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山田太郎物語 Yamada Tarou Monogatari (The Story of Tarou Yamada)

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Sooo... I just started watching this drama. A Japanese friend of mine suggested it to me, and it is AMAZINGLY hilarious. I love it because the two main characters are the Arashi group members Ninomiya Kazunari and Sakurai Sho. There are also some other familiar faces on set such as the old man who played the Yakuza boss in Gokusen, Ban's girlfriend from Bambi~no, Makino's friend Yuki's jerk boyfriend from Hana Yori Dango, and Yuki from Attention Please. It's a real treat to watch as the actors are talent, and the storyline is loveable and hilarious.
Here is a brief synopsis of the story for those who haven't watched it yet.
Tarou Yamada (played by Ninomiya Kazunari) is a extremely poverty stricken high school boy who enters an amazingly expensive high school on scholarships. Although he doesn't try to hide that fact that he's poor, he doesn't go around spouting his family history either... Therefore, all the girls in the school find him mysterious, thinking him a billionaire or even a prince. Eventually, Takuya Mimura (played by Sho Sakurai) the other high school "prince" who actually IS a rich guy, discovers Tarou's secret. The two of them, along with Takako Ikegami (a poor girl who is desperate to marry a rich guy) to produce a drama full of both sweetness and comedy.
A definate must watch, especially for Arashi fans!
For those who want to watch it, it's available at www.aznv.tv. However, I believe you need Winamp Media Player found at www.winamp.com. Enjoy!

another Arashi fan!

Nino in a maid costume, pretending to be a girl! Hilarious!

I am currently watching

I am currently watching Daisuki! It's different, that's for sure , but i can't stop watching it lol.

heres the drama wiki link: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Daisuki!! (needs to have both exclamation points in link)

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aoi tori

Hi Kisshu,

nice group
I've just been going overboard ordering drama's on ebay, so hopefully I'll be able to recommend some soon ^_^
I'm especially looking forward to Aoi Tori, with Toyokawa Etsushi, whom I like a lot.
One series that I like is
Kami wa Saikoro o Furanai~Kimi o Wasurenai~
神はサイコロを振らない~君を忘れない~
It's about a plane that got lost in a timehole and appears again 10 years later. With all the drama of friends and family meeting up when so many things have changed. I love this theme about playing with time and it's got some great actors in it.

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