Tokyo Tarareba Girls: First Impressions – A Josei Drama Adaptation with Perfect Casting, Quirky Characters, & Talking Pub Grub

Tokyo Tarareba Girls (東京タラレバ娘) is a josei, romantic comedy Japanese live-action drama adaptation of the josei manga of the same name. It was originally released in 2017 and stars Yuriko Yoshitaka, Nana Eikura, and Yūko Ōshima. It follows a young woman named Rinko and her female comrades as they navigate their 30s. After spending their…

Criminologist Himura & Mystery Writer Arisugawa: A Dismal Detective Series with a Decent Bromance Element – J-Drama Review

Criminologist Himura & Mystery Writer Arisugawa (臨床犯罪学者 火村英生の推理) is a 2016 Japanese investigate mystery series with ten total episodes. It is the television adaptation of the novel series, Himura Hideo¸ that was originally authored by Alice Arisugawa in 1992. The series is about a brilliant college professor of criminal science who also works as a…

Criminologist Himura & Mystery Writer Arisugawa: First Impressions – Monotonous Criminal Cases Wrapped in Subpar Acting

Criminologist Himura & Mystery Writer Arisugawa (臨床犯罪学者 火村英生の推理) is a 2016 Japanese investigative mystery drama that is based off the Himura Hideo novel series authored by Alice (Arisu) Arisugawa, which was first published 1992. It stars Saitō Takumi (Himura Hideo) and Kubota Masataka (Arisu Arisugawa) with direction from Noriyoshi Sakuma. The series is about a…