Saka overwork. Yun nga lang, kahit dito makakapahinga ang artista tapos balik ok lang. Dun, medyo di pwede ganun. Kahit may talent, kailangan tuloy tuloy ang work. Ganun informative, kahit di accurate at least may idea.  Marami pang facts ang mapupulot dito. Saka iba na naman dialect dito, grabe, hirap na nga ng nihonggo, tapos may iba pa pala silang dialect.

Another one eh yun fun vibe ng Asadora nito, many will agree na kahit may malungkot na arc at drama dun eh masaya pa din every episode. Kala ko nga simple problems lang yun dadaan ng mga characters, aba matindi pala, nasama pa yun great earthquake. Geez, scary.. But anyway, they still made it happy kahit ganun. Laging looking forward sa next episode.

Ah, ang galing yun naisip nilang pasok ng 80’s vibe sa story. It’s a long explanation pero yun nakakatawa na 80’s sounds nila, may new wave din pala sila saka idol nung 80’s. Grabe, mas mahirap pa pala nun. Saka yun mga scenes na 80’s narecreate nila ng polido hanggang damit and hairstyle. hahaha Basta another plus yun. Interesting ang OST niya, that’s for sure!

Lastly, of course ang importante sa lahat! Cast ng actors/actresses. Grabe si Nounen Rena, despite she looks 14 or 15 now or that time, pero noong nakita ko yun Hot Road, bata talaga yun dating niya. May kapalit na sila Hirosue Ryoko. hehe She’s 21 anyway but still looks that. Siyempre, di siya ang type ko, Hashimoto Ai! hahaha Sa series, despite siya yun mukhang mature pero it’s a fact na mas bata siya kay Nounen. Ang gulo but both of them, cheating their age due to those very youthful and cute looks! Hay.. Kawaii.. Of course, buong cast, buenas na naman ni Fukushi Sota I mean, start pala ng very lucky streak na napares siya sa mga leading lady. Sarap bugbugin ng lalaking yan. Di ako bitter. hehe Hashimoto Ai, is still my choice! Confessions pa lang, akalain mo sisikat siya ng ganun. Ayos!!

From Koizumi Kyoko na suprisingly former Idol pala siya na sana ginamit naman yun music niya. hehe Then other cast members with some cameos, kahit si Natsu na grabe, malakas talaga even yun mga characters na Ama na lumalangoy pa talaga kahit tanders na! Grabe, hirap nun kaya! Every actor is fit sa character nila, even yun mga otaku. hehe Kahit yun mga kontrabida eh swak sa actor/actress dun. Suprisingly, Matsuoka Mayu! Nakakatawa yun role niya, galit at matapang na cute Idol! hahaha Pero pwede siya mag idol ha kasi may dance moves at pag ganun dating niya pwede siya pang AKB or HKT whatever girl group. hehe

I haven’t seen yun ibang Asadora pero nakita ko na yun iba, definitely better ito kaysa sa Massan or Carnation. Or iba, I don’t have time to spend watching or even where to watch the other 90 asadora series pero definitely the best na Asadora na to. Kung may kokontra, give your suggestions kahit yun luma, sige! hahaha Because of this series, that week for me, kahit malungkot, napasaya ako. Kahit tapos na siya, it really put a smile saka lessons na din. A good glimpse na din how the typical Japanese life works. Kahit di accurate, pero yun setting sa countryside na love hate relationship nila at iba pa, parang gusto ko di lang Tokyo puntahan ko, parang dun din sa Sogedahama din. hahaha Specific right. I just love this, better yet, keep a copy for keeps!!!!

I need NHK world premium para sa Mare and other drama series nila. Kahit wag na yun Taiga. hahaha Parang boring kasi at 50 episodes of talking? Oh please. hehe Next one, hmmmm Mare or Carnation, Gochisousan. Pahinga muna, mashado kumain ng oras ko yun series. Well spent. Iwas lang maaddik sa next one. hehe

Kaya Ate, eto ang Amachan. =)

Intro music na!

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