yae no sakura

Niijima Jo : “ I am glad that you’re a scary wife, Yae-san. You scold me without any hesitation. I wanted a wife who walks beside me , not behind me. At times, who would guide me and walk in front of me…”

Niijima Yae : “ A wife that walks in front ? ”

Niijima Jo : “ Even Husband have troubles and make mistakes.. So when i’m wrong, I want you to scold me. ”

Niijima Yae : “ I will (smile wdiely) ”

Such a lesson for us to make a harmonious couple & family. I really love this laid-back yet future-minded conversation of them. Husband not always right, not always have right to do as he pleases. There, the role of a wife plays good to accompany and guide him to be able building a happy family ^_^

PS : i really love Yae no Sakura , the casts’ acts are so good! Odagiri Joe and Ayase Haruka do have well-build chemistry! and i love how Yae-san was so destined to be Jo’s woman.

anonymous asked:

im quite new to the jdrama stuff, can u recommend some series/movies to watch? thanks! :)

sure, anony ;)


Beginners Guide to Jdrama (per genre) :


Comedy → My Boss My Hero, Stand Up!!, Seigi no Mikata, Samurai High School

[ All Comedy Recs ]


Detective →  Border, Bitter Blood, Tokyo Dogs Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku

[ All Detective Recs ]


Historical → Tenno no Ryoriban, Nobunaga Concerto, Yae no Sakura

[ The Historical Recs ]


Life → 1 Litre of Tears, Kazoku Game, Flowers for Algernon

[ All Life Recs


Mystery → A million stars falling from the sky, Ryusei no Kizuna

[ All Mystery Recs ]


Romance  → Koizora, Pride, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

[ The Romance Recs ]


Romantic - Comedies → Hana Yori Dango, Hana Yori Dango 2, Hana Kimi, Nodame Cantabile. Kimi wa Petto, Rich Man Poor Woman, Last Cinderella, Buzzer Beat 

[ All Rom - Com Recs ]


School  → Nobuta wo Produce, Gokusen, Gokusen 2, GTO ‘98

[ The School Recs ]


Suspense → Bloody Monday, Bloody Monday 2, Ouroboros, Maou

[ The Suspense Recs


Notes :

  • I’d suggest to start with a rom - com and
  • if you ‘re used to Kdrama start with Rich Man Poor Woman or Last Cinderella

* the dramas from this list are generally recommended for everyone and not only for beginners * 


Beginners Guide to JMovies ( in alphabetical order ) :


  • Battle Royale  →  Action, Thriller
  • Crows Zero, Crows Zero 2  →  Action, Comedy
  • Dakishimetai  → Tragedy, Romance
  • Helter Skelter →  Life, Mature, Melodrama, Psychological
  • Heroine Shikkaku  →  Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
  • Hidamari no Kanojo  → Romance, Fantasy
  • I give my first love to you  →  Romance, Melodrama, Tragedy, School
  • Kyou Koi wo Hajimemasu  → Romance, School
  • Norwegian Wood → Drama, Life, Mature, Romance
  • Orange  → Drama, Friendship, School , Life, Romance
  • Ore, Ore  → Psychological, Suspense
  • Rurouni Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno, Rurouni Kenshin The Legend Ends → Action, Adventure, Martial Arts
  • Space Brothers  → Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Swing Girls  → Music, School, Comedy
  • Tajomaru → Action, Crime
  • Tengoku no Daisuke e → Drama, Tragedy, Life, Sports
  • The Liar and His Lover  → Drama, Friendship, Music, Romance 
  • The Seaside Motel  → Comedy, Crime, Mature

*I only include Live Action movies that are as good as their anime version* 

anonymous asked:

Would you agree that most japanese dramas or movies were in the best between 2002-2006? Thoughts?

For me the absolute golden dorama period was between 2002-2007. It was the period in which most of the legendary dramas aired: 

  • Gokusen (2002)
  • Kimi wa Petto (2003)
  • Stand Up!! (2003)
  • Pride (2004) 
  • Hana Yori Dango (2005)
  • 1 Litre of Tears (2005)
  • Nodame Cantabile (2006)
  • My Boss My Hero (2006)
  • Hana Yori Dango 2 (2007)
  • Hana Kimi (2007)

But I disagree with some ppl who say that the latest dramas are not as good as the old ones, when so many awesome dramas have aired since ‘07 : 

  • Bloody Monday (2008)
  • Koizora (2008)
  • Maou (2008)
  • One Pound Gospel (2008)
  • Ryusei no Kizuna (2008)
  • Last Friends (2008)
  • Seigi no Mikata (2008)
  • Buzzer Beat (2009)
  • Tokyo DOGS (2009)
  • Smile (2009)
  • Atashinchi no Danshi (2009)
  • Liar Game 2 (2009)
  • MR. BRAIN (2009)
  • Love Shuffle (2009)
  • Samurai High School (2009)
  • Mei-chan no Shitsuji (2009)
  • Bloody Monday 2 (2010)
  • Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (2010)
  • Q10 (2010)
  • Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (2010)
  • Zenkai Girl (2011)
  • Switch Girl!! (2011)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (2011)
  • Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de (2011)
  • Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)
  • Legal High (2012)
  • Switch Girl!! 2 (2012)
  • Lucky Seven (2012)
  • Tonbi (2013)
  • Last Cinderella (2013)
  • Kazoku Game (2013)
  • Legal High 2 (2013)
  • Yae no Sakura (2013)
  • Yamada kun to 7 nin no Majo (2013)
  • Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo (2013)
  • Summer Nude (2013)
  • Saikou no Rikon (2013)
  • Boku no Ita Jikan (2014)
  • Bitter Blood (2014)
  • Shitsuren Chocolatier (2014)
  • Nonunaga Concerto (2014)
  • HERO 2 (2014)
  • Ouroboros (2015)
  • Flowers for Algernon (2015)
  • Tenno no Ryoriban (2015)
  • Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku (2015)
  • Mondai no Aru Restaurant (2015)
  • Kounodori (2015)
  • 5 ji kara 9 ji made (2015)
  • Date (2015)
  • Mare (2015)
  • Minami-kun no Koibito (2015)
  • Gakkou no Kaidan (2015)
  • I’m Home (2015)
  • Kaito Yamaneko (2016) - ongoing
  • Never Let Me Go (2016) - ongoing
  • Higanbana (2016) - ongoing
  • Fragile (2016) - ongoing
  • Rinsho Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo no Suiri (2016) - ongoing
9

SHINSENGUMI ~ 新撰組 ~ 150th Anniversary 

Celebrating 150 years of the best known group of swordsmen in the world! The Shinsengumi as a whole has captured people’s imagination in a way that no other band of samurai has done. Above is just a sampling of the many works that have featured their story.* 

The Mibu Roushi Gumi were officially recognized by the Aizu-han on March 12th, Bunkyu Year 3 (April 29th 1863). For the next two weeks, I will be posting bits and bobs about the Shinsengumi - please join me in spreading the love, and send in submissions and questions and opinions! 


* From top left: NHK Taiga Drama “Shinsengumi!” - Shinsengumi in NHK Taiga Drama “Yae no Sakura” - Mibugishiden (When the Last Sword is Drawn" 

* Center: “Shinsengumi Hakuouki Kitan” - “Peacemaker Kurogane” - “Makoto no Kuni" 

* Bottom: "Kaze Hikaru” - “Rurouni Kenshin” - “Gintama”