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  • Data de Admissão: Outubro 15, 2018
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Em andamento 14/14
Shadow
31 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
de oddsare Finger Heart Award1
Nov 2, 2023
14 of 14 episódios vistos
Em andamento 4
No geral 9.0
História 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 8.0
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BL to Thriller or Vice Versa?

At first, my fujoshi heart was all aflutter for some fresh BL content, but six episodes down the line, I found myself spiraling into a rabbit hole of thrills and chills instead.

Not a moment of fast-forward was needed through the saga: it's a wild ride through the eerie and the unknown, with narratives that grip you, suspense that keeps you on the edge, and a raw delve into the realm of mental health. It's a murder mystery adorned with a rich blend of folkloric whimsy and literary allegory, each scene more captivating than the last. This series is where the tender allure of BL meets the pulse-racing thrill of a mystery, all wrapped up in a cloak of cultural and literary elegance.

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Em andamento 12/12
Minato Shouji Coin Laundry Season 2
6 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Set 6, 2023
12 of 12 episódios vistos
Em andamento 1
No geral 5.0
História 5.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 6.0
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Minato Coin Laundromat: Where love's spin cycle meets rinse and repeat...and forget?

Season one warms your heart like that snuggly sweater on a chilly night. But season two? More like accidentally dyeing your whites pink. Minato's sudden cold feet with Shin? Imagine realizing you've been using fabric softener instead of detergent all along. And oh, the selective amnesia? Must've been left behind with those missing socks. A tip: Before diving into season two, maybe keep those emotional delicates in a protective mesh bag!

If you’re into those acquired taste kind of characters, give Minato a whirl. But me? Watching him was like enduring a never-ending spin cycle!

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Em andamento 5/8
Kimi ni wa Todokanai
6 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 20, 2023
5 of 8 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 8.5
História 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 8.0
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Uncharted Hearts: A Youthful Sonata of Love and Hesitation

Upon the curtain fall of the fifth episode, my hesitation to draft a review for this ongoing BL manga, and its live-action counterpart, melted away. Dive in, there’s no room for disappointment here.

In the BL cosmos, it's almost scripted for two matching boys to find their narrative arc together. Yet, reality scripts a different, more complex drama where fate and attraction are merely the opening act, setting stage for a play of courage and cognizance. The celebration of romance, regardless of age, echoes through the story, especially poignant among childhood buddies embarking on uncharted emotional terrains.

The narrative delicately explores the dance of hesitation spun from long-held familiarity, where the fear of confession could cue a bitter end, and the quiet guarding of hearts against potential heartache takes center stage, more so when a third character enters the plot. Yamato’s emotional whirl finds a universal echo, his affection for Kakeru a tender tune played cautiously, fearing an overwhelmed audience in Kakeru.

The plot truly sparkles when it unveils Kakeru’s silent yet profound regard for Yamato, unknowingly casting him in a leading role in his life's script. Much like their classmate Hosaka Yui, we, the audience, find ourselves on the edge of our seats, almost urging the script along towards their destined union. Hosaka, an unsolicited mentor, channels our chorus of encouragement to Yamato, lending a vibrant note to the narrative.

This youthful love melody, flowing with the serene grace akin to the waters beneath Kyoto's Togetsukyo Bridge, paints a calm yet poignant picture of adolescent love. Anxiously awaiting its Netflix debut, for a broader audience to bask in its soft, tender narrative.

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Em andamento 11/12
A Boss and a Babe
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mai 12, 2023
11 of 12 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 6.0
História 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Musical 4.0
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Delightfully shallow

"A Boss and A Babe" is a lighthearted office rom-com that serves as a perfect guilty pleasure for those seeking a breezy escape from reality. With its irresistibly charming male lead, Force, the show offers a visual feast for the eyes, while the storyline playfully dances around conventional office romance tropes. While it is not a show to be dissected for deeper meaning or life lessons, it does provide a humorous glimpse into the quirks and pitfalls of miscommunication that occasionally border on the toxic. Best enjoyed with a generous pinch of salt and a willingness to embrace its frothy frivolity, "A Boss and A Babe" will have you grinning as you indulge in its unapologetic simplicity.

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Downfall
1 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 22, 2023
Completados 0
No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 7.0
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Downfall: A Poignant Exploration of Art, Alienation, and Redemption

Naoto Takenaka’s “Downfall” (2023) is a compelling narrative that delves deep into the turbulent life of Kaoru Fukazawa, a manga artist grappling with the end of his long-running series and the subsequent emotional and creative void. The film’s portrayal of Fukazawa’s journey from fame to obscurity and back is not just a story about the struggles of a creative mind, but also a reflection on the complexities of human relationships and self-perception.

The opening scenes set the tone, depicting Fukazawa’s college days and a relationship with a quirky girlfriend, characterized by her cat-like eyes and rare smiles. This relationship, though short-lived, casts a long shadow over Fukazawa’s life, symbolizing his obsessive devotion to his art at the expense of personal connections.

The crux of the film lies in Fukazawa’s relationship with his wife, Nozomi, a dedicated manga editor. Their marriage, devoid of children and strained by their respective careers, reflects the dilemmas faced by many modern couples juggling professional aspirations and personal lives. Fukazawa’s sense of abandonment and frustration culminate in a harrowing scene where he confronts Nozomi with a mix of accusation and desperation, exposing the raw nerve of their failing marriage.

A significant portion of the film is dedicated to Fukazawa’s interactions with various women, particularly those in the escort world. These encounters, especially with a woman who possesses a maternal gentleness, and another, a free-spirited university student with cat-like eyes, represent his search for emotional solace and inspiration. These relationships, however superficial, are portrayed with a sensitivity that underscores Fukazawa’s deep-seated loneliness and quest for redemption.

The film reaches its emotional climax during a book-signing event where Fukazawa is confronted by a long-time female fan. Her words, praising the kindness and sincerity she perceives in his work, trigger a profound reaction in Fukazawa, who still considers himself a “monster,” as labeled by his college girlfriend. This poignant moment, marked by Fukazawa’s outburst, “You know nothing,” is a powerful testament to the internal conflict between self-perception and external validation.

“Downfall” stands out for its nuanced character development and the exploration of themes like artistic integrity, emotional isolation, and the search for meaning in a transient world. Takenaka’s direction is both subtle and impactful, weaving a narrative that is as much about the art of manga as it is about the art of living. The performances are uniformly excellent, with Takumi Saito delivering a compelling portrayal of Fukazawa, capturing the character’s vulnerability and complexity.

In conclusion, “Downfall” is a beautifully crafted film that resonates with anyone who has ever grappled with the dichotomies of success and failure, connection and isolation, perception and reality. It is a poignant reminder of the complexities of the human condition, making it a must-watch for not only fans of Japanese cinema but for all who appreciate deeply human stories.

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A Lua Errante
1 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 20, 2023
Completados 0
No geral 8.5
História 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 7.5
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Momadic Moon

“Nomadic Moon,” with its formidable 150-minute duration, might initially seem like a lengthy commitment. Yet, the film effortlessly envelops you in its world, making the time pass unnoticed. This is a testament to Lee Sang-il’s exceptional directorial prowess. His talent for crafting a story that’s deeply engaging without relying on flamboyance is remarkable.

The performances of Suzu Hirose and Toma Matsuzaka stand out, clearly a result of Lee’s deep commitment to the film. From my perspective, these roles could be considered the pinnacle of their acting careers thus far.

While “Nomadic Moon” has a delicacy that may not resonate with all audiences, its subtle interplay of themes like the moon and water leaves a lasting impact, prompting thoughtful discussions—an enriching experience especially for adult viewers.

Additionally, the performances by Ryusei Yokohama and Mikako Tabe are noteworthy and add depth to this beautifully crafted film.

It's fascinating to explore how societal norms and perceptions of mental health evolve, influencing our interpretation of characters and narratives in media.

The term "Lolita complex," known in Japanese as "rorikon," originates from Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita." It describes an adult's sexual attraction to young girls, typically those who are prepubescent or in early adolescence. In Japan, this term is prevalent in both clinical and popular cultural contexts, though its interpretations can vary widely.

In this film, a young man shelters an abused girl, which places him in a delicate social position. Society swiftly categorizes him under the stigmatized label of 'Lolita complex,' regardless of his true intentions. This scenario mirrors a larger societal trend of quick judgments and ostracization based on superficial assessments or misinterpretations, without fully considering the complexity of the circumstances.

The movie challenges its viewers to reassess their biases and the simplicity with which they might label someone with a 'Lolita complex.' It weaves a narrative that obscures the line between societal labels and personal actions, prompting the audience to reconsider their viewpoints. The film's deliberate ambiguity suggests that judgment is in the eyes of the beholder, reflecting their personal prejudices or sympathies.

This method of storytelling, where the audience's interpretation becomes a mirror of their personal thoughts and societal conditioning, is compelling. It not only narrates a story but also engages the viewers in profound introspection about societal norms, mental health stigmas, and the often unfair practice of marginalizing individuals based on misinterpreted actions or misconceptions.

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Em andamento 9/10
Stand by Your Side
1 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Ago 26, 2023
9 of 10 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 7.0
História 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 7.0
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Stay By My Side" Review: Taiwan's BL Drama Shines Once Again

? **Spoiler Alert** ?

When it comes to the pulsating world of Asian BL drama, Taiwan has always held a distinguished spot. From the inception of the famed *HiStory* series, Taiwan has showcased its unique flair. And now, with **"Stay By My Side,"** produced by the illustrious Sanlih E-Television, traditional Taiwanese TV has boldly stepped into the BL arena — and what an entry it is!

Meet Gu Buxia, a student whose academic prowess may be questionable but whose charm is undeniable. Raised amidst Taoist temples, this character has a quirky fear: ghosts. Yet, it's his childlike innocence, devoid of any guile, that captivates the enigmatic transfer student, Jiang Chi. As Jiang eloquently puts it, "I'm smitten with the very essence of you."

The show beautifully weaves quintessential Taiwanese elements — Taoist temples, the traditional birthday dish of pig's trotter noodles, and colloquialisms that might get lost in translation. Yet, fret not international viewers! The endearing dynamics between our leads will keep you grinning from ear to ear, language barriers be damned.

And here's the twist: who knew that the ultimate way to drown out pesky ghostly whispers was by diving deep into a same-sex romance, complete with passionate embraces? While the series might shy away from any risqué sequences, there's no shortage of heart-throbbing kisses between our leads.

In conclusion, **"Stay By My Side"** is more than just a BL drama. It's a vibrant tapestry of Taiwanese charm and culture. It promises not just romance, but depth, humor, and a cultural immersion. Tune in, and let yourself be whisked away by its youthful zest and allure!

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Star Struck
0 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 5, 2023
8 of 8 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 5.5
História 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Musical 6.0
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Swings & Starlight: A Tale of Love and Letdowns

Beneath a starry night's embrace, two young souls found escape on swings, each shielding themselves from the shards of their broken homes. Han Joon, the pillar of a family led by a tireless single mother, stood in stark contrast to Yoo Jae, a beacon amidst the chaos of a wayward father and relentless parental squabbles. Their shared tragedies wove an unyielding bond.

By their high school years, Han Joon's affection for Yoo Jae began to blur the lines of friendship. Despite the introverted Han Joon juxtaposing the effervescent Yoo Jae, who had girls swooning left and right, their undeniable bromance was a puzzle missing its romantic piece. As the ties tightened, Yoo Jae's crippling fear of loss clouded his sight to Han Joon's deeper desires.

"Starstruck," this mini BL series, screams cinematic masterpiece, yet its segmented eight-episode release feels more like spilled ink on a canvas. Its Achilles' heel? The barely sketched transition from comrades to sweethearts. As an audience, you're left straining to fathom Yoo Jae's emotional tide. One can't help but ponder: Is his love for Han Joon true, or just a safety net against abandonment?

But the plot thickens: Just as Han Joon steps into his beau boots, he commits the cardinal sin of no-shows. The culprit? His mom's Houdini-esque relocation! Yet, ever the doting son, Han Joon tracks her down in a vast sea of hospitals (because drama, right?), and, nudged by a maternal epiphany, sprints to their nostalgic swings beneath the stars. An unpredictable finale to an already rollercoaster romance. Makes one's dating tales seem like a walk in the park!

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Em andamento 3/10
Tengu no Daidokoro
6 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 21, 2023
3 of 10 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 7.5
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Return to Nature: A Gem Uncovered in Japanese Countryside Drama

I was initially hesitant to dive into this Japanese drama, primarily due to my lack of interest in Tengu lore. Despite being a fan of Shiono Akihisa’s performances in BL, I just couldn’t find the motivation to start watching.

However, during the Thanksgiving holiday, I gave in and watched the first three episodes, only to realize I was on the brink of missing out on something truly special. This show is more than just a drama; it’s an ode to the beauty of Japan’s rural forests and a manifestation of the modern longing for a simpler, rural life.

The story revolves around On, born and raised in North America, who at 14 learns he is a descendant of the Tengu. Tradition dictates he must spend a year in seclusion in the Japanese countryside. This trip also marks On’s first encounter with his brother, Motoi, who had returned to Japan before On’s birth.

Initially reluctant to leave his comfortable modern life, On discovers in the Japanese countryside that he can understand the language of dogs, an ability hinted at by his name. It’s a Tengu lineage trait that all descendants can communicate with animals at 14, but this fades away as they turn 15. However, Motoi is an exception; not only does he retain his animal communication skills into adulthood, but he also grows wings.

Motoi’s love for rural life, his passion for food, and his back-to-nature approach deeply influence On, prompting reflection in those of us entrenched in modern urban civilization.

This drama beautifully portrays the contrast between modernity and traditional rural life, interspersed with mystical elements of Tengu folklore. It’s a heartwarming story about family, self-discovery, and the universal search for a connection to our roots. A true gem that speaks to the soul, urging us to find beauty and peace in the simplicity of nature.

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Em andamento 1/5
Kimi to Nara Koi wo Shite Mite mo
9 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 12, 2023
1 of 5 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 8.0
História 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Musical 7.5
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Venturing into Love with You

The live-action series ‘If It’s with You’ (君となら恋をしてみても) opens with the allure of Enoshima—a meeting place for local hearts and global souls, now the setting of a high school duo’s fated encounter.

Enoshima isn’t just scenery; it’s where cultures blend and youthful hearts collide. As tides whisper, Enoshima cradles the budding emotions of our young heroes in its gentle embrace.

A whimsical cat plays cupid, weaving fate with a light paw, although the live-action dances a slightly different tune than the manga.

Japan’s age of consent casts Amane in a mature light, a fresh breeze in the usual high school BL narrative, hinting at unchartered waters ahead.

‘If It’s with You’ (君となら恋をしてみても) is more than a narrative; it’s a poetic journey. With Enoshima as its silent muse, the tender yet earnest unfolding of affection between Amane and Ryuji paints a heart-tugging tale right from episode one.

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Em andamento 1/6
Bake Me Please
14 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 20, 2023
1 of 6 episódios vistos
Em andamento 0
No geral 6.5
História 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Musical 6.0
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Kneading the Drama

So, I've just watched the first episode of 'Bake Me' and here's the scoop: it's like stepping into a bakery where the aromas are familiar, yet you're curious to try the goods. Shin, our main guy, is the classic orphan character with a penchant for solitude - might be too busy talking to his dough. And Peach? He's like that sweet loaf that comes out perfect every time, thanks to his grandma's recipe.

This first serving seems to follow the recipe book of BL dramas, but hey, it's only the first episode. We're just preheating the oven here.

And about Shin's "exclusive" 20 Torta Capreses a day? I'm not sure if that's a genius business strategy or just a plot to keep us guessing. It's like the show itself – straightforward, no complex flavors yet, just setting the base. Early days, folks! Let's see if the next episodes add a bit more spice or if we're sticking to the basics. Either way, it's a light start, easy to bite into without needing a deep dive into the culinary arts. Stay tuned for what's next on the menu!

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Em andamento 1/6
One Room Angel
7 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 20, 2023
1 of 6 episódios vistos
Em andamento 5
No geral 9.0
História 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 8.5
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Angelic Descent into Desolation: A Glimpse of Hope in 'One Room Angel'

As a devoted follower of Harada-san, my expectations soared for this adaptation into the BL genre with "One Room Angel." After the premiere, I wholeheartedly endorse it, albeit with a caveat: ditch the hopes for saccharine romance and brace yourself for a literary expedition, for it delves deep and soothes the soul.

In a world teeming with many a Koki, they trudge through life in quiet desolation, dwelling in cramped, impoverished rooms, their faces etched with stoic despair, living each day and year as mechanical beings, void of hope. The opener unfolds with a high-angle shot of Koki, toppled and stabbed on a dimly lit street, as angelic feathers gently descend, ushering us into a narrative where, akin to omniscient deities, we witness the pivotal turn his life takes post his angelic encounter.

Uesugi Shuhei’s stellar performance impeccably embodies the numb, living dead that is Koki. The scene outside the convenience store, where Koki's altercation with thugs spirals into a frenzied beating before he collapses, was nothing short of enthralling. Moreover, Uesugi's voice, laden with years of hardship in every inner monologue, adds a layer of gruff melancholy that's captivating.

"One Room Angel" doesn't just unveil a story; it presents a raw, evocative voyage into the annals of despair and the wings of hope.

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Em andamento 1/12
Kinou Nani Tabeta? Season 2
5 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 7, 2023
1 of 12 episódios vistos
Em andamento 2
No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 7.0
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From Budgets to Bickering: The Delectable Dance of 'Kinou Nani Tabeta?’

Ever tired of the same old high school BL tales or fantasies dreamt up by fervent fangirls? Dive into the mature, warm embrace of 'Kinou Nani Tabeta?' – a refreshing blend of love and reality. Season Two delves into a global conundrum – inflation – and our hero Shiro's meticulous budgeting is not just about money. It's his silent declaration of love, offering a safety net for their retirement and ensuring Kenji's health. Speaking of Kenji, his flamboyantly expressive demeanor adds the right pinch of humor. Their playful bickering? It'll remind you of that aunt and uncle squabbling at every Thanksgiving dinner. A treat for those who cherish the subtle intimacies of life. And if you're game for some unique Japanese recipes, Shiro's got you covered – just be prepared to Google a few ingredients if you're from the West! Delightfully relatable and humorously heartfelt – a comedic gem for the sincere soul.

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I Feel You Linger in the Air: Uncut Version
1 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Out 5, 2023
1 of 12 episódios vistos
Abandonados 0
No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musical 6.0
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Lost in the 'Linger': One Episode's Emotional Whirlwind

Although I'm not exactly president of the Nonkul fan club, his cinematic magic once had me shuffle my schedule to attend his press tour as he dazzled cities across Asia. Let's be clear: any shade I might throw at this BL drama isn't personal vendetta; it's just my quirky taste rearing its head.

Having sat through just one episode - a marathon hour-plus debut - I wasn't exactly spellbound. Solid acting? Check. Scenic design that outshines typical Thai BLs? Double check. This feels like a drama that had some coins to toss around. It’s free of cringe-worthy dubbing, glaring product placements, over-the-top fairness filters, and those melodramatic guitar interludes. But time travel and parallel universes? They're not my cup of Thai tea. With a slew of similar-themed dramas across Asia, "I Feel You Linger in the Air" didn’t quite stand out to me.

Now, my most 'facepalm' moment? When Jom learns of Ohm's desire to break up. Jom’s desperate pleas and his operatic tumble to the ground after being pushed by Ohm made me squirm more than swoon.

The motivation to click on episode two is currently MIA. Facing the latest from an actor I've admired yet feeling this meh? That's got to be a 'me problem' right there!

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