Monday, January 15, 2007

Engine - エンジン

Spellcasted by ♣Ashes♣ at 8:14 PM
Managed to catch the full episode of Engine on crunchyroll.com
This is a story of a race car driver who meets a woman that changes his life, this was what I thought this drama was going to be about since Kimura Takuya's other dramas have always had romance making up a large part of the plot. However, this drama was not like that.

Instead, the major focus of the story was the kids of Kaze no Oka.
Each episode focuses on a different child.
We see a different part of Kimura Takuya in this drama and it's definitely something very heart-warming. He does so well in portraying the laid-back, at times immature, but thoughtful and caring Kanzaki Jiro. He brings a different point of view for the children and his way with dealing with their problems was sweet.
Koyuki, on the other hand, plays Tomomi-sensei, a very uptight teacher that cares very much for the kids, but doesn't really understand them as Jiro could. Also see changes in the way that Tomomi-sensei deals with the children. Even though romance wasn't a significant part of the story, I felt that I enjoyed the short, but sweet and oftentimes funny interaction between Kimura and Koyuki.
Excellent drama.
The cast acted wonderfully, especially the children, and some parts of the story will surely bring a tear or two to your eyes. Especially the scene when Shunta ran & kept calling Jiro when he drove off after Shunta was left at his new home. This scene really touched me.
All in all, I still feel Japanese dramas are the best although these days, Japanese dramas are not so high in demands compared to Korean dramas.

My Rating : 10/10
Should you watch this? Definitely a Yes!

2 comments:

sesame on January 16, 2007 7:37 PM said...

Yes, J-dramas are definitely better. In terms of plot and story. But I didn't like Koyoki in Engine. Feel she's not suitable for Takuya in this drama and the romance also very odd.

♣Ashes♣ on January 17, 2007 10:40 PM said...

Yah! I agree, find their romance abit funny but I only like those scenes when Takuya interact with the kids. It's really touching lor. ;)

 

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