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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Akimahende Screen Caps

あきまへんで! No Way!
The story opens as an old man and Kiyomizu Katsura played by Nakamura Tamao (Sakurasho no Onnatachi, Musashi) are floating through a rapids, he proposes. The scene shifts and Katsura is riding the bullet train which passes her stop. She runs for a taxi which gets stuck in traffic. She gets out and begins to hurry through the Tokyo streets, she kicks a soccer ball as she runs through a kids game striking a model Aoki Ayame played by Fujiwara Norika (Star no Koi, Bibo no Mesu). Then Katsura rips one of the photographer’s screens and has to hurry to a bank for money to pay for repairs. She has problems at the ATM and after getting her money she bumps into Aoki Sumire played by Uchida Yuki (Bambino!, Iryu 2) who’s surreptitiously receiving a note from her boyfriend. Katsura grabs the note by mistake when she picks up her money. Aoki Taiki played by Ninomiya Kazunari (Yamada Taro Monogatari, Stand Up!!) is being bullied by some girls who throw the book he was reading, running through the park Katsura kicks the book into a puddle then returns it to Taiki. Katsura runs on but bumps into a schoolgirl Aoki Satsuki played by Suzuki Anne (Ganbatte Ikimasshoi, Hana and Alice) who’s ice cream cone is smashed into her face. Then a very late Katsura arrives at the Aoki residence where she is to begin work as the housekeeper.

This was a funny, quick way to introduce the entire cast of characters in a very fast way. We get to see a little of each of the family’s members outside lives, and it sets each of them at odds with the new housekeeper before they even arrive home to meet her. I’ve only seen this first episode of the 1998 11 episode drama, but I think that I’m really going to enjoy it. This is the third drama Ninomiya Kazunari appeared in during 1998 which is the year he began acting, this was Suzuki Anne fourth drama she began acting two years previously. So this is a good opportunity to see some of their early work, they both are particular favorites of mine since seeing them together in Stand Up!!.

This is the series of the week but it ends tomorrow sorry for the late posting. Download the bit torrent file for the entire 11 episode series here. This is a Jem capture of an old show so I'd rate the video quality at B, which is really pretty good for an old show.

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Anonymous P-chan said...

omg I totally didn't know this is a Nino and Suzuki Anne drama! *_* I'm huge fans of both of them. I'm definitely gonna check this one out. They also in Ao no Honou. Have you seen that movie?

10/27/2007 04:14:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

They also in Ao no Honou I didn't know they were in that, I downloaded it so long ago it's burned on two CDs. I'm going to watch it tonight. Thanks for pointing it out. I'm downloading GeGeGe no Kitaro right now on FSS it stars Wentz Eiji, Inoue Mao and Koyuki but doesn't have enough seeds yet so I'll save that for tomorrow.

10/27/2007 04:40:00 PM  

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