A weekend of Blood and Love Shuffle

My school vacation is coming short so I’m spending my last days trying to catch up with some drama and live action, so my best friend recommended I watch Love Shuffle, I though it was an old Jdrama, but it’s actually from last year, one of my favorite Hana Yori Dango Actors appears as well on this show Shota Matsuda which is part of the reason I decided to watch it, I’m kinda tired of looking at high school girl romance, I’m way past that stage that I’m looking for more mature stuff, or at least mature themes, like work, or relationships etc, so this is actually a 10 episode Romance / comedy Jdrama, I have to say it’s on of the best dramas I’ve seen, very funny and very emotional on the last episodes, lot’s of intriguing stuff and good fun.

Summary:Usami Kei is a salaryman who has risen in status due to his engagement with Mei, the wealthy daughter of his company’s president. Shortly after she breaks off the engagement, a power failure leaves him stuck in the elevator of his apartment building. Trapped with him are three others living on the same floor – Airu, a trilingual interpreter, Ojiro, a model photographer, and Masato, a psychiatrist. While waiting, their conversation hits upon their love lives and the question of whether there is truly only one fated partner for everyone. As a result, they decide to try “shuffling” their relationships with each other.

Some details of the broadcast:

  • Title: ラブシャッフル
  • Title (English): Love Shuffle
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 8.7 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-16 to 2009-Mar-20
  • Air time: Friday 22:00
  • Theme songs:
    • Main theme: Fantasy by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • Insert song: Eternal Flame by The Bangles
  • A little funny part of this drama, is that one of the main characters looks almost alike to my best friend!!!! I could not stop laughing and thinking of him every time I saw this character.

    what are the odds????? xD

    BTW if you want to download this drama here are the links for bittorrent:

    English Subbed by [Queerbeet]:
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
    Episode 4
    Episode 5
    Episode 6
    Episode 7
    Episode 8
    Episode 9
    Episode 10 Final

    If you want to see this also in spanish, visit www. D-addicts.com

    So on a last bit, I downloaded Blood the last Vampire Live action movie and I totally forgot about until today LOL, I wanted to see if the live action would surpass the original animation, I was disappointed, a lot of “OMG that’s sooo CGI cheap stuff” all over the place, the story is the same as the original movie up until the middle of the movie, then they start to add more stuff that wasn’t even on the original anime, there were some parts that were cool tough, some nice choreographic fights but that was it.

    I didn’t even notice until the end that the actress Koyuki Katō (Onigen: the bad guy/girl) had participated in this live action, she has very good english pronunciation! @_@ she has appeared in Kimi wa Petto co-staring with Jun Matsumo, another HYD actor that I LOVE a lot, she also appeared in the Last Samurai! I was like OMGosh… and she got this crappy part???? Lol, I would not recommend this movie unless you just want to waste some time while your dinner is cooking…. yeah that bad, of course, leave it to american productions to recreate shitty adaptations from memorable anime movies.

    Anyways, here’s a small summary and the trailer.

    In 1970, the four hundred year-old skilled samurai Saya is sent to the Kanto High School in an American military base in Tokyo by the Council, a secret society that has been hunting vampires for centuries. Saya has the appearance of a teenager but is the tormented half-breed creature with the soul of her human father and the powers and need of blood of her vampire mother. She is obsessed to face the powerful demon Onigen that killed her father. In the base, Saya saves Alice McKee, who is the daughter of General McKee and commander of the base, from the attack of several vampires. When General McKee is killed by a member of the Council, Alice runs to the hotel where Saya is lodged. They join forces and go to the countryside to chase Onigen.

    and I also did some work on Luna which you can see on my WIP section.

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