Tag Archives: Oguri Shun

Hana Yori Dango Jdrama Review

hana yori dangoIn this Cinderella-esque tale, scrappy, stubborn Makino Tsukushi (Inoue Mao) is one of only a handful of students at her elite boarding school who doesn’t come from a wealthy family. Having gained entrance through hard work and superb grades, she finds herself hating both the school and her new classmates. When Makino steps up for a fellow student who’s being bullied, she earns that attention – and ire – of the school’s reigning king, Domyouji Tsukasa, the hot-tempered, arrogant leader of four boys known collectivley as the F4 who rule the school. Makino isn’t about to bow to them, and so sparks a long chain of events in which each of the boys go through a process of self-awakening, and sparks begin to fly between Makino and Domyouji…

An enduring classic and arguably the most famous Japanese drama ever, this is considered by many to be the best adaptation of the Hana Yori Dango manga, though the personal favorite of many is the Taiwanese adaptation Meteor Garden. Continue reading

Rich Man, Poor Woman Review and LOTS of Pictures


I watched Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman a few weeks back, and it was a sweet but unexceptional romance. Oguri Shun is Hyuga Toru, a Steve-Jobs-esque tech genius who has founded his own company and graced multiple magazine covers before his 30th birthday. His fledgling IT company is off the ground and he’s looking for the next exciting innovation that will change the quality of human lives. Ishihara Satomi meanwhile is Sawaki Chihiro,  a recent college graduate who has done absolutely everything possible to make herself an ideal job hire for businesses, but who faces an overwhelming amount of competition in a crowded job market.

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Pretty of the Day

This was too pretty not to post – quirky Oguri Shun photoshoot.




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