My critiques on various East Asian drama and movies. =)
Can't Wait For The Wedding Of Shinnosuke Tomari And Kiriko Shijima!
During the time of Kamen Rider Drive's broadcast, I always thought that somehow both characters would get married. While I'm watching Kamen Rider Ghost, I'm seeing clips of both of them getting married and I am pretty much excited for that wedding to be shown.
So how will the Kamen Rider Drive and Kamen Rider Ghost crossover fare? I'll just have to wait and find out.
I was fascinated by this song several times. Here's the meaning of this sweet romantic song to those who want to understand it such as myself: 綠草蒼蒼 白霧茫茫 (lu cao cang cang, bai wu mang mang) Deep green grass, endless white fog 有位佳人 在水一方 (you wei jia ren, zai shui yi fang) A beautiful lady is on the other side of the water 綠草萋萋 白霧迷離 (lu cao qi qi, bai wu mi li) Green grass thinning out, white fog getting blurry 有位佳人 靠水而居 (you wei jia ren, kao shui er ju) A beautiful lady lives by the waterside. 我願逆流而上 依偎在她身旁 (wo yuan ni liu er shang, yi wei zai ta shen pang) I am willing to go against the current, cuddling next to her 無奈前有險灘 道路又遠又長 (wu nai qian you xian tan, dao lu you yuan you chang) Pity that there are rapid beaches, and paths far and long 我願順流而下 找尋她的方向 (wo yuan shun liu er xia, zhao xun ta de fang xiang) I am willing to go downstream to pursue her direction 卻見依稀仿佛 她在水的中央 (que jian yi xi fang fu, ta zai shui de zhong yang) As if vaguely seeing her stand in the middle of the water 我願逆流而上 與她輕言細語 (wo yuan ni…
After several shows from Kamen Rider Kuuga up to Kamen Rider Drive, I'm about to write my top ten favorite shows. Here they are from lowest to highest. This list may also surprise how much my opinion has changed in some way. It's time to move on from my personal top ten pics.
10.) Kamen Rider Faiz
It may be surprising to why this made it to this list. But I still give it a low number. Sometimes, I feel like I'm better off watching Power Rangers Time Force than Kamen Rider Faiz. This was known to be Toshiki Inoue's darkest work. So darker and edgier it was that this work really works itself to becoming more depressing than interesting. Sure Timeranger was a darker and edgier series but it didn't feel as bad as this one. The plot of the human vs. Orphnoch war was an interesting attempt to do X-Men's plot into Kamen Rider. It's better in the darker and edgier but sometimes, lighter and softer can be done better. That's why I'd watch Time Force over thi…
After updating my celebrities blog, I thought I'd give this blog another entry. I know it's been quite vacant for some time but I'll give another reaction. It's no secret that I prefer new school Kamen Rider over the Showa era so I can say I'm excited for what Kamen Rider Build will bring. I'll put the descriptions from Tokusatsu News Network in italics while I present my views on the main cast of characters.
Atsuhiko Inukai as Sento Kiryu/Kamen Rider Build the main protagonist
The protagonist, a genius physicist with phenomenal mental and physical abilities. Sento is taken in by the owner of the café “nascita” after collapsing in front of him and losing his memories. He now lives in a secret base within the café’s basement. He transforms into Kamen Rider Build using the Build Driver and Full Bottles to protect the people of Touto but neither the government nor the police know Build’s identity. On recommendation of nascita’s owner, Build joins the Touto Institut…
It's stupid to think that anything gets better or worse every year. Kamen Rider has its ups and downs like every franchise. Considering I've basically watched Kuuga, Agito, Ryuki, Faiz, Blade, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O, Kiva, Decade, W, OOO, Fourze, Wizard, Gaim, Drive and I'm currently watching Ghost... I'd like to give my thoughts on the Heisei era Kamen Riders. I'd divide the discussion with some set eras to avoid straining the readers.
Part 1 - From Kamen Rider Kuuga to Kamen Rider Decade
The whole start was pretty good with Kamen Rider Kuuga. If you recall, Kamen Rider Black RX became the last Showa Era Kamen Rider. It wasn't popular enough to spawn another series after it. Then we had a couple of Kamen Rider movies but no Kamen Rider series until two years after the death of Shotaro Ishinomori. Naruhisa Arakawa entered big time in his first job as the head writer for any of Toei's Tokusatsu series. The show introduced a new formula where the villains were…
Although Meteor Garden was based on a Japanese anime "Hana Yori Dango" and it was adapted in Chinese, however the show has been somewhat too easy to adapt to the Filipino culture.
For starters, let's take a look at the heroine Shan Tsai and her family. Her parents are spendthrift wastrels. They spend money like it's always there even when it isn't. To make matters worse, they are quite poor. So the father has been in the same company for 20 years and he never got promoted because he's always late for work. The mother is materialistic even if she doesn't have money. Plus, the fact that they sent Shan Tsai to an expensive school proved they were living the Cinderella mentality, hoping that Shan Tsai would get married to a rich man. Shan Tsai may model the OFW or the practical Filipino lady who saves money, is generous and doesn't believe in materialism.
Let's talk about her friends. Her best friend Xiao You would be the typical daydreaming Filipino …