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My Favorites

  • Movies:
  • Battle Royale
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Nana
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Thirteen
  • Anything by Quentin Tarantino
  • Ju-on, The Grudge
  • Death Note and Death Note:The Last Name ( L is freakin’ awsome!!!)
  • Prozac Nation
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Oldboy
  • Lady Vengeance
  • My Sassy Girl
  • American History X
  • Nana and Nana 2
  • A Tale Of Two Sisters
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Chakushin Ari
  • Ju-On:The Grudge
  • Casablanca
  • Gone With the Wind
  • V for Vendetta
  • Sin City
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Beowulf
  • And LOADS of others!!! I’ll add more to the list as I rememer them

Doramas

  • Orange Days
  • Sexy Voice and Robo
  • 1 Litre of Tears
  • Gokusen
  • Good Luck!!
  • A Million Stars Falling From The Sky
  • Galileo
  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Last Friends
  • Sunao Ni Narenakute

Books:

  • Lord of the Rings/Tolkien in general
  • The Wheel of Time series-Robert Jordan
  • His Dark Materials-Phillip Pullman
  • The Harry Potter series-J.K. Rowling
  • The Chronicles of Narnia-C.S. Lewis
  • Battle Royale
  • The Secret Diaries
  • Inkheart, Inkspell and most likely Inkdeath¨-Cornelia Funke
  • Wuthering Heights-Emily Brontë
  • Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
  • The Neverending Story-Michael Ende
  • The Twilight saga- Stephenie Meyer
  • Pluss many more!

Music:

  • Nightwish
  • Utada Hikaru
  • McFly
  • Green Day
  • Within Temptation
  • Tori Amos
  • Kou Shibasaki

Well, anything realy. There are too many artists I love for me to list them all.

Cartoons/Animes:

Cartoons:

  • The Pirates of Dark Water
  • Martin Mystery
  • Kim Possible
  • Tom & Jerry
  • The Gummibears

Animes:

  • Death Note
  • Wolf’s Rain(Kiba..Need I say more?)
  • Nana
  • Gravitation
  • Paradise Kiss
  • Elfen Lied

Games:

  • Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
  • Final Fantasy x, x2
  • The Spyro series
  • The Tekken series
  • Tomb Raider 1-3

Actors/actresses:

  • Chiaki Kuriyama
  • Johnny Depp
  • Josh Hartnett
  • Hugh Dancy
  • Ziyi Zhang
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Colin Firth
  • Dame Maggie Smith
  • Alan Rickman
  • Sir Ian McKellen
  • Tatsuya Fujiwara
  • Christopher Gorham
  • Carly Pope
  • Milo Ventimiglia
  • Anthony Head
  • Ken’ichi Matsuyama
  • Hiroki Narimiya

More to come later.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2009 11:52 pm

    For the record, I’m not sure what Stephanie Meyer was thinking when she wrote breaking dawn. It’s good, just not Twilight or Stephanie Meyer good. Does anyone else agree with this Twilight quiz

  2. January 11, 2011 3:33 pm

    Hey, just wanted to say that we share alot of the same faves!

    Namely Nana, Deathnote, My Sassy Girl, Oldyboy, anything with a JE man-boy in it (dare I ask, do you have a favourite? ;P)… & most definitely Johnny Deep. The man just keeps getting better & better 🙂

    P.S. I’ve never read/seen Paradise Kiss but I know the live-action flicky is coming up, which I am rather anticipating^^

  3. January 11, 2011 4:01 pm

    Well, I’m pretty new to J-music so I mostly know a few of the Johnnys simply as actors so far. I guess my fave would be MatsuJun. I blame Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen 😛 We do have another thing in common too, if I remember correctly: I’m a big Eita and Ueno Juri fan!
    I actualy stumbled across your blog a while back and it’s been on my subscribed-list ever since 😀
    Yes, Johnny Depp is one of those guys who just keeps amazing me. Even his less than stellar movie-choices *coughs*Charlieandthechocolatefactory* somehow turn out great. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s drop dead gorgeous either 😛

    ParaKiss is pretty good! It’s even more fashion-oriented than Nana, and just as well-drawn. From the promos I’ve seen from the live-action movie, I’m a bit skeptical, but hopefully it’ll turn out great.
    Anyway, thanks for commenting 😀

  4. January 14, 2011 12:15 am

    Like you, I was sucked into the world of JE through doramas first & my life has never been the same since LOL

    Jun is probably my fave too (well, “boy” wise at least. Kimura Takuya will always be my fave man ;P)- his role as Domyouji definitely helped cement that. Have you seen much of his other stuff?

    High five for lovin’ on both Eita & Ueno Juri too! It sounds a lil sickening sometimes when I hear myself talk about them but truly, the two continually amaze me. It’s always great seeing (good-looking) talented people continue to improve (as opposed to taking steps back… e.g. Oguri Shun. I mean, I love that man but he really has failed to impress of late… ><;)

    I'm not gonna lie but the biggest reason I am anticipating Paradise Kiss is Mukai Osamu 😀 And Kitagawa Keiko is a pretty good actress too. Here's hoping together that the film turns out good *raises pom-pom & shimmies*

    • January 14, 2011 1:34 am

      Hehehe….Yeah, a lot changed then I discovered asian cinema and j-dramas. A whole new world of quirky, romantic, strange, funny, scary, awesome entertainment! For me it’s not about JE, but the stories and the way they’re played out. The JE boys/men just happens to be in a lot of my favorites so far, which says a great deal about their talent, I guess 🙂
      I do have certain actors and actresses I try to follow though: Shibasaki Kou (She’s pretty much amazing in anything she’s done, but Battle Royale and Orange Days are my all time favorites) Eita and Ueno Juri of course( Realy, they can do no wrong when they team up, it seems. Last Friends, Nodame Cantabille, and Sunao ni Narenakute, need I say more? ) I definitely get your love for Kimura Takuya though. He was beyond amazing in Good Luck!! and One Million Stars Falling from the Sky.

      I haven’t seen any of Jun’s other stuffs, but I will, once I find the time.
      College has kept me to busy to realy watch more than a dozen or so doramas so far, even though I’ve been a drama-addict since I discovered Orange Days a few years ago. And there are so many to choose from! I don’t really know where to start- I’ve pretty much just chosen ones randomly after hearing about them online, or if they’ve had someone I’m a fan of in them. I would love some recomendations though! It’s about time I find a new dorama or two to obsess over 😛

  5. January 28, 2011 3:07 pm

    Oh dear I just realised I didn’t reply to this! (*smacks head* I thought I did but… clearly I failed ><

    I also think Nobuta wo Produce, Byakuyakou and GTO are classics not to be missed.

    Actual quality not necessarily withstanding, from the top of my head, these are some series I enjoyed alot: Liar Game S1+S2, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Zettai Kareshi, Rookies, My Girl, Maou, Voice, Stand Up! and Proposal Daisakusen (as much as I hate to admit it, Yamashita Tomohisa series are usually crowd pleasers in some shape or form -__-;) Not sure what you've touched! Have you had the chance to dabble into Korean dramas, or even Taiwanese stuff? If you like romcoms, there's definitely a good selection from those two nations! 😉

    • January 28, 2011 5:02 pm

      Byakuyakou looks interesting…I’ll definitely check it out! Yeah, Nobuta wo Produce is pretty good. I’ve been thinking about watching it over again, actually…And I started watching Stand up!! and enjoyed it a lot, but then real life got in the way..*sigh*
      Haven’t had a chance to see any Taiwanese or Korean dramas yet, except the first few episodes of Meteor Garden and Boys before Flowers. I scan the T and K section of Silentregrets.com every now and then though.
      I do like romcoms if they’re well-made, and I love dramas like Last Friends that’s sad, funny and serious at the same time. And suspense and supernatural ones are interesting…I watched Chakushin Ari after seeing the movie-version, and liked it a lot. The ringtone still creeps the hell out of me 😛

      • January 31, 2011 3:43 pm

        ^^Chakushin Ari the series? I haven’t actually seen it yet but after watching One Missed Call the movie quite a few years, I’m not so sure I’d wanna put myself through 10 episodes of that kinda tension! How was the series in comparison to the movie?

        Props to you for trying out Meteor Garden! I’ve come across many HanaDan & Boys Over Flowers followers who refuse to even consider watching the original live-action series, but for me, it truly is a classic. It may not be as perfect as HYD or as glossy as BOF but, despite it’s kinda slow pace, I think the cast & the story was pure magic 🙂

        Just did a double take & saw that you like Zhang ZiYi & Michelle Yeoh… Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon fan I presume? xP

  6. January 31, 2011 8:15 pm

    Yeah, the series 🙂 I’m a huge fan of the first and second movie ( The third one was a big disapointment..It just didn’t live up to the original at all.) The series was decent. It’s much more of a detective story than the movie, and the main character is a journalist trying to solve the mystery/get a good story, not a student. And to my utter shock and initial disapointment they changed the ringtone!!! The new one grew on me after a while though.

    I actually quite liked the episodes I saw of Meteor Garden. Like you said, it isn’t as colorful and glossy as HYD or BoF, but it has a charm, sweetness and sense of humor that I liked. I mean, the diva-contest in the begining with the snobs showing of their new bags, jewlery…plastic surgery…It’s epic!

    And yes, I’m a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fan…and House of Flying Daggers…and Hero….and of course Memoirs of a Geisha 😛

    • February 1, 2011 2:27 pm

      I like Crouching Tiger alot more after watching it again recently. I guess being more mature I was able to understand and appreciate the subtleties much better 🙂 But I would still personally rate Hero over it, because I liked the overall message of the story more, the colours were breathtaking, and most importantly, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung (which I’ve gushed my heart out over at my blog before so I’ll STFU now ><;!)

      I love the colours in House Of Flying Daggers, too. Sceneries were gorgeous. I remember a scene early on in the film when Zhang ZiYi performs for Andy Lau, he flicks stones at these floral embossed drums and she would do a short dance before flicking her sleeves at the same spot to echo the sound. Pure poetic brilliance ^_^

      Unfortunately I haven't seen Memoirs Of A Geisha! *buries head under pillow* I think I was turned off because (A) I heard it wasn't so true to the novel and (B) Well, I found it difficult to accept Zhang Zi Yi in the role given the obvious cultural differences. Going by what I've see though the film does appear to be visually very beautiful.

      • February 1, 2011 4:14 pm

        Yeah, the drum scene in Flying Daggers is amazing! And the fight-scene among the bamboo as well. All three movies are visually stunning in my opinion.

        There are some differences from the Geisha-novel to the movie, yes, but none that really bothered me too much..exept maybe the way Hatsumomo being kicked out of the okiya was done. And yes, it has some very beautiful imagery…Sayuri putting on her make-up the first time, the spring dance…Yeah, the fact that they chose someone non-Japanese to play something as purely Japanese as a Geisha doesn’t sit too well with me either, but both Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh did a fantastic job, and to me that’s what most important. I can definitely understand why a lot of people were upset about it though. As a Norwegian I did find it rather odd and slightly insulting that they would chose a Swede to play one of our most famous authors, Knut Hamsun, instead of a Norwegian actor, but the casting directors obviously thought he was the best man for the job, and Max Von Sydow most certainly impressed me and did the part justice. In the end I think that’s what matters the most.

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