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22 July 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Arashi Rant  
One of the rare times I'm ranting here. Allow me because there is FIERY ANGER within me!
Anyone who lives in Singapore go grab a copy of U-mag and flip to page 24-25.
The feature is [2008 Summer 10 Japanese Dramas].
As anticipated, there is MAOU. Translated that portion loosely here:

"When the Korean version of Maou was broadcasted, the drama did not get high ratings due to various affecting reasons, but the cast received rave reviews for their performance. As for this Japanese adaption, it focuses on popularity fights for the two leads, namely Ohno Satoshi and Ikuta Toma. Unfortunately for local fans, I believe that Ohno Satoshi, in terms of looks and popularity, is not only no match for Toma, he also falls way behind the Korean leading man. The female lead (casted as the girl who has supernatural powers), other than being more skinny and frail, is also not up to the Korean female lead's standards."

And she gave Maou a watchability rate of 3 Stars ★★★. The lowest in the 10 dramas.

..............  ヽ(`Д´)ノヽ(`Д´)ノヽ(`Д´)ノ

Sigh.. this same reporter... She's always been biased ne?
From her past articles... Had already sensed she's Yamapi and Toma fan.
Besides using very old photos of Arashi and Kattun as compared to her very new updated photos for Yama, she almost certainly features Yama in most of her features, and writes fantastic stuff about him.
I didn't mind it then because I enjoy seeing fans care for their idols (therefore slight biasness is understandable).. but now....

POOR OH-CHAN!! (+kawaii + kakkoii)
Milkshake and Pimp Juice.: chainsaw Ohnoinuhariko on July 22nd, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
the fangirl: adfirmatiosg - Ohno is pissedadfirmatiosg on July 22nd, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Ugh, how rude! She honestly doesn't know a thing about being unbiased. *rageRageRAGE*

(PS. That pic is perfect hun! Ohno doesn't give a rat's patooty about what she thinks and neither should we.)
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
yeah i felt much better when i found that ohno pic ^__^
pharashipharashi on July 22nd, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Ehhhhhhhh, That woman is definitely biased. I think Toma is doing a great job, it goes along with his character. Riida is doing a fabulous job w/his part too. I never have seen the Korean version and want to wait for the Japanese version to finish so I don't do too much comparison. The understated sensitivity of Riida's character makes me feel for his wrenching past and the calculation of his revenge is subtle, but powerful. I love the way he portrays his one liners w/hidden meaning to Toma. She needs to pay more attention. Rant all you want cause I'm right there with you.
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
what well-chosen words you used to describe ohchan's acting~! i am touched momentarily ^__^
miyasan on July 22nd, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Well... I can say this not just because I'm oh-chan's fan but from my experience of being a dorama watcher. Oh-chan is really surprising me in MAOU, his act skills are just great, I really believe that he is Naruse when I'm watching it. Who knows him, who watch the arashi's tv shows knows that he change completely since he is a natural space out man (one of his charms ¦3).

So... Sorry reporter, I don't agree with you. How about to watch more doramas? :D
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
ohno's acting are good enough for the Naruse role, sometimes i think his calm and coolness is mistakened for "not-acting". C'mon people have to look at Naruse's dark past and character, he is definitely not going to be high like Toma. That reporter... grrr..
Zelel: ohnospblood_opal on July 22nd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
As much as I love Yamapi, he is not that great an actor if you ask me. And is this person even watching the same drama as I am? >.> Ohno is a wonderful actor and the only reason why he may not be that well-known outside Arashi fans is because he's been keeping all of his talents hidden from the world. And he's super cute to boot.
foru: Captain ♥mee_goreng on July 22nd, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
I CONCUR!!!!!!

He's the most multi talented JE boy i ever come across and all his talents are not mediocre to boot!
(no subject) - sweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jinnyssjinnyss on July 22nd, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. >=[

As a fan of the Korean version, I can say with complete confidence that Ohno is doing a fantastic job.

He's definitely not he same character as JJH (who I happen to adore as well), but he's so...AUUGH. NOT OHNO. It's fantastic. He's amazingly talented to completely change himself in the way that he has. And I've always thought Toma was a great actor. They're BOTH great. (I'm even ok with the overuse of the MAOU DEATH GLARE, just because of the music they play with it...when I heard it on the first episode, when he was looking at the pictures of Toma, I felt chills. O_O)

...The only part I sort of agree on is the female lead. T__T I mean, she's super cute, but I don't really feel anything for her at all. But she's also so young...Idk. She's doing a great job though. Just not quite up to what I was hoping for in terms of making the audience feel for her.
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
wow u watched the korean version too~
i didn't but i was glued to this japanese Maou everytime i watched it. And i think the editing crew did very well too, this is not your typical feel good jap summer drama..
gholghol88 on July 22nd, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
I have nothing against Toma but..."Ohno Satoshi, in terms of looks and popularity, is no match for Toma"

I can't believe she wrote that!
How rude!!!

I'm sure you'll receive your red envelope with tarot card inside soon! XD

★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
hahaha a warning from the Maou will be suitable... maybe I should send one to the reporter LOL
Mitan/Litany: we are coollitany_sh on July 22nd, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
ARGggggg, I'm united with you for this rant!!! Gosh, can't stand that she uses her bias to insult others who she doesn't favor. I love Ohno's acting, and Maou, and gosh that person makes me mad!
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
lets all put this behind now and rejoice in nino's news ^__^
HouSe oF InsaNity: dark.as. nightaph_elion on July 22nd, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
whoa... she is really harsh.. haha... poor ohno.. can you imagine if he reads this..someone in your face tells you you look terrible.. man..i don't even know what to say.. i loved the korean version and this Japanese one too.. strangely i felt that ohno's acting was better than toma.. hmm i want to know what the koreans think about this drama..haha and about the Maou glare.. its not ohno's fault.. the director tells him what to do at scenes..ahaha i think the problem about what she wrote is that she is being too personal..what did the other official TV mags in Japan write about Maou?

ahah i live in Singapore..but how come i never heard of that mag b4 ? ahha is it in chinese..oh wait..its a local mag ? if it is ..man ..so paiseh..but then again it will make sense of why the remarks were so tactless..Japanese mags will NEVER write that.
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
yes that mag is in chinese. Called U-mag. Direct rival mag of I-mag ^_^
its still in stores as its the latest copy~
(no subject) - aph_elion on July 22nd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
carrotfreak: dramacarrotfreak on July 22nd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
This is why I dun read Jpop stuff on local mags and newspapers. We have mean reporters here. >.
HouSe oF InsaNityaph_elion on July 22nd, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
i totally agree.. hiaz.. its the korean wave right now anyway...
(no subject) - sweathoneyeah on July 22nd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
foru: Maou.......mee_goreng on July 22nd, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)

If she can't be fair when doing review, she should quit her job DDD: Even if i didn't know Oh-chan before and then watched Maou, i'd still think Oh-chan did splendidly well EVEN BETTER THAN THE KOREAN LAWYER!!!! I might become his fan just from watching Maou!!!!!

I'm so furious right now! What did she wrote for Code Blue? I heard it was boring and slow with Yamapi having the same expression the entire time....

★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
LOL sorry i laughed at your CAPS despite the anger in this thread.
how can she compare the korean and jap versions, they are not meant to be the same!
she wrote about yamapi's sexy body in code blue, amusing though.
this is a good one to use: I WANNA MAOU HER TOO
☆ゆき`☆: ohno sleepingsparklesrainbow on July 22nd, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
she havent heard leader's voice yet... (T-T) ..either have she sees any of his butai... i don't think it's a fair comment to judge someone you dunno...ANYWAYS!!!! I STILL LIKE OHNO-KUN!!!!!! and i have watch maou korean version...i still like the japan version...just because u can really sense what the actors are putting into each scenes....
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
ya! I mean, what are those readers who are non-JE fans going to think?!
ohno kun gambatte ne!!! <(‵▽′)>
rafael_xp on July 22nd, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
I simply can't understand these people. I'm not very much into dramas, never went past the second episode of many I started watching, but I absolutely LOVE Maou.

And no, it's not only about Oh-chan, I mean, he's utterly hot as a lawyer with that Maou look, but I actually enjoy the plot, the work of the cast and everything.

But, back to Oh-chan, he's so talented! That evil look, dear Lord, how can someone who sees it say he's no match for Toma?

And all that bullshit about the actress-whose-name-i-don'-know-who-plays-shiori not being up to the Korean lead's standarts? To hell with the Korean leads, IT'S ANOTHER VERSION.

★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
the worse thing is this reporter judged ohno without understanding his strengths and went ahead to publish her stuff. yes i love ohchan! esp his performance in 3rd episode ^___^ so rooting for the evil lawyer~
sweetierainsweetierain on July 22nd, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
oh my~ how can she be so biased? i'm absolutely enjoying oh-chan's acting in maou.
btw, the pic of oh-chan is cute!

i'm gonna check out that biased report soon!
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
yeah that ohchan pic is one of the cutest i've seen ^__^
go go check it out!
angie: captainmonomezurashii on July 22nd, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
That reporter....
She better pray that I'd never laid eyes on her articles. And she never cross my path.
JOCELYNorangeslime on July 22nd, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
LOL i saw it too in the mags. I ALSO NOTICED THIS LINE! hahaha that damn reporter.
★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
stupid reporter who needs a better editor. i can't stand her articles.
Oreijiladyxs on July 22nd, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
"I believe that Ohno Satoshi, in terms of looks and popularity, is not only no match for Toma, he also falls way behind the Korean leading man"

chokoreitochokoreito on July 22nd, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)

Well, that's her personal opinion. Ohno's acting is great, too bad she can't see that. :D

I personally cannot understand how can someone not squeal when seeing Ohno.. T^T)???
And OMG sfg;k his pout in the picture!!

dar: maoudarchan on July 22nd, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
i hate her already. hmph
divid_chan on July 22nd, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Ohno Satoshi, in terms of looks and popularity, is not only no match for Toma
WTH?! O__o If she is writing a review she should at least write about his performance and not the looks... Besides, different people have different tastes, and I for one, find Ohno-kun more handsome (although Toma is very handsome too). She's really very unprofessional...
your carefully coreographed charm.maiisaki on July 22nd, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
Ohno Satoshi, in terms of looks and popularity, is not only no match for Toma

Well the reporter is biased. Reaally... We the fans know the truth, not to compare Toma and Ohno. Both are woderful, and they are different. So no need to compare them.... Ah how I wish I can have a grab at the magazine, sadly I can't >_<

But thanks for telling us, though it was a bit sad >_
★☆021☆★: white Maousweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
biased is the word for her, she shld look at her role of a reporter and not as a fan!! @__@
now what we need is for fans to write in to her LOL
(no subject) - maiisaki on July 23rd, 2008 09:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
chocolatelove88chocolatelove88 on July 22nd, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
ANGRY!! i seriously feels tat she is fan of toma & yamapi too. all article of yamapi and toma always wrote so beautifully. (eg. hana kimi & kurosagi).. *sigh*
★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
yeah... i don't mind reading good stuff about yamapi and toma, just don't write bad stuff about arashi!! thats why i usually can spot stuff that make me want to complain about her LOL
(no subject) - chocolatelove88 on July 23rd, 2008 04:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
arashic0804arashic0804 on July 22nd, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)
ah i hate that reporter! why cant she just talked abt the drama and not the actors..o-chan did good for his first drama!
tiina: maou - serizawa 8|starsystems on July 22nd, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
what kind of reporter is she? wtf, "looks and popularity" & "more skinny and frail" about the girl (whose name I can't remember now and dramawiki is down *sob*) How do those things relate to the drama and its "watchability"? At least she could have commented on their, I don't know, ACTING. XD XD XD

lololol what a joke. XDD
★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
i can't remember that girl's name either LOL
Angela la la: iwojimawaku_waku on July 22nd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
She hasn't even watched until almost half of the series and she claims to know what she's talking about?
and what was her basis for her "skinny and frail" comments? what do those words mean to her anyway?

clearly, she has no idea what she's talking about but there is such a thing as fair and honest reporting. constructive criticisms are those that criticize and offer very useful solutions, otherwise, it is just plain and simple mockery and lack of respect for one's art.

she should not be writing in magazines and critiquing dramas, she should just have her own fangirling column. bleh.
★☆021☆★: alien... Nino!sweathoneyeah on July 23rd, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
that is sooo true. Talk abt unfair judgement. She hasn't watched it fully and already claimed it to be bad.
And this is published on a magazine which will be read by people who will then think Maou is not worth watching. yes, she needs an outlet online.
luckily we have nino's new drama now to feel better ^__^