produced by Atis Collection
original novel by Sakiya Haruhi
illustrated by Hasukawa Ai
Pairing; Miki Shinichirou x Kamiya Hiroshi
[First post of the year and it’s way-too lenghty BLCD review. Beware!]
Shinayaka na Netsujou 1.5 Bangaihen; Sarasara
Kamiya Hiroshi as Koyama Omi
Miki Shinichirou as Hideshima Jiei
I reviewed every drama (okay, albeit very crappily) in this series so there’s no way I’m skipping out on what might be the last of it. Sarasara is generally about the events that happened right after Jiei returns and permanentely moves to Nagano for Omi. It does that whole flashback thing where the first track is present time (as in after Azayaka na Renjou, the third drama) and the rest a huge flashback.
What we know (we, as in, those who followed the series) is that after Shinayaka na Netsujou, Jiei comes back and invites Omi to his place for dinner. You’d expect after the first drama that all’s well that ends well but Sarasara says otherwise. When Omi came over to Jiei’s, um, Jiei goes and screws up what he’s suppose to say. Omi asks him “Why did you come back?” and Jiei says something stupid like “Because it’s nicer here than in Tokyo” or something like that. Ah, stupid Jiei.
Yeah, let me take this opportunity to say that if you didn’t listen to rest of the series … don’t listen to this one yet. Get your ass moving and get the other dramas. Since the drama’s a flashback, you can’t exactly listen to this after the first drama either. You can skip Papillon de Chocolat but I don’t know why you would.
Personally, I really really loved this drama. The first one’s still my favorite. The second was great too. Papillon was awesome fanservice. Azayaka na Renjou was good, but not as much. Sarasara comes after the first drama for me. I loved it.
I read that the original novel is way better; Sakiya Haruhi’s masterpiece, even. I’m betting it is. I pretty much listened to the majority of Sakiya’s works in audio form. If the drama’s are that good, the novel must be god-like. Unfortunately, I can’t read Japanese. I’ve got really limited understanding in reading kana even though I can stand my own in speaking. Being able to read Hiragana, Katakana and a few Kanji doesn’t get you very far … unfortunately. God knows what I’d give to read the novels considering how much I love this series.
MikiShin and Kamiyan are back as Jiei and Omi. Kamiya was great as usual. As god-like as usual. Omi’s got to be one of my most favorite ukes out there. He’s so forward yet withdrawn. Like a kitten. And damn cute at that. Track 9 of this drama’s in my top Kamiya moments right under a certain moment in Tsumi. I wanted to cry. Scratch that, I did cry. Sue me. Kamiya’s too damn good at these dramatic scenes. Miki’s Jiei was … um … off. I love Jiei but there was something un-Jiei like about Jiei this time around. I don’t think I’m the only one who noticed. I didn’t remember Jiei being so … clumsy … or that cowardly for that matter? I’m not sure about myself because I haven’t listened to the other dramas for a while. Still, great job from both of them, especially Kamiya.
So yeah, big flashback thing. Wow, confusing. Track 1 had me “O_O” for a moment. Plus, I didn’t hear my favorite BGM track until the second track so I was really thrown off for a while. But once we settle into the flashback timeline, it’s alright. I was getting totally nostalgic vibes. When the drama’s main theme kicked in, I wanted to cry. I love that track. It was like “OMG, I missed you so much!” … type thing. Listening to this drama, I was like “Wow, Jiei and Omi sure did develop a lot over Himeyaka and Ayazaka!” … Since, Sarasara is basically back as square one. I appreciated that the drama was shorter this time around. There was left beating around the bush and more development in a short period of time. This was a complaint I’ve heard from others about the previous dramas. Ah, less focus on the usual case Omi has to deal with this time around too. Though, I did love that whole “apprehending” scene when Omi seriously wanted to let out his frustration on the criminal dude. Kamiya, you kill me, seriously.
The best scene was the ‘fight/resolution’ scene in track 9. No damn doubt about that. The emotion and the atmosphere was intense. It was breathtakingly awesome. Kamiya, you kill me, seriously.
When you go around and ask a BLCD listener, ‘what’s the hottest h-scene you’ve ever listened to?’ … Shinayaka na Netsujou is bound to pop out eventually. That particular karami is bound to leave an impression on you for a while. Throughout the series, the sex scenes between Omi and Jiei are just hot. Man, I sound like a pervert but who’s going to disagree with me anyway?
That said, I was sad this time around. It was so short … and to the point. Your average karami scene with not much to go on about. Oh sure, Kamiya was great. He’s always great. You can’t go wrong with Kamiya. -cough- Sorry, I’ll stop praising him now. But still. I was sad.
As a crappy fan who can’t even read the novels, I can’t say I’m the most awesome person to review Shinayaka na Netsujou. I say I’m a fan of Sakiya Haruhi as well, but I can’t even read her works. I’m so crappy. Doesn’t change the fact that I love her world. It’s beautiful. So beautiful it’s sparkling. I can tell as much.
The first time I listened to Shinayaka na Netsujou was really not long after it was released in September 2007. I think I listened to it mid-October. It was one first dramas I’ve listened to. The third or fourth, I think. I knew that it wasn’t often that a certain series gets their next drama released so soon. The dramas in this series came out pretty consistently. I mean, it’s just be a little over a year since Shinayaka na Netsujou and now they’re saying that Sarasara is most probably the last. Admittedly, there’s not much more you can add to this series but I’ll still miss Omi and Jiei.
Okay, this review has dragged on long enough. Overall, Sarasara was a great addition to the series. It had its problems but all dramas do so that doesn’t change how Sarasara just enhanced my love for Omi and Jiei. But mostly Kamiya.
Most definitely, this drama is much much more easier to listen to than the previous dramas. It’s shorter with less side stuff to remember. However, I don’t think it’s much fun giving this a listen without having first listened to the other three dramas, at least.
Now seriously, if you haven’t already listened to this, do it NOW! If you haven’t listened to the rest of series yet, then do it NOW! Moreover, why did you read this review if you haven’t listened to the others yet!
Shinayaka na Netsujou series
Shinayaka na Netsujou; 9/10
Himeyaka na Junjou; 9/10
Papillon de Chocolat; 10/10
Azayaka na Renjou; 8/10