Wallow Wednesdays IX

I spent a big time of this whole week binge-watching Kimura Takuya’s dramas. After watching Beautiful Life, I feel so guilty to watch another dramas ‘coz it seems like I’m wasting my precious time devoting myself of just watching dramas and not minding my personal issues in life. But I carelessly started watching Sora Kara Furu Ichioku No Hoshi and now I’m enchanted again. If I won’t stop, I might spend my whole year just watching Takuya’s dramas and movies.

I already knew the major plot twist in Sora Kara because of my interest in its Korean version. I found out that the Kdrama was just an adaptation and mindlessly read reviews (which contains massive spoilers) on both Japanese and Korean version. I won’t spoil the whole story because you really have to experience yourself the roller-coaster of emotions while watching this drama. Just a tip: if you plan on watching the jap version, it’s gonna be a helluva ride because it’s a story that is really heavy, sordid and dark. By the end of the last episode, I was dumbfounded and shocked with how the drama turned out. Because while I knew of the major plot twist (I won’t say.. I won’t say! ๐Ÿ˜‚), I did not knew that the outcome of the twist was so severe and detrimental to the lives of our main characters.

Since Sora Kara left me speechless and strucked, I knew I had to watch a different drama just to cleanse all these rigid emotions that was formed inside and so I decided to watch Hero. Yes. Another Kimura Takuya drama. Again.

The Kimutaku effect is real and I am thoroughly affected. I guess this lovely disease won’t get healed that soon.

/cue in bg music: Can You Keep A Secret?/

Oh boy. This song just grew in me; just like the effect La la love song had in me. That song stayed in my head for few days!

Talking about Hero, which was very popular in its time (aired in 2001 and all episodes reached a rating of 30%), was a fun show to watch. Although I want to ridicule its approach in the legal procedural parts of it, I had to remind myself that it’s an old drama and it might be those one of the first dramas to have tried this kind of genre. I’ve seen better crime/legal procedural dramas that left me flabbergasted each time (usually this dramas are suckers for cliffhangers!) but with Hero it’s a different case each episode and so each conflict was getting solved by the end of the episode. I don’t have a problem with it, though. It’s just that there were flaws I’ve seen as a result of wrapping up the cases in a fast manner. However, the strength of this show comes with the ensemble of prosecutors who were wonderfully portrayed by a stellar cast. Abe Hiroshi has a commanding presence on screen; KimuMatsu combo does not disappoint! I love that there’s a touch of romance between Amamiya and Kuryu! I’m still in love with this ensemble so I don’t think I’ll watch Hero S2 yet.

Just when I thought I’m done watching jdoramas, I found myself watching another drama of Takuya; this time it’s Good Luck!!. The main theme of this drama is the life in the aviation industry. So far, I am loving this drama and its budding romance between the two leads. I know that the main focus of this drama is about the people working in an airline but I just really want more screentime for the romance (it’s just me though). Romance genre + Kimura Takuya + lots of kisses = COUNT ME IN! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Life outside Jdoramas

Last time I mentioned I had some job interviews and I know it’s kind of stupid but I DID NOT go to any of the interviews. I just lost my confidence in myself and I feel like I can’t do anything. I know I’m slacking off and being so adamant about my life decisions but to be honest, everything’s starting to feel so halfhearted. Right now, I am numb in any pain or sorrow; I still can’t move emotionally and mentally. I felt like my life stopped and in the point of slowly accepting the fact that I’m defeated. That I’m just gonna stay here in the surface. That I am not bound to reach my dreams. I’m close to reaching the point wherein everything that I want for myself is the opposite of what the universe wants for me. And while I am having this foolish mindset, my life is slowly going in a way that could be describe as a loser.

All the things I need to accomplish just got halted. It seems like I don’t care about my future anymore.

I don’t know how to end this nonsensical entry of mine and I can’t continue writing my thoughts anymore so I’ll just end it with a quote from Hero Jdorama that hits my soft and damage heart:

Everybody sets out with the same set of ideals, but reality deals harshly with idealists. In the end, ideals are always out of reach.

I guess the point of this Wallow Wednesday entry is that, go watch a Kimura Takuya drama but get ready to be captivated and bewitched ‘coz once you started one, you’ll crave for more of him!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

I see Kimura Takuya in pilot’s uniform, I watch! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I can’t get enough of him, how to cure this?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Okay.. Last one..

This time with Takako Matsu at the back because the KimuMatsu tandem is the one to beat, yo!

Japanese Actor: Kimura Takuya

This is the first time I will write a blog entry dedicated solely to an actor. Even though I found out actors (mostly Hallyu stars) that is worthy of fangirling, it never gotten to the point I have to write their awesomeness and their brilliance as an actor. And so I wondered to myself, why and how did it got to this point when it comes to Kimura Takuya?

Yes, yes. I am super late with this KimuTaku syndrome. He is a Japanese icon and every drama he is in always received a massive high ratings in Japan. A few information about him:

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  • Name:ย Takuya Kimura
  • Japanese:ย ๆœจๆ‘ๆ‹“ๅ“‰ (ใใ‚€ใ‚‰ ใŸใใ‚„)
  • Birthdate:ย November 13, 1972
  • Birthplace:ย Chiba City,ย Chibaย Prefecture, Japan
  • Height:ย 176.5 cm
  • Blood Type:O

Notes

  1. Former member of J-pop group “SMAP”

(source: asianwiki.com)

Holy wow! I am stanning a 46-year old ahjussi and I am liking it!! There is really something about in him that just stands out everytime I watched him in J-doramas. I’ve only seen him in three dramas and so far I was able to endure the drama experience in spite of it being old, in plot and in style, because he really exudes charisma that feels so good and giddy. I always search about him everyday about his latest news, his popularity in Japan, even his scandal or controversy. I would love to see more of him through variety shows but I can’t find a lot and if there is, there’s no english subtitle (poor me!).

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He really was at his peak in 90s and early 2000s, and I’m quite frustrated that I wasn’t able to witness him during those times. I’m just three years old when Long Vacation aired and the frenzy during 2000s in our country was a different Asian drama so I hardly know him back then.

I came across his name while searching for the Jdorama version of Hundred Million Stars Falling from the Skyย because of its Korean remake. He is the leading man but since I don’t have interest in him yet, I did not even bother watching that drama.

Dramas

On as to why I got to know him, it is because of Long Vacation which I totally love and I also made a post about it! I love all the cast in that drama that I searched everyone’s name, their age and how they are now in the industry; but it is with Kimura Takuya I truly stayed. Maybe because he has a lot of popular and iconic dramas under his name and with the few blog entries and write-ups I read about him, every show is actually a delight and worthy of watching.

Don’t get me wrong though, because I’ve only watched him in three dramas so far but look where it got me now! I am so enthralled and I’m craving for more!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Now, let me talk about him through the dramas that I’ve watched. Maybe I’m just being biased because I’ve only seen him in romance but he truly shone in that genre. And what fascinates me is that, his character is really fresh because I’m quite used with a leading man being either a chaebol, doctor or a prosecutor. In Long Vacation, he is a piano instructor (which upon my search, due to its popularity that time, most of the males actually took up piano because of that drama). In Pride, his 2nd drama that I watched, he is an ice hockey player. And in Love Generation, he is an ordinary salaryman.

Again, don’t get me wrong. I love Korean dramas and will always be. I am also aware that good K-dramas doesn’t always have a chaebol nor a lawyer leading man. I would just like to point out that Takuya-san has different characters, based on the dramas of him that I’ve watched, which is actually fresh in my eyes.

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I already talked about why I love Long Vacation. I also love him in Pride because he really owns his character, Halu. I also love the romance between him and Aki that my heart is leaping of joy because of their chemistry. Can I just mentioned the ending scene of episode 6!? That is one scorching heat and I love every detail of that scene! Too bad that the succeeding episodes was full of angst that I found myself fast forwarding just for the scenes of Halu and Aki. Next drama that I watched was Love Generation which aired a year after Long Vacation and reunited him with Takako Matsu, this time as his love interest. I so love Takako Matsu in here! Her character is very far from his character in Long Vacation. I am close to giving up watching this drama because I am not a fan of 1.) the leading lady falling in love first with the leading man, and 2) love triangle with the second lady running back with the leading man. Okay, enough of too much explanation. ๐Ÿ˜€ However, I still managed to finish the series, with lots of fast-forwarding because I just love to see Takuya on screen.

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Okay, that was it. I LOVE WATCHING KIMURA TAKUYA on screen, especially in his younger years. THE MAN IS TRULY HANDSOME! His long hair and his expressive eyes, plus his different expressions of fascination, love and anguish in his character. Wow, he really looks good on screen and I am obviously enchanted.

He is the only Japanese actor that I can actually say, wow, he’s really handsome even before I got to watch his drama. I have this prejudice when it comes to Japanese actors wherein I opt not to watch the drama if I don’t find the actor handsome or if I don’t see him in a previous Jdorama.

I was able to watch those dramas because of Kimura Takuya even though it’s not of my interest and some conflicts, plots or character development was a meehย . He made these dramas full of impact in my part because of his presence and chemistry with the female lead.

I am also planning to watch more of his dramas but foolish me for accidentally reading the ending of Beautiful Life! I feel like watching that drama with me knowing how it ends will just make it less impactful. Then in Sora Kara, I also knew the major plot twist because of searching it in the past. I am interested to watch Hero because it had high ratings and his role is a prosecutor but I feel like at this point in my life I should not devote my time in watching Asian dramas all day (quoting Minami “What am I doing with my life? I played panchiko all day.” with me replacing it with, “What am I doing with my life? I am just watching Takuya Jdoramas all day.” LOL — this is, of course, a different and personal story already. :D), and also with the fact that I like watching Takuya in a romance drama. Some would say he always play the same characters but I actually disagree. I see Sena, Halu and Teppei as all different persons with different struggles and personality. I am actually curious now how much of his characters are based in his character in real life. Imagine, a popular actor playing as an ordinary man. That in itself is already considered as a wonder and amazing.

Fangirl heart solely for Takuya-san

Sometimes I am forgetting that he is not in his 20s or 30s anymore that everytime I am searching for his images, I can already see him aging (but in a good way) and feel so sad ‘coz I wasn’t able to be part of idolizing him in his peak (wait, I’ve mentioned this already. HAHA!)

I am not sure where this entry will lead me but I just really want to write the awesomeness and love with this actor. I hardly come across with an actor that will made me watch some of his dramasย  and still want to see more of him, even just in variety shows.

Some blogs about him and his dramas are also a delight to read ‘coz even though it was in the past already I was able to know a glimpse of him during those time and the depth and height of his popularity.

I’m not sure on when this fangirl inside of me will last long but certainly, Kimura Takuya is now a part of my Asian drama memories as I grow old and one day decided to take a trip down the memory lane. The oldness of his dramas doesn’t diminish the fact that all of those were bearable to watch because of him.

Oh my, oh my. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! I know this is slightly absurd but I hope to see him again in a romance drama, with a mature content and a character that match his age of course. It’s possible, right?!!

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His gaze in this picture, I AM MELTING!!!!

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EEEHHHHHHHHH… LOVE HIM!!!!! /hearts all over the air/

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Omo.. omo.. So adorable and hot!!!! Help!! I’m drowning with his charisma and sex appeal!! lol

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Still oozing with sex appeal in spite of age!

I would love to add more pictures but I really need to stop myself! All pictures are found in google and I give the credit to its rightful owners.

Now, please excuse me, I have to fangirl more of Kimura Takuya!!

Inner self: Baka! Go out and work!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€