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Friday, November 02, 2007

Yukan Club Episode 3 Screen Caps

Episode 3 opens with a photo of Shochikubai Miroku played by Akanishi Jin (Anego, Gokusen 2) as he cleans a carburetor, Bido Granmarie played by Taguchi Junnosuke (Hanayome to Papa, Ganbatte Ikimasshoi) is posing by a mirror, Kizakura Karen played by Suzuki Emi (Long Love Letter, Lunch no Joou) stands by a desk and winks at the camara, Kenbishi Yuri played by Minami (Battle Royale, Kaikidaisakusen) of course eats as her photo is taken. Hakushika Noriko played by Kashii Yu (My Boss My Hero, Sexy Voice and Robo) sits wooden faced as the photographer ask her to smile, then prompted by and poorly imitating Karen she stands, tugs on her hair attempts a wink and cute smile but barely manages a grimace. Yuri gets the final photo as she continues to shovel in the food, she looks up with a half eaten star in mouth and rice all over her face. The scene shifts to the headmaster and principal who’ve been spying on the interview/photo session that the News Club is conducting with the Yukan Club, but they decide to go over and break up the interview they don’t want the Yukan Club members influencing the rest of the students in the school. They arrive and break up the interview just as the questioning was about marriage, after chasing out the news club a former student Yosinogawa Ayumi played by Iriyama Noriko (Sexy Voice and Robo, My Boss My Hero) and fiancé of the school largest contributor arrives invites principal, headmaster and all the club members to her wedding the following Saturday.
Also guest starring in this week’s episode is Tamatsukasa Seiji (Yamada Taro Monogatari, Hana Yori Dango) who plays Ayumi’s former boyfriend and a friend of Miroku and another friend of Miroku’s Shirafuji Gorou (Kurosagi) as a gang leader. I enjoy this drama more with each episode; there is a scene later which is straight out of the Beatles movie Hard Days Night where Miroku and Ayumi try to sneak out of a building. The Beatles stole it from the Marx Brothers but it still funny. Another funny scene and straight from a manga page is when Ayumi and Karen are talking about marrying for money, “Life is the main course, love is just dessert” they are surrounded by SFX flowers and both sparkle. If you don’t like random dramas or crazy action scenes this probably isn’t the drama for you but if you enjoy over the top school dramas like My Boss My Hero or mysteries like You’re Under Arrest I think you’ll like this.
Love Song is doing a great job with excellent video quality on the hard sub release and also unbelievably fast. I like the font and colors that they’ve chosen it’s large and easy to read and fits this fun drama. Download the bit torrent files for the first 3 episodes here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching this serie too, after I read you post about it, thank you for posting so much again! ^^


11/02/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous P-chan said...

Episode 3 was actually pretty decent. I even laughed at Bido's comment towards Yoshinagawa when she first made her appearance XD And Noriko's fake smile was the best!! lol This show really needs to continue developing its storyline. From the looks of it, I think every character will have an episode devoted to them. The first episode revolved around Miroku, second episode is about Yuri, third episode is geared towards Karen and her friend, fourth episode is about Bido I believe...

11/02/2007 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks Julie

@p-chan Bido is really my least favorite character right now because they haven't used him at all except for a few cheap laughs. It'll be good if ep 4 is about him then we'll get a little character development and maybe he won't seem so useless. I want to see more of Noriko too she also hasn't had enough of a role yet, but I love her comedy scenes.

11/03/2007 07:43:00 AM  

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