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Cute Nissin 110th Anniversary TV Commercial by Studio Ghibli

Nissin chose Ghibli to create a TV ad for their 110th Anniversary. They had chosen well. The studio’s first attempt to create animation based entirely on brush calligraphy is a big success and super cute too.

I mean… much better than this Nissin commercial:

More wonderful TV commercials & short movie spots created by Ghibli below:

Sora Iro no Tane

House Foods ”Ouchi de Tabeyou” CM Winter

House Foods ”Ouchi de Tabeyou” CM Summer

Online Shopping Mall One

”Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi” Ticket

Umacha – Asahi Beverage

Dore Dore no Uta by Meiko Haigo

Old School Drama Pick: 101 Marriage Proposal

101 Marriage Proposal is the third Japanese drama title I had watched. It aired in 1991 making it almost 2 decades old. I have not watched the drama again ever since, but I still remember it as very touching.

Synopsis from DramaWiki:

101st Marriage Proposal is a “Beauty and the Beast” story starring Takeda Tetsuya (Virgin Road, 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei) as a down-on-his-luck man who has gone through 99 omiai (arranged dates with the intention of marriage if the date goes well). Not particularly smart, nor handsome, nor rich, he is a man who cannot lie and of course, has a heart of pure gold. On the 100th omiai, he meets Kaoru (Asano Atsuko), an extremely beautiful and talented cellist who can’t forget her dead fiancee.

Who is That Actor? He has a Long Face

This guy looks so familiar. I have seen him somewhere. Other than his awkwardly long face, that curiosity haunts me since episode 1 of Atashinchi no Danshi. I looked up the series’ title on, and there he was, in the actors list. His name is Nasubi.

After going over to his drama wiki page, I figured out why he looks so familiar. Turns out, he starred in Densha Otoko as one of his forum supporter. Ooooh… that’s why! Wanting to know more about Nasubi, I googled his name and found a couple of websites about him and his interesting past.

Hooooooooo! Hard Gay Cameo in Atashinchi no Danshi 6

I had a nice Saturday Atashinchi catch up with my sis. And suddenly, something pops up!

I had to blink a couple of times until I realize that he was….


The hair almost tricked me, but the way he acts gives it away!!

Wow! That was amusing!!!

If you don’t know who Hard Gay is, head over to my old post about Hard Gay. There’s a wiki page about him too.

Have You Seen ‘Atashinchi no Danshi’?

My sister asked me earlier this week, “Have You Seen Atashinchi no Danshi?” “Nope,” I said, “I want to but my internet connection sucks.” I am using cable internet, but it’s not as good as I am used to in the US. So, I have to depend on DVDs, etc. She gave me a tip on a streaming video website for drama and movies: It works out great and I went on to do a 5 episode marathon of Atashinchi Danshi.

Honestly, the theme is quite typical. It’s just another story about triumph over psychological trauma with the help of hero/heroine through persistence, tender-loving-care, examples and other wonderful things that might touch their soul. However, the plot and comedy is fun and entertaining. It’s not a knee slapper, but it made me smiled, giggled and kept my full attention.


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