happy belated OCEAN DAY!!
it was ocean day in japan (july 20). ^_^
it's over. =(
i finished majosai yesterday.
it was shocking!! (kinda) it was a little disappointing/incomplete, the way things ended. i wish there was an ep.11!! but i kinda expected it to be like that. ma, it's only 10 eps long, they had to leave some things out. if only it was 11, sure they coulda wrapped up things better!!
this time, i'll also sum up my thoughts for the drama as a whole, first. cuz i'm in the end-of-a-drama, reflective/nostalgic mode.
"ano hii...boku no saiban-in nata." which means "one day, i became a lay judge." toma said it in the CM for majosai, a couple months back. eh...i remember toma's messy perm~ this strange new hairstyle got us all distracted from the fact that this is toma's first real leading role in a drama!!! hahaha. (i'll actually kinda miss his big, wavy, highlighted hair a little, though. i'm so used to seeing toma with this hairstyle.)
i had high expectations 4 this drama, since the plot sounded cool and it was a big deal, since it preceded the real life lay judge system. but i wasn't that impressed with the drama or toru at first (as i usually am!). but it quickly got more interesting and exciting, and i liked learning about how the lay judge system works in japan...and i liked seeing toma as a boyfriend for the first time.♥ such a sweet, caring, cool boyfriend!! and that first kiss was ♥!!!! but a lot of times, majosai reminded me of Maou. especially when toru is so determined/brave and investigating. *_* toma is so kakkoii when he's in detective/hero mode, right?? ♥ the supporting characters were just ok though...i really didn't like anyone except izumi and blue-san, i guess. haha. of course, i love toru. and though it's his first leading role, toru is still completely toma, the toma i've always liked. so cute and lovable, but also so serious, tough, and cool when he needs to be. *_* just that he's more fashionable and a little stronger (look at his arms!) cuz he's fighting hard to find the truth!!
but some firsts for this drama were like, half-way, for toma. it was his first leading role, but not for a real, regular nighttime drama. cuz it was a late night drama, with only 10 episodes, and each episode is about 10 minutes shorter than a regular drama's. he got his first girlfriend, but cuz of the plot, they were not together much. so it's almost as if they only count half-way....but it was certainly the first time he's in a drama where the main characters were all female. though he only spent the most time with izumi. =)
well then...i enjoyed watching majosai! mostly cuz of toma, but the plot was also often dramatic and suspenseful. shocking, too! i just hope it doesn't make the viewers in japan more worried or scared of being a lay judge, though. haha. i'm sure they're already nervous enough about it as it is. judging from the just ok ratings, i don't think i have to worry about this though. :P
so~ here it is.
episode 10: 衝撃の評決! 最後に微笑む女
(Decision of impact! The woman who smiled last)
LOTS OF NOTES THIS TIME. please read~ for the last time...
kate's majosai -EPISODE 10 (CONCLUSION)- notes:
-haruka is creepy, but is she really the killer?! now i'm changing my mind...
-WHAT IF KAORI IS STILL BEING CONTROLLED BY THE WITCH, WHETHER IT'S KYOKO OR HARUKA??? KOWAI!! (though that would be cool if she's still crazy and won't be toru's girlf anymore in the end. lol...)
-why does he still have to force him to vote guilty, they already have enough votes!! @_@ poor toru!! i hate kurokawa!!! but toru shouldn't be so worried about how to vote...it's more important to protect yr girlf, after all!! but really, why didn't kurokawa think of threatening him this way from the start?? i guess cuz he said he doesn't like to use violence...
-though he keeps saying it, but hearing toru say "i want to be by your side" to kaori is still so sweet!!!♥
-judge #3: that jerk!!! he's the bribed judge that knocked out toma!! =0
- they have a cool way of showing how many ppl vote for G (guilty) or NG (not guilty)!! haha. though i don't understand why do that instead of just marking I, II, etc.
-it's cool that Blue-san is the only one that calls him orange-kun. haha. wait, did donperi pink call him that? or just orange-san? mm...
-WHO'S THE ONE UNDER A SPELL? EXACTLY!! think twice, toru!! u're even wearing it on yr orange shirt!!! -__-
-"i had an insincere attitude at first, but now i'm serious about being a lay judge!" toru said this. i like how they showed those flashbacks. wow... almost seems like a long time went by...but the trial only really lasted 2-3 wks or something?? toru has gone through so much during this trial (outside of the courtroom)...but he's wearing almost the same outfit from the first day. =D if u are ever a juror/lay judge, you'll realize the importance of your one vote, though...it's a lot of responsibility, a big burden!!
-their friendly handshake, the way toru and izumi said goodbye... =)
-the ending!! i knew this would happen!!! x__X i was tricked too.
DAMN THEM AND THEIR MIND GAMES and REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY!!!
I'LL POST THE SPOILERS LATER...
FOR NOW, SOME SCREENCAPS FOR YOU~
( *_* dunno if i said this be4, but every 21/22 of the month, i listen to some romantic songs and/or re-read some parts of my "Close to 4 hrs" story. haha. so this is kinda weird, i'm in *daydream* mode right now, but still, i wrote this earlier anyway, just need to edit/post it up now. DOUZO!!
oh, forgot to say a BIG, HUGE, THANK YOU!!! to everyone at Tomalicious!! ^_^ for subbing this drama so fast and the subs were just excellent!! i love you all!! ~_~ this is the 1st time i was able to finish toma's drama about 1 week after it aired in japan. sugeh!! it's all thanks to TFS's super fast releases!! yey~
(SOME OF THESE COMMENTS, I WROTE WHILE WATCHING, SO I WAS MAKING GUESSES (some wrong, some right) AS I WATCHED....YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO TRUST ME THAT I WROTE WHILE I WATCHED. I GUESSED RIGHT!! OK, I WAS WRONG FOR 90% OF THE DRAMA about who is the killer, BUT WHEN HARUKA CONFESSED, I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG. THE WITCH MUST BE THE REAL CULPRIT!!!)
-what was the point of having the excerpt of the law, saying that anyone that threatens a lay judge will be punished with blah blah blah at the start of each ep.?? is that just to remind any blackmailers watching that they better not threaten the jurors?? haha. or maybe to make the audience feel more safe if they are ever a juror...
-haruka confessed!! wait a minute, it cant be this easy. maybe kyoko DID KILL HIM AND THEN CHANGED HER CLOTHES B4 JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW. by making toru think haruka killed him, she's trying 2 get an innocent verdict!! evidence not enough to help her, so this is her new plan...
but why kill him...unfaithful? he was gonna leave her?? really 4 $$?? eh...
the killer can't be izumi?? that's not fair, we know nothing about iz's bg...
-they coulda just threatened him using kaori f/the start!! funny that she thought of that be4 kurukawa himself. lol. but he already said he doesn't like to use violence, so guess thats why...
-kaori calls toru and tells him to vote not guilty. OH NO!! SHE IS STILL BEING CONTROLLED!! NO1 IS SO RIGHTEOUS THAT THEY DON'T MIND BEING PUT IN DANGER JUST SO THE TRUTH IS REVEALED, SO JUSTICE IS SERVED!! =0
----WAIT, I THINK I GOT IT. HERE'S WHAT *REALLY* HAPPENED:
neither kyoko or haruka did it. the brother, hideko. he's the guy!! only...kyoko just realized he's the guy when the little boy witness said he saw some1 in white there. BUT kyoko knows there's not enough evidence to say he did it, so she told haruka to trick toru into thinking she did it, so toru will fight for an innocent verdict....i hope this is it. i can't see kyoko as a cold-blooded killer...AND the person the boy saw looks like a man (OR Kyoko WITH HER HAIR TIED UP, POSSIBLY....
BUT THAT'S NOT MUCH OF A SURPRISE/TWIST IF HE KILLED HIM. IT MUST REALLY BE THE WITCH ALL ALONG THEN!! DAMN IT....!! she tricked all of us...?!)
-their friendly handshake, the way toru and izumi said goodbye... =)
ma, they really are just friends after all. no tension or awkward/sad goodbye at all!! oh well. haha. they are not meant to be, i guess...UNLESS SOMETHING BAD SHOULD HAPPEN TO THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS/find out their significant other is EVIL?? *fingers crossed*
--kurukowa just leaves?? oh, right, probably afraid hideko [is that tojo's brother's name? i forgot...i think so.] will go after him. or has new ppl to threaten/bribe...wow, that's it 4 him, the last we'll see of him?!
--*_* YES, SHE KNOWS NOW!! SHE'LL LEAVE HIM!!!! izumi finally knows!! i wish i could see how she confronts him about this. all the terrible things he did to the jurors and her and toru!! unforgivable!!
------.OH NO, SHE DID DO IT!! *DAMN THEM AND THEIR MIND GAMES/REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY!!!* it's not fair, they really tried too hard to make us think she was EVIL, so of course, i automatically thought she was innocent. THOUGH I SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO KUROKAWA, WHEN HE SAID SHE TRICKED BOTH OF THEM. *sigh* but kurokawa was right, he did get retribution for messing up the pink jurors' lives and being tricked by the witch---THIS, voting NG instead of G, freeing a murderer. -___- he'll feel bad about it for the longest time...poor guy!!
------ DAMN IT!!!!! this is so stupid, i hate endings like this, though i could see it coming halfway thru the ep. i was so so hoping she really is innocent despite everything so toru wouldn't feel bad that he convinced everyone to vote NG. (and so that my prediction would be right!) well...it's not his fault. being threatened by kurokawa and being under all this pressure all this time, it does things to your brain. u can't think straight. hahaha. AT LEAST toru was right about halfway thru the drama, thinking she's guilty. =/ it's not your fault, toru!! i was tricked too! we were all tricked...damn you, u witch!! you murderer!! u make me sick!!! =[
they might as well make her a REAL WITCH at this point! have her do some magic to taunt toru...show her (in flashbacks) making potions to control kaori, controlling the weather, flying around at night. lol. at this point, i think i'd actually be glad to see that. cuz then toru wouldn't feel so bad. if it was him vs. a real witch, what chance did he have??? of course she'd win!!
--------- seriously though...at least kaori is still ok. kurokawa didn't follow thru on doing anything bad to her. =) i know i said i wanted toru and kaori to break up cuz she's still evil, but this is better. it would be too devastating if he knew the witch is the real murderer AND kaori is still under her control. STUPID KAORI THOUGH, TORU WOULD'VE PROBABLY VOTED GUILTY IF NOT FOR HER!!!!!! =0 IT'S ALL KAORI'S FAULT!!!!!!! ah, i feel better now. =P blame everything on kaori!! she was also a "witch" for some time in this drama. caused so much trouble for toru. @__@ I ALSO BLAME IZUMI, CUZ OF HER, IT WAS NG!! STUPID IZUMI!! baka baka baka, both of these women and toru, too, for listening to them!!
well, at least this way, izumi knows the truth about her husband!! but i guess no matter what the verdict, kyoko would still tell her, to get back at kurokawa.
At least this way, kurokawa won't get the satisfaction of winning, successfully controlling the jury. i'd hate to see that smug (super bright!) smile and hear that ridiculous evil-guy laugh again. -__-
---------- BUT NO TORU/KUROKAWA FACE OFF?? and i wish toru knew kurokawa is izumi's husband!! and i wish kurokawa got punished for threatening the jurors and ruining the lives of the pink jurors!! WELL, I GUESS HIS WIFE DISCOVERING HIS SECRET AND LEAVING HIM IS HIS ONLY PUNISHMENT. he must really love her then, though? only if that's true, then it'll be a good punishment.
still....why couldn't the killer have been the brother?? oh well...they really wanted to make her the evil "witch" all along. they really did a good job of alternately making her seem innocent and guilty through out the drama, right?! so tricky!!!
WELL, it's not like we know that tojo was a super good guy or anything, so maybe it's not that bad. haha. i mean, we don't know if he was a really good husband or anything. maybe he treated her badly? i hope he was emotionally and physically abusive!! even if he wasn't...well...that's what u get for marrying a young woman with a shady background, u gotta expect that she only really wants your money?! baka!!
------------- was any of my predictions (that i posted at the end of my ep.7 notes) right?? parts of scenario #1 and #4 did happen/is true. =) but my predictions only focused mainly on everyone BUT the witch. lol. i wish they had done it that way, instead of focusing so much on the witch and the trial in the end. i'd like to see more of what happens outside the courtroom/AFTER THE TRIAL between these characters, especially toru/kaori/izumi/kurokawa!! i hate that they just leave it all in the open, don't really give us closure this way. -__- but then again, i guess there's not enough time to do all this...
--------------damn it, i hate to think that from now the witch and haruka can live happily, they're rich and have no worries at all...somehow, they will get their retribution too??? THEY'VE JUST GOT TO!! maybe hideko will hire someone to beat them up at least... lol. or some young guy will marry kyoko and kill HER to take all her money. that would be perfect, right?! lol. nah, maybe just cheat on her and take all her money. and haruka...uh...she will just become a rebellious teenager and mess up her own life with drugs and alcohol. yes...i'd like to see that!! i think this is what will happen. xD definitely!!
also, i think toru will stay with kaori for now, but eventually they'll grow distant cuz toru blames kaori for convincing him to vote not guilty. they'll break up. one day, toru meets izumi and mai in a park. she tells him she found out her husband was kurokawa all along and they've gotten a divorce. toru and izumi comfort each other and spend more and more time together, eventually becoming a happy couple!! YEY!!! now THAT WOULD BE A GOOD ENDING, right?? ^_^
actually, for the trial i was a juror (juror #3!) for, the verdict was also NOT GUILTY. like toru, i was for GUILTY almost from the start, for so long, i thought that was true. but during the discussion, looking at the evidence...i finally changed my vote. and with my vote, we had a majority of 6 to 4. being the person whose vote made it NG (it kinda feels like how izumi must have felt, but a lot less pressure cuz we just raised our hands to vote all at once)...i still feel bad when i think about it. and this was from 3 yrs ago. cuz it was a medical malpractice case. an NG means the victim gets no financial compensation. but i'm 90% sure that NG was the right decision! i hope he's doing ok without that money... toniaku~ in order to avoid all the pressure and guilt (and time it takes up) that comes from being a juror, i hope i never have to be one again. haha. once is enough. though i believe it's important to have jury duty, but i just don't wanna be one again. i think toru feels the same way, right? *sigh* please spare us!!
mood: pissed off!