Monday, 19 March 2007

Japanese drama, Stand Up

Japanese drama, Stand Up!! .

Main Cast
Ninomiya Kazunari
Yamashita Tomohisa
Suzuki Anne
Narimiya Hiroki
Oguri Shun
Year Aired: 2003
Genre : Comedy, Growing Up, Love, Human Drama
Episodes: 11

Synopsis 1 (TBS): Four schoolboys find themselves the last virgins left at school. During the summer holidays, a girl they knew as children 11 years ago, moves back to the neighborhood. Despite their childhood attraction to her, they realize she is a mere shadow of the "princess" they all thought they knew. This story of summer - love, friendship, school, family, the hypocrisy of adults, complications of life, experience and failure is set in an everyday shopping district and shows the clumsiness of children who have developed a little later than their peers. It's a bright romantic comedy that both young and old can appreciate.
Synopsis 2 (Nya Fansubs): This drama is akin to a Japanese version of American Pie (but better). It follows 5 friends (4 guys - Oguri Shun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Yamashita Tomohisa, Narimiya Hiroki, and a girl - Suzuki Anne) who spend the summer of their 17th year together. The guy's mission is to loose their virginity, and Chie (Anne) is their childhood friend who has returned for unknown reasons. It's a somewhat comedic story of love and friendship.

I LOVE this drama! I was instantly hooked by it. Heard lotsa good reviews about this drama - BUT - as quoted from Nya Fansubs -

Word to the Wise: This is NOT a PG-13 drama. There is nudity and strong sexual content. When it aired in Japan the nudity was blurred out, but this is obviosuly not so with the DVD version. While Nya!'s normal policy is to bleep swear words out a bit, we felt that due to the nature of this show the bleeping was unnecessary. Don't get mad at us!

You've been warned about it. But i guess, if you're not offended by those kinds - I HIGHLY suggest you get this. It's a big hit to my friends. Some who doesn't have a computer came over to my house just to watch this series and they kept asking for the next episodes :P I rate it [rate 5]

Stand Up!! ep 1 - Part 1 | Mirror
Part 2 | Mirror
Part 3 | Mirror
Part 4 | Mirror
Stand Up!! ep 2 - Part 1 | Part 2
Stand Up!! ep 3 - Part 1 | Mirror
Part 2 | Mirror
Part 3 | Mirror
Stand Up!! ep 4 - Part 1 | Part 2
Stand Up!! ep 5 - Part 1 | Mirror
Part 2 | Mirror
Part 3 | Mirror
Stand Up!! ep 6 - Part 1 | Part 2

Theme Song: Arashi - Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono | Mirror
Theme Song PV: Arashi - Kotoba Yori Taisetsu no Mono | Mirror

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