BLCD: Egoist no Junai (Yusa Kouji x Kamiya Hiroshi)

Egoist no Junai
エゴイストの純愛 (28/10/2005)

Yusa Kouji x Kamiya Hiroshi 遊佐浩二 x 神谷浩史
with Horiuchi Kenyuu 堀内賢雄, Ichijou Kazuya 一条和矢, Shibuya Shigeru 渋谷茂

Rating: Recommended for the smexy H-scenes, especially people who love noisy semes

Summary: [There are some spoilers but no ending-spoilers ^^]

This drama is based on a novel by Toono Haruhi 遠野春日 and made up of two continuous stories of the pairing.

“I want to reveal the beast underneath that innocent-looking face.”

Matsubae Daisuke (Yusa Kouji) is a managing director of a large corporation, Matsubae Group. A beautiful and innocent-looking Hanamoto Yukihiko (Kamiya Hiroshi), an artiste manager of Kaji Production catches his attention one day. When the man notices the 25-year-old’s loving gaze towards the older actor, Yasuike Shun (Horiuchi Kenyuu) who is under his management, he feels a strong displeasure at the sight. Matsubae is determined to tear away Yukihiko’s innocent face and reveal the beast within.

A week later, Matsubae’s secretary, Sayama Yoshitaka (Ichijou Kazuya) contacts Kaji Production and requests for Yukihiko. He explains that in order to get his actor, Yasuike, special recommendation for a coveted role in a drama the company is sponsoring, he needs to meet their company’s managing director Matsubae Daisuke.

Matsubae offers Yukihiko an indecent proposal to sleep with him and satisfy him in bed if he wants to help Yasuike. Although Yukihiko is shocked by the proposition, he accepts it even though he has never had sex with a man before. Yukihiko’s decision convinces Matsubae that he is in love with Yasuike as he is willing to go this far for him. Thereafter, Matsubae wants Yukihiko to continue sleeping with him whenever he demands for it to ensure his continued support for Yasuike’s recommendation.

Later on, a misunderstanding occurs between the two and sends Matsubae into a jealous rage. He gets back at Yukihiko by manipulating Yasuike and causes Yukihiko to lose his job. However, after the vengeful act, he feels guilty and regretful of his actions. He also realises he has fallen in love with Yukihiko but will Yukihiko forgive him? And what kind of relationship does Yukihito and Yasuike have? Continue reading “BLCD: Egoist no Junai (Yusa Kouji x Kamiya Hiroshi)”

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Anime: Tales of Genji (Sakurai Takahiro, Fujita Toshiko)

Tales of Genji animeTales of Genji (源氏物語千年紀) is an anime based on the Japanese classic and possibly the first Japanese novel “The Tale of Genji” written during the Heian period by Lady Murasaki. It will be broadcast on 15 January 2009.

I LOVE PERIOD DRAMAS! So I’m looking forward to this very much… what’s more, Sakupyon is voicing the lead *doki doki* (=^_^=) The art looks very pretty and romantic. Hope it doesn’t disappoint!

Update 17 Jan 2009:
I watched the first episode. It has promise! The narrative flows well and I think this series will be a good introduction for newbies like me to the classic tale. For those who have watched the 1980s OVA and came off confused and hating Genji for his “philandering ways” and arrogance might have a better understanding of the background of his story this time round. I think you may even come away sympathising with him.

Anyway, right at the beginning, we’re greeted with a love scene (sex scene to be exact but nothing explicit) of Genji and one of the women in his many affairs where the couple sprout poetic sounding lines during/after their passionate embrace… Cheesy as it might sound, it was quite beautiful, actually ^^;;; hah~ and with Sakupyon delivering those lines, I think all the fangirls just died right there.

Although the animation and artwork can be uneven at times, the overall animation is still very good. So far, the first episode gave us a rather detailed visual depiction of the setting and environment where the story takes place. There are so many breath-taking, dreamy and artistic scenes which will hold your attention even when it is only a panned talking head or a voice over by the narrator.

The background music is classical and soothing. I enjoyed it. As for the opening and ending themes, I think I’m not the only one who thinks that the opening song by PUFFY is rather out of place in this anime. You’ll understand why when you hear it. The ending song “Ai” by Atari Kousuke was lovely tho’.

With the back story concisely summarised and explained in the first episode, I’m eagerly looking forward to the upcoming ones for the drama to unfold. Continue reading “Anime: Tales of Genji (Sakurai Takahiro, Fujita Toshiko)”

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