Blade Of The Immortal (无限之住人) is the live adaptation of Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura, set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality [Wiki]. During his journey, he meets our heroine who is also hellbent on avenging her parents’ deaths and he becomes her bodyguard. The trailer has an epic scene with him and her against 300 warriors, with him asking, “Who should I cut down?”
It’s been 10 years since the first movie of the franchise came out (also Toda’s big screen’s debut)! I’ll be honest and say that I don’t remember 85% of the plot. I know there’s a book with power to kill anyone whose name is wriiten in it by the owner. And that Toda was raw and chubby at the time. That’s it. Lol.
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Not again Kdrama Producers! NO!”
Was my initial reaction when I heard of the news a few weeks ago. Secretly, in my dungeon, I had formed a praying shrine, hoping that all is a fluke! Then today, they announced the leads! KIM SO EUN! GIRL, I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!! Why are they pitting my girl crushes against each other!? If you don’t know already, the manga series spawned two seasons of drama adaptations in Japan, with Toda Erika as the female lead, Kanzaki Nao, and Matsuda Shota as the genius swindler, Akiyama Shinichi. Then I scrolled over and saw the male leads – Lee Sang Yoon as Akiyama? Then we have Shin Sung Rok on the other side (I think he could work – he’s quite quirky in Trot Lovers.) Still………LSY?
Nope. I haven’t finished Last Cinderella yet. And I’m more inclined not to after being spoiled by this certain brat in a friend. But here are two dramas I’m intending to pick up. Of course, my favorites are involved but I welcome suggestions!
The title is a mouthful and one that I have to repeatedly verify with Wiki every single time I need to write about it! The translated English title is The Life Story of Bookstore Clerk Michiru, and is based on a novel “Mi no Uebanashi” by Shogo Sato. It’s such a weird drama in that you’re not required (don’t feel like it) to root for anyone because the characters are flawed, to the point of unlikable and our heroine is definitely not your typical plucky girl. Different from the Liar Game, Toda Erika’s character is a lottery ticket winner and we see how that lucky fortune becomes ominous, beginning with a seemingly harmless lie.
The best way I could describe her character is one missing a few marbles in her moral compass. She’s either going to fill up those spots along the way or lose some more.