Archive for March, 2010
COLD Series 2 : COLD LIGHT
(COLDシリーズ 2:COLD LIGHT)
Release Date: 3/25/2010
Takahisa Tooru 高久透 : Hatano Wataru 羽多野渉
Fujishima Keishi 藤島啓志 : Nojima Hirofumi 野島裕史
Hatano Wataru x Nojima Hirofumi
羽多野渉 × 野島裕史
H Rate (CD): 6/10 – Just because it gets cut off as usual… XD
H Rate (Book): 7/10 – Just because it’s a bit more descriptive, lawl.
Blab: Hoshit drama.
But omg, it hurt in a funny way to see Noji-nii play his younger role (high school). But the end of the CD made it ALLLLL worth it. I look forward to the last installment.
Akai Hana was a good listen too. Mmmmmm.
will be reading the novels before COLD FEVER is out >>
Sono Yubi Dake ga Shitteiru
1. 櫻井孝宏 x 鈴村健一
Sakurai Takahiro x Suzumura Kenichi
Kazuki Yuuichi: Sakurai Takahiro
Fujii Wataru: Suzumura Kenichi
Asaka Masanobu: Kamiya Hiroshi
Kawamura: Tsuboi Tomohiro
H Rate: 1/10. Skimped out on anything juicy, you twoooooooo.
Blab: I didn’t feel the chemistry >___>; I liked hearing Kamiyan the most in this series to be honest orz Just for the voices.
Title, Original Japanese: 美しいこと
Title, Romanji: Utsukushii Koto
Released: 2009/3/25 (愛しいこと: 5/25)
(seme x uke)
1. 杉田智和 x 鈴木達央
Sugita Tomokazu x Suzuki Tatsuhisa
H Rate: 1/10. There was really only one scene, and it was pseudo-rape-ish (and extremely important to the story) x_x~ CD 2 Track 2 – uhyaaaaaa kimoi sugitan
Blab: WHY DID I NOT LISTEN TO THIS EARLIER. XD THIS THING IS LIKE… OTOME DREAMS..
It took me to end of track 6 on the first CD to finally realize it, but this is totallllllllllly the shippable BL pair in Panic Palette *w*~~~~~~~~~~~
Even better, both of the seiyuu use my favorite voice style for BL for this drama series~ Sugitan in subdued, iyashi-kei seme, and Suzuki in normal-sounding manly voice but with just the slightest, subtle touch of feminism at times to bring in the uke~
slow (not in a bad way), longggggg, and angst yummmmmmeh. Totally did nottttttt expect this kind of story from the cover, and good thing I didn’t. XD This drama series is definitely not for the light of attention or heart, because it is 4 full CDs of two guys trying to coming to terms with each other. And it takes its heart-wrenching time to do so. There’s also a good amount of secondary cast, and they keep things interesting without getting in the way too much. XD
My pillow was practically soaked in WAIL by the end of it since I listened to all four in a single run (the first two while on my computer and the last two while lying around in bed XD).
I felt that Suzuki was a litttttle overdoing it sometimes at the end of the first CD. It makes more sense after the end of the series though. Maybe it comes off better in the novel… ^^;
H Rate: 1/10. They did the whole “WE’RE GOING TO FADE OFF INTO THIS MUSIC WHICH MEANS THEY HAD SEX. THE END” ORZ
Blab: Top rate cuz I’m a freaking angst masochist when it comes to BL. But it has to have a long, happy ending for me to say it was worth it all. And it was.
This comment is 100% coming off from the current times, but what I would do to be in Hirosue’s place during that lawyer’s office position offer…… AND HE…!! ARGH.
I applaud the performances, it was LONG AND A FUN TRAIN-BRAINWRECK-RIDE…… OTSUKARE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Anyway, this is the first drama series I’ve really decided to start reading the novels they were based off of, so I hope they have stuff the drama didn’t cover \o/
I have to admit though, one thing keeping me from buying the original product (aside from amazonjp being the only place I can find BL novels that’ll ship internationally and their shipping rates are killer) is the smoking bits in the second half. I acknowledge that it’s …sadly… realistic, and they don’t stick with it in the very end, but nonetheless I’m avoiding supporting it monetarily whenever I can. It reminds me too much of a certain MBA person who will smoke whenever a client invites him to just to establish the business relationship… and this person claims he’s trying to reduce his carbon footprint =_=; I dunno though… there’s smoking in Messiah too, but I’ve managed to forgive that in the end (especially since Takuto specifically quits altogether in the perfect end with Ryouta ). A similar thing happens in this story, but it just didn’t come off as cute to me somehow. I might also change my mind with this series after reading the novels. Let’s seeeee.
Aoi Hitsuji No Yume
(Blue sheep dreams)
Release Date: 01/27/2010
ラーティ・バーラ Barra Lahti: Toriumi Kousuke 鳥海浩輔
界・コウダ Kouda Kai: Hatano Kazutoshi 波多野和俊
Toriumi Kousuke x Hatano Kazutoshi
H Rate: 5/10 <- Short, not much there XD Blab: Plot was kind of interesting, but kind of strange at the same time. The women sucked too. I wanted to wring all of their necks. XD; Not much BL, really... just bitchy women. :\ Last track is a song (I'm assuming that's Hatano Kazutoshi singing) and it's kind of catchy. Waa Konoe~ :D~
Narita Ken x Kaji Yuuki
H Rate: 7/10 – hyuu hyuu Kaji~~~ It’s worth all the interuptions they have throughout the earlier tracks XDDD
Blab: The title and cover turned me off a bit, but it was surprisingly amusing >w< ~~
Renai Days ~Hitotsu Yane no Shita~
小野大輔 x 立花慎之介
Ono Daisuke x Tachibana Shinnosuke
高橋広樹 x 平川大輔
Takahashi Hiroki x Hirakawa Daisuke
H Rate: 6/10 – Tachibana’s H sounded a little extravagant at times. XD Maybe because it’s an older piece and less experience?
Blab: So-so xD Kind of worth listening to, I guess~~
Yachin Hanbun no Ibasyo desu.
Release Date: 02/25/2010
Yachin Hanbun no Ibasyo desu.
神崎: Toriumi Kousuke 鳥海浩輔
白石: Kaji Yuuki 梶裕貴
征人: Hatano Wataru 羽多野渉
圭吾: Majima Junji 間島淳司
1. Toriumi Kousuke x Kaji Yuuki
2. Hatano Wataru x Majima Junji
Blab: I wasn’t expecting much from reading the summaries, but the personalities were funnnnnn. <3 ~
Kokui no Kousyaku
Release Date: 02/25/2010
嵩原天人: Morikawa Toshiyuki 森川智之
シオン: Tachibana Shinnnosuke 立花慎之介
アンディ・サガ: Shimono Hiro 下野紘
エドワード: Hatano Wataru 羽多野渉
ソラ・ガーナー: Hino Satoru 日野聡
有理仁: Hiyama Nobuyuki 檜山修之
ナレーション: Toochika Kouichi 遠近孝一
Morikawa Toshiyuki x Tachibana Shinnnosuke
H Rate: 5/10
Blab: It was weird. XD;; The last part with Tachibana and Hino Satoshi was quite touching though.
The free talk was crazy fun with all the “ideal robot” talk.