Please suggest me Okitsu's finest uke in BLCDs! And is there any Hatano Wataru x Okitsu Kazuyuki BLCD? Been looking everywhere
Thanks for this lovely ask, anon. I love it. :D
You’re going to get a list of all of the uke! Oki2 I have. All of it. Because there is no ‘finest’, every single uke of his is his best. This man is the best.
Kashikomarimashita, Destiny side：Butler, with Maeno Tomoaki
Kachou Fuugetsu, with Maeno Tomoaki
Ore to joushi no koi no hanashi, with Ono Yuuki
Toiki wa yasashiku shihaisuru, with Ono Yuuki
Leopard Hakusho 4, with Ono Yuuki
Kuchidzuke wa uso no aji, with Morikawa Toshiyuki
Datte Maou-sama wa kare ga kirai, with Morikawa Toshiyuki
Koe wa shite namida wa mienu nuregarasu, with Satou Takuya
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, with Satou Takuya & Takeuchi Ken
Yutori buka ni namerareteimasu, with Shirai Yusuke
Koisuru Intelligence 2, with Yasumoto Hiroki
Ai waji. Otsuki ai hajimemashita vol 3, with Takahashi Hidenori
Gosen no Heart 2, with Shingaki Tarusuke
Dounimo Nannai Soushi Souai, with Yusa Kouji
Danshi koukousei, hajimete no 3, with Takeuchi Ryouta
Nobody Knows, with Kawahara Yoshihisa
Oshioki Salesman Imawano Kyousuke, with Hirakawa Daisuke
Koi toha Bakade arukoto da, with Nobuyori Sagara
Seriously, I can’t just pick a few, because he’s so good in all of these *___*
As for a Waccha/Oki2 BLCD, there is still no BLCD with them as a couple. This is one of the Dream Couples I keep praying for every single day!!! This needs to happen! I don’t know how it hasn’t happened yet!
They’ve been in the same BLCDs before (Gosen no Heart, Kachou Fuugetsu, Nobody Knows, Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) but not as a couple :(
Why are so many films about filmmaking and films about writing so very bad? It boggles the mind, especially when they’re made by filmmakers and writers who ostensibly love their professions and should know how to make them seem interesting.
Their Finest is like a breath of fresh air to the genre. A film about filmmaking, screenwriting, romance, history and feminism, it is weighty enough to want to re-watch multiple times and light enough so that it is an absolute delight.
Set in 1940, Gemma Arterton plays Catrin Cole, a Welsh transplant to London. A secretary who has been promoted by circumstance to copy-writer (all the male copy-writers are off fighting in WWII) her talent is spotted by Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin), an acerbic screenwriter who recruits her to write dialogue for propaganda targeting women. Needing more money to support her starving artist husband, Catrin eventually lands an uncredited position writing “slop” (that would be the dehumanising term for dialogue for female characters) on one of the few British films in production by selling a team of men on a “true” story of twin sisters going to rescue soldiers in Dunkirk (take that Christopher Nolan!) And the more she writes the greater the respect for her talent grows.
All films about filmmaking and writing are some degree of self-referential and Their Finest is no different. Where it manages to succeed where so many other films fail is that the conversations about writing and structure, which could easily come off as didactic or heavy-handed, feel like real conversations between people who are deeply in love with their work. If you pay close enough attention the first time around you’ll see that while the characters themselves are writing an action-thriller, their conversations are carefully plotted themselves to foreshadow the plot of the film. It’s beautiful and it’s fun to watch, not only because every conversation about writing is well-written, but because there’s a completely different conversation happening through subtext each time. Every conversation about writing is really two people who deeply respect each other telling each other that they are falling in love.
I suspect that the true test as to whether people think this film is merely adequate or utterly charming is whether they buy the romance. I did. At one point in the film the screenwriters are given the note that the love-triangle they are writing in the film is too subtle which felt like a meta reference to the quiet slow-burning chemistry between Arterton and Clafin. Theirs is not a fiery, smouldering on-screen romance. Theirs is mutual respect and friendship quietly turning into love.
If there’s one other surprisingly sweet thing about the film it’s the way the film was made. It’s a film about a bygone era in which a woman was openly told she’d earn 2/3rd of what a man would and was grateful for it, in which her efforts at artistry were called slop and she toiled anonymously. The story of Catrin Cole is loosely based on real-life Welsh screenwriter Diana Morgan, based on a book by a woman (Lissa Evans), with a script from a woman (Gaby Chiappe), starring a woman (Gemma Arterton) and directed by a woman (Lone Scherfig). In the film within the film men may dominate, but it’s worth sticking around and watching the credits to see how many women worked behind the scenes to make Their Finest a reality.