Monday, August 15, 2011

IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ review

 IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~ is a drama starring Fukuda Saki as Hoshino Haru and Gouriki Ayame as Miwako. Haru belonged to the thousand of the IS or intersexual population.( Intersexual- a term referring to people who cannot clearly be classified as male or female, and who may biologically possess characteristics of both sexes) Her love for patisserie made her transfer to a school where in she is opted to wear a female's uniform despite her reasoning that she wore a boy's uniform in her past school. Registered as female she had no choice. She met Miwako the first time she step foot on her new school grounds. They clicked the first time and became friends. 

I adore the shear bravery of this drama. It touched an issue no writer dared to write and I find it very very admirable.  The idea of being in the between when it comes to gender identity because genetically they had no choice made me understand more what the people who are IS endure in life. It is a tough world to live in when its only standard is perfection. It regulates a world where media decides what to become. Fear is always a factor for stepping up to what you believe in especially when you can predict the outcome of our freedom of expression. 

This is the first time I saw a drama with Fukuda Saki, and from the looks of it I sense an award for portraying the role with conviction and consistency. Kudos also to the Hoshino family in the drama for accepting their child no matter what the gender their child might be. I'm on episode 4 right now and it keeps getting better and better by the minute. Amazing drama. Here are some clips of the drama c/o avanpiper the uploader of this vid on Youtube.

A total recommend!

Last Friends Review

                                                      "You are my friends, My Last Friends"

Hey there follower it's been awhile since I added a page. It's not recently that I have stumbled upon this drama called Last Friends...I was viewing Ueno Juri (which by the way belongs to my Top Actress/who I want to be list) on Youtube and this tiny thumbnail said Ruka and sosuke fight scene...I told myself gotta watch this...I did and I found this bi-atch awesome!

 I'm afraid I can't give this drama the justice it deserves through my review, but I'd like to give it kudos for it's courage and for showing what human drama really is.

This drama belongs to my all time best list.The story resided in a share house and its five boarders.  First is the main character (I find this doubtful, acting wise) Michiru, who suffers from a broken home and a happy-go-lucky mother. Trying to escape what once was her life, she lived with her boyfriend Sosuke knowing that this person was her refuge. The perfect Love story, right? -NO! Sosuke wasn't a prince but a thug in a prince's uniform who only treats women as if they are dogs you can name and pet whenever he wants. Second, is Ruka a professional "female" motorcrosser and Michiru's highschool bestfriend. I'm not going to spoil you guys with all the bits and pieces but I'll just give you the gist of it. Ruka is in love with Michiru but doesn't know how to tell her, instead she let's her actions speak for itself by taking care of her when Michiru escaped from the wrath of the "Sousuke Monster".Third, is my personal Favorite (besides Ruka) is Takeru, for me he is the perfect guy/boyfriend/husband/bestfriend/hero/knight-in-shining-armor/hair-dresser person. He has a past he can't share with his friends but somehow it did not affect his friendship skills. What I liked about him is his love (spoiler alert!) towards Ruka.
 The rest of the casts are Eri and Ogurin...this two love-hate couple aren't really sure how there relationship is going, Ogurin is married to his cheating wife and Eri is so frustrated on how Ogurin can't even handle his wife and his feelings towards Eri.

Ueno juri bagged the best supporting actress as Ruka and this drama made #1 on the ratings in Japan.
This drama will touch and break your heart. A drama that is unique and real at the same time. A total recommend.