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The Nihon Review Topic Discussion => Live Action => Topic started by: dheu on September 07, 2009, 09:55:35 PM

Title: Zeni Geba
Post by: dheu on September 07, 2009, 09:55:35 PM
Anyone check out this title?

I've been pulling a blitzkrieg through all the jdrama sites I know, racking up series for yet another voyage to the sandbox, when this one caught my eye.  I decided to check out the first episode (the star being Matsuyama Kenichi, of L from Death Note fame, squeee).

And the main character is freakin' insane.  Oh, sure, they give plenty of backstory to make him sympathetic, and I have the feeling that the rest of the series will be designed around bringing him back into the realm of the humane, but damn.  He really is crazy.  I prefer my protagonists slightly off-kilter, to be sure, and definitely not goody-two-shoes, but wow.  Apparently Matsuyama won an award for the role, and I believe it.  He does a good job of bringing the crazy out, no doubt helped by much practice from when he was playing the eccentric L.

So yeah, this series should be interesting.
Title: Re: Zeni Geba
Post by: fuu on September 07, 2009, 11:47:15 PM
Who's the broad in this dorama?
Title: Re: Zeni Geba
Post by: dheu on September 08, 2009, 08:16:43 AM
Kinami Haruka and Mimura are the two girls, but after one episode I'm not sure which one he's "supposed" to end up with.

Wiki page (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Zeni_Geba)

And you gotta love the flow charts (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/static/images/2/27/Zenigeba-chart.jpg) that every single j-drama series has.  They're actually kind of hilarious to look at, IMO.