Monday, 17 October 2016

Series Review: Hapi Mari

Title: はぴまり~ Happy Marriage~ (Hapi Mari / Happy Marriage?!)
Year of release: 2016 
Number of episodes: 12
Country of origin: Japan

Today's review goes to a Japanese drama called Hapi Mari, which is actually an adaptation from a manga.
The story goes along the line of a woman that has debt due to her father's addiction to gambling. She meets a rich man that asks her in a contract marriage. Is the marriage going to work? will they actually fall in love? And so on.
Though this story is predictable, it still is a nice and fun drama to watch. It isn't as innocent as the high school shoujo type of story, but it's not indecent or anything of the sort... I mean, we are talking about adults in adult world. Still it's very fairytale like.
I don't know how similar it is with the original work, but the acting was all fine, there weren't any camera issues and honestly I didn't realise any major mistake. Everything was well done.
I do recommend this for people who like a romantic story that involves the struggle of the rich man's family with the poor girl who happened to marry him.
That was short but it's all I've got to say, so until next post!
Mata ne

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Movie Review: Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai

Title: 黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない (Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai / I'm Not Just Going to Do What Kurosaki kun Says)
Year of release: 2015/2016
Country of origin: Japan

This one is a little mix. In 2015, they released two episodes of this story and then this year they released a movie that concludes Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai. Well, it's pretty much like watching two movies.
It is about a girl that moves into the school dorm because her parents moved to another country. At the dorm, there is a kind boy that she see's him as an angel and there is a mean boy that always picks on her that she says is the devil. Both boys are best friends but who will she fall inlove with?
One more romance story. I think I need to take a break on the romantic stories. Anyways, the plot is extremely predictable and it is kind of sad to watch her like the guy you didn't want her to fall for. Besides that, it's a nice story about high school love triangle.
Though the acting wasn't one hundred percent on point, it wasn't bad. Everything else was fine and I did enjoy watching it.
I do recommend this for the shoujo lovers out there. It is a good time killer.
Well, this is all so until next time!
Ja ne

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Movie Review: Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Title: オオカミ少女と黒王子 (Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji / Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
Year of release: 2016
Runtime: 116 min.
Country of origin: Japan

I watched Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji because I had seen the anime already and I wanted to see how the movie turned out. To my surprise the movie has quite a bit of difference when comparing to the anime. I don't know which version is closest to the manga, but each gives off a different vibe due to the changes in plot and in characters.
Anywho, this story comes from a manga that was adapted... well, you know how it goes. The girl pretends to have a boyfriend just so she can fit in with her friends that all have boyfriends. As the girls find it suspicious, she takes a photo of a random guy to say that he is her boyfriend. Unfortunately, she didn't realise that he was from the same school, which makes her ask him to pretend to be his boyfriend but he has a condition, she has to obey him like a dog.
It's pretty clear this is a romantic comedy. It is predictable - though in a good way - but the plot is still good, probably because the whole idea of the story is a nice one.
Didn't have any problems with the acting or the filming or anything of the sort. Which leads me to recommend this to everyone... well, everyone that likes romantic comedy or those who already like this story.
This is all for now. Until next post!
Ja ne