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I am building a new home which is practically the same as this one although I am trying to make it better than this, hopefully. I will still continue writing for this one…hahaha…I know I have not written any lately…too many distractions!

However, my new home is at http://asiandramaaddict.com or you just simply click here.

It may be down sometimes because I am still trying to organize and fix things. The whole COFFEE PRINCE recaps are already there and I am on the process of trasnferring HANA KIMI. I am painstakingly transferring the posts manually for God knows why… it will take too many hours for me to tell you all about it anyway you are all invited to go over there…I hope I can fix it before the month ends…

See yah!

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Horikita Maki, the pretty talented actress who disguised as a boy in one of Japan’s most successful TV teen drama, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e is learning the english language because she is to start filming a new movie called “Lost Memory” to be directed by international director Hans Canosa.

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Her speaking lines will be a combination of Japanese and English as it will also be released in the United States. Maki’s character will be a high school student who lost four years of her memory due to an accident and she is studying in an international school in Japan.

Horikita is pretty excited about the film which is to start filming very soon.

Photo Credit: JapanNews

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After watching Horikita Maki in Hana Kimi I tried looking for her previous work with english subtitles but I had a hard time finding a complete series subbed up to the final episode. Fortunately, my sis were able to get hold of this series she made back in 2006 called Teppan Shoujo Akane also known as Teppan Girl.

I am still holding my judgment since I am still in Episode 2. Although, it involves cooking so I am quite partial to it already.

Anyway, here’s the background info about it after googling it from the net.

Kagura Akane (Horikita Maki) is the only daughter of a family who runs a teppanyaki place in downtown Tokyo. Akane had always been proud of her father Tetsuma, who was called the “No.1 teppanyaki chef in Japan.” Growing up in such an environment, she naturally acquired “teppanyaki skills.” However, when her mother died of illness, her father lost his energy to work and disappeared. Since then, Akane has managed and protected the restaurant all by herself. One day, out of the blue, she is visited by Erena (Katase Nana), the rich daughter of a major food company, who orders Akane to move out at once because her father had borrowed money against his restaurant. Though feeling disappointed, Akane makes up her mind to close the store. But when her father’s friend, Kurogane (Jinnai Takanori), shows her “Ittetsu,” a grilling plate that Akane’s father cherished, it reignites her passion towards teppanyaki.

In order to protect the restaurant, she embarks on a journey with Shinta (Tsukamoto Takashi) to search for her father, but wherever she goes, she ends up getting involved in culinary battles. “–TBS”  (source: wikipedia)

It has 9 episodes and was aired in October of 2006 up to December of the same year over at TBS in Japan.

 

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Satorare

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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 2002-Jul-04 to 2002-Sept-12
Air time: Thursday 21:00
Theme song: Aitai Kimochi by GLAY

SYNOPSIS: 

Satorare are people whose feelings are so transparent to the people  surrounding them within a certain distance. Other people can hear what the satorare are thinking, it is as if they have spoken them aloud.

A young, good-hearted doctor Kenichi (Joe) suffers from this rare syndrome and their well-being come under special government protection. Each satorare must not know that they are suffering from such kind of state. They are placed in an environment where everyone pretends not to hear their thoughts.

As all the young doctor’s thoughts/feelings are always heard by hospital colleagues, this creates much inconvenience to them and they try to drive him away. In steps a beautiful female doctor (Mayu) who tries to shield him from the cruel reality of his uniqueness.

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