During the short break, I had to keep myself from watching a new drama so I watched some reruns of American Idol on GMA-7. But lo and behold, Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) was staring at me on local television!
GMA-7 aired its teasers of three Jdoramas that will be aired on Philippine tv– Nobuta Wo Produce, Proposal Daisakusen (Operation: Love) and Nodame Cantabile. I’ve already seen all three and I’m really pleased that GMA-7 got a hold of these dramas because I guarantee you that they’re really really good. This news got me on a high, enough to slightly overshadow my disappointment that the other channel will air my current K-drama obssession Boys Over Flowers.
I have yet to finish my episode recaps of Proposal Daisakusen but I promise to get back to it, hopefully before the show airs on Philippine tv.
Meanwhile, here are some bits of information about these three dramas for those who haven’t seen them.
Nobuta Wo Produce (Producing Nobuta) is a high-school drama, which aired in Japan in 2005. It stars popular J-pop stars Kamenashi Kazuya (Kiritani Shuji) and Yamashita Tomohisa (Kusano Akira) and a very young Horikita Maki (Kotani Nobuko).
Kiritani Shuji is a guy who gets along with everyone in school except for the weird Kusano Akira. Akira however treats Shuji as his bestfriend. One day Kotani Nobuko, a girl with no self-confidence, goes to their school. Shuji and Akira team up to make Nobuta, as they fondly call Nobuko, the most popular girl in school. The drama revolves around the touching relationship between these three unlikely friends.
If you could go back in time to change things, will you be able to win the heart of the one you love? This is the theme of Proposal Daisakusen (Operation: Love), a light-hearted romance starring Yamapi (Yamashita Tomohisa of Nobuta Wo Produce) and the lovely Nagasawa Masami.
Iwase Ken (Yamapi) and Yoshida Rei (Masami) have been bestfriends since elementary school. The two harbor feelings towards each other but have failed to push their relationship to the next level until Ken finds himself attending Rei’s wedding. Through the help of a “fairy,” Ken goes back in time to win the heart of the girl he loves.
Nodame Cantabile is a live-action adaptation of a popular manga starring Ueno Juri (Noda Megumi/Nodame) and Tamaki Hiroshi (Chiaki Shinichi).
Nodame is an extremely talented pianist who prefers to play by ear than read notes. She then meets her match Shinichi, a perfectionist who ambitions to become a conductor. Nodame quickly falls for the arrogant Shinichi but will he fall for her too?
Watch out for these wonderful Jdoramas, soon on GMA-7.