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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo Ep 04 Review

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by tylerraiz 1 Comment

http://www.acquevini.it/daniel-gottesman-phd-thesis/ daniel gottesman phd thesis This episode continues the case introduced in episode three of Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo (金田一少年の事件簿N). We last left the main characters on an island with a bunch of medical interns, and it didn’t take long for murders to start happening. First, an intern named Morimura was hung in a room that was reputedly haunted. Then, another aspiring medical student – Shiina Makio – was found hanging from a high crossbeam at a chapel.

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo Ep 03 Review

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

enter site Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo (金田一少年の事件簿N) begins this time with what seems to be a clear suicide – we actually see the person with the rope and the suicide note. Doesn’t seem like it would be something for Kindaichi (Yamada Ryosuke) to investigate, so there’s more than meets the eye.

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo Ep 02 Review

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

Buy Speeches The main characters seem to be having fun in the beginning of this episode of Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo (金田一少年の事件簿N), as we first see Kindaichi Hajime (Yamada Ryosuke) and his ever-present friends Miyuki (Kawaguchi Haruna) and Ryuji (Arioka Daiki) on a rollercoaster and then in a 3-D zombie movie.

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo Ep 01 Review

Posted on: August 17th, 2014 by tylerraiz 1 Comment

go here The first episode of Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Neo (金田一少年の事件簿N), the newest iteration of the dramas about young detective Kindaichi Hajime, matches the length of the two specials that first introduced Yamada Ryosuke-kun in this role. Yamada-kun is following in the footsteps of his agency seniors Domoto Tsuyoshi-san, Matsumoto Jun-kun, and Kamenashi Kazuya-kun in playing this part, and I will try my very best not to compare him to any of them. That shouldn’t be a problem, since with mysteries I’m mostly interested in the structure of the mystery (the plot!) and how it compares to classic stories in this genre.

get Particular to Kindaichi as a character is the way he is always introduced as a bit goofy and immature until something serious happens, at which point he snaps into detective mode. Before we get to that, there’s an intro from Miyuki (Kawaguchi Haruna), one of Kindaichi’s sidekicks, but sure enough the standard silliness soon ensures. Kindaichi’s biology teacher catches him looking at photos of girls and rating them. When I say rating them . . . well, you’ll have to see for yourself.

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http://www.osteriaripasso.it/phd-thesis-on-e-commerce/ We don’t know the name of that student yet, but the actor is Yamada-kun’s fellow Tantei Gakuen Q pal Kamiki Ryunosuke-kun. Kindaichi’s other sidekick Ryuji (Arioka Daiki) informs him that Kamiki-kun is playing Kurasawa Hikaru, the president of the Film Studies Club. Kurasawa . . .  Film Studies Club . . . a bit too obvious, isn’t it? Actually, Ryuji tells us that Hikaru is the grandson of the great Kurasawa Akira, so they make it even more blatant. The actual famous director’s name was, of course, Kurosawa Akira, and they’re dodging a lawsuit from his estate by changing the ‘o’ to an ‘a’. Still a bit dodgy and lacking in imagination.

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see Hmm, you know what, I think I’d better call him Hikaru instead of Kurasawa because right after that another student approaches him, angry that he’s dropped someone named Kurokawa from the lead role in the film, and on the off chance that this Kurokawa becomes important, I’m going to have a heck of a time not mangling the two names.

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http://bnteams.com/?p=essay-writing-help-tutor Anyway, angry student (Izumiya Shigeki played by Okayama Amane, who also appeared in the first episode of Kinkyori Renai) is the screenplay writer for the film, and he wrote it with Kurokawa in mind, but director Hikaru wants to cast Miyuki. Izumiya says he quits, but what leverage does he have now that he’s written the script? Well, he whispers something in Hikaru’s ear about confessing to the police so . . . yeah, that kind of leverage.

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Arashi ni Shiyagare 2014.07.05 Review

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

green technology research paper It continues to be an unusually busy summer for me, so please forgive me for the delay in posts. I’m especially mortified at having left this two-hour special of Arashi ni Shiyagare (嵐にしやがれ) for so long, since the segments each seem like they’ll be really interesting.

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This is the “It’s Summer! Shibuya Harajuku Deluxe Arashi ni Shiyagare Summer Fest 2-hour special.” See:

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Ah, those obnoxiously crowded titles, how I’ve missed them! Anyway, before we get to Matsuko Deluxe, the Arashi guys tackle the Harajuku portion, and naturally when you think about Harajuku and who might appear as a guest to represent that district of Tokyo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu immediately comes into mind.

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Now, there are many things I don’t rate Kyary Pamyu Pamyu highly for, but there’s no doubt that Harajuku fashion is her specialty, and that’s what she’s here to share. Get ready to see the Arashis in some totally ridiculous clothing.

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo 2014 SP Review

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

This special is the latest installment of the Case Files of Young Kindaichi (金田一少年の事件簿), a drama series based on a manga and anime with more than a decade of history and three other notable actors playing the lead role. This will be the second time Kindaichi is played by Yamada Ryosuke-kun. The first time, the 2013 special, was . . . not so good. The plot was sloppy and incredible, the method of the crime unworkable, and Kindaichi was often goofy at inappropriate times. I think, though, that all of those complaints and more were probably heard by the producers, so hopefully this time we won’t see any of those flaws.

I also look forward to seeing the three leads – Yamada-kun, Arioka Daiki-kun as Saki Ryuji, and Kawaguchi Haruna-san as Nanase Miyuki settling down into their roles. Kawaguchi-san in particular didn’t get much of a chance in the 2013 special, and last year both Yamada-kun and Arioka-kun handled an overabundance of comic relief but were underwhelming when it came to conveying the gravitas of a murder mystery.

It’s taken me a while to get to this special because subtitles have not been forthcoming and, to this point, I still haven’t found any English subtitles. I hope that’s just an internet searching fail on my part. Anyway, what I did have was the YYeTs version with the Japanese subtitles, and since I had some faith that this would be a decent show, I decided to jot down the words I didn’t know and look them up. On the bright side, this drama has introduced me to over three hundred new Japanese phrases, some of which I’ll share with you during the course of this article. The downside is that it took me about the time I usually take to review at least five drama episodes to get through it. Oh, and my Japanese is still horrible. So, was it worth the effort?

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I have to say that seeing Kindaichi pretending that his head had been severed and placed on a desk . . . actually, I didn’t take much away from that. It was the sort of silly thing that often begins a Kindaichi episode. It’s only when people start dying that I want to see a bit more seriousness.

There’s a lot of exposition up-front from Saki and Miyuki. Miyuki is telling Kindaichi’s severed head about the Prison Gate Prep School (獄門予備校 – gokumon yobikou), and Kindaichi is basically making fun of the name of the school by pretending that he’s been beheaded and his head is about to be mounted on a pike in front of the prison (打ち首獄門 – uchikubi gokumon – a standard practice in the Edo period). Miyuki is totally unperturbed and drones on, reading from a pamphlet about how the main school is based in Taiwan and how the past results are excellent. Saki joins in, saying that he attended the previous year, and that the Taiwan school and Japan school have a combined summer boarding house/training camp (合同夏合宿 – goudou natsu gasshuku). Miyuki reads from the pamphlet that the camp guarantees a boost to participant’s test scores (偏差値 – hensachi – literally standard deviation score) or your money back!

If you haven’t already gotten the picture, Miyuki and Saki are plotting to drag Kindaichi to this summer camp because his scores . . . well, they need a boost. I really like Miyuki and Saki in this scene.

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They visit the prep school, but what they find there is much more up Kindaichi’s alley than academics. Outside the building, they discover posters for the summer camp in Malaysia, but inside they hear a girl scream and discover a dead body up the stairs from her.

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Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara (2013 24-jikan TV drama) Review

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by tylerraiz No Comments

Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara (今日の日はさようなら) was the special drama shown as part of the 24-hr TV telethon (24時間テレビ) right after the first 2-hour segment. The telethon drama generally depicts the true story about a main character struggling through some physical issue, and is therefore not the sort of drama I typically gravitate to. Every now and then, though, it’s good to try something different (in my case, I guess it’s once a year in August now), but for those who haven’t seen one of these before, let me warn you that it is going to be serious and depressing, though possibly with an uplifting ending. Possibly. Hopefully. This isn’t Hollywood.

The stars are Ohno Satoshi-san as Fujioka Kota, Miura Tomokazu-san as his father Kenjiro, Kishimoto Kayoko-san as his mother Yasuko, Mimura-san as his sister Koharu, Kimura Fumino-san as his girlfriend Tanabe Etsuko, Fukada Kyoko-san as his counselor Okubo Yuriko, and last but not least, Yamada Ryosuke-kun as Harada.

During the opening credits, we see that Kota works as a chef, but he’s dissatisfied with his life because he doesn’t seem to be heading towards anything. On the bright side, he does have his family and his girlfriend, and since they’re the majority of the cast, I guess they play a large role in his life going forward. Oh, and the food at dinner definitely looked good, so he can’t complain about that (and if he could, then he can cook, so . . .).

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But if the intro made it seem like his only trouble in the world was a bit of ennui (which, let’s face it, a lot of us share), then that changed rather quickly after he took a nighttime stroll with his girlfriend . . .

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. . . and suddenly, after he parted with her, he started bleeding profusely from his nose and mouth.

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In the next scene, he was in the hospital (sort of a lucky thing, since he was out alone), reflecting that he had never thought about the possibility of dying before his parents.

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