Kingyo Club ~my new joy~

Okay so I’ll admit I’ve been a little bored lately without my weekly Teen Wolf fix (haha), but now I’ve found some new dramas to watch ^o^ One of them is the ultra cute and romantic drama series Kingyo Club :3 I discovered this series on Tokyohive (my new best friend) because they had posted an update of the ratings on current series airing in Japan. A screen cap of the beautiful Kariya Yuiko (刈谷友衣子) caught my attention and I found myself looking this actress up as I hadn’t heard about her before. I clicked on her drama Kingyo Club and decided to give it a chance. I’m glad I did! ^O^ ☆彡

It’s a really sweet story about a first year student (Harukawa Koto) who gets bullied every day, because of her alcoholic mother who goes out with men for money and a third year student (Hiiragi Haru) who used to play basketball, but now spend his days idly after a misunderstanding about his friend’s girlfriend and him caught at a bad time.
However, one day Haru sees Koto being bullied by some girls from her class and decides to stop them. Koto is grateful, but the bullying continues. One day, Haru sees Koto on the school roof looking like she’s about to kill herself and panics. Luckily, Koto wasn’t thinking of that and as an apology for his mistake, Haru takes Koto out for a treat. On their way home, they stop at a goldfish stand and catch two goldfish. For a lack of anything better to do, they decide to start a goldfish club just for the two of them in an unused building behind the school. But as love begins to bloom between them, the bullying just escalates…

I started watching this drama without any subtitles, as it’s not based on a manga, but a mobile novel by Tsubaki Hana, not very many people know about it. But fortunately someone recently started translating the two first episodes (out of currently five) so I was able to understand better what was going on ^^; Thank you! I really like this drama and I love the actors (whom I’ve never seen before) who I think are doing a great job. Especially Irie Jingi, who plays Haru, gives a very believable performance as the lost youth, who doesn’t know what  to do with his life. The soundtrack is also surprisingly good; composed by Uchiike Hidekazu, a relatively unknown composer, he does a great job at giving the series the right mood of happy and sad and just that wonderful feel of romance in the air ♥  I can’t wait to listen to that soundtrack, who sadly isn’t out before the 31st of this month :( Buhuu~ But I’m sure it’s going to be great! I’m also in love with the theme song Kimi Dake  wa Hanasanai performed by Supernova (aka Choshinsei) a really lovely romance ballad song, who I find just perfect for this drama ^^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another cool thing about this drama series is that as the episodes only last 2o minutes, a live segment runs afterwards with a host and a guest, who either answer to questions send in by the viewers or do polls to find out what people think of miscellaneous stuff about the drama. I think that’s a really good idea and fits well with our time, where nearly the most important thing is to get your thoughts and opinions heard as often and much as possible xD (Haha). So that’s also fun to watch ^o^ Supernova were also guests in one of the episodes and made a live performance of the theme song ;) That was quite hilarious to hear their thoughts on the shows and the comments. I hope that maybe Jingi or Yuiko will get to be the guests of the show too in one of the episodes to come ^-^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I find Haru’s and Koto’s relationship really adorable, as Haru really shouldn’t have anything to do with Koto as her senpai and a stranger too, but nonetheless he choose to help her. That’s just so sweet x3 And then there’s also the age difference :O It’s kinda rare to watch a drama where the lead character falls for a person that’s younger than himself. Isn’t it? Or is it just me who haven’t watched enough dramas? ^^; (Haha, I feel like I’ve watched quite many though…) And because this is a romance drama, of course that includes a triangle: Hiiragi Haru > Harukawa Koto < Motoi Takaya.

Motoi Takaya

I really dislike that guy Motoi from Koto’s class. He really doesn’t seem to care for Koto’s feelings at all. He’s never there to help her when she’s in trouble, but always come afterwards, when it’s too late. And then he just says things like: “You shouldn’t let them bother you”. Well, bro, it’s a little bit hard to do, when they trash her shoes in the trash bin, scribble over her books with death threats and pour both milk and paint on her clothes – jeez, that’s really something you just ignore!  –  Moron c_c And then he also goes spreading evil rumors about Haru, to make Koto dislike him (,,#゚Д゚) Shame on you Motoi! xD Haru is much more a man than you are!  (^▽^) (Okay I’ll stop my ditching now xD lol).

 

Apart from Kingyo Club, I’m also watching Ouran High School Host Club and IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ ^^Ouran is really crazy and funny, while IS is a very moving and quite thought-provoking. (If you want to read more about IS, my sister made a blog post about that drama) All three dramas are really good in their own way. Ouran I watch to laugh, Kingyo Club I watch to kya~ and IS I watch to think over life (^_~) It’s great with some variation ;P I like Kingyo Club so much I’m going to make a music video about Haru and Koto’s relationship. Will be posting it on my blog as soon as it’s ready, so look forward to that! ^o~ Well, that’s all for now, see you soon ^-^

Isn’t Kariya Yuiko just the cutest little thing you have seen for a long time? x3
She’s incredibly adorable ♥♥♥

Negi-sensei wa kawaii desu~! ;D

Kashiwa Yukina as Negi Springfield

I’m currently watching the Negima Live Action series (without subs!) as I’ve been really into Negima lately :) I’ve also started reading my Negima mangas for the second time and actually bought three new volumes (vol. 13-15). It’s been quite some time since my first episode of Negima fandom (Was it in ’06 or ’07? xD).  But I’m glad to get my fandom back and I’m also finally watching the whole anime (both the 1st and 2nd version).  So as you can hear I’m really into this series at the moment ^_^

Miyuu is so cute as Nodoka x3

I don’t know why, but I really, really like the Negima Live Action series! Even though the budget sucks and the acting is pretty bad, I just find the show really entertaining xD And actually I don’t mind that a girl plays Negi either, as I think the girl playing Negi (Kashiwa Yukina) is ultra cute! <3 and to my surprise, I found out that Yukina and Miyuu (the girl playing Nodoka) are ex-Momoiro Clover members!! :O Really shocking – lol xD

Currently, I’ve come to episode 16 of the Negima Live Action and so far I’ve liked all the episodes, except for episode 15… (I really didn’t understand why they dedicated a whole episode to some kind of bald wrestler O.o even though I liked the crazy race between Asuna and the wrestler, lol)

The actors I like the best are probably the ones for Asuna, Negi, Setsuna, Evangeline, Kazumi, Kaede and the Narutaki twins (^ o^)<3  Even though Wakatsuki Sara (Asuna) is a little older than the other actors (she was 18) I think she was the perfect choice for Asuna. That girl really kicks ass~! ;D I also really like the actor for Evangeline, she’s short, she has the cutest voice and she really know how to make those evil smiles<3

I don’t want to forget to mention that I really like the opening and ending themes too :P Especially “Tsuyuku Naare!” (such an epic song!) xD I’ve also listened to the live action character album (thanks to Takeru’s awesome blog :D) But am a little sad, Negi didn’t get a song though… :(

My favorite songs on the album are “Never Ever”, “Kitto Dokitto”, “Be Yourself”, “Starry” and “Tomodatchi Note#” ^_^ <3

Here’s some pictures from the series ^^

So far, the episodes I liked the best are as follows:

Episode 4: Konoka and Setsuna

(Koi-Suru-Otome/コイ·スル·オトメ)

I love this pairing! xD

 

Episode 7: The Walking Club!

(San-Po-Tekuteku/サン·ポ·テクテク)

This trio is always nice <3 ~nin nin~ ^v^

 

Episode 8: Nodoka<3

(Suki-Kiss-Dokidoki/スキ·キス·ドキドキ)

Intense drama in this episode >#<

 

Episode 9: YES! Baka Rangers!

(Ba-Ka-Ranger/バ·カ·レンジャー)

An epic episode deserves a gif picture ;D

 

Episode 10: A secret date?! xD

(Himitsu-No-Date/ヒミツ·ノ·デート)

LOL - This scene was totally hilarious!!

 

Episode 12: Evangeline-san ~yay!

(Eva-Is-Lady/エヴァ·イズ·レディ)

Yukina (Negi) and Sakina (Eva) are adorable don't you think? ^^ <3<3<3

I still got 10 episodes left to watch, I look forward to what else is included of the Negima storyline :D Apparently episode 16 is about Chachamaru – yay! ^o^ I think I will watch the making of episodes after I’m through the live action series, as I would like to see more interactions between the actors ^o^

Now to something else :)

My Negima fandom all started again by me finding these adorable Negima figumates to an annual anime/manga convention held in my country.

Sakurazaki Setsuna

Sasaki Makie

Ayase Yue

Negi Springfield

Miyazaki Nodoka
Miyazaki Nodoka

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are cute right? ^^ I like that you can take them apart and change their clothes or hair. So cool! But they are pretty expensive xD

Recently I also bought some figumates on eBay.

I like to put my figures into a little “doll house” I got for Christmas. It’s hand-painted by my big sister!

 

I just love my Yue figumate ^o~   so cute<3

Setsuna is cool in her shinmei styled clothes ;D

And now I’m only waiting for these two babies to arrive:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope they arrive soon! x3

Seigi no Mikata ~Ally of Justice~

I've just watched the drama "Seigi no Mikata" and I really enjoyed it! XD The story was really funny and the characters great! Youko (Shida Mirai) was the whole time toyed around by her big sister, it gave a funny rush to the story :D Besides, one of my favorite guys played the heroines love interest!<3 Hongo Kanata desu ^O^ He's so so hot! wiii~ X3

The big sister Makiko blew me away with her evil glare and strong performance >O< All the time I felt sorry for her husband Naoki XD haha  And then there was the wife and mother-in-law war going on, totally hilarious ^ . ^

I would had liked to see more of the relationship between Youko and Riku, but I enjoyed the scenes I got :D Especially Riku calling Youko "Yo! Kumako" – so sweet<3 XD I don't know what to think about the ending, maybe a little disappointing? I felt like I missed another final episode to end it properly… But maybe that's just me? :<

  This was one of my favorite scenes through the drama XD ~kya!

Youko was so funny doing this act! XD

The cinema trip, heh ^^

It was cute when they cooked together<3

Youko's friends always spied on Youko's and Riku's conversations ^O^

His smile just melts me away… Sigh

Here's some other great pictures from the series ^^

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Next I wanna watch Tantei Gakuen Q – a detective series with Shida Mirai (love her name by the way! Mirai means

 'future' in Japanese XD) I'm loking forward to it ^^

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