Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Discuss Japanese movies and music.

Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby TS » Fri 05.25.2007 8:09 pm

Can you guys recommend any Japanese comedies? I think I would enjoy any sub-genre of comedy, so don't be squeemish. (This is my first post, but I'm not big on introductions). The only one that I have seen was Densha Otaku and I really liked it.

If they're available on NetFlix, that would be a big plus. I'm having trouble picking out which Japanese movies to watch. It seems like they have a lot of older flicks. Although I have enjoyed all of the old Kurosawa Samurai flicks that I have seen, I think I've seen enough of the genre for the time being. (And also, movies that take place in the past are apparently not good at all for listening practice to an American).

Thanks,

Tom
TS
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri 05.25.2007 2:40 pm

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby NocturnalOcean » Sat 05.26.2007 1:48 am

I would highly recommend Nodame Cantabile, it is a drama of 11 episodes, but still I enjoy the humor tremendously each time I watch it.
失敗は成功の元
NocturnalOcean
 
Posts: 688
Joined: Mon 03.12.2007 12:43 pm
Native language: Norwegian

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby SirFirestorm » Sat 05.26.2007 8:46 am

Nodame isn't really called a comedy but its really funny I love that series, much like densha otoko. <3

I'd recommend GTO or gokusen, they are really funny too.
User avatar
SirFirestorm
 
Posts: 200
Joined: Wed 02.14.2007 1:42 am

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby NocturnalOcean » Sat 05.26.2007 3:00 pm

Well it is all how you define comedy. If comedy is something that causes laughter. I would strongly argue that Nodame is a comedy, as I am constantly humored throughtout the entire show, though, the show also has it dramatic/sad points.
失敗は成功の元
NocturnalOcean
 
Posts: 688
Joined: Mon 03.12.2007 12:43 pm
Native language: Norwegian

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby katafei » Sun 05.27.2007 6:05 pm

At the moment I'm watching 'Antique'.
I'm only at episode 2 and it won't make you ROFL, so to speak, but even though I didn't really expect to like it, it turns out to be quite funny.
I'm a bit hesitant in choosing comedies at the moment, because I bought "New waters" which was supposed to be hilarious, but I thought it was a total bore.

O, and I really liked 'Fried Dragon Fish' as well...
It's a short movie, though, only about an hour, but worth every minute. (this doesn't sound like proper English?, but it's too late for me to rethink ^_^)
We are all but images of our time
User avatar
katafei
 
Posts: 1766
Joined: Sun 07.09.2006 9:56 am
Location: A'veen
Native language: Dutch; Female

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby Frumious Boojum » Sun 05.27.2007 7:23 pm

Some I've enjoyed:

Kamikaze Girls
Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san
Happiness of the Katakuris (well, horror comedy musical...)
Summer Time Machine Blues
Water Boys
Swing Girls
Frumious Boojum
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed 01.25.2006 11:23 pm

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby inuinu » Sun 05.27.2007 7:54 pm

アットホームダッド
ショムニ
ナースのお仕事

It's comedy touch drama about...hmm...giris power.

変な面白さがあるのは
トリック
トリック2

It's ridiculously funny.I think.
tasukeru kotoga dekiru nara
tasuketai to omou.
dakedo eigo ha nigate.
inuinu
 
Posts: 265
Joined: Fri 02.02.2007 1:57 pm

RE: Japanese Comedy Recommendations

Postby TS » Tue 05.29.2007 1:32 am

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll have to look these up in NetFlix.

Another comedy I absolutely loved was Full Metal Panic Fumoffu...I even liked the dubbed version, which is rare.

Thanks, TS
TS
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri 05.25.2007 2:40 pm


Return to Japanese Movies and Music

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest