Would you choose boys or flowers?

boys over flowers, jdrama

Available on VIKI

All students in a rich school the protagonist previews how she sees the rish people in her school , since she is the only scholarship student there. 

I can’t help but laugh about the images of cars driving , all don’t follow the normal transit rules and drive in the middle of the street with 2 rows . As a commoner and poor person you avoid  breaking rules , as a rich person you dont care about the poor world, your life, your rules kind of life.

And then we have the red card thing, where the person that receives it suffers major targeting by the all school event teachers.Even if the card is just a declaration of war of 4 students. They are the richest and most notorious in the school that have the permission to act as kings . You can Imagine why rich adult-people act as brats and bastards, especially when they are running a business.  

One in particular , Domyoji, acts like a demon king because he doesn’t have anyone to go against him or show him real feelings, instead of the obedient and money bought feelings. Whenever a red card appears, Domyoji takes fun in challenging everyone that received a red target to prove they have no real feelings for the red card victim. And of course , a rich brat there is always a wicked witch mother. 

And then we have the character Shizuka, which actually means calm in japanese, it suits her the calming and soothing persona that provides everyone with the best vibes to relax. 

One of her sayings in the drama and anime , “ Beautiful shoes will take you to beautiful places ” – we tend to think none would look at your shoes , however that notion is wrong . Bad shoes or shoes with holes can cause health concerns like the pressure you put on your spine, or to just avoid getting a cold from feet frozen to death. I have colleague like that has feet  fingers visible in her “closed”-office-type shoes, none says anything about it, at first we thought she hadn’t any money until we learned she spends the money in multiple hair care treatments, which costs  30 new shoes. 

Regardless, the Drama is inspired by the Manga version with the same name Hana yori Dango – boys over flowers, a hit 1992-2008 manga series that was authored by Yoko Kamio. “BOYS OVER FLOWERS” is a 2005 Japanese drama series that was directed by Yasuharu Ishii

Makino (Inoue Mao) is a student at the super-prestigious Eitoku Academy, a seat of learning for some of the children of Japan’s wealthiest individuals.All that changes on the day her only friend spills juice all over the pristine white shirt of Domyouji Tsukasa (Jun Matsumoto), the most aggressive and spoiled member of the so-called “Flower Four” or “F4.” This unofficial group comprises the good-looking but bratty sons of the most powerful business people in Japan. The F4 are ruthless bullies, and often pressure their victims into dropping out.After Domyouji treats her only friend that’s when she snaps and gives him a taste of his own medicine, Domyouji Tsukasa unexpectedly falls for her. All of a sudden, the pendulum swings in favour of Makino – but things get very complicated when fellow F4 member Hanazawa Rui (Oguri Shun) also takes a shine to her!

The actor Oguri Shun was previously mentioned in the Hana Kimi Review. Check it out!

And if you are a more Kdrama fan, please know there is an adaptation of the story. as well other adaptations across Asia.

Age Harassment (2015) Jdrama review

There is no official title in Portuguese, but the title of the film refers exactly the problem presented in the drama series — Harassment by age. Per definition, presented in the series, age harassment is when someone, especially men, spend the day back from the new employees who have just left the college on your first job.

Age of Harassment (2015) Jdrama with with Emi takei
Jdrama : Age harassment (2015)

Plot synopsis (by VIKI ) Emiri Yoshii (Ami Takei) is a young, beautiful girl that has dreams of earning an MBA in America. When her family is struck with poverty after a failed business, she gives up her dreams for a position at a trading company. With new dreams of being a company executive, she is eager to work towards success in her new role. However, she often finds herself in unfortunate situations. Her female co-workers are intimidated by her youth and good looks, and don’t understand her desire to keep to herself. On the other hand the male employees, invite her to meetings after hours and ask her to execute meaningless tasks just to have her around due to her beauty. Outcasted by women and not taken seriously by men, she becomes fed up and is on a mission to take action!

The series even begins by making a kind of comparison between two women: the woman A the young woman fresh out of college and on her way to her first interview of employment, innocent, pure and without any notion that they can deceive her, and the woman B 40-year-old graduate who built her career in the same company for years and when the opportunity to give a promotion comes, the CEO gives the promotion to a man without any knowledge of the department’s area, unlike the woman who is trained in the area.

This comparison between the two women begins to be more evident when the woman A tries to buy strawberries at a stall at the entrance of the company, she is stopped to think about the price, because she wanted to buy the strawberries in the cheapest way possible, in which two packages are cheaper, but she only needs one packaging, here appears Woman B to buy strawberries too. Per curiosity, both women are licensed in the same field. However, I didn’t let to notice the brief metaphor in which old strawberries are cheaper and without quality.

Throughout the series, several categories of Harassment within a company are presented: age harassment; paternity harassment; moral harassment; power harassment; in between others. It could be said that it is an ABC with example cases on harassment in the work. Ending the series with the phrase that “all types of harassment is a form of bullying”. Woman A is presented throughout the series as the ideal and key to the woman empowerment within the company.

When one of the employees who are victims of age harassment decides to resign for not take it any longer, the company’s CEO assumes that the young woman left to get married, even though she doesn’t have a boyfriend or fiancé.

One of the paternity and maternity harassments, in one of the episodes one of the employees will be a parent for 3 times and ask permission to work remotely (which might be allowed these days due to the pandemic).

It is explained that in a Japanese company, they are not expected to return to the company if the paternity leave lasts for one year, and maternity leave lasts for 3 months. this wide difference between licenses clearly demonstrates a gender inequality. Being one of the most unfortunate comments in episode 7, “Japanese women were born to be unhappy”.

Personally, gives me a first time perspective of a world that still struggles between new laws and traditional work practices. And I , as always , Love the good work and performance of Emi Takei (武井咲) — The main actress from this TV show and Rurouni Kenshin, as Kaoru.

Emi Takei (武井 咲, Takei Emi ) was born December 25, 1993, in Nagoya.

She broke into the modeling industry with her debut in the November 2006 issue of Seventeen and quickly became a magazine exclusive in February 2007. In November 2010, at only 19 years old, she became the youngest recipient of the “Best Dresser Award” from The Men’s Fashion Unity. She won the “Best Smile of the Year” award in November and, in December, became the first Japanese person to be contracted by Italian luxury goods brand Gucci.

Music from the drama:

One of the music’s from the original soundtrack – Natsu no Tsumi by Natsumi Hanaoka

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